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MAC Naturally Enhanced Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Naturally Enhanced Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Naturally Enhanced Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Naturally Enhanced Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of yellowed brown, reddish-copper, deep plummy brown, and dark yellowed brown. The four shades unite to create a dark, chocolaty brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a satin finish. By Terry Savannah Love #6 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 01 (Bottom) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Melina (Contour) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Raizin (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). 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. Naturally Enhanced had semi-opaque color payoff–one of the less pigmented shades in the range–with a noticeably drier, loose texture that was almost sandy, though much less gritty. It was difficult to apply the color evenly, as it didn’t seem to adhere as well to bare skin. I was really bummed that the texture of this was significantly drier and less usable compared to the other four shades in the collection, particularly because it’s rarer to find a darker, less metallic hue in the Mineralize Skinfinish range to begin with. It lasted for seven hours before fading.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Naturally Enhanced
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total

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CoverGirl Light Rose TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Light Rose TruBlend Blush
CoverGirl Light Rose TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Light Rose TruBlend Blush ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a light, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer. MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Adored (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Summer Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Perfect Topping (2014) (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (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 had good color payoff with a smooth, blendable, but rather dusty, consistency that was prone to sheering out on the skin. It’s the type of formula that actually works best patted on with a damp brush or over still-drying liquid/cream foundation for better hold and coverage. This blush lasted for six and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

CoverGirl TruBlend Blush Light Rose
B

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, peachy-copper with warm, pink and gold shimmer that give it a frosted finish. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition powder that’s supposed to provide “natural, healthy-looking color” that “highlights” with a “nondrying, non-dusty formula [that] is long-wearing and color true.” The texture was soft but not as smooth as you’d expect, as it had a fair amount of sparkle/micro-glitter in it, and the baked formula yielded a looser consistency so that powder didn’t bind together as well. Some of the sparkle translates onto the skin, and it is visible sparkle, but a lot of it seems to get lost during application (swept away, trapped in the brush, etc.), which leaves behind a noticeable, more shimmery sheen. On me, it very slightly emphasized pores. The color payoff was semi-opaque, moderately buildable. It lasted for seven hours on me before it started breakdown and look patchy.

Laura Mercier Baked Blush Illumine Rosé
Rosé
Rosé
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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MAC Faintly Fabulous Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Faintly Fabulous Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Faintly Fabulous Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Faintly Fabulous Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of buttery yellow, peachy beige, muted medium orange, and light-medium warm pink. Together, they come together and create a muted, light-medium peachy-orange with warm, yellowy undertones and a frosted sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). 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. Faintly Fabulous had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and lightly dusty texture that was easy to apply to the skin and blend out. The finish was luminous without being metallic or too sparkly on the skin, so I didn’t have any issues with the powder emphasizing the skin’s natural texture or the look of pores. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours on me.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Faintly Fabulous
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls ($62.00 for 0.80 oz.) is supposed to be a mix of “fuchsia,” “soft mauve,” “sunny yellow,” and “pearlescent white” that can be dusted all-over the face. It’s a light, pastel-ish pink with fine gold and champagne micro-shimmer. Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls (LE, $74.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NYX Pastel Chic (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P, ) is more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P, ) is less shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I wasn’t able to wear this all-over, because as soon as I did, it looked like I had applied pink blush all-over my face–and I absolutely used a finishing brush with this and lightly swept everything on. It worked better as a subtler blusher on my skin tone (light-medium with light yellow undertones), so I’ll be curious to hear from others on how they’re using it and what their complexion is. If you have more naturally pink-toned skin, it might work better all-over for your complexion than it did on me. It seemed more pigmented, which may be why the pink tone was more obvious when dusted all-over. The consistency is soft, smooth, and silky, as other Meteorite Pearls have been. Meteorite Pearls are usually intended to be used as a finishing, all-over powder, though this edition says it can be used as a setting powder (to improve hold) as well. It extended the wear of my base by maybe a half hour, but it didn’t have major impact on longevity. It does, however, produce a soft glow that looks very natural without being shimmery or metallic on the skin for eight hours.

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft brown, soft pink, and silver.” Swirled together, the three shades create a light, peachy hue subdued by hints of beige paired with a silvery sheen. Milani Moon Glow (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Opal Flashes Jade (LE, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). 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 Future MAC collection features two new, limited edition shades; this one and Warm Rose — the collection debuts on March 31st online. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and very blendable on the skin, but the silvery portion of the compact does have a more sparkly texture. I wasn’t a believer until I tried this on, but the three shades come together well. It had good color payoff and didn’t emphasize pores on my skin. It was more of a highlighter on my skin tone, but on fairer complexions, it may impart more noticeable color. The highlighter wore well for seven hours on me before breaking down.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Otherearthly
Otherearthly
Otherearthly
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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