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NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set

NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set
NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set

NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set ($49.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes five miniature-sized lipsticks from NARS past and present range. It is a Sephora exclusive, so it’ll launch on November 1st. NARS’ Lipsticks retail for $27.00 for 0.12 oz., so the kit has a total value of $56.25.

Fire Down Below is described as a “pure blood red with no blue or orange.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown-based red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that adhered well without sliding around but wasn’t uncomfortable to wear. The color wore for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I don’t have a full-sized version to compare it to, but some readers noted that it seemed sheerer in the swatches than the version they remembered. This shade is part of the permanent range. NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Little Darling is a light beige with subtle warm undertones and soft shine. It was previously available, but it doesn’t appear to be part of the brand’s permanent range any longer. The last time I recall seeing it, the color was part of the Sheer Lipstick range, which would account for its sheerness here. The texture has some slip and resulted in a streakier application. It lasted for an hour and a half on me. Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $55.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Nudist (P, $20.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). bareMinerals Sexpot (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Joyous Red is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, red tones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without tugging and lasted for four hours on me. This is another shade that was released previously but isn’t part of the current range. It seemed warmer and sheerer compared to the original one I have. Estee Lauder Slowburn (130) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Chula (P, $21.00)(90% similar). NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jungle Red is described as a “bright red from the 1950’s silver screen.” It’s a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It appeared more as a pinky-red applied on my lips, but it seemed warmer in the tube. The texture was lightly creamy and yielded mostly opaque coverage. It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. This is part of the permanent range. Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Fighter (DC, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Milani Desire (LE, $8.99) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $37.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Nutcracker Rouge (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Heroic Red (321) (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mayflower is a muted, rosy plum with warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer color payoff that went on fairly evenly, though the more slippery consistency showed slight lines on the lips. It had faint shimmer, which I could feel just slightly. On me, the color wore for two and a half hours. This shade was also previously available but is no longer part of the current line-up. Milani Beloved (LE, $8.99) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Break Away (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Bear (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Ballade (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set

NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set
NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set

NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set ($49.00 for 0.188 oz.) includes three warm red-hued lip products. You can wear them together or alone, and they coordinate well together.

Flamenco (Lipstick) is described as a “sheer candy apple red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium pinky-red with warm undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that had a little slip but didn’t slide around on the lips. The color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Histoire (206) (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Dialogue (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (DC, $22.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mysterious Red (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, velvety consistency that glided across the lips easily and sat well. This shade wore for over six hours and was very lightly drying after four hours of wear. Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Flamenco (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is more muted, glossier (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Misdmeneaor (Velvet Lip Liner) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a medium, pinky-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture is slightly stiff/dry, so it does tug on the lips when used. It will wear for five to six hours, but I did find it somewhat drying on its own. MAC Redd (P, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret

NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret
NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret

NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret ($65.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes three full-sized Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, and all three are shades that are part of the permanent range, so if you like one, you may find it better to just pick up the one you want. Of all the packaging in the collection, this is the most unique, and it is more unique relative to other special edition packaging I’ve seen from brands in general. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil formula can be drying, and it doesn’t always have the pigmentation expected, which are its major downsides.

413 BLKR is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with lighter iridescent fuchsia shimmer over a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, but the texture of the pencil was a smidgen dry compared to the other two shades. It didn’t tug much, but it seemed to take longer to apply. The color wore well for five and a half hours, and it left behind a stain, but it was somewhat drying after two hours of wear. Too Faced Troublemaker (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Dance Off, Pants Off (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $35.00) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Atomic (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Inspiration (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Milani Raspberry Rush (P, $5.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Firebird (LE, $18.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Fuchsia (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $35.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Cherry Cape (067) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, more muted, glossier (90% similar). NARS Janet (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $28.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pink, You Think? (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop The Rabbit (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sex Machine is a dusty, medium-dark pinky-plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a soft, velvety consistency that glided on. The texture is thin and feels a little clingy. On me, the color lasted for four hours but was drying. MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brave (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). Flower Beauty Petal Kiss (P, $6.98) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Petal (135) (P, $33.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Burberry Nude Rose (No. 405) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Catfight (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dragon Girl is a rich, bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a very smooth, even application as the texture was velvety and soft in the pencil. On me, the color wears for a solid six hours and feels lightly drying after four hours of wear. Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Honey Pie (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Bloody Mary (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Anything Goes (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Feisty (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D XO (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Clinique Mightiest Maraschino (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Heaux (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rioja (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set

NARS A Woman's Face Lip Set
NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set

NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set ($49.00 for 0.188 oz.) includes a lipstick, lip pencil, and lip liner coordinated in the hue of warm plum. These are all permanent shades, so if you like one, you could grab it individually. The set coordinates well, so they can be layered easily; what’s nice is that the lipstick is a sheerer, glossier version of the pencil and lip liner, which means it adds a more hydrating element to the trio.

