MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick

MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sheer translucent nude.” (I will also note that MAC’s website only describes it as “nude,” which is more misleading than the press release’s description.) It’s a wash of warm beige with a soft, frosted finish. It has a lustre finish. For all intents and purposes, it looks like I put lip balm on, because it looks completely colorless on my lips. As far as dupes go, any lip balm that has more of a sheen than a glossy shine would substitute.

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MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Tropical Mist
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
80%

Bobbi Brown Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink with pearl.” it’s a translucent light-medium pink with lots of silver sparkle. On my lips, it enhances the natural pink coloring found in my lips and gives them a truer pink look (less washed out, since my natural lip color is rather corpse-like). If you have more pigmented lips, it’s going to resemble clear gloss with a truckload of sparkle. MAC Floating Lotus is lighter and has finer shimmer. MAC Sweet Bean has finer shimmer. Bobbi Brown Pastel is much lighter, milkier. MAC Sueprglass has flaky shimmer instead.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Pink Tulle
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “adventurously bold peacock teal.” it’s a rich blue-based teal with a subtle shift to a slightly greener-teal and tends to darken around the edges. Urban Decay Mars is greener. Wet ‘n’ Wild Teal or No Teal is lighter. ORLY Haley’s Comet has chunkier shimmer/sparkle. Illamasqua Viridian is darker and greener.

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China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Deviantly Daring
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
94%

NARS Lovejoy Blush

NARS Lovejoy Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “shimmering bronzed rose.” It’s rosy-red with a little brown thrown in paired with a golden shimmer-sheen. MAC Ring of Saturn is more orange-red, brighter–the two look a little more similar if used softly. Tom Ford Savage is similar but seems a smidgen lighter and has a mostly matte finish. MAC Buddy Up seems fairly close but doesn’t have the golden sheen. MAC Stratus is darker, a little redder.

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NARS Lovejoy Highlighting Blush
NARS Powder Blush Lovejoy
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
87%

Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick

Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep raspberry pink.” It’s a raspberry pink-red with a natural glossy sheen. NARS Afghan Red is softer, more of a sheen than a glossy finish. MAC Deliciously Forbidden is pinker. Hourglass Nocturnal is less intense. Guerlain Pour Troubler is redder.

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Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick
Illamasqua Lipstick Magnetism
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
97%

Illamasqua Opulent Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Opulent Intense Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “rainbow beige.” It’s a golden-beige with multi-colored shimmer (almost holographic but not quite) that reads mostly champagne, gold, copper, and pink once applied. NARS Albatross looks a bit lighter on the lips. MAC Bubble Lounge is lighter, less beige. MAC Luxure has a similar sparkle but is more silvered.

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Illamasqua Opulent Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Opulent Intense Lipgloss

B
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
84%