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Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo

Guerlain Pause d'Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo

Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo ($82.00 for 0.60 oz.) swirls together to create a warmer, medium orange-brown hue with a frosted shimmer. The gold is an overspray (which I tried to remove, but a bit of it lingered), while the browner shade is a medium-dark, golden brown, and the center shade was a light-medium coral-orange. Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It is housed in a wooden compact where the top lifts off completely and is held on by magnets. If you have a very small, tapered face brush, you could use the two shades separately, but it will be hard to avoid dipping into the other shade if you use an average-sized cheek brush. The powder is fragranced with “notes of orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla, and white musk,” and it is heavily scented, but it wasn’t that noticeable applied. The texture of the bronzer was a little firmer but smooth, while the center shade softer and looser, so I felt like when I swirled my brush in the pan, I always got more of the center shade on the brush than the bronzing component. The powder applied well, blended nicely, and was easy to use; the shimmer didn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. On me, it wore for eight hours.

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Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo 2016 Pause d'Ete
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%

Community Faves | April 24th through April 30th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! :) Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

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01. MAC Hot Chocolate

MAC Hot Chocolate Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

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02. MAC Lion Babe

MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner ($21.00 for 0.084 fl. oz.) is described as a "shimmering gold." Read full review.

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03. Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. MAC Hot Chocolate

MAC Hot Chocolate Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

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02. MAC Lion Babe

MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner ($21.00 for 0.084 fl. oz.) is described as a "shimmering gold." Read full review.

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03. Urban Decay Mad Hatter

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "bright purple shimmer." Read full review.

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 2)

MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick

MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light, peachy beige with a pearly sheen and warm undertones. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture that made it one of the more blendable shades in the launch. It lasted for over ten hours with no fading or creasing. LORAC Beige (P) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Overdressed (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Truth (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Arena (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Crème-filled Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque coverage at most that applied fairly evenly. The texture was slightly more emollient than the more matte shades, but it still sets nearly instantly after being applied, so there isn’t a lot of room to diffuse and blend out the edges if that is desired. Once it place, it doesn’t budge, smudge, or flake. Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is warmer (100% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Galore (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00)(95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Presto (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Bleached Out Beige (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #2 (LE) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bleached Out Beige Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light beige with warm, golden undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but the drier texture made it hard to layer without the color becoming uneven as some color would lift or would layer more intensely over some parts and not at all on other areas. Once in place, it was difficult to blend out at all, but it had bulletproof wear. bareMinerals Air (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Rain Dove (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Ginger Sugar (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Beat (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Crème-filled (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Tabby Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was slightly creamy so it didn’t tug when used as a lower lash eyeliner, but it wasn’t creamy enough to really maneuver easily over the lid itself without tugging moderately. It had semi-opaque coverage that was somewhat buildable to greater intensity, though it was never full coverage. It did apply well to the waterline, and it lasted for six hours well and I could still see bits of it remaining after eight hours. As a lower lash liner/lid color, it wore for ten hours without issue. Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Lace (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Undressed (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Cozy Sweater (P, $12.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Flounder (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick At the Beach
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Crème-filled
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Bleached Out Beige
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
83%
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MAC Call of the Canyon Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Call of the Canyon Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Call of the Canyon Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) includes four shades of warmer, neutral tones. All four are new and limited edition to this quad. Overall, the palette was pretty easy to use to create a cohesive look out of, with the darkest shade being the weakest as it had a duster, sheerer texture. Only one shade was really good, though, and they are more dupable shades (except the darkest one), so there are better-performing options out there.

Call of the Canyon is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was easily applied and fuss-free. This was the best-performing shade in the palette. The color lasted for eight hours before fading slightly. Buxom Satin Seduction (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Jardin #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Vanilla (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fool’s Gold is a bright, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a slightly looser texture, but it applied fairly well to the skin when patted on. This shade wore for eight hours on me. Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Drenched in Gold (P, $6.99) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Amber (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Interstellar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Bronze (Eye Color) (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Dearest (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Retrospeck (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Thunderbolt is a dark, taupe-gray with subtle, cool undertones and warmer, gold shimmer. The shimmer seemed to pull away from the base color, which resulted in an uneven result. The base color was also on the dusty side, so everything appeared sheerer than intended once applied to the skin. It would be better with a lightly tacky or emollient base to give it something more to adhere to. On me, it lasted for six and a half hours before fading noticeably. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Slate Gray (32P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #5 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Eyeshadow Quad Call of the Canyon
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
79%
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MAC Wild Horses Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Wild Horses Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Wild Horses Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) includes four shades–two of which are part of the permanent range. The blue is an interesting addition, as it is a very neutral set of shades otherwise. It had good quality overall with nice color payoff and eight-hour wear.

Brule is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm. This shade is part of the permanent range as well. The color lasted for eight hours before fading slightly. bareMinerals Natural #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D South (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Tiny Death (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Adagio (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #1 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Chouquette (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P) is brighter (95% similar). Dior Sundeck #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Delicate #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charcoal Brown is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that was a smidgen powdery, but it was very easy to use on the lid as it diffused easily. This shade is part of the permanent range. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Being (P) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Sultry (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (P) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #2 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Brown (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Jetsetter (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wild Horses is a deep, taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was opaque with a slightly firmer texture that could have been easier to work with and to blend out on the skin. It showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear. Hourglass Infinity #5 (P)(90% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00)(90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Eyeshadow Quad Wild Horses
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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