Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright vibrant orange.” It’s a medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, fully opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly without settling into lip lines. The consistency was lightly creamy but didn’t feather over the six-hour wear time. It was lightly moisturizing while worn. Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker, redder. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is slightly redder. Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is brighter. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is glossier. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Lady Danger (P, $16.00) is darker, matte. Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Envious (340) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm, bright poppy-red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. The color applied evenly and smoothly while delivering rich, full color payoff. This shade lasted for six hours and left a slight stain behind as well. It was nicely hydrating while worn. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $21.00) is a touch more muted. Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is similar. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is brighter. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Chanel Dialogue (P, $34.00) is less warm-toned. MAC Must Be Red (LE, $16.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Cockney (P, $16.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Bite Beauty Damask Deconstructed Rose Lipstick
Bite Beauty Damask Deconstructed Rose Lipstick

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a recently released set of four shades (I reviewed two here, and this post features the other two shades) “inspired by the ever-changing color of a rose.” They’re creamy, light-medium in weight, richly pigmented, hydrating, and wear well. The formula is rose-scented, but I didn’t have any issues with taste. In all honesty, the formula didn’t really seem any different from the Luminous Creme lipstick, but an attempt to read through the ingredient list on this one (which is difficult to read on this packaging), while it is similar to the Luminous Creme, doesn’t appear to be exactly the same.

Bite Beauty Damask Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rosy pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a glossy shine. This one seemed glossier than the other shades, but it still applied evenly and smoothly with full color coverage. This shade lasted for four hours on me. Sephora Collection Flamingo (LE, $12.50) is lighter, brighter. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is warmer, less pink. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is slightly warmer. Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is pinker, matte. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is darker, warmer. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is very similar. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. MAC Hoop (DC, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. Chanel Hyde Park (LE, $34.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Crimson Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “muted dark purple.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium-dark berry-red with cool, blue undertones. It’s one of those shades that seems red, fuchsia, plum, and berry all at the same time. It had rich, opaque pigmentation and applied very evenly and smoothly to the lip without streaking or settling into lip lines. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is lighter. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is darker, sheerer. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $21.00) is slightly cooler-toned, brighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is brighter, more matte. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is slightly brighter. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is darker. Urban Decay Catfight (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Lush Life (P, $22.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Bite Beauty Centifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick
Bite Beauty Centifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a recently released set of four shades (two included in this post, two I’ll review shortly!) “inspired by the ever-changing color of a rose.” They’re creamy, light-medium in weight, richly pigmented, hydrating, and wear well. The formula is rose-scented, but I didn’t have any issues with taste. In all honesty, the formula didn’t really seem any different from the Luminous Creme lipstick, but an attempt to read through the ingredient list on this one (which is difficult to read on this packaging), while it is similar to the Luminous Creme, doesn’t appear to be exactly the same.

Bite Beauty Centifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “muted peach.” It’s a light-medium, muted peach-orange with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich, full color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly without gathering into the vertical lines of the lip. This shade wore well for four hours, which is about average, and it was the shortest-wearing of the four shades. Sephora Collection Samba (LE, $12.50) is brighter, warmer. Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (LE, $49.00) is sheerer. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is darker, rosier. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is slightly more matte, darker. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is a touch darker. MAC Razzledazzler (LE, $16.00) is lighter, sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Grandifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fiery red.” It’s a vibrant, orange-red with warm undertones and a luminous shine. The color payoff is intense–extremely rich and full coverage in a single pass. The color lasted for six hours and left behind a warm, reddish stain. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is similar. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is more orange. MAC Dangerous (P, $16.00) is matte. Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is very similar. Maybelline Neon Red (P, $7.49) is more orange. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is matte. Guerlain Genna (LE, $51.00) is a touch darker. Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is matte, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush ($26.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “rosewood.” It’s a medium, muted rosy pink with a soft, satiny sheen. It is slightly warm-toned, but it doesn’t turn coral or look reddish. Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is brighter, powder. theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is slightly more plum, powder. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter, powder. NYX Apricot (P, $15.00) is warmer, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I continue to be impressed by the new HD Blush formula, and I’m just so pleased that the shades have performed consistently well. It’s always frustrating when a formula is inconsistent, as you never know whether a new shade will be a hit or miss, but with this range, every shade has been quite good. #310 is no exception! It had excellent, rich color payoff that can be as bold or as subtle as you’d like. The formula itself is lightly creamy but sets and dries down to a powder-like texture after twenty to thirty seconds, but what’s nice is that the powder-like texture is blendable like you’d expect a powder blush to be. It’s just so easy to apply, blend, and then it wears well–a solid nine hours with this particular shade.

