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MAC Future MAC Mineralize Glass

MAC Anti-Reality Mineralize Glass
MAC Anti-Reality Mineralize Glass

MAC Mineralize Glass ($23.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a sheer, hydrating gloss with “modern shine.” It was hard to find coverage information, but on MAC’s new website, when you look under “Lip Gloss,” they describe it as such. They feel like lighter-weight Lipglass with less tackiness, but they’re more of a medium-weight gloss with a moderately tacky texture that’s lightly hydrating and wears between two and four hours (depending on the shade). They are vanilla-scented and run sheerer, so they often run together and may be harder to differentiate applied.

MAC Anti-Reality Mineralize Glass ($23.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a translucent beige gloss with lighter white and pale silver shimmer. It seems to lighten my natural lip color by a couple of shades while providing more noticeable shimmer and moderate shine. There is some “coverage” there, as you can see how the product gathers a bit in the center of my bottom lip. It lasted for two hours on me and was comfortable and lightly hydrating while worn. MAC Boundless Beige (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Oh My Darling (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Softly Lit (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Pretty Precious (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Almond Blossom (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Inter-Spatial Mineralize Glass ($23.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a near-colorless gray-tinged gloss base with silver and light pink pearl and sparkle. It had a light dusting of shimmer, but it wasn’t as sparkly as some other shades, and it didn’t seem to have much impact on the natural color of my lips. It wore for two hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. MAC Rainbow Interlude (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Supercute (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Oh My Darling (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Beautiful Moves (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Fuchsia Mermaid (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Steel Kiss (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Telegenius Mineralize Glass ($23.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with light pink pearl and larger gold micro-sparkle. It had sheer coverage that made my lips look pinker and warmer with some noticeable shimmer, but it had more of amilky appearance overall. The consistency was comfortable to wear, but it settled into lip lines slightly. The color lasted for two and a half hours. MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00)(90% similar). Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Dreamlover (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Visionary (LE) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Uproar (336) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC The Zone Mineralize Glass ($23.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a subdued, medium taupe brown with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It applied somewhat unevenly and emphasized lip lines due to the milky quality of the glossy itself. It was comfortable to wear, lasted two hours, and was hydrating. Becca Fig/Topaz (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Mineralize Glass Anti-Reality
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
MAC Mineralize Glass Inter-spatial
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Mineralize Glass Telegenius
Telegenius
Telegenius
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Mineralize Glass The Zone
The Zone
The Zone
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain

YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain
YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain

YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain ($36.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a glossy finish. MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Push Some Buttons (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Orange de Chine (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Glossy Stain formula is supposed to have the “texture and shine of a gloss” with the “long wear of a stain.” I’ve long been a fan of the Glossy Stain formula for a long-wearing gloss with (often) good pigmentation. It had good color payoff with a little translucency that gave it that stained look where the natural lip color comes through slightly. The color went on beautifully with smooth, even coverage that made lips look fuller and smoother (lines were less noticeable–and I was pleasantly surprised the color didn’t gather heavily in the lines!). The texture feels very thin and watery initially, but after a couple of minutes, it develops into a moderately tacky, more gel-like consistency that is thicker and much glossier. On me, it was still going strong after eight hours of wear and was neither drying nor hydrating. The formula has a fruity scent to it, which wasn’t too noticeable when worn.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Tangerine Boho (42)

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Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl, Frenemy, Snitch, Shadowheart Revolution Lipglosses

Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl Revolution High-Color Lipgloss
Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl Revolution High-Color Lipgloss

Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft nude with gold shimmer.” It’s a muted, light-medium rosy beige with a hint of gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied unevenly and with visible streaks. The color settled into lip lines immediately, and this only worsened as the color wore on. This shade only lasted for three hours on me. MAC Kind Kiss (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Keep It Light (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Zephyr (377) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Dainty (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Striptease (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Instant Crash (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Beige Star (206) (P, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Cappuccino (02) (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon HD Smoky Topaz (570) (P, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Telegenius (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Spanking Haute (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Frenemy Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink with iridescent blue shift.” It’s a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and iridescent sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightweight consistency that applied fairly evenly and smoothly. This shade wore for four and a half hours and was moisturizing. Burberry Oxblood No. 23 (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss (310) (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Flushed (13) (P, $48.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Crazy Fuchsia (194) (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Violet Rain (LE, $22.50) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). NARS Quito (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Pleasant (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Snitch Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright coral.” It’s a bright, light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, smooth consistency, but this shade did appear somewhat streaky overall. The gloss lasted for four and a half hours, but I noticed some color pull into lip lines over time. The formula was hydrating while worn. NYX Napoleon (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Flushed (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Super Orgasm (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Candy Coral (-, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Go for Girlie (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Tiny Pink (269) (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Kiss & Don't Tell (LE, $15.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Playpen (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NYX Sorbet (P, $5.99) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Shadowheart Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “brown with gold shimmer.” It’s a muted, dark, plummy brown with gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly, though this one seemed to emphasize lip lines a little compared to other, smoother shades (perhaps it’s the deeper color?). The consistency was smooth, comfortable to wear, and easy to apply. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was hydrating. MAC Hyper-Fabulous (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Intrigue (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is supposed to give “high coverage” in “one coat” with a “creamy” texture that is also hydrating. Some shades are less opaque (nowhere near one coat pigmentation!) and a few could have applied more evenly. The glosses feel creamy, almost gel-like, as they’re so smooth, initially, but all of them developed tackiness over time, which helped them to wear longer than the average gloss with a range of four to six hours of wear. The formula was hydrating for me, and it is comfortable to wear as long as tackiness isn’t a deal-breaker for you. I didn’t notice any taste, and there is a very subtle sweet, vanilla scent that I can only detect when I open the tube and have my nose right at the opening.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Midnight Cowgirl
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
66%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Frenemy
Frenemy
Frenemy
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Snitch
Snitch
Snitch
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Shadowheart
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Urban Decay After Dark, Gash, Obsessed, Vanity Revolution Lipglosses

