Bite Beauty Pastille, Red Velvet, Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was one of the more matte shades in the six for spring shades. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a lightly velvety consistency that applied evenly and didn’t tug on the lips during application. The color wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Clinique Plum Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (04) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon Pastille
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
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Bite Beauty Blanc, Blood Orange, Pink Lady Matte Creme Lip Crayons

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to be “long-wearing,” hydrating, and pigmented. It’s one of my favorite formulas for really pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable color that is more matte, though I wouldn’t describe them as a true or flat matte. There is a slight shine to them that wears down within an hour or so of wear (as you’d expect for most semi-matte to satin finish lipsticks). They come in a twist-up, large pencil format that makes it fairly easy to get precise edges and even coverage. For spring, they’ve brought back one previously limited edition shade (Blood Orange) and created five new shades to join the permanent range. The formula has a slightly herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste to me.

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Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon Blanc
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
81%
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Chanel LA Sunrise Rouge Coco Shines

Chanel Shipshape (114) Rouge Coco Shine ($37.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a fairly even application. The color lasted for three hours on me and was very slightly hydrating. The Rouge Coco Shine formula is designed to be a sheer and hydrating, but I typically experience little hydration with this formula myself (these as well as many ones in the past). Tom Ford Beauty Roberto (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Obi Orange (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty All the Way (122) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $35.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Dozen Carnations (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Safari (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Love Feeling (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel LA Sunrise Rouge Coco Shines
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Shipshape (114)
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Firebird & 714 Lipsticks

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Firebird Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep fuchsia cream.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with strong, blue undertones and lighter fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff–there is a noticeable translucency that will let the natural lip color come through, which may alter the way it looks depending on what your natural lip color is–that covered evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for five and a half hours on me and was hydrating while worn. Urban Decay Jilted (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Illamasqua Atomic (P, $24.00) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Janet (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Sexer (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Lullabye (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick Firebird
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Rock Steady, Spiderweb, Wonderland Lipsticks

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Rock Steady Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep wine red cream.” It’s a deepened, dark burgundy red with warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but you could see my lip freckle peeking through, though the lipstick applied smoothly and evenly (not always the case with these darker, glossier shades). The texture had moderate slip, so if feathering is something you often experience, you may want to use a lip liner with this one (I didn’t have feathering myself, but it doesn’t happen frequently to me). The color wore well for five hours and left a stain behind, while the formula was comfortable to wear and hydrating. Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mulled Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick Rock Steady
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Ex-Girlfriend, Phone Call, Plaid Lipsticks

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Ex-Girlfriend Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “sheer nude-rose with pink shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, rosy peach with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a luminous sheen. It was comfortable to wear and lasted for three hours on me. The formula felt a little thinner and had more slip compared to the Sheer Revolution formula to me (but not so much that it feels like a different formula necessarily). MAC Soft Talkin' (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Mademoiselle (434) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Forbidden Pink (22) (P, $50.00) is more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). MAC I'm In (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick Ex-Girlfriend
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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