Kat Von D Piaf, Nayeon, Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool chocolate with purple shimmer.” It’s a deepened red-toned brown with fine violet shimmer. The shimmer is what makes it harder to dupe. It’s a chameleon of a color as the undertone seems to shift a lot depending on the natural light; sometimes it looks cooler, sometimes it is warmer, and sometimes it appears very dark and other times more of a true brown. The texture had some slip, and it applied without tugging, though the consistency has some tackiness to it applied. It didn’t apply evenly, and it only had semi-opaque coverage. The lipstick lasted for six hours, was lightly drying, and settled into lip lines noticeably after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Piaf
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
80%
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Top 5: Plum Blushes for Fall 2015

Plum is one of my favorite cheek colors to wear (right after coral!), because they can run cool or warm in tone, so they work with a lot of looks. It’s also a great shade to pair with the deeper lip colors that we often see in fall and winter. What are your favorites?

  1. Urban Decay Rapture — a purply-plum with subtle pearl
  2. theBalm Cabana Boy — a cooler-toned plum with sheen
  3. IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose — a rosy plum with a luminous finish
  4. Sleek Pomegranate — a brightened, berry-plum with a frosted sheen
  5. NARS Oasis — a warm plum with gold pearl

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush

Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $21.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (P, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush Flirt It Up (06)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
87%

ColourPop Cruel Intentions, Never Been Kissed, Girl Power Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm rose.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage, and it applied with the most pigmentation with fingertips (exactly as described), but I had no problems using a stippling brush and using two layers for color. The texture was lightweight and blended out easily, more like a powder in that respect, and it wore for nine and a half hours on me. Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Love (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Cruel Intentions
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
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Top 5: Plum Lipsticks for Fall 2015

Here are five of my current favorite plum-hued lipsticks to get you thinking about fall! :) What are your must-haves?

  1. Urban Decay Sheer Beso — a soft, pink-plum
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rosy plum
  3. Bite Beauty Rosewood — a softened, medium rose plum
  4. Urban Decay Rapture — a brightened, pinky-plum
  5. Guerlain Air Kiss — a plummy brown with a luminous sheen

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ColourPop Be-dazzled & Guess Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Be-dazzled Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep true purple.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium purple with cool undertones and a vinyl-like sheen. It doesn’t dry down to a fully flat matte finish like a lot of the other shades have. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a thin consistency that is a little harder to apply evenly. The formula feels clingier and really emphasizes the natural texture and lines on the lips in a way that makes them look somewhat shirveled–it’s not as soft or smooth as the average ColourPop liquid lipstick. I noticed the color flaking away from the center of the mouth after four hours of wear, and it was fairly drying over time, though most of the color lasted for six and a half hours. Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC She-Rebel (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). MAC Matte Royal (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Illamasqua Kontrol (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Illamasqua ESP (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Be-dazzled Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Be-dazzled
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
78%
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