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Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a deep fuchsia-red with warmer undertones and a matte finish. Make Up For Ever M301 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline All Fired Up (P, $7.99) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M204 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to apply like a gloss but dry to “an ultra-matte, opaque finish” that is “never dry, shriveled, or cracked” that should “last for hours.” In my experience, the formula is hit or miss–some shades apply well and look decent after dry down while others flaked or “cracked” as soon as I moved my lips. This one was more forgiving with mostly opaque color coverage that dried down fairly evenly. The texture was matte after a few minutes, but it didn’t fully dry down for about a half hour–if I pressed my lips together, there was a slight tackiness but no color lifted off, thankfully. It was moderately drying after six hours of wear, though the color lasted closer to eight hours overall.

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick Candy Cane
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 1.41 oz.) includes 21 eyeshadows, one highlighter, one bronzer, one blush, one eyeshadow primer, one liquid lipstick, and a deluxe-sized mascara. You might have guessed by this point that this palette was underwhelming, both because it’s taken me this long to review and based on recent reviews on Too Faced’s holiday palettes. It is, indeed, another miss by the brand.

Dessert’s On Me is a very light white with warmer undertones and a frosted shimmer. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was thin and dusty, which resulted in it sheering out easily while the shimmer pulled away from the base color. It wore well for six hours. LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #1 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Yves (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indulge is a light, golden pewter with warmer undertones and a metallic finish. This had some glitter, which did not seem to stick around for long, while the rest of the consistency had an almost wet-like feel to it and felt smooth to the touch. It blended out fairly well and had semi-opaque coverage. On me, it started to fade after seven hours of wear. Hourglass Graphite #5 (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Vape (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Bling (LE) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cookie Dough is a light brown with warm undertones and gold sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkle did not bind with the base color, and the texture of the base ridiculously powdery, even though it felt silky and finely-milled. This was hard to apply to bare skin, and even over primer, it was hard to build up and keep in place. It wore for five hours. Becca Ombre Rouge #1 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Stila Heart (P) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Hanky Panky (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pleasing to the Eye (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M518 Nude (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Hey Nude (04) (P, $34.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Commando (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #2 (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Fresco (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Raspberry Rose is a very light pink with a strong, white base and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. This shade started to fade after five and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink (P, $5.99) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugared Raisin is a light-medium mauve with warm undertones and flecks of copper sparkle over a more metallic finish. Too Faced seems to release a shade like this at least once a year, and they all look nearly the same–it just seems to show how important themes and names are compared to quality. The consistency was looser in the pan, which resulted in a lot of fall out during application as well as during wear. It started to crease on me after six hours. Too Faced The Strip (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC In My Element (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Provocateur (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Earthshine (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Glitterrock (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Mauvelous (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Winter Dream (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guilt-Free is a light-medium gray-leaning taupe with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was so soft that it turned powdery and looser, so it had a tendency to sheer and dust away as it was blended. If used over a primer, it was better, though all of the issues were not fully resolved. It lasted for six hours on me. NARS Namibia (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Gallery (P) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P) is darker (80% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tootsie is a deep, red-toned brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, while the texture was a bit thin and dusty, but it was workable overall. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. bareMinerals Ensemble (LE) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Presto (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ciate Queen Bee (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Friendly (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Smoked (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Plum (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #2E (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glaze is a very light beige with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly dusty, thin texture. This shade started to fade noticeably after six hours of wear. Kat Von D Bone (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Put a Bow On It (LE) is more muted (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Give In Take IV (LE, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #1 (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frosty Nog (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Paris Beach (P, $5.99) is brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gingerdoodle is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was looser in the pan, which made the eyeshadow sheer out and look drier on the skin. It wore well for six and a half hours on me. Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocaholic is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was good, while the consistency was dusty but blendable. It started to fade after seven hours on me. Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Indie (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Yamal (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE)(85% similar). Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cake Batter is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, thin, and dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. This shade wore for six hours. Too Faced Nougat (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Clay (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Butterscotch is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, a little denser, and adhered well bare to skin. This shade wore for a solid eight hours on me. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit Ray (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Isolde #1 (P, $25.00)(95% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Cider (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gates of Eden (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). City Color Cheers to Life (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toffee Crunch is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was incredibly powdery, and it seemed to come away almost in chunks. It had sheer coverage, partially owed to the fact that almost none of it wanted to stick to skin in the first place. I noticed fading after six hours. LORAC Walnut (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Allegro (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Taupe (P) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lava Cake is a blackened brown with subtle multi-colored pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a firmer, stiffer consistency that was hard to apply and later blend out on the lid. This shade wore for seven hours. Buxom Two By Four (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Give In Take VI (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cup of Joe (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Ankh (LE) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Banana Date is a light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque, and the powder was soft, smooth, and silky while only being a touch powdery. It wore well for seven hours on me. Tarte Big Baby (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Summer Breeze (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Shade I (2015) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Daydream (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Moulder (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Buff (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Light Study (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hard Being the It Girl #3 (LE, $2.29) is more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey Dip is a bright, medium copper with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. The color payoff was great, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. It wore for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Benefit Gilt-y Pleasure (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Graphite #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Huda Beauty #Blessed (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pound Cake is a light-medium pink with cooler undertones but much warmer, golden shimmer that gave it an overall warmer look. It had good color coverage, but the texture was thin and dusty, so it sheered out a lot. The wear came in at six hours on me. Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Just Fur Fun (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Boxes & Bows (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tulle (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Glitz (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Golden Flower #1 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is warmer (80% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugar Bells is a medium silver with cool, blue undertones and a metallic finish. The consistency was decent, but there were a few sparkly bits that broke up the otherwise smooth feel of the powder. It had good color payoff and lasted for seven hours on me. Sephora Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #3 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tin Soldier (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Les Gris #4 (P) is darker (85% similar). NARS Parallax (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Vapor (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mint Chip is a deep blue with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dry texture that turned patchy when blended. This shade started to fade after eight hours. Colour Pop Coconut (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME230 Peacock Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Mystic Hour (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Controversy (LE) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pre-Packaged (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #18 (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S228 Petrol Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jingle Berry is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a pearly sheen. It was mostly opaque applied on bare skin, but it was buildable over a primer. The consistency was thinner and dusty, which is why I think it did not perform as well. On me, it started to fade after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Violet Cassis (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Selena (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Huckleberry is a deep, blackened purple with flecks of purple and pink sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but the consistency was thin, a bit dry, and hard to apply, as it would turn patchy when blended. It wore well for seven hours on me. Chanel Tisse Beverly Hills #4 (P) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Center Stage (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #79 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 04 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Inner Light is a light, peachy-pink with a strong, golden frost. It had medium coverage, which was fairly buildable, with a lightly powdery consistency with slightly chunky shimmer (which seemed to separate from the base color). It wore well for seven and a half hours. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Soleil is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. I have so many versions of Chocolate Soleil, and I’m always surprised the brand can’t seem to make them consistent. This version was extremely stiff in the pan, which resulted in sheerer coverage that was hard to blend out. It wore for seven hours. Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Toffee (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Los Cabos (24) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Paloma Contour (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NYX Tan (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Talia (Contour) (P) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry is a bright, medium pink with cool, bluish undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the consistency was soft, just a touch dusty, but was blendable and easy to apply to the cheeks. It did seem to darken and warm up against my skin, though. It lasted for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Blush (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Tea (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette The Chocolate Shop
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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Best Blushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Blushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products.  I hope you find this list of top performing blush formulas useful 🙂

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) has been a go-to blush formula for me since I first tried it many years ago. As time has passed, I have tried many more blush formulas from brands, but I still go back to this one frequently. I keep a few of my favorite shades (Love Lust, Ravish, Wicked) in my go-to drawer, where I keep products I want to wear again and again (when I’m not testing something!). The formula is soft, moderately dense, and smooth, which results in good pigmentation, a satin to pearly sheen, and easy application–plus, they wear long on me (over eight hours).

