Hourglass Imagine Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

The Extreme Sheen formula is supposed to have high-shine, rich pigment, no feathering, and be moisturizing. The brand’s description is frustrating, because while some shades are most certainly intensely pigmented, many of the shades are sheer and seem sheer in a deliberate way. In this instance, Imagine is semi-opaque but my natural lip color peeks through because the pigmentation is primarily in the form of shimmer. On more pigmented lips, I would expect this to look rather different.

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Hourglass Imagine Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss Imagine
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
89%

NYX Pink Lyric Lipstick

NYX Pink Lyric Round Lipstick ($4.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened magenta pink with cool, blue undertones. The finish is creamy with very minor settling into lip lines and opaque color coverage. MAC Pink Pigeon is a touch darker and brighter. MAC Love Forever is a touch darker and less pink (more purple). NARS Schiap is darker, pinker. Milani Rose Hip is pinker, brighter. MAC Florida looks similar.

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NYX Pink Lyric Lipstick
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick Pink Lyric
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%

Tom Ford Lovelust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Love Lust Cheek Color ($55.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a dark coral with hints of orange and gold shimmer and just a smidgen of pink thrown in. There’s plenty of pigmentation–you can sheer it out for something softer, more of a sheen with a touch of color, or apply a little more for a bolder cheek. NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #9 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pink Mint (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Blush (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Divergent Obscure Coral (LE) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Lovelust Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Love Lust
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Guerlain Nahema (143) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Nahema (143) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant coral-pink with subtle gold shimmer and a natural shine. This is the type of shade that always seems to garner compliments, even though there are a fair amount of shades that can be found in the same family. Guerlain Chamade is redder. Guerlain Bal de Mai is a bit darker and less coral. MAC Watch Me Simmer is pinker and brighter. NYX Haute Melon is a bit lighter. MAC Hibiscus is more orange. Laura Mercier Tangerine is lighter and less pink. Chanel Phoenix is much pinker. Chanel Genial is similar but doesn’t have the shimmer. Korres #18 is pinker. MAC Fresh Salmon is more golden and sheerer.

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Guerlain Nahema (143) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Nahema
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint

On cheeks, it imparts a natural sheen that’s fresh-faced without being shiny or oily-looking. The color is very subtle, and on deeper skin tones, I don’t think it would be so effective. On pale to light-medium skin tones, it would work well as a barely-there blusher to add some warmth and natural color. NARS Sex Appeal is much, much lighter. Chanel Espiegle is much more orange. MAC Brit Wit is cooler, less peach, more mauve. Urban Decay Score is pinker.  It wears for seven and a half hours on cheeks.  I liked applying this with a stippling brush best and blending with fingers.

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Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint
Le Metier de Beaute Crème Fresh Tint Ginger Lily
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%

Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee ($40.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as “high polish for your skin.” It’s a liquid, powder, and gel formula all-in-one. Estee Lauder says it “smooths on as an all-over soft sheen” and “builds for luminous pearl highlighting.” I wouldn’t describe it as an all-over powder or really so much a highlighting product–maybe a highlighting bronzer. The product is very, very intense. The pigmentation is insane; one tap of the brush, and it’s more than enough color to add a bronzed look to my cheeks. To achieve mere highlighting, I found that a fan brush and a very, very light hand (think of just a tap) was the only way to get just a faint sheen. If you use a regular blush or highlighting brush, and you use your typical method, you’ll probably find there’s too much for just a highlighted sheen.

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Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush Topaz Chameleon
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
3
Total
86%