Hourglass Imagine Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

The Extreme Sheen formula is supposed to have high-shine, rich pigment, no feathering, and be moisturizing. The brand’s description is frustrating, because while some shades are most certainly intensely pigmented, many of the shades are sheer and seem sheer in a deliberate way. In this instance, Imagine is semi-opaque but my natural lip color peeks through because the pigmentation is primarily in the form of shimmer. On more pigmented lips, I would expect this to look rather different.

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Hourglass Imagine Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss Imagine
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
89%

NYX Pink Lyric Lipstick

NYX Pink Lyric Round Lipstick ($4.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened magenta pink with cool, blue undertones. The finish is creamy with very minor settling into lip lines and opaque color coverage. MAC Pink Pigeon is a touch darker and brighter. MAC Love Forever is a touch darker and less pink (more purple). NARS Schiap is darker, pinker. Milani Rose Hip is pinker, brighter. MAC Florida looks similar.

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NYX Pink Lyric Lipstick
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick Pink Lyric
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%

Guerlain Nahema (143) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Nahema (143) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant coral-pink with subtle gold shimmer and a natural shine. This is the type of shade that always seems to garner compliments, even though there are a fair amount of shades that can be found in the same family. Guerlain Chamade is redder. Guerlain Bal de Mai is a bit darker and less coral. MAC Watch Me Simmer is pinker and brighter. NYX Haute Melon is a bit lighter. MAC Hibiscus is more orange. Laura Mercier Tangerine is lighter and less pink. Chanel Phoenix is much pinker. Chanel Genial is similar but doesn’t have the shimmer. Korres #18 is pinker. MAC Fresh Salmon is more golden and sheerer.

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Guerlain Nahema (143) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Nahema
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint

On cheeks, it imparts a natural sheen that’s fresh-faced without being shiny or oily-looking. The color is very subtle, and on deeper skin tones, I don’t think it would be so effective. On pale to light-medium skin tones, it would work well as a barely-there blusher to add some warmth and natural color. NARS Sex Appeal is much, much lighter. Chanel Espiegle is much more orange. MAC Brit Wit is cooler, less peach, more mauve. Urban Decay Score is pinker.  It wears for seven and a half hours on cheeks.  I liked applying this with a stippling brush best and blending with fingers.

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Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint
Le Metier de Beaute Crème Fresh Tint Ginger Lily
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%

Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm beige-brown with a lighter beige shimmer. The color coverage is mostly opaque. MAC Dressmaker, Dressmaker is similar but a little more orange and has less shimmer. MAC Viva Glam VI is a little redder but they look similar on my lips. Guerlain Grace is also similar but less warm. MAC Lush Amber is similar but less opaque.

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Guerlain Chant d'Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Chant d'Aromes
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

NYX Stella Lipstick

NYX Stella Round Lipstick ($4.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a creamy medium pink with yellow undertones. The finish has a natural sheen to it that gives it a nice luminosity, and the color coverage is mostly opaque. MAC Joie-de-Vivre is slightly yellower. MAC Hot Gossip is darker.

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NYX Stella Lipstick
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick Stella
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
84%