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Pat McGrath Dark Devotion, Ultra Vixen, Flesh 3 Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm

01/06

Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm

Dark Devotion

Pat McGrath Dark Devotion Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had a lightweight, thinner consistency that was smooth and lightly emollient but not slippery on my lips. It had sheer coverage, which didn’t apply as evenly as I would have liked it to have, as it made areas of my lips look deeper than others. This shade lasted well for four hours, had a bit of a stain left behind, and was moisturizing to wear.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.12 oz. - $316.67 Per Ounce

The new Sheer Colour finish on the Lip Fetish Lip Balm formula is designed to have a "tease of color" with a "lightweight veil of hydration." The balm has a smooth consistency that glided across my lips without tugging but did not feel overly slippery or wet like some balm-like formulations can. I felt like this made it easier to apply them evenly and had them wear decently--anywhere from two to four hours--and I found that a couple of them stained my lips lightly (most notably, Passion Flower looked significantly pinker on my lips, and it also stained my hand pink when I tried swatching it again to verify!). I found the formula to be moderately moisturizing with coverage that ranged from sheer to medium with the deeper shades having more noticeable color and coverage. I didn't detect any scent or taste to these.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm swatches.

Ingredients

B

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total

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A-

Flesh 3

Permanent
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Pat McGrath Passion Flower, Full Fantasy, Wild Cherry Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm

01/06

Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm

Passion Flower

Pat McGrath Passion Flower Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It appeared like a lighter, peachy-coral in the tube, but it was significantly pinker swatched as well as on, and it left a strong, pink stain behind (on my arm as well as my lips). It had semi-sheer pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. It had a lightweight consistency that was lightly creamy but not thin or too slippery on my lips, though it wasn’t as smoothing as other shades in the range. The color stayed on well for four hours and was hydrating while I wore it.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.12 oz. - $316.67 Per Ounce

The new Sheer Colour finish on the Lip Fetish Lip Balm formula is designed to have a "tease of color" with a "lightweight veil of hydration." The balm has a smooth consistency that glided across my lips without tugging but did not feel overly slippery or wet like some balm-like formulations can. I felt like this made it easier to apply them evenly and had them wear decently--anywhere from two to four hours--and I found that a couple of them stained my lips lightly (most notably, Passion Flower looked significantly pinker on my lips, and it also stained my hand pink when I tried swatching it again to verify!). I found the formula to be moderately moisturizing with coverage that ranged from sheer to medium with the deeper shades having more noticeable color and coverage. I didn't detect any scent or taste to these.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm swatches.

Ingredients

B+

Permanent

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

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Pat McGrath Blow Up, Love Supreme, & Succexy Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm

01/06

Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm
Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm

Blow Up

Pat McGrath Blow Up Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, peachy coral with warm undertones and a soft, natural sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage with a noticeable warmth and tint added to my lips. The color applied evenly and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and lightly creamy without being slippery, but it also didn’t feel too thin. It felt smoother without the wetness often associated with more balm-like products. It wore well for three hours and was moisturizing to wear over time.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.12 oz. - $316.67 Per Ounce

The new Sheer Colour finish on the Lip Fetish Lip Balm formula is designed to have a "tease of color" with a "lightweight veil of hydration." The balm has a smooth consistency that glided across my lips without tugging but did not feel overly slippery or wet like some balm-like formulations can. I felt like this made it easier to apply them evenly and had them wear decently--anywhere from two to four hours--and I found that a couple of them stained my lips lightly (most notably, Passion Flower looked significantly pinker on my lips, and it also stained my hand pink when I tried swatching it again to verify!). I found the formula to be moderately moisturizing with coverage that ranged from sheer to medium with the deeper shades having more noticeable color and coverage. I didn't detect any scent or taste to these.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm swatches.

Ingredients

Blow Up
Blow Up
A-

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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B+

Succexy

Permanent
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NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

01/08

NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

Orgasm

NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm ($28.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium pink with soft, warm gold pearl. It’s supposed to be a “sheer wash” of color with a “radiant finish” paired with hydrating ingredients (like monoi oil). The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and had a moderate amount of slip–in short, it felt like an emollient lip balm that slid around on my lips while worn (but was comfortable to wear).

The base color was sheer as described, but it yielded a noticeable sheen, light shimmer, and a barely-there pink tint. For someone who has naturally pinker or redder lips, I wouldn’t expect much effect or impact, though. The formula was lightly hydrating, but I found I preferred a lot of other lip balms over this for actual hydration. The shine and most of the shimmer seemed to disappear within a couple of hours. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

Ingredients

Lip Balm Quick Reviews: Clarins, Jack Black, Nuxe, Tarte, Tatcha, First Aid Beauty

For reference, I test lip balms over months, not weeks or months, as I like to test them under a variety of conditions. My lips are usually what I’d say are “normal,” where they’re not dry, chapped, or cracked, and don’t feel like I need to wear lip balm all the time. As a result, a lot of lip balms are more than adequate for my day-to-day needs, which is why I end up testing them over prolonged periods of time so I can catch my lips when they’re worse as well. I typically test lip balms in the early morning, late evening, and overnight. These are a few I’ve tested (but haven’t gotten around to reviewing) over the last year and a half to two years:

01/03

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm  

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm ($24.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is supposed to have “intensive hydration for dry, chapped lips.” After trying this last year, it became my “holy grail” of lip balms (though there are others I still love and use!). The reason I love it is for how hydrating it is without ever feeling heavy, clingy, or tacky. It has a really smooth, more gel-like consistency on the lips that still lasts for hours but is incredibly comfortable to wear. There’s a subtle, sweet rose scent but no discernible taste–the scent was so subtle to my nose that I forgot it was scented until I sat down to write the review.

For me, the formula works well as a night time lip balm as well as a daytime one, as it can go under lipsticks well, too. This is the lip balm I reach for at night time, and it has worked well whether my lips are dry from too much swatching or testing of drying lip products as well as just when my lips are in “maintenance mode.” I’ve repurchased this one a few times since initially trying.

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Tom Ford Clutch-Size Lip Balms (Part 2)

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm
Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Fathom

Tom Ford Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, pinky-red with subtle, cool undertones and a moderate sheen. It darkened my natural lip color and, to my eye, it seemed to make them look a little warm-toned–sort of like a very sheer, neutral-to-warm reddish stain to my eye. It had sheer, even coverage that applied easily as the texture was smooth, thin but not clingy, and comfortable to wear. The shine lasted for an hour and a half, while the appearance of the tint lasted for two and a half hours on me. It was lightly hydrating.

It’s a new, limited edition formula for summer, which is supposed to have a “jelly-like” feel that is hydrating, tinted (described as “subtle shades to enhance your natural lip color”), and shiny. This is the type of product that I’ve found some readers love–quick, easy for every day, and comfortable–and others can’t see paying this much for something that is sheerer. The formula was thin, slightly shiny, somewhat hydrating, and tinted; some shades had a more noticeable tint than others, but it was very much like a lip stain or tinted balm, where a lot of the natural color came through. They wore down within one to three hours, but some of the deeper shades left behind a subtle stain afterward. I did not find the formula to be all that hydrating (the brand’s regular, squeeze-tube Lip Balm is a favorite for me). They had a very subtle vanilla scent and are similar in size to the brand’s Lips & Boys Lip Colors.

Fathom
Fathom
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

Pure Shores

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B

La Piscine

Limited Edition
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