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5 Faves: Summertime Coppers

Copper is a great color for summer and fall (though surely you can wear it any time of the year!), but it has a brightness and often comes in a more shimmery finish so it gives off that summer vibe while the reddish tones read autumnal as well. Here are a few summer favorites:

  1. Sephora Sly as a Fox — a matte copper eyeliner
  2. MAC Coppering — a shimmery, copper eyeshadow
  3. Becca Songbird — a luminous coppery blush
  4. NYX Wrath — a metallic copper lipstick
  5. Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper — a lighter copper eyeshadow

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Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Highlighter

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened, light-medium gold-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (80% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. For fairer skin tones, this is going to work more as a highlighting blush, while medium and darker skin tones will find it more of a true highlighter that adds slight warmth but not a lot of noticeable color. The sheen it yields is lovely–glowing, luminous but never emphasizing. The texture was soft, blendable, and just a smidgen on the powdery side. On my normal-to-dry skin, it wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Sephora Colorful Blush Secretive (19)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Contour

Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush (Contour)
Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush (Contour)

Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, coppery brown with a soft satin finish. theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. Too Faced I Will Always Love You (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer. MAC Linda (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Eternal Sun (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker. Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Passionate is a soft, smooth, and very blendable on the skin with a luminous sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores but doesn’t look flat on the skin–glowing but not frosted. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, as described, and it lasted for a solid eight hours on me.

P.S. — You may be seeing some inconsistency in photo sizes in the next week or two, as we will be increasing the size of our images, but photos that were already processed earlier will be in the previous size. Thanks for understanding 🙂

Sephora Colorful Blush Passionate (23)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful Contour

Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful Blush (Contour)
Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful Blush (Contour)

Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful Blush (Contour) ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “contour.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a mostly matte finish. Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is warmer. LORAC Medium Contour (P, ) is darker. Smashbox Bronze (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NYX Tan (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. NYX Toffee (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) (P, $64.00) is lighter. Sephora Collection Fiji (25) (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Kat Von D Shadowplay (P, ) is lighter, warmer. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery, warmer. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P, ) is darker, warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P, ) is darker, glossier. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (P, ) is warmer. Illamasqua Disobey (P, $26.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. The texture of Los Cabos was soft, silky, and just a smidgen powdery, but it was smoother and easier to use on the skin than the previous shades reviewed. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage that blended out well. I could see this working as a contour on warmer-toned complexions or as a bronzer. On me, the color wore for seven and a half hours before it started to break down.

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Sephora Colorful Blush Los Cabos (24)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Highlighter

Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator)
Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator)

Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator) ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “illuminator.” It’s a muted, light-medium yellowed peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. NYX Nectar (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. NYX Cream (P, $5.00) is lighter. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery. Smashbox Highlight (P, ) is brighter. LORAC Yellow Highlight (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Levitation (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Levitation (P, ) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highlight (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. The texture of this shade was drier and powdery, though it was as loose as Tranquil so it seemed more forgiving applied. The finish is mostly matte, so if it is lighter than your natural skin tone, you may find it gives the illusion of highlight, but on my skin tone, it looks almost like a beige-y blush or face powder. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that was noticeably faded after seven hours of wear.

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Sephora Colorful Blush Serene (20)
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Sephora Overcast Filter Colorful Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Overcast Filter Colorful Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora Overcast Filter Colorful Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Overcast Filter Colorful Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.398 oz.) consists of ten eyeshadows, with two being oversized compared to the remaining eight. Two shades (Sandcastle and Black Lace) are available in Sephora’s permanent line-up but the others are exclusive to the palette. Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadow formula is supposed to “provide superior color, coverage, and long-lasting wear (up to 10 hours)” and be “exceptionally easy to apply.” I quite like the Colorful Eyeshadow formula (not every shade is a winner, of course!), but they tend to be nicely pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. This is another decent to good palette, but it’s not stellar and most shades are rather dupable, depending on your stash, of course. I found more of the shades in this palette to be slightly powdery, which resulted in sheerer color payoff.

#happydays is a golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It wore well for nine hours before fading. Buxom Collie (P, $18.00) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P, ) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (P, ) is lighter. theBalm #7 (P, $6.50) is darker. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is darker. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P, ) is darker. YSL Onde Sable (04) (P, $30.00) is darker. YSL Onde Sable (04) (P, $30.00) is darker. Too Faced Cherish (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Flagstone is a light, muted beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was a smidgen on the powdery side, though it didn’t look dry on the lid, and was rather blendable. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and lasted for eight hours on me. bareMinerals 500 Thread Count (LE, ) is darker. MAC Chamomile (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. theBalm Wipe Out (LE, $16.00) is darker. Disney by Sephora A Wish (LE, ) is darker. MAC Oh, Rocky! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Berlin Underground is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was blendable and easy to use. The color started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (P, $21.00) is darker. bareMinerals Tempest (P, ) is darker, warmer. Viseart Souris (P, ) is darker, more muted. Laura Mercier Cloud (LE, $22.00) is darker. Colour Pop Tink (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Dios (LE, ) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Cozy Sweater is a light-medium, warm yellow with a semi-matte finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Butterscotch (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

June Gloom is a medium-dark taupe with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a slightly dry, though blendable, texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is warmer. Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is darker. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is darker. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Chrome (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Cinder (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is warmer. Viseart Velvet (P, ) is . Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Rocky is a muted, medium-dark brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was somewhat powdery, so it had a naturally faded appearance to it when swatched and applied. It lasted for eight hours before fading. MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is darker. Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is darker, more muted. LORAC Unedited (P, ) is warmer. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $18.00) is warmer. Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer. NARS Ithaca (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Chocolate (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Romance (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Smoke Signals is a light-medium taupe brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was just a tiny bit powdery, but it seemed to really make this more blendable on the skin. It had good pigmentation and wore for eight hours on me. Bobbi Brown Chino (LE, $22.00) is darker. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Renholder (P, ) is darker. Tarte Mud Mask (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is warmer. Viseart Café (P, ) is darker. Viseart Café (P, ) is darker. Smashbox Taupe (P, ) is more muted. NARS Shade II (2015) (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler. LORAC Black #3 (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sandcastle is a light-medium, yellowed peach with a matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery to work with. The color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. Inglot #328 (P, $6.00) is lighter.
Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker. Disney by Sephora Flounder (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Camel (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Getaway is a muted, medium-dark purple with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a firmer consistency that made it harder to get coverage out of. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. Tarina Tarantino Poppycock (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is darker, brighter. theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Backfire (P, $18.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Lunacy (LE, ) is darker. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P, ) is lighter. Viseart Prune (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer. NYX Punk Heart (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lust #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Urban Decay Freakshow (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Nearing Dark (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Black Lace is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage with a powdery consistency, though it felt very finely-milled and silky. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear. NARS Pandora (P, ) is warmer. Tarte Don’t Stand Black (LE, ) is more shimmery. Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is darker. Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is darker. Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Navy #7 (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is darker. Stila Essence (P, ) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (P, ) is darker. Anastasia LBD (LE, $12.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is cooler. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Overcast Filter Colorful Eyeshadow Palette

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow #happydays
#happydays
#happydays
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Black Lace
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Flagstone
Flagstone
Flagstone
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Berlin Underground
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Cozy Sweater
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow June Gloom
June Gloom
June Gloom
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Rocky
Rocky
Rocky
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Smoke Signals
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Sandcastle
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Getaway
Getaway
Getaway
7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total

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