Friday, May 1st, 2015

MAC Wash & Dry Lipglasses
MAC Wash & Dry Lipglasses

MAC Domestic Diva Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “frosty watery pink.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned pink with a lot of multi-colored, fine shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for almost five hours on me and was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $15.00) is sheerer, cooler-toned. MAC Social Season (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented. MAC Astral (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Girl on Board Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light creme nude.” It’s a very light, warm-toned beige with white pearly shimmer over a more cream-like finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly but settled noticeably into lip lines. The gloss lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Softly Lit (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. NARS Spring Break (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler-toned. MAC A Quiet Roar (LE, $15.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Hot/Cold Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “true red.” It’s a cool-toned, medium-dark pinky-red with a cream finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage (you can still see a hint of my lip freckle) that covered evenly and didn’t pull into lip lines. The gloss stayed on well for six hours, but I had very slight feathering along the upper lip line after four hours of wear, though it was comfortable and non-drying while worn. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is lighter. MAC Victoriana (LE, $15.00) is brighter. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is redder, lighter. MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is slightly darker. MAC Strawberry Malt (LE, $15.00) is a touch pinker. MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Laundry List Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid orange.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark orange with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finsh. It had almost full color coverage, but this one did settle in some lip lines, unlike Hot/Cold. This shade wore for six hours on me, and it didn’t feather or bleed. The formula wasn’t hydrating, but it wasn’t drying either. Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is darker. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is sheerer. MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is brighter. MAC Krazy Kahuna (LE, $15.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink Artist Plexi-Gloss

Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a gloss with “vivid color and high-shine” that will wear for “five hours” with a non-sticky texture. It’s not a bad gloss formula, as far as glosses go, but it doesn’t really deliver on its promises of “vivid color,” as many of shades I’ve tried (nine) are more semi-sheer to semi-opaque. I haven’t worn all of them yet, but I have tested these three, which I found to be longer-wearing than the average gloss, but they are tacky with a light-medium weight to them. I felt like not enough product was pulled onto the applicator each time the wand was pulled out of the tube, and the applicator is interesting, but I don’t think it applied better (or worse) than the traditional doe-foot. The split-tipped applicator is more spongy and pliable, so those with more curved lips may find it easier to use than traditional applicators. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with this formula.

Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and gold pearl. The gloss had semi-sheer color coverage that lightened, brightened, and added a gold sparkle to my natural lip color, but it may be less noticeable on those with darker natural lip color. It wore well for four hours on me and was moderately tacky. It was a little hydrating over time and comfortable to wear overall, but there was slight settling into lip lines. Marc Jacobs Beauty Some Girls (328) (P, $28.00) is darker. Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is warmer. Buxom Sophia (P, $19.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sweet Revenge (P, $26.00) is warmer. NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Super Orgasm (P, $26.00) is similar. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Rosace (87) (LE, $27.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Heartbreaker (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery. MAC It’s a Wow (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Bobbi Brown Pink Gold (P, $24.00) is lighter, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a muted, coral-red with pink and silver shimmer. This shade had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that went on somewhat evenly, but it could have looked smoother and more even. It wore well for five hours, was tacky, and slightly moisturizing. Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is lighter. Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is warmer. NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is lighter. Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is warmer, darker. Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is pinker. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 302P Golden Coral Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a light-medium orange-coral with gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but as it was a milkier color, it did pull into lip lines even from the beginning. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. The texture was light-medium in thickness and noticeably sticky. Revlon HD Amber (555) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, more orange. MAC Artful (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. NARS Greek Holiday (P, $26.00) is sheerer. MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery. MAC Imperial Light (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, sheerer. MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is sheerer, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Marc Jacobs Whip It (304) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
Marc Jacobs Whip It (304) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to have “maximum color and brilliance” and “shine like ’30 coats of lacquer.'” The formula has a mint scent but not much flavor from what I could detect. The biggest downside is that several shades that I have are not in line with “maximum color.” It has a light-medium weight with a smooth, creamy consistency that has a light tackiness, but it isn’t particularly sticky and doesn’t seem to get tackier as it wears on. It has a high-shine finish and is comfortable to wear as it is lightly hydrating. I think the Lust for Lacquer formula was better, as it went on more smoothly and the full coverage part of the formula was more likely to be true.

Marc Jacobs Whip It (304) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “bold iridescent magenta.” It’s a vibrant, fuchsia-red with iridescent violet shimmer and cool, blue undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and lasted for five hours. It was lightly hydrating over time, but I did notice that the color slipped into lip lines slightly as well. I think this is supposed to be similar to Boom Boom from the prior gloss formula, but it is a lesser version of it. Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $22.00) is redder, darker. Maybelline Mystical Magenta (610) (P, $8.99) is lighter. Maybelline Opalescent Orchid (515) (P, $8.99) is lighter. Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is brighter, darker. MAC Hopelessly Devoted (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom Boom (210) (DC, $28.00) is more opaque. Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $29.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Love Drunk (320) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “mauve-gold shimmer.” It’s a plummy brown with warm undertones and a dusting of fine, gold shimmer over a cream-like finish. It had semi-opaque oclor payoff that applied evenly, though I felt like something about the thickness of the formula emphasized lip lines, but it wasn’t clear if it was really the color settling in to me. The gloss lasted for four hours and was lightly moisturizing over time. NARS Shade II (LE, $26.00) is sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Satisfaction (214) (DC, $28.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (DC, $28.00) is redder. Maybelline Intoxicating Spice (070) (P, $8.99) is redder, less shimmery. MAC Underdressed (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC Show Me (P, $19.50) is lighter, less shimmery. MAC Spice (P, $15.00) is pinker, less shimmery. MAC Over Indulgence (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Chanel Impertinence (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Pink Steam (322) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent lavender shimmer.” It’s a lavender purple with lighter lavender shimmer and cooler undertones. Applied, it is semi-sheer, so the natural pink of my lips comes through and makes the gloss appear more like a pinky-lavender (subsequently, warmer in appearance), which means this is a gloss that may look quite different based on your natural lip color. It goes on unevenly and looks streaky, and it lasted for three hours, though it was comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating. Gucci Beauty Potent Violet (P, $32.00) is more sparkly, sheerer. MAC Reckless Desire (LE, $15.00) is more sparkly, lighter. Shiseido Nebula (VI207) (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Vacant (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned! MAC Perky (LE, $15.00) is more sparkly. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Urban Decay 69 Revolution High-Color Lipgloss
Urban Decay 69 Revolution High-Color Lipgloss

