L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadows (Part 2)

L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be “soft, velvety” in texture with “intense pigments for exquisite color richness” and “lasts all day.” The texture is incredibly soft; to the point where I’m not sure these would travel as well as your average powder eyeshadow. The lighter, more matte shades are very white-based and can look chalky on my skin tone but should work better on fairer skin tones or coupled with a smoothing primer. Most of the shades were fairly pigmented and blendable on the lid with good adhesion without a primer with a few exceptions. Unsurprisingly, neutrals were more consistently higher-performing than the bolder/more colorful shades. I did run into wear issues, as all the shades I tried either faded and/or creased within six hours of wear, so I would recommend a primer with these. Initially, they reminded me of formulas like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow, Kat Von D Metal Crush, etc., but while these have a similar velvety, smooth feel, they are looser once you touch your brush to them.

L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a light white with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a fairly smooth texture, but it was harder to apply on the lid without it applying unevenly (almost like the color bunched up/thickened in places). The color started to crease after six hours of wear. Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is cooler, better quality (95% similar). LORAC Snow (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (LE) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a really soft, lightly loosened consistency in the pan, so there was some fall out during application, but it adhered well enough that I didn’t have issues with further fall out during wear (though it creased after six hours). MAC Sweet & Sour #2 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Midnight Luminance (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Peacock (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Onyx (05) (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Silver Sun (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark green-teal with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a drier, firmer texture that made it harder to get decent color payoff out of it. I also had issues with applying it to my lid, as it didn’t seem to blend out without becoming patchy/uneven. Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (P) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Flower Shop (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shimmermoss (DC, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sea Mist (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Petite Perle
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
78%
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Green Promenade
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Teal Couture
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
6
Application
3.5
Total
71%
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MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Eyeliner

MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner

MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner ($21.00 for 0.084 fl. oz.) is described as a “shimmering gold.” It’s a bright, medium-dark coppery gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. MAC Copperthorn (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Cockiness (LE) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Liquidlast Liner formula is supposed to have “long-lasting wear with a non-smudge, non-flake” formula. It was richly pigmented with a thin consistency that spread easily but sometimes looked a little streaky, so I preferred using it with two layers to ensure smooth, even color. The brush is thin and fine, so it can be used for more precise lines as well as for building-up to thicker lines. The Liquidlast formula is very, very long-wearing–it basically doesn’t budge until it’s time to remove it. I had it on for over twelve hours, and it didn’t budge, fade, or flake. This shade will be released no April 28th as an online exclusive to maccosmetics.com.

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MAC Liquidlast Liner Lion Babe
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

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Urban Decay x Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipsticks (Part 1)

Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “sheer nude with pink shift.” It’s a light-medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and iridescent pink shimmer. The warmer base paired with the finer, cooler shimmer made it harder to dupe, and the sheer coverage will make it one of those shades that can look different from person to person. The texture was creamy, lightweight, and moderately hydrating, though it only lasted for two and a half hours on me. Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Bellini (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright purple shimmer.” It’s a slightly brighter, medium-dark purple with cooler undertones and fine, metallic shimmer. The shimmer wasn’t particularly gritty or noticeable when I pressed my lips together, but I could feel the texture of the shimmer content in the bullet when applying initially. It had semi-opaque color payoff that could have applied a bit more evenly. This shade lasted for five hours and was very lightly hydrating. MAC Violetta (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Time Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “gunmetal navy with silver shimmer.” It’s a deep, purpled-blue with cool undertones and gold micro-shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a thin, emollient consistency that was hard to keep in place as it would create “streaks” if I pressed my lips together, while color gathered in lip lines noticeably within an hour of wearing it. I would recommend wearing a lip liner or primer with this one to help it apply more evenly. It lasted for four hours and feathered very slightly on me. Kat Von D Poe (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick Alice
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
83%
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick Mad Hatter
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick Time
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
77%

Marc Jacobs Willful & Editrix Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “vibrant deep orchid.” It’s a bold, bright, medium magenta purple with cool undertones and a satin finish. The coverage was mostly opaque, while the consistency was creamy, comfortable to apply, and had more slip than some past iterations I’ve tried in this formula–to that end, it seemed more prone to settling into the lip lines after four hours of wear. It didn’t make it to the 10-hour wear time claimed, but it lasted for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Doo Wop (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Stronger (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Too Faced Melted Violet (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep oxblood.” It’s a dark, brownish burgundy with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage where there was a slight translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through. This shade also had more slip than past shades I have tried from this formula, which made it more comfortable to wear as it wasn’t drying, but it did slide around more and some color gathered in lip lines as the color wore on. This shade wore for six and a half hours. Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) claims 10-hour wear with “vivid pigment” and a “rich, velvety” texture that is “ultra-hydrating.” As you might expect, they don’t last ten hours; they last four to six hours with some leaving a stain. The texture is lightweight, creamy, and glides on without dragging or tugging on the lip, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip so it stays in place. The formula isn’t hydrating, and it can be drying, depending on the shade. The lipstick had a sweet, floral scent, but it was very subtle, even when smelled directly from the tube.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Willful (248)
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5.5
Application
5
Total
82%
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Editrix (250)
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
6
Application
6
Total
82%