Chanel Triomphal Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Triomphal Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32.00 for oz.) is described as a “shimmering red,” and it’s a new–but limited edition–shade for the holidays. It’s a bright, blue-based pink-tinted red with pink and ruby red sparkly flakes. It applies evenly and yields mostly opaque color–there’s a slight translucency to it. MAC Driven by Love is redder, less pink. MAC Wicked Ways is brighter but closer in color.

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Chanel Triomphal Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Triomphal
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
88%

Illamasqua Facade Intense Lipgloss

In my experience, Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss is opaque, long-wearing, non-sticky, and scent- and taste-free. Facade doesn’t last as long as a lot of the other shades I’ve tried within the range, but it does last four hours (and it’s not marketed as a long-wearing gloss).

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Illamasqua Facade Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Façade
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
96%

MAC Neutral Lip Dazzlesphere

The second lip kit we’re looking at is MAC’s Neutral Lip Dazzlesphere ($32.50 for 2 x 0.07 oz., 2 x 0.09 oz.), which includes: Boy Bait (light neutral beige with pearl), Over Indulgence (neutral brown), Bare Necessity (caramel apricot with red and gold pearlized pigments), and Get Rich Quick (warm yellow brown). All of the shades included this kit are part of the permanent range.

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MAC Neutral Lip Dazzlesphere
MAC Dazzleglass Bare Necessity
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
86%

MAC Coral Lip Dazzlesphere

There are three lip kits this holiday season, and the first one we’re looking at is MAC’s Coral Lip Dazzlesphere ($32.50 for 2 x 0.07 oz., 2 x 0.09 oz.), which includes: On the Scene (light coral beige), Richer, Lusher (peach coral), Eurobeat (peach coral with gold pearl), and Phiff! (yellow pink with red and sapphire pearl).

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MAC Coral Lip Dazzlesphere

MAC Coral Lip Dazzlesphere

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
86%

Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss formula is one of my favorites, especially when you’re hunting for an opaque gloss. It delivers shine but full color coverage without feathering or bleeding. I typically get really good wear, too; when I sported Belladonna on its own, it wore for a full six hours and lasted until eight hours where I felt I needed to reapply. The glossiness fades quicker (mostly gone by the third hour), but the color lingers for much longer. It’s non-sticky, too, and I couldn’t detect any scent or taste.

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Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Belladonna
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
98%