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Bite Beauty #010 (Boysenberry) Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 010 (Boysenberry) Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 010 (Boysenberry) Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 010 (Boysenberry) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “blue-toned violet.” It’s a medium-dark, magenta purple with warmer, pink tones and a satin finish. Pretty Vulgar Darling Be Daring (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur (Left) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #090 (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Stefania (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #094 (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dancing Flowers (LE, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Burberry Lilac (424) (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ambrosial (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Evening Rendezvous (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Brilliant Violet (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Party Girl (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Prankster (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is sold out and has been for at least a few days (and probably far longer still). I deeply apologize for not being able to review this sooner, and this review is up mostly for dupes at this point. In happier news, it only took Bite ten months to finally label the bottom of the lipstick tube itself with the number. The formula was mostly opaque with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that adhered well without being clingy. It wore well for five hours on me and left a slight stain behind, but it was neither drying nor hydrating. It has a light, sweet, lemony scent and a very slightly sweet taste.

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9.5
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Texture
9.5
Longevity
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Application
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Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor

Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor
Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor

Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor ($55.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. Tarte Tulip (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Streak (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Grande Dame (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Lettre (216) (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Incensed (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Inventor (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Nocturne (06) (P, $34.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Rouge G formula is supposed to be hydrating with a luminous finish. Long-time readers will know it has been a longtime favorite of mine, and it still is my absolute favorite lipstick formula (it’s a favorite that has stood the test of time!). The part that I find is more unique to Rouge Gs is the finish; there’s a fine pearl that gives it a glossier, shinier sheen that isn’t too slippery. This holiday’s limited edition release is mostly opaque with a creamy, lightweight consistency that glided on easily and applied smoothly. The formula was comfortable to wear, nicely hydrating, and lasted for almost five hours on me.

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Bobbi Brown Retro Coral, Pink Guava, Pale Coral Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale pink coral.” It’s a medium coral with a hint of pink and warm undertones paired with a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, moderately slippery consistency, so you could see “lines” if you pressed your lips together at times. The texture is lightweight and comfortable to wear, while the color lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Cali Coral (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Fancy Kiss (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Ethereal Orchid (LE, $30.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Charles (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $34.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $19.00) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bare Peach (23) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder High Level (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Affair (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink tangerine.” It’s a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly full color coverage, though there was just a little translucency to the color still. The texture was light-to-medium in weight, creamy, and comfortable on. It applied with smooth, even coverage, and the color wore well for five and a half hours. I found the formula moderately hydrating while worn. Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $58.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild What's Up, Doc? (P, $0.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Hibiscus (LE, $17.50) is glossier (95% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $54.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.50) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Federico (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Camellia (P, $65.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Understanding (LE, $17.50) is more muted (90% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Suzy (460) (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $34.00) is less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “midtone coral cream.” It’s a light-medium peach-orange with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The texture was quite creamy with light-to-medium weight to it, so it was thick enough where you could see “lines” if you pressed your lips together, and the more emollient consistency made it harder to apply evenly. It had good pigmentation, though, and lasted for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Colour Pop Oversized (DC, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sushi Kiss (P, $17.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) 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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Bite Beauty Rewind Matte Creme Lip Crayon Set

Bite Beauty Rewind Lip Crayon Set
Bite Beauty Rewind Lip Crayon Set

Bite Beauty Rewind Lip Crayon Set ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes four travel-sized, twist-up lip colors housed in a red tin. I really liked Bite’s set last year, and I think this year’s is also good and works well as a stocking stuffer or more affordable gift to give. Full-sized pencils are 0.05 oz. each, and each of these is 0.031 oz., which makes the set worth $59.52. The Matte Creme Lip Crayon formula tends to be smooth and velvety in texture with good pigmentation, long- and comfortable wear. The formula has a lemony, slightly herbal, scent but no discernible taste.

