MAC Apres Chic Lipsticks

MAC Apres Chic Lipsticks ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) includes five new shades: Apres Chic (pinky brick red), Cozy Up (deep caramel), Haute Altitude (mid-tone blue pink), Hot Chocolate (dirty plum), and Warm Companion (beige with gold pearl).

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MAC Apres Chic Lipstick

MAC Apres Chic Lipsticks

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%

MAC Mineralize Lip Balm (Apres Chic)

MAC Mineralize Lip Balm ($19.50 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a new lip formula that is supposed to give a tint of color with “mirror-like shine” that is also hydrating and moisturizing. It is available in five shades: Nice & Simple (bronzy gold with multi-dimensional pearl), Pure & Tender (plummy creamy nude), Rosy Romance (bluish plum with subtle pink pearl), Slightly Nude (nude coral and subtle pink pearl), and Stay Warm (creamy light pink).

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MAC Nice & Simple Mineralize Lip Balm

MAC Mineralize Lip Balm (Apres Chic)

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Dior Candide (457) (437) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Candide (457) Dior Addict Lipstick ($31.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle yellow undertones and a shiny finish. MAC Vivid Imagination is more opaque, slightly brighter. Bobbi Brown Pink Orchid is a touch lighter. Guerlain Rose Piquant is similar. Chanel Charme is similar in color, a touch cooler, and more shimmery.

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Dior Candide (457) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Charmante (437) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Charmante (437) Dior Addict Lipstick ($31.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft coral.” It’s a shiny, soft coral with strong peach/orange coloring. On my lips, which have some natural pinkness but are not overly red or pigmented, it enhances the natural pinkness and adds warmth, but it looks very, very natural–if you compare bare lips to the swatch photo, you’ll see a definite difference, but from afar, you wouldn’t go, “Oh, she’s wearing color!” Bobbi Brown Pink Seashell is paler. MAC Razzledazzler is more pigmented.

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Dior Charmante (437) Dior Addict Lipstick

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
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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
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%