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MAC x Brooke Candy Lipsticks

MAC Mind Control Lipstick

MAC Mind Control Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright cherry red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, bluish undertones and a very, very fine dusting of gold and pink micro-shimmer (it’s really not noticeable as a distinct shimmer, only as a sheen). It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a creamy, moderately emollient consistency that glided on easily and didn’t feel heavy on. It seemed thinner than the typical Amplified. It wore well for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Which Witch Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep plum [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a blackened purple with subtle, warm plummy undertones and a dash of violet micro-shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a consistency that had moderate slip–it definitely slides around on me and could be a shade that feathers for some as a result. Application could have been better, but it isn’t the worst I’ve seen; some visible streaky and general unevenness, so I would recommend a lip liner with this one. It wore well for four hours and left a stain behind, while the formula was neither hydrating nor drying. Colour Pop Nevermind (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (LE, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Train Bleu (P, $25.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Yung Rapunxel (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Firm Form (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Extrovert (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Guess (LE, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Feminist (P, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Potent Fig (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Fervent (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Lipstick Mind Control
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
MAC Lipstick Which Witch
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
78%

MAC x Brooke Candy Collection for Fall 2015

MAC x Brooke Candy Collection
MAC x Brooke Candy Collection

Lipstick ($17.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Mind Control Bright cherry red (Amplified)
  • Which Witch Deep plum (Amplified)

Liquid Eye Liner ($21.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Special Packaging)

  • Boot Black Intense black

AVAILABILITY | August 27th at maccosmetics.com (North America), October 15th (International)

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ColourPop LAX & Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatchew

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “vampy blackened red.” It’s a very, very dark burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It felt almost powdery after it dried down, and it was a shade that was challenging to apply evenly as it dried down quickly. It faded unevenly for me, though it wasn’t too noticeable as it stained the lips a bit underneath. The color lasted for six hours decently, and it was drying after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Milani Crush (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep chocolate brown.” It’s a muted, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly and smoothly. The consistency was easily spread across the lips but didn’t easily feather or skip outside the natural lip line. It wore well for seven hours but faded a bit faster from the center of the lips. Milani Crush (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Deborah (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gustavo (LE, $32.00) is lighter, 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 Lax
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
74%
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Limbo
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%