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Too Faced Metallic Candy Bar, Metallic Chocolate Diamonds, Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate, Melted Metal Lipsticks

Too Faced Chocolate Cherries Melted Lipstick
Too Faced Chocolate Cherries Melted Lipstick

Too Faced Metallic Chocolate Diamonds Melted Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a light-medium taupe brown with silver glitter. It is chunkier glitter compared to the other two shades, as well as when compared against the Metals in general. I was surprised that the texture wasn’t grittier, but it was fairly smooth until the gloss wore away. It applied fairly evenly, lasted for two and a half hour (though glitter stuck around for longer), and was lightly hydrating. It’s nowhere near as pigmented as described or as most of the previously released Metals have been. Too Faced Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC By Design (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Shitake (DC, $17.50) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Beach (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Cythere (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Metallic Chocolate Candy Bar Melted Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, yellow undertones and fine yellow gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a glossy sheen. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and comfortable to wear (I couldn’t feel the shimmer), but the wear time was a mere three hours. It was lightly hydrating, though! Too Faced Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hot Spell (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aaron (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Romy (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Jupiter (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Henry (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Marzipan (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Guerlain Gracieuse (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Tiger Eye (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate Melted Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is subdued, medium-dark rosyb rown with warm, reddish undertones and fine gold pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff–it was the most pigmented of the three–that covered well and wore for four hours overall. The formula was moisturizing and comfortable to wear. Too Faced Metallic Chocolate Diamonds (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Modern Midas (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Beach (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Jupiter (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Metallic Chocolate Candy Bar (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Tiger Eye (P, $32.00) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Synopsis (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Romy (LE, $36.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aaron (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Wrath (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Omar (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Blake (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Smashbox Petal Metal (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Gothica (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Studded (P, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (80% similar). Maybelline Mochachino (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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5
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9
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8.5
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88%
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MAC Oh Honey, Promise Me, Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencils

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm chocolate.” It’s a muted, medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, though not fully opaque, with a lightly creamy texture that was thin but applied evenly. The color lasted for four hours and faded slightly unevenly, and it was, unfortunately, slightly drying as well. Colour Pop Ruffle (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Candy Floss (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Trendsetter (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Persistence (P, $17.50) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS Slow Ride (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Raw Chocolate (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Speed Dial (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Automatic (Right) (LE, ) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Rayezor (P, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Screenshot (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia #4 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “soft beige nude.” It’s a light, rosy beige with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was thin and velvety, so it didn’t tug, but it emphasized every imperfection on the lips. It had a dry look to applied, even though it didn’t feel particularly dry or clingy. It settled into lip lines and faded unevenly, while total wear was only three hours. Tom Ford Beauty Beau (DC, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Forbidden (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Peach Beige (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Salty (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Pillowtalk (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Barely Bloomed (700) (P, $7.49) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). NYX Shy (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Barfly (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Muneca (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Miso Pretty (P, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Vice (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Beige Babe (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC What's Haute? (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Agatha (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Midi (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Strip Poker (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Desert Sun (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep brick red.” It’s a deep, slightly muted red with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, paired with a lightly velvety, smooth texture that glided on without issue. The color wore well for almost six hours, and it was just a bit drying after four hours of wear. Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (100% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $37.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dynasty Red (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to have “the vivid colour impact of a lipstick” with a “smooth” and “matte finish.” The pencil has a really soft, smooth texture that is thin and glides on without tugging or skipping, but it is noticeably thin on the lips, which I find can be unforgiving if you have any dryness or flakiness on your lips. The wear is between three and five hours with lighter shades disappearing more quickly and deeper shades lasting a little longer and/or staining. They are slightly drying to just not drying (but none are hydrating). Overall, they are comfortable to wear, but a few shades tend to look patchy as they wear down on me. They are twist-up, jumbo-sized lip pencils, so they don’t require sharpening (no waste!). Keep in mind, twist-up jumbo pencils like this one often contain less product than a traditional lipstick (which usually contain 0.10 to 0.15 oz.).

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Too Faced Chocolate Cherries, Chocolate Honey, Chocolate Milkshake Melted Lipsticks

Too Faced Chocolate Cherries Melted Lipstick
Too Faced Chocolate Cherries Melted Lipstick

Too Faced Chocolate Cherries Melted Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deepened, dark burgundy with warm, red undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The texture was slightly more emollient than most of the Melted range, but it applied quite evenly, which was a real surprise (a happy one, at that!). It slides around some, and I did experience feathering after four hours, so it may be a shade you’d want to pair with a lip liner. The color was still going strong after six and a half hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C407 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.50)(90% similar). Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Besame Noir Red 1930 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Double Fudge (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mosh (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath McMenamy (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Whiskey (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Lax (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Chocolate Honey Melted Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, peachy tones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, creamy texture that applied well and was comfortable to wear. The color lasted for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Styled in Sepia (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Overheated (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Almost Bare (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Freckletone (P, $17.50) is less pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Self-Aware (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty No Angel (242) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Polliwog (DC, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Ruffle (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Enoki (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Chocolate Milkshake Melted Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium peach with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, light-medium thick consistency that applied fairly evenly. The color wore well for five hours, but it did settle into lip lines after two and a half hours. Bobbi Brown Almost Bare (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Vibeke (LE, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Insanity (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Wholesome (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Delectable (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC The Right Note (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Posh Tone (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cozy Up (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Caramelized (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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9
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5
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94%
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9.5
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8.5
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8
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4.5
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88%
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Too Faced Wham & Ursula La Creme Lipsticks

