Becca Blushed with Light Palette

Becca Blushed with Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.46 oz.) is a medium-size, plastic compact that contains three blushes–a neutral-to-warm pink, orange-brown, and pink-coral. One shade (Wisteria) is new and exclusive to the palette, while the other two shades are available in the Becca’s permanent range. If you don’t mind your blushes more pigmented, then I think you might like this palette–two shades were rated lower because they weren’t as subtle/buildable as described. I wish the texture of Snapdragon was smoother and softer, more like the full-size version, but it looked the same applied to the skin, so the difference isn’t as noticeable in practice.

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Becca Blushed with Light Palette
Becca Holiday 2016 Blush Trio Blushed with Light
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
84%
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bareMinerals Be Beautiful Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette ($45.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, three cheek colors, and a finishing powder. It is most bizarre that there’s a finishing powder, and it is, frankly, an odd color choice–it is very, very yellowy orange with no real sheen or satiny quality to it, so it is drier, powdery, and sits poorly on the skin while adding a yellow tint. Of all the inclusions in the palette, that was the most odd, and then of course, bareMinerals is a multiple-time offender of putting out an endless slew of neutral palettes so once you have a few, the rest start having less appeal.

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bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette
bareMinerals Holiday 2016 READY Face & Eye Palette Be Beautiful
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush

Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush ($35.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four, deluxe-sized blushes and a synthetic, blush brush.

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Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush
Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush Sculpted Cheeks
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
70%
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Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. MAC Yash (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Platform (DC, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Doe (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Crème Caramel
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5.5
Application
4.5
Total
79%

ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rusty red copper.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery red with warm, red-orange undertones and fine pinky-red and gold shimmer. Chanel Evening Beige (340) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ambering Rose (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Margin (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bardot
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%
Limited Edition

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Palette ($58.00 for 0.44 oz.) includes four, miniature-sized versions of the permanent Face Illuminators. It’s pretty neat, as they have the same swirled, raised design, but everything is on a smaller scale. For someone who likes different highlighter shades (or highlighting blushes/bronzers) and would use two or three of them, it’s handy to have and would be good for traveling. Since the individual Illuminators are pricey, this is a good way to try them all for less than the cost of two full-sized shades. I think that the palette versions are fairly comparable to the permanent versions I have, though there are a few differences that I noticed. I don’t think that those differences really impact the overall look of the products applied, but they are there. This formula (and thus palette) is most suitable for someone who likes moderate highlights and some sparkle but not over-the-top metallic highlighters.

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Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Palette
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Collection (Holiday 2016) Fall In Love
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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