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Best Highlighters | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Highlighters | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products.  I hope you find this list of top performing highlighters useful 🙂

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a luminous, powder highlighter that strikes the right balance between being noticeable without emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. The shimmer is fine, while the powder is silky and smooth. There are only three shades at the moment, and the one I use the most is Starlight, which works as a highlighting blush on my skin tone.

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LORAC Rose Gold PRO Metal Palette & Happy Hour Hues Lip Gloss Set for Holiday 2016

LORAC Rose Gold PRO Metal Palette for Holiday 2016
LORAC Rose Gold PRO Metal Palette for Holiday 2016

More holiday launches spotted from LORAC!

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Rose Gold PRO Metal Palette | $28.00 | Limited Edition

A limited-edition artistry palette featuring exclusive rose gold packaging and eight eyeshadows, all in the metallic shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from Hollywood.

Editor’s note: It appears to be the same as the LORAC PRO Metal Palette from last year, just in rose gold packaging.

Happy Hour Hues Alter Ego Lip Gloss Collection | $25.00

A limited-edition lip gloss set in rose-gold packaging that will take you from the first toast of champagne through the finale with one swipe of highly pigmented, glossy color.

  • Angel Nude with gold shimmer
  • Beauty Queen Rose pink
  • Ballerina Bubblegum pink
  • Connoisseur Rose brown
  • Celebrity Brick red
  • Provocateur Black cherry

LORAC Cue the Confetti Blush Palette

LORAC Cue the Confetti Blush Palette
LORAC Cue the Confetti Blush Palette

LORAC Cue the Confetti Blush Palette ($30.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes four full-sized blushes/highlighters. The three blushes are part of the permanent range, while the highlighter is a limited edition shade. The Color Source Buildable Blush formula is supposed to offer–you guessed it–buildable color coverage with a “silky-smooth” consistency available in matte and satin finishes. The Light Source Illuminating Highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable for both a “soft, natural sheen” or “layered for a high-shine, dramatic effect.” The four shades in the palette weren’t what I’d call buildable; they are very pigmented with a light to moderate touch of the brush to the pan–which will be a happy thing for someone who likes more pigmented cheek colors. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable across all four shades, and they lasted between seven and eight and a half hours on me. The brush is smaller than the average blush brush, but it didn’t seem too small (like it would take a lot of work to apply and blend over the cheek area), and it was fairly soft with only a few bristles that seemed out of place.

Value

  • Colour Source Buildable Blush: $22.00 for 0.17 oz. or $129.41/oz.
  • Light Source Illuminating Highlighter: $22.00 for 0.20 oz. or $110.00/oz.
  • Set Values: $55.64 worth of blush, $16.50 worth of highlighter
  • Total Value: $72.14

Spotlight is a medium, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that added luminosity to my skin but did not emphasize my pores. It is less buildable than it is very pigmented, but if you use a light touch and a fan brush, you can get sheerer coverage without a lot of work. The texture was very forgiving and easy to use. This is supposed to be the highlighting shade, and it will highlighter medium and darker skin tones but will work more as a highlighting bronzer on lighter skin tones. On my light-medium skin tone, it gave a subtle warmth and sheen when applied with a fan brush. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading. Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Bronze Glow (P, $27.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama (LE, $38.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tinge is a pop of light-medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. The consistency was soft, lightly dusty, but smooth and blendable on the skin. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. For reference, this shade just barely shows up on my skin tone. KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Catrice Coral Me Maybe (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Pink Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Unwritten (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Mallory (Light) (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Technicolor is a bright, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a slight pink-leaning paired with a semi-matte finish. It seemed mostly matte but produced a more “natural matte” finish when blended on the skin–the kind of finish that looks like skin and not really flat or dry. It was intensely pigmented, though, where just a tiny bit went a long way, so I would not use the term buildable to describe this one at all. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and blendable, and with a very, very light hand and some time spent buffing, it could be worn at a sheer coverage level. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Coral (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vivid is a bright, light-medium cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a satin finish. The version in the palette is much more intense and brighter than the permanent version I have. The pigmentation was ridiculously intense–it was opaque in no time at all; I felt like I had to use a feathery touch just to get medium coverage! The texture was incredibly soft, smooth, and finely-milled, and as I blended the color out, the finish became more and more satiny. I was pleased that it was rather easy to blend on the skin, because that’s something I find is truly a deal-breaker with such pigmented and bold/bright blushes like this one. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Florida (LE, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Electro (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sentiment (LE, $27.00) is more muted, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Peony Petal (P, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE) is more shimmery (85% similar). Maybelline Pink Fever (20) (P, $8.99)(85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Covered Strawberry (LE) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush Palette Cue the Confetti
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Spotlight

