Urban Decay x Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipsticks (Part 2)

Urban Decay Mirana Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “matte berry with tonal shimmer.” It’s a deep burgundy with cool undertones and ruby micro-shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, lightweight texture that had just a bit more slip than I’d think is ideal for such a deep shade. Some color gathered into lip lines, and as it wasn’t totally opaque, it appeared uneven in places. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Kat Von D Mercy (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Musky Amethyst (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick Mirana
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
81%
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Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate, Cinnful, Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalms

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a very smooth, creamy, and balm-like texture that was fairly emollient. The texture is thin enough that it doesn’t feel slippery, but feathering might be a concern for those more prone to it (I didn’t experience it, to be clear). This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating. Estee Lauder Thrilling (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $35.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm Iced Pomegranate
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%
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L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadows (Part 2)

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be “soft, velvety” in texture with “intense pigments for exquisite color richness” and “lasts all day.” The texture is incredibly soft; to the point where I’m not sure these would travel as well as your average powder eyeshadow. The lighter, more matte shades are very white-based and can look chalky on my skin tone but should work better on fairer skin tones or coupled with a smoothing primer. Most of the shades were fairly pigmented and blendable on the lid with good adhesion without a primer with a few exceptions. Unsurprisingly, neutrals were more consistently higher-performing than the bolder/more colorful shades. I did run into wear issues, as all the shades I tried either faded and/or creased within six hours of wear, so I would recommend a primer with these. Initially, they reminded me of formulas like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow, Kat Von D Metal Crush, etc., but while these have a similar velvety, smooth feel, they are looser once you touch your brush to them.

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L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Petite Perle
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
78%
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MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Eyeliner

MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner ($21.00 for 0.084 fl. oz.) is described as a “shimmering gold.” It’s a bright, medium-dark coppery gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. MAC Copperthorn (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Cockiness (LE) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner
MAC Liquidlast Liner Lion Babe
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Urban Decay x Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipsticks (Part 1)

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “sheer nude with pink shift.” It’s a light-medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and iridescent pink shimmer. The warmer base paired with the finer, cooler shimmer made it harder to dupe, and the sheer coverage will make it one of those shades that can look different from person to person. The texture was creamy, lightweight, and moderately hydrating, though it only lasted for two and a half hours on me. Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Bellini (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick Alice
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
83%
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Marc Jacobs Willful & Editrix Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “vibrant deep orchid.” It’s a bold, bright, medium magenta purple with cool undertones and a satin finish. The coverage was mostly opaque, while the consistency was creamy, comfortable to apply, and had more slip than some past iterations I’ve tried in this formula–to that end, it seemed more prone to settling into the lip lines after four hours of wear. It didn’t make it to the 10-hour wear time claimed, but it lasted for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Doo Wop (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Stronger (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Too Faced Melted Violet (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Willful (248)
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5.5
Application
5
Total
82%
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