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Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss
Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark gold with warm, yellow undertones and gold and bronze sparkle. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $18.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NYX Mischievous (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Topazio (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gold (LE, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Canary (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a limited edition product (and shade) for the holiday season that is supposed to give a “modern, gilded lip look” with a moisturizing formula. This is a gold gloss–it is chocked full of sparkle and shimmer of varying sizes, though none of them felt chunky or gritty on the lips. The texture was light-medium in weight, mostly non-tacky, and smooth, and that heavier weight and thickness helped the shimmer feel smoother on the lips. It’s a pretty interesting color to wear on its own, because despite it not applying as evenly as it should, it was hard to tell in person as it really catches and reflects light in a dazzling way. It worked well layered over other Amuse Bouche shades, though it is particularly lovely mixed with any bright red shade. On its own, the gloss lasted for four and a half hours with just a few sparkles having migrated beyond my lips over time, and it was lightly moisturizing over time. It had a slightly sweet, fruity scent (like their other lip products) but no discernible taste.

At this time, it is showing as “temporarily sold out” on Sephora, which is how it has been since I actually received it–I hope Bite Beauty will restock, though.

Bite Beauty Crème Lip Gloss Gold
Gold
Gold
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit ($55.00 for 0.46 oz.) includes a full-sized Mineralize Rich Lipstick, full-sized Mineralize Lipglass, and a miniature sized Mineralize Skinfinish. The lipstick and highlighter are both part of the permanent range, while the gloss is new and exclusive to the set. The kit comes with a large, zippered makeup “box” (less of a bag, more of a rectangular box where the top zips open). The highlighter is the best part of the set, which can be purchased individually (but in full size); the lipstick and lipgloss are misses for me.

Value

  • Mineralize Rich Lipstick: $25.00 for 0.14 oz.
  • Mineralize Glass: $25.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.
  • Mineralize Skinfinish: $33.00 for 0.35 oz. or $94.26/oz.
  • Set Values: $25.00 worth of lipstick, $25.00 worth of lipgloss, $11.55 worth of highlighter
  • Total Value: $61.55

Be Fabulous is a light pink with cool, blue undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. The formula is supposed to have medium, buildable coverage with a hydrating feel that lasts six hours. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly but had a tendency to settle into lip lines. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, thin without being clingy or dry, and comfortable to wear over the three and a half hours (but not the six promised) it lasted. The formula felt slightly hydrating overall. MAC A Novel Romance (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ladies Who Lunch (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Obvi (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Rose Lily (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC To Savour (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Radieuse (217) (LE, $37.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Dreaminess (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Innocent (LE, $55.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jude (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Real Doll (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dress to Impress (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Bubblegum Bloom (965) (LE, $7.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Lavender (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Petal Pink (710) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dressed to Thrill (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (LE, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Kingdom of Sweets (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Candeur (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Elegantly Elegant is a light-medium pastel pink with a creamy finish and very fine white pearl. It’s supposed to be a sheer formula with “modern shine.” It had semi-opaque coverage that didn’t look streaky in terms of application, but the color emphasized every single lip line I had on my lips, so it still looked streaky and uneven at a glance. The texture was smooth, lightweight, mostly non-tacky, and comfortable to wear. It lasted for three hours on me. MAC Picture Pink (LE, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Tender (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pink Fade (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Stay Sweet (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Such Sweeties (LE, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Pure Fiction (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Revlon Bejeweled (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Petal Plush (100) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Foodie (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Look Who's Here (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Two (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Scoop (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Patentpink (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Three (Watercolor) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Demure (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC The Wee Coquette (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Angel (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lightscapade is a very light, gold-tinted white with a luminous finish. The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to have a “velvety soft” feel and a “radiant finish” with “sheer coverage.” It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t dusty or powdery in the pan. The powder blended out easily on the skin, and it gave an ethereal glow to the skin that did not emphasize my pores or the natural texture of my skin. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading. Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Pretty Bonnes (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit Pink
Pink
Pink
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
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Anastasia Candy, Dollhouse, Neon Carnival, Papaya Lipglosses

