NARS Unspeakable, Toy, Area, Deviant Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Unspeakable Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency had the plushness of a gloss with the creaminess of a satin lipstick, so it didn’t feel heavy or tacky, but it still had noticeable shine. This shade wore well for five hours on me, and it was moisturizing as well. NARS Provoke (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Velvet Lip Glide

Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick

Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Verve (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Tulle (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mascarpone (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Brioche
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
87%

Urban Decay Pallor, Asphyxia, Oil Slick XX Vintage Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Pallor Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “frosted lavender with gray shift [with a Cream finish].” It’s a muted, dark purple with subtle, warmer undertones and fine pearl. It’s an interesting and more complex color due to the “gray shift” in it (less of a shift, more of a dash of color that gives it a more muted appearance), but it doesn’t apply that well. The more slippery texture enabled the color to sit into lip lines from the very beginning, which only worsened as it wore. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, but it was hard to apply this shade evenly (and I later tried with a lip brush with little improvement–it needs a liner). The color lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. (No dupes as of the initial posting of this review!)

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Pallor
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
79%
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Urban Decay Plague, UV-B, Frostbite XX Vintage Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright purple with pink undertone [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium-dark reddish-purple with warm undertones and fine pink and light blue pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly, but the slippery texture of the formula made it prone to emphasizing and settling into lip lines, unfortunately. It wasn’t as noticeable as the other two shades, though. I imagine this would be easier to find a coordinating lip liner for, which would alleviate the issue of settling. The color wore well for four and a half hours, left a subtle stain behind, and was hydrating. Urban Decay Mad Hatter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Model Behavior (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Heroine (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Milani Raving Matte (08) (LE, $8.99) is darker, better quality, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Plague
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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NARS Bound, Danceteria, La Main Bleue Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not fully opaque, with a smooth, lightweight texture that was comfortable to wear and non-tacky. The only issue I had with this one was how the color gathered in lip lines noticeably. This shade wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lots of Laughs (P, $10.00) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Velvet Lip Glide

Make Up For Ever C406, C407, C502 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C406 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was creamy, lightweight, and very smooth, which resulted in even, nearly opaque pigmentation that was comfortable to wear. It stayed in place for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50) is darker (95% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Habit Rouge (P, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Sandra (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever C406 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C406
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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