Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02, Dark Matter 03, Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick

Dark Matter 02

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite LipstickStellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with copper and gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The consistency felt stiffer in the tube, but it applied fairly evenly, though I did use more pressure. The lipstick lasted well for five and a half hours, but I don’t think it’s a formula I’d say has all-day wear, just better-than-average wear (though this type of color often wears five to six hours as it is deeper).

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” (as in “all-day”) with “saturated pigments” and a “satin finish.” Most modern lipsticks are creamier and more velvety, but the formula of these was very firm, almost dry in the tube; reminiscent of old school, more matte formulas. I had two of the six shades I purchased break at the base, and it seemed due to just how stiff/dry the bullet itself was (it can actually happen when a formula is too creamy as well!). The exterior of the lipstick seemed drier, but as I applied each one to lips, they softened and gave a satin finish, as promised. They had a tendency to tug on lips, though I was able to get fairly even, smooth coverage, and most shades were fairly pigmented. The wear ranged from four to six hours (the wear of most formulas, and not “all-day”), and most shades were neither drying nor hydrating. I didn’t notice any added scent or taste, but they did smell slightly waxy.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isohexadecane, VP/ Eicosene Copolymer, VP/ Hexadecene Copolymer, Isododecane, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide]. [+/- (May Contain): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470)].

Dark Matter 02

PPermanent. $22.00.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick

Dark Matter 03

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite LipstickStellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 Infinite Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with a satin finish. It had good color payoff, though not quite opaque, that went on evenly and smoothly, despite tugging on the lips due to the firmer consistency. It was comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isohexadecane, VP/ Eicosene Copolymer, VP/ Hexadecene Copolymer, Isododecane, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide]. [+/- (May Contain): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470)].

Dark Matter 03

PPermanent. $22.00.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick

Dark Matter 04

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite LipstickStellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, mmedium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly. The texture felt firmer, denser, and a little dry initially, but it softened up slightly and didn’t appear ragged or uneven applied. The formula was lightweight, non-drying, and lasted for five and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isohexadecane, VP/ Eicosene Copolymer, VP/ Hexadecene Copolymer, Isododecane, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide]. [+/- (May Contain): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470)].

Dark Matter 04

PPermanent. $22.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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The Overview

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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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Somewhat surprised that these aren’t actually better in formula. We get that good reality check, when a maybelline dupe comes out significantly better. ‘Course I oohed and aahed over number 04…… maybe bec I have 5 dupes…the Nars and Nyx Alabama. Just a variation on the shoe fits axiom. If you like the shade, buy it in every formula. This whole dark matter subset is very appealing, but just, idk, should perform better.

They aren’t bad, but they aren’t as long-wearing as they seem marketed as – the texture was a little unexpected, though.

Dark Matter 02 looks like something I would enjoy wearing! Deeper and richer than Aperture means it wouldn’t cast quite such a yellowish glow onto my teeth or skin. Then again, I never did go outside with Aperture on…. found out with Naked Truth that store lighting distorts severely!

Lovely lipstick shades. I particularly like Dark Matter 04 though I’m still enamored with the metallic red lipstick from an earlier post.

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