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Urban Decay Asphyxia, Plague, Backfire Vice Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick

Asphyxia

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium, lavender purple with warm, pink undertones and cooler blue, silver, and icy violet pearl. It read more iridescent than a true duochrome to me with just a slight shift from bluish purple to warmer purple if I caught it at the right angle. It’s part of the “Cream” finish, and the downside was it just was not as opaque as it was supposed to be, though I felt this version (as it was released previously as a limited edition shade) had slightly more grip and tackiness with more body overall, which gave it slightly better payoff. It had semi-opaque coverage that was somewhat buildable with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that sat fairly well on the lips. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.11 oz. - $154.55 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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Lipstick swatches.

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, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tribehenin, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables / Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, 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, Tin Oxide, Colophonium / Rosin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Citric Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 17200 / Red 33 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide].

Asphyxia
Asphyxia
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Hourglass I Dream & I Love Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass I Dream Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Dream Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Dream Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Dream Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Dream Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Dream Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I Dream

Hourglass I Dream Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a bright, medium pink coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented and had full color coverage in a single pass. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being too emollient or slippery, and comfortable to apply and to wear. On me, the color lasted for five hours and was hydrating.

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.

I Dream
I Dream
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Ciate Iconic, Forbidden, Siren Glitter Flips

01/07

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip

Iconic

Ciate Iconic Glitter Flip ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep black with cooler, purple sparkle and shimmer. It was quite pigmented in a single layer, but it was so, so unforgiving when I pressed my lips together (after waiting two minutes for it to dry), as the color just lifted up so much–it went from opaque to sheer in places and looked very patchy! I tried again, waiting five minutes, and it was somewhat better, but for me, I could never get it to be opaque after pressing my lips together. The best luck I had was applying less and having semi-opaque coverage, and that seemed to help it dry down better and more thoroughly, but it was still patchy as a result (due to the lack of opacity).

The texture was very fluid, too easy to spread across the lips, and it had a tendency to pool along the edges. It lasted for four hours but faded away unevenly and chunks of black were constantly coming off and sitting on my teeth. The formula was slightly drying as well.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.10 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The Glitter Flip formula is supposed to be a transformative "glitter liquid lipstick," where it goes from lightly metallic at dry down to glitter-tastic after pressing lips together. For most shades, there was a definite difference in finish after pressing lips together, but I found that it required two to three presses (and too many more resulted in product lifting away) for moderate to heavy glitter exposure. The pigmentation ranged from shade to shade but was typically more opaque than not. The formula itself is heavy--one of the heavier liquid lipsticks I've tried in awhile--and the liquid lipstick itself was incredibly fluid during application, which made it harder to control along the edges. It dried down fairly quickly, and while the edges were a challenge, it wasn't too difficult to apply overall.

The brand touts it as "non-drying" and "totally comfortable" and that it "will last all night." It was a drying formula--from lightly to moderately drying--and felt dry and heavy on the lips (I think it felt worse than it often looked!), while the wear ranged from four to six hours. The way it wore was probably a bigger concern: heavier fading from the center of the mouth but noticeable flaking and chunks of color/glitter coming away after a few hours of wear (especially if I ate anything).

It's a cool product, and absolutely true that they were less work than layering a glitter over another a product, especially if you prefer a more "matte metallic" finish (would be harder to get glitter to stick to a flat, matte lipstick!). I think they will be best for someone who uses a lip liner prior, doesn't mind fussing with the edges, and has been longing for a finish like this--but only if one can tolerate a drying product!

Browse all of our Ciate Glitter Flip swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Dicalcium Phosphate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Talc, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

Iconic
Iconic
5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
2
Application
64%
Total

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Ciate Hollywood & Fortune Glitter Flips

01/07

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip

Hollywood

Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and flecks of fuchsia, ruby red, and silvery pink shimmer and glitter. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly on the lips. The texture was rather fluid to the point where it was hard to control the flow and spread of the product on the lips, so a lip brush might be necessary for really crisp, clean edges. It dried down fairly quickly, felt heavier and clingy on the lips, and there was a subtle tackiness to it after dry down. After I pressed my lips together, it went from faintly ruby-red metallic to sparkling with moderate glitter exposure. The color lasted for five and a half hours, left a slight stain behind, and was moderately drying over time. There were bits of color that crumbled away, as the formula was heavier and thicker after it dried down, so it was not a particularly flattering wear down.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.10 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The Glitter Flip formula is supposed to be a transformative "glitter liquid lipstick," where it goes from lightly metallic at dry down to glitter-tastic after pressing lips together. For most shades, there was a definite difference in finish after pressing lips together, but I found that it required two to three presses (and too many more resulted in product lifting away) for moderate to heavy glitter exposure. The pigmentation ranged from shade to shade but was typically more opaque than not. The formula itself is heavy--one of the heavier liquid lipsticks I've tried in awhile--and the liquid lipstick itself was incredibly fluid during application, which made it harder to control along the edges. It dried down fairly quickly, and while the edges were a challenge, it wasn't too difficult to apply overall.

