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MAC x Philip Treacy Lipsticks

MAC No Faux Pas Lipstick
MAC No Faux Pas Lipstick

MAC No Faux Pas Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “yellow hot pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertonews and a mostly matte finish. It had intense, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture has a slightly thicker, velvety consistency that is heavier (but not truly heavy!) and minimizes the look of lines on the lips. It wears for six and a half hours and leaves a stain behind but is neither drying nor hydrating. This shade was released previously (just this past October). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less matte. Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $34.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is similar. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker. MAC Girl About Town (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Cardinal Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “yellow burgundy red [with a Satin finish].” It’s a meidum-dark red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage that applied evenly. On me, this shade wore well for five and a half hours but was lightly drying over time. In my MAC spreadsheet, I have this shade listed as a previously released shade, but I can’t recall where from (I couldn’t find a previous review for it). MAC Maria Moretti (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is similar. MAC Stunner (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is more matte, brighter. MAC Evening Posh (LE, $16.00) is slightly more muted. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is similar. Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $51.00) is brighter. MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker. MAC Oblivion (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (LE, $22.00) is darker. MAC True Love’s Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Rioja (P, $28.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is similar. Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) (P, $36.00) is glossier. Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is lighter, glossier. MAC Eden Rouge (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Red Racer (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. Guerlain Greta (P, $51.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Gala (P, $51.00) is lighter. Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is similar. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Hollywood Cerise Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “magenta berry [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, fuchsia-berry with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque coverage that went on with smooth, even color. It was comfortable to wear as it was neither drying nor hydrating over the five hours it lasted. Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is more muted, less fuchsia. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is brighter. MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is cooler-toned. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is brighter. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Pure Pink (P, $50.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, darker. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

No Faux Pas
No Faux Pas
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Cardinal
Cardinal
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC x Mia Moretti Casual Colours

MAC Puttin' on the Spritz Casual Colour
MAC Puttin’ on the Spritz Casual Colour

MAC Puttin’ on the Spritz Casual Colour ($22.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “bright intense coral.” It’s a brightened, orange-coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had buildable color payoff whether patted onto cheeks or applied to lips that could be blended out for sheer color or layered for true-to-pan coverage. I would highly recommend applying this with a lip brush if you want to use it as a lip color, as you’ll get better coverage, evenness, and it will be less drying (but regardless, it is always somewhat drying worn as a lip product–it’s uncomfortable for me after an hour and a half of wear–and lasts two and a half hours). As a blusher, a stippling or duo fiber brush works just fine, but a little goes a long way! It wears for seven hours on the cheeks. Tom Ford Beauty James (LE, $32.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $50.00) is similar. NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is pinker. Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (P, $30.00) is darker. NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is brighter. MAC Coral Lumineux (LE, $70.00) is slightly redder. MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is pinker, powder. Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is matte, powder. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is lighter, powder. MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is powder. MAC Modern Mandarin (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, powder. Make Up For Ever #420 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is slightly more muted. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is brighter. NYX Cinnamon (P, $5.00) is more orange, powder. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC P.S. I Like You Casual Colour ($22.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “carnation pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with warm undertones and a soft sheen. As a lip color, it is drying and lasts for two hours. As a blush, it is blendable and wears for seven hours. Chanel Edith (424) (P, $36.00) is darker. Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Patrick (LE, $32.00) is less glossy. Colour Pop Rocket (P, $5.00) is brighter, more matte. Bite Beauty Tatin (P, $24.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is more muted, matte. NARS Natalie (P, $32.00) is darker. YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is lighter. YSL Opera Rose (29) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Hoop (DC, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Betty Bright (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Colour Pop Early Bird (P, $8.00) is more matte. Colour Pop Clutch (P, $8.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is powder. Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker, powder. Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is powder. Guerlain Madame Rougit (LE, $67.00) is brighter, powder. Chanel Revelation (63) (P, $38.00) is lighter. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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MAC x Mia Moretti Lipsticks

MAC Maria Moretti Lipstick
MAC Maria Moretti Lipstick

MAC Maria Moretti Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cherry red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a very fine ruby red pearl with a light shine. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied with really even, smooth color in a single stroke. The consistency was lightly creamy and never dragged when I applied it from the tube. On me, the color lasted for six hours and left a stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. It is slightly shinier and brighter compared to Cardinal from the collaboration with Philip Treacy. Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (LE, $32.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter, pinker. MAC Evening Posh (LE, $16.00) is similar. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is a touch darker. Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $51.00) is brighter. MAC Oblivion (LE, $16.00) is slightly cooler-toned. MAC True Love’s Kiss (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is brighter. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Vampire Kiss (LE, $50.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is darker. Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is similar. Guerlain Greta (P, $51.00) is slightly darker. Guerlain Gala (P, $51.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side. MAC has a lot of reds out there, including matte reds, which I didn’t include as this has a significant sheen with plenty of dupes with a simialr color and finish, but you can compare this to other matte reds here.

