ColourPop Littlestitious & Molly Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Littlestitious Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Littlestitious Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel dusty pink.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy, thin consistency that applied evenly. The color wore well for six and a half hours without being drying. It’s a much lighter version of Dopey (which is too much darker to be considered a dupe, but I just wanted to point it out). Colour Pop Fame (LE, $5.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Bianca (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flynn (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sugarcane (P, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Shimmy (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Molly Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone plum lilac.” It’s a medium, pinky-lavender with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had rich color payoff with a thin consistency that spread across the lips evenly, and then it dried down to a satin finish that had minor transfer. The color lasted for seven hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Pepper (DC, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Gin Fizz (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Men Love Mystery (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

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Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Littlestitious
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Molly
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Surratt Beauty Halo Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Halo Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Halo Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, golden yellow with warm undertones and a frosted, sparkling sheen. Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 04 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Jubilation (Left) (P) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). Halo had good color payoff with a soft, silky-smooth consistency that blended out beautifully on the skin to produce a moderate glow. Against my warmer tones, it looked more like a yellowed orange than pure yellow. This particular shade had more noticeable sparkly bits on the skin than past shades I’ve tried, which didn’t emphasize pores or anything like that, but the finish may be “too much” depending on one’s preferences. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

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Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Halo
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%

Tarte Double Tap, Goals, Snap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints

Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool mauve.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, spreadable texture that was very comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating. The only downside was some of the color gathered in lip lines, though I didn’t find it too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. Tarte Snap (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deelight (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Goals Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “rosy nude.” It’s a muted, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, gel-like texture on the lips that was moisturizing and comfortable on, though the texture had a tendency to pull into lip lines. This shade lasted for three and a half hours. Stila Guava (P, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (P, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Artful (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Stolen Kisses (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Snap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “nude mauve.” It’s a muted, dark plummy-brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy texture that was smooth and easy to spread across the lips evenly. It wore well for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. Urban Decay Wallflower (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Spice (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #524 (P, $29.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “pigmented” with a “glossy” and “non-sticky” finish and have a hydrating formula to back it up. There are nine shades available, and it is a new, permanent formula. The consistency is light-medium in weight–more gel-like with a very smooth, lightly creamy texture. It’s more like a gloss than merely a liquid lipstick, so it has a glossier finish overall. Most of the shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque, and even the darker shades applied evenly for the most part (that was a surprise!). They’re comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and non-sticky over time. The wear varied between three to five hours for me. I didn’t notice any scent or taste when testing these.

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Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Double Tap
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Goals
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Snap
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%

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Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush

Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Star Wonder (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This formula is supposed to have “just the right balance of color and light” that can be worn alone or “as a blush topper.” It seemed like it is supposed to be somewhere between sheerer like a highlighter and more pigmented like a blush (hence why it can also be layered), which is the best I can surmise from their marketing (there’s a lot of use of subtle as well, which at least indicates, to me, that they’re not saying it’s ultra pigmented). I noticed that layering is best with a very, very light hand and a feathery brush or else the original blush can get overshadowed, as the formula runs semi-opaque. Much like the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, a little can go a long way. Foxglove had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, slightly loose consistency that was very easily blended out, but it also had a tendency to sheer out, which made it more consistent with the marketing of the formula. The finish didn’t seem to emphasize my pores or the natural texture of my skin. On my normal-to-dry skin, it lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush Foxglove
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%