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Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink, Pink Dahlia, Plum Fiction Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light, pink-peach with lighter gold pearl. It had sheer color coverage with noticeable pearl and some lightening of the lips. The texture was lightweight but somewhat milky, so there was some color that gathered in lip lines. This shade lasted for three hours and was hydrating while worn. MAC Telegenius (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Nectar (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Luna (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Uproar (336) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 302P Golden Coral (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Water Deities (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (DC, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Ritzy (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Pink Dahlia (14) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a vibrant, fuchsia pink cream with slightly warm undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly and fairly evenly. The consistency could have been more forgiving for lip lines, though I didn’t notice it from a normal viewing distance (but in the close-up, you can see what I mean). It lasted for four hours on me and was comfortable to wear. Jouer Rodeo (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Kiss & Don't Tell (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Milani Sweet Grapefruit (09) (P, $5.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Napoleon (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Innocent (14) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sequin (14) (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Ten (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Such a Sweetheart (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) (P, $8.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Plum Fiction (19) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool undertones and creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with slight translucency. The color went on beautifully with smooth, even coverage and wore well for four and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Oxblood No. 23 (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Staying Alive (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Promise (LE, $26.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Dior Plaisir (779) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tocade (182) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #601 Plum Vinyl (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Ravish Raspberry (06) (P, $5.49) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Caractere (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to be “inspired by gel nail polishes” with an “ultra-light” texture and hydrating formula. The range as of fall 2015 seems to range from clear to mostly opaque with a slight translucency that gives them a squishy, jelly-like look with the average shade between semi-sheer and semi-opaque. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. I haven’t noticed a taste, but there is a sweet vanilla, almost caramel-like scent (it is a little on the synthetic side, but I don’t notice the scent when I’m wearing it). Despite having a smoother, mostly non-sticky feel, the formula has decent wear time (three to five hours) and is hydrating. All in all, it’s a nice formula that outdoes a lot of the more recently released new gloss formulas on the market–and at a fraction of the cost–when the shade is more pigmented, but when it is sheerer (especially the lighter shades), there is often settling into lip lines. One thing to note, though, is despite seeming like quite a big tube of gloss, it contains only 0.11 fl. oz. It has an interesting hourglass-shaped applicator, where it is curved inversely and can fit the curve of the lip.

