5 Faves: Pearl Lipsticks for Fall 2015

If you prefer your lip color with a little shimmer, this top five might be right up your alley! 🙂 Today’s picks feature my favorites for fall with a pearly twist.

  1. Estee Lauder Heavenly — a gold-shimmered coral
  2. Chanel Antoinette — a gold-shimmered copper-brown
  3. Guerlain Gracia — a pearly plum
  4. Guerlain Air Kiss — a sparkly muted plum
  5. Too Faced Metallic Jelly — a pearly berry-purple

5 Faves: Satin Lipsticks for Fall 2015

I find that I actually prefer a satin finish to a matte one as a personal preference; satins have a little sheen and offer more comfort than your average matte, but they aren’t truly glossy either. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Urban Decay Backtalk — a muted rosy pink
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rose
  3. NARS Vivien — a rosy berry
  4. Estee Lauder Unattainable — a reddish-berry pink
  5. Urban Decay 1993 — a muted brown

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a formula that promises six hours of sheer color applied dry or eight hours of rich color applied damp. It’s available in over twenty shades–I have four of them, shown below–in a variety of finishes. They feel finer and silkier compared to Estee Lauder’s wet/dry Gelee formulation.

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Estee Lauder Naked Gold Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Insolent Ivory
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy & Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool udnertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and applied smoothly without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (100% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Decisive Poppy
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
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Estee Lauder Covetous Nude, Furious, Neon Azalea, Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Covetous Nude Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had full color coverage with a light-medium weight consistency that felt creamy applied, so it didn’t tug at the lips. The color seemed to “crack” as the color pulled away, possibly due to the slightly thicker, creamier texture. It wore for four hours on me, but the color settled into lip lines considerably. At least it wasn’t drying! Bobbi Brown Almost Bare (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty No Angel (242) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pillow Talk (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milkshake (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Insanity (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop She Bad (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder Covetous Nude Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Covetous Nude
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Estee Lauder Commanding, Desirous, Extrovert Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Commanding Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark burgundy with subtle, cool berry undertones and a natural sheen. There seemed to be very, very fine pearl laced through the color. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation, but it had more slip than other shades in the range, which may have been why it applied rather unevenly and looked sheerer on. The color gathered in lip lines noticeably after two hours of wear and was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Eugenie (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder Commanding Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Commanding
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
3.5
Total
72%
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