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Maybelline Midnight Merlot, Smoking Red, Dynamite Red, Orange Danger The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Midnight Merlot Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Midnight Merlot Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color

Maybelline Midnight Merlot Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark, red-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a fine pearl. It had a more natural sheen to its finish without being truly glossy, but it did suffer from more uneven application and sheerer coverage due to the extra slip. If it had been more satiny like other shades, I think it would have applied better. This shade lasted for six hours on me, left a stain behind, and only had minor settling into lip lines for me over time. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is glossier, cooler (95% similar). MAC Carnivorous (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tutu (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Soul (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid (LE, $50.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $17.00) is glossier, warmer, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Smoking Red Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, muted burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was intense, while the consistency was smooth, creamy, and easy to apply. The lipstick went on evenly and lasted for six hours while leaving a stain behind. The formula wasn’t hydrating, but it also wasn’t drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Audace (59) (LE, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid (LE, $50.00) is glossier, cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Chocoholic (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Voodoo Spice (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (P, $7.49) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Dynamite Red Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark red with subtle warm undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that wasn’t too heavy or too thin. It sat well on the lips and didn’t slide around over the six hours it lasted. The formula was comfortable to wear but not particularly hydrating. NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Von Teese (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Ruffian Red (LE, $17.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Givenchy Heroic Red (321) (LE, $36.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is glossier, more muted, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Orange Danger Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is bold, bright, medium-dark orange with strong red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was one of the more matte shades in the range, but the consistency was firmer and harder to apply–I felt like I really had to press the bullet to my lips in order to get smooth coverage. It lasted for five hours but was somewhat drying. Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Chanel Ardente (175) (LE, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $17.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Habanero (P, $21.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bootie (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Midnight Merlot
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Smoking Red
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Dynamite Red
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Orange Danger
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Maybelline Mauve It, Raging Raisin, Coffee Addiction, Chocoholic The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Mauve It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Mauve It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color

Maybelline Mauve It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, muted mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, velvety consistency that glided on easily and delivered the coverage as promised–one-stroke intensity. The only drawback to this shade was that some of the color seemed to gather in lip lines as the color wore down, but the creamier formula made it easier to press my lips together to smooth the color out of the lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Brown Blush (P, $7.99) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $50.00) is glossier, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Perf (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Positively Dashing (P, $18.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lively (P, $15.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Thomas (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Baracuda (LE, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 (LE, $26.00)(80% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $18.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). MAC Deliciously Forbidden (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Raging Raisin Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark burgundy-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a creamy, glide-on texture that was comfortable to wear and flattering on as it didn’t emphasize the texture of my lips. This shade lasted for five hours, left behind a slight stain, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Nori (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Audace (59) (LE, $37.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Voodoo Spice (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Carnivorous (P, $21.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Unknown Pleasures (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (P, $7.49) is cooler, darker (80% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $50.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Poison (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Coffee Addiction Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. The coverage was fantastic with creamy, opaque color that applied smoothly and evenly. It was comfortable to wear over a five hour period, though it was neither hydrating nor drying. Tarte Latte (LE, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.00) is less glossy, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Almond (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Deborah (P, $32.00) is glossier (85% similar). Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.00) is less glossy, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Sandra (P, $32.00) is brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Witty (P, $15.00) is glossier, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Naughty by Nature (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Chocoholic Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It was semi-opaque and had moderate slip, which made it harder to apply evenly as it would seep into lip lines and move around a lot. I didn’t experience feathering, which isn’t something I typically experience, but it might be an issue if you are prone to feathering due to the vampy hue and slippery feel. It lasted for five hours, left behind a stain, but it did sit in lip lines easily. Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is glossier, cooler, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Whiskey (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Mauve It
Mauve It
Mauve It
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Raging Raisin
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Coffee Addiction
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Chocoholic
Chocoholic
Chocoholic
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

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Maybelline Wickedly White, Nude Thrill, Gone Greige, Grey Over It The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Wickedly White Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Wickedly White Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color

