The consistency was lightly creamy, denser but not uncomfortable to apply. The settling worsened over the four hours the lipstick lasted for, though the formula was lightly hydrating to wear, so it wasn’t drying at least.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$25.00/0.14 oz. – $178.57 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to “lightweight” with a “creamy” texture and a “softly luminous finish” that feels “deeply hydrating.” There was no reference to coverage, but the promotional swatches showed opaque coverage.
The range is broken up into four undertones: Beige (suits neutral, warm, red skin tones), Neutral Beige (suits all skin tones), Neutral Pink (suits all skin tones), and Pink (suits warm and yellow skin tones). The shades also range from very light to deep so that there’s one that will “flatter each and every skin tone.”
They are pigmented with semi-opaque to opaque coverage in a single layer, and the majority of the shades applied evenly to my lips. They have a denser, more velvety formula that had some creaminess to them without feeling traditionally wet or emollient. The formula has satin-to-cream finish that wears down to a semi-matte finish within two to three hours or can be quickly blotted down if preferred.
I noticed that most shades had a bit of product that sank into my deeper lip lines with it often not being noticeable in person, just in the close-up photos, but lighter shades were more likely to be visible in person as well as in the close-up photos. They wore between four and six hours, were lightly hydrating to non-drying, and wore away evenly. The formula has a fairly strong, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.
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TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77492, RED 7 LAKE CI 15850, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 6 CI 15850, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, MICA, ETHYL VANILLIN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TALC, POLYETHYLENE, MYRISTYL TRISILOXANE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, DI-C12-13 ALKYL TARTRATE, OCTYLDODECANOL
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