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Sephora Collection x Karen Walker Collection for Holiday 2015

Sephora Collection x Karen Walker Collection
Sephora Collection x Karen Walker Collection

A collaboration collection between Sephora and designer Karen Walker.

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The Details

Karen Walker Amber Craft Beauty Brush Set + Stand | $125.00 | Limited Edition

This set has every brush you need to achieve a full-face look with pure designer luxury. The limited-edition, Sephora-exclusive set is the result of a collaboration between Karen Walker and Sephora Collection. The brush handles feature a tortoise shell pattern and feature 24 karat gold plated accents. The stand is also plated in 24 karat gold. The packaging features a filigree design with Karen Walker’s signature hidden imagery. This set contains:

  • Powder brush
  • Large angled foundation brush
  • Angled blush brush
  • Shadow brush
  • Crease brush
  • Display stand

Karen Walker Amber Craft Mirror Compact | $48.00 | Limited Edition

This elegant, limited-edition compact is the result of a Sephora exclusive collaboration between Sephora Collection and celebrated designer, Karen Walker. The mirror is double sided to offer normal and 3X magnification. It features tortoise shell pattern plated with 24 karat gold. It comes with a faux leather zip pouch for easy carrying.

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Sephora Fuchsia Mermaid & Good Fairy Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gels

Sephora Fuchsia Mermaid Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel
Sephora Fuchsia Mermaid Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel

Sephora Fuchsia Mermaid Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “holographic salmon pink.” It’s a light, pink-tinted base with lighter, rosy pink, silver, and gold shimmer. This shade lightened and brightened my natural lip color while adding a lot of shimmer and sparkle to the lips. I liked how the shimmer covered evenly, and it had more “opacity” due to the sheer amount of shimmer in it. The texture was smooth, non-sticky, and comfortable to wear. The gloss lasted for three hours on me and was hydrating over time. MAC On Cue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Seducing Sound (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Gold No. 25 (LE, $29.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Revlon HD Amber (555) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). NARS Supervixen (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Rags to Riches (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is more pigmented, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Buzz (324) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is more pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Hack (LE) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Good Fairy Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “holographic pale pink.” It’s a faintly-tinted pink base with multi-colored shimmer–I get a lot of teal, pink, and silver shimmer in particular. It naturally darkens and enhances the pink tones in my lips, while adding a moderate amount of shimmer and high-shine. It lasted three hours on me and was nicely hydrating, and it didn’t feel gritty and the glitter didn’t travel. Surratt Beauty Amethyste (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Just a Glimmer (P, $4.49) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Inter-spatial (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Happily Ever After (LE, $15.00) is more pigmented, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I think both shades are prettier in person than in photos, as the shimmer shifts and reflects light in a more multi-faceted way. I wish Sephora had been clearer about the opacity of these (the description doesn’t really indicate whether they’re sheer or opaque), because it is always nice to set expectations prior to purchasing. They say these are just a holographic variation on their regular gloss line, which has always varied in consistency, but they have tended to call out their sheerer shades with some sort of description. If you like non-sticky, hydrating, and shimmery gloss and don’t mind sheerer coverage, these are fun, but if you prefer more opacity, I’d skip.

Sephora Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel Good Fairy
Good Fairy
Good Fairy
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Sephora Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel Fuchsia Mermaid
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a set of twenty-four eyeshadows (they’re pretty small, 0.0183 oz. each) with a few neutrals but mostly medium or darker brights and smoky hues. The texture of the eyeshadow formula, generally, was very soft but noticeably powdery; it is easy to kick-up excessive powder in the pan and some shades would sheer out noticeably when applied. Some shades applied nicely on the skin, while the longevity of the formula as a whole was shorter than average (between five and seven hours for me).

