MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, & Swatches

MAC Bad Girl RiRi Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “matte taupey nude [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage, and the consistency was just lightly creamy–enough that it didn’t tug or pull at the lips much but still left a matte finish behind.  It wore well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. It’s nothing like Nude from the fall collection. Bobbi Brown Soft Nude (P, $24.00) is glossier. MAC Spice (LE, $15.00) is not quite as warm-toned and has a sheen but is still very similar. MAC Shanghai Spice (LE, $15.00) is lighter, less matte. MAC Double Shot (P, $15.00) is browner, less matte. MAC Brick-o-la (P, $15.00) is pinker. Guerlain Avarice (P, $49.50) is similar. Burberry Antique Pink (303) (P, $30.00) is lighter just a smidgen. Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is browner, less matte. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Bad Girl RiRi Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Bad Girl RiRi
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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Chanel La Precieuse (317) & La Desiree (327) Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lipsticks

Chanel La Precieuse (317) Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark blue-based red with a matte finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage, and the color glided on evenly and smoothly fairly well. It wore well for seven and a half hours, but it was drying on me. MAC Glam (DC, $15.00) is similar. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is also darker. NARS Luxembourg (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC MAC Red (P, $15.00) is similar. Guerlain Calligraphy #5 (LE) is pinker. Dior Marilyn (LE, $36.00) is similar. Chanel Rouge Byzantin (LE, $34.00) is less matte. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel La Precieuse (317) Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Precieuse (317)
B+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
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Chanel Surprenante (129) & Etonnante (131) Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel Surprenante (129) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, peony pink with soft, warm yellow undertones and a slightly frosted finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and though the lipstick glided on without tugging on the lips, that light frost finish wasn’t as flattering on lips as the regular Rouge Allures are–it just made lips seem a little dry. This shade lasted four and a half hours on me, and it was neither hydrating nor drying. Urban Decay Fiend (P, $22.00) is less frosted. Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is less frosted. MAC Grande Dame (P, $22.00) is warmer. Burberry Rose Pink (307) (P, $30.00) is darker, bolder. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Suprenante (129) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Surprenante (129)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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NYX Chic & Paparazzi Round Lipsticks

NYX Chic Round Lipstick ($3.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium, subtly yellow-toned pink with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a light translucency that enabled some of the natural lip color to come through. This shade wore three hours on me, which is shy of average. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Naked (P, $22.00) is darker, less frosted. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is a bit lighter, less frosted. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is sheerer. NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is less frosted, warmer. MAC Flamingo (LE, $15.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches.

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NYX Chic Round Lipstick
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick Chic
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Giorgio Armani #505 Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani #505 Lip Maestro ($32.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and an almost neon brightness. MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Turn On (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Speak Louder (P, $15.00) is darker. Chanel Belgravia (LE, $34.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches.

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Giorgio Armani #505 Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #505
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Coral Lip & Cheek Bag

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Coral Lip & Cheek Bag ($59.50) includes a travel-sized blush (0.09 oz. vs. 0.21 oz.), full-sized lipglass (0.17 fl. oz.), full-sized lipstick (0.10 oz.), travel-sized #129 brush, and a slim mirror. It is an exclusive set to MAC stores and maccosmetics.com. The #129SE brush felt really floppy; the brush head seemed a lot longer than the full-sized #129, and it was also somewhat scratchy. The mirror works as it should, but it’s all mirror, so it’s easy to smudge and get fingerprints on it when removing it from its pouch. The bag is a good size and will fit several products easily. I liked the lipstick and gloss, and Margin is an old favorite, though it does emphasize pores slightly. The set contains $9 worth of blush, $15 worth of gloss, and $15 worth of lipstick for a total of $39 in color products; then there is some value for the #129SE, mirror, and bag–all of which are hard to value.

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MAC Stroke of Midnight/Coral Lip & Cheek Bag
MAC Stroke of Midnight Lip & Cheek Bag Stroke of Midnight/Coral
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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