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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.30 oz.) includes a full-size lipstick, Vamplify Lipgloss, and Lip Pencil. The Vamplify and Lip Pencil are repromotes, while the lipstick is new. I verified the color consistency between the two versions of the Vamplify Lipgloss, and then I tested the lipstick and lip pencil for wear but did not retest the Vamplify Lipgloss for wear.

Value

  • Vamplify Lipgloss: $20.00 for 0.16 oz. or $125.00/oz.
  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $21.00 for 0.04 oz. or $525.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $58.00

Tuned In is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm gold pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage, while the consistency was very smooth and lightweight. The color applied evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines as it wore on. For me, this gloss stayed on well for five hours and was nicely hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Drunk (320) (P, $28.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pamela (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Looks Like Sin (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). NYX Chocolate Crepe (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Chenille (12) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Liqueur (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (DC, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Magic Spell is a subdued, mauvey brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. The lipstick had mostly opaque color payoff that went on evenly. It had a Cremesheen finish, so it had a more luminous finish but a clingier feel overall. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Lawbreaker (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Smoked Almond (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Suede (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Broken (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rock it (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Amulet (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

In Control is a muted, medium-dark rosy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a waxy consistency that was easy enough to maneuver around the edges of the lips but did not work as well for filling in color, as it looked uneven and tugged quite a bit. Once on, the color lasted for eight hours, as described, but it was rather drying on its own. MAC Morning Coffee (P, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Manic (P, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cranberry (DC, $17.50) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Bag Nude
Nude
Nude
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.30 oz.) includes a full-size lipstick, Vamplify Lipgloss, and Lip Pencil. The Vamplify and Lip Pencil are repromotes, while the lipstick is new (but it is a matte red, so it is definitely dupable). I verified the color consistency between the two repromotes but did not retest them for wear or re-swatch them, so the lip swatches and review are from the last time I wore them.

Value

  • Vamplify Lipgloss: $20.00 for 0.16 oz. or $125.00/oz.
  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $21.00 for 0.04 oz. or $525.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $58.00

Suggestive is a bold, bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had good pigmentation, but there’s some translucency so the natural lip color will come through still. It applied really well with even coverage and never looked streaky and somehow managed not to slip into lip lines until after four to five hours of wear. The color lasted for five hours in all and was hydrating over time. MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Right Up My Alley (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Smart Aleck (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exposed (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Red Corset (P, $52.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Gumdrop (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy Cane is a bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color that went on evenly, though the texture was a bit firmer in the tube, so it tugged slightly as I applied it and definitely needed more pressure to go on. The consistency was thinner and clung more to the lips, but it was still going strong after six hours of wear. The formula was somewhat drying over time. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Feisty (P, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Tulip (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D XO (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Flamenco (LE, $12.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Ribbon (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Perfect Red (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Trust in Red is a slightly muted, medium pinky-red with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was drier and harder to apply to the lips evenly, so it was most comfortable used to line the lips rather than to fill them in. The color was similar to the last version I had, but the texture was drier. I did retest this one for wear, and it lasted for over eight hours but was drying. Urban Decay 69 (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.50)(100% similar). Urban Decay Wonderland (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Cherry (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Freehand (LE, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Bag Red
Red
Red
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude 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 glosss was the real miss in the kit, as it settled into lip lines, while the lipstick and highlighter worked fairly well.

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

Pure Pout is a subdued, medium rosy brown with warm 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 to mostly opaque coverage with a soft, lightly creamy texture that felt emollient on but did not slide around as it was thinner overall. It wore well for three and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Musk (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Zen (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Sin-a-mon (935) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Gillian (LE, $55.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $55.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $37.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Honeybun (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Happiness is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and gold pearl. It’s supposed to be a sheer formula with “modern shine.” It had sheer color coverage, which is as described, and it applied somewhat evenly–the issue I had was that the color settled into lip lines. The gloss was comfortable and hydrating for the two hours it lasted. MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). YSL Nude Carat (No. 20) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nectarsweet (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Double Happiness (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Telegenius (LE, $22.00)(90% similar). Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Long Live the Night (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Prancin' Dancin' (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Global Glow is a medium, golden bronze with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to have a “velvety soft” feel and a “radiant finish” with “sheer coverage.” It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, thin, slightly dusty texture that blended out easily on the skin. It just barely emphasized my skin’s natural texture if worn at medium or higher coverage. It’s more of a highlighting bronzer on my skin tone, and when I wore it on my cheeks, the color lasted for seven hours before fading. Too Faced Jolie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #2 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Stila Bronze (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Secret Radiance (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit Nude
Nude
Nude
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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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. NYX Mischievous (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $18.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay 3rd Degree (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Topazio (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 04 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Canary (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gold (LE, $26.00) is more muted (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, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Tender (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pink Fade (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Stay Sweet (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Such Sweeties (LE, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Pure Fiction (LE, $17.00) 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, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Angel (P, $17.00) 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). MAC Tutu (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is warmer (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, $17.00) 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, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Unlimited Style (LE, $17.00) 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, $17.00) 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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