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MAC x Charlotte Olympia Lipsticks

MAC Leading Lady Red Lipstick
MAC Leading Lady Red Lipstick

MAC Leading Lady Red Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, cooler pink undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had a velvety, smooth, light-medium thick texture that applied well without dragging or skipping. It had opaque color coverage that sat well on the lips. The color wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Dylan (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (LE, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Von Teese (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). NARS Don't Stop (P, $26.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Secretly (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Cruella (P, $27.00) is more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Retro Red Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep brown-red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark red-burgundy with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied well and didn’t skip or tug on the lips when applied from the tube. The texture is comfortable without having too much slip or being too clingy. On me, the color lasted for five and a half hours and stained. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Poison (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte XOXO (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass At Night (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Lee Hi (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $54.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, better quality (90% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Starlett Scarlet Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “true red.” It’s a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture had a little more slip compared to the other two shades, though it was still more of the velvety-smooth variety that MAC has been putting out for their matte finishes. It had mostly opaque coverage that applied smoothly and evenly. This shade lasted for five and a half hours, left behind a stain, and was non-drying. MAC Von Teese (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dynasty Red (LE, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Heroic Red (321) (LE, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Left) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass I Crave (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Best Revenge (P, $54.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Hourglass Secretly (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Thumbelina (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.50)(90% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (LE, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC x Charlotte Olympia collection arrives online on March 17th.

Retro Rouge
Retro Rouge
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Bite Beauty Maple, Nori, Jam Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “brick red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was fantastic with rich, smooth coverage paired with a lightweight, light-medium thick texture that was comfortable to wear and wore well for six hours. It was very lightly hydrating. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Braised Maple (LE, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). NYX Alabama (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Leslie (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Saucy (P, $15.00) is darker, more muted, more pigmented (85% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $34.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty #046 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NYX Sierra (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge d'Exception (308) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (80% similar). NARS Walkyrie (P, $27.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “deep brown-red.” It’s a muted, dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a light-medium consistency that glided on without tugging or pulling on the lips and yielded smooth, even coverage. This shade wore well for just over five hours and was neither hydrating nor drying while worn. Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh 3 (LE, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia #6 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Christopher (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $36.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Ways (P, $54.00) is lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M104 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich merlot.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry plum with subtle, cool undertones and very, very fine shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage with a noticeable translucency that gave it more of a stained-like appearance on the lips. The consistency had more slip and was lighter in feel as well. This shade wore for five and a half hours but left a strong berry-ish stain afterwards. I found the formula somewhat moisturizing over time. MAC Cordovan (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Marsala (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Bruise (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Cassis (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel L'Impatiente (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Warrior (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Elle Belle (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Mosh Pit (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. All 34 shades are shimmer-free and vary being a soft satin finish to a natural finish (light shine but not glossy). The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamyu with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

In comparison to the Luminous Creme formula: The level of color payoff and lemony scent are the two things that are similar, but they feel quite different on. If you have drier lips and need the intense hydration that the Luminous Creme formula offered, I don’t know if you’re going to like these. The Luminous Creme formula had a thicker consistency with a very creamy texture that glided on and never tugged at all, and the thicker consistency paired with the glossier finish was more forgiving on lips as it didn’t emphasize lines, natural texture, dryness, or flaking. Some had issues with the Luminous Creme formula bleeding/feathering and shorter-wear due to the amount of slip (high), and the Amuse Bouche formula has much, much less slip, so the wear is longer. I didn’t typically experience bleeding/feathering with the Luminous Creme formula, and that is also true with Amuse Bouche, but I would expect less with this more satin-finish formula for most (but not all). The scent seemed slightly stronger in the Amuse Bouche range, but it wasn’t noticeable after I was done applying the color.

Maple
Maple
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Nori
Nori
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Jam
Jam
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Tarte Bikini, Hey Sailor, Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a medium-dark rosy pink with warmer undertones and a satin sheen. It had great pigmentation with a a smooth, velvety consistency that applied without tugging or dragging. The formula was comfortable to wear, very lightly hydrating, and didn’t pull into lip lines over time. It lasted for four and a half hours. NYX Street Cred (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Bright Crimson (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte So Fetch (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Angel (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stimulant (P, $54.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Alpha (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Perfect Kiss (P, $54.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chatterbox (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Ouiji (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Grace (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Prowl (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t'aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a bold, bright fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that glided across lips with ease. The texture seemed to emphasize the texture of my upper lips a bit, though I don’t think it’s noticeable in person. It wore well for almost five hours and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Adorbs (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Breathing Fire (LE, $17.50) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Power Grab (P, $32.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $17.50) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Neon Azalea (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $54.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Sundae (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Shiseido Primrose Sun (RS419) (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Crush (LE, ) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark orange with strong, red undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, velvety feel that went on easily. The color wore well for five hours and was comfortable to wear, though it wasn’t hydrating (at least it wasn’t drying!). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $54.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Obsessed (LE, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel First Light (P, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is supposed to have “full coverage” with a “matte” finish and still manage to hydrate the lips while being “long-wearing.” The range is very pigmented with a more semi-matte to satin finish than truly matte. The wear varied from four to six hours, but the more velvety, silicone-like consistency made it so some shades settled into lip lines, though the more forgiving texture makes it easier to smooth the color back in place during wear. The formula is comfortable to wear overall with a faint mint scent but no taste. If you twist-up the entire lipstick from the tube, it appears rather stubby, but it is actually still 0.085 oz. by weight–the average lipstick is between 0.10 oz. and 0.12 oz. with the occasional lipstick as large as 0.15 oz. (Tarte’s regular lipstick contains $17.00/0.10 oz., and their twist-up LipSurgence range is $24.00/0.10 oz.). Worth noting, the tube itself felt thin and less sturdy than most lipstick tubes I’ve come across.

