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5 Faves: Glossy Lipsticks for Fall 2015

My favorite kind of finish on lipstick is something that’s luminous with slight pearl–a glossier finish one but one that doesn’t wear away in a nanosecond. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Givenchy Nude Guipure — a light pink
  2. Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose — a subdued pink
  3. Too Faced Melted Villain — a glossy purple
  4. Too Faced Pink Chocolate — a glossy pink-plum
  5. Guerlain Garconne — a glossy red

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Bobbi Brown Spring Pink, Posh Pink, Raspberry Pink Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “true pink.” It’s a bright, light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a creamy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but this shade had more slip than the average shade in this formula, so it didn’t apply as evenly as anticipated–there were very subtle streaks/lines when I pressed my lips together. The formula was comfortable to wear and moderately moisturizing, while the color lasted well for four and a half hours on me. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Georgia (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $55.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Good Luck Mochi (LE, $20.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Seoul-ful (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kelly (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Conte (202) (P, $37.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Lipstick Queen Mornin' Sunshine (LE, $25.00) is darker, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Posh Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy violet pink.” It’s a light-medium, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a creamy finish paired with a light shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a fair amount of slip, so while it didn’t tug on the lips, it seemed to slide around slightly during wear, which gave it a more uneven appearance at times. The formula is hydrating but only lasted for three and a half hours. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dream Obscene (Lip Color) (P, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Speed Dial (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Brat (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Power Peony (720) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright blue fuchsia.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with strong, blue undertones and a light shine. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy consistency that sat well on lips and made them look smoother and plumper. The texture had less slip than the average shade in the range, but it never tugged and glided on readily from the tube. This shade wore well for six hours and was hydrating while worn. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Eros (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $35.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Carnation Cabernet (970) (LE, $7.49) is less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Leader (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Palomino (P, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Spring Pink
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Posh Pink
Posh Pink
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Raspberry Pink

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Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose, Pink Buff, Soft Berry Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral pinky rose.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a moderate shine. It was richly pigmented with true, one-stroke color payoff. The texture was creamy, light-to-medium in weight (not heavy, but it’s not featherweight), and comfortable to wear. The color wore well for four and a half hours, while the formula was nicely hydrating from start to finish. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Bear (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals XOX (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cinnful (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Heaven (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy nude beige.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish paired with moderate shine. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single pass of product, and the color distributed evenly and smoothly over the lips. The glossier finish combined with the full coverage made lips look plumper and fuller. This shade wore well for four and a half hours, and it was hydrating while worn. MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Candy (LE, $20.00)(90% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Colada (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Epigram (LE, $17.00) is glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Cult (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Siesta (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Glamour Era (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Smoked Almond (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Bahama (P, $27.00) is cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral rose berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. The color wore well for five hours, and it was moisturizing during as well as after it wore away. Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bois de Rose (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Torte (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Neutral Rose
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Pink Buff
Pink Buff
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Soft Berry
Soft Berry

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Bobbi Brown Pink Nude, Almost Bare, Mod Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Pink Nude Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Nude Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Nude Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale pink nude.” It’s a muted, medium pinky-peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was moderately creamy with some slip (but it didn’t slide around) that applied with mostly opaque color. The lipstick wore well for four and a half hours with a little color that gathered into lip lines after three hours of wear, but it was nicely hydrating while worn. NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Desire (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Grapefruit (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cinnful (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Real Redhead (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft beige.” It’s a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm, orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, creamy, glide-on consistency. The color wore well for four hours, but I had some color pull into lip lines after three hours of wear. The formula was comfortable to wear and very moisturizing. MAC Cozy Up (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milkshake (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Besame Mucho (LE, $29.00) is lighter, less pigmented (95% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Delectable (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Posh Tone (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Honey (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Midsummer Night (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cream (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Stripped (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bradley (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Languid Love (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Fuel (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Mod Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale yellow beige.” It’s a light, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a cream finish with light shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a creamy consistency, but it was very unforgiving. It seemed to exacerbate the natural texture of my lips and made them look uneven, almost dry. This was one of the worst-performing shades in the range for me. The color lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Nearly Nude (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC She's a Peach (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Nudist (P, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Sexpot (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pure Decoration (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Topless (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Moody Margot (106) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Meta-Fabulous (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Country Star (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Pink Nude
Pink Nude
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Almost Bare
Almost Bare
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Mod
Mod

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Sneak Peek: Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Photos & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
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Here’s a preview of 20 of the new Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colors ($35.00 for 0.13 oz.) that you’ll find across retailers. There are also nine shades that are exclusive to Sephora (those I don’t have). The new formula is supposed to have one-stroke full-color coverage, be hydrating, and “minize the look of fine lines and wrinkles.” Full review to come! 🙂

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Launches for September 2015

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

To Bobbi, luxury is all about things that are timeless, and of the very best quality. With this in mind, Bobbi combines the most nourishing ingredients with her keen eye for color to deliver an incredibly luxurious, rich new formula—Luxe Lip Color. With a comfortable, ultra-luxurious feel, it glides effortlessly, delivering bold, maximum-coverage color in just one swipe. Soft, nourishing shine adds brilliant dimension to lips and instantly enhances the complexion. This formula delivers sumptuous treatment benefits. Luxe Lips helps visibly reduce the appearance of fine lip lines and relieve flaking while a blend of moisture-boosting ingredients work to help keep lips soft and conditioned. With a chic crest-embossed gold tube, it’s the ultimate feeling of pure luxury and the perfect dose of glamour.

Luxe Lip Color ($35.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Pink Nude Pale pink nude
  • Almost Bare Soft beige
  • Mod Pale yellow beige
  • Red Velvet Deep rich red
  • Pink Buff Creamy nude beige
  • Soft Berry Neutral rose berry
  • Posh Pink Creamy violet pink
  • Plum Brandy Deep purple plum
  • Brocade Bright ppurple plum
  • Pink Guava Pink tangerine
  • Parisian Red True yellow red
  • Sunset Orange Bright red
  • Your Majesty Bordeaux red
  • Neutral Rose Neutral pinky rose
  • Retro Red Blue red
  • Pale Coral Midtone coral cream
  • Retro Coral Pale pink coral
  • Pink Cloud Pale pink
  • Raspberry Pink Bright blue fuchsia
  • Spring Pink True pink
  • Pink Sand Pale yellow pink (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Downtown Plum Neutral brown berry (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Hibiscus Plum wine (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Hot Rose Fuchsia pink (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Russian Doll Rosy red (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Atomic Orange Bright yellow orange (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Bright Peony Bright yellow pink (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Baby Peach Bright peach coral (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Pale Mauve Light pinky mauve (Sephora Exclusive, VIB Rouge)

AVAILABILITY | Now at NordstromSephoraNeiman MarcusBloomingdale’sDillardsBobbi BrownBergdorf Goodman

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