Tarte Fave, Poison, WCW Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “pigmented” with a “glossy” and “non-sticky” finish and have a hydrating formula to back it up. There are nine shades available, and it is a new, permanent formula. The consistency is light-medium in weight–more gel-like with a very smooth, lightly creamy texture. It’s more like a gloss than merely a liquid lipstick, so it has a glossier finish overall. Most of the shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque, and even the darker shades applied evenly for the most part (that was a surprise!). They’re comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and non-sticky over time. The wear varied between three to five hours for me. I didn’t notice any scent or taste when testing these.

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Tarte Fave Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Fave
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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MAC Tattoo My Heart, Truly Everlasting, Forever Darling Versicolour Stains

MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pinky coral.” It’s a medium, orange-coral with warm undertones that gets rosier when it “sets” on the lips. The texture was thin, watery and developed into a slightly thicker, more gel-like consistency after a minute or two. It was unforgiving, though, as the gloss gathered in lip lines. It had mostly opaque coverage and lasted for six hours. It was somewhat drying. MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (DC, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Tropiques (379) (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain Tattoo My Heart
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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MAC x Brooke Candy Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Pamela Vamplify Lipgloss ($21.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “dirty rose.” It’s a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color payoff with a smooth, even application that wore for four and a half hours and was comfortable to wear. Anastasia Kristen (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Show Me (P, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Drunk (320) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tuned In (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). NYX Chocolate Crepe (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Pamela Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Pamela
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC Constant Craving, Ceaseless Energy, Preserving Passion Versicolour Stains

MAC Constant Craving Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink.” It comes out of the tube as a light-medium, bluish pink with a cream finish, but it “sets” and yields a slightly darker, more fuchsia-tinted pink, though it still had a lot of the milky quality of the initial color still present. The texture was a little thicker overall, and this one applied messily–it was uneven and settled into lines very easily. This was one of the worst-applying of the ones I’ve tried thus far. The color lasted for six hours and was drying over time. Anastasia Dusty Lilac (P) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Love Buzz (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Unlimited Style (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Speed Up (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Pinctada (214) (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Constant Craving Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain Constant Craving
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
73%
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MAC Long Live the Night, Always & Forever, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Versicolour Stains

MAC Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid gloss and stain formula with a glossy shine, long-wear (eight-hours, specifically), “jelly-like texture,” and “stay-true colour.” Interesting discovery: under “usage” (on MAC’s website) the following is there: “As with many lips stains, lips might feel slightly dry over time … Product not recommended for use on overly dry or sensitive lips.” There is some good, specific information about these, though for color payoff isn’t as clear, so based on the fact that these are a gloss/lip stain hybrid (neither of which are typically opaque), I would expect noticeable color with translucency–like stained glass. The majority are fairly pigmented and are true-to-form as a lip stain, and they have a moderate shine. The consistency is thin, watery initially and develops into a slightly thicker, lightly tacky texture as it “sets.” It is one of the least-tacky textures of this type of formula (as it is similar to ones like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer, Tom Ford Patent Finish, L’Oreal Color Caresse). Some shades emphasized and gathered into lip lines, which may be due to the slightly thinner overall consistency (compared to other like formulas). The wear ranged from six to eight hours and was lightly to moderately drying over time. The formula has a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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MAC Long Live the Night Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain Long Live the Night
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
80%
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MAC Future MAC 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.

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MAC Anti-Reality Mineralize Glass
MAC Mineralize Glass Anti-Reality
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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