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 Cockiness (LE) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Copperthorn (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% 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 (DC, $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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L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadows (Part 1)

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 Paris Beach Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Paris Beach
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Surratt Beauty Angelique Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Angelique Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, muted, medium-dark coppery orange with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Surratt Beauty Angelique Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Angelique
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%

Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0.80 oz.) includes twenty eyeshadows–all “brand new” according to Urban Decay–arranged by character, going down in columns. Visually, it doesn’t seem like an immediately comprehensive palette, but I think you can get a variety of looks out of it afterall, though they will skew warm or otherwise brighter and more colorful. There are a couple of shades that seem more than similar to past shades released by the brand (Duchess is the worst offender). I wish they would have opted for either Looking Glass/Lily/Royal Flush and added a light and more mid-tone beige or taupe shade for transition and highlighting (on different skin tones). The more shimmery shades in the palette were really nice, but the more colorful, more matte shades were dusty and thin and require primer to apply well (personally, I didn’t find UD’s primer sufficient–they needed a stark white base). Worth noting, the colorful mattes have a thinner consistency that makes them less blendable next to the denser shimmers (there’s a disconnect in how they smooth over one another). Dream On really only functions if used with a damp brush or over an adhesive base. The third row is exceptionally good, and I really wish the rest of the palette was that impressive, so it leaves me with a myriad of feelings, because there are some really amazing shades in the palette… and some real misses. The palette will be available at Urban Decay on May 1st and other retailers to follow after that.

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette Alice Through the Looking Glass
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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