Sephora I’m Quite Tipsy Colorful Blush

Sephora I’m Quite Tipsy (08) Colorful Blush ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “dark purple.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark magenta pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Let's Be Friends (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sentiment (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Angelika (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Pie (P, $8.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Homie (P, $8.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora I'm Quite Tipsy (08) Colorful Blush
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush I'm Quite Tipsy (08)
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
83%

NARS Cheek Studio Blush Palette (Spring 2016)

NARS Cheek Studio Blush Palette ($65.00 for 1.01 oz.) includes a highlighting/contour duo, bronzer, and four blushes. Three of the blushes are exclusive to the palette with one blush being part of an exclusive offering for Sephora VIB Rouge members (as a single). Strangely, the Paloma duo, which is available in the permanent range (see my original review here), was very chalky and clumpy in the palette–it felt smooth and soft to the touch, but it looked dry and chalky on the skin. I wish NARS (and other brands guilty of it) wouldn’t include one-size-fits-all contouring products; matte highlighters are also difficult to make inclusive (without the shimmer, it is hard to salvage one that really doesn’t work for one’s skin tone).

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NARS Cheek Studio Blush Palette
NARS Cheek Studio Palette Spring 2016
C
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
76%
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Sephora Oh My Gosh Colorful Blush

Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) Colorful Blush ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “red.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with strong, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It’s more orange than it is red, though. Colour Pop Girl Power (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) Colorful Blush
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush Oh My Gosh (10)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
83%

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set that features a darker pink-coral paired with a peachy-pink. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” As we’re now at the seventh and final blush duo to review, I must sound like a broken record, but the darker shade is dismal and difficult to blend due to sheer pigmentation and chalky texture. The lighter shade was more powdery and less chalky, but it was at least more pigmented.

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Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Sid + Nancy
F
Product
4
Pigmentation
5
Texture
5
Longevity
3
Application
3.5
Total
46%
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Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set of orange-y coral shades with matte finishes. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” The darker shade lacked pigmentation and had a really firm consistency that made it hard to apply and blend out evenly on the skin. The lighter shade was more pigmented and more blendable, though it was dusty to work with. The two together are more blendable than the dark shade alone, but on my skin tone, it is difficult for the two together to show up noticeably as there is little coverage overall (paired with a lighter color in general, there’s little hope if it’s very sheer!), but I would expect some color to show up on fairer skin tones when mixed — the lighter shade will dominate.

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Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Samson + Delilah
F
Product
4
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
5
Longevity
3
Application
4
Total
46%
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Sephora Shame On You Colorful Blush

Sephora Shame On You (01) Colorful Blush ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “old rose.” It’s a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Unleashed (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Shame On You (01) Colorful Blush
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush Shame On You (01)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%