Monday, May 11th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick — Catherine, Teheran, Sari Dore

Chanel Catherine (410) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink peach.” It’s a light-medium, softened peach with a hint of pink and a very fine, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but the texture had enough slip in it that it didn’t apply as evenly as desired. On me, the color lasted for three hours but some color pulled into lip lines after two hours of wear. It was neither hydrating nor drying on me. There was a surprising number of dupes for this one. MAC Soft Talkin’ (LE, $20.00) is darker. MAC Real Redhead (LE, $16.00) is slightly pinker. MAC French Twist (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $36.00) is slightly warmer. Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is more matte, more opaque. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is more opaque. Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is more opaque. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is slightly brighter, more opaque. Chanel Cheri (61) (P, $34.00) is pinker. Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $30.00) is warmer. Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is darker, less glossy. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (P, $30.00) is similar. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is pinker. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is warmer, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Teheran (412) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink coral.” It’s a rich, brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and lighter, frosted pink shimmer. It was one of the more shimmery shades that I have seen in the line-up! It had mostly opaque pigmentation, which applied smoothly and evenly. The color stayed on for four and a half hours, and it was very lightly hydrating. The shimmer is what makes it more unique. Gucci Beauty Fever (P, $39.00) is lighter, less shimmery. Bite Beauty Cin Cin (P, $24.00) has no shimmer. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is sheerer, less shimmery. Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is darker, no shimmer. Chanel Etonnante (131) (P, $34.00) is more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Gipsy (P, $51.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Teheran (DC, $34.00) is very similar in color, but the new formula has a glossier finish. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Sari Dore (414) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “satin apricot.” It’s a very slightly muted, medium orange with subtl,e reddish tones and a healthy dose of fine shimmer. It had fairly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. This lipstick wore for four hours on me, and it was lightly hydrating. Chanel Misia (418) (P, $36.00) has a stronger red tone and is a bit darker, but it’s not that different. Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is lighter. Givenchy Corail Signature (317) (P, $36.00) is brighter. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Sari d’Eau (P, $35.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Sari Dore (DC, $34.00) seemed to have a stronger pink tint to it. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles

Here are the other half of the new Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.), which is a lip gloss described as having a “double dose of pigment and shimmer” that is also hydrating with shine that lasts for hours. I reviewed the first half here, if you missed it! To recap, the texture of the gloss is unusual: it felt smooth, but it almost felt dry, clung to the lips, and got very tacky after fifteen minutes of wear. The way the gloss is in the tube is that there are two distinct shades, and they aren’t mixed, so you have to mix them as you apply, which doesn’t always work well. I also had issues where the gloss would leak out about one or two clicks’ worth of product, even after I used all that I had initially clicked out. The pigmentation tended to semi-sheer to semi-opaque, which sometimes applied quite unevenly.

Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and fine gold shimmer. The gloss was semi-opaque and went on fairly evenly, though it wasn’t always consistently even–sometimes it didn’t mix as well as other times. It lasted for four and a half hours and was a little drying. MAC Laundry List (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. Revlon HD Citrine (550) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. MAC Riviera Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC Eclectic Edge (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is similar. Burberry Coral (P, $29.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Raspberry/Opal Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink-berry with very fine champagne shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it didn’t look streaky on, but there was some settling into lip lines after two hours of wear. The gloss stayed on well for four hours in total, but it was a lightly drying. It was a harder-to-dupe shade, so I wish it was more hydrating and easier to wear. NARS Shade III (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. MAC Seeking Adoration (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sixties Fan (P, $26.00) is brighter, less shimmery. MAC Fashion Perk (P, $22.00) is brighter, less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss (310) (DC, $28.00) is darker. MAC Real Posh (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Watermelon/Opal Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a coral-orange with warm undertones and a dusting of fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. It pulls into lip lines slightly, but it didn’t worsen much over the four hours it lasted. This one was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Maybelline Glistening Coral (525) (P, $8.99) is lighter, less shimmery. Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, slightly pinker. Burberry Brick Red (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is supposed to be a “double dose of pigment and shimmer” that’s hydrating and leaves lips looking smoother with shine that “lasts for hours.” I found the texture of the gloss to be very different and hard to describe; it’s smooth, but almost dry and clingy, and it’s incredibly tacky after about fifteen minutes on the lips. The gloss is “marbled” as it combines two colors, and they do, in fact, twist out as two colors, and trying to mix them on the lips is not ideal. The applicator feels like a lightly flexible, silicone, slanted tip, but it’s silicone itself is slightly stiff and again, not ideal for application. Click-type glosses also contain less products than more conventional twist-top/doe-foot glosses. After I’d click up gloss, apply, and close, when I reopened, there would always be a blob of gloss waiting. The pigmentation tended to semi-sheer to semi-opaque, which sometimes applied quite unevenly. I will review the other three shades soon!

