I think rotating through favorites/go-tos is a good way to use more products, rather than just all-time favorites. I also think that periodically taking stock of products you love (or hate) and making adjustments based on how you feel is a good way to use more of what you love. For me, I don’t personally practice that as much, since I am often testing a variety of products, so when I am not, I like to use my very favorites!
-- Christine

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ColourPop Are & Be & Cheap Thrills Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Are & Be Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich mauve plum.” It’s a soft, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff with a thin, spreadable texture that went on evenly. It dried down to a flat, matte finish that did emphasize the texture of my lips somewhat. It lasted for seven hours and faded more noticeably from the center of the mouth for me. The formula was lightly drying. Colour Pop Back Up (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Panda (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Are & Be Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Are & Be
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Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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ColourPop JujuRouge & Polite Society Lippie Stix

ColourPop JujuRouge Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is described as a “deepened berry red.” It’s a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage–you can see my lip freckle just peeking through–that covered evenly and smoothly. The consistency was lightly creamy and applied without dragging on the lips. It wore well for six and a half hours, left behind a moderate stain, and was slightly drying after four hours of wear. MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop JujuRouge Lippie Stix
Colour Pop Lippie Stix JujuRouge
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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