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NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set

NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set
NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set

NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set ($49.00 for 0.188 oz.) includes three warm red-hued lip products. You can wear them together or alone, and they coordinate well together.

Flamenco (Lipstick) is described as a “sheer candy apple red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium pinky-red with warm undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that had a little slip but didn’t slide around on the lips. The color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Histoire (206) (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Dialogue (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (DC, $22.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mysterious Red (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, velvety consistency that glided across the lips easily and sat well. This shade wore for over six hours and was very lightly drying after four hours of wear. Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $34.00) is more muted, glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Flamenco (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Misdmeneaor (Velvet Lip Liner) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a medium, pinky-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture is slightly stiff/dry, so it does tug on the lips when used. It will wear for five to six hours, but I did find it somewhat drying on its own. MAC Redd (P, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret

NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret
NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret

NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret ($65.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes three full-sized Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, and all three are shades that are part of the permanent range, so if you like one, you may find it better to just pick up the one you want. Of all the packaging in the collection, this is the most unique, and it is more unique relative to other special edition packaging I’ve seen from brands in general. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil formula can be drying, and it doesn’t always have the pigmentation expected, which are its major downsides.

413 BLKR is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with lighter iridescent fuchsia shimmer over a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, but the texture of the pencil was a smidgen dry compared to the other two shades. It didn’t tug much, but it seemed to take longer to apply. The color wore well for five and a half hours, and it left behind a stain, but it was somewhat drying after two hours of wear. Too Faced Troublemaker (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Dance Off, Pants Off (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $35.00) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Atomic (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Inspiration (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Milani Raspberry Rush (P, $5.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Firebird (LE, $18.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Fuchsia (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $35.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Cherry Cape (067) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, more muted, glossier (90% similar). NARS Janet (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $28.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pink, You Think? (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop The Rabbit (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sex Machine is a dusty, medium-dark pinky-plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a soft, velvety consistency that glided on. The texture is thin and feels a little clingy. On me, the color lasted for four hours but was drying. MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brave (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $54.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Petal (135) (P, $33.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Flower Beauty Petal Kiss (P, $6.98) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Nude Rose (No. 405) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Catfight (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dragon Girl is a rich, bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a very smooth, even application as the texture was velvety and soft in the pencil. On me, the color wears for a solid six hours and feels lightly drying after four hours of wear. Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Honey Pie (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Bloody Mary (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Anything Goes (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Feisty (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D XO (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Clinique Mightiest Maraschino (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Heaux (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rioja (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Tropic Tonic Lipstick

MAC Tropic Tonic Lipstick
MAC Tropic Tonic Lipstick

MAC Tropic Tonic Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “full power coral [with a matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium coral with subtle pink tones and a satin finish. NARS Juliette (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Pinch Me (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Rich & Restless (P, $21.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Jacquard (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced The New Black (P, $22.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Makeup Geek Smarty Pants (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Makeup Geek Jitterbug (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Feelin' Myself (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Melody N (LE, $27.00) is more muted, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is such a welcome addition to MAC’s permanent range; a vibrant coral that isn’t too orange too pink. I don’t think it is truly matte, which is the only downside I experienced with the formula. It will wear down to a more matte-like finish after a couple of hours, but it has a more satin-like appearance and consistency. It had rich, opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, while the consistency was lightly creamy and velvety and never tugged on the lips. This shade lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

MAC Lipstick Tropic Tonic
Tropic Tonic
Tropic Tonic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set

NARS A Woman's Face Lip Set
NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set

NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set ($49.00 for 0.188 oz.) includes a lipstick, lip pencil, and lip liner coordinated in the hue of warm plum. These are all permanent shades, so if you like one, you could grab it individually. The set coordinates well, so they can be layered easily; what’s nice is that the lipstick is a sheerer, glossier version of the pencil and lip liner, which means it adds a more hydrating element to the trio.

