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Anastasia Vamp, Venom, Bordeaux Lip Glosses

Anastasia Vamp, Venom, Bordeaux Lip Glosses
Anastasia Vamp, Venom, Bordeaux Lip Glosses

Anastasia Vamp Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The coverage was semi-opaque, and a second layer might give you better coverage, but the consistency is most comfortable with just one layer in my experience. It felt lightweight, moderately hydrating, and sat well on the lips over the five hours it lasted. Anastasia Bordeaux (-, $16.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS No. 675 (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Deviant (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Controversy (72) (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Venom Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish-burgundy with fuchsia and violet pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly, but I did have issues with some of the color gathering and darkening my lip lines. I don’t think it’s too noticeable from a normal viewing distance, and the lack of streaking did make it better than some alternatives I’ve tried. The color lasted for six hours and was really hydrating over time. MAC With Gusto (LE, $20.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Potion (-, $16.00) is cooler, more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Casanovella (P, $85.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is more muted, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Bordeaux Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, where a bit of the natural lip color peeked through. The texture was lightweight, mostly non-sticky, and comfortable to wear over the six hours the gloss lasted. The color applied evenly and smoothly with little effort. NARS No. 675 (LE, $26.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry (P, $38.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Vamp (-, $16.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC Ready to Roam (LE, $15.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). NARS Special Force (LE, $28.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). NARS Deviant (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (LE, $15.00) is warmer, lighter (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 Vamp
Vamp
Vamp
Anastasia Lip Gloss Venom
Venom
Venom
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Anastasia Lip Gloss Bordeaux
Bordeaux

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MAC Fashion Punch, Lots of Laughs, Short & Snappy Lipglasses

MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass

MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and gold pearl. The coverage was semi-opaque, but the creamier finish made this one noticeably settle into lip lines, though it went on evenly (which doesn’t always happen with this type of color or product!). I felt like the shininess of the gloss helped to disguise some of the settling from a normal viewing distance. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Overspiced (LE, $15.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Au Naturelle (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Spanking Haute (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Instant Crash (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Satisfaction (214) (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Charming Cocoa (125) (LE) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Kinky (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Peach-sicle (P, $19.00) is cooler, less pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Sensuel (11) (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Undressed (-, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fashion Punch (LE, $15.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lots of Laughs Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had good color coverage, though the natural lip color will still peek through, that went on evenly but had a tendency to settle into lip lines. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Worth noting, it was more pigmented and darker than its previous release. Sephora Rose Petal (05) (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Light English Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Maple Blondie (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sisley Paris Baby (2) (P, $50.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Creamsicle (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). MAC Hoop (LE, $15.00) is brighter (85% similar). Hourglass Canvas (P, $28.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Ten (Watercolor) (LE) is darker (85% similar). Dior Tiny Pink (269) (P, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Pink Pivoine (88) (LE, $27.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Lots of Laughs (LE, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Bound (P, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). NYX Sorbet (P, $5.99) is warmer, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Short & Snappy Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with fine gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately tacky, and comfortable to wear over the six hours it lasted. MAC Truly Everlasting (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Dior Wonderland (575) (P, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Revlon HD Strawberry Topaz (535) (P, $8.99) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Neon Carnival (-, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fever Isle (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Rebellious Raspberry (110) (LE, $8.99) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Hibiscus (-, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Little MAC Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a miniature-sized version of MAC’s regular Lipglass, so the formula is exactly the same and even includes shades previously released as limited edition. The Lipglass formula is supposed to be pigmented, shiny, and hydrating. I find that pigmentation can range from very sheer to totally opaque from shade to shade–there is a ton of variance–with a light-medium to medium-weight texture that’s thicker, moderately to very tacky, and lasts four to six hours. I don’t mind Lipglass myself, despite the tackiness, but if you loathe sticky glosses, Lipglass is probably not going to be your number one favorite! They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste. For comparison, full-sized MAC Lipglasses are $15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz. or $88.24/fl. oz. while the miniature-sized is $125.00/fl. oz. The smaller size makes the most sense for those who like more variety rather than more product or who do not typically finish a gloss.