Maybelline Wickedly White Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a stark white with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that glided across the lips without tugging, but it is more unforgiving applied directly to the lips–it’s something that will be better over a lip liner or primer, but it’s probably most usable as a layering or mixing shade to lighten other colors than worn on its own. It lasted for three hours on me, gathered in lip lines, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Blanc (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frosting (P, $17.00) is more pigmented, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C600 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Iced (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Nude Thrill Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a creamy consistency that applied without tugging. The texture was lightweight and comfortable to wear, though it was not a hydrating formula. As it wears away, the color seems prone to settling into lip lines. This shade wore for three and a half hours on me. MAC Myth (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Purely Nude (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Vice (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Strip Poker (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C103 (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Lust (920) (P, $7.49) is glossier, warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Gone Greige Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy texture that applied well and looked even. This shade lasted for four and a half hours, and it didn’t settle into lip lines like the previous two shades did! The formula was not hydrating on me, but it also was not drying. Tarte Texas Toast (LE, $20.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Oblivion (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Kapow (LE, $6.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Bianca (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Dopey (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Tarte Rave (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Grey Over It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, muted taupe-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation paired with a creamy texture that went on smoothly and evenly. This shade lasted for four and a half hours me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Naughty by Nature (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Mess Around (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Stone (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rare (P, $15.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Offbeat (P, $15.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Wickedly White
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Nude Thrill
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Gone Greige
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Grey Over It
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Maybelline Violet Vixen, Sapphire Siren, Midnight Blue, Pitch Black The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color
Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.

Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark purple with warm, red undertones and a satiny sheen with very fine pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied unevenly and tended to clump up. It gathered in my lip lines noticeably within two hours of wear–I think it’s too emollient for the type of color it is. The color lasted for four and a half hours while leaving behind a very strong, fuchsia-tinted stain. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is less glossy, warmer, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Alt-Girl (LE, $16.00) is glossier, cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Hellebore (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Sapphire SIren Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and as atin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, which applied decently, but I had a tough time getting it to stay perfectly in place as it had moderate slip. I think a lip liner or primer would really help this one, since it’s biggest issue is just evenness. The color wore well for five hours, left behind a stain, and was lightly hydrating. MAC Blue Beat (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Midnight Blue (P, $7.49) is darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Wild Child (P, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Midnight Blue Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a blackened blue with cool undertones and very fine shimmer with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part, though it wasn’t perfect. Again, it’s a shade that I think would be helped by a lip liner or primer to fill in lip lines as well as help it adhere evenly. This shade lasted for five hours and left behind a bluish-purple stain. Kat Von D Poe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Deep (P, $21.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). MAC Blue Beat (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Echo (P, $20.00) is less glossy, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Bite Beauty Squid Ink (P, $26.00) is cooler (80% similar). Maybelline Sapphire Siren (P, $7.49) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Who's Zoomin' Who (P, $21.00) is less glossy, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Pitch Black Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a natural sheen. This is best applied with a lip brush over a lip liner or primer, because it just doesn’t go on evenly due to having a lot of slip–it slides around and gathers in lip lines. If you press your lips together, it moves and creates “lines.” This shade wore for four hours, feathered slightly on me, and further gravitated towards lip lines. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is better quality, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Bankrolled (P, $21.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Black Night (LE, $17.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Nayeon (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is better quality, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Violet Vixen
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
69%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Sapphire Siren
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Midnight Blue
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Pitch Black
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total

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Maybelline Spring 2016 Launches

Maybelline Spring 2016 Launches
Maybelline Spring 2016 Launches

New products from Maybelline for spring.

Availability

Now online; January 2016

The Details

Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color | $7.99

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color has a creamy liquid base for a soft, cushiony feel.

  • Nude Thrill
  • Nude Flush
  • Pink Charge
  • Electric Pink
  • Fuchsia Ecstasy
  • Orange Shot
  • Rebel Road
  • Berry Boost
  • Vivid Violet
  • Possessed Plum

Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon | $6.99

Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon has all day tattoo tenacity and playful color intensity in an easy, glide on crayon.

  • Charcoal Chrome
  • Pink Parfait
  • Lilac Lust
  • Bronze Truffle
  • Grey Crystal
  • Creamy Chocolate
  • Gold Rush
  • Audacious Asphalt
  • Lavish Lavender
  • Barely Beige

The Rock Nudes Palette | $11.99

Maybelline’s The Rock Nudes Palette is edited for edge, from heavy metal to quietly quartz. Dare to rock nude with this 12 shade eye shadow palette!

Master Prime Long-Lasting Eyeshadow Base | $7.99

Maybelline’s Master Prime Long-Lasting Eyeshadow Base is their first shadow primer. Max wear and color for all day look-at-me power!

5 Gorgeous Copper Lipsticks to Try for Fall

I touched on some of my favorite copper eyeshadows last month, but coppery lip colors are becoming more and more prevalent with each passing season (much to my surprise!), so here are a few that I really like:

  1. NYX Wrath — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thin Lizzy — A Warm Copper with a Frost finish.
  3. Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) — A Warm Copper with a Satin finish.
  4. Milani Bronze Beauty — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Authentic — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.

See side-by-side swatches!

The side-by-side link isn’t quite working, which we’ll fix probably on Monday (it’s a little minor for a weekend emergency, I try not to be a crazy boss, haha!), so please use THIS LINK to view side-by-side swatches 🙂

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