MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick

MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sheer translucent nude.” (I will also note that MAC’s website only describes it as “nude,” which is more misleading than the press release’s description.) It’s a wash of warm beige with a soft, frosted finish. It has a lustre finish. For all intents and purposes, it looks like I put lip balm on, because it looks completely colorless on my lips. As far as dupes go, any lip balm that has more of a sheen than a glossy shine would substitute.

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MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Tropical Mist
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
80%

Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick

Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep raspberry pink.” It’s a raspberry pink-red with a natural glossy sheen. NARS Afghan Red is softer, more of a sheen than a glossy finish. MAC Deliciously Forbidden is pinker. Hourglass Nocturnal is less intense. Guerlain Pour Troubler is redder.

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Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick
Illamasqua Lipstick Magnetism
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
97%

Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick

Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “coral red.” It’s a vibrant coral-red with a neon quality that gives it this really bright, bold look. This is a color that says, “Hey! You! Did you see THIS lip color?!” It has a strong warm, orange pull to it. Illamasqua Mistress is the closest dupe I could think, even though it’s a gloss–color-wise, they’re very similar with Muse being slightly more intense. Wet ‘n’ Wild 909D is similar but a bit softer. Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan is lighter, less red.

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Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Muse
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
87%

OCC Nylon Lip Tar

OCC Nylon Lip Tar ($16.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “neon pink.” This color is electric–it’s absolutely a bold, bright neon pink with subtle blue undertones. I really think this is the brightest pink I own. MAC Dear Diary is darker, less bright. MAC Candy Yum Yum is a bit more magenta and less bright but comes the closest.

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OCC Nylon Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Nylon
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
98%

MAC Styleseeker Mattene Lipsticks

MAC Styleseeker Mattene Lipsticks ($15.00 for 0.08 oz.) includes five shades: Camden Chic (rich brick red), Delectable (orange-beige), Eden Rouge (bright blue-red), Fashion Nomad (bright red orange), and Fun Finds (light nude pink). All five shades are limited edition.

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MAC Styleseekers Mattene Lipstickes

MAC Styleseeker Mattene Lipsticks

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%