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Burberry Brick Red Lip Glow Lip Gloss

Burberry Brick Red Lip Glow Natural Lip Gloss
Burberry Brick Red Lip Glow Natural Lip Gloss

Burberry Brick Red Lip Glow Natural Lip Gloss ($27.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a warm-toned, medium-dark coral with orange-red tones and a glossy sheen. Revlon Papaya is pinker. MAC Viva is mor emuted. MAC Whoops is similar. Guerlain Candy Stripe is less pigmented and more shimmery. Hourglass Nectar is brighter. See comparison swatches.

It’s mostly opaque with a creamy, lightweight consistency that feels a bit gel-like when applied–very cushion-y. It has a high-shine finish, and the color applied fairly evenly, though there was some minimal settling into lip lines (which I didn’t think was noticeable from afar). Brick Red lasted four and a half hours on me, and it was nicely hydrating during that time and my lips still felt moisturized even after it wore away.

Burberry Lip Glow Brick Red
Brick Red
Brick Red
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

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Chanel Cinema and Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is subtly cool-toned, brightened medium-dark red with a creamy, almost jelly-like, finish. MAC Touch of Red is similar. MAC Russian Red is darker. MAC Flaming Rose is a few shades darker. Dior Marilyn is similar. Chanel Suspicious is darker, cooler. Cult Nails Evil Queen is brighter. China Glaze Hey Sailor is similar. Zoya Sooki is darker. Essie Silken Cord is cooler. See comparison swatches. It applied beautifully–no streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges. It was opaque in two coats, and the polish dried to a naturally glossy finish. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it was easy to apply and control.

Paparazzi Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a muted, plummy brown with copper pearl. I couldn’t think of anything that really came close to this–SpaRitual Quartz is much more orange, rather than plum. Chanel April is cooler-toned, pinker, and shimmer-free. See comparison swatches.  Not only was it a more unique color (relative to what I’ve seen), it had great color payoff, a lovely consistency, and was a breeze to apply.  It was opaque in two coats, and I didn’t have any trouble with the formula streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges because it wasn’t too thick or too thin.  I typically get a week of wear out of Chanel’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Cinema
Cinema
Cinema
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Paparazzi
Paparazzi
Paparazzi
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Revlon Pink Lemonade Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Pink Lemonade Colorburst Lip Butter
Revlon Pink Lemonade Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Pink Lemonade Colorburst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a pale, lightly warmed-up pink with a luminous sheen. MAC Dreaminess is more pigmented. MAC Angel is darker. Guerlain Beatrix is less pink. Guerlain Rose Desir is darker. Chanel Candide is pinker. Chanel Candeur is cooler. Chanel Magnolia is similar. Chanel Confidentielle is darker. Bobbi Brown Orchid Pink is cooler. See comparison swatches.

Pink Lemonade has semi-sheer color payoff that applied fairly evenly. It lightened my natural lip color but didn’t give it a heavy, pasty look as some pale shades can do. If a lot of beiges and pale pinks make you feel washed out, you may really like the sheerness and finish of this shade. It lasted a mere two hours, so you’ll need to be willing to reapply frequently. The consistency is slick, almost wet, and very balm-like, so it is easy to apply and slides right on (and this is likely why it tends to disappear more quickly than other lipsticks). It was lightly hydrating while worn.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade
B+

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Lacquer

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Lacquer
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Lacquer

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a subtly warm-toned, beige with brown and mauve tones and a metallic, champagne shimmer. OCC Kava Kava is lighter, yellower. Chanel Peche Nacree was warmer, more peach. Rescue Beauty Lounge Ani was less pigmented, lighter. Zoya Shay was less metallic, lighter. See comparison swatches.

It was quite pigmented, and nearly one coat was almost opaque but produced an interesting semi-opaque result (I applied only one coat on my pinky nail for reference) that some may like. The color itself was more unique than not, which is something that made me really want to like it, but there were so many visible brush strokes that I found the finish to be more distracting as a result. The brush strokes were also the type that go wonky easily, so they’re not uniform or in a straight line (and Guerlain’s brush is fairly wide, so that should have helped). The consistency was just slightly thick but not really problematic. I’ve been getting a week of wear with Guerlain’s formula with very minor tip wear.

Guerlain Le Vernis Nail Lacquer La Petite Robe Noire
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
89%
Total

Chanel Ce Soir and Le Baiser Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted plum with pink tones, subtle warm undertones, and a natural sheen. NARS Casablanca is darker, less pink. NARS Falbala is sheerer, more shimmery. NARS Mayflower is sheerer. MAC Craving is pinker, cooler. Chanel Bel Ami is warmer, less pink. Chanel Etole is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.  The consistency was lightly creamy without being too slick or too wet, and it felt lightweight and comfortable applied–no heaviness or thickness from the creamy texture.  It was fully opaque, and Ce Soir wore for five hours and was lightly hydrating during that time.

Le Baiser Rouge Coco Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium pink with subtle warm undertones (it seems to lean just slightly warm) and a soft, frosted finish. MAC Heart to Heart is warmer. MAC Force of Love is lighter. Chanel Enjouee is warmer, more coral. Guerlain Gourmandise is brighter, darker. See comparison swatches.  The texture of Le Baiser was only somewhat creamy–it was noticeably stiffer/drier compared to Ce Soir–which I expect is from the frost content in it.  It doesn’t tug or pull at lips; it’s just not as creamy.  The color applied with nearly opaque color (there is a very faint outline of my lip freckle coming through, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from afar).  It lasted five and a half hours, but it wasn’t hydrating (luckily, it wasn’t drying either).

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour Ce Soir
Ce Soir
Ce Soir
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour Le Baiser
Le Baiser
Le Baiser
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Edward Bess Filled with Desire Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Filled with Desire Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Filled with Desire Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Filled with Desire Blush Extraordinaire ($43.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “pale pink.” It’s a lightened pink with subtle warm undertones and a satiny sheen. MAC Stay Pretty is darker. MAC Rosy Outlook is slightly warmer. MAC Launch Away is a smidgen lighter. MAC Easy Manner is warmer. Illamasqua Naked Rose is darker. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel is darker. Burberry Misty is a touch warmer. See comparison swatches.

Filled with Desire is a shade that is best for fair complexions, as the color in the pan is about what you get when swatched, which is just a lighter shade that won’t show up well on darker skin tones. The texture was soft, finely-milled, but it was somewhat powdery to the touch. Once applied and blended into the skin, I didn’t notice any powderiness on the skin, and the blush had a very subtle sheen that was luminous but not frosted. This shade lasted eight hours well on my skin and looked slightly faded after nine hours of wear.

Edward Bess Blush Extraordinaire Filled with Desire
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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