Anastasia Candy Lip Gloss
Anastasia Candy Lip Gloss

Anastasia Candy Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, but it didn’t feel heavy or apply thickly. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly for the most part. The gloss lasted for four and a half hours on me, and it was comfortable to wear. MAC Little Miss Mischief (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Fearless (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Dollhouse Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bold, bright, medium fuchsia magenta with pink undertones and a cream finish. It was mostly opaque, though there was a bit of translucency in areas, particularly toward the center of the mouth. The gloss was lightly creamy, mostly non-sticky, and moisturizing over the four and a half hours it lasted. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Style Packed (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC A for Attitude (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Revlon HD Tourmaline (510) (P, $8.99) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Unlimited Style (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Funnel Delight (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Neon Carnival Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. The texture was creamy, smooth, and light-medium in weight, but it had a bit of streakiness that did not self-level. The pigmentation was rich and just about full coverage when I applied it from the tube. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing. MAC Short & Snappy (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Everybody's Talking (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (DC, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Hibiscus (-, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Papaya Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented and completely opaque on the lips. The texture was a little thicker than other shades, but it did not feel heavy or goopy either. The color spread evenly across the lips and wore well for just over four and a half hours. Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Flame (-, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Orangesicle (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Push Some Buttons (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Anastasia Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “opaque” with “high-shine” that’s “non-drying.” It is one of the more pigmented lipglosses out there that has a smoother, more cushion-y consistency that typically spreads well across the lips. Some shades gather in lip lines, and some shades apply streaky; it seems more common with lighter shades and milkier colors. The formula is non-sticky initially and develops slight tackiness over time. My experience from wearing the formula is that they are often lightly to moderately hydrating and wear three to five hours. They have a vanilla scent that isn’t too overpowering nor does it linger once applied (I notice it mostly in the tube).

Anastasia Lip Gloss Candy
Candy
Candy
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Anastasia Lip Gloss Dollhouse
Dollhouse
Dollhouse
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Anastasia Lip Gloss Neon Carnival
Anastasia Lip Gloss Papaya
Papaya

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Anastasia Hibiscus, Flame, Barbie Pink, Petal Lipglosses

Anastasia Hibiscus Lip Gloss
Anastasia Hibiscus Lip Gloss

Anastasia Hibiscus Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark true coral with warm, reddish undertones and a cream finish. It was extremely rich in pigmentation–totally opaque with little product needed–that covered beautifully. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, creamy, and easy to work with on the lips. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. MAC Short & Snappy (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Everybody's Talking (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Neon Carnival (-, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is more muted (85% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Flame Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly. It had a smooth, cream-like consistency on the lips that was comfortable to wear and seemed to fill in some of my bottom lip’s lines. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and felt moisturizing. MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Papaya (-, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Orangesicle (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Laundry List (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Push Some Buttons (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Barbie Pink Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy finish. The consistency was light-medium in weight, creamy, and smooth on the lips. The color was richly pigmented and spread fairly evenly across the lips, though I had a bit of emphasis of lines on my upper lip. I felt like this was harder to see from a normal viewing distance, though it is more visible in the close-up photo. The gloss wore just over five hours on me and was hydrating. MAC Raring to Go (P, $10.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom Boom (210) (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Danceteria (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Whip It (304) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Rio (-, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Priscilla (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Petal Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied well for the most part (just a touch streaky in a few places but hardly noticeable due to the brightness and opacity of the color). The color lasted for five and a half hours on me. Christian Louboutin Beaute Colibretta (P, $85.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Plaisir (779) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Glam (LE, $15.00) is brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Weekend Barbie (-, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Follow (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Impassioned (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Anastasia Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “opaque” with “high-shine” that’s “non-drying.” It is one of the more pigmented lipglosses out there that has a smoother, more cushion-y consistency that typically spreads well across the lips. Some shades gather in lip lines, and some shades apply streaky; it seems more common with lighter shades and milkier colors. The formula is non-sticky initially and develops slight tackiness over time. My experience from wearing the formula is that they are often lightly to moderately hydrating and wear three to five hours. They have a vanilla scent that isn’t too overpowering nor does it linger once applied (I notice it mostly in the tube).

Anastasia Lip Gloss Hibiscus
Hibiscus
Anastasia Lip Gloss Flame
Flame
Flame
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Anastasia Lip Gloss Petal
Petal
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NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret

NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret
NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret

NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret ($45.00 for 0.72 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that features six miniature sized Velvet Lip Glides with three exclusive shades and three from the permanent range. The set will be exclusive to Sephora and available November 1st (but it might go up earlier based on my experience). Since the Velvet Lip Glide formula just released, I only tested the wear of the new shades (and I did not re-swatch the existing shades, but I did check them against the permanent line and did not notice any differences in color or texture), so the ratings for the three shades from the permanent range are based on my previous testing of them. Overall, the set is nice; I think it’s well-worth checking out if this is the type of formula that tickles your fancy. The only downside is that they’re all darker shades, which seems to suit the feel of the collection but may not be enough variety for a set.

