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Becca Blushed with Light Palette

Becca Blushed with Light Palette

Becca Blushed with Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.46 oz.) is a medium-size, plastic compact that contains three blushes–a neutral-to-warm pink, orange-brown, and pink-coral. One shade (Wisteria) is new and exclusive to the palette, while the other two shades are available in the Becca’s permanent range. If you don’t mind your blushes more pigmented, then I think you might like this palette–two shades were rated lower because they weren’t as subtle/buildable as described. I wish the texture of Snapdragon was smoother and softer, more like the full-size version, but it looked the same applied to the skin, so the difference isn’t as noticeable in practice.

Wisteria is a muted, medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, lightly dusty but not dry-looking on the skin, and it was easily blended across the cheeks for even coverage. It had medium, buildable coverage–which is what the formula is supposed to have–that can be applied at near opaque coverage. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Love (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Divergent Misty Rose (LE) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Songbird is a medium, orange-brown with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It was richly pigmented (not really buildable, as it is supposed to be!) with a more powdery texture. The good news was that it still applied easily and blended well on the skin, so the powderiness didn’t translate when applied and worked into the skin. On me, the color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Eternal Sun (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ibiza (P, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Craving (Right) (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Snapdragon is a bright, medium pink-coral with gold shimmer. The version in the palette is a lot pinker and brighter compared to my standalone, which looked warmer both in the pan as well as swatched. Though this formula is described as subtle and that it can be used as a “blush topper,” it was actually intensely pigmented and a little went a long way. You would need the barest amount to layer on top of a blush, otherwise the strength of the color in Snapdragon would overwhelm whatever blush you were wearing. The texture was firmer and stiffer in the pan, and it felt different compared to the other two shades well (and different from my standalone version of Snapdragon), though the blush looked fine applied and blended out without issue. It wore for just over eight hours on me before fading. NARS Realm of the Senses (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Panic (Right) (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Left) (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Simmer (LE, $27.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva CR030 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Holiday 2016 Blush Trio Blushed with Light
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
84%
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NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016

NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016
NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016


François Nars and fashion photographer Sarah Moon dare you to look closer as their limited-edition collection exposes every facet of the feminine.
Deeply inspired by iconic cinema, François Nars and Sarah Moon collectively worked from the nostalgic futurism of Metropolis to set the mood for the season’s story. Every element of the collection blurs the lines between real and surreal, serving as a direct expression of their collaborative vision. Deceptively nuanced. Boldly mysterious. Every look demands a second look.

Availability

October 15th at NARS, November 1st at other retailers

NARS Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks

The Details

Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick Coffret | $125.00 | Limited Edition

Includes eight mini Audacious Lipsticks: Sarah, Anita, Marlene, Rita, Olivia, Sandra, Charlotte, Bette.

Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette | $69.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

Six Dual Intensity Eyeshadows–I, II, III, IV, V, VI–and three Dual-Intensity Blushes–I, II, and III. Exclusive to Sephora.

Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette | $49.00 | Limited Edition

Four Eyeshadows–I, II, III, IV–and Via Veneto Mini Larger Than Life Eyeliner.

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Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016

Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016
Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016


To commemorate the third anniversary of its launch, Wayne Goss is reissuing the best-selling brush set that started it all. Everything you love about The Collection, reimagined in this limited edition release.

Availability

Beautylish

The Details

Annivesary Set | $225.00 | Limited Edition

  • Limited Edition Brush No. 01 The much-loved Brush 01, now three times larger for fast, flawless application of your favorite foundation
  • Brush No. 02 Seamlessly buffs powder products—blush, bronzer, highlighter, setting powder, and more (Review)
  • Brush No. 03 Ideal for sweeping pigment all over the eyelid (Review)
  • Brush No. 04 Perfect for blending and distributing color into the crease (Review)
  • Brush No. 05 Designed for detail work (Review)
  • Brush No. 06 Blends and softens eye shadow in a single stroke
  • Brush No. 07 Small, flat brush boasts just the right amount of stiffness for ultimate control

NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016

NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016
NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016


François Nars and fashion photographer Sarah Moon dare you to look closer as their limited-edition collection exposes every facet of the feminine.
Deeply inspired by iconic cinema, François Nars and Sarah Moon collectively worked from the nostalgic futurism of Metropolis to set the mood for the season’s story. Every element of the collection blurs the lines between real and surreal, serving as a direct expression of their collaborative vision.

Availability

October 15th at NARS, November 1st at other retailers

NARS Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks Barneys

The Details

Moon Matte Lipstick | $28.00 | Limited Edition

An intensely opulent, high-pigment formula. Limited edition.

  • Indecent Proposal Nude rose
  • Rouge Improbable Raspberry red
  • Rouge Indiscret Red geranium
  • Fearless Red Vivid red

Duo Eyeshadow | $35.00 | Limited Edition

  • Quai des Brumes Iridescent lavender smoke / charcoal with gold shimmer
  • Indes Galantes Iridescent idnigo smoke / mulberry

Blush | $30.00 | Limited Edition

  • Impudique Pink red
  • Isadora Lavender pink

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