Sheer Lipsticks - Swatch Set

I seem to have a fair number of sheer lipsticks in my lipstick collection.  Sheer lipsticks are so easy to apply and reapply that they seem to fit my lazy lifestyle so well.  I have a fairly wide representation across brands and I want to share them with you today.  I even scored a sample of the new YSL Rouge Volupté Shine and will put that in my round up.  This was a sample in my last Sephora order.
Several of these specific items have already been discussed and dissected in detail on the blog, so I will link to those if you are interested in seeing more detailed information.  But in doing this particular exercise, I made some notes on differences among the formulas and brands represented here.  Shall we kick it off?

Here are the brands I write about today (with links if previously discussed on Wondegondigo):
Tom Ford Lip Color Shine (here and here)
Burberry Lip Mist (here)
Fresh Lip Treatment
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine (Sephora sample)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Succulence of Dew (here)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine (original formula) (here)
Chantecaille Lip Chic (here and here)
Suqqu Creamy Glow Moist (here and here)
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer
I grouped all the reds and corals together for you on the left and others, more unique colors on the right.  Boy, I'm telling you.  It's exactly looking at pictures like this that remind me to PLEASE STOP BUYING MORE THINGS!  No, none are exactly the same, but surely, no one pair of lips need so many similar colors.  I will need to resort to eating my lipsticks to get through all of these.

*back to the regularly scheduled program*

Pigmentation check:
It is surprising to me how incredibly pigmented the Fresh Lip Treatment in Coral is.  This is a lip balm and not a real lipstick, but compared to the other sheer lipsticks in this group, it really holds its own in terms of pigmentation.

But among the lipstick lipsticks, both the Tom Ford, Rouge Bunny Rouge and the Shiseido had similarly strong pigmentation.  The least pigmented was the Suqqu Creamy Glow Moist and the Burberry (both the Rosy Pink and the Heather Pink).

Texture:
The Fresh is the most fragile of items and prone to smushing into the tube and melting.  The RBR is also very soft and one should take care not to expose to heat or too much pressure when applying.

Burberry was the hardest and waxiest and took a bit of pressure.  While not hard, the Chantecaille and Suqqus are the balmiest with a bit of resistance and drag against the lip when you apply.  Both will soften up a bit over time (especially if stuck for a few moments in your front pocket!)

Shine:
Tom Ford Willful is particularly shiny compared to the others in this bunch.  The Chantecaille Lip Chics and Suqqu Creamy Glow Moist have a very pretty transculent glow when applied.
Moisture:
Some formulas are more lip moisturizing than others and I think this aspect in particular will be more of a your mileage may vary situation, but my top formula for moisture is the Rouge Bunny Rouge.  My lips feel so fantastic after a day of wearing this and though the wear time is particularly short (2-3 hours depending on the specific color.  The one shown here is full of shimmer, but there are non-shimmer colors in the range.  Murmurings is a particular favorite of mine.

Scents:
All pretty pretty things.  I will likely pass on the YSL even though the applied color on the lips is so pretty.  It is very heavily scented and though I often like scents (Burberry, RBR, the vary faint Tom Ford), I find the YSL scent cloyingly sweet and icky.

Lasting powers is pretty slim on all of these products as sheer lipsticks are tend to do.  The really un-pigmented and certain pale shades of RBR are very scant in lasting.

What about you?  Are you a full on real lipstick fan?  Or are you into the lazy-person sheer lipstick.  Oh, you are not really lazy!  I'm just projection on you.  Or are you....SHUDDER...a lipgloss person?  And I want to know your most favorite sheer lipstick brands and colors.

Thank You and See You Later

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