Bound is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not fully opaque, with a smooth, lightweight texture that was comfortable to wear and non-tacky. The only issue I had with this one was how the color gathered in lip lines noticeably. This shade wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Bourgeoisie (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Vintage (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Raisin (-, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Lots of Laughs (P, $10.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 675 is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied very smoothly and evenly, and the color seemed to stay out of my lip lines, too. The consistency had a smooth, almost gel-cream feel and was comfortable to wear. On me, it wore for just over five hours and was hydrating. Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Bordeaux (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vamp (-, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (-, $16.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chez Claude is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and very light, fine pearl. It had good color payoff, where just a hint of my lip freckle still came through, which went on evenly and smoothly. I loved how smooth and cream-like it felt on the lips, but it had enough plushness that it didn’t pull into lip lines or appear streaky. It wore well for five hours on me and was moisturizing over time. NARS Plato's (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Preserving Passion (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Crush It (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Spare Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exposed (P, $52.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Unspeakable is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency had the plushness of a gloss with the creaminess of a satin lipstick, so it didn’t feel heavy or tacky, but it still had noticeable shine. This shade wore well for five hours on me, and it was moisturizing as well. NARS Plato's (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Berry (-, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Provoke (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plato’s is a muted, dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the gloss itself spread easily across the lips and left an even layer of color. This shade seemed a little more prone to gathering in my lip lines compared to some of the others, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance (it’s even quite subtle in the closeup photo). On me, it lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Anastasia Berry (-, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Perpetual Holiday (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Unspeakable (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Sookie (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte WCW (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Furry (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Chez Claude (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Spare Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toy is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was even for the most part with minor color pulling into lip lines (this was a case where the color was so dark that it was hard to tell from afar). The consistency was lightweight, smooth, a little gel-like and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted for. The formula felt hydrating to me while worn. Anastasia Potion (-, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dark as Night (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC With Gusto (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret (Holiday 2016) Mind Game
Mind Game
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Bound

Permanent
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No. 675

Limited Edition
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Chez Claude

Limited Edition
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A-

Plato's

Limited Edition
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Toy

Permanent
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Anastasia Petal, Neon Apple, Punchy Red, Runway Red Lipglosses

Anastasia Neon Apple Lip Gloss
Anastasia Neon Apple Lip Gloss

Anastasia Petal Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with mostly even coverage–there was a smidgen of visible streakiness along the outer edge of my lips that I couldn’t smooth out, but it wasn’t as noticeable due to the general brightness and richness of the color at a normal viewing distance. The color wore well for five hours on me and was moisturizing. Christian Louboutin Beaute Colibretta (P, $85.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Plaisir (779) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Glam (LE, $15.00) is brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Weekend Barbie (-, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Follow (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Impassioned (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Neon Apple Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was great with nearly opaque color coverage, while the consistency was creamy and easy to spread across the lips. The only issue I had with this shade was that the consistency was thicker and “lines” were visible if I pressed my lips together. It wore well for just over five hours, though, and it was hydrating while worn. Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Forever Darling (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Socialite (-, $16.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). NARS No. 54 (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). Milani Red My Lips (12) (P, $5.49) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Anthurium (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Vie d'Enfer (869) (P, $35.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) (P, $48.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mineshaft (P, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $5.99) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Le Palace (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Punchy Red Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and a jelly-like finish. The consistency was more gel-like with this shade, and while it was semi-opaque in coverage, it had the translucency of a lip stain, where it was very even but still the natural lip color came through. This shade wore well for almost six hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Smart Aleck (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Socialite (-, $16.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS No. 54 (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Runway Red Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm undertones and fine gold and red sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went very evenly and smoothly. The consistency was light-medium in weight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky, but this particular shade was very smoothing and made my lips appear plumper. It wore well for almost five hours and was moisturizing. MAC Ready to Roam (LE, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mineshaft (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Special Force (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Forever Darling (P, $24.00)(90% similar). NARS Le Palace (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Totally Fab (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Touch (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Anastasia Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “opaque” with “high-shine” that’s “non-drying.” It is one of the more pigmented lipglosses out there that has a smoother, more cushion-y consistency that typically spreads well across the lips. Some shades gather in lip lines, and some shades apply streaky; it seems more common with lighter shades and milkier colors. The formula is non-sticky initially and develops slight tackiness over time. My experience from wearing the formula is that they are often lightly to moderately hydrating and wear three to five hours. They have a vanilla scent that isn’t too overpowering nor does it linger once applied (I notice it mostly in the tube).

Anastasia Lip Gloss Petal
Petal
Petal
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
Anastasia Lip Gloss Neon Apple
Neon Apple
Neon Apple
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Anastasia Lip Gloss Punchy Red
Punchy Red
Anastasia Lip Gloss Runway Red
Runway Red

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