Lip Products

Estee Lauder Pretty Vain, Power Trip, Excite Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $32.00/0.12 oz. – $266.67 Per Ounce The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” in a “single stroke” that “glides on effortlessly” and has “six hour” wear. More recent copy of the formula has been more specific as it having “medium-to-full coverage.” Most shades in the range are lightweight, creamy with moderate slip with semi-opaque to opaque coverage that wears four to seven hours. The formula tends to sit well on lips and…

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MAC Out of This Pearl & Summer Chromance Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Out of This Pearl Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) has a clear base with flecks of gold and copper sparkle. It was actually described as “clear with gold pearl” (finally!), so the resulting sheer coverage (in the form of shimmer/sparkle) was as expected. The gloss had a smooth, moderately sticky consistency that minimized my lip lines and didn’t settle into them. It lasted well for four hours and felt moisturizing while worn. FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on…

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MAC Too Cool for Pool & Would Rather Lounge Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Too Cool for Pool MAC Too Cool for Pool Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-red with moderate, warm undertones and light gold pearl throughout. It had semi-sheer color coverage that could have applied a bit more evenly, though it didn’t look so bad from a normal viewing distance. The texture was light-medium in thickness, moderately tacky, but it didn’t feel heavy or glue-like on my lips. It wore well for four and a half hours and felt…

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MAC Cote d’Amour, Set to Sizzle, & Wham Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cote d’Amour MAC Cote d’Amour Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a brighter, raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen with very, very faint pearl–the kind that adds luminosity but not overt shimmer. The consistency was lightly emollient, wet without being too slippery, and felt lightweight, which made it comfortable to apply in a single layer as it didn’t drag or tug on my lips. It had good color coverage that could be built up to full…

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MAC A La Plage & Cannes Do! Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

A La Plage MAC A La Plage Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, peachy-pink with moderate, warm undertones and fine, gold and pink pearl throughout. It had a Lustre finish, which is designed to have sheerer coverage; I found it had semi-sheer coverage that built up to medium or slightly higher. The consistency was lightweight, thin without feeling clingy, and there was a bit of product that sank into my deeper lip lines, which has been an issue…

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Estee Lauder Immortal, LA Noir, Speak Out Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Immortal Estee Lauder Immortal Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark orange-red with strong, warm undertones and a natural sheen. The lipstick yielded good color coverage in a single stroke, which built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture felt lightweight, lightly creamy without being too slippery, and adhered evenly to my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. It stayed on nicely for five and a half hours, left…

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Estee Lauder Peerless, Truth Talking, Undefeated Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $32.00/0.12 oz. – $266.67 Per Ounce The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” in a “single stroke” that “glides on effortlessly” and has “six hour” wear. More recent copy of the formula has been more specific as it having “medium-to-full coverage.” Most shades in the range are lightweight, creamy with moderate slip with semi-opaque to opaque coverage that wears four to seven hours. The formula tends to sit well on lips and…

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Marc Jacobs Taboo, Moonglow, French Tickler Enamored Lip Lacquers Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Taboo (310) Marc Jacobs Beauty Taboo (310) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium brown with soft, warm undertones and gold and copper pearl throughout. It had medium coverage, though it was actually described as “sheer,” that applied smoothly and evenly across my lips. The texture was lightweight, thicker and more like a cushion-y, gel-cream with light tackiness (enough to keep it in place but not feel heavy). I was particularly impressed by how smoothing the…

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Estee Lauder Mind Game, Spellbound, Passion Pure Color Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Mind Game Estee Lauder Mind Game Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm, rosier undertones and a satin finish. It had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that felt less velvety compared to most shades in the range–more of a true satin, so there was a bit of slip–and had excellent adherence for an even lay down of opaque coverage in a single layer. It stayed on nicely for five hours…

