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Chanel La Merveilleuse Rouge Allure Velvet & Rouge Noir Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense raspberry red.” It’s a bright, fuchsia pink with subtle blue undertones that ends up appearing almost warm-toned. It had a mostly matte finish. The texture was velvety smooth and glided right on with even, mostly opaque color payoff. It was comfortable to wear for four hours, and then it felt a little drying for the next two (six hours in total). Urban Decay Alpha (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $17.50) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $17.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M204 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia #12 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Toucan (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia (P, $7.49) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline All Fired Up (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chane Rouge Noir (109) Rouge Allure ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “black red.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a natural shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightweight, creamy consistency that never tugged while applying. It was, however, a little streaky at times, and the lack of opacity seemed to emphasize that. On me, the color wore four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. I didn’t experience feathering, but those who are more prone to it, this one seemed to have enough slip that I would consider using it with a liner. MAC Runner (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Berry Mojito (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
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ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit

ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit
ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit

ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit ($39.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes three Super Shock Cheek shades and three Lippie Stix. This is one of two kits (the other is for Medium Dark/Deep Dark skin tones).

Fanny Pack is described as a “silvery white pearl.” It’s a bright white with very subtle golden shimmer. I was surprised that it didn’t look chalky or powdery on my skin tone–it seemed workable–and I can only imagine how lovely it will be for those who are fairer and prefer shimmer without addition of color in their highlighters. The texture is smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable on the skin. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. It has good, buildable color coverage–pretty much in line with how it is marketed–that can be applied with fingertips for more opacity or applied with a synthetic or duo fiber brush for sheerer coverage. NYX Liquid Prism (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Moon Glow (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Metal Moon (P, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Non-Fiction is described as a “warm pink with gold and copper highlights.” It’s a medium, reddish-copper with warm gold and pink shimmer. It had opaque coverage applied with fingertips and semi-opaque, buildable coverage applied with a flat, synthetic brush. It looks more shimmery in the pot/swatch than it does blended out on the cheek, where it ultimately has a natural finish–a skin-like glow but not overt shimmer. It wore well for nine hours. Milani Coral Beams (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 18 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Benefit Rockateur (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Divergent Obscure Coral (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Rose Quartz (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Love & Laughter (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge (P, $34.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parasol is described as a “soft peachy gold.” It’s a light-medium, golden copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had buildable coverage, up to mostly opaque, that goes on sheerer when applied with fluffier brushes and more opaque with denser brushes or fingertips. The texture was smooth, blendable, and never sticky on the skin, as it dries down quickly to more of a powder-like product (so it is still blendable). It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Bae Area (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Gold Rush (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #20 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Blow a Fuse Pearl (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Freak Like Me (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Blow a Fuse Gold (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Galet (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Crank It Up Gold (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Malibu (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fame is described as a “pale warm nude in a creme sheer finish.” It is a light pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones with a soft shine. It looks peach in the tube, but it swatches pink, and it is absolutely maddening! It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, moderately slippery consistency that glided on but looked a little streaky at times and showed “lines” if you pressed your lips together. It wore well for three and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Catty (LE, $17.50) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC How Darling (LE, $17.50)(90% similar). MAC Light English Red (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flynn (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Olga (422) (P, $37.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Littlestitious (P, $6.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Angel (P, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Foodie (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Thistle is described as a “warm peachy nude in a creme finish.” It’s a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a light-medium weight to it–thicker and more noticeable on than other shades, but I wouldn’t call it heavy or goopy by any means. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marmalade is described as a “warm rosy pink in a creme finish.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had nearly opaque coverage with a creamy, glide-on texture that sat well on lips and was comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn. Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Faded (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Grande Dame (P, $23.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Bois de Rose (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Garance (P, $55.00) is lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.50) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fair/Medium
Fair/Medium
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Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Non-Fiction

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Parasol

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Fame

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Thistle

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Marmalade

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ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set

ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set
ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set

ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set ($30.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes six full-sized Lippie Stix for fall. All six are exclusive to the set, and the set is limited edition. It’s another set full of mostly matte/satin type shades with good color payoff and long-wear. A few shades were a bit drying towards the end of wear, which was the only “big” issue I had.

