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Ciate Luna, Aurora, Zodiac Liquid Chromes

01/07

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome
Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Luna

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium pink with warm yellow undertones with lighter gold shimmer. I didn’t feel like this one shifted so much as it had a ton of gold pearl that gave it a metallic finish and the much lighter gold pearl contrasted a lot with the warmer pink base. It had medium color payoff that went on fairly evenly with just a touch of color pulling into my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and mostly non-sticky on the lips, which made it comfortable and easy to wear over the three hours it lasted for.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.1 oz. - $180.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "color-shifting" lip gloss with a "high-shine" finish that can be used "on it's own as an intense [gloss]" or layered as a "lip topper." The brand doesn't say much else with respect to the product, but all in all, it really is a straightforward release. The consistency was smooth, almost creamy, but not too thick or too thin with slight tackiness that did not feel heavy or goopy on my lips. The coverage level was more medium than sheer or opaque with a high level of shimmer, which seemed to align with its ability to be used a "lip topper." Some of them shifted more than others, but they all had a very shiny finish that caught and reflected light well. The formula was comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and lasted between three and five hours on me.

Browse all of our Ciate Liquid Chrome swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide [May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Luna
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Aurora

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Zodiac

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Ciate Iconic, Forbidden, Siren Glitter Flips

01/07

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip
Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip

Iconic

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep black with cooler, purple sparkle and shimmer. It was quite pigmented in a single layer, but it was so, so unforgiving when I pressed my lips together (after waiting two minutes for it to dry), as the color just lifted up so much–it went from opaque to sheer in places and looked very patchy! I tried again, waiting five minutes, and it was somewhat better, but for me, I could never get it to be opaque after pressing my lips together. The best luck I had was applying less and having semi-opaque coverage, and that seemed to help it dry down better and more thoroughly, but it was still patchy as a result (due to the lack of opacity).

The texture was very fluid, too easy to spread across the lips, and it had a tendency to pool along the edges. It lasted for four hours but faded away unevenly and chunks of black were constantly coming off and sitting on my teeth. The formula was slightly drying as well.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The Glitter Flip formula is supposed to be a transformative "glitter liquid lipstick," where it goes from lightly metallic at dry down to glitter-tastic after pressing lips together. For most shades, there was a definite difference in finish after pressing lips together, but I found that it required two to three presses (and too many more resulted in product lifting away) for moderate to heavy glitter exposure. The pigmentation ranged from shade to shade but was typically more opaque than not. The formula itself is heavy--one of the heavier liquid lipsticks I've tried in awhile--and the liquid lipstick itself was incredibly fluid during application, which made it harder to control along the edges. It dried down fairly quickly, and while the edges were a challenge, it wasn't too difficult to apply overall.

The brand touts it as "non-drying" and "totally comfortable" and that it "will last all night." It was a drying formula--from lightly to moderately drying--and felt dry and heavy on the lips (I think it felt worse than it often looked!), while the wear ranged from four to six hours. The way it wore was probably a bigger concern: heavier fading from the center of the mouth but noticeable flaking and chunks of color/glitter coming away after a few hours of wear (especially if I ate anything).

It's a cool product, and absolutely true that they were less work than layering a glitter over another a product, especially if you prefer a more "matte metallic" finish (would be harder to get glitter to stick to a flat, matte lipstick!). I think they will be best for someone who uses a lip liner prior, doesn't mind fussing with the edges, and has been longing for a finish like this--but only if one can tolerate a drying product!

Browse all of our Ciate Glitter Flip swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Dicalcium Phosphate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Talc, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

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B

Siren

Permanent
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Ciate Nova, Venus, Eclipse Liquid Chromes

01/08

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome
Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Nova

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warmer, pink and gold pearl. The gloss shifted from pink shimmer to more golden orange shimmer, and this was one of the most obvious shifters in the range. It had semi-opaque pigmetnation with a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn’t sticky and was easy to spread across the lips. The gloss went on evenly and just had a touch of color that pulled into my deepest lip line. On me, it lasted for four hours and was moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.1 oz. - $180.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "color-shifting" lip gloss with a "high-shine" finish that can be used "on it's own as an intense [gloss]" or layered as a "lip topper." The brand doesn't say much else with respect to the product, but all in all, it really is a straightforward release. The consistency was smooth, almost creamy, but not too thick or too thin with slight tackiness that did not feel heavy or goopy on my lips. The coverage level was more medium than sheer or opaque with a high level of shimmer, which seemed to align with its ability to be used a "lip topper." Some of them shifted more than others, but they all had a very shiny finish that caught and reflected light well. The formula was comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and lasted between three and five hours on me.

