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Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipstick formulas I’ve tried:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain. The range is rather extensive with over 30 shades, so you may find our top 15 best Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks list useful. Some of my favorite shades are: Pickled Ginger, Kale, Sour Cherry, and Spritzer.

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Shiseido Murrey, First Bite, Toffee Apple, Burning Up Rouge Rouge Lipsticks

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Murrey (RD305) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. This shade had very, very subtle streakiness due the more emollient consistency. I didn’t notice it from a normal viewing distance, but it is visible in the close-up. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and easy to apply as it didn’t tug or drag on the lips. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly. I was able to get four and a half hours of wear out of the lipstick, and it was moisturizing. MAC Sunny Seoul (P, $17.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Truth or Bare (P, $28.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Sheer Sin (220) (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido First BIte (RD307) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and fine gold pearl. The color coverage was nearly opaque–just a hint of my lip freckle peeking through–but delivered even coverage. The texture was lightly creamy without being slippery and sat well on the lips, as it did not emphasize lip lines or the natural texture of my lips. On me, it lasted for six and a half hours while hydrating my lips over time. Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is warmer, brighter (95% similar). MAC Must Be Red (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Wrath (P, $17.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sakura (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Dialogue (P, $37.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Coromandel (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Winter Romance (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip but not so much that it was hard to apply. It delivered good pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly without emphasizing the texture of my lips. I was able to wear this shade for six hours, and I found the formula to be moisturizing on my lips. Shiseido First Bite (RD307) (P, $28.00) is cooler, more muted (95% similar). MAC Cockney (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lady Bug (P, $17.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sakura (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with very subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic and covered evenly in a single stroke. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and creamy enough to glide on without tugging but did not slide around or appear streaky. This shade wore well for five hours and was moisturizing to wear. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Spring Pink (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Saucy Little Darling (LE, $17.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is lighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Murrey (RD305)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick First Bite (RD307)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Toffee Apple (RD308)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Burning Up (RD310)

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Shiseido Hushed Tones, Sweet Desire, Rouge Rum Punch Rouge Rouge Lipsticks

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, and the consistency was smooth, lightly emollient, and comfortable to wear. The downside to this shade was how some of the color settled into lip lines as it wore, though it lated for four hours and was hydrating. Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hug Me (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $35.00) is glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Peach Blossom (P, $17.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Sweet Desire (RD714) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft sheen. The lipstick had a lightweight, smooth, and lightly creamy texture that was comfortable to wear and felt hydrating over time. It had good color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but it could have been just a smidgen improved in this area. This shade wore nicely for four and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox On Set (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Modesty (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Old Soul (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy-berry with cooler undertones and a soft sheen. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, with a creamy, lightweight texture that glided across the lips with ease and deposited even, smooth color. This shade wore well for five and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and was moisturizing while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Mitchell (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Red Dwarf (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Crisis (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Backstab (LE, $17.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Capricious (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $35.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Destinee (DC, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sly Ingenue (430) (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bond (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Rose (P, $35.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Hushed Tones (RD713)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Sweet Desire (RD714)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Rouge Rum Punch (RD504)

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Shiseido Crime of Passion, Poppy, Real Ruby Rouge Rouge Lipsticks

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Crime of Passion (RD311) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and very fine, golden pearl. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The texture on this shade was slightly thicker and more emollient than other shades in the range, but it didn’t slide around or wear too quickly–but it was more moisturizing than other shades. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours on me. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced I Want Candy (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is glossier, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Elegant Accent (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Love Temple (LE, $23.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is less glossy, warmer, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Be a Lady (P, $23.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Crosswires (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Poppy (RD312) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff, which covered the lips evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and easy to apply. This shade wore for eight hours, was lightly hydrating, and didn’t feather or bleed past my lips. Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Red (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is brighter, darker (95% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Night to Remember (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Maria Moretti (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brownish undertones and a fine pearl. The lipstick had good pigmentation paired with a smooth, lightweight, and lightly creamy texture that easily moved across the lips without tugging and delivered even coverage. This shade lasted for six hours and was lightly moisturizing. Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00)(95% similar). Guerlain Habit Rouge (P, $37.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Parisian Red (P, $35.00) is glossier, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is glossier, brighter (85% similar). MAC Rusty (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Crime of Passion (RD311)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Poppy (RD312)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Real Ruby (RD502)

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Shiseido Bloodstone, Rose Crush, Red Queen Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and fine, ruby red pearl. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied beautifully–it yielded even, smooth coverage that didn’t emphasize lip lines. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and comfortable to apply and to wear. This shade wore well for seven hours on me, left behind a stain, and was moisturizing. YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is glossier, warmer, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and glided on without tugging on the lips, but it wasn’t too heavy or too thin, so it sat well on the lips and wore well. The formula yielded opaque coverage that lasted for five hours on me, and it was hydrating while worn. Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Inventor (P, $32.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Mani (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Avarice (P, $49.50) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Burberry Fawn (05) (P, $34.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark pinky-plum with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It is pinker (and cooler, as a result, but it still leaned warmer) compared to Rose Crush. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied with even, smooth coverage due to the lightweight, creamy (but not slippery!) consistency. This shade stayed on well for almost five hours and was moisturizing to wear. Hourglass Inventor (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Mani (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is glossier, warmer, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Queen (P, $20.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $35.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Bloodstone (RD503)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Rose Crush (RD715)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Red Queen (RD716)

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Shiseido Liaison, Coral Shore, Ruby Copper Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Liaison (RD306) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a soft, lightly shimmery sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The consistency was lightly emollient, so it glided on the lips easily and felt comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. The formula was hydrating overall. Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $37.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). MAC Hibiscus (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (LE, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Madame Flirte (861) (LE, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $50.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Amant (DC, $34.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $23.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NYX Rags to Riches (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Chamade (P, $37.00) is glossier, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay EZ (P, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $35.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly brighter, medium peony pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft sheen. There is very pearl that gives it a more luminous finish, but it isn’t overly glossy, which likely contributes to the better wear time (almost five hours). The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and featherweight on the lips. It was comfortable to wear and hydrating while worn. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Truth or Bare (P, $28.00) is more pigmented, more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) (LE, $55.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Shiseido Murrey (RD305) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is glossier, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). MAC Elegant Accent (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Georgia (P, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Streak (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $55.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is glossier, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Liaison (DC, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Heart to Heart (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark ruby red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly. The texture was very lightweight, smooth and creamy without being heavy, and comfortable on the lips. This shadde wore well for seven hours, was moisturizing, and didn’t feather or bleed past the edges of my lips. Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (P, $35.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Authentic Red (LE, $17.00) is more muted, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Saphir (821) (LE, $55.00) is glossier, cooler, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Elegant (P, $15.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) (P, $24.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Liaison (RD306)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Coral Shore (RD309)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Ruby Copper (RD501)

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