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)
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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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Smashbox Unzipped, Jam On It, Femme Fatale Be Legendary Matte Lipsticks

Smashbox Unzipped Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Unzipped Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was lightweight, velvety, and didn’t slide around or feather over time. This shade stayed on for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Jam On It Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was lightly creamy with a velvety slip, so it was very smooth and easy to apply. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, where you could see my lip freckle peeking through, but it covered evenly. This shade stayed on for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop More Better (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Femme Fatale Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a very deep berry with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture of this shade was better than many in the range, as it was smooth, lightly velvety, but it didn’t cling or emphasize the natural texture of my lips. It wore well for over six hours, left a fuchsia stain behind, and was non-drying. MAC Babes and Balls (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $20.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, long-wearing, richly pigmented formula that’s lightweight and moisturizing. The texture has a more velvety feel compared to the Cream range, and the finish varied between matte and satin. The formula didn’t cling, but it often accentuated the appearance of lip lines and natural texture on the lips, and it was mostly a non-drying formula. The majority of the colors I tested had good pigmentation and longer-wear. There was a very, very faint vanilla scent to them (I could only detect when the entire tube is untwisted) but no discernible taste.

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Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Unzipped
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Jam On It
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Femme Fatale
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%

Viseart Orange/Violet (03) Blush Palette

Viseart Orange/Violet (01) Blush Palette

Viseart Orange/Violet (01) Blush Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a six-pan blush palette that is the same size (and contains the same amount) as the eyeshadow palettes. It comes in a black plastic compact with a clear lid. Each palette is divided into two families and is “scaled into three levels of cheek color, ideal for the fairest to deep skin tones.” The powder blush formula is supposed to “apply seamlessly” and have “sheer to fuller coverage.” In general, the blush applied better with a light-to-moderately dense brush, light hand, and built-up in layers rather than immediately packed into place. The texture was smooth but dusty, sometimes powdery, and kicked up excess in the pan, so with some of the richer shades, it was easy to over-apply. The formula played better with my skin when it was normal, whereas drier areas had some trouble with the product adhering to the skin for some shades but not all (if you normally wear a cream or liquid base, you should be good to go). The majority of the blushes in the palettes are mostly matte, and they look very smooth on the skin–they actually seemed to hide texture and pores, which was interesting. Most of the shades lasted at least eight hours on my normal-to-dry skin with some lasting as long as nine and a half hours.

Orange #1 is a bright pop of orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to mostly opaque) with a soft, blendable texture that was rather powdery in the pan–it kicked up a ton of excess product every time I touched it, even with a light hand, so it can make the palette very messy. It wore well for eight hours on me. Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Orange #2 is a medium-dark, burnt orange with warm, brown undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pigmentation was buildable from medium to full coverage. The texture was smooth, blendable, and not too dusty or too firm in the pan, so it was less messy than the prior shade. On me, this shade wore well for nine hours. Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Rotonde (LE, $41.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Coppertone (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Powder to the People (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Orange #3 is a bold, bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, so it wasn’t what I would call buildable, as it is hard to get very sheer or light color without the barest tap of the brush in the pan (which is the same technique you’d use with any very pigmented blush). The texture wasn’t too soft or too firm, so it was easier to work with and sat well on the skin. This shade started to fade after eight and a half hours of wear. NARS Boys Don't Cry (LE, $41.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (P, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Viseart Blush Palette Orange/Violet (03)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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