YSL Corail Fauve (12) Glossy Stain

YSL Corail Fauve (12) Glossy Stain ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark orange-red with a glossy finish. Giorgio Armani #402 is lighter, more muted. OCC Jealous is brighter. NARS Hollywoodlawn is darker. Chanel Exces is similar. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Corail Fauve (12) Glossy Stain
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Corail Fauve (12)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Laura Mercier Cozy Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

Laura Mercier Cozy Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour ($24.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “creme rosy red.” It’s a plummy red–not a bright, in-your-face red, and not a true plum (too warm and red for that). It had a lightly glossy sheen that still kept it looking like a lipstick but definitely not matte. Urban Decay Manic is darker, redder. Chanel Ce Soir is lighter, pinker. MAC Grande Dame is lighter. MAC Glamourdaze is darker, more muted, more plum. Guerlain Grenade is darker, pinker. Burberry Redwood is browner, darker, less pink. See comparison swatches.

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Laura Mercier Cozy Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour
Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour Cozy
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) & Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencils

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “gray.” It’s a dark gray with subtle brown undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff in one layer, but it was very buildable in two layers to opaque color. It wore well for ten hours, and then was somewhat faded (thinner) after eleven hours of wear–it was still visible after the full twelve hours, but it was definitely not exactly as it looked when initially applied. Urban Decay Smoke is similar. bareMInerals 11PM has a slightly satin finish. Bobbi Brown Smoke is less warm-toned–cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 5th Avenue (03)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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YSL Rouge Gouache (11) Glossy Stain

YSL Rouge Gouache (11) Glossy Stain ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, vibrant orange-red with a glossy finish. OCC Meta is similar. OCC Jealous is slightly more orange. Urban Decay F-Bomb is darker, redder. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Rouge Gouache (11) Glossy Stain
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Rouge Gouache (11)
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Blush

theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “mauve.” It’s a medium-dark pink-plum with a satin finish. For a plum, it’s quite pink and lighter than the typical plum blush. Bobbi Brown Summer Pink is pinker, brighter. Tom Ford Wicked is more shimmery, cooler-toned. theBalm Cabana Boy is more plum. MAC Pink Tea is cooler-toned. MAC Subtle Breeze is similar. MAC Gentle is more shimmery. Chanel Rose Initiale is pinker. Bobbi Brown Pink Rose is similar. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush Houndstooth
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Sets ($59.00 for 8 x 0.04 oz.) contains eight, full-sized eyeliners. There are five new (and exclusive) shades as well as three from permanent range included. The set has a total value of $162, as there are eight, full-sized eyeliners, and Urban Decay’s full-sized eyeliners retail for $19 each, plus Grindhouse, which retails for $10 separately. Urban Decay’s Grindhouse is one of my favorite eyeliner sharpeners, and it’s one that I’ve been using for years (though this is my first of the newer designed one). You know what else is awesome? The set is actually the same price as last year’s Ocho Loco set–no price increase. The set is limited edition.

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Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24-7 Glide-On Pencil Set
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set Ocho Loco 2
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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