Bobbi Brown Baby Pink & Berry Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Baby Pink Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, pink beige with subtle warm undertones and a soft, pearly finish–not a satin but not a full-on frost. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that glided across lips without pulling or tugging. This shade lasted well for four hours. Flower Beauty Petal Kiss is pinker, more matte. Giorgio Armani Blush is pinker, less shimmery. Guerlain Mitsouko is sheerer. Chanel Gardenia is slightly pinker. Make Up For Ever #4 is darker, pinker, matte. See comparison swatches.

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Bobbi Brown Baby Pink Lip Color

Too Faced In the Buff & Naughty Nude La Creme Lipsticks

Too Faced In the Buff La Creme Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “warm beige.” It’s a light-medium peach with brown/beige tones and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a very creamy, glide-on consistency. Because the color is lighter and though the texture feels lightweight, the lipstick itself is thicker, so it can bunch up on itself and create “lines” if you press your lips together. Thankfully, it was not something that was noticeable from afar. In the Buff wore for four hours, was lightly hyrating when worn, and faded evenly. Urban Decay Naked 2 is lighter, more beige. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower is slightly lighter. NARS Isola Bella is more orange. MAC Posh Tone is similar. MAC Cozy Up is a touch lighter, more beige. See comparison swatches.

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Too Faced In the Buff La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced La Crème In the Buff
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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Giorgio Armani #701 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #701 Flash Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark bluish-gray base with multi-colored shimmer and pearl (predominantly aqua, blue, and violet). On lips, this translates into a smoky, plummy purple tint to the lip color, plus an array of violet and blue shimmer. MAC Karin is less gray, less multi-color in shimmer. MAC Boys Go Crazy is purpler. Giorgio Armani #604 has a similar tint to lips but no shimmer. See comparison swatches.

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Giorgio Armani #701 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Flash Lip Lacquer #701
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
87%

MAC Retro Matte Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

The MAC Retro Matte Collection also includes eight shades of Pro Longwear Lip Pencils ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.), and five the shades (all featured in this post) are new. The collection will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations. There is some uncertainty whether all shades are permanent or only some; the answer I received from MAC’s PR was some, which is what I’ve gone with, but the nearest counter/store are both saying all are permanent.

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MAC Retro Matte Pro Longwear Lip Pencils
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Dynamo
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%
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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks (Part 2)

Here are the remaining three new shades from the MAC Retro Matte Collection, which will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations.

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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick Relentlessly Red
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks (Part 1)

The MAC Retro Matte Collection brings back MAC’s Retro Matte with a vengeance, as it includes seven new shades in the finish. The collection will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations. There is some uncertainty whether all shades are permanent or only some; the answer I received from MAC’s PR was some, which is what I’ve gone with, but the nearest counter/store are both saying all are permanent.  Each lipstick retails for $15.00 and contains 0.10 oz.

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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick All Fired Up
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
89%
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