MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “blackened plum [with a Cremesheen finish].” Urban Decay Apocalypse (DC, $22.00)(90% similar). Thierry Mugler Dream (-, $28.00)(90% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Chanel L'Impatiente (P, $36.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Bee (LE, $55.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Berry Black Friday (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Dramatic Encounter (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Dior Fashion Night (881) (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Boyfriend Stealer
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
73%

NARS Summer 2016 Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering teal-green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark teal with subtle, cooler undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage dry, while damp application yielded mostly opaque coverage that had a stronger, smoother sheen. The texture was fairly smooth but slightly firm in the pan, and I had trouble getting true-to-pan, opaque coverage out of this (even when used with a damp brush) as it kept fading down and didn’t blend out evenly. It lasted for six hours before creasing on me. NARS Bavaria (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Steamy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Flower Shop (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Deep End
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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MAC Constant Craving, Ceaseless Energy, Preserving Passion Versicolour Stains

MAC Constant Craving Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink.” It comes out of the tube as a light-medium, bluish pink with a cream finish, but it “sets” and yields a slightly darker, more fuchsia-tinted pink, though it still had a lot of the milky quality of the initial color still present. The texture was a little thicker overall, and this one applied messily–it was uneven and settled into lines very easily. This was one of the worst-applying of the ones I’ve tried thus far. The color lasted for six hours and was drying over time. MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Love Buzz (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Pinctada (214) (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Unlimited Style (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Speed Up (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Constant Craving Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain Constant Craving
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
73%
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Viseart Chroma Theory Palette

Viseart Chroma Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. It’s a slightly warmer take on a smoky eye with more taupe-like grays than silver-like grays, but you have the very cool-toned white shade that can be used to lighten and give a cooler cast when mixed or layered with other shades.

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Viseart Chroma Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette Chroma
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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NARS Do Not Disturb & Members Only Lip Covers

NARS Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition formula that is supposed to have “rich and lustrous” color with shine. They are a liquid lipstick, but they are not the type that dry down to a fully flat, transfer-free finish. They stay emollient and can slide around, and they transfer a lot–but they are also pretty pigmented so despite color being left on coffee cups and the like, a lot of hangs around. They’re comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, but they wear no longer than four to five hours. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula. I didn’t have issues with the color feathering or bleeding on me, but the formula definitely has the slip that may make it a possibility for those who tend to experience that with their lip products!

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NARS Do Not Disturb Lip Cover

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. NARS Contour (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Inglot #504 (P, $15.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush
MAC Mineralize Blush Cosmic Force
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%