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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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick — Mademoiselle, Maggy, Dimitri

Chanel Mademoiselle (434) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm rosewood.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with warm, plummy brown undertones and a soft shimmer finish that’s lightly luminous. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a slightly thicker consistency compared to other shades in the formula. It was comfortable to wear over the four hours it lasted, and it was slightly hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $36.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is darker. MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer shimmer. Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Moody Bloom (LE, $17.00) has warmer shimmer. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Strip (P, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, less shimmery. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is sheerer, darker. Guerlain Garance (P, $51.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Maggy (436) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering rosewood.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pink-plum with warmer, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that covered evenly but had a noticeable translucency so the natural lip color will come through quite a bit, which can alter the shade significantly depending on your natural lip color. It lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Rose Soleil (P, $50.00) is warmer, sheerer. Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Collin (LE, $32.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Aura (96) (P, $35.00) is cooler-toned, darker, less shimmery. MAC Moody Bloom (LE, $17.00) is slightly warmer. Chanel Irresistible (62) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Oh, Oh, Oh (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Dimitri (442) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with subtly cool, pink tones and a luminous finish. On me, it tends to read warmer, though it is cool-toned to neutral-toned (it’s particularly apparent when swatched or viewed next to warmer reds). It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and looked smooth on the lips. It wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Too Faced Melted Strawberry (P, $21.00) is slightly brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (LE, $32.00) is darker. Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $7.99) is darker. Revlon Flirtatious (125) (P, $8.99) is pinker. MAC Red Necessity (LE, $20.00) is pinker. Dior Minuit (LE, $36.00) is pinker, more matte. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is darker. Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is darker. MAC Love Goddess (LE, $16.00) is pinker, more matte. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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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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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm
By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to hydrate, “fill in wrinkles and fine lines,” while also smoothing and “boost[ing] volume.” It is a tinted lip balm, in simpler terms, with semi-sheer color coverage, glossy finish, and designed to keep your lips looking and feeling better. Overall, the formula is moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear with a creamy consistency that has enough slip that it doesn’t cling, but it doesn’t glide right off the lips either. I didn’t notice an increase in volume, and it didn’t seem like it helped to fill in lines, but the hydration did linger beyond the initial application. The formula is rose-scented and a slight, almost perfume-y taste. They’re also shorter-wearing, which isn’t a real surprise, but you’ll likely need to reapply throughout the day to maintain the color.

By Terry Bare Balm (1) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a very light, pale pinkish-white with light shine and cool undertones. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied somewhat evenly. Though the formula is supposed to help fill in fine lines, it seemed weakest in that aspect, and the very light color of this shade settled into lip lines as it wore. On me, this shade lasted for two and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Innocent Kiss (2) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, peach with a hint of pink and lighter beige shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with noticeable translucency, so if your natural lip colors are darker, you may find this looks a bit different. It applied evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for three hours with very minor settling into lip lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Nude Pulp (3) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. This shade yielded semi-sheer color coverage that was very even and smooth–it looked like a stain but still had the balm-like shine. It lasted for two hours on me, which was the major downside, but the slightly thinner consistency (compared to other shades) kept it from having color that settled into lip lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Sheer Glow (4) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a peachy-orange with warm, yellow undertones and a very fine dusting of gold pearl. It had sheer color coverage–the least pigmented of the five–with a glossy finish and comfortable, hydrating wear. On me, it lasted for two hours and tended to sit in lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Flush Contour (5) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, copper-red undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The formula was comfortable to wear, moderately hydrating, while the color wore for three hours. 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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