Availability

Bergdorf GoodmanNeiman MarcusNordstromSaks

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a powder blush with medium, buildable coverage and a more satin-to-luminous finish. I like how the range includes a mix of more “wearable” neutrals along with brighter pops of color, so it’s a versatile range that can work for many skin tones. Some of my favorite shades are Rapture, TMI, Fetish, and Crush.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom

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Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes
Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes

Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes ($49.00 for 1.46 oz.) includes 18 eyeshadows, two blushes, one bronzer, and a deluxe sized mascara. While I don’t always have great luck with Too Faced’s eyeshadow formula (I have found it to be thinner and dustier, so it tends to require primer to perform well), I found this set of palettes to be particularly disheartening. I feel like this set is why people have dismissed holiday palettes more this year compared to previous years; it is everything wrong with holiday: an intense focus on packaging and presentation and seemingly little to no focus on actual product quality and consistency. There were many shades that were very sheer, dusty, or dry, and only a handful of shades were decent. Even two of the three cheek colors had a clumpy, powdery consistency that was just really surprising–in the worst of ways–and sealed the deal on this being a total disappointment.

Peppermint Cream is a bright white with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a light, dusty texture (though smooth) that lasted for six hours before fading. Viseart Bright Editorial #1 (P)(100% similar). MAC Gesso (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Sugarpill Tako (P, $12.00)(100% similar). Viseart Chroma #1 (P) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Flat White (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Daisy's My BFF (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Christmas Blend is a medium-dark peach with warm, brown undertones and a sparkling finish. It had sheer coverage with a dry, dusty, and chunky texture that was a total pain to use as it did not apply to bare skin (or even over regular primer). It lasted for four hours–if that–on me. Colour Pop Catnap (-, $5.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome My French #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte #SFS (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Luscious Lani (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Sweeter End (P) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Melody (98) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Parallel Universe (Left) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peppermint Mocha is a dark brown with warm,r ed undertones and a mostly matte finish, though there were visible sparkles that sat on top and blended away. The texture was incredibly dusty and dry, which resulted in sheer coverage that turned patchy when blended. It lasted for six hours before fading. YSL Rosy Glow #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Peach Pit (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #4 (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Antique Bronze (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Silk Robe (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy Cane is a light pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, powdery texture that tended to sheer out and fade within six hours. Too Faced Raspberry Rose (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (P) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Anastasia Baby Cakes (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Flounce (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Douce France #1 (LE, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vintage (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 13 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sprinkles is medium-dark berry with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty, drier texture that still managed to blend out without too much work. It wore for seven hours. City Color It's a Girl (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Stylishly Merry (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Alchemy (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Glistening Garnet (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). City Color U Jelly? (P, $6.99) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #9 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Marry in Monte Carlo (LE, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Violet Blend #3 (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Coffee Chip is a blackened brown with hints of warmer, olive undertones and a fine, pearly shimmer. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, just a touch dusty, but one of the easiest shades to work with in the palette. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #6 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dark Roast (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bedazzled Spruce (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rock (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #10 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Darkhorse (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Haute Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Leopard (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Santa Baby is a bright pop of medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It was very chalky, powdery in the pan, and tended to clump on the brush. The color was difficult to blend out on the skin, as it would stick strongly to some places and not at all on other areas. It lasted for six hours on me. Zoeva PK020 (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is better quality (95% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Formal (LE) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Kindergarten Red (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva PK030 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lovecloud (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist (LE) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Pop (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frosty Nog is a very light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too dusty. It lasted for six hours on me before fading. NARS Give In Take IV (LE, $29.00)(100% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Highlight) (P) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Put a Bow On It (LE) is more muted (95% similar). L'Oreal Paris Beach (P, $5.99) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Glaze (LE, $16.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #1 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Bone (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Extra Creamy (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eggnog Latte is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a firmer texture–it felt almost wet in the pan–and a smoother finish on the skin. The color lasted for seven hours but had some fall out. Dior Pastel Fontanges #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Pearl River #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Fall Collection 2012 #2 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold Bar (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Iced Coffee is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearl sheen. It had decent color payoff with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that lasted for seven hours on me. