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NARS Killer Shine Lipsticks

NARS Besame Mucho Killer Shine Lipstick
NARS Besame Mucho Killer Shine Lipstick

NARS Killer Shine Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula designed for the collection that’s supposed to have “daring color and dramatic luster.” The texture feels a little heavier, thicker, and creamier than their standard range of lipsticks, but it is glossier and thinner than the Audacious Lipstick formula.

NARS Besame Mucho Killer Shine Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep rose-beige.” It’s a light-medium peach subdued by warm beige with a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly while the texture was moderately creamy and glided on effortlessly. There is noticeable slip, so it looks very slightly streaky if you are looking close-up, but I didn’t find it noticeable from a normal viewing distance (e.g. not in a macro photo shot!). It lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Julia (404) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Cozy Up (LE, $17.50) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Posh Tone (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Freckletone (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Delectable (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Almost Bare (P, $35.00) is darker, more pigmented (95% similar). Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Whip (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Gracieuse (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS No Shame Killer Shine Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “red plum.” It’s a bright, medium-dark berry-red with cool, fuchsia undertones and a moderate shine. For such a simultaneously bright and dark shade, it actually applies extremely well: the color goes on smoothly, evenly, and doesn’t look streaky. It’s semi-opaque (you can see my lip freckle peeking through still) and isn’t too heavy to wear. The consistency is lightly creamy with some slip, but I didn’t have feathering when I wore it for five hours; if you’re more prone to feathering, you may want to use a lip liner as the amount of slip could result in feathering. It was lightly moisturizing as well. Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Lush Life (P, $23.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Heaux (Amplified) (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Didier (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Thrilling (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Primrose (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Redemption Killer Shine Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “metallic pink champagne.” It’s a light-medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a fine, frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a reflective sheen that wasn’t too dry or too slippery, so it applied well and looked even. I really liked how there was noticeable amount of coverage, but you could use less for layering as well. The color lasted for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Lisa (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Graham (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Amber (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Golden (065) (LE, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luca (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Live Long and Prosper (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Beatrice (LE, $36.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Metalwork (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Liquid Lurex (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Gold (LE, $49.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Eddie (DC, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Beige Dore (126) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Peter (LE, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Ruffian Gold (LE, $17.50) is less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty David (DC, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Warm Companion (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Whip (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Pensive (162) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Bad Habit, Chilly Chili, First Class, Instigator, More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Just released, there are five new, limited edition shades of ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.), which you’ll find reviewed below. Unsurprisingly, the colors were really interesting and perfect for their current 90s theme, as well as fall, but I had issues with the dry down on these… three of them felt like they never dried down. The color didn’t lift easily when I pressed my lips together, but it was clear that they weren’t completely dry, even after twenty minutes, and after wearing them for testing, they still never had that totally dry, ultra matte look. You have plenty of time to work with the ones that don’t dry down, so at least there’s that. It’s almost like a new product type, vinyl matte.

ColourPop Bad Habit Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky plum with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff with a thin, liquid-y consistency that applied with smooth, even coverage. This one never fully dried down to me, even though I could press my lips without destroying the coverage/evenness of the color–it just didn’t go to fully matte. It wore well for six hours, but it seemed to break down more with food than the Ultra Mattes that dry down. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Bite Beauty Barberry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Thomas (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay WSM (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lively (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Perf (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Save the Queen (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.50) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Ice Cube (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.50) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Never Say Never (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 (LE, $26.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Baewatch (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Eggplant (P, $26.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Chilly Chili Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “muted plummy brown.” It’s a muted, dark brown with hints of rose and warmth. It had a semi-matte finish due to the formula never fully drying down, so it had a vinyl-like look to it. The color coverage was intense, and a little went a long way. The color lasted for six and a half hours with even fading, while it was comfortable to wear, it was a smidgen drying. Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Rock Sand (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Hawkwind (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tres Chic (LE, ) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Love Bug (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fortune (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Christopher (P, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Latte (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Just What I Needed (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop TooLips (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Plath (LE, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop First Class Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “vivid orange red.” It’s a bold, bright, totally neon orange-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the consistency was on the watery side, so it applied streakily and took a lot of work to maneuver into place. It dried down completely, though it didn’t seem as flat matte as other shades that dry down, and it had a tendency to come away in flakes over time, even if wear was closer to six hours. MAC Augmented Reality (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Salsa (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Instigator Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone peachy nude.” It’s a muted, medium-dark peach-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. This was the third shade that didn’t fully dry down, and I had the same experience where the color didn’t lift after pressing my lips together, but it remained lightly tacky. It lasted for five hours, and this one “cracked” a little after an hour of wear. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Tarte Homeslice (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Naked Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Parker (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Kiss (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pander Me (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Soccer Mom (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Highway (LE, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Jane (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.50) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Feelin' Myself (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Smashbox Pinch Me (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep violet wine.” It’s a dark, berry-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that dried down quickly but with enough time to apply it. The texture was soft, a little dry in feel to the touch, and it lasted for five hours on me–but it faded unevenly. It was somewhat drying. NARS Blindfold (LE, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Jam On It (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Under My Thumb (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Endangered Red (P, $27.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: 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.

