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NARS Unspeakable, Toy, Area, Deviant Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Unspeakable Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency had the plushness of a gloss with the creaminess of a satin lipstick, so it didn’t feel heavy or tacky, but it still had noticeable shine. This shade wore well for five hours on me, and it was moisturizing as well. NARS Plato's (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Berry (-, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Provoke (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Toy Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was even for the most part with minor color pulling into lip lines (this was a case where the color was so dark that it was hard to tell from afar). The consistency was lightweight, smooth, a little gel-li,e and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted for. The formula felt hydrating to me while worn. Anastasia Potion (-, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dark as Night (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC With Gusto (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Area Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color, but some of the natural lip color can come through still. The texture was lightweight, non-tacky, and comfortable to wear on the lips, while a bit of color sat in lip lines and made the ones on my bottom lip a bit more noticeable, though I didn’t really detect it from a normal viewing distance. This shade stayed on well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. MAC Thunder Kiss (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Rum (-, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC King Pin (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Deviant Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. The texture was smooth, light-to-medium in weight, and spread well across the lips. The formula delivered rich, opaque color coverage that was even and didn’t pull into lip lines. I was able to wear this shade for just over five hours, and it felt moisturizing to me. Anastasia Berry (-, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sin (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dark Wine (P, $0.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Vamp (-, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Bordeaux (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Acoustic (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Unspeakable
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Toy
Toy
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Area
Area
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Deviant
Deviant

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NARS Bound, Danceteria, La Main Bleue Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not fully opaque, with a smooth, lightweight texture that was comfortable to wear and non-tacky. The only issue I had with this one was how the color gathered in lip lines noticeably. This shade wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Bourgeoisie (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Vintage (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Raisin (-, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Lots of Laughs (P, $10.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy finish. The gloss had a smooth, gel-like texture that wasn’t heavy, so it was comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly, and the color didn’t pull into lip lines either. The formula felt moisturizing while I wore it. Anastasia Barbie Pink (-, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trinkets (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Charm (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Weekend Barbie (-, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Erotic (P, $52.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Infamy (P, $52.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Raring to Go (P, $10.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Ultra Violet (18) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS La Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation–just slight translucency that allowed my lip freckle to peek through–that covered evenly and smoothly. I found that this shade applied particularly well and did not emphasize lip lines like some of the other shades have in this range. The color wore well for just over five hours and was moisturizing while worn. MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay After Dark (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Electro (-, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rebel (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Tango (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Spice Cake (P, $5.99) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Bound
Bound
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Danceteria
Danceteria
NARS Velvet Lip Glide La Main Bleue

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NARS Mineshaft, No. 54, Le Palace Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, non-sticky, and light-to-medium in weight; it sat well on lips for the most part with just the faintest settling that was visible in the close-up but not in person (without a magnifying mirror). The color was richly pigmented and lasted for five hours while it felt hydrating over time. NARS No. 54 (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Forever Darling (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Anthurium (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Disruptor (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Runway Red (-, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Milani Red My Lips (12) (P, $5.49) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Le Palace (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was smooth with a little weight (but it wasn’t heavy) and just slightly emphasized a few of my lip lines, which I could only see close-up. This shade wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn. NARS Mineshaft (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Bad Apple (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). NARS Disruptor (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) (P, $48.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Socialite (-, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Punchy Red (-, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and very fine pearl. It had intense color payoff that applied smoothly and evenly. The texture was smooth, almost gel-like, and easy to spread across the lips and did not well up into my lip lines. This shade wore well for almost five hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Runway Red (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ready to Roam (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Mineshaft (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Socialite (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Mineshaft
Mineshaft
NARS Velvet Lip Glide No. 54
No. 54
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Le Palace
Le Palace

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MAC Khaaannnn! & Warp Speed Ahead Lipglasses

MAC Khaaannnn! Lipglass
MAC Khaaannnn! Lipglass

MAC Khaaannnn! Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “berry with red reflects.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and pink and red sparkle. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied evenly; it is the type of coverage level where the natural lip color comes through noticeably, so it can look very different from person to person based on the natural coloring of one’s lips. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately tacky, but it was comfortable to wear and didn’t emphasize lip lines. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Itsy Bitsy (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Potent Violet (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Lilac Lumi (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Dolly Pink (453) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Lovechild (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Lancome Polished Rose (01) (P, $22.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Foxglove (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Warp Speed Ahead Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “plum with blue and pink reflects.” It’s a medium-dark reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and pink and blue micro-sparkle. The particles in this one felt finer than in Khaaannnn!, so the gloss felt smoother overall. The texture was thicker than average but did not feel heavy or goopy on the lips. I found the color applied evenly for the most part, but some of the color slipped into lip lines, though it wasn’t as noticeable in person as the sparkle and shine did a good drop distracting the eye from it. The gloss wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Real Posh (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Spanking Rich (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Naked Plum (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Spare Me (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Colour Saturation (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Kim (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Dressed to the K9s (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $24.00) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Milani Berry Tempting (05) (P, $5.49) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). NARS Oasis (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Mauve Mystique (025) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Dior Intrigue (995) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