MAC High Tea Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “beige pink with pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium beige-brown with lighter gold shimmer and a luminous sheen. It had sheer color coverage that lightened and warmed up my natural color while added a frosted sheen. It lasted for two hours and was drying over time with some color pulling into lip lines after an hour and a half of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Vanilla Suede (DC, $50.00) is lighter. MAC Romantic Breakdown (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Orlando (LE, $32.00) is slightly lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Holden (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Burberry Gold No. 217 (LE, $33.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery. MAC Naked Bud (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Altered Beige (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Get comparison swatches /compare dupes side-by-side.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
High Tea
High Tea
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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MAC is Beauty Lipsticks (Part 1)

MAC is Beauty Lipsticks
MAC is Beauty Lipsticks

This set of MAC is Beauty Lipsticks ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is more of a miss as all six in this post have a Lustre finish. This type of finish is characterized by sheerer color payoff and a shinier finish by design. Unfortunately, my experience with these (and Lustres in general) is uncomfortable, as they are drying. They’re typically shorter-wearing (two to three hours) and some can apply unevenly. If you normally find this finish hydrating, these may perform like past Lustres, as these performed consistent with past Lustres for me (I just don’t have good results!).

Call the Hairdresser! is described as a “rosy mauve [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, rosy coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on fairly evenly. This shade wore well for almost three hours but was drying. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Catty is described as a “light creamy pink [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage–more than you’d expect given the finish–but goes on a bit unevenly and is very prone to settling into lip lines. I experienced settling after initial application, which worsened as the color wore away in an hour and a half. It was also drying. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

French Twist is described as a “light pink nude [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly but did have some streakiness. I had some settling into lip lines both initially as well as over time. This shade lasted for two hours on me and was drying. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Highlights is described as a “very pale creamy peach [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light, muted gold with warm, yellow undertones and a gold, frosted sheen. It had sheer pigmentation that highlighted every lip line on my bottom lip (this was probably the second or third shade I had even applied for swatching, so I was truly surprised at how dry this made my lips look!). The formula looked a bit uneven in places. This shade was gone within an hour of wear and seemed drying (always harder to tell with short wear like that). Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Notice Me is described as a “pale lilac [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light lavender with a hint of pink and a luminous sheen. It applied unevenly and yielded semi-opaque color coverage. It wore well for two hours and was drying over time with some of the color settling into lip lines. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Pure Vanity is described as a “pale peach nude [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It is brighter than French Twist by a little bit. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied fairly evenly but could have been better. It lasted for two hours on me, was lightly drying, and some color settled into lip lines. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Catty
Catty
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
French Twist
French Twist
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
Notice Me
Notice Me
6
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
Pure Vanity
Pure Vanity
6.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick

For summer, Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a new formula now available in eight shades. I haven’t had a chance to test any of these (my order arrived yesterday along with the just-posted MAC collections, so you can imagine I’m a bit behind!), but I thought I’d share swatches in the meanwhile 🙂 The formula does feel somewhat different to me compared to the original based on applying them for lip swatches yesterday.

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Too Faced Melted Strawberry Melted Liquified Long-wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Strawberry Melted Liquified Long-wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Strawberry Melted Liquified Long-wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Strawberry Melted Liquified Long-wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “blood orange.” It’s a bright, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy finish. (By the by, am I the only one amused by the double-fruit description, from strawberry to blood orange!) Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (LE, $32.00) is less glossy, darker. Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $51.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is warmer. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is similar. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is similar. Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Greta (P, $51.00) is darker. Guerlain Garconne (P, $51.00) is more muted, darker. Guerlain Gala (P, $51.00) is slightly warmer. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a show shopping red with its incredibly rich, opaque color coverage and high-shine finish. As we’ve come to expect from this formula, a little goes a long way. For really crisp lines, you’ll want to reach for a lip brush, but it is possible to apply directly from the tube with an even edge overall. The texture is lightweight without sliding around a lot, but it doesn’t dry down and feel clingy, so it’s more comfortable to wear than some other liquid lipstick formulas (this isn’t transfer-proof, though!). On me, the color wore on and on and on–I took it off after eight hours, even though the color was in good shape, and there was a stain left behind. I didn’t experience the color feathering or bleeding when I tried it, but I’m not prone to either. It was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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