Winger Takes All
Colour Pop Winger Takes All Lip Duo ($11.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a lightly sparkling, peach gloss paired with a mid-tone pink with a matte finish. The gloss was milkier, so it didn’t have the best application but was better than most in the same color family. The liquid lipstick was more flattering in its finish than some I’ve tried in the formula, but it, too, could have applied more evenly.
Menagerie is a soft, pinky-peach with a creamier finish paired with flecks of green-gold, violet, and pink sparkle. It had sheer coverage (as marketed), which applied fairly evenly (impressive for the milky base it had) but wasn’t the most flattering gloss I’ve worn by the brand. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and gel-like without any tackiness. It wore well for two hours and was lightly hydrating over time.
- Colour Pop Here's 2 U (P, $6.00) is less pigmented (90% similar).
- Jouer St. Tropez (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC Rainbow Interlude (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC Gal Friday (P, $17.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC MamaStarrr Kiss (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Becca Pearl x Gold (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Puppies (LE, $7.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Pat McGrath Gold Allure (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Jouer Frost Bite (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC Happily Ever After (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).
$6.00/0.11 oz. - $54.55 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "hi-shine" with a "non-sticky" texture that "feels amazing" and includes five finishes "from 3-D pearl to sheer tinted colour." They are designed to be a sheerer formula, so many shades are sheer with a smattering of shimmer or sparkle and then a few are more tinted with sheer to semi-sheer coverage but no shimmer. Each gloss has a short, brush-type applicator, which worked better than I expected and didn't leave streaky results behind (in general). They had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.
The "Tinted" finish ("glass-like shine with tint of sheer colour and no shimmer") was the least consistent--sometimes prone to unevenness and getting into lip lines, particularly with deeper/richer shades, whereas Pearlescent ("glass-like shine with subtle shimmer") and Prismatic ("glass-like shine with floating multi dimensional pearl and glitters") are sheer to translucent with the major difference being finer shimmer in the Pearlescent finish and larger, more glitter-like particles in the Prismatic finish. Both finishes tended to look plush and more smoothing on my lips. The Creme finish is a "medium-coverage gloss with a creamy finish that does not contain any pearls or glitter." The Metallic is described as a "full-coverage gloss with a mix of pearl and metallic finishes."
The wear time varied by shade but the sheerer ones tended to wear between two and three hours as the formula was, indeed, non-sticky and smooth, which made them lighter-weight and comfortable to wear but shorter wearing. A lot of the sheerer shades ran together, so I would recommend just picking up one or two rather than several as the differences are likely to be lost! Also, keep in mind that sheerer lip colors can look different from person to person due to much of the natural lip color coming through.
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Ringleader is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, so it was a bit more pigmented than described but might not be a deal-breaker for everyone. The texture felt thin and watery, though it dried down quickly once I spread it out. The product went on fairly evenly, but there were areas of light patchiness and streaking along the edges. There was also slight product that sank into my deeper lip lines. It stayed on well for four hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.
- Colour Pop Big Break (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Kat Von D Saint (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Brain Freeze (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Anastasia Soft Pink (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Cami (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar).
- Make Up For Ever M200 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
- MAC Pandemonium (LE, $19.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
- MAC Please Me (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
- Colour Pop Prince Charming (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
- Urban Decay Brat (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar).
$6.00/0.1 oz. - $60.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "medium coverage" and yield a "soft, diffused just-blotted look" that "dries matte, doesn't bodge, and feels soft and comfy on the lips." From the shades I've tried, the effect is exactly as described -- "a soft, diffused just-blotted look" with a matte finish. The consistency is thin but almost a little velvety as it spreads and dries down; it didn't feel as "wet" as most of their Liquid Lipstick formulas have. The formula dries down quickly and sets to a matte, transfer-resistant finish. The coverage varied from medium to semi-opaque, and the wear time was anywhere between four and six hours. The issue I have with them is the thinner, matte formula is more prone to emphasizing imperfections on my lips and lip lines. The formula is neither drying nor hydrating on me.
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