Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Too Faced Like Buttah La Creme Lip Balm
Too Faced Like Buttah La Creme Lip Balm

Too Faced La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is supposed to hydrate lips so they appear plumper and smoother with a “delicious sweet citrus scent.” It comes in six shades (a second review is coming for the other three shades) and five of the six are “juicy tints of color,” while one is clear. The formula has some slip, but it seems less slippery/emollient–less “melty”–than the La Creme Lipstick formula, pehraps because this has a thinner feel overall. All of them give a light natural sheen to lips, and though they’re supposed to be tinted, just about all of them look nearly the same on lips. I have somewhat pigmented lips, but they’re not super pigmented–warmer shades make my lips look a wee bit warmer, cooler shades make them look a bit pinker/darker. I wouldn’t recommend purchasing them for their tinting abilities. On me, the formula is somewhat moisturizing; less so than my favorite lip balms, but the formula is thin enough that it doesn’t stay on for long. I get about an hour to two hours of wear, and then I feel like I have to reapply. The colored ones seemed to accentuate the texture of my lips–it seemed to catch on imperfections I didn’t even know I had. These seemed comparable to Bite Beauty’s BB for Lips. Since these three all look virtually colorless applied, I would rather opt for an ultra-hydrating lip balm than a so-so lip balm with no color or pick up one of their La Creme Lipsticks for greater hydrating and actual color.

Too Faced Like Buttah La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is the clear, colorless shade (as in, intentionally left clear!). It is less glossy than a more liquid-like lip balm, but it is also thinner. The consistency is lightly creamy, lightweight, and applies easily over the lips. It lasts an hour and a half on me.

Too Faced Hunny Bunny La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is a sheer, peachy-beige. On my lips, it adds warmth and darkens my natural lip color just slightly with a smidgen of shine. It lasts an hour and a half on me.
Bite Beauty Flush (P, $24.00) is slightly more pigmented. MAC Taste of Paradise (LE) is glossier. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Peachykeen La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.) is a sheer peach. The major difference between this and Hunny Bunny is the undertone; this doesn’t have any beige in it, so it looks peachier–like a mix of orange and pink. It lasts an hour and a half on me.
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Too Faced Country Star La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced Country Star La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Country Star La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a warm-toned, medium peach with a glossy, luminous finish. MAC Enchanted One (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Chanel Satisfaction (89) (P, $34.00) is sheerer, lighter. YSL Tender Peach (26) (P, $34.00) is pinker, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (P, $30.00) is similar. MAC Close Contact (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is darker, more matte, pinker. MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The La Creme formula has a slightly thicker, more emollient consistency normally, but this particular shade seemed extra slippery–it moved around quite bit, so it was difficult to get really even, smooth-looking color. When I pressed my lips together, it would create “lines” and push the product around. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it was nicely hydrating while worn, but it was a high-maintenance lip color. It lasted for two and a half hours on me, and as it wore away, it did pull into lip lines somewhat. It’s a shame, as the color was quite the chameleon; I would stand in one room, and it would pink-tinged, and then in another, it would be peachy. It had a sweet, lemony scent but no discernible taste.

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Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Too Faced Melted Berry Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Berry Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Berry Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a brightened, dark, fuchsia-red with cool, blue undertones and a lightly glossed finish. It had insanely rich color payoff–a little goes quite a long way. The consistency is lightweight and very easy to apply for even coverage as it begins as a liquid. This shade lasted for eight hours well, and then a very long and lingering stain persisted for hours after. It was neither hydrating nor drying. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P) is lighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is warmer. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Fig Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a purpled pink with subtle neutral-to-warm undertones and a glossy finish. It had fully opaque color coverage in a single pass, and it had a lightly glossy finish. This shade lasted for six and a half hours, and it left a stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Goddess of the Sea (LE, $16.00) is more matte, darker. MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is brighter, purpler. MAC Up the Amp (P, $16.00) is brighter, purpler. MAC Bust Out (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. MAC Flaunting It (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Faced Melted Marshmallow Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with a softly glossed finish. It also had rich, intense color payoff like the other two shades. The consistency made it easy to apply and spread out the color for an even, smooth result. This shade wears for five and a half hours on me, but it settles slightly into lip lines after three hours of wear. It was neither hydrating nor drying to wear. MAC Sweet Experience (LE, $16.00) is more matte. YSL Frivolous Pink (19) (DC, $34.00) is similar. MAC Vivid Image (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Femme (P, $18.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Chanel Intime (93) Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick
Chanel Intime (93) Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick

Chanel Intime (93) Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft pink.” It’s a light-medium, pink-beige with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had sheer color coverage–it primarily lightened my natural lip color. It doesn’t apply as evenly as I’d like, and on me, it’s only lightly moisturizing. The color lasts two hours on me, which is below average for lipstick, though this is a more emollient, higher slip formula, so it’s not a surprise. Revlon Demure (105) (P, $8.99) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $49.00) is pinker, more pigmented. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is more opaque, lighter. Too Faced Taffy (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, warmer. Chanel Melba (75) (LE, $34.00) is more beige. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is a touch lighter, less glossy. MAC Shy Shine (P, $16.00) is more pigmented, warmer, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Confident (94) Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense rosewood.” It’s a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. The color payoff was semi-sheer, so it did change the natural lip color but let a lot of it come through, so it may look different applied to you if you have more pigmented (or significantly different natural undertones) lips. The color lasted for two and a half hours and was lightly hydrating but applied well. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is more opaque, lighter. Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is slightly pinker, more opaque. MAC Shanghai Spice (LE, $16.00) is browner. Guerlain Jicky (P, $35.00) is browner. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Viva (95) Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense fuchsia.” It’s a slightly brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a very faint shimmer and moderate shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage–more than most shades in this formula–and lasted for three and a half hours. It was lightly moisturizing while worn. My guess is “intense” is used to describe greater-than-normal pigmentation. MAC Good Taste (P, $22.00) is brighter. Bite Beauty Vigne (P, $24.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Incorrigible (08) (LE, $49.00) is brighter. MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is similar. MAC Heavenly Hybrid (LE, $16.00) is slightly more plum. Revlon Fuchsia Shock (P, $7.99) is a touch brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Aura (96) Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “plum.” It’s a medium-dark, subtly warm-toned plum with a luminous shine. It had sheer color coverage that applied fairly evenly. It seemed to pull into lip lines over time (noticed after an hour of wear) and lasted three hours on me. It was lightly hydrating. Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is more matte, more opaque. MAC Sweet Succulence (LE, $16.00) is darker. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is warmer. Chanel Destinee (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Chanel Rose Reve (189) Glossimer
Chanel Rose Reve (189) Glossimer