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B+

Tinge

Permanent
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Vivid

Permanent
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LORAC Holiday 2016 Sets

LORAC Holiday 2016 Sets
LORAC Holiday 2016 Sets

LORAC just launched three sets for the holidays, plus the Mega Pro 3 Palette, which was revealed earlier.

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Cue the Confetti Palette | $30.00 | Limited Edition

Bring on the party with Lorac’s limited edition Cue the Confetti Highlighter & Blush Palette with Brush! Complete your look with this set that includes Light Source Illuminating Highlighter in Spotlight, a trio of Color Source Buildable Blush favorites in Tinge, Vivid and Technicolor, and a gorgeous rose gold blush brush.

  • Spotlight (Highlighter)
  • Tinge (Blush)
  • Technicolor (Blush)
  • Vivid (Blush)
  • Blush Brush Rose gold

A Lavish Affair Alter Ego Lip Gloss Collection | $25.00 | Limited Edition

Lorac’s A Lavish Affair Alter Ego Lip Gloss Collection edition collection gives you a lip for every look. Decorated in Rose Gold, the Alter Ego lip gloss shades will take you from the first toast of champagne through the finale with one swipe of highly-pigmented, glossy color. The set includes 6 full size Alter Ego Lip Gloss Shades.

  • Bae Nude
  • It Girl Coral pink with gold shimmer
  • Goddess Mauve
  • Diva Hot pink
  • Icon Cherry red
  • Dominatrix Deep burgundy

Mocktail Mixer PRO Matte Lip Color Set | $28.00 | Limited Edition

Lorac’s Mocktail Mixer PRO Matte Lip Color Set includes sleek, retractable lip colors that are perfect for throwing in your clutch for touch ups in the limo or the lounge. Decorated in rose gold, the limited edition matte shades provide one swipe of highly-pigmented, velvety color for glamorous looks that last.

  • Autumn Light brick
  • Italian Rose Soft pink
  • Burgundy Wine Deep burgundy

Mega Pro 3 Palette | $59.00 | Limited Edition

Go PRO with Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3! This limited edition PRO artistry palette is packed with 32 eye shadows in all the matte and shimmer shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from Hollywood. Lorac’s velvety smooth shadows are ultra pigmented with maximum payoff to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette
LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette ($59.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes 32 (!) eyeshadows split across two finishes–matte and shimmer. The palette is an earthy take on neutrals; a little smokier, not quite as overtly warm-toned, and some colors have a subdued/muted quality to them. There are a few cooler-toned shades in the palette as well. I have found that LORAC mattes, while often silky and very soft, are powdery or dusty, which makes them harder to use in practice, as they’ll sheer out, appear dry/dusty on the lid, or fade more readily. I think the matte formula used in this year’s palette is better than last year’s–it is not as prone to kicking up a ridiculous amount of product in the pan with the barest touch of a brush, but it is still a softer, dustier formula that benefits greatly from a primer for better adherence as well as longer wear. LORAC shimmers are better and more consistent, as they are soft, a little dusty or thin, but they tend to be rather pigmented and apply fine to bare skin and last seven to eight hours. If you’re normally a fan of LORAC’s eyeshadows, I think you will enjoy this palette. If you feel like your eyelids eat LORAC matte eyeshadows, this might be better than the normal, but it might still be an issue. The Mega Pro 3 Palette should be available today exclusively at Ulta.

You can use our palette vs. palette tool to compare this palette against other neutral ones, but I have also pulled out two to get you started: Mega Pro vs. Mega Pro 3; Mega Pro 2 vs. Mega Pro 3.