MAC Sized to Go Lipglass Fashion Punch
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
MAC Sized to Go Lipglass Lots of Laughs
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
MAC Sized to Go Lipglass Short & Snappy
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC x Star Trek Pleasure Planet & Set to Stun Lipglasses

MAC Pleasure Planet Lipglass
MAC Pleasure Planet Lipglass

MAC Pleasure Planet Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “muted gold shimmer.” It’s a medium, yellowed gold with warm gold, pink, and copper flecks of sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage, so it imparted some color but mostly shine and sparkle on the lips. There was a moderate tackiness, which made it longer-wearing, but it wasn’t too thick or goopy on. It lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating.
Colour Pop KT (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Candlelight (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Citron Kiss (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Canary (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Gleaming Gold (120) (LE)(90% similar). MAC Kindness (LE, $20.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pure Gold (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Brushed Gold (11) (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Set to Stun Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “light silver with gold pearl.” It’s a medium, silvery gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and gold and pink sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied fairly evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines. I think the shimmer could have distributed just a bit more evenly, but it wasn’t too noticeable. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately tacky, but smooth and comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.
Colour Pop Nonsense (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Aragonite (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC She-Zam (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Star Trek collection will be available online on August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America). There are two more shades–Khaaannnn! (berry with red reflect) and Warp Speed Ahead (plum with blue and pink reflects) that will be released as well.

MAC Lipglass Pleasure Planet
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
MAC Lipglass Set to Stun
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Anastasia Bronzed, Kristen, Undressed Lip Glosses

Anastasia Bronzed, Kristen, Undressed Lip Glosses
Anastasia Bronzed, Kristen, Undressed Lip Glosses

Anastasia Bronzed Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a lot of larger copper and gold sparkle. This shade isn’t consistent with the brand’s formula at all, as it is lighterweight, more emollient, and very sheer. It added primarily sparkle with some warmth against my natural lip color, but it may vary a lot from person to person due to its sheerness. The gloss was comfortable to wear, hydrating, and lasted for three and a half hours. Illamasqua Culminate (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Attirance (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Soft Serenade (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Rosegold (DC, $7.49) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Blessedly Rich (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Etincelante (432) (P, $29.50) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Kristen Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even, and opaque coverage. The texture was almost gel-like and cushion-y on the lips without being heavy. It did seem to emphasize the texture of my lips just slightly, but it didn’t settle very much at all, which was a surprise. This shade lasted well for four and a half hours on me. MAC Show Me (P, $19.50) is warmer, more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Pamela (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Toffee (-, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Caramel (-, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Over Indulgence (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Undressed Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, but the gloss was unforgiving to apply, as it had some visible streaks, but it also settled into lip lines, which I felt worsened over time. The gloss still wore for a good four hours, and the formula was hydrating and comfortable to wear, but it didn’t sit well on lips at all. MAC Liquid Passion (LE, $15.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). MAC Overspiced (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion Punch (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Peachstock (LE, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Spanking Haute (LE, $20.00) 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 Bronzed
Bronzed
Anastasia Lip Gloss Kristen
Kristen
Kristen
Anastasia Lip Gloss Undressed
Undressed

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Anastasia Warm Bronze, Fudge, Tara Lip Glosses

Anastasia Warm Bronze, Fudge, Tara Lip Glosses
Anastasia Warm Bronze, Fudge, Tara Lip Glosses