Aubergine is described as an “eggplant.” It’s a medium-dark, berry-plum with hints of red and a cooler undertone paired with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, smooth consistency that was easy to apply and didn’t tug at the lip. The color wore well for six hours and was lightly hydrating over time. This shade is part of the permanent range. The version in the set was actually more pigmented and less glossy, which resulted in a more muted colro overall, though they are similar. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $32.00) is glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Claretcast (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Hourglass Liberator (P, $32.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS No Shame (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Heaux (Amplified) (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Popsicle (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Purple Noon (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Intriguing (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Torte is described as a “brown-toned rose.” It’s a soft, medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that applied evenly and was comfortable to wear over five hours. It was lightly hydrating. Estee Lauder Incensed (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Hourglass If Only (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Happy (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Libre (62) (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pin Up Pink (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). LORAC Belle-ieve (LE, ) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cafe is described as a “peachy-brown nude.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without dragging. The formula seemed less forgiving than the other three, and it made my lips look drier as the lines were more apparent. I had some noticeable color settle into lip lines after two and a half hours orf wear, though the color wore fairly well for four hours in total. NARS Rosecliff (P, $28.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Anita (P, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Julie (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia #1 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Montego Bay (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Jiffy (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Coulis is described as a “raspberry red.” It’s a medium-dark, neutral-to-cool toned red with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage–there was a little bit of my lip freckle still coming through–but the coverage was even. This shade lasted for six hours and left behind a stain, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.50) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $17.50) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) (P, $24.00) is glossier (85% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Longevity
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Application
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Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud, Brocade, Plum Brandy Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a light shine. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a moderately slippery texture–it does move around more than other shades, even if it is very comfortable on. I found this shade to be more high maintenance as a result, though, as you could easily see “lines” if you pressed your lips together and some color pulled into lip lines over the four hour wear time. Estee Lauder Nude Reveal (110) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bamboo (P, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) (P, $28.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam II (P, $17.50) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Fame (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Street Rose (04) (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.50) is less glossy (85% similar). NARS Last Tango (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Brocade Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright purple plum.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned berry with red undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on very evenly and smoothly, which is always nice to see in a berry-hued shade (many miss in this department!). The color wore well for almost six hours and was hydrating over time. Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $36.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS No Shame (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Purple Fiction (07) (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Marsala (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Liberator (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Graphic Grape (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabotage (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ingrid (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Plum Brandy Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep purple plum.” It’s a slightly muted, dark plummy burgundy with subtly cool undertones and a moderate sheen. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, that went on evenly and looked smooth on the lips. The color wore well for five hours with a little color gathering in the lip lines after three and a half hours of wear. Bite Beauty Infuse (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Plum Bite (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Labradorable (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Siren (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dramatic Encounter (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). NARS Liv (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jay (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is warmer, lower quality (85% similar). Estee Lauder Lies & Kisses (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Backstab (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (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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NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set

NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set
NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set

NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set ($49.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes five miniature-sized lipsticks from NARS past and present range. It is a Sephora exclusive, so it’ll launch on November 1st. NARS’ Lipsticks retail for $27.00 for 0.12 oz., so the kit has a total value of $56.25.

Fire Down Below is described as a “pure blood red with no blue or orange.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown-based red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that adhered well without sliding around but wasn’t uncomfortable to wear. The color wore for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I don’t have a full-sized version to compare it to, but some readers noted that it seemed sheerer in the swatches than the version they remembered. This shade is part of the permanent range. NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass At Night (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Little Darling is a light beige with subtle warm undertones and soft shine. It was previously available, but it doesn’t appear to be part of the brand’s permanent range any longer. The last time I recall seeing it, the color was part of the Sheer Lipstick range, which would account for its sheerness here. The texture has some slip and resulted in a streakier application. It lasted for an hour and a half on me. Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $58.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silk Scroll (P, $65.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals Nudist (P, $20.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). bareMinerals Sexpot (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Joyous Red is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, red tones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without tugging and lasted for four hours on me. This is another shade that was released previously but isn’t part of the current range. It seemed warmer and sheerer compared to the original one I have. Estee Lauder Slowburn (130) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Chula (P, $21.00)(90% similar). NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jungle Red is described as a “bright red from the 1950’s silver screen.” It’s a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It appeared more as a pinky-red applied on my lips, but it seemed warmer in the tube. The texture was lightly creamy and yielded mostly opaque coverage. It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. This is part of the permanent range. Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Fighter (DC, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Milani Desire (LE, $8.99) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $37.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker Rouge (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Heroic Red (321) (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Scarlett (LE, $36.00) is more muted, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warren (P, $36.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Rita (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mayflower is a muted, rosy plum with warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer color payoff that went on fairly evenly, though the more slippery consistency showed slight lines on the lips. It had faint shimmer, which I could feel just slightly. On me, the color wore for two and a half hours. This shade was also previously available but is no longer part of the current line-up. Milani Beloved (LE, $8.99) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Break Away (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Bear (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Ballade (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Joyous Red

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