Friday, June 5th, 2015

Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light, pastel pink with a frosted sheen and cool undertones. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE, ) is warmer. Dior Jardin #4 (P, ) is lighter. Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is darker, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #5 (P, ) is warmer. Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery. MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Seedy Pearl (DC, $16.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted. Too Faced Strawberry Ice (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a sprinkling of iridescent white and violet shimmer that gives it a more pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that applies really evenly to the lid. The color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading slightly. Make Up For Ever I858 Flamingo (P, $21.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I864 Baby Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Coax (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE, ) is brighter, better quality. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a pale lavender with cool undertones and icy white shimmer. It had a soft frosted finish. The texture was soft but a little drier in the pan, even though it doesn’t feel dry or powdery, but it was a little harder to dislodge the product from the pan. It had semi-opaque coverage and lasted for eight hours me. Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is more shimmery, glossier. MAC Great Beyond #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, warmer. MAC Great Beyond #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer. bareMinerals Skinny Dip (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is darker. MAC Fresh Ice (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Aura #2 (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Inglot #440 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Tonic (P, $18.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Astrological (LE, ) is . Kat Von D Gravitron (LE, ) is brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, mint green with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, but it was a little more challenging to apply as opaque on the lid as it appeared in the swatch. I had the best results when applying it with a flat, synthetic brush. It started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. Makeup Geek Shore Thing (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Blue Ocean (LE, $32.00) is cooler. theBalm #36 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Chipper (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Flux (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Disney by Sephora Cinderelly (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Sleek MakeUP Evergreen (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Disney by Sephora Atlantica (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #53 (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is light-medium, brightened sky blue with a soft, pearly shimmer. It had good pigmentation, but like S314, it was a challenge to apply and blend–it had an uneven, almost dry look on the skin that seemed to emphasize the skin’s natural texture. While it lasted for eight hours before fading, it never looked good. Urban Decay Peace (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani Swimming Pool Turquoise (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Colour Pop Beauty Call (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter, less pigmented, more muted, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is softened, light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a satiny finish. It had nice color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wore well for nine hours. theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Makeup Geek Yellow Brick Road (P, $5.99) is darker. Wet ‘n’ Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up #1 (LE, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker. Fyrinnae Banana Mochi (P, $6.80) is darker, brighter. Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever ME338 Acidic Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bold, brightened chartreuse green with a metallic finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, buttery consistency that was dense but blendable. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours before creasing slightly. NARS Tropical Princess #1 (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted. CoverGirl Lime Light (310) (LE, $4.99) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #171 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever #304 (DC, $20.00) is lighter, more muted. Colour Pop Sour (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Sugarpill Mint Soda (P, $13.00) is brighter. Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium green with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that adhered well to the skin and showed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear. NARS Mad Mad World #2 (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Kelly (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Makeup Geek Shore Thing (P, $5.99) is darker. YSL Misty Green (09) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Chipper (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, murky dark blue with subtle, cooler undertones and a satin finish. The texture was firmer and resulted in less intense color payoff than most of the Artist Shadow range, which also made it harder to blend on the skin. It lasted for nine hours before fading. Make Up For Ever S228 Petrol Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter. Dior Jardin #5 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Prussian (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #4 (P, ) is darker. Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Private Isle (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. MAC Indigogo (LE, $16.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, buttery yellow with a frosted sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a really soft, blendable texture that sat well on the skin and lasted for eight and a half hours. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Yellow Brick Road (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker. theBalm #29 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted. Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is muted, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nice color payoff with a smooth, blendable consistency that was easy to use. It lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. MAC Rose (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Da Bling (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Tisse Cambon #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever I804 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Alien (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Bubblegum (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S604 Teak Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is muted, medium brown with warm, pink-orange undertones and a satin finish. It was incredibly pigmented with a buttery, dense, smooth texture that applied beautifully to the skin. On me, the color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Makeup Geek Country Girl (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Country Girl (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. theBalm #39 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted. Sisley Paris Toffee (7) (P, $47.00) is more shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Bandit (P, $5.00) is darker. MAC Amorous Alloy (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer. NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Right) (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is muted, medium-dark rosy brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a really soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery. The product was easily blended on the skin and applied evenly. It wore well for eight hours on me. Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is lighter. MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is darker, less pigmented, more muted, cooler, lighter. MAC Beautyburst (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Guerlain Turandot #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is warmer. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is darker. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Hot Chocolate (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Too Faced Strapless (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is more muted. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear (P, $5.99) is warmer. Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is medium-dark, forest green with subtle, warm olive undertones and an emerald green sparkle over a metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a blendable consistency, but the sparkly bits make it not quite as smooth as other Artist shades. The color lasted for nine hours with minor fall out. NARS Night Porter (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Kush (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is darker. Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is darker. Inglot #418 (P, $6.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #310 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Evergreen (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Sephora Collection Rolling in the Grass (10) (P, $13.00) is darker. Fyrinnae Are You My Mummy? (P, $6.80) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker. Sephora Collection Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is more muted, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brightened, medium green with warm, yellow undertones that gives it a very summer, grass green vibe paired with a metallic sheen. It wasn’t as sparkly as most of the Diamond shades. It had fairly good pigmentation, but it could have been more intense (though it is buildable in two layers). The texture was very smooth, blendable, and dense. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing slightly. Fyrinnae Bitey Tyrannosaur (P, $8.25) is darker, warmer. Makeup Geek Appletini (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler. Fyrinnae Dragon’s Wing (P, $6.80) is lighter. Illamasqua Possession (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Feeling Fresh (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Guacamole (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted. Urban Decay Kush (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, cooler. MAC Wondergrass (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Foxfire (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Sugarpill Tipsy (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Apple Squishee (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Giorgio Armani #17 (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented. Urban Decay Freak (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Sleek MakeUP Evergreen (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed beige with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a very powdery texture that bordered on chalky. Depending on your skin tone, it may be more or less apparent. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Entomology (P, ) is lighter. Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE, ) is warmer. LORAC Undressed (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Damned (LE, ) is lighter. Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is darker, lighter. Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is darker, less pigmented, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, May 24th, 2015

