Milani Raspberry Rush Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Raspberry Rush Color Statement Lipstick ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “raspberry metallic.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia-shimmered pink-red with a frosted, metallic finish. NARS Jardin des Plantes is redder and less iridescent. Estee Lauder Demure is pinker, less iridescent. MAC Lickable has a similar base color but lacks the frosted finish and iridescence. MAC Quite the Thing is a touch more berry-hued. NYX Chloe is similar. Illamasqua Atomic is similar but matte. MAC Full Fuchsia is also similar in color but not as shimmery.

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Milani Raspberry Rush Color Statement Lipstick
Milani Color Statement Lipstick Raspberry Rush
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
86%

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a creamy, fuchsia magenta with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-glossy finish. MAC Heroine is darker and purpler–plus nearly matte. MAC Seductive Intent is a bit more magenta but closer than Heroine. MAC Spitfire is similar. MAC Style Curve is also similar but has violet shimmer. MAC Love Forever is pinker. Dolce & Gabbana Violet is purpler and lighter. MAC Night Blooming is slightly brighter. Shiseido Fuchsia RS 320 is a touch more magenta.

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Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Brazen Berry
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “soft coral.” It’s medium-dark coral-orange with a soft, satiny finish and warm undertones. NARS Lodhi is a shade or so lighter. MAC Style Surge is pinker. Chanel La Ravissante is darker and redder. Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan is darker, redder. MAC Vegas Volt is a smidgen pinker.

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Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Milani Violet Volt Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Violet Volt Color Statement Lipstick ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “purple metallic.” It’s a rich, red-toned violet magenta with violet shimmer and a frosted, metallic finish. MAC Heroine has no shimmer, so it is a bit darker and purpler. MAC Seductive Intent is very similar in color but has no shimmer. MAC Violetta is slightly purpler (not as red/magenta) but also has shimmer–but it is smaller so it doesn’t appear metallic.

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Milani Violet Volt Color Statement Lipstick
Milani Color Statement Lipstick Violet Volt
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
84%

Chanel Daydream (174) Glossimer

Chanel Daydream Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense metallic fuchsia.” It’s a fuchsia-red with fuchsia and silver sparkle. Guerlain Cherry Swing is lighter and has gold shimmer, but they are similar applied. MAC Totally Fab is redder. Lancome Sienne Ultime is slightly redder and less shimmery/glossy.

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Chanel Daydream Glossimer
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Daydream
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

MAC Cheery Cherry & Sweet Tooth Mineralize Lip Balms

MAC Cheery Cherry Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm ($19.50 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “creamy mid-tone blue pink.” In the tube, it looks like a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and an iridescent pink pearl. It doesn’t impart much color–it adds a slight pinker tinge to my lips and a glossy shine. There is only a hint of shimmer, so it looks like a glossy balm or clear gloss (so dupes abound).

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MAC Cheery Cherry Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm

MAC Cheery Cherry & Sweet Tooth Mineralize Lip Balms

B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
82%