Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Bite Beauty Lavender Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lavender Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lavender Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “vibrant orchid.” It’s a medium-dark, pink-purple with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous finish. This is one of the least pigmented lipsticks I’ve tried by Bite, and even the consistency is thinner and less creamy compared to other shades. It wore for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. The formula has a slightly lemon/herbal scent to me but no discernible taste. MAC Snapdragon (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is more matte. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is more opaque, lighter. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $21.00) is pinker. MAC Steady Going (LE, $16.00) is more matte, more opaque. Revlon Cupcake (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is lighter. Maybelline Pink Pop (P, $7.49) is more opaque, brighter. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is pinker. MAC Pink Popcorn (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Violet Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “magenta violet.” It’s a bright, neon magenta fuchsia with cool, blue undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich, fully opaque color coverage in a single pass. The consistency was creamy, comfortable to wear, and glided on without ever tugging on the lips. The formula was hydrating while worn, had a faint lemony/herbal scent, and lasted for six hours. It left behind a pinkish stain that lingered for another two hours or so. This is a shade that was unique years ago, but this year, we have seen many iterations. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is brighter, lighter. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is more matte. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is more muted. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is less magenta. MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is slightly darker, more matte. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (P, $18.00) is brighter, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone, blue pink.” It’s a medium, cool-toned pink with blue undertones and a light sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, while the consistency was creamy and slightly thicker than other shades in the range. It wore well for four hours, which is shy of the six-hour wear claimed, though it was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear during that time. Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $51.00) is shimmery. Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter. NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is brighter. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Dynamic (410) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone, warm neutral.” It’s a muted, medium rosy coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had full color coverage, and the consistency of the formula was light-medium in weight, lightly creamy, and easy to apply. It lasted for five hours on me, and it was lightly moisturizing over time. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $34.00) is sheerer. Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is brighter, pinker. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Streak (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. Chanel Saga (P, $34.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, May 26th, 2014

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “rich rose.” It’s a muted, rosy coral with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. It had fully opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply, due to the lightly creamy, glide-on consistency of the formula. The lipstick wore five and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating while worn. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is lighter.Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is warmer. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is warmer, shimmery, brighter. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is pinker, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is slightly pinker, more matte. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is slightly warmer. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (240) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright pink fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant, fuchsia-red with subtle, cool undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. This shade lasted for six and a half hours and left behind a pink stain. The formula was moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is similar. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $21.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is lighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is slightly warmer. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is warmer, matte. Urban Decay Catfight (P, $22.00) is warmer. Guerlain Gigi (P, $51.00) is a touch warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright vibrant orange.” It’s a medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, fully opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly without settling into lip lines. The consistency was lightly creamy but didn’t feather over the six-hour wear time. It was lightly moisturizing while worn. Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker, redder. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is slightly redder. Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is brighter. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is glossier. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Lady Danger (P, $16.00) is darker, matte. Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Envious (340) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm, bright poppy-red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. The color applied evenly and smoothly while delivering rich, full color payoff. This shade lasted for six hours and left a slight stain behind as well. It was nicely hydrating while worn. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $21.00) is a touch more muted. Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is similar. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is brighter. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Chanel Dialogue (P, $34.00) is less warm-toned. MAC Must Be Red (LE, $16.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Cockney (P, $16.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Bite Beauty Rioja Cashmere Lip Cream
Bite Beauty Rioja Cashmere Lip Cream

Bite Beauty Rioja Cashmere Lip Cream ($28.00 for 0.26 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark, blue-based red with a satiny sheen. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is lighter, not as blue-based. NYX Chic Red (P, $4.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Runaway Red (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Absolute Power (LE, $16.00) is also similar. Giorgio Armani #406 (P, $32.00) is pinker. Dior Marilyn (LE, $36.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is the last shade of the six I’ve tried from the formula (see previous reviews here), and the formula is very consistent. It’s long-wearing and intensely pigmented as marketed, though it doesn’t have the matte finish, as there’s a noticeable sheen that is present for the first two to three hours of wear. Rioja lasts six and a half hours on me before it is visibly faded, though it is still surprisingly intact. The formula is comfortable to wear, and it was neither drying nor hydrating while worn. It has a slightly herbal scent but no discernible taste. I’d also like to reiterate that one of the six tubes I had leaked and had faulty packaging (see that review here.

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

MAC x Pedro Lourenço Lipsticks
MAC x Pedro Lourenço Lipsticks

MAC x Pedro Lourenço Lipsticks ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) will be available in four new, limited edition shades. The collection launches online on May 29th and in-stores on June 5th. All four shades are Amplified finishes, so they are more opaque and longer-wearing than the average MAC Lipstick. None of these were hydrating on me, but none were drying either. They were all more dupable than not, so you may want to check your stash for similar shades.

Peach Beige is described as a “light pinky nude [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a light, pink-beige with a satiny sheen. It had full, opaque color coverage, and the consistency was really creamy, almost a little wet. It has a tendency to create lines if you press your lips together, so it is more high-maintenance than you might want. The color lasts about four hours on me and isn’t drying (though not hydrating), but it pulls into lip lines slightly. MAC Strip Poker (LE, $16.00) is warmer but very similar, more matte. Maybelline Bare All (910) (P, $7.49) is sheerer, lighter. MAC Pret-a-Pretty (LE, $17.00) is pinker. MAC Ruffian Naked (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Myth (P, $16.00) is pinker. MAC Fleshpot (P, $16.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Roxo is described as a “deep red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a medium-dark, blue-based red with a satiny sheen. It’s just slightly muted overall. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly and smoothly. The color wore for six hours on me, plus left a stain behind, but I had some slight feathering along the upper lip line. Urban Decay Gash (LE, $22.00) is slightly brighter. MAC Just a Bite (LE, $16.00) is redder. NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is more matte. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure (LE, $16.00) is a touch lighter. MAC Absolute Power (LE, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ruby is described as a “mid-tone blue red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a bright, medium red with very subtle blue undertones–it almost looks warm-toned against my complexion. It had good, nearly full color coverage, and it applied smoothly without settling into lip lines. It wore well for almost six hours and left a stain behind, and I didn’t have any feathering issues with this shade. I would describe it more as a neutral red. There are a surprising number of shades that are similar, so this list isn’t quite exhaustive. MAC True Love’s Kiss (LE, $16.00) is a touch darker. MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is similar. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (P, $30.00) is a touch darker. Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is similar. Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is slightly warmer. MAC Everyday Diva (P, $22.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

True Red is described as a “vivid bright coral red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with reddish tones. It almost looks like it has very, very fine orange shimmer in it. It had rich, opaque color coverage, and it was easy to apply and didn’t tug on the lips. The color lasted for six hours before fading, and it was comfortable to wear. It’s a lovely color and nice formula overall, but this color is extremely common. Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is lighter. NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is slightly more orange. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is similar. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is more orange. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is very similar. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is very similar. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Lady Danger (P, $16.00) is more matte. Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is lighter. Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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