MAC Tease Don’t Touch, Peer Pressure, Suggestive Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Tease Don't Touch Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Tease Don’t Touch Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense true red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with strong, pink tones and leans bluer. It had a fair amount of color payoff, but you’ll see the natural lip come through somewhat (my lip freckle is still there), but it looks really even and smooth–I was surprised at just how supple the lips looked. It wore well for five hours, was comfortable and hydrating over time. MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $15.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Victoriana (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Peer Pressure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense red-burgundy.” It’s a muted, dark berry with reddish tones and a creamy, shiny finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–almost looks like a stain than gloss–with a slightly thin consistency that still spread well but was less glossy compared to other shades in the range. It applied with smooth, even coverage, which is tough for darker, less pigmented glosses, and it wore for five hours on me. MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sultana (LE, $20.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Revlon HD Carnelian (545) (P, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Intrigue (995) (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Suggestive Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense blue-red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, pinky undertones and a creamy, shiny finish. It had good pigmentation, but there’s some translucency so the natural lip color will come through still. It applied really well, though, with even coverage and never looked streaky and somehow managed not to slip into lip lines until after four to five hours of wear. The color lasted for five hours in all and was hydrating over time. MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (P, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to have intense, vivid color paired with a moisturizing, glossy, long-wearing formula. Some shades are very pigmented while others are semi-opaque, and some shades apply evenly while others are more streaky. They have a light-medium thick consistency that’s not heavy or goopy, but it’s not really thin; however, they’re really smooth and creamy, so they feel nice on. There’s no tackiness initially, and it feels a lot like lip balm to me–soft, smooth, and my lips felt supple. I find they develop light to moderate tackiness as they wear on. They wear anywhere from three to five hours and are lightly to moderately hydrating over time. The formula has strong, vanilla scent (stronger than their lipsticks; I can smell it for a bit even when it is applied, not just in the tube) but no discernible taste.

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MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Tease Don't Touch
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
91%
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Peer Pressure
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
91%
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Suggestive
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Milani Embrace & Flirt Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep reddish plum.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry with strong, cool pink undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but there was some slight “streaking” where the color appeared lighter/darker in areas. The formula was thin and easily spread across the lips, but it was also easily spread past the natural lip line with the amount pulled on the applicator so be careful or wipe off excess prior to using. The color lasted for eight hours with minimal fading and was just a tad drying after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Milani Flirt Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep vampy wine.” It’s a deepened–but a bit muted–burgundy with cool undertones and a matte finish. This one took forever to dry, even longer than the other shades, at ten minutes. It applied unevenly and only had semi-opaque pigmentation. While the color lasted for eight hours, it just didn’t look that good on as a result of the unevenness. I found it to be a little drying after six hours of wear. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is darker, less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. You’ll mostly find them at your local drugstore (I got mine from Walgreens), but they are available online as well through Milani directly. These have a very thin, liquid-y consistency–they easily get outside the lines and in general, the applicator can apply far more than you need, so I highly recommend a little patience and maybe using a lip brush (if you can) to apply and get really precise, neat lines. The formula has a longer dry down–about five to ten minutes before you can press your lips together–and gets very tacky after two minutes or so (do NOT! press your lips together or else you will lift color in large patches!). They’re one of the lesser drying liquid lipsticks I’ve come across (but these did get a bit drying after four to six hours of continuous wear), and they are long-wearing and pigmented. They have a moderately strong sweet, vanilla scent.

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Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Embrace
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Flirt
B-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
3.5
Total
80%

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MAC Everybody’s Talking, Push Some Buttons, Flash Drive Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Everybody's Talking Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Everybody’s Talking Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as am “intense coral.” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied with even coverage and lasted for five hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and lasted for five hours on me.
MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is darker, less pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is darker, less pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Orangesicle (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Push Some Buttons Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense orange-red.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a glossy, creamy sheen. It had very good color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly with little work. It spread out easily across the lips, and it felt comfortable on as it wasn’t heavy or goopy. It lasted for five hours on me, and it was moderately moisturizing. MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Laundry List (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). NYX Orangesicle (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Flash Drive Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense coral-red.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with strong, red undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It was intensely pigmented, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied with smooth, even coverage. I found it comfortable to wear, while the formula was hydrating over the five and a half hours it lasted on me. Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (P, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Push Some Buttons (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to have intense, vivid color paired with a moisturizing, glossy, long-wearing formula. Some shades are very pigmented while others are semi-opaque, and some shades apply evenly while others are more streaky. They have a light-medium thick consistency that’s not heavy or goopy, but it’s not really thin; however, they’re really smooth and creamy, so they feel nice on. There’s no tackiness initially, and it feels a lot like lip balm to me–soft, smooth, and my lips felt supple. I find they develop light to moderate tackiness as they wear on. They wear anywhere from three to five hours and are lightly to moderately hydrating over time. The formula has strong, vanilla scent (stronger than their lipsticks; I can smell it for a bit even when it is applied, not just in the tube) but no discernible taste.

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MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Everybody's Talking
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Push Some Buttons
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Flash Drive
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%