Too Faced Wham La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced Wham La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Wham La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm undertones and multi-colored glitter. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and the consistency was thick enough to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them. It glided on without tugging, but it didn’t slide around too much either. It was more similar to the La Creme formula than several of the other glittery shades in the spring launch, but it did lack the opacity of the average La Creme shade. On me, it wore for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing. This was also a more unique shade, due to the shimmer and warmer tones. NARS Christina (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Chilled Brandy (P, $5.49) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Glitterati (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Didier (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC O (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Heaux (Amplified) (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (LE, $58.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Manic (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Pre-Raphaelite (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Bruja (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Purgatory (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Ursula La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.)is a dark, berry purple with subtle, cool undertones and multi-colored glitter (mostly pink and fuchsia). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly but had a tendency to sit in lip lines, darkening them, and this became more noticeable after two hours of wear. The consistency was comfortable to wear with a lot of balminess, so it slides around quite a bit. I had slight feathering after three hours, and it lasted for four and a half hours. It was lightly hydrating. MAC Musky Amethyst (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Mercy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Forbidden (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop 3-Way (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Wolvesmouth (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jay (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wes (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Pure Society (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (DC, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Wham
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8.5
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9
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5
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88%
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7.5
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7.5
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MAC Just Add Romance, Just My Type, Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencils

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, though you can still see a hint of lip freckle peeking through, so it is not quite full coverage. The texture was a little creamier than some shades, which made it more comfortable to wear, and it may have helped prolong the wear, too, as this one lasted for six hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Kinky (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Weekender (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “clean blue fuchsia.” It’s a slightly brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. There seemed to be very, very finely-milled pearl that gave it a less-than-matte sheen, but I wouldn’t describe it as shimmery. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that applied without tugging on the lips. The color wore well for five hours and was slightly drying after four hours of wear. MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Out of Sync (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass I Can't Wait (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Hey Gurrl (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Good Kisser (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mix (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tats (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass I Always (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Lock Diary (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep orange.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. This had great pigmentation with full coverage and a lightly creamy consistency that applied easily and yielded smooth, even coverage as well. The color wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.50) is brighter (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Clementine (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel First Light (P, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Temper Tantrum (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Lana (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to have “the vivid colour impact of a lipstick” with a “smooth” and “matte finish.” The pencil has a really soft, smooth texture that is thin and glides on without tugging or skipping, but it is noticeably thin on the lips, which I find can be unforgiving if you have any dryness or flakiness on your lips. The wear is between three and five hours with lighter shades disappearing more quickly and deeper shades lasting a little longer and/or staining. They are slightly drying to just not drying (but none are hydrating). Overall, they are comfortable to wear, but a few shades tend to look patchy as they wear down on me. They are twist-up, jumbo-sized lip pencils, so they don’t require sharpening (no waste!). Keep in mind, twist-up jumbo pencils like this one often contain less product than a traditional lipstick (which usually contain 0.10 to 0.15 oz.).

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MAC A Sprinkle of Magic Lipstick
MAC A Sprinkle of Magic Lipstick

MAC A Sprinkle of Magic Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty orange nude [with a Frost finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink-coral with fine gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thinner texture than the average Frost finish has, but the thinness seemed to emphasize the natural texture of the lips. The color went on fairly evenly, but I had some color pull into lip lines after two hours of wear. The color lasted for three and a half hours in total, and I found it a bit drying overall. Tom Ford Beauty Skinny Dip (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Supreme Style (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Julianne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Demsey (DC, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Tiara (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Marlene (458) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Coral (21) (P, $54.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Gems (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dune (02) (LE, $50.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Among the Fireflies Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft mocha [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, rosy tones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with good, even application and a lightly creamy texture. This shade wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating for me. MAC Double Shot (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Hourglass Influencer (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Temptation Waits (LE, $52.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Public Display (Lip Color) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Magic Spell (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Brazilian Nude (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Ruffle (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Hourglass Peacemaker (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). LORAC Tres Chic (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Hourglass Idealist (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Gossamer Wing Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty beige with gold pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a milky beige with fine gold shimmer. It had sheer coverage, but it did noticeably lighten my lips. Unfortunately, the lighter color paired with the emollient, Lustre formula made sure the color settled into lip lines. The color lasted an hour and a half on me, and after wearing it twice in a row, it was lightly drying. This would be better as a layering shade, though the shimmer is fine so it may get lost in any thicker lipstick underneath it. Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC You've Got It (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Free as a Butterfly (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Metalwork (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Warm Companion (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Yellow It-stick (603) (LE, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Jic (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty David (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Midsummer Night Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone coral nude [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a light-medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy texture that is easier to apply once it warms up against the heat of the lips. The texture is thin and pulls into lip lines over time. It lasted for three hours and was lightly drying. MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Almost Bare (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Delectable (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Posh Tone (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cozy Up (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Freckletone (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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