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Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
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.

It’s designed to be used individually or altogether for “the perfect sun-kissed look.” The powder is described as “finely-milled” and the finish is “natural-looking.” It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan, so it was easy to get color onto the brush while still being nearly effortless to diffuse and soften on the skin. The shimmer produced a smooth, luminous sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but wasn’t so subtle that it was hard to see. The only downside was that there was some excess product kicked up in the pan, which made it harder to use the shades individually as inevitably one shade’s powdery bits would wind up on another, so it is a product I think is better for someone who doesn’t require them to apply as three distinct shades. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before I noticed fading.

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

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Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
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.

It’s designed to be used individually or altogether for “the perfect sun-kissed look.” The powder is described as “finely-milled” and the finish is “natural-looking.” The powder was very soft, smooth, and blendable, while kicking up a bit of excess powder in the pan, but it didn’t look dusty or dry on the skin. It seemed denser and more refined compared to some of Kevyn Aucoin’s more matte blushes. The texture sat well on the skin and yielded a noticeable sheen but wasn’t overtly shimmery nor did it emphasize pores or my skin’s natural texture. It had good pigmentation that could easily be applied with a lighter hand for a more diffused, sheerer look, if desired. On me,
it wore well for eight hours before fading. It’s easier to use it two shades at a time, rather than one, but it is possible to use just one shade at a time with most highlighter brushes.

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

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Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette
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!

Sweet Tea is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a mostly matte finish, but there were a few gold sparkles in the product. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky feel in the pan, which was fairly blendable and lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Does This Thing Really Work? is a muted, pinky-plum with subtle, cool undertones and gold sparkle that sits over a matte base. The sparkle doesn’t bind well with the color itself, so it doesn’t tend to stick well to the skin; the few bits that do migrate and move throughout the day or eventually fall off. The texture was smooth and soft, but it was somewhat powdery and looked a little dry on my normal-to-dry skin. It lasted for eight hours (not the 12-hours promised by the formula, though eight hours is similar to wear I get with most blush formulas). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Debbie Harry Blush (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Subtle Breeze (LE, $27.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gator Wings is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic, glittery finish. There are large glitter particles in this one, and they show up on the face a lot, but they do not look even, so sometimes they catch the light and look sparkly, while other times they don’t and look more like specks of dirt on the skin. This emphasized my skin’s natural texture quite a bit, so if that’s a deal-breaker, I would recommend using a very light touch and a fan brush, then tapping powder over it to minimize the effect. It wore well for seven and a half hours before turning patchy. Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker (85% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

#SFS is a light-medium, muted, peachy-pink with warm, golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too dusty or too firm. It wore well for seven hours before fading on me. Too Faced Christmas Blend (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Future (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Friendship File (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Natural Peaches is a muted, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff, but the consistency was so soft that it was dusty, which led to it sheering out when it was applied to the skin. This would benefit from a primer, as it would give it a better surface to adhere to. It wore well for seven hours. Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Toffee (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S714 Bisque (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Spread the Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S710 Peach (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S718 Salmon (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dogman is a medium-dark red-brown with warm undertones and a dash of fine gold sparkle. The sparkles dust away almost immediately upon application, so I would consider this a matte brown overall. The formula was very smooth and finely-milled, but it kicks up excess product and sheers out on the skin. I noticed that it also faded after a few minutes to more of a muted brown, whereas initially it had more of a warm, burnt orange appearance. After that initial change, the color was good for seven hours. Tarte Whimsy (P) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bitter (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Realgar (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Red Ochre (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Extra Bitter (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #2 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Summer Yum (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Henna (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Big Baby is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and silky texture that was just a bit powdery but applied well and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Summer Breeze (LE) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Daydream (LE) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Shade I (2015) (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Too Faced Banana Date (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sassy Bun is a medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a looser consistency in the pan and was a bit drier to work with, so some of the shimmer seemed to separate from the base color when I blended it out. I think it would be better over a primer or with a slightly dampened brush. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Viseart Minx #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #7 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Fit (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Gold Leaf (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Ciate Shine Bright (LE) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Bronze Casting (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sippy Sippy is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and gold sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkle separates from the base color, so applied, it looks mostly matte, if not entirely matte. The sparkles were trapped in the brush or fell out when I blended out the color. It had a really soft, silky, and finely-milled feel to the powder itself, but it did sheer out against bare skin. It lasted for eight hours on me. NARS Ithaca (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cocoa Chili (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Strong Currant (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Pumped (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Flora (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Nude #7 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Style (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Leather (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Truffled (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S-60 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haunting is a muted, light-medium mauve with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was dusty and prone to sheering out on the skin. I don’t think this works well without a good primer, and then it should be patted in place but minimal blending should occur or else the shimmer pulls away from the base color. This shade wore well for seven hours before fading noticeably. Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Uncommon is a medium taupe-brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was excellent, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too soft or too firm. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC French Clay (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Light Pewter (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Clarins Nude #3 (P) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mancat is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though was not fully opaque, with a very soft, finely-milled texture that didn’t sheer out too much when I worked with it. This shade blended out fairly well and wore for eight hours. Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Pulsion (112) (P, $29.50) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte BFF (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Fur Elise (P) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (P) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Sexy (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Plums Up (LE) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Stiletto (LE) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
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.

