MAC Mangrove, Nifty Neon, Gold Xixi Lipsticks

MAC Mangrove Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “hot, bright red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium orange-red with strong, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly. The consistency was thinner but not so thin that it dragged nor did it apply sheerly. On me, it lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, though it was also a bit drying. This is a repromote. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty GTA (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rozz (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Mangrove Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Mangrove
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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Tarte Grunge, Rave, Naughty Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Grunge Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep, muted red-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It had opaque color payoff with a thinner consistency that wasn’t too watery or too dense, so it spread easily across the lips but applied evenly. On me, this shade wore well for six hours but was drying over time. Too Faced Naughty by Nature (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Grunge Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint Grunge
A
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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Urban Decay Sabotage, Mosh Pit, Sheer Shame, Disturbed, Blackmail Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Sabotage Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “rose-plum with blue-shift [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia-berry with fine fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–it seemed more like a Metallized finish, as it had more slip and was thinner than the Cream finish, generally-speaking–that covered evenly. This shade wore well for five hours, was lightly hydrating, and left a stain behind. Urban Decay Afterdark (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay After Dark (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Odyssey (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC New York Apple (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (DC, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Too Sexy (LE, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Buxom Moonlighter (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Purple Moon (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tiger Lily (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Firebird (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Illusion (660) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Plum-brella (070) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sabotage
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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OCC Strange & Unusual and Working Girl RTW Lip Tars

OCC Strange & Unusual Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, rosy plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a fine, metallic shimmer. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightweight consistency that spread across the lips evenly. I’ve found that a lot of the Metallic shades have more slip and aren’t always as pigmented as the Cream Lip Tars, but this one was just right and went on nicely. It lasted for five and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Theo (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Inez (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS La Paz (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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OCC Strange & Unusual Lip Tar/RTW
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Strange & Unusual
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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Tarte Brownie, Choker, Crop Top Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It had opaque color coverage with a thin, spreadable consistency that wasn’t too watery or too mousse-like. The texture sat well on the lips initially, but over time, it does seem to emphasize lip lines. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was lightly drying. Keep in mind, this is not a typical liquid lipstick that dries down to an ultra-matte, transfer-proof finish–it does transfer, but it is pigmented enough that it doesn’t seem to lose intensity after drinking or light meals (no fried chicken!). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Choker (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint Brownie
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
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MAC Dreampot, Dew, Punk Couture Lipsticks

MAC Dreampot Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light candy blue [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, cyan blue with cool undertones and a satin finish–there was a slight sheen to it. It had good pigmentation with a moderately creamy texture that glided on well and didn’t tug on the lips, but it could have applied more evenly. The color seemed to get in some of the lip lines on my lower lips after three hours of wear, though it lasted for nearly five in total. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pool Boy (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Mr. Blonde (LE, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). NYX Blue Velvet (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Dreampot Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Dreampot
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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