Urban Decay 69 Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. The consistency was light-medium in weight with a smooth, almost gel-like feel that spread easily across the lips. It developed tackiness as it wore on, and it was moderately tacky by the end of wear. The color had semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly overall, and it lasted for five and a half hours with some hydration. Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Victoriana (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker. NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is more muted. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is similar. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is slightly darker. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Assassin Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pink with glitter.” It’s a brightened, pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and pink and gold shimmer. It had somewhat opaque coverage, where there was noticeable color, but a lot of the lip color still came through. It wasn’t as pigmented as expected, and the opacity didn’t seem to be offset by an increase in shimmer (which can sometimes create the illusion of coverage). It sank into lip lines just slightly after a few hours of wear, but the texture is forgiving enough where you can smooth out the color by pressing your lips together. On me, it wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Seven (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter, no shimmer. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, cooler-toned. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Kinky (LE, $15.00) is warmer, more shimmery. NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery. Sephora Collection Red Glow (P, $13.00) is less glossy. Revlon Fatal Apple (P, $7.99) is less shimmery. NYX Sunrise (P, $4.99) is pinker, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Brickhouse Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark brick-red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and wore well for six hours. The formula was comfortable to wear, though sticky, and hydrating over time. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is more muted, lighter. MAC Viva Glam I (LE, $15.00) is browner. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Urban Decay Punch Drunk Revolution High-Color Lipgloss
Urban Decay Punch Drunk Revolution High-Color Lipgloss

Urban Decay Punch Drunk Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright orange.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff, though there was still some translucency to it so the natural lip color will peek through (I could see it turning redder on some as a result). It went on smoothly and evenly, and the gloss wore well for almost six hours and was lightly hydrating over time. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is sheerer, lighter. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is less glossy, lighter. MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Eclectic Edge (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is similar. Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is similar. Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is less red. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Quiver Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “medium rose-pink.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had nearly full color coverage with a very light translucency that could only be seen in some light. The color went on evenly, and though I could see a tiny bit in my lip lines, the depth and shine made it hard to notice from a normal viewing distance. The color stayed on well for almost six hours and was moderately hydrating. This shade was surprisingly difficult to dupe due to its opacity. Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery. Maybelline Opalescent Orchid (515) (P, $8.99) is sheerer. MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is redder, warmer. NARS Mexican Rose (P, $24.00) is sheerer, less glossy. Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Urban Decay Big Bang, Vice, Bittersweet, Liar, Failbait Revolution High-Color Lipglosses
Urban Decay Big Bang, Vice, Bittersweet, Liar, Failbait Revolution High-Color Lipglosses

Urban Decay Failbait Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “light neutral pink.” It’s a medium pink with cool undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It is semi-sheer with a light-medium weight consistency that feels smooth and creamy. The formula is non-sticky initially but gets tacky as it wears. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating, but it applied unevenly and settled into lip lines slightly. Bite Beauty Ten (Watercolor) (LE) is darker. Dior Tiny Pink (269) (P, $35.00) is lighter. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Hoop (LE, $15.00) is brighter. Chanel Pink Pivoine (88) (LE, $27.00) is similar. Urban Decay Flushed (P, $19.00) is more opaque, less glossy. Paul and Joe Beaute Carnaval (06) (P, $29.00) is similar. Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is lighter. Maybelline Mauve Mystique (025) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned. MAC Petite Indulgence (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Kinky Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “nude.” It’s a muted, medium peach-brown with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It was mostly opaque and applied evenly, but some of it gathered in lip lines. The high gloss finish coupled with the pigmentation seemed to minimize how apparent that was in person (from a normal viewing distance). This shade wore well for five hours on me and was moderately hydrating. Chanel Sensuel (11) (P, $34.00) is warmer, sheerer. Maybelline Charming Cocoa (125) (LE) is darker. MAC Overspiced (LE, $15.00) is a smidgen lighter. Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is more muted. Chanel Genie (P, $32.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Liar Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “medium pink-nude.” It’s a rosy brown with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had almost full color coverage that applied evenly and very minimal settling into lip lines (which wasn’t noticeable except up-close and didn’t worsen over time). The color stayed on well for five hours, while the formula was hydrating. Urban Decay Kinky (P, $22.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Satisfaction (214) (P, $28.00) is darker. Maybelline Charming Cocoa (125) (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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