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MAC MACnificent Me Mattenes

MAC Own the Look Mattene
MAC Own the Look Mattene

MAC Own the Look Mattene ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as “deep intense pearl.” It’s a medium-dark purple with warm pink undertones and a very subtle violet shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff that glided on without tugging on the lips, but it didn’t apply as evenly as I would have liked. The color pulled into lip lines noticeably after three and a half hours of wear, though it lasted for closer to five and a half hours of wear. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Strong Woman (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (DC, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Hellebore (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (P, $17.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Mad Hatter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Model Behavior (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Royal Hour (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Plague (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Alt-Girl (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Personal Pick Mattene ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as “mid-tone cool rose.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that didn’t tug or pull at the lips during application. The texture is lightweight and thin enough that it can emphasize the natural texture of the lips, so I would recommend exfoliating and/or hydrating heavily prior to applying this shade. The color lasted for four hours with slight settling into lip lines. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Tiny Chum (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Ravishing Rose (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Blushing Pout (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Cold Pink (203) (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Tease Me (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Dopey (P, $6.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Urban Decay Disobedient (P, $17.00) is warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Melancholia (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Steady Going (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Power My Spirit Mattene ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as “deep black plum.” It’s a blackened purple with subtle, cool undertones and plum and eggplant-hued micro-shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage, but this was a really difficult shade to apply–so patchy and uneven with too much slip to keep it looking pristine, even if applied with a lip brush. It needs a lip liner underneath to help keep it in place. The color lasted for five hours but settles a lot into lip lines. MAC Which Witch (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Nevermind (LE, $5.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Extrovert (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Hutch (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Train Bleu (P, $27.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Prince Noir (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Eton Moi (P, $90.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Berry Rouge (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Liv (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Yung Rapunxel (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Shady (P, $15.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Soulfully Rich (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Blackest Berry (P, $7.49) is cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Blackmail (DC, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Strutting Fabulous Mattene ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as “bright lavender.” It’s a medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy texture that didn’t pull on the lips. The finish is definitely more matte, and when paired with the thinner texture, it isn’t the most flattering when worn. It pulled into lip lines a little bit over the five hours it lasted. I wish it was a little smoother-looking once applied, because the color is hard to replicate. MAC Lavender Jade (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Brills (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Koala (DC, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Arabesque (LE, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Mattene Own the Look
Own the Look
Own the Look
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
MAC Mattene Personal Pick
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
MAC Mattene Power My Spirit
6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
66%
Total
MAC Mattene Strutting Fabulous
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Christian Louboutin Miss Loubi Silky Satin Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Miss Loubi Silky Satin Lip Colour
Christian Louboutin Miss Loubi Silky Satin Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Miss Loubi Silky Satin Lip Colour ($90.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a brightened, coral-red with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $54.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Daiquiri (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Pretty Lucky (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild What's Up, Doc? (P, $0.99) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder High Level (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS Grace (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Kelly (P, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Corvina (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Melon (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Silky Satin finish is supposed to be “the perfect alliance of luxurious colour, sensuous feel and superior wear.” More specifically, it is suppose to have “medium to full coverage in one stroke” while hydrating the lips and will not feather for four hours. Miss Loubi had semi-opaque to mostly opaque color coverage that was buildable and went on evenly. The consistency was creamier than Ronron and glided on with ease. This color lasted for five hours on me and left a slight stain behind, and the formula was comfortable to wear and moderately moisturizing. It had the same rose scent and soapy, rose taste as the other finishes.

Each lipstick is housed in a glossy black cardboard box with a red velvet shell lining, silk case (it was rougher and I thought it was just plastic mesh, but the brand says it is silk), and the lipsticks have a shimmering, gold ribbon that loops around. The ribbon has two crimped ends, and you’re supposed to simply tie them into a knot, but I wish it was some sort of clasp for better hold. It has moderate heft; not as heavy as Guerlain’s Rouge Gs but certainly not so light that it feels “cheap.” They don’t stand up, and they don’t have the shade name printed on them at all; there is a number printed on the interior tube, but the numbers aren’t readily available online. The packaging itself has a lot of details, and it’s a unique shape and style relative to what we see on the market, but I imagine you have to appreciate the packaging to justify the rest of it. I wish they stood up, because then you could really display them (like the polishes), or perhaps if the top was a removable cover, rather than a lid on a “hinge,” then you could remove the cover and display in the boxes.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Silky Satin Lip Colour Miss Loubi
Miss Loubi
Miss Loubi
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick

Lisptick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick
Lisptick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick

Lisptick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as “pink.” It’s a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cool undertones and a light shine. Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Flair (P, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Givenchy Moka Imprime (304) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Aura (96) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Despite looking green in the tube, much like a frog transforms into a prince, this green transforms into a pink–clever in a way, though if you were hoping for green, you’re looking at the wrong option! The formula is supposed to be sheer, hydrating, and long-wearing as it turns to a “pink tint.” The brand does mention that it “can vary in color from pomegranate to rose, depending on your skin’s unique pH.” It had sheer, even coverage that noticeably tinted the lips with a light shine. The consistency is lightweight with moderate slip and is on the thin side, though it doesn’t hug and the color wears for four and a half hours before it starts to fade away. The formula was hydrating and comfortable to wear. It seemed to be unscented to me.