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #28E (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cote d'Azur (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Peace (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Charming #3 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Skinny Latte is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a very powdery, clumpy texture that was hard to work with, as it would result in fall out on the lid and sheer, uneven coverage when applied. The color started to fade after six hours. Tarte Love Hue (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #1 (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Kid (DC, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Yamal (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocaholic (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is brighter (90% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cold Brew is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and multi-colored sparkle. The texture was denser and felt wet to the touch, and it had a lot more sparkle, but the sparkle binded better with the base than usual. It had good pigmentation and applied fairly well to the lid. The color wore for seven hours with a touch of fall out. Laura Mercier Amethyst (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Far Side (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (P) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Showstopper Copper (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Chronosphere (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clinique Cocoa Pop (P, $17.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Tea Leaves (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Central Perk is a rich, dark emerald green with cooler undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, creamy, and blendable. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Scarab (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #414 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Walk on the Wild Side (08) (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Donna (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hello Kitty Three Apples (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Dark Indulgence (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Indo (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Emerald Power (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). theBalm Jealous Jordana (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peach Cobbler is a bright, medium coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture, though it kicked up excess in the pan. It lasted for seven hours. Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Catrice Coral Me Maybe (P, $5.99) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $55.00) is darker (85% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ginger Cream is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a firmer texture that was very unlike Too Faced for their mattes. The color lasted for five hours on me. MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #2 (P)(100% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Waterlilies (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Cheers (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Pure (LE) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte French Manicure (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Drawing a Blanc (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maple Syrup is a medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty texture that was prone to sheering out and looking patchy when blended. The color lasted for six and a half hours on me. Tarte Style (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Power Player (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade II (2015) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lofty (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Renholder (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cool Complement (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Vow (LE) is warmer, better quality (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Stone Unturned (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Jingle All the Grey (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Almond Mocha (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Pecan Praline (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bandwagon (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Mirage (761) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Cover (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gingersnap is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and copper sparkle. The texture was almost wet to the touch with a smoother, more cream-like feel but was thinner overall (not really dense). It applied decently to bare skin, and it wore for seven hours with some fall out. Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bronze Casting (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Breaking Bronze (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Luscious (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Winter Dream is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with warmer undertones and pink and white sparkle. The consistency was fairly smooth, almost wet to the touch, and blended out decently. It was sheerer, though, and it had some fall out after seven hours of wear. MAC Dress Me Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tinsel (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Prickly Pear (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Performance Art (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Exhibition (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sugared Raisin (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Make a Mauve (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cup of Joe is a deep, blackened brown with warm undertones and fine gold pearl scattered over a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that was fairly blendable. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Lava Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Fetiche #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Ankh (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Tempting (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Give In Take VI (LE, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Truffle (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Infusion (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #8 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Witch (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Smut (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Coffee is a dark black with neutral-t-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a dustier, thinner texture that was prone to sheering out. It wore well for seven hours before fading. Dior Smoky Sequins #5 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is darker (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Licorice (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Lunar Eclipse (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Platonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gingerbread is a medium-dark brown with warmer, slightly rosy, undertones and a mostly matte finish. The consistency was clumpy, chalky, and a disaster on the cheeks, as it looked uneven and dry. It had semi-sheer coverage at best. It started to fade after six hours of wear. Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Toasted (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Holiday 2016 Grand Hotel Café Palette Set Grand Hotel Café
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
70%
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Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.64 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows in a mix of warmer neutrals with a pop of purple and plum. The presentation is very gift-worthy, as it opens with a wintry scene that could definitely be displayed (assuming it was to your taste), though it obviously is a lot of excessive packaging if you only intend to keep the palette itself! Luckily, the bulk is separated, so the cardboard palette itself is slim and travel-friendly. There is no mirror on the interior, which is worth noting but may not be a deal-breaker. The palette also included a deluxe sized Better Than Sex Mascara. Like all of the brand’s palette offerings this year, it is scented, and this particular palette is vanilla-scented–noticeable when open but I could not detect the scent after applying. The palette was decent–pigmented, blendable, not too challenging to use–but it is going to be a better fit for someone who has not already indulged in past neutral palettes and likes more sparkly shades, as four of the shimmery shades have chunky sparkle in them.

A note on the size… it’s actually a little confusing, as the box says that each eyeshadow is 1.11g/0.03 oz. with a total net weight of 13.33g/0.47 oz. — the total weight in grams is correct, but the weight in ounces doesn’t make sense, as it should be 0.36 oz. Based on the gram weight for each shade, the corresponding conversion into ounces is actually 0.03915 oz., which results in 0.47 oz. total weight. I am not sure why it was rounded down!