Minx is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was a little thin but applied well to bare skin. This shade wore well for six and a half hours on me. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Aspire (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Raya is a light pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft and finely-milled but prone to sheering out on the skin. This one lasted for five and a half hours. LORAC Blush (LE, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC 65 Degrees (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Taffy (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dance Flowers Dance (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Chiffon (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Rose Riot (140) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gal Pal is pink-tinged white with a matte finish. While soft, it was noticeably powdery and faded after five hours of wear. It had decent pigmentation but needs a primer or colored base to perform better. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Dior House of Pinks #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clash is a light, pastel yellow with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly powdery, but smooth, consistency that applied decently to the skin. It was easy to blend and didn’t sheer out. On me, the color lasted for six and a half hours. MAC Too-dle-oo (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $16.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Seashell (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is darker (85% similar). theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hologram is a bright, silvery white with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was clumpy, so it didn’t go on as smoothly as I would have liked, and it had a lot of fall out/unevenness when applied. This shade lasted for five hours. MAC Letty Lynton (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Holy Bible (DC) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Heavenly Halo (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE) is darker (90% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starlight is a cool-toned, almost gray-tinged white with a matte finish. It felt soft to the touch but was quite powdery and prone to sheering out on the skin. The color showed fading after five hours of wear. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bright White (LE)(100% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Ivy (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Paris Beach (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Por Vida (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Highlight) (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Linen (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Milk (P, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Daisy's My BFF (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Milk (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mrs. Baily is a medium, coral-orange with warm, red undertones and a golden frosted finish. It had so-so pigmentation with a drier, dusty texture that made it hard to apply without losing a lot of intensity as soon as you started to blend it out. This shade wore for five hours. Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #407 (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Suspiciously Sweet (P, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Summer Sun (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Freelove (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia China Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC With Flair (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mortal #3 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Shark Attack (DC, $5.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Orange (P, $4.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Starfish (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Coloured Raine Short Cake (P, $6.99) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Paradisco (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Apricot (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kimber is a muted, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a thinner feel and was on the dusty side, which resulted in sheerer coverage when blended on the skin. The color faded after five and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Sprinkles (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cheryl Chic (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #5 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Starlets (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #3 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Page Six (P) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #3 (LE) is darker (85% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #1 (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rockstar is a muted, medium lavender purple with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly powdery texture. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. Urban Decay Harlot (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Hibiscus Heartbreak (125) (LE, $6.99) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). City Color Spring Fling (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (P) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Tendersmoke (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Metalmauve (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #5 (LE) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rockin’ Roadster is a medium, aqua teal with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer. It was incredibly dusty and dry, which resulted in sheer, uneven application that was faded after five hours of wear. Too Faced Blue Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #5 (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Aqua (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Lancome My French #7 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Synergy is a dark, charcoal gray with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had nice pigmentation with a lightly dry consistency that wasn’t hard to work with, but it didn’t last that long (six and a half hours). Lancome Nuit (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bento Box (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte First Impressionism (LE) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Denim Smokey (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sorcery (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Midnight Seduction (LE) is darker (85% similar). Stila Black Diamond (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Obsidian (P) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cassette is a bright silver with a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t powdery and applied well. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Viseart Boheme Dream #4 (LE) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Sterling (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Chihuahua (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Flashing Lights (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Jailbird (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stinger is a softened, medium-dark copper brown with warm undertones and a gold shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen thin and dusty. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Butterfudge (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #6 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Desire (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Desert (LE, $5.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Kim (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #2 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Amberluxe #3 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jerrica is a medium, fuchsia pink with cool undertones and faint fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the texture is powdery, so it really needs to be packed on (with minimal blending) or used over a white base to pop. The color wore well for six and a half hours before creasing. Urban Decay Gossip (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Available in Petite (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Bow (887) (P, $29.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tease with Ease (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Bright Eyes (LE, $16.00) is brighter, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