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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Eyeshadows
MAC Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Eyeshadows

MAC Alluring Aquatics Collection introduces six new, limited edition shades of small-sized Extra Dimension Eyeshadows. I have five of the six (all except Silver Sun, which I will review once I’m able to purchase it) reviewed below. The texture of these was incredibly soft and smooth, and in general, I like the Extra Dimension Eyeshadow formula, but it tends to have a slight dryness to it (more in terms of feel than in regards to performance), but these felt very smooth. MAC describes the Extra Dimension formula as a buildable one that can go from sheer to heavier pigmentation and will last for up to six hours; these are all quite pigmented, whether applied dry or wet, and all of these lasted around six to seven hours. The formula seems improved since the very initial release of it a couple of years ago. If you actually wanted a sheer application, you would need to use very little product and blend it out, which may or may not be something you’re looking for.

MAC Fathoms Deep Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep blue.” It’s a deepened, muted purple with subtle cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage applied dry, and it was more metallic and fully opaque applied with a dampened brush. L’Oreal Purple Priority (758) (P, $7.99) is darker, less metallic. Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is cooler-toned, lighter. Too Faced Badass (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Grand Galaxy (LE, $19.50) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $33.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Legendary Lure Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep cerulean.” It’s a a deepened, cool-toned forest green with a frosted, metallic finish. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque, and applied wet, it was fully opaque. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Loaded (P, $18.00) is bluer. MAC Clarity (LE, $21.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Cyber Green (LE, $24.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Lorelei Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “golden beige.” It’s a light-medium, coppery-peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was fully opaque. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is a touch lighter. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is similar. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE) is lighter. Makeup Geek Cinderella (P, $5.99) is slightly warmer. NARS Nepal (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Sweet Heat (LE, $19.50) is slightly browner. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Sea Worship Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “tarnished olive.” It’s a murky, olive green with a frosted, metallic finish. It was fully opaque whether applied dry or wet–so getting a sheer application with requires a teeny, tiny amount of product that’s sheered out. MAC Olive Blend #3 (LE) is lighter. MAC A Harvest of Greens #3 (P, $21.00) is less metallic. Kat Von D Hexagram (LE) is warmer. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $18.00) is greener. Giorgio Armani #14 (LE, $33.00) is browner, darker. bareMinerals Speaker Box (LE) is darker, less metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Soul Serenade Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep plum brown.” It’s a deep, dark taupe with cool undertones and an almost metallic sheen. It was semi-opaque applied dry, then fully opaque when I applied it with a dampened brush. MAC 2x Dare #5 (LE) is less metallic. Urban Decay Armor (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Dynamic Duo 3 #1 (LE, $15.00) is less metallic, cooler-toned. MAC Moth Brown (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Stolen Moment (LE, $19.50) is lighter, purpler. Chanel Illusoire (P, $36.00) is a cream product, slightly purpler. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a “hydrating lipstick that creates full lips with intense color.” During the sale, I picked up three of the shades that were featured for summer to try out the formula. All three shades I tried had full color coverage with a creamy, light-to-medium weight texture that looked smooth and even when applied to the lips. They were lightly hydrating, comfortable to wear, and longer-wearing. I didn’t notice any scent or taste, which is a nice bonus.

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a vibrant, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous finish. It’s a bit more sheen than a satin finish, but it’s not truly glossy. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind, and the formula was creamy, comfortable to wear, and was lightly hydrating. Finding a neon pink has ever been as easy as it is these days–there are so many options just like this one. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is a touch darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is darker. Illamasqua Luster (P, $26.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) (LE, $30.00) is darker. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is pinker. MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $16.00) is more muted. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (P, $18.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium coral-pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly, and the color wore well for five hours. It was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is warmer. YSL Opera Rose (29) (P, $34.00) is lighter. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is similar. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Hoop (DC, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Force of Love (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly lightened medium orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had full, opaque color payoff in a single pass, and the color went on evenly and smoothly–no tugging or pulling at the lip at all. This shade wore well for five and a half hours, left a slight stain, and was lightly moisturizing while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (LE, $49.00) is sheerer, more muted. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is slightly redder. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is darker. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is pinker. NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is slightly more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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