MAC Smoked Almond, Toast and Butter, Cordovan Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Smoked Almond Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pinky-brown with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It was nicely pigmented with full-color coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. The texture felt a little firm in the tube, but it started to melt as I applied it to my lips. The consistency was a little thicker but did not feel heavy, and it did not well up in lip lines as it seemed to self-level after five minutes of wear. This shade wore well for six and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Toast and Butter Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark caramel brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color payoff paired with a lightly creamy texture that just barely tugged on the lips initially but started to melt and feel more gel-like from the warmth of the lips. On me, I was able to get six and a half hours of good wear out of the shade, though that’s not the full eight promised. Tom Ford Beauty Gustavo (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Choker (P, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.00) is brighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Cordovan Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark, reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy finish. The consistency was more gel-like and had more slip on the lips, though it was thin and lightly tacky so I didn’t feel like it slid around while worn. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the color distributed evenly and smoothly. This shade lasted for seven hours and left behind a strong stain. MAC Dark Side (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Hang Up (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Labradorable (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Marsala (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Menace (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Smoked Almond Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick Smoked Almond
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Toast and Butter
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Cordovan
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #359

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Holiday barrage — bareMinerals, Smashbox, Tarte, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs, Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham
  • Weekend plans: The usual — brunch and blogging!
  • Do you like staycations?: I’m a homebody, so I love being home, but practically speaking, I’m terrible at not working if I’m home, so while I like them, they’re probably not actually relaxing or much like a vacation is supposed to be!

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Guerlain Holiday 2016 Collection

Guerlain Holiday 2016 Collection
Guerlain Holiday 2016 Collection


Here’s a look at Guerlain’s holiday launch!

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Perles de Legende Meteorites | $65.00 | Limited Edition

Météorites Perles de Légende is an exclusive version with 3 shades inspired by Indian pigments: pink to refresh, gold to illuminate, and a touch of blue to softly correct the complexion. Thanks to the Stardust technology, a diamond powder encapsulated in microspheres, which reflects light to create a pure and endless glow on the skin. Specifically for this limited edition, Natalia Vodianova has imagined a new precious case for the Météorites Perles de Légende: a blue and gold design reflecting the colors of Indian jewel cases.

Shalimar Duo Eyeshadow | $46.00 | Limited Edition

Inspired by gold and sapphire Indian jewels, this limited-edition eyeshadow duo from Guerlain offers 2 precious shades, with multiple metallic reflections. Applied together or separately, these ultra-pigmented and metallic gold and sapphire blue-mauve shades will dress your lids like a jewel for your eyes.

Terracotta Terra Indian Bronzing Powder | $55.00 | Limited Edition

Terracotta Terra India, universal delicately iridescent limited-edition powder of the mythical Terracotta bronzing powder for Holiday. In a few brush strokes, the complexion is enhanced and illuminated, combining the sensuality of a natural tan with the radiance of a golden complexion. Specifically for this limited edition, Terracotta Terra India has an exclusive compact pattern inspired by Indian drawings and nestled inside a lacquered blue case.

Sparkling Gold L'Or Felt Eyeliner | $34.00 | Limited Edition

This ultra-precise eyeliner combines a silky formula, saturated with pigments and gold shimmer with a thin bristle brush for a perfect shimmery look. From the most subtle to the most graphic look, the eyes are instantly highlighted, vibrant and impactful, to shine during the end-of-year festivities. Adorn your eyes with gold like a real Indian princess.

Rouge G de Guerlain Exceptional Lip Colour | $56.00 | Limited Edition

  • Rouge Saphir Intense ruby red

KissKiss Creamy Shaping Lip Colour | $37.00 | Limited Edition

  • Rose Indien Warm fuchsia pink

Souffle d'Or de Shalimar Perfumed Iridescent Powder | $98.00 | Limited Edition

This fine, shimmering gold powder for body and hair is subtly perfumed with the vanilla, bergamot and orange blossom notes found in Shalimar Souffle de Parfum. A graceful press of the bulb releases the airy, loose, iridescent gold powder, along with a rush of delightful scent. The powder is housed in a reinterpretation of the world-famous Shalimar fragrance bottle.

Precious Light Pink Pearly Illuminator | $52.00 | Limited Edition

Precious Light illuminator for Holiday: your anti-dullness weapon, the best tool for perfect strobing! Matching every skintone, the Precious light pen illuminator from Guerlain, infused with subtle rosy micro-pearls, reflects light and instantly illuminates the complexion. Applied on top of makeup, the face is brightened with subtle pearly pink reflections with a few brush strokes.

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Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick

Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick

Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Viseart Bronze #2 (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Destiny (61) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Cappadoce (P, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Vientiane (P, $39.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). NARS Altai (P, $39.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. Honeywheat had a lightly creamy, almost velvety texture that didn’t feel dry or powdery but was a bit thicker and moderately dense. It definitely had less slip than traditional cream blush formulas. My experience with this shade proved that it wore best as a blush, next as a lip color, and worst as an eyeshadow.

As a cheek color, the product worked well, and I had no complaints. It blended out beautifully across bare skin or over foundation and while it did not dry down fully, it did not migrate or more around during the day either. The finish was forgiving and didn’t emphasize pores but looked natural and skin-like. This shade lasted for nine hours on my cheeks.

As a lip color, it applied well from the tube and yielded opaque, even color. The texture felt a bit creamy, medium in weight, and comfortable to wear, even though it wasn’t a hydrating formula overall. I was able to wear this sahde for almost five hours.

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Bite Beauty Multistick Honeywheat
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
84%

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Sneak Peek: BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Palette Photos & Swatches

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette
BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows, and it is the same size as the six-pan Eyeshadow Bar Palettes. The difference is that each “pan” is split into two distinct pans. It includes six new, limited edition shades, while the rest are part of the permanent range. Here are swatches…

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