Lipstick Queen Lipstick Frog Prince
Frog Prince
Frog Prince
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Christian Louboutin Ronron Silky Satin Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Ronron Silky Satin Lip Colour
Christian Louboutin Ronron Silky Satin Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Ronron Silky Satin Lip Colour ($90.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark magenta purple with a light shine. Bite Beauty Mauvember (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Not Too Sweet (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dish It Up (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Clinique Grape Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00)(90% similar). MAC Zen Rose (LE, $17.00) is darker, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Brazen Berry (P, $7.99) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Guerlain Lilac Belt (069) (P, $32.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Vogue en Violet (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Whip (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Up the Amp (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is the third finish in the brand’s lipstick range, Silky Satin. It’s supposed to be “the perfect alliance of luxurious colour, sensuous feel and superior wear.” More specifically, it is suppose to have “medium to full coverage in one stroke” while hydrating the lips and will not feather for four hours. Ronron had semi-opaque color payoff at most, so it is within range of what the brand says, but if you’re someone who wants maximum pigmentation for the price point, you may want to look elsewhere in the range. The texture feels lightly creamy once applied to the lips, and while it isn’t stiff, it doesn’t just glide across lips as it is firmer bullet. The color lasted for three hours and wasn’t hydrating at all, and the worst part was that the lip color looked like a pilling sweater, where there were pill-shaped globs of lipstick, and those came off almost like flakes. I liked this shade least out of the four I tried, and I was just really disappointed at how poorly it wore. It had the same rose scent and soapy, rose taste as the other shades.

Each lipstick is housed in a glossy black cardboard box with a red velvet shell lining, silk case (it was rougher and I thought it was just plastic mesh, but the brand says it is silk), and the lipsticks have a shimmering, gold ribbon that loops around. The ribbon has two crimped ends, and you’re supposed to simply tie them into a knot, but I wish it was some sort of clasp for better hold. It has moderate heft; not as heavy as Guerlain’s Rouge Gs but certainly not so light that it feels “cheap.” They don’t stand up, and they don’t have the shade name printed on them at all; there is a number printed on the interior tube, but the numbers aren’t readily available online. The packaging itself has a lot of details, and it’s a unique shape and style relative to what we see on the market, but I imagine you have to appreciate the packaging to justify the rest of it. I wish they stood up, because then you could really display them (like the polishes), or perhaps if the top was a removable cover, rather than a lid on a “hinge,” then you could remove the cover and display in the boxes.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Silky Satin Lip Colour Ronron
Ronron
Ronron
6
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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ColourPop Midi & Seesaw Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft neutral beige.” It’s a light, pinky-beige with a matte finish. The texture was really clingy when it dried down and emphasized the lines/texture of the natural lip. I found this shade flaked off as it wore, and it wore away more readily from the center of the mouth within four hours. The formula was also drying and extremely fast-drying. Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Promise Me (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Vice (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Strip Poker (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Do-si-do (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Calm Heat (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Agatha (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). MAC Peach Beige (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is cooler, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Shimmy (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Seesaw Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel lavender pink.” It’s a brightened, pinky lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. This one had good pigmentation but dried down quickly and cracked as soon as it finished drying, so it flaked a lot during wear. It felt awkward to wear (you could just feel something was on your lips) and lasted four hours before it had flaked too much to keep wearing. It was drying while worn. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Steady Going (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Boa (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Armageddon (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Requiem (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Brills (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Makeup Geek Arabesque (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mannequin (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop 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 Midi
Midi
Midi
C

Permanent

6
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Seesaw
Seesaw
Seesaw
D+

Permanent

6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
68%
Total

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Christian Louboutin Loubiminette Sheer Voile Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Loubiminette Sheer Voile Lip Colour
Christian Louboutin Loubiminette Sheer Voile Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Loubiminette Sheer Voile Lip Colour ($90.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a lightly brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, bluish undertones and a light sheen and slight pearl. Revlon Berry Couture (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Revlon Whimsical (115) (P, $8.99) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Viva (95) (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fathom (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ina (450) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Passionate (P, $30.00) is brighter, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cruising (LE, $36.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Sheer Voile formula is supposed to have a “creamy smooth and nourishing sensation on lips” with “sheer coverage” and a “luminous shine finish.” It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, and the consistency is a bit softer and feels like it melts against the warmth of the lips more so than with the other two finishes. I liked that it didn’t melt too much, so it didn’t feel heavy or like you could easily over-apply like some stick lip balms can. It was lightweight, moderately hydrating, and lasted for three hours on me, though it didn’t stay shiny for longer than an hour and a half. It had a rosy, perfume-like scent and taste.

Each lipstick is housed in a glossy black cardboard box with a red velvet shell lining, silk case (it was rougher and I thought it was just plastic mesh, but the brand says it is silk), and the lipsticks have a shimmering, gold ribbon that loops around. The ribbon has two crimped ends, and you’re supposed to simply tie them into a knot, but I wish it was some sort of clasp for better hold. It has moderate heft; not as heavy as Guerlain’s Rouge Gs but certainly not so light that it feels “cheap.” They don’t stand up, and they don’t have the shade name printed on them at all; there is a number printed on the interior tube, but the numbers aren’t readily available online. The packaging itself has a lot of details, and it’s a unique shape and style relative to what we see on the market, but I imagine you have to appreciate the packaging to justify the rest of it. I wish they stood up, because then you could really display them (like the polishes), or perhaps if the top was a removable cover, rather than a lid on a “hinge,” then you could remove the cover and display in the boxes.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Sheer Voile Lip Colour Loubiminette
Loubiminette
Loubiminette
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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