Friday, May 2nd, 2014

MAC Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass
MAC Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass

MAC Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass ($22.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is described as a “clean bright red.” It’s a vibrant, neutral-to-warm-toned, cherry red with a glossy, creamy finish. Illamasqua Touch (P, $22.00) has shimmer. Milani Red My Lips (12) (P, $5.49) is very similar. Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is a touch warmer. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is warmer. MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is shimmery. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Pro Longwear Lipglass formula is supposed to wear for six hours with a shiny finish and rich color. The consistency is quite thick, almost goopy at times, but it wears for awhile–six hours in this case. The texture is about as sticky as Lipglass, but it gets even stickier after a few hours of wear. It’s an easy gloss to catch on your teeth, so beware. This shade applied beautifully with rich, opaque color coverage that didn’t sink into lip lines or bleed/feather outside the natural lip. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating over time. It has a vanilla scent (same as the rest of MAC’s glosses) and no discernible taste. As a heads up, note that this formula contains 0.06 fl. oz., which is significantly less than most glosses.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a “hydrating lipstick that creates full lips with intense color.” During the sale, I picked up three of the shades that were featured for summer to try out the formula. All three shades I tried had full color coverage with a creamy, light-to-medium weight texture that looked smooth and even when applied to the lips. They were lightly hydrating, comfortable to wear, and longer-wearing. I didn’t notice any scent or taste, which is a nice bonus.

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a vibrant, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous finish. It’s a bit more sheen than a satin finish, but it’s not truly glossy. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind, and the formula was creamy, comfortable to wear, and was lightly hydrating. Finding a neon pink has ever been as easy as it is these days–there are so many options just like this one. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is a touch darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is darker. Illamasqua Luster (P, $26.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) (LE, $30.00) is darker. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is pinker. MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $16.00) is more muted. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (P, $18.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium coral-pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly, and the color wore well for five hours. It was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is warmer. YSL Opera Rose (29) (P, $34.00) is lighter. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is similar. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Hoop (DC, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Force of Love (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly lightened medium orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had full, opaque color payoff in a single pass, and the color went on evenly and smoothly–no tugging or pulling at the lip at all. This shade wore well for five and a half hours, left a slight stain, and was lightly moisturizing while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (LE, $49.00) is sheerer, more muted. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is slightly redder. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is darker. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is pinker. NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is slightly more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Too Faced Melted Coral Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Coral Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Here are the other three shades of Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.). (If you missed part one, check out the review here.) It’s a new (and permanent) formula that’s supposed to have “intensely saturated lip color with a precise tip applicator.” Too Faced says it has “the shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain, and pigment-packed color of a liquid lipstick.” The consistency is light-medium–not too thick but not runny or watery–and is squeezed out of the tube through a flocked, angled applicator. These next three shades were similar in application and quality to the first three, too, which is always a good thing! The pigmentation was intense, opaque, and the colors applied evenly. These wear a really long time, but these lighter shades didn’t stain as much as the deeper shades in the range. They’re not moisturizing on me, but they’re not drying and pretty comfortable to wear, even towards the end of the wear. The finish is a satin, which turns to a matte after three to four hours of wear, but they never fully set, so these aren’t transfer-proof.

Too Faced Melted Coral Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “creamy coral.” It’s a light-medium orange with subtle reddish tones. It had a satin finish, fully opaque color, and lasted for six hours on me. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is more orange. NARS Torres del Paine (LE, $25.00) is lighter. theBalm First Officer (LE) is more matte. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is similar. MAC Sushi Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more orange. NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is a touch darker. MAC Razzledazzler (LE, $16.00) is a bit lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Peony Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty rose.” It’s a light-medium, muted pink with subtle warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that yielded full color coverage, which wore well for five hours. MAC How Darling (LE, $16.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Chanel Radieuse (217) (LE, $34.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Dreaminess (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Nude Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “neutral nude.” It’s a medium, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had intense pigmentation that was opaque and smooth on the lips. This shade wore well for five hours, which is on the shorter end for this formula. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $16.00) is darker. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is similar. MAC Sweet & Sour (LE, $16.00) is lighter. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is slightly darker. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Wholesome (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Cozy Up (LE, $16.00) is also similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, April 25th, 2014

