We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Lord & Taylor30% off almost everything + 10% off cosmetics & fragrances with code FRIENDS, ends 12/15.
  • Tarte30% off with code BESTIES, ends 12/11.

Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector’s Set

Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector's Set
Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector’s Set

Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector’s Set ($49.00 for 1.23 oz.) includes 24 eyeshadows, three blushes, travel-sized mascara, and a twist-up jumbo lip crayon. It’s a mixed bag; some are nice, some are duds, and some are somewhere in-between. It’s a lot of product for your money, so if the shades appeal to you, and you generally like Tarte’s formula and typically wear a primer, it might be worth looking at. They are more dupable shades than not, and you’ll find some shades are similar (enough) to past Tarte releases. I liked how the palettes were separate from the packaging, so you can easily ditch the exterior (with the sequins), though that’s obviously a lot of waste. They could have made this a lot slimmer by skipping the lip crayon and mascara, as that is all that is contained in the drawer!

Toasted Marshmallow is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistently that wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Orb (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Tarte Cheers (LE) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Adagio (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Divinity (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D South (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Clarins Brown #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cookie Swap is a soft, medium-dark brown with hints of gray and a warm base. The color payoff was good with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture. It wore well for eight hours. theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Nano Nude #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Burlap (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Cork (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vixen is a medium-dark, bronzy brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color coverage with a blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It lasted for eight hours. Urban Decay YDK (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sienna (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Faerie Fayre (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Kingdom (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Puppy Love (P) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sable (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Belize (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cocoa Rose (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Bold Bling (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twinkle Lights is a medium, copper-brown with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was lightly buttery and easy to use. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Viseart Camille (P) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Ethereal (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Iris (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Amber (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #3 (P) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Ciate Shine Bright (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chestnuts Roasting is a dark, red-toned brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was just a tiny bit powdery. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours. Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte One Too Manet (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Sundeck #5 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Orion (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Espresso Blend #3 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Clinique Pink Chocolate #4 (P, $15.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Sable (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dark Brew (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Galapagos (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Chai (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vio-let It Go is a medium-dark, mauvy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a powdery consistency that was prone to sheering out. It started to fade after six hours. Makeup Geek Vintage (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Forgiveness (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #6 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $29.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Plums Up (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sketch (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #4 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spiked Cider is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft consistency, but it had a noticeable texture to it as there was some sparkle in the base. It wore well for eight hours but had a little fall out. Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Thought (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tea Leaves (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Platinum (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte First Kiss (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Metallic Taupe (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Midnight Sun (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Puppy Love (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Mutt (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Hazy (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Venus (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Crush (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dipped in Chocolate is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly firm and stiff, which resulted in sheerer, uneven color payoff that was difficult to use. The color showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear. LORAC Truffle (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Deep Brown (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M618 Espresso (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M620 Gray Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Ripper (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Espresso (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Showstopper (DC, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Warmhearted is a medium, warm-toned pink with a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a dusty consistency that could have blended more easily. It wore well for eight hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Joy to the Pearl is a brightened beige with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dusty texture that was somewhat messy to use. The color wore well for seven hours. LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blow (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blonde (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced White Peach (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm High Tide (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Satin Seduction (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced All American Girl (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blush Stilettos is a light, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was firm, which resulted in semi-sheer coverage that was hard to apply. It wore well for seven hours. MAC Easy Gesture (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Clinique Jammin' #1 (P, $15.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Dope (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Bubbly (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Camelia #3 (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glitzy Blitzen is a light-medium, orange-coral base with strong, golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation at best with a soft, blendable texture that ran a little powdery. The eyeshadow lasted for seven hours. Dior Golden Flower #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Woo is Me (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Pound Cake (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Light Coral (87M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Petal Pop (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte #SFS (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sparkling Punch is a medium, reddish-brown with pink and gold shimmer. The color payoff was underwhelming, while the texture had a firmness to it that made it hard to get on the brush and harder to blend out evenly on the skin. The color showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear. MAC Glimpse of Flesh (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Lancome Brune Glace (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm #39 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Silk Robe (LE) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Naiade (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 06 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Chantille (P) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Country Girl (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Amorous Alloy (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Waltz of the Flowers is a soft, medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth texture that wore well for seven and a half hours. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #6 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Charming #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cobbler (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tiger's Eye (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Mortal #4 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Kingdom (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 14 (LE) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Golden Rings is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. The texture was noticeably dusty and looser compared to other shades, so it tended to sheer out somewhat when applied. The color wore well for seven hours on me. Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm #7 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Christmas Blend (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cherish (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Onde Sable (04) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Crisp (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Friendship File (LE, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC All That Glitters (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #6 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Milani Bella Champagne (16) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Such a Clatter is a muted, medium-dark, mauvy plum with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied patchy and unevenly on the skin. It started to fade after six hours of wear. Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte You Look Mauveless (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte For Realism (LE) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Evening Affair is a deep, cool-toned blackened purple with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, but it was difficult to even out on the skin as it looked patchy most of the time. It lasted for seven hours on me. Makeup Geek Taboo (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 04 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Spellcaster (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Demon Lover #2 (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 4 #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vamp (P) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bombshell (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Fierce (P) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Impress is a soft, light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a firmer, drier texture that was also on the dusty side once it was applied to the skin. It lasted for six hours, which is pretty unimpressive (pun mostly intended!) given it is the Amazonian Clay blush formula (which touts 12-hour wear). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Wisteria (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Love (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Amazed (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cheers is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was firmer, and the resulting color payoff was semi-sheer. It was harder to use and lasted for six hours. MAC Drawing a Blanc (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Baby Face (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Pure (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D South (LE) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jingle All the Grey is a medium taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty but blendable texture. The color wore well for seven hours before fading. Urban Decay Cover (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Merci You Later (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Taupe (P) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M548 Pink Gray (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Maple Syrup (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Slate Bells Ring is a medium taupe brown with a silvery shimmer. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that was easy enough to use. It lasted for seven and a half hours. Sephora Be on the A-List (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rocker (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Stone (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Silver Mirage (18) (LE, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Stellar (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Big Attitude (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Whirling (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mushroom (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Platinum Bling is a medium-dark gray-leaning taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was slightly firm. On me, it wore well for seven hours. Laura Mercier Stellar (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Poetic (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Mirror (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mint Sprig appears as a light-medium, meadow green with a gold shimmer, but it is so firm and sheer that all that actually translates is a sprinkling of gold shimmer. It was visible for six hours, but it was hard to judge. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #3 (LE) is darker (90% similar). YSL Avant Garde #1 (P) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bedazzled Spruce is a muted, dark bronzy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage with a lightly dusty texture. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Laura Mercier Khaki (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Clinique Cocoa Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Witch (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Coffee Chip (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (P) is darker (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #2 (P) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoke & Mirrors is a medium black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had stiff, sheer, and disappointing as it applied patchily. It lasted for six hours. Stila Essence (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Black Licorice (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cinder (Right) (LE) is darker (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Serious (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #3 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia LBD (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Tie Beauty is a deeper black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the texture was thin and firm, so it was hard to blend it out and have it look smooth and diffused. It lasted for seven hours. Anastasia Coal (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Sin City (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bubbly is a soft, light-medium orange with a hint of pink and a golden sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that blended well on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Daybreak (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Minnie's Inner Glow (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flashy is a muted, medium rosy pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightweight texture that emphasized the natural texture of the lips. It lasted for four hours on me. Make Up For Ever C106 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Cami (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Apoline (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Holiday 2015 Collector’s Set Greatest Glitz
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
See All Glossovers