Coconut is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm in the pan. I felt like it sheered out a bit easily on the skin, though, so a primer would help it stay more opaque if desired. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Ciate My Tribe (LE) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P) is darker (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Hero (P) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Waterlilies (LE) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Crepe (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dulce de Leche is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, thin texture that was a smidgen dusty but applied well to the lid, blended out without sheering out too easily, and wore for seven hours before fading. NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Moleskin (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Atik (117CM) (P) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P) is darker (85% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Puree (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Flutes (LE, $5.00) is brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Banana Cream is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a sparkly, metallic finish. It had larger, chunkier sparkle in it, which had some fall out during application, but the texture was also a bit denser so it supported more of the sparkle within the base. The color was nicely pigmented and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Love Connection #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cote d'Azur (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Slow/Fast/Slow (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Tan (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Winter Pursuit (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Almond Mocha is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a really soft, silky texture, which made it dustier and kicked up an excess amount of product in the pan, but it was very blendable and forgiving on the eye–you’ll need to build up the coverage, though, if you want more than medium coverage. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #5 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Earth (102CM) (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Nude #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lockout (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Heartbreaker (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champagne Rose is a very light gold with a hint of pink and a frosted, sparkly finish. The consistency was drier and had a tendency to look uneven/patchy applied, though the lighter color against my skin tone (in particular) made it less noticeable than it may be on other skin tones. It is the type of product that would benefit from an adhesive base, like the brand’s own Glitter Insurance. This shade started to crease after seven hours of wear. Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Satin Sheets (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Treasures Untold (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mint Chocolate is a muted, medium-dark purply taupe with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture. It was a bit dusty, but it built up better than anticipated and didn’t look dry on the skin. The eyeshadow wore for just over seven hours on me. YSL Paris #9 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte For Realism (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tiramisu is a soft, light-medium brown with warm, peachy undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, smooth, and finely-milled texture. The eyeshadow blended easily on the skin and lasted for seven hours. bareMinerals Granted (LE)(95% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Innocent (P) is darker (95% similar). Ciate Skinny Dip (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Layin' Low (DC, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Unconditional (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Layin' Low (P, $18.50) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Salted Caramel (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Always Sunny (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Birkin (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Raspberry is a dark, plummy purple with warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was on the drier side, so the powder felt looser with more noticeable shimmer/sparkle to it. It applied decently to the lid, though it had a more faded quality to it and lacked some of the richness it had in the pan. The color wore for just over seven hours on me. Dior Olympe (871) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Schnauzer (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Volt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Not Today (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Seahorse (115) (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Fever (794) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Diapason (92) (DC, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Smoky Mauve (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Higher Power (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Praline is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had a softer, slightly drier texture that felt a little looser and chunkier overall. It applied decently, but it would work better with a primer or even a damp brush, which would give it a smoother look on the skin. This shade started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear. Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Jinxie (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #2 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Drenched in Gold (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is warmer (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Faire Maiden (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Beaded (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey Lavender is a light-medium lavender with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Again, it had a chunkier sparkle that was loosened from the base color, so there was some fall out during application as well as later on during wear; it is a shade that would work better with an adhesive base. It had semi-opaque color payoff and lasted for seven hours (with some fall out). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Moth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC In My Element (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Utopia (96) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced The Strip (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Past Midnight #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Vulnerable (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Cassis is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia magenta with cooler, violet pearl. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that applied well and was easy to blend out. The color wore well for eight hours before starting to fade on me. Too Faced Jingle Berry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Junkshow (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Infra-violet (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Selena (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #1 (P, $9.99) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cookies & Cream is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish, though there were bits of silver and teal sparkle. The majority of the sparkly bits disappear in practice, so it performed as a matte black when I used it. The texture was soft and blendable–very forgiving on the lid–though the coverage is more semi-opaque and buildable. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours. Anastasia Spirit Rock (LE, $12.00)(100% similar). NARS Heraklion (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Oddfellow (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Lights Down (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora I'm All Ears (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Tuxedo (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Holiday 2016 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Merry Macarons
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Merry Macarons Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows with a mix of neutrals and a few pops of color. This one is exclusive to Ulta! Here are swatches…

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