Tarte Surfer Girl, Top Down, Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t drag and applied evenly. This particular shade seemed to emphasize lip lines slightly, while the color itself started to gather in lip lines after three hours of wear–it lasted for closer to six hours and left behind a stain. It actually was a shade that seemed to wear better if blotted down initially, as it reduced some of the thickness and slip but didn’t impact the intensity of the shade. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Drive In (DC, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Electric Pink (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Buxom Ultraviolet (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Drench Lip Splash Lipstick Surfer Girl
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%
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Bite Beauty Spritzer, Gin Fizz, Dragonfruit, Eggplant Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “plum rose.” It’s a muted, medium-dark lavender purple with cooler undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a light-medium consistency that wasn’t heavy but seemed to cling a little more to the lips and emphasized the natural texture (moreso than other shades). This shade wore well for five hours and was very lightly hydrating. Colour Pop Brills (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NYX Playdate (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Yaassss (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Spritzer
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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ColourPop Marshmallow & Petit Four Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

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ColourPop Marshmallow Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Marshmallow
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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Bite Beauty Cayenne, Gazpacho, Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Cayenne Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a bold, bright warm red with strong, orange undertones and a satiny sheen. It was one of the “glossier” shades in the range–definitely a satin and not semi-matte. The consistency was a little thicker with more slip and was more hydrating over the seven and a half hours the color went on for. It was richly pigmented and really smooth on the lips. Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop First Class (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Do Not Disturb (LE, $28.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Cayenne
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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Bite Beauty Sweet Cream, Pickled Ginger, Persimmon Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Sweet Cream Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “muted peach.” It’s a muted, medium coral rose with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a slightly thinner consistency compared to other shades in the range, and it pulled at the lips slightly (but the color still went on smoothly). This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chablis (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Sweet Cream
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%
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Chanel Message (214) & Script (218) Rouge Coco Stylos

Chane Message (214) Rouge Coco Stylo ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a very smooth, creamy, and slippery consistency that felt like butter melting on the lips when applied. The formula is comfortable to wear and hydrating over time, but it only wore for three and a half hours on me. MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Urban Decay Manic (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Message (214) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Message (214)
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
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