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Makeup Geek Tomboy, Smarty Pants, Chatterbox Plush Lip Mattes

01/06

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte

Tomboy

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is a muted, purpled plum with warmer undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, and the lipstick had a smooth, creamy texture that applied beautifully to the lips. This was one of the few shades that actually looked flattering on as it did not appear “cracked” when I smiled. It spread easily across the lips, and while it felt comfortable on, the formula itself still seemed drying, as my lips felt raw after wearing it. This shade wore well for five hours and did leave a stain behind.

The formula is supposed to be a “cross between a cream and a mousse” that is “highly pigmented” with a “soft matte” finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look “cracked,” I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn’t designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw. Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Behenate, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Limonene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Flavor/Aroma, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Linalool, Citral, Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract Citronellol, Geraniol, Stearoyl Inulin, Water/Aqua, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77492, 77491), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 33 (Cl 17200), Red 6 (Cl 15850)

Tomboy
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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MAC Uniformly Fabulous & Young Attitude Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Uniformly Fabulous

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a blackened purple with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not opaque, in a single layer. The texture was smooth, thinner but not watery, and spread easily across the lips for even coverage. It dried down and did not appear “cracked” when I smiled. This shade wore well for eight hours but was drying.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be “non-feathering.” They are typically pigmented and long-wearing, but the quality of the formula is all over the place–some shades wear down evenly, aren’t too drying, and apply well, while other shades are patchy, streaky, or prone to flaking (and also terribly drying!).

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ColourPop x Amanda Steele Lipgloss & Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Hack

ColourPop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and pink glitter. The brand described the coverage as sheer, and I would describe it as sheer to semi-sheer coverage. The gloss was non-sticky, lightweight, and smooth on the lips, which made it comfortable to wear, but I did notice color had settled into my lip lines, despite the gloss applying evenly otherwise. It lasted for three hours on me and was hydrating.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.11 oz. - $54.55 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "hi-shine" with a "non-sticky" texture that "feels amazing" and includes five finishes "from 3-D pearl to sheer tinted colour." They are designed to be a sheerer formula, so many shades are sheer with a smattering of shimmer or sparkle and then a few are more tinted with sheer to semi-sheer coverage but no shimmer. Each gloss has a short, brush-type applicator, which worked better than I expected and didn't leave streaky results behind (in general). They had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

The "Tinted" finish ("glass-like shine with tint of sheer colour and no shimmer") was the least consistent--sometimes prone to unevenness and getting into lip lines, particularly with deeper/richer shades, whereas Pearlescent ("glass-like shine with subtle shimmer") and Prismatic ("glass-like shine with floating multi dimensional pearl and glitters") are sheer to translucent with the major difference being finer shimmer in the Pearlescent finish and larger, more glitter-like particles in the Prismatic finish. Both finishes tended to look plush and more smoothing on my lips. The Creme finish is a "medium-coverage gloss with a creamy finish that does not contain any pearls or glitter." The Metallic is described as a "full-coverage gloss with a mix of pearl and metallic finishes."

The wear time varied by shade but the sheerer ones tended to wear between two and three hours as the formula was, indeed, non-sticky and smooth, which made them lighter-weight and comfortable to wear but shorter wearing. A lot of the sheerer shades ran together, so I would recommend just picking up one or two rather than several as the differences are likely to be lost! Also, keep in mind that sheerer lip colors can look different from person to person due to much of the natural lip color coming through.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip swatches.

Ingredients

DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, TRIISOSTEARIN, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, 77499), MICA (CI 77019), RED 28 (CI 45410), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Hack
Hack
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Makeup Geek Daredevil, Party Girl, Bachelorette Plush Lip Mattes

01/06

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte
Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte

Daredevil

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentatin one layer, but it would be buildable to opaque coverage with two layers (the consistency would get slippery, though). The texture felt very smooth, velvety, and spread across the lips with ease, but it did my lip lines no favors and appeared “cracked” around them. This shade lasted for four and a half hours, left a fuchsia stain behind, and did not feel drying while worn.

The formula is supposed to be a “cross between a cream and a mousse” that is “highly pigmented” with a “soft matte” finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look “cracked,” I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn’t designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw. Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Behenate, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Limonene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Flavor/Aroma, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Linalool, Citral, Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract Citronellol, Geraniol, Stearoyl Inulin, Water/Aqua, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77492, 77491), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 33 (Cl 17200), Red 6 (Cl 15850)

Daredevil
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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Burberry Brilliant Violet & Bright Plum Liquid Lip Velvets

01/06

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet

Brilliant Violet

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry plum with cooler undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The texture was ultra lightweight with a more whipped, mousse-like consistency that spread easily and did not look streaky. Though it did not have a “dry down” like some liquid lipsticks, it was still long-wearing at nearly eight hours (plus a fuchsia stain was left behind) and started to look mostly matte after four to five hours of wear. The formula was comfortable to wear, as I often forgot I even had it on, and it wasn’t drying at all.

The Liquid Lip Velvet formula is described as having “rich pigment, smooth application” and a “velvet finish that lasts up to eight hours” that is “non-drying.” Overall, the formula is fantastic for those who want the fluidity of a liquid product without the drying aspect of more traditional liquid lipsticks while not sacrificing wear time. The formula does not dry down completely, so there will be transfer, but the product is so pigmented that the color lasts awhile. I’ve found the colors to wear between six and eight hours and easily survive a solid meal. The liquid lipstick has a smooth, velvety consistency that is almost weightless (I forget I’m wearing it) that was never drying and always comfortable to wear. A pleasant surprise was that the formula was unscented (with no discernible taste either), which is not the norm with Burberry’s products.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.20 oz. - $170.00 Per Ounce

The Liquid Lip Velvet formula is described as having “rich pigment, smooth application” and a “velvet finish that lasts up to eight hours” that is “non-drying.” Overall, the formula is fantastic for those who want the fluidity of a liquid product without the drying aspect of more traditional liquid lipsticks while not sacrificing wear time. The formula does not dry down completely, so there will be transfer, but the product is so pigmented that the color lasts awhile.

I’ve found the colors to wear between six and eight hours and easily survive a solid meal. The liquid lipstick has a smooth, velvety consistency that is almost weightless (I forget I’m wearing it) that was never drying and always comfortable to wear. A pleasant surprise was that the formula was unscented (with no discernible taste either), which is not the norm with Burberry’s products.

Browse all of our Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Kaolin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Mica, Polyethylene, Nylon-12, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Isohexadecane, Silica, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77491, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)].

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Urban Decay Nocturnal Vice Lipsticks

01/08

Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick

Fireball

Urban Decay Fireball Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a soft, tangerine orange with iridescent pink pearl. It’s listed as a “Metallized” finish, but it seemed more like a Sheer Shimmer to me. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a lightweight, thinner texture that had noticeable slip. The color gravitated towards my lip lines, as it seemed thinner and lacked some of the gel-like quality of other shades in the range to keep the color from settling. Of course, it’s a pretty shade on as it has a subtle pink-to-peach shift in person, but it might be better layered over other shades or used with a lip primer. This shade lasted for three hours and was hydrating.

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. I didn't notice any scent or taste. 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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Lipstick swatches.

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