Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick
Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is supposed to be a multi-tasking product that can be used on lips and cheeks, and the formula says it will hydrate the skin and uses ceramidone that acts like a “poly-filler to refill and plump the skin.” From the description, it sounds like these are a “natural flush,” so not fully opaque coverage but some color. As you might expect, the product performs better on the cheeks than on the lips, though I wasn’t overly impressed with it as a cream blush either. As a blush, it must be applied directly from the tube in order to achieve any visible color; using fingertips, most of the color adhered to the fingertip rather than transferring onto the skin, and with a brush, the formula seemed streaky and very, very sheer and difficult to build up intensity. This meant it wasn’t ideal for applying over a base, as the consistency isn’t so creamy that hardly any pressure is used, so it ended up moving my foundation if I used it over a blush (but I tested longevity on bare skin). Once on, it dries down to a semi-dewy finish; it’s not really shiny or wet-looking, but it’s not matte and never fully sets in place, so the wear time was six hours or less as a blush. As a lip product, they’re just drier in feel, though they weren’t as drying as I expected given how parched they make my lips look. It’s a lip product that really needs a topper, be it lip balm or gloss, to smooth out the lips–the Beach Stick on tended to emphasize the texture of the natural lip, giving it that drier, parched appearance. They yielded more color payoff as a lip product than the cheek (they seem to adhere better).

Charlotte Tilbury Es Vedra Beach Stick ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a “mystic sunset coral.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark coral-red with gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage. It lasted for six hours as a blush, four hours as a lip product (lightly drying but not as drying as it looked). See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Formentera Beach Stick ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is “sun-kissed berry.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark brown with hints of rose and a soft sheen. This was one of the less shimmery shades in the range, and it had a more emollient consistency, which helped it look better on the lips but minimized its wear time–five hours on the cheeks, three hours on the lips (lightly drying). See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Ibiza Beach Stick ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is “burnished bronze.” It’s a medium-dark, rich bronze with warm, golden yellow undertones and light gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that lasted for six hours on cheeks, four hours on lips (lightly drying). See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Las Salinas Beach Stick ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is “candy, fresh, pretty pink.” It’s a brightened, light-medium pink with cool undertones and warmer gold shimmer. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff and was one of the more difficult ones to build-up and too many layers made it look incredibly splotchy, so I wouldn’t recommend this for medium or deeper skin tones looking to wear it as a cheek color. As a blush, it lasted for four and a half hours, and as a lip product, it lasted four hours but was moderately drying. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Moon Beach Beach Stick ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a “rose gold, iridescent peach.” It’s a light-medium, gold-shimmered orange with a hint of red in its undertone. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff that is really more of a highlighter on my medium skin tone, so this is another shade better as a blush shade for fair skin tones but can still work as a highlighter on other skin tones. The color had turned patchy after four and a half hours of wear on cheeks and two and a half hours on lips but settled significantly and was drying. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Estee Lauder Discreet Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Discreet Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Discreet Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage that went on smoothly and sat well on the lips. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, while the formula was hydrating and lasted for five hours on me. Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Marzipan (P, $28.00) is browner, darker. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is sheerer, glossier. Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is rosier. Givenchy Brun Cachemire (104) (P, $36.00) is rosier. MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Glamour Era (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Mocha (P, $16.00) is more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Fierce Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, coral-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and wore for five and a half hours. It was lightly hydrating, but it wasn’t as moisturizing as most of the shades in the range. Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is darker. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is pinker. Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is pinker. Chanel Coco (416) (P, $36.00) is sheerer. Maybelline Rose Rush (735) (P, $7.49) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $32.00) is pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $32.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $30.00) is redder. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is similar. Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is brighter. MAC True Red (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Willful (P, $48.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty True Coral (P, $50.00) is pinker. Guerlain Genna (P, $51.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Jealous Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia-pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that covered the lips fully, while the formula was lightly creamy and glided on to give even, smooth coverage. On me, this shade lasted for almost six hours, and it was a bit hydrating. Colour Pop Freshman (LE, $5.00) is glossier, darker. MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Giacomo (LE, $32.00) is more muted. Kat Von D Berlin (P, $19.00) is more matte. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is warmer. NARS Greta (P, $32.00) is brighter. Too Faced Melted Candy (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is similar. Guerlain Insolence (144) (LE, $37.00) is similar. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is slightly cooler-toned. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is more matte. Guerlain Girly (P, $51.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

