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Estee Lauder Desirable & Confident Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pinky with a creamy, natural finish and neutral-to-warm undertones. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, but the slightly thickened formula pulled into lip lines. The effect worsened slightly as it wore on for the next five hours. The formula was hydrating. Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is glossier. MAC Boca (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is similar. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is pinker. Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is pinker. Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is similar. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is pinker, glossier. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is pinker. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dusk (P, $50.00) is similar. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is glossier, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark berry with cool, pink undertones with a soft shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a veil of translucency (you can see my lip freckle just slightly). It covered evenly and smoothly, while it lasted for six and a half hours and left a stain behind. It was comfortable to wear and moisturizing over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is warmer, more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (LE, $32.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Plum Lush (05) (P, $50.00) is more matte, lighter. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is warmer. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is darker. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is darker. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is brighter. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder Passionate, Pink Dragon, Surreal Sun Pure Color Envy Shine Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Passionate Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Passionate Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick

Here are the last three shades I bought from the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) range, which is supposed to be a medium coverage, hydrating lipstick with a “luminous shine.” They have semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage with a luminous finish. Some shades have a faint pearl shimmer, but the shimmer is hard to detect when worn (I wouldn’t describe them as shimmery, for example). The wear time ranges from four to six hours, and the formula is hydrating while worn. The texture is more balm-like with some tackiness, but it’s comfortable to wear. I couldn’t detect any scent or taste from the formula.

Estee Lauder Passionate Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia-pink with lighter violet and fuchsia pearl. This shade has a natural shine, but it wasn’t as glossy as other shades in the range, while the shimmer was more noticeable than most shades. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly without pulling into lip lines. On me, the color lasted for five hours and left a slight stain behind, while the formula felt comfortable and hydrating. Maybelline Carnation Cabernet (970) (LE, $7.49) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $32.00) is darker. Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is less glossy. Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is more muted. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Revlon Whimsical (115) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery. Revlon Fuchsia Shock (P, $7.99) is cooler-toned, lighter. Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is slightly darker. MAC Lickable (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler-toned. Guerlain Girly (P, $51.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Pink Dragon Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly full color coverage–there was hardly any translucency at all–with a slightly thicker, creamier consistency compared to other shades. It seemed more prone to mpehasizing lip lines as well. It stayed on well for four and a half hours, and it was still moisturizing. Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy. Chanel Elise (448) (P, $36.00) is less glossy, cooler-toned. Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower (P, $20.00) is less glossy, darker. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is warmer. MAC Pheromonal (LE, $17.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is a little lighter. Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $51.00) is cooler-toned. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Turn On (P, $22.00) is darker, more matte. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Surreal Sun Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, pink-leaning coral with a glossy, creamy finish. It mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly, while the high-shine finish gave lips a fuller, more rounded look. The formula was comfortable to wear with a hydrating feel, and the color lasted well for four and a half hours on me. Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is more matte, pinker. MAC Love Temple (LE, $22.00) is less glossy. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is brighter, less glossy. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is a smidgen pinker. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is pinker. YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is pinker. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Streak (P, $22.00) is less glossy. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Elegant Accent (P, $22.00) is more matte. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $16.00) is more matte, pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D A-Go-Go, Jeffree, Outlaw Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D A-Go-Go Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D A-Go-Go Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright orange-red.” It’s a bold, brightened, neon orange with warm, red undertones and an ultra-matte finish. It’s insanely bright, and it seemed to make my entire face appear warmer/redder. It’s also intensely pigmented with little product needed for full coverage. The texture begins as a liquid and then dries down to a completely matte finish that doesn’t really budge until broken down by oil. There’s just enough time to apply and smooth out the color before it dries down. It was still going strong after eight hours, but it is somewhat drying over time. MAC Tomango (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, glossier. MAC Neon Orange (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. Illamasqua Flare (P, $24.00) is darker. NARS Iberico (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Jeffree Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink.” It’s a medium pink with warm undertones and an ultra-matte finish. It had good color coverage, and the texture applied with even, smooth color, but it seemed to dry down more “harshly” in a sense, as it emphasized the texture of my lips, while most shades in this formula have made my lips appear smoother. It was still mostly intact after eight hours of wear, and it started to feel drying after four hours of wear. NARS Natalie (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier. Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes (P, $21.00) is warmer. Anastasia Sweet Talker (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Berlin (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Outlaw Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “brick red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and an ultra-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that went on smoothly and evenly without a fuss. It dries down quickly but you have enough time to work with the product to get clean, crisp lines. The color was still going strong after eight hours, but it began to feel drying after four and a half hours of wear. Make Up For Ever #43 (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler, glossier. Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is cooler. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is glossier. MAC Opera (LE, $16.00) is cooler, glossier. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is darker. Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $19.00) is warmer. NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is cooler. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lower quality. NARS Cruella (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Ruby Woo (P, $16.00) is cooler. Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

