|NYX Pumpkin Pie, Lancome B-List, and MAC Shy Girl applied in unblended zones to lips. Can you tell where one ends and another begins?|
Taste: None of these have a taste, really, except the NYX so rather than a winner we have a loser.
Texture: All of these are relatively creamy and opaque. The Lancome and NYX are the creamiest, but Lancome trumps the NYX for lasting power (NYX round lipsticks don't stick around that long). The MAC lipstick is harder and less creamy (despite being a "cremesheen" finish) but it's also the glossiest and lasts pretty long. Texturally for me Lancome wins.
Color: These are all fairly dead-on dupes, but I think that MAC Shy Girl is slightly pinker and glossier. This doesn't really translate on lips.
Winner: MAC Shy Girl wins for me on its mid-price point and smell, but Lancome B-List wins if you can get it as a GWP, for sure (can't beat creamy, pigmented, AND free!).
|Left to Right: MAC Shy Girl, Lancome B-List, NYX Pumpkin Pie on NC25 skin|