Pink Cream is a pale pink with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that was a smidgen dusty in the pan due to how soft it was. It wore well for seven hours before fading. MAC Yogurt (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Elementary Pink (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pale, Please (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Chiffon (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Parfait (P) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Sweetness (P) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tan is a muted, light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was great, while the texture felt so soft that it was a little powdery, it was a lot less powdery and prone to clumping as some of LORAC’s past matte shades have been for me, so it was easier to work with. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. bareMinerals Beautiful (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (P) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Cordial (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Tarte Tartetini (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Feisty (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Base) (P) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unconditional (P, $19.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Wood Pink #3 (P) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Malt (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Pecan (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Desire (P) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Anastasia Dusty Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pecan is a muted, medium-dark pinky-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which wasn’t really buildable unless you had a lightly tacky base under it. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and blendable. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. MAC Choc-ful (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Strapless (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Fresco (P, $23.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Dusty Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Dusty Rose (LE, $19.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Tan (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #3 (P) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Walnut is a medium-dark, yellowed brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was finely-milled and silky to the touch. This shade lasted for just over seven hours on me before fading noticeably. Too Faced Toffee Crunch (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Heartbreaker (LE) is more muted, darker (95% similar). NARS Bengali (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Coloured Raine Duchess (LE, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Taupe (P) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #342 (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Angles (P) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Mocha (P, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #2 (LE, $19.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). LORAC Taupe (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Faith (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusty Mauve is a muted, medium-dark lavender purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft enough that it had some powdery kick up when used, but it adhered better than anticipated and did not sheer out immediately upon blending it out. On me, it lasted for six and a half hours. IT Cosmetics Romance (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Jet Setter (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bill (P, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #3 (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #116 (DC, $20.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Enchanting (P) is cooler, brighter, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Violet Hour (LE) is more muted (85% similar). LORAC Orchid (LE, $19.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Orchid Haze (LE) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). MAC Marzipan (LE, $16.00) is more muted, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Buon Fresco (P, $12.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Rendezvous (LE, $16.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Silk (LE) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Gray is a dark mauvy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that was just barely dusty at times. It wore well for seven hours before fading. Zoeva Exquisite (P) is more muted (95% similar). YSL Paris #9 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte I Think I Cannes (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Wood Pink #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Silk (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (85% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Contour) (P) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Tarte For Realism (LE) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Tang (LE, $5.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eggplant is a dark, reddish burgundy with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which applied fairly evenly and wasn’t too challenging to blend out (it could have been more forgiving, though). This shade did last longer than others at almost eight hours before it started to break down. Tarte Drama (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Velvet (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte BFF (LE) is warmer, more muted, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (P, $28.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Fur Elise (P) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 20 (LE) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (85% similar). Tarte Stained Glass (LE) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is more muted (85% similar). LORAC Dusty Plum (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (LE, $5.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Navy is a subdued, blackened navy blue with subtle, cooler undertones and barely-there satin shimmer over a matte finish. The shimmer really wasn’t noticeable on the lid, and as a result, it looked and performed as a matte finish would. The texture was silky in feel, but it was dusty and more prone to sheering out, so this is one that would benefit from a primer. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Smashbox Harbor (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00) is brighter (95% similar). Inglot #389 (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Tornay (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Inked (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Apres l'Ondee #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Deep Night (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #6 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #02 (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Maven (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crepe is a light beige with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The powder felt silky and very smooth in the pan, but it had a very strong white base and tended to look whiter against my skin tone, so it’s one of those shades that might appear chalky on some complexions. It had good pigmentation with a touch of fall out during application. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P)(100% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P)(100% similar). Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Laetus (P) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Sand (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Delicate #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Classic (P) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Queen's Lace (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Heaven (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Hero (P) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toffee is a light-medium, subdued orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was moderately dusty–one of the looser shades in the palette–so it sheered out noticeably when applied to bare skin; I would definitely recommend using a primer to make this shade apply and adhere better. It had so-so color coverage and lasted for six hours. Smashbox Werk It (P) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Beige (P) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #3 (P) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Natural Peaches (LE) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Sandcastle (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Heir (LE, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Samoa Silk (DC, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Stark (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Wheat (LE) is brighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mist is a light, bluish gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, which applied fairly well to bare skin, though the softness meant some dustiness, which tended to make it sheer out just a bit on the skin. It wore well for seven hours before fading noticeably on me. Sephora + Pantone Universe Ash (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Milk (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #324 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vintage is a medium brown with warm, olive undertones and a satin finish. It might be in the row of mattes, but it has a distinctive satin sheen when used, particularly as it is blended and worked onto the lid. The eyeshadow had great pigmentation that covered the skin well and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Faint (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Noble Spirit (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Taupe Smoke (19) (P, $39.00) is darker (95% similar). Clarins Brown #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Fall Collection 2012 #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Primal (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Hot Stone Massage (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Burro (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Guru (P) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Navy #3 (LE, $19.