Friday, June 27th, 2014

Bite Beauty Corvina High Pigment Pencil
Bite Beauty Corvina High Pigment Pencil

Bite Beauty Corvina High Pigment Pencil ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “bright coral pink.” It’s a brightened, pink-coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It’s incredibly pigmented in a single stroke, and the consistency was lightly creamy so the color went on smoothly and evenly. This shade lasted for nearly six hours on me and was moderately hydrating during that time. The only downside is that if you were looking for the “modern matte” finish they promise, this starts out with more of a satin finish, though it does mattify after an hour or so. It has a subtle citrus scent but no taste. Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is more orange. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) has shimmer. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Crush (P, $28.00) is lighter, more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is darker, pinker. Maybelline Shocking Coral (P, $7.49) is darker. Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Violet High Pigment Pencil ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “lavender violet.” It’s a muted, medium magenta purple with a soft, satiny shine. The pigmentation is excellent with full color coverage in one layer, but the finish has more shine than you’d expect based on the brand’s description. It wears well for five hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. It has a subtle citrus scent but no taste. Too Faced Melted Violet (P, $21.00) is purpler, brighter. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is brighter, pinker. Bite Beauty Violet (P, $24.00) is brighter. Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is brighter. Bite Beauty Satsuma (LE, $24.00) is brighter, pinker. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is brighter. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is more matte, slightly darker. NYX Pink Lyric (P, $4.00) is pinker. MAC Love Forever (P, $18.00) is glossier. MAC Up the Amp (P, $16.00) is slightly more matte. MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $16.00) is more fuchsia. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Too Faced La Creme Lip Balm
Too Faced La Creme Lip Balm

Earlier, I posted my first review of Too Faced La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.), which you can find here. According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a hydrating formula that gives lips a better appearance. There are six shades in all, with one being colorless, and the others are supposed to have “juicy tints of color.” The formula is somewhat hydrating–less than a really good lip balm, and it is also less than their regular La Creme lipstick formula, for me–and very short-wearing (only one shade lasts two hours; all the others last less). It has a lightweight feel on the lips, but it is thinner than the La Creme lipsticks. The “tinted” shades seem to emphasize lip imperfections; the formula seems to catch every little imperfection (ones I didn’t know I had!).

Too Faced Pink Slip La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is a very sheer, coral-tinted shade. At most, it maybe adds a slight warmth to lips, but it feels like I’m partially imagining it! It wears an hour and a half on me. Bite Beauty Flush (P, $24.00) is warmer. Korres Quince (P, $12.99) is pinker, darker. bareMinerals Amped Pink (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Just Kissed La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is a very sheer, peachy-coral tint. It’s really a smidgen warmer than Pink Slip, but the two look nearly identical, despite looking drastically different in the tubes. It stayed on for about an hour and a half. Bite Beauty Flush (P, $24.00) is similar. Korres Quince (P, $12.99) is darker, more pigmented. bareMinerals Amped Pink (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Plum Crazy La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is a very sheer, warm-toned plum with a natural sheen. This shade slightly darkened the lips; of all the shades, this had the most visible tint, but it was still very sheer at best. It lasted for two hours on me. Bite Beauty Dolce (P, $24.00) is cooler-toned. Korres Quince (P, $12.99) is brighter, warmer. bareMinerals Amped Pink (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Bite Beauty Bouquet High Pigment Pencil
Bite Beauty Bouquet High Pigment Pencil

Bite Beauty Bouquet High Pigment Pencil ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink.” It’s a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with a semi-matte finish. It’s richly pigmented, as described, though the finish has a tiny bit more shine initially than a “modern matte” typically has, but that little bit of shine is worn away within an hour and a half of wear. The consistency is moderately creamy so it glides on well while still applying evenly. The color itself stays on well for four and a half hours and is lightly hydrating. It has a very subtle citrus-y scent. Too Faced Melted Peony (P, $21.00) is lighter. Laura Mercier Heartbreaker (LE, $23.00) is cooler-toned. YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is similar. YSL Opera Rose (29) (P, $34.00) is brighter, pinker. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is slightly warmer, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Chablis High Pigment Pencil ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “soft coral rose.” It’s a softly muted, medium coral-pink with warm undertones and a satin shine. This shade had fantastic, full color coverage, though the finish wasn’t quite as matte as described. It stayed on well for five and a half hours with a lightly hydrating formula. It was comfortable to wear, and it was easy to apply as the texture was creamy without being heavy. The muted quality to the color is what makes it different from some other corals, which have a brightness to them. It has a very subtle citrus-y scent. Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is slightly pinker. Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is more muted, less coral. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is less pink. Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is brighter, warmer. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is brighter, darker. Bite Beauty Crush (P, $28.00) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is darker. MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is sheerer, warmer. Tarte Tulip (P, $16.00) is less pigmented. MAC Elegant Accent (P, $22.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Too Faced Like Buttah La Creme Lip Balm
Too Faced Like Buttah La Creme Lip Balm

