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NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret

NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret
NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret

NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret ($45.00 for 0.72 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that features six miniature sized Velvet Lip Glides with three exclusive shades and three from the permanent range. The set will be exclusive to Sephora and available November 1st (but it might go up earlier based on my experience). Since the Velvet Lip Glide formula just released, I only tested the wear of the new shades (and I did not re-swatch the existing shades, but I did check them against the permanent line and did not notice any differences in color or texture), so the ratings for the three shades from the permanent range are based on my previous testing of them. Overall, the set is nice; I think it’s well-worth checking out if this is the type of formula that tickles your fancy. The only downside is that they’re all darker shades, which seems to suit the feel of the collection but may not be enough variety for a set.

Bound is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not fully opaque, with a smooth, lightweight texture that was comfortable to wear and non-tacky. The only issue I had with this one was how the color gathered in lip lines noticeably. This shade wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lots of Laughs (P, $10.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Vintage (-, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Raisin (-, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 675 is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied very smoothly and evenly, and the color seemed to stay out of my lip lines, too. The consistency had a smooth, almost gel-cream feel and was comfortable to wear. On me, it wore for just over five hours and was hydrating. Anastasia Bordeaux (-, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vamp (-, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (-, $16.00) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chez Claude is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and very light, fine pearl. It had good color payoff, where just a hint of my lip freckle still came through, which went on evenly and smoothly. I loved how smooth and cream-like it felt on the lips, but it had enough plushness that it didn’t pull into lip lines or appear streaky. It wore well for five hours on me and was moisturizing over time. NARS Plato's (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Preserving Passion (P, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Spare Me (LE, $20.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exposed (P, $52.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Unspeakable is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency had the plushness of a gloss with the creaminess of a satin lipstick, so it didn’t feel heavy or tacky, but it still had noticeable shine. This shade wore well for five hours on me, and it was moisturizing as well. NARS Plato's (LE, $26.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Berry (-, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Provoke (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plato’s is a muted, dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the gloss itself spread easily across the lips and left an even layer of color. This shade seemed a little more prone to gathering in my lip lines compared to some of the others, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance (it’s even quite subtle in the closeup photo). On me, it lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Anastasia Berry (-, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Perpetual Holiday (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Unspeakable (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sookie (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte WCW (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Furry (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). NARS Chez Claude (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Spare Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toy is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was even for the most part with minor color pulling into lip lines (this was a case where the color was so dark that it was hard to tell from afar). The consistency was lightweight, smooth, a little gel-like and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted for. The formula felt hydrating to me while worn. Anastasia Potion (-, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dark as Night (P, $19.50) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC With Gusto (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret (Holiday 2016) Mind Game
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Bound

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Chez Claude

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NARS Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette

NARS Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette
NARS Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette

NARS Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette ($59.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes four cheek colors plus lip pencil. This palette is exclusive to Nordstrom and will be available November 1st. The palette includes three permanent shades–Albatross, Sex Appeal, and Golshan–and two new shades–Illusive and Make Believe. As was the case with True Story, the palette skewed lighter and will work better for fairer skin tones. I wish this was deeper overall (so that the offerings had something lighter and something deeper to cater to more skin tones). I also felt like the two center shades were a little closer, just warmer, than the two center shades in True Story as well. NARS’ Powder Blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented, natural, healthy-looking color” with a “blendable application.” The palette was decent; Albatross actually seemed more powdery and weaker than the permanent version, while the other four products were better.

