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Anastasia Rosewood, Rum Punch, Rage Matte Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Rosewood Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Rosewood Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Rosewood Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Rosewood Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Rosewood Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Rosewood Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Rosewood Matte Lipstick

Rosewood

Anastasia Rosewood Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, and the lipstick was dense enough that it tugged on the lips, but it managed to apply evenly across the lips and did not appear dry or ragged (despite feeling like it would look like that!). The color wore well for five and a half hours and didn’t feel drying on.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.12 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

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Rage

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Dose of Colors No Shade & More Creamer Please Desi x Katy Lipsticks

01/08

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick

No Shade

Dose of Colors No Shade Desi x Katy Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that glided across the lips fairly easily. The color went on evenly, though I had color gather in my lip lines over time. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. The formula had a sweet scent but no discernible taste.

Ingredients

Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Trioctyldodecyl citrate, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite Wax, Mica, Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin, Tribehenin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ethylhexylglycerin MAY CONTAIN+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850), FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140:1), Red 28 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410:2), FD&C Blue No 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), FD&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850)

No Shade
No Shade
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Kat Von D Shockful, Razzle, & Televator Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Shockful

Kat Von D Shockful Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and lighter fuchsiaand pink shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly across the lips, and the shimmer/sparkle distributed well without a fuss. The texture was lightweight, thin, and on the watery side, but it dried down and looked great on the lips. Despite having a full dry down, where it became transfer-resistant, it still looked “wet” from the shine and sparkle. The formula started to breakdown after I ate or drink, which really weakened the longevity of the color, especially as water made the stain base transfer. On me, the color lasted for a good ten hours before it needed a reapplication, and it was just a bit drying overall. The fuchsia stain lingered longer, though it was mostly even after I made my attempt to removal the color but lasted well into the next day.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.18 oz. - $122.22 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour wear” with a “liquid stain base” that “feels like nothing” on the lips that can be worn “on its own” or layered “as a veil” over another lip color. There’s a lot to like about the formula, and I think as far as the concept of “lip toppers” go, it offers the versatility of actually being easy enough to apply to wear on its own but still be useful layered over other products for a shimmering effect. The doe-foot applicator worked well with the formula, as it spread the color and sparkly bits across the lips quite evenly. The coverage ranged from shade to shade with most having medium, buildable coverage in a single layer, which was in line with the description. They dried down and were transfer-resistant (until eating/drinking/licking of lips) but still had a great shimmering effect that made them look wet, even when they dried. They were more comfortable to wear than I anticipated–lightweight and just a little drying.

One of the bigger downsides is that it’s not going to wear 24 hours. Just about every single shade (all but Thunderstruck) stained my lips intensely, which helped prolong the wear, but the product breaks down with water, just plain water, and of course, it is removable by a slew of removers, including oil which one might encounter during a meal. I found deeper shades stained well but removed unevenly and left behind stained lines and patches on my lips that did not dissipate for almost 24-hours post wear. I didn’t notice that the lip color did not take well to water initially, as I didn’t see any transfer on my glasses, but when I rinsed after I brushed my teeth (where I cup water in my hands, so less elegant than drinking from a glass), I had lip color running like crazy.

This led me to pay even more attention the next time I wore the formula, and sure enough, color lifted with just a sip of water and transferred onto things like paper (but not glassware) and the back of my hand. Some shades made it through meals better than others with the worst offenders lifting more noticeably from the center of the lips. The formula survives some eating and drinking, but the more you drink, the less it survives, and even careful eating/drinking yielded noticeably faded wear between eight and twelve hours of wear. I don’t think a brand would advocate 24-hour wear but expect you not to eat, drink, or even brush your teeth! I would consider it long-wearing in the grand scheme of things with solid six to ten hour wear depending on the shade. They do stain significantly less when layered over something like the brand’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks but can seep through more emollient lipstick formulas.

Browse all of our Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Shockful
Shockful
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
4.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Hourglass I Lust For, I’ll Never Stop, I’ve Never Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass I Lust For Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Lust For Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Lust For Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Lust For Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Lust For Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Lust For Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I Lust For

Hourglass I Lust For Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, so it was buildable to full coverage just with a little bit extra applied as needed. The texture was lightweight, creamy with some slip but not enough to make it feel slippery on. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.03 oz. - $1133.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish." It's a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren't quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there's a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim--and that's not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Browse all of our Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick swatches.

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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NARS Linda, Louise, Vibeke Audacious Lipsticks

01/06

NARS Linda Audacious Lipstick

NARS Linda Audacious Lipstick

NARS Linda Audacious Lipstick

NARS Linda Audacious Lipstick

NARS Linda Audacious Lipstick

NARS Linda Audacious Lipstick

Linda

NARS Linda Audacious Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery orange with warm, brown undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, while the lipstick was moderately creamy and had noticeable slip on the lips. The color went on evenly and did not appear streaky, even along the edges. It lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.14 oz. - $242.86 Per Ounce

For those unfamiliar with the range, the lipstick is supposed to have "full-coverage, creamy wear" that's "long-lasting" and hydrating. I tend to find most of those claims to be true except that not all shades are hydrating (usually lightly hydrating to non-drying) and wear has been between four and eight hours depending on the shade with richer reds and the like wearing longest.