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss
Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss

Urban Decay After Dark Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “medium-dark berry pink.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned berry with a creamy, glossy finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a light-medium weight texture that applied evenly and smoothly. The gloss wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating while worn. NYX Spice Cake (P, $5.99) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). MAC Long Distance Relationship (P, $24.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS La Main Bleue (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Milani Ravish Raspberry (06) (P, $5.49) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Tango (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Gash Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep red with tonal shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and fine ruby red shimmer. It had nearly opaque coverage, though there was a slight translucency that allowed the natural lip color to influence the end result. The shimmer is fine and a mere dusting, so if you don’t love shimmery glosses, you may hardly notice it in this gloss. The consistency was smooth, comfortable, and applied evenly. On me, the color wore for five hours and was nicely hydrating. Chanel Triomphal (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Dzhari (608) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Revlon HD Carnelian (545) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Courting Chic (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Obsessed Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “baby pink.” It’s a light-medium, bubblegum pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy finish. It had good color payoff, but the gloss applied unevenly with visible streaks and the lighter color emphasized lip lines. It just didn’t look as smooth as the previously revieweed shades. It wore for four hours and was still moisturizing. Anastasia Peony (-, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Edward Bess First Kiss (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer, lower quality (85% similar). NARS Angelika (P, $26.00) is darker, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Carousel (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Lovechild (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Speed Up (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Vanity Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “black with iridescent shimmer.” It is a medium black with fine, iridescent shimmer. It doesn’t look like a true black gloss applied, as it only had semi-sheer coverage, so the natural color of the lips comes through (which gives it more of a burgundy hue on me). The deeper color was unforgiving, as it pulled into lip lines and applied unevenly. It could have looked worse, but it could have looked a lot better, too. It’s a shade that would need a primer, lip liner, or lipstick underneath it, but it could be used to blacken any existing lip color you may have–it’s just a lot sheerer than the range markets itself as. This shade wore for four hours on me and was moisturizing while worn. Make Up For Ever 503 Black (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dark as Night (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 502P Beetle (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is supposed to give “high coverage” in “one coat” with a “creamy” texture that is also hydrating. Some shades are less opaque (nowhere near one coat pigmentation!) and a few could have applied more evenly. The glosses feel creamy, almost gel-like, as they’re so smooth, initially, but all of them developed tackiness over time, which helped them to wear longer than the average gloss with a range of four to six hours of wear. The formula was hydrating for me, and it is comfortable to wear as long as tackiness isn’t a deal-breaker for you. I didn’t notice any taste, and there is a very subtle sweet, vanilla scent that I can only detect when I open the tube and have my nose right at the opening.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss After Dark
After Dark
After Dark
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Gash
Gash
Gash
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Obsessed
Obsessed
Obsessed
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
82%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Vanity
Vanity
Vanity
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

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MAC x Dej Loaf Lipglass

MAC x Dej Loaf Lipglass
MAC x Dej Loaf Lipglass

MAC x Dej Loaf Lipglass ($15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft mid-tone nude.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-darn brown with warm, caramel undertones and fine orange shimmer and micro-sparkle. Bobbi Brown Uber Suede (DC, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Natural Flare (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Hot Spell (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS More (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Almond Aura (130) (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Ensoleille (P, $32.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The lipgloss had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly with good color distribution. The texture was light-medium in weight, tacky (as you’d expect Lipglass to be!), but it was comfortable to wear and wasn’t drying. On me, it wore well for four and a half hours. It was vanilla-scented with no discernible taste. It will be available exclusively online on April 14th.

MAC Lipglass Dej Loaf
Dej Loaf
Dej Loaf
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Giorgio Armani #501 Uptown & #601 Plum Vinyl Ecstasy Lacquers

Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #501 Uptown Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It darkens quite a bit on lips and appears pinker as well. It had semi-opaque coverage which went on evenly, and it was somewhat buildable (it’s supposed to be buildable). The color wore for six hours and left behind a strong stain. MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Salamanca (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Wonderland (575) (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Tropiques (379) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is warmer (80% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani #601 Plum Vinyl Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cooler undertones and a lightly shiny finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one layer and could be built up to mostly opaque coverage (but always with some translucency) with two to three layers. The consistency spread across the lips well and left even color that didn’t gather into lip lines (not an easy feat for deeper shades like this). The color wore for almost eight hours with the shine fading after five hours. MAC It's Never Ending (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Preserving Passion (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Embellished (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exposed (P, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Plum Fiction (19) (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | The Ecstasy Lacquer formula is supposed to have the shine of a gloss, color and hydration of a lipstick, and the long-wear of a stain, though they say “applied in a single layer for a subtle touch of color … or in a layered application for a bold, statement lip.” It has a floral scent, which is noticeable in the tube and for an hour or so of wear (particularly strong when it is drying down). There is a slight taste to me, as well. Initially, the formula is thin and more water-like, but after you’ve applied it, the consistency thickens, levels out, and “adheres” to your lips in a very comfortable wear. The consistency is mostly non-sticky and gradually gets a lightly tacky about half-way through wear.

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #501 Uptown
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #601 Plum Vinyl
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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