Milani Beloved & Crush Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. You’ll mostly find them at your local drugstore (I got mine from Walgreens), but they are available online as well through Milani directly. These have a very thin, liquid-y consistency–they easily get outside the lines and in general, the applicator can apply far more than you need, so I highly recommend a little patience and maybe using a lip brush (if you can) to apply and get really precise, neat lines. The formula has a longer dry down–about five to ten minutes before you can press your lips together–and gets very tacky after two minutes or so (do NOT! press your lips together or else you will lift color in large patches!). They’re one of the lesser drying liquid lipsticks I’ve come across (but these did get a bit drying after four to six hours of continuous wear), and they are long-wearing and pigmented. They have a moderately strong sweet, vanilla scent.

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Milani Beloved Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Beloved
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 2)

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool grey.” It’s a medium, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and applied very true-to-pan. The wear was fantastic–there was no fading or creasing after ten hours of wear. Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Collection Swell (P, $13.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Espresso (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Mixed Tape
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 1)

ColourPop Supermodel Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft golden ivory.” It’s a brightening, light-medium golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable, and smooth texture that applied easily to the lid and didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Elektron (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #2 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #395 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Supermodel
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
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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). Tarte Fetching (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $26.00) is brighter (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, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Love (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% 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). 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
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
Limited Edition
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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). Illamasqua Kontrol (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Illamasqua ESP (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Recollection (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (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). 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%
Limited Edition
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ColourPop Dr. M & Kapow Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Dr. M Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep blackened green.” It’s a cool-toned, green-leaning teal with very, very subtle emerald green pearl. It’s such a cool color, and I love that it applied with fully opaque, even color, but it emphasizes the texture/lines of the natural lip tremendously in a way that makes them appear raisin-like. Despite this, it didn’t seem to “crack” when I smiled, but it was a little more uncomfortable to wear (I felt more aware of it on than other shades in the range, even for liquid lipstick). It wore for nine hours and was moderately drying after five hours of wear.
Illamasqua Apocalips (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Chlorophyll (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Dr. M Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Dr. M
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%
Limited Edition
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