Smashbox Unzipped, Jam On It, Femme Fatale Be Legendary Matte Lipsticks

Smashbox Unzipped Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was lightweight, velvety, and didn’t slide around or feather over time. This shade stayed on for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Smashbox Unzipped Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Unzipped
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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Viseart Orange/Violet (03) Blush Palette

Viseart Orange/Violet (01) Blush Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a six-pan blush palette that is the same size (and contains the same amount) as the eyeshadow palettes. It comes in a black plastic compact with a clear lid. Each palette is divided into two families and is “scaled into three levels of cheek color, ideal for the fairest to deep skin tones.” The powder blush formula is supposed to “apply seamlessly” and have “sheer to fuller coverage.” In general, the blush applied better with a light-to-moderately dense brush, light hand, and built-up in layers rather than immediately packed into place. The texture was smooth but dusty, sometimes powdery, and kicked up excess in the pan, so with some of the richer shades, it was easy to over-apply. The formula played better with my skin when it was normal, whereas drier areas had some trouble with the product adhering to the skin for some shades but not all (if you normally wear a cream or liquid base, you should be good to go). The majority of the blushes in the palettes are mostly matte, and they look very smooth on the skin–they actually seemed to hide texture and pores, which was interesting. Most of the shades lasted at least eight hours on my normal-to-dry skin with some lasting as long as nine and a half hours.

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Viseart Orange/Violet (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Blush Palette Orange/Violet (03)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night (240) Style Eye-Con. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night (240) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Palette ($99.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a very large, product-packed palette housed in a bronze-hued plastic compact. Overall, the majority of the eyeshadows were soft, blendable, pigmented, and long-wearing. For a palette with this many shades (and several of them matte!), its performance was impressive. I’m not, personally, sold on the color combination and didn’t feel like it was as versatile as last year’s The Free Spirit palette. If you’re unfamiliar with the way this palette is arranged, look at the shades as columns, as each column creates a “look.”

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Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night (240) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette About Last Night (240)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Hourglass Surreal Light Ambient Lighting Edit for Holiday 2016

Hourglass Surreal Light Ambient Lighting Edit for Holiday 2016
Hourglass Surreal Light Ambient Lighting Edit for Holiday 2016


Discover the most covetable Ambient® Light yet. Introducing Surreal Light – a sheer nude powder evoking the magic hour of perfect lighting where the sun brings the softest, most flattering glow to the complexion. These never-before-released shades of powder, bronzer, blushes and highlighter are available exclusively this holiday season.

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Hourglass Sephora Barneys Nordstrom

The Details

Surreal Light Holiday 2016 Ambient Lighting Edit | $80.00 | Limited Edition

  • Surreal Light (Ambient Lighting Powder) Sheer nude powder evoking the magic hour of perfect lighting
  • Surreal Bronze (Ambient Lighting Bronzer) Neutral tan shade fused with Surreal Light
  • Surreal Glow (Ambient Lighting Blush) Pale peony pink blush mixed with Surreal Light
  • Surreal Effect (Ambient Lighting Blush) Cool, pink rose fused with a soft, warm peach
  • Surreal Strobe Light (Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder) Glimmering peach powder imparting an alluring highlight

Sephora Light Beam Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Light Beam (02) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a very light beige with subtle, warmer undertones and a soft shimmer. Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (95% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Debbie Harry Highlighter (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Mystery Princess (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Highlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Light Beam Microsmooth Baked Luminizer
Sephora Microsmooth Baked Luminizer Light Beam (02)
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
84%

Make Up For Ever M202, M203, M204 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium magenta pink with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a velvety texture that didn’t tug, but it seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips and did not apply as evenly as it should have (it’s not as obvious, since the color is bright). It lasted for six hours but was moderately drying on me. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Talk to Me (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Whipped Blush (LE, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tickler (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora African Violet (LE, $14.00) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M202
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
86%
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