Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. Anastasia Socialite (P) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

#400 Four Hundred had semi-opaque color payoff, which is a little more than a “subtle touch of color” for one layer, but it definitely gets close to opaque with two layers. It has that thinner, watery consistency when initially applied, but it dries down and feels more like a hugging gel. The texture is lightweight with a light tackiness that develops over time. It’s comfortable to wear without being drying, and it wears for six hours easily.

FORMULA SUMMARY | The Ecstasy Lacquer formula is supposed to have the shine of a gloss, color and hydration of a lipstick, and the long-wear of a stain, though they say “applied in a single layer for a subtle touch of color … or in a layered application for a bold, statement lip.” It has a floral scent, which is noticeable in the tube and for an hour or so of wear (particularly strong when it is drying down). There is a slight taste to me, as well. Initially, the formula is thin and more water-like, but after you’ve applied it, the consistency thickens, levels out, and “adheres” to your lips in a very comfortable wear. The consistency is mostly non-sticky and gradually gets a lightly tacky about half-way through wear.

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Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #400 Four Hundred

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Too Faced La Petite Maison Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced La Petite Maison Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced La Petite Maison Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.47 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in mostly neutral shades, but there is a pop of lavender and purple. It’s exclusive to Ulta, and of course, limited edition. I think it’s one of the better offerings from Too Faced this year, but it’s not my favorite that they’ve done.

Let It Snow is described as a “matte white.” It’s a very light white with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that didn’t kick up too much excess. I was able to get seven hours of wear out of this one. LORAC Linen (P) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC White (P) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Reindeer is described as a “light taupe.” It’s a light-medium, subdued peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that blended out well with only a little bit of sheering out. Make Up For Ever M534 Oat (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 (LE) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Framed (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Nougat (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (P) is darker (85% similar). Stila Clay (LE) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey Pot is described as a “metallic gold.” It’s a medium, golden copper with a frosted, metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly smooth, blendable texture that wore well for almost eight hours. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Wish List (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Gold (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Studly (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Ulta Gold (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $18.00) is better quality (90% similar). Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $18.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Right) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Hoopla (LE) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Karma (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Dare to Be Gold (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty & Makeup Sales, Coupon Codes, Deals (2015)

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TARTE: All mascaras and lipglosses for $10, cheek stains and blushes for $20, plus maracuja oil, neck cream, and foundations for $30, 11/30 only.

Welcome to the 2015 edition of Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals in beauty! :) This post will be frequently updated as deals go live or we’re allowed to share certain deals with you (many brands restrict revealing deals until near or on the start date–I still have 60+ deals to post for the rest of the weekend and Monday!).

Last Updated:  11/30 @ 11:57AM PST

Editor’s Note:  To make life a little easier this year, I’ve already pulled and linked to a lot of retailers, and many participated in last holiday’s sales, but some may be removed as we get closer to the date if they don’t have any holiday promotions.  (So, just because you see a brand below, isn’t a guarantee they’ll have an awesome sale/promo!)

Submit a Deal:  If you come across a deal or you are a brand and would like your promotion included, please send it to submit[at] for possible inclusion.

