MAC Cantaloupe Blush

MAC Cantaloupe Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “rich warm cantaloupe [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, peachy tones and a satin sheen. NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Coppertone (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cantaloupe Blush
MAC Powder Blush Cantaloupe
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balms

Guerlain KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is new for fall, and it is designed to be a tinted lip balm that is supposed to hydrate, comfort, and protect the skin with a “subt[le] tint.” It’s available in six shades, and I have three of the six. While Morning Rose is said to be colorless, there is some color, but it was certainly the sheerest of the three I tried. The other two had more noticeable color–translucent, semi-sheer coverage. The formula is comfortable to wear with a very light tackiness and is moderately hydrating. It had a perfume-y scent but no discernible taste.

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Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip
Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balm Crazy Bouquet
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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NYX Rose Gold & Intuition HD Blushes

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange-coral with warm, reddish undertones and a strong, golden frost. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to mostly true-to-pan color. The texture was silky to the touch, which made it easy to blend and work into the skin, and the fineness of the powder helped it adhere smoothly. The only downside is that it is a little powdery and kicks up excess in the pan, but luckily, that powderiness doesn’t translate on the skin. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Rose Gold HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Rose Gold
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%
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MAC Tease Don’t Touch, Peer Pressure, Suggestive Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Tease Don’t Touch Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense true red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with strong, pink tones and leans bluer. It had a fair amount of color payoff, but you’ll see the natural lip come through somewhat (my lip freckle is still there), but it looks really even and smooth–I was surprised at just how supple the lips looked. It wore well for five hours, was comfortable and hydrating over time. MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $15.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Victoriana (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Tease Don't Touch Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Tease Don't Touch
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Milani Embrace & Flirt Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep reddish plum.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry with strong, cool pink undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but there was some slight “streaking” where the color appeared lighter/darker in areas. The formula was thin and easily spread across the lips, but it was also easily spread past the natural lip line with the amount pulled on the applicator so be careful or wipe off excess prior to using. The color lasted for eight hours with minimal fading and was just a tad drying after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Embrace
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
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MAC Everybody’s Talking, Push Some Buttons, Flash Drive Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Everybody’s Talking Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as am “intense coral.” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied with even coverage and lasted for five hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and lasted for five hours on me.
MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is darker, less pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is darker, less pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Orangesicle (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Everybody's Talking Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Everybody's Talking
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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