NARS Shirley & Stefania Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Shirley Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy, and lightweight consistency that applied evenly and was comfortable to wear. This shade wore for over six hours and left behind a stain. The formula felt lightly hydrating on my lips. MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Silk (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Shirley Audacious Lipstick

NARS Apoline, Kate, Mona Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm, rosy undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, while the texture was creamy, easy to apply, and comfortable to wear. I noticed some of the color pulled into lip lines just slightly after three hours of wear, while the shade lasted closer to five hours in total. The formula was a smidgen hydrating while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Faux (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Audition (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, slightly muted purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics By Starlight (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Letter (P, $10.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Nectar
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
87%

Make Up For Ever M300, M301, M401 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark orange-red with strong, warm red undertones and a matte finish. The texture had a velvety feeling to it, so it glided on with ease and did not tug on the lips during application. However, it was a bit thin and clingy, so it wasn’t the most flattering finish on the lips and tended to accentuate lines and imperfections. I highly recommend exfoliating prior to applying this shade. It had good pigmentation that wore well for six hours, but the formula was a bit drying. Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C304 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M300
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Smashbox Pretty Social, Audition, Chai Be Legendary Lipsticks

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, light pink with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy finish. This shade had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly but had a tendency to settle into lip lines immediately. The settling worsened over the four hours the color lasted, unfortunately. While it was lightly hydrating, it was one of the worst shades I tried in this formula due to the application and more slippery consistency of the lipstick itself. Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Long Legged & Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Crème Cup (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Vivid Imagination (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Blushing Pout (P, $7.99) is more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Angel (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tease Me (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Fantaisie (202) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Dreaminess (P, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Real Doll (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick Pretty Social
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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Make Up For Ever C503, C506, C600 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C503 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright pop of medium lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a creamy finish with a light sheen. The texture was lightweight, moderately creamy with noticeable slip, but applied fairly evenly overall–though not as smoothly as other shades in the Cream range. This shade wore well nearly five hours but had some color settled into lip lines, though the formula was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Courting Seduction (LE, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever C503 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C503
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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