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Hourglass Only You/I Hope We Confession Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Only You/I Hope We

Hourglass Only You I Hope We Confession Lipstick Duo ($72.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features two full-sized lipsticks with refillable packaging. Unfortunately, the inclusion of two lipstick holders resulted in quite a bump up from the holiday duos that launched (which included just one holder). The price of the duo is the same as buying two shades individually, too. Both shades were stellar in performance; they were pigmented, comfortable to wear, sat well, and lasted for six hours or longer.

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Only You

Only You is a brighter, medium copper with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in one stroke with color that went on evenly and was forgiving of texture imperfections of my natural lips. The consistency was lightweight with a touch of creaminess–enough that it didn’t pull painfully during application, but it didn’t slide across either, so while it had a lot of sheen, it didn’t feel slippery at all. There was also a touch of tackiness when I pressed my lips together that isn’t as common to find in a lipstick formula. It wore well for over six hours and felt hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.03 oz. - $1133.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish." It's a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren't quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there's a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim--and that's not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Browse all of our Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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I Hope We

I Hope We is a medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips without emphasizing my lip lines. The formula was more forgiving of natural lip texture and imperfections.

The texture was lightweight, denser in the tube (though not uncomfortable to apply), so it doesn’t glide on like butter yet has excellent adhesion (over six hours of wear). There’s a slight tackiness present, but I really think it contributes to a higher-performing formula across the board. Over the six hours it lasted for, it also felt hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.03 oz. - $1133.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish." It's a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren't quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there's a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim--and that's not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Browse all of our Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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Fenty Beauty Rose (4) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Rose (4)

Fenty Beauty Rose (4) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a pink-hued color story that features three matte shades, two shimmer shades, and one glitter shade.

Shimmers always seem like the easier type of eyeshadow finish to make, but Fenty’s matte eyeshadows actually out-perform their shimmers in general. These mattes were pigmented, blendable, and wore seven to eight hours, but the shimmers were fussier. The glitter formula had a lot of room for improvement as it was only usable packed into a small area as blending it out resulted in glitter everywhere, though the glitter (when packed on) didn’t have much fallout/migration, which was a surprise.

Rose (4)
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

Sleepova

Sleepova is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation in a single layer with a soft, smooth texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout nor did it sheer out too readily on my skin. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "rich, blendable color" that is available in "matte, shimmer, and glitter long-wear finishes." There were a few distinctive formulas used throughout the palettes in which the eyeshadows are housed, but generally, they were decent eyeshadows that were buildable, fairly blendable, and had decent wear, but I felt like most of the shimmers were thin, a little dusty, and had a tendency to look less shimmery once applied (almost a faded quality to them).

The matte formula was most consistent and had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and blended out without too much effort, though some deeper shades took longer to diffuse or went on patchily initially and had to be diffused and blended out to a more even application. The wear ranged from seven to eight hours on me before they showed signs of fading.

The shimmer formula was typically thin, dusty, and more prone to sheering out or looking somewhat "faded" and less shimmery after a few minutes on my lid. There were a few shades that seemed to have a denser, thicker formulation that offered greater intensity in its shimmer finish but had light fallout and looked thicker on the lid, so they did not layer as well with the other shades (which were thinner). The wear ranged from six to eight hours before fading.

The glitters had a gritty feel to them, as one might expect of a glitter-packed product, with decent spreadability. The wear ranged from seven to eight hours with light to moderate fallout.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alumina, Glycerin, Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Sleepova
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Sugashock

Sugashock is a deeper pink with moderate, warm undertones paired with a frosted finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin, though I felt like there was a bit of fallout during application unless I used my fingertip or a dampened brush to apply it. The consistency was soft, a little thicker in the pan, but it picked up well enough with a brush. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "rich, blendable color" that is available in "matte, shimmer, and glitter long-wear finishes." There were a few distinctive formulas used throughout the palettes in which the eyeshadows are housed, but generally, they were decent eyeshadows that were buildable, fairly blendable, and had decent wear, but I felt like most of the shimmers were thin, a little dusty, and had a tendency to look less shimmery once applied (almost a faded quality to them).

The matte formula was most consistent and had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and blended out without too much effort, though some deeper shades took longer to diffuse or went on patchily initially and had to be diffused and blended out to a more even application. The wear ranged from seven to eight hours on me before they showed signs of fading.

The shimmer formula was typically thin, dusty, and more prone to sheering out or looking somewhat "faded" and less shimmery after a few minutes on my lid. There were a few shades that seemed to have a denser, thicker formulation that offered greater intensity in its shimmer finish but had light fallout and looked thicker on the lid, so they did not layer as well with the other shades (which were thinner). The wear ranged from six to eight hours before fading.

The glitters had a gritty feel to them, as one might expect of a glitter-packed product, with decent spreadability. The wear ranged from seven to eight hours with light to moderate fallout.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, P-Anisic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Sugashock
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Lil Miss

Lil Miss is a brighter, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was thinner but not too dry or difficult to pick up, and it didn’t have fallout so it was easier to work with than its texture indicated. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "rich, blendable color" that is available in "matte, shimmer, and glitter long-wear finishes." There were a few distinctive formulas used throughout the palettes in which the eyeshadows are housed, but generally, they were decent eyeshadows that were buildable, fairly blendable, and had decent wear, but I felt like most of the shimmers were thin, a little dusty, and had a tendency to look less shimmery once applied (almost a faded quality to them).

The matte formula was most consistent and had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and blended out without too much effort, though some deeper shades took longer to diffuse or went on patchily initially and had to be diffused and blended out to a more even application. The wear ranged from seven to eight hours on me before they showed signs of fading.

