Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl, Juicy Papaya, Pink Grapefruit Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have the “comfort of a lip balm, the coverage of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss.” The three I tried were really quite pigmented, creamy, and hydrating; their downfall was longevity was less than similar-hued shades with a less emollient consistency (not entirely unexpected). There was a slight, sweet scent to them but no discernible taste. It’s a really comfortable formula to wear, and if you don’t mind reapplying or transfer, well worth a look!

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Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm Amaretto Swirl
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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MAC x Zac Posen Lipsticks

MAC Sheer Madness Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sheer nude [with a Lustre finish]. It’s a very light champagne beige with fine champagne and iridescent pink pearl. It seemed to add a little warmth but mostly shimmer when applied to lips. It is sheer, as you might expect a Lustre to me, so this is a shade that can look quite different from person to person. It had a light amount of slip so it didn’t tug, but the color seemed to gather and emphasize lip lines. It was gone after an hour of wear–at least it was drying (though it wasn’t moisturizing either). Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Shimmer (7) (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Burberry Gold No. 217 (LE, $33.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Sheer Madness Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Sheer Madness
C-
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
4
Total
70%
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ColourPop Silhouette, Stingraye, Teeny Tiny, Platform, Scrooge Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Silhouette Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich blue red.” It’s a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightweight, easy-to-apply consistency. This was one of the more comfortable and easier-to-wear shades in the liquid lipstick formula. Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Fighter (DC, $5.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #43 (P, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Silhouette Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Silhouette
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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ColourPop Aquarius, Taurus, Rayezor Lippie Stix

ColourPop Aquarius Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0357 oz.) is described as a “soft pink nude in a creme finish.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a soft shine. The color was muted enough without being dark that it surprised me in its versatility–I felt like it could tone down a look or brighten a look. It had mostly opaque coverage with a very creamy, emollient texture with more slip than your average shade in the Lippie Stix range. It was very lightly hydrating over the four hours it lasted, but I did notice some of the color slipped into lip lines after two to three hours of wear. The thicker, creamier texture made it easier to press my lips together to smooth the color back out while wearing it, but it was worth noting. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Choker (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Aquarius Lippie Stix
Colour Pop Lippie Stix Aquarius
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
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Chanel Indemodable (166) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Indemodable (166) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, subtly warm-toned fuchsia pink with a satin finish. MAC Diva-ish (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Indemodable (166) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Indemodable (166)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

MAC Be Silly, Silly, Saint Germain Lipsticks

MAC Be Silly Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “hot fuchsia pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium fuchsia-magenta with strong, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply and to wear. On me, the color was still going strong after six hours and was just slightly drying at the five-hour mark. Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Embrace Me (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Be Silly Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Be Silly
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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