MAC Spanking Haute, Tuned In, Hyper-Fabulous Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Spanking Haute Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “pinky nude.” It’s a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with a creamy, glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a comfortable-to-wear formula but uneven coverage that was prone to appearing streaky on. It’s not the worst offender I’ve come across, but it has a messy to look to it without a lipstick or liner underneath it. On me, this shade wore for four hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Overspiced (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Collection Perfect Nude (04) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC 2N (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Sensuel (11) (P, $34.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). NYX Tres Leches (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Spanking Haute Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Spanking Haute
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
81%
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ColourPop Intoxicate & Jet Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “caramel brown.” It’s a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and creamy consistency that blended out nicely on the skin without sheering out. I had no issues applying it with a brush (MAC 242), but you can also use fingertips if you prefer. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $18.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Outre (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Desire (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Brownluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Intoxicate
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
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Milani Desire & Romance Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied with even coverage, though the more liquid-y consistency does make it a little harder to maneuver around the edges. As always, I recommend trying to remove excess product from the applicator or using a lip brush to make it easier to apply. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fading and was a little drying after seven hours. Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Desire
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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5 Faves: Autumn-Inspired Eyeshadows (Warm-Toned Edition)

One of my favorite color combinations is a very “fall” eye with coppers and rich browns, and I love to add purple or burgundy to that mix for darkening and keeping the look from looking too warm-toned. Here are my favorites:

  1. ARDENCY INN Rose Gold — a pinky-copper
  2. MAC Amber Lights — copper
  3. Make Up For Ever I824 — a rosy pink
  4. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear — a warm, medium-dark brown
  5. Make Up For Ever ME828 — deepened burgundy

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MAC Fleur Power Blush

MAC Fleur Power Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “soft bright pinkish-coral [with a Satin finish].” It’s a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Hipness (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). theBalm Frat Boy (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Coral (LE, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Fleur Power Blush
MAC Powder Blush Fleur Power
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
82%

MAC She-Rebel, How Chic is This, Modern Drama Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC She-Rebel Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark blue-purple.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with bluish shimmer. It looks a lot bluer swatched, but the semi-opaque coverage means the natural color of the lips comes through noticeably–and I think that’s why it appears less blue and more purple on lips. Initially, I expected it to be closer to OCC Technopagan, but it really isn’t. I wish it was more opaque, because application is troublesome as the color goes on unevenly and looks patchy. It lasted for four hours and was somewhat moisturizing while worn. NYX Betrayal (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). NYX Immortal (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Be-dazzled (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #604 (P, $29.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC She-Rebel Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss She-Rebel
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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