Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Bite Beauty #001 Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty #001 Creme Deluxe Lipstick

After the poor reviews came in for Bite Beauty’s #001 (Original), they did something that few companies have done: they acknowledged the feedback, reformulated, and resent the reformulated shade to customers who purchased the original. It’s a very cool move, and it really builds a better relationship–or rather, helps salvage the relationship built–with the customer, but despite the advantages of such a move, it’s very rare to see a brand even do as much as acknowledge when a product doesn’t work well.

The reformulated #001 ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) flickers in and out of stock. I wanted to write-up a quick update on the reformulated version: the texture is the most noticeably different aspect of the product. It is much, much less emollient and slippery, which makes it last longer and wear better, and has more weight to it, even though it is not heavy in the least. It’s not perfect; the color payoff is the same and still pulls into lip lines over time for me, but it wears for seven hours, is hydrating, doesn’t feather/bleed for me, and applied with fairly even coverage. February and March’s shades were still significantly better than this reformulated version, though, and I look forward to seeing what they bring out in April.

The Glossover

LE
product

#001 (Reformulation)

B

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Too Faced Melted Jelly Donut Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Jelly Donut Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Jelly Donut Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “dragon fruit pink.” It’s a bold, bright fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler-toned–more magenta. Urban Decay Crush (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Too Faced Melted Candy (P, $21.00) is redder, darker. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is slightly darker. Tom Ford Beauty Incorrigible (08) (LE, $49.00) is lighter, sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (P, $30.00) is darker. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned, lighter. Buxom Exhibitionist (P, $21.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I really like how this gives me the long-wear of a lot of liquid lipstick formulas, but it is so much more comfortable to wear, though of course, it isn’t transfer-proof. It’s intensely pigmented with totally opaque coverage with hardly any product required. The color applies evenly and smoothly without settling into lip lines. This shade lasted for eight hours on me and left a stain behind. It was comfortable to wear, as it was neither drying nor hydrating. I didn’t have any issues with the color feathering or bleeding on me, but I’m not prone to either. If you prefer a more matte finish, these are easily worn down to a satin by a light blot or by applying less product (and it’ll still be quite opaque that way).

The Glossover

P
product

Melted Jelly Donut

Temptalia Recommends
A+

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Elise (448) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink lilac.” It’s a softened, medium pink with cool undertones and a subtle, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a fair amount of translucency; if you have more pigmented lips than myself, you may find it even less noticeable applied. The texture was lightweight, emollient, and lightly hydrating, though it lasted two and a half hours and didn’t apply evenly. NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is more opaque, lighter. Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is brighter. Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $51.00) is brighter. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $30.00) is more opaque, lighter. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $22.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Ina (450) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia.” It’s an iridescent fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a pearly finish. This shade had less of a luminous or glossy finish, and instead, it had more that reflective sheen you get from shimmer or frost. The coverage was only semi-sheer to semi-opaque. It was neither drying nor hydrating and lasted for two and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $32.00) is more opaque, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty John (LE, $32.00) is brighter, more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter. NARS Janet (P, $32.00) is darker. Chanel Viva (95) (LE, $35.00) is similar. MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is darker. MAC Heavenly Hybrid (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is brighter. MAC Pink Poodle (DC, $16.00) is brighter, lighter. Revlon Fuchsia Shock (P, $7.99) is similar. Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is redder. MAC Lickable (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Emilienne (452) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense pink violet.” It’s a muted, reddish-pink with subtle fuchsia and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage with some translucency as the consistency was thinner but had some slip, so it was comfortable to wear. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is lighter. Guerlain Gladys (78) (P, $51.00) is darker. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker. YSL Rose Asarine (34) (P, $34.00) is warmer. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is brighter. Revlon Whimsical (115) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Illusion (660) (LE, $35.00) is darker. Chanel Suspense (P, $35.00) is similar. Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. NARS Jardin des Plantes (P, $25.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Glossover

P
product

Elise (448)

C

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!
P
product

Ina (450)

C

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
P
product

Emilienne (452)

