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MAC Asterisk & Destined for Stardom Kissing Stars Lipstick Critiques & Swatches

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Asterisk

MAC Asterisk Kissing Stars Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) has a blackened purple base with a combination of bluish-violet, purple, and lighter blue sparkle and glitter all through. It was appalling unhealthy in utility, and it lived as much as… none of its claims; it didn’t evenly distribute shade, it wasn’t opaque, and the feel was {smooth}.

I don’t know who let this one escape the manufacturing facility, however it’s not an actual shock as each comparable shade (they usually’re all fairly shut in shade/composition) is about as poorly completed. As cool as glittery lipstick has the potential to be, let’s dial down releasing shades not out of alpha testing.

It had semi-sheer protection that didn’t construct up nicely, because the extra I attempted to construct it up, the extra uneven the underlying shade seemed and clumpier the sparkles/glittery bits turned, which resulted in an visibly uneven, extra noticeably textured (although I wouldn’t name it gritty or painfully tough) the product seemed on my lips. So as to add insult to harm, the colour seeped into my lip strains, didn’t adhere to my internal lip space, and had worn down inside two and a half hours of damage. I assume the nicest factor I might say concerning the components was that it didn’t dry my lips out.

Components Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. – $200.00 Per Ounce

The components is meant to have “intense, ultra-creamy color payoff” with an “ultra-smooth gliding texture” that has “even color distribution and payoff.” Simply in case you were not completely on-board with the concept that MAC meant for these to be pigmented, additionally they go on to explain these as having “an explosion of color.”

The pigmentation diverse from shade to shade however over half of the shades had far underneath full protection and none had full protection. The components struggles to use evenly, as there’s sufficient slip that the colour appears to slip round and generally the glitter/sparkle clumped on itself after I tried to construct up protection. A number of shades seemed visibly uneven and gritty on my lips, although I will say they did not really feel gritty such as you’d expect–a little texture at occasions however pretty {smooth} total.

The feel was pretty {smooth}, emollient with out being heavy or thick, they usually have been thinner (with out being clingy), but they’d hassle adhering to elements of my lips, particularly the internal areas. I used to be reminded of this line from the film Clueless, “No, she’s a full-on Monet… From far-off, it is OK, however up shut, it is a large previous mess.” The shiny end coupled with numerous sparkle and shimmer–all reflecting mild strongly–give the phantasm that they don’t seem to be so unhealthy from afar (like six ft away), however they’re wretched in case you look within the mirror (like a foot away).

The one solution to make these “work” could be to layer them on prime of a better-applying lipstick or lining lips beneath first after which utilizing them so as to add sparkle. That they had a delicate vanilla scent however no discernible style.

These are additionally extraordinarily just like the Tom Ford Lip Sparks from an ingredient listing perspective (they’re nearly the identical) in addition to from a efficiency perspective. (Each manufacturers are owned by Estee Lauder.)

Browse all of our MAC Kiss of Stars Lipstick swatches.

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Destined for Stardom

MAC Destined for Stardom Kissing Stars Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) has a sheer, nearly translucent base with a average quantity of each finer and bigger particle iridescent sparkle and glitter. It translated into extra of a bluish-silver impact with multi-colored flecks of sparkle at sure angles. In case you wanted to solid probably the most dastardly villain in a beauty-themed film, this is perhaps the candidate.

It clumped up so badly that it felt like patches of sand in locations. It had semi-sheer pigmentation–at finest, when swatched on m y arm–that translated from barely-there to semi-sheer on my lips because the product didn’t apply evenly. After I tried only a single go of product, it was nonetheless sheer, uneven, and liable to sinking into my lip strains. As a result of it was imagined to have “intense” pigmentation, I attempted to construct up the protection however failed miserably.

It had minimal put on time and spent a lot of the two hours it was on for creeping into my lip strains and separating alongside them however hey, no less than it didn’t dry my lips out! Being beneficiant, the texture of the lipstick happening, no less than initially, was smoother than you’d count on, given the quantity of shimmer/sparkle that’s seen.

Components Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. – $200.00 Per Ounce

The components is meant to have “intense, ultra-creamy color payoff” with an “ultra-smooth gliding texture” that has “even color distribution and payoff.” Simply in case you were not completely on-board with the concept that MAC meant for these to be pigmented, additionally they go on to explain these as having “an explosion of color.”

The pigmentation diverse from shade to shade however over half of the shades had far underneath full protection and none had full protection. The components struggles to use evenly, as there’s sufficient slip that the colour appears to slip round and generally the glitter/sparkle clumped on itself after I tried to construct up protection. A number of shades seemed visibly uneven and gritty on my lips, although I will say they did not really feel gritty such as you’d expect–a little texture at occasions however pretty {smooth} total.

The feel was pretty {smooth}, emollient with out being heavy or thick, they usually have been thinner (with out being clingy), but they’d hassle adhering to elements of my lips, particularly the internal areas. I used to be reminded of this line from the film Clueless, “No, she’s a full-on Monet… From far-off, it is OK, however up shut, it is a large previous mess.” The shiny end coupled with numerous sparkle and shimmer–all reflecting mild strongly–give the phantasm that they don’t seem to be so unhealthy from afar (like six ft away), however they’re wretched in case you look within the mirror (like a foot away).

The one solution to make these “work” could be to layer them on prime of a better-applying lipstick or lining lips beneath first after which utilizing them so as to add sparkle. That they had a delicate vanilla scent however no discernible style.

These are additionally extraordinarily just like the Tom Ford Lip Sparks from an ingredient listing perspective (they’re nearly the identical) in addition to from a efficiency perspective. (Each manufacturers are owned by Estee Lauder.)

Browse all of our MAC Kiss of Stars Lipstick swatches.

Elements

We hope you may contemplate supporting Temptalia by procuring by way of our hyperlinks under. Thanks!