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Stila Sending My Love Set

Stila Sending My Love Set
Stila Sending My Love Set

Stila Sending My Love Set ($49.00 for 0.69 oz.) includes three cheek colors, five eyeshadows, an eyeliner, and a lipgloss. I was pleasantly surprised by this set! It’s not particularly unique, but it’s well-done and high quality.

Bark is a dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that blended out well and wore nicely for eight hours. NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Bitter Clove (LE, $22.00)(90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #6 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Vox (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Earthy Scent (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Two Spicy #2 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Chocolat (P) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cinnmaon is a medium-dark, copper-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and buttery with excellent color payoff. This shade applied beautifully, blended out easily, and wore for eight hours. MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Isolde #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Fallen (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #3 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Paris (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Brown Sugar (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #6 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (80% similar). Tarte Mosaic (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sandstone is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that did kick up excess product in the pan, but it wasn’t truly powdery (didn’t sheer out or look dry on). The color started to crease after eight hours of wear. Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). L'Oreal Iced Latte (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #1 (P) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Galore (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (P) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Devotion (P) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop XO (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #18 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cava (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sangria is a medium-dark, plummy berry with warm, red undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, dense, and smooth texture that blended and adhered well to the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours. Urban Decay Last Call (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Underhand (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Merlot (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #10 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). City Color Gypsy (P, $6.99) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Serenade (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Rosette (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Ciate Fierce (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). City Color U Jelly? (P, $6.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pale Pink is a light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was thinner compared to the other shades, but it wasn’t stiff nor was it powdery. It had good color payoff and lasted for eight hours. Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE)(100% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pale, Please (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Wink (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Amour (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (P) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Baby Cakes (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vintage (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sending My Love Bronzer is a medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff with a soft, silky consistency that blended out easily on the skin. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #6 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lower quality (90% similar). Illamasqua Disobey (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pink Rose Blush is a light-medium, rosy pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a smooth texture that was just slightly stiff in the pan. It blended out without too much work (but it could have been better) and lasted for nine hours. Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Bed of Roses (P, $43.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pastel Pink (P, $26.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Bonnie (Shade) (P) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Hyperfresh (360) (LE, $45.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sending My Love Highlighter is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was incredibly soft and smooth, though it was also a little loose as it was so soft. It blended out well on the skin, and it was richly pigmented. I found it to be just shy of getting into pore-emphasizing territory. This shade wore well for eight hours. MAC Wished I Stayed (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft & Gentle (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Wisp (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stingray is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was intensely pigmented in a single stroke, and it lasted for ten hours without thinning. MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Black (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Obsidian (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet (P, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Black Moon (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Guerlain Blackjack (P, $31.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). bareMinerals Absolute Black (P) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guava is a light-medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had sheer coverage with a creamy, tacky consistency that wore for three hours and was lightly hydrating. It had a sweet, fruity scent. MAC Goodness Gracious (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nectar (LE, $24.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Some Girls (328) (P, $28.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Bliss (181) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Tarte Goals (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sweet Stiletto (P, $22.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Artful (LE, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Nebulous (LE, $26.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Be Nice (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Revlon Pango Peach (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar). Dior Pink Excess (663) (LE, $29.50) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stila Holiday 2015 Sending My Love Set Sending My Love
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Palette

bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Palette
bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Palette

bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Palette ($39.00 for 0.65 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows, two blushes, one highlighter, and one bronzer. The palette has $56.47 worth of eyeshadow, $15.33 worth of blush, $7.20 worth of highlighter, and $8.00 worth of bronzer for a total value of $87.00. I liked it, though it’s not quite as impressive as most of the Ready palettes are (they are nearly perfect), and one aspect that I really appreciated was that one row of eyeshadows was warmer and one row was cooler (though not truly cool-toned). The palette is also slim, so it doesn’t take up a lot of space.

Natural is described as a “light buttery peach.” It’s a light, yellowed beige with a semi-matte finish. It had so-so color coverage, but the texture was firmer and thinner compared to the other shades in the palette (and from the Ready line overall). The color lasted for 10 hours (Ready formula is marketed as a 12-hour formula). This version is a lot lighter and much less warm compared to the previous version I tried. bareMinerals Magnate (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Framed (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Walking in the Sand (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Lace (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Macaroon (LE) is darker (85% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cognac is described as a “gilded bronze.” It’s a medium, golden copper bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented, rich and buttery in texture, blended effortlessly, and lasted twelve hours on me. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Benefit My Two Cents (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Ethereal (P) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals Santorini (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Namaste is described as a “sandy brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of gray and warm undertones paired with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, silky texture that wasn’t too powdery and blended nicely on the skin. It lasted for eleven hours on me. LORAC Tails & Top Hats #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Renholder (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Primal (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Jetta (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rewind (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Lockout (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Yamal (LE, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Treasure Hunt is described as a “shimmering taupe.” It’s a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish-brown undertones and lighter gold frost. It had nice color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with. On me, the eyeshadow faded after eleven hours of wear. Urban Decay Nameless (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Magnetism (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #3 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Resist (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Nude (No. 002) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Ska (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Superwatt (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Vanity Fair (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

500 Thread Count is described as an “airy pink.” It’s a very light, warm-toned beige with a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was just a hair on the powdery side (use less and it’s not as noticeable!). The color faded after ten and a half hours. Sephora Flagstone (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Full Moon (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Full Moon (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M530 Eggshell (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Mylar