Browse all of our Ciate Liquid Chrome swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide [May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Nova
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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B+

Venus

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B

Eclipse

Permanent
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Ciate Hollywood & Fortune Glitter Flips

01/07

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip
Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip

Hollywood

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and flecks of fuchsia, ruby red, and silvery pink shimmer and glitter. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly on the lips. The texture was rather fluid to the point where it was hard to control the flow and spread of the product on the lips, so a lip brush might be necessary for really crisp, clean edges. It dried down fairly quickly, felt heavier and clingy on the lips, and there was a subtle tackiness to it after dry down. After I pressed my lips together, it went from faintly ruby-red metallic to sparkling with moderate glitter exposure. The color lasted for five and a half hours, left a slight stain behind, and was moderately drying over time. There were bits of color that crumbled away, as the formula was heavier and thicker after it dried down, so it was not a particularly flattering wear down.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The Glitter Flip formula is supposed to be a transformative "glitter liquid lipstick," where it goes from lightly metallic at dry down to glitter-tastic after pressing lips together. For most shades, there was a definite difference in finish after pressing lips together, but I found that it required two to three presses (and too many more resulted in product lifting away) for moderate to heavy glitter exposure. The pigmentation ranged from shade to shade but was typically more opaque than not. The formula itself is heavy--one of the heavier liquid lipsticks I've tried in awhile--and the liquid lipstick itself was incredibly fluid during application, which made it harder to control along the edges. It dried down fairly quickly, and while the edges were a challenge, it wasn't too difficult to apply overall.

The brand touts it as "non-drying" and "totally comfortable" and that it "will last all night." It was a drying formula--from lightly to moderately drying--and felt dry and heavy on the lips (I think it felt worse than it often looked!), while the wear ranged from four to six hours. The way it wore was probably a bigger concern: heavier fading from the center of the mouth but noticeable flaking and chunks of color/glitter coming away after a few hours of wear (especially if I ate anything).

It's a cool product, and absolutely true that they were less work than layering a glitter over another a product, especially if you prefer a more "matte metallic" finish (would be harder to get glitter to stick to a flat, matte lipstick!). I think they will be best for someone who uses a lip liner prior, doesn't mind fussing with the edges, and has been longing for a finish like this--but only if one can tolerate a drying product!

Browse all of our Ciate Glitter Flip swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Dicalcium Phosphate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Talc, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

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B-

Fortune

Permanent
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Sneak Peek: Ciate Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip Photos & Swatches

Ciate Liquid Chrome
Ciate Liquid Chrome

Recently, Ciate Liquid Chrome ($18.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) launched with six shades, and it’s supposed to be a “color-shifting, shade-flipping … high-shine gloss.” Alongside the new gloss formula, Ciate Glitter Flip ($19.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) also launched in seven shades, and it’s a metallic liquid lipstick with glitter. Here are swatches:

Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip

Ciate Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip Liquid Lipsticks for Fall 2017

Ciate Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip Liquid Lipsticks
Ciate Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip Liquid Lipsticks

The Details

Two new lip products launched from Ciate.

Now online

Liquid Chrome, $18.00 (New, Permanent)

Take lip color to new dimensions with Ciaté London’s Liquid Chrome. Color-shifting, shade-flipping duo chrome pigments have been added to high-shine gloss for attention-grabbing lips that are out of this world.

  • Luna Pink to gold shift
  • Eclipse Eggplant
  • Aurora Brown to green shift
  • Nova Copper to pink shift
  • Zodiac Violet
  • Venus Berry

Glitter Flip, $19.00 (New, Permanent)

Simply press lips together and watch as metallic matte liquid lipstick magically transforms into a no-mess, dazzling, multidimensional glitter lip—in a fraction of the time of a traditional glitter lip look. The stay-put formulation is non-drying and totally comfortable, and will last all night with no need for retouching.

  • Infamous Berry
  • Siren Teal
  • Iconic Black
  • Fortune Dark purple
  • Forbidden Dark red
  • Hollywood Red
  • Candy Light pink