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MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Lipsticks

MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Lipsticks
MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Lipsticks

MAC Glam Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid, bright pinky-red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, brightened, medium pinky-red with strong cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency. It wore well for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Dior Minuit (LE, $36.00) is more matte, slightly pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Vampire Kiss (LE, $45.00) is less cool-toned. Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $34.00) is similar. NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is more matte, darker. NARS Luxembourg (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is similar. MAC Love Goddess (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Dior Marilyn (LE, $36.00) is more matte. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Hoop Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone rosy pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with a satin finish. It had full, opaque pigmentation, and the consistency was moderately creamy and applied evenly. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker. NYX Stella (P, $4.00) is pinker. MAC Betty Bright (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Pink Poodle Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid, fuchsia-pink [with a Glaze finish].” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia-pink with iridescent fuchsia and violet micro-shimmer and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and the shade lasted for five hours and was a little drying. MAC Midnight Mambo (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Milani Violet Volt (P, $5.49) is purpler. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Yaoi (P, $18.00) is brighter, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Lipstick Glam
Glam
Glam
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
MAC Lipstick Hoop
Hoop
Hoop
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
MAC Lipstick Pink Poodle
Pink Poodle
Pink Poodle
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Bite Beauty Moscato Cashmere Lip Cream

Bite Beauty Moscato Cashmere Lip Cream
Bite Beauty Moscato Cashmere Lip Cream

Bite Beauty Moscato Cashmere Lip Cream ($28.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a bold, bright, vivid fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is darker. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is more muted, more matte. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is more muted. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is a bit darker. MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is more matte, darker. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (LE, $18.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

If Bordeaux was too dark for you, perhaps Moscato’s lighter and brighter hue is more up your alley (though they are equally bold, showstopping colors!). Moscato was intensely pigmented in a single stroke, comfortable to wear, and wears well for six hours and will last as long as eight with only slight fading. It takes two to three hours for the finish to wear down to something more matte, which is really the only “downside” to the formula–it’s supposed to be matte, but there’s a definite shine to it. To get more of a matte finish from the beginning, I would recommend lightly blotting. The consistency is creamy and stays that way for a few hours, so while it’s not transfer-proof, there’s so much pigmentation that it still wears long and well. There is a slight scent to it that I can’t quite place–a little herbal-y? perhaps that’s subtle and I can only somewhat catch a whiff of it when I smell the applicator.

Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream Moscato
Moscato
Moscato
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Urban Decay Gash Lipstick (2014)

Urban Decay Gash Lipstick
Urban Decay Gash Lipstick

Urban Decay Gash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0..09 oz.) is described as a “deep red with tonal shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned red with ruby red micro-shimmer and a luminous shine. Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $34.00) is more matte, brighter. MAC Just a Bite (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is less cool-toned, matte. MAC Runaway Red (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Guerlain Liu (P, $35.00) is similar. Chanel Rouge Byzantin (LE, $34.00) is slightly pinker, less glossy, brighter. See comparison swatches.

It’s exclusive, limited edition shade to Urban Decay’s website, so you won’t find it as the usual suspects like Sephora. When I compared this shade to the previously released Gash (in the older formula), the color was spot-on. The shade was nicely pigmented and yielded mostly opaque color coverage. The texture of the new formula doesn’t feel quite the same as the rest of the Revolution lipsticks, though; it’s slightly stiffer in comparison, though it doesn’t tug or pull at lips while being applied–it’s just not as noticeably creamy or as emollient as the other shades in the range. It was also somewhat tacky, but it adheres well, applies smoothly, and pretty much wears for hours on end. It was still going strong after eight hours (including a meal) with the color being even, bold, and the only component missing was that it wasn’t as shiny (but it wasn’t fully matte either). The formula was moderately hydrating over time as well; I never felt like I needed lip balm, even after eight hours of wearing this shade.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Gash
Gash
Gash
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Bite Beauty Bordeaux Cashmere Lip Cream

Bite Beauty Bordeaux Cashmere Lip Cream
Bite Beauty Bordeaux Cashmere Lip Cream

Bite Beauty Bordeaux Cashmere Lip Cream ($25.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is described as a “burgundy.” It’s a deepened, cool-toned burgundy with a subtle reddish tint mixed with purple. It had a satin-matte finish. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $16.00) is more matte, slightly warmer. MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is a touch darker. MAC Dramatic Encounter (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Boyfriend Stealer (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.

