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Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star, Dolly Bird, Pin Up Pink Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick

Rising Star

Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a medium pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and mousse-like, so it felt airy and lightweight on the lips but had a lot less slip than a lot of liquid lipsticks. There was still a noticeable shine to the finish, even after I waited 15 minutes for it to “set,” but it did not feel much different after waiting than it did initially. It moved around somewhat, and after two hours of wear, it felt clingy on the lips, though it was not drying. The color payoff was opaque and lasted for four hours with some color settling into my lip lines over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.24 oz. - $141.67 Per Ounce

The formula is described as having the glide "like a gloss" with a "soft-focus matte" finish that will "nurture your lips like a cream" while having "full coverage." The texture of the formula was mousse-like without a lot of slip or wetness; it definitely felt more velvety and smooth with an airy quality to its "thickness." The color spread comfortably across the lips and typically yielded semi-opaque to opaque coverage that went on evenly but sometimes settled into my lip lines.

I did not find them to be particularly long-wearing--more like a standard bullet lipstick than a more traditional liquid lipstick, which was likely due to the fact that these never fully set or dried down on me. They had a semi-matte to satin finish that wore down to a matte finish (after two to three hours). The wear ranged from three to five hours on me and was fairly comfortable, though I would not describe the formula as hydrating.

The applicator is supposed to be like a stiletto heel, and it had a very steep angle that I did not find hugged my lips as well as the brand seemed to design it to--there are a lot of other doe-foot-like applicators that are more curved now to hug the lips that have been easier to use. The steepness of Charlotte Tilbury's applicator is what made it harder to apply for me, and I ended up using the other side for a lot of my upper lip.

The formula had a sweet, vanilla scent that was slightly noticeable on the lips but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D'abeille, Cyclohexasiloxane, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vanillin, Limonium Gerberi Extract: [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850)].

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Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

01/08

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Over the Top

Dose of Colors Over the Top Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a clear gloss with flecks of medium-sized gold sparkle. It’s not designed to be much more than a clear gloss with gold sparkle in it (it’s actually described as “a mega-shine clear gloss infused with reflective gold reflects”). It had noticeable sparkle but wasn’t chocked-full of it either. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and non-tacky on the lips, and the gloss spread easily across my lips. I had a sweet, vanilla-like scent but no discernible taste. The gloss lasted for an hour and a half on me and seemed slightly hydrating.

Ingredients

Polybutene Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Octyldodecanol Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) wax Copernicia prunifera (carnauba) wax, Trihydroxystearin Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate Silica Polyethylene terephthalate Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexylglycerin. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette

The Girls

Dose of Colors The Girls Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains four sparkling, metallic powder eyeshadows housed in a slim compact with a shimmering fabric exterior. Noli is the only shade that did not say it needed to be applied with a finger for best color payoff; Suz and Harpoon need to be used with a dampened finger. I’m not personally a fan of using my fingertips for application, since I find there’s no precision based on my fingertip to lid size ratio, so I did try using brushes to see how that went in addition to testing with fingertips (and the latter is the only application method reflected in the ratings) for the three shades listed for use with fingers.

They were fairly pigmented and long-wearing, but some shades weren’t quite as blendable as I would have liked, and there was a slight learning curve to get the right amount of dampness to make Suz and Harpoon work smoothly on the lid. I appreciate that the brand noted how each shade should be used, and more importantly, they included that information with the product, though the card is easily lost! The label on the back of the physical palette, though, is backwards (well, compared to how most labels for palettes are printed) as Suz is on the left and Noli is on the right, but when you read the label, it shows Noli on the left and Suz is on the right.

The Girls
The Girls
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Suz

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A

Noli

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B+

Turbosan

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B-

Harpoon

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Dose of Colors Hot Fire & Saváge Matte Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Hot Fire

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a vibrant, medium orange-red with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, and the color applied beautifully to the lips with smooth, even coverage that made my lips look smoother than they naturally were. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not watery, and easy to work with to spread across the lips, despite the formula drying down pretty quickly. On me, the lipstick stayed on on well for six and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.16 oz. - $112.50 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "matte finish" with "rich color" that goes on "smoothly" and is long-wearing. It's a more mousse-like liquid lipstick, which makes it easier to apply and get along the edges without having uneven edges and less color gets pulled into lip lines than with thinner formulas. The dry down is fairly quick, but the finish and formula are forgiving enough to enable touch-ups for any areas that need more coverage.

I did find that they had a pretty strong dry down that had a tendency to emphasize the texture of my lips somewhat, though they appeared drier than they felt, as they were comfortable and non-drying to lightly drying. The wear was good and typically five hours or longer with lighter shades fading faster and deeper shades lingering longer (and staining slightly). The formula has a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Beeswax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Barium Sulfate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isopropyl Titanium Isostearate, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin MAY CONTAIN +/-: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850)

Hot Fire
Hot Fire
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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B+

Saváge

Limited Edition
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