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bareMinerals Your Kiss Is On My List Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Set

bareMinerals Your Kiss Is On My List Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Set
bareMinerals Your Kiss Is On My List Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Set

bareMinerals Your Kiss Is On My List Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Set ($35.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes eight miniature sized Gen Nude Radiant Lipsticks (which are all available in full size, if you only like one or two). The Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick formula is best for someone who likes lighter coverage, natural to glossy finishes, and doesn’t mind reapplying every few hours. It’s a comfortable, hydrating formula but doesn’t last long and can sometimes settle into lip lines due to the more emollient, slippery texture. The set is a nice value, and there is some variety in tone within the eight shades.

Value

  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick: $20.00 for 0.12 oz. or $166.67/oz.
  • Total Value: $53.33

Formula Overview

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy, moisturizing” lipstick with “medium coverage and a balmy shine.” The formula is moderately hydrating and tends to last between two and a half and four hours on me, but it is a shorter-wearing formula due to the more balm-like texture. It has a very slippery, wet-feel on the lips, which can lead to “lines” when you press your lips together or, in some cases, the color settling into lip lines. The pigmentation varies from semi-sheer to semi-opaque, which I feel is fairly consistent with the “medium coverage” claim. The finish tends to be glossier running from natural to noticeably glossy but feels lightweight on. The formula has a soft, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes 12 neutral-hued eyeshadows in a variety of finishes. It is housed in a fairly slim, plastic compact with a large mirror inside. If you like lighter, warmer neutrals and don’t already have them well-represented in your stash, it’s certainly a palette to consider. On the other hand, as there are numerous palettes that have been launched, there are likely many who already have these colors in their collections (this palette also included several repeats from past bareMinerals shades). Regardless of similarity to past and present neutral palettes, I would have liked to have seen more mid-tone shades and less very light all within the same palette–I feel like it would have made the palette more versatile.

Formula Overview

Ready Eyeshadow is supposed to have 12-hour wear, “vivid, pure, provocative color” that “looks like a powder, feels like a cream” and blends seamlessly. In general, I quite enjoy this formula, and it’s one of my favorites, as it is typically soft without being too powdery or dusty and more shimmery shades have a real creaminess to them. They wear between eight and twelve hours on me (without primer), blend well, and sit nicely on the skin. The majority of the shades I’ve tested in the past have been mostly opaque to opaque, but there have been a few misses over the years (not too many, though).

Value

  • Eyeshadows: $21.00 for 0.09 oz. or $233.33/oz.
  • Palette Contains: 0.48 oz.
  • Total Value: $112.00 worth of Ready Eyeshadow

