Tarte Double Tap, Goals, Snap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints

Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool mauve.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, spreadable texture that was very comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating. The only downside was some of the color gathered in lip lines, though I didn’t find it too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. Tarte Snap (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deelight (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Double Tap
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Star Wonder (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush Foxglove
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.356 oz.) is a set of twelve shades with a general neutral-leaning vibe. Two shades–both in the purple family–are the only non-standard neutrals (your browns, beiges, etc.). There are so many neutral palettes available that it seems like any new-to-market palette should be exceptionally high quality in order to compete with all those other neutral palettes, and this one isn’t. There are several shades that miss here, primarily with respect to pigmentation and texture.

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Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Summer 2016 Eye Palette Extreme Neutrals
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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ColourPop Bianca & Privacy Please Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Bianca Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft mauve pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fully opaque color payoff with a thin, spreadable consistency that yielded even coverage. The liquid lipstick dried down to a fully matte finish, but it had a very textured appearance where the lines of the lips were emphasized–it made my lips look drier than they actually were. The color lasted for six hours and was somewhat drying. Colour Pop Littlestitious (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Squeeze (LE, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Bianca Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Bianca
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
86%
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Round-up: MAC x Chris Chang Collection

MAC x Chris Chang Collection
MAC x Chris Chang Collection

MAC x Chris Chang Collection debuts online on May 5th and at select MAC locations on May 12th (most likely freestanding stores, but I don’t have more drilled down info than that, so you might call your local MAC to find out). Everything is in special packaging, which I thought was pretty well-done and seamless in person, whether the aesthetic appeals to you is obviously a personal preference, but it felt good in the hand.
01

MAC Vermillion Vee Lipstick

Limited Edition. $17.00/0.10 oz.

MAC Vermillion Vee Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "clean, true red [with a Matte finish]."

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
A-

02. MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base

MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an "orange." It's a medium orange with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

B+

03. MAC Dddevilish Lipstick

MAC Dddevilish Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "pastel hot pink [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

B+

04. MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a "dirty lavender." It's a bright, light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

B+

05. MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base

MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a "hot pink." It's a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and very fine pearl. Read full review.

B+

06. MAC Royal Woo Eyeshadow

MAC Royal Woo Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "pastel lemon yellow [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

B+

07. MAC Electric Mandarin Eyeshadow

MAC Electric Mandarin Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "neon mandarin orange [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

B

08. MAC Plum Princess Lipstick

MAC Plum Princess Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "pastel plummy lavender [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

B

09. MAC Mu Mu Bloom Eyeshadow

MAC Mu Mu Bloom Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "hot pink [with a Matte finish]." It's a medium pink with cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

C+

10. MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick

MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "pastel lemony yellow [with a Lustre finish]." Read full review.

C-

11. MAC Cloud Gait Lipstick

MAC Cloud Gait Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "pastel turquoise [with a Lustre finish]." Read full review.

D

12. MAC Pale Pipa Eyeshadow

MAC Pale Pipa Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "pastel turquoise [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

84%

Average Score
A
2
B
7
C
2
D
1
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%

MAC x Chris Chang Cream Colour Bases

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “dirty lavender.” It’s a bright, light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer, buildable color payoff with a lightweight, emollient consistency that applied easily to skin and blended out well. I like to pat it on with fingertips and then use a synthetic brush to blend out. The color lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Full of Joy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Over the Moon (14) (DC, $15.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Cream Colour Base Sock-it Xiqu
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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