See more photos & swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

MAC Fever Blush

MAC Fever Blush
MAC Fever Blush

MAC Fever Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as an “intense reddish-burgundy [with a Matte finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark plummy-pink with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Kat Von D Morticia (Shade) (P) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop New Lowes (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Desire (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hot Nights (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Fever is intensely pigmented with a soft, fairly blendable texture that doesn’t look totally flat on skin; it’s mostly matte, but I find it produces a natural finish once buffed and blended out. This shade lasted for nine hours on me.

MAC Powder Blush Fever
Fever
Fever
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

See more photos & swatches!

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with a hint of warm rose paired with a luminous sheen. MAC Tint (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Baby Don't Go (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Takeover (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic” with a “flattering radiance” and “silky texture.” The pigmentation ranges from semi-sheer to fully opaque, depending on technique and skin tone, but it seemed exactly as described–buildable–without having to pile it on or spend too long sheering it out. It had an extremely smooth, silky consistency that blended out beautifully on the skin while yielding a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but added a lovely glow to the skin. On me, the blush lasted for eight hours before it started to fade.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Golden Sun (280)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

See more photos & swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Guerlain Madame Rougit (LE, $67.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is brighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Life's a Picnic (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00)(85% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic” with a “flattering radiance” and “silky texture.” The texture is very soft, silky, but it is on the thinner side and gets to be somewhat dusty. I don’t think it looks dry or powdery on the skin (though I have relatively normal skin at the moment), so you may just want to take greater care when swirling a brush in the pan to avoid too much excess powder kicking up. The color blended well on the skin, and it had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage. On my warmer complexion, it ended up looking more coral as the yellow undertones in my skin tone came through, but it may look pinker on those with pinker undertones. The blush wore well for seven hours on me.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Vibration (270)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft reflective golden-bronze.” It’s a golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Stila Bronze (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronzer (P, $13.95) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 10 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to add “highlight to the face and body” with a “velvety soft” texture and “radiant finish.” Gold Deposit has noticeable sparkles in it, which gave the texture a more crumbly, gritty consistency–it just wasn’t as smooth as some of the Mineralize face products. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was easily applied more heavily or with a lighter hand to adjust the coverage. It has a metallic, high-shine finish that emphasize pores slightly on my skin, so it may be one that doesn’t appeal to everyone. My best tip is to apply with a fan brush, which will help you build up the shimmer better. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before starting to turn patchy.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “coral pink with gold shimmer.” It’s a pop of light-medium pink with warm undertones and a heavy dose of gold shimmer. Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Score (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Blush (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Sand (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Petal Power was previously a limited edition shade, I believe, and it was added to the permanent line-up. I repurchased to see whether it had changed at all since its original launch, and I noticed it was significantly lighter and pinker in its permanent iteration (enough that they could be two different colors, really!). It had semi-opaque to totally opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty consistency that felt smooth and didn’t look powdery on the skin. This particular shade has a lot of shimmer, and it appears more metallic with a shiny finish on the skin, which did emphasize pores for me. On my skin, the color lasted for seven hours before breaking down.

MAC Mineralize Blush Petal Power
Petal Power
Petal Power
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

See more photos & swatches!

Subscribe

Join our newsletter and never miss a post!