5 Shades of Rose Quartz

Not one but two shades were selected as “Color of the Year” by Pantone for 2016. Their decision of choosing two hues, a pastel blue and pink, commonly associated as gender-specific colors, was explained as, “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.” That’s what I like to hear! Here are five existing shades that line-up with the concept of Rose Quartz, which is a “warmer embracing rose tone.”

  1. Buxom Feather Boa — A Warm Pink with a Matte finish.
  2. NYX French Kiss — A Warm Pink with a Natural finish.
  3. Estee Lauder Desirable — A Warm Pink with a Natural finish.
  4. Zoya Rue — A Neutral Pink with a Cream finish.
  5. Inglot #356 — A Warm Pink with a Matte finish.

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NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Deep Plum
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

NYX Electro HD Blush

NYX Electro HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. NARS Desire (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Florida (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Electro HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Electro
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and gold pearl. MAC Petal Power (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Lotus (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Panic (Right) (P) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Summer
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

NYX Crimson HD Blush

NYX Crimson HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a satin shimmer. MAC News Flash! (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Adobe Brick (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Fira (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Erotic (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Crimson HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Crimson
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%

NYX Hamptons HD Blush

NYX Hamptons HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Fab (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Hamptons (19) HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Hamptons
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
84%