Milani Desire & Romance Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied with even coverage, though the more liquid-y consistency does make it a little harder to maneuver around the edges. As always, I recommend trying to remove excess product from the applicator or using a lip brush to make it easier to apply. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fading and was a little drying after seven hours. Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Desire
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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NYX Pastel Chic & Baby Doll HD Blushes

NYX Pastel Chic HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a very pale pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It is almost like a washed-out lavender. There is a strong white base, so on my skin tone, it looks chalky, and obviously I’m unable to show it to its best appearance as a result, even though it had semi-opaque coverage. (It is going to be ideal for someone who is fairer and finds most blushes too dark for their preferences.) The texture is very, very powdery, despite having an incredibly silky consistency to the touch but remains easy to blend out on the skin and looks even applied. On me, it wore for seven hours before fading. NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Unconventional (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Full of Joy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Pastel Chic HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Pastel Chic
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
78%
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NYX Bronzed & Glow HD Blushes

NYX Bronzed HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a softened, medium copper-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was a smidgen powdery but didn’t look it on the skin. The blush seemed to “melt” against the skin to a degree, as the finish had a natural sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but helped the skin look like skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Collection Passionate (23) (P, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Deep Plum (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Peach Beach (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Bronzed HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Bronzed
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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Milani Adore & Lust Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink nude.” It’s a brightened, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a flat, matte finish. It had had mostly opaque color coverage, but the texture dried down very, very dry and “cracked” as soon as I smiled or moved my lips, which made it a more uncomfortable shade to wear. This was my least favorite to wear, as it felt noticeably drying after three hours of wear and only lasted for six hours before flaking and fading unevenly. Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Platform (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Summer! (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Adore
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
74%
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ColourPop LAX & Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatchew

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “vampy blackened red.” It’s a very, very dark burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It felt almost powdery after it dried down, and it was a shade that was challenging to apply evenly as it dried down quickly. It faded unevenly for me, though it wasn’t too noticeable as it stained the lips a bit underneath. The color lasted for six hours decently, and it was drying after four hours of wear. Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Milani Crush (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Lax
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
74%
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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Lippie Stix

ColourPop Contempo Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dusty rose [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that applied without tugging on the lip but didn’t slide around. It lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Le Metier de Beaute Fiji (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Personal Pick (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Contempo Lippie Stix
Colour Pop Lippie Stix Contempo
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
Limited Edition
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