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Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) Le Rouge Sensuously Matte Lipstick

Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) Le Rouge Sensuously Matte Lipstick
Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) Le Rouge Sensuously Matte Lipstick

Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) Le Rouge Sensuously Matte Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “berry rose.” It’s a cool-toned, slightly muted, berry with hints of rosy pink. It has a satin-matte finish. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is cooler-toned, brighter. Bobbi Brown Berry (LE, $25.00) is brighter. Chanel Esprit (88) (LE, $34.00) is a bit redder. Guerlain Rose Bengale (P, $35.00) is more frosted.See comparison swatches.

It had rich, opaque color coverage and was nearly opaque in a single pass. The consistency is creamy, lightweight, and glides right on without pulling or tugging at the lips. The way it sits on the lips is particularly flattering; it looks very smooth and even, which ultimately makes my lips look about 15% nicer than they really are. It wore well for five and a half hours, and it was lightly hydrating during that time. The formula is rose-scented, and it seemed a bit stronger in this shade than some of the other shades (or the regular Le Rouge range). I really love the feel of the lipstick, though, and even as someone who doesn’t like floral-scented lip products, it’s a shade I’ve reached for twice on date night (which is a big deal!).

Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Matte Lipstick Violine Precieux (312)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Maybelline Yummy Plummy & Mochachino ColorSensational Lip Colors

Maybelline Yummy Plummy ColorSensational Lip Color
Maybelline Yummy Plummy ColorSensational Lip Color

Maybelline Yummy Plummy ColorSensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a warm, pinky-plum with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency was lightly creamy–just enough to allow the color to glide across lips but not so creamy that it felt thick. It wore well for four and a half hours, and it was lightly hydrating while worn. theBalm Captain (LE) is more matte, pinker. Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Guerlain Madame Reve (862) (LE, $49.50) is brighter. Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. Urban Decay Rapture (P, $22.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $48.00) is darker. MAC Plumful (P, $15.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches.

Also, I specifically went to Maybelline’s website to check the status on both of these shades before photographing (I’ve had them for a year or longer), and both were listed under the formula–except Yummy Plummy is not listed on any of the major retailers’ websites, so it might have been discontinued (though it’s still on Maybelline’s website). I’ve linked Amazon above, which is actually priced at $2.99 (free shipping for Prime members with any qualifying $25+ order).

Mochachino ColorSensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a warm, subdued coppery brown with warm, orange undertones. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency of the formula was creamy (and this shade felt a bit thicker compared to Yummy Plummy), and it was neither hydrating nor drying. It wore well for four hours, which is about average for me. Chanel Synopsis (P, $34.00) is less coppery. MAC Sheer Seduction (LE, $15.00) is somewhat sheerer. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Authentic (P, $18.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor Yummy Plummy
Yummy Plummy
Yummy Plummy
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor Mochachino
Mochachino
Mochachino
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream
NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream ($5.99 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, neon pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is darker. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.49) is slightly darker. MAC Pink Pigeon (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $15.00) is brighter, bluer-based. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (LE, $18.00) is brighter, bluer-based. See comparison swatches.

It’s richly pigmented with full color coverage in nearly one swipe. It applies evenly, and it dries down to a satin-matte finish in about thirty seconds. After two to three hours of wear, it is fully matte. The texture is thin, and it almost feels dry when applied, but it’s not drying while worn at all. It’s actually slightly hydrating overall. Addis Ababa wears really well and lasts a long time–a solid six and a half hours plus a stain that lingers for a few more hours. It’s not a particularly original color, but it is a fantastic version of it–and for under $10.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Ardency Inn Twist Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color

Ardency Inn Twist Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color
Ardency Inn Twist Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color

Ardency Inn Twist Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neon fuchsia pink with blue undertones.” It’s a vibrant, bright fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is a touch less blue-based. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is similar. Maybelline Hot Plum (P, $7.49) is darker. MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is brighter, lighter. MAC Night Blooming (LE, $16.00) is purpler. MAC Pink Pigeon (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl (LE, $15.00) is more muted. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $15.00) is brighter, lighter. See comparison swatches.

The consistency was lightweight, on the thinner side, but still nicely pigmented with full color coverage. It was just creamy enough that it glided onto lips without pulling or tugging. It wore well for six hours and left a lingering stain behind. The formula didn’t feather or bleed on me, and it was lightly hydrating while worn. There’s a faint, almost fruity, scent, but it was really hard to pinpoint anything specific as it was subtle.

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color Twist
Twist
Twist
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

Ardency Inn Original Mix Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl

Ardency Inn Original Mix Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl
Ardency Inn Original Mix Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl

Ardency Inn Original Mix Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl ($23.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “red base with orange and neon pink reflects.” It’s a bright, orange-based red with a creamy, shiny finish. Giorgio Armani #400 (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, sheerer. Urban Decay Theodora (LE, $19.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $19.00) is more orange. Maybelline Neon Red (P, $7.49) is less glossy, more orange. MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is blue-based. See comparison swatches.

This is my first time trying Ardency Inn, and this is the only shade I’ve tried in the Lip Vinyl formula, but it’s an extremely pigmented, long-wearing gloss with a high-shine finish that’s slightly glossy. Though it’s described as “non-sticky, thin,” my first thoughts were, “Wow, this is thick and sticky,” so I very much disagree with those two aspects of the description. It has a curved, sponge-tip applicator so it can hug the curve of the lip. The formula is very opaque and one pass will get you full color coverage. Because of the thicker consistency of the product, it can get on teeth initially, so you’ll want to make sure to clean-up any excess. It wore well with noticeble shine for four and a half hours, and then it was not as shiny but still continued to have opaque color for another two hours. It was lightly hydrating while worn, and I didn’t notice any smell/taste to the formula.

If you’re familiar with formulas like Stila’s Vinyl Lipgloss or MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipglass and like either of those, then you’ll probably like this one (and vice versa).

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl Original Mix
Original Mix
Original Mix
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

Chanel Farouche, Indecise, Radieuse Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering chocolate brown.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it lasted for five hours and was slightly hydrating. It didn’t seem quite as creamy as other Rouge Allures. Chanel Scenario (P, $34.00) and Chanel Grace (P, $34.00) are lighter. MAC Caliente (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC So Very Good (P, $18.00) is purpler. MAC Legendary (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sheer Plum (P, $15.00) is glossier. Chanel Imperial (DC, $32.00) is a touch lighter. Burberry Redwood (304) (P, $30.00) is rosier. See comparison swatches.

Indecise (125) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering pink beige.” It’s a warm, light-medium rosy peach with a soft, frosted finish. It wore well for four hours, and I actually found it a little drying. The color coverage was semi-opaque. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is darker, less frosted. Chanel Interlude (P, $34.00) is less frosty. Tom Ford Beauty Frolic (P, $48.00) is similar. MAC Supreme Style (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Razzledazzler (LE, $15.00) is less frosted, peachier. Chanel Liberte (P, $34.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches.

Radieuse (217) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “blue pink.” It’s a light-medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a satin finish. This shade had semi-opaque color coverage, and the color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $22.00) is brighter, darker. Revlon Cupcake (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned, sheerer. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00)is darker. MAC Dreaminess (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. MAC Vivid Imagination (LE, $15.00) is a bit darker. MAC Please Me (P, $15.00) is darker, less blue-based. MAC Angel (P, $15.00) is similar. Guerlain Rose Piquant (LE, $49.50) is sheerer.Dior Candide (P, $31.00) is also sheerer. Bobbi Brown Orchid Pink (LE, $23.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Farouche (122)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Indecise (125)
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Radieuse (217)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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