Shiseido Liaison, Coral Shore, Ruby Copper Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Liaison (RD306) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a soft, lightly shimmery sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The consistency was lightly emollient, so it glided on the lips easily and felt comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. The formula was hydrating overall. MAC Hibiscus (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (LE, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Madame Flirte (861) (LE, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Amant (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Rags to Riches (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Chamade (P, $37.00) is more muted, glossier (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay EZ (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly brighter, medium peony pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft sheen. There is very pearl that gives it a more luminous finish, but it isn’t overly glossy, which likely contributes to the better wear time (almost five hours). The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and featherweight on the lips. It was comfortable to wear and hydrating while worn. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Murrey (RD305) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Georgia (P, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Elegant Accent (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) (LE, $55.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Streak (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Liaison (DC, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Fleurie (139) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark ruby red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly. The texture was very lightweight, smooth and creamy without being heavy, and comfortable on the lips. This shadde wore well for seven hours, was moisturizing, and didn’t feather or bleed past the edges of my lips. Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (P, $35.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sancho (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Garconne (P, $55.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Liaison (RD306)
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Coral Shore (RD309)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Ruby Copper (RD501)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick for Fall 2016

Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick for Fall 2016
Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick for Fall 2016


Shimmer Shock Lipstick gives lips intense color and extreme shine, in a lightweight formula that’s comfortable to wear. Light-reflecting pearls make lips look fuller, and illuminated—just swipe on this bold, sexy lip formula for an audacious lip look.

Availability

Now online

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The Details

Shimmer Shock Lipstick | $18.00 | New, Permanent

  • Pyro Shimmering light mauve
  • Volatile Sparkling sandstorm
  • Flasher Retro pink
  • Uncontrollable Illuminating peachy pink
  • Fireball Flickering red
  • Dynamite Sparkling watermelon
  • Sexysurge Glittering electric pink
  • Aftershock Raspberry spark
  • Va-Va-Voltage Fuchsia flash
  • Atomic AllureMagenta flash
  • Thunderbolt Glitter eggplant
  • Supercharged Glimmering grape

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Smashbox Red Rage, Inspiration, Tabloid Be Legendary Lipsticks

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark ruby red with strong, pink undertones and fine fuchsia shimmer sprinkled throughout. Though it wasn’t fully opaque, it covered evenly and smoothly as the lipstick glided on without tugging and sat well without settling into lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and comfortable to wear over the six and a half hours this shade lasted. It felt lightly hydrating overall. Bite Beauty Kir Royale (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Psycho (P, $17.00) is brighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC By Special Order (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark fuchsia-berry with cool, blue undertones and a dusting of fine, pink pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage, so some of the natural lip color will come through. The texture was light-medium in weight with a moderately creamy feel–more emollient than the average shade in the range–that covered well and didn’t streak. This shade was still wearing well after six hours, and the formula felt lightly hydrating. Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Fanny (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Lickable (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C208 (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Milan Mode (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. Of all the Cream shades, this had the least glossiness, but it definitely wasn’t matte. The texture was a bit thicker, and it applied without dragging, but it didn’t sit as well on the lips and emphasized the texture. The color wore well for six hours and was just a bit hydrating overall. Dose of Colors Love Potion (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, long-wearing, richly pigmented formula that’s lightweight and moisturizing. The consistency is light-medium in thickness–not thin but not heavy–that sits well on the lips and adheres for four to seven hours comfortably. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. Some shades were nicely hydrating while others were lightly moisturizing but none of the Cream shades were drying. There is a very, very faint vanilla scent to them (I can only detect when the entire tube is untwisted) but no discernible taste.

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Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick Red Rage
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick Inspiration
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick Tabloid
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%

NARS Velvet Lip Glide for Fall 2016

NARS Velvet Lip Glide for Fall 2016
NARS Velvet Lip Glide for Fall 2016


This season, NARS takes lips to a whole new level with the new Velvet Lip Glide. The new lip color strikes the perfect balance between softness and strength, coverage and comfort in a full range of colors. Laced with NARS’ Oil Infusion Complex, this hybrid lip color combines the fluidity and effortlessness of a gloss with the coverage and comfort of a lipstick. Oil Infusion Complex allows for a smooth-glide effect, instantly delivering saturated color with sensorial comfort. The new doe foot applicator offers a plush application delivering effortlessly nourished lips and intense color. Named after the iconic venues and new attitude that emerged from the sexual revolution of the ‘70s, Velvet Lip Glide shade names capture the freedom of personal power and play.

Availability

September 6th for VIB/VIB Rouge (Sephora), September 15th (NARS Boutiques, NARSCosmetics.com), October 1st at all other retailers

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Velvet Lip Glide | $26.00 | New, Permanent

  • Area Rich chestnut
  • Bound Rose pink
  • Danceteria Fuchsia
  • Deviant Deep burgundy (NARS Exclusive)
  • La Main Bleue Rich berry
  • Le Palace Deep cherry red
  • Mineshaft Poppy red
  • No. 54 Raspberry red
  • Playpen Pink coral
  • Stripped Beige pink
  • Toy Deep aubergine
  • Unlaced Nude pink
  • Unspeakable Garnet

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Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette Now Available

Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette
Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette


Makeup Geek has partnered with popular beauty vlogger KathleenLights to bring you a limited-edition highlighter palette that includes three exclusive shades lovingly created by Kathleen

“I’m so happy and in love with this highlight palette! I wanted to create three wearable shades that suit every single skin tone in one place! A shade for fair skin, medium skin and deeper skin tones! So, no matter who you are, you can rock these highlights and be glowy and beautiful! You can even mix them to create your custom shade! Hope you love it as much as I do!” XOXO, KathleenLights

Availability

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The Details

Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette | $39.00 | Limited Edition

  • Nightlight Light gold with a reflective luminous finish
  • Starlight Rosy pink with a reflective luminous finish
  • Sunlight Soft copper with a reflective luminous finish