Make Up For Ever C103, C104, C105 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be long-wearing, “extremely pigmented,” and hydrating. It is available in two finishes–Cream and Matte, indicated by the C or M in the beginning of each shade’s name. The Cream formula is richly pigmented, lightly creamy without being too emollient or slippery, and go on smoothly and feel good while worn (wear ranges from four to eight hours, depending on the shade). The Matte formula is thinner and clings somewhat to lips, though it goes on nicely and doesn’t tug, and it doesn’t always look flattering on as it can emphasize imperfections on my lips but really depends on the shade, as some look great on. I found the Cream formula to be moderately hydrating, while the Matte formula was slightly to moderately drying. All shades had a slight, rosy scent to them, though I didn’t notice any taste.

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Make Up For Ever C103 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C103
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
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NARS Consuming Red & Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26.00 for 0.086 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage that applied with smooth, even color. The pencil felt smooth and velvety along the lips, and it was easy to maneuver around the edge of the lips as well as to fill in the color. The texture is thin, and if my lips are at all dry or flaky, I find the formula can highlight those imperfections noticeably, but if you exfoliate prior to applying, it should look much smoother. The color wore well for six hours, but it was somewhat drying after four and a half hours. NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (LE, $25.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Kiss Me Quick (P, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma, Hot Emily, Miranda May Hot Lips Lipsticks

Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture was thinner and clung, but it didn’t emphasize texture like some of the other shades have. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Mauve It (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Yummy Plummy (P, $7.49) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (04) (P, $50.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Fleur de Givre (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Secret Salma
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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MAC x Star Trek Kling It On & Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipsticks

MAC Kling It On Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep purple with fine glitter [with a Frost finish].” It’s a blackened purple with subtle, warmer undertones and multi-colored shimmer and micro-glitter. The texture was fairly smooth, with just a bit of grit from the glitter come through (but it wasn’t sharp or rough to apply). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that applied evenly but had some color settle into lip lines over the four hours it lasted. MAC Firm Form (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Nayeon (P, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Black Night (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Kling It On Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Kling It On
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
76%
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Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up, Bosworth’s Beauty, Electric Poppy Hot Lips Lipsticks

Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly, but it had moderate slip and moved around on the lips easily so it looked streaky at times. The color lasted for four hours, while the formula was lightly hydrating. MAC Please Me (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C210 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Sweet Venom (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Faux (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick Liv It Up
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
82%
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Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W., Kidman’s Kiss, Super Cindy Hot Lips Lipsticks

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky beige with warm undertones and a creamy, natural sheen. This shade is part of the original Kissing formula, so it is much creamier, a little weightier, and has more slip than the Matte Revolution range. It was also hydrating and more comfortable to wear over time, though this particular shade ended up applying somewhat streaky due to the amount of slip and the lighter color. It had semi-opaque coverage that did well into my lip lines over time. On me, it lasted for three and a half hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Earthling (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Weirdo (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Native (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $35.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick Kim K.W.
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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