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Estee Lauder Poesie & Vin Noir Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/08

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Poesie (215)

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a shiny, cream finish. It had rich color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly across my lips without tugging on them during application. The texture was lightweight, creamy enough to be comfortable and easy to work with, but it adhered well and did not slide around over the five hours it lasted for. The formula kept my lips hydrated over time.

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ColourPop Kismet, She Said, Hi Suppose Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Kismet Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Kismet Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Kismet Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Kismet Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Kismet Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Kismet Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Kismet

Colour Pop Kismet Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was good, though just shy of full coverage, but a dab or so as needed to increase coverage worked just fine to get there. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and spreadable without being too thin or liquidy but yielded very slight streaking along the edges of my lips (but I couldn’t see that from a normal viewing distance). I noticed this shade had more of a noticeable “dry down” compared to other shades, and this looked more matte within a few minutes whereas other shades take hours to wear down to a more matte finish. The color stayed on well for over eight hours and felt slightly drying on me after seven hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$6.50/0.11 oz. - $59.09 Per Ounce

It is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish”liquid lipstick that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, C10-18 Triglycerides, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Silica Silylate, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Kismet
Kismet
A

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

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NARS Poison Rose Lip Powder Palette

01/05

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

Poison Rose

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette ($49.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition lip palette that features one lip balm and four powder lipsticks. Per the brand, the Lip Powder formula is supposed to be “buildable, blendable” and can be used “with our without balm” and “worn alone or layered on lips” (per the press release). I recommend using the Lip Powders with the balm or some sort of creamy base, because they are, as one might expect, rather powdery and dry, so alone they tended to emphasize every single imperfection on my lips along with my lip lines and gave me a painfully tight (I could feel my lips protesting when I tried to smile in photos) lips as the formula clung and clung and clung. With the balm layered underneath or on top (I preferred on top for easier and more precise results), it was a lot more comfortable to wear and more forgiving on my lips.

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Lip Priming Balm

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Zira

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Calypso

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Damask

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Ottoman

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Guerlain #65, 72, 73 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Colors (2018)

01/06

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

#65

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had faint pearl (more so than most shades in the formula) as well. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear without being too slippery. It had opaque color payoff that wore well for five and a half hours. The formula felt hydrating over time and didn’t settle into my lip lines but actually made them less prominent.

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense colour" with a hydrating base that includes things like jojoba and mango butter as well as hyaluronic acid (and gugul resin) to "help to smooth and plum up lips." I would describe the formula as somewhere between semi-opaque and opaque, often buildable, with a luminous sheen that seems like there's very, very fine pearl but less distinctive shimmer (except for the shades that are actually shimmery). I find that the magic of the formula is in its finish--it's shiny, luminous, and absolutely smoothing on the lips without compromising wear (four to six hours, sometimes longer). The formula is very hydrating and comfortable to wear. They have a sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The updated shade range seems to have a stronger emphasis on mid-tones in coral and red and less beiges than before.

The Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Colors have been updated but mostly with respect to packaging and the shade range, as the formula itself has not been changed (per the brand). The lipsticks are now available as refills for $32.00 each, and then one can pick from an assortment of cases ($15.00 each), though each refill comes with a small, plastic cap that keeps the refill from drying out while waiting to be sold. The refill cap seems like it would be sufficient to keep the lipstick long-term, but I can't say from experience. I have not tested each shade for wear, but the shades I have tested, initial swatches and applications, and the like make the formula seem the same as before.

The old Rouge G cases do not fit on the new refills as the case doesn't stay on without a magnet (it just slides right off). I don't yet have any of the cases as they weren't available to me to purchase yet, but I plan to pick one or two up merely to see how they feel (probably the Original, to see if there was any weight change, and then something new).

A big upside to the refillable packaging is that they're actually significantly less expensive buying them piecemeal than buying it all-in-one. The original Rouge Gs were last sold at $58.00 for 0.12 oz., and now, the all-in-one price is effectively $47.00 for 0.12 oz. -- that's a nearly a 19% reduction in price.

Browse all of our Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-10 Nonaisostearate, Jojoba Esters, Synthetic Wax, Bis-behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Bht, Propyl Gallate, Trihydroxystearin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, [+/- May Contain : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (*** Red 28 Lake ***), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 7), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 45380 (Red 21 #12426)

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ColourPop Dilly-Dally, Asher, Fluke Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Dilly-Dally Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Dilly-Dally Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Dilly-Dally Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Dilly-Dally Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Dilly-Dally Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Dilly-Dally Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Dilly-Dally

Colour Pop Dilly-Dally Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the consistency was smooth, spreadable, and easy to work with for even coverage. It didn’t have a full, flat-matte kind of dry down, but it did “set” to a transfer-resistant finish that had a touch of tackiness. The lipstick still looked quite good after seven hours of wear and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$6.50/0.11 oz. - $59.09 Per Ounce

It is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish”liquid lipstick that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Diisostearyl Malate, C10-18 Triglycerides, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica Silylate, Pentylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Fluke

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Guerlain #41, 70, 77 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Colors (2018)

01/06

Guerlain #41 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #41 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #41 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #41 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #41 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #41 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

#41

Guerlain #41 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. The pigmentation was fantastic with opaque coverage in a single layer. It had a lightweight, lightly creamy texture with enough slip to feel comfortable and give it a nice shine, but it didn’t slide around when worn and seemed to make my lips appear smoother overall. It wore well for five hours and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense colour" with a hydrating base that includes things like jojoba and mango butter as well as hyaluronic acid (and gugul resin) to "help to smooth and plum up lips." I would describe the formula as somewhere between semi-opaque and opaque, often buildable, with a luminous sheen that seems like there's very, very fine pearl but less distinctive shimmer (except for the shades that are actually shimmery). I find that the magic of the formula is in its finish--it's shiny, luminous, and absolutely smoothing on the lips without compromising wear (four to six hours, sometimes longer). The formula is very hydrating and comfortable to wear. They have a sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The updated shade range seems to have a stronger emphasis on mid-tones in coral and red and less beiges than before.

The Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Colors have been updated but mostly with respect to packaging and the shade range, as the formula itself has not been changed (per the brand). The lipsticks are now available as refills for $32.00 each, and then one can pick from an assortment of cases ($15.00 each), though each refill comes with a small, plastic cap that keeps the refill from drying out while waiting to be sold. The refill cap seems like it would be sufficient to keep the lipstick long-term, but I can't say from experience. I have not tested each shade for wear, but the shades I have tested, initial swatches and applications, and the like make the formula seem the same as before.

The old Rouge G cases do not fit on the new refills as the case doesn't stay on without a magnet (it just slides right off). I don't yet have any of the cases as they weren't available to me to purchase yet, but I plan to pick one or two up merely to see how they feel (probably the Original, to see if there was any weight change, and then something new).

A big upside to the refillable packaging is that they're actually significantly less expensive buying them piecemeal than buying it all-in-one. The original Rouge Gs were last sold at $58.00 for 0.12 oz., and now, the all-in-one price is effectively $47.00 for 0.12 oz. -- that's a nearly a 19% reduction in price.

Browse all of our Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-10 Nonaisostearate, Jojoba Esters, Synthetic Wax, Bis-behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Bht, Propyl Gallate, Trihydroxystearin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, [+/- May Contain : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (*** Red 28 Lake ***), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 7), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 45380 (Red 21 #12426)

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