Makeup Geek Vain, Savvy, Shady Iconic Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick

Vain

Makeup Geek Vain Iconic Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep berry with subtle,c ool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was rather stiff, so this shade dragged and tugged as I applied it, but it was forgiving enough on the lips that it managed to distribute color fairly evenly despite the struggle to get it on in the first place. It lasted well for over six hours, left a strong fuchsia stain behind, but felt extremely drying after three hours of wear.

Ingredients

Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil Diisostearyl Malate Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Trioctyldodecyl citrate Castor Isostearate Succinate Caprylic Caprice Triglyceride Octyldodecanol Ozokerite Wax Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2 Flavor Polyethylene Microcrystalline Wax Tribehenin Phenoxyethanol Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate Tocopheryl Acetate Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019) D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850) Iron Oxides (CI 77491,CI 77492, CI 77499) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) FD&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:1) D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410:2) D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850) FD&C Blue No 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090) FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140:1)

Vain

PPermanent. $15.00.
C+
C+
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
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Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick

Savvy

Makeup Geek Savvy Iconic Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, dark purple with warmer, pink undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was firmer, slightly stiffer in the tube, and it seemed to get a little creamier after three or four uses (I applied once for photos, then once to wear, and I just kept wearing down the end on the back of my hand). It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly, though it tugged a bit during application. The color stained my lips a vibrant fuchsia upon removal, which was after it wore for six hours. It was drying on me after three and a half hours of wear. The biggest upside to this shade was how unique the color was.

Ingredients

Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil Diisostearyl Malate Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Trioctyldodecyl citrate Castor Isostearate Succinate Caprylic Caprice Triglyceride Octyldodecanol Ozokerite Wax Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2 Flavor Polyethylene Microcrystalline Wax Tribehenin Phenoxyethanol Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate Tocopheryl Acetate Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019) D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850) Iron Oxides (CI 77491,CI 77492, CI 77499) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) FD&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:1) D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410:2) D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850) FD&C Blue No 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090) FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140:1)

Savvy

PPermanent. $15.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick
Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick

Shady

Makeup Geek Shady Iconic Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a blackened berry with cool undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a very slippery consistency. The lipstick melted immediately upon contact, and I had trouble keeping the lipstick in the “lines.” I experienced a little bit of feathering along my upper lip line, which I don’t usually experience, but this was a very dark hue with an extremely emollient texture. It was lightly hydrating and managed a good four and a half hours. This shade also left a strong, fuchsia stain behind.

Ingredients

Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil Diisostearyl Malate Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Trioctyldodecyl citrate Castor Isostearate Succinate Caprylic Caprice Triglyceride Octyldodecanol Ozokerite Wax Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2 Flavor Polyethylene Microcrystalline Wax Tribehenin Phenoxyethanol Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate Tocopheryl Acetate Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019) D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850) Iron Oxides (CI 77491,CI 77492, CI 77499) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) FD&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:1) D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410:2) D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850) FD&C Blue No 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090) FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140:1)

Shady

PPermanent. $15.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Iconic Lipstick
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$15.00/0.07 oz.

87%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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The shade savvy looks amazing – just the color. The formula sounds like a huge pain. I have close enough colors. MUG isn’t really hitting it out of the park with these huh.

I’m not sure I’m a fan of the formula, but I really like Savvy. Doesn’t seem to be very dupable and doesn’t appear to be too cool to me.

Savvy is such an interesting and beautiful shade, that even though I already own CP Cheap Thrills and Bijou Ultra Satins, I might still buy this one! What mystifies me is how almost all dusty purpley shades like these leave behind bright fuchsia stains? Weird, huh?

As for Vain and Shady, nope. I already own and adore UD Troublemaker so much that these 2 don’t even begin to light a candle to it!

I was able to dupe Savvy by combining the MAC Leap of Delight with Bobbi Brown’s Art Stick in Rose Brown. I still want Savvy though lol! I was also looking at Urbanista and Misfit.

Oooh, I like how unique Savvy is, no close dupes, will put on my wishlist. Shady looks like a very wet, slippery one, like it’s going to slide off any second

I love all three of these colors, but each seems to have a problem that I probably can’t overlook! Drying lip products just don’t seem worth it to me, and Shady really does look like it wants to spread out over your face. Drat! And double-drat! I really like the colors 🙁

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