Kaleidos Mercury Wave is a moderately cool-toned, very dark mauve with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $12.00 and contains 0.08 oz.
Kaleidos Mercury Wave Cloud Lab Lip Clay ($12.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep mauve with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The formula took about 10 minutes to really dry down to a more transfer-resistant finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to my lips and didn't catch on imperfections.
The texture was lightweight, airy, and more like a thin mousse, which helped it spread but not settle into my lip lines as it dried down. It stayed on well for five hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating on me.
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Cloud Lab Lip Clay gives you a completely new experience with matte lips. The cream-to-powder texture feels like cloud on your lips and brings ultra-matte effect without drying or emphasizing your lip lines. Apply with our flat doe foot applicator to sculpt the perfect lip, or blur the outline with your finger tip to get a more natural effect.
DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, KAOLIN, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, TRIBEHENIN, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, LECITHIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, ISOSTEARIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499),RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410), IRON OXIDES (CI77491), RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE(CI 77002).
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