NARS Satin Lipstick (Banned Red and Tolede)

NARS Satin Lipstick Banned Red swatch dark skin
NARS Banned Red

NARS promises that their iconic lipstick will be lightweight, long lasting and resistant to bleeding/feathering. I do think that Banned Red (pictured above) does have a decent wear time for a satin lipstick. I can get a good 4 hours of wear through drinking and a light snack before it needs to be touched up. Unfortunately for me, I do not agree that it is resistant to feathering. I have some very fine lines along my top lip that this formula creeps into. On the up side, I don’t think anyone else would notice the feathering, but it does bother me. They also say that it will leave your lips feeling hydrated, which I also don’t experience. I do think that this formula is comfortable to wear, but I don’t feel that it offers my lips any nourishment.

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MAC Love Me Liquid Lip Colour (Swatches)

Disclaimer: I was fortunate enough to be sent a package to try out 3 of the new MAC Love Me Liquid Lip Colours.  This was not a PR package, it was sent out to customers and I happened to receive one.  The opinions I offer in this post are my own and I did not agree to feature or speak positively about these products.

MAC Love Me Liquid Lip Colour Swatches on dark skin (Bated Breath, E for Effortless, and Coffee and Cigs)
Top to bottom: Bated Breath, E for Effortless, and Coffee and Cigs

Bated Breath, E for Effortless, and Coffee and Cigs, $24.00

The Love Me Liquid Lip Colour is basically a liquified version of their regular Love Me Lipstick range. They have a satin finish and do not dry down to the matte longwear finish that you may traditionally think of when you hear liquid lipstick. If you have ever tried the Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color, then you will have an idea of what this formula is like.

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Swatches (Rum Raisin, Raisin Rage, Desert Escape)

After mentioning my favorite lipstick formulas in another post, I thought it would be nice to swatch any formulas or colors that I haven’t shared in the past. Up first are the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks. I have shown swatches of both Raisin Rage and Rum Raisin previously, but I decided to go ahead and include them next to a newer to me shade (desert escape).

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick rum raisin, raisin rage, desert escape swatches medium dark skin
L to R: Revlon rum raisin, raisin rage, desert escape

As I’ve mentioned, I really think this line from Revlon is still one of the best on the market if you like a traditional cream bullet lipstick. They are comfortable and provide good pigmentation. If you like an opaque coverage, these might be a miss for you, but I wouldn’t describe them as sheer.

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MAC 30% off lips, highlighters, and blushes (with swatches)

If you were already thinking of checking out the MAC sale, I thought I’d share some swatches to help you shop. I’m showcasing products that I feel are less talked about or at least less talked about among what is current and new to the market.

To shop the sale, use the code MACSPRING30 at checkout. I did test the code on all the available items I have swatched, and they were marked down successfully. The only exceptions are some blushes that are no longer available due to being limited edition or discontinued. I will make a note of those items below the pictures.


Love Me Lipstick – Bated Breath, $21.00

MAC Love Me Lipstick Bated Breath swatch dark skin
MAC Bated Breath (Love Me Lipstick)

Satin Lipstick – Del Rio, $19.00

MAC Del Rio Satin Lipstick swatch dark skin
MAC Del Rio (Satin Lipstick)

Matte Lipstick – Heroine, $19.00

MAC Heroine Matte Lipstick swatch dark skin
MAC Heroine (Matte Lipstick)

Hyper Real Glow Highlight Palettes, $39.50

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