Albatross is a very light, white gold with a more matte, powdery base that is white-based with lighter, warmer yellow shimmer. Albatross is a nice highlighter for someone who wants a very pale, ethereal base. On my skin tone, I find I have to be careful with application or else the white base is too prominent, but it mixes and layers well with a lot of blushes (which is how I tend to wear my highlighters). The texture of the version in the palette was more powdery and more prone to sheeringout–you can see how it looks chalkier overall than past iterations of the shade and less shimmery. It wore well for seven hours on me. bareMinerals The Many Splendors #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Close-Up #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Inner Light (LE) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Zoeva Glowing Still (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sex Appeal is a light pinky-peach with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was silky, finely-milled, and soft enough that it was a touch dusty in the pan, but it didn’t look dry or chalky on my skin tone., though the color doesn’t really show up on my complexion (I’m so sorry!) and will obviously be more visible on someone of a lighter skin tone. I tried to really pack it on, but as it was hard to see on me, I was only able to guess that it was still on after seven hours (I looked for a sheen coming through, since it did have a mattifying effect that I could detect). NARS Conquest (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Swept Away (-, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Stay By Me (P, $23.50) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Luma (LE, $23.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Nancy (Light) (P) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Mallory (Light) (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Benefit Georgia (DC, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Adored (LE, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Illusive is a muted, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, paired with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was easily blended on the skin. One nice thing is that it didn’t seem to darken on the skin like some matte blushes can, so what I saw in the pan is what I saw swatched and applied. This shade did show up more noticeably on my skin tone, but it is subtler, so it may not be in line with your needs or preferences, depending on your skin tone. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. bareMinerals Glamour (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Unwritten (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Buddy (Matte) (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Amber (P, $6.50) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Pink Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Concept (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Peach Cobbler (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Believe is a brighter, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The blush had mostly opaque color payoff, while the consistency was soft, smooth, and not too firm or too soft, so it didn’t seem dusty or powdery to me. It applied and blended out well, and the flat matte finish did not appear dry on the skin. This shade started to fade after eight hours on me. Too Faced Peach Cobbler (LE) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $23.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist (LE) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Unwritten (LE, $30.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golshan is a slightly muted, medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a cream finish that had a light sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentaiton with a smooth, velvety texture that glided on effortlessly and delivered even coverage in one stroke. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip, but the product didn’t slide around while worn. This shade lasted for six hours, was lightly hydrating, and left a stain behind. Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Maple (P, $26.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Braised Maple (LE, $24.00) is glossier, darker (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is glossier, cooler (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Enigmatique (135) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). MAC Rusty (LE, $20.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $17.00) is glossier, cooler, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $5.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is glossier, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Illusive

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Make Believe

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NARS Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Glass Metropolis Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Glass Metropolis Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Glass Metropolis Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($125.00 for 0.64 oz.) contains eight miniature sized Audacious Lipsticks (each is 0.08 oz., while a full size is 0.14 oz.) housed in a frosted glass box with a mirrored edge in the middle. There’s a lot to love about the set–a decent value (particularly for NARS, which doesn’t have the most value-packed palettes/sets usually), great formula that is seen through all eight shades, and unique, keepsake packaging–but the downside is that the shade range is very narrow with six shades being darker and more autumnal in look and feel. If you’ve been a longtime fan of the Audacious range and have been picking up shades since the launch, you may already have a few from this set, as only one shade, Sarah, is new (and exclusive to the set). I would have loved to have seen more variety in undertone, depth, and overall color selection, which I think would make it more splurge-worthy for more people. It’s a nice set in terms of quality, but I’m not sure if this is going to appeal to as many people as it could with just a few shades switched out. I’d also have loved them to include one or two of their new (and permanent) shades that were recently added to the permanent line-up.

