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BUXOM Pink Coquette, Ultraviolet, Voodoo Spice Bold Gel Lipsticks

BUXOM Pink Coquette Bold Gel Lipstick
BUXOM Pink Coquette Bold Gel Lipstick

BUXOM Pink Coquette Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “satin bright warm pink.” It’s a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, emollient texture that had a moderate amount of slip. The formula was moisturizing and comfortable to wear, but it only lasted for four hours with minor settling into lip lines. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Native (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Pink Honey (P, $15.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Morning After (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek BFF (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Ultraviolet Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “matte bright violet.” It’s a bright, medium-dark magenta purple with cool undertones and a flat, matte finish. This was the most matte shade that I tried from the six I bought. It had good pigmentation with a velvety-smooth texture that didn’t drag or tug on the lips, but it does cling slightly. On me, the color wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Exhibition (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay ZZ (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Party Girl (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Up the Amp (P, $17.50) is lighter, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Sephora African Violet (LE, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $17.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Privacy Please (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty #088 (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Voodoo Spice Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “matte deep blue red.” It’s a deep, burgundy red with subtle, cooler pink tones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage (almost opaque but not quite!) that applied evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. On me, it wore for a solid six hours and was very slightly hydrating. MAC Such Flare (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Scarlet (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #48 (P, $19.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Homegirl (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | BUXOM Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is supposed to be a “lightweight” lipstick with “one-stroke color” available in matte and satin finishes that is “moisturizing.” The formula is semi-opaque to opaque with a lightly creamy to velvety consistency–the satins tend to be noticeably softer and creamier, while the mattes are more velvety and denser–with four to six hour wear time. Some shades are hydrating, while others are simply not drying.

B+

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
A

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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MAC x Ellie Goulding Lipsticks

MAC Only You Lipstick
MAC Only You Lipstick

MAC Only You Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “muted mid-tone coral [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, rosy pink with warm undertones and an ultra-fine pearl shimmer-sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture was thin, lightweight, and tended to apply better as it warmed up against the heat of the lips. This shade lasted for three and a half hours and was lightly drying over time. Chanel Marlene (458) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Nippon (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Wrong Number (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Kiss Blossom (LE, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jake (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain My First Lipstick (001) (P, $32.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Mademoiselle (434) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Forbidden Pink (22) (P, $54.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pink Peony (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Morning Rose (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Without Your Love Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “warm seashell pink [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a thinner texture that was firmer in the tube until it warmed up against the lips. It glided on without tugging much, but the color tended to creep into lip lines after an hour of wear–and it lasted a mere two and a half hours in total. I wore it twice in a row, and it was lightly drying for me (which is the norm for Cremesheens for me). Wet 'n' Wild A Short Affair (P, $0.99) is cooler (95% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Reveal (110) (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sophia (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Giddy (P, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) (P, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Olga (422) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tantric (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $58.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is cooler, better quality (90% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Only You (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Flamingo (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alicia (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Only You
Only You
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

Tom Ford Misbehaved & So Vain Lip Colors

Tom Ford Misbehaved (49) Lip Color
Tom Ford Misbehaved (49) Lip Color

Tom Ford Misbehaved (49) Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft shine–a little more than a satin but not glossy. The texture was smooth, creamy, and easy to apply as it glided on without tugging and deposited nearly opaque coverage evenly. On me, this shade stayed on well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. . Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Jacquard (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is glossier (95% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (DC, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $54.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (P, $50.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty James (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced The New Black (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Charles (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bellini (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cin Cin (P, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Sweet Cream (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford So Vain (50) Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and very fine gold shimmer. It had a nice, creamy texture that was easy to use and comfortable to wear, while it also distributed the color evenly. This shade had mostly opaque color payoff and lasted for four and a half hours on me. It was moderately moisturizing as well. Too Faced Honey Bear (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Oh, Oh, Oh (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Maggy (436) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Falbala (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Clinique Black Honey (P, $15.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ellie (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Cle de Peau China Doll (P, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is darker, less pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Muse (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Colors ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is supposed to be hydrating, pigmented, and have a more luminous finish (there is also a specifically Matte formula available that is much flatter in finish). In general, the formula is semi-opaque to opaque with a lightly creamy consistency that doesn’t slide around a lot but doesn’t cling to the lips. I get anywhere from three to six hours of wear out of them, and most shades are lightly hydrating over time. The formula is vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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BUXOM Coral Confession, Evocative Petal, Graphic Grape Bold Gel Lipsticks

BUXOM Coral Confession Bold Gel Lipstick
BUXOM Coral Confession Bold Gel Lipstick

