Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry purple with warmer, pink undertones and fine violet shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff that crept into lip lines and tended to look a little patchy on. The consistency was thinner and had more slip than several other shades in the range. On me, it lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Instigator (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Yung Rapunxel (LE, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. NARS Train Bleu (P, $25.00) is darker. MAC Smoked Purple (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft peony.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly without dragging on the lips. The color lasted for five hours and was a little drying. Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is warmer. Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is darker. Urban Decay Sheer Streak (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Cary (LE, $32.00) is darker. Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is cooler. Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler. Clinique Plum Pop (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Core Cora (234) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “brilliant coral.” It’s a bright, medium coral with a hint of pink and a soft sheen. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color. The texture was lightly creamy and didn’t tug when applied from the tube. On me, it lasted for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Bite Beauty Crush (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Rozz (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is darker, less glossy. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler. Estee Lauder Fierce (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t’aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) claims 10-hour wear with “vivid pigment” and a “rich, velvety” texture that is “ultra-hydrating.” As you might expect, they don’t last ten hours; they last four to six hours with some leaving a stain. The texture is lightweight, creamy, and glides on without dragging or tugging on the lip, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip so it stays in place. The formula isn’t hydrating, and it can be drying, depending on the shade. The lipstick has a sweet, floral scent, but it is very subtle, even when smelled directly from the tube.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “toasted brick.” It’s a medium-dark, slightly muted, orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with nearly opaque coverage that applied smoothly and evenly. NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is brighter, glossier. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker. Guerlain Calligraphy #6 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Estee Lauder Fierce (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright bubblegum.” It’s a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle, cool blue undertones and a light sheen. It had rich color payoff with a creamy, glide-on consistency that was comfortable to wear. It wasn’t hydrating, but at least it wasn’t drying! This shade lasted for six hours on me. Colour Pop Sweet-Thing (LE, $5.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Fetch (P, $5.00) is less glossy. NARS Claudia (P, $32.00) is lighter. MAC Silly (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy. Maybelline Ravishing Rose (P, $7.99) is less glossy. NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is lighter. Clinique Sweet Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “berry rouge.” It’s a brightened, reddish-berry with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that glided on without tugging on the lips. It wore well for six hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is darker. Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $20.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Plum Lush (05) (P, $50.00) is lighter. NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is darker. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is more muted. MAC Splurge (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is brighter. MAC Heaux (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. Estee Lauder Confident (P, $30.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is warmer, glossier, brighter. MAC D for Danger (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) claims 10-hour wear with “vivid pigment” and a “rich, velvety” texture that is “ultra-hydrating.” As you might expect, they don’t last ten hours; they last four to six hours with some leaving a stain. The texture is lightweight, creamy, and glides on without dragging or tugging on the lip, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip so it stays in place. The formula isn’t hydrating, and it can be drying, depending on the shade. The lipstick has a sweet, floral scent, but it is very subtle, even when smelled directly from the tube.

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Monday, June 15th, 2015

MAC x Giambattista Valli Lipsticks
MAC x Giambattista Valli Lipsticks

MAC Bianca B Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pale white-pink [with a Matte finish].” It is a brightened, very light pink with a strong, white base and a mostly matte finish. It applied without tugging on the lips, but it pulled and separated into every lip line. It’s a product that really needs a primer or heavier lip pencil base and then applied with a lip brush to minimize some of the application issues. The lipstick lasted for five hours, but it was somewhat drying and settled into lip lines more and more as the color wore on. MAC Weekend 1 (LE, $16.00) is more muted, warmer. NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is darker. NARS Stourhead (LE, $25.00) is darker, less pigmented. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Charlotte Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a It is a brightened, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff that covered the lips evenly and smoothly without dragging during application. The color lasted for six hours but was somewhat drying over time. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is cooler. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is lighter, glossier. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $16.00) is cooler, less glossy. NARS Cruella (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. MAC Ruby Woo (P, $16.00) is lighter. Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. MAC Opera (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Stunner (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer. Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Eugenie Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dark cherry with blue undertone [with a Matte finish].” It is a deepened, purpled wine with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that tended to pull into lip lines and emphasized the natural texture of the lips. The consistency seemed smooth and creamy enough not to tug, but it just didn’t look that way once on. It lasted for over six hours but was drying and settled into lip lines. MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is warmer. Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is glossier. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sin (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC What Joy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Margherita Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “yellow bright peach [with a Matte finish].” It is a brightened, light-medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, while the consistency was creamy enough not to tug but not so creamy that it slid around. This shade lasted for five hours and was slightly drying. Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler. NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is darker. NARS Catherine (P, $32.00) is darker. Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is cooler. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Tats Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright hot pink [with a Matte finish].” It is a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that went on smoothly and lasted for six hours while leaving a stain behind. It was a little drying towards the end. Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is lighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is warmer, less glossy. MAC Girl About Town (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Diva-ish (LE, $16.00) is more muted. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: MAC Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) has a variety of finishes, which results in color coverage, finish, comfort, wear, and texture to vary from finish to finish. Lustres tend to be sheer to semi-sheer with a thin, slippery consistency and wear one to three hours; they are lightly to moderately drying on me, despite their slip. Cremesheens typically have semi-opaque to opaque coverage, wear an average of four hours, are sometimes drying and sometimes not drying, and have a light shine to their finish. Amplifieds have a light sheen, opaque coverage, slightly thicker consistency but is less “heavy” in look compared to satins; they are typically not drying but not hydrating and can wear four to six hours. Satins have less sheen compared to Amplifieds but have similar coverage and wear. Mattes, particularly newer iterations of the finish, have a velvety, silicone-like consistency that makes them easier to apply without drag, and they typically have opaque coverage and wear four to six hours, but they can be drying. Retro Mattes are ultra-matte with a very flat, nearly no-sheen finish, and they are often stiffer in the tube but thinner in consistency compared to satins or mattes; they are often drying but wear four to eight hours. All MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Besame American Beauty 1945 Lipstick
Besame American Beauty 1945 Lipstick

