Benefit Dandy Brandy Eyeshadow

Brandy Dandy has strong warm undertones, but paired with cool grays, taupes, or blues, could work on cooler complexions. Dandy Brandy pairs well with Fawn Over Me or Bikini Line for a quick and easy look of light/dark contrast with a lot of underlying warmth. It’s a good staple shade for those who love warm browns, but it’s certainly a shade that many brands have, so check your stash first for similarities.

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Benefit Dandy Brandy Eyeshadow
Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow Dandy Brandy
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Guerlain Cruel Gardenia Meteorites

Debuting in January, Guerlain Cruel Gardenia Meteorites ($67.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a limited edition highlighter than can be used to highlight specific areas or as an all-over glow. It delivers a light pink with neutral-warm undertones with a shimmer-sheen. It reminded me of a lighter, pinker version of MAC Crystal Pink. Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees is lighter, more beige/white. MAC Light Sunshine is more similar in color but is a bit lighter and has more of a sheen than shimmer.

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Guerlain Cruel Gardenia Meteorites
Guerlain Illuminating Iridescent Powder Cruel Gardenia
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick

Debuting in January, Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is pale pink with subtle yellow undertones. This shade is limited edition from Guerlain’s spring collection, and it is one of four Rouge Gs–I’ll have reviews on the other three as soon as I can buy them. It’s almost a neutral pink, but the color itself is very light–it’s just a pink-tinted version of my natural lip color. Very my-lips-but-better kind of shade, so it may be rather superfluous on someone with more pigmented lips or else serve as a way to lighten them a shade or two. OCC Femme is an opaque version of this shade. MAC Dress It Up is a cooler-toned pink. MAC Royal Azalea is similar in lightness but is a touch cooler toned. MAC Behave Yourself is a bit darker and bluer.

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Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Rose Innocent
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
84%

Giorgio Armani #604 Plum Gloss d’Armani

Giorgio Armani #604 Plum Gloss d’Armani ($28.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as “bold amethyst.” It’s a sheer grape purple, and when applied to lips, it looks like a cool-toned plum-purple. It reminded me of Illamasqua Fierce when it swatched, but they’re nothing alike on the lips. I couldn’t think of any other potential gloss dupes.

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Giorgio Armani #604 Plum Gloss d'Armani
Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani #604
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
80%