BUXOM Coral Confession Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “satin coral pink.” It’s a light-medium coral with warm undertones and a hint of pink and very fine micro-shimmer. It has a little more shine to it than a true satin finish (to me), but it wears down to satin within an hour or so. This shade had good pigmentation with a lightweight consistency that turns creamy as it heats up against the lips (from the bullet). I did have trouble with the color pulling into lip lines somewhat after two and a half hours of wear, but the creaminess of the formula made it so I could press and rub my lips together to even it back out again. It wore well for four and a half hours in total and was lightly hydrating. MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Modern Wow! (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bare Peach (23) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Coral (21) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $17.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Fancy Kiss (LE, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Breaking Free (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Express Yourself (LE, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Magic (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Nicki's Nude (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Brigitte (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Spotlight Me (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Zoe (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Grapefruit (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lara (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Evocative Petal Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “matte deep rose.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation (you can see my lip freckle peeking out just barely!). The consistency was velvety and smooth and did not tug on the lips when applied from the tube. It wore well for six hours and left behind a stain. It was neither drying nor hydrating for me, but it was pretty comfortable to wear for a matte. NARS Pop Life (P, $27.00) is brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Rozz (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Graphic Grape Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “satin deep purple.” It’s a medium-dark, berry purple with cooler undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had a lot of slip to it, which gave it that glossy look (by no means a satin!), and there was more translucency with this shade compared to the others–it was only semi-opaque. The color lasted for four and a half hours on me, but it did feather along the upper lip line for me, and it tended to slide around a bit, so I felt like you had to take more care that it didn’t slide right off. The formula was hydrating, though! Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Bee (LE, $58.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Supreme (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Plum Bright (LE, $17.50) is more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | BUXOM Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is supposed to be a “lightweight” lipstick with “one-stroke color” available in matte and satin finishes that is “moisturizing.” The formula is semi-opaque to opaque with a lightly creamy to velvety consistency–the satins tend to be noticeably softer and creamier, while the mattes are more velvety and denser–with four to six hour wear time. Some shades are hydrating, while others are simply not drying.

B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
A

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Tom Ford Bare Peach & Something Wild Lip Colors

Tom Ford Bare Peach (23) Lip Color
Tom Ford Bare Peach (23) Lip Color

Tom Ford Bare Peach (23) Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm, orange undertones and very fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it was definitely thinner and more translucent compared to a lot of the permanent range (typically shades without shimmer). The texture was thin but not gritty (I couldn’t feel the shimmer) and applied evenly. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Demsey (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Frolic (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Lili Doree (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Mystique (57) (DC, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $54.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lara (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Coral (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Coral (21) (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Something Wild (46) Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a nicely creamy consistency that glided onto the lips easily and delivered smooth, even coverage. The color wore well for five hours and was moderately hydrating. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Daiquiri (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Miss Loubi (P, $90.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Guava (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Cle de Peau Camellia (P, $65.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Origami Orange (LE, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t'aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Grace (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pretty Lucky (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Colors ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) are “clutch-sized” lipsticks; it uses the same formula as the full-sized Lip Colors (which retail for $52 for 0.10 oz.), but the packaging feels the same, just smaller. Tom Ford’s lipstick formula is supposed to be hydrating, pigmented, and have a more luminous finish (there is also a specifically Matte formula available that is much flatter in finish). This year’s launch of Lips & Boys features 25 new shades that are part of the new “metallic” finish, and then the return of 25 shades from last year. In general, the formula is semi-opaque to opaque with a lightly creamy consistency that doesn’t slide around a lot but doesn’t cling to the lips. I get anywhere from three to six hours of wear out of them, and most shades are lightly hydrating over time. The formula is vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Bite Beauty Retsina, Shiraz, Zin Luminous Creme Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “natural pink.” It’s a light, pink-tinged beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft shine. It had good color coverage that was mostly opaque–there is a smidgen of the lip color coming through to my eye. The consistency was creamy with some weight to it, but it wasn’t heavy or uncomfortable. The texture seemed to help this go on smoothly (as it doesn’t have too much slip) and not settle into lines. It lasted for four and a half hours on me. MAC Japanese Maple (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Luxe Natural (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Structure (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Crème d'Nude (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Mirage (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bi-ceptual (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC MCizzle (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Safe Word (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “soft plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural finish. It had rich color payoff with a creamy, light-to-medium-weight consistency that applied well and gave lips a smoother, plumper look. The formula was hydrating over the four and a half hours this shade lasted. Estee Lauder Rose Tea (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pinkberry (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Caractere (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox On Set (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chutney (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn (P, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is less pigmented, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Plumetis (207) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Shiseido Sweet Desire (RD714) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Hot Chocolate (LE, $17.50) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC I Love Winter (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “muted berry.” It’s a medium, pinky plum with warm undertones and a very, very fine shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and it had a much thinner consistency compared to other Luminous Creme lipsticks I’ve tried. It had more slip and had a more translucent look applied. The color went on evenly, and it was comfortable to wear, but it was surprisingly thin. On me, the color lasted for four hours and was hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bois de Rose (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Inventor (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature (P, $38.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, more pigmented, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Retsina
Retsina
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Shiraz
Shiraz
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Zin
Zin
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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