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ColourPop Dr. M & Kapow Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Dr. M Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Dr. M Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Dr. M Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep blackened green.” It’s a cool-toned, green-leaning teal with very, very subtle emerald green pearl. It’s such a cool color, and I love that it applied with fully opaque, even color, but it emphasizes the texture/lines of the natural lip tremendously in a way that makes them appear raisin-like. Despite this, it didn’t seem to “crack” when I smiled, but it was a little more uncomfortable to wear (I felt more aware of it on than other shades in the range, even for liquid lipstick). It wore for nine hours and was moderately drying after five hours of wear.
Makeup Geek Twerk (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Illamasqua Apocalips (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Young Attitude (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Requiem (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Chlorophyll (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). MAC Show and Teal (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Kapow Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “muted greey taupe.” It’s a medium-dark, purpled taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. This was less of a flat matte finish and more of your traditional matte finish, and this shade had a much longer drying time compared to a lot of the range, so you’ll need to be careful as it dries down to avoid pressing your lips together or else the color will lift/flake off where the lips meet. I had very slight “cracking” with this shade after an hour and a half of wear. It was fairly comfortable to wear until four hours, where it felt a bit drying,a nd it lasted for seven hours. Maybelline Gone Greige (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Misfit (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Simply Smoked (P, $21.00) is more muted (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sebastian (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted, glossier (85% similar). MAC Deep Rooted (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Trap (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Dr. M
Dr. M
Dr. M
A-

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Kapow
Kapow
Kapow
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as an “electric pink.” It’s a bold, brightened medium fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $37.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Eros (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.00) is more muted (85% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sangria (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Balloon (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C208 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Hourglass Leader (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new, limited edition shade in the Luminous Creme formula, which is supposed to provide “lush, long-lasting, moisture-rich lip color.” If you like your lipsticks creamy, moisturizing, and pigmented, it’s a worthwhile formula to check out. The consistency is light-to-medium in weight, but it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t feel heavy or slide around too much. Bellini is richly pigmented and goes on evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. It was hydrating over the five hours it wore for me and left a pinky stain behind.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Bellini
Bellini
Bellini
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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ColourPop Mr. Blonde & Jellies Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Mr. Blonde Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Mr. Blonde Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Mr. Blonde Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright true turquoise.” It’s a brightened, medium sky blue with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. It was mostly matte, but there was an almost vinyl-like sheen to it–and it took forever to dry down. Even when “dry” after a half hour, there was still a very light tack in places. This shade had intense pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly, but it had a thicker consistency that “cracked” as soon as I smiled. It felt a bit clingier, and it was prone to flaking from the center of the mouth over time, though the majority of the color was intact after six hours. The formula was somewhat drying overall. MAC Shockvalue (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NYX Blue Velvet (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C602 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dreampot (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Dreamer (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Blue Bang (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Instant Icon (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pool Boy (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Jellies Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich cobalt blue.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark navy blue with cool undertones and a soft sheen. Like Mr. Blonde, it didn’t dry down to a flat matte finish, even after waiting for a half hour–it looked more like vinyl or plastic on. The texture of this one is very runny, and I urge you to keep your tube upright when you’re using it; I had it slightly angled, and I had blue lipstick spilled everywhere! It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but it was difficult to keep it smooth as it was slightly tacky for an hour of wear, so any time the lips touched within that first hour, there was a risk of the color lifting in places. It wore for seven hours in total, but I had some minor flaking from the center of the mouth. NYX Sinful (P, $6.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #5 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Midnight Troll (LE, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Paint (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Blue Bang (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue (LE, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Vain (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Mr. Blonde
Mr. Blonde
Mr. Blonde
B

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Jellies
Jellies
Jellies
B

Discontinued

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total

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Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy & Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool udnertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and applied smoothly without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (100% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dylan (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighty, medium orange-red with a semi-matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, more medium-weight (a bit thicker than others in the range) consistency. The creaminess made it a cinch to apply, as it delivered really even coverage in one stroke. It wore for seven hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over time. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #076 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new formula that features “rich saturated color” with a matte finish that is “luxuriously comfortable.” The formula is comfortable to wear with a light-medium weight consistency that is creamy and smooth with good pigmentation, though some shades are more pigmented than others. They’re more semi-matte to satin, so keep that in mind on whether it aligns with your preference for mattes. They feel slightly hydrating to not drying for the most part. They reminded me of formulas like MAC’s newer Mattes, Urban Decay Matte Revolution, and NARS Audacious.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Decisive Poppy
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Volatile
Volatile

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ColourPop Beeper & Clueless Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Beeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Beeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Beeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “warm mid-tone taupe.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. I could see this leaning more neutral on those with naturally pink or cool-toned complexions. It had good pigmentation that applied with smooth, even color without “cracking” or emphasizing lip lines. The color lasted for seven hours on me and was lightly drying after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Burnt Spice (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Bestie (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia #11 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Evan (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Get It On (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Sweet Thing (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Ludwig (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Butter (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Love Me Lots (LE, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). NYX Mauve Mist (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Quickstep (LE, $12.00)(85% similar). Too Faced Cool Girl (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Time Square (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Burberry Antique Pink (303) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Chi (LE, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Clueless Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve pink.” It’s a muted, medium pink with neutrla-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It is funny that ColourPop said “Never look like a full-on Monet” with this shade, because it actually looks quite horrific up-close as the color cracks and is very prone to flaking while worn. It had the color payoff, but it lacked the smoothness and more even fading/wear of the majority of the line. It was moderately drying and lasted for five hours before it had turned patchy and uneven enough that it needed to be removed. MAC Angel (P, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Jouer Blush (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Love Muffin (LE, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Crème Cup (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Shimmy (DC, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Peach Buff (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Melancholia (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sake (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Cami (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Queen B (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bianca (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Magick (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Beeper
Beeper
Beeper
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Clueless
Clueless
Clueless
C

Limited Edition

6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

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Kat Von D Chula, Halo, Solo Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Chula Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Chula Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Chula Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “rich, warm sienna.” It’s a muted, medium-dark coppery-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that applied with smooth, even color without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for eight hours and felt drying after four and a half hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Joyous Red (DC, $28.00)(90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Banned Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poison (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “neon clementine.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with fine, lighter orange pearl that gives it a frosted matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that delivered even, smooth coverage without pulling on the lips. It felt drying after five hours of wear, but it lasted for seven before I removed it. NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D A-Go-Go (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Geraldine (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). MAC Morange (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Solo Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “metallic gold-kissed tangerine.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed orange with gold pearl and a frosted, matte finish. It is much lighter than Halo but shares the same type of finish. This shade had more shimmer in it, and you can feel the texture of the shimmer when applying and if you press your lips together. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, while the lipstick had a light creaminess so it glided across the lips but didn’t feel clingy. The color wore for six and a half hours but was moderately drying after three hours of wear. MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Sounds Like Noise (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Pure Gold (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, more muted, less pigmented (80% similar). Paul and Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have “bold color” with “long-lasting wear and luxe comfort.” I reviewed several of these shades when they were first released, and a lot of them were so dry that they were stiff to the point of dragging, tugging, and were nearly painful to apply, though not all. I was completely surprised by the recent release of new shades (all permanent), as many of them were surprisingly creamy, comfortable to apply, and really felt like a major departure from a lot of the ones I had tried from the initial release.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Chula
Chula
Chula
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Halo
Halo
Halo
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Solo
Solo
Solo
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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