Chanel Rose Reve (189) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “milky pink.” It’s a light, milky pink with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage, and it had a high-shine, glossy finish. The thicker consistency of the gloss made it less prone to settling into lip lines, though it did just slightly, but for this type of gloss, it performed better than expected. It had a mostly non-sticky texture until after three hours of wear, after which it developed a slight tackiness. It stayed on well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter. Chanel Rosace (87) (LE, $27.00) is shimmery. Maybelline Petal Plush (100) (P, $8.99) is lighter, shimmery. NYX Maple Blondie (P, $5.00) is darker. Chanel Allegorie (LE, $29.50) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Songe (191) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent pearl.” It’s a shimmer-ladened clear gloss with fine shimmer that shifts from fuchsia pink to murky purple. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was primarily in the form of shimmer, but it is lightly tinted pink from what I can tell. It looks more complex in person than it does in photos, but it didn’t look as complex on as it did in the tube (the duochrome doesn’t come through nearly as strongly). This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating. Chanel Eau de Rose (86) (LE, $27.00) doesn’t have a true duochrome but looks similar applied with its icy shimmer. Bobbi Brown Firefly (P, $24.00) is less murky but looks similar applied. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, June 13th, 2014

MAC Blushing Berry Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint
MAC Blushing Berry Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is supposed to be a formula that uses “PH pigments that work with body’s natural temperature to give you a fresh color that yours alone.” The formula is described as “lightweight,” “moisturizing,” and “lipgloss with a tint.” They are click-type glosses, so you twist and gloss is dispensed over a brush-type applicator. I struggled with these quite a bit last year when they initially released (these have all been out before). I feel like the formula has changed, as these seemed to stain/darken a lot less. I waited about forty minutes before taking photos for each gloss but they really didn’t change color once applied. They just seemed lighter overall.

When I wore these, the texture seemed medium-thick in consistency, gets quite tacky after about thirty seconds, and I still had some issues with the color feathering outside my natural lip line with the darker shades. These also fade poorly, as the color from the center disappears and leaves a noticeable “ring” of color. There is also an off-taste–like a lemon-y chemical taste–though it has a sweet vanilla scent. This formula is still a miss for me, unfortunately.

Blushing Berry is described as a “mid-tone cool red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pinky-red with cool undertones and a glossy shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied unevenly–it just looked splotchy once on. This shade wore well for four hours and left a very subtle stain behind. It wore fairly well for four hours, and after five, there was uneven fading and a splotchy ring of color left behind. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna (LE, $15.00 is more shimmery. MAC Love Alert (LE, $20.00) is more sparkly. Chanel Emoi (P, $32.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bubblegum is described as a “soft warm pink.” It’s a light, milky pink with warm, yellow undertones. It was semi-sheer applied to lips. The milkiness of the color made it harder to get an even application, as it would show “lines” if you pressed your lips together and tended to gather in the lip lines. This shade wore well for four hours on me. MAC Bijou (LE, $15.00) is more opaque. NARS Tasmania (P, $26.00) is similar. NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter. Chanel Murmure (179) (P, $29.50) is sheerer. Maybelline Petal Plush (100) (P, $8.99) is lighter. NYX Maple Blondie (P, $5.00) is more opaque. MAC Angel (LE, $15.00) is more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Glorious Intent is described as a “warm plum.” It’s a medium, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a glossy shine. It was slightly splotch applied and had semi-sheer color payoff. It wore well for almost five hours before it started to fade from the center and, unfortunately, left that dreaded ring of color along the outer area of the lip. There was feathering that appeared after an hour and a half of wear. Sisley Paris Berry (5) (P, $50.00) is less glossy. NARS Quito (P, $26.00) is similar. Chanel Tocade (182) (P, $29.50) is darker. MAC Fashion Perk (P, $22.00) is more muted. Milani Berry Tempting (05) (P, $5.49) is darker. MAC Colour Saturation (LE, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Gwi-yo-mi is described as a “mid-tone raspberry.” It’s a medium, slightly muted, pink with subtle cool undertones. Applied against my skin tone, it almost turns warm-toned. It had semi-sheer color coverage, but this one applied more evenly compared to the others. The color lasted for almost four hours, but it didn’t feather as quickly as some of the other shades. Chanel Baie Rose (89) (LE, $27.00) is lighter. Revlon Pink Pop (P, $7.99) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Simply Wow is described as a “mid-tone cool mauve.” It’s a pinky-mauve with cool, blue undertones. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which didn’t apply too evenly–it settled and gathered into lip lines. This shade lasted for just over four hours but there was feathering visible after four hours with a very faint stain along the edges of the lips for another hour. NARS Angelika (P, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Fearless (LE, $20.00) is warmer. Milani Pink Lady (07) (P, $5.49) is lighter. L’Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is less glossy, lighter. MAC Pink Nouveau (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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