I love the impact that glitter and sparkle can have on a look, as it can be so brightening on the lid and just fun to wear. These are five of my current favorites (that are permanent) for summer :)

  1. Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya — a sparkling, pinky-peach beige
  2. Urban Decay Maui Wowie — a sparkling, muted, almost antique gold
  3. ColourPop So Quiche — olive-brown with pink and gold micro-glitter
  4. ColourPop Chipper — a glittery sea foam green
  5. Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond — a rich black with silver sparkle

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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a recently released “gel-powder” bronzer available in six shades with M signifying “natural matte” and L signifying “iridescent” with respect to the finish. It’s supposed to have a “natural-looking, radiant finish” for “sunkissed radiance” that is also waterproof and long-lasting. The texture is fairly firm, and it’s difficult to get color payoff off of it, even though it feels very smooth and with a fingertip, color does come off the pan. I used a dense, kabuki-like brush (Make Up For Ever launched the 136 Pro Bronze Kabuki Brush alongside these, so I went for something similar) yielded semi-sheer, buildable coverage. The finish was luminous on the skin for both shades, with the L shade being slightly more noticeably shimmery, but it was hard to tell the difference in finish blended and applied to the skin. One shade ran yellow, the other ran orange, and both looked darker and warmer than they appeared in the pan. I think the wavy pattern makes it harder to get good, even color coverage. I’m not sure that many will need this to be waterproof, but it was, at best, water-resistant, but it did turn a little splotchy when I sprayed my face with water. These are the only two I purchased, so I don’t know how warm the other shades run.

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a soft sheen (it’s not what I would consider matte). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that was buildable. It lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, cream. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is more matte, cooler-toned, matte. Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less yellow. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is more matte. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is less yellow. MAC Sun Dipped (LE, $30.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a luminous sheen. When swatched, I can detect very fine shimmer that #20M didn’t have, but the finish reads luminous for both. This had the same semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that you could build-up with a dense brush. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is darker, cream. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is brighter. Divergent Intelligent Bronze (LE) is more matte. Too Faced Spice (LE) is more shimmery. MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is darker. Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss

Make Up For Ever 405P Pearly Plum Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and lighter pink and white shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture is moderately tacky with noticeable thickness, though it isn’t goopy, and the gloss lasted for five hours and was hydrating over time. Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned. Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Corsica (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 502P Beetle Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a black-based gloss with fine green, blue, and teal micro-shimmer. Swatched on the skin, it appears like a bluish-teal packed with shimmer. Swatched on the lips, the semi-sheer color payoff means the black base comes thorugh quite a bit, which leaves it looking more like an uneven, purplish-black with multi-colored shimmer. I think it looks more interesting in person than in swatches, but it is a lot less complex applied than it appears in the tube or even just swatched on the skin. I think a more opaque, deeper base would go a long way, as this shade would be better layered than a lone, due to its uneven application. On me, the gloss stayed put for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Giorgio Armani #701 (P, $29.00) has a sheerer base with lighter, bluer shimmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 503 Black Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a neutral, black cream. It is, unfortunately, semi-sheer to semi-opaque with a noticeably thick texture that goes on and feels somewhat goopy. It doesn’t apply evenly, and it looks patchy while settling into every lip line. On me, it wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. This is yet another gloss that would is only workable layered over something with better coverage, and it continues to miss the mark of “vivid color.” MAC Jet Boy (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. MAC Dark Outsider (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, May 4th, 2015

Make Up For Ever 500 Lilac Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever 500 Lilac Artist Plexi-Gloss

Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was light-medium and tacky. It went on somewhat evenly with semi-opaque coverage. It was neither drying nor hydrating, but it wore well for five hours on me. Bite Beauty Eleven (Watercolor) (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Scandal (P, $22.00) is slightly darker, more opaque. Estee Lauder Rosy Future (LE, $26.00) is similar. Revlon HD Tourmaline (510) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter. NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is similar. NARS Priscilla (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Style Packed (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 500 Lilac Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium pink-purple with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which made it one of the more pigmented glosses I tried from the range, but it does have some issues with application. The color looks slightly uneven, and there is some settling into lip lines. The gloss lasted for the five hours as marketed, which was good. It wasn’t drying, but it wasn’t moisturizing either. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is darker. NYX Berry Strudel (P, $6.00) is cooler-toned, darker. MAC Narcissus (LE, $20.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 501 Purple Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warm, pink tones and a cream finish. It had decent color payoff, though it isn’t the “vivid color” promised. It goes on unevenly, unfortunately, which gives it a sort of splotchy look on the lips. On me, the gloss wore well for five hours, and it was lightly hydrating.
Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is slightly darker. MAC Narcissus (LE, $20.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Product

8/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
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