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Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Makeup Geek Valentine (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Inspiration (64) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Personal Pick (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (-, ) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Ravishing Rose (P, $7.99) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. The multi-tasking cream product had a lightly creamy, velvety texture that glided on easily but had more of a light-medium consistency and weight to it, so it felt denser than a really slick or emollient cream blush and had more substance to it than the average lipstick formula. Lotus performed the best as a cheek color, then as a lip color, and lastly as an eye product (unusable without primer and setting powder, though).

On cheeks, I applied by patting on the color with my fingertips and using a synthetic brush to blend out the color, which worked well to diffuse and spread out the color along my cheek area. The blush wasn’t transfer-proof, but I didn’t have any issues with it migrating or moving around, so I was able to enjoy the soft sheen without any mess! It wore well for nine hours on my normal-to-dry skin.

As a lip product, it had nearly opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube, but it will have sheerer, more buildable coverage if applied in a dabbing motion, with a lip brush, or using fingertips. It was comfortable on the lips over the four and a half hours it lasted, but it wasn’t the most flattering on, as it pulled into lip lines slightly from the get-go, which worsened over time. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.

On the eyes, I had creasing almost instantly–within five minutes–and there was a powderiness present to the color on the lid that I didn’t observe when it was used as a cheek/lip color. As a result, I felt like it made my creases/lines on my eyelids look drier and the area more crepe-like.

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Lotus
Lotus
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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ColourPop Viper & Notion Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Viper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Viper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Viper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color was fantastic, and it’s more unique than not, but there was something amiss with the formula, as it dried down and some areas were darker and pinker and other areas were grayer. It was like an ombre lip look gone bad! I thought it hadn’t dried down, but it had (no transfer and didn’t look different hours later). It applied well from the tube, and the product was fully opaque on the lips. The texture was clingy, and it did have noticeable “cracking” when I smiled; I could definitely feel I was wearing a liquid lipstick. This shade stayed on for over six hours with minimal changes in color/intensity, but it was drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Vinyl Dream (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tomboy (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Are & Be (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Urbanista (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Evening Rendezvous (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS London Calling (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Bijou (LE, $6.50) is cooler (80% similar). NARS Dirty Mind (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Back Up (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Winifred (LE, $18.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Notion Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep berry with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This shade took an hour to dry down for me! The majority of the color dried down within a minute or two, but there were parts of it that stayed shiny for an hour. It had mostly opaque color payoff, and the texture was thin but fluid and spread easily across the lips, so it was a cinch to get even coverage out of the formula. The color lasted for eight hours but was drying over time. Colour Pop Darling (LE, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fallen Angel (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sumac (LE, $18.50) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Acid Wash (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC High Drama (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rocker Chick (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

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 anytime 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.

Viper
Viper
B

Permanent

7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Notion
Notion
A-

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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ColourPop Flitter, DM, Mugshot Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Flitter Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Flitter Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Flitter Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark rosy pink with a ton of orange-gold shimmer that gives it a more metallic finish. The color dries down to a mostly matte finish, but it is also very shimmery–a matte metallic finish, if you will. The color itself is more uncommon due to the pinker base color and more matte finish, but I wish it applied more evenly and was more opaque (it’s nowhere near “super intense”). The texture was thin and yielded semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation. The dry down did emphasize my lip lines and “cracked” slightly. On me, the color lasted for five hours and was a little drying. Jouer Rose (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Fancy Peach (115) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Metallic Peony (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Demsey (DC, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Metallic Debutante (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Mugshot Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty red with warm undertones and a metallic finish. Finally! This shade was nearly opaque in coverage, and the color applied evenly and smoothly across the lips with a minimal emphasis of lip lines. The formula was comfortable to wear, non-drying, and lasted for five and a half hours on me. MAC Pre-Raphaelite (LE, $18.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Kween (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Show-All (LE, $18.50) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop DM Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a rich, coppery bronze with warm, red undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was thin and was fairly easy to spread across the lips, but the color could have applied more evenly (which became more apparent after it dried down). It was comfortable to wear, as it wasn’t too clingy, but my lips “cracked” slightly when I smiled after the dry down. This shade wore for six hours but was a bit drying. Sephora Bronze Icon (59) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $18.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Smog (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Bronze Shimmer (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Wrath (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Omar (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “super intense” with “high impact metallic pearls” and a “non-drying formula” that “is extremely long-wearing” (but it is “not completely transfer resistant”). Of ColourPop’s liquid lipstick formulas, this had the most slip and least pigmentation (across all four shades)–more semi-opaque, though they were buildable. The consistency spread well across the lips, but it could look more even; I think the darker coloring of the shades made some of the translucency less apparent. They dry down to a mostly transfer-proof finish, and they are flexible and comfortable to wear. I got between four and six hours of wear with these, and they seemed to break down easily with food compared to the Ultra Satins/Mattes. Two of the four shades were a little drying, while the other two were non-drying.

