December 25, 2018 December 25, 2018
Cherry on the top
Shimmer Crystal Cherry Cherry Cherry on the Top ($ 24.00 for 0.06 oz) is a medium red with neutral to cool undertones and red and silver hues. It had an opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to my lips without pulling them during application. The lipstick had a light texture and feel – thin but not sticky – so it adhered well but did not slip when worn. It was well worn for five and a half hours, left a weak spot and slightly hydrated with time.
MAC Strawberry Torte (LE, $ 17.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar) .Sephora Metallic Cherry (64) (64.00 P) (cooler, darker, warmer (85% similar). Mayenne Hot Lava (P, $ 7.49) is less bright, warmer (similar to 85%) Pat McGrath Rebel Red (P, $ 38.00) is brighter, colder (85% similar) Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (P, $ 36.00) is less brilliant, darker, cooler (85% similar) .Estee Lauder Christmas Kiss (LE, $ 32.00) is less shiny, colder (85% similar). # Wild Cherry Frost (P, $ 0.99) is less shiny, darker (85% similar) .Ciate Hollywood (P, $ 19.00) is cooler (similar to 85%) .Urban Decay Spark (PiP, $ 18.00) is less shiny, darker, cooler (85% similar) .Kat Von D Adora (P, $ 19.00) is brighter, darker, warmer (80 Similar%) .
Preview of the formula
The new formula is supposed to offer a shimmering and bold color both “long-wearing” and “smooth gliding”. The majority of shades exhibit semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation all at once. The texture is usually smooth and velvety, without feeling of moisture or cream color, but they do not slip because I used them for a full color. They have a semi-matte to matte finish in terms of gloss, but obviously, they have a little shimmer that goes from fine shimmer to shimmer with a weak to moderate shine. They managed to keep everything smooth because I did not notice the shimmer when I pressed my lips. The formula was nice to wear and lasted between four and six hours with me. They had a slight lemony scent with a very subtle, almost sweet taste (but I barely detected the taste).
They are inspired by the brand’s Matray Creme Lip Pencils, which are larger creamy and highly pigmented pencils, which have a more satin to semi-matte finish. In comparison, Shimmer lip pencils have a similar glide and comfort on my lips, but they have less creamy color and no satin sheen. They do not feel as hydrated as the Matray Creme Lip Pencils and, up to now, the Shimmer finish tends to wear slightly shorter.
Bite Beauty’s Melted Chocolate Shimmer Crystal Crème Lipstick ($ 24.00 for 0.06 oz) is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm rosé undertones and a sparkling finish. ;gold. It seemed frostier – a little drier and more textured – compared to other shades in the range. The pencil had enough slip to slide on my lips without dragging, and the color was evenly distributed on my lips but was more semi-opaque, integrable. This shade stayed good for five hours and did not dry or hydrate on me.
Sephora Voluptuous Burgundy (58) (P, $ 14.00) is less shimmery, darker (similar to 90%) .Anastasia Phantom (LE, $ 20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). more sexy, lighter, warmer (similar to 90%) .NYX Biker Babe (P, $ 7.50) is brighter, darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Makeup Slayer (P, 24, $ 00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar) .Too Faced That Girl (LE, $ 22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Sci Fly (LE, $ 19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, colder (85% similar) .Tom Ford Beauty Seadragon (06) (LE, $ 53.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more cold (similar to 85%). Dior Daisy Plum (976) (P, $ 35.00) is lighter and cooler (at 85% similar) .MAC On and On (P, $ 18.50) is more shimmery, cooler (similar to 85%) .
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About the reviewer
Christine has normal to dry skin with dry areas (cheeks, nose and under the eyes). She has a light-medium complexion with subtle and warmer yellow hues. Her best founding matches include: Tropical Rainforest in Medium to Neutral Light (Best Match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Long Wear in Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Ivory Hourglass Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous at dusk, MAC NC20 / NC25, Liquid Make Up for Ever Ultra HD at Y305 (140).