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Sephora x Disney | Perfect Red Minnie Beauty Lipstick

Sephora x Disney | Perfect Red Lipstick
Sephora x Disney | Perfect Red Lipstick

Sephora x Disney | Perfect Red Lipstick ($15.00 for .12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural finish. Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $18.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $8.49) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Le Rouge (1) (P, $36.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (DC, $58.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay 69 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Memoire (224) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “hydrating lipstick that creates full lips with intense color.” It had mostly opaque coverage–you can see a hint of my lip freckle peeking through–that covered evenly and deposited smooth color that didn’t emphasize lip lines nor did it gather in them. The texture was lightweight, thin without being hard to apply, and was comfortable to wear. The color lasted for five hours, left behind a subtle pinkish-red stain, and was lightly hydrating overall.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Too Faced Miso Pretty & Queen B Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Too Faced Miso Pretty Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Miso Pretty Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Miso Pretty Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte soft ballet slipper pink.” It’s a light, peachy-pink with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It was very chalky once it dried down, and it looked “cracked’ as soon as I smiled, but worse, it remained visibly separated even when I relaxed my mouth (you can see that in the swatch). It had no staying power–it broke down within four hours–for a fully dry, liquid lipstick formula. The consistency was clingy and was drying over time. NYX Shy (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Vice (LE, $6.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Forbidden (P, $6.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Agatha (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Promise Me (P, $20.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Strip Poker (LE, $18.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #060 (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pillowtalk (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Muneca (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Noble (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Salty (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Queen B Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte soft mauve.” It’s a muted, medium mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It applied fairly well, but I couldn’t keep it from separating once the color dried down, so it emphasized lip lines and made the color easier to flake and fade. It lasted for four and a half hours and was drying. Jouer Rayanne (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Festival (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Trouble (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Really Me (P, $18.50) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Oblivion (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Shimmy (LE, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Thistle (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is supposed to apply l ike a gloss but dry to “an ultra-matte, opaque finish” that is “never dry, shriveled, or cracked” that should “last for hours.” Most of the shades are unforgiving once they dry down and emphasize lip lines, look “cracked” if you smile, though they feel lighter-weight than they look. It’s one of the more unflattering liquid lipsticks I have tried as many shades highlighted lip lines, and while the lipstick itself wasn’t extremely clingy, there was a dryness present there that, at times, made my lips tingle/ache. For me, the wear was between four and six hours, as a lot of the shades faded unevenly and were faster to breakdown than the average liquid lipstick. The formula is thin, more water-like (reminded me of ColourPop’s formula but sometimes thinner) with a fairly quick dry-down time.

5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
Queen B
Queen B
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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MAC Long Live the Night, Always & Forever, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Versicolour Stains

MAC Long Live the Night Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Long Live the Night Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid gloss and stain formula with a glossy shine, long-wear (eight-hours, specifically), “jelly-like texture,” and “stay-true colour.” Interesting discovery: under “usage” (on MAC’s website) the following is there: “As with many lips stains, lips might feel slightly dry over time … Product not recommended for use on overly dry or sensitive lips.” There is some good, specific information about these, though for color payoff isn’t as clear, so based on the fact that these are a gloss/lip stain hybrid (neither of which are typically opaque), I would expect noticeable color with translucency–like stained glass. The majority are fairly pigmented and are true-to-form as a lip stain, and they have a moderate shine. The consistency is thin, watery initially and develops into a slightly thicker, lightly tacky texture as it “sets.” It is one of the least-tacky textures of this type of formula (as it is similar to ones like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer, Tom Ford Patent Finish, L’Oreal Color Caresse). Some shades emphasized and gathered into lip lines, which may be due to the slightly thinner overall consistency (compared to other like formulas). The wear ranged from six to eight hours and was lightly to moderately drying over time. The formula has a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

MAC Long Live the Night Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “pale warm nude.” It appears as a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones just out of the tube, but applied, it developed into a semi-sheer, darkened peach (it appeared darker and warmer, more orange than peach). I expect this one to look different from person to person (more so than the typical lip color). The texture was smooth, lightweight, and thin overall. It lasted for six hours and was lightly drying over time. MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Can't Stop, Won't Stop (P, $24.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Always and Forever Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink salmon.” It’s a bright, light-medium tangerine orange with warm, yellow tones and a creamy finish from the tube, and it darkened into a medium, reddish-orange after five minutes on the lips. The texture was thin, lightweight, but some of the color settled into lip lines (particularly the bottom lip for me). The color lasted for six and a half hours and was somewhat drying towards the end of wear. MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior 999 (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Eternal Red (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Scandal (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Poppy Field (33) (P, $12.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (DC, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Orangesicle (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Shiseido Lust (RD305) (P, $25.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Secret Weapon (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go (P, $38.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense warm orange.” It appears as a bright, medium orange with warm, reddish undertones, and then it sets to a medium, reddish-orange with a creamy, glossy finish. It was nearly opaque with very subtle translucency. The texture seemed a little thicker, as well, and it spread across the lips easily. On me, the color wore for eight hours and was slightly drying. Urban Decay Punch Drunk (DC, $26.00) is more muted (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Tangerine (300) (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Push Some Buttons (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). MAC Laundry List (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Energie (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Long Live the Night (P, $24.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). NYX Orangesicle (P, $5.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Mrs. Roper & Naughty by Nature Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Too Faced Mrs. Roper Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Mrs. Roper Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Mrs. Roper Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte bright tangerine.” It’s a bright, neon, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had great color payoff with a thin consistency that applied evenly without issue, but once it dried down, the color separated and made the lips look “cracked” whenever I smiled or widened my mouth at all. There’s something about the dry down of this formula that just seems to sit poorly on my lips; I usually only have major issues with the color separating at dry down with lighter shades, if I do. The color lasted for five hours and started to flake off, and this one was quite drying. Urban Decay Crash (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Felix (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D A-Go-Go (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Check, Please (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia #7 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Fire Topaz (OR417) (P, $28.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Darling Clementine (LE, $18.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $18.50) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $18.50) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Quirky (P, $15.00) is more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Malice (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Naughty by Nature Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte deep chocolate.” It’s a dark brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. This shade never quite dried down; it was lightly tacky but pressing my lips together didn’t lift color, so that was a happy surprise! It had rich pigmentation and applied evenly. It emphasized lip lines but didn’t look as “cracked” when I smiled as other shades. It’s not ideal, but it was one of the easier shades to wear over time. The formula was moderately drying over the five hours it lasted. Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Maison (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tarte Grunge (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia #8 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bittersweet (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Wannabe (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Grey Over It (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Fortune (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Maude (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Victorian (LE, $18.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Chocotease (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Malt (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NARS Done It Again (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is supposed to apply l ike a gloss but dry to “an ultra-matte, opaque finish” that is “never dry, shriveled, or cracked” that should “last for hours.” Most of the shades are unforgiving once they dry down and emphasize lip lines, look “cracked” if you smile, though they feel lighter-weight than they look. It’s one of the more unflattering liquid lipsticks I have tried as many shades highlighted lip lines, and while the lipstick itself wasn’t extremely clingy, there was a dryness present there that, at times, made my lips tingle/ache. For me, the wear was between four and six hours, as a lot of the shades faded unevenly and were faster to breakdown than the average liquid lipstick. The formula is thin, more water-like (reminded me of ColourPop’s formula but sometimes thinner) with a fairly quick dry-down time.