Flitter
Flitter
C

Permanent

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Mugshot
Mugshot
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
DM
DM
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Bite Beauty Praline Multistick

Bite Beauty Praline Multistick
Bite Beauty Praline Multistick

Bite Beauty Praline Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a slightly brightened, medium orange with warm undertones and a satin sheen. Make Up For Ever #420 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (DC, $9.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Persimmon (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Frivole (P, $45.00) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Rude (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Baby Peach (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Daring (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Topless (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Honey Jasmine (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. The texture of this shade was smooth, lightly velvety and creamy, so it had great blendability and was easy to spread across the skin without skipping or becoming patchy. It did seem slightly thinner compared to the majority of the shades I’ve tried, but it still performed similarly with longer wear on cheeks and lips, shorter wear on eyes. The coverage varied by application, as directly pressing the tube against the skin and making a swiping motion would leave a rich, opaque line while dabbing or patting from the tube was sheer and buildable. It is, overall, a medium, buildable coverage product.

When I applied it to my cheeks, the color diffused nicely along the edges and looked even without having to work hard. I had no trouble applying with fingertips or with synthetic brushes. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours as a blush.

On the lips, I applied it directly from the tube, and it yielded smooth, opaque pigmentation that sat fairly well on the lips, but some of the color settled into my lip lines within an hour and a half of wear. The formula felt comfortable, though, and lasted for four and a half hours.

As much as I’d love for this to be a true three-in-one product, the performance as a cream eyeshadow left much to be desired, because it creased within ten minutes of applying. Even if I smoothed the color back into place with my fingertip, it would migrate and separate in the crease/lines of my lid.

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Praline
Praline
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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ColourPop Time Square & Love Bug Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Time Square Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Time Square Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Time Square Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy beige with subtle, warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was thin, almost runny, but smooth and very pigmented. The color was easy to apply on the lips before it dried down, though it didn’t fully dry down for almost an hour (there were a few areas that still has very light transfer). This shade wore well for six and a half hours before starting to fade noticeably, and it was moderately drying after four hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bronx (P, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Mauve Mist (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cream and Sugar (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (DC, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Touch (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Alter-ego (72) (P, $14.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $18.50) is lighter (80% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Love Bug Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. This might be one of the worst liquid lipsticks I’ve had the displeasure of trying, because it felt heavy on the lips, clung and emphasized every lip line I had, and then the color flaked off as it cracked when I tried to move my lips. It was very pigmented, and I had no trouble applying an even layer of product before it dried down, but it looked awful on. It wore terribly, as it flaked away just by talking, and it faded significantly faster from the center of the mouth–noticeable after five hours. The formula was also painfully drying. Tarte Sis (P, $20.00) is brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Plath (LE, $20.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $36.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Bittersweet (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In Deep (P, $54.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (LE, $6.50) is more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Rock Sand (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Christopher (P, $36.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Hawkwind (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop WYD (P, $6.50) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Front Row (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Crucifix (P, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia #6 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Anastasia Stevie (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Just What I Needed (P, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Tarte 5 O'Clock (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $18.50) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

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.

Time Square
Time Square
A-

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Love Bug
Love Bug
D+

Permanent

4
Product
10
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
69%
Total

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Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick

Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick
Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick

Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $37.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Verve (P, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (LE, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (-, ) is lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $18.50) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Touch (P, $18.50) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $18.50) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mascarpone (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Tulle (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $18.50) is lighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. It had a smooth, velvety texture–consistent with the range–that was light-medium in weight, thicker but not dry or heavy. This shade worked well on the cheeks and on the lips, but it fell short (due to wear time) on the lids.

It had buildable coverage when applied with fingertips or dabbed onto skin directly from the tube, but it had opaque coverage if you swiped the tube against the skin (e.g. applying it to lips directly from the tube). I had no trouble diffusing and blending the edges of the color on the cheeks and on the eyes. On lips, I was able to maneuver the rounded bullet on the lips without too many issues, but the more traditional pointed lipstick shape is definitely easier to work with, so you might prefer to use a lip brush (which is also a good idea if you want to use it as a true, multi-tasking product on eyes).

On the lips, the color wore well for five and a half hours, was neither drying nor hydrating, and sat well with smooth, even coverage that was comfortable to wear overall. When I wore it as a blush, the color showed subtle signs of fading after nine and a half hours of wear. Unfortunately, the product creased within ten minutes of applying to my eyelids.

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Brioche
Brioche
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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