Free for Haul Friday, Volume #360

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks (not sure when I can swatch these, as they’re permanent and I need to push through holiday palettes before I get completely overwhelmed!), Becca Blush Trio, Guerlain Holiday
  • Weekend plans: We’ll be keeping it pretty low-key! I celebrated my birthday earlier in the week, so we did our big dinner out already. I’m thinking we’ll stick with our usual brunch place, pick up necessities at the grocery store, and catch up on work.
  • What’s one type of accessory you always reach for?: I always carry a purse and sunglasses when I go out, so those are my new musts. Otherwise, the one that’s always on me are my wedding rings (engagement/wedding band).

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Anastasia Fall 2016 Lipgloss Set

Anastasia Fall 2016 Lipgloss Set

Anastasia Fall 2016 Mini Lip Gloss Set ($28.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six, miniature-sized glosses in six, new and exclusive shades. I’m a big fan of Anastasia’s gloss formula for something more pigmented, longer wearing, and hydrating over time. On the whole, the set is nice–the colors are very autumnal, and for the most part, they applied well, had good color coverage, and were moisturizing and comfortable to wear.

Amber is a muted, medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied evenly but had some color gather into lip lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Live It Up (LE, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Berry is a rich, dark reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was fantastic–fully opaque–and distributed evenly across the lips. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-tacky throughout the wear. The gloss wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time.
NARS Unspeakable (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte WCW (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Perpetual Holiday (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Deviant (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Sookie (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Carla is a bold, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, fairly lightweight, and spread evenly across the lips. It had nearly opaque color coverage, which covered the lips well and did not appear streaky or feather over time. On my lips, the color lasted for five hours and was moisturizing. Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Revlon HD Carnelian (545) (P, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Mini Lip Gloss Set Fall 2016
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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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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