Overall, it is a nice cheek palette, though it leans very warm and coral-toned with three of five having higher-sheen finishes so it’ll be best for those who like their golds and pink-corals and more of a metallic finish than a subtle highlight. I think making either Rose Spritz or Pamplemousse more of a cooler-toned shade would have helped make the palette more versatile (maybe a mauve or plum). The packaging is heft, very solid, and some might even find it a little too heavy to carry in an everyday bag. It clicks closed, and the lid stays up, so it is usable–probably some of the nicest cheek/face palette packaging released in awhile. For me, personally, it’s very easy to wear on my coloring, and as they’re all blendable, they are easy to use as well. I could definitely see traveling with this one.

Champagne Pop is a pop of warm, peachy-orange gold with a strong, frosted finish. It is definitely the type of highlighter where a little goes a long way, and I think there is a small learning curve when using Becca’shighlights–a lighter, feathery brush and a lighter hand, as they are very pigmented, is recipe for great results. The texture felt a little drier and looser in the pan (to the touch) compared to my standalone version, which I found true in the Champagne Glow trio and the Afterglow palette. The standalone is just creamier and smoother; it feels more luxurious, but oddly, they really perform the same. They look the same applied, the color is within range between versions (especially once blended out/applied but the version in this palette seemed yellower to me but hard to distinguish the difference once applied to the face. It lasted eight hours on me. NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior #001 (LE, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prosecco Pop is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. Side-by-side, it’s darker and has a stronger yellow tone (compared to the more peach-orange of Champagne Pop), and then blended out, it’s marginally darker and doesn’t have as strong of a white base to it. I feel like if it was a bit darker and deeper (a little more brown in it), it would be more contrasting next to Champagne Pop, but they are more similar than they are different. The texture was very blendable, though a little dry to the touch, and did emphasize pores slightly, even when I used a lighter hand/less dense brush (what I normally use with Becca’s highlighters, as they are very pigmented!). The color lasted for eight hours on me. Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Golden Dawn (LE) is darker (90% similar). Burberry The Runway Palette (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Spritz is a bright pop of warmer pink with strong, golden frost that translated into a near-metallic sheen. I would say is too pink to be even a pink-coral but if you have very strong yellow undertones, it may end up looking more coral than pink once applied and blended out! The texture was blendable and fairly smooth, not quite as “dry” as the highlighters but not quite as creamy or as finely-milled as the standalone formula. It had rich pigmentation, which isn’t how the formula is billed (see more about that in my Luminous Blush reviews), so if you wanted a sheerer, buildable formula that really can be used as a “blush topper,” this might be a miss for you. On the other hand, if you like your blush very pigmented, this will be right up your alley. This shade wore well for eight hours and just stopped short of emphasizing pores on me. NYX Intuition (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Culture (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Zoeva PK010 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amaretto is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a smidgen of fine, gold pearl. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture–no dryness present at all–that was easy to apply and use. As it wasn’t as shimmery as the prior three shades, there was no issue about pores or being more light-handed. The problem is that Becca, for reasons I don’t understand, says it’s a buildable formula, when it’s quite pigmented. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Chaleur (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pamplemousse is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had very rich color payoff–a little went a long way–and I highly recommend using a light hand with this. The texture was smooth and blendable, but it had a slightly thinner feel to it compared to the other four shades in the palette. Again, the formula is supposed to have buildable coverage, but it is rather pigmented, so I think that if you prefer subtler, sheerer color, you are out of luck, and if you happen to prefer your blushes more pigmented, then it’s not a deal-breaker at all–it’s just contrary to what the brand claims. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is cooler (95% similar). Milani Lady Rouge (06) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Burberry Coral Pink (P, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Becca Face Palette Champagne Collection
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Chanel Duo N. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” As far as higher-end, luxury-level powders, I found these to be sadly lacking in silkiness and smoothness; they just had a firmer, stiffer texture that made getting color coverage out of the shades difficult and harder to apply for a blended, seamless look. The coverage is as described–sheer–and somewhat buildable but mostly sheer to semi-opaque with several layers. I think a key aspect of a great highlighter and/or contouring product (and most cheek/face products) is blendability, and both shades were lacking that.

