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Milani Berry Tempting, Ravish Raspberry, Pink Lady Brilliant Shine Lipglosses

Milani Berry Tempting (05) Brilliant Shine Lipgloss
Milani Berry Tempting (05) Brilliant Shine Lipgloss

This spring, Milani launched a new gloss formula, Brilliant Shine, in fourteen different shades. The new formula is supposed to have “rich color, extreme high shine, and comfortable lasting wear,” plus be “moisturizing and non-tacky.” I have several more to try (and not all of them are even photographed yet!), but here are the first three I tested. The texture is thick but smooth and mostly non-sticky, and the gloss smells like sweet vanilla but has no discernible taste. It comes with a paddle-shaped, sponge-tip applicator that fits along the curve of the lip. The formula has a high-shine, glossy finish, and they wear between three and four hours on me. I notice a slight tackiness that develops after an hour of wear, but it never feels full-on sticky, but it’s not 100% non-sticky. In some ways, the formula reminded me of MAC Lipglass, just not as thick and not tacky. Based on these three, they’re somewhat hydrating while worn.

Milani Berry Tempting (05) Brilliant Shine Lipgloss ($5.49 for 0.21 oz.) is a cool-toned, pink-tinged berry with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly for the most part. Sometimes deeper shades like this can look splotchy on lips, but I thought this one managed to still allow the natural lip color to come through without looking too uneven. It wore well for four hours. Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is similar. NARS Penny Arcade (LE, $26.00) is brighter. MAC Real Posh (LE, $15.00) is darker, shimmery. MAC Mall Madness (LE, $15.00) is shimmery. MAC Colour Saturation (LE, $20.00) is slightly brighter. See comparison swatches.

Ravish Raspberry (06) Brilliant Shine Lipgloss ($5.49 for 0.21 oz.) is a brightened, pinky-berry with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly overall. It lasted just over four hours on me. It’s brighter and pinker compared to Berry Tempting. Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is more muted. Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $19.00) is shimmery. NARS Penny Arcade (LE, $26.00) is similar. MAC Colour Saturation (LE, $20.00) is also similar. See comparison swatches.

Pink Lady (07) Brilliant Shine Lipgloss ($5.49 for 0.21 oz.) is a cool-toned, blue-based medium pink with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it wouldn’t apply evenly at all! It looked splotchy and as if it had settled into lip lines yet not fully. When I wore it, the color lasted for three hours. Edward Bess First Kiss (P, $30.00) is warmer. NARS Coeur Sucre (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned and shimmery. MAC Long Love Love (P, $19.50) is lighter. MAC Pink Nouveau (LE, $15.00) is similar but more pigmented. See comparison swatches.

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Berry Tempting (05)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Ravish Raspberry (06)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
88%
Total
Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Pink Lady (07)
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total

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OCC Mannequin & Rollergirl Lip Tars

OCC Mannequin Lip Tar
OCC Mannequin Lip Tar

Today, I have two of the new Lip Tars from OCC’s spring collection, Plastic Passion. Mannequin and Rollergirl are both part of the original, matte formulation of Lip Tars, so they have no shimmer. When you initially apply Lip Tars, you’ll see a satin finish, which dries to a matte finish somewhere between a half hour and an hour after application.   I had no trouble applying either shade, and they both lasted awhile on the lips.

OCC Mannequin Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “Malibu pink.” It’s a brightened, light-medium, [very] blue-based pink with a matte finish. It’s incredibly pigmented, and as Lip Tars typically are, a little goes a very long way. It lasted for seven hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is less blue-based. MAC Saint Germain (LE, $16.00) is similar–a smidgen purpler. MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $16.00) is darker, pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Narcissus (P, $18.00) is also darker, pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (P, $18.00) is similar–a smidgen less blue-based with an almost gray-ish cast in comparison. See comparison swatches.

Rollergirl Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant lavender purple.” It’s a medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had intense, full color coverage right out of the gate–you need such a minute amount of product to get opaque color.  Rollergirl lasted for over eight hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.  MAC Heroine (LE, $16.00) is a lot pinker and warmer (not even close, but I wanted to mention it as it is such a popular purple!). Illamasqua ESP (P, $24.00) is darker and slightly shimmery. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is cooler-toned and slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Mannequin
Mannequin
Mannequin
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
98%
Total
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Rollergirl
Rollergirl
Rollergirl
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
98%
Total

Bobbi Brown Pink Flush, Pink Gold, Pink Rose Sheer Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Pink Flush Sheer Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Flush Sheer Lip Color

For spring, Bobbi Brown released three, limited edition shades of her Sheer Lip Color formula in shades of pink. Just as a heads up, Pink Rose is part of the permanent range, but its availability in silver packaging is limited. If you’re not familiar with the formula, it’s described as a “lightweight formula” with an effortless wash of color plus nourishing shine.” As you might have guessed, it has sheerer color coverage and is supposed to be hydrating. Neither Pink Flush nor Pink Rose what I’d consider sheer or a wash of color, though you could certainly use the tiniest amount, but just passing the bullet across the top and bottom lips resulted in fairly opaque color coverage (which for some is a happy accident, and others, undesirable). Pink Gold was a more accurate representation of a sheer wash of color–noticeable color but sheer overall. The texture is the kind that feels almost stiff initially but as it warms up against the lip, it glides on better. It has a somewhat clingy feel on the lips, so it can catch on any dry flakes if you have them. There’s a slight sheen that wears away after an hour or so to a duller shine. They formula, on me, was only lightly hydrating.

