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Too Faced Wham & Ursula La Creme Lipsticks

Too Faced Wham La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced Wham La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Wham La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm undertones and multi-colored glitter. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and the consistency was thick enough to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them. It glided on without tugging, but it didn’t slide around too much either. It was more similar to the La Creme formula than several of the other glittery shades in the spring launch, but it did lack the opacity of the average La Creme shade. On me, it wore for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing. This was also a more unique shade, due to the shimmer and warmer tones. NARS Christina (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Chilled Brandy (P, $5.49) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Outspoken (LE, $18.00) is more muted (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Glitterati (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Heaux (Amplified) (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Fast Talk (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). MAC O (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Didier (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Manic (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pre-Raphaelite (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Bruja (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Purgatory (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Sci Fly (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Ursula La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.)is a dark, berry purple with subtle, cool undertones and multi-colored glitter (mostly pink and fuchsia). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly but had a tendency to sit in lip lines, darkening them, and this became more noticeable after two hours of wear. The consistency was comfortable to wear with a lot of balminess, so it slides around quite a bit. I had slight feathering after three hours, and it lasted for four and a half hours. It was lightly hydrating. MAC Musky Amethyst (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Mercy (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Forbidden (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop 3-Way (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Wolvesmouth (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jay (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wes (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Pure Society (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (DC, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wham
Wham
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Ursula
Ursula
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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MAC Just Add Romance, Just My Type, Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencils

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, though you can still see a hint of lip freckle peeking through, so it is not quite full coverage. The texture was a little creamier than some shades, which made it more comfortable to wear, and it may have helped prolong the wear, too, as this one lasted for six hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (DC, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Ottoman (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Weekender (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Patrick Woo (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “clean blue fuchsia.” It’s a slightly brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. There seemed to be very, very finely-milled pearl that gave it a less-than-matte sheen, but I wouldn’t describe it as shimmery. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that applied without tugging on the lips. The color wore well for five hours and was slightly drying after four hours of wear. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Out of Sync (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass I Can't Wait (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Hey Gurrl (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Rose Lancome (368) (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath Psycho Candy (P, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mix (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Good Kisser (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Candy Venom (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tats (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass I Always (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Lock Diary (LE, $6.50) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep orange.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. This had great pigmentation with full coverage and a lightly creamy consistency that applied easily and yielded smooth, even coverage as well. The color wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.50) is brighter (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Clementine (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel First Light (P, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Temper Tantrum (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $54.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to have “the vivid colour impact of a lipstick” with a “smooth” and “matte finish.” The pencil has a really soft, smooth texture that is thin and glides on without tugging or skipping, but it is noticeably thin on the lips, which I find can be unforgiving if you have any dryness or flakiness on your lips. The wear is between three and five hours with lighter shades disappearing more quickly and deeper shades lasting a little longer and/or staining. They are slightly drying to just not drying (but none are hydrating). Overall, they are comfortable to wear, but a few shades tend to look patchy as they wear down on me. They are twist-up, jumbo-sized lip pencils, so they don’t require sharpening (no waste!). Keep in mind, twist-up jumbo pencils like this one often contain less product than a traditional lipstick (which usually contain 0.10 to 0.15 oz.).

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MAC Faerie Whispers Lipsticks

