OCC Black Dahlia, Hollywood, Memento, Technopagan Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a new way to get your Lip Tar delivered to you, as it is packaged in a clear tube with a doe-foot applicator, instead of a squeeze-tube that requires a lip brush. I figured I would try two shades that I found more challenging to apply, and then two shades that applied quite well to see if the doe-foot really helped for application/delivery of the product. From the four I tried, I don’t think that the doe-foot deposits too much in general, but Black Dahlia’s very liquid, almost runny formula makes it hard to apply, period–marginally easier than the squeeze-tube but a brush would still be better. I think they are more foolproof to apply with the doe-foot applicator.

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OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar/RTW
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Black Dahlia
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
82%
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MAC Pure Bred Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Pure Bred Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad ($46.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a set of warmer neutral shades with a more frosted finish overall. It’s a good palette, though everything is dupable, so you may find you have colors like it. I think you’ll want to add-in your go-to brow bone highlighter, as using the lightest shade in this was pretty stark due to the high-shine finish of it! The Mineralize Eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “low to medium coverage” when applied dry and “more intense coverage and colour” when used wet. The texture of these felt a lot smoother than the majority of MAC’s Mineralize Eyeshadow range–they had a really silky, finely-milled consistency that adhered well to the skin and blended out nicely.

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MAC Pure Bred Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad Pure Bred
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipglass ($15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright orange with sparkle.” It’s a muted, coral-orange with warm undertones and pink and gold sparkle. Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Brick Red (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Becca Watermelon/Opal (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Dior 999 (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Daydream (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Chene Rouge (212) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Scandal (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Eternal Red (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, brighter (80% similar). Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipglass
MAC Lipglass Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright orange [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC True Red (LE, $17.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Mangrove (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues Blush

Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush ($52.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a lightly brightened, medium pink-coral with very fine gold pearl. MAC Hipness (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #1 (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Something About Berry (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Soulshine #1 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush
Guerlain Rose Aux Joues (2015) Pink Me Up
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%