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Dior Magique (479) & Wonderland (575) Dior Addict Fluid Sticks

Dior Magique (479) Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Dior Magique (479) Dior Addict Fluid Stick

Dior Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is described as a formula that has the effect of “shiny gloss and pigmented lipstick into one color-rich product.” It is also supposed to be long-wearing, lightweight, and have coverage “that is between a gloss and lipstick.” They have a very creamy, slightly gel-like consistency that’s light-medium in thickness, an ultra-glossy finish, and good color coverage. The texture is non-sticky initially, but it develops moderate tackiness within a few minutes of wear. The major issue I had with this formula was that it was very prone to getting on my teeth, and there’s a fine line between even coverage and over-application. It’s comfortable to wear and fairly hydrating over time, and the formula, thus far, has lasted longer than the average gloss on me. It feels, behaves, and looks more like a really pigmented lipgloss than a liquid lipstick. It had a perfume-y scent that is stronger during application than it is worn. At times, I felt like I was tasting it here and there (almost soapy), but it was faint enough that sometimes I thought I was imagining it. I love the color payoff, glossiness, and length of wear, but the tackiness and scent/taste keep me from being in love personally.

Dior Magique (479) Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and mostly opaque color coverage. It applied evenly and made my lips look smoother than they probably are naturally. The color lasted for five hours, while the glossiness lasted nearly four. YSL Grenade Pepite (No. 15) (P, $32.00) is pinker. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $29.50) is sheerer. Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) (P, $8.99) is pinker. MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is very similar. MAC Fever Isle (LE, $20.00) is shimmery. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell (LE, $15.00) is lighter, pinker. MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is similar. Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dior Wonderland (575) Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It’s really a darker (by several shades) version of Magique. It was mostly opaque–there’s something that keeps it looking heavy in color, almost an illusion of transparency–and wore well for five hours and leaves a faint stain behind. Illamasqua Follow (DC, $22.00) is pinker. Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dior Dior Addict Fluid Stick Magique (479)
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Stick Wonderland (575)

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Hourglass Ballet, Canvas, Muse Extreme Sheen Lipglosses

Hourglass Ballet Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss
Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss

Hourglass Ballet Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss ($28.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep rose.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with subtle cool undertones and a creamy, glossy finish–it’s just shy of being a fuchsia, but there’s still a fair amount of vibrancy. It was richly pigmented, easy to apply, and lasted for five hours. The formula is mostly non-sticky–it gets slightly tacky towards the end of wear–light-medium in thickness, comfortable to wear, and somewhat hydrating. NARS Priscilla (P, $26.00) is more fuchsia. MAC Full Speed Ahead (P, $19.50) is darker. MAC Embrace Me (LE, $15.00) is brighter, shimmery. MAC Call Me Gorgeous (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, sheerer. Illamasqua Belladonna (P, $22.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Hourglass Canvas Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss ($28.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “warm nude.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with subtle warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff, and it applied evenly without settling into lip lines. This shade wore well for four hours, and it was moderately hydrating during that time. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is sheerer. Paul and Joe Beaute Carnaval (06) (P, $29.00) is pinker, sheerer, darker. Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is pinker. NYX Maple Blondie (P, $5.00) is lighter, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Hourglass Muse Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss ($28.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant red orange.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had really good color payoff, but I found the application to be trickier with this shade than the others (and I totally would have guessed it to be the other way around!)–it seemed to take a lot of maneuvering and additional product to get it sit evenly on the lips. Once on, it lasted for five hours and was somewhat moisturizing while worn. NARS Eternal Red (P, $26.00) is sheerer. MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is sheerer, redder. Shiseido Lust (RD305) (P, $25.00) is darker. Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is darker, redder. Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is darker, redder. Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is more orange. Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is pinker, lighter. Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss Ballet
Ballet
Ballet
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss Canvas
Canvas
Canvas
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss Muse
Muse
Muse
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($40.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a soft, muted medium orange with warm undertones and a gold micro-shimmer that translates into a satiny finish. YSL Orange Fougueux (04) (P, $40.00) is darker. NARS Exumas (P, $39.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Pink Mint (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, powder. Make Up For Ever #420 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker, redder. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Irresistible (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, powder. theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Frivole (P, $43.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (Here are some lip color comparisons.)