Dolca Vita (Lipstick) is a muted, medium-dark plummy red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It is part of the Sheer Lipstick range, so it is, as you might expect, on the sheerer side. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a lightweight, somewhat slippery consistency that is thin and looks and feels more like a light lip balm than traditional lipstick. It applied evenly with smooth color that looked a lot like a lip stain (but this shade may not appear like much on those with naturally redder or darker lips). The color lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Punch (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Givenchy Moka Imprime (304) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Noir Moderne (128) (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dolca Vita (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, velvety feel applied to the lips, so it didn’t tug and glided across easily. This is a pencil you’ll need to sharpen, which is sometimes a deal-breaker. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Sucker (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Mrs. (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $22.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Double Dare (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D OG Lolita (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace (P, $34.00) is brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Schnookums (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Etonnante (131) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Double Dare (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Protest (DC, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is cooler (80% similar). NARS Natalie (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Colour Pop Bumble (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $23.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sweet Cream (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bachelorette (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Walk This Way (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Patong Beach (Velvet Lip Liner) is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, but it is buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The Velvet Lip Liner formula is supposed to be “pigment-rich” while filling and preventing feathering on the lips with “long-wearing, comfortable wear.” I find that they tend to be a little dry so they tug on the lips, and while not the most drying lip pencil, it’s not comfortable on its own for me. It is clingy and lightly to moderately drying, even though it does last for six hours. MAC Half-Red (P, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #032 (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D OG Lolita (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit

ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit
ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit

ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit ($39.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes three Super Shock Cheek shades and three Lippie Stix shades. It is designed for darker skin, though two shades overlap with the kit for lighter skin tones (Parasol and Thistle) — I would have loved for them to have not repeated personally! The products are of good quality or better, and they’re easy to use, work well, and wear nicely.

Stryke is described as a “rusty red with copper and gold highlights.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark coppery–red with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer. It had good color payoff and a natural finish that didn’t emphasize pores or look too flat. The consistency was creamy without being too wet or tacky, and it blended easily on the skin. This shade wore well for ten hours on me. NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 18 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (95% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Maui Nights (P, $38.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hansel (Shade) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Milani Coral Beams #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Avalon is described as a “true golden bronze with golden pink duochrome finish.” It’s a medium-dark copper with warm, orange-red undertones and a frosted sheen that shifts from gold to pink subtly. It had great pigmentation and lasted nine hours on me. MAC Glorify (LE, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ibiza (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Sunswept (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Rock on World (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 14 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parasol is described as a “soft peachy gold.” It’s a light-medium, golden copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had buildable coverage, up to mostly opaque, that goes on sheerer when applied with fluffier brushes and more opaque with denser brushes or fingertips. The texture was smooth, blendable, and never sticky on the skin, as it dries down quickly to more of a powder-like product (so it is still blendable). It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00)(90% similar). Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Gold Rush (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #20 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Blow a Fuse Pearl (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Blow a Fuse Gold (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Galet (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Crank It Up Gold (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Malibu (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toasty is described as a “dirty pink nude in a creme finish.” It’s a muted, medium plum with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy, glide-on texture that applied even, smooth color and never dragged. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Scenario (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Sepia (207) (LE, $37.00)(85% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Buxom Runaway (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Forever Brown (305) (P, $37.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Hourglass Achiever (P, $32.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Promenade is described as a “deep red blackberry in a sheer finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer coverage, which is by design, and lasted for four hours–it had a more stained-like appearance on me–with light hydration. Tom Ford Beauty La Piscine (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Emotion (92) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Guerlain Black Perfecto (007) (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Thistle is described as a “warm peachy nude in a creme finish.” It’s a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a light-medium weight to it–thicker and more noticeable on than other shades, but I wouldn’t call it heavy or goopy by any means. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Strobing Kit Medium-Dark/Deep Dark
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Stryke

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Avalon

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Parasol

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Toasty

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Promenade

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Thistle

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Chanel La Merveilleuse Rouge Allure Velvet & Rouge Noir Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense raspberry red.” It’s a bright, fuchsia pink with subtle blue undertones that ends up appearing almost warm-toned. It had a mostly matte finish. The texture was velvety smooth and glided right on with even, mostly opaque color payoff. It was comfortable to wear for four hours, and then it felt a little drying for the next two (six hours in total). Urban Decay Alpha (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $17.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M204 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia #12 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Toucan (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia (P, $7.49) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline All Fired Up (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chane Rouge Noir (109) Rouge Allure ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “black red.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a natural shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightweight, creamy consistency that never tugged while applying. It was, however, a little streaky at times, and the lack of opacity seemed to emphasize that. On me, the color wore four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. I didn’t experience feathering, but those who are more prone to it, this one seemed to have enough slip that I would consider using it with a liner. MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Berry Mojito (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Merveilleuse (347)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Rouge Noir (109)
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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