The shimmer formula was typically thin, dusty, and more prone to sheering out or looking somewhat "faded" and less shimmery after a few minutes on my lid. There were a few shades that seemed to have a denser, thicker formulation that offered greater intensity in its shimmer finish but had light fallout and looked thicker on the lid, so they did not layer as well with the other shades (which were thinner). The wear ranged from six to eight hours before fading.

The glitters had a gritty feel to them, as one might expect of a glitter-packed product, with decent spreadability. The wear ranged from seven to eight hours with light to moderate fallout.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Glycerin, Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Lil Miss
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Spice Trip (Rose)

Spice Trip is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, rosy undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, somewhat powdery with light fallout during application if I wasn’t careful. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full opacity with a second layer. It blended out easily and lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

Stunt Queen

Stunt Queen is a medium-dark copper with warm, reddish undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle. It seemed more shimmery in the pan than it did applied; it was like the shimmer faded away during application and looked more like a satin to pearl finish (at best). The consistency was smooth to the touch but dense and drier, which might have accounted for how it translated. It had decent coverage but didn’t blend out that easily. It stayed on well for seven hours before I noticed signs of fading.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "rich, blendable color" that is available in "matte, shimmer, and glitter long-wear finishes." There were a few distinctive formulas used throughout the palettes in which the eyeshadows are housed, but generally, they were decent eyeshadows that were buildable, fairly blendable, and had decent wear, but I felt like most of the shimmers were thin, a little dusty, and had a tendency to look less shimmery once applied (almost a faded quality to them).

The matte formula was most consistent and had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and blended out without too much effort, though some deeper shades took longer to diffuse or went on patchily initially and had to be diffused and blended out to a more even application. The wear ranged from seven to eight hours on me before they showed signs of fading.

The shimmer formula was typically thin, dusty, and more prone to sheering out or looking somewhat "faded" and less shimmery after a few minutes on my lid. There were a few shades that seemed to have a denser, thicker formulation that offered greater intensity in its shimmer finish but had light fallout and looked thicker on the lid, so they did not layer as well with the other shades (which were thinner). The wear ranged from six to eight hours before fading.

The glitters had a gritty feel to them, as one might expect of a glitter-packed product, with decent spreadability. The wear ranged from seven to eight hours with light to moderate fallout.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
71%
Total

Diva Feva

Diva Feva is a medium-dark, coppery red base with a moderate amount of finer glitter throughout. The glitter didn’t bind as well with the base pigment, so the application of the glitter was best applied by patting and pressing it into place without blending. Blending out the product resulted in a fair amount of fallout and an uneven application of the glitter (though the base color seemed to stay in place).

I was surprised that it only had minimal fallout/migration over time as it didn’t seem like it had a lot of adhesive qualities to it by touch. It is a shade that I would, if I ever used it again, I’d use with an adhesive base to ensure that the glitter stayed in place better, though. The base color had semi-opaque coverage and stayed on well for eight hours (ignoring the glitter).

This shade includes PET glitter, though it is listed as an eyeshadow with the palette having an eye icon on the back and no warning/disclosure to mitigate that. For those curious or concerned about glitter use and safety, please read my post: everything about glitter.

Ingredients

Polyethylene Terephthalate, Squalane, Glass Beads, Mica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Polyurethane-11, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000).

Diva Feva
6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
2.5
Application
67%
Total

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Viseart Moisture Boost Oil Lip Shine for Spring 2020

Release Date + About the Launch

Introducing the Moisture Boost Oil Lip Shine Collection from Viseart Paris – a vegan, gluten-free, silicone-free, and petroleum-free hydrating oil-gloss in four universal core shades. Resveratrol and Grapeseed oil rejuvenate, repair, and renew with powerful antioxidants while Jojoba and Sunflower seed oil provide plumping peptides for a luscious pout. Universal in every sense, our curated collection can be worn alone, layered over your favourite lip colour or mixed together to create your own bespoke high-sheen finish! Weightless and comfortable, these glosses allow for quick and effortless application on-set or on the go. Mirror-less makeup never looked so good!

Now online at Viseart, 1/21 at Beautylish

Products in the Launch

Moisture Boost Oil Lip Shine, $19.00 (Permanent)

  • Petale Sheer soft pink
  • Fleur Romantic rosewood
  • Beignet Creamy, light beige
  • Cerise Ripe, dark cherry

NARS Savage Blush Review & Swatches

Savage (2020)

NARS Savage (2020) Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, reddish-brown with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch with light slip–it was creamier than most of the brand’s blushes but still thin and a bit “drier” (not in a bad way), which made it easier to pick up less product if desired as it wasn’t powdery so it was more controllable.

The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, though, so you’ll want to use a light-to-medium hand for buildable coverage. The powder blush applied evenly to bare skin and diffused with minimal effort without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.16 oz. - $187.50 Per Ounce

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS' blushes, since they've been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.

Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS' blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.

Browse all of our NARS Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC • OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • ZINC STEARATE • TIN OXIDE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • PHENOXYETHANOL • [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) • MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) • MICA • RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) • RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) • RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) • RED 34 LAKE (CI 15880) • RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) • TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) • YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] •

Gucci Sheer Lipstick Swatches

Here are swatches of all 18 shades of Gucci Sheer Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) currently available. The brand has three different finishes and at $42 a pop, that’s a bit above my budget to buy all of the shades across the three ranges, so I thought the sheerer, more luminous line would be fitting to review for spring.

Gucci Sheer Lipsticks

2020 Readers’ Choice Awards: Vote for Your Favorites Now!

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You don’t have to vote for every category–vote for as many or as few categories as you’d like! We have also created an “other” category to encourage readers in case you feel like you need to cast a vote but really don’t love any of the nominees.

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