Giorgio Armani #400 (The Red) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani #400 (The Red) Lip Maestro ($32.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a subtly blue-based, deep red. This is darker, less pink, compared to Giorgio Armani #503 Red Fuchsia Lip Maestro, which I reviewed previously. Dior Diorling is a bit bluer-based. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is bluer-based, a bit brighter. Guerlain Luxure is a bit browner. MAC Runaway Red has a pink-y edge to it. Chanel Dragon is very similar, but it has noticeable shimmer. It is the closest I’ve come to duping Dragon, and at a stretch, #400 is slightly less blue-based and doesn’t have the same shimmer, but it’s hard to tell if you aren’t looking close-up.

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Giorgio Armani #400 (The Red) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro The Red (400)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is berry-red with a glossy sheen. NARS Afghan Red is a touch lighter, less red. MAC Rebel is more fuchsia. Guerlain Guet-Apens is lighter. Guerlain Nuit d’Amour is darker. Guerlain Bee is purpler.

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Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
98%

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is an orange-coral with hints of red. It has a subtle glossy sheen. MAC Scarlet Ibis is brighter and redder. Tom Ford True Coral is lighter and brighter. YSL Blood Orange is similar but sheerer. MAC Sail la Vie is more orange. Urban Decay 5150 is a touch redder. MAC Hibiscus is a touch lighter and pinker.

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Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Burberry Antique Pink (303) Lip Velvet

Burberry Antique Pink (303) Lip Velvet ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pinky-brown with hints of beige. It’s a fairly neutral color, but if I had to pick, I’d say it leans warmer rather than cool, but I think it is rather neutral overall. Urban Decay Naked has a soft pink iridescence and is rosier overall. MAC Impressive is slightly darker and pinker. Bobbi Brown Heather Pink is a touch pinker. Guerlain Avarice is brighter, pinker. MAC Spice is very comparable. Bobbi Brown Uber Nude is browner–lacks the rosiness of this shade.

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Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Lip Velvet Antique Pink (303)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

MAC Nocturnal Instincts and Seductive Intent Mattene Lipsticks

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “mid-toned greyed lavender.” It’s a pink-lavender with a semi-matte finish. There’s a definite gray tint to it, as it reads cool and a little neutral. It was opaque on the lips. MAC Budding Love is a little pinker. MAC Blooming Lovely is less pink and lighter. MAC I Like It Like That is pinker, more blue-based. MAC Dress It Up is pinker.

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MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick

MAC Nocturnal Instincts and Seductive Intent Mattene Lipsticks

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%

MAC 3N & Runaway Red Lipsticks (Making Pretty)

MAC Making Pretty Lipsticks ($28.00 for 0.15 oz. each) are available in two shades: 3N (milky pastel pink) and Runaway Red (rich red-blue).  Both shades are repromotes, though they were well-received shades.  The collection online yesterday, and I immediately placed my order and overnighted everything, but unfortunately 3N has already sold out.  To find it, you’ll have to find a MAC freestanding on December 13th or Pro store on December 6th.

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MAC 3N Lipstick

MAC 3N & Runaway Red Lipsticks (Making Pretty)

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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%