Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm-toned, rosy coral with a frosted finish. Applied, it seems to take on a rosier appearance (less coral) due to the natural pink tones in my lip color. Chanel Orchidee is redder. Revlon Pink Truffle is comparable in color but has a glossier, less frosted finish. Thierry Mugler Feeling is brighter. NARS Mayflower has less frost and is a touch redder. Rimmel Latino is less warm-toned.

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Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Ballade
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%

Guerlain Flirt (761) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Flirt (761) Shine Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a fuchsia-berry with iridescent fuchsia shimmer. Clinique Grandest Grape is redder and doesn’t have shimmer. MAC Rebel is nearly identical in color but doesn’t have the fuchsia shimmer. Guerlain Guet-Apens is redder, less berry. Guerlain Nuit d’Amour is a bit darker, redder, less shimmery.

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Guerlain Flirt (761) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Shine Automatique Lip Color Flirt
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

Chanel Merveille Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Merveille Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “lilac rosewood.” It is a reddened plum with soft pink shimmer. Bobbi Brown Naked Plum is very similar, but it is a sheerer formula, so it looks lighter applied. MAC Lap of Luxury is a touchd arker and has less shimmer.

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Chanel Merveille Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Merveille
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick (2012)

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as “bright pink” with a matte finish. It’s a neon, blue-based pink with a matte finish. MAC Pink Pigeon is pinker, not as bright. MAC Show Orchid has iridescent shimmer and is a bit darker. MAC Quick Sizzle is pinker. OCC Nylon is similar–it’s a bit brighter, though. MAC Dear Diary touch less bright.

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MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick (2012)

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

L’Oreal Dazzle Me Infallible Lipgloss

L’Oreal Dazzle Me Infallible Lipgloss ($9.99 MSRP for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with fuchsia and silver shimmer and sparkle. Burberry Hibiscus is similar in color but has no shimmer at all. Bobbi Brown Electric Violet is lighter and has finer shimmer (and less of it). MAC Radiant Jewels is redder with less sparkle. MAC Electric Fuchsia is lighter.

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L'Oreal Dazzle Me Infallible Lipgloss
L'Oreal Infallible 8-HR Le Gloss Dazzle Me
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
86%

Illamasqua Stranger Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Stranger Intense Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “metallic gold.” It’s a dirty, antique gold with a green-ish tinge and warmer, bronzy gold shimmer. It’s probably a shock to no one that I don’t have a laundry list of dupes for this shade–in fact, I couldn’t think of anything all that similar. MAC Liquid Lurex had a similar coloring in the tube, but it’s very sheer and glittery. OCC Triptych is warm, yellow-y gold. It’s different, and it’s certainly not a shade for everyone, but I’m really glad I picked it up. I think you can lightly dab it over various lipsticks/glosses to add a metallic shimmer if wearing it on its own isn’t your style.

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Illamasqua Stranger Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Stranger
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%