ColourPop Aquarius Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0357 oz.) is described as a “soft pink nude in a creme finish.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a soft shine. The color was muted enough without being dark that it surprised me in its versatility–I felt like it could tone down a look or brighten a look. It had mostly opaque coverage with a very creamy, emollient texture with more slip than your average shade in the Lippie Stix range. It was very lightly hydrating over the four hours it lasted, but I did notice some of the color slipped into lip lines after two to three hours of wear. The thicker, creamier texture made it easier to press my lips together to smooth the color back out while wearing it, but it was worth noting. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Choker (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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