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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 brighter, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Dior Lady (LE, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (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 lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Miss Scarlet (208) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Such Flare (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (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 darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Endless Night (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sebastian (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (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 lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sandpiper (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (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 lighter, cooler, better quality (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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Codie

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Eva

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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 less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Lavish Lilac (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P) is darker, warmer (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 less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (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 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). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) 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 darker, cooler (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). Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Haze (P) is lighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Concrete (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dark, smoky duo of shades featuring a shimmery gray and matte burgundy. I wasn’t a fan of either shades, as they were both harder to apply and blend out. It is an interesting combo of shades, though, so there is that!

Indes Galantes (Left) is a dark gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was looser and a bit drier, so the shimmer separated more from the base color and felt gritty to a degree. It had decent pigmentation, though not fully opaque, and it blended out fairly well but needed extra effort around the edges. The eyeshadow started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Diesel (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Asphalt (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #2 #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Nighttrain (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Obsidian (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #4 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Stila Black Diamond (P) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #4 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Diane (P) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Give In Take II (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indes Galantes (Right) is a muted, dark burgundy with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage. The texture was soft, finely-milled, but dusty and thin, which made it harder to apply on bare skin as it would sheer out and become patchy. Even over a primer, it was finicky and tended to look uneven. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Tarte Drama (P) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Kir Royal (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Velvet (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Stained Glass (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (P, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Bitten (P, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). LORAC Burgundy (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, gold pearl. Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #1 (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #1 (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Pale Fig (P, $60.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Something About Berry (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS’ Powder Blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented, natural, healthy-looking color” with a “blendable application.” It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, smooth, and almost velvety texture–it was denser and less thin compared to a lot of NARS’ blushes, especially as it wasn’t chocked full of shimmer (those tend to be denser). Even though it was incredibly pigmented, it still blended out beautifully on the skin, and the more I blended, the more luminous the finish became. This shade seemed like an amplified version of the brand’s signature Orgasm blush–just so, so much better–and is richer than Deep Throat. It wore well for almost nine hours on me.

NARS Powder Blush Impudique
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NARS x Sarah Moon Matte Lipsticks

NARS Fearless Red Moon Matte Lipstick
NARS Fearless Red Moon Matte Lipstick

NARS Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is supposed to be a “high-pigmented” lipstick with a matte finish, “improved hydration,” and “lavish wear.” The formula was dense and felt firmer in the tube, but it had a really good glide, as it was rather velvety and creamy going on over the lips. The texture was definitely a little powdery in the way it looked and felt on the lips, but it was soft enough to flex and give as I smiled and moved my lips, and it didn’t catch on little imperfections. The wear was good, ranging from four to seven hours, and the formula was mostly non-drying to slightly drying. I did not detect any scent or taste.

NARS Fearless Red Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark, burnt red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and glided on without draggong on the lips. The color really locked on and adhered to lips, but it never felt like it was sucking all moisture out of my lips either (though it was non-drying overall). This shade lasted for over seven hours and left a stain behind. NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Mama (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mondore (LE, $25.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Love Life (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Maple (P, $26.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte XOXO (P, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is darker, brighter, lower quality (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Chili (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Indecent Proposal Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. The color lasted for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC So Select (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Verve (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). Burberry Antique Pink (303) (P, $34.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Whirl (P, $17.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Rouge Improbable Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with cool, bluish undertones and a semi-matte finish. This shade had just a bit of sheen compared to the other shades, though it was still more matte than a satin (hence the semi-matte descriptor!). It had mostly opaque coverage, but you could see the outline of my lip freckle slightly. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and easy to apply, and while it lasted a long time (seven hours) and did not move around easily, it wasn’t uncomfortable. I didn’t find the formula hydrating, but it wasn’t drying either. Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00)(95% similar). Colour Pop Ribbon (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $17.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Rouge Indiscret Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very good color coverage–just shy of being truly full coverage–that had a velvety, smooth, and lightweight consistency that was easy to work with and apply to the lips. The texture didn’t drag or pull on the lips, and the lines looked rather crisp and didn’t have the draggy edge of some matte formulas. On me, it wore for seven hours, left a stain behind, and was just a touch drying after four hours of wear. Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Vibin' (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Isadora Blush

NARS Isadora Blush
NARS Isadora Blush

NARS Isadora Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and lighter pink shimmer. Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Black Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS’ Powder Blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented, natural, healthy-looking color” with a “blendable application.” It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a slightly drier texture. It didn’t seem like it was going to be problematic, but I had trouble applying this one on my cheeks as the color looked patchy and applied unevenly (but didn’t want to blend or diffuse), so it ended up looking splotchy even after trying to buff it in with a clean buffer brush. I was dismayed by how it applied, but it applied similarly every time I used it (four times; including over foundation). The shimmer was fine enough and did not emphasize my pores or skin’s natural texture. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

NARS Powder Blush Isadora
Isadora

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