MAC Sophisticate Face Kit

MAC Sophisticate Face Kit ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, two blushes, and two lipsticks. Worth pointing out right away is that the back of my palette says the second blush on the left is Simply Bliss, whereas Nordstrom’s product listing had Cream Soda in its place; I checked both of them, and the blush in this palette is slightly more pink-tinted and a little lighter but not by much.

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MAC Sophisticate Face Kit
MAC Face Kit Sophisticate
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Becca Nightingale Mineral Blush

Becca Nightingale Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “deep mulberry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Chanel Rouge (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. NYX Apricot (P, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier. Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is warmer. NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted. IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, more muted. Surratt Beauty Rougeur (P, $32.00) is darker. Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Nightingale Mineral Blush
Becca Mineral Blush Nightingale
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
83%

NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette

NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette ($59.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes a highlighter, bronzer, and two blushes, plus a traval-sized ITA brush. I have reviewed most of these shades before, so the list of similar shades is pretty up-to-date, so rather than pull a new link, I’ve included the current lists as they stand. I did test each of these versions for wear, pigmentation, application, and so forth. I think the packaging is really cool, but I wish the compact didn’t feel so bulky. I really like some of NARS’ blushes, but there are a fair amount that have been misses for me. This palette is a bit of a mixed bag, and I find there is too much variance from release to release.

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NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette
NARS Fall 2015 Gifting Blush Palette Blame It On NARS
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Too Faced Love Hangover Love Flush Blush

Too Faced Love Hangover Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “perfect warm pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a lighter, golden sheen that gave it more of a satin finish overall. MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery. MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter. NYX Amber (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is less shimmery. MAC Hipness (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Love Hangover Love Flush Blush
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush Love Hangover
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
86%

Becca Lantana Mineral Blush

Becca Lantana Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as an “ultra poppy crimson.” It’s a bold, brightened medium-dark orange with strong red tones and a golden satin sheen. MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Fira (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NYX Cinnamon (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. theBalm Cobbler (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Squint (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Bang (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Lantana Mineral Blush
Becca Mineral Blush Lantana
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
88%

Too Faced Your Love is King Love Flush Blush

Too Faced Your Love is King Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “plummy rose.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. NARS Mata Hari (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Mocha (P, $21.00) is warmer. NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. Milani Bella Rosa (11) (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter, more pigmented. Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler, glossier. Milani Tea Rose (08) (LE, $7.99) is less shimmery, brighter. Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler. IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is warmer. NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is darker, more pigmented. MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is less pigmented, cooler. MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler. Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is brighter. Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is more muted. LORAC Underrated (LE, ) is lighter. Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Your Love is King Love Flush Blush
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush Your Love is King
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%