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Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini, Opal x Jade, Rose Quartz x Seashell Liquid Crystal Glow Glosses

01/07

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Champagne Dream x Bellini

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Crystal Glow Gloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a peachy gold with warm undertones and flecks of gold, green, and pink pearl. This one was one of the more “shifting” shades in the range, as it sometimes appeared warmer and golder and pinker and peachier at other times. The base had a milky quality to it, so there was a bit of color that gathered in my lip lines, though the shiny, sparkly finish made this less noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It had semi-sheer color payoff that went on fairly evenly and lasted for two and a half hours. The formula was moisturizing while worn.

Becca describes the formula as a “mix of unique pearls blended together to create a multi-dimensional finish” with “nourishing ingredients that leave lips lavishly soft and smooth” and a “luxurious coconut and vanilla scent.” They can be worn alone or applied on top of other lip colors for shine/shimmer, but the brand did not seem to make any more specific claims with respect to pigmentation–given that they are supposed to be worn on top of products but could be worn alone, I am expecting semi-sheer to medium coverage.

In general, the formula is more like a sheer to semi-sheer gloss with moderate pearl, sometimes with more nuance and other times was more like a traditional, shimmery gloss. The formula was lightweight, thin, lightly tacky, and comfortable to wear but only lasted two to three hours. For most of the shades, I detected the scent throughout the wear but only tasted soapiness with one (Topaz x Gilt). The glosses were less shifting in their shimmer/pearl as they were just sparkly and mirror-like in shine.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polybutene, Isostearyl Alcohol, Mica, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Oleate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Flavor, Propylene Carbonate, Malic Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Limonene, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine).

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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B-

Opal x Jade

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Maybelline Retro, Too Cute, Sassy Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Retro

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep burgundy with warmer undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage was good, though shy of truly full coverage, and while it did not appear streaky, it did pull into my lip lines noticeably. The gloss was light-medium in weight, moderately tacky, and comfortable to wear as it adhered well and didn’t slide around but was also lightly hydrating. It wore well for five and a half hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

Retro
Retro
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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B+

Too Cute

Permanent
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A

Sassy

Permanent
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Maybelline So Hot, Classic, Obsessed Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

So Hot

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, though it was not full coverage. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately sticky, but it adhered and sat well on the lips without feathering or settling into my lip lines. The color stayed on well for over six hours and was somewhat hydrating while worn.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

So Hot
So Hot
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Classic

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Maybelline Tease, Charmer, Unreal Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Tease

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on without streaking, but the color looked patchy and sank into so many of my lip lines. There was also something about this particular shade’s formula that made it harder to apply: it was thinner, almost runny, and it was very hard to keep in place, even after it became more gel-like in texture. It wore for four hours but sank further into my lip lines over time. The formula was lightly hydrating, though.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

Tease
Tease
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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B+

Charmer

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Unreal

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Maybelline Royal, Major, Slay It Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Royal

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It had medium coverage, which was somewhat buildable but not practical–it felt overwhelming with more than one layer, as the gloss itself was thicker and heavier. One layer was comfortable, as it developed into a more gel-like feel that did not slide around, but two layers made it seem more slippery to me. The gloss pulled into my lip lines and applied unevenly overall. It did wear awhile at six hours, was lightly hydrating, and left a fuchsia stain behind.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

Royal
Royal
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
2.5
Application
70%
Total

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B

Major

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B+

Slay It

Permanent
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Jouer Frost Bite & Rose Gold Long Wear Lip Toppers

01/08

Jouer Frost Bite Long Wear Lip Topper

Jouer Frost Bite Long Wear Lip Topper

Jouer Frost Bite Long Wear Lip Topper

Jouer Frost Bite Long Wear Lip Topper

Jouer Frost Bite Long Wear Lip Topper

Jouer Frost Bite Long Wear Lip Topper

Jouer Frost Bite Long Wear Lip Topper

Jouer Frost Bite Long Wear Lip Topper

Frost Bite

Jouer Frost Bite Lip Topper ($16.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a clear base with silver, gold, and violet particles of shimmer and sparkle. It had sheer coverage, which was as described, that applied evenly across the lips. There was a nice amount of shimmer all over the lips, and it had a strong, mirror-like shine. The consistency was lightweight, smooth without being gritty, and felt like a cross between balm and gloss. The color wore well for three hours on its own but was hydrating over time. The formula has a sweet, sugary scent.

Ingredients

OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, MICA, DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER, SILICA SILYLATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM TITANIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, FLAVOR (AROMA), BENZYL BENZOATE, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR [+/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)].

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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B+