MAC Pretty Natural Lip Kit

MAC Pretty Natural Lip Kit ($29.50 for 0.31 oz.) is a pinky-beige set of shades, all in full-size, so this is one of the better value kits from Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale. The set of shades works well together, and for what they are, they are decent. I find MAC’s Lip Pencil formula to be harder to apply as it is quite stiff/firm, and it is quite drying. The lipstick was the best of the set.

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MAC Pretty Natural Lip Kit
MAC Lip Trio Look in a Box: Pretty Natural
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Bite Beauty Opal Creme Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Opal Lip Gloss ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as an “ultraviolet” with an “opalescent shine.” It’s a very light, milky lavender-white base with lighter lavender and bluish-violet pearl. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Steam (322) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer. Bite Beauty Four (Watercolor) (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter, more pigmented. MAC Reckless Desire (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. MAC Vacant (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Opal Lip Gloss
Bite Beauty Lip Gloss Opal
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
80%

NARS Chelsea Girls & Baby Doll Lipglosses

NARS Chelsea Girls Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink beige.” It’s a slighly muted, light-medium pinky-peach with a creamy, glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, but I found the color to pull into lip lines. It wasn’t too noticeable from afar, but it did gather more gloss as it wore on. The texture is light-medium in weight, is comfortable to wear with a light tackiness. It stayed on for four hours on me and was hydrating while worn. Several readers mentioned Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer, but unfortunately, I don’t have that, so I cannot compare the two! NYX Tres Leches (P, $6.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Sweet Stiletto (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is cooler. NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer. Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is lighter, warmer. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted. MAC Persistent Peach (P, $19.50) is lighter, cooler. MAC Everlasting Nude (LE, $19.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Chelsea Girls Lipgloss
NARS Lip Gloss Chelsea Girls
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
83%
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MAC Cherry Popping & Rollergirl Dazzleglasses

MAC Cherry Popping Dazzleglass ($20.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is described as a “fuchsia with purple pearl.” It’s a muted, pinky-red with lighter violet and pink sparkle and shimmer. It was semi-sheer on lips with noticeable color that went on evenly but still let the natural lip color come through. The texture was medium-thick with a tacky feel. On me, the gloss lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Social Season (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Love Alert (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter. L’Oreal Dazzle Me (LE, $9.99) is cooler. Bobbi Brown Electric Violet (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cherry Popping Dazzleglass
MAC Dazzleglass Cherry Popping
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%
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Maybelline Coral Craze, Pink Pizazz, Fab & Fuchsia, Berry Chic Baby Gloss Lipglosses

These are the last four Maybelline Baby Lips Lipglosses ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.), and all four have a jelly finish. The gloss is a new formula that’s supposed to be shiny, non-sticky, and hydrating for four hours with twelve shades divided into three finishes. These all looked similar applied, so from a color standpoint, it’s unnecessary to have them all. The jelly finished shades have a slightly thicker texture to them, though they feel very similar once you apply to the lips. The formula feels lightweight, mostly non-sticky (a very slight tackiness develops after two to three hours of wear), wears for one to three hours, and is comfortable and hydrating. There is a sweet, fruity-floral scent that tastes like perfume-y soap during the entire length of wear; I could taste it just talking to someone, and it ruined anything I ate or drank. They were comfortable to wear, though, and they don’t feel heavy and keep and maintain hydration going for an hour or two after most of the gloss has worn away. The formula is sheer (as it is supposed to be) with a lot of shades looking the same once applied, but they may vary wildly from person to person due to much of it being dependent on your natural lip color.

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Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss Coral Craze
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5.5
Application
5
Total
78%
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Maybelline Taupe With Me, Pink-a-boo, Life’s a Peach, Tickled Pink Baby Gloss Lipglosses

These next four Maybelline Baby Lips Lipglosses ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) are of the cream finish. The gloss is a new formula that’s supposed to be shiny, non-sticky, and hydrating for four hours with twelve shades divided into three finishes. The cream finish doesn’t go on quite as evenly and can pull into lip lines slightly, but the gloss is fairly thin so this isn’t too noticeable. The formula feels lightweight, mostly non-sticky (a very slight tackiness develops after two to three hours of wear), wears for one to three hours, and is comfortable and hydrating. There is a sweet, fruity-floral scent that tastes like perfume-y soap during the entire length of wear; I could taste it just talking to someone, and it ruined anything I ate or drank. They were comfortable to wear, though, and they don’t feel heavy and keep and maintain hydration going for an hour or two after most of the gloss has worn away. The formula is sheer (as it is supposed to be) with a lot of shades looking the same once applied, but they may vary wildly from person to person due to much of it being dependent on your natural lip color.

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Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss Taupe with Me
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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