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (02) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($40.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with subtle cool undertones and a satin finish. It applies slightly lighter than it appears in the bottle or heavily swatched. Milani Tea Rose (08) (LE, $7.99) is a powder. Sleek MakeUP Macaroon (P) is lighter but appears similar applied. Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is lighter, powder. Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Fantastic (66) (LE, $38.00) is brighter. NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, powder. Illamasqua Seduce (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (Here are some lip color comparisons.)

I reviewed the newer Baby Doll Kiss & Blush previously, and after being impressed with the first two I bought, I picked up another to try. Rose Frivole was almost as nice as the first two, but it was less comfortable to wear as a lip color–it felt a little drier and more clingy, so it was less forgiving and less flattering applied on the lips. It wasn’t drying, though, which is still a bonus, as most lip-and-cheek products excel on one area but not the other. The consistency is thin, a little velvety and gel-like, and it dries down to a more powder-like finish and texture after twenty to thirty seconds. You have enough time to work the product into the skin, but it doesn’t look too dewy or luminous, as it ends up more of a satin-matte finish on the skin. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on my lips and nine hours on my cheeks–it also left a very slight stain on my cheeks after I removed it. It has a sweet, mango and grape scent but no discernible taste.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet

For spring, Chanel’s added two new (and permanent!) shades of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) formula. This formula is supposed to have “intensely rich, long-wearing colour [with a] soft, velvet matte finish [that is] non-drying.”

Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, coral-red with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage (there seemed to be a hint of translucency), and the color applied smoothly and evenly over the lips without dragging. The consistency was lightly creamy, but not too slick or emollient, and lasted for six hours. I found it slightly drying towards the end of the wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel L’Amoureuse (47) Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, pinky-berry with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it wasn’t fully opaque. The color applied evenly for the most part, but it didn’t apply as flawlessly as La Malicieuse. The color wore well for four hours, which is about average. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Private Party (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler-toned. NARS Never Say Never (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine

For spring, Chanel’s released four new shades of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colors ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) formula. The Rouge Coco Shine formula is supposed to have sheer color payoff paired with “lasting, moisturizing shine in a water-light texture.” Satisfaction and Boheme are permanent, while Mutine and Emotion are limited edition.

Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10. oz.) is a light-medium, muted peach with hiunts of beige and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage, actually, which was surprising, as this formula is typically more barely-there. It has a soft shine and lasted three hours on me. It was slightly hydrating. Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $51.00) is more opaque, slightly warmer. MAC Naked Bud (LE, $16.00) is warmer, sheerer. MAC Fleur d’Coral (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pout (142) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more matte. Maybelline Nude Lust (920) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is lighter. MAC Luxe Natural (P, $22.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Mutine (90) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is soft, muted rose with a golden shimmer-sheen. It’s sheer, as described, and just seems to lighten the natural lip color and make it slightly pinker. The sheen and slight shimmer seemed to last for an hour and a half on me, so I wore it twice, and felt like it was lightly moisturizing over time. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter. Guerlain Beatrix (LE, $48.00) is darker. Dior Candide (P, $31.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Boheme (91) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had sheer color coverage that gave lips a stained-like appearance with a glossy shine. It wore three hours on me and was moderately hydrating. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is more opaque. Revlon Lover’s Coral (P, $7.99) is less glossy. Burberry Primrose Hill Pink (P, $30.00) is more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Emotion (92) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-berry with cool undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a translucent finish so the natural lip color would still come through. It wore well for almost four hours, and it was moderately hydrating while worn. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is brighter, darker. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is darker. Too Faced So Berry Sexy (P, $21.00) is more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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