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Ciate Candy & Infamous Glitter Flips

01/07

Ciate Candy Glitter Flip

Ciate Candy Glitter Flip

Ciate Candy Glitter Flip

Ciate Candy Glitter Flip

Ciate Candy Glitter Flip

Ciate Candy Glitter Flip

Ciate Candy Glitter Flip

Candy

Ciate Candy Glitter Flip ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a faint, pink sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which went on evenly for the most part with a bit of color separating at my deeper lip lines. This was the least transformative/least sparkly shade in the range and went from more like a satin finish to a faintly glittery one after pressing my lips together. It was easier to apply from the tube as it did not seem quite as fluid as a lot of shades in the range were. It was medium in weight, somewhat clingy, and lightly drying after four and a half hours of wear.

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).

Candy
Candy
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color (Sculpting)

01/06

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

S300

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It seemed more like a true peach to me–a little pink, a little orange but neither dominating. I could see it leaning cooler or warmer depending on one’s undertones. It had excellent pigmentation that applied well to bare skin, sat on the skin naturally and never looked dry, and was easy to blend out and diffuse along the edges. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a slightly denser texture overall, but I had no trouble picking up product with a typical blush brush. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Sculpting swatches.

Ingredients

S300
S300
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette Review, Phtoos, Swatches

01/09

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe | Look Details

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe | Look Details

Frivoluxe

Marc Jacobs Beauty Frivoluxe Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0. oz.) features an assortment of pale peach, mauve, violet, purple, and taupe. I think the color combination was rather unique relative to most palettes, so I really was quite disappointed by its performance, though I was not entirely surprised, given grays and purples are often hard to do well. The palette was workable but lacked pigmentation in some shades with inconsistent textures with one being exceptionally stiff and others being smooth and silky.

Frivoluxe
Frivoluxe
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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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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Ciate Luna, Aurora, Zodiac Liquid Chromes

01/07

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Luna

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium pink with warm yellow undertones with lighter gold shimmer. I didn’t feel like this one shifted so much as it had a ton of gold pearl that gave it a metallic finish and the much lighter gold pearl contrasted a lot with the warmer pink base. It had medium color payoff that went on fairly evenly with just a touch of color pulling into my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and mostly non-sticky on the lips, which made it comfortable and easy to wear over the three hours it lasted for.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.10 oz. - $180.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "color-shifting" lip gloss with a "high-shine" finish that can be used "on it's own as an intense [gloss]" or layered as a "lip topper." The brand doesn't say much else with respect to the product, but all in all, it really is a straightforward release. The consistency was smooth, almost creamy, but not too thick or too thin with slight tackiness that did not feel heavy or goopy on my lips. The coverage level was more medium than sheer or opaque with a high level of shimmer, which seemed to align with its ability to be used a "lip topper." Some of them shifted more than others, but they all had a very shiny finish that caught and reflected light well. The formula was comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and lasted between three and five hours on me.

Browse all of our Ciate Liquid Chrome swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide [May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Luna
Luna
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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ColourPop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

01/06

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Bae Area

ColourPop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a rich, medium copper with warm, brown undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented and had a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was incredibly blendable and easy to apply to the skin. The high-shine finish seemed to emphasize my skin’s texture a bit at medium or greater coverage, though. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PTFE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Bae Area
Bae Area
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total