Cyber Monday

  • 100% PURE: Get 10 select items for only $10, 11/30 only.
  • ACURE: 50% off all orders, 11/30 only.
  • ALCHIIMIE FOREVER: 30% off entire orders with code F&F2015, 11/26 through 11/30.
  • ALGENIST: 25% off sitewide + free shipping + 5 free samples with code ALGCYBER, 11/30 through 12/1.
  • AMAZON:  View current deals here.
  • ANASTASIA:  All individual lipglosses for $9.99 (regularly $16), 11/30 only. Free #23 brush with purchase of Illuminator, 11/30 only.  25% off all brow products, 11/30.
  • ASOS:  30% off everything with code BLESSED, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • AVEDA:Choose 5 samples with $25+ orders + surprise gift on $50+ orders, free rush shipping on $65+ orders with code CYBER, 11/29 through 11/30.
  • AVON:  20% off $40+ purchases, plus a tote filled with top-rated products with $65+ purchases with code CYBER2015, 11/30 through 12/1.
  • B-GLOWING: 20% off $50+ orders with code GIFTS20, plus $20 off future b-glowing order, 11/27 through 12/1. 25% off Paula’s Choice orders of $60+ with code PAULA25, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • BAREMINERALS: 6 days of exclusive deals, 11/26 through 12/1. Your choice of free full-size gift (minimum of $14 value) with $65+ purchase, 11/30 only.
  • BARNEYS NEW YORK: Up to 40% off regular prices on select clothing, shoes, and accessories, as well as gifts for the home, 11/24 through 12/1. Rewarding Beauty Event: Take $75 off your $500+ purchase or $200 off your $1,000+ purchase, 11/30 through 12/6.
  • BEAUTY ENCOUNTER25% off + Free Shipping with code CYBER2015 (excludes Clearance, BMSM, beLUXE), 11/30 only.
  • BEAUTY.COM:  Over 50 gift with purchase sets, 11/23 through 11/30.
  • BECCA: 20% off $50+ orders with code FAMILY15, 11/25 through 11/30.
  • BENEFIT: Spend $120, get 6 free bestseller minis with code FREEBIES, 11/22 through 11/30.
  • BH COSMETICS:  Up to 80% off on Cyber Monday, 11/30.
  • BIOTHERM: 25% off + 5 deluxe samples on any order, 11/30 only.
  • BIRCHBOX (US): Spend $35+ on subscriptions or full-size products, get 25% off with code PARTYON, 11/30 only.  (If you are an Ace user, use code ACEEDIT for 30% off.)
    • BIRCHBOX (Canada): 25% off gift subscriptions of $45+ and 25% off full-size orders of $45+ with code BIGDEAL, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • BLACK OPAL: 30% off all foundations, 11/30 only.
  • BLISS: 30% off almost everything with code DAZZLE30, ends 11/30.  Free beauty-filled bag ($150 value) with $75+ purchase with code BRILLIANT15, ends 11/30. 20% off Bliss, Remede, Elemis with code HOLIDAY20, ends 12/24.  50% off ten of Bliss’ top product bundles, 11/30 only.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: 25% off select regular & sale items, plus FREE shipping, 11/30 only.
  • BLUEMERCURY: Free full-size Deborah Lippman polish with any $35+ Deborah Lippmann purchase with code NAILS, 11/30 only.
  • BOBBI BROWN: 20% off any order, 11/29 through 12/2.
  • BUMBLE AND BUMBLE: Build your own travel-sized regimen free with $45 orders + free shipping, 11/30 through 12/1.
  • BYALEGORY: 30% off, free shipping on $35+ orders, 11/26 3PM EST, through 11/30 midnight PST.
  • CAKE BEAUTY:  40% off for hair and body products; 30% off gift sets, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • CAUDALIE:  Receive a 2 piece winter duo ($12 value) with $25 purchase, 11/30 only. Free Lip Conditioner, Hand & Nail Cream, deluxe Beauty Elixir and City Girl Tote ($50 value) with $75+ purchase, 11/30 only.  Receive a Lip Conditioner, Hand & Nail Cream, deluxe Beauty Elixir, Moisturizing Mask 25ml, Foaming Cleanser 50ml and Weekend Bag (a $93 value) with any purchase of $150+, 11/30 only.
  • CLARINS: 11 exclusive gift set duos bundled for Black Friday (price is less than purchasing them alone, savings vary), 11/23 through 12/7. 9-piece gift set with $75+ purchase, 11/30 through 12/7.
    • CLARINS (CANADA):  5 full-size exclusive sets at 15% off, no code necessary, starts 11/23, while supplies last.
    • CLARINS (UK): Free 5-piece beauty essentials gift when you spend over £60 – plus, receive 6 free samples with all orders, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • CLARISONIC: 250% off all devices + free brush head of your choice + 3 free samples + free shipping with code CYBERMON, 11/30.
  • CLE DE PEAU: Free 5-piece Beauty Bonus ($87 value) with $300+ purchase, 11/26 through 12/5.
  • CLEAN:  30% off entire purchase, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • CLINIQUE: 20% off any purchase, 11/30 only.
  • COLOURPOP: 20% off site-wide, 11/30 only.
  • CREME DE LA MER:  Receive The Small Miracles Collection, complimentary standard shipping plus two samples of your choice with any purchase of $350 or more with offer code LMCM15, 11/30 through 12/1.
  • DARPHIN: Choose your full-size cleanser with $75+ purchase with codes MILK or FOAM, 11/29 through 12/1. Choose your full-size cleanser AND Ultimate Anti-Aging Trio with $100+ purchase with code MILKPLUS or FOAMPLUS, 11/29 through 12/1.
