Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lacquer Collector's Edition
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lacquer Collector’s Edition

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lacquer Collector’s Edition ($300.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Indulge in this full spectrum of highly pigmented, honey-infused Kiss Pop shades from Marc Jacobs. From soft pinks to enticing reds, these lip colors feature a long-wear, no-budge formula that glides on effortlessly, delivering the perfect burst of demi-matte color for any occasion. Infused with honey, a natural humectant, it provides comfortable color, while the nutrient-rich leaves of the candelilla plant pairs with silica to lock in bold pigment for smooth coverage in one swipe. Encased in a sleek, covetable jewelry box, each high-performance lacquer is full-sized and has a playfully oversized design that is Marc’s spin on the lip pencil. Perfect for the Marc Jacobs collector, they have a travel-friendly, chrome design that makes lip application easy, wherever you go.  Available at Sephora.

  • 9 x 0.15 oz Lip Color Sticks in Pop (bright berry red), Heartbreaker (pink coral), Smack (burgundy berry), Pop-A-Razzi (electric rose), Crush (tangerine red), Pow (peony pink), Pop Rock (strawberry red), Wham (coral rose), Headliner (berry sangria)

Best Bite Remix ($25.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Effortlessly color and hydrate lips with this set of four festive colors—perfect for pairing with holiday looks. These Mini High Pigment Pencils feature retractable, jumbo pencil tips that allow for smooth application on the go, and they’re also encased inside a gift-ready tin with a mirror for the ultimate on-the-go holiday present. This set debuts two new shades: Winterberry is the perfect festive vibrant shade, and Sablé is a nude color that takes your lip looks beyond the holiday season. Available at Sephora.

  • 4 x 0.05 oz Limited-edition high pigment pencil in Sablé (nude), Pomegranate (rose berry), Rhubard (plum rose), Winterberry (festive Raspberry red)

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Collection ($37.50) (Limited Edition)

Perfect lip looks with these four travel-ready shades. A perfect stocking stuffer, this set includes everything you need for intensifying, sculpting, and hydrating lips. The navy metallic cosmetic case, designed exclusively by Estée Lauder, holds get-noticed colors that range from nude pinks to muted rose to warm coral red. Available at Sephora and Nordstrom

  • 4 x 0.04 oz Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious, Tumultuous Pink, Dynamic, Desirable

Buxom Two of a Kind ($18.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Stand out or go natural with Buxom’s Two of a Kind™ lip colors in Nudist and Provocateur. These creamy shades plump lips while giving them high-impact color to suit any mood. Available at Sephora.

  • 2 x 0.04 oz Mini Full-Bodied Lipstick in Nudist (nude beige), Provocateur (true red)

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone, blue pink.” It’s a medium, cool-toned pink with blue undertones and a light sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, while the consistency was creamy and slightly thicker than other shades in the range. It wore well for four hours, which is shy of the six-hour wear claimed, though it was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear during that time. Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $51.00) is shimmery. Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter. NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is brighter. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Dynamic (410) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone, warm neutral.” It’s a muted, medium rosy coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had full color coverage, and the consistency of the formula was light-medium in weight, lightly creamy, and easy to apply. It lasted for five hours on me, and it was lightly moisturizing over time. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $34.00) is sheerer. Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is brighter, pinker. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Streak (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. Chanel Saga (P, $34.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

You can see my original review on the formula here. You can see all the shades I’ve reviewed here.

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Monday, May 26th, 2014

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “rich rose.” It’s a muted, rosy coral with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. It had fully opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply, due to the lightly creamy, glide-on consistency of the formula. The lipstick wore five and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating while worn. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is lighter.Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is warmer. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is warmer, shimmery, brighter. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is pinker, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is slightly pinker, more matte. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is slightly warmer. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (240) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright pink fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant, fuchsia-red with subtle, cool undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. This shade lasted for six and a half hours and left behind a pink stain. The formula was moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is similar. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $21.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is lighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is slightly warmer. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is warmer, matte. Urban Decay Catfight (P, $22.00) is warmer. Guerlain Gigi (P, $51.00) is a touch warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tumultuous Pink

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright vibrant orange.” It’s a medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, fully opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly without settling into lip lines. The consistency was lightly creamy but didn’t feather over the six-hour wear time. It was lightly moisturizing while worn. Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker, redder. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is slightly redder. Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is brighter. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is glossier. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Lady Danger (P, $16.00) is darker, matte. Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Envious (340) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm, bright poppy-red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. The color applied evenly and smoothly while delivering rich, full color payoff. This shade lasted for six hours and left a slight stain behind as well. It was nicely hydrating while worn. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $21.00) is a touch more muted. Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is similar. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is brighter. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Chanel Dialogue (P, $34.00) is less warm-toned. MAC Must Be Red (LE, $16.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Cockney (P, $16.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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10/10

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

Estee Lauder Emotional (140) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Emotional (140) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Emotional (140) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm, rusty brown.” It’s a medium-dark red with strong, warm undertones and a luminous shine. It had mostly opaque color coverage–there was a slight translucency overall–and long-wear that topped in at six hours, plus it left a residual stain. It was moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. Fyrinnae Winter Romance (P, $7.00) is slightly darker. Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $45.00) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (P, $30.00) is similar. Chanel Enigmatique (135) (P, $34.00) is more matte, lighter. NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is more matte. Guerlain Calligraphy #6 (LE) is more matte, warmer. Guerlain Gisela (LE, $51.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Decadent (150) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep, rich red-brown.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-brown that almost looks like a really warm-toned plum. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a little translucency, but the consistency was lightly creamy, so the lipstick was easy to apply and comfortable to wear for the five hours it lasted on me. Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $49.00) and Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $25.00) are lighter, sheerer. Maybelline Untainted Spice (950) (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned, less red. MAC Studded Kiss (LE, $16.00) is redder, darker, more matte. Chanel Farouche (122) (P, $34.00) is more matte, slightly browner. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $26.00) is a touch redder, matte. NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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9/10

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Sunday, April 27th, 2014

The brightest reds in town: your cherry reds, your fire engine reds. Take your pick! :) Check out swatches of these shades here in the Swatch Gallery.

  1. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red –a potent, cool-toned red
  2. Urban Decay 69 — a rich, satin red
  3. Maybelline On Fire Red — a bold, bluish red
  4. Giorgio Armani #402 — a brightened, warm-toned red
  5. Buxom Scoundrel — a bright, cherry red

What are your favorite bright red lipsticks?