Makeup Geek Marriage Material is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark plum with a semi-matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $12.00 and contains 0.06 oz.
Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture was mousse-like, airy and lightweight, and while it was quite pigmented, the actual consistency was grainy and seemed poorly mixed (in terms of ingredients). The color appeared "cracked" as the color pulled away from where my lip lines were, even though it did not dry down like a typical liquid lipstick. As the color wore on, I had more significant settling of the color into my lip lines, which made it appear more uneven overall. It lasted for four hours, left a pink stain behind, and my lips felt tight and drier after wearing it (but it did not feel dry while it was on)--almost raw at times.
The formula is supposed to be a "cross between a cream and a mousse" that is "highly pigmented" with a "soft matte" finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look "cracked," I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn't designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw.
Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).
A cross between a cream and mousse, this unique formula sits on top of the lips for a soft, “plush” feel. A wide variety of colors crafted in a soft matte finish, you’re sure to find a highly pigmented shade you love!.
Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Behenate, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Limonene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Flavor/Aroma, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Linalool, Citral, Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract Citronellol, Geraniol, Stearoyl Inulin, Water/Aqua, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77492, 77491), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 33 (Cl 17200), Red 6 (Cl 15850)
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