NARS Mysterious Red & Paimpol Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a subtly warm-toned, medium-dark red with a matte finish. It’s bold, bright, and very opaque. The consistency is just waxy enough that it glides across the lips without tugging or pulling while still delivering full color in a single stroke.  It wore for six hours and was slightly drying overall. Maybelline Infra-red is glossier. NARS Majella is browner, darker. Hourglass Raven is brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches.

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NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS La Paz & Peloponesse Pure Matte Lipsticks

NARS La Paz Pure Matte Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “orchid.” It’s a subdued, purpled berry with silver sparkle. It’s mostly opaque applied to the lips, and the consistency felt slightly drier than other Pure Matte lipsticks. I could feel a very slight grit from the sparkle when I was applying it, but I couldn’t feel it when I pressed my lips together. It lasted six hours well, but it was slightly drying after four hours of wear. NARS Never Say Never is lighter, less shimmery. MAC Yung Rapunxel is much darker. MAC Strong Woman is purpler. MAC Dish It Up is pinker, lighter. See comparison swatches.

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NARS La Paz Pure Matte Lipstick

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (Berry Couture, Fuchsia Shock, Lover’s Coral)

Revlon Berry Couture Super Lustrous Lipstick ($7.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a cool-toned, fuchsia-berry with a soft shine. The color was buildable from sheer to semi-opaque–it looked a bit like a lip stain, because of how thin the formula is, as it looks a lot like my natural lip; not heavy-looking at all. This particular shade wore for three and a half hours on me, which is shy of average, but for something with as much slip as this does going on, it was good wear. Revlon Sorbet is warmer. MAC Lickable is slightly brighter. Dior Lucky is warmer. See comparison swatches.

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Revlon Berry Couture Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Berry Couture
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
90%
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Buxom Scoundrel Full-Bodied Lipstick

Buxom Scoundrel Full-Bodied Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “blue red.” It’s a medium-dark, blue-based red with cool undertones and a glossy finish. Edward Bess Eternal Passion is brighter. MAC Love Goddess is pinker. Guerlain Gwen is darker. Dior Marilyn is more matte. Chanel Rouge Byzantin is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches.

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Buxom Scoundrel Full-Bodied Lipstick
Buxom Full-Bodied Lipstick Scoundrel
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Burberry Redwood (304) Lip Velvet

Burberry Redwood (304) Lip Velvet ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, plummy red with a matte finish and warm undertones. Chanel Scenario is lighter. Chanel Grace is lighter. MAC Glamourdaze is more plum. Chanel Baroque is similar. Chanel Imperial is glossier. Buxom Runaway is warmer. See comparison swatches.

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Burberry Redwood (304) Lip Velvet
Burberry Lip Velvet Redwood (304)
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss (Fatal Apple, Fuchsia Finery, Pinkissimo)

Revlon Fatal Apple Super Lustrous Lipgloss ($7.99 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a warm red with no shimmer and subtle orange undertones. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, and the way it applied and sits on the lips makes it look more like a lip stain than a gloss. There is some minor settling into lip lines, but it’s not too noticeable from afar due to the general evenness of the color. While it looks bolder in the tube, applied, it is more muted from the translucency.  Fatal Apple wore for two and a half hours on me.  NARS Hollywoodlawn is more opaque, darker. Chanel Exces is slightly redder. See comparison swatches.

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Revlon Fatal Apple Super Lustrous Lipgloss
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss (2013) Fatal Apple
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
88%
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