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Chanel Duo N. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 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.”

No. 02 (Top) is a very light beige with subtler, warmer undertones and a fine shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was softer than the other shade’s highlighter, though it was still firmer and required a denser brush (I used a blush brush–most of my highlighter-centric blushes were too feathery/soft). It blended out decently and yielded a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lightscapade (P, $33.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 02 (Bottom) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a stiffer consistency in the pan, which made it harder to blend out and get it to look even/diffused on the skin. The color did wear for eight hours, which was an upside! Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Boys Don't Cry (LE, $41.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Tweed Coralline (LE, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 02
Duo N. 02
Duo N. 02
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
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Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten
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 Camellia (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Motu Tane (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Cutie Pie (P, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Culture (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Antigua (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (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). Milani Bella Bellini (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush-n-Brighten formula is supposed to be “smooth” and “long-wearing” with “a blend of rich, marbleized color.” It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, lightly dusty texture that sheered out slightly on the skin, but that softness did help this blend out really easily. I can see with a blush where the ability to build-up and easily sheer down would be a preference, so I think if that’s how you tend to use your blushes, you’ll be all set with the pigmentation of this shade. The finish has a stronger sheen than average but stops just shy of emphasizing pores on my skin. When I tested it, the color wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.

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

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Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen.. MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Taffy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Embruns (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Hushed Tone (P, $27.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush IV (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to “infuse the skin with luster” with a “satiny smooth powder.” It’s available in two shades (the other I already reviewed here), and I think there could have been a third–something cooler, more pink-derived. As I mentioned in the prior review, the texture is smooth and blendable once on the skin, but the powder is denser. It is oddly firm but not stiff; it takes more to dislodge the powder from the surface–not sure if it’s related to the design or formula itself–and does get a little easier with multiple uses. If the texture was more forgiving and easier to use, though, this would be a real winner, as the end result is a glowing and gorgeous on the skin. It had medium, buildable coverage with a luminous finish that didn’t emphasize pores and wore well for almost nine hours on me.

Edward Bess Threads of Silk Powder Ciao
Ciao
Ciao
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Edward Bess Bellissima Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Bellissima Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Bellissima Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Bellissima Threads of Silk Powder ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a medium, rosy bronze with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. LORAC Sunlight (LE, $23.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Glow (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Candlelight) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Rosa Romantica (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Highlighter (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It seems like a new formula, as it recently popped up on Neiman Marcus (which is where I purchased mine from); the first thing I noticed about it was actually that it is a very large-sized powder–generous compared to most cheek and face products. The formula is supposed to “infuse the skin with luster” with a “satiny smooth powder.” It’s available in two shades (and I will review the other soon), and Bellissima ended up being the first one I tried. It has a firmer, denser feel to it overall; I wouldn’t describe it as stiff necessarily, but it doesn’t respond well to a feathery or really soft brush; I had to use a denser blush brush to get enough color to show up on me–I think it could be softer/looser overall. It has more medium coverage that’s buildable, and the powder is very blendable on the skin. It highlighted without emphasizing pores, and for me, gave a warming color on me. I expect on fairer complexions, they will see even more warmth, while deeper skin tones will find it highlights more. The color lasted for eight and a half hours on me before fading just slightly.

Edward Bess Threads of Silk Powder Bellissima
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Black Opal Orchid Baked Blush

Black Opal Orchid Baked Blush
Black Opal Orchid Baked Blush

Black Opal Orchid Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy plum with gold sparkle. MAC Gentle (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. The texture was somewhat dry and dusty, though it was blendable on the skin, and it did not look powdery on. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-sheer but not much more than that. The color is gorgeous, and the finish is soft and luminous, though there was obvious sparkle on the skin that seemed unnecessary as it is quite sparse so it doesn’t really add anything. It lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading.

Black Opal Baked Blush Orchid
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Orchid
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Permanent

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total

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By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette
By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six shades that can be used as highlighters, blushes, and/or bronzers. As I mentioned in my review of Tan & Flash Cruise, there was a lighter/mote muted option, and this is it. I had the same experience with this palette as I did with the other: I was impressed by the softness, blendability, and finish of these on the skin–they’re very easy to use and diffuse, and the finish is glowing without emphasizing pores. Despite being very soft and finely-milled, they’re not really powdery or dusty; they seem to have a decent amount of binder so they adhere well and don’t get messy in the pan. The wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across the six shades.

Light & Tan Vibes #1 is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a fine, frosted shimmer. It had good color payoff paired with an incredibly smooth, silky texture that blended out effortlessly. The shimmer was just fine enough that it didn’t emphasize pores to my eye, but it gave a noticeable sheen. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Bronze (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #2 is a softer, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, gold frost that gives it a luminous finish. I think this is a shade that will look pinker and brighter on fairer and cooler skin tones, and then a bit warmer and more coral-like on warmer skin tones (like it does on me). The texture was soft, silky, and very lightly dusty, but it blended out beautifully on the skin and sat well without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before fading around the edges. This color is extremely dupable, though. MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Antigua (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #3 is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, though this is a color that tends to get lost on my skin tone as once blended out, it just adds a sheen without pronounced color–on lighter skin tones, you might get more warmth and on darker skin tones, it might highlight more obviously. The texture had the same smooth, silky, and finely-milled as the other shades, and it was easy to blend out on the skin. From what I could tell, the sheen was visible for a good eight hours before it started to breakdown. Tarte Moonlight (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Rosa Romantica (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural Glow (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (95% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush II (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #4 is a light, golden beige with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Again, it’s so close to my actual skin tone that it is hard to show it off in a full face photo–in the skin swatch, you can just barely see it. It doesn’t do much on my skin tone, but I could see it adding light warmth on very fair skin tones or helping to even out some complexions. The texture was finely-milled and soft, very blendable and sat well on the skin. It was hard to see the product on me, but based on what I could assess, it seemed to last eight hours. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #5 is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. I found it to have a more noticeable glow on the skin than the lighter tan (#4) shade. It ended up being a subdued, natural-looking bronzing element on my skin tone, and I can see why it would work a treat for fairer complexions (the palette is designed for lighter skin tones, while the other palette was designed for darker skin tones). The texture was a little dusty, but it didn’t look powdery on the skin and blended out without immediately sheering out. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #6 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Optical (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva ND010 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #6 is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff, though it was the least pigmented in the palette, paired with a fairly soft, smooth texture. Oddly, it was a little firm in the pan compared to the other shades. I wouldn’t describe it as hard to use or to blend out, just that it wasn’t as effortless as most shades in the palettes were, so the difference was more noticeable as a result. This shade wore for eight and a half hours on me before fading. Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Light & Tan Vibes
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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