Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Chanel Olga (422) Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Olga (422) Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) has been reinvented with a “renovated formula and vibrant colour spectrum.” Each shade is “inspired by Coco Chanel and her closest friends.” The formula is touted as “ultra hydrating,” “rich,” “bright,” and “luminous.” The texture is lightweight with moderate slip so it glides on without tugging. These were comfortable to wear, but they weren’t “ultra hydrating” to me, and the color payoff didn’t see vibrant, rich, or bright.

Chanel Olga (422) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with subtle warm undertones and barely-there golden shimmer. (Bright pink it is definitely not.) It’s semi-sheer with a luminous sheen. The formula was neither hydrating nor drying, and it lasted for an hour and a half on me. Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Ian (LE, $32.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Intime (93) (P, $35.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is warmer, less shimmery. YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is brighter, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $49.00) is warmer. Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is slightly less shimmery. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is brighter. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is lighter. Chanel Jersey Rose (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Cecile (432) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft rosewood.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a creamy, lightweight texture that went on evenly. It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Rare (LE) is brighter, warmer. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $49.00) is lighter. MAC Morning Rose (LE, $16.00) is darker. Chanel Equivoque (126) (LE, $34.00) is darker. NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Rose Desir (LE, $51.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is lighter. Guerlain Romance (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Jersey Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter. Chanel Gardenia (P, $34.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Suzanne (438) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as am “intense rosewood.” It’s a softened, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a soft, shimmery sheen. It was less luminous compared to the other two shades, but it had the most color payoff–mostly opaque but with some translucency, so the natural lip color will still come through. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is darker. Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery, more muted. MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Morning Rose (LE, $16.00) is lighter more shimmery. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is less shimmery. MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $16.00) is darker. Guerlain Gracia (P, $51.00) is slightly warmer. Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Bite Beauty Marzipan Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Marzipan Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Marzipan Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “milky chocolate.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle rose and caramel tones. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that gave it a luminous finish. The texture was slightly thicker than the average lipstick but never felt heavy. The color lasted well for five hours and was hydrating over time. NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is darker, redder, brighter. Guerlain Gaetane (16) (P, $51.00) is brighter, redder. Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is similar. NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is more matte, browner. MAC Glamour Era (P, $22.00) is more matte, slightly pinker. MAC Mocha (P, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Moka Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm dark brown.” It’s a medium-dark, coral-brown with warm, rosy tones and a glossy finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, though the texture had more slip so it didn’t apply as evenly as Marzipan, but the deeper coloring helped to disguise streaks. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was moisturizing while worn. Guerlain Gaetane (16) (P, $51.00) is slightly darker. Revlon Sandstorm (LE, $7.99) is shimmery. Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is darker, browner. Givenchy Brun Cachemire (104) (P, $36.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Glamour Era (P, $22.00) is more matte, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Bite Beauty Caramel Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Caramel Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Caramel Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fleshy nude.” It’s a muted, medium peach with a hint of beige and brown. The color had warmer undertones with a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff, but the texture had a bit more slip than some of the other shades in the range, which led to a slightly streaky application. On me, this shade stayed on well for four hours and was nicely hydrating. MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is warmer. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is lighter. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer. NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is brighter, more matte. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Cream Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as an “almond nude.” It’s a muted, medium yellowed beige with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied with some streaks and had a tendency to pull into lip lines over time. This was one of my least favorites due to its performance. It lasted for three and a half hours, but it was nicely hydrating. MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is more matte, pinker. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is brighter. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is brighter. Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is more matte, lighter. Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $16.00) is similar. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is pinker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (P, $30.00) is similar. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is similar. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is more matte. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is more matte, darker. MAC Wholesome (LE, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Anastasia Sweet Talker Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Sweet Talker Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Sweet Talker Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “watermelon pink.” It’s a bright, neon pink with warm undertones and an ultra-matte finish. Kat Von D Berlin (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Marc Jacobs Beauty Wham (604) (P, $28.00) is warmer, less matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This shade is intensely pigmented with really smooth, even color coverage. It didn’t settle into lip lines, and it doesn’t look really dry on lips, but it does have a very flat, ultra-matte finish, so if you prefer a little sheen, this formula might not be for you. Over time, I felt the formula was noticeably drying by the fourth hour of wear, and it was very drying after six hours of wear, though it lasted well for almost eight hours. It did fade from the center more than the edges, but it only faded subtly, so it wasn’t too apparent.

