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Bite Beauty Tourne, Stir, Mix Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks

01/06

Bite Beauty Tourne Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tourne Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tourne Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tourne Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tourne Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tourne Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Tourne

Bite Beauty Tourne Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a creamy finish. It was intensely pigmented with smooth, even coverage that applied easily across the lips. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being too thick or too thin, and was a cinch to maneuver along the edges of the lips for crisp lines. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.25 oz. - $96.00 Per Ounce

The Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick is supposed to be "moisture-rich, high-pigment" in a "liquified" consistency that has a "creamy, comfortable application." It's a lightweight, fluid consistency that was neither runny nor thick on the lips. It does not dry down and feels mostly like a liquid-form of a lipstick (and not so much like a gloss). The majority of the range was incredibly pigmented and spread evenly across the lips. Some shades had a bit of color that sat in my lip lines, which was noticeable from a normal viewing distance with a few but not all. It had a lightly tacky feel on the lips, which helped to adhere as none of the shades I have tested have feathered on me. The formula was lightly hydrating, wore for four to seven hours, and had a light, herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste.

If you've been following Bite for awhile, you might remember the Cashmere Lip Creams from a few years ago, which were also a liquid formula. Unfortunately, I had a couple leak on me and ended up tossing all of them out of fear, so I couldn't do a true comparison, but from my memory, it was slightly thicker and less tacky while both had a more natural shine after initial application.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Rosinate, Silica*, Coconut Alkanes*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Shellac Wax*, Hydroxystearic Acid*, Bismuth Oxychloride*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Aroma (Flavor), Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate*, Tocopherol*, Resveratrol*, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract*, Ascorbyl Palmitate*, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract*, Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract* +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide*.

Tourne
Tourne
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick & Lipglass

01/08

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson 2 Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, reddish brown with warmer undertones and multi-colored, metallic shimmer–a mix of green, gold, and copper. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and smooth, which made it easy to maneuver across the lips. The lipstick went on evenly and lasted for five hours on me, while the formula was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

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Dose of Colors Hot Fire & Saváge Matte Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Hot Fire

Dose of Colors Hot Fire Matte Liquid Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a vibrant, medium orange-red with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, and the color applied beautifully to the lips with smooth, even coverage that made my lips look smoother than they naturally were. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not watery, and easy to work with to spread across the lips, despite the formula drying down pretty quickly. On me, the lipstick stayed on on well for six and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.16 oz. - $112.50 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "matte finish" with "rich color" that goes on "smoothly" and is long-wearing. It's a more mousse-like liquid lipstick, which makes it easier to apply and get along the edges without having uneven edges and less color gets pulled into lip lines than with thinner formulas. The dry down is fairly quick, but the finish and formula are forgiving enough to enable touch-ups for any areas that need more coverage.

I did find that they had a pretty strong dry down that had a tendency to emphasize the texture of my lips somewhat, though they appeared drier than they felt, as they were comfortable and non-drying to lightly drying. The wear was good and typically five hours or longer with lighter shades fading faster and deeper shades lingering longer (and staining slightly). The formula has a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Beeswax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Barium Sulfate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isopropyl Titanium Isostearate, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin MAY CONTAIN +/-: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850)

Hot Fire
Hot Fire
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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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.)

Browse all of our Anastasia Matte Lipstick swatches.

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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.

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

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