MAC Lavender Whip Lipstick (2013)

MAC Lavender Whip Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light cool lavender [with a] Cremesheen [finish].” It’s a pink-tinted lavender with a soft, pearly finish. MAC Nocturnal Instincts is darker, more mauve, less pink. MAC Budding Love is more lavender. MAC Quite Cute is lighter. MAC Pink Friday is cooler-toned, more opaque. MAC I Like It Like That is more opaque. MAC Blooming Lovely is grayer.

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MAC Lavender Whip Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Lavender Whip
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%

NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as an “iridescent lilac.” It’s true-to-description: it’s an iridescent lilac with a shimmering frost finish. MAC Bubble Gum has more of an iridescent lilac feel (but it has more of a golden shimmer than true iridescence). If you have an iridescent lilac eyeshadow, you could pat it over your lips and get a similar effect.

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NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Tender Night
D
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
64%

MAC Sounds Like Noise Lipstick

MAC Sounds Like Noise Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright true orange matte.” It’s a brightened warm-toned orange with a smidgen of red in the undertone and a satiny finish (it doesn’t read entirely matte). That lack of red is actually what makes it stand out against a lot of other orange shades (like MAC Morange and MAC Neon Orange, which both appear darker and redder). OCC Banjee is lighter, yellower. I was surprised to find that none of the orange lipsticks in the gallery came close.

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MAC Sounds Like Noise Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Sounds Like Noise
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine ($30.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is warm, coral-red with a very dusting of gold pearl (it looks mostly like a cream applied the shimmer is so fine and sparse). Korres Pomegranate is a touch lighter. Revlon papaya is pinker but similar. MAC Geo Pink has more shimmer. Revlon Strawberry is pinker. Hourglass Nectar is brighter. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is lighter. Illamasqua Mistress is brighter and bolder.

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Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine Candy Stripe
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
96%

Guerlain Browny Clap (402) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Browny Clap (402) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine ($30.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium brown with very fine white shimmer and subtle warm undertones. Urban Decay Glinda is similar–slightly more metallic. Bobbi Brown Bronzed Heather is darker, more mauve. Revlon Rosegold is more mauve. Dior Intimate Bronze has gold shimmer.

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Guerlain Browny Clap (402) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine Browny Clap
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
94%

Guerlain Cherry Swing (467) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Cherry Swing (467) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine ($30.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle cool undertones and plenty of gold and pink shimmer and sparkle. MAC Astral is redder and less shimmery. Korres #54 is similar but less shimmery.

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Guerlain Cherry Swing (467) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine Cherry Swing
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%