  • DEBENHAMS: Up to 30% off every department; 10% off all beauty and fragrance. 10% off your £30 spend with code RT46, 11/26, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • DERMSTORE.COM: 30% off site wide, 11/30 only.
  • DOSE OF COLORS:  Free shipping on domestic orders, $5.50 off international shipping, 11/30 only.
  • DR. HAUSCHKA: Vitalizing Body Care Kit and Moor Lavender Bath Essence with any $100 purchase + free shipping, 11/22 through 11/5.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: See site for deals.
  • DUWOP:  40% off site wide, ends 12/1.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: 20% off $80+ orders, 11/30.
  • ESTEE LAUDER:  Try 3 free faves and receive a surprise gift, worth over $85, with $50+ purchase with code CYBER15, 11/30 only.
  • FOLICA: 30% off sitewide with code LOVECYBERMON, 11/30 only.
  • FOREO:  25% off all devices + free shipping, ends 11/30.
  • FRESH: Free Hesperides Grapefruit Oval Soap with $40+ purchase, 11/30.
  • FUSION BEAUTY: 30% off entire purchase, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • GHD: 25% off all electricals, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI: 20% off $75+ orders, through 12/7.  5-piece gift with purchase on $150+ orders with code CYBERMONDAY, 11/30 only.
  • GLAMGLOW: Ultimate Anti-Aging Set for $69, ends 12/31.
  • ILLAMASQUA: Lips & Tips event, up to 70% off, now through 11/30.
  • INDIE LEE:  Free Hydrating Body Balm with $75+ purchases, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • IT COSMETICS:  Your Wish-List Tote for $49 ($123) value includes full-sized Tightline Mascara Primer Je Ne Sais Quo CC Radiance Ombre Blush, Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke, Joyful Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss, 11/30 while supplies last.
  • JEFFREE STAR: 30% off selected shades, 11/30.
  • JIN SOON: 30% off with code CYBER30, 11/30 only.
  • JO MALONE: Receive The Fragrance Combining™ Collection, complimentary standard delivery plus a fragrance sample of your choice with purchase of $150 or more with code 15PREBF, 11/25 through 11/30.  Add a personal touch with complimentary engraving with your $150 purchase, 11/30 only.
  • JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS: 25% entire order with code HOLIDAY15, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • JURLIQUE: 25% off orders over $50+ with code CYBER; 30% off orders over $100+ with code CYBER30, 11/30 through 12/8.
  • KARUNA: $15 off Karma Kit, 11/27 and 11/30 only.
  • KERASTASE: 10% Off + Free Shipping on Orders of $100 with code KMERRY10 at checkout, 11/26 through 12/3.
  • KIEHL’S: Enjoy $20 in Kiehl’s Cash to use towards your purchase of $65 or more with code JINGLE, ends 12/2.
    • KIEHL’S (CANADA): 15% off site wide, plus free shipping on $60+ orders with code CYBER, 11/29 through 11/30.
  • KJAER WEIS: 15% off (excludes makeup bag) with code GIVETHANKS, ends 12/1.
  • KNEIPP: 25% off sitewide with code CYBERM15, 11/30 only.
  • LA SPLASH: $10 liquid lipstick and lashes, ends 11/30.
  • LANCOME: 20% off any order + free shipping on $49+ purchases with code FRIENDS, 11/29 through 12/8.  20% off any order and receive a full-size of Bienfait Pure Focus ($46) value with $99+ orders with code CYBERMONDAY, 11/30 only.
  • LANCOME (CANADA): 20% off, plus free gift and free shipping on $100+ purchases with code CYBER15, ends 11/30. 15% off, plus free gift and free shipping on $50+ purchases with code CYBER15, ends 11/30. 
  • LAURA GELLER: Get a FREE Full Size Foundation Kabuki Brush ($29 Value) + a Deluxe Spackle Hydrating sample ($15 Value) with orders $50+, 11/30 only. 50% to 70% off select items, 11/30 only. 45% off $100+ orders with code CYBER45, ends 11/30.
  • LORD & TAYLOR: Extra 25% off sitewide with code CYBER, 11/29 through 12/1. Receive an Lord & Taylor beauty bag + 25 samples and FREE SHIPPING with your $125 beauty purchase, 11/29 through 12/1.
  • LUMINESS: 25% off full price merchandise with code LATKS25, 11/26 through 12/4.
  • MAC COSMETICS: 25% off holiday sets + pre-filled 9x and 15x palettes, through 11/30.  NORDSTROM, MACY’S, and BLOOMINGDALE’S also shows the same pricing (the latter two only for holiday kits)!
  • MACADAMIA HAIR: 40% off site wide with code HOLIDAY40, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • MACY’S:
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER:  (At Sephora) Waterproof Hero Kit for $10 ($27 value), Redefining Red Kit for $12 ($20 value), Black Out Kit for $19 ($32 value), Artist Shadow Collector’s Palette for $280 ($714 value), 11/30 online and 11/27 at Make Up For Ever Boutiques.
  • MAKEUP GEEK: Eyeshadow & Blush Bundle for $50, Super Shimmer Palette for $125, Foiled Eyeshadow Bundle for $70, Pigment Variety Pack for $30, Brush Bundle for $40
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY:  #BlacquerFriday Limited Edition Collections, while supplies last, 11/27 through 12/31.
  • MISSHA:  40% off site wide, 11/25 through 11/30.