Becca Fig/Topaz Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, light-medium beige-brown with a very low-shimmer level. I don’t know if it’s just my particular product, but not a lot of the shimmery shade (Topaz) comes through on this–I think I wasted about half the gloss just trying to find it. It had semi-opaque coverage but looked streaky. It lasted for two and a half hours on me and was lightly drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Uproar (336) (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery. Chanel Sensuel (11) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Shade II (LE, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery. MAC Courtly Coral (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is similar. NARS Greek Holiday (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Divergent Natural Virtue (LE) is darker. Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is darker. Bobbi Brown Air Kiss (LE, $19.00) is pinker. MAC Peachstock (LE, $15.00) is more opaque. MAC 2N (LE, $15.00) is brighter. MAC You’ve Got It (LE, $20.00) is similar. Guerlain Browny Clap (P, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Guava/Opal Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brightened, coral-pink with fine, light gold shimmer. Mixed, it becomes a slightly lighter, washed-out coral-pink with a sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage, but it settled a bit into lip lines after two hours of wear, and you could see “lines” if you pressed your lips together, which made it hard to keep even. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Buzz (324) (P, $28.00) is sheerer. Surratt Beauty Soigne (P, $32.00) is darker. Revlon HD Petalite (540) (P, $8.99) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Diamond (326) (DC, $28.00) is sheerer. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sweet Revenge (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Lychee/Topaz Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a cool-toned, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and coppery shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on somewhat unevenly. It lasted for four hours on me, but it did pull into lip lines slightly, though it wasn’t drying. Urban Decay Failbait (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Revlon HD Pink Sapphire (520) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Seeking Adoration (LE, $20.00) is darker. NARS Angelika (P, $26.00) is brighter. Maybelline Blush Essence (095) (P, $8.99) is darker. Urban Decay Lovechild (P, $19.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 8th, 2015

Bite Beauty Shade 005 (
Bite Beauty Shade 005 (“Lavender Thistle”) Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 005 (“Lavender Thistle”) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “hazy lilac.” It’s a light-medium, muted lavender with gray overtones and subtle cool, pink undertones in a natural finish. NYX Playdate (P, $6.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, more matte. MAC Notice Me (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Olivier (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Brills (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler-toned, matte. NARS Dominique (P, $32.00) is slightly pinker, more opaque, darker. MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is grayer, more matte. MAC Nocturnal Instincts (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Lavender Whip (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Creme Deluxe formula is supposed to be their higher-end, luxury-level lipstick, though I personally can’t say that these are better than their Luminous Creme lipstick (which is fantastic). This limited edition shade sold out quite quickly once released, but hopefully some of the dupes will help those who weren’t able to snag one. The texture is lighter-weight and thinner and seems a little less emollient in comparison to the Luminous Creme formula with this shade. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage, so the natural lip color will come through and may make this shade lean pinker or redder, depending on what tones you find in your natural lip color. It applies somewhat evenly, and honestly, it looked even when I looked in the mirror, but the close-up shot shows that it’s not quite even in some places. On me, this shade lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss

Make Up For Ever 405P Pearly Plum Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and lighter pink and white shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture is moderately tacky with noticeable thickness, though it isn’t goopy, and the gloss lasted for five hours and was hydrating over time. Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned. Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Corsica (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 502P Beetle Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a black-based gloss with fine green, blue, and teal micro-shimmer. Swatched on the skin, it appears like a bluish-teal packed with shimmer. Swatched on the lips, the semi-sheer color payoff means the black base comes thorugh quite a bit, which leaves it looking more like an uneven, purplish-black with multi-colored shimmer. I think it looks more interesting in person than in swatches, but it is a lot less complex applied than it appears in the tube or even just swatched on the skin. I think a more opaque, deeper base would go a long way, as this shade would be better layered than a lone, due to its uneven application. On me, the gloss stayed put for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Giorgio Armani #701 (P, $29.00) has a sheerer base with lighter, bluer shimmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 503 Black Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a neutral, black cream. It is, unfortunately, semi-sheer to semi-opaque with a noticeably thick texture that goes on and feels somewhat goopy. It doesn’t apply evenly, and it looks patchy while settling into every lip line. On me, it wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. This is yet another gloss that would is only workable layered over something with better coverage, and it continues to miss the mark of “vivid color.” MAC Jet Boy (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. MAC Dark Outsider (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

Marc Jacobs Love Buzz (324) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “rose-gold shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with fine, lighter gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with more noticeable shimmer than color coverage (but nonetheless, a far cry from “maximum color”). It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was lightly moisturizing. Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is less shimmery. Surratt Beauty Soigne (P, $32.00) is pinker. Revlon HD Petalite (540) (P, $8.99) is pinker. MAC Stoke the Flame (LE, $15.00) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Diamond (326) (DC, $28.00) seems to pretty much be the same (so I expect Love Buzz to be the replacement). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is similar. MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is warmer. Burberry Cameo Pink (P, $29.00) is pinker. Bobbi Brown Pink Gold (P, $24.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Some Girls (328) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “punch-pink shimmer.” It’s a slightly muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a fine dusting of pink and gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. It wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is brighter. NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Be Nice (P, $22.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (DC, $28.00) is very similar. MAC Meteoric (LE, $20.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Uproar (336) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “melon shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with peach and pink shimmer. It had sheer coverage that primarily darkened and added warmth to my natural lip color, but I would expect this one to look different from person to person as the natural lip color will change this one a lot. The shimmer is fine and hardly noticeable on. It’s comfortable to wear during the three hours it lasts, and it was somewhat hydrating. Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery. MAC Bared for You (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Nectarsweet (LE, $20.00) is pinker. YSL Nude Carat (No. 20) (P, $32.00) is similar. bareMinerals Dazzler (LE, $18.00) is similar. Dior No Angel (353) (P, $29.50) is pinker. Chanel Zephyr (377) (LE, $29.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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