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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%
Total

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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). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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 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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Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose, Pink Buff, Soft Berry Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral pinky rose.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a moderate shine. It was richly pigmented with true, one-stroke color payoff. The texture was creamy, light-to-medium in weight (not heavy, but it’s not featherweight), and comfortable to wear. The color wore well for four and a half hours, while the formula was nicely hydrating from start to finish. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Bear (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals XOX (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cinnful (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Heaven (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy nude beige.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish paired with moderate shine. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single pass of product, and the color distributed evenly and smoothly over the lips. The glossier finish combined with the full coverage made lips look plumper and fuller. This shade wore well for four and a half hours, and it was hydrating while worn. MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Candy (LE, $20.00)(90% similar). Hourglass I've Never (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Brick Dust (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Colada (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Epigram (LE, $17.00) is glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Cult (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Siesta (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass I Want (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Glamour Era (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral rose berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. The color wore well for five hours, and it was moisturizing during as well as after it wore away. Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bois de Rose (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Torte (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% 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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Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown, Bond Girl, Very Victoria, Walk of Shame Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown Matte Revolution Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown Matte Revolution Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown Matte Revolution Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even color without tugging on the lips. I wouldn’t describe the payoff as buildable; it is as it applies initially, perhaps a little can be built up, but there’s not much to go from where it starts. The color wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plath (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Deborah (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Almond (P, $24.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Slow Ride (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Love Bug (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Rogue (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh 3 (LE, $38.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Epigram (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Jeanne (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Tarte Front Row (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl Matte Revolution Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage (finally!) that applies smoothly with a lightweight consistency. This shade had more slip than most shades in the range, but it was also lightly hydrating over the five hours it wore for. MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Redwood (304) (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Front Row (P, $20.00) is more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D OG Lolita (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Sheer Plum (DC, $17.50) is less pigmented, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Kathryn (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Farouche (122) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Drip (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Bumble (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Tarte Sis (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Anastasia Dazed (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Rogue (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria Matte Revolution Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, warm-to-neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff that lasted for four hours on me. The consistency was velvety but clingier than other shades, and it was somewhat drying while worn. MAC Whirl (P, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Parker (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). NARS Get It On (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). NYX Mauve Mist (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame Matte Revolution Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coppery red with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had fairly opaque color coverage with a lightly velvety, creamy consistency that went on smoothly and deposited color evenly. The color wore well for five and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Banned Red (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Sierra (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #20 (P, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Leslie (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Sheer Plum (DC, $17.50) is darker, less pigmented, glossier (80% similar). NARS Walkyrie (P, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Braised Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). NYX Alabama (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty #046 (P, $18.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be “long-lasting” with a “buildable, hydrating formula” that has a “modern-matte” finish. The texture has a more velvety consistency (think silicone-based face primers) that feels smooth and lightly creamy, but it is thinner and fairly lightweight. I find they cling slightly, but not in an uncomfortable way, with wear time that ranges from four to six hours. Some shades are drying, others are hydrating, and it seems to vary from shade to shade for me. The formula has a lightly sweet, vanilla-like scent but no discernible taste. They tend to be mostly opaque, and I wouldn’t describe them as buildable–just semi- to mostly opaque.

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Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set
Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

Tarte Holiday 2015 Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set ($21.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a travel-sized set of four of the brand’s Amazonian Butter Lipsticks, which are okay if you like a more balm-like, semi-sheer, lightly shiny formula, but not so much if you were banking on Tarte delivering on their promise of “hydrating creamy, full-coverage.” I reviewed the formula here when it first launched, and they’re very lightly hydrating with short wear time; unfortunately, these were consistent with that prior experience. They have a lightweight, balm-like consistency that goes on without tugging but wear away with two hours (except one shade, Sangria, lasted closer to three hours) and aren’t nearly as hydrating as they claim. They are mint-scented and packaged in cardboard tubes (same as the full-sized versions). If you’re unfamiliar with minis, they tend to be quite narrow, but I didn’t have any issues with the bullets breaking. The formula has a stronger mint scent and a very light mint taste (at times). A full-sized Amazonian Butter Lipstick retails for $17.00 and contains 0.10 oz. (or $170.00/oz.), so this set contains $23.80 worth of lipstick (I’m not sure how they got to a $32 value, which is what is listed on Sephora).

Punch is described as a “mauve pink.” It’s a subdued, medium pink with soft, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that applied without dragging and deposited color evenly. The color lasted for two and a half hours, and it was slightly hydrating. Dior Diorkiss (578) (P, $35.00) is more muted, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (DC, $22.00) is lighter, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Leather Blazer (013) (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Aura (96) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bellini is described as a “golden pink.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with gold shimmer. It had sheer color payoff that lightened my natural lip color while adding light shine and noticeable shimmer. It was gone within two hours of wear, and it was neither hydrating nor drying. Surratt Beauty Jolie Laide (P, $36.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Julianne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Blossom Culture (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Alice (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Secret (85) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mimosa is described as a “peachy nude.” It’s a soft, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, though it had a bit more slip and could look streaky if you pressed your lips together. This shade wore for two hours on me and was lightly moisturizing. MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Crystal Baby (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft Talkin' (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Jubilee (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Shy Girl (P, $17.50) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Naive (P, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Koi Coral (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Highlights (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Conquise (144) (P, $37.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sangria is described as a “berry red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly and had a comfortable feel to it. The color wore well for three hours and was lightly hydrating. Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Love Pop (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $35.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
80%
Total
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