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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

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

$18.00/0.10 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.

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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
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 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

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

$18.00/0.10 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
Nova
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Venus

Permanent
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B

Eclipse

Permanent
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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Desert Heat & Fired Crystal Lip Glosses

01/08

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Desert Heat

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss ($36.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and cream finish. The color applied somewhat unevenly on the lips, though it did not sink too badly into lip lines.

The formula can be “worn alone or over” a lip pencil or lipstick and has a “hydrating feel” but is “non-drying.” It had medium coverage with a smooth, lightweight texture that was slightly tacky but comfortable to wear. It lasted for two and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. The formula had a sweet fig scent to me and had a faint soapy taste at times.

Ingredients

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Fired Crystal

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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

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick & Lipglass

01/08

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson 2 Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, reddish brown with warmer undertones and multi-colored, metallic shimmer–a mix of green, gold, and copper. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and smooth, which made it easy to maneuver across the lips. The lipstick went on evenly and lasted for five hours on me, while the formula was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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ColourPop Contessa & Polished Ultra Glossy Lip

01/06

Colour Pop Contessa Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Contessa Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Contessa Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Contessa Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Contessa Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Contessa Ultra Glossy Lip

Contessa

ColourPop Contessa Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.085 fl. oz.) is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle. It is supposed to be a “transparent gloss with a hint of colour” as it is part of the Sheer finish, and it definitely had sheer coverage. It added warmth to my natural lip color, moderate shine, and some sparkle but was less sparkly than it seemed in the tube or swatched. It lasted for two and a half hours and was lightly hydrating, but I could feel the texture of the sparkle throughout wear, which may bother some individuals.

Ingredients

DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, TRIISOSTEARIN, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, TIN OXIDE, ALUMINA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985).

Contessa
Contessa
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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B

Polished

Limited Edition
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