MAC Medium Rare, Driftwood, Doe Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Medium Rare Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. This was one of the least glossy/shiny shades in the range, and of course, it will wear down closest to a matte finish. The texture was slightly heavier, as it was thicker and more cream-like with this balminess. It had good pigmentation and didn’t drag noticeably on the lips, though it took a moment for it to warm up against my lips. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Melted Peony (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Sweet Venom (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C210 (P, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Driftwood Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium mauve with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a thinner, more emollient consistency than most of the shades in the range. The texture did sit in lip lines more noticeably, and it didn’t wear as long–only four hours–and was one of the shortest wearing shades I tested. Colour Pop Littlestitious (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Really Me (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Thistle (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Dopey (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Doe Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark, peachy-beige with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation that covered the lips with opaque color in one stroke. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, but I had some trouble with the color settling into lip lines. It lasted for five and a half hours but color did gather more and more in my lip lines on my bottom lip. Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Echo Park (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Honeybun (P, $20.00) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cherish (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay Safe Word (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Crème Caramel (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick Medium Rare
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
86%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Driftwood
C
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
4
Total
76%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Doe
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
84%

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #360

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks (not sure when I can swatch these, as they’re permanent and I need to push through holiday palettes before I get completely overwhelmed!), Becca Blush Trio, Guerlain Holiday
  • Weekend plans: We’ll be keeping it pretty low-key! I celebrated my birthday earlier in the week, so we did our big dinner out already. I’m thinking we’ll stick with our usual brunch place, pick up necessities at the grocery store, and catch up on work.
  • What’s one type of accessory you always reach for?: I always carry a purse and sunglasses when I go out, so those are my new musts. Otherwise, the one that’s always on me are my wedding rings (engagement/wedding band).

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Anastasia Fall 2016 Lipgloss Set

Anastasia Fall 2016 Lipgloss Set

Anastasia Fall 2016 Mini Lip Gloss Set ($28.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six, miniature-sized glosses in six, new and exclusive shades. I’m a big fan of Anastasia’s gloss formula for something more pigmented, longer wearing, and hydrating over time. On the whole, the set is nice–the colors are very autumnal, and for the most part, they applied well, had good color coverage, and were moisturizing and comfortable to wear.

Amber is a muted, medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied evenly but had some color gather into lip lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Live It Up (LE, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Berry is a rich, dark reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was fantastic–fully opaque–and distributed evenly across the lips. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-tacky throughout the wear. The gloss wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time.
NARS Unspeakable (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte WCW (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Perpetual Holiday (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Deviant (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Sookie (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Carla is a bold, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, fairly lightweight, and spread evenly across the lips. It had nearly opaque color coverage, which covered the lips well and did not appear streaky or feather over time. On my lips, the color lasted for five hours and was moisturizing. Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Revlon HD Carnelian (545) (P, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Mini Lip Gloss Set Fall 2016
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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