Bobbi Brown Pink Flush Sheer Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “medium tone pink.” It’s a medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a luminous sheen. I waffled between the undertone; it looked just slightly bluish against my skin tone. It had mostly opaque color coverage. This shade wore well for four hours on me. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is similar. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is warmer, brighter. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $21.00) is similar. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. Le Metier de Beaute Fiji (P, $32.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Pink Gold Sheer Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “light shimmer gold.” It’s a champagne and gold-shimmered, rosy brown. Applied, it added warmth to the natural lip color, but the primarily visible element was the pale bronze shimmer. It had a frostier finish, which looked a little clingy (and felt that way) with sheer color. This shade lasted two hours on me. Chanel Secret (85) (LE, $34.00) is similar applied. Tom Ford Beauty Frolic (P, $48.00) is warmer. MAC Shanghai Spice (LE, $16.00) is pinker. MAC Lush Amber (LE, $16.00) is similar applied. MAC Cusp of Dawn (LE, $16.00) is darker. Chanel Peregrina (P, $34.00) is lighter. Chanel Patchouli (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Pink Rose Sheer Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “blue tone pink.” It’s a medium-dark, rosy pink with subtle cool undertones and a subtle sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage and wore well for four and a half hours. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Guerlain Madame Reve (862) (LE, $49.50) is brighter. MAC Plumful (P, $16.00) is slightly plum. Bobbi Brown Wild Rose (LE, $24.00) is brighter, pinker. See comparison swatches.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Lipcolor Pink Flush
Pink Flush
Pink Flush
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lipcolor Pink Gold
Pink Gold
Pink Gold
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lipcolor Pink Rose
Pink Rose
Pink Rose
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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OCC Pleasure Model & Hollywood Lip Tars

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar

For spring, OCC’s bringing us Plastic Passion, which features six new Lip Tars, two of which I have ready to review for you today. Though I was pretty jazzed about Pool Boy, I have to admit, I was really, really excited for the new metallic Lip Tars, because they looked like they would work beautifully as highlighters, too. They’re both subtle highlighters–they give off a lovely glowing sheen that’s more apparent in person than in photos, but it’s a little dewy, slightly luminous. As highlighters, they wore well for eight hours. As lip colors, the finish and lightness of both shades made them high maintenance shades–it’s imperative to exfoliate prior to applying so that they look and apply smoothly and evenly.

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “pearlescent pink.” It’s a light-medium, rosy pink with subtle warm, peach undertones and a cooler pink iridescent sheen. It was mostly opaque on lips, but some of the natural lip color peeks through. The thing I noticed about this shade on the lips was that between the lighter color and the frostier, more metallic finish, it’s unforgiving if you have any imperfections–it’s definitely a higher maintenance lip color. I highly recommend exfoliating prior to applying it. It wore five hours on me, which is longer than the average lipstick, but short for a Lip Tar.  I mixed this to brighten, warm, and add a little shimmer to Mannequin Lip Tar, and it mixed well. NARS Paimpol (P, $25.00) is lighter, and it looks a lot different applied. MAC Annemiek (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Rose Innocent (LE, $49.50) is pinker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Hollywood Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “beige/gold shimmer.” It’s a light peachy-beige with a golden sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it had a very slight translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through a bit. Like Pleasure Model, I think it is one of the more unforgiving Lip Tars, as it will catch on any imperfections on the lips. This shade also lasted five hours on me. MAC You’ve Got It (LE, $16.00) has a similar sheen but is pinker and sheerer. MAC Warm Companion (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. MAC Secret Lover (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Metallic Lip Tar Pleasure Model
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Metallic Lip Tar Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “spicy, cheerful pink.” It’s a vibrant, coral-pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $34.00) is slightly darker. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is glossier, slightly warmer. Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) (P, $36.00) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury Coachella Coral (P) is similar. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) MAC Elegant Accent (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $16.00) is also similar. MAC Force of Love (LE, $16.00) is pinker. MAC Betty Bright (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Giulette (P, $49.50) is shimmery. Chanel Genial (LE, $34.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches.

This is a new and limited shade from Guerlain’s spring collection. It’s a very pink-leaning coral, so cooler-toned complexions may really gravitate towards it as it shouldn’t turn orange on them. The consistency was lightweight, moderately creamy, and it applied evenly over the lips. It almost melted as it glided over the lips, as the color looked very smooth when worn–lips just looked nicer and healthier. The texture did seem slightly more emollient than some of the other shades in the Rouge Automatique, and it seemed to result in shorter wear of just shy of five hours (it’s a more long-wearing formula–some shades wear for as long as eight hours on me). The color coverage was opaque, and this was a very comfortable shade to wear as it was nicely hydrating both while I wore and the hydration lasted as it wore away.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Attrape-Coeur (171)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Chanel Murmure (179) Glossimer

Chanel Murmure (179) Glossimer
Chanel Murmure (179) Glossimer

Chanel Murmure (179) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft pink.” It’s a muted, light-medium coral-pink with warm undertones and no shimmer. Urban Decay Streak (P, $20.00) is warmer. Chanel Nakkar (P, $29.50) has shimmer. Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Applied, it looks pinker than it does in the tube or swatched, as it is semi-sheer and the natural pigmentation of my lips is influencing the end result to look pinker. It applied somewhat evenly, but the milkier consistency did result is some unevenness. It didn’t settle into lip lines as heavily as other milky glosses have, so I was pleasantly surprised. It lasted for three hours on me, and it was lightly hydrating during that time. The consistency is light-to-medium in weight, mostly non-sticky, and comfortable to wear.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Murmure (179)
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

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