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Cle de Peau #11, 12, 13, 14 Radiant Liquid Rouge

Cle de Peau Lingerie Radiant Liquid Rouge
Cle de Peau Lingerie Radiant Liquid Rouge

Cle de Peau Lingerie (11) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a cream-like finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly, but some of the color settled into lip lines noticeably, particularly on my bottom lip. I was surprised at how it did not leave “lines” when I pressed my lips together as it is such a light shade. The texture was smooth, comfortable to wear, and felt hydrating over the five hours it lasted. MAC Artful (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is lighter, less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Tres Leches (P, $5.99) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Blissful (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 302P Golden Coral (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Peach-sicle (P, $19.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Fleur d'Eau (192) (LE, $30.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Bliss (181) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Everlasting Nude (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Chenille (12) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a cream-like finish and lots of shine. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. The texture was lightweight, gel-like as it “set,” and was very comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for six hours and was hydrating. MAC Hyper-Fabulous (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Intrigue (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Bare (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tuned In (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (DC, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Drunk (320) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Flushed (13) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a fine, silver pearl. It was very pigmented, though just shy of being full coverage, and the color went on smoothly and evenly without streaking or looking patchy. The formula had a gel-like consistency that was comfortable to wear, as it wasn’t clingy or too tacky. I was able to wear this color for just over five and a half hours, and it was moisturizing while worn. MAC Astral (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Frenemy (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia St. Tropez (-, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Fast Life (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Polished Rose (01) (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Sequin (14) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a bright, peony pink with warm, yellow undertones and a fine silver pearl. It had richer color payoff than the others, but the texture was thicker overall as well, which made it a little harder to apply and keep from welling up in my lip lines. The color wore well for just over four and a half hours, and it was nicely hydrating. Chanel Innocent (14) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Go for Girlie (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Blush Essence (095) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Pink Dahlia (14) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Hoop (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Nicki (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Blushing (-, $16.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Dior Tiny Pink (269) (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Little Miss Mischief (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Lancome Polished Rose (01) (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing “glossy stain” that give lips a “shiny, vinyl look” with “rich color.” The consistency is smooth, lightweight, and like a watery cream when initially applied, but it develops into a lighter weight gel texture after a few minutes. Most of the shades have medium or greater coverage, long-wearing, high-shine, and are hydrating while worn. There is a subtle floral scent to the formula, but I did not notice it except in the tube and did not encounter any taste. They look more like a stain than they actually behave like one, as I only found the darkest shades to leave behind any trace of color after it had worn away. There is a slight tackiness after an hour or so, but it never turned truly sticky.

Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Lingerie (11)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Chenille (12)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Flushed (13)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Sequin (14)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Anastasia Fall 2016 Lipgloss Set

Anastasia Fall 2016 Lipgloss Set
Anastasia Fall 2016 Lipgloss Set

Anastasia Fall 2016 Mini Lip Gloss Set ($28.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six, miniature-sized glosses in six, new and exclusive shades. I’m a big fan of Anastasia’s gloss formula for something more pigmented, longer wearing, and hydrating over time. On the whole, the set is nice–the colors are very autumnal, and for the most part, they applied well, had good color coverage, and were moisturizing and comfortable to wear.

Amber is a muted, medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied evenly but had some color gather into lip lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Live It Up (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Berry is a rich, dark reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was fantastic–fully opaque–and distributed evenly across the lips. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-tacky throughout the wear. The gloss wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time.
NARS Plato's (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Perpetual Holiday (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte WCW (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Unspeakable (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Deviant (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Sookie (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Carla is a bold, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, fairly lightweight, and spread evenly across the lips. It had nearly opaque color coverage, which covered the lips well and did not appear streaky or feather over time. On my lips, the color lasted for five hours and was moisturizing. Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Revlon HD Carnelian (545) (P, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maple is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and gold and copper shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that felt comfortable on the lips, but it did not apply as evenly as it could have. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. Anastasia Rum (-, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Raisin is a muted, medium-dark pinky mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones paired with a cream finish. The consistency seemed a bit thicker, and it didn’t seem to look as smooth on the lips, as it emphasized my lip lines (without really settling into them), particularly on my lower lip. It was richly pigmented, though, and the color spread evenly across the lips. This shade wore nicely for just over five hours on me, and it felt moisturizing to me. NARS Bound (P, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rum is a deep, reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with full-color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. The texture was creamy, smooth, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Area (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Feelin' So Good (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Maple (-, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Casanovella (P, $85.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Fudge (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Anastasia Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “opaque” with “high-shine” that’s “non-drying.” It is one of the more pigmented lipglosses out there that has a smoother, more cushion-y consistency that typically spreads well across the lips. Some shades gather in lip lines, and some shades apply streaky; it seems more common with lighter shades and milkier colors. The formula is non-sticky initially and develops slight tackiness over time. My experience from wearing the formula is that they are often lightly to moderately hydrating and wear three to five hours. They have a vanilla scent that isn’t too overpowering nor does it linger once applied (I notice it mostly in the tube).

