Thanks to Nicole D. for today's question!

How do you adapt or reject trends based on your personal style?

I like contouring, but I personally like mine subtle, so even though the trend might be to highlight and contour on a daily basis and might seem more extreme, I stay with subtle but might contour more often (because it’s more on my mind than normal)! I’d say in general if it’s a trend that I like or works for my tastes, I’ll use it and apply to the extent that I like but won’t wear it exactly as is trendy if I don’t like it.
-- Christine

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Too Faced Honey Bear & I Want Candy La Cremes

Too Faced Honey Bear La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Honey Bear La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and fine gold shimmer paired with a lightly glossy finish. It had a creamy, melty consistency that’s emollient and very comfortable to wear, but it does move around a little more than your average lipstick does. It lasted four hours on me, and it was particularly hydrating while worn. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty So Vain (50) (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ramblin' Rose (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #526 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shanghai Spice (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Maggy (436) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Mayflower (DC, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Sequin (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced I Want Candy La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a fine silver shimmer paired with a glossy finish. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and had a moderate slip. I saw that some color welled into my lip lines, but this wasn’t that noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color lasted for four hours and was moisturizing over time. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Genial (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Crime of Passion (RD311) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $36.00) is brighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Patrick (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Blossom Bright (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Gracy (P, $55.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

(As a note, I Want Candy seems to be MIA from most retailers–I was able to find it still listed on Ulta, but it is out of stock, so I’m guessing it’s been discontinued.)

Too Faced La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, hydrating, and pigmented lipstick. The majority of the range has a signature texture: lightweight, creamy, moderately slippery, and feels like it melts against the lips. The color payoff varies from semi-opaque to fully opaque, though some of the glittery shades are sheerer (but packed with glitter). The formula is usually hydrating on me with average wear (about four hours).

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Too Faced La Crème Honey Bear
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
Too Faced La Crème I Want Candy
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%

Shiseido Crime of Passion, Poppy, Real Ruby Rouge Rouge Lipsticks

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Crime of Passion (RD311) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and very fine, golden pearl. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The texture on this shade was slightly thicker and more emollient than other shades in the range, but it didn’t slide around or wear too quickly–but it was more moisturizing than other shades. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours on me. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced I Want Candy (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Elegant Accent (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Temple (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Crosswires (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Be a Lady (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Poppy (RD312) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff, which covered the lips evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and easy to apply. This shade wore for eight hours, was lightly hydrating, and didn’t feather or bleed past my lips. Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Red (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Gala (P, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC True Love's Kiss (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Maria Moretti (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Night to Remember (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brownish undertones and a fine pearl. The lipstick had good pigmentation paired with a smooth, lightweight, and lightly creamy texture that easily moved across the lips without tugging and delivered even coverage. This shade lasted for six hours and was lightly moisturizing. Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00)(95% similar). Guerlain Habit Rouge (P, $37.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Parisian Red (P, $35.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Rusty (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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.

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Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Crime of Passion (RD311)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Poppy (RD312)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Real Ruby (RD502)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Now Online

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick


Kat Von D created this very special lipstick to benefit a cause that is close to her heart—ending animal testing. With every lipstick sold, 20 percent of the retail price will go directly to Project Chimps, a nonprofit organization that works to stop the use of chimps in biomedical research, and retire them to a life of freedom and sanctuary.

Availability

Now online

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The Details

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick | $20.00 | Limited Edition

Featuring collectible packaging and an exclusive shade—called Project Chimps—this must-have lipstick is beautiful inside and out. The warm brick red tone was specially chosen because it’s flattering on all skintones, so everyone can swipe it on to their lips and support the cause.

  • Project Chimps Warm brick red

MAC x Taraji P. Henson Collection for September 2016

MAC x Taraji P. Henson Collection
MAC x Taraji P. Henson Collection


Taraji P. Henson has won the world over with her fearless performances, powerhouse confidence and charismatic spark. We’re thrilled to announce she is joining forces with M·A·C for an upcoming collaboration! #MACTaraji, coming in September.

Availability

Online September 6th, in select MAC stores September 8th

The Details

Lipstick | $17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Strip Me Down Deep tone beige (Matte)

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural | $33.00 U.S. / $38.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Taraji Glow Reddish brown

Mineralize Skinfinish | $33.00 U.S. / $38.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Highlight the Truth Soft bronze coral with golden shimmer

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