MAC Obi Orange, Tokyo Tizzy Little Buddha Cremesheen Pearl Lipsticks

MAC Obi Orange Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense clean reddish orange.” It’s a muted, medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and soft gold and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part, but it was a little streaky up-close and tended to pull into lip lines after two hours of wear, though it lasted for closer to four in total. It wasn’t drying, but it wasn’t hydrating. MAC Tokyo Tizzy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy. Guerlain Gipsy (P, $51.00) is darker, glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty All the Way (122) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is lighter. Chanel Misia (418) (P, $36.00) is lighter, more muted. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Sari d’Eau (P, $35.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Obi Orange Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Obi Orange
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Kat Von D Requiem & Ayesha Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D Requiem Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft lilac.” It’s a softened, light-medium pinky lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation (there’s a very faint shadow of my lip freckle peeking through). The drying time on this shade was more in line with the rest of the range, so you’ll want to avoid pressing your lips together for about two minutes or so to maintain your smooth application. This shade lasted for seven hours on me with some fading becoming visible after five hours, and it was a little drying after six hours. MAC Dress it Up (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier. MAC Snob (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Lavender Whip (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, glossier. MAC Snob (P, $16.00) is darker. Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler, lower quality. NARS Stourhead (LE, $25.00) is lighter. NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter. NYX Playdate (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier. Colour Pop Brills (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler, glossier. Colour Pop Seesaw (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter. Maybelline Blushing Pout (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Requiem Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Requiem
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC Sweet Sakura, Dozen Carnations, Pretty Boy Cremesheen Pearl Lipsticks

MAC Sweet Sakura Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “true red with soft gold pearl.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It leans warm to me, but it may appear more neutral on those with cooler or more neutral undertones. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied smoothly on the lips, though it takes a few seconds for the formula to really glide on as it starts off too firm. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Gala (P, $51.00) is less shimmery, glossier. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Must Be Red (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier. Estee Lauder Envious (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier. Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $7.99) is cooler. MAC True Love’s Kiss (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Guerlain Red Strass (327) (P, $37.00) is brighter. Guerlain Red Hot (328) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler. MAC Oblivion (LE, $16.00) is brighter. MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, brighter. MAC Dozen Carnations (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Dozen Carnations Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Sweet Sakura
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Kat Von D Echo & Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “satin navy blue.” It’s a muted, navy blue with a purple-leaning and strong, cool undertones with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a more difficult application, as it can be streaky to work with. It’s a stunning shade on, but it requires work, and at least two layers of product. Once on, the color lasted for almost eight hours with minimal fading/breakdown, though it felt a little drying after six hours for me. MAC Matte Royal (P, $16.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Echo
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
84%
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MAC Style Maven Face Kit

MAC Style Maven Face Kit ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, two blushes, and two lipsticks. It’s a cooler-toned, more purple-based palette. The eyeshadows are disappointing, while the blushes were decent. The lipsticks are okay, but they have a thinner consistency that makes them feel clingier applied (and Girl About Town lost some of its depth). Over the last few years, MAC palettes like these have typically been bigger disappointments, and unfortunately, this year’s Nordstrom exclusives haven’t broken that cycle.

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MAC Style Maven Face Kit
MAC Face Kit Style Maven
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
71%
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Urban Decay Backtalk & Carnal Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Backtalk Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte mauve-nude pink.” It’s a muted, medium pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. On me, it leans a little warm against my undertones, but it looks more cool-toned in the tube (to my eye). It had full color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly as the consistency was creamy and glided across the lips without dragging. This shade lasted for five and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Mehr (P, $16.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is darker, glossier. Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is less glossy. Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is warmer. NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is glossier. NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. Colour Pop Squeeze (LE, $5.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer. Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Backtalk Matte Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Backtalk
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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