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Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Rose Glacier (170)

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and gold shimmer.

The Joues Contraste Blush formula is supposed to have a “silky, delicate texture” with “buildable coverage” that gives a “radiant glow.” This is one of four exclusives to Chanel’s website, though it has been released before (but I don’t remember having it). Rose Glacier had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, lightly dusty consistency and a higher level of shimmer than most shades within this formula (that I’ve tried, at least). The blush applied well to the skin, as it spread and blended on the skin easily, and while I wasn’t sure about the shimmer level (it made me wary of whether would accentuate the look of the skin’s natural texture), it ended up translating rather nicely–soft, luminous, and glowy. I noticed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Glacier (170)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

01/07

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Tu Me Fais Rougir

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium cotton candy pink with subtle, cooler blue undertones and a luminous finish.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). To Me Fais Rougir had a more noticeable sheen to its finish compared to several shades in the Artistique range, but it never appeared truly shimmery or frosted on the skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, but it seemed to have a looser press to it, so I had some excess powder kick up in the pan. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that applied well and lasted for eight hours on me.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Tu Me Fais Rougir
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Rose Tourbillon (67)

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a soft pearl finish.

The Joues Contraste Blush formula is supposed to have a “silky, delicate texture” with “buildable coverage” that gives a “radiant glow.” This is one of four exclusives to Chanel’s website, though it has been released before (but I don’t remember having it). It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, silky consistency that seemed thin in then pan but worked well in practice. The shimmer in the finish became more pronounced as I buffed and blended the color onto cheeks, but it looked like a smooth, pearly sheen rather than a more textured, metallic finish. The color lasted well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Tourbillon (67)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright pop of medium orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Final Cut (LE, $30.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). Peau de Pêche is bright without being neon, which I think is a struggle for a lot of orange-toned shades. I also liked that it was still more orange than it was red. The pigmentation was fully opaque, but I felt like I could easily control the intensity by using less or blending/sheering the powder out, as the powder had a very silky, finely-milled consistency that worked well on bare skin. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Peau de Pêche
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is muted, medium brown with hints of warm, rosy undertones paired with a satin finish. Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #5 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Zoeva ND040 (P) is darker (80% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). La Rosée du Soir had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, which will make it a bit easier to use on very fair skin tones. It is a more muted, mid-tone shade, so I don’t expect it to show up on medium-dark and darker skin tones. The texture had a silky feel to it; very finely-milled and smooth, almost like a loose powder but most certainly pressed as there was no excess powder kickup. It was easy to blend out on my cheeks, and as I blended it, the satin finish came through more prominently. It wore well for eight hours on me.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush La Rosée du Soir
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette ($69.00 for oz.) includes three cheek colors and six eyeshadows. They are in a gold, zippered case with a large, black tassel. As far as traveling goes, the upside is that it is rather cushioned and shouldn’t break easily, but it is thicker than most palettes. Some of the shades were decent, others were below average; it’s not a palette that seems worthy of splurging on for the holidays as a result. Those with several neutral palettes may find that this palette is rather repetitive. I did like that the cheek colors coordinated with the eye products, at least.

Tantric is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and on the thinner side, but it wasn’t dusty or hard to blend out on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Natural / Brunettes (03) (P, $53.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (P) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibitionist is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was incredibly soft and silky, but as a result, it was also more powdery and prone to sheering out on the skin. It was more buildable than I anticipated, so I think it applied well and unless you wanted intense coverage in one pass, I don’t think most would notice the sheerness in practice. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). Zoeva CR020 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pop (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Santa Baby (LE) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make a Sheen is a light gold with warm undertones and a chunky, frosted shimmer. The texture was drier and looser with a real noticeable grit from the shimmer/sparkle in it. The color applied decently to the skin, but it was hard to even out and looked patchy up-close. It lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lights On is a light, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, silky texture that felt finely-milled and was just a touch powdery. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mellow Yellow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candlelight is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. The consistency felt soft and smooth, but it was looser and thin, which made it dustier to work with and prone to sheering out on the lid. The color wore for just over seven hours on me. Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Iris (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gates of Eden (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rubenesque (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 03 (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Luscious (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (P, $29.00) is cooler, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dimmer is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a smooth, silky texture but ran thin and was better over a primer. It wore well for seven hours. Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Puree (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Titania (108CM) (P) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Terracotta (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Hour is a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the dustier texture made it darken on the skin, which made it harder to blend out as it would stick strongly to some areas but less to others. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. IT Cosmetics Romance (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Lancome Rich History (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Enchanting (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twilight is a muted, dark plum with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had a firmer consistency in the pan, which led to difficulty blending and diffusing the color on the lid as it would look patchy. It had decent, buildable coverage, and the color itself started to fade after seven hours of wear. Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Stereo (LE, $5.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00)(90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #5 (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pink Union #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

In the Dark is a dark black with warm, brown undertones and flecks of copper and bronze sparkle. It had good color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that was a little powdery but dense enough that it didn’t sheer out immediately on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me, but the sparkles did not bind with the base color, so there was some fall out over time (a lot of it didn’t even make it to the lid to begin with). MAC Beyond Gorgeous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Black Diamond (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Night Whisper (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette Object of Desire
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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