Chanel Rendez-vous (87) & Secret (85) Rouge Coco Shines

Chanel Rendez-vous (87) Rouge Coco Shine ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense blue-pink.” It’s a medium, subtle blue-based pink with a luminous sheen. This shade is part of the Colour range, so it is designed to be more pigmented–and it is at nearly opaque coverage–than the original range of Rouge Coco Shines. It wears for four hours, which average, and is lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Fiend is warmer. MAC Please Me is lighter. Chanel Belgravia is darker, cooler-toned. Le Metier de Beaute Fuji is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Rendez-vous (87) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Rendez-vous (87)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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Laura Mercier Merlot Creme Smooth Lip Color

Laura Mercier Merlot Creme Smooth Lip Color ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep burgundy.” It’s a deep, dark reddish wine with a little plum and burgundy. It has a creamy, luminous finish. Guerlain Madame Batifole is brighter, redder. MAC Heaux is matte, brighter. NARS Afghan Red is less red. MAC What Joy is darker. Guerlain Flirt is pinker. Giorgio Armani #408 is warmer. Chanel L’Impatiente is darker, less red. See comparison swatches.

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Laura Mercier Merlot Creme Smooth Lip Color
Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color Merlot
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

YSL Corail Hold Up (105) Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain

YSL Corail Hold Up (105) Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink coral.” It’s a coral-orange with only a hint of pink–it looks more pink-coral soaked on the applicator, but swatched and applied, it is warmer and more true coral than pink-coral. There is a light gold and pink shimmer running through the stain. The color also darkens as it stains, so it does appear darker applied than it does in the tube or swatched (just a heads up!). Revlon Kiss me Coral is similar but a true gloss. Guerlain Candy Stripe is also similar but is a gloss. Hourglass Nectar is pinker, less shimmery, gloss. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Corail Hold Up (105) Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain
YSL Rebel Nudes Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Corail Hold Up (105)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%

Quick Reviews: Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm, Brow Tamer Grooming Gel, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen

Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “buttery, rich lip balm with SPF 18 that locks in hydration.” Right now, it’s available in one shade–Makeout (10)–which is really just clear/translucent. If you’re familiar with Fresh Lip Treatments, I magicmarcer this will seem and feel familiar, but it’s not quite as emollient–it doesn’t slip as much, which I do like, because I feel like it’s so easy to run through a Fresh Lip Treatment and over-apply. Lip Lock Moisture Balm is lightweight, lasts about two to three hours, and is moderately hydrating. Personally, it doesn’t hydrate as much as my current (and ever continuing) favorite, Jack Black. It smelled lightly of mint (and a little herbal something rather), and depending on how much you put on, sometimes there was a slightly bitter taste (I didn’t notice it most of the time, though). (I bought this product, the other two were press samples, just to be totally clear.)

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Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm
Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner Blacquer
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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Marc Jacobs Seduce Me (128) LoveMarc Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Seduce Me (128) LoveMarc Lip Gel ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark berry red with a creamy, luminous finish. Urban Decay Catfight is warmer, redder. Urban Decay Venom is more berry-hued, darker. Tom Ford Violet Fatale is more purple. MAC Rebel is more matte, slightly less red. Guerlain Girly is slightly pinker. MAC Scan-delicious is pinker. See comparison swatches.

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Marc Jacobs Seduce Me (128) LoveMarc Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty LoveMarc Lip Gel Seduce Me (128)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%

YSL Fuchsia Fugitive (109) Glossy Stain

YSL Fuchsia Fugitive (109) Glossy Stain ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft golden fuchsia.” It’s a bold, bright medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a coppery gold shimmer. Applied, it takes on an even deeper, bolder, redder coloring–it darkens considerably after about fifteen minutes of wear. Because of its opacity, it’s not an easy shade to dupe. OCC Rhythm Box is very similar to the base color but it is shimmer-free. MAC Impassioned has no shimmer and is slightly cooler-toned. L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy is redder. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Fuchsia Fugitive (109) Glossy Stain
YSL Rebel Nudes Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Fuchsia Fugitive (109)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%