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Givenchy Heroic Pink & Heroic Red Le Rouges

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage. The consistency was incredibly silky and smooth, so it glided on easily and was comfortable to wear while being flattering worn, as it made my lips appear fuller and softer. On me, the color wore for five hours and was hydrating over time. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste. Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Babes and Balls (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Heroic Red (321) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply and sat well on the lips. It made my lips appear softer, plumper, and smoother overall. The color wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, and was hydrating. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste. MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cherry on Top (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Do Not Disturb (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Empowered (P, $30.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Ardency Inn Original Mix (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Le Rouge Heroic Pink (212)
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Givenchy Le Rouge Heroic Red (321)
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors Reviews, Photos, Swaatches

Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors
Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors

Dior Montaigne Matte (207) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium gray with neutral-to-cool undertones paired with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied decently, but it could have been more even and flattering on the lips, as some of the color pulled into lip lines. The texture was smooth, velvety–creamy without being too emollient–and didn’t tug on the lips when applied from the tube. It lasted for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I do, however, love seeing Dior include non-traditional colors in their permanent range. NYX Black Sesame (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Superstitious Matte (789) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark purple with strong, warm pink undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too thin or too thick and was easy to glide across the lips. The finish was more flattering than Montaigne Matte, but it took about an hour before it had more of a matte finish. On me, this shade lasted for five and a half hours and left a stain behind, and it was just a touch hydrating overall. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Grind (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to “highly pigmented” with “lasting comfort” and no “colour streaking” for 16 hours. It’s a solid lipstick formula–fairly pigmented, applies without tugging, wears four to six hours, and is comfortable to wear, but it just is nowhere near 16-hour wear. The satin shades are more hydrating, while the mattes are slightly hydrating to non-drying. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The formula has a strong, floral scent in the tube, and I don’t really notice the scent once it’s on the lips.

Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Montaigne Matte (207)
Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Superstitious Matte (789)

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MAC Red Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit

MAC Red Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit
MAC Red Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit

MAC Red Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit ($35.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains four, miniature sized lipsticks–all shades from the permanent range. If you love your bolder shades, it’s a nice set–it might say “Red” but it is actually a mix of orange, red, burgundy, and berry. I’d say it’s more like a “bold” set than a red set.

The lipsticks come in a small box with a plastic, pull-out drawer. Each lipstick is 0.06 oz., so it’s 60% of the amount you get in a full-sized lipstick, and I think the value is there–it’s not a value-packed set, but you get more than you’re paying for and get four shades for a little more than the price of two. If you fall in love with one shade, you can repurchase it later as well, which is always nice. I didn’t have any issues using the minis directly from the tube, as sometimes minis can break more easily. The shades were very consistent with the individual permanent versions I have, and as I just swatched MAC’s permanent line a few months ago, the lip swatches and full face photos are from then (the swatches are of the actual minis).

Value

  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $40.80

Lady Danger is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was lightly creamy but did not feel slick or emollient, so there was little shine and a heavier feel overall. It applied fairly evenly, though I noticed a touch of color settling into lip lines. The color wore for six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Devil (620) (P, $33.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $35.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Fire (610) (P, $33.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Psycho (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Quite the Standout (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Red is a bright, medium-dark pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff–you could see my lip freckle peeking through–and an even translucency, so the natural lip color will come through slightly, but it is still a more dramatic color on the lips. The consistency was a little stiff initially but became softer with use. It wore well for six hours, left a strong stain behind, and was a touch drying. Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Diva is a medium-dark burgundy with warm, red-brown undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, while the texture was lightly creamy with a light-medium weight to it–enough density that it covered well and felt smooth on the lips. It lasted for six hours, stained my lips noticeably, and was slightly drying after four hours of wear. Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Poison (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rebel is a medium-dark berry with cooler, pink undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, but the natural lip color will come through and have some impact on the overall tone of the lipstick. The texture was lightly creamy, thin but not uncomfortable, and lasted for six hours. It left behind a stain as well, and it felt a little hydrating. Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Flirt (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Quelle Surprise (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Afterdark (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Too Sexy (LE, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Primrose (LE, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Plum-brella (070) (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sly Ingenue (430) (P, $32.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is glossier (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit Red
Red
Red
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit ($55.00 for 0.46 oz.) includes a full-sized Mineralize Rich Lipstick, full-sized Mineralize Lipglass, and a miniature sized Mineralize Skinfinish. The lipstick and highlighter are both part of the permanent range, while the gloss is new and exclusive to the set. The kit comes with a large, zippered makeup “box” (less of a bag, more of a rectangular box where the top zips open). The glosss was the real miss in the kit, as it settled into lip lines, while the lipstick and highlighter worked fairly well.