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Marc Jacobs Work It, Skin Deep, Call Me Enamored Lip Lacquers Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Work It (342) Marc Jacobs Beauty Work It (342) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, taupe-brown with neutral undertones and a cream finish. It had an almost vinyl-like shine to it, as it looked particularly smooth with a very glossy, high-shine finish. The consistency was smooth, lightweight but thicker in feel, which gave it a plusher feel on my lips. I was impressed by just how smoothing the formula was of my lip lines, and…

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Estee Lauder Deep Secret & Demand Pure Color Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Estee Lauder Deep Secret Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep burgundy with cooler undertones and a satin finish. It was less of a true matte until an hour or two into wear, which was when the light sheen seemed to fade away. I also felt like there was a hint of very fine shimmer that ran through it. It had good color coverage in a single layer, but didn’t apply as evenly as I…

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Marc Jacobs Allow Me, Boom, Rebel Rebel Enamored Lip Lacquers Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Allow Me (302) Marc Jacobs Beauty Allow Me (302) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, warmer-toned pink base with flecks of gold sparkle throughout. The consistency was smooth, more like a gel-cream, that was plush to wear but not heavy or too tacky. It had medium coverage, which applied fairly evenly over my lips and smoothed out a lot of my lip lines. It stayed on well for four hours and felt hydrating over time.…

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Revlon Smoky Rose, Rosedew, Wink for Pink Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Smoky Rose Revlon Smoky Rose Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium to semi-opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to my lips and didn’t tug during application. The consistency felt lightweight, thin but not clingy, and smooth–just enough slip to glide easily but not feel slippery during wear. This shade stayed on well for four hours and felt lightly moisturizing over time. FURTHER READING:…

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Marc Jacobs Supa Dupa Fly & Cherry Moon Enamored Lip Lacquers Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Supa Dupa Fly (350) Marc Jacobs Beauty Supa Dupa Fly (350) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a deep burgundy with subtle, cool undertones paired with a glossy, cream finish. It had medium coverage (but it was described as “opaque”), and while a second layer would improve the coverage, the gloss itself had enough thickness that two layers made it feel thick, heavy, and was harder to keep in place. In a single pass, the texture was…

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NARS Orgasm X Oil-Infused Lip Tint Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Orgasm X NARS Orgasm X Oil-Infused Lip Tint ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with moderate gold and pink pearl throughout. It had semi-sheer color coverage in a single layer, which distributed shimmer and color well as I spread the gloss over my lips. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky, which gave it more of a gel-like feel and was comfortable to wear. It lasted well for four hours and felt hydrating while worn. FURTHER READING: Formula…

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Sephora No Limit Rouge Lacquer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sephora No Limit (32) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a brighter, medium red-copper with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips without emphasizing my lip texture. The consistency was creamy and felt like it melted slightly as I applied it, but it developed a touch of tackiness within a few minutes that helped keep the formula from feeling slippery…

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Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose & Impressionable Pure Color Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Rebellious Rose Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied fluidly and smoothly over my lips without tugging. The texture was slightly dense, not too firm, and felt velvety as I applied it, but it wasn’t heavy and didn’t seem slippery during wear. I’d recommend exfoliating prior to wearing it if…

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Revlon Abstract Orange, Pink Pearl, Apricot Fantasy Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Abstract Orange Revlon Abstract Orange Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a pearly sheen with fine shimmer throughout. The consistency was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and had enough slip to glide readily across my lips but not tug during application. The smoother, finer shimmer gave my lips a more metallic finish without being so shimmery that it became prone to emphasizing lip texture or lip lines. It…

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Marc Jacobs Forbidden Fruit, Want Me, Make Me Enamored Lip Lacquers Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Forbidden Fruit (334) Marc Jacobs Beauty Forbidden Fruit (334) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, light-medium orange with a jelly-like, high-shine finish. It wasn’t pale enough that it veered into milky territory, but it had translucency and some plushness in its consistency that made it look jelly-like to my eye. It had medium coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips, and it seemed to soften my lip lines. The texture felt smooth, lightweight…

