NARS Flamenco Lipstick

NARS Flamenco Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer candy apple red.” It’s a faded watermelon red. Milani Bing Cherry is a bit more vibrant and redder but similar. It is very close to Guerlain Grenade with less of a creamy finish.

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NARS Flamenco Lipstick
NARS Sheer Lipstick Flamenco
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
91%

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “pure pink,” and it is one of four new and permanent glosses for spring. It looks like a peachy-pink with lots of pale gold sparkle when swatched (and in the tube), but on lips, it just looks like a sheer white peach gloss with lots of sparkle. I didn’t get any color to translate at all! You can find a number of similar barely-there shades in the Sheer Lipgloss Gallery.

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Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss Rose in Bloom
A-
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%

Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick

Debuting in January, Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is pale pink with subtle yellow undertones. This shade is limited edition from Guerlain’s spring collection, and it is one of four Rouge Gs–I’ll have reviews on the other three as soon as I can buy them. It’s almost a neutral pink, but the color itself is very light–it’s just a pink-tinted version of my natural lip color. Very my-lips-but-better kind of shade, so it may be rather superfluous on someone with more pigmented lips or else serve as a way to lighten them a shade or two. OCC Femme is an opaque version of this shade. MAC Dress It Up is a cooler-toned pink. MAC Royal Azalea is similar in lightness but is a touch cooler toned. MAC Behave Yourself is a bit darker and bluer.

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Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Rose Innocent
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
84%

Giorgio Armani #604 Plum Gloss d’Armani

Giorgio Armani #604 Plum Gloss d’Armani ($28.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as “bold amethyst.” It’s a sheer grape purple, and when applied to lips, it looks like a cool-toned plum-purple. It reminded me of Illamasqua Fierce when it swatched, but they’re nothing alike on the lips. I couldn’t think of any other potential gloss dupes.

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Giorgio Armani #604 Plum Gloss d'Armani
Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani #604
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
80%

Guerlain Habit Rouge (123) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Habit Rouge (123) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant orange-toned red with a subtle sheen. It delivers full color coverage in one pass, and because of the intensity of the red, it wears for eight hours and still looks good. The orange undertones in this shade are subtle, though, but they are distinctly there.  Clarins Red Prodige is more orange, less deep. Make Up For Ever #44 is just a touch more neutral. CoverGirl Hot is similar but more vibrant. Chanel Excessive is also more orange and vibrant. Chanel Gabrielle is brighter and more orange.

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Guerlain Habit Rouge (123) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Habit Rouge
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

theBalm Balmbini Vol. 2 Palette

theBalm Balmbini Vol. 2 Palette ($28.00 for 0.59 oz.) is a limited edition follow up to Vol. 1 (which is still available, but I don’t have it and haven’t seen it myself). It includes one highlighter, four eyeshadows (or liners), lip/cheek color, and a lipgloss.

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theBalm Balmbini Vol. 2 Palette

theBalm Balmbini Vol. 2 Palette

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%