A-Go-Go
A-Go-Go
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Jeffree
Jeffree
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Outlaw
Outlaw
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Estee Lauder Empowered, Heavenly, Mischievous Rose Pure Color Envy Shine Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Empowered Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Empowered Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a medium coverage, hydrating lipstick with a “luminous shine.” They have semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage with a luminous finish. Some shades have a faint pearl shimmer, but the shimmer is hard to detect when worn (I wouldn’t describe them as shimmery, for example). The wear time ranges from four to six hours, and the formula is hydrating while worn. The texture is more balm-like with some tackiness, but it’s comfortable to wear. I couldn’t detect any scent or taste from the formula.

Estee Lauder Empowered Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brightened, orange-red with warm undertones and very fine pink pearl paired with a luminous shine. It had mostly opaque coverage with a light translucency, so the natural lip color can peek through, but it is still a fair amount of coverage. This shade lasted for six hours and was hydrating while worn. Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (P, $20.00) is less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $32.00) is more matte. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Love Bite (P, $32.00) is redder. MAC Fashion Trip (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery. Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is brighter. Estee Lauder Envious (P, $30.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Firecracker (06) (LE, $50.00) is lighter. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is redder. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is redder. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is more orange. NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is redder. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is more orange. Guerlain Gilda (P, $51.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Genna (P, $51.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Heavenly Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a softened, medium orange with pink-red tones and fine tangerine shimmer. This was one of the more shimmery shades that I tried. It had semi-opaque color payoff that covered evenly and gave lips a smoother, more rounded look. The color lasted for four and a half hours, and it felt moisturizing while worn. Chanel Sari Dore (414) (P, $36.00) is more orange. Gucci Beauty Fever (P, $39.00) is lighter, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (P, $50.00) is lighter. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is lighter, sheerer. MAC Fashion Force (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery, sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the lighter color of this shade made it prone to applying unevenly–it’s not as bad as the worst offenders, but it is one of the lesser shades that I tried in the range. It lasted for four hours and was moderately hydrating when worn. MAC Catty (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Olga (422) (P, $36.00) is sheerer. Chanel Vera (420) (P, $36.00) is sheerer. Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is brighter, pinker. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is similar. MAC Soft Savour (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Chanel Intime (93) (P, $35.00) is lighter. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is slightly darker. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is pinker. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Shy Shine (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Surratt Au Naturelle, Ensoleille, Flamant Lip Lustres