Too Faced La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is supposed to hydrate lips so they appear plumper and smoother with a “delicious sweet citrus scent.” It comes in six shades (a second review is coming for the other three shades) and five of the six are “juicy tints of color,” while one is clear. The formula has some slip, but it seems less slippery/emollient–less “melty”–than the La Creme Lipstick formula, pehraps because this has a thinner feel overall. All of them give a light natural sheen to lips, and though they’re supposed to be tinted, just about all of them look nearly the same on lips. I have somewhat pigmented lips, but they’re not super pigmented–warmer shades make my lips look a wee bit warmer, cooler shades make them look a bit pinker/darker. I wouldn’t recommend purchasing them for their tinting abilities. On me, the formula is somewhat moisturizing; less so than my favorite lip balms, but the formula is thin enough that it doesn’t stay on for long. I get about an hour to two hours of wear, and then I feel like I have to reapply. The colored ones seemed to accentuate the texture of my lips–it seemed to catch on imperfections I didn’t even know I had. These seemed comparable to Bite Beauty’s BB for Lips. Since these three all look virtually colorless applied, I would rather opt for an ultra-hydrating lip balm than a so-so lip balm with no color or pick up one of their La Creme Lipsticks for greater hydrating and actual color.

Too Faced Like Buttah La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is the clear, colorless shade (as in, intentionally left clear!). It is less glossy than a more liquid-like lip balm, but it is also thinner. The consistency is lightly creamy, lightweight, and applies easily over the lips. It lasts an hour and a half on me.

Too Faced Hunny Bunny La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is a sheer, peachy-beige. On my lips, it adds warmth and darkens my natural lip color just slightly with a smidgen of shine. It lasts an hour and a half on me.
Bite Beauty Flush (P, $24.00) is slightly more pigmented. MAC Taste of Paradise (LE) is glossier. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Peachykeen La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is a sheer peach. The major difference between this and Hunny Bunny is the undertone; this doesn’t have any beige in it, so it looks peachier–like a mix of orange and pink. It lasts an hour and a half on me.
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Too Faced Country Star La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced Country Star La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Country Star La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a warm-toned, medium peach with a glossy, luminous finish. MAC Enchanted One (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Chanel Satisfaction (89) (P, $34.00) is sheerer, lighter. YSL Tender Peach (26) (P, $34.00) is pinker, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (P, $30.00) is similar. MAC Close Contact (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is darker, more matte, pinker. MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The La Creme formula has a slightly thicker, more emollient consistency normally, but this particular shade seemed extra slippery–it moved around quite bit, so it was difficult to get really even, smooth-looking color. When I pressed my lips together, it would create “lines” and push the product around. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it was nicely hydrating while worn, but it was a high-maintenance lip color. It lasted for two and a half hours on me, and as it wore away, it did pull into lip lines somewhat. It’s a shame, as the color was quite the chameleon; I would stand in one room, and it would pink-tinged, and then in another, it would be peachy. It had a sweet, lemony scent but no discernible taste.

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Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Too Faced Melted Berry Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Berry Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Berry Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a brightened, dark, fuchsia-red with cool, blue undertones and a lightly glossed finish. It had insanely rich color payoff–a little goes quite a long way. The consistency is lightweight and very easy to apply for even coverage as it begins as a liquid. This shade lasted for eight hours well, and then a very long and lingering stain persisted for hours after. It was neither hydrating nor drying. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P) is lighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is warmer. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Fig Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a purpled pink with subtle neutral-to-warm undertones and a glossy finish. It had fully opaque color coverage in a single pass, and it had a lightly glossy finish. This shade lasted for six and a half hours, and it left a stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Goddess of the Sea (LE, $16.00) is more matte, darker. MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is brighter, purpler. MAC Up the Amp (P, $16.00) is brighter, purpler. MAC Bust Out (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. MAC Flaunting It (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Marshmallow Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with a softly glossed finish. It also had rich, intense color payoff like the other two shades. The consistency made it easy to apply and spread out the color for an even, smooth result. This shade wears for five and a half hours on me, but it settles slightly into lip lines after three hours of wear. It was neither hydrating nor drying to wear. MAC Sweet Experience (LE, $16.00) is more matte. YSL Frivolous Pink (19) (DC, $34.00) is similar. MAC Vivid Image (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Femme (P, $18.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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