Value

  • Audacious Lipstick: $32.00 for 0.14 oz. or $214.29/oz.
  • Value: $137.15

Bette is a rich, deep red-burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color. The texture was lightly creamy with moderate slip with a thinner feel than most of the Audacious range, but I didn’t experience any feathering with this shade. The color lasted for six and a half hours, left a stain behind, and was just a touch hydrating. Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is glossier, cooler, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). MAC Dionysus (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is less glossy, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, cooler, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Bowl Me Over (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, more muted, lighter (85% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur (Right) (LE) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte is a muted, deep red with soft, warm undertones and a natural finish. The pigmentation was fantastic–opaque and even–that wore for over six hours and left a stain behind. The consistency was light-medium in weight, creamy, and comfortable to wear and to apply. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me over time. NARS Eva (LE, $32.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Right) (LE)(90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sandra is a bold, coppery brown with warm, red undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with full color coverage in a single stroke. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to wear, as it was thick enough to keep from pulling into lip lines and left my lips looking plumper and smoother. The color lasted for five and a half hours and was hydrating over time. Bite Beauty Cognac (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Witty (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $19.00) is less glossy, more muted (90% similar). NARS Jeanne (P, $32.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nighthawk (P, $17.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $35.00) is less glossy, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Latte (LE, $20.00) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). NARS Deborah (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Paramount (P, $17.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is less glossy, more muted, darker (85% similar). MAC Chili (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Braised Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). NARS Leslie (P, $32.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia #6 (Vol. 1) (P) is less glossy, cooler, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Olivia is a bold, brighter, medium-dark red with warmer undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. The pigmentation was fully opaque with a creamy, light-medium weight texture that was comfortable to wear. The formula was lightly hydrating, long-wearing at six and a half hours, and didn’t feather on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Miss Scarlet (208) (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is cooler, more muted, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is less glossy, warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $17.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is less glossy, lighter (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Maple (P, $26.00) is less glossy, brighter, lighter (80% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is less glossy, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rita is a bright, medium red with warm undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, creamy, and glided on without tugging. I felt like the thicker texture of this shade pulled into lip lines slightly, though. On me, it wore well for five and a half hours, left a stain behind, and was comfortable to wear.
Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is glossier, cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is glossier, darker (95% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is less glossy, more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Ruffian Red (LE, $17.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is less glossy, warmer, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Night to Remember (LE, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Visionary (P, $32.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is glossier, brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Do Not Disturb (LE, $28.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (80% similar). NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is less glossy, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marlene is a bright, medium-dark rusty orange with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. It had full color coverage with a smooth, light-medium weight consistency that applied with even color. The texture was comfortable to wear and neither drying nor hydrating. It wore well for five and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is glossier, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is glossier, cooler, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is less glossy, brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Habanero (P, $21.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $37.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (95% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia #3 (Vol. 1) (P) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). NARS Do Not Disturb (LE, $28.00) is less glossy, brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Maple (P, $26.00) is glossier, warmer (95% similar). MAC Morange (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $17.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anita is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color payoff with a creamy, light-medium weight consistency that was easy to glide on. The lipstick sunk into lip lines slightly initially, and then it was worse after two hours of wear. On me, the color wore for just over four and a half hours and was a touch hydrating. Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fling It On (Lip Color) (P) is more muted, darker (95% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Primrose (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Blush (500) (P, $38.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inescapable (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $17.00) is glossier, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Glace (P, $24.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is glossier, darker (80% similar). Anastasia #1 (Vol. 1) (P) is less glossy, warmer, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). bareMinerals Heaven (P, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $32.00) is glossier, warmer, brighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sarah is a medium-dark peach with hints of warmer, brown undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, velvety, and felt a touch heavier than most Audacious shades (and it had less slip). The color pulled into lip lines a bit initially but was more noticeable after three hours of wear. It wore for just over four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is less glossy, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Beach Bunny (P, $12.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Chihuahua (P, $21.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is glossier, darker (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pecan (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Interrogate (P, $17.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). MAC Delectable (LE, $19.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Insanity (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pander Me (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Estee Lauder Stripped (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Marzipan (P, $28.00) is glossier, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS True Story Cheek & Lip Palette

NARS True Story Cheek & Lip Palette
NARS True Story Cheek & Lip Palette

NARS True Story Cheek & Lip Palette ($59.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes four cheek colors plus lip pencil. There are three permanentshades–Devotee, Outlaw, and Mysterious Red–and two new shades–Myth and Unwritten. This palette is going to work best for someone of a fairer complexion, as two of the cheek colors are rather light and matte, so they harder to distinguish on my skin tone. NARS’ Powder Blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented, natural, healthy-looking color” with a “blendable application.” The palette had good pigmentation, average to normal wear, and were blendable. I didn’t have any issues applying the blushes or the lip color, so if they are the kind of colors that appeal and would work for your skin tone, it might be a palette to check out this holiday season.

Devotee is a pink-tinged white with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that sat well on the skin and was easy to work with. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Luster (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Myth is a pale, light pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. If I pack it on, I can just barely see a tint of pink on my cheeks, but this will show up better on someone with a lighter skin tone, and it will be hard to overdo on even very fair skin. The texture was soft, silky, and just a touch dusty in the pan, but it didn’t look dry or chalky on the skin. It lasted for just over seven hours on me. Dior Intemporalle (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Conquest (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Unwritten is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, a touch dusty, but it was smooth and blendable on the skin and did not appear dry or dusty once I started to blend it out. It had good pigmentation initially, but it did sheer out a bit more readily than most blushes. Like Myth, I can pack this on and get just a hint of color on my skin tone, so it’s going to be more ideal for someone of a lighter skin tone or someone who wants almost no visible blush color that is similar to my skin tone. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Blasphemy (LE, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Dusty Rose (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Angelic Radiance (LE, $53.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Amazed (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Kindergarten Red (LE, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Jardin de Chanel (LE, $55.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Glamour (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Zoeva CR020 (P) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Catrice Coral Me Maybe (P, $5.99) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE) is darker (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Royal Sunset (LE, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Outlaw is a deep berry with subtle, cool undertones and warmer, golden shimmer. The version in the palette was actually better than the last standalone I tested! The version included in the palette was very pigmented, softer and smoother to the touch, and more blendable. I didn’t have any issues blending and diffusing the edges. The color wore well for nine hours on me before fading. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Plum #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Plumberry (P, $26.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). KIKO 104 Pastel Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). MAC Gentle (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). theBalm Pinstripe (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Easy (LE, $26.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $26.00) is cooler, more muted (85% similar). NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mysterious Red is a bright, medium-dark red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a lightly creamy, velvety texture that glided on easily and didn’t sink into lip lines. It wore well for six and a half hours on me, left behind a stain, and was a touch drying overall. MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $5.00) is glossier, warmer (85% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is glossier, more muted (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Thousand Worlds Audacious Lip & Nail Set

