NYX Bronzed & Glow HD Blushes

NYX Bronzed HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a softened, medium copper-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was a smidgen powdery but didn’t look it on the skin. The blush seemed to “melt” against the skin to a degree, as the finish had a natural sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but helped the skin look like skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Sephora Collection Passionate (23) (P, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Peach Beach (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Bronzed HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Bronzed
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a set of four neutral-hued shades where three have a matte finish and one is a shimmer. The mattes were better-performing than the shimmer, which is usually not the case, and they were easy to work with as they were smooth and silky, which made blending effortless. The wear was good at seven and a half to eight hours across all four shades. I felt like the shimmery shade ran drier and sheerer, and at this price point, that can be a deal-breaker.

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Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Cocoa Mirage
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Milani Adore & Lust Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink nude.” It’s a brightened, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a flat, matte finish. It had had mostly opaque color coverage, but the texture dried down very, very dry and “cracked” as soon as I smiled or moved my lips, which made it a more uncomfortable shade to wear. This was my least favorite to wear, as it felt noticeably drying after three hours of wear and only lasted for six hours before flaking and fading unevenly. Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Summer! (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Adore
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
74%
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MAC x Brooke Candy Lipsticks

MAC Mind Control Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright cherry red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, bluish undertones and a very, very fine dusting of gold and pink micro-shimmer (it’s really not noticeable as a distinct shimmer, only as a sheen). It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a creamy, moderately emollient consistency that glided on easily and didn’t feel heavy on. It seemed thinner than the typical Amplified. It wore well for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Mind Control Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Mind Control
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC x Brooke Candy Collection for Fall 2015

MAC x Brooke Candy Collection
MAC x Brooke Candy Collection

Lipstick ($17.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Mind Control Bright cherry red (Amplified)
  • Which Witch Deep plum (Amplified)

Liquid Eye Liner ($21.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Special Packaging)

  • Boot Black Intense black

AVAILABILITY | August 27th at maccosmetics.com (North America), October 15th (International)

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