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Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) Le Rouge

Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) Le Rouge
Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) Le Rouge

Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm, coral-orange with a satiny finish. Urban Decay Protest is darker, pinker. NARS Lodhi is more orange. MAC Style Surge is very, very comparable. MAC Razzledazzler is lighter. See comparison swatches.

It had mostly opaque color, and it had a satiny finish–not glossy but not matte–that gave lips a very smooth, even appearance. I noticed that the consistency of this shade was slightly looser compared to the others; thicker but not really thick, but it didn’t apply with as much coverage in a single stroke and tended to move around a bit more. If I pressed my lips together, slight lines would become visible where the color bunched up. Croisiere Coral wore well, though, and lasted five and a half hours when I wore it and was nicely hydrating during that time.

I had planned to pick this shade up off of Sephora next time I placed a Sephora order, but by the time that happened, it had sold out. The only place that I know of that you can purchase online is from Givenchy’s website directly (and they still have it at the time I wrote this review). You may still be able to find it at local Sephoras, though. Because it’s a limited edition shade for summer, it is actually packaged with a thin, white leather covering instead of black for the permanent Le Rouge shades. I’m even less keen about white leather than I was about the black leather, because it’s still thin and seems like it will be scratched easily, but now it’s likely to get dirt and dust and stains on it.

Givenchy Le Rouge Croisiere Coral (310)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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Chanel Melba (75) Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Melba (75) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Melba (75) Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Melba (75) Rouge Coco Shine ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light peach with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It is somewhat like Chanel Gourmandise, which came out alongside this shade, so I don’t think you need both. MAC Luxe Natural is more beige. MAC Woo Me is more opaque. Bobbi Brown Uber Beige is more opaque. See comparison swatches.

As one might expect, given the sheer, shiny color of the Rouge Coco Shine range, Melba had semi-sheer color payoff. On my lips, it lightened and brightened my natural lip color and evened out the color as well as concealed my lip freckle slightly. It has a lightweight, balm-like consistency that’s creamy, slick, and easy to apply. The lipstick glides on without tugging or pulling at the lip, and it is lightly hydrating while worn. The high shine finish lasts about an hour and a half, then it starts to dull, and all of it seems imperceptible after two hours of wear. It has a light floral fragrance.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Melba (75)
Melba (75)
Melba (75)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Milani Sweet Nectar Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Sweet Nectar Color Statement Lipstick
Milani Sweet Nectar Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Sweet Nectar Color Statement Lipstick ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is described as an “orange cream.” It’s a medium-dark orange with subtle red tones and a satiny finish. MAC Good to Go is slightly darker. MAC Fashion Nomad is very similar. MAC Morange is similar. MAC Neon Orange is also similar. Illamasqua Flare is more matte. Maybelline Electric Orange is also similar. See comparison swatches.

It had rich, full color coverage when applied. The consistency is lightly creamy and glided evenly across lips without pulling or dragging. It’s touted as an opaque, hydrating formula. I found it to be lightly hydrating, but only for the first two to three hours. Sweet Nectar lasted five and a half hours when I wore it. There’s a sweet, somewhat synthetic, fruity scent that felt a bit cloying.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Sweet Nectar
Sweet Nectar
Sweet Nectar
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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MAC By Request Lipsticks (2013 Edition)

MAC Flavour Lipstick
MAC By Request (2013 Edition) Lipsticks

MAC Flavour Lipstick is described as a “soft, muted peachy-pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a warm-toned, light-medium pink-coral with a subtle sheen but fairly creamy finish. It had a soft, smooth consistency that applied well without tugging or dragging on the lips, and it delivered opaque color coverage. It lasted four and a half hours when I wore it, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Native is very similar. Revlon Pink Lemonade is sheerer.NARS Bolero is more matte. MAC Haute Altitude is darker. MAC Ever Hip is warmer. MAC Coral Bliss is warmer. See comparison swatches.

