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MAC Von Teese Lipstick

MAC Von Teese Lipstick
MAC Von Teese Lipstick

MAC Von Teese Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid tomato red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Left) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dynasty Red (LE, $17.50) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is brighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Red Rock (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Don't Stop (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Gold Blooded (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new, limited edition lipstick created in collaboration with Dita Von Teese. It will release on December 9th at all MAC locations and exclusively online at maccosmetics.com (North America) and December 2015 at international locations. It comes in a glossy black tube with Von Teese written in shiny red, and the same embososed on the lipstick itself. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and velvety (like a lot of the newer MAC matte lipsticks have been) that glided on well with rich, opaque coverage that wore for over six hours. The formula was a smidgen drying on me. It had a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Von Teese
Von Teese
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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MAC Dark Desires Lipsticks

MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick

MAC Black Night Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “black with red and gold pearl [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, gold and red-shimmered black with subtle, warm brown undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and it applied better than the majority of the black lipsticks MAC has released, but the Cremesheen finish definitely gave it a more emollient consistency. It does pull into lip lines slightly over the four hours it wears. Smashbox Bankrolled (P, $21.00) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Pitch Black (P, $7.49) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Nightly Ritual (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Oil Slick (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Kling It On (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Metal Head (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Oil Slick (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Heavy Petting Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “burgundy [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark plummy red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but it could have applied better. The texture was lightweight, while the formula was neither drying nor hydrating and lasted for four hours. MAC Sweet Succulence (LE, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Queen (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Merlot (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Fig (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Venomous Violet (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Orchid (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam III (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (Lip Color) (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Infuse (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Burberry Oxblood (53) (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Ring My Bell Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pale cool neutral [with a Glaze finish].” It’s a light, muted beige with subtle, warm undertones and a champagne frost. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a noticeable amount of shimmer. The color pulled into lip lines over the three-hours it lasted on me. I could see it working better mixed or layered with another lipstick. Tom Ford Beauty Holden (DC, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orlando (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC High Tea (P, $17.50) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). MAC Metalwork (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Nudist (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Romantic Breakdown (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Adriatic (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Jic (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

These three lipsticks are limited edition and are from the Dark Desires collection, which launches online on November 24th and arrives in-stores on December 3rd.

Black Night
Black Night
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Ring My Bell
Ring My Bell
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick ($28.00 CDN for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium pinky lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lydia (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Ronron (P, $90.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Flaunting It (LE, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Bust Out (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dream Obscene (Lip Color) (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Grape Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Violate (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Up the Amp (P, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Dominique (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is (was?) a charity lipstick released in partnership with the Movember Foundation, which works to raise awareness of prostate cancer during the month of November. The always lovely Julie from Swatch & Review picked this up on behalf as it is exclusive to Canada. I wasn’t able to find it on Sephora’s Canadian site, so it appears it may have already sold through. It was mostly opaque with a lightweight, creamy consistency that glided on without tugging and applied with smooth, even color. The lipstick wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. It seemed a bit thinner and less glossy compared to other shades in the range (neither a pro nor a con, just an observation).

Mauvember
Mauvember
A-

Limited Edition

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

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Bite Beauty #011 (Swiss Chocolate) Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty #011 (Swiss Chocolate) Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty #011 (Swiss Chocolate) Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty #011 (Swiss Chocolate) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “deep brown with red undertone.” It’s a muted, dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a glossy sheen.

This was Bite’s November shade release, and it sold out quickly! The Creme Deluxe formula is supposed to be hydrating and pigmented. Generally, I find their standard formula, Luminous Creme, to be thicker, glossier, and more hydrating, but the pigmentation varies from shade to shade within both formulas. This month’s edition is mostly opaque with a lightweight, creamy consistency that has enough slip that the color doesn’t go on perfectly evenly–not bad with respect to application, just not perfect. The color wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating.

#011
#011
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Bobbi Brown Baby Peach & Atomic Orange Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “bright peach coral.” It’s a light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, glossy sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a more emollient, slightly slippery consistency. The color lasted for four hours on me and was nicely hydrating. I thought it was going to slip into lip lines, but it didn’t! Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Oversized (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Paul and Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Interrogate (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach (LE, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Praline (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tropical Buzz (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $17.50) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $17.50) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $17.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “bright yellow orange.” It’s a vibrant, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a natural finish. It was intensely pigmented and had full color coverage. The consistency is creamy, light-to-medium in weight, comfortable wear with a hydrating formula that lasted for five and a half hours on me. Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Orange (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tourne (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Ravishingly Rich (P, $23.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Orange (300) (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C304 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Electric Orange (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Daring (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mariko (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pare (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

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Bobbi Brown Hibiscus & Russian Doll Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “plum wine.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm plum with hints of rose and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation, and you can just barely see my lip freckle peeking through. The texture is light-medium in weight–not heavy but it is heavier than Russian Doll. The color went on evenly and smoothly, and it lasted for five hours on me with a lightly hydrating formula. Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ines (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Sangria (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “rosy red.” It’s a bold, slightly brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It has nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy texture that glides on easily and goes on smoothly. This shade lasted for almost five hours and was hydrating. MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Lover (P, $37.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Greta (P, $58.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Maria Moretti (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

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