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Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet

01/08

Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet

No. 5

Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was incredibly lightweight and thin without feeling clingy. The color applied evenly across my lips and never dragged or tugged on them during application. It wore well for over six hours, left a faint stain behind, and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.12 oz. - $308.33 Per Ounce

The Rouge Allure Velvet formula is supposed to be a "non-drying matte lipstick" with "intensely rich, long-wearing colour" and has a "velvet matte finish." Over time, I felt like the formula has improved and is actually non-drying (the original launch did not wear well on me) to lightly drying (seen more in shades that have lasted six to eight hours). The pigmentation varies from shade to shade but is usually semi-opaque to opaque with a semi-matte to satin finish. The texture had a velvety, glide-on feel that doesn't feel particularly creamy or wet, yet the lipstick is comfortable to wear over the four to six hours it typically lasts for. Like most Chanel lip products, they have a rosy scent but no discernible taste.

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Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick

01/08

Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick

Devilish

Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with moderate, warm u ndertones and a mix of cooler and warmer pearl and larger sparkle. It had a Metallized finish, but it was only medium in coverage with more of a tinted base that brought out the natural pink tones in my lips and deepened them. The texture was lightweight with moderate slip and a touch of tackiness, and while it wasn’t too thin, I could feel the texture of the sparkles in it as I applied and to a moderate degree while worn (which may be a deal-breaker for some). It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.11 oz. - $163.64 Per Ounce

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is available in six finishes, which are primarily distinguished by level of sheen, shimmer content, and coverage. Mega Mattes are the thinnest and have the most “cling” as they are drier and more matte (but most are semi-matte and not a totally flat matte) and can be drying, though they are longer-wearing.

Comfort Mattes are creamier, a little denser, with richer color payoff on average (they are the most pigmented out of the finishes), and have a satin finish that is fairly comfortable to wear, usually lightly hydrating, and longer-wearing.

Creams are usually softer and creamier, though not too soft (they don’t mush or break from the base easily), with some being tackier and stiffer in the tube until they warm up against the lips; they have good color payoff, are hydrating, and are comfortable to wear but have more typical wear (four to six hours–six hours for deeper/richer shades like a red).

Sheers and Sheer Shimmers have a more balm-like consistency that feels a little thinner but is wetter/more emollient than Mega Mattes, so ultimately, they feel quite different applied; they have sheerer coverage, though more semi-sheer to semi-opaque than very sheer, and have the shortest wear time at two to fours with light hydration.

Metallized is the most shimmery of the finishes, though some of the other finishes have shades that are actually as shimmery (to me), but the Metallized formula has a thinner, more emollient base that isn’t as dense or as cream-like as the Creams; they feel more like the Sheers but a bit heavier and more pigmented (but seem to run semi-opaque to opaque, not always fully opaque) with average wear (four to five hours), light hydration.

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NARS Hardcore & Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigments

01/07

NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment

Hardcore

NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium, golden copper with warm, rosy undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. The lighter color seemed to make the shimmer/metallic finish really pop in this particular shade, as a lot of the shades in the formula have been deeper. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and it applied better with more even, more pigmented coverage on my lips than when I tried swatching it on my arm. A second layer can be applied for full coverage if preferred. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and a little more watery than other shades in the formula. It dried down to a transfer-resistant finish, and it didn’t slide around, but I could tell it wasn’t 100% flat/dry after the initial dry down. This particular shade did emphasize my lip lines/texture a bit more after it finished drying. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.18 oz. - $144.44 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "full-coverage color in one swipe" with an "ultra-flexible, lightweight feel" with "brushed-metal" finishes and "lasting, smudge-resistant wear." The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, with fairly even, smooth application with a very smooth, fluid texture that was rather thin but not watery. After a few applications using this formula (or the original Powermattes), I don't have any issues navigating along the edges of my lips, but the first few I ever did gave me the sensation that it was too fluid--too easy to spread. They dry down to a transfer-resistant but not transfer-proof, finish, where if I blot, I get a touch of color coming away, but the lip color doesn't move or slide around on my lips. They lasted between four and six hours on me and were, generally, non-drying. There was a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Urban Decay Juicy & Cherry Vice Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick

