Monday, October 22, 2018

bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer High Shine Liquid Lipstick | Review and Swatches

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The Makeup Wars team is currently featuring our favorite fall collections or products, and I am rather surprised by the relative pragmatism of my choice. I had been testing numerous products, but rather organically observed my particular affinity for three of the new for fall bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer High Shine Liquid Lipstick that I had been testing. Truth be told, it really didn't occur to me that these affordable beauties would sweep me off of my feet, but they did. I started testing them, then soon I was reaching for them all of the time, and then finally two of the shades, Major and Bae, ended up living in my purse. The colors are perfect for fall, they are easy to wear, and they are really gorgeous.

bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer High Shine Liquid Lipstick is a high gloss liquid lipstick in a gorgeous array of mauves, pinks, peaches and beiges. They offer opaque coverage, a high shine finish, and they feel more like full-coverage lip glosses than traditional lipsticks. They are a bit tacky, less so than MAC Lip Glasses, but not so much so as to be uncomfortable. I should also note that the tackiness only occurs when they are first applied, and after they have been on the lips for a few minutes the tackiness subsides altogether. They are long-wearing, they glide across the lips effortlessly, deposit color evenly and the three colors that I have neither pool, nor settle into lip lines. They have enough cushion for comfortable wear, and they are moisturizing. The doe-foot applicator has a nice user-friendly shape that coats the lips in a single pass. I like the formula and shine a lot, and the colors are really beautiful and perfect for daily wear. They have a warm and creamy vanilla scent, but it does fade soon upon application.
Benefits and Claims:
• Next-level shine with a lacquer-like finish
• 3-dimensional effect makes lips appear fuller
• Full coverage
• Moisturizing, non-drying formula
• Ultra-comfortable, lightweight no-tack texture
• Mineral rich formula is good for skin, and helps to make lips feel softer and appear fuller
• 20 universally flattering shades
• Subtle vanilla scent
• Paraben-free, sulfate-free, talc-free and Vegan
• None of their products are tested on animals
According to bareMinerals,

Go effortless with the full coverage of a lipstick and the shine of a lip gloss, all in one sweepNext-level shine. Full coverage. Moisturizing. Mineral-rich formula. Meet Gen Nude® Patent Lip Lacquer.

This high gloss liquid lipstick joins our collection of next generation, good-for-skin nudes made for every skin tone. The cushiony, hydrating formula features our Moisturizing Mineral Complex to help keep lips soft, while a dual-sided applicator smooths on full coverage with one swipe.

The collection features mauves, pinks, peaches and beiges:
The mauves: Beautiumus, Major (shown below), 2Legit, Everything, Pout, Werk (shown below)
The pinks: Girl Boss, Can't Even, Bestie, Boy Toy, Dahling, Addicted
The peaches: #LIFEGOALS, Squad, Hype
The beiges: YAAAS, Bae (shown below), IRL, Perf, Savage
Left to Right: 
Bae: Toasted mid-tone nude
Major: Light blushing mauve
Werk: Rich raisin
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Smithsonite Extract, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vanillin, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyethylene, Propylene Carbonate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).
Overall Assessment: I really like these and am currently reaching for Major and Bae so much that they I may have to buy backups since I am using these on a daily basis. These are definitely worth checking out on your next trip to bareMinerals, Nordstrom, Ulta or Sephora.

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$19.00 for  0.12 fl. oz. from BareMinerals, NordstromUlta and Sephora (Affiliate Links).
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  1. I like the shades! I can wear them to work

    1. Exactly, and that's why two of them now live in my purse. They are perfect for work!

  2. These are my favorite lip gloss product. They aren't sticky and they feel nourishing on my lips.

    1. I love them too, and these colors are just glorious!

  3. All three shades are so beautiful. Thank you for reminding me to find the one that I bought a few months ago. I loved the formula. I may need to add at least one of these new beauties for fall to my stash

    1. I agree, Allison! They are perfect fall colors as well, and they are perfect for work as well. The formula is really fantastic, I agree!

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    1. Mine too, Brooke! You definitely need at least one of them because I think that you would wear it all of the time! Great formula and lovely colors!

  5. I have the Gen Nude blushes, but not the lippies. Good to see high-shine lacquers trending right now! Those neutral shades are so pretty.

    1. I don't have the Gen Nude blushes, but want to try them! I highly recommend trying one of these beauties! I am so happy that high-shine is trending, and in neutral shades. It's a nice change from all of the mattes!

  6. Replies
    1. It's precisely my type of shade as well. It also mixes well with a touch of Werk, too!

  7. The whole Gen Nude lip collection from bareMinerals is a hit in my book. I just wish they had found better names for the shades...


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