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Tom Ford Ansel, Alex, Rocco, Austin, Kingston Lips & Boys Lip Colors

Tom Ford Ansel, Alex, Rocco, Austin, Kingston Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Ansel, Alex, Rocco, Austin, Kingston Lips & Boys Lip Colors

Tom Ford Ansel Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium peony pink with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly textured consistency from the amount of shimmer in it. The color went on evenly and smoothly, but the consistency is thinner so I felt like the shimmer emphasized lip lines to a small degree. As a note, I really think this might be Quiver from the Lip Color Shine range, just an opaque, less glossy version (the colors are nearly identical to me). Tom Ford Beauty Quiver (P, $54.00) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jake (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Kiss Blossom (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alicia (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sweet Sinner (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Metallic Peony (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Parfait (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kelly (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Venus Rising (05) (LE, $53.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Marguerite (LE, $36.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Surprenante (129) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Little Buddha (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Greta (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Ballerina Shimmer (12) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dark Pink Frost (P, $0.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lip Blossom (P, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rose Clair (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $28.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Douglas (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Alex Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and very fine fuchsia pearl. It had almost opaque coverage, but there was some translucency there that allowed the lip color to come through slightly. The texture was smooth and lightly creamy, so application was easy. The color lasted for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. This was a very dupable shade, in my opinion! MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Janet (P, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Illusion (660) (LE, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mix (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lickable (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Passionate (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Mesmerizing Magenta (P, $7.99) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (DC, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Rocco Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a brighter, medium rose-shimmered fuchsia pink with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen. It was sligthly thicker in consistency, which made it feel creamier and apply with more opaque coverage for me. The color wore well for five and a half hours with a little bit of shimmer settling into lip lines after three hours of wear. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Estee Lauder Demure (LE, $25.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pink, You Think? (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty John (LE, $36.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Dance Off, Pants Off (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Lullabye (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Sexer (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Janet (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 03 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Illusion (660) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Austin Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and fine pearl shimmer. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture. I wish it smoothed out a little more on the lips, as it seemed to emphasize the texture of the lips more than other shades. The color lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Reveal (110) (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Only You (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bamboo (P, $65.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek BFF (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Marlene (458) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alicia (LE, $36.00) is brighter, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flynn (P, $36.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Greta (LE, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Crème Cup (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Kingston Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, bold fuchsia pink with fine, cool-toned fuchsia pearl. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, glide-on texture that went on smoothly and evenly. The color lasted for six hours on me, and it was moisturizing over time. Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Janet (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Pretty Shocking (230) (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Firebird (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Gladys (78) (P, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop The Rabbit (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lickable (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Guerlain Berry Beret (066) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $36.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (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.

Ansel
Ansel
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Alex
Alex
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Rocco
Rocco
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Austin
Austin
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Kingston
Kingston
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Chanel Inspiree & Eblouissante Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel Inspiree (164) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Inspiree (164) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Inspiree (164) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, rosy copper with fine, goldne copper pearl and a soft sheen. It had fairly opaque coverage with a lightweight, creamy, glide-on texture that didn’t tug and sat well on the lips. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Estee Lauder Tiger Eye (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Antoinette (406) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Broken (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $50.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Backdoor (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Forever Brown (305) (P, $37.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Buxom Runaway (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Imperial (DC, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Ambition (120) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Eblouissante (165) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium peony pink with warm undertones and fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightweight texture that was comfortable to wear. It had a smooth, silky glide with a thinner feel on the lips. The color stayed on for four and a half hours, left behind a very subtle stain, and was lightly moisturizing. Chanel Emilienne (452) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Chanel La Petillante (49) (LE, $37.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cantonese Carnation (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Manic (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC x Mariah Carey All I Want Lipstick

MAC All I Want Lipstick
MAC All I Want Lipstick

MAC All I Want Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “champagne shimmer.” It’s a light, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. Dior Golden (065) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) (LE, $53.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Live Long and Prosper (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Graham (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Warm Companion (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty David (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline White Gold (P, $7.49) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Beige Dore (126) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lisa (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Eddie (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Exposed (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Lights Out (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Spoiled Fabulous (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tanarama (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop PYT (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Peter (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Surratt Beauty Lame (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). MAC Gossamer Wing (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that went on fairly evenly, but the color did settle into lip lines after an hour and a half of wear. It was lightly creamy and glided on without tugging on the lip. The lipstick lasted closer to four hours in total and was slightly drying. I think this lipstick would be better for layering, either patted over a darker lipstick or topping with a pigmented gloss to add more shimmer.

All I Want
All I Want
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Chanel L’Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L'Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel L’Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L’Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #505 (LE, $38.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Good Taste (P, $23.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Caliente (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $37.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tats (LE, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Stargazer (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass I Believe (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Rouge Allure Velvet formula is Chanel’s take on a “non-drying matte lipstick” that is supposed to have “intensely rich, long-wearing colour.” This shade had mostly opaque coverage with a lightweight, glide-on texture that was creamy without being too emollient. It adhered well to the lips and lasted for five hours on me, and it did leave a stain behind. I felt like the texture, as it was thinner, seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips, so it didn’t look as smooth as some formulas do applied to the lips. After wearing it, my lips felt slightly dry.

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ColourPop Boogie Nights Lippie Stix

ColourPop Boogie Lippie Stix
ColourPop Boogie Lippie Stix

ColourPop Boogie Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.038 oz.) is described as a “vibrant violet red with turquoise glitter.” It’s a medium-dark, berry purple with cool, blue undertones and subtle sparkle over a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff that applied evenly. The texture had a slight grit to it from the sparkle, but it didn’t drag when applied. It lasted for over six hours, but it was somewhat drying. Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Valparaiso (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Peppermint Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.038 oz.) is described as a “warm peachy nude.” It’s a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly with a lightly creamy consistency that didn’t drag and was comfortable to wear. The color lasted for four and a half hours, and the formula was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.
MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Beach Bunny (P, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Frolic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Torres del Paine (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bare Peach (23) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Back in Vogue (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). bareMinerals Express Yourself (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Daydream (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Coral (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass I Lust For (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (LE, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Sarah (LE, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Kinky (P, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Get Dirty (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass No One Knows (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Silk Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.038 oz.) is described as a “rich deepened burgundy.” It’s a medium-dark, muted red with a hint of cooler, pink tones and a semi-matte finish. It reminded me of a poinsettia. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it didn’t entirely cover my lip freckle, so some of the natural lip color will come through (mine is lighter, so it doesn’t alter the lipstick color much, if at all). It had a lightly creamy texture that applied without tugging. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, but it was mildly drying. Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #080 (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dance With Me (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Salon Rouge (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boogie
Boogie
B+

Discontinued

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Peppermint
Peppermint
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Silk
Silk
A-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “blackened plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple berry with cool undertones and a natural shine. NARS Damage (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Plum Bright (LE, $17.50) is more pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $19.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Liam (DC, $36.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Boyfriend Stealer (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a limited edition, online-only shade available on November 27th (Black Friday here in the U.S.). The Patentpolish Lip Pencil is supposed to be a semi-sheer, glossy, hydrating formula. The pencil has a lightweight, thinner balm-like feel when applied to the lips, and it gets smoother as it melts against the warmth of the lips. It had semi-sheer coverage; enough to give a noticeable tint to the lips but not enough to cover entirely. It looked a little blotchy on me, and it had a tendency to emphasize lip lines by darkening them. This shade wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

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