Juicy

Urban Decay Juicy Vice Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a soft, peachy-coral with pink and gold sparkle and finer pearl. It had a Metallized finish, but it did not have the opacity of the Cream finish, though there was plenty of pearl and had coverage that was more in the vein of the Sheer Shimmer finish. The lipstick had semi-sheer pigmentation that covered my lips evenly, though there was a touch of product gathered in my deeper lip lines but wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It had a smooth, lightweight consistency that was just a touch tacky with moderate slip. It wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.11 oz. - $163.64 Per Ounce

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is available in six finishes, which are primarily distinguished by level of sheen, shimmer content, and coverage. Mega Mattes are the thinnest and have the most “cling” as they are drier and more matte (but most are semi-matte and not a totally flat matte) and can be drying, though they are longer-wearing.

Comfort Mattes are creamier, a little denser, with richer color payoff on average (they are the most pigmented out of the finishes), and have a satin finish that is fairly comfortable to wear, usually lightly hydrating, and longer-wearing.

Creams are usually softer and creamier, though not too soft (they don’t mush or break from the base easily), with some being tackier and stiffer in the tube until they warm up against the lips; they have good color payoff, are hydrating, and are comfortable to wear but have more typical wear (four to six hours–six hours for deeper/richer shades like a red).

Sheers and Sheer Shimmers have a more balm-like consistency that feels a little thinner but is wetter/more emollient than Mega Mattes, so ultimately, they feel quite different applied; they have sheerer coverage, though more semi-sheer to semi-opaque than very sheer, and have the shortest wear time at two to fours with light hydration.

Metallized is the most shimmery of the finishes, though some of the other finishes have shades that are actually as shimmery (to me), but the Metallized formula has a thinner, more emollient base that isn’t as dense or as cream-like as the Creams; they feel more like the Sheers but a bit heavier and more pigmented (but seem to run semi-opaque to opaque, not always fully opaque) with average wear (four to five hours), light hydration.

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Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Hydrated Silica [Nano]/Hydrated Silica, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Alumina, Silica, Tribehenin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables/Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Lactic Acid, Colophonium/Rosin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Barium Sulfate (Ci 77120), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

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NARS Blackheart & Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigments

01/07

NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment

Blackheart

NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a deep, blackened purple with a matte-metallic finish–flat and matte but with a metallic sheen (no glossiness). The color appeared more black than purple until put against true black hues, then it looked decidedly plummy! The texture was lightweight, thin without being watery, and spread easily across my lips. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and dried down without emphasizing my lip texture too much (in the close-up photos, I can see it emphasizing my very deep lip lines on the center of my lower lip but couldn’t detect this in person). The dry down left it mostly transfer-resistant, but there was a bit of tackiness present if I pressed my lips together though no color lifted away. It wore well for five hours and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.18 oz. - $144.44 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "full-coverage color in one swipe" with an "ultra-flexible, lightweight feel" with "brushed-metal" finishes and "lasting, smudge-resistant wear." The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, with fairly even, smooth application with a very smooth, fluid texture that was rather thin but not watery. After a few applications using this formula (or the original Powermattes), I don't have any issues navigating along the edges of my lips, but the first few I ever did gave me the sensation that it was too fluid--too easy to spread. They dry down to a transfer-resistant but not transfer-proof, finish, where if I blot, I get a touch of color coming away, but the lip color doesn't move or slide around on my lips. They lasted between four and six hours on me and were, generally, non-drying. There was a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our NARS Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment swatches.

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Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick Set

01/03

Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set

Holiday 2018

Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set ($25.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features the brand’s signature liquid lipstick but with a metallic finish. Per the brand, they are supposed to have the “full-pigment” of their standard formula, but I found that Blizzard was rather sheer, while Phantom had better coverage it wasn’t quite opaque. The brand’s full-sized liquid lipstick retails for $20.00 and contains 0.11 oz., which gives the set a value of $43.64.

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