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Sephora x Disney | Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizing Blush

Sephora x Disney | Minnie's Inner Glow Luminizing Blush
Sephora x Disney | Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizing Blush

Sephora x Disney | Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizing Blush ($22.00 for 0.39 oz.) is described as a “soft luminizer with a peachy glow.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a soft, gold shimmer. Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Freshen Up (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Bubbly (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Blazing Haute (LE, $27.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

There’s not a whole lot of information regarding the formula, other than it is a highlighting blush, so it imparts both color and glow, which it does for light to medium-dark skin tones; darker skin tones may find it adds warmth and sheen but not necessarily visible color. The texture was soft, lightly dry, and blendable; it could have been more finely-milled, but applied, I didn’t notice that it wasn’t as smooth as it could have been. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff, and the shimmer produced a soft sheen but didn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours.

Sephora Luminizing Blush Minnie's Inner Glow
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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Burberry London With Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter
Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter ($68.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. It is made up of a lighter, warm white highlighter and a deeper, medium-dark pink with a satin finish. Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It sold out within a few days of launching at Sephora (and I believe it was previously on Burberry’s website), but if it ever launches elsewhere or restocks, hopefully this review is of use. (Or if you missed out, providing you with dupes.) It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to skin, didn’t emphasize pores, and lasted for eight hours before fading. It’s as described–a highlighting blush–so it adds color and luminosity. I wish Burberry would consider adding highlighters to their permanent range, because I think they’ve done a good job with the texture of their recent releases, so it would be a great thing to make permanent.

Burberry Blush Highlighter London With Love
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a light copper, medium copper, coppery-brown, and lighter coppery brown. They swirled together and created a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Embruns (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Coral Beams (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Love Joy (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Mineralize Skinfinish Collection for spring features five new, limited edition shades — the collection debuts on March 31st online. Perfectly Lit had good pigmentation with a very soft, smooth consistency that blended out beautifully on the skin with even, diffused edges. The texture was more shimmery on the skin than it was with other shades, and it just slightly emphasized pores on my skin. This was the least versatile shade, as the four hues in the compact were less contrasting than in the other compacts. When I tested this shade, the color wore well for seven hours before breaking down.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Perfectly Lit
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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CoverGirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush
CoverGirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. MAC Blind Score (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Easy (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Exotic (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Iridescent Flash (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hot Nights (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Plumberry (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Bitten (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Ferocious (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Violet #3 (P, ) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The TruBlend Blush formula is supposed to be blendable and create a “multi-toned result.” It was the richest and deepest shade of the three that CoverGirl came out with this spring. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture (very key with a color like this!) that applied beautifully to the skin. The texture ran a smidgen dusty, but it didn’t look dry or powdery on me. This shade wore well for seven hours before there were signs of fading.

CoverGirl TruBlend Blush Deep Mauve
Deep Mauve
Deep Mauve
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a light gold, peach, copper, and rose gold. Together, they create a light-medium, peachy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Milani Rosa Romantica (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Melonade (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Sunlight (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Palace Door (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Whisper (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay NSFW (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Jouer Skinny Dip (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Daybreak (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (2014) (LE, $33.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Kitty Kat (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Mineralize Skinfinish Collection for spring features five new, limited edition shades — the collection debuts on March 31st online. Nuanced had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and lightly dusty consistency that was incredibly easy to blend out on the skin. I was surprised the texture didn’t emphasize pores, but it applied in such a way that it gave a good sheen instead. On me, the color started to break down after seven hours of wear.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Nuanced
Nuanced
Nuanced
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact ($108.00 for 0.70 oz.) is a mega-sized compact that features three products: a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. It’s limited edition for summer and features the brand’s signature white packaging they often used for the summer collections. I was dismayed at the price point when pre-ordering, but it is massive; it is the size of their large-sized bronzing compacts, but the content weight is really the equivalent of three full-sized cheek colors. Though I’m not sure about ever hitting pan on something like this, the upside is that each shade is contained inside its own well and each well is large enough to use the shades individually. Small to medium brushes worked best; large brushes were too big for individual use. The brand states that the compact can be used individually or together for “sheer to medium coverage” and “both matte and radiant.” All three shades were smooth, while the blush and bronzer were a little firmer in the pan, fairly blendable, had medium coverage, and lasted for at least eight hours. The colors are more dupable, and the pigmentation is medium–which is as described–but may not be what you’re looking for.

The Afternooner (Highlighter) is a light, peachy-gold with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It read as a subtle highlighter on the skin; enough that it’s more than a finishing powder but was not overtly shimmery or metallic in the least bit. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to apply and never emphasized pores. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Dream Flashes Bellini (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Capri (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Afternooner (Blush) is a slightly muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, though it could be layered another time or two for nearly opaque coverage, I think. The texture was smooth and blendable, but it was a little firmer in the pan so you might want to use a denser brush to apply this shade unless you want a very sheer wash of color. It wore well for eight hours.
MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (-, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Mod (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Desert (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Torrid (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Blush) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Afternooner (Bronzer) is a subdued, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that was a little firm in the pan. I actually thought it was a contour powder (given that it’s a “Contouring Compact”), but Tom Ford’s website calls it out as a bronzer–but this is why in the swatch photo, I’m wearing it as a contour. There’s enough rosiness to the color that it could work as a contour for some skin tones. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbone (LE, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (LE, $49.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Baiana Bronze (LE, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Bronzed Bondi (P, $38.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Unique (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Medium Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Contouring Compact The Afternooner
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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