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Revlon Brazilian Tan, Pink Cognito, Love is On Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Brazilian Tan Revlon Brazilian Tan Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which made it more pigmented than described, but could be an upside for those who prefer fuller coverage lipstick. The texture felt lightweight, emollient without being slippery, and thin but not clingy. It stayed on nicely for three and a half hours and felt somewhat moisturizing while…

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Marc Jacobs Pink Steam, Pink Flamingo, Hot Hot Hot Enamored Lip Lacquers Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pink Steam (322) Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Steam (322) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium lavender with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler blue and lavender pearl. It had a smooth, lightweight consistency that had a touch of tackiness while worn but was very comfortable and easy to wear as it didn’t feel overly thick. It had semi-opaque coverage, which applied evenly across my lips and smoothed out a lot of my lip lines. The color…

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Marc Jacobs Rio & Cream and Sugar Enamored Lip Lacquers Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Rio (354) Marc Jacobs Beauty Rio (354) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a cream finish. It suffered from the kind of issues typically seen with more pastel, cream-finish glosses: slightly uneven application with product that settled into lines. It was better-performing than the average gloss I’ve come across with those characteristics, but it can be hard to wear on its own as it can look quite…

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Estee Lauder Angel Lips, Starlit Pink, Frosted Apricot Hi-Lustre Lipsticks Reviews & Swaatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $32.00/0.12 oz. – $266.67 Per Ounce The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It took the Pure Color Envy formula and added shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn’t migrate as the lipstick wore down. The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to nearly opaque, so…

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Estee Lauder Wicked Wish & Tempt Me Hi-Lustre Lipsticks Reviews & Swaatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $32.00/0.12 oz. – $266.67 Per Ounce The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It took the Pure Color Envy formula and added shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn’t migrate as the lipstick wore down. The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to nearly opaque, so…

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YSL Light Me Red & Take My Red Away Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Light Me Red (119) YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips in one layer. The consistency felt lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and was easy to work with. The lipstick stayed on nicely for five and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and felt lightly…

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YSL Red is My Savior & Dial R.E.D. Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Red is My Savior (110) YSL Red is My Savior (110) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single, fluid stroke, which adhered evenly and smoothly over my lips without emphasizing lip texture or lip lines. The texture felt lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and was comfortable to apply and to wear. The color stayed on well…

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Estee Lauder Chocolate Whip & Show Off Hi-Lustre Lipsticks Reviews & Swaatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $32.00/0.12 oz. – $266.67 Per Ounce The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It took the Pure Color Envy formula and added shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn’t migrate as the lipstick wore down. The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to nearly opaque, so…

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YSL Make It Burn, Ready to Seduce, Red in the Dark Rouge Voluptes Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Make It Burn (101) YSL Make It Burn (101) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a brighter, poppy orange with warm, red undertones and a lightly pearly sheen. It had medium coverage, which was as marketed, that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips in a single, fluid stroke. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and more balm-like, so it had moderate slip but wasn’t heavy and didn’t sink into my lip lines, which was impressive. It stayed…

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YSL Corail Dolman, Nude Avant-Garde, Rouge Caftan Rouge Voluptes Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Corail Dolman (12) YSL Corail Dolman (12) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark pink-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had medium coverage, which was as described, that built up slightly to more semi-opaque coverage. The texture was creamy, smooth, and balm-like, so it was a more slippery formula to wear but very comfortable and easy to re-apply without a mirror. This particular shade wasn’t as smoothing or as forgiving of…

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YSL Red is My Savior & Dial R.E.D. Rouge Voluptes Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

YSL Red is My Savior (110) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright orange-red with a lightly glossy, luminous sheen. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage if desired, which was as described. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and balm-like, so it was incredibly comfortable to apply in a fluid motion but did have noticeable slip. The color stayed on nicely for four and a half hours and left a faint stain behind,…

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