Dolca Vita (Lipstick) is a muted, medium-dark plummy red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It is part of the Sheer Lipstick range, so it is, as you might expect, on the sheerer side. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a lightweight, somewhat slippery consistency that is thin and looks and feels more like a light lip balm than traditional lipstick. It applied evenly with smooth color that looked a lot like a lip stain (but this shade may not appear like much on those with naturally redder or darker lips). The color lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Punch (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, glossier (90% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Moka Imprime (304) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Noir Moderne (128) (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dolca Vita (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, velvety feel applied to the lips, so it didn’t tug and glided across easily. This is a pencil you’ll need to sharpen, which is sometimes a deal-breaker. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Kat Von D OG Lolita (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Double Dare (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $22.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace (P, $32.00) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Etonnante (131) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Double Dare (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bumble (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Protest (DC, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $23.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sweet Cream (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bachelorette (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Natalie (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Beloved (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Schnookums (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Bite Beauty Chablis (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Patong Beach (Velvet Lip Liner) is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, but it is buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The Velvet Lip Liner formula is supposed to be “pigment-rich” while filling and preventing feathering on the lips with “long-wearing, comfortable wear.” I find that they tend to be a little dry so they tug on the lips, and while not the most drying lip pencil, it’s not comfortable on its own for me. It is clingy and lightly to moderately drying, even though it does last for six hours. MAC Half-Red (P, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #032 (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D OG Lolita (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.13 oz.) includes four Dual-Intensity eyeshadows and a travel-sized Via Veneto eyeliner, which is part of the permanent range. The palette includes Subra, which is also part of the permanent range. The palette contains $69.60 worth of eyeshadow and $12.50 worth of eyeliner, making the palette worth $82.10. (Note: the back of the palette says 0.30 oz. worth of product, but each shade is 0.03 oz., which is what is written on the box packaging alongside the ingredient lists). I liked the palette, but the shades are on the dupable end, and Subra has been released previously in a palette, so seeing it again feels unnecessarily repetitive. The Dual-Intensity formula is supposed to give eight-hour, can be used wet or dry (dry for “sheer soft touch of sensual color” and wet for “high-impact finish”). They are sheerer applied dry, but I find them surprisingly buildable dry as well, so it takes two to three layers, and it doesn’t take real packing on, just going back for a little more product. They will be more intense right off the bat if applied with a damp brush, though, which is as described. The formula has a soft, finely-milled feel to it, and they’re very smooth and easily blended on the skin. The only downside is the wear varies anywhere from six to nine hours, and dry application seems to consistently wear between six and seven hours before creasing, whereas damp application lasts slightly longer with seven to nine hours of wear.

Studly is a light-medium, yellow gold with a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque, and applied damp, it was opaque with a stronger sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and just a smidgen “dry” to the touch, but it didn’t seem to impede application or blending on the skin. It wore well for seven hours dry, eight hours damp.
Makeup Geek Karma (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Mermaid (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Up to No Gold (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia 10K (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Pearl (56P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #2 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stag Film is a medium-dark taupe brown with rosier undertones that was neutral-to-cool (I think it may looker cooler-toned on those with naturally cooler undertones!) and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer and appeared a little warmer, while damp application yielded opaque coverage with a smoother sheen. It lasted for seven and a half hours when applied dry, and it wore well for eight and a half hours applied damp. Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Phresh Out #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Nude #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte First Kiss (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Subra is a dark, purpled burgundy with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque coverage applied dry with richer, darker color payoff applied damp. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours when applied dry and nearly nine hours when applied damp. Urban Decay Blackheart (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Round Midnight (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Yoga (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cocoa (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #5 (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #5 (P) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Right) (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Magic Moor (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Lavender Bubble Bath (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Trafalgar #5 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #2 (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blackmail is a muted, medium-dark gray-black with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, and it was fully opaque and much smoother when applied damp. The texture is a little drier initially, but it seems to get softer and easier to blend over time. It wore well for six and a half hours dry, seven and a half hours damp. theBalm A4 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Siouxsie-sioux (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #26 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Reykjavik (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($160.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes five full-sized Audacious Lipsticks held in a hefty, mirrored case with a velvet-lined interior (that has indentations where the lipsticks fit) that can be removed to just use the case in its full capacity. All five lipstick shades are part of the permanent range. Audacious Lipsticks retail for $32 each (or $160.00 for five), so this set is only “worth it” if you’re looking for the packaging, but otherwise, you might as well pick your personal five favorite shades. The quality of all five seemed exactly the same as the full-sized versions, which is quite high–soft, smooth, creamy consistencies with good pigmentation, comfortable wear and moderate wear-time. I don’t personally find it to be a very hydrating formula, but it isn’t drying either. You can see my round-up on the Audacious Lipstick formula here. I’ve swatched and re-tested the five shades as they were included in this set.

Raquel is described as a “pink beige.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a creamy, natural finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage, but it is one of the creamier, more slippery shades in the range, so it doesn’t apply as well as the majority of the range does as a result. It doesn’t apply badly, it just shows lines more readily and is harder to keep looking even. It lasted for almost four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing. Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (P, $35.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Enchanted One (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Catherine (410) (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Flash Nude (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC French Twist (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC She's a Peach (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Crystal Baby (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Juliette is described as a “pink coral.” It’s a bright, pink-coral with a satin finish. The consistency was light-medium in weight, creamy, and glided on easily. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was comfortable to wear. MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C303 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fever (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $50.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Smarty Pants (P, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Jacquard (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Coral (P, $35.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Pinch Me (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Puttin' on the Spritz (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna (P, $32.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anna is described as a “smokey rose.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark pinky-plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff that went on smoothly without tugging. The consistency seemed a little better in this particular version than my full-sized, as it was creamier and less dry. It was neither drying nor hydrating over the four hours it wore for. Makeup Geek Proper (P, $15.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Whipped Caviar (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Magick (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Centerfold (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fresh Cut (LE, $6.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Hot Gossip (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Roman Holiday (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Fawn Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Please Me (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fanny is described as a “rich berry.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-berry with cool undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. It lasted for almost six hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. Smashbox Inspiration (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). NARS Janet (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Twerk (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Damned (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Wicked Aura 01 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Splurge (LE, $23.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Mother (LE, $21.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte is described as an “oxblood burgundy.” It’s a dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a light shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered well without looking streaky. The texture had some slip but was less heavy compared to other shades (but it was also not as pigmented). This version was more pigmented and appeared a bit darker as a result on. It wore well for five and a half hours and was slightly hydrating. NARS Eva (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Right) (LE)(90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Berry Mojito (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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