Merry is a light pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm in the pan. The color wore well for nine hours on me before creasing faintly. MAC Dance Flowers Dance (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #5 #1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Golden Flurry (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 17 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Cheeks (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Beauty (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Purity (Right) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Treasures Untold (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC 65 Degrees (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Invincible Light (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Thessalonique (Left) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bubbles is a light-medium copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the consistency was smooth, buttery, and adhered well to bare skin. It wore well for ten hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Shining Star (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Marina (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cutie Patootie (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 06 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Siros (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Come True is a muted, light-medium taupe-brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that kicked up a little excess in the pan but did not look dry on the skin. It started to fade after nine hours of wear. Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Myth (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Granted is a muted, medium orangy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. While the pigmentation was fairly good and true-to-pan, the texture was noticeably dusty and prone to sheering out, so it was harder to apply it as an even layer of product. The wear was shorter than usual at seven and a half hours. Ciate Skinny Dip (LE, )(100% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Tiramisu (LE, $16.00)(95% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Birkin (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Layin' Low (P, $18.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Drive (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Layin' Low (DC, $18.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Sandalwood (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Dior Undress #3 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Ciate Unconditional (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Yes Please is a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. It appeared to have a grayer overtone than it seemed in the palette, and I couldn’t really tell you why; my best guess is the shimmer comes through more noticeably as it is pressed and worked into the skin than it is in the pan. The color had good pigmentation and wore for nine hours before fading. Kat Von D Samael (P, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Romance (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Stila Character (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals True Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S616 Chocolate (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Pumped (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Party Favored (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop 3 (Three) (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stiletto is a deep plum with lighter purple shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It is the type of finish where the shimmer is barely noticeable in action, as it seems to disappear between the pan, your brush, and the eye. The product was extremely rich in pigment, while the consistency was soft, finely-milled, and fairly blendable on the lid. It wore well for nine hours before I saw some signs of fading. Urban Decay Punk (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Velvet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Contraste (132) (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Delicatesse #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Sexy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cherry Cordial (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Last Dance (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Haute Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Red Mahogany (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Mancat (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chance is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that tended to have some fall out when applied to the skin (even after tapping excess off of my brush). The eyeshadow started to fade after nine hours of wear. Tarte Charmer (P, )(100% similar). Bobbi Brown Bone (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Zoeva Stitch by Stitch (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Turtle Dove (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Presence (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Enigma (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Pick Me Up (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Let It Snow (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Glaze (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Bone (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Daydream is a light-medium, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was somewhat powdery, which resulted in sheerer coverage and a powder that did not want to stick as evenly to bare skin as other shades in the palette. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably. LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Buff (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #11 (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Big Baby (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Broken (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Tufted Suede (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Banana Date (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rainy Season (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Ali Ababwa (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Nude (LE, $14.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Biarritz (P, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Suede (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bling is a light, golden taupe with a frosted finish. It had a slightly dusty texture, though it managed to apply evenly and with opaque coverage. I saw some fading after eight and a half hours of wear. Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Indulge (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gold Leaf is a muted, medium coppery orange with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, slightly drier texture that kicked up excess powder in the pan. The color applied fairly well, though it could have been more even and intense. The color lasted well for eight hours on me. Viseart Beaux-Arts (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC All That Glitters (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Good Spirits is a subdued, medium-dark, red-toned brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff, which was buildable on the lid, that applied fairly evenly to bare skin. The powder was soft, finely-milled, but it did kick up some excess product in the pan. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00)(100% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #3 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Smashbox Angles (P, ) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Buxom High Society (LE, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (P, $6.99) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boardroom is a deep brown with warmer, redder undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff paired with a dusty, thin texture, which made it harder to blend, apply, and even out. This shade was hard to use unless as the barest touch to darken other colors. On its own, even though it was awful-looking on, it did last for nine hours. Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00)(100% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P, )(100% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). Tom Ford Beauty She Wolf #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Diamond Dove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Malted (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Quadrille #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Java (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #326 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC How You Thrill Me (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 12.0 The Wish List
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
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bareMinerals Be Beautiful Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette
bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette ($45.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, three cheek colors, and a finishing powder. It is most bizarre that there’s a finishing powder, and it is, frankly, an odd color choice–it is very, very yellowy orange with no real sheen or satiny quality to it, so it is drier, powdery, and sits poorly on the skin while adding a yellow tint. Of all the inclusions in the palette, that was the most odd, and then of course, bareMinerals is a multiple-time offender of putting out an endless slew of neutral palettes so once you have a few, the rest start having less appeal.

I wasn’t particularly impressed by the cheek colors in the palette, as they had a firmer press that made it harder to get color payoff out of them. The eyeshadows were good and consistent with the Ready formula, but they seem unbalanced in depth–there are two very light shades and then two browns that are just a shade or two different; even sticking with neutrals, the composition could be more versatile. The palette itself is housed in a plastic compact this year, which is new, and for some, I imagine they’ll consider it an upgrade from cardboard, but it did feel bulkier as a result.