1980s is a medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It was sheer, dusty, and dry, which made it one of the worst shades in the palette. It barely made it to five hours acceptably. Milani Bella Violet (14) (P, $4.49) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Mickey's Squeeze (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Poppycock (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Follow Me (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Provence (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Potent Purple (P, $6.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Zip Me Up (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Babe (DC) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Omen (P, $19.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Illamasqua Charm (P) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Alluring (LE) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Keytar is a bright, grassy green with subtle, warm gold shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty, drier texture that applied decently but could have used a white base to work. It wore well for six and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). City Color Beach Cottage (P, $6.99) is more muted, more shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Picnic in the Park (07) (P, $10.00) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Dragon (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Fins (LE) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). YSL Misty Green (09) (P, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Pre-nup (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Kush (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Foxfire (P, $14.00) is warmer, more shimmery (80% similar). Milani Green Safari (P, $6.49) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC New Crop (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). Sugarpill Tipsy (P, $13.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rio is a bright, medium blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had rich color payoff, but it was hard to get it to really stay as intense on the skin, as it would sheer out easily due to the powdery texture. The color lasted for seven hours before fading. MAC How Royal (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gonzo (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Shiseido Esmaralda (BL 620) (P, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Blue Horizon (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Peace (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stormer is a muted, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and a satiny sheen. It had so-so pigmentation with a drier, slightly thin, texture that was hard to apply evenly. This eyeshadow lasted for six hours. Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Creation (DC, $18.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Wishful Thinking (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Dark Wave (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Prussian Blue (P, $12.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou (P, $19.00) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). Natasha Denona Petroleum Blue (92M) (P, $29.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jetta is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a firmer texture that was harder to blend out on the skin, even though the pigmentation was decent. It started to fade after six hours of wear. LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (P) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is warmer, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Primal (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Lancome Couture (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Being (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Sultry (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is darker (85% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Omega (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jemstar is a blackened purple with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation paired with a dusty, drier texture that was prone to sheering out on the skin. This shade lasted for six and a half hours. Ciate Own It (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm The Stroke (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #5 (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #4 (P) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Trust (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shana is a blackened burgundy with cooler undertones and faint purple sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a drier, firmer feel that turned patchy when blended. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. bareMinerals Center Stage (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Deep Plum (LE, $18.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pizzazz is a dirty, light-medium green-teal with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slightly dry texture, but it applied decently to the skin. The color wore well for seven hours. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #1 (LE) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl #3 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Ignite (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Sea Green (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #5 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Periwinkle Cardinal (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour #2 (P, $21.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Aja is a brightened, medium-dark cobalt blue with a soft, frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a powdery, drier texture that sheered out somewhat when applied. This shade started to fade after six and a half hours. Urban Decay Vega (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Blue Envy (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (P, $10.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Grand Bleu (P, $5.99) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Ocean Light (122) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Star Cobalt (P, $12.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Denim (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive Bar (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Surf Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Nile (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Misfits is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a firm press that made it harder to blend and apply to the skin. It lasted for six and a half hours. LORAC Black (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Coal (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Define) (P) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Deadhead (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Jem and the Holograms Eyeshadow Palette Truly Outrageous
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total
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Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink, Pink Dahlia, Plum Fiction Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light, pink-peach with lighter gold pearl. It had sheer color coverage with noticeable pearl and some lightening of the lips. The texture was lightweight but somewhat milky, so there was some color that gathered in lip lines. This shade lasted for three hours and was hydrating while worn. MAC Telegenius (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Uproar (336) (P, $28.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 302P Golden Coral (P, $19.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Water Deities (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (P, $20.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Pink Dahlia (14) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a vibrant, fuchsia pink cream with slightly warm undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly and fairly evenly. The consistency could have been more forgiving for lip lines, though I didn’t notice it from a normal viewing distance (but in the close-up, you can see what I mean). It lasted for four hours on me and was comfortable to wear. MAC Kiss & Don't Tell (LE, $15.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Ten (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Sweet Grapefruit (09) (P, $5.49) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Chanel Innocent (14) (LE, $34.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). NYX Napoleon (P, $5.99) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sequin (14) (P, $48.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Such a Sweetheart (LE, $20.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) (P, $8.99) is brighter, darker (85% similar). MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is warmer, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Plum Fiction (19) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool undertones and creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with slight translucency. The color went on beautifully with smooth, even coverage and wore well for four and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Plaisir (779) (LE, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tocade (182) (P, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Oxblood No. 23 (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #601 Plum Vinyl (P, $38.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Milani Ravish Raspberry (06) (P, $5.49) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to be “inspired by gel nail polishes” with an “ultra-light” texture and hydrating formula. The range as of fall 2015 seems to range from clear to mostly opaque with a slight translucency that gives them a squishy, jelly-like look with the average shade between semi-sheer and semi-opaque. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. I haven’t noticed a taste, but there is a sweet vanilla, almost caramel-like scent (it is a little on the synthetic side, but I don’t notice the scent when I’m wearing it). Despite having a smoother, mostly non-sticky feel, the formula has decent wear time (three to five hours) and is hydrating. All in all, it’s a nice formula that outdoes a lot of the more recently released new gloss formulas on the market–and at a fraction of the cost–when the shade is more pigmented, but when it is sheerer (especially the lighter shades), there is often settling into lip lines. One thing to note, though, is despite seeming like quite a big tube of gloss, it contains only 0.11 fl. oz. It has an interesting hourglass-shaped applicator, where it is curved inversely and can fit the curve of the lip.

Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel Peek-a-boo Pink (13)
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel Pink Dahlia (14)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel Plum Fiction (19)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Sephora Pomegranate Delirium, Happy Sunrise, Gorgeous Red Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with gold and pink sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff with noticeable sparkle and shimmer. It applied evenly and smoothly without feeling gritty. The gloss lasted for four hours on me. Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $24.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Ruby (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Warp Speed Ahead (LE, $15.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nine (Watercolor) (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). Sephora Deep Rose (06) (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with some translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and forgiving on the lips. The color lasted for three and a half hours on me. MAC Cool & Cute (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cantaloupe (LE) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). MAC Ray of Sunshine (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (80% similar). MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with lighter violet and lavender micro-shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with evenly distributed shimmer and color. It gave lips a more stained look, but the color went on evenly. This shade lasted for four hours on me. Guerlain Madame Flirte (861) (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Oxblood No. 23 (P, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rhythm (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Raspberry Punch (21) (P, $12.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to be “inspired by gel nail polishes” with an “ultra-light” texture and hydrating formula. The range as of fall 2015 seems to range from clear to mostly opaque with a slight translucency that gives them a squishy, jelly-like look with the average shade between semi-sheer and semi-opaque. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. I haven’t noticed a taste, but there is a sweet vanilla, almost caramel-like scent (it is a little on the synthetic side, but I don’t notice the scent when I’m wearing it). Despite having a smoother, mostly non-sticky feel, the formula has decent wear time (three to five hours) and is hydrating. All in all, it’s a nice formula that outdoes a lot of the more recently released new gloss formulas on the market–and at a fraction of the cost–when the shade is more pigmented, but when it is sheerer (especially the lighter shades), there is often settling into lip lines. One thing to note, though, is despite seeming like quite a big tube of gloss, it contains only 0.11 fl. oz. It has an interesting hourglass-shaped applicator, where it is curved inversely and can fit the curve of the lip.

Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel Pomegranate Delirium (20)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel Happy Sunrise (25)
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel Gorgeous Red (29)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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