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Jetta (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cool Taupe (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sandstone (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hickory is a deep brown with subtle, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, lightly dusty texture, as it was thinner than some of the other shades, but I felt like it built up well in practice. The color seemed to start fading at the seven-hour mark. Inglot #363 (P, $6.00)(100% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Delete (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora #tbt (P, $10.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Don't Turn A-Brown (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Inglot #326 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Java (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC How You Thrill Me (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Malted (P, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Stone (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Chocolate (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Embark (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Darkhorse (P) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maple is a medium-dark brown with warm, orangy undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow was intensely pigmented, while the consistency was soft, silky, and blendable without being too powdery or too firm in the pan. I noticed fading with this shade after seven and a half hours of wear. Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (LE, $2.29) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crenshaw (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sora (LE, $6.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bark is a deep brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was firmer in the pan, so the color tended to adhere well to bare skin but was harder to blend and diffuse around the edges. It had good color payoff, though, and it wore well for eight hours. Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Edgy (P) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Leader (P) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (DC, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Coffee Ground (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Makeup & Chill (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Strong Currant (P, $25.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cocoa (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Angles (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Darkhorse (P) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Stylin (P) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jet Black is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was soft, lightly dusty, but it was blendable overall and didn’t have much fallout during application. The color wore nicely for seven hours before fading on me. (This shade is a repeat.) Smashbox Deadline (P)(100% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Black Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Black Coffee (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Pandora (P) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE) is darker (95% similar). Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Don't Stand Black (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P)(100% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Snow is a light, bright white with neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was soft and fairly smooth, but it could have been less dry overall for smoother results on the lid. It had good pigmentation and wore for seven and a half hours on me. (This shade is a repeat.) Chanel Tisse Camelia #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Dreamy #1 (P) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Dessert's On Me (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mortal (LE, $25.00) is cooler, more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Frost (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Blanc Scintillant (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Vapor (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Jardin #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #1 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cava is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. This shade was easy to use and apply to the eyelid. On me, it wore for just over seven and a half hours. Colour Pop XO (DC, $5.00) is brighter, darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Natural Vigor #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cherish (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC So, So Saucy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Ciate Dainty (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Sandstone (LE, $18.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Left) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Starlight (P) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Straight Up (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #1 (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cider is a rich, medium-dark reddish copper with warm, rusty undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, denser than other shades, and very blendable on the skin–but it didn’t lose its richness easily. It had excellent pigmentation, which lasted well for eight hours. Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Swerve (LE) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Stardream (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Liquid Fire (P) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (P) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Legend (P, $9.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duchess (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Hotline (P) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is brighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). City Color Cheers to Life (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Ray (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Coloured Raine Your Majesty (LE, $6.99) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bellini is a soft, light-medium orange with warm, yellowy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, which was fairly easy to apply as the texture was soft–just a smidgen dusty–and blendable on the lid. The color started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Right) (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Platonic (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Latergram (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Shell (003) (P, $29.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Galore #2 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Surface of the Sun (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Brown Sugar is a rich, mahogany brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and had a very smooth, slightly dense, and creamy consistency that blended beautifully on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). LORAC Maroon (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Whiskey (LE, $14.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Golden Savannah #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Comfort (P, $12.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Papilio (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Dart (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #3 (P) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Coloured Raine Dethrone (LE, $6.99) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Charming #3 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). NARS Fez (P, $25.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Stila Cinnamon (LE, $18.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sequoia is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was brighter and more shimmery compared to Brown Sugar, though they aren’t as differentiated once blended in a look. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while it had opaque color coverage that stayed strong for eight hours. Tom Ford Beauty Illicit (LE, $45.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Ebloui (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Roasted Chestnut (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Take Root (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #14 (P, $23.