The Cashmere Lip Cream formula is supposed have rich pigmentation, feel lightweight, and yield a matte finish. For all those who eschew typical spring lip colors, here’s a review for you–a rich, vampy hue that’s intensely pigmented with full, opaque color coverage. The finish is more satin to natural for the first couple of hours of wear–it absolutely becomes matte at some point, but there was a noticeable sheen that powered on for longer than anticipated. To get a more matte finish right away, apply a lot less with a lip brush, blot, then apply a little more, then blot again. Bordeaux is very long-wearing, and it held strong for over six hours and still made it fairly intact through a meal. After six hours or so, it’s slightly faded but hardly noticeable by any one else. It was lightly hydrating over time, and the consistency was light-to-medium-weight, was comfortable to wear (particularly in the first four hours, where it is a little creamier), and applied evenly. I didn’t have any issues with the color feathering or bleeding. There is a slight scent to it that I can’t quite place–a little herbal-y? perhaps that’s subtle and I can only somewhat catch a whiff of it when I smell the applicator.

Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream Bordeaux
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

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Estee Lauder Potent & Intense Nude Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Potent Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Potent Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

I bought a few more shades of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.), as I was quite curious to see how well lighter, less intense shades would work out. (You can read my initial review here.) The wear isn’t quite as long as with the deeper shades, which isn’t much of a surprise, but even the lighter shade I tried didn’t settle into lip lines and still applied fairly smoothly. Both shades were nicely pigmented, somewhat hydrating, and comfortable to wear. The formula has a sweet, vanilla scent (no fig!) but no taste.

Estee Lauder Potent Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light, pink-coral nude.” It’s a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it applied smoothly for the most part. The consistency of this one felt a little higher in slip, so if you over-applied the color, you could see “lines” left if you pressed your lips together. This shade wore well for four hours. MAC Flavour (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Betty Bright (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter. YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $49.00) is darker. Too Faced Taffy (P, $21.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Estee Lauder Intense Nude Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone rosy neutral.” It’s a medium, muted plum with soft, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage, and the texture was lightly creamy and applied smoothly and evenly. The color wore well for four and a half hours. Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $21.00) is warmer, browner. Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Strip (P, $22.00) is a touch darker. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is glossier. MAC Brick-o-la (P, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Potent
Potent
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Intense Nude
Intense Nude

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Sisley Paris Petal (L13) Phyto-Rouge Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick

Sisley Paris Petal (L13) Phyto-Rouge Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick
Sisley Paris Petal (L13) Phyto-Rouge Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick

Sisley Paris Petal (L13) Phyto-Rouge Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a soft, satin shimmer finish. Bobbi Brown Ballerina Shimmer (12) (P, $25.00) is sheerer, more shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury Coachella Coral (P) is darker, brighter. Chanel Liaison (P, $34.00) is similar. MAC Grande Dame (P, $22.00) is several shades darker. See comparison swatches.

The formula is supposed to be a “comfortable, high-coverage lipstick [that] protects your lips all day long.” It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency was lightly creamy–just creamy enough to glide across lips without tugging but not so creamy that the color felt like it slipped around once applied! The lipstick wore well for four and a half hours, and it was comfortable to wear and was nicely hydrating, despite the more satin-to-matte finish. It had a strong, powdery scent that was noticeable for the first hour of wear but eventually faded.

Sisley Paris Phyto-Rouge Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick Petal (L13)
Petal (L13)
Petal (L13)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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