Ciate Spark & Topaz Glitter Storm Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Spark

Ciate Spark Glitter Storm Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium coral with warm, golden shimmer and faint micro-sparkle. Swatched, it looked lighter than the tube but applied, the base pigmentation was more noticeable. It had medium coverage, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. It enhanced and brought out the natural pink tones in my lips, which I think made it appear a bit more pink-coral than it actually was. The consistency was lightweight, smooth (I didn’t feel the sparkle), and emollient without being too slippery. It stayed on well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing over time.

Anastasia Bellini (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar).Urban Decay Flame (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Sephora Fancy Peach (115) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Too Faced Metallic Debutante (P, $21.00) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Julianne (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Demsey (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.12 oz. – $183.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “full-color base” with “star-like pigments” that give “three-dimensional shine and shimmer.” The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending on the shade, though I’d say most were fairly pigmented. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being heavy or thick, and the color went on fairly evenly. In general, I felt like they could have applied a bit more evenly overall but the high-shine, sparkly/metallic finish often camouflaged imperfections in the application when seen at a normal viewing distance. I could feel the glittery texture in two shades as I applied–Cosmic and Elektra–but the other shades were very smooth and cream-like; even with Cosmic and Elektra, it was just “this is a glittery lipstick” in level of feel, by no means rough or painful to use! They lasted between four and six hours and were lightly hydrating over time.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Ethyl Vanillin, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Water, Dicalcium Phosphate, BHT, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Topaz

Ciate Topaz Glitter Storm Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and flecks of pink, gold, and copper sparkle. It had a lightweight, emollient consistency that was comfortable to apply (no grittiness) and to wear. The lipstick had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered well to my lips with even coverage, though there was a smigden of product that sat in my deeper lip lines–but I didn’t notice it at a normal viewing distance. It wore nicely for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating while worn.

Kat Von D Gothica (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar).Maybelline Mochachino (P, $7.49) is less shimmery (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Omar (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).MAC Bronze Shimmer (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Donovan (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Kat Von D Solo (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Seventh Sin (Omar) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Maybelline Copper Spark (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Sebastian (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.12 oz. – $183.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “full-color base” with “star-like pigments” that give “three-dimensional shine and shimmer.” The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending on the shade, though I’d say most were fairly pigmented. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being heavy or thick, and the color went on fairly evenly. In general, I felt like they could have applied a bit more evenly overall but the high-shine, sparkly/metallic finish often camouflaged imperfections in the application when seen at a normal viewing distance. I could feel the glittery texture in two shades as I applied–Cosmic and Elektra–but the other shades were very smooth and cream-like; even with Cosmic and Elektra, it was just “this is a glittery lipstick” in level of feel, by no means rough or painful to use! They lasted between four and six hours and were lightly hydrating over time.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Microcrystalline Wax Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Octyldodecanol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Ethyl Vanillin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Water, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, BHT, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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