Estee Lauder Brazen Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Brazen Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Brazen Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark reddish-berry with subtle cool undertones and a light sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that applied unevenly and tended to look patchy in places, while some color migrated into lip lines over time. This type of shade seems problematic across brands, and it’s rare to see a good formulation when there is any glossiness to it (and even still, some matte options don’t apply well). On me, it lasted for five hours and left a stain behind, but the color really settled into lip lines. The formula was moisturizing, though! Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker, matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is warmer, matte. Tom Ford Beauty Wes (LE, $32.00) is lighter. MAC Runner (LE, $16.00) is matte. Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is matte. MAC Living Legend (LE, $16.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Liv (P, $32.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is lighter. Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is warmer. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $16.00) is matte. Urban Decay Shame (P, $22.00) is redder. MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Tribalist (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Sin (P, $16.00) is more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Dangerous Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with hints of warm, rosy red and a soft shine. It had mostly opaque coverage with a creamy, glide-on consistency that gave lips a smoother appearance. This shade wore well for five and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. Chanel Jeanne (408) (P, $36.00) is darker. Guerlain Gaetane (16) (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Carnal Instinct (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Legendary (LE, $16.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Sheer Plum (P, $16.00) is sheerer. Make Up For Ever #20 (P, $19.00) is more matte, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Daring Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange with warm undertones and leans yellower (rather than red), and it had a soft shine. It was fully opaque with a rich, creamy texture that was easy to apply and looked smooth and even on the lips. The formula is comfortable to wear, long-wearing at five and a half hours, and hydrating over time. Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is slightly darker, sheerer. MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Ravishingly Rich (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Iberico (LE, $25.00) is darker, matte. NARS Geraldine (P, $32.00) is darker. Givenchy Corail Signature (317) (P, $36.00) is more muted. Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is slightly darker. NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is slightly darker. Maybelline Electric Orange (P, $7.49) is slightly darker. MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sounds Like Noise (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Morange (P, $16.00) is a smidgen darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

Too Faced Melted Rainbow Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Rainbow Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Rainbow Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as a “magenta.” It’s a brightened, light-medium fuchsia-magenta with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. Revlon HD Tourmaline (510) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, sheerer, less purple. NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is more matte, more muted. Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is more matte. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is more matte, sheerer. Bite Beauty Violet (P, $24.00) is less glossy. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is pinker. Bite Beauty Satsuma (LE, $24.00) is pinker, more matte. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is more muted. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is pinker. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (P, $18.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Melted lipstick formula is designed to have “the shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain, and pigment-packed color of a liquid lipstick.” It was intensely pigmented with a glossy finish that applied evenly and smoothly. The color sits between Melted Violet (lighter, purpler) and Melted Fuchsia (darker, pinker). It wasn’t hydrating over time, but it wasn’t drying, so the formula is comfortable to wear, and on me, the color lasted for eight hours before I removed it. I kind of wish they had injected this with rainbow-hued shimmer.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick — Vera, Roussy, Legende

Chanel Vera (420) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that covered the lips fairly evenly. On me, the color only wore for two hours, and it was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC I’m In (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) (P, $30.00) is darker. Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Olga (422) (P, $36.00) is slightly lighter. Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is less glossy. Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Ian (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is darker. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Shy Shine (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is brighter. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Roussy (426) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft raspberry pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with very subtle warm undertones and a lightly luminous finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly for the most part. It lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC I’m Game (LE, $20.00) is darker. Chanel Edith (424) (P, $36.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower (P, $20.00) is darker. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is brighter. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is slightly darker, more opaque. Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is warmer. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is a touch lighter. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Legende (428) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense satin pink.” It’s a medium, muted pink-coral with warm, rosy red tones and lighter pinkish-white shimmer that gives it a more frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Marie (430) (P, $36.00) is slightly pinker, less glossy. Chanel Desinvolte (97) (P, $35.00) is sheerer, less shimmery. Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby (LE, $22.00) is slightly warmer. Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Morning Rose (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Grande Dame (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick — Catherine, Teheran, Sari Dore

Chanel Catherine (410) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink peach.” It’s a light-medium, softened peach with a hint of pink and a very fine, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but the texture had enough slip in it that it didn’t apply as evenly as desired. On me, the color lasted for three hours but some color pulled into lip lines after two hours of wear. It was neither hydrating nor drying on me. There was a surprising number of dupes for this one. MAC Soft Talkin’ (LE, $20.00) is darker. MAC Real Redhead (LE, $16.00) is slightly pinker. MAC French Twist (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $36.00) is slightly warmer. Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is more matte, more opaque. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is more opaque. Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is more opaque. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is slightly brighter, more opaque. Chanel Cheri (61) (P, $34.00) is pinker. Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $30.00) is warmer. Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is darker, less glossy. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (P, $30.00) is similar. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is pinker. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is warmer, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Teheran (412) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink coral.” It’s a rich, brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and lighter, frosted pink shimmer. It was one of the more shimmery shades that I have seen in the line-up! It had mostly opaque pigmentation, which applied smoothly and evenly. The color stayed on for four and a half hours, and it was very lightly hydrating. The shimmer is what makes it more unique. Gucci Beauty Fever (P, $39.00) is lighter, less shimmery. Bite Beauty Cin Cin (P, $24.00) has no shimmer. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is sheerer, less shimmery. Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is darker, no shimmer. Chanel Etonnante (131) (P, $34.00) is more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Gipsy (P, $51.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Teheran (DC, $34.00) is very similar in color, but the new formula has a glossier finish. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Sari Dore (414) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “satin apricot.” It’s a very slightly muted, medium orange with subtl,e reddish tones and a healthy dose of fine shimmer. It had fairly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. This lipstick wore for four hours on me, and it was lightly hydrating. Chanel Misia (418) (P, $36.00) has a stronger red tone and is a bit darker, but it’s not that different. Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is lighter. Givenchy Corail Signature (317) (P, $36.00) is brighter. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Sari d’Eau (P, $35.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Sari Dore (DC, $34.00) seemed to have a stronger pink tint to it. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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