Bad Habit
Bad Habit
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Chilly Chili
Chilly Chili
A-

Discontinued

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
C+

Discontinued

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Instigator
Instigator
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
More Better
More Better
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Set

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set ($42.00 for 0.38 oz.) includes one full-size and seven miniature-sized Studded Kiss Lipstick. The full-sized shade is also the only limited edition/exclusive shade, as the other seven are part of the permanent range. I think that the miniature-sized versions perform better than the original version I tested in the formula, BUT the full-sized versions seem to be better than these minis (e.g. Coven, Halo, and Nayeon are under-performing relative to the full-sized versions I have, but Coven here performed better than the original Coven I tested–I have three now).

Coven is described as a “matte lavender.” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that had a drier, firmer consistency so it tugged somewhat when applied, though the version in this set is much less dry compared to the original version I have from when the Studded Kiss range launched. It lasted for five hours but faded unevenly from the center of the mouth. It was drying over time. NYX Lavender (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Coven (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Courting Seduction (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Cloudy Matte (380) (LE, $35.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Fairplay (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Noble is described as a “matte petal pink nude.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with a mostly matte finish. The texture was just barely creamy enough not to pull at the lips too much during application, but the texture was extremely unforgiving and clung to every imperfection on my lips (and I had exfoliated recently!). It had mostly opaque color payoff, which lasted for four hours and was drying over time. Kat Von D Muneca (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Dior Tender Matte (340) (LE, $35.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Beige Babe (P, $7.99) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Promise Me (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Salty (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Enchanted One (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Forbidden (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pillowtalk (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Knotty (DC, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Riot House (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Miso Pretty (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NYX Shy (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Halo is described as a “neon clementine.” It’s a bright, tangerine orange with warm undertones and a healthy dose of fine, gold shimmer that gives it a matte frost finish. The texture was creamy but noticeably less creamy compared to the full-sized version that released just a month or two ago. It also seemed to have a lot more shimmer in it, so the frosted finish was more apparent when applied. The color wore well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D A-Go-Go (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Geraldine (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). MAC Morange (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sexer is described as an “iridescent fluorescent pink.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia pink with iridescent violet micro-shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it was less pigmented than the last version of this shade I tried. The texture was stiffer but not painfully dry. It lasted for nine hours before wearing down and was lightly drying.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Yaoi (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Ionized Iris (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pink, You Think? (P, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dance Off, Pants Off (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Fuchsia with Blue Pearl (P, $0.99) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Pink Poodle (DC, $17.50) is less pigmented (90% similar). Too Faced Metallic Dream House (P, $21.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). NYX Buzzkill (P, $7.50) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Sundae (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Yu (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Mean Girls (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rocco (DC, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 03 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Shockful (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Justin (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Firebird (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gold Blooded is described as a “red with subtle gold shimmer.” It’s a bright, medium red with warm undertones and subtle gold sparkle. The gold sparkle really doesn’t translate much in the finished result, though it is there if you look closely. The texture was moderately creamy with a velvety, fairly smooth feel that was thicker on the lips but didn’t slide around. It wore well for seven hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Left) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Von Teese (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Dynasty Red (LE, $17.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bachelorette is described as a “matte reddish fuchsia.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-red with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a texture that didn’t tug but could have been a little easier to apply if it had been creamier. The color lasted for six hours and was lightly drying over time. MAC Nutcracker Rouge (LE, $17.50) is more muted (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Shocking (P, $34.00) is lighter, lower quality (95% similar). MAC Petite Red (LE, $17.50) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Chanel La Petillante (49) (LE, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Relentlessly Red (P, $17.50) is brighter (95% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). NARS Bonifacio (LE, $27.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Wonderland (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Juniper (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wolvesmouth is described as a “metallic berry.” It’s a plummy red with warm undertones and fine plum and violet shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was somewhat buildable. The texture was light-medium in thickness and tended to emphasize lip lines a bit. I could feel the texture of the sparkle/shimmer in this one while applying. On me, the color lasted for five hours and was slightly drying. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop 3-Way (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #13 (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Ursula (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, glossier (85% similar). NYX Pure Society (P, $7.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jay (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seadragon (06) (LE, $53.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexis (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam IV (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay After Dark (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Milani Chilled Brandy (P, $5.49) is warmer (80% similar). Ciate Forbidden (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nayeon is described as a “pitch black with gunmetal shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark black with silver sparkle and a soft shine. The version included in the set was a lot more slippery compared to the full-sized version that I have, which applied more evenly and lasted longer. When I tested this particular version, it lasted for four hours but I could never keep it looking even. MAC Hautecore (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NYX Cold Hearted (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Pitch Black (P, $7.49) is less shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Kling It On (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Maybelline Gunmetal (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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MAC Deep Love Lipstick

