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Too Faced White & Matte Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2017

Too Faced White & Matte Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palettes
Too Faced White & Matte Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palettes

The bestselling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection got mini makeovers.

Availability

November 28th, 2016 for White Chocolate, December 14th for Matte Chocolate

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The Details

White Chocolate Chip Palette | $26.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

The delectable White Chocolate Chip Palette features 11 antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused shades with a signature chocolate scent. With a confection of pastels, creamy nudes, and a pop of black, these high-pigment eyeshadows offer true color payoff and a silky smooth finish.

Matte Chocolate Chip Palette | $26.00 | Limited Edition

Chocolate Chip Matte features 11 of our iconic Chocolate Bar shades transformed in all matte finishes infused with our signature antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and a decadent chocolate scent. The bite-sized palette is the perfect travel companion that allows you to indulge your beauty craving anywhere you go.

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Too Faced Funfetti Set Now at HSN

Too Faced Funfetti Set
Too Faced Funfetti Set

Life’s a party, so celebrate it with style! Get playful with 12 matte and shimmer eye shadows, then top it off with a long-wearing blush, moisturizing mascara and a pop of pretty lip gloss. Discover all the products you crave to make your look fun, flirtatious and eye-catching.

Availability

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The Details

Funfetti Collection | $68.00 | Limited Edition

  • Funfetti Eyeshadow Palette
  • Funfetti Love Flush Blush
  • Mocha Freeze Funfetti Lip Gloss
  • Better Than Mascara
  • Heart Flatbuki Brush

The Holiday Kiss Collection for Sephora | Holiday 2016

Sephora Kiss Collection for Holiday 2016
The Holiday Kiss Collection for Sephora | Holiday 2016

Limited edition cases and shades created exclusively for Sephora.

Availability

Now online

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The Details

Holiday Kiss Collection | $17.00 to $56.00 | Limited Edition

  • NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick ($32.00)
  • Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick ($20.00)
  • Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks ($21.00) Double Dare, Lolita II, Mother
  • Urban Decay Troublemaker Vice Lipstick ($17.00)
  • Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte ($21.00)
  • Bite Beauty Mistletoe Amuse Bouche ($26.00)
  • Marc Jacobs Bad Behavior Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00)
  • Tarte Bestie Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint ($20.00)
  • BUXOM White Russian Full-On Lip Cream ($20.00)
  • Guerlain Rouge Saphir Rouge G ($56.00)
  • Make Up For Ever M400 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00)
  • Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00)

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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). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $37.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline All Fired Up (P, $7.99) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $35.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M204 (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $32.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $6.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $17.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is 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
Candy Cane
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). Viseart Yves (P) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #1 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (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. Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (P) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Rock Candy (P) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Vape (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Glamour (P, $6.99) is brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is more muted, less shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Bling (LE) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is darker, less shimmery (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. Stila Heart (P) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #1 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Hanky Panky (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #2 (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M518 Nude (P, $21.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Commando (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Hey Nude (04) (P, $34.00) is brighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Fresco (P, $23.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Pleasing to the Eye (P, $16.00) is darker (90% 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 warmer, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is darker (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. LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC In My Element (P, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced The Strip (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Provocateur (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Earthshine (LE, $25.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Glitterrock (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Mauvelous (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Lancome Garden Rose (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $10.00) is darker, less shimmery (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). Colour Pop Harley (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Gallery (P) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P) is darker (80% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is warmer, darker (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. theBalm Presto (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Ensemble (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Ciate Queen Bee (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Friendly (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #2E (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Smoked (P) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Darkhorse (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Black Plum (LE, $16.00) is lighter (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). Viseart Petit Pro #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Give In Take IV (LE, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Put a Bow On It (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #1 (P) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frosty Nog (LE, $16.00) is cooler, brighter (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. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker (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). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Yamal (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Indie (P) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE)(85% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (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 warmer, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Clay (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (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. NARS Isolde #1 (P, $25.00)(95% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). The Estee Edit Ray (LE) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is brighter, more shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #6 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Your Majesty (LE, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Cider (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Hotline (P) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE, $19.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (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). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Allegro (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Taupe (P) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Duchess (LE, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is cooler, darker (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). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is cooler, more pigmented, less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Give In Take VI (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cup of Joe (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (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). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Daydream (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Summer Breeze (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Moulder (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Shade I (2015) (LE, $25.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Entomology (P) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Light Study (LE, $16.00) is lighter (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. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Benefit Gilt-y Pleasure (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 12 Copper (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Graphite #2 (P) is darker, less shimmery (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 cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tulle (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Boxes & Bows (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Glitz (LE, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Dior Golden Flower #1 (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White) (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is warmer (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). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Tin Soldier (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Vapor (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Parallax (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Les Gris #4 (P) is 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. Make Up For Ever ME230 Peacock Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Coconut (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Mystic Hour (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Controversy (LE) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pre-Packaged (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #18 (P, $32.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #2 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S228 Petrol Blue (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (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). Urban Decay 1985 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Selena (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 (LE) is warmer, darker (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 cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #79 (DC, $20.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Center Stage (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 04 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (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. Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is warmer, darker (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 lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Los Cabos (24) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Toffee (P, $5.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (P) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Paloma Contour (P) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NYX Tan (P, $5.00) is cooler, darker (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. MAC Pink Tea (LE, $22.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Blush (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $9.99) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $22.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (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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