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Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

01/03

Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

Honey, Honey

Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set ($15.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a simple set that includes two, miniature-sized Almonst Lipsticks in Pink Honey and Black Honey. The Almost Lipstick is described as having “transparent pigment [that] merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips” with a “sheer, glossy, emollient-rich, and very lightweight” formula. The description is fairly apt–enough pigmentation that they do alter the natural lip color but are still sheer that the natural lip color comes through. What I liked about the formula was that they still applied evenly and didn’t sink into my lip lines much while having decent wear (three hours) that was hydrating.

Value

A full-sized Almost Lipstick retails for $17.50 and contains 0.07 oz. or costs $250.00/oz. The set contains $20.00 worth of product.

01/06

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Pink Honey

Pink Honey is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It lightened my natural lip color and gave it a lighter, pinker look while still allowing my natural lip color to come through, which was as described. The texture was lightweight, emollient but not overly slippery, and comfortable to wear. There was just a smidgen of color in my deeper lip lines that wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The lipstick stayed on well for three hours and was moisturizing.

01/06

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Black Honey

Black Honey is a muted, medium plum with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The texture was soft, lightly emollient, and comfortable to wear. Despite being sheer and emollient, it did not pull into my lip lines. This shade wore well for three hours on me and was hydrating.

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Anastasia Holiday 2017 Mini Liquid Lipstick Trio

01/03

Anastasia Holiday 2017 Mini Liquid Lipstick Trio

Anastasia Holiday 2017 Mini Liquid Lipstick Trio

Anastasia Holiday 2017 Mini Liquid Lipstick Trio

Holiday 2017

Anastasia Holiday 2017 Mini Liquid Lipstick Trio ($25.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains three, miniature-sized liquid lipsticks with two shades being new and exclusive to the set. They performed in line with the brand’s more recently released liquid lipsticks–pigmented, long-wearing, a bit drying–so if you’ve wanted to try the formula or typically enjoy it, the set is certainly worth considering as it offers a good amount of product for the price.

Value

A full-sized liquid lipstick retails for $20.00 and contains 0.11 fl. oz. or costs $181.82/oz. This set contains $43.64 worth of product.

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MAC x Rossy de Palma Indimenticabile Lipgloss x 3 Palette

01/07

MAC Indimenticabile Lipgloss Trio

MAC Indimenticabile Lipgloss Trio

MAC Indimenticabile Lipgloss Trio

MAC Indimenticabile Lipgloss Trio

MAC Indimenticabile Lipgloss Trio

MAC Indimenticabile Lipgloss Trio

MAC Indimenticabile Lipgloss Trio

Indimenticabile

MAC Indimenticabile Lipgloss Trio ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains a coral-red, pink-red, and dark plum gloss housed in a small compact. Some love lip products in pans while others find they are more work than they’re worth, but I think the quality of the glosses was nice enough assuming tackiness is not a deal-breaker!

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret

01/04

NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret

Noire et Blanche

NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($55.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four miniature-sized lipsticks with three of the four shades being new and one is a repeat from the permanent range (Charlotte). Three shades were quite pigmented and one was semi-opaque, and all four lasted for at least five hours on me and were no hardship to wear or to test. I noticed the texture of Charlotte and Josephine was thinner and less creamy compared to the Audacious formula on average.

Value

A full-sized Audacious Lipstick retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz. or costs $242.86/oz. The set contains $77.71 worth of product.

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Lee

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Josephine

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Burberry Holiday 2017 Liquid Lip Velvet Set

01/04

Burberry Holiday 2017 Liquid Lip Velvet Set

Burberry Holiday 2017 Liquid Lip Velvet Set

Burberry Holiday 2017 Liquid Lip Velvet Set

Burberry Holiday 2017 Liquid Lip Velvet Set

Holiday 2017

Burberry Holiday 2017 Liquid Lip Velvet Set ($45.00 for 0.52 oz.) includes four, miniature-sized liquid lipsticks. I’m a huge fan of the formula–it’s pigmented, long-wearing, and comfortable to wear. The “downside” is the brand claims they last for eight hours, and they tend to last between six and eight hours on average. I found the formula of the shades included in the set to be consistent with their full-sized counterparts that I’ve reviewed in the past (so I did not retest for wear time but ratings reflect the set’s versions for pigmentation, texture, and so forth). Keep in mind, the formula does not have a flat, matte dry down–they have a light sheen that wears down to a satin-to-matte finish after a few hours of wear.

Value

A full-sized Liquid Lip Velvet retails for $34.00 and contains 0.20 fl. oz. or costs $170.00/fl. oz. The set contains $88.40 worth of product.

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Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

01/03

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

Lustrous

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set ($35.00 for 0.16 oz.) is new, limited edition set for the holidays that features four miniature-sized lipsticks from the brand’s permanent offerings. The first downside was that C211 looked little like the permanent version I have–in depth but also strongly differed in undertone. Color discrepancies are frustrating, since one might fall in love with the shade but upon a repurchase, discover it has changed. Three of the four shades were quite pigmented with all wearing at least four hours, but two were slightly drying (both mattes) and one could have been more pigmented (C407).

Value

A full-sized Artist Rouge Lipstick retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz. or costs $183.33/oz. The set contains $29.33 worth of product, which was a bit surprising–would have figured it to have a $30 price tag in that instance.

Lustrous
Lustrous
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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