  • MOROCCANOIL:  Free 75ml Hand Cream Trio with $100 orders, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • MUSE BEAUTY PRO:  Spend $100, get $20 credit, spend $250, get $50 credit; spend $500, get $100 credit with code MUSEHOLIDAY, ends 11/30. Standout deal:  Any 2 Viseart Palettes (plus three ESUM brushes) for $128.
  • MY PRETTY ZOMBIE:  33% off with code BLACK15, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • NARS: 20% off any purchase, plus free shipping on $50+ purchases, 11/27 through 12/2.
  • NEIMAN MARCUS: Earn up to a $500 gift card with select regular-price purchase with code GC4YOU, 11/29 through 12/1.  Receive a gift with purchase clutch and samples with $225+ beauty and fragrance purchase, 11/30 through 12/1.
  • NET-A-PORTER:  Up to 50% off end of season sale, 11/24 through 11/30.
  • NORDSTROM:  blowpro: buy 1 faux dry, dry shampoo, get 1 free, 11/30 through 12/31. 80+ Beauty Gifts with Purchase at Nordstrom, 11/25 through 12/1. Beauty exclusives, 11/30 only.
  • NOTORIOUSLY MORBID:  30% off site wide, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • NYX: 40% off everything with code BESTMONDAYEVER, 11/30 only.
  • OFRA: 50% off everything with code OFRA50 from 11/27 to 11/30.
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: Free $100 Surprise Gift Bag with $50 purchase at OLEHENRIKSEN with code 100GIFT, 11/24 through 11/30.
  • ORIGINS: Take $10 off $25 purchase with code BF2015, plus spend $50 and receive $10 off your next order of $25 or more, 11/29 through 11/30.  25% off your entire order, 11/29 5PM EST through 11/30.
  • OUIDAD:  Receive five deluxe travel-sized minis, wide-tooth comb, limited edition canvas tote with $85+ purchases with code CURLTOTE, 11/30 only.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 20% off + Free Shipping with any purchase over $65, 11/30 only.
  • PERRICONE MD:  Up to 30% off on holiday sets, 11/30.
  • PRESCRIPTIVES: 30% off sitewide, 11/30 through 12/6.
  • QVC: 120 hours of deals, 11/25 through 11/30. Black Friday TSV preview going on now featuring: philosophy gift of miracles set for $99.72 (normally $120) | philosophy 12 days of Christmas shower gel collection for $89.96 (regularly $109) | Ole Henriksen Celebrate Your Glow Trio for $55 (regularly $60.50) | Drybar Buttercup Hair Dryer + Shine Spray + Brush for $172.90 (regularly $210)
  • SAKS:  Receive an exclusive gift set with any $225 Beauty or Fragrance purchase with code MONDAY, 11/30 only.
  • SEPHORA:  Mega sets, see post here.
  • SHISEIDO: 20% off any purchase + bonus Ultimune deluxe sample ($22 value) and free shipping on $75+ purchases, 11/30 only.
  • SHU UEMURA: 20% off any order with code CYBERSHU, 11/30 only.
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR: 10% Off + Free Shipping on Orders of $75 with code SHUBLKFRI10, 11/26 through 12/3.  10% off and free shipping with Code CYBMDY100, ends 12/3.
  • SIGMA: 20% off site wide with code CYBER2015, 11/30 only.
  • SILK’N: 25% off site wide with code SILKNCYBER, 11/30 through 12/6.
  • SMASHBOX:   25% off + limited edition makeup bag featuring artwork by Yago Hortal with $50+ purchase with code HOLIDAY15, 11/30 only.
  • SPACENK: Spend $200+ and receive gift bag and $25 Gift Card to use before Christmas Eve, 11/30 only.
  • STILA:
  • SUGARPILL: Black Weekend Sale, up to 60% off, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • TARGET: 15% off with code CYBER15, 11/30 only.
  • TARTE: All mascaras and lipglosses for $10, cheek stains and blushes for $20, plus maracuja oil, neck cream, and foundations for $30, 11/30 only.
  • TATCHA: 20% off everything with code FF2015, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • THEBALM: 50% off 11/30 7AM PST through 12/1 7AM PST.  A portion of proceeds will benefit Indexed Tuition, a Bay Area charity.
  • THE BODY SHOP: 50% off + free shipping on any purchase + free body butter with $60+ purchase, 11/30 through 12/1.
  • ULTA:  blowpro:  blowpro dryer & flat iron for $89 each, 11/28 through 12/19.  $10 off any $50 purchase, exclusives apply, with code 305223, 11/30 only.  Free 19pc beauty bag with $75+ purchase ($145 value), 11/30 only.  Butter London Treatments 2 for $20, 11/30 only.  IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye 50% off, 11/30 only.  Stila Vinyl Lipgloss 50% off, 11/30 only. Amazing Cosmetics Concealer 50% off, 11/30 only.  Urban Decawy Black Liners 50% off, 11/30 only.   LORAC Pro Metal Palette for $18, 11/30 only.
  • URBAN DECAY:  Vaults:  Mother Lode, 24/7 Eye Pencil Vault, and Lip Vault, 11/30 only.
  • VICTORIA’S SECRET BEAUTY: $25 for 1.7 oz. eau de parfums, 11/23 through 12/1. 25% off gift sets, 11/25 through 11/30.
  • VISEART:  Any two Viseart palettes + three ESUM brushes via Muse Beauty Proends 11/30 (don’t forget to use Muse Beauty Pro’s coupons, too).
  • WET N WILD: 25% off with code TEMPTALIA25, 11/30 midnight PST through 11:59PM PST.
  • YSL: 20% off $75+ orders, through 12/7.
  • ZOYA:  Mystery Box for $20, 11/30 only.

