NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “soft metallic rose.” It’s a beige-brown with a rainbow shimmer. I’m not sure where NARS is seeing rose, as it yields a very metallic champagne/beige/brown kind of color both swatched and applied. The shimmer reminded me a lot of the kind found in Illamasqua Opulent, but the color of Opulent isn’t like Cythere. MAC Straight to the Head has a lot more glitter. Lancome Amande is browner.

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NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Cythere
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%

NARS Dressed to Kill Lipstick

NARS Dressed to Kill Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “fuchsia rose with gold shimmer.” It’s a subtly pink-tinged rosy-red with a dusting of gold sparkle. It’s just barely cool-toned; it almost reads neutral to neutral-warm against my warmer complexion. I suspect it will look a bit pinker against cooler complexions. shu uemura Rouge Luster is warmer. Giorgio Armani #406 is redder. Dior Nocturne is pinker, less red.

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NARS Dressed to Kill Lipstick

bareMinerals Amped Pink Loud & Clear Lip Sheer

bareMinerals Amped Pink Loud & Clear Lip Sheer ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “sheer fuchsia pink.” When swatched, it was a sheer medium pink–it read neutral, almost yellow-toned, even though it certainly looked fuchsia in the tube. On lips, it made my lips look brighter, pinker, and generally kept the corpse-lip look at bay. It has a soft shine to finish it off. NARS Beverly Hills is slightly darker.

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bareMinerals Amped Pink Loud & Clear Lip Sheer
bareMinerals Loud & Clear Lip Sheer Amped Pink
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
94%

bareMinerals Berry Remix Loud & Clear Lip Sheer

bareMinerals Berry Remix Loud & Clear Lip Sheer ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “sheer ripe berry.” When swatched, it looks like a sheer, glossy berry pink. Applied, it tints my lip color to a slightly darker pink, but it still looks sheer and natural. It looked similar to NARS Beverly Hills or NARS Cadaques (or really, a mix).

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bareMinerals Berry Remix Loud & Clear Lip Sheer
bareMinerals Loud & Clear Lip Sheer Berry Remix
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
94%

Urban Decay Trashed Lip Junkie

Urban Decay Trashed Lip Junkie ($19.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pink shimmer.” It’s a subdued, fuchsia pink with silver shimmer and sparkle. Bobbi Brown Pink Tulle has larger sparkle but is less densely-packed with it. MAC Floating Lotus is very similar.

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Urban Decay Trashed Lip Junkie
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Trashed
C+
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
79%

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro ($32.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium rosy pink with subtle warm undertones and a hint of mauve. In the tube, it looks more mauve than when swatched and applied–it definitely has a rosier hue on. MAC Shanghai Spice is warmer, less pink. MAC Flamingo is sheerer, pinker. NARS Montego Bay is a bit warmer. Cle de Peau #124 is shimmery and sheerer. Lancome Voile de Rose is similar.

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Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Blush (500)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%