The Baby Doll Kiss & Blush formula is a liquid product that can be used on cheeks or on lips. What I’ve been liking about it primarily is really that it can be worn on lips without leaving them feeling like they’ve been through a war, and that they apply well and wear nicely on cheeks, too. A product that is designed for both of these things and that can actually do both well is difficult to find! The texture is thin, velvety, and gel-like all at the same time, and it feels creamy and slightly emollient initially, but it quickly (20-30 seconds) turns to a powder-like texture and finish on the cheeks that’s easy to blend. However, on lips, it retains a glossiness that lingers for two to three hours, before it wears down to more of a slight sheen. This shade had rich, intense pigmentation whether used on cheeks or lips, and a little goes a long way as a blusher. As a lip color, it wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating, and as a cheek color, it wore well for eight and a half hours. It has a sweet, mango and grape scent but no discernible taste.

YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush Corail Affranchi (07)

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MAC What Comes Naturally & Half-Red Lip Pencils

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil ($16.50 for 0.05 oz.) is desdcribed as a “light nude.” It’s a light, warm-toned peachy-beige with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency was somewhat creamy but will tug and pull at the lip during application. This particular color seemed to catch on my lips easily, even though I tried swatching it a few times after exfoliating, but I could never get it to look smooth. It’s drying when worn on its own, and it tends to pull and look cracked after a few hours of wear (but it lasts for about six hours). It is better used underneath a more hydrating lipstick or lipgloss. This shade is a repromote. MAC Saunter (LE, $19.50) is slightly less peach, more pink. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil ($16.50 for 0.05 oz.) is desdcribed as a “soft burgundy.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy rose with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, and this one was easier to apply, as it didn’t catch on the lips but applied evenly and fairly smoothly. It wears six hours, though it will “crack” as it wears, and is drying over time (again, best used as a liner underneath your favorite lipstick/lipgloss). Just a heads up, this shade is part of the permanent range, so you could purchase it in standard packaging for $15 instead. Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is warmer. MAC Absolutely It (P, $19.50) is darker. MAC Pink Treat (P, $15.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Lip Pencil What Comes Naturally
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total
MAC Lip Pencil Half-Red
Half-Red
Half-Red
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC True Love’s Kiss Lipstick

MAC True Love's Kiss Lipstick
MAC True Love’s Kiss Lipstick

MAC True Love’s Kiss Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is describeds as a “clean bright red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a very, very fine ruby shimmer and a soft sheen. MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $45.00) is warmer, browner. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $16.00) is more matte. NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is brighter. Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is slightly warmer. MAC Everyday Diva (P, $22.00) is pinker. MAC Ruffian Red (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Red Racer (LE, $16.00) is slightly cooler-toned. MAC Cockney (P, $16.00) is a touch darker. Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It seemed less like your typical Amplified finish, as it was more emollient and had more slip, so the finish also looked slightly wetter. It was mostly opaque, but it didn’t completely hide my lip freckle. It applied evenly and didn’t tug or pull on the lip. The color wore well for six hours, and it left a stain behind. I found the formula to be a smidgen drying on the whole, but it wasn’t too noticeable. It was vanilla scented but had no discernible taste (in line with MAC’s regular lipstick formula).

MAC Lipstick True Love's Kiss
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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MAC Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass

MAC Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass
MAC Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass

MAC Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass ($22.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is described as a “clean bright red.” It’s a vibrant, neutral-to-warm-toned, cherry red with a glossy, creamy finish. Illamasqua Touch (P, $22.00) has shimmer. Milani Red My Lips (12) (P, $5.49) is very similar. Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is a touch warmer. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is warmer. MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is shimmery. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Pro Longwear Lipglass formula is supposed to wear for six hours with a shiny finish and rich color. The consistency is quite thick, almost goopy at times, but it wears for awhile–six hours in this case. The texture is about as sticky as Lipglass, but it gets even stickier after a few hours of wear. It’s an easy gloss to catch on your teeth, so beware. This shade applied beautifully with rich, opaque color coverage that didn’t sink into lip lines or bleed/feather outside the natural lip. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating over time. It has a vanilla scent (same as the rest of MAC’s glosses) and no discernible taste. As a heads up, note that this formula contains 0.06 fl. oz., which is significantly less than most glosses.

MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass Anthurium
Anthurium
Anthurium
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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