Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss
Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss

Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a semi-sheer, peachy-coral with warm undertones and fine gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied fairly evenly and was comfortable to wear. The gloss lasted for three hours on me. It’s nowhere near the coverage Maybelline markets the formula as having, though. If you like sheerer glosses and aren’t sensitive to taste (the Color Elixirs have a strong soap-like/perfume-like taste), it might be worth considering. Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, more opaque. NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is pinker. NARS Salamanca (P, $26.00) is redder. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $29.50) is less shimmery. MAC Fever Isle (LE, $20.00) is brighter, more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Glistening Coral (525) Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium orange with very subtle gold pearl. As it is semi-sheer, the natural lip color will influence how this looks on–for me, it looks more coral (stronger pink) than orange. It lasted for two and a half hours and could have applied a bit more evenly. NARS Salamanca (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Fever Isle (LE, $20.00) is pinker, more opaque. Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is more orange. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is more orange. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a rosy plum with warm undertones and beige and mauve shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage where a lot of the natural lip color is visible, but it did add noticeable color and shimmer when I applied it. This shade wore well for four hours. NARS Corsica (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more opaque. MAC Private Party (LE, $20.00) is more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss (310) (P, $28.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks

Maybelline Hibiscus Pop (715) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a cool-toned, cotton candy pink with blue undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it had a higher amount of slip, which caused the color to apply unevenly with a tendency to streak. It pulled into lip lines after two hours of wear, and it lasted for a total of three. Maybelline Petal Pink (710) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (LE, $32.00) is more matte. MAC Ladies Who Lunch (LE, $22.00) is a smidgen lighter. Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) (P, $36.00) is more muted. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is moreo matte. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is a smidgen darker. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is more muted. Maybelline Pink Pop (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is darker, less luminous. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Power Peony (720) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium pink with strong, cool, blue undertones that leans almost lavender. It had a soft shine with more opaque coverage, but there was still some translucency so the natural coloring of your lips may alter the way it looks on you. It lasted for four hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $32.00) is less blue-based. Illamasqua Luster (P, $26.00) is brighter. Maybelline Pink Pop (P, $7.49) is less luminous. MAC Naughty Saute (LE, $16.00) is glossier. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Narcissus (P, $18.00) is a smidgen darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Lilac Flush (725) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a pink-tinted lavender with a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque coverage, but it was more slippery and didn’t apply evenly. I noticed slight gathering in the lip lines towards the end of the three-hour wear, but it wasn’t as noticeable as with Hibiscus Pop. Colour Pop Brills (P, $5.00) is darker, more matte. NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mannequin (P, $18.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Saturday, January 10th, 2015

ColourPop Matte Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Matte Super Shock Shadows

Recently, ColourPop launched new shades of their Matte Super Shock Shadows (I believe nine are totally new, and then a few were previously released in limited edition holiday sets). I’ll definitely be reviewing some, but I have no idea whether I’ll end up testing all/when they’ll be reviewed, so here are swatches for those who’ve been curious if the brand has less sparkly shades available. I have 13 of the 14 (four I had previously) to share with you…

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Thursday, January 8th, 2015

ColourPop Bae Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bae Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Halo Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “golden champagne dusted with soft gold glitter [with a satin finish].” It’s a light-medium, yellowed beige with gold glitter over a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it was a shade that needed two layers for full opacity. On me, it wore well for nine and a half hours without creasing or fading, but there was a smidgen of fall out.
It is part of the Not a Box of Chocolates set. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “penny copper [with a metallic finish].” It’s a deepened copper bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly, while remaining easy to blend. It wore well for ten hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ColourPop Drift Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “true cranberry [with a pearlized finish].” It’s a medium-dark, berry-red with subtle warmer undertones and a light sparkle over a more pearly finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that was easy to use and blend out on the skin while retaining its intensity. I didn’t have any fading or creasing over a ten-hour period. It is part of the Not a Box of Chocolates set. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ColourPop Bae Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rich eggplant purple with an emerald and turquoise, glittery duo chrome [with a metallic finish].” It is a dark, plummy purple with warm undertones and bluish-teal sparkle and shimmer. The color payoff was intense, while the consistency was still smooth, blendable, and easy to use. This shade didn’t crease or fade over ten hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks

Maybelline Rose Rush (735) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, coral-red with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque with a light layer of translucency, so the natural lip color will peek through. The consistency was lightweight, emollient, and comfortable to wear as it was lightly hydrating and didn’t settle into lip lines. It wore well for four and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $32.00) is darker, less glossy. Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $30.00) is redder, darker. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is less glossy. NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is more orange, less glossy. MAC True Red (LE, $16.00) is similar. Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is similar. Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is lighter, more muted. NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is brighter. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is darker. Guerlain Genna (P, $51.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Coral Burst (740) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a lightly brightened pink-coral with warm undertones and a light sheen. It had nearly full color coverage, but it had a very lightly translucent look to it as well. On me, the color lasted for four hours and was hydrating while worn. Urban Decay Sheer Streak (P, $20.00) is sheerer, more muted. Colour Pop Rocket (P, $5.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Hibiscus Thrill (P, $39.00) is darker, more shimmery. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is darker. MAC Love Temple (LE, $22.00) is similar. Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is similar. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is cooler-toned. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is slightly lighter. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is lighter, pinker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is more matte, darker. YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is glossier. Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $34.00) is darker. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is more muted. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium pink-peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It looks warmer and more peach-toned swatched, but because it isn’t fully opaque, it seemed to look pinker applied. It didn’t go on quite as evenly as one might like, though it wasn’t as streaky as light shades can be. On me, this shade wore well for three and a half hours. Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is darker, pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Flynn (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is more matte. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is darker. NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is darker. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is similar. YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is brighter, pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $49.00) is sheerer. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks

For spring, there are ten shades of Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.), which are supposed to be a “kicky bouquet of lip colors.” The Color Sensational formula is supposed to be richly pigmented with a creamy texture and feel hydrating. These three had fairly good color coverage, but the thicker, more emollient texture made them harder to apply even, smooth color. The formula was lightly hydrating overall, comfortable to wear, and had a little below average wear. The formula has a sweet, creme brulee-like scent with a slight perfume-y taste (I find it less noticeable compared to the Elixirs).

Maybelline Barely Bloomed (700) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a light peach with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but the consistency was creamy and slippery enough that it applied unevenly. It wore well for three hours and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Beau (LE, $32.00) is slightly pinker. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer. MAC What’s Haute? (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Chanel Satisfaction (89) (P, $35.00) is darker. MAC Fleur d’Coral (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pout (142) (LE, $30.00) is more matte. Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is a smidgen lighter. MAC Close Contact (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Moody Margot (106) (P, $30.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with subtle,w arm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered well with minimal unevenness. The slightly thicker consistency seemed prone to showing “lines” if you pressed your lips together, though. It lasted for four hours on me and was a smidgen hydrating. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is lighter. NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is warmer. NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is darker. Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Barely Bloomed (700) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, light cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and very subtle pearl with a glossier finish. It had nearly full color coverage, but if you have natural pigmentation, I could see this turning a little more fuchsia. The consistency was emollient and glided on without tugging, but it tended to pull into lip lines after two hours of wear (while it lasted for a total of three hours for me). NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, more matte. MAC A Novel Romance (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Dress to Impress (LE, $16.00) is grayer. MAC Ladies Who Lunch (LE, $22.00) is a smidgen warmer. Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) (P, $36.00) is a touch darker. MAC Rose Lily (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. MAC Naughty Saute (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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