Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask

Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask ($26.00 for 0.52 oz.) is described as a “universal red-wine tint.” It’s a brightened, cherryr ed with cool undertones that turns to more of a pinky-red color applied to lips. NARS Shade IV (LE, $26.00) is warmer. Josie Maran Always Cherry (P, $18.00) is warmer. NARS Rose Gitane (P, $26.00) is warmer. MAC Wake Up! (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Night is Young (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Love Alert (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask (Tinted) Smashed
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%

YSL Orange de Chine (8) Glossy Stain

YSL Orange de Chine (8) Glossy Stain ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark orange with strong warm, red undertones and a glossy finish. MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches. If you really want to replicate the color and finish, I would recommend going for an orange-red lipstick and adding a little gloss on top (here are some orange lipsticks to consider).

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YSL Orange de Chine (8) Glossy Stain
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Orange de Chine (8)
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

YSL Corail Aquatique (7) & Pink Taboo (103) Glossy Stains

YSL Corail Aquatique (7) Glossy Stain ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, orange-coral with a glossy shine. It had mostly opaque color coverage, applied evenly overall, and wore for six and a half hours when I tested it. While worn, it was lightly hydrating. YSL Corail Fauve (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, redder. YSL Corail Hold Up (105) (P, $34.00) is shimmery.Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (P, $28.00) is pinker. Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is slightly pinker. MAC Whoops (P, $19.50) is more muted. MAC Geo Pink (LE, $20.00) is shimmery. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is pinker. Burberry Brick Red (P, $27.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Corail Aquatique (7) Glossy Stain
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Corail Aquatique (7)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer veil of black pigment.” It may look like a medium black when squeezed out of the tube, but applied, it’s exactly as described: a sheer wash of black–it gives lips a gray-cast, takes my natural color and gives it a cooler tone, and then a glossy shine. Even though it’s rather sheer, there was some settling into lip lines. Urban Decay Oil Slick (DC, $22.00) is similar in its sheer, gray-tinge. MAC also had Blackware eons ago, which was similar. See comparison swatches.

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OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss Little Black Dress
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%

YSL Violine Surrealiste (26) Glossy Stain

YSL Violine Surrealiste (26) Glossy Stain ($36.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia magenta–there are hints of purple to it but once applied to lips and it settles in, it looks more fuchsia and less purple. Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $27.00) is shimmery. NARS Mexican Rose (P, $24.00) is less magenta. MAC Full Speed Ahead (P, $19.50) is lighter. MAC Girl About Town (LE, $15.00) is pinker, shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Violine Surrealiste (26) Glossy Stain
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Violine Surrealiste (26)
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
88%

YSL Fuchsia Tomboy (104) Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain

YSL Fuchsia Tomboy (104) Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia.” It’s a medium fuchsia-pink with cool, blue undertones and a soft gold shimmer. The shimmer is subtle, and it really seems to add depth the fuchsia, making it redder in a way. None of the following similar shades are stains, so they wear differently, but I picked them for similarity in overall look. Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is glossier, less shimmery. Guerlain Illusion (660) (LE, $35.00) is not quite as glossy. Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Fuchsia Tomboy (104) Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain
YSL Rebel Nudes Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Fuchsia Tomboy (104)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%