MAC Claretcast, Eros, Life’s Blood Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Claretcast Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky berry with subtle, cool undertones paired with a satin finish. It had full color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly, with just a bit of tugging initially but became easier to glide on as it melted against the lips. The texture was light-to-medium in weight, lightly tacky but comfortable to wear over a six and a half hour period. The formula was a smidgen drying after four hours of wear. MAC Marsala (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Confident (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Shame (DC, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Colour Pop Lyin' King (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Winterberry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Claretcast
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
92%
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Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Trio

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette ($69.00 for 1.02 oz.) includes three Shimmer Bricks, which are very shimmery powders. Each Shimmer Brick has five shades, so the color that you get can vary depending on where you concentrate your brush. All three shades have been released before, though only Bronze is part of the permanent range from what I could tell! It’s a powder highlight that features five colors, which are designed to be used together (though you can concentrate your brush in areas as well, or if you have an eye brush, you can use them individually) and applied to the face to highlight.

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Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Palette (Holiday 2016) Bobbi to Glow
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Coor Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) includes 10 blushes housed in a circular compact that opens and reveals five blushes on each side (there is no mirror as a result). Each pan is a decent size at 0.084 oz. a pop with a wide enough diameter that most blush brushes fit easily in them. The pans did not appear removable (I tried three pans with tweezers, and I didn’t feel any give). It would be a travel-friendly way to take so many blushes with you without taking up a lot of space.

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Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
Tarte Holiday 2016 Blush Palette Color Wheel
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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MAC Dionysus, Burnt Violet, Double Fudge Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which had fairly even coverage, though the darker color paired with the more emollient texture seemed to highlight lip lines slightly as the color would settle and appear darker in mine. The texture was lightly balm-like as it melted against the lips and glided across with minimal tugging initially and then no tugging at all once it warmed up. This shade wore well for seven hours and was non-drying, which is close to as described for wear. NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Dionysus
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Cashew
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
83%

Clinique Black Honey Pop Cheek Pop

Clinique Black Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pinky plum with warm undertones and a luminous finish. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Clinique Black Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Black Honey Pop
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%