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Chanel Tanami, Sirocco, Rouge Desert, Adenium Aqua Glossimers

Chanel Tanami (602) Aqua Glossimer
Chanel Tanami (602) Aqua Glossimer

Chanel Tanami (602) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a jelly-like finish–no shimmer, glossy sheen. The summer glosses are a “lighter, water-like” version of the traditional Glossimer formula. The texture was lighter, smoother, and definitely a little more slippery. It had semi-sheer color coverage–a noticeable tint to the lips but didn’t hide the natural lip color–that was comfortable to wear, moerately hydrating, and lasted for three hours on me. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $30.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Sirocco (604) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium orange with warm, yellow-red tones and a sprinkling of fine gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly and didn’t seem to emphasize lip lines. The texture was lightweight, non-sticky, and moisturizing overall. This shade wore well for four hours on me. Chanel Calypso (LE, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Coral (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Eclectic Edge (LE, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Riviera Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Desert (606) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a slightly bright, medium pinky-red with subtle, warmer undertones and a jelly-like finish. The color applied evenly and had semi-opaque coverage. I did notice a little color seeped into lip lines and made them appear a bit darker, but I don’t think most would notice it on me (viewing at a normal distance vs. me inspecting up-close!). The texture was smooth, non-sticky, and comfortable to wear. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Sephora Cougar Red (27) (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Josie Maran Always Cherry (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Fume (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Adenium (612) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on fairly evenly, but I felt like this made my lips look darker in some places but not consistently across the board. The texture was smooth, easy to wear, and felt lightly hydrating overall. This shade wore for three hours on me. Maybelline Captivating Carnation (080) (P, $8.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Revlon Pink Pop (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Aqua Glossimer Tanami (602)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Sirocco (604)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Rouge Desert (606)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Adenium (612)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Chanel Dzhari & Sahara Glossimers

Chanel Dzhari (608) Aqua Glossimer
Chanel Dzhari (608) Aqua Glossimer

Chanel Dzhari (608) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “purple red.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warmer undertones and fine pink and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and less tacky compared to most Glossimers, which seems in line with how Chanel’s described the summer’s iterations of glosses as being more “water-like.” It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Courting Chic (LE, $20.00)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Triomphal (LE, $32.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Hell Bound (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Chene Rouge (212) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 405P Pearly Plum (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Sahara (610) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “peach.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with fine gold and lighter gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage, and due to the lighter coloring, it tended to lighten my natural lip color while adding warmth, but it may look quite different depending on your natural lip color as it is a sheerer gloss. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to wear, though it only lasted for three hours on me. Though dupable, it is ultimately an easy-to-wear gloss if you like warmer shimmer and shine, and it can, of course, be layered over another lip color to add shimmer and shine as well. MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Stoke the Flame (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Greek Holiday (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (P, $20.00)(85% similar). Dior Ever Dior (643) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Aqua Glossimer Dzhari (608)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Sahara (610)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer & Modern Pink (2) Lipgloss

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a dusting of warm white shimmer and occasional sparkle. Essence Be My Highlight (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Twilight (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau is pretty minimalist when it comes to describing their color products, so there’s not much to this one other than it is a highlighting powder. For anyone new to the brand, the Luminizers are available as refill pans (no compact) for $55, while if you want the compact, it’ll run you $95 (total); I am not personally motivated to spend $40 on a compact myself, so you’ll see I only bought the pan on its own. The texture of the powder is incredibly smooth and finely-milled, though this shade had a little bit more sparkle (not just fine shimmer) in it than some of the other shades in the range (particularly compared to the Gold one). It had good color payoff that could easily be sheered/diffused and blended out for a soft, warming glow with a delicate sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a soft, peachy-pink base with a lot of fine, peachy-gold shimmer. Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Long-time readers might remember that this was one of my very first luxury purchases, and it still remains one of my favorite glosses of all-time (it’s absolutely dupable by other, less expensive ranges, though!). I recently repurchased it when I picked up the newly-released highlighter shade, so I figured I’d do an updated review. There’s not much to the description–“combines the drama and vibrancy of gloss with enduring deep color.” The texture is lightweight with light tackiness but is not overly sticky or goopy (it seemed tackier than I remember it being, though). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a lot of pearl and light shine. Some of the lighter, peachier base color gathers in lip lines, while the pearl/shimmer disperses evenly across the lips. There was no discernible scent or taste. The gloss lasted for five hours on me and was nicely hydrating over time.

Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer Golden Apricot
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Cle de Peau Lip Gloss Modern Pink (2)
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Dior Shock, Cruise, Diorosphere Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) was recently reformulated and released in several shades, some familiar from past formulations (Dior seems to update their lip ranges every couple of years). The formula is supposed to be sheer, hydrating, glossy, and plumping using “hyaluronic acid spheres that capture and retain surrounding water … [so lips] appear full with lasting moisture.” I can’t really tell the difference between this formula and past ones in the range; it’s a semi-sheer to semi-opaque formula (from what shades I bought) with a very smooth, lightweight texture that is comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and shiny. The non-sticky texture and smooth, gel-like feel are the two highlights of the formula, as they’re just easy to wear and throw on. The formula wore between three and four hours for me. I didn’t notice any scent or taste. They come in three types–sparkling, watery, and iridescent–with varying levels of shimmer and color.

Dior Shock (465) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a sheer, pink-tinged base with light pink and silver sparkle. It has a “sparkling” finish according to the brand. It accentuated the natural pink tones of my lips while adding evenly dispersed sparkle and glossy shine. The gloss was comfortable to use and wear, though it lasted for two and a half hours. The formula was lightly hydrating while worn. Maybelline Blushing Petal (505) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Charming (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pagoda (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Dolly Pink (453) (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Cruise (676) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and fine, pink pearl. It has a “watery” finish. The color payoff was semi-sheer–a noticeable amount of color (at least on my lips) but not enough to fully cover, so your natural lip color may alter the way this looks compared to how it looks on me. The texture was a little thinner and didn’t leave my lips looking as smooth as some of the other shades did. This shade wore for three hours on me but was hydrating. MAC Ceremonial (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Pinctada (214) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Bubble Butt (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Electric Violet (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Hollywood (688) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Vibrant Vibe (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Mystical Magenta (610) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Glossy Pink (16) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Diorsphere (996) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, plummy purple with light pink and silver sparkle. It has a “sparkling” finish. The coverage was semi-sheer with enough tint to be noticeable but let a lot of the natural lip color come through. It applied evenly and had a smooth, lightweight consistency that was comfortable to wear. This shade wore for three and a half hours and was moisturizing. Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Oasis (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Shock (465)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Cruise (676)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Diorosphere (996)

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Dior Diorama, Ever Dior, Cosmic Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) was recently reformulated and released in several shades, some familiar from past formulations (Dior seems to update their lip ranges every couple of years). The formula is supposed to be sheer, hydrating, glossy, and plumping using “hyaluronic acid spheres that capture and retain surrounding water … [so lips] appear full with lasting moisture.” I can’t really tell the difference between this formula and past ones in the range; it’s a semi-sheer to semi-opaque formula (from what shades I bought) with a very smooth, lightweight texture that is comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and shiny. The non-sticky texture and smooth, gel-like feel are the two highlights of the formula, as they’re just easy to wear and throw on. The formula wore between three and four hours for me. I didn’t notice any scent or taste. They come in three types–sparkling, watery, and iridescent–with varying levels of shimmer and color.

Dior Diorama (785) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and white sparkle. It has an “iridescent” finish. The consistency had a milkier quality to it, which yielded more opaque coverage with a little bit of color settling into lip lines, but I did not find it overly noticeable from a normal viewing distance (only close-up). The texture was smooth, lightweight, and hydrating over time. The color lasted for three hours. MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Baby Doll (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Ever Dior (643) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-coral with warm, gold micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer color payoff, which applied evenly and smoothly over the lips, giving them a natural tint/appearance. Despite it seeming more coral in the tube and swatched, the pink tones of my natural lip color made it so the gloss looked like a pink-coral overall–obviously the sheerness of the formulation will make these glosses appear differently from person to person as a result. It has a “sparkling” finish. The gloss lasted for four hours and was comfortable and hydrating while worn. Dior Pink Excess (663) (LE, $29.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Becca Watermelon/Opal (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Frizzy Mango (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Risky Business (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Cosmic (656) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and fine, pink pearl. lines along my bottom lip. It has an “iridescent” finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff–one of the most pigmented shades I bought–with less obvious, finer shimmer than the other shades. It applied fairly evenly, though some of the color seemed to accentuate lip. This shade wore for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Cameo Pink (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Nude Alert (08) (P, $12.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Diorama (785)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Ever Dior (643)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Cosmic (656)

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Tarte Double Tap, Goals, Snap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints

Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool mauve.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, spreadable texture that was very comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating. The only downside was some of the color gathered in lip lines, though I didn’t find it too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. MAC Anything But Demure (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Snap (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC It's a Strike (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Deelight (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Goals Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “rosy nude.” It’s a muted, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, gel-like texture on the lips that was moisturizing and comfortable on, though the texture had a tendency to pull into lip lines. This shade lasted for three and a half hours. NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Guava (P, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Stolen Kisses (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (P, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Artful (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Snap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “nude mauve.” It’s a muted, dark plummy-brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy texture that was smooth and easy to spread across the lips evenly. It wore well for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. Urban Decay Wallflower (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Anything But Demure (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Spice (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #524 (P, $29.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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.

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Double Tap
Double Tap
Double Tap
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Goals
Goals
Goals
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Snap
Snap
Snap
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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