ColourPop Boogie Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.038 oz.) is described as a “vibrant violet red with turquoise glitter.” It’s a medium-dark, berry purple with cool, blue undertones and subtle sparkle over a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff that applied evenly. The texture had a slight grit to it from the sparkle, but it didn’t drag when applied. It lasted for over six hours, but it was somewhat drying. Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Valparaiso (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette ($165.00 for 0.79 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one contour powder. My favorite products are the highlighter and contour powders, which will come as no surprise, as I have reviewed them favorably in the past as standalones. You actually get more of each product in the palette than in the individual compact, but for $65 you could purchase the Contour Book Volume II, which also contains 0.17 oz. worth of the Celestial Powder and 0.14 oz. of the Sculpting Powder (plus other standout product sin the brand’s line, like a small version of Starlight and larger sizes of the cream versions of the highlight/contour found in this palette). I don’t think the eyeshadows are worth the additional expense; the shades themselves are dupable, but the formula feels dusty, dry, and sometimes powdery and other times stiffer. They blended out better than I expected, and they lasted seven to eight hours (so not too shabby), but they were more semi-sheer to semi-opaque and prone to sheering out when applied.