Baewatch is described as a “dusty rose in a matte finish.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark pinky plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightly creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t tug but doesn’t slide around either. It wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Huda Beauty Trophy Wife (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Lolly (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.50) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.50) is more muted (95% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Barberry (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay WSM (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Tiger (P, $5.00) is darker, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $54.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Seismic (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is warmer (80% similar). Hourglass If I Could (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Choker is described as a “light cool-toned beige in a creme finish.” It’s a light, rosy beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage with just a little of the natural lip coming through. The color was creamy with a light tackiness that lasted for four hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating. bareMinerals Nudist (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Sexpot (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Structure (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Believer (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Peachstock (P, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Close Contact (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Topless (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silk Scroll (P, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Safe Word (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC French Twist (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is glossier (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mosh Pit is described as a “mid-tone warm brown in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice color coverage that applied beautifully–smooth, even color–without tugging on the lips. The consistency had just enough slip not to tug, but it adheres well to the lip so wear time is longer at six hours. It was a smidgen drying after four hours of wear. Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $54.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Inspiree (164) (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Milani Beloved (LE, $8.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Out of Sync is described as a “bright blue fuchsia in a matte finish.” It’s a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even coverage. The texture was a little drier than the other shades but not too stiff–it doesn’t glide across perfectly, though. On me, it was still going strong after six hours of wear but was somewhat drying after four hours. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Just My Type (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.50) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Highball (DC, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). NARS Let's Go Crazy (P, $27.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop The Rabbit (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Menace (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $27.00) is more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

TGIF is described as a “true brick red in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without dragging on the lip. The color lasted for six hours and was a little drying at the end. Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Poison (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lee Hi (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Silk (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mondore (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Kat Von D Chula (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Sexy is described as a “deep red violet with a subtle blue flash in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia-shimmered raspberry pink with cool undertones and a frosted, matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a firmer, stiffer texture. It still managed to apply evenly, but it does drag and skip across the lips at times. The color lasted for six hours strong but was drying. Urban Decay After Dark (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Afterdark (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Plumeria (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabotage (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $54.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Disobedient (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Lure Me On (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Razzle (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Wild Nectar (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). NYX Aria (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Baewatch

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Choker

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Mosh Pit

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Out of Sync

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TGIF

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Too Sexy

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NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($160.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes five full-sized Audacious Lipsticks held in a hefty, mirrored case with a velvet-lined interior (that has indentations where the lipsticks fit) that can be removed to just use the case in its full capacity. All five lipstick shades are part of the permanent range. Audacious Lipsticks retail for $32 each (or $160.00 for five), so this set is only “worth it” if you’re looking for the packaging, but otherwise, you might as well pick your personal five favorite shades. The quality of all five seemed exactly the same as the full-sized versions, which is quite high–soft, smooth, creamy consistencies with good pigmentation, comfortable wear and moderate wear-time. I don’t personally find it to be a very hydrating formula, but it isn’t drying either. You can see my round-up on the Audacious Lipstick formula here. I’ve swatched and re-tested the five shades as they were included in this set.

Raquel is described as a “pink beige.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a creamy, natural finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage, but it is one of the creamier, more slippery shades in the range, so it doesn’t apply as well as the majority of the range does as a result. It doesn’t apply badly, it just shows lines more readily and is harder to keep looking even. It lasted for almost four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing. Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (P, $35.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Enchanted One (LE, $17.50) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Catherine (410) (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC French Twist (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC She's a Peach (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Crystal Baby (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Juliette is described as a “pink coral.” It’s a bright, pink-coral with a satin finish. The consistency was light-medium in weight, creamy, and glided on easily. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was comfortable to wear. MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C303 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Charles (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fever (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $54.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Smarty Pants (P, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Jacquard (DC, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Coral (P, $35.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Pinch Me (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Puttin' on the Spritz (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna (P, $34.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anna is described as a “smokey rose.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark pinky-plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff that went on smoothly without tugging. The consistency seemed a little better in this particular version than my full-sized, as it was creamier and less dry. It was neither drying nor hydrating over the four hours it wore for. Smashbox Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Magick (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Whipped Caviar (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Buxom Centerfold (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fresh Cut (LE, $6.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Proper (P, $15.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Roman Holiday (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Buff (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Burberry Fawn Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Hot Gossip (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fanny is described as a “rich berry.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-berry with cool undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. It lasted for almost six hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. NARS Janet (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Inspiration (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Twerk (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Damned (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Wicked Aura 01 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Warm Leatherette (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Give It Up (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty #096 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Tarte Popsicle (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Splurge (LE, $23.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte is described as an “oxblood burgundy.” It’s a dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a light shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered well without looking streaky. The texture had some slip but was less heavy compared to other shades (but it was also not as pigmented). This version was more pigmented and appeared a bit darker as a result on. It wore well for five and a half hours and was slightly hydrating. Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Eva (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Right) (LE, )(90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $34.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Berry Mojito (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Killer Shine Lipsticks

NARS Besame Mucho Killer Shine Lipstick
NARS Besame Mucho Killer Shine Lipstick

NARS Killer Shine Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula designed for the collection that’s supposed to have “daring color and dramatic luster.” The texture feels a little heavier, thicker, and creamier than their standard range of lipsticks, but it is glossier and thinner than the Audacious Lipstick formula.

