ColourPop Beeper & Clueless Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Beeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Beeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “warm mid-tone taupe.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. I could see this leaning more neutral on those with naturally pink or cool-toned complexions. It had good pigmentation that applied with smooth, even color without “cracking” or emphasizing lip lines. The color lasted for seven hours on me and was lightly drying after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Burberry Antique Pink (303) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Clueless Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve pink.” It’s a muted, medium pink with neutrla-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It is funny that ColourPop said “Never look like a full-on Monet” with this shade, because it actually looks quite horrific up-close as the color cracks and is very prone to flaking while worn. It had the color payoff, but it lacked the smoothness and more even fading/wear of the majority of the line. It was moderately drying and lasted for five hours before it had turned patchy and uneven enough that it needed to be removed. Colour Pop Shimmy (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Melancholia (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Magick (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

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Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Beeper
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Clueless
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Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
76%
Limited Edition

MAC Vamplify Collection for Fall 2015

MAC Vamplify Collection
MAC Vamplify Collection

Be seduced by our most dramatic lip gloss yet. Loaded with high-powered pigments that hug lips in shades that glisten with a delicious shine, one swipe of Vamplify loads lips with attitude as a combination of lush natural oils polish with impeccable, moisturizing colour. Never a tease, the glossy colour wears comfortably for hours, for a look that comes on strong and doesn’t let go.

Vamplify ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • A for Attitude Hot pink
  • Anything But Demure Mauvey nude
  • Everybody’s Talking Intense coral
  • Flash Drive Intense coral-red
  • How Chic is This? Violet purple
  • Hyper-Fabulous Mauvey brown
  • Little Miss Mischief Bright warm pink
  • Modern Drama Dark plum
  • Peer Pressure Intense red-burgundy
  • Push Some Buttons Intense orange-red
  • She-Rebel Dark blue-purple
  • Spanking Haute Pinky nude
  • Speed Up Bubblegum pink
  • Suggestive Intense blue-red
  • Tease Don’t Touch Intense true red
  • Tuned In Mid-tone rosy nude
  • What’s Going On? Hot intense fuchsia

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Cultured Mid-tone nude
  • Dark Out Rosy pink
  • Double-Time Pinky brown
  • Good Timing Brick red
  • He Said, She Said Brown mauve
  • In Control Light pink
  • Ms. Diva Intense reddish burgundy
  • Nothing Sexier Pale nude
  • Oh Honey! Warm nude
  • Posy Perfect Plum
  • Rebellious Burgundy-plum
  • Voltage Coral-salmon

AVAILABILITY | Online August 26th (North America); in-stores September 3rd (North America); September 2015 (International)

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Sephora Love Sick (22) Colorful Blush

Sephora Love Sick (22) Colorful Blush

Sephora Love Sick (22) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is slightly muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (P, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (LE, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Hyacinth (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Rosa (11) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Love Sick leans slightly cooler-toned, but on my warmer skin tone, it looks a lot warmer applied to my face as blush, but I fully expect it to be truer-to-color on those with neutral or cooler undertones. The texture was soft, smooth, fairly blendable while having buildable coverage that went from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with two to three layers. There’s a very subtle sheen to the finish, especially as it is worked into the skin, but it doesn’t look shimmery–more like a natural finish that looks like skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours on my normal-to-dry skin.

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Sephora Collection Colorful Blush Love Sick (22)
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9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Tom Ford Lip Color Shade Extensions for Fall 2015

Tom Ford Lip Color Shade Extensions for Fall 2015
Tom Ford Lip Color Shade Extensions for Fall 2015

Lip Color ($52.00) (Permanent)

  • Dark and Stormy (Palvos from Lips & Boys)
  • Sweet Mystery (Peter from Lips & Boys)
  • Guilty Pleasure (William from Lips & Boys)
  • Seventh Sin (Omar from Lips & Boys)
  • Casino (Blake from Lips & Boys)
  • Flash of Pink (John from Lips & Boys)
  • Sunset Blvd. (Tomas from Lips & Boys)
  • Showgirl (Francesco from Lips & Boys)
  • Something Wild
  • Lilac Nymph
  • Virgin Rose
  • Misbehaved
  • Bare Peach (Previously Asia Exclusive)
  • Naked Coral (Previously Asia Exclusive)
  • Forbidden Pink (Previously Asia Exclusive)
  • So Vain

AVAILABILITY | Now at Nordstrom, , Tom Ford

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