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MAC Haute Dogs Mineralize Rich Lipsticks

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Barking Gorgeous Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light peach.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and fine frosted shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage at most, and it was somewhat streaky applied. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and hydrating overall, but the color/shimmer pulled into lip lines over the three and a half hours it wore for me. Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tumble Dry (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Gracieuse (DC, $58.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). shu uemura OB Dream Orange (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (80% similar). NARS Peloponnese (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Fashion Pack Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale pink nude.” It’s a light, pink-tinted beige with fine pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage that applied fairly evenly. I had some issues with the color settling into lip lines after two hours of wear, and the color lasted three and a half hours in total. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $17.00) is brighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Japanese Maple (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silk Scroll (P, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Myself (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Crème d'Nude (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Earthling (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Gold No. 217 (LE, $33.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Walk of Shame (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Romantic Breakdown (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Musk (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC 2N (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Labradorable Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep wine.” It’s a dark berry-red with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. On my skin tone, the red seems to pull forward a lot more than the berry in it, but it may look cooler-toned and less red against pink-toned complexions. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, while the consistency had more slip than the other shades so it didn’t apply as evenly as I’d like. This shade didn’t feather on me, but the higher slip may make it prone to feathering on some. It wore for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Cordovan (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Brandy (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #408 (P, $32.00) is more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Warrior (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bruise (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Orgueil (P, $49.50) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Diva Antics (LE, $17.50) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Merlot (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Buxom Menace (P, $21.00) is brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nose for Style Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep claret red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark coppery-red with warm undertones and a dusting of fuchsia and gold pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly. This was one of the better shades in the five released with this collection. It wore well for almost five hours and was hydrating while worn. Buxom Runaway (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Imperial (DC, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Antoinette (406) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Eric (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Rare Breed Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “midtone pinky nude.” It’s a muted, light-medium rosy pink with lighter, ultra-fine gold pearl. The coverage varied from semi-sheer to semi-opaque, so it was buildable as it was supposed to be. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and covered with even color. This shade wore for four hours on me and was hydrating while worn. MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Gardenia (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Baby Pink (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Mademoiselle (434) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight” formula that “nourishes lips with maximum moisture” with “long-lasting colour” that is “buildable” with a “medium-shine finish.” The formula has MAC’s signature vanilla scent but no discernible taste. The majority of the shades I’ve tested in this formula have semi-opaque to opaque coverage, last four to six hours, are hydrating, and feel comfortable to wear. Some shades will leave visible “lines” if you press your lips together, but it varies from shade to shade.

Fashion Pack
Fashion Pack
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Labradorable
Labradorable
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Rare Breed
Rare Breed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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OCC Black Dahlia, Hollywood, Memento, Technopagan Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar/RTW
OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a new way to get your Lip Tar delivered to you, as it is packaged in a clear tube with a doe-foot applicator, instead of a squeeze-tube that requires a lip brush. I figured I would try two shades that I found more challenging to apply, and then two shades that applied quite well to see if the doe-foot really helped for application/delivery of the product. From the four I tried, I don’t think that the doe-foot deposits too much in general, but Black Dahlia’s very liquid, almost runny formula makes it hard to apply, period–marginally easier than the squeeze-tube but a brush would still be better. I think they are more foolproof to apply with the doe-foot applicator.

The pricing is interesting on the RTW, as they are significantly more expensive by the ounce ($107.14/oz. vs. $54.50/oz.), as thee RTW version contains a lot less product (0.14 fl. oz. vs. 0.33 fl. oz., so it’s less than half the size). However, the general consensus has always been that few will ever finish a single Lip Tar, so for those that don’t finish them, their cost is less, as the RTW are $15 instead of $18 for the original Lip Tar. If you want more bang for your buck, the squeeze tube is a lot more product for your money without question. If you rarely finish lip products (and with Lip Tars, a little goes a long way), pay less and get less) but waste less.

OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as the “blackest, blackened red.” It’s a a blackened burgundy with subtle, warm undertones (I could see this going almost cool-toned on fairer/cooler skin tones). The consistency was runny, and it was hard to apply with the doe-foot applicator but easier than if it had been in squeeze tube form. I found the doe-foot version to be much, much more pigmented and true-to-tube color compared to the squeeze tube, which comes out as more of a berry on me. It had better, more even coverage, though it still sits in lip lines, but the richer pigmentation helps to make it less noticeable. This one bleeds on me, though, within four hours of wear, and the total time I wore it was eight hours–but it could have gone on longer, I expect. Urban Decay Blackmail (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Double Fudge (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Besame Noir Red 1930 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackmail (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Prince Noir (LE, $17.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Power My Spirit (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Burberry Black Cherry (57) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “beige/gold shimmer.” It’s a light beige with darker, warmer gold shimmer that gives it a semi-metallic finish. I noticed that the consistency was a little thinner, and it seemed less pigmented applied with a doe-foot as more of my natural lip color came through and made the color look “darker” than the tube version on me. It also settled into lip lines noticeably, and it worsened over the five hours I wore it. Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Metalwork (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Hollywood (P, $18.00) is lighter, more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Warm Companion (LE, $17.50) is less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Playland (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Altered Beige (LE, $17.50) is less pigmented, cooler (80% similar). NYX Mischievous (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Memento Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “midtone pink/plum neutral.” It’s a slightly muted, medium pink with warm undertones that makes it appear almost coral-like. It had rich, opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly, and took about two hours to settle to more of a matte finish. The application was very comparable to the squeeze-tube, just easier and much less of a learning curve if you’ve never used Lip Tar before. NARS Brigitte (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Spotlight Me (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Heather (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Julie (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Nude Beach (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fling It On (Lip Color) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Runway Hit (P, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Modern Wow! (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nicki's Nude (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Isla (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Beige Rose (P, $37.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Marisa (LE, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Zoe (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Kitty (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Technopagan Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “blackened purple with blue pearl.” It is a brightened, dark bluish-purple with metallic shimmer. It is very comparable in color and longevity to the one in the squeeze-tube, but I noticed the consistency was thicker (and much thicker than your typical Lip Tar) so it appeared less glossy applied, which gave it a slightly darker look as light reflected less off of the finish. The color wore for over eight hours (and it was still going strong) and was neither drying nor hydrating for me. It’s still one of my all-time favorite lip colors — it is a total showstopper. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Technopagan (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Smashbox Iced Out (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). NYX Envy (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NYX Immortal (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Monarchy (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, more muted, less pigmented (80% similar). Kat Von D Televator (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Ego (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Reverb (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, more muted, less pigmented (80% similar). Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
Hollywood
Hollywood
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
Memento
Memento
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright orange [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.50) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty GTA (LE, $26.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). NARS Lana (P, $34.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC True Red (LE, $17.50) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Cozy (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet n' Sour (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Mangrove (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Debuting in-stores on September 10th, the new, limited life Viva Glam is here! The texture had a light creaminess to it, similar to more recent iterations of the matte formula, where there is a velvety, silicone-primer-esque slip to it, that makes easy to cover lips with rich, even color. It lasted for six and a half hours on me, and there was a reddish stain left behind, and the formula was slightly drying after four hours of wear (comparable to most of MAC’s matte shades). MAC’s Viva Glam program (here’s how Viva Glam works) is one of the best charitable efforts in beauty, as 100% of the selling price (not profits, not proceeds, 100% of the selling price) goes to to the MAC AIDS Fund. If this isn’t the shade for you, I highly recommend checking out one of their other Viva Glam lipsticks, as they all support a great cause.

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Sneak Peek: Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes Photos & Swatches


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Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick available now both at drugstores (I got mine at Walgreens) as well as through Milani directly. Testing these soon, hopefully, but here’s a look at swatches!

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Guerlain Orange Fizz KissKiss Lip Colour

Guerlain Orange Fizz KissKiss Lip Colour
Guerlain Orange Fizz KissKiss Lip Colour

Guerlain Orange Fizz KissKiss Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Lobster (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is brighter, less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Fierce (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass I Live For (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gala (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Augmented Reality (LE, $17.50) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Peche (P, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $36.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Out of Control (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Obsessed (LE, $38.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet n' Sour (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The KissKiss formula is supposed to have “covetable color” with a “satiny, vibrant finish” and an “ultra-comfortable texture” that is also hydrating. For fall, the brand released two new shades, this one and Lady Pink (which I don’t have). The consistency was lightweight with moderate creaminess so it glided onto lips without dragging but still covered evenly, as it didn’t slide around easily. It yielded mostly opaque color payoff that lasted for five hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear with a moderate hydration over time. It is violet-scented but has no discernible taste.

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ColourPop Koala & Lychee Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatchew

ColourPop Koala Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Koala Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Koala Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant pastel lavender.” It is a brightened, lavender purple with cool undertones and a very matte finish. The consistency was a little thinner, and it had a tendency to streak while applied. It dried down very quickly, and there was noticeable flaking after four hours of wear until it was somewhat patchy at the six-hour mark. The formula was a little drying overall. Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Brills (DC, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Strutting Fabulous (LE, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Lemon Drop (LE, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Boa (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Plum Princess (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Lychee Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright warm violet.” It’s a brightened, magenta purple with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but this is a shade that dried very quickly and tended to “crack” a bit once I smiled and emphasized my natural lip lines. The color wore for nearly eight hours all in all, though there was some uneven fading through the center. It started to feel drying after four hours of wear. Kat Von D K-Dub (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Exhibition (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Madison (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (95% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Drive In (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Grapevine (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty #098 (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Buxom Ultraviolet (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Party Girl (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Superstitious Matte (789) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra 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.

Koala
Koala
C+

Discontinued

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Lychee
Lychee
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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