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Mandarin Muse is a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. This one seemed to reflect more light than a true matte would. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, which applied fairly well, though there were a couple of streaky areas that didn't disappear or self-level when it dried down. On me, it wore well for six hours. MAC Quite the Standout (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Malice (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Salsa (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Countess (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora First Class (25) (P, $8.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Chanel First Light (P, $38.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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This bestselling, high-coverage lip color glides on smooth and transforms from a creamy texture into a silky, lightweight stain. Infused with avocado oil, the long-lasting formula delivers rich color that feels comfortable, is never sticky, and won’t dry out lips.
Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aroma (Flavor), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Propylene Carbonate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Benzyl Alcohol. May or may not contain (+/-): Mica, CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine).