ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Lippie Stix

ColourPop Contempo Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dusty rose [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that applied without tugging on the lip but didn’t slide around. It lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fiji (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Contempo Lippie Stix
Colour Pop Lippie Stix Contempo
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
Limited Edition
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Milani Beloved & Crush Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. You’ll mostly find them at your local drugstore (I got mine from Walgreens), but they are available online as well through Milani directly. These have a very thin, liquid-y consistency–they easily get outside the lines and in general, the applicator can apply far more than you need, so I highly recommend a little patience and maybe using a lip brush (if you can) to apply and get really precise, neat lines. The formula has a longer dry down–about five to ten minutes before you can press your lips together–and gets very tacky after two minutes or so (do NOT! press your lips together or else you will lift color in large patches!). They’re one of the lesser drying liquid lipsticks I’ve come across (but these did get a bit drying after four to six hours of continuous wear), and they are long-wearing and pigmented. They have a moderately strong sweet, vanilla scent.

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Milani Beloved Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Beloved
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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Kat Von D Magick, Tijuana, Mercy Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Magick Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sweet dusty pink.” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and very fine shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with creamy texture that glided across lips easily. It was much thicker and creamier compared to the Studded Kiss shades I tried when they first launched. The color wore for six hours and was just a touch drying after four hours of wear. Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $22.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Milani Lust (LE, $8.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is brighter, less pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Magick Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Magick
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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Kat Von D Piaf, Nayeon, Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool chocolate with purple shimmer.” It’s a deepened red-toned brown with fine violet shimmer. The shimmer is what makes it harder to dupe. It’s a chameleon of a color as the undertone seems to shift a lot depending on the natural light; sometimes it looks cooler, sometimes it is warmer, and sometimes it appears very dark and other times more of a true brown. The texture had some slip, and it applied without tugging, though the consistency has some tackiness to it applied. It didn’t apply evenly, and it only had semi-opaque coverage. The lipstick lasted for six hours, was lightly drying, and settled into lip lines noticeably after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Piaf
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
80%
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ColourPop Be-dazzled & Guess Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Be-dazzled Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep true purple.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium purple with cool undertones and a vinyl-like sheen. It doesn’t dry down to a fully flat matte finish like a lot of the other shades have. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a thin consistency that is a little harder to apply evenly. The formula feels clingier and really emphasizes the natural texture and lines on the lips in a way that makes them look somewhat shirveled–it’s not as soft or smooth as the average ColourPop liquid lipstick. I noticed the color flaking away from the center of the mouth after four hours of wear, and it was fairly drying over time, though most of the color lasted for six and a half hours. Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC She-Rebel (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). MAC Matte Royal (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Illamasqua Kontrol (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Illamasqua ESP (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Be-dazzled Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Be-dazzled
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
78%
Limited Edition
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Urban Decay Sheer Beso & Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer mauve-pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied fairly evenly over lips and wore for four and a half hours. The formula was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear. I personally love these types of colors, and one that wears decently but still has that translucency made this one a favorite for me (personally, of course). MAC Nippon (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (LE, $32.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Irresistible (62) (LE, $34.00) is brighter (85% similar). Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Centerfold (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Etourdie (98) (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Beso
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
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