MAC Deep Love Lipstick
MAC Deep Love Lipstick

MAC Deep Love Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep brown wine [with a Matte finish].” It’s a dark burgundy-brown with warm, brick undertones and a semi-matte finish. MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Lax (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Grunge (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath McMenamy (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Velvet Teen (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Whiskey (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Black Cherry (57) (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Rooch (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a richly pigmented lipstick with a lightly creamy consistency that glided on without tugging but didn’t feel clingy on either. It’s a shade that didn’t seem to apply as crisply as other shades directly from the tube, so you may want to use a lip brush or a lip liner to get cleaner edges. What I liked was how it applied evenly and didn’t look streaky, as some deeper shades can, and the color wore well for six hours strong without being drying (not hydrating, to be clear). This shade is from the limited edition MACnificent Me Collection.

Deep Love
Deep Love
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
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Tarte Lips for Daze LipSurgence Set

Tarte Lips for Daze LipSurgence Set
Tarte Lips for Daze LipSurgence Set

Tarte Lips for Daze LipSurgence Set ($34.00 for 0.50 oz.) includes five, full-sized of Tarte’s LipSurgence Lip Tints–three are matte and two are satins. According to Tarte, the LipSurgence Lip Tint is supposed to be hydrating, stain-like, and “silky, full coverage.” The major drawback to the formula is that it is rare they’re actually full coverage, and they’re somewhat hydrating to not hydrating at all (the regular Lip Tints are hydrating but the matte variations don’t add moisture for me). The value in the set is great, though, as all five are full-sized, and a full-sized one normally retails for $24 each — that makes this set worth $120! If you’re a fan of the formula or you’ve wanted to try one, it could be worth checking out.

Haze is described as a “peachy nude.” It’s a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with a mostly matte finish. It had sheer color coverage that went on evenly, but this shade did seem to gather in the lips as it wore away. I was only able to get two and a half hours of wear out of this one, and it was neither drying nor hydrating.
Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty First Time (09) (LE, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Too Faced When In Doubt (P, $22.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Burberry Pink Apricot (301) (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Craze is described as a “raspberry.” It’s a soft, medium-dark pink-tinged coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had sheer pigmentation with a soft but thin texture that felt very lightweight on. This shade wore for three hours on me and was a bit drying. Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Bonifacio (LE, $27.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $17.50) is brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Emblaze is described as a “cool crimson.” It’s a medium-dark, berry-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, but it was nowhere near “full coverage” as described. The texture is thin and a little clingy, though it glides on without tugging. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Scrooge (DC, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Bright Poppy (311) (P, $35.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Heaux (LE, $17.50) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC D for Danger (P, $17.50) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Makeup Geek Plain Jane (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (P, $37.00)(85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glaze is described as a “rosy mocha.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with a noticeable translucency that let the natural lip color come through. It had a balm-like texture with some slip that was comfortable to wear and lasted for three hours. Guerlain Leather Blazer (013) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Violine (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Inventor (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.50) is more muted (85% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Faded (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Bois de Rose (P, $32.00) is more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Praise is described as a “marsala.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm-toned plum with a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that applied evenly and smoothly. This shade felt so different from the other four, and the resulting coverage and performance were better, too. It wore well for four and a half hours, and it was moderately hydrating. Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $54.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $28.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Toasty (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Set Sail (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Achiever (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Bobbi Brown Spring Pink, Posh Pink, Raspberry Pink Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “true pink.” It’s a bright, light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a creamy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but this shade had more slip than the average shade in this formula, so it didn’t apply as evenly as anticipated–there were very subtle streaks/lines when I pressed my lips together. The formula was comfortable to wear and moderately moisturizing, while the color lasted well for four and a half hours on me. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silk Thread (P, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Good Luck Mochi (LE, $20.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Guerlain Georgia (P, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Éclair (P, $24.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $58.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Seoul-ful (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kelly (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Conte (202) (P, $37.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Cle de Peau Water Lily (LE, $65.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Posh Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy violet pink.” It’s a light-medium, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a creamy finish paired with a light shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a fair amount of slip, so while it didn’t tug on the lips, it seemed to slide around slightly during wear, which gave it a more uneven appearance at times. The formula is hydrating but only lasted for three and a half hours. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $54.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dream Obscene (Lip Color) (P, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Speed Dial (P, $17.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Brat (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Water Lily (LE, $65.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Power Peony (720) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright blue fuchsia.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with strong, blue undertones and a light shine. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy consistency that sat well on lips and made them look smoother and plumper. The texture had less slip than the average shade in the range, but it never tugged and glided on readily from the tube. This shade wore well for six hours and was hydrating while worn. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Eros (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Leader (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Freshman (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Palomino (P, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.50) is darker (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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