Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is cooler (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Ocean View (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (02)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

Laura Mercier Bronze (01) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (01) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a soft, medium yellowed brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Melina (Highlight) (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Bronze (01) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (01)
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9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) contains a pink-peach highlighter, mid-tone rose pink blush, and reddish-brown bronzer that create a a muted, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a luminous finish when swirled together. CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Mood Exposure (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Baby Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Bronzer Capri
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) consists of a gradient of light, peachy-beige; muted coral; and subdued brown with reddish undertones that swirls and creates a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Style (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Revlon Racy Rose (008) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Bronzer Siena
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.64 oz.) contains three cheek colors and nine eyeshadows. The formula on some of the more matte shades was very, very silky and soft, but they kicked up a lot of excess powder in the pan and often sheered out when blended–more so than some of Tarte’s past palettes. I noticed that some of the darker shades seemed to become more muted just a few minutes after applying, so it felt like I had to really pat and pack on some shades to get definition and depth out of them. I think the colors complement each other well, and I liked that there were some plummy hues thrown in with warmer, more orange-toned shades. I also felt like the cheek colors actually worked with the palette and its different color combinations, so the scheme is very cohesive. The palette is slated to be fully released on June 6th!

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Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette
Tarte Summer 2016 Palette Swamp Queen
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette ($52.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes two highlighters and three blushes. Each highlighter contains 0.19 oz. of product ($51.57 worth), each Mineral blush contains 0.12 oz. ($38.40 worth), and the Luminous blush contains 0.10 oz. ($16.19 worth)–the palette has a total value of $106.16 or $10.40 per shade. I think there’s plenty of each product, and the size of each pan (even the smaller blushes) is appropriate and can be used with a slew of blush and highlighter brushes. Like other Becca palettes, the texture is noticeably drier and looser in the pan for the highlighters, compared to the standalone formula, which is something I notice more by feel and initial application, but it doesn’t seem to change the color, tone, or the way the product looks applied and blended on the skin (this is my only hesitation about the palette). Worth noting, Becca called out the Mineral Blushes as matte, but their interpretation of matte is more like true satin–there is a sheen to the skin but is not overly shimmery, and secondly, Becca seems to market their blushes as more buildable/medium in coverage but all three are very pigmented–this is, as a result, reflected in the rating but if you like your blushes pigmented, you should mentally bump up the ratings.

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Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
Becca Face Palette Champagne Collection
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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