Surratt Beauty Ponceau Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Ponceau Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “poppy.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is brighter, more shimmery. NARS Laos (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker, cream. Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is lighter. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is warmer, cream. theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is brighter. MAC Simmer (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery. NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Surratt Beauty Ponceau Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Ponceau
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%

MAC Animal Instincts & Fun Ending Blushes

In the upcoming A Novel Romance collection (online August 14th, in-stores August 21st), there are two limited edition shades of MAC Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.).

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MAC Animal Instincts Blush
MAC Powder Blush Animal Instincts
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Surratt Beauty Parfait Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Parfait Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “coral.” It’s a light-medium, coral-orange with warm undertones and a soft, satin finish. MAC Love & Laughter (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Illamasqua Flirtatious (LE, $26.00) is a cream product. NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is darker, pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Blush (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery. NARS Final Cut (LE, $29.00) is darker, more matte. Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is pinker, lighter. bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is slightly muted. Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter. Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P) is more shimmery. MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $20.00) is darker. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Surratt Beauty Parfait Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Parfait
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
96%

MAC All About Plum Look in a Box

MAC All About Plum Look in a Box ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) is described as “shades of cool-toned lilacs, soft pale pinks, and silvery warm greys.” The palette contains two blushes, six eyeshadows, two lipsticks, and a double-ended brush (275SE/316SE). Each eyeshadow is 0.0176 oz. each (0.106 oz. total), blush is 0.14 oz. each (0.28 oz. total), and lipstick is 0.02 oz. each (0.04 oz. total). Based on price per ounce, the kit contains $31.68 worth of eyeshadow, $28 worth of blush, and $6.40 worth of lipstick, which adds up to $66.08. There is also a dual-ended brush, so I guess that’s valued at $34.92 in order to add up to the $101 value listed.

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MAC All About Plum Look in a Box
MAC Lipstick Up the Amp
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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MAC All About Beige Look in a Box

MAC All About Beige Look in a Box ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) is described as “shades of soft tan, copper, and pewtered bronze.” The palette contains two blushes, six eyeshadows, two lipsticks, and a double-ended brush (275SE/316SE). Each eyeshadow is 0.0176 oz. each (0.106 oz. total), blush is 0.14 oz. each (0.28 oz. total), and lipstick is 0.02 oz. each (0.04 oz. total). Based on price per ounce, the kit contains $31.68 worth of eyeshadow, $28 worth of blush, and $6.40 worth of lipstick, which adds up to $66.08. There is also a dual-ended brush, so I guess that’s valued at $34.92 in order to add up to the $101 value listed. I was underwhelmed by the palette; it’s not the worst I’ve tried from MAC, but it’s still a far cry from when MAC does their best. The quality is all over the map, but several shades suffered from drier, stiffer textures that made them harder to apply and use. As a heads up, the blush pans are on the smaller side, so you’ll need to use a smaller-than-average-sized blush brush for application.

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MAC All About Beige Look in a Box
MAC Look in a Box Palette 2014 All About Beige
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
79%
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Bobbi Brown Bronze Brightening Blush

Bobbi Brown Bronze Brightening Blush ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “bronze hue.” It’s a medium-dark tan brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a gold, frosted shimmer. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is yellower. Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P) is slightly darker. Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Bronzer (LE, $90.00) is lighter. Tarte Park Ave. Princess (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is similar. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is slightly less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Bobbi Brown Bronze Brightening Blush
Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush Bronze
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%