Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

The majority of these shades are vibrant and rich in color, which means they definitely wear longer rather than shorter. Shades like F-Bomb wear three to four hours with a subtle shine, but the color itself lasts through a meal and still looks presentable six hours later. I only tested the wear on F-Bomb and Big Bang, so I could test out different finishes. Both Adrenaline and Big Bang have a fair amount of glitter (“sparkle”) in their finishes, and as a result, they have a slightly gritty texture, which becomes more noticeable over time, as the creaminess of the product wears away. It doesn’t travel too much, but as fun as the sparkling glitter might be, it is more troublesome than the creamier finishes. I did get four hours of wear with Big Bang.

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Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
89%

Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as “an iridescent ruby red with a hint of sapphire, for a rich, jewel-toned lip look.” On me, it’s a rich, pinked red with ruby micro-shimmer. It delivers nearly opaque color and even coverage. There is subtle iridescent sheen–looks almost fuchsia to me–that pops at a distance. It’s a very holiday-esque red to me. It’s bright and joyous, but the depth of the color gives it a luxurious richness.

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Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Rouge Byzantin
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
99%

Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani (#505)

I feel the need to preface this review with: I LOVE these lipglosses. I am personally impressed and think these are an excellent new gloss on the market, but just because I personally think a product is great for my needs does not mean I can disregard what the product is supposed to do. I think they over-promise on the gloss, but the gloss itself is better in certain ways than your average lipgloss.

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Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani #505
B+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
87%

Guerlain Bal de Mai (160) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

The formula is creamy without being thick or heavy, and it is actually a moisturizing formula.   It’s soft and feels like silk when applied.  I find these comparable to the Rouge G lipstick, though not as thick or as opaque, but still similar enough.  They’re $11 cheaper than the Rouge Gs, but the colors still have the same depth and nuanced shade range that makes Guerlain lipstick always standout to me.  To see more photos of the packaging, check out this post.  I did find that the slider on this particular tube was stiffer than others, which reduced the functionality/utility.

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Guerlain Bal de Mai (160) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Bal de Mai
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Guerlain Shalimar (166) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

The formula is creamy without being thick or heavy, and it is actually a moisturizing formula.   It’s soft and feels like silk when applied.  I find these comparable to the Rouge G lipstick, though not as thick or as opaque, but still similar enough.  They’re $11 cheaper than the Rouge Gs, but the colors still have the same depth and nuanced shade range that makes Guerlain lipstick always standout to me.  To see more photos of the packaging, check out this post.

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Guerlain Shalimar (166) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Shalimar
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Chanel Plumetis Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Plumetis Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft pinked apricot that applies semi-sheer. It ends up looking rather peach on my lips, and it tends to mute my natural lip color and add warmth. It’s a softer version of Chanel Liberte. Rouge Cocos are described as hydrating, though I find them only somewhat moisturizing overall.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour Plumetis
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
74%