BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows

BUXOM Silver Screen Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brilliant lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. This shade had more noticeable sparkle, though I didn’t notice any fall out during the day, which I think is owed to the denser, thicker consistency of the eyeshadow overall. It had great color payoff, and the powder had a smooth, cream-like feel to it that was blendable and adhered well on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours. Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Flash (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Frosted Lavender (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is lighter, cooler, lower quality (85% similar). bareMinerals Shiver (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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BUXOM Eyeshadow
Buxom Eyeshadow Silver Screen
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC Anything But Demure, Fab Tested, Absolute Score, Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-pink with warm undertones and a smattering of fine, gold pearl. It had good pigmentation that went on evenly, though I noticed some of the gloss welled up in lip lines. It wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance, though. The gloss was comfortable to wear and wore well for four and a half hours. The formula was hydrating for me. Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Snap (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Earth & Fire (35) (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Deelight (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, lower quality (85% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Anything But Demure
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is cooler (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Ocean View (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (02)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-drark rosy plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish.

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Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Telluride
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%

Kat Von D Lolita & Lolita II Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D Lolita Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “chestnut rose.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with very subtle, warmer undertones and an ultra matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, and it didn’t “crack” when I smiled. The formula was smooth, not too thin or too thick, and spread well across the lips. It was flexible enough to feel comfortable over the seven hours it lasted, though it was slightly drying after five hours of wear. Colour Pop Stingraye (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Hot Chocolate (LE, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC So Select (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Offshoot (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Tulle (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Twig (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Cami (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Mauve It (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Lolita Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Lolita
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
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Makeup Geek Promise Ring Blush

Makeup Geek Promise Ring Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a pale, light pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P) is darker (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Cult (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Promise Ring Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Promise Ring
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%