MAC A Sprinkle of Magic Lipstick
MAC A Sprinkle of Magic Lipstick

MAC A Sprinkle of Magic Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty orange nude [with a Frost finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink-coral with fine gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thinner texture than the average Frost finish has, but the thinness seemed to emphasize the natural texture of the lips. The color went on fairly evenly, but I had some color pull into lip lines after two hours of wear. The color lasted for three and a half hours in total, and I found it a bit drying overall. Tom Ford Beauty Skinny Dip (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Supreme Style (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Julianne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Demsey (DC, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Tiara (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Marlene (458) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Coral (21) (P, $54.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Gems (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dune (02) (LE, $50.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Among the Fireflies Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft mocha [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, rosy tones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with good, even application and a lightly creamy texture. This shade wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating for me. Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Influencer (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Peacemaker (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Public Display (Lip Color) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Temptation Waits (LE, $52.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Magic Spell (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Brazilian Nude (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Ruffle (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Lust Angeles (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). LORAC Tres Chic (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Gossamer Wing Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty beige with gold pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a milky beige with fine gold shimmer. It had sheer coverage, but it did noticeably lighten my lips. Unfortunately, the lighter color paired with the emollient, Lustre formula made sure the color settled into lip lines. The color lasted an hour and a half on me, and after wearing it twice in a row, it was lightly drying. This would be better as a layering shade, though the shimmer is fine so it may get lost in any thicker lipstick underneath it. Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC You've Got It (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Free as a Butterfly (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Take a Spin (41) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Metalwork (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Warm Companion (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Yellow It-stick (603) (LE, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Jic (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty David (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Midsummer Night Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone coral nude [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a light-medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy texture that is easier to apply once it warms up against the heat of the lips. The texture is thin and pulls into lip lines over time. It lasted for three hours and was lightly drying. Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Freckletone (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Almost Bare (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Delectable (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Posh Tone (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cozy Up (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Aim to Please, Anything Goes, Frolic Velvetease Lip Pencils

MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “dirty mauvey brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark reddish-plum with warm undertones and a soft, matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a smooth, even application. It was neither drying nor hydrating and lasted for four hours on me. Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Front Row (P, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $54.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $27.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Burberry Redwood (304) (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.50) is more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Drip (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Labyrinth City (09) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Kathryn (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Anastasia Rosewood (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Spanked (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Anastasia Rogue (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Anything Goes Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “rosey fuchsia.” It’s a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the natural lip color is definitely going to influence the shade. This shade was on the drying side after three hours of wear, while it lasted for closer to five in total. MAC Pomegranate (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Luxembourg (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Shocking (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Psycho (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Mucho (P, $6.50) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Bonifacio (LE, $27.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Victoriana (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Cherry Bomb (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $17.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Petite Red (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora All Washed Up (26) (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Ruby (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Tulip (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $37.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Frolic Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “midtone peachy pink.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There is very fine pearl that gives the finish a subtle sheen at some angles. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a glide-on texture that didn’t tug, but it seemed to emphasize every imperfection on the lips. The color lasted for three hours and settled into lip lines over time. It was lightly drying.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to have “the vivid colour impact of a lipstick” with a “smooth” and “matte finish.” The pencil has a really soft, smooth texture that is thin and glides on without tugging or skipping, but it is noticeably thin on the lips, which I find can be unforgiving if you have any dryness or flakiness on your lips. The wear is between three and five hours with lighter shades disappearing more quickly and deeper shades lasting a little longer and/or staining. They are slightly drying to just not drying (but none are hydrating). Overall, they are comfortable to wear, but a few shades tend to look patchy as they wear down on me. They are twist-up, jumbo-sized lip pencils, so they don’t require sharpening (no waste!). Keep in mind, twist-up jumbo pencils like this one often contain less product than a traditional lipstick (which usually contain 0.10 to 0.15 oz.).

