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Best Brushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Brushes | 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. Here’s a look at a few of my must-have brushes (there are so, so, so many more I wanted to include!):

Chikuhodo GSN-09 Eyeshadow Brush

Chikuhodo GSN-09 Eyeshadow Brush<

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Chikuhodo GSN-09 Eyeshadow Brush ($25.00) is a small-medium, dome-shaped eyeshadow brush made out of gray squirrel hair. The narrower width allows it to apply color more precisely, which is helpful if you’re using more than two or three colors on the lid. It packs on, sweeps, and diffuses eyeshadow beautifully. The edge also fits into the crease area well and can apply color there, too. It’s incredibly soft and silky against the skin, but it still picks up plenty of product, so you don’t sacrifice color payoff in your application. This is a brush that I have multiples of!

Availability

Beautylish

Chikuhodo Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush

Chikuhodo Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush

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Chikuhodo Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush ($73.00) medium-sized, blush brush with a domed edge and tapered bristles (so the lengths get shorter as you move outward from the center). It’s not a rounded brush, more flattened, but it is not really thin or flat. The brush is made out of gray squirrel. It’s excellent for applying soft, even color along the cheeks with minimal blending required.

Availability

Beautylish

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Best Eyeshadow Palettes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Eyeshadow Palettes | 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 eyeshadow palettes helpful!

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette ($42.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes 14 eyeshadows that come in a mix of warmer neutrals and pops of pink/red. For a mostly matte palette, it actually applied quite well to bare skin, and I didn’t have issues blending out the majority of the shades. The eyeshadows adhered exceptionally well to bare skin without sheering out or becoming patchy. The majority of the shades were pigmented and wore for seven to eight hours.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette ($19.00 for 1.58 oz.) contains 28, metallic eyeshadows. I picked this up a couple of months ago, because it was getting a lot of buzz, and I’ve been really impressed by the quality overall. Only a few shades had issues, and they were fairly minor (slightly less pigmented, could apply better with primer or with a dampened brush). The majority of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, applied beautifully on bare skin, blended out easily, and lasted for seven to nine hours on me (without primer). As they are all shimmery, it may not work as well as an all-in-one-look palette, though. If you like your high-shimmer, metallic eyeshadows, it’s well worth checking out!

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BH Cosmetics

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag ($42.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes a full-sized eyeshadow, cream eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.  The three color products coordinated well together, but the Pro Longwear Paint Pot left something to be desired with regards to pigmentation and blendability, as it had a lot of slip, which gave it sheerer, uneven coverage in practice.

Value

  • Extra Dimension Eyeshadow: $20.00 for 0.04 oz.
  • Pro Longwear Paint Pot: $22.00 for 0.17 oz.
  • Technakohl Liner: $18.00 for 0.012 oz.
  • Mascara: $23.00 for 0.28 oz.
  • Total Value: $83.00

Fathoms Deep is a muted, dark purple with a metallic sheen and cool undertones. It had mostly opaque coverage dry, though it wasn’t quite as deep, and it wore well for six hours. Applied damp, it was fully opaque and wore well for eight hours. MAC Feel the Fever (LE, $21.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $33.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bae (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE) is cooler, more muted, lighter (85% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). L'Oreal Purple Priority (758) (P, $7.99) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Saint Germain (P) is warmer, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #2 (LE) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC leap #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Badass (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #2 (P) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek High Wire (P, $9.99) is lighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dream Scene is a light-medium, silvery blue with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was just so-so, which I expect is a result of the really emollient, thinner consistency, so it was very prone to sheering out and looking somewhat uneven. It was best as a sheerer wash of color or used as a base underneath powder eyeshadows. On its own, the color wore well for 12 hours, which is great wear but shy of the 15 hours claimed. MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $19.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Buxom Chihuahua (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Seashore Frosts (LE, $6.99) is darker (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphblack is a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and the consistency was soft enough to glide across the lash line without tugging, but it is not so creamy that it slides around. The eyeliner wore for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00)(100% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00)(100% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00)(100% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00)(100% similar). Guerlain Noir Volcanique (01) (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Black Moon (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is glossier, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Zero (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Eye Bag Smoky Eye Bag
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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MAC x Helmut Newton Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

MAC x Helmut Newton Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours
MAC x Helmut Newton Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

There are three shades of MAC x Helmut Newton Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) that will be available online on October 27th. While I have found MAC’s liquid lipstick to be inconsistent, I actually felt like the three shades in the collection were improved with respect to the formulation itself compared to the permanent range of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours. The formula seemed more pigmented, smoother, and the dry down was more forgiving as my lips “cracked” less. It wasn’t any less drying than the past, but at least it looked more even and nice on the lips. All three shades wore really, really long–they were still going after eight hours of wear–but were moderately drying.

