ColourPop Drive In & Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone bright magenta.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium magenta purple with cooler, pink undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but there was almost a veil of translucency there, yet the color went on evenly and smoothly for the most part. It dried down fairly quickly but to a very soft, lightweight texture that didn’t transfer or flake. This shade lasted well for eight hours and was slightly drying after six hours of wear. Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is darker. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer, glossier. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is darker, less glossy, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Drive In
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
92%
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ColourPop Highball & Buds Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Highball Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot red-pink.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a matte finish. This one was richly pigmented but a little thicker with a tendency to streak. The slightly thicker texture was extremely unforgiving if you needed to touch-up or wanted to fix any mistakes, as it really gave the lips a wrinkled appearance as the layers fused together. It dried down quickly but had enough time to work the color across the lips. This shade stayed on well for over eight hours and started to feel drying after six hours of wear. It fades more evenly, and it’s hard to tell from far away as it also stains, so as the lipstick wears down, a stain is left behind instead. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. Urban Decay Menace (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, glossier. Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Tats (LE, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Highball Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Highball
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%
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ColourPop 1st Base & Donut Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop 1st Base Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone true pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a very matte finish. This pulls almost warm-toned me, due to my yellow undertones, but I expect it can look more neutral-to-cool depending on your coloring or what other makeup you’re wearing that day. It applied fairly evenly with good color coverage, but it dries quickly and tends to “crack” once dried (you can see it coming apart just slightly where you have deeper lip lines). It lasted for eight hours but the color pulled into lip lines noticeably. This shade was slightly drying after five hours of wear and worsened from there. Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) (P, $30.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier. Kat Von D Jeffree (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier. Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is brighter, glossier. Maybelline Pink Sugar (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted, warmer, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop 1st Base Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick 1st Base
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Maybelline Coral Craze, Pink Pizazz, Fab & Fuchsia, Berry Chic Baby Gloss Lipglosses

These are the last four Maybelline Baby Lips Lipglosses ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.), and all four have a jelly finish. The gloss is a new formula that’s supposed to be shiny, non-sticky, and hydrating for four hours with twelve shades divided into three finishes. These all looked similar applied, so from a color standpoint, it’s unnecessary to have them all. The jelly finished shades have a slightly thicker texture to them, though they feel very similar once you apply to the lips. The formula feels lightweight, mostly non-sticky (a very slight tackiness develops after two to three hours of wear), wears for one to three hours, and is comfortable and hydrating. There is a sweet, fruity-floral scent that tastes like perfume-y soap during the entire length of wear; I could taste it just talking to someone, and it ruined anything I ate or drank. They were comfortable to wear, though, and they don’t feel heavy and keep and maintain hydration going for an hour or two after most of the gloss has worn away. The formula is sheer (as it is supposed to be) with a lot of shades looking the same once applied, but they may vary wildly from person to person due to much of it being dependent on your natural lip color.

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Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss Coral Craze
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5.5
Application
5
Total
78%
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NYX Prismatic Eyeshadows (Part 2)

Here are the remaining six shades of NYX Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.043 oz.)! The formula is supposed to be “fully pigmented” with a “brilliant metallic” finish and is available in twelve shades (see part one). Overall, the formula had good color payoff ranging from semi-opaque to opaque with soft, blendable textures that could get a little powdery and had a fair amount of fall out during application, while the wear was typically between seven and eight hours (no primer). I don’t think they’re truly metallic, but they have a good sheen but with more noticeable sparkle/shimmer, so I think they tended to look more frosted than truly metallic. Worth noting, I had originally purchased all twelve from Ulta online, and about half of them arrived broken. I ended up returning those and then purchasing directly from NYX, and only one (Tin) was broken. The formula seems particularly fragile as they are softly pressed into the compacts, so they crumble easily.

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NYX Prismatic Shadow
NYX Prismatic Shadow Blue Jeans
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Sleek Makeup Pixie Pink & Pomegranate Blushes

Sleek Makeup Pixie Pink Blush ($6.99 for 0.27 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft and silky with some excess powder kicking up in the pan, but on the skin, the blush didn’t look powdery, which is where it counts the most. It was richly pigmented, and the silky quality of the powder made it easier to blend on the skin. I noticed it darkened on my skin, though if you are naturally drier, you may find it stays truer to the color in the pan. It wore for eight and a half hours before breaking down. NARS Roman Holiday (LE, $30.00) is darker. Colour Pop Mochi (P, $8.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is more muted. NYX Flamingo (P, $5.00) is . Urban Decay Quickie (LE, ) is darker. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is darker. NARS Mistinguette (LE, $30.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sleek Makeup Pixie Pink Blush
Sleek MakeUP Blush Pixie Pink
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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