Laura Mercier Cherries Jubilee, Raspberry Ripple, Tutti Frutti Lip Parfaits

Laura Mercier Cherries Jubilee Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a creamy, smooth, and emollient texture that applied evenly. The color lasted for four hours on me and was moisturizing while worn.

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Laura Mercier Cherries Jubilee Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Cherries Jubilee
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Guerlain Fancy Kiss & Kiss Blossom KissKiss Lipsticks

Guerlain Fancy Kiss KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium coral with warm, orange tones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a smooth, lightweight texture that had moderate slip. It’s a very comfortable formula to wear as it was moderately hydrating over time, but the wear time was three and a half hours and a smidgen of color pulled into the more obvious lip lines on my bottom lip. MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Affair (LE, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (DC, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Coral (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Heavenly (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Fancy Kiss KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick Fancy Kiss
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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ColourPop Boa, Back Up, Climax Matte X Lippie Stix

ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is supposed to have “full coverage” in one stroke that is “long-wearing” with “the smoothest, most velvety glide” while still retaining a “super matte finish.” The formula glides on really well, and they have a smooth, lightweight texture that feels thin and has a more powdery, matte finish on the lips. Some are really comfortable to wear for most of the time, a few are somewhat drying earlier on and may look drier or “cracked,” though the majority look good applied. They are longer-wearing; not quite as long as the Ultra Matte or Ultra Satin range but longer than the average lipstick. I found most shades that I’ve tested thus far (about half the range) to be comfortable for most of the time. The formula held up fairly well to eating and very well for drinking/sipping out of a cup or mug. As they are thin, they don’t really slide or move around on my lips, so once they do start to fade or lose color, it’s better to re-apply than try to smooth back into place. The formula has a light vanilla scent but no discernible taste. They come in the same type (and amount) as the regular Lippie Stix range, so it’s worth noting that they contain less than a standard lipstick tube at 0.035 oz. (the average tube is around 0.10 oz.).

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ColourPop Boa Matte X Lippie Stix
Colour Pop Matte X Lippie Stix Boa
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Laura Mercier Cherry on Top & Sweet Guava Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalms

Laura Mercier Cherry on Top Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with strong, warm undertones and a creamy, shiny finish. It had rich color payoff with a creamy, lightweight, and emollient texture that applied well with even, crisp lines. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Bang (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Cherry on Top Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm Cherry on Top
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%
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Marc Jacobs No Angel, Sonic Truth, Slowburn Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs No Angel Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “apricot nude.” It’s a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a really creamy, smooth consistency that applied without tugging and left behind even, opaque color. Though it didn’t wear for the ten hours promised, it did go on for six and a half hours, which is good for this type of color. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milkshake (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Honey (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Chihuahua (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Platform (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs No Angel Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème No Angel (242)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
88%
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MAC Vibe Tribe Lipsticks

MAC Tanarama Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, pale gold with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but I noticed it tended to emphasize lip lines and separate slightly near them. I could feel the texture of the shimmer particles when applying, but it wasn’t chunky or rough to apply or to wear. This shade was lightly drying but lasted for three hours. MAC You've Got It (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Tanarama Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Tanarama
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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