Value

  • Cheek Colors: $24.00 for 0.21 oz.; palette contains 0.27 oz. or $30.86 worth of cheek color
  • Finishing Powder: $23.00 for 0.30 oz. (using pricing for the Touch Up Veil, closest available product); palette contains 0.09 oz. or $6.90 worth of finishing
  • Eyeshadows: $21.00 for 0.09 oz.; palette contains 0.30 oz. or $70.00 worth of eyeshadow
  • Total Value: $107.76

Formula Overview

Ready Eyeshadow is supposed to have 12-hour wear, “vivid, pure, provocative color” that “looks like a powder, feels like a cream” and blends seamlessly. In general, I quite enjoy this formula, and it’s one of my favorites, as it is typically soft without being too powdery or dusty and more shimmery shades have a real creaminess to them. They wear between eight and twelve hours on me (without primer), blend well, and sit nicely on the skin. The majority of the shades I’ve tested in the past have been mostly opaque to opaque, but there have been a few misses over the years (not too many, though). Ready Blush is supposed to have “buildable color” with eight-hour wear, and those things are both true: they tend to be medium in coverage, somewhat to moderately buildable, and wear around eight hours.

Presence is a pale beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, creamy texture that was a smidgen dusty. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Viseart Petit Pro #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #1 (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Compassionate (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Let It Snow (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Charmer (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graceful is a soft, light-medium taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin. This shade seemed to wear well for nine hours on me before it started to fade. Tarte Mud Mask (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Trendsetter (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Lazarus (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Stone (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhale is a dark taupe with subtle, brown undertones and a grayer overtone paired with a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that remained blendable and did not look dry or powdery applied to the skin. This shade wore for just over nine hours on me. Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #5 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Haze (P, ) is cooler, lower quality (95% similar). LORAC Cool Gray (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Revelry (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay DTF (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Notorious (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Pecan Praline (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Charming #5 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Bust (P, $19.00) is cooler, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Promise is a pale pinky-beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied easily as the texture was soft, blendable, and not too dusty or too firm in the pan. I was able to wear this shade for nine hours. Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, )(100% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Cheers (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Fancy Dress (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Light Pink (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Wink (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cream (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lithe Spirit (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pale, Please (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Orb (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beautiful is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dustier, thinner texture, which resulted in the product sheering out on the lid and not applying as evenly as the other shades. It wore for seven hours before fading on me. LORAC Tan (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Base) (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Missing My Baby (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Wood Pink #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC For Your Pleasure (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Dreamboat (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Desire (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Rose (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Shy (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Confident is a dark burgundy with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, while the consistency had a firmer feel to it, though it was more buildable on the lid in practice. I noticed that this one had a tendency to stick unevenly to bare skin, so it would benefit from a primer. It wore well for ten hours on me. Anastasia Beauty Mark (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Friendly (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Ensemble (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Stallion (LE, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Gate Matte is a subdued, medium rose pink with warmer undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was firm, which made it difficult to really get color out of the pan, and when it did, it seemed to be chalkier and powdery. It lasted for eight hours, which is all the product promises, but the texture and way it looked on the skin left something to be desired. Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Wisteria (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Limelight (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). theBalm Balm Beach (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 102 Natural Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Inner Beauty is a soft, peachy brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It’s supposed to be all-over color for face (which seem to be what the brand uses for highlighters), but there’s no real sheen to it this when it is on the skin–possibly because it’s so firm that hardly any product comes off to begin with. It also had a chalkiness to it that just didn’t sit well on skin–it looked like it was just on top but not seamlessly blended. It wore for seven hours on me. By Terry Savannah Love #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Summer Love (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Moment (LE, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Faux Tan Matte is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable coverage with a fairly soft texture that ran a little dusty. It applied well and blended easily along the edges while lasting for seven hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (LE, $49.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Capri Coast (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Seaside (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Falaises (LE, $40.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Be Beautiful Finishing Powder is a light-medium yellow with warm, yellowy orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was powdery and clumpy–where the powder would come off in chunks, but they would blend out if you worked at it. This was such a strange inclusion to begin with, and the quality is just terrible–it does nothing but make skin look worse: dry, powdery, and noticeably yellower. It seemed to wear fine; it seemed to even prolong the wear of my base products by an hour or so.

bareMinerals Holiday 2016 READY Face & Eye Palette Be Beautiful
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick
bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick

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bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette

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bareMinerals The Wish List Palette

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bareMinerals Keep It Glowing Set
bareMinerals Keep It Glowing Set

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bareMinerals Keep It Glowing Set

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