Anastasia Mini Lip Gloss Set Fall 2016
Fall 2016
Fall 2016
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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Chanel Super Nude & Super Coral Rouge Allure Glosses

Chanel Super Nude (137) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Super Nude (137) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Super Nude (137) Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, peachy-coral with warm undertones and very fine gold pearl. It had almost opaque color coverage, which applied smoothly without streaking, but some of the color welled up into my lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The consistency was thin but spreadable, lightweight, and just a touch tacky after a half hour of wear but never heavy or truly sticky. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. Charlotte Tilbury Sweet Stiletto (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Vida Loca (LE, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Divergent Natural Virtue (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pure Delight (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Lingerie (11) (P, $48.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (DC, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Artful (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (P, $19.50) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). NYX Tres Leches (P, $5.99) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Dainty (-, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 302P Golden Coral (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Super Coral (157) Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a slightly bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It was semi-opaque with even coverage, but the slightly thinner consistency made it less smoothing and plumping on so some of the color emphasized lip lines. The formula was hydrating over the five hours it lasted on my lips. Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Maui (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Peach Tease (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Salamanca (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Tropiques (379) (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tattoo My Heart (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (LE, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (DC, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to have the “colour intensity of a lipstick” with the “shine of a lipgloss” paired with hydrating, “long-wearing coverage.” It’s a solid gloss formula for someone who likes semi-opaque to opaque coverage and doesn’t mind a bit of tackiness (I find it develops within an hour or so of wear, but it is never heavy or super sticky). I tend to get wear between four and six hours, and the formula is hydrating and comfortable over time.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Super Nude (137)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Super Coral (157)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Lipsticks & Lipgloss

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Brazilian Nude Lipstick
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Brazilian Nude Lipstick

BRAZILIAN NUDE

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Brazilian Nude Lipstick ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark peachy brown with warm udnertones and a soft sheen. bareMinerals Honeybun (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fresh Brew (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Peacemaker (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Rock it (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Kiddo (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Bare Instinct (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Strip (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Freckletone (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly, and the consistency was lightly creamy, emollient, and didn’t tug when applied. I didn’t feel like it slid around when I wore it, which made it last a bit better–almost four hours. It was lightly hydrating and had a vanilla scent to it with no taste (to me, at least). This shade had the level of translucency where just enough of the lip color will come through and alter how warm/cool/light/dark this shade looks based on one’s natural lip color.

CHILEAN SUNSET

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Brazilian Nude Lipstick ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). MAC Lobster (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop First Class (DC, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Ardente (175) (LE, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Bootie (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had rich color coverage that went on smoothly, but the consistency itself was unforgiving and emphasized the texture of my lips with some of the color gathering in lip lines (the brightness and depth of the color made it harder to notice, at least). It felt more velvety and didn’t tug going on, but it just didn’t sit as well as on the lips overall. This shade wore well for over six hours but was a bit drying after four hours of wear. The formula was vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste. Because it’s imperfect, I think that the $45 price tag is hard to swallow, and the color itself (even the finish) is incredibly dupable–even within Estee Lauder’s permanent range.

MOROCCAN HEAT

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Moroccan Heat Lip Gloss ($36.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm, yellowy undertones and a cream finish. MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Milkshake (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ultimate Dish (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Rising Sun (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Cappuccino (02) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Instant Crash (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Naked Space (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Myth (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Peachstock (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I found the gloss to be one of the more disappointing and lackluster (there’s a pun there, I know it!) products in the collection; it is such a weak gloss formula with the type of packaging that I know many are not enamored of, and there’s a pitiful amount of it in the container. It is strange to me that there is not even a noticeable amount of sparkle/shimmer in it to work as a layering product over the two lipsticks. It was moderately tacky, thin, difficult to spread across the lips, and then it welled into lip lines and looked a bit streaky and uneven on the lips to boot! Another thing that struck me as odd was that it is fig-scented, which is the old school Estee Lauder lip product smell, when they’ve been moving to vanilla scents (true in the Pure Color Envy line, and also true in the lipsticks from this same collection). The best part about the gloss was that it lasted for four hours on me and wasn’t drying.

Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Lipstick Brazilian Nude
Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Lipstick Chilean Sunset
Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss Moroccan Heat

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MAC x Selena Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass

MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass
MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass

MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bubblegum pink with silver pearl.” It’s a light-medium rose pink with warm undertones and lots of silver sparkle. MAC Dreamy (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Pearl (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Khaaannnn! (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Hack (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Lancome Polished Rose (01) (P, $22.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cultured (P, $17.00) is lighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Sephora Paradise Pink (15) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rose de Lune (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bait (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Baby Doll (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Got Style! (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Next Fad (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Look Who's Here (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lipglass is a thicker, tackier gloss that is very shiny and makes lips look smoother, as it is more glass-like. It is vanilla-scented but has no discernible taste. This shade was slightly thinner than the average Lipglass, but it was moderately tacky, so it lasted better (four and a half hours). I found it comfortable to wear, and it was even lightly hydrating. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation (though Lipglass is described as “high coverage”), so it should work well on its own, as it doesn’t emphasize lip lines, or layered, as it isn’t fully opaque and has a lot of sparkle.

The MAC x Selena collection will be available online September 28th for MAC Select members and October 1st for all others. It will be in select store locations on October 6th–call your local store to find out if they will be one of those locations.

MAC Lipglass Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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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. MAC Purple Mocha (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Dark as Night (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Potion (-, $16.00) is cooler (95% 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 (P, $17.00) 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). MAC Sin (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Baby's a Vamp (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dark Wine (P, $0.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Desire (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Vamp (-, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler (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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