Browse all of our NARS Audacious Lipstick swatches.

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Louise

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Vibeke

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Kat Von D Rocker & Dazzle Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Rocker

Kat Von D Rocker Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and flecks of larger gold, copper, and red sparkle and shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly, though the shimmer/sparkle could have distributed more evenly across the lips. The consistency was thin, almost watery, but it dried down quickly but did not feel clingy. The lip color stayed on well for nine hours before there was more significantly fading of sparkle and some color from the center of the mouth that it needed to be reapplied. There was less of a noticeable stain that was left behind after I removed it, and what was left was fairly even/meshed with my natural lip color that it wasn’t obvious.

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour wear” with a “liquid stain base” that “feels like nothing” on the lips that can be worn “on its own” or layered “as a veil” over another lip color. There’s a lot to like about the formula, and I think as far as the concept of “lip toppers” go, it offers the versatility of actually being easy enough to apply to wear on its own but still be useful layered over other products for a shimmering effect. The doe-foot applicator worked well with the formula, as it spread the color and sparkly bits across the lips quite evenly. The coverage ranged from shade to shade with most having medium, buildable coverage in a single layer, which was in line with the description. They dried down and were transfer-resistant (until eating/drinking/licking of lips) but still had a great shimmering effect that made them look wet, even when they dried. They were more comfortable to wear than I anticipated–lightweight and just a little drying.

One of the bigger downsides is that it’s not going to wear 24 hours. Just about every single shade (all but Thunderstruck) stained my lips intensely, which helped prolong the wear, but the product breaks down with water, just plain water, and of course, it is removable by a slew of removers, including oil which one might encounter during a meal. I found deeper shades stained well but removed unevenly and left behind stained lines and patches on my lips that did not dissipate for almost 24-hours post wear. I didn’t notice that the lip color did not take well to water initially, as I didn’t see any transfer on my glasses, but when I rinsed after I brushed my teeth (where I cup water in my hands, so less elegant than drinking from a glass), I had lip color running like crazy.

This led me to pay even more attention the next time I wore the formula, and sure enough, color lifted with just a sip of water and transferred onto things like paper (but not glassware) and the back of my hand. Some shades made it through meals better than others with the worst offenders lifting more noticeably from the center of the lips. The formula survives some eating and drinking, but the more you drink, the less it survives, and even careful eating/drinking yielded noticeably faded wear between eight and twelve hours of wear. I don’t think a brand would advocate 24-hour wear but expect you not to eat, drink, or even brush your teeth! I would consider it long-wearing in the grand scheme of things with solid six to ten hour wear depending on the shade. They do stain significantly less when layered over something like the brand’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks but can seep through more emollient lipstick formulas.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.18 oz. - $122.22 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour wear” with a “liquid stain base” that “feels like nothing” on the lips that can be worn “on its own” or layered “as a veil” over another lip color. There’s a lot to like about the formula, and I think as far as the concept of “lip toppers” go, it offers the versatility of actually being easy enough to apply to wear on its own but still be useful layered over other products for a shimmering effect. The doe-foot applicator worked well with the formula, as it spread the color and sparkly bits across the lips quite evenly. The coverage ranged from shade to shade with most having medium, buildable coverage in a single layer, which was in line with the description. They dried down and were transfer-resistant (until eating/drinking/licking of lips) but still had a great shimmering effect that made them look wet, even when they dried. They were more comfortable to wear than I anticipated–lightweight and just a little drying.

One of the bigger downsides is that it’s not going to wear 24 hours. Just about every single shade (all but Thunderstruck) stained my lips intensely, which helped prolong the wear, but the product breaks down with water, just plain water, and of course, it is removable by a slew of removers, including oil which one might encounter during a meal. I found deeper shades stained well but removed unevenly and left behind stained lines and patches on my lips that did not dissipate for almost 24-hours post wear. I didn’t notice that the lip color did not take well to water initially, as I didn’t see any transfer on my glasses, but when I rinsed after I brushed my teeth (where I cup water in my hands, so less elegant than drinking from a glass), I had lip color running like crazy.

This led me to pay even more attention the next time I wore the formula, and sure enough, color lifted with just a sip of water and transferred onto things like paper (but not glassware) and the back of my hand. Some shades made it through meals better than others with the worst offenders lifting more noticeably from the center of the lips. The formula survives some eating and drinking, but the more you drink, the less it survives, and even careful eating/drinking yielded noticeably faded wear between eight and twelve hours of wear. I don’t think a brand would advocate 24-hour wear but expect you not to eat, drink, or even brush your teeth! I would consider it long-wearing in the grand scheme of things with solid six to ten hour wear depending on the shade. They do stain significantly less when layered over something like the brand’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks but can seep through more emollient lipstick formulas.

Browse all of our Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Rocker
Rocker
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
4
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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