Surratt Lip Lustres
Surratt Lip Lustres

Surratt Au Naturelle Lip Lustre ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “universal neutral with a kiss of gold.” It’s a peachy-orange brown with faint gold shimmer over a mostly creamy finish. It had semi-opaque coverage (not quite the sheer as described), but the milky quality of the gloss really came through with noticeable settling into lip lines. The texture is thick and tacky, and the cream finish gives it a slightly goopier feel and look. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Kinky (P, $22.00) is darker. Maybelline Citrus Evolution (115) (LE, $8.99) is warmer. Chanel Sensuel (11) (P, $34.00) is similar. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer. NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Live It Up (LE, $15.00) is brighter. Maybelline Charming Cocoa (125) (LE) is pinker. MAC Overspiced (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is similar. MAC Fashion Punch (LE, $15.00) is slightly darker. Chanel Genie (P, $32.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Surratt Ensoleille Lip Lustre ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “reflective rose bronze.” It’s a muted, medium-dark orange-brown with pink and gold shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff that covered evenly and looked smooth and glossy on the lips. It wore well for five hours and was hydrating. Revlon HD Amber (555) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. MAC Ray of Sunshine (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) (P, $8.99) is similar. MAC Imperial Light (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, redder. Burberry Cameo (P, $29.00) is slightly more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Surratt Flamant Lip Lustre ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “flamingo coral.” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. There is the barest hint of pink shimmer in it, but you can hardly see it applied. The gloss was semi-opaque when applied, but it went on smoothly and evenly. The thicker consistency seemed to help it fill lip lines and give lips a plumper look. It wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time. Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is brighter, pinker. NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is lighter. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is brighter, more orange. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is more muted. Milani Coral Crush (10) (P, $5.49) is lighter. MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is darker. Burberry Brick Red (P, $29.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Ensoleille
Ensoleille
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Flamant
Flamant
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Estee Lauder Blossom Bright, Charmed, Inspiring, Intriguing Pure Color Envy Shine Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Blossom Bright Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Blossom Bright Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a medium coverage, hydrating lipstick with a “luminous shine.” They seem to be designed as a sheerer, glossier option but based on the Pure Color Envy Sculpting formula. They’re not much sheerer, but they have a lighter look to them as they have some translucency (coverage is closer to mostly opaque, though) with a glossier, shinier finish. Some shades have faint pearly shimmer but some have next to none.

The texture of these has a little more cling to me, but not in a drying kind of way, but there’s a little tackiness that keeps them wearing longer than the average glossy lipstick would. They are lightly creamy and tend to “melt” as you apply them, so they soften as they heat up against the lip. I found them to be moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. Curiously, the formula is unscented (and no taste either), but the original Sculpting lipsticks were vanilla-scented, while the majority of Estee Lauder’s lip color line is fig-scented, so it’s an interesting development–a happy one for anyone who prefers unscented.

Estee Lauder Blossom Bright Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is brightened, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a veil of translucency. The color wore well for almost six hours, and it was nicely hydrating over time. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is more matte, warmer. Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is warmer. Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is warmer. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is warmer. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Maybelline Shocking Coral (P, $7.49) is similar. Guerlain Gracy (P, $51.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Charmed Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink-coral with a very subtle gold pearl and luminous finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that covered fairly evenly and smoothly. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours, and the formula felt hydrating while worn. Estee Lauder Surreal Sun (P, $30.00) is brighter, pinker. MAC Call the Hairdresser! (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Bite Beauty Heather (P, $28.00) is warmer. Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (P, $30.00) is darker, pinker. Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Protest (P, $22.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is warmer. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Inspiring Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark pink-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. This shade seemed to be true to the “medium coverage” part of the formula, but it is buildable to slightly more opaque color if desired. It lasted for five hours and was moderately hydrating over time. MAC Gospel (LE, $16.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is warmer. Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is brighter. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted. Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Intriguing Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is medium-dark, plum-berry with fine violet pearl and a soft shine. This shade was less glossy compared to the other three. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part, but more surprisingly, the color really didn’t pull into lip lines; there’s enough tackiness and thickness to the formula that seems to minimize the chance of this happening. It wore well for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $20.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler-toned, more matte. MAC Splurge (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler-toned, brighter. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned. Buxom Moonlighter (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (LE, $51.00) is more opaque, brighter. Chanel Esprit (88) (LE, $35.00) is lighter. Chanel Fiction (P, $35.00) is lighter. MAC Lush Life (P, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Lou-Ling (LE, $35.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Guet-Apens (P, $37.00) is slightly cooler. Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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