($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. The consistency was more emollient than most in the range, resulting that wasn’t quite as even in its application. It also included some products that settled into my deeper lip lines–just enough to be visible in person.
When applied, it still had a more velvety-cream-like feel, which I’d call a signature to the formula. It had a semi-opaquefor five hours and felt lightly hydrating.
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).
- (P, $19.50) is more shimmery and darker (95% similar).
- (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% identical).
- (DC, $22.00) is darker and more generous (85% similar).
- (LE, $20.00) is darker and more friendly (85% identical).
- (P, $38.00) is more generous (85% similar).
- (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, and warmer (85% identical).
- (P, $22.00) is darker and more generous (85% comparable).
- (LE, $40.00) is darker and warmer (80% similar).
- (P, $24.00) is shimmery, darker, and more generous (80% identical).
- (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, and more generous (80% similar).
$24.00/0.17 oz. – $141.18 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be long-wearing (“10 hours'”) with “immediate” moisture while “[blurring] lines and [smoothing] lips” that don’t settle, crease, flake, or feel drying. Per the brand, one applies using the “hourglass-shaped applicator.”
The texture has a more velvety, thicker feel that spreads well and feels plusher with more of a silicone-like glide (if you’ve tried a silicone-based primer, the sense of it on the lips was similar but creamier). The applicatorproducts evenly. Still, it gathered more effect than necessary for my lips in a single pull of product to the point where I felt like it over-applied product to the detriment of application.
I had better luck applyingof my lips. This ensured that there on my lips; too much resulted in the product pilling a bit and being uneven, especially along the inner area of my mouth, prone to getting on teeth and sometimes catching lip texture/imperfections. For reference: all swatch photos are as-applied with the included only.
They were pigmented, with most shades nearly opaque to opaque, but a few fell slightly below. For a more diffused look, you’d want to apply with fingertips or just to the center of the lips and then use a brush or fingertips to blow out the color. The colors went on fairly evenly, and I found most of the time where it did not, it was an(despite just using one pull of development!), and the formula was more forgiving when applied with more negligible effect (but that still was plenty to cover my lips with near-full coverage!).
They mattify over time–as the color wore away–and are more transfer-resistant at that point, but the formula itself is more flexible, though I could feel it on, and has a more satin-like finish for the first couple of hours of wear. I’d recommend blotting gently on the(less likely to get tissue bits on your lips that way) to soften and mattify faster if desired.
The lighter shades didn’t wear away as evenly and had more noticeable wear along the center of my lips, while the more mid-tone and deeper shadesand more evenly as they tended to stain a bit. The wear ranged from five to eight hours, but the formula wasn’t providing any “immediate” moisture for me, and after wearing many shades back-to-back, my lips were slightly dehydrated.