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Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Rock on World (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Days (P, $6.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It’s a baked powder, so the texture is drier and looser as a brush passes over the pan, but it doesn’t look dry, powdery, or dusty applied to my skin, which is normal-to-dry. The texture was smooth, lightly shimmered and did emphasize pores just a bit, but it remained blendable and diffused easily along the edges for a seamless look on the skin. It had medium, buildable coverage–in line with the description–that didn’t feel like I had to cake it on to get color payoff but does require a layer or two if you want truer-to-pan color. When I tested it, this shade wore well for seven hours.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Ready to Go
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a warm, golden, metallic sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It’s a baked powder, so the texture is drier and looser as a brush passes over the pan, but it doesn’t look dry, powdery, or dusty applied to my skin, which is normal-to-dry. The texture was fairly smooth, blendable, and easy to apply the skin with a gentle sweeping and buffing motions using a moderately-dense brush. This one looked more high-shine when buffed and worked into the skin than initially swatched, though the high-shine seemed to do more to reflect and smooth out the skin’s surface than amplify the size of pores and the like. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage. The color started to fade after six and a half hours of wear, which was really the only downside!

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Golden Days
B+

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty / Dolce Vita Instant Look Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette ($75.00 for 0.77 oz.) is a neutral-hued eye and cheek palette that features three eyeshadows and four cheek/face products. I think if you have a good arsenal of neutrals, this will be dupable for you, but they are still a nice set of neutrals that work well together and would be travel-friendly. If you prefer more mattes or less shimmery eyeshadows, though, this one may be limiting. All in all, the palette was easy to use; there was no real fuss, and the more quality-related issue I had was how soft the bronzer was, but it looked great applied, which is where it counts the most.

It is currently listed as unavailable online, but some physical stores may still have stock (really not sure, you’d have to check with your local store!). I actually think that the brand’s Instant Look palettes would be excellent permanent items – I feel like they’re a good value, travel-friendly, and seem to be a good introduction to what the brand has to offer.

Seductive Beauty (Brighten) is a light peachy-beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a really soft, finely-milled consistency that was a bit loose in the pan, but it applied well to the skin and had an almost “melted” appearance on (a sort of lived-in shimmer look) that was very reflective. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and the color wore well for eight hours before creasing. YSL Indie Jasper #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Scandal #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). City Color Bubble Bath (P, $6.99) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Left) (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (P) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Enhance) is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that sat well on the skin and was easy to work with. The color started to crease after eight hours of wear on me. Divergent Abnegation Stone (LE) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #4 (P, $2.29) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Happy Place (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Amethyst (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Hazy (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnetism (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Happy (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Yes Please (P) is warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #2 (P) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #6 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Smoke) is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine golden shimmer. The color payoff was rich and fully opaque, while the texture was perfectly balanced between soft and firm, dense and blendable–it was extremely easy to apply and blend out without losing intensity. On me, it wore well for eight hours. Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (P) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Promesse #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Whiskey (LE, $14.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Bronze) is a medium, reddish tan with warm undertones and gold shimmer. The texture was very, very soft and prone to kicking up excess in the pan, and the looser consistency made it easy to get plenty of color payoff out of the powder as well. I’d recommend using a lighter hand and then applying, and if you feel like you may have gotten too much on your brush, lightly tap off the excess. It was very blendable on the skin and diffused nicely without a lot of work. I noticed subtle fading along the edges of the bronzer after eight hours of wear. LORAC Spotlight (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Days (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer that gave it a luminous sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (which is as described) with a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me before fading. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Blush (P) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE) is glossier, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) is a pop of light-medium, rosy coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage paired with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that blended out with ease and didn’t read dry or powdery on the skin. I was able to wear this shade for almost eight hours before it started to break down. Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $55.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $22.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Cobbler (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Highlight) is a very light, golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that ran slightly dusty in the pan, but I didn’t notice any dryness on the skin. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Seductive Beauty
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a satiny sheen. MAC Compassion (LE, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #2 (P) is warmer, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Matte Radiance Baked Powder formula is supposed to have “natural color with soft matte radiance” with “sheer, buildable coverage” that lasts “8 hours.” The powder had an incredibly smooth, soft, and finely-milled feel to it that blended out beautifully on the skin–it didn’t look dry or totally matte, but it had a nice, natural finish that looked like skin but better. It had semi-sheer to opaque coverage, and the blendable texture made it forgiving and easy to diffuse the coverage if over-applied. The color lasted eight and a half hours on me, which is a bit longer than described!

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (04)

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Bronze Light (LE, $50.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). NARS Melina (Highlight) (P) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Matte Radiance Baked Powder formula is supposed to have “natural color with soft matte radiance” with “sheer, buildable coverage” that lasts “8 hours.” It is more satiny than Bronze (01) and Bronze (02), and it has a stronger red undertone, but it isn’t too much darker overall. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a thinner consistency that kicked up very little excess powder in the pan. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation that applied well to the skin and didn’t look dry or powdery, while it blended out well and became more natural-looking in finish after it was diffused. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

There are four bronzer-liker shades in the range, and the first three are all fairly similar, while the last one is considerably darker.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (03)

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Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a shimmering, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $52.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Celestial Powder is supposed to give “an agenlic glow” that doesn’t look “glittery.” There are now three shades in the range (the other two are Candlelight and Starlight), and Sunlight is more comparable to Starlight, as it has more color oomph and stronger shimmer compared to Candlelight (which is particularly nice for those who like subtle to moderate highlighters). This is more of a highlighting bronzer, as it adds a lot of glow and luminosity to the skin, but it does add warmth. It is very pigmented, but the texture is soft, blendable, and forgiving, so it can easily be applied with a lighter hand for barely-there golden sheen or more intensely for true-to-pan bronzing. The consistency of the powder was smooth and finely-milled, and this didn’t emphasize my pores or skin texture. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder Sunlight
Sunlight
Sunlight
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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