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MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl.” It’s a medium-dark reddish-plum with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is warmer, more muted (95% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (P, $34.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). 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.” Gleeful had semi-opaque color coverage, though it is easily sheered out or built-up for truly opaque coverage. The thinner, dusty consistency made it very blendable, but the thinness prevented it from looking powdery or dry applied, as it tended to “melt” almost once applied. This shade had a glowing finish that didn’t emphasize pores but produces a noticeable sheen. On me, there was noticeable fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

MAC Mineralize Blush Gleeful
Gleeful
Gleeful
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty burgundy with gold pearl.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish-berry with warm, golden shimmer. NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.49) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (P, $34.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is cooler, less shimmery (80% similar). 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.” Love Thing had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that produced a luminous sheen when buffed and blended on the skin. I think this particular shade showcases the Mineralize Blush formula well, as you can achieve softer, sheerer color without much trouble, but you can just as easily build-up for true-to-pan intensity with two to three layers, which makes it something that many skin tones can wear. The texture was lightweight, smooth without being powdery, and it blended well on the skin. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours.

MAC Mineralize Blush Love Thing
Love Thing
Love Thing
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “raspberry with gold pearl.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with warmer, gold shimmer. MAC Plum Foolery (P, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Black Opal Orchid (P, $8.95) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Giggly (LE, $27.00)(90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is brighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Ambition (P, $26.00) is more muted (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% 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.” Gentle has a soft, lightly dusty consistency that blends easily and does “build lightly” as it tends to be sheerer but buildable. It’s an interesting hue as the base color is almost cool-toned, while the warmer gold sheen brightens and adds a lot of warmth to it. The finish has just enough shimmer to produce a luminous glow but stops short of emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. I can see why this has been a long-time favorite (I picked it up to re-test after MAC updated the packaging). It lasted for seven hours on me before fading.

MAC Mineralize Blush Gentle
Gentle
Gentle
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “soft candy pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a brightened, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. Urban Decay Blush (P) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC You've Got Me Feeling (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.49) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). NYX Flamingo (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir (P, $32.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Peony Pavillion (LE, $21.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pixie Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $22.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarte Surreal (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $28.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. Pink Swoon had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too dry or too powdery. It had more of a matte finish, and it was the kind of matte that seemed to darken slightly when applied to skin (if you have very dry skin, it may not darken at all, and if you have very oily skin, it may darken more noticeably). The blush started to fade after eight hours on me.

MAC Powder Blush Pink Swoon
Pink Swoon
Pink Swoon
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit

ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit
ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit

ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit ($39.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes three Super Shock Cheek shades and three Lippie Stix shades. It is designed for darker skin, though two shades overlap with the kit for lighter skin tones (Parasol and Thistle) — I would have loved for them to have not repeated personally! The products are of good quality or better, and they’re easy to use, work well, and wear nicely.

Stryke is described as a “rusty red with copper and gold highlights.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark coppery–red with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer. It had good color payoff and a natural finish that didn’t emphasize pores or look too flat. The consistency was creamy without being too wet or tacky, and it blended easily on the skin. This shade wore well for ten hours on me. MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 18 (P, $62.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hansel (Shade) (P) is lower quality, less pigmented, lighter (85% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Avalon is described as a “true golden bronze with golden pink duochrome finish.” It’s a medium-dark copper with warm, orange-red undertones and a frosted sheen that shifts from gold to pink subtly. It had great pigmentation and lasted nine hours on me. MAC Glorify (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ibiza (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). Laura Geller Sunswept (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Rock on World (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 14 (P, $62.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parasol is described as a “soft peachy gold.” It’s a light-medium, golden copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had buildable coverage, up to mostly opaque, that goes on sheerer when applied with fluffier brushes and more opaque with denser brushes or fingertips. The texture was smooth, blendable, and never sticky on the skin, as it dries down quickly to more of a powder-like product (so it is still blendable). It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toasty is described as a “dirty pink nude in a creme finish.” It’s a muted, medium plum with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy, glide-on texture that applied even, smooth color and never dragged. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Scenario (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (85% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Runaway (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is less glossy, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Forever Brown (305) (P, $37.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Promenade is described as a “deep red blackberry in a sheer finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer coverage, which is by design, and lasted for four hours–it had a more stained-like appearance on me–with light hydration. Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Emotion (92) (LE, $37.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Black Perfecto (007) (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Thistle is described as a “warm peachy nude in a creme finish.” It’s a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a light-medium weight to it–thicker and more noticeable on than other shades, but I wouldn’t call it heavy or goopy by any means. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Strobing Kit Medium-Dark/Deep Dark
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit

ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit
ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit

ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit ($39.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes three Super Shock Cheek shades and three Lippie Stix. This is one of two kits (the other is for Medium Dark/Deep Dark skin tones).

Fanny Pack is described as a “silvery white pearl.” It’s a bright white with very subtle golden shimmer. I was surprised that it didn’t look chalky or powdery on my skin tone–it seemed workable–and I can only imagine how lovely it will be for those who are fairer and prefer shimmer without addition of color in their highlighters. The texture is smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable on the skin. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. It has good, buildable color coverage–pretty much in line with how it is marketed–that can be applied with fingertips for more opacity or applied with a synthetic or duo fiber brush for sheerer coverage. L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery (85% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Non-Fiction is described as a “warm pink with gold and copper highlights.” It’s a medium, reddish-copper with warm gold and pink shimmer. It had opaque coverage applied with fingertips and semi-opaque, buildable coverage applied with a flat, synthetic brush. It looks more shimmery in the pot/swatch than it does blended out on the cheek, where it ultimately has a natural finish–a skin-like glow but not overt shimmer. It wore well for nine hours. MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Obscure Coral (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $25.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 18 (P, $62.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Love & Laughter (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parasol is described as a “soft peachy gold.” It’s a light-medium, golden copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had buildable coverage, up to mostly opaque, that goes on sheerer when applied with fluffier brushes and more opaque with denser brushes or fingertips. The texture was smooth, blendable, and never sticky on the skin, as it dries down quickly to more of a powder-like product (so it is still blendable). It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fame is described as a “pale warm nude in a creme sheer finish.” It is a light pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones with a soft shine. It looks peach in the tube, but it swatches pink, and it is absolutely maddening! It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, moderately slippery consistency that glided on but looked a little streaky at times and showed “lines” if you pressed your lips together. It wore well for three and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Catty (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Chanel Olga (422) (P, $37.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) (P, $36.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). MAC How Darling (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Littlestitious (P, $6.00) is cooler, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Light English Red (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flynn (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Angel (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Thistle is described as a “warm peachy nude in a creme finish.” It’s a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a light-medium weight to it–thicker and more noticeable on than other shades, but I wouldn’t call it heavy or goopy by any means. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marmalade is described as a “warm rosy pink in a creme finish.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had nearly opaque coverage with a creamy, glide-on texture that sat well on lips and was comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn. Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Grande Dame (P, $23.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Garance (P, $55.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, cooler (80% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is less glossy, more muted, darker (80% similar). Chanel Message (214) (P, $37.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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