MAC Glam Lipstick is described as a “vivid, bright pinky-red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a rich, vibrant cool-toned red with a strong blue undertone that it turns pink when sheered out. It delivered full color coverage, and the texture was slightly creamy but more comparable to recent Retro Matte finishes like RiRi Woo, Heaux, etc. It wore for eight hours and left a stain that continued on for a couple more hours. It was neither hydrating nor drying. There is no shortage of dupes for this shade, though, as it is a very classic red. MAC RiRi Woo is similar, not quite as pink-toned. NYX Chic Red is darker. NARS Dragon Girl is similar. NARS Luxembourg is brighter. MAC Russian Red is darker, not as cool-toned. MAC Ruby Woo is not as pink-toned. MAC Ronnie Red is similar. MAC Love Goddess is pinker. Guerlain Calligraphy #5 is similar. Dior Marilyn is also similar. Buxom Scoundrel is not as cool-toned. See comparison swatches.

MAC Hoop Lipstick is described as a “mid-tone rosy pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle warm undertones and a subtle sheen. It had full color coverage, and the consistency was lightly creamy and like more recent MAC Matte lipsticks. It lasted four hours on me. Urban Decay Rush is more subdued. MAC Force of Love is brighter, darker. MAC Betty Bright is warmer, less pink. Chanel Hyde Park is pinker. See comparison swatches.

MAC Pink Poodle Lipstick is described as a “vivid, fuchsia-pink [with a Glaze finish].” It’s a cool-toned, fuchsia pink with iridiescent bluish-fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage; there’s a slight translucency that allows the natural lip color to come through, so if you have naturally redder lips, this will appear redder overall. It wore five hours on me and was slightly drying. Revlon Fuchsia Shock is lighter, not as blue-based. MAC Midnight Mambo is purpler. MAC Rare Exotic is darker. MAC Quick Sizzle is cooler-toned, matte. MAC Lickable is slightly warmer. MAC Girl About Town is darker. Estee Lauder Demure is less cool-toned. Chanel Extatique is lighter. Buxom Exhibitionist is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

MAC Rozz Lipstick is described as a “watermelon reddish pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, coral-orange with strong red undertones and a matte finish. It had really rich, opaque color payoff, and the consistency was lightly creamy so it didn’t tug on lips but didn’t slide around. It wore for six and a half hours and left a light stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Mysterious Red is darker. Chanel Amant is more orange, more muted. MAC Scarlet Ibis is more orange. MAC Lady Danger is more orange, lighter. Hourglass Raven is slightly more orange. See comparison swatches. (Also: In the Originals collection, you may remember Rozz Revival, which was inspired by this shade.)

MAC Tomango Lipstick is described as a “bright reddish orange [with a Matte finish].” It’s a vibrant, brightened medium orange with strong red undertones and a matte finish. It had a lightly creamy consistency that applied evenly and well, and the color was rich and fully opaque on lips. It wore for six hours well and was neither hydrating nor drying. Urban Decay Bang is slightly brighter. Maybelline Orange Edge is similar in color, shinier. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin is slightly redder. Maybelline Neon Red is shinier. MAC Scarlet Ibis is redder. MAC Sail La Vie is similar. MAC Morange is lighter. MAC Lady Danger is very similar–perhaps a fraction darker. Buxom Rogue is shinier.
See comparison swatches.

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MAC Lipstick Flavour
Flavour
Flavour
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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
MAC Lipstick Rozz
Rozz
Rozz
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
MAC Lipstick Tomango
Tomango
Tomango
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks (Vamps)

Urban Decay Venom Lipstick
Urban Decay Venom Lipstick

This is the last post looking at Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.), and it features the deeper, darker shades within the shade range. Please see part one for a more in-depth review of the formula overall.

Venom Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright plum.” It’s a rich, deepened berry-red with a violet and fuchsia shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage. It wore for six and a half hours and left a stain behind. Tom Ford Violet Fatale is lighter, brighter. MAC Rebel is slightly brighter. NARS Valparaiso is more matte, less bright. See comparison swatches.