Bikini
Bikini
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Hey Sailor
Hey Sailor
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Mai Tai
Mai Tai
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Bite Beauty Sorbet, Gingersnap, Fig Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sorbet Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “juicy watermelon.” It’s a brighter, light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satiny sheen. It had great color payoff with a lightly creamy, smooth consistency that applied well and went on evenly without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was moderately hydrating while worn. Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Hourglass I've Kissed (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C210 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Chanel Liaison (DC, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dolly Bird (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dusk (P, $54.00) is more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Sextrology (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $54.00) is more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Walk This Way (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Apoline (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Hippie Chic (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pin Up Pink (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Couture (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Estee Lauder Inescapable (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Colour Pop Rocket (LE, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Gingersnap Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fresh peach.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a light-medium thick consistency that was firm so it tugged a bit but there was enough give to the formula that it still yielded really even coverage–it just takes a little more pressure to apply (reminds me of applying a lipstick that’s been sitting in the cold in that way). It wore well for four and a half hours and was just a bit hydrating all in all. Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $54.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Charles (P, $36.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Pat McGrath Tropicalia (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C303 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty James (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Pinch Me (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced The New Black (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ravishing (P, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Vegas Volt (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Margherita (LE, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily (P, $32.00) is darker (80% similar). Chanel Highway (LE, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Instigator (LE, $6.00) is more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Fig Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “nude rose.” It’s a light-medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on fairly evenly. The consistency was a little thinner and clingier compared to some of the other shades, and I noticed some of the color slipped into lip lines after two to three hours of wear. It wore for four hours in total and was lightly hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Slowburn (246) (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Audition (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Plink! (P, $17.50) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath Sextrology (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Only You (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Cami (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Almond Rose (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC She Betta Werrrk (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Blush (500) (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Sex Machine (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Tiny Chum (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Apoline (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Jiffy (LE, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Truth or Bare (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). Estee Lauder Inescapable (P, $32.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. All 34 shades are shimmer-free and vary being a soft satin finish to a natural finish (light shine but not glossy). The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamyu with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

In comparison to the Luminous Creme formula: The level of color payoff and lemony scent are the two things that are similar, but they feel quite different on. If you have drier lips and need the intense hydration that the Luminous Creme formula offered, I don’t know if you’re going to like these. The Luminous Creme formula had a thicker consistency with a very creamy texture that glided on and never tugged at all, and the thicker consistency paired with the glossier finish was more forgiving on lips as it didn’t emphasize lines, natural texture, dryness, or flaking. Some had issues with the Luminous Creme formula bleeding/feathering and shorter-wear due to the amount of slip (high), and the Amuse Bouche formula has much, much less slip, so the wear is longer. I didn’t typically experience bleeding/feathering with the Luminous Creme formula, and that is also true with Amuse Bouche, but I would expect less with this more satin-finish formula for most (but not all). The scent seemed slightly stronger in the Amuse Bouche range, but it wasn’t noticeable after I was done applying the color.

Sorbet
Sorbet
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Gingersnap
Gingersnap
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Fig
Fig
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Chanel Marlene, Suzy, Romy Rouge Coco Lipsticks

Chanel Marlene (458) Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Marlene (458) Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Marlene (458) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightweight, thin texture that had moderate slip and wore for three hours on me. It was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC Only You (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'm In (LE, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Bare Hug (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Romantic (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Magic (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Nippon (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). NARS Rosecliff (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Mademoiselle (434) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Saga (P, $37.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Suzy (460) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, orange-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a lightweight, lightly emollient texture that applied without tugging and was comfortable to wear. It lasted for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Cle de Peau Camellia (P, $65.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). MAC Understanding (LE, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Rags to Riches (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $54.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Pygmalion (LE, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Guava (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pretty Boy (P, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Miss Loubi (P, $90.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Amant (DC, $34.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Romy (462) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a lightly glossy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightweight, emollient texture that glided across the lips easily. The color applied smoothly and evenly, while the formula was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear over the four and a half hours it lasted. MAC Lickable (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Hourglass Leader (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ashley (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) (P, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Pink Bangle (064) (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electrique (P, $54.00) is brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Cherry Cape (067) (P, $32.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Palomino (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Berry Beret (066) (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Lyin’ King & London Fog Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Lyin' King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Lyin’ King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Lyin’ King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “saturated raspberry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The color was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightweight consistency that applied well and didn’t gather into lip lines. The texture is satiny as it dries down, and then there’s a light tackiness if I pressed my lips together, but the color didn’t separate where my lips touched. There was still much of the color left intact after eight hours of wear, while the formula was neither drying nor hydrating but comfortable to wear. Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Luxuriant (150) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC D for Danger (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (LE, $6.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Art Deco (502) (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #096 (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop First of All (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Merlot (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Claretcast (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Crime (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Heaux (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dangerous Beauty (P, $54.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Wicked Aura 01 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Hey Gurrl (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop London Fog Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool-toned blue red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark ruby red with cool undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, thin consistency that applied well with even, smooth coverage. There were very light streak marks at the edges that self-leveled after about ten to fifteen minutes. It was comfortable to wear with a light tackiness, but the color didn’t lift if I pressed my lips together. The color was still going strong after eight hours of wear, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Chic Red (P, $4.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.50) is more muted (95% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alain (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Trophy Wife (P, $12.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass My Icon Is (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Red Rage (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Lyin' King
Lyin' King
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
London Fog
London Fog
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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