MAC Aim to Please, Anything Goes, Frolic Velvetease Lip Pencils

MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “dirty mauvey brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark reddish-plum with warm undertones and a soft, matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a smooth, even application. It was neither drying nor hydrating and lasted for four hours on me. Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $25.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Burberry Redwood (304) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil Aim to Please
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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OCC Mosh & Stud Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Mosh Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “brick burgundy metallic.” It’s a deep, reddish burgundy with fine copper/gold shimmer and a natural sheen. It was richly pigmented with a light-medium weight consistency that had some slip, which I found caused feathering after four hours of wear (though the color itself was still going strong after six hours). I was impressed at how even it applied, as darker shades (especially when liquid or slippery) tend to apply poorly. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tribalist (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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OCC Mosh Lip Tar/RTW
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Mosh
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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Too Faced Clueless & Unicorn Tears La Creme Lipsticks

Too Faced Clueless La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, cotton candy pink with a ton of gold glitter and finer lavender pearl. It really doesn’t feel or look much like the La Creme formula has; it is sheerer in its base, but it is still emollient, slippery, and thick enough that for all the glitter there is, it doesn’t feel particularly gritty. It doesn’t apply evenly, unfortunately, but it had a lot of dimension and reflectiveness that I didn’t feel it looked quite as splotchy in person as it does appear in swatches. The glitter tends to bunch up a bit, which gives the lips a more textured look. It wore for three hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. It does tint the lips pink as well. Though it is going to rate abysmally, I quite enjoyed it as a total glitter-packed product, but it falls short of the La Creme promises of pigmentation, application, and hydration. It takes several removals to get all of the glitter off, even though the majority of the color/effect is removed the first time you remove it–the glitter just clings. I had a few stray glitters after wearing it. MAC Pink Popcorn (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Castle (P, $4.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Love Long Distance (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lovecraft (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Malik (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Ametista (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Clueless La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced La Crème Clueless
C-
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
70%
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OCC Synth & Structure Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Synth Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “true rose gold metallic.” It’s a brightened, medium rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It had good pigmentation, though there was slight translucency so the natural lip color came through just barely. The texture was thinner and little more liquidy, but it didn’t seem to interfere with application, which was still quite even. It wore well for five hours on me, and it was a little drying after four hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dune (02) (LE, $50.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luca (LE, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Beach (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). shu uemura OB Dream Orange (LE, $30.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Calypso Shimmer (10) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Metallic Debutante (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Teheran (412) (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Demsey (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Skinny Dip (P, $50.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Sari Dore (DC, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Sari Dore (414) (P, $36.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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OCC Synth Lip Tar/RTW
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Synth
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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OCC Derelict & Disintegration Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Derelict Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “patinated olive gold metallic.” It’s a smoky, dirty olive green with warmer, light-medium olive gold shimmer. It’s not a duochrome, but it almost appears that way, because of how the shimmer sits in the base and catches the light. It is much cooler in person, I think. It had smei-opaque coverage and applied unevenly, which was my biggest gripe with it. I think this one would benefit from applying with a lip brush, blotting lightly, and then applying a second layer for fuller coverage. The color wore well for six and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Trickery (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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OCC Derelict Lip Tar/RTW
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Derelict
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
3.5
Total
83%
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Bite Beauty #012 (Sugar Plum) Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty #012 (Sugar Plum) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “festive pink-red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pinky-red with cool undertones and a satin finish. MAC Love Goddess (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Marilyn (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Luxembourg (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kir Royale (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Petite Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty #012 (Sugar Plum) Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Lipstick #012
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%