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LORAC Ultraviolet Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Ultraviolet Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Ultraviolet Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Ultraviolet Color Source Buildable Blush ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium lavender purple with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Leopard (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Daddy (P, $5.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Color Source Buildable Blush formula is supposed to offer–you guessed it–buildable color coverage with a “silky-smooth” consistency available in matte and satin finishes. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that I was able to get to semi-opaque coverage after three layers of product. The texture is thin, lightly dusty, but it was fairly smooth overall. This particular shade could have blended a little more easily on the skin, but it wasn’t too much extra work/buffing to diffuse (at least it was possible without lots of tricks!). On me, it wore for eight hours before fading. This is one of the more unique shades of lavender I’ve come across, and I’m happy to see it’s a permanent shade.

LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush Ultraviolet
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay TMI Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay TMI Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay TMI Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay TMI Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Tom Ford Beauty Gratuitous (P, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Soulmate (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Petulant (LE, $22.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Caribbean (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Misconduct (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Plum #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Candid (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Enamored (Blush) (P) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Chic (LE, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Plum Attraction (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Bitten (LE) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque, buildable coverage. The texture was slightly dusty but remained blendable, easy to apply, and didn’t look powdery on the skin. When blended, it doesn’t look totally flat and matte; there’s a very, very subtle sheen to the finish that makes it look like “natural” matte to my eye. This blush wore for eight hours, as promised, on me. I wish there were more shades like this available, because this type of color is harder to find–and so I’d love to see this one get larger distribution (it’s presently an Urban Decay web exclusive).

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush TMI
TMI
TMI
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “medium pink.” It’s a light-medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a satin finish. Viseart Rose #1 (P) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Light Pink (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Promise Ring (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC First Waves (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $74.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Happy Glow (LE, $54.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” It had semi-sheer to opaque coverage that was, as described, buildable. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin and had just enough sheen to it to look sit naturally on the skin but not look shimmery. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading on me.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush X-Rated
X-Rated
X-Rated
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “bright peach.” It’s a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE) is cooler (95% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Mickey (Shade) (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Burning Up (P, $11.80) is darker (85% similar). MAC Honey Jasmine (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00)(85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy In Vogue Orange (P, $44.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” It had semi-sheer coverage that was buidlable to medium coverage, but it was one of the less buildable blushes I’ve come across in the Afterglow range. The texture seemed a little thinner and dustier than past shades as well, so to me it isn’t the best of the Afterglow formula (which is usually quite lovely!). It blended out well, at least, and it did still wear the full eight hours as promised.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush Satisfy
Satisfy
Satisfy
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “medium bronze with gold shimmer.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ganymede (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” This shade is exclusive to Urban Decay’s website. It had semi-opaque color payoff–it was one of the more pigmented shades in the range–that could be applied with a lighter hand or blended out for sheerer coverage or applied in two to three layers for more opaque coverage. It had a soft, smooth, and finely-milled consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color applied well and lasted for eight hours on me.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush Paranoid
Paranoid
Paranoid
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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ColourPop Bronze Me, Flush’d, Glo Up Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm bronze in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish–there’s a light sheen and very, very fine shimmer. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin and played well with bare skin as well as liquid foundation. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Compassion (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Semi-Sweet (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeywheat (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is cooler, lower quality (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Bronze Glow (P, $27.00) is lighter (80% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $29.00) is lighter (80% similar). The Estee Edit Beachy (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flush’d Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rusty deepened peach in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark, orange-coral with hints of warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was fairly blendable but one of the less easily blended-out shades that I’ve tried in the formula. It’s best patted on with fingertips and lightly swept with the side of the finger for blending, but it didn’t apply well with a stippling brush for me. It wore for eight hours. Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Coy Coral (02) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Glo Up Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich gold with flashes of golden copper.” It’s a muted, medium-dark bronze with warm, copper undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. There was something in it that was almost mauve-like applied. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly emollient consistency that was smooth and easily blended on the skin. The shimmer didn’t emphasize pores. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Kitten (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronze Me
Bronze Me
Bronze Me
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Flush'd
Flush'd
Flush'd
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Glo Up
Glo Up
Glo Up
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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