Besame Classic Color Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) recently popped up on Sephora with six shades, and I bought two of them to try out. The formula is supposed to have a “satin, matte finish that delivers full coverage in one coat.” It also is supposed to “leave lips feeling soft and hydrated.” Both of these were pigmented, comfortable to wear, and long-wearing. They’re not ultra-hydrating, but they were lightly moisturizing to the point where after six hours, my lips still felt good (no need to rush for the balm). The consistency is lightweight and thin but still yielded good coverage and glided on without pulling on the lips. I didn’t have any color that bled or feathered outside of my natural lip line (though I am not prone to either, but I have experience both occasionally). The formula had a sweet, vanilla scent to it but no discernible taste.

Besame American Beauty 1945 Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “cool berry red.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark red with cool, raspberry undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque coverage (you can just barely see my lip freckle peeking through) that applied evenly and smoothly. The color lasted for six and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Stunner (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy. MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $34.00) is warmer. Chanel Rouge Byzantin (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Just a Bite (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Besame Besame Red 1920 Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “true red with a cooler, blue-toned base.” It’s a brightened, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had full color coverage that applied with smooth, even color without dragging or tugging on the lips. The texture was lightly creamy but didn’t slide around (but it isn’t transfer-proof). It was comfortable to wear during the six hour period it lasted. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is darker. Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $34.00) is warmer. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $16.00) is darker. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Ruby (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is more muted, less glossy. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is glossier. Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy. MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Opera (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is warmer. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $19.00) is warmer, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color

Maybelline Craving Coral Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, though there was a hint of my lip freckle still visible, so your natural lip color may still come through. It was lightly creamy and sat well on the lips, while the color wore for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. MAC Strange Journey (LE, $16.00) is darker. NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is more muted, glossier. Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is brighter. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is brighter, glossier. MAC Dangerous (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Tomango (LE, $16.00) is brighter. MAC Lady Danger (P, $16.00) is brighter. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Siren in Scarlet Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium, brightened red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had almost full coverage and applied evenly without dragging on the lips. The color sat well and lasted for six hours with a stain remaining. The formula was comfortable to wear and wasn’t drying. MAC Steam Heat (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Make Up For Ever #43 (P, $19.00) is glossier. MAC Ruby Woo (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $19.00) is warmer, less glossy. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is darker. MAC Ruby (LE, $16.00) is glossier. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is darker. Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is less glossy. Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Opera (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $19.00) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Divine Wine Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a deepened, slightly muted, dark burgundy with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, though not totally opaque, that went on smoothly and evenly and didn’t pull into lip lines. This shade stayed on for six hours and wasn’t drying. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $50.00) is warmer, glossier. MAC Diva (P, $16.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to “deliver a burst of bold lip color” with a “creamy texture” and a matte finish. In general, the formula has good color payoff with a velvety, creamy consistency that covers evenly and most shades seem to make lips appear smoother but some shades were prone to pulling into lip lines as the color wore away. The big thing about these is that they have a mostly matte finish and are more comfortable to wear than many matte formulas due to the velvety feel (almost like a silicone primer, but not quite as heavy and not clingy). The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me. It had a sweet, plastic-like scent but no taste.

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Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color

Maybelline Lust for Blush Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. There is a fine gold micro-shimmer in it, but it’s hard to see. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly. It wore well for four and a half hours but could have faded away a little more evenly. It was neither drying nor hydrating when I tried it. Maybelline Ravishing Rose (P, $7.99) is lighter. MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Le Metier de Beaute Fiji (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever #12 (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Ravishing Rose Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered fairly evenly. The color lasted for four and a half hours, and there was some minor settling into lip lines after three hours of wear. I didn’t find it hydrating, but it also wasn’t drying. Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter. NARS Claudia (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. MAC Steady Going (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Silly (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with strong, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly full color coverage that covered evenly and smoothly. The texture was a little more emollient than the other shades in the line, but it sat better on the lips as a result. This shade stayed on well for five and a half hours and left a slight stain behind, and it was drying. Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is darker. NARS Yu (P, $25.00) is darker. MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $16.00) is more muted. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is cooler. Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is brighter, cooler, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is darker, more muted. NARS Michiyo (P, $32.00) is darker. MAC Kelly Yum-Yum (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is darker. Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Mesmerizing Magenta Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a brightend, fuchsia-red with subtle, cool undertones and a violet pearl. It was almost a “warm” fuchsia, but it’s still leaning cooler to me. The texture was lightly creamy, so it applied well, and it looked smooth on the lips with mostly opaque coverage. This shade wore well for five and a half hours and wasn’t drying. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is cooler, less glossy. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is warmer, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Pure Pink (P, $50.00) is darker. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is cooler. Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is cooler. Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is lighter, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to “deliver a burst of bold lip color” with a “creamy texture” and a matte finish. In general, the formula has good color payoff with a velvety, creamy consistency that covers evenly and most shades seem to make lips appear smoother but some shades were prone to pulling into lip lines as the color wore away. The big thing about these is that they have a mostly matte finish and are more comfortable to wear than many matte formulas due to the velvety feel (almost like a silicone primer, but not quite as heavy and not clingy). The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me. It had a sweet, plastic-like scent but no taste.

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Ravishing Rose

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Faint for Fuchsia

A

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

Results
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