NARS Besame Mucho Killer Shine Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep rose-beige.” It’s a light-medium peach subdued by warm beige with a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly while the texture was moderately creamy and glided on effortlessly. There is noticeable slip, so it looks very slightly streaky if you are looking close-up, but I didn’t find it noticeable from a normal viewing distance (e.g. not in a macro photo shot!). It lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Julia (404) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Almost Bare (P, $35.00) is darker, more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Cozy Up (LE, $17.50) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Posh Tone (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Freckletone (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Delectable (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Whip (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Gracieuse (DC, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS No Shame Killer Shine Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “red plum.” It’s a bright, medium-dark berry-red with cool, fuchsia undertones and a moderate shine. For such a simultaneously bright and dark shade, it actually applies extremely well: the color goes on smoothly, evenly, and doesn’t look streaky. It’s semi-opaque (you can see my lip freckle peeking through still) and isn’t too heavy to wear. The consistency is lightly creamy with some slip, but I didn’t have feathering when I wore it for five hours; if you’re more prone to feathering, you may want to use a lip liner as the amount of slip could result in feathering. It was lightly moisturizing as well. Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Lush Life (P, $23.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Heaux (Amplified) (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Didier (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Thrilling (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Primrose (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Redemption Killer Shine Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “metallic pink champagne.” It’s a light-medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a fine, frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a reflective sheen that wasn’t too dry or too slippery, so it applied well and looked even. I really liked how there was noticeable amount of coverage, but you could use less for layering as well. The color lasted for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Graham (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Golden (065) (LE, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luca (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Live Long and Prosper (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Metalwork (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Gold (LE, $49.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Liquid Lurex (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Peter (LE, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Ruffian Gold (LE, $17.50) is less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Eddie (DC, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Beige Dore (126) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Warm Companion (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty David (DC, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Whip (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Art Directed (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty William (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Yellow It-stick (603) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Bad Habit, Chilly Chili, First Class, Instigator, More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Just released, there are five new, limited edition shades of ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.), which you’ll find reviewed below. Unsurprisingly, the colors were really interesting and perfect for their current 90s theme, as well as fall, but I had issues with the dry down on these… three of them felt like they never dried down. The color didn’t lift easily when I pressed my lips together, but it was clear that they weren’t completely dry, even after twenty minutes, and after wearing them for testing, they still never had that totally dry, ultra matte look. You have plenty of time to work with the ones that don’t dry down, so at least there’s that. It’s almost like a new product type, vinyl matte.

ColourPop Bad Habit Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky plum with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff with a thin, liquid-y consistency that applied with smooth, even coverage. This one never fully dried down to me, even though I could press my lips without destroying the coverage/evenness of the color–it just didn’t go to fully matte. It wore well for six hours, but it seemed to break down more with food than the Ultra Mattes that dry down. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Bite Beauty Barberry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Thomas (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay WSM (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lively (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ice Cube (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Perf (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Save the Queen (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.50) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.50) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Never Say Never (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 (LE, $26.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Baewatch (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Eggplant (P, $26.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Chilly Chili Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “muted plummy brown.” It’s a muted, dark brown with hints of rose and warmth. It had a semi-matte finish due to the formula never fully drying down, so it had a vinyl-like look to it. The color coverage was intense, and a little went a long way. The color lasted for six and a half hours with even fading, while it was comfortable to wear, it was a smidgen drying. Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Hawkwind (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tres Chic (LE, ) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Love Bug (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fortune (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Christopher (P, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Latte (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Just What I Needed (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop TooLips (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plath (LE, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Crucifix (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop First Class Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “vivid orange red.” It’s a bold, bright, totally neon orange-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the consistency was on the watery side, so it applied streakily and took a lot of work to maneuver into place. It dried down completely, though it didn’t seem as flat matte as other shades that dry down, and it had a tendency to come away in flakes over time, even if wear was closer to six hours. MAC Augmented Reality (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Salsa (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Instigator Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone peachy nude.” It’s a muted, medium-dark peach-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. This was the third shade that didn’t fully dry down, and I had the same experience where the color didn’t lift after pressing my lips together, but it remained lightly tacky. It lasted for five hours, and this one “cracked” a little after an hour of wear. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Tarte Homeslice (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Naked Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Parker (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Kiss (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pander Me (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Soccer Mom (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Highway (LE, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Jane (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.50) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Feelin' Myself (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Smashbox Pinch Me (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep violet wine.” It’s a dark, berry-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that dried down quickly but with enough time to apply it. The texture was soft, a little dry in feel to the touch, and it lasted for five hours on me–but it faded unevenly. It was somewhat drying. NARS Blindfold (LE, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Jam On It (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Under My Thumb (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Endangered Red (P, $27.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Bad Habit
Bad Habit
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Chilly Chili
Chilly Chili
A-

Discontinued

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
C+

Discontinued

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Instigator
Instigator
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
More Better
More Better
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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