Love for Lipstick: Lipsense

Hi guys! I feel like for the past year or so, Lipsense by SeneGence has been everywhere I look. At work, on Instagram, on Facebook, at local events, you name it. Lipsense appears to be SeneGence’s most popular product as it is a long-wearing lipstick with some serious claims. It is said to last up to 18 hours and to be kiss proof, smudge proof and water proof. Basically, it sounds like it can survive an apocalypse. I have to admit, I was really skeptical of this “miracle” product, being an avid hoarder of lipsticks of all varieties. However, when Hallie of All Day Everyday Lips, a local distributor offered me a set for review, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see if this product really works.

With a whopping forty-five shades to choose from, I chose the shade Berry. I love deep shades like this for the fall. Also, dark colours also seem to be the most noticeable when they disappear so it seemed perfect for a wear test. Hallie also provided me with a Glossy Gloss and an Ooops! Remover so that I had everything I needed to begin this Lipsense journey.

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Love for Lipstick: Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip

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Hi guys! Today I’ve finally got a new addition to my Love for Lipstick series – Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip in the shade 500 (Lilac). I had seen quite a few great reviews on this product so I had to pick one up last month during a trip to Sephora. Even so, I was a bit skeptical as they look very similar to the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks which I’m not really fond of. Nonetheless, I thought I’d give them a try anyways.

The Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip are inspired by the pigmentation of acrylic paints. The tube style and cushion applicator allow for control over how much of the product you want to apply. The applicator is quite easy to use though and it wasn’t hard to get a clean application. The formula of these feel quite comfortable on the lips. My lips never really felt dry at all throughout the day. Continue reading

Love for Lipstick: Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick

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Hi guys! I’ve got another Love for Lipstick post for you today! We will be taking a closer look at the Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in the shade Lover. I picked this beauty up when I went to the preview party prior to the opening of Sephora in Thunder Bay a few weeks ago. The Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick (wow that’s a mouthful!) is said to have the pigmentation of a liquid lipstick but the comfort of a gloss.

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The formula itself is definitely whipped as the name suggests. It applies almost like a mousse and has a slightly thicker consistency compared to your standard liquid lipstick. It definitely is quite pigmented and only requires one coat of product.It kind of reminded me of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. Between the formula and the doe-foot applicator it is quite easy to get a nice even application.  Continue reading

Love for Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Beverly Hills CrushHi guys! I’ve got another Love for Lipstick post for you today and it’s a long overdue one. I’ve been meaning to review the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks for some time now. I’ve got three of them now and I wear them all the time so I’ve definitely spent some time getting to know these beauties. Specifically, today we will be talking about the shade Crush.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks have a slightly thicker formula as far as liquid lipsticks go. They feel almost mousse-y to apply to the lips. Due to this, they are quite easy to get a clean application. The formula dries down rather quickly and I don’t typically notice too much transfer throughout the day. Continue reading

Love for Lipstick: Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint

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Hi guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Love for Lipstick post so today I’ve got one featuring the Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Adorbs! I picked this beauty up last month during the Sephora Spring VIB Sale and I’ve been testing it out ever since. I really love testing out new liquid lipsticks as I’m always on a quest to find the best wear times. I chose the shade Adorbs as it’s so bright and looks so summery. Plus, I didn’t already have any bright liquid lipsticks, bonus!

Formula

The formula of Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint is a slightly thicker than I’m used to mousse-y formula. Application is really quite easy. Between the consistency of the formula, and the shape of the wand, I could easily get a nice clean, even application on the lips. The wand is a bit longer and less doe-footy than your typical liquid lipstick applicator. I thought this would make it harder to apply but this actually made it easier to get a precise application! Continue reading

Love for Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

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Hi guys! I’m back from my brief hiatus and I’m ready to share my thoughts on the newly launched Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick as part of my Love for Lipstick series. As you probably know by now, I am in love with Urban Decay and in love with liquid lipstick so when they announced this combination, my heart nearly stopped. The Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick line claims to be waterproof and long-lasting. It also claims to be pigmented and transfer proof. It comes in two formulas – comfort matte and metallized. Continue reading

Love for Lipstick: Urban Decay 1993

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Hi guys! It’s been awhile since I last posted a Love for Lipstick post but I’ve got another lipstick to give you a full review of. Today we will be talking about the Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Formula. Specifically, we’ll be talking about Urban Decay 1993. If you’re unfamiliar with my Love for Lipstick series, this is my exploration of different lipsticks from different brands and price points to ultimately compile some comparisons and favourites. My current goal is to get through the formulas from the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick line. I’ve got Comfort Matte and Metallized formulas so I’ll be starting with those and will add more as I buy more of these.

So, as the same suggests, these are very comfortable matte lipsticks. They apply like a cream and dry down to a demi-matte finish (compared to say, a super matte liquid lipstick). I find the formula to be very pigmented and one swipe is enough to get the shade in the tube. I like to blot it with a tissue and then add a second layer just for extra durability though.