Shame Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “deep berry.” It’s a deep, dark reddened burgundy with subtle hints of brown and ruby shimmer. This was my least favorite shade across the range because it really lacked the quality of the line in general; it was streaky, uneven, and had a tendency to feather after four hours of wear. The shade lasted well for six and a half hours and left an enduring stain behind, but the feathering (which is rare on me) was disappointing. MAC Soulfully Rich is darker, browner. MAC Endless Drama is warmer. MAC What Joy is lighter, redder. Guerlain Gigolo is brighter. Guerlain Orgueil is lighter, redder. OCC Black Dhalia is darker, less red. Burberry Bright Plum is much lighter and brighter. See comparison swatches.

Rapture Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “dusty rose.” It’s a pinky-plum with a glossy shine. It had full, opaque color coverage and applied smoothly. It wore four and a half hours when I tested it. Tom Ford Casablanca is more muted, less pink. MAC Red Dwarf is darker. Chanel Destinee is more muted. See comparison swatches.

Manic Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “soft wine.” It’s a bold, brightened plummy red with a soft pink shimmer. It had rich, full coverage color payoff that applied smoothly and evenly. This shade wore well for five hours when I tried it. MAC Heaux is cooler-toned, matte. Chanel Fiction is lighter. NARS Palais Royal is more berry-colored. Giorgio Armani #406 is similar, less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Venom
Venom
Venom
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Shame
Shame
Shame
6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
71%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Rapture
Rapture
Rapture
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Manic
Manic
Manic
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks (Beiges)

Urban Decay Liar Lipstick
Urban Decay Liar Lipstick

In this next look at Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.), we’re featuring several of the beige and brown shades available in the range. Please see part one for a more in-depth review of the formula overall.

Liar Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “pinky-brown nude.” It is a warm, rosy, medium brown with a creamy and luminous finish. It had full color coverage when applied, and the color glided on evenly and smoothly. It lasted four hours when I wore it. NYX Haute Melon is warmer, sheerer. Guerlain Quand Vient l’Ete is darker. Burberry Devon Sunset is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Lovelight Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “pale peachy-pink shimmer.” It’s a subdued, warm-toned pink-coral with soft gold shimmer. Though there are two shades described as sheer by Urban Decay, this shade wasn’t one of them–and it is obviously semi-sheer. This shade lasted three and a half hours on me. Revlon Lover’s Coral is less shimmery, pinker. Tom Ford Frolic is warmer. NYX Haute Melon is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Naked 2 Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “medium beige-nude.” It’s a warm-toned, peach-beige with a luminous sheen. This shade was extra creamy and had more slip than other shades, so it tended to move around a bit and if you pressed your lips together, it would leave lines. This shade wore well for three and a half hours on me. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower is darker, warmer. MAC Sweet & Sour is slightly brighter. NARS Biscyane Park is very comparable. MAC Delectable is more matte, slightly darker. MAC Cozy Up is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Protest Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “sheer peachy nude.” It’s a medium-dark, subdued coral with a soft sheen. It wasn’t sheer, peachy, or nude (beige); it was fully pigmented at the very least. It lasted four and a half hours on me. MAC Style Surge is lighter. MAC Lady at Play is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches.

Strip Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “sheer medium mauve-nude.” It’s a subdued, plummy brown with a luminous sheen. It had full color coverage (not in the least bit sheer!) and applied evenly. This shade wore well for four and a half hours when I tried it. Bobbi Brown Soft Nude is more beige. MAC Spice is comparable. Guerlain Avarice is brighter. Giorgio Armani #526 is more shimmery. Burberry Antique Pink is more matte. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Liar
Liar
Liar
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Lovelight
Lovelight
Lovelight
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Naked 2
Naked 2
Naked 2
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Protest
Protest
Protest
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Strip
Strip
Strip
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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