Frolic
Frolic
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total

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OCC Mosh & Stud Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Mosh Lip Tar/RTW
OCC Mosh Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Mosh Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “brick burgundy metallic.” It’s a deep, reddish burgundy with fine copper/gold shimmer and a natural sheen. It was richly pigmented with a light-medium weight consistency that had some slip, which I found caused feathering after four hours of wear (though the color itself was still going strong after six hours). I was impressed at how even it applied, as darker shades (especially when liquid or slippery) tend to apply poorly. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Acoustic (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Tribalist (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mixtape (P, $15.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Stud Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “greyed aubergine matte.” It’s a dark, muted purple with a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage with a light-medium-weight consistency–it was one of the thicker shades on the collection–that applied smoothly and evenly. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, and the formula was a little drying after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Melted Villain (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Guess (P, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Kontrol (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Feminist (LE, $5.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pagan (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Kohlrabi (LE, $24.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Gunner (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Black Truffle (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | OCC Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing, pigmented liquid lipstick. The formula is light-to-medium in weight with some shades with a thinner or thicker consistency. As you might expect, the thinner ones tend to have sheerer coverage, though the average Lip Tar is semi-opaque to intensely opaque (like the smallest amount is needed to get opaque coverage). The Metallic shades tend to be thinner and have more slip compared to the cream ones. The formula is sometimes drying, sometimes just not drying. The formula is mint-scented but has no discernible taste. The new Lip Tar/RTW comes with a doe-foot applicator, which makes it easier to apply from the tube than the original Lip Tars.

Mosh
Mosh
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Stud
Stud
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Too Faced Clueless & Unicorn Tears La Creme Lipsticks

Too Faced Clueless La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced Clueless La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Clueless La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, cotton candy pink with a ton of gold glitter and finer lavender pearl. It really doesn’t feel or look much like the La Creme formula has; it is sheerer in its base, but it is still emollient, slippery, and thick enough that for all the glitter there is, it doesn’t feel particularly gritty. It doesn’t apply evenly, unfortunately, but it had a lot of dimension and reflectiveness that I didn’t feel it looked quite as splotchy in person as it does appear in swatches. The glitter tends to bunch up a bit, which gives the lips a more textured look. It wore for three hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. It does tint the lips pink as well. Though it is going to rate abysmally, I quite enjoyed it as a total glitter-packed product, but it falls short of the La Creme promises of pigmentation, application, and hydration. It takes several removals to get all of the glitter off, even though the majority of the color/effect is removed the first time you remove it–the glitter just clings. I had a few stray glitters after wearing it. NYX Castle (P, $4.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Love Long Distance (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pink Popcorn (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lovecraft (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Malik (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Ciate Candy (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Ametista (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Unicorn Tears La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, cool-toned lavender with iridescent blue shimmer and glitter. It does tint the lips pink within five minutes of wear, and it leaves behind a soft stain after a few hours overall. It glides on without feeling gritty, but it doesn’t apply particularly evenly and the sheerer, very slippery base color gathers in lip lines. I think the shade is cool in theory if it was marketed as a sheer, layering product (but it is lumped into the La Creme formula with no distinctions made on their website), though it would still be a fussier product. Again, I think it holds up and looks better in-person than in a close-up, as it reflects more light, which helps to camouflage some of those imperfections. We actually see this hue in eyeshadow form more often, so if you happen to own one of those iterations, you might try patting that over your favorite lipstick to see if you like the effect enough to buy a tube of it in lipstick form. The color lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating. There were a few glitter particles that were outside of the lips after wear. A lot of the sparkle remains even after removal of the color; it is hard to fully remove all the glittery bits. Too Faced Unicorn Tears (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Cold Front (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blush Pearl (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pick Me, Pick Me (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Supanova (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Revlon Cupcake (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). Revlon Strawberry Shortcake (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Opal (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cultive (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). NYX Castle (P, $4.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I really think Too Faced did a major disservice to the launch of the new spring shades, both to themselves to sell their own product but to make sure customers’ expectations were met. These are over-the-top glittery and really feel like “Sparkle La Creme” rather than “La Creme,” and I think differentiating or at least describing their new shades (of which many are quite glittery) would have gone a long way. There are some who will love the addition of glitter to the La Creme family, but I imagine others will be quite surprised at the amount of glitter in some of the shades as well. (Photos on Too Faced’s website indicate pearl but certainly not glitter!) They did a great job when they launched the Metallic versions of the Melted formula, and I feel like they could have done the same with several of the new La Creme shades.

Clueless
Clueless
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
70%
Total
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
73%
Total

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