Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette ($52.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes two highlighters and three blushes. Each highlighter contains 0.19 oz. of product ($51.57 worth), each Mineral blush contains 0.12 oz. ($38.40 worth), and the Luminous blush contains 0.10 oz. ($16.19 worth)–the palette has a total value of $106.16 or $10.40 per shade. I think there’s plenty of each product, and the size of each pan (even the smaller blushes) is appropriate and can be used with a slew of blush and highlighter brushes. Like other Becca palettes, the texture is noticeably drier and looser in the pan for the highlighters, compared to the standalone formula, which is something I notice more by feel and initial application, but it doesn’t seem to change the color, tone, or the way the product looks applied and blended on the skin (this is my only hesitation about the palette). Worth noting, Becca called out the Mineral Blushes as matte, but their interpretation of matte is more like true satin–there is a sheen to the skin but is not overly shimmery, and secondly, Becca seems to market their blushes as more buildable/medium in coverage but all three are very pigmented–this is, as a result, reflected in the rating but if you like your blushes pigmented, you should mentally bump up the ratings.

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Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
Becca Face Palette Champagne Collection
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm, coppery-orange undertones and a frosted sheen. Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Watermelon/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Pink Buttercream
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

MAC Tryphaena and Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Creme Duo

MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo ($33.00 for TBA oz.) has a highlighter and contour in a cream formula. The formula felt denser and had less slip than MAC’s Cream Colour Bases, and they are consistent with previously-released Pro Sculpting Creams (I have a review for them from 2012). I found them easy to apply and blend out with fingertips or synthetic brushes, as the texture was creamy with enough color payoff to show up on the skin but wasn’t so dense as to become difficult to use. They lasted for seven to eight hours on me.

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MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo
MAC Pro Sculpting Crème Duo Tryphaena and Cleopatra
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Chanel Duo N. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” Between the two duos offered, this is the “better” one, but it still falls noticeably short when it comes to being blendable and easy to use. I just think that the texture is far too firm, too stiff, and it translates into application, which is where it really counts. For some, this might be a happy accident, but the darker “contour” shade here is far from “sheer.”

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Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 02
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
79%
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Chanel Duo N. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” As far as higher-end, luxury-level powders, I found these to be sadly lacking in silkiness and smoothness; they just had a firmer, stiffer texture that made getting color coverage out of the shades difficult and harder to apply for a blended, seamless look. The coverage is as described–sheer–and somewhat buildable but mostly sheer to semi-opaque with several layers. I think a key aspect of a great highlighter and/or contouring product (and most cheek/face products) is blendability, and both shades were lacking that.

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Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 01
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
76%
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Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is pop of medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Peach Delight
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%