MAC Long Live the Night, Always & Forever, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Versicolour Stains

MAC Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid gloss and stain formula with a glossy shine, long-wear (eight-hours, specifically), “jelly-like texture,” and “stay-true colour.” Interesting discovery: under “usage” (on MAC’s website) the following is there: “As with many lips stains, lips might feel slightly dry over time … Product not recommended for use on overly dry or sensitive lips.” There is some good, specific information about these, though for color payoff isn’t as clear, so based on the fact that these are a gloss/lip stain hybrid (neither of which are typically opaque), I would expect noticeable color with translucency–like stained glass. The majority are fairly pigmented and are true-to-form as a lip stain, and they have a moderate shine. The consistency is thin, watery initially and develops into a slightly thicker, lightly tacky texture as it “sets.” It is one of the least-tacky textures of this type of formula (as it is similar to ones like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer, Tom Ford Patent Finish, L’Oreal Color Caresse). Some shades emphasized and gathered into lip lines, which may be due to the slightly thinner overall consistency (compared to other like formulas). The wear ranged from six to eight hours and was lightly to moderately drying over time. The formula has a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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MAC Long Live the Night Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain Long Live the Night
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
80%
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Too Faced Mrs. Roper & Naughty by Nature Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Too Faced Mrs. Roper Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte bright tangerine.” It’s a bright, neon, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had great color payoff with a thin consistency that applied evenly without issue, but once it dried down, the color separated and made the lips look “cracked” whenever I smiled or widened my mouth at all. There’s something about the dry down of this formula that just seems to sit poorly on my lips; I usually only have major issues with the color separating at dry down with lighter shades, if I do. The color lasted for five hours and started to flake off, and this one was quite drying. Kat Von D A-Go-Go (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Darling Clementine (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Neon Orange (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Mrs. Roper Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick Mrs. Roper
B
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Tom Ford Beauty Otranto, Scandola Moisturecore & Purple Moon Ultra Rich Lip Colors

Tom Ford Otranto Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with cool undertones and fine, light gold and rose shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightweight texture that wasn’t as emollient as other shades in the range. It lasted for longer–four hours–and seemed to stay in place better. Tom Ford Beauty Drake (P, $35.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Bengale (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Fashion Night (881) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Erik (456) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Purple Moon Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Moisturecore Lip Color Otranto
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Too Faced Unicorn & Who’s Zoomin’ Who Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Too Faced Unicorn Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte bright orchid.” It had semi-opaque color coverage (the natural lip color still comes through a bit) with a mostly matte finish, though it wasn’t as flat as the other shades in the range. It applied slightly unevenly. The texture was thin, smooth, and lightweight, but the formula was still drying over the five hours it lasted. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Recollection (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Buxom Ultraviolet (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Unicorn Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick Unicorn
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Tom Ford Cala di Volpe, Carriacou, Mustique, Pipa Moisturecore Lip Colors

Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is supposed to have two formulas in one. The center is described as a “liquid core” that “provides luxurious moisture” while the exterior is hydrating, has golden pearl, and yields a “soft veil of lightweight color that lasts for hours.” The formula is lightweight, moderately emollient, and somewhat hydrating. It didn’t have great longevity as wear ranged from two to four hours depending on the shade. They don’t really have a “soft veil” of color, as most of them are fairly pigmented. It is vanilla-scented with no discernible taste. In general, the formula is a little heavier but has noticeably less shine than the also-new Ultra-Rich Lip Colors.

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Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Moisturecore Lip Color Cala di Volpe
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
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Too Faced 1998 & Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is supposed to apply l ike a gloss but dry to “an ultra-matte, opaque finish” that is “never dry, shriveled, or cracked” that should “last for hours.” Most of the shades are unforgiving once they dry down and emphasize lip lines, look “cracked” if you smile, though they feel lighter-weight than they look. It’s one of the more unflattering liquid lipsticks I have tried as many shades highlighted lip lines, and while the lipstick itself wasn’t extremely clingy, there was a dryness present there that, at times, made my lips tingle/ache. For me, the wear was between four and six hours, as a lot of the shades faded unevenly and were faster to breakdown than the average liquid lipstick. The formula is thin, more water-like (reminded me of ColourPop’s formula but sometimes thinner) with a fairly quick dry-down time.

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Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick 1998
C+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
78%
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