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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). Revlon HD Amber (555) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Buzz (324) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Burberry Gold No. 25 (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rags to Riches (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Supervixen (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% 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. Maybelline Just a Glimmer (P, $4.49) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Amethyste (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Inter-spatial (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Happily Ever After (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more pigmented (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. Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Aspire (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Juicy Apple (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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 less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Taffy (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dance Flowers Dance (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Chiffon (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Rose Riot (140) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) 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). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is warmer (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). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Seashell (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (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. 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). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE) is darker (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). Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Linen (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is cooler (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 Smoke (Highlight) (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Ivy (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Milk (P, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Daisy's My BFF (LE) 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). Inglot #407 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Suspiciously Sweet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Summer Sun (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Freelove (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mortal #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC With Flair (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Orange (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia China Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Shark Attack (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D750 Frosted Peach (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Apricot (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Paradisco (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Rhea (118M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). 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). Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #3 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Starlets (LE) is darker (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cheryl Chic (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #5 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Page Six (P) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) 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 lighter, cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Hibiscus Heartbreak (125) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). City Color Spring Fling (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #2 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tendersmoke (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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 more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Lancome My French #7 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Aqua (P, $12.00) is lighter, 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). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (P) is lighter (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Nuit (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sorcery (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Denim Smokey (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Tarte First Impressionism (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bento Box (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Midnight Seduction (LE) is darker (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Obsidian (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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 darker, more muted (95% similar). Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Sterling (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Chihuahua (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jailbird (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (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. MAC Butterfudge (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Kim (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Desert (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Desire (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #6 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Amberluxe #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (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). MAC Tease with Ease (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Bow (887) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bright Eyes (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (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 more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Follow Me (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Zip Me Up (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Poppycock (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Potent Purple (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Provence (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Babe (DC) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Charm (P) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Omen (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% 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 shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Misty Green (09) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Fins (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dragon (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Kush (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Pre-nup (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Picnic in the Park (07) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Tipsy (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Milani Green Safari (P, $6.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC New Crop (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Foxfire (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, warmer (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). Shiseido Esmaralda (BL 620) (P, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Blue Horizon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gonzo (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Peace (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (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 more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Wishful Thinking (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Creation (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou (P, $19.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Prussian Blue (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Dark Wave (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Petroleum Blue (92M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (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 lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Sultry (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Primal (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Stila Being (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Lancome Couture (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (P) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is darker (85% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Omega (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) 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 #5 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Trust (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm The Stroke (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #4 (P) is lighter, more muted (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. Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Center Stage (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Deep Plum (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (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. Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl #3 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #1 (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Ignite (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #5 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Sea Green (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Periwinkle Cardinal (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, 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). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Surf Pop (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive Bar (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Star Cobalt (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Ocean Light (122) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Denim (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Grand Bleu (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Nebula (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Nile (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Weirdly Wonderful (LE, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (85% 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 lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Deadhead (P) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00) 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 less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Water Deities (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 302P Golden Coral (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Uproar (336) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (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 lighter, cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Sequin (14) (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Sweet Grapefruit (09) (P, $5.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Napoleon (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Ten (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Innocent (14) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Such a Sweetheart (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) (P, $8.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is brighter, warmer (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). Chanel Tocade (182) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Burberry Oxblood No. 23 (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Plaisir (779) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #601 Plum Vinyl (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Milani Ravish Raspberry (06) (P, $5.49) is lighter (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. MAC Ruby (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Warp Speed Ahead (LE, $15.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nine (Watercolor) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Deep Rose (06) (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (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). NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cantaloupe (LE) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ray of Sunshine (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (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). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Raspberry Punch (21) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Rhythm (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Oxblood No. 23 (P, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is warmer (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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Sephora Lady Luck, Fig Jam, Poppy Field Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Lady Luck (30) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Lady Luck (30) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Lady Luck (30) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium red with warm undertones and pink and copper shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage with slight translucency that gave it a gel-like appearance on the lips. It was comfortable to wear and applied beautifully while lasting for four and a half hours on me. Chanel Chene Rouge (212) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Hell Bound (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 405P Pearly Plum (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Enchanter (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (DC, $28.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Seven (Watercolor) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Fig Jam (31) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is cool-toned violet with a jelly-like finish. The consistency is thicker and heavier compared to most glosses in the range–it has more in common with petroleum jelly than your typical gloss as it is so much thicker. It still has the glossy, high-shine finish, but it appears more like a stain on. On me, it tended to look like an uneven, fuchsia-like stain. It lasted for three hours. Originally, Sephora didn’t have descriptions up for this range, but now they’re listing the finish, which they describe as “clear” for this one (the others include descriptions like “shimmer” and “pearl”) — but it seems to define the thicker, more jelly-like shades; I think “translucent jelly” or “sheer” might be more apt descriptions. Sephora Raspberry Punch (21) (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Loud & Lovely (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Berry Blast (P, $19.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Tarte Indulging (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Mystical Magenta (610) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Electric Violet (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Opalescent Orchid (515) (P, $8.99) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Hollywood (688) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Snuggle Up (LE, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Poppy Field (33) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered well and evenly while still letting the natural lip color come through slightly, which gave it a “lighter” appearance. The texture was comfortable and applied easily, while the color lasted for four hours on me. MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Always and Forever (P, $24.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Lust (RD305) (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (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 Lady Luck (30)
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel Fig Jam (31)
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel Poppy Field (33)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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