NARS Thousand Worlds Lip & Nail Set
NARS Thousand Worlds Lip & Nail Set

NARS Thousand Worlds Lip & Nail Set ($49.00 for 0.66 oz.) includes two miniature sized Audacious Lipsticks (both brand new shades) and two miniature sized Nail Polishes (also new shades). I’m so bummed about this set, because both polishes were problematic and lacking (and for high-end polish, it really should perform, given how many excellent options exist at lower price points), while the Audacious Lipsticks were fantastic–and new shades at that! This was one of the few sets that had more distinctive packaging, too, and it had a frosted plastic clamshell with a staggered edge that opened to reveal the products.

Value

  • Audacious Lipstick: $32.00 for 0.14 oz. or $228.57/oz.
  • Nail Polish: $20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz. or $40.00/oz.
  • Set Contains: $36.57 worth of Audacious Lipstick, $20.00 worth of Nail Polish
  • Total Value: $56.57

Codie is a muted, medium-dark orange-red with warm, rusty undertones and a creamy finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture was light-to-medium in weight but didn’t slide around easily, so it lasted for five and a half hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating to me. Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is less glossy, brighter (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is less glossy, warmer (95% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (90% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is less glossy, warmer, darker (90% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Dior Lady (LE, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is warmer, less pigmented, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is less glossy, warmer (85% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is less glossy, warmer, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is less glossy, warmer, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eva is a deep, reddish burgundy with neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. The texture had more slip than Codie, but it didn’t lose its intensity, as it was very nearly opaque on me. The color applied with smooth, even coverage that sat well on the lips. I didn’t experience feathering with this shade, but it was more emollient than the majority of the Audacious range. It lasted for six and a half hours, and it left behind a stain. The formula was moisturizing over time. Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Miss Scarlet (208) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is less glossy, warmer, lighter (85% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is less glossy, warmer, lighter (85% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). MAC Such Flare (LE, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is less glossy, lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is less glossy, lighter (80% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

La Dame En Blanc is a light-medium beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was thicker, but it also seemed runny and prone to pooling along the edges. It took longer to dry down, and I really felt like I had to keep my hand totally flat against a table to help the polish dry more evenly (something that I don’t typically find myself doing). It had mostly opaque coverage after two coats, but there was a bit of noticeable streaky. I typically get a week of wear out of NARS’ formula. Zoya Farah (P, $9.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Frenzy (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Endless Night (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sebastian (P, $10.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Beige Gallerie (39) (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoya Cho (P, $9.00) is warmer (90% similar). Essie Sand Tropez (LE, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Quiet Time (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Sandpiper (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Coffee Break (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

La Dame En Noir is a medium-dark reddish burgundy with cooler undertones and a jelly-like finish, though it was lacking the gel-like quality of a true jelly. It had more of the translucency and shine of a jelly polish to me. The formula was thin, watery, and prone to streaking, which was especially noticeable on the first layer. I expected the second layer to help smooth and even out the finished result, but it did not help entirely–there were areas with more coverage and areas that looked sheerer. It had semi-opaque coverage after two layers. Butter London Blowing Raspberries (P, $15.00) is better quality, cooler, lighter (95% similar). MAC Underfire (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). China Glaze Winter Berry (LE, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Get Noticed (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Quai des Brumes Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Quai des Brumes Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Quai des Brumes Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Quai des Brumes Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) consists of a medium, silvery purple and a matte, dark taupe. The two colors go together well, as the darker matte shade adds contrast but can also be layered over the more shimmery shade to mute and darken it but still let some shimmer peek through.

Quai des Brumes (Left) is amuted, medium, silvery purple with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had great pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too dense or too soft, so it applied to bare skin well and stayed true-to-pan in its intensity. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before fading. Lancome Zip Me Up (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #2 (LE, $25.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Lavish Lilac (P, $17.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (P) is darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #2 (P) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Quai des Brumes (Right) is a dark, smoky taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. There were a few sparkles in the pan, but they did not translate swatched or applied to the lid. The consistency was very soft, almost velvety, with a tendency to sheer out to semi-opaque coverage on the skin, even though it was rather pigmented initially. It wore for six and a half hours before fading, so I would highly recommend using a primer with this one as my lids seemed to eat this one up! Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm #15 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Smoke (LE) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smokeshow (P) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Wild Horses (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Licorice Lane (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Concrete (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Haze (P) is lighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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