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Julia (404) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense luminous nude.” It’s a softened, light-medium beige-brown with a lighter beige micro-shimmer and luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy, and comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for four hours and was somewhat hydrating over time. Bite Beauty Pecan (P, $28.00) is slightly darker. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is darker. Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Chanel Patchouli (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Coco (416) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “peony orange.” It’s a brightened, orange-red with warm undertones, faint gold micro-shimmer, and a glossy finish. This is one of the glossier shades I’ve tried, and the result is a juicier, plumper look overall. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a creamy, moderately emollient consistency that glided across lips easily. It lasted for four hours on me and was moderately hydrating over time. Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is lighter. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is redder, less glossy. Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is redder, less glossy. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker, redder. NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is slightly darker. Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is darker, more matte. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is brighter, less glossy. Guerlain Gipsy (P, $51.00) is lighter. Guerlain Gina (P, $51.00) is darker, redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Edith (424) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It had fairly opaque color coverage, but the consistency had a bit too much slip and caused the color to look slightly unevenly at times. If I pressed my lips together, you could see “lines” where the color bunched up on itself. This shade wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Bite Beauty Tatin (P, $24.00) is more matte, warmer. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is slightly darker Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is brighter. Chanel Fleurie (139) (LE, $34.00) is less glossy, darker. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is similar. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is darker. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Glossover

P
product

Julia (404)

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!
P
product

Coco (416)

B+

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
P
product

Edith (424)

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Maybelline Playful Peony (975) Color Sensational Lip Color
Maybelline Playful Peony (975) Color Sensational Lip Color

Maybelline Playful Peony (975) Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-lavender with subtle cool undertones, barely-there pearl, and a soft sheen. Maybelline Lilac Flush (725) (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned, less pink. Maybelline Power Peony (720) (P, $7.49) is darker. Maybelline Petal Pink (710) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Maybelline Pink Pop (P, $7.49) is darker. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Naughty Saute (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

After visiting three stores, I was able to track the last of the limited edition lip colors! I had expected it to be more on the lavender side, but alas, it was not the case , and I was surprised at actual color, as there were shades very close to this already released this spring by Maybelline, so it seems redundant. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on somewhat evenly, but it could use improvement so that the application was smoother and less prone to streaking. It lasted for three hours on me and was a little hydrating, but the pearl shimmer added texture to it despite being subtle.

The Glossover

LE
product

Playful Peony (975)

B-

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) Color Sensational Lip Color
Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) Color Sensational Lip Color

Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that was thin but glided on without tugging. On me, it lasted for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. The formula has a sweet, fruity scent that’s not too strong. MAC Ravishingly Rich (P, $23.00) is more matte. NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is darker. NARS Geraldine (P, $32.00) is similar. Givenchy Corail Signature (317) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is redder. Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is brighter. NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is more matte. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty All the Way (122) (P, $30.00) is darker. Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is more matte, brighter. MAC Morange (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Bubblegum Bloom (965) Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a light, cool-toned pink with a strong white base and white frosted shimmer. It was semi-sheer with a gritty texture that applied horribly; it was incredibly uneven, made my lips look worse, and settled into lip lines. The color slipped away within an hour and a half with additional color settling into lip lines, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Petal Pink (710) (P, $7.49) is darker, brighter, less shimmery. MAC To Savour (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC A Novel Romance (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Dress to Impress (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Be Fabulous (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. MAC Rose Lily (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery. Revlon Cupcake (P, $7.49) is darker. MAC Dreaminess (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Rose Innocent (LE, $51.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Carnation Cabernet (970) Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, fuchsia-berry with cool, blue undertones and a glossy sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a moderately emollient consistency that has a “wet” appearance when applied. The texture is thin with translucency, so the natural lip color comes thorugh, and this tended to look like a lip stain applied. It lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (P, $20.00) is less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, less glossy. Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is similar. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is less glossy. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is brighter. Buxom Exhibitionist (P, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

P.S. — There is one more new, limited edition shade from Maybelline, but my local store didn’t have it. Sorry! :(

The Glossover

LE
product

Tangy Tulip (960)

B

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!
LE
product

Bubblegum Bloom (965)

F

Product

5.5/10

Pigmentation

5.5/10

Texture

6.5/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

4/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
LE
product

Carnation Cabernet (970)

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →