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Kat Von D Piaf, Nayeon, Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool chocolate with purple shimmer.” It’s a deepened red-toned brown with fine violet shimmer. The shimmer is what makes it harder to dupe. It’s a chameleon of a color as the undertone seems to shift a lot depending on the natural light; sometimes it looks cooler, sometimes it is warmer, and sometimes it appears very dark and other times more of a true brown. The texture had some slip, and it applied without tugging, though the consistency has some tackiness to it applied. It didn’t apply evenly, and it only had semi-opaque coverage. The lipstick lasted for six hours, was lightly drying, and settled into lip lines noticeably after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Whiskey (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Embellish (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pitch black with gunmetal shimmer.” It’s a dark, charcoal black with l ighter silver and gray shimmer with a neutral-to-warm undertone (the base pulls a bit brownish on me). The texture of the lipstick has a noticeable “grit” from the sparkle, though it isn’t sharp or painful to use, but you can tell the lipstick is packed full of shimmery bits. It is one of the better-applying black lipsticks I’ve tried, as it didn’t tug on the lips at all, and there was enough creaminess that it covered well without streaking. This shade was mostly opaque, lasted for six and a half hours and was just a tiny bit drying. MAC Hautecore (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NYX Cold Hearted (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Pitch Black (P, $7.49) is less shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Kling It On (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Maybelline Gunmetal (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “opaque, deep sea foam green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark emerald green with cool undertones and a fine emerald green pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff with light slip so it didn’t tug on the lips. It could have applied more evenly, though, and it may be a shade where a good lip liner or lip pencil may take it the rest of the way. It does stain the lips quickly, though the color lasted for six hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Risque (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Deep with Envy (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Whatever (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Bunny (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Dior Clover Matte (400) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, cooler, lower quality (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. They are fairly pigmented, long-wearing, and vary from not drying to slightly drying.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Piaf
Piaf
Piaf
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Nayeon
Nayeon
Nayeon
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Plan 9
Plan 9
Plan 9
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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ColourPop Be-dazzled & Guess Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Be-dazzled Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Be-dazzled Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Be-dazzled Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep true purple.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium purple with cool undertones and a vinyl-like sheen. It doesn’t dry down to a fully flat matte finish like a lot of the other shades have. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a thin consistency that is a little harder to apply evenly. The formula feels clingier and really emphasizes the natural texture and lines on the lips in a way that makes them look somewhat shirveled–it’s not as soft or smooth as the average ColourPop liquid lipstick. I noticed the color flaking away from the center of the mouth after four hours of wear, and it was fairly drying over time, though most of the color lasted for six and a half hours. Makeup Geek Electric Slide (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Roxy (P, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Roxy (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC She-Rebel (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Matte Royal (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Illamasqua Kontrol (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Illamasqua ESP (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC 4Eva (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Recollection (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Guess Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark blackened violet.” It’s a blackened purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation (one of the least pigmented shades I’ve encountered in the line-up!) that dries down to a mostly matte finish. Unfortunately, as it is a very dark color, that sheerness also came with unevenness. It wore for eight hours without flaking, and it was moderately drying after six and a half hours of wear. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stud (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Villain (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Black Truffle (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Which Witch (LE, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Wild Night (P, $26.00) is warmer (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 Be-dazzled
Be-dazzled
Be-dazzled
C+

Limited Edition

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Guess
Guess
Guess
B-

Limited Edition

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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Urban Decay Sheer Beso & Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer mauve-pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied fairly evenly over lips and wore for four and a half hours. The formula was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear. I personally love these types of colors, and one that wears decently but still has that translucency made this one a favorite for me (personally, of course). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty La Piscine (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Noir Moderne (128) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Irresistible (62) (DC, $34.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Nippon (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $35.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Centerfold (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (DC, $22.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Etourdie (98) (P, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Berry (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer, bright red-purple.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium fuchsia magenta with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that “melts” and applies without tugging on the lips. The color could apply a bit more evenly, though the brightness of the shade distracts from some of the unevenness in application. It wore for four hours on me, and it was lightly moisturizing over time. Christian Louboutin Beaute Ronron (P, $90.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Bold Spring (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). YSL Mauve Nihiliste (58) (P, $36.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Happy Ending (116) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Boutique Pink (LE, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $35.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Pasties (LE, $5.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a range of ten shades that are sheerer, but still more pigmented than not, compared to the original Revolution formula. They seem to melt in a way that tends to self-level the color on lips, so they don’t look quite as uneven over time. The upside is that they wore a little longer than average when compared to other similarly-textured formulas.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Beso
Sheer Beso
Sheer Beso
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Bittersweet
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “deep, vibrant purple.” It’s a brightened, meidum-dark purple with warm, pinky undertones, very fine magenta and violet pearl, and a glossy sheen. Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Strong Woman (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new shade that’s been added to the Revolution Lipstick range that is exclusive to UrbanDecay.com. If you’re unfamiliar with the Revolution formula, it’s supposed to have a “super creamy texture” with “insane pigmentation” while being a hydrating, long-wearing formula. The consistency of this is light-medium in thickness but feels fairly lightweight with a smidgen of tackiness that develops over time. It had more slip than some shades in the range, and it was only semi-opaque for me, so it didn’t apply as evenly (or look as smooth) as I would have liked (or compared to many shades in the formula). Applied, it wore for six hours, and it was nicely hydrating, but I had some color settle into lip lines. I’m so happy to see more and more purple lipsticks making it front and center these days–it feels like purple lip is a minor trend this year.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Speedball
Speedball
Speedball
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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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). MAC Deep Rooted (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sebastian (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Resin (P, $18.00) 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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