Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Bronzer Java Sun
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%

Hourglass Surreal Light Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Surreal Light Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes a finishing powder, bronzer, two blushes, and highlighter inspired by Surreal Light, which is a new shade in the Ambient Lighting Powder family (currently only available in this palette). This palette will work best for someone who is less concerned about a “value-packed” palette/is unlikely to finish their products and really needs everything in a single compact. I think the palette, all being in the same family of Surreal Light, ends up getting muddled a bit between the blush, bronzer, and highlighter with the Surreal Effect blush being the one lone shade that stands out as a bit different. It is a distinctively warm-toned palette, so it will likely not work for everyone. The texture seemed a bit drier across the majority of the powders as the permanent range, though I did not notice the dryness as applied to the face in practice.

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Hourglass Surreal Light Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Holiday 2016 Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette

Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette ($56.00 for ) contains a slew of products for the eyes and cheeks. It’s a decent palette, but the eyeshadows have room for improvement, as they are not consistent. They also need to be applied over a primer in order to have decent or better pigmentation, to last at least eight hours, and for blending as some of the shades are drier and tended to sheer out when applied. Without primer, they have a more faded appearance and most of the shades lasted six to seven hours. I think the brand should have included their Glitter Insurance, instead of their standard Eyeshadow Primer (but worth reiterating is that Too Faced touts their eyeshadows as highly pigmented and long-wearing as a formula), because three of the eyeshadows, plus the glitter, absolutely need an adhesive base or else it is a one-way ticket to Fallout City.

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Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette
Too Faced NikkieTutorials Palette The Power of Makeup
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Cover FX Sunkissed Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Sunkissed Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a satin finish. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Ocean View (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) (P, $64.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) (P, $64.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Cover FX Sunkissed Custom Enhancer Drops
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Bronzing) Sunkissed
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%

Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a natural finish.. Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Toasted (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tan Tint (LE, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Deep (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) (P, $64.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Bronzing) Sunset
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Rock on World
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
81%
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