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Dethrone (LE, $6.99) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #421 (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Fauves #1 (LE) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Boy Band (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Genie (LE, $9.99) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ever Elegant (LE, $32.50) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (P, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Maroon (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #7 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Clinique Fuller Fudge (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glacier is a light-medium silvery gray with a soft, frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that was prone to sheering out. On me, it lasted for just over seven hours before fading. MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #17 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (P, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #3 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Silver Coin (LE, $22.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) (P, $29.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Infini (P, $29.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Deep Fog is a dark gray with subtle, cool undertones and satiny shimmer. It looked more like a matte eyeshadow in practice, as a lot of the shimmer got lost in the application process. The texture was thinner, dustier, and seemed to fade faster than other shades (five hours). LORAC Black (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Do Not Disturb (P) is darker (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Genre (LE, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Claudia (LE, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Revolver (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Dagger (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Diane (P) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Gris Exquis (LE, $29.50) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Smoking Blue #4 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Chateau (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tulle is a light-medium peachy-pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. This shade had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that adhered well to bare skin and blended out without sheering out immediately. It wore well for seven hours on me. LORAC Blush (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Parfait (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (P) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pixel (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Glitz (LE, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Seashell (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pound Cake (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Champagne (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Jest (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pink Bronze is a medium, coppery brown with warm undertones and subtle, golden shimmer. It had decent pigmentation, but it was thinner and a bit dusty, so it sheered out when I used it on the lid. It was somewhat buildable, but it needed a primer to help the payoff. The color started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. MAC Tint (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #2 (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Metal Work (LE) is warmer, darker (95% similar). MAC Glimpse of Flesh (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Chiang Mai (Right) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Right) (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Femme Fatale (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cedar Wood (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Dune (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Dormouse (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rust is a medium-dark, reddish copper with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Warning (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Star Myth (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Oxidize (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Siesta (P) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Brule (128) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Henna (P, $12.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop White Rabbit (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duke (LE) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Delirious (P) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Arrow (LE, $5.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Melonie (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Quartz is a dark bronze with warm, rosy undertones and a metallic finish. It had a much denser and more cream-like texture compared to the other shades; it felt different from past LORAC eyeshadows (even their metallics). There was no fallout or powderiness with this shade, and it was extremely pigmented. I had no trouble applying or blending it on the eyelid. On me, it started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (P, $29.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Banana Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Amaretto (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Dreamlight (LE, $16.00) is cooler, more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Python (P, $9.99) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lost (P, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Olive is a dark, olive brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that applied evenly to the skin and blended out with ease. This shade started to show signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. (This is a repeat.) Urban Decay Brokedown (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $19.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Hell Ya (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Darkhorse (P, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Haute Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze (P, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Subtle Blend (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $22.00) is more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Smog (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Paramaribo #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Dubai (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Boss (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Penny (LE, $19.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Roast is a muted, blackened brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented and had a soft, lightly dusty consistency that didn’t kick up too much excess in the pan, and it did not lose its intensity when applied and blended out on the skin. This shade wore nicely for eight hours on me. Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Clarins The Essentials #10 (LE) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #6 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Coffee Chip (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #15 (P, $23.00) is better quality (90% similar). Hello Kitty The Original (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Copper Cocoa (LE, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pomegranate is a bright, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good color coverage, but it appeared lighter and less intense swatched and applied to the lid than it did in the pan. The consistency was thinner and a bit dusty, but it was workable and wasn’t fussy when I used it. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Miss Minnie (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Prerogative (LE, $6.99) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Curtain Call (P, $9.99) is cooler, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Licorice is a blackened purple with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was looser in the pan, so you’ll want to make sure to tap the brush off prior to applying to the lid to avoid excessive fall out during application. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied well to bare skin and blended out fairly easily. I noticed the color faded after seven and a half hours of wear. Make Up For Ever D830 Black Rose (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Tatar (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Evil Stepmother (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $33.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Starless Night (LE, $21.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Tarte Illusion (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

LORAC Holiday 2016 Pro Palette Mega Pro 3
Mega Pro 3
Mega Pro 3
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Sneak Peek: LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette Photos & Swatches

LORAC Mega PRO Palette 3
LORAC Mega PRO Palette 3

LORAC Mega PRO Palette 3 ($59.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes 32 eyeshadows–16 are matte, 16 are shimmery–housed in a slim, white cardboard palette. There was a one-day, early launch for Ulta Platinum members a few days ago, but the palette will launch officially on October 2nd, exclusively at Ulta. I’ll do my best to review it by the 2nd, but I am not sure if I will make it with this many eyeshadows to test for wear, so here are swatches in the meanwhile:

LORAC Mega PRO Palette 3

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