Monday, June 1st, 2015

Too Faced Melted Chihuahua Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Chihuahua Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Chihuahua Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve.” It’s a muted, medium peachy-brown with a hint of rose and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff that covered really evenly and smoothly without pulling into lip lines. On m e, the color lasted for six hours, which is on the shorter side for the formula, but still a longer-wearing lip product. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Persistence (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler. Bite Beauty Marzipan (P, $28.00) is darker. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler. NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Glamour Era (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Melted Melon Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “guava.” It’s a bold, brightened, near-neon coral-orange with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It was intensely pigmented with full coverage achieved with little product. The texture is lightweight, comfortable, and sits well on the lips. The color wears on and on for nearly eight hours and leaves behind a warm red stain behind. It feels slightly drying after six hours of wear. Bite Beauty Crush (P, $28.00) is cooler. Tom Ford Beauty True Coral (P, $50.00) is darker. MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is darker, less glossy. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $32.00) is darker, less glossy. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler, less glossy. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is cooler. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Melted Melon

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Too Faced Melted Frosting Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Frosting Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Frosting Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “bubblegum pink.” It’s a bright, light pink with neutral-towarm undertones and a soft shine. This shade had more of a satin finish than the glossier finish of most shades in the formula. It had mostly opaque coverage, but the lighter color made “lines” more apparent if you pressed your lips together. It had a thinner consistency, too, which I think helped it apply more smoothly than it might have with the typical consistency. It wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Bubblegum Bloom (965) (LE, $7.49) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler. Maybelline Hibiscus Pop (715) (P, $7.49) is darker. Maybelline Petal Pink (710) (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler. MAC A Novel Romance (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC To Savour (P, $23.00) is more muted. NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler, less glossy. MAC Dress to Impress (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) (P, $36.00) is darker. Too Faced Melted Marshmallow (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Ladies Who Lunch (LE, $22.00) is darker. MAC Sweet Experience (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Be Fabulous (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted. YSL Frivolous Pink (19) (DC, $34.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Rose Lily (LE, $16.00) is more muted, less pigmented. YSL Lingerie Pink (7) (P, $34.00) is more muted, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Melted Sugar Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “nude sand.” It’s a light, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it didn’t apply as smoothly or as evenly as the majority of this range. The wear was shorter, too, at five hours. It was a little drying after three hours. MAC Luxe Natural (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted. Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is darker, more muted. MAC Crème d’Nude (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. MAC Angel’s Kiss (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Kat Von D Agatha (P, $21.00) is cooler, less glossy. MAC Peach Beige (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Strip Poker (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Riot House (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC She’s a Peach (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Romantic Breakdown (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, more muted, less glossy. Maybelline Barely Bloomed (700) (P, $7.49) is darker, more muted, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Beau (LE, $32.00) is darker. MAC What’s Haute? (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Melted Velvet Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “bordeaux.” It’s a deepened, medium-dark red with subtle, warmer undertones and a glossy sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but it at least applied evenly, which these deeper, less opaque reds often struggle with. It lasted for seven hours and left a stain behind, and it was a little drying after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler. MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Red Ego (P, $30.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (LE, $22.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Melted Sugar

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8.5/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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Melted Velvet

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Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pigmented, long-wearing, and hydrating formula that’s great if you like your color creamy and mostly opaque with a natural finish. You know you have a good formula on your hands when the average rating is an A across over thirty shades. If I had to pick a few for favorites, I would say: Defiant Coral (A), Discreet (A), Dynamic (A), Intense Nude (A), Irresistible (A), Jealous (A), and Reckless (A).

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Friday, May 29th, 2015

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pinky with a creamy, natural finish and neutral-to-warm undertones. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, but the slightly thickened formula pulled into lip lines. The effect worsened slightly as it wore on for the next five hours. The formula was hydrating. Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is glossier. MAC Boca (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is similar. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is pinker. Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is pinker. Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is similar. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is pinker, glossier. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is pinker. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dusk (P, $50.00) is similar. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is glossier, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark berry with cool, pink undertones with a soft shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a veil of translucency (you can see my lip freckle just slightly). It covered evenly and smoothly, while it lasted for six and a half hours and left a stain behind. It was comfortable to wear and moisturizing over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is warmer, more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (LE, $32.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Plum Lush (05) (P, $50.00) is more matte, lighter. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is warmer. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is darker. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is darker. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is brighter. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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9.5/10

