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Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

01/08

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Spiced Plum

Bite Beauty Spiced Plum Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with warmer undertones and flecks of fuchsia, deep pink, and copper pearl and a few larger sparkles. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly but settled into my lip lines noticeably.

As lovely as the color itself was, and it was nice to see the brand incorporate shimmer into the formula, it just did not have the same consistency or quality as the formula typically does. The texture glided on without tugging but had a fair amount of slip, which contributed to the product pulling into lip lines but also made it more slippery on the lips. It lasted for four hours and was hydrating over time, but more and more color gathered in my lip lines as I wore the lipstick.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.15 oz. - $173.33 Per Ounce

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. All 34 shades are shimmer-free and vary being a soft satin finish to a natural finish (light shine but not glossy).

The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Tom Ford Greta, Ellie, Isamaya Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheers

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Greta Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Greta Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Greta Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Greta Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Greta Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Greta Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Greta

Tom Ford Beauty Greta Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage with a lightweight, thin texture that applied evenly across the lips but was thin to the point where it emphasized the texture of my lips. This shade lasted for two hours and was a touch hydrating overall.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a "semi-sheer effect" with a "creamy" and "hydrating" formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one's cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you're someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you. There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer 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)]

Greta
Greta
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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The Best & Worst of Urban Decay Fall 2017 Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks
Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks

Here’s a look at how well the newest additions to the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) lineup did! In terms of where one can find them, five are exclusive to the brand’s website (Caliente, Control, Hawkeye, Plague, Heartache), while ten are available at other retailers. Also: a few of the shades were previously released as limited edition shades.

The Best & Worst of Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters

01/04

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter  

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter  

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter  

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter  

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.24 oz./0.28 oz.) is available in two individual shades along with four duos. The formula is described ranging from “subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged” with a “cream-powder hybrid” formula that feels “weightless” and is long-wearing. They can also be used on the eyes, body, lips, and so forth, per the brand. They feel like a traditional powder, but they have a smooth, moderately dense texture that doesn’t kick up a lot of excess product in the pan but also does not feel stiff or difficult to pickup with the brush. The finishes varied from shade to shade; where Metal Moon was the most subtle and had a satin-to-pearl finish, Trophy Wife was the most over-the-top with chunky, obvious glitter and less base color compared to the other shades.

The duos featured a light-to-moderate highlighter on the left and then a more sparkly, metallic highlighter on the right with the exception of Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule, where the left shade (Ginger Binge) was more intense (possibly owing to the richer color and payoff). In general, I found the left, more subtle side of each duo to be sheer to semi-sheer, somewhat buildable, whereas the right, more metallic side was substantially more pigmented. All of the more intense highlighters (Trophy Wife and the right side of the duos) did accentuate the look of my skin’s natural texture to some degree.

For use on the eye, they worked better with a slightly dampened brush, as it gave the powder a bit more binding powder for better adherence to the lid, but the ones I tried on the lid were blendable and easy to apply with no real concerns from the application itself other than the potential for fallout over time.

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

01/09

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

Used a dampened brush | Look Details

Used a dampened brush | Look Details

Apres Ski Glow Collection

Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette ($45.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes seven eyeshadows inspired by the brand’s famous powder highlighters, just designed “specifically for the eyes.” I think that one of the strengths of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed highlighters is their texture–that creamy, smooth, and velvety-feel that is almost effortless when it comes to blending and diffusing on the skin. That doesn’t exist in this palette; the textures are dry, powdery, and prone to sheering out. The eyeshadows only adhered decently to the lid with a dampened brush but were barely-there washes when I attempted to use them dry. When I tried using them dry over eyeshadow primer, they were still miserable to work with.

5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
5.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
62%
Total

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