Value

  • Mineralize Rich Lipstick: $25.00 for 0.14 oz.
  • Mineralize Glass: $25.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.
  • Mineralize Skinfinish: $33.00 for 0.35 oz. or $94.26/oz.
  • Set Values: $25.00 worth of lipstick, $25.00 worth of lipgloss, $11.55 worth of highlighter
  • Total Value: $61.55

Pure Pout is a subdued, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. The formula is supposed to have medium, buildable coverage with a hydrating feel that lasts six hours. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage with a soft, lightly creamy texture that felt emollient on but did not slide around as it was thinner overall. It wore well for three and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Musk (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Gillian (LE, $55.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $55.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Zen (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Sin-a-mon (935) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Honeybun (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Kiddo (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Happiness is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and gold pearl. It’s supposed to be a sheer formula with “modern shine.” It had sheer color coverage, which is as described, and it applied somewhat evenly–the issue I had was that the color settled into lip lines. The gloss was comfortable and hydrating for the two hours it lasted. MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Nude Carat (No. 20) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Double Happiness (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Telegenius (LE, $22.00)(90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nectarsweet (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Long Live the Night (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Prancin' Dancin' (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Global Glow is a medium, golden bronze with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to have a “velvety soft” feel and a “radiant finish” with “sheer coverage.” It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, thin, slightly dusty texture that blended out easily on the skin. It just barely emphasized my skin’s natural texture if worn at medium or higher coverage. It’s more of a highlighting bronzer on my skin tone, and when I wore it on my cheeks, the color lasted for seven hours before fading. CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Bronze (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Secret Radiance (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit Nude
Nude
Nude
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set
Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set ($42.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a set of eight miniature sized Lip Paints, which are like a liquid lipstick that doesn’t quite dry down and has more of a velvety finish–more like a satin than a matte. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented,” “non-drying,” and long-wearing. In my experience, this formula never fully dries down, but they are more comfortable to wear as they are not as drying as traditional liquid lipstick; they have a tendency to get more and more matte as the color wears down, but it is a rather pigmented product that it still lasted for four to seven hours on me. The formula has a mint scent but no taste to me.

I was really surprised–really, shocked–at the absence of value in this kit, because of all things Tarte does… is put out value-packed kits and palettes. If you’re someone who doesn’t care about the amount of product in a tube but prefers more variety in color, then there may still be value to you, as you’ll get eight shades for a little more than the cost of two full-sized products. I also found that the applicator of the minis to be rougher and less well-made, so they felt scratchy when used on the lips. As far as quality of the shades went, they were good overall, and I hope Tarte will add some of these to their existing range.

Value

  • Creamy Matte Lip Paint: $20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz. or $100.00/fl. oz.
  • Total Value: $27.00

Candy is a medium-dark, peachy-brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a satin sheen. It opaque color coverage, but the thinner, more watery consistency gravitated toward my lip lines. It was easy to apply, and the coverage was even, though. On me, the color wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $36.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Parker (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pander Me (LE, $17.00)(85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Public Display (Lip Color) (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Persistence (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pecan (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Glamour Era (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC It's Really Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. The texture was thinner with a more watery feel going on, though it “dried” down to something that didn’t slide around as much after about thirty minutes of wear. It had excellent pigmentation, but the color did sink into lip lines, which became more noticeable after two hours of wear. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stingraye (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a deep, caramelized brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency was thicker than the previous two and more consistent with the formula as a whole. The color spread well across the lips and didn’t appear streaky. I found the texture to still emphasize lip lines just a touch, though it wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore well for six hours and was a bit drying after four hours of wear. Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Paramount (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Deborah (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Nighthawk (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Sandra (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Tabla (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mani is a medium, rosy plum with warmer undertones and a creamy finish. It had excellent color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage without issue. The consistency was light-to-medium in weight, emollient initially but dried to a more velvety feel on the lips. There was some slip and slide of the color, which seemed to disappear after the third hour of wear. It lasted for five hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.
Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ashton (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hot Tahiti (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Brick-o-la (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Queen (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Perf is a medium-dark plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was more watery and thinner, so while it applied evenly, it slid around on the lips a lot, so it was more of a high-maintenance product. It had semi-opaque color coverage that wore for five hours on me. It was somewhat drying. MAC Private Party (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Mauve It (P, $7.49) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Plumful (P, $17.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Captive (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Ladyflower (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spicy is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It was fully opaque, while the texture was light-to-medium in weight, not too thick or too thin, and spread evenly across the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was a bit drying after four hours of wear. Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Spice It Up! (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Fig (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Audrey (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Provocative Red (LE, $25.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Juicy is a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly, and it did not appear to show “lines” if I pressed my lips together. This shade was thicker, more mousse-like in the tube, but it spread well and didn’t look or feel heavy on the lips. On me, it lasted for over six hours and left a stain behind, but it was somewhat drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Soul is a deep, reddish burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, but it applied terribly–streaky, patchy, and gritty color settled into lip lines as the texture was thicker, mousse-like, but it also seemed to have unmixed powder in it. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was drying over time. Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cordovan (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Eugenie (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dark Side (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Media (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tutu (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Deluxe Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set Limitless Lippies
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Marc Jacobs Blacquer & Bad Behavior Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented–one of the most pigmented shades in the range that I’ve tried–with a creamy, easy-to-apply texture that glided over the lips and spread the color evenly across the lips. It wore well for six and a half hours, but it was a bit drying after four hours of wear. MAC Stallion (LE, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C604 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark burgundy with warm, brown undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightly creamy, light-medium in weight, and didn’t drag or tug on the lips. The color wore well for seven hours, left a slight stain behind, and was a touch drying after four hours of wear. Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bowl Me Over (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Besame Noir Red 1930 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

The formula claims 10-hour wear with “vivid pigment” and a “rich, velvety” texture that is “ultra-hydrating.” In general, the Le Marc Lip Creme formula is creamy and glides on easily with good pigmentation (most of the time), but I have not found the formula to be hydrating–at times, even a bit drying–and while the wear is longer than average, it is more likely between four and eight hours, depending on the shade. It also has a sweet, floral scent.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Blacquer (000)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Bad Behavior
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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