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9.5/10

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Estee Lauder Passionate Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Passionate Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick

Here are the last three shades I bought from the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) range, which is supposed to be a medium coverage, hydrating lipstick with a “luminous shine.” They have semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage with a luminous finish. Some shades have a faint pearl shimmer, but the shimmer is hard to detect when worn (I wouldn’t describe them as shimmery, for example). The wear time ranges from four to six hours, and the formula is hydrating while worn. The texture is more balm-like with some tackiness, but it’s comfortable to wear. I couldn’t detect any scent or taste from the formula.

Estee Lauder Passionate Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia-pink with lighter violet and fuchsia pearl. This shade has a natural shine, but it wasn’t as glossy as other shades in the range, while the shimmer was more noticeable than most shades. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly without pulling into lip lines. On me, the color lasted for five hours and left a slight stain behind, while the formula felt comfortable and hydrating. Maybelline Carnation Cabernet (970) (LE, $7.49) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $32.00) is darker. Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is less glossy. Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is more muted. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Revlon Whimsical (115) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery. Revlon Fuchsia Shock (P, $7.99) is cooler-toned, lighter. Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is slightly darker. MAC Lickable (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler-toned. Guerlain Girly (P, $51.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Pink Dragon Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly full color coverage–there was hardly any translucency at all–with a slightly thicker, creamier consistency compared to other shades. It seemed more prone to mpehasizing lip lines as well. It stayed on well for four and a half hours, and it was still moisturizing. Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy. Chanel Elise (448) (P, $36.00) is less glossy, cooler-toned. Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower (P, $20.00) is less glossy, darker. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is warmer. MAC Pheromonal (LE, $17.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is a little lighter. Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $51.00) is cooler-toned. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Turn On (P, $22.00) is darker, more matte. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Surreal Sun Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, pink-leaning coral with a glossy, creamy finish. It mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly, while the high-shine finish gave lips a fuller, more rounded look. The formula was comfortable to wear with a hydrating feel, and the color lasted well for four and a half hours on me. Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is more matte, pinker. MAC Love Temple (LE, $22.00) is less glossy. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is brighter, less glossy. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is a smidgen pinker. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is pinker. YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is pinker. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Streak (P, $22.00) is less glossy. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Elegant Accent (P, $22.00) is more matte. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $16.00) is more matte, pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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9/10

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8/10

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8.5/10

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9/10

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Kat Von D A-Go-Go Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D A-Go-Go Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright orange-red.” It’s a bold, brightened, neon orange with warm, red undertones and an ultra-matte finish. It’s insanely bright, and it seemed to make my entire face appear warmer/redder. It’s also intensely pigmented with little product needed for full coverage. The texture begins as a liquid and then dries down to a completely matte finish that doesn’t really budge until broken down by oil. There’s just enough time to apply and smooth out the color before it dries down. It was still going strong after eight hours, but it is somewhat drying over time. MAC Tomango (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, glossier. MAC Neon Orange (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. Illamasqua Flare (P, $24.00) is darker. NARS Iberico (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Jeffree Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink.” It’s a medium pink with warm undertones and an ultra-matte finish. It had good color coverage, and the texture applied with even, smooth color, but it seemed to dry down more “harshly” in a sense, as it emphasized the texture of my lips, while most shades in this formula have made my lips appear smoother. It was still mostly intact after eight hours of wear, and it started to feel drying after four hours of wear. NARS Natalie (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier. Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes (P, $21.00) is warmer. Anastasia Sweet Talker (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Berlin (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Outlaw Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “brick red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and an ultra-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that went on smoothly and evenly without a fuss. It dries down quickly but you have enough time to work with the product to get clean, crisp lines. The color was still going strong after eight hours, but it began to feel drying after four and a half hours of wear. Make Up For Ever #43 (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler, glossier. Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is cooler. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is glossier. MAC Opera (LE, $16.00) is cooler, glossier. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is darker. Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $19.00) is warmer. NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is cooler. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lower quality. NARS Cruella (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Ruby Woo (P, $16.00) is cooler. Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Outlaw

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9.5/10

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