MAC Cantaloupe Blush

MAC Cantaloupe Blush

MAC Cantaloupe Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “rich warm cantaloupe [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, peachy tones and a satin sheen. NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Coppertone (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Cantaloupe had good pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled, and blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery nor was it too firm–nicely balanced and made for easy application. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted for eight hours before showing signs of fading along the edges.

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MAC Powder Blush Cantaloupe
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Christian Louboutin Beaute Lip Colour Launches

Christian Louboutin Lip Colour
Christian Louboutin Lip Colour

Unctuous in nature, this formula is the perfect alliance of luxurious colour, sensuous feel and superior wear: Glides on lips with an opulent and sensual feel. A unique blend of ultra-fine colour pigments expresses deep and generous colour with a silky satin finish and soft shine. Medium to full coverage delivered in one stroke with a supple and soft feel on lips. A complex of natural oils and seed butters enhances moisturization for up to 4 hours and creates a protective effect against dryness. Maintains an excellent appearance on lips up to 4 hours without bleeding and with durable comfort. Available in a universal shade palette, ranging from light to deep tones, across mid-tonal and bright hues of pinks to berries, reds and corals, nudes and browns.

To facilitate every woman’s own unique expression, Rouge Louboutin is available in 3 different textures: Velvet Matte, Silky Satin and Sheer Voile. Combining a sleek line with an elegant curve, the bullet shape of the Silky Satin and Velvet Matte lip colours offers the optimal contact surface on lips, amplifying the sensorial experience on application. The Sheer Voile texture, tender in nature, offers equally optimal contact surface through the generous width of its bullet. Each lip colour features a subtle scent evocative of the feminine and glamorous qualities of a woman who enjoys cosmetic products. The colour will be encased in a gold base, crowned with a gold cap and offered with a gold ribbon. Consistent with the jewelry inspiration, they will also be presented in a shiny lacquer-effect jewelry box with a gold reveal. Offered in 3 finishes, each with its own unique design.

Silky Satin Lip Colour ($90.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Sevillana
  • Bengali
  • Very Prive
  • Impera
  • Pluminette
  • YouPiYou
  • Let Me Tell You
  • RonRon
  • Miss Clichy
  • Me Nude
  • Bikini
  • Delicanodo
  • Tututelle
  • Belle Bloom
  • Loubeach
  • Tres Decolette
  • Miss Loubi
  • Farida
  • Torerra
  • Rouge Louboutin

Velvet Matte Lip Colour ($90.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Survivita
  • Diva
  • Zoulou
  • Just Nothing
  • Eton Moi
  • Djalouzi
  • Rococotte
  • Bengali
  • Rouge Louboutin

Voile Sheer Lip Colour ($90.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Loubiminette
  • Escatin
  • Tres Bea
  • Private Number
  • You You
  • Rose du Desert
  • Mexicatchy
  • Petal Rose
  • Rouge Louboutin

Lip Definer ($40.00) (New, Permanent)

To perfect the lip colour experience, Christian Louboutin offers an expert tool designed to highlight women’s lip contour. True to Christian Louboutin’s creative touch, this expert tool is designed yet again as an objet d’art. Unlike traditional lip pencils, the Lip Definer is intended to highlight women’s “lip contour”, define its natural tone without competing with the applied lip colour. And as such can be worn with any shade of lip colour or without any for naturally fuller looking lips. Upon observing that different complexions need specific nudes, Christian Louboutin created the Nudes shoe capsule collection. This was also the philosophy behind the Nudes Nail Colour Collection and now the Lip Definer shade assortment.

  • Ada
  • Leanue
  • Maya
  • Safki
  • Nats

AVAILABILITY | NordstromNeiman Marcus, SephoraSaksBergdorf Goodman

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF YOUR FELLOW READER, WHETHER ONE WISHES TO PURCHASE OR ONE WOULD NEVER PURCHASE. This is an open, accepting community where people should feel comfortable with all manner of preferences, whether that’s blue lipstick or beige, neutral eyeshadow or neons, bargain finds or luxury indulgences.

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Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balms

Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip

Guerlain KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is new for fall, and it is designed to be a tinted lip balm that is supposed to hydrate, comfort, and protect the skin with a “subt[le] tint.” It’s available in six shades, and I have three of the six. While Morning Rose is said to be colorless, there is some color, but it was certainly the sheerest of the three I tried. The other two had more noticeable color–translucent, semi-sheer coverage. The formula is comfortable to wear with a very light tackiness and is moderately hydrating. It had a perfume-y scent but no discernible taste.

Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “delicious red.” It’s a brightened, candy apple red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Swatched, it appears much more muted, but I think that is due to how the formula softens against the heat of the lips while the consistency adheres more to the lips than my skin. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a noticeable layer of translucency where the natural lip came through. The color lasted for four hours, and it was moderately hydrating–less than the best lip balm but more than your typical lipstick. Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC 5 Alarm (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Flaming Lips (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Estee Lauder Envious (P, $30.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Morning Rose KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “colorless balm.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It is quite sheer, but it doesn’t seem totally colorless to me; on, it adds warmth and “darkens” my natural lips a bit. It lasted for three hours before it seemed to be mostly gone. The formula felt moderately moisturizing when worn. MAC Koi Coral (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC I'm In (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Just Kissed (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Nippon (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Peachykeen (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft Talkin' (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Pink Me Up KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “very fresh pink.” It’s a soft, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and light shine. It had sheer color coverage–I think this one represented the idea of a subtle tint best of the three–that goes on evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. The consistency is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and moderately hydrating. It lasted for three and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Sheer Streak (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balm Crazy Bouquet
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balm Morning Rose
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
83%
Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balm Pink Me Up
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%