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 ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened, light-medium gold-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful 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.

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

Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful 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.

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

Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Highlighter

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.

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

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.

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Sephora Overcast Filter Colorful Eyeshadow Palette