ColourPop Aquarius, Taurus, Rayezor Lippie Stix

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). 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). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Choker (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Aquarius Lippie Stix
Colour Pop Lippie Stix Aquarius
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Community Faves | January 17th through January 23rd

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! :) Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

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01. MAC Please Me

MAC Instigator Lipstick MAC Runway Hit Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light nude matte [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with a matte finish. Read full review.

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02. MAC Have Your Cake

MAC Have Your Cake Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "bright magenta [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

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03. Bite Beauty Pastille

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. MAC Please Me

MAC Instigator Lipstick MAC Runway Hit Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light nude matte [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with a matte finish. Read full review.

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02. Bite Beauty Pastille

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

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03. MAC Flocking Fabulous

MAC Flocking Fabulous Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "bright coral-red [with a Cremesheen + Pearl finish]." Read full review.

Most Loved Looks