High Heels is a medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was good–not quite opaque but very close to it–and delivered smooth, even coverage in a single layer. It was still going strong after eight hours of wear, but it was drying on me. Colour Pop Silhouette (DC, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Trust Me (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Fighter (DC, $5.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Weekender (LE, $5.00) is cooler, brighter (95% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Nutcracker Rouge (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $17.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.00) is glossier, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chateau M is a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly without emphasizing lip lines or streaking. The consistency was thin, spreadable, and easy to work with on the lips. It lasted for over eight hours and was drying over time. Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is glossier, darker (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dance With Me (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Ribbon (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $37.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Self Portrait is a deep burgundy with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a fairly even application, though of the three, this one had room for improvement. The consistency was thin, a little more watery compared to the other two shades, but it spread across the lips and self-leveled as it dried down. Like the other shades, the liquid lipstick wore for over eight hours but was drying. MAC High Drama (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Drop Dead Red (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Uniformly Fabulous (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour High Heels
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Chateau M
Chateau M
Chateau M
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Self Portrait
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC x Helmut Newton Point ‘n’ Shoot Eyeshadow Quad

MAC x Helmut Newton Point 'n' Shoot Eyeshadow Quad
MAC x Helmut Newton Point ‘n’ Shoot Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Point ‘n’ Shoot Eyeshadow Quad ($32.00 for 0.19 oz.) contains four neutral shades–yellowy beige, grayish taupe, brownish taupe, and deep black. The first three shades were nice–pigmented, blendable, long-wearing–but the last shade was very difficult to blend out as it was a much firmer, stiffer product in the pan.

Real Fantasy is a light, buttery yellow with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too firm or too powdery. It blended out easily on the skin, and it wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Entomology (P)(100% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $10.00)(100% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE)(100% similar). Urban Decay Pre-Game (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Summer Breeze (LE) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Custard (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Lace (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Puppy Love (LE) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #2 (P) is brighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Moulder (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hard Currency is a medium-dark gray-leaning taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, just a touch dusty, but it was blendable, didn’t sheer out too readily, and didn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Tailor Grey (P, $18.50) is glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bedrock (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Clinique Portobello (P, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Blackbird Cosmetics Smudge (P, $8.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Copperplate (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Influential is a dark taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was firmer in the pan, which made it harder to work with and blend out on the lid. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Colour Pop Downtown (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Persuade (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ashbury (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Bowl Out (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Licorice Lane (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Mystery (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Concrete (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Point ‘n’ Shoot is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones paired with a matte finish. While it wasn’t Carbon, it was still Carbon-like: stiff in the pan and difficult to use–the color skipped and dragged, turned patchy when blended, and took a lot of effort just to manipulate into something decent. I had the best luck using a very feathery brush and lightly tapping it into the crease and then using Influential to soften and blend the edges. This shade wore for eight hours on me before fading. Too Faced Black Coffee (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Is It the Beat (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Black Chrome #1 (LE, $21.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #5 (P) is better quality, cooler, darker (95% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #3 (LE, $2.29) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Black Truffle (LE) is warmer, less pigmented, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Eyeshadow Quad Point 'n' Shoot
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit ($35.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) contains three Cremesheen Glasses and one Dazzleglass in variations on “nude.” Cremesheen Glass is supposed to be creamy, hydrating, and sheerer. Dazzleglass is supposed to have medium coverage with a hydrating, non-tacky formula filled with lots of shimmer/sparkle. In general, Cremesheen Glass tends to have a creamier, milkier quality to it, which makes it comfortable and hydrating to wear, but it often looks streaky, settles into lip lines, and is shorter wearing. Dazzleglass is moderately tacky, thicker, and wears longer and has tons of sparkle, but it is more semi-sheer in coverage. What I’ve always found funny about the holiday gloss sets is that they’re called “minis,” but they’re larger than full-size.

Value

  • Cremesheen Glass: $21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz. or $233.33/oz.
  • Dazzleglass: $20.00 for 0.06 fl. oz. or $333.33/oz.
  • Set Value: $70.00 worth of Cremesheen Glass, $33.33 worth of Dazzleglass
  • Total Value: $103.33

Fashion Whim is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones paired with a cream finish and very, very fine pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage that didn’t appear streaky on the lips, but the milkier consistency caused the gloss to settle into every lip line. The gloss felt creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear over the two and a half hours it lasted. MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Moroccan Heat (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Sandy Sensation (115) (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom White Russian (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $15.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Softly Lit (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Peachstock (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Innocent (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Striptease (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Naked Dolly (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Myth (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mein Herr (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pure Delight is a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It seemed more washed out once I applied it to the lips, which is something that can happen as the gloss itself was semi-sheer and allowed for the natural lip color to come through. The color pulled into lip lines noticeably, though the more subdued color made it harder to notice from a normal viewing distance compared to Fashion Whim. This shade wore well for two and a half hours and was moisturizing. Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Vida Loca (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (P, $19.50) is warmer, more pigmented, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nutty & Naughty is a soft, pinky plum with subtle, warm undertones and pink and gold pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly, but it still had some color that settled into lip lines. The consistency was creamy, smooth, and comfortable to wear over the two and a half hours it lasted. Christian Louboutin Beaute Altareva (P, $85.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Chanel Innocent (14) (LE, $34.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Flushed (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Dior Ciel Rose (449) (P, $35.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) (P, $22.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Corsica (LE, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prancin’ Dancin’ is a soft, medium copper with warm, brown undertones and pink, gold, and silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage–mostly coverage by shimmer/sparkle–with a very high shine. The consistency was thick, tacky (I have no idea how this could be touted as non-tacky) but smooth. It wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Social Light (LE, $15.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flash of Flesh (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Etincelante (432) (P, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Water Deities (LE, $15.00) is more pigmented, brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Sweet Dreams (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Culminate (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Soft Serenade (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Gilded (-, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit Nude
Nude
Nude
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
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