The brand touts it as "non-drying" and "totally comfortable" and that it "will last all night." It was a drying formula--from lightly to moderately drying--and felt dry and heavy on the lips (I think it felt worse than it often looked!), while the wear ranged from four to six hours. The way it wore was probably a bigger concern: heavier fading from the center of the mouth but noticeable flaking and chunks of color/glitter coming away after a few hours of wear (especially if I ate anything).

It's a cool product, and absolutely true that they were less work than layering a glitter over another a product, especially if you prefer a more "matte metallic" finish (would be harder to get glitter to stick to a flat, matte lipstick!). I think they will be best for someone who uses a lip liner prior, doesn't mind fussing with the edges, and has been longing for a finish like this--but only if one can tolerate a drying product!

Browse all of our Ciate Glitter Flip swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Dicalcium Phosphate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Talc, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

Hollywood
Hollywood
7
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Tom Ford Connor, Federico, Warren Lips & Boys Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Connor Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Connor Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Connor Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Connor Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Connor Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Connor Lips & Boys Lip Color

Connor

Tom Ford Beauty Connor Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a vibrant, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and creamy enough to glide on without tugging, but the color adhered well to the lips and did not move around easily when worn. On me, it lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lips & Boys Lip Color formula is not different from the full-sized Lip Color range; they offer a travel-sized version (which is actually cheaper by the ounce: $36.00/0.07 oz. or $514.29/oz. compared to the full-size at $54.00/0.10 oz. or $540.00/oz. The formula is supposed to have an "ultra-creamy texture" and "pure color" with a "balance of luminosity." The range has a fair amount of variation as the finishes differ (matte to metallic), so coverage can be medium to full with some shades applying well and others decently. The wear was anywhere from three hours to over six hours. In general, the formula has a creamy texture that's easy to work with, comfortable to wear, and is lightly to moderately hydrating. They have a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA , BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 , CETYL ACETATE , BEESWAXCERA ALBACIRE D'ABEILLE , SILICA , POLYETHYLENE , OLEYL OLEATE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA CIRE DE CARNAUBA , FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) , BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE , LANOLIN OIL , POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE , SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE , CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL , ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , ACRYLATES COPOLYMER , ASCORBYL PALMITATE , ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE , CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE , POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE , CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE , BARIUM SULFATE , VANILLIN , ALUMINA , TIN OXIDE , PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE , [+/- MICA , TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) , COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 6 (CI 15850) , MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) , RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) , RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) , CARMINE (CI 75470) , BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) , YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985) , RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) , BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) , BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)]

Connor
Connor
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Tom Ford Alain, Magnus, Charles Lips & Boys Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Alain Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Alain Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Alain Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Alain Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Alain Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Alain Lips & Boys Lip Color

Alain

Tom Ford Beauty Alain Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium red with cool, pink undertones and fine fuchsia and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips with a lightly creamy texture that had moderate slip but did not slide around or feather while worn. This shade lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lips & Boys Lip Color formula is not different from the full-sized Lip Color range; they offer a travel-sized version (which is actually cheaper by the ounce: $36.00/0.07 oz. or $514.29/oz. compared to the full-size at $54.00/0.10 oz. or $540.00/oz. The formula is supposed to have an "ultra-creamy texture" and "pure color" with a "balance of luminosity." The range has a fair amount of variation as the finishes differ (matte to metallic), so coverage can be medium to full with some shades applying well and others decently. The wear was anywhere from three hours to over six hours. In general, the formula has a creamy texture that's easy to work with, comfortable to wear, and is lightly to moderately hydrating. They have a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA , BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 , CETYL ACETATE , BEESWAXCERA ALBACIRE D'ABEILLE , SILICA , POLYETHYLENE , OLEYL OLEATE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA CIRE DE CARNAUBA , FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) , BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE , LANOLIN OIL , POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE , SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE , CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL , ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , ACRYLATES COPOLYMER , ASCORBYL PALMITATE , ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE , CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE , POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE , CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE , BARIUM SULFATE , VANILLIN , ALUMINA , TIN OXIDE , PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE , [+/- MICA , TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) , COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 6 (CI 15850) , MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) , RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) , RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) , CARMINE (CI 75470) , BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) , YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985) , RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) , BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) , BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)]

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

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