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NYX Apple Strudel, Cherry Cheesecake, Maple Blondie Butter Glosses

NYX Apple Strudel Butter Gloss
NYX Apple Strudel Butter Gloss

NYX Butter Gloss ($5.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer to medium coverage” gloss that can be worn alone or over lipstick and “is never sticky.” The formula is also supposed to “provide nourishment.” They have a creamy, light-to-medium-weight consistency that glides on, feels comfortable, and is lightly tacky (they gradually get a little tackier as they wear on as well). The formula has a sweet, vanilla scent. As described, coverage varies from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. They wear two to three hours on me, on average, and they were slightly hydrating.

NYX Apple Strudel Butter Gloss ($5.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is described as a “peach.” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned peachy-pink with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it didn’t apply evenly and had a tendency to settle into lip lines–especially over time. It lasted for three hours on me. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is sheerer. NARS Tasmania (P, $26.00) is darker. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Nectar (LE, $24.00) is warmer. MAC Talk Softly to Me (LE, $15.00) is slightly cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NYX Cherry Cheesecake Butter Gloss ($5.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is described as an “orange.” It’s a softened,, medium orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and it settled slightly into lip lines, but because it was a deeper color, it didn’t seem as noticeable at a normal viewing distance (only really, really up-close). It wore well for three hours on me. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is a bit darker, less glossy. MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is a touch darker. Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NYX Maple Blondie Butter Gloss ($5.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep peach.” It’s a muted, medium warm-toned pink with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and it wasn’t as prone to settling as Apple Strudel, but it didn’t apply flawlessly–just a little unevenness, a bit of settling. The color lasted for two and a half hours on me. NARS Tasmania (P, $26.00) is sheerer. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Go for Girlie (LE, $20.00) is darker, pinker. Urban Decay Flushed (P, $19.00) is darker, less glossy. Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is darker. MAC Talk Softly to Me (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Please Me (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NYX Butter Gloss Apple Strudel
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
NYX Butter Gloss Cherry Cheesecake
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
NYX Butter Gloss Maple Blondie
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks (Part 2)

Too Faced Melted Coral Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Coral Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Here are the other three shades of Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.). (If you missed part one, check out the review here.) It’s a new (and permanent) formula that’s supposed to have “intensely saturated lip color with a precise tip applicator.” Too Faced says it has “the shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain, and pigment-packed color of a liquid lipstick.” The consistency is light-medium–not too thick but not runny or watery–and is squeezed out of the tube through a flocked, angled applicator. These next three shades were similar in application and quality to the first three, too, which is always a good thing! The pigmentation was intense, opaque, and the colors applied evenly. These wear a really long time, but these lighter shades didn’t stain as much as the deeper shades in the range. They’re not moisturizing on me, but they’re not drying and pretty comfortable to wear, even towards the end of the wear. The finish is a satin, which turns to a matte after three to four hours of wear, but they never fully set, so these aren’t transfer-proof.

Too Faced Melted Coral Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “creamy coral.” It’s a light-medium orange with subtle reddish tones. It had a satin finish, fully opaque color, and lasted for six hours on me. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is more orange. NARS Torres del Paine (LE, $25.00) is lighter. theBalm First Officer (LE) is more matte. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is similar. MAC Sushi Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more orange. NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is a touch darker. MAC Razzledazzler (LE, $16.00) is a bit lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Peony Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty rose.” It’s a light-medium, muted pink with subtle warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that yielded full color coverage, which wore well for five hours. MAC How Darling (LE, $16.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Chanel Radieuse (217) (LE, $34.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Dreaminess (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Nude Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “neutral nude.” It’s a medium, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had intense pigmentation that was opaque and smooth on the lips. This shade wore well for five hours, which is on the shorter end for this formula. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $16.00) is darker. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is similar. MAC Sweet & Sour (LE, $16.00) is lighter. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is slightly darker. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Wholesome (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Cozy Up (LE, $16.00) is also similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick Melted Coral
Melted Coral
Melted Coral
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick Melted Peony
Melted Peony
Melted Peony
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick Melted Nude
Melted Nude
Melted Nude
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

YSL Rose Frivole (02) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (02) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($40.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with subtle cool undertones and a satin finish. It applies slightly lighter than it appears in the bottle or heavily swatched. Milani Tea Rose (08) (LE, $7.99) is a powder. Sleek MakeUP Macaroon (P) is lighter but appears similar applied. Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is lighter, powder. Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Fantastic (66) (LE, $38.00) is brighter. NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, powder. Illamasqua Seduce (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (Here are some lip color comparisons.)

I reviewed the newer Baby Doll Kiss & Blush previously, and after being impressed with the first two I bought, I picked up another to try. Rose Frivole was almost as nice as the first two, but it was less comfortable to wear as a lip color–it felt a little drier and more clingy, so it was less forgiving and less flattering applied on the lips. It wasn’t drying, though, which is still a bonus, as most lip-and-cheek products excel on one area but not the other. The consistency is thin, a little velvety and gel-like, and it dries down to a more powder-like finish and texture after twenty to thirty seconds. You have enough time to work the product into the skin, but it doesn’t look too dewy or luminous, as it ends up more of a satin-matte finish on the skin. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on my lips and nine hours on my cheeks–it also left a very slight stain on my cheeks after I removed it. It has a sweet, mango and grape scent but no discernible taste.

YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush Rose Frivole (02)

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Chanel Reflets d’Ete de Chanel Glossimers

Chanel Hello (184) Glossimer
Chanel Hello (184) Glossimer

For summer, Chanel introduces four new shades of their Chanel Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.). All four have a “jelly” finish, and they’re very, very sheer and have a tendency to look the same applied to lips. Chanel described them as “translucent.” They’re as described, though shorter-wearing than the average Glossimer, but otherwise rather consistent. If you have more pigmented lips than mine, you may even find that they do not alter your natural lip color at all. The four feel the same: light-to-medium in weight, non-tacky, comfortable to wear, and are lightly hydrating. They last two hours on me (judging by the shine and feel of it on). If you’re a big fan of the Glossimer formula and are in the market for a mostly sheer-to-clear option, any of these will work. I’ve said it before, but a translucent gloss is one person’s dream, another person’s nightmare.

Chanel Hello (184) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “jelly light rose.” It’s a clear gloss with a faint tint of rosy pink; applied, it just looks like my natural lip color with a glossy finish. Chanel Eden (437) (LE, $29.50) is very similar on. Bobbi Brown Cosmic Pink (P, $24.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Sexy (185) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “jelly fuchsia.” It swatched completely clear, and applied, it looked clear as well. It certainly appear fuchsia-tinted in the tube, but I didn’t detect any visible tint outside of the tube. Any clear, shimmer-free gloss will be similar to this.

Chanel Happy (186) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “jelly coral.” It was a warm-toned, light-medium pink-tinted gloss. It is very sheer applied, just amplifying the natural lip color and adding a glossy finish. Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $20.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Liar (P, $20.00) is warmer. Chanel Eden (437) (LE, $29.50) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Sunny (188) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “jelly orange.” It’s a muted, peach-tinted clear gloss. It added warmth to my natural lip color when applied. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is more pigmented. Bobbi Brown Nectar (LE, $24.00) is more pigmented, warmer. Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $20.00) is a touch lighter. Urban Decay Streak (P, $20.00) is darker. Urban Decay Liar (P, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Hello (184)
Hello (184)
Hello (184)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Sexy (185)
Sexy (185)
Sexy (185)
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Happy (186)
Happy (186)
Happy (186)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Sunny (188)
Sunny (188)
Sunny (188)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

Chanel La Malicieuse (46) & L’Amoureuse (47) Rouge Allure Velvets

Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet

For spring, Chanel’s added two new (and permanent!) shades of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) formula. This formula is supposed to have “intensely rich, long-wearing colour [with a] soft, velvet matte finish [that is] non-drying.”

Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, coral-red with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage (there seemed to be a hint of translucency), and the color applied smoothly and evenly over the lips without dragging. The consistency was lightly creamy, but not too slick or emollient, and lasted for six hours. I found it slightly drying towards the end of the wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel L’Amoureuse (47) Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, pinky-berry with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it wasn’t fully opaque. The color applied evenly for the most part, but it didn’t apply as flawlessly as La Malicieuse. The color wore well for four hours, which is about average. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Private Party (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler-toned. NARS Never Say Never (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Malicieuse (46)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet L'Amoureuse (47)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Chanel Satisfaction, Mutine, Boheme, Emotion Rouge Coco Shines

Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine

For spring, Chanel’s released four new shades of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colors ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) formula. The Rouge Coco Shine formula is supposed to have sheer color payoff paired with “lasting, moisturizing shine in a water-light texture.” Satisfaction and Boheme are permanent, while Mutine and Emotion are limited edition.

Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10. oz.) is a light-medium, muted peach with hiunts of beige and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage, actually, which was surprising, as this formula is typically more barely-there. It has a soft shine and lasted three hours on me. It was slightly hydrating. Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $51.00) is more opaque, slightly warmer. MAC Naked Bud (LE, $16.00) is warmer, sheerer. MAC Fleur d’Coral (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pout (142) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more matte. Maybelline Nude Lust (920) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is lighter. MAC Luxe Natural (P, $22.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Mutine (90) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is soft, muted rose with a golden shimmer-sheen. It’s sheer, as described, and just seems to lighten the natural lip color and make it slightly pinker. The sheen and slight shimmer seemed to last for an hour and a half on me, so I wore it twice, and felt like it was lightly moisturizing over time. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter. Guerlain Beatrix (LE, $48.00) is darker. Dior Candide (P, $31.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Boheme (91) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had sheer color coverage that gave lips a stained-like appearance with a glossy shine. It wore three hours on me and was moderately hydrating. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is more opaque. Revlon Lover’s Coral (P, $7.99) is less glossy. Burberry Primrose Hill Pink (P, $30.00) is more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Emotion (92) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-berry with cool undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a translucent finish so the natural lip color would still come through. It wore well for almost four hours, and it was moderately hydrating while worn. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is brighter, darker. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is darker. Too Faced So Berry Sexy (P, $21.00) is more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Satisfaction (89)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Mutine (90)
Mutine (90)
Mutine (90)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Boheme (91)
Boheme (91)
Boheme (91)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Emotion (92)
Emotion (92)
Emotion (92)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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