8.5
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8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
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8.5
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10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Sephora Pomegranate Delirium, Happy Sunrise, Gorgeous Red Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with gold and pink sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff with noticeable sparkle and shimmer. It applied evenly and smoothly without feeling gritty. The gloss lasted for four hours on me. Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Ruby (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Warp Speed Ahead (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nine (Watercolor) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Deep Rose (06) (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with some translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and forgiving on the lips. The color lasted for three and a half hours on me. MAC Cool & Cute (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cantaloupe (LE, ) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ray of Sunshine (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with lighter violet and lavender micro-shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with evenly distributed shimmer and color. It gave lips a more stained look, but the color went on evenly. This shade lasted for four hours on me. Guerlain Madame Flirte (861) (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Oxblood No. 23 (P, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rhythm (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Raspberry Punch (21) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to be “inspired by gel nail polishes” with an “ultra-light” texture and hydrating formula. The range as of fall 2015 seems to range from clear to mostly opaque with a slight translucency that gives them a squishy, jelly-like look with the average shade between semi-sheer and semi-opaque. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. I haven’t noticed a taste, but there is a sweet vanilla, almost caramel-like scent (it is a little on the synthetic side, but I don’t notice the scent when I’m wearing it). Despite having a smoother, mostly non-sticky feel, the formula has decent wear time (three to five hours) and is hydrating. All in all, it’s a nice formula that outdoes a lot of the more recently released new gloss formulas on the market–and at a fraction of the cost–when the shade is more pigmented, but when it is sheerer (especially the lighter shades), there is often settling into lip lines. One thing to note, though, is despite seeming like quite a big tube of gloss, it contains only 0.11 fl. oz. It has an interesting hourglass-shaped applicator, where it is curved inversely and can fit the curve of the lip.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Sephora Lady Luck, Fig Jam, Poppy Field Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Lady Luck (30) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Lady Luck (30) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Lady Luck (30) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium red with warm undertones and pink and copper shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage with slight translucency that gave it a gel-like appearance on the lips. It was comfortable to wear and applied beautifully while lasting for four and a half hours on me. Chanel Chene Rouge (212) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 405P Pearly Plum (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Hell Bound (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Enchanter (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Seven (Watercolor) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (DC, $28.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Huda Beauty Saucey (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Fig Jam (31) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is cool-toned violet with a jelly-like finish. The consistency is thicker and heavier compared to most glosses in the range–it has more in common with petroleum jelly than your typical gloss as it is so much thicker. It still has the glossy, high-shine finish, but it appears more like a stain on. On me, it tended to look like an uneven, fuchsia-like stain. It lasted for three hours. Originally, Sephora didn’t have descriptions up for this range, but now they’re listing the finish, which they describe as “clear” for this one (the others include descriptions like “shimmer” and “pearl”) — but it seems to define the thicker, more jelly-like shades; I think “translucent jelly” or “sheer” might be more apt descriptions. MAC Loud & Lovely (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Raspberry Punch (21) (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Opalescent Orchid (515) (P, $8.99) is brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Electric Violet (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Mystical Magenta (610) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Berry Blast (P, $19.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Dior Hollywood (688) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Indulging (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Snuggle Up (LE, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Poppy Field (33) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered well and evenly while still letting the natural lip color come through slightly, which gave it a “lighter” appearance. The texture was comfortable and applied easily, while the color lasted for four hours on me. Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Knockout (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Always and Forever (P, $24.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Shiseido Lust (RD305) (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Velvet Me (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline So Hot (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Fortune Red (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to be “inspired by gel nail polishes” with an “ultra-light” texture and hydrating formula. The range as of fall 2015 seems to range from clear to mostly opaque with a slight translucency that gives them a squishy, jelly-like look with the average shade between semi-sheer and semi-opaque. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. I haven’t noticed a taste, but there is a sweet vanilla, almost caramel-like scent (it is a little on the synthetic side, but I don’t notice the scent when I’m wearing it). Despite having a smoother, mostly non-sticky feel, the formula has decent wear time (three to five hours) and is hydrating. All in all, it’s a nice formula that outdoes a lot of the more recently released new gloss formulas on the market–and at a fraction of the cost–when the shade is more pigmented, but when it is sheerer (especially the lighter shades), there is often settling into lip lines. One thing to note, though, is despite seeming like quite a big tube of gloss, it contains only 0.11 fl. oz. It has an interesting hourglass-shaped applicator, where it is curved inversely and can fit the curve of the lip.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Sephora Cappuccino, Nude Alert, Cherry Blossom Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Cappuccino (02) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Cappuccino (02) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Cappuccino (02) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium, orange-peach with light beige shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-sheer color coverage that did pull into lip lines but the color portion looked even. I think this is better suited for layering to avoid the obvious color gathering in the lip lines. It wore well for three hours on me and was hydrating over time. Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Instant Crash (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Keep It Light (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Water Deities (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Obvi (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Overspiced (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Nectarsweet (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Good Lovin' (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Kind Kiss (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Greek Holiday (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Moroccan Heat (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Spanking Haute (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Ultimate Dish (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Fashion Punch (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Nude Alert (08) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with copper and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly. The shimmer is fine and gives it an almost metallic-like sheen at times, as there is quite a bit of it. The consistency is lightweight and comfortable to wear over the four and a half hours it lasted. Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Watermelon/Opal (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Whoops (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Burberry Brick Red (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Almond Aura (130) (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Boujee (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Brilliantly Sneaky (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Cosmic (656) (P, $30.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Cherry Blossom (11) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a translucent pink. Sephora lists it as “clear,” though their descriptions seem to be more of the finish type (shimmer, clear, etc.), because “clear” lines up with all of the very jelly-like glosses that are definitely sheerer but almost all have a tint of some sort (which is confusing as well as makes it harder to rate appropriately). It had a light-medium thick, more gel-like consistency (almost like petroleum jelly with less creaminess and more weight). It seems to make my natural lip color appear a smidgen darker (which is what a lot of glossy balms do) and cooler in overall tone, but it is pretty much a clear gloss. It lasted for three hours on me. Benefit Icebreaker (P, $16.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Crystal (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain L'Oiseau de Feu (901) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to be “inspired by gel nail polishes” with an “ultra-light” texture and hydrating formula. The range as of fall 2015 seems to range from clear to mostly opaque with a slight translucency that gives them a squishy, jelly-like look with the average shade between semi-sheer and semi-opaque. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. I haven’t noticed a taste, but there is a sweet vanilla, almost caramel-like scent (it is a little on the synthetic side, but I don’t notice the scent when I’m wearing it). Despite having a smoother, mostly non-sticky feel, the formula has decent wear time (three to five hours) and is hydrating. All in all, it’s a nice formula that outdoes a lot of the more recently released new gloss formulas on the market–and at a fraction of the cost–when the shade is more pigmented, but when it is sheerer (especially the lighter shades), there is often settling into lip lines. One thing to note, though, is despite seeming like quite a big tube of gloss, it contains only 0.11 fl. oz. It has an interesting hourglass-shaped applicator, where it is curved inversely and can fit the curve of the lip.

8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
78%
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Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Collection for Holiday 2015

Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Collection
Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Collection

A collection of truly outrageous makeup and accessories inspired by the live-action movie with a nod to the 80s cartoon show. Create bold makeup looks and accessorize in style with this collection of makeup featuring shades inspired by the vibrant colors represented in the movie.

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Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette, $39.00 (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition palette with 24 vibrant yet modern shades inspired by the colors represented in the live-action movie, with nods to the original cartoon.

  • 24 x Eye shadows in Minx, Mrs. Bailey, Stinger, Jetta, Raya, Kimber, Jerrica, Jemstar, Gal Pal, Rockstar, 1980s, Shana, Clash, Rockin’ Roadster, Keytar, Pizzazz, Starlight, Cassette, Stormer, Misfits

Truly Outrageous Lipstick, $16.00 (Limited Edition)

This creamy formula glides easily onto lips, leaving them with a bright pop of pink that is reminiscent of the iconic 80s pop look. The formula helps to hydrate lips, and the limited-edition packaging features the signature JEM lightning bolt.

Truly Outrageous Compact Mirror, $18.00 (Limited Edition)

This flashy dual compact mirror is perfect for makeup application, touch-ups throughout the day, or travel. It is modeled after a shiny gold record with JEM’s signature lightning bolt.

Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set, $25.00 (Limited Edition)

Create your own unique JEM-inspired lip with this five-piece liquid lipstick set. Mix and match shades to create signature lip looks or wear alone for the ultimate pop of color. The limited-edition packaging features the signature JEM lightning bolt.

  • Liquid Lipsticks in Fashion Fame (light pearl pink), Like a Dream (mauve), Music is Magic (bright pink), To the Rescue (berry), She’s Got the Power (dark purple)