MAC Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is supposed to have “glass-like shine” with “high coverage.” The finish is glossy with a lot of shine, and the consistency is light to medium in weight with a thicker texture that is noticeably tacky. Some of the older shades of Lipglass are quite tacky, but most of the modern releases are tacky but not goopy–I feel like they have refined the texture a bit over the years. The pigmentation varies dramatically from shade to shade, and they can be ultra sheer to semi-opaque but rarely full coverage. The benefit of the tackier texture is longer-than-average wear with sheerer shades lasting about three hours and richer shades lasting as long as six hours. Some shades are lightly hydrating or non-drying. MAC Lipglass is vanilla scented but has no discernible taste to me.

MAC Lipglass Khaaannnn!
Khaaannnn!
Khaaannnn!
8.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
MAC Lipglass Warp Speed Ahead
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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NARS Stripped, Unlaced, Playpen Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium beige with a hint of pink paired with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and while it didn’t appear streaky, the color settled into lip lines noticeably. This was one of the worst performers in the range as a result, even though it felt comfortable to wear over the three and a half hours it lasted. Chanel Insouciance (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Art of Seduction (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Liquid Passion (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but some of the color gathered into lip lines. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky. The color lasted for three hours on me, but there was more color visible in my lip lines at that point as well. LORAC Barista (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Hella (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Pink-a-boo (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Odalisque (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Summer Sweetheart (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Reve (189) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Creamsicle (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Life's a Peach (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Ideale (22) (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom White Russian (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Sandy Sensation (115) (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Boy Bait (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and spread easily across the lips. The formula was hydrating, comfortable on the lips, and lasted for four hours on me. There was a slight amount of visible color in lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. Too Faced Peach Tease (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pure Peach (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Nebulous (LE, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Bad B (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Candy Coral (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Maui (-, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. Overall, the formula was lightly to moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Stripped
Stripped
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Unlaced
Unlaced
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Playpen
Playpen

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MAC Little Lovely, Clear Water, Water Deities Lipglasses

MAC Little Lovely Lipglass
MAC Little Lovely Lipglass

MAC Little Lovely Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a light yellow with warm undertones and iridescent pink and gold shimmer. It looked almost like it had a duochrome shift on the lips, but it was hard to tell (and even harder to capture!). This shade had semi-sheer coverage, and the color settled into lip lines a lot. The texture was comfortable to wear, though a bit thicker and tackier as you’d expect from the formula, but it was hydrating over the four hours it lasted. MAC Kindness (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC On Cue (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pussywillow (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Gold Rain (164) (LE, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Clear Water Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a sheer golden base with iridescent sparkle and fine shimmer. It is actually described as sheer by the brand, so it is right on target in that respect. This shade has a lot of shimmer and shine, which makes it work well alone for a pop of sparkle, but it also works nicely layered over lipsticks. This shade lasted for four hours on its own. Colour Pop Supercute (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Like Venus (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Boundless Beige (P, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Clear Water (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Oh My Darling (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ice Follies (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Water Deities Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a medium, peachy copper with lots and lots of shimmer. It had more semi-opaque coverage due to just how much shimmer was in it; the gloss almost reads metallic applied as the shimmer is finer and very reflective. The texture was smooth, light-medium in weight, and comfortable to wear over four and a half hours. Lancome Mirrored Nude (09) (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Water Deities (LE, $15.00) is darker, less pigmented (95% similar). MAC Double Happiness (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Lust (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bimini (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Prancin' Dancin' (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Petal Metal (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek VIP (P, $15.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Little MAC Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a miniature-sized version of MAC’s regular Lipglass, so the formula is exactly the same and even includes shades previously released as limited edition. The Lipglass formula is supposed to be pigmented, shiny, and hydrating. I find that pigmentation can range from very sheer to totally opaque from shade to shade–there is a ton of variance–with a light-medium to medium-weight texture that’s thicker, moderately to very tacky, and lasts four to six hours. I don’t mind Lipglass myself, despite the tackiness, but if you loathe sticky glosses, Lipglass is probably not going to be your number one favorite! They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste. For comparison, full-sized MAC Lipglasses are $15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz. or $88.24/fl. oz. while the miniature-sized is $125.00/fl. oz. The smaller size makes the most sense for those who like more variety rather than more product or who do not typically finish a gloss.

MAC Sized to Go Lipglass Little Lovely
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
69%
Total
MAC Sized to Go Lipglass Clear Water
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
MAC Sized to Go Lipglass Water Deities
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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