YSL Nude Beige, Lingerie Pink, Fetish Pink Rouge Volupte

After discovering that one of the most popular posts (in the top twenty) from last year was my review of YSL’s Rouge Voluptes from 2008 (!), I wanted to go back and bring the post up-to-date. Luckily, all but one shade of Rouge Volupte that I’ve reviewed previously is still available. I’ve always dreamed of being able to redo swatches from years ago, and though time will not permit me to do such things in general, it seems like it makes sense to update posts that are still popular, even after six years!

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YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

OCC Pool Boy & Kimber Lip Tars

Here are the final two new Lip Tars from OCC’s spring collection, Plastic Passion. Pool Boy and Kimber are both part of the original, matte formulation of Lip Tars, so they have no shimmer. When you initially apply Lip Tars, you’ll see a satin finish, which dries to a matte finish somewhere between a half hour and an hour after application.   I had no trouble applying either shade, and they both lasted awhile on the lips.

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OCC Pool Boy Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Pool Boy
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%
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OCC Mannequin & Rollergirl Lip Tars

Today, I have two of the new Lip Tars from OCC’s spring collection, Plastic Passion. Mannequin and Rollergirl are both part of the original, matte formulation of Lip Tars, so they have no shimmer. When you initially apply Lip Tars, you’ll see a satin finish, which dries to a matte finish somewhere between a half hour and an hour after application.   I had no trouble applying either shade, and they both lasted awhile on the lips.

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OCC Mannequin Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Mannequin
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
98%
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Bobbi Brown Pink Flush, Pink Gold, Pink Rose Sheer Lip Colors

For spring, Bobbi Brown released three, limited edition shades of her Sheer Lip Color formula in shades of pink. Just as a heads up, Pink Rose is part of the permanent range, but its availability in silver packaging is limited. If you’re not familiar with the formula, it’s described as a “lightweight formula” with an effortless wash of color plus nourishing shine.” As you might have guessed, it has sheerer color coverage and is supposed to be hydrating. Neither Pink Flush nor Pink Rose what I’d consider sheer or a wash of color, though you could certainly use the tiniest amount, but just passing the bullet across the top and bottom lips resulted in fairly opaque color coverage (which for some is a happy accident, and others, undesirable). Pink Gold was a more accurate representation of a sheer wash of color–noticeable color but sheer overall. The texture is the kind that feels almost stiff initially but as it warms up against the lip, it glides on better. It has a somewhat clingy feel on the lips, so it can catch on any dry flakes if you have them. There’s a slight sheen that wears away after an hour or so to a duller shine. They formula, on me, was only lightly hydrating.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Flush Sheer Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lipcolor Pink Flush
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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OCC Pleasure Model & Hollywood Lip Tars

For spring, OCC’s bringing us Plastic Passion, which features six new Lip Tars, two of which I have ready to review for you today. Though I was pretty jazzed about Pool Boy, I have to admit, I was really, really excited for the new metallic Lip Tars, because they looked like they would work beautifully as highlighters, too. They’re both subtle highlighters–they give off a lovely glowing sheen that’s more apparent in person than in photos, but it’s a little dewy, slightly luminous. As highlighters, they wore well for eight hours. As lip colors, the finish and lightness of both shades made them high maintenance shades–it’s imperative to exfoliate prior to applying so that they look and apply smoothly and evenly.

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OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Metallic Lip Tar Pleasure Model
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “spicy, cheerful pink.” It’s a vibrant, coral-pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $34.00) is slightly darker. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is glossier, slightly warmer. Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) (P, $36.00) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury Coachella Coral (P) is similar. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) MAC Elegant Accent (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $16.00) is also similar. MAC Force of Love (LE, $16.00) is pinker. MAC Betty Bright (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Giulette (P, $49.50) is shimmery. Chanel Genial (LE, $34.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches.

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Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Attrape-Coeur (171)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%