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Tom Ford Universal Appeal & Violet Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Universal Appeal

Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which was easy to apply in a smooth, fluid stroke for even coverage. The consistency was lightweight, thin without being watery, but it dried down to a very clingy, “tight” feeling liquid lipstick that was physically uncomfortable to wear for me. It wore well for eight hours but was moderately drying over time.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.09 oz. - $600.00 Per Ounce

The matte formula is supposed to be "feather-light" with "concentrated color" that is a "fade-resistant, full-coverage velvet matte." It is supposed to "smoothing moisturizers" in it, though I'd say the matte version of the Lip Lacquers isn't very moisturizing in any way. The formula was quite pigmented, certainly "feather-light," and very long-wearing, but they clung noticeably to lips and made my lips feel tight throughout wear, which made it an uncomfortable formula to wear. The dry down took 15-30 seconds on my lips (but took forever on my arm!) and typically dried down to a fairly smooth finish and didn't seem prone to "cracking" or separating around my lip lines. They lasted over eight hours but were drying on me.

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Fenty Beauty Summer Fling/Reignbow Island Bling 2-in-1 Liquid Eye Shimmer

01/06

Fenty Beauty Summer Fling/Reignbow Island Bling 2-in-1 Liquid Eye Shimmer

Fenty Beauty Summer Fling/Reignbow Island Bling 2-in-1 Liquid Eye Shimmer

Fenty Beauty Summer Fling/Reignbow Island Bling 2-in-1 Liquid Eye Shimmer

Fenty Beauty Summer Fling/Reignbow Island Bling 2-in-1 Liquid Eye Shimmer

Fenty Beauty Beach, Please | Look Details

Fenty Beauty Beach, Please | Look Details

Summer Fling/Reignbow

Fenty Beauty Summer Fling/Reignbow Island Bling 2-in-1 Liquid Eye Shimmer ($26.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a dual-ended liquid eyeshadow with one shade that’s pigmented and opaque with a metallic finish and then a sparkling, top coat on the other side. They can be worn alone or layered. I liked the initial appearance of both shades applied, but it was trickier to diffuse the edge of Summer Fling without getting unevenness/some patchiness in the process, and they creased faintly on me faster than I expected.

B+

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Summer Fling

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Reignbow

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Bite Beauty Lit Turmeric, Smoked Za’atar, Crushed Chili Amuse Bouche Lipstick

01/06

Bite Beauty Lit Turmeric Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lit Turmeric Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lit Turmeric Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lit Turmeric Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lit Turmeric Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lit Turmeric Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Lit Turmeric

Bite Beauty Lit Turmeric Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It seemed a little more muted (and therefore, peachy) to my eye than a coral shade, but I found myself debating between coral and orange. The lipstick was richly pigmented with a lightly creamy, smooth consistency that was slightly denser and thicker but not stiff or difficult to use. There was a smidgen of color that pulled into my deeper lip lines, but this wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore well for five and a half hours and had a hydrating formula.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.15 oz. - $173.33 Per Ounce

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. All 34 shades are shimmer-free and vary being a soft satin finish to a natural finish (light shine but not glossy).

The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Cera (Wax)*, Silica*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Polyhydroxystearic Acid*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Coco-Caprylate*, Carnauba) Wax**, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax*, Hydrogenated Castor Oil*, Flavor, MICA*, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax*, Polyglyceryin-3*, Tocopherol*, Trans-Resveratrol*, HELIANTHUS Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract**, Siraitia Grosvenoril (Monk Fruit) Extract*+/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*, Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360). *Natural, **Organic

A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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A

Smoked Za'atar

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A+

Crushed Chili

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Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

01/09

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush

Dark Earthy

Burberry Dark Earthy Light Glow Natural Blush ($42.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, dense but not stiff, and blendable on my skin. It had buildable pigmentation (as described) that ranged from medium to opaque (two layers). It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquers are really pretty, glossy, and long-wearing but so rarely do I hear hype for these! Pretty Vulgar’s powder highlighters are gorgeous and more affordable for mid/high-end. MAC Extra Dimension Blushes became permanent and are stunning on the skin, but I never see influencers using them! Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Lipsticks have a luminous, pearl finish that has come the closest to replicating Guerlain Rouge Gs for me. Makeup Geek Highlighters are one of the best powder highlighters I’ve come across, and while pricey given where the brand started, are absolutely worth the premium and complete easily against $50+ highlighters I have.

— Christine