Urban Decay 1993 (Comfort Matte) Wear Test

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  1. Freshly applied at 8 am (sorry this picture isn’t the greatest, it’s so dark in the mornings now!)
  2. Checking in at 12 pm! This is after eating breakfast, and drinking lots of tea and water throughout the morning.
  3. After eating lunch around 12:30 pm (the sun decided to come out and blind me for this round of photos)
  4. Final check in at 5 pm after an afternoon of more tea and water

I’m pretty impressed by the wear time for this lipstick. It isn’t as durable as say, a liquid lipstick, but it fades nicely and it isn’t so matte that you can’t rub your lips around to redistribute the pigment. It started to wear around the inside of the mouth around picture #3 but with this shade it wasn’t too noticeable unless you are looking for it. I’m not sure how a bolder colour would fare. Honestly though, I don’t really expect a tube lipstick to truly last all day like I do with a liquid lipstick.

Overall, I love this formula! It’s comfortable to wear, it’s pigmented and it has great wear time! Once I make my way through the rest of the Urban Decay Vice lipstick formulas I would definitely grab more of these. And, incase I haven’t mentioned it enough lately, I am in love with Urban Decay 1993. It’s everything I dreamed it to be and more!

What lipstick have you been obsessing over lately? Let me know in the comments down below! If you have missed any of my Love for Lipstick series you can find all of those posts here!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Love for Lipstick: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

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Hi guys! It’s been quite awhile since my last Love for Lipstick post but I’ve got another one for you today featuring the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade San Paulo. I picked this up during a Drugstore Haul in June and I’ve been wearing it quite a bit to get a feel for how it performs on the lips.

I’m a huge fan of liquid lipsticks so a relatively inexpensive drugstore one caught my eye. I had seen this shade raved about on a video that KathleenLights did so that was partially why I chose San Paulo. It also seemed very versatile and wearable.

The applicator is a doe-foot and has a fairly short wand. If you compare it to the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks or the Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks you will see a considerable difference. “Soft Matte Lip Cream” is the perfect name for this product as it really is more of a cream than a liquid lipstick. The creamy formula is quite easy to apply. I prefer to blot it off so it ends up looking more like a stain. When wearing it, I can’t really feel it at all on the lips. It is matte though so if you have dry lips you may not like it.

The Wear Test

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1. Freshly applied (8 am); 2. Prior to eating lunch (12 pm); 3. After eating lunch (12:30 pm); 4. After work (5:00 pm)

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream lasted roughly nine hours. It did fade considerably throughout the day and get a bit patchy throughout the day but if you were looking at my lips from a normal distance you likely wouldn’t notice. It survived two meals and survived me drinking water all day. It felt comfortable on the lips and I could barely tell it was there.

Overall, while I enjoyed this lipstick as it was comfortable and wore decently, I don’t think it is my favourite “liquid lipstick”. I prefer the formula of the Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks or Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks (a more traditional formula). I did like this enough to try other shades though.

Have you tried any of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams? Let me know in the comments down below! If you’ve missed any of my Love for Lipstick series, you can find all of those posts here!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Love for Lipstick: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

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Hi guys! It’s time for another Love for Lipstick post and this one finishes off my last haul! My next Love for Lipstick post will be a beauty from the drugstore, so keep an eye out for that, but today we are going to talk about the lovely Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks!

Application with the doe-foot applicator and the slightly moussey formula is easy! Some liquid lipsticks go from zero to all over the place but not this one! With this one I am always able to get a precise application.

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1. Freshly applied at 8 am 2. After eating lunch (soup) at 12:30 pm 3. Last check-in at 5 pm

The wear-time is also pretty great as well! It wore a little bit in the centre from eating/drinking throughout the day but with this shade it didn’t look obvious at all. Upon a normal glance you would never notice in person. It doesn’t feel drying throughout the day and almost keeps a very very slight tackiness to it for the first bit half of the day. It also doesn’t transfer at all. Continue reading

Love for Lipstick: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche

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Hi guys! I’m back with another post in my Love for Lipstick Series! In my last haul I talked about the two shades from the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche line that I had picked up. I hadn’t tried this line and it’s fairly new so I had to pick up two because they both looked so pretty!

So let’s start off by talking about the application. These lipsticks feel very creamy and almost a bit thick to apply but don’t feel heavy once on. They are richly pigmented and only require one strategic swipe to get beautiful lips. They set down to a demi-matte/satin finish. So, it lasts all-day (but does fade as you go) and also feels super comfortable. This hydrating formula was made with nutrients, vitamins and omega-oils to help quench your lips and keep them looking healthy.

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Pickled Ginger: 1. Freshly applied at 8 am; 2. Pre-lunch check-in at 12 pm; 3. Post-lunch check-in at 12:45 pm; 4. End of the work-day check-in at 5 pm

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