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Tom Ford Bare Peach & Something Wild Lip Colors

Tom Ford Bare Peach (23) Lip Color

Tom Ford Bare Peach (23) Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm, orange undertones and very fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it was definitely thinner and more translucent compared to a lot of the permanent range (typically shades without shimmer). The texture was thin but not gritty (I couldn’t feel the shimmer) and applied evenly. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Demsey (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Mystique (57) (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Coral (21) (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Coral (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Something Wild (46) Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a nicely creamy consistency that glided onto the lips easily and delivered smooth, even coverage. The color wore well for five hours and was moderately hydrating. Bobbi Brown Pink Guava (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Miss Loubi (P, $90.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blossom Bright (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t'aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Colors ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) are “clutch-sized” lipsticks; it uses the same formula as the full-sized Lip Colors (which retail for $52 for 0.10 oz.), but the packaging feels the same, just smaller. Tom Ford’s lipstick formula is supposed to be hydrating, pigmented, and have a more luminous finish (there is also a specifically Matte formula available that is much flatter in finish). This year’s launch of Lips & Boys features 25 new shades that are part of the new “metallic” finish, and then the return of 25 shades from last year. In general, the formula is semi-opaque to opaque with a lightly creamy consistency that doesn’t slide around a lot but doesn’t cling to the lips. I get anywhere from three to six hours of wear out of them, and most shades are lightly hydrating over time. The formula is vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

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Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Bare Peach (23)
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Something Wild (46)