MAC No Interruptions, Soft Hint, Designer Blue Lipsticks

MAC No Interruptions Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with a metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It performed more like a Lustre than a Frost–it was sheer, though it packed plenty of shimmer on the lips and lasted a mere two hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating, which given the rest, is really a positive point. I think it is absolutely workable on its own, as it just adds a more frosted finish to your natural lip color, but it would also work layered over other lip products. MAC Liquid Lurex (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Spoiled Fabulous (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tanarama (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $35.00) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Yellow It-stick (603) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Playland (LE, $17.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Lipstick
MAC Lipstick No Interruptions
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
69%
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Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick

Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Mascarpone
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Shiseido Bloodstone, Rose Crush, Red Queen Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and fine, ruby red pearl. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied beautifully–it yielded even, smooth coverage that didn’t emphasize lip lines. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and comfortable to apply and to wear. This shade wore well for seven hours on me, left behind a stain, and was moisturizing. NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Bloodstone (RD503)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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Smashbox Mauve, Safe Word, Pinch Me Be Legendary Matte Lipsticks

Smashbox Mauve Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a heavier consistency that was more cream-like than velvety, and it definitely was not matte. The texture caught on the natural texture of my lips, and the color pulled into lip lines over the four hours it lasted. It was neither drying nor hydrating, but it would streak anytime I pressed my lips together. MAC Please Me (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Smashbox Mauve Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Mauve
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Illuminating Emulsion ($52.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, golden pearl. Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Illuminating Emulsion
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion Sunlight
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette

Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette ($39.00 for 0.75 oz.) has three warm-toned highlighters–peachy gold, rosy pink, golden bronze–that leans toward the more extreme of highlighters, as they’re very shimmery and produce a strong sheen when applied. They are easiest to use at medium or higher coverage, but with a light touch and a feathery brush, you can get a less intense look. The powders were consistent in feel, performance, and payoff: they were soft, just a smidgen dusty but blendable on the skin with rich color payoff and a high-shine, frosted finish. I had a noticeable emphasis of pores when I wore the shades at medium or greater coverage. All three shades lasted a solid eight hours on me before fading. On my light-medium skin tone, all three produced some color as well as shine, so I expect that lighter skin tones will find these more to work as highlighting blushes, while darker skin tones will appreciate the lack of white in the bases across these shades.

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Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette
Makeup Geek Highlighter Palette Kathleen Lights
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%
Limited Edition
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