MAC Cantaloupe Blush

MAC Cantaloupe Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “rich warm cantaloupe [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, peachy tones and a satin sheen. NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Coppertone (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cantaloupe Blush
MAC Powder Blush Cantaloupe
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

MAC Tease Don’t Touch, Peer Pressure, Suggestive Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Tease Don’t Touch Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense true red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with strong, pink tones and leans bluer. It had a fair amount of color payoff, but you’ll see the natural lip come through somewhat (my lip freckle is still there), but it looks really even and smooth–I was surprised at just how supple the lips looked. It wore well for five hours, was comfortable and hydrating over time. MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $15.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Victoriana (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Tease Don't Touch Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Tease Don't Touch
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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MAC Everybody’s Talking, Push Some Buttons, Flash Drive Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Everybody’s Talking Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as am “intense coral.” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied with even coverage and lasted for five hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and lasted for five hours on me.
MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is darker, less pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is darker, less pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Morange (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Orangesicle (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Everybody's Talking Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Everybody's Talking
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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5 Faves: Autumn-Hued Eyeshadows (Cool-Toned Edition)

Autumn doesn’t have to mean only warm-toned eyeshadows–there are cooler hues found during the season. Try this these types of colors for a smokier vibe instead:

  1. Makeup Geek Rockstar — an iridescent beige
  2. Makeup Geek High Wire — a bright, silvery-purple
  3. Make Up For Ever S556 — a medium taupe
  4. MAC Fathoms Deep — a shimmery, dark purple
  5. theBalm #27 — a neutral, dark purple

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MAC Burnt Pepper Blush

MAC Burnt Pepper Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “warm rich terracotta.” It’s a medium-dark reddish-copper with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Burnt Pepper Blush
MAC Powder Blush Burnt Pepper
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%

MAC Spanking Haute, Tuned In, Hyper-Fabulous Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Spanking Haute Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “pinky nude.” It’s a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with a creamy, glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a comfortable-to-wear formula but uneven coverage that was prone to appearing streaky on. It’s not the worst offender I’ve come across, but it has a messy to look to it without a lipstick or liner underneath it. On me, this shade wore for four hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Overspiced (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Collection Perfect Nude (04) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC 2N (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Sensuel (11) (P, $34.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). NYX Tres Leches (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Spanking Haute Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Spanking Haute
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
81%
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