No. 01 (Top) is a medium-dark peachy-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage paired with a stiff consistency that was hard to get product off of the pan. I used a really dense brush and jabbed at the half of the pan in order to get color to show up on my skin tone. With extra effort, it blends out for a diffused look, but it’s one of the more time-consuming Chanel powders I’ve used in awhile. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 01 (Bottom) is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had sheer coverage and a drier, firmer texture that was harder to apply evenly. It does work well for contouring, and I liked how it wasn’t overly warm-toned as a lot of contouring products can be. The satin-to-matte finish also made it appear more shadowy on the skin, as it looked like skin. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Naturally Enhanced (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Hollow (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Subconscious (P) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Steal (P) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 01
Duo N. 01
Duo N. 01
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
76%
Total
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By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette
By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six shades that can be used as highlighters, blushes, and/or bronzers. As I mentioned in my review of Tan & Flash Cruise, there was a lighter/mote muted option, and this is it. I had the same experience with this palette as I did with the other: I was impressed by the softness, blendability, and finish of these on the skin–they’re very easy to use and diffuse, and the finish is glowing without emphasizing pores. Despite being very soft and finely-milled, they’re not really powdery or dusty; they seem to have a decent amount of binder so they adhere well and don’t get messy in the pan. The wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across the six shades.

Light & Tan Vibes #1 is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a fine, frosted shimmer. It had good color payoff paired with an incredibly smooth, silky texture that blended out effortlessly. The shimmer was just fine enough that it didn’t emphasize pores to my eye, but it gave a noticeable sheen. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Too Faced Jolie (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Bronze (P) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #2 is a softer, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, gold frost that gives it a luminous finish. I think this is a shade that will look pinker and brighter on fairer and cooler skin tones, and then a bit warmer and more coral-like on warmer skin tones (like it does on me). The texture was soft, silky, and very lightly dusty, but it blended out beautifully on the skin and sat well without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before fading around the edges. This color is extremely dupable, though. Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #3 is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, though this is a color that tends to get lost on my skin tone as once blended out, it just adds a sheen without pronounced color–on lighter skin tones, you might get more warmth and on darker skin tones, it might highlight more obviously. The texture had the same smooth, silky, and finely-milled as the other shades, and it was easy to blend out on the skin. From what I could tell, the sheen was visible for a good eight hours before it started to breakdown. Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush II (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #4 is a light, golden beige with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Again, it’s so close to my actual skin tone that it is hard to show it off in a full face photo–in the skin swatch, you can just barely see it. It doesn’t do much on my skin tone, but I could see it adding light warmth on very fair skin tones or helping to even out some complexions. The texture was finely-milled and soft, very blendable and sat well on the skin. It was hard to see the product on me, but based on what I could assess, it seemed to last eight hours. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #4 (LE) is darker (95% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #5 is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. I found it to have a more noticeable glow on the skin than the lighter tan (#4) shade. It ended up being a subdued, natural-looking bronzing element on my skin tone, and I can see why it would work a treat for fairer complexions (the palette is designed for lighter skin tones, while the other palette was designed for darker skin tones). The texture was a little dusty, but it didn’t look powdery on the skin and blended out without immediately sheering out. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #6 (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Optical (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva ND010 (P) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #6 is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff, though it was the least pigmented in the palette, paired with a fairly soft, smooth texture. Oddly, it was a little firm in the pan compared to the other shades. I wouldn’t describe it as hard to use or to blend out, just that it wasn’t as effortless as most shades in the palettes were, so the difference was more noticeable as a result. This shade wore for eight and a half hours on me before fading. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Light & Tan Vibes
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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