Mrs. Roper
Mrs. Roper
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Tom Ford Beauty Otranto, Scandola Moisturecore & Purple Noon Ultra Rich Lip Colors

Tom Ford Purple Noon Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Purple Noon Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Otranto Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with cool undertones and fine, light gold and rose shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightweight texture that wasn’t as emollient as other shades in the range. It lasted for longer–four hours–and seemed to stay in place better. MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Drake (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Clinique Black Honey (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Bengale (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Noir Moderne (128) (P, $37.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Orchid (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Erik (456) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Dior Fashion Night (881) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Scandola Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-beige with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had sheer coverage, which seemed to lighten and add warmth to my lips without adding a lot of noticeable peach color. It applied somewhat evenly, but the lighter color emphasized all the lip lines as the product tended to settle into the lines. The color wore for two hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pressed and Ready (LE, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carine (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $37.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Graham (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Buff (01) (LE, $50.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Julia (404) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Purple Noon Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark berry plum with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy shine. It had semi-opaque coverage with a lightweight, moderately slippery texture that glided on easily but the thinner consistency made sure it didn’t slide around too readily. The color stayed on for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Ingrid (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Liberator (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Givenchy Purple Fiction (07) (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sly Ingenue (430) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (DC, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Valentina (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabotage (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Quelle Surprise (LE, $18.50) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Afterdark (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Guerlain #78 (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Wild Nectar (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Erik (456) (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Plum-brella (070) (P, $32.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Georgie (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Protector (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Otranto
Otranto
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Scandola
Scandola
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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Too Faced Unicorn & Who’s Zoomin’ Who Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Too Faced Unicorn Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Unicorn Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Unicorn Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte bright orchid.” It had semi-opaque color coverage (the natural lip color still comes through a bit) with a mostly matte finish, though it wasn’t as flat as the other shades in the range. It applied slightly unevenly. The texture was thin, smooth, and lightweight, but the formula was still drying over the five hours it lasted. Dior Superstitious Matte (789) (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Grapevine (LE, $12.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $18.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Cloud9 (LE, $18.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Recollection (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D LUV (P, $19.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Ultraviolet (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Rage (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (LE, $6.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Flamingo Road (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Makeup Geek Charleston (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is cooler, glossier (80% similar). Sephora Rock & Purple (56) (P, $14.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Who’s Zoomin’ Who Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte deep sapphire.” It’s a deep navy blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was slightly thicker than the other shades, so the dry down was longer. However, it dried to a very dry consistency where parts of the color flaked off as soon as I moved my lips. The color “cracked” when I smiled. I had blue bits and flakes coming off all over my coffee cup, even after letting it set and dry down for four hours. I tried re-wearing it again, and I still had issues with the color flaking just by pressing my lips together a few times. It was extremely drying. Kat Von D Poe (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Climax (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Cobalt (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Indigo-go (LE, $18.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain #333 (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Bruno (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Violet Vertigo (103) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Echo (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Wild Child (P, $12.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop So Wavy (LE, $6.50) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Maybelline Midnight Blue (P, $7.49) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is supposed to apply l ike a gloss but dry to “an ultra-matte, opaque finish” that is “never dry, shriveled, or cracked” that should “last for hours.” Most of the shades are unforgiving once they dry down and emphasize lip lines, look “cracked” if you smile, though they feel lighter-weight than they look. It’s one of the more unflattering liquid lipsticks I have tried as many shades highlighted lip lines, and while the lipstick itself wasn’t extremely clingy, there was a dryness present there that, at times, made my lips tingle/ache. For me, the wear was between four and six hours, as a lot of the shades faded unevenly and were faster to breakdown than the average liquid lipstick. The formula is thin, more water-like (reminded me of ColourPop’s formula but sometimes thinner) with a fairly quick dry-down time.

Unicorn
Unicorn
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total

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