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Bite Beauty Heather Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Heather Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Heather Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “dusty rose.” It’s a muted, pink-coral with warm undertones and a glossy finish. The texture was creamier with more slip than other shades I’ve tried, which made it apply with some streaking. It had mostly opaque pigmentation and lasted for four hours on me, while the formula was hydrating while worn. Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (P, $30.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $30.00) is lighter, pinker. Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is brighter, warmer. bareMinerals Feel the Love (LE) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (P, $30.00) is brighter, more matte. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Razzledazzler (P, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Garance (P, $51.00) is darker, pinker. Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Pecan Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm dusty pink.” It’s a medium, muted, peachy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, opaque color payoff that glided on evenly and smoothly. The texture was slightly thicker than average but not overly heavy. It was hydrating without sliding around, and it wore well for five hours on me. I was surprised to find few close shades to it (from what I’ve reviewed).Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is lighter, more matte. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is much lighter. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is lighter, pinker. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is darker. Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker, richer. MAC Glamour Era (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Mocha (P, $16.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Double Shot (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a creamy, thicker, and hydrating formula with good color payoff, light shine, and moderate wear time. The formula has eight shades, and I’ve tested two so far (I bought four initially, liked them enough to buy the remaining four for review, too). According to the brand, the selling point of the lipstick is that they “hand cut each bullet, removing the outer waxy layer,” which gives the lipstick an “impossibly creamy core.” They’re nice overall, and the only downside was that the thicker consistency may catch on flakes if you have them. It feels thicker than their Luminous Creme range, but they are less glossy. It is creamy, to a degree, but the slightly heavier and thicker texture make it firmer overall. It’s not as creamy as formulas like NARS Audacious or YSL Rouge Volupte (probably one of the creamiest formulas, all-time), but the thicker quality makes it adhere and stay on longer, as it doesn’t slide or slip all over the place. As a bonus, thicker lipsticks often cover more pigmented lips better.

As far as the “hand cut” bit, take it or leave it; I don’t really think it adds anything (Luminous Creme formula has a traditional bullet, and it’s very creamy and emollient!). My lips are large enough/shaped to the point where I didn’t have issues using the more bluntly cut edge to apply to my lips, but I still prefer the traditional shape for better precision. “Hand cut” is also not emblazoned on the actual bullet, it is just a translucent paper tab that is placed over it. The packaging is heavier and more substantial than the Luminous Creme formula–it feels weightier to me. The scent is similar to the rest of Bite’s products, which is a subtle fruit-y scent that seems more like what their base smells like than added fragrance.

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “brown pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. On me, it lasted for five hours and was hydrating over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (P, $30.00) is lighter, more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Richard (LE, $32.00) is brighter, darker. Bite Beauty Glace (P, $24.00) is more matte, lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is brighter, darker. NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is browner. bareMinerals Break Away (LE) is warmer, lighter. Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is glossier, sheerer. NARS Tolede (P, $26.00) is pinker. MAC Grande Dame (P, $22.00) is warmer, brighter. MAC Gem of Roses (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler-toned. Giorgio Armani Blush (500) (P, $32.00) is lighter. Benefit La La Land (DC, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “plum rosewood.” It’s a dusky, medium-dark rosy plum with very subtle, warm undertones and a soft shine. It had good, mostly opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, thickened consistency that went on evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Cary (LE, $32.00) is slightly more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Richard (LE, $32.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is warmer. Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter. Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (LE, $25.00) is lighter. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is sheerer, glossier. MAC Gem of Roses (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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