Anastasia Warm Bronze Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with warm undertones and fine, lighter gold pearl. It rich, opaque color coverage that applied beautifully–smooth, even color that sat well on the lips. The formula was comfortable to wear, mostly non-tacky, and lasted for a solid five hours while hydrating my lips. MAC Enchanter (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Black Tea (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Fudge Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was fantastic–completely opaque–and covered beautifully. The consistency was light-to-medium in weight, mostly non-sticky, and comfortable as it wasn’t too thick or too thin. This shade wore nicely for just over five hours and was hydrating while I wore it. NARS No. 675 (LE, $26.00) is cooler, brighter (85% similar). MAC Fab Tested (LE, $20.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Krazy Kahuna (LE, $15.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Tara (-, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Almond Aura (130) (LE) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Rum (-, $16.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). MAC Kiss Don't Tell (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC King Pin (LE, $20.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). NARS More (P, $24.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Sepia (-, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Tara Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with smooth, even coverage that was easy to spread across the lips. The texture was comfortable to wear, but it seemed a little more slippery compared to other shades. It didn’t feather on me, but that isn’t something I experience frequently. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was moisturizing over time. MAC Kiss Don't Tell (LE, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). Anastasia Sepia (-, $16.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). NARS More (P, $24.00) is less glossy, more muted, lighter (90% similar). MAC Krazy Kahuna (LE, $15.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Fudge (-, $16.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Maybelline Almond Aura (130) (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (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 Warm Bronze
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Anastasia Lip Gloss Fudge
Fudge
Fudge
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Anastasia Lip Gloss Tara
Tara
Tara
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Christian Louboutin Beaute Altareva & Colibretta Loubilaque Lip Lacquers

Christian Louboutin Beaute Altareva Loubliaque Lip Lacquer
Christian Louboutin Beaute Altareva Loubliaque Lip Lacquer

Christian Louboutin Beaute Altareva Loubliaque Lip Lacquer ($85.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and fine, golden beige pearl. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and was comfortable to wear, but there was slight settling into lip lines over time (more noticeable after three hours of wear). The consistency is lightly tacky after a couple of hours but doesn’t get goopy. It lasted for five hours; the more gel-like feel seems more forgiving if you drink or eat compared to the average gloss, but it isn’t indestructible. MAC Nutty & Naughty (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Chanel Rose de Lune (LE, $30.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Baby Doll (P, $26.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Blush Essence (095) (P, $8.99) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) (P, $22.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Colibretta Loubliaque Lip Lacquer ($85.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky-fuchsia with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a gel-like, smooth texture that felt lighter than it looked. It applied evenly, but again, there was a bit of color that gathered in lip lines. I don’t think it’s noticeable from a normal viewing distance, though, so it may not be a deal-breaker. This shade lasted for six hours and was hydrating over time. Anastasia Petal (-, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Impassioned (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Love of Roses (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Forever Rose (P, $19.50) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Weekend Barbie (-, $16.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Dior Plaisir (779) (LE, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Illamasqua Follow (DC, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Quiver (P, $26.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Christian Louboutin Beaute Loubliaque Lip Lacquer ($85.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is newest launch from the brand. It is a lipgloss that’s supposed to have “brilliant, bold color” with “high-shine.” There are eight shades available; I purchased four to try and don’t expect to purchase the other four at this time. The gloss is housed in a clear, vial-like case, which is made out of plastic, with a flexible doe-foot applicator. It comes with a metallic ribbon that loops through the lid so that you can wear it (I would recommend using a sturdier chain). The formula is smooth, almost gel-like that feels cushion-y on the lips that is mostly non-sticky, and the shades I tried were fairly pigmented. The wear was between five and seven hours, while the formula was hydrating. The big issue I had with these was a tendency for them to get on my teeth. The formula has a floral scent and often soap-like taste. The formula reminded me a lot of Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss and Dior Fluid Addicts (this one feels more water-like initially, but it develops to a similar consistency within 30 seconds). I think the way they look on the lips is beautiful and lush, but the taste was frustrating for me.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Loubilaque Lip Lacquer Altareva
Altareva
Altareva
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Christian Louboutin Beaute Loubilaque Lip Lacquer Colibretta
Colibretta
Colibretta
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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