Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color

Ardency Inn — Sweet Nothing (Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color) Swatch & Review

Ardency Inn describes itself as:

…a new makeup brand deeply rooted in the downtown New York music scene.

Aiming to put the power of makeup artistry in the hands of not only recording artists but also every woman, the brand creates high performance color cosmetics that are quick and easy to use, allowing creativity to run free.

With imagery that captures the edge and free spirit of downtown New York, ARDENCY INN represents a true lifestyle that resonates with music and makeup fans everywhere.

I’m not sure that copy especially resonates with me, but my head was turned by the 70s-vibe of their logo. (On the other hand, the Modster logo looks positively 60s.)

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color

During Sephora’s last VIB sale, I bought their lipstick in a nude shade, mostly because I don’t have many nude lip colors and I’ve kind of been gravitating to them lately.

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Sweet Nothing

Here’s their description of their Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color:

A full coverage long lasting lipstick with the comfort of a balm. This highly pigmented lipstick delivers rich intense color while protecting and nourishing the lips all day long. A combination of essential oils and waxes ensures a long lasting result that won’t feather or transfer.

  • Sleek high gloss metallic case with magnetic closure
  • Organic and Mineral Pigments bring intense, luminous color
  • Combination of 3 waxes (Beeswax, Carnauba, Candellila) give high color payoff, comfort and long lasting wear
  • Silica Powder provides velvety matte finish and soft focus effect
  • Full coverage
  • Velvety matte finish

Overall, they’re not wrong!

The case is a little chubbier and shorter than your average lipstick. It looks slick and feels great in the hand. The magnetic closure is a nice touch.

The color I chose, Sweet Nothing (“muted coral with warm undertones”), is a midtoned, warm nude shade that has touches of pinky mauve to it, but on me it reads quite peachy. It’s a very easy color for me to wear, so I’m happy with it. It’s not so nude that it gives me death-lips. In fact, it’s actually not that nude on me at all, just a pretty, soft, pinked-peach.

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Sweet Nothing, swatch

It does look a tad powdery on initial application. This soon wears off, and you are left with a soft matte finish. The lipstick is well-pigmented and provides full coverage with one stroke! It feels lightweight and I don’t find it to be drying, though I would not call it moisturizing. The lipstick lasts very well for me, about 5-6 hours without needing any touch-ups.

There is a faint lipstick-y kind of smell (sorry, I still have stuffed up sinuses), but no taste that I could discern.

I really like everything about this lipstick, and I look forward to trying more. I hope they get in more warm, deep shades. They do have a midnight blue lipstick, but that’s not for me!

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Sweet Nothing, ingredients

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color is US$25 / CA$29 and 0.12 oz / 3.5 g. It is made in France.

Ardency Inn is based in New York, NY, USA.

10 thoughts on “Ardency Inn — Sweet Nothing (Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color) Swatch & Review

  1. This brand for lipsticks was not on my radar but now it is! This particular shade is MY JAM! And a magnetic closure? YES, please ma’am!
    May I ask you how you photograph your products and swatches? do you use a light box? Your photos are always so well lit and clean – I aspire to achieve this!

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    • Hey, thanks! I am by no means a photography expert – quite the opposite. I do use a lightbox. It’s the most crappy looking setup: a cardboard box that I cut holes in and draped a Dollarama shower curtain liner over, bahaha! Sometimes certain colors don’t photograph well in my setup, and I have to try to get a sunlit shot, instead. Always have to do some digital photo tweaking. (I actually recently found out that my computer monitor’s contrast was set to 100% and it was messing up some of my color correcting. D’oh.)

      I still think my photos aren’t sharp and clear enough, so I have to toy around with my lighting and camera settings. But I really, really appreciate the compliment! 😀

      And, I hope you get to test out the Ardency Inn lippies in person!

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  2. Ha, 100% contrast would burn my retinas. I’m so sensitive to computer monitor lights. I actually use a software that dims my monitor as the day goes so that it helps with natural sleep cycle or something. I have to disable it when I am doing photo editing though. (
    Well even if it’s a crappy set up, I can’t tell because your photos look GOOD. 🙂 I’m still toying with building a light box. I SUPER crappy set up of draping a white cloth over a chair back is starting to be limiting.

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    • The 100% contrast was surprisingly not bothersome. LOL. I think the brightness was set lower and contrast was high. Now I have it at 80% contrast and it’s good. I think it happened when I was calibrating and the instructions said to bump contrast to 100% AAAAAGH.

      I finally noticed when I was setting a very light gray web color and I couldn’t tell it apart from white. LOL. is blind

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    • That dimmer thing looks cool! I can’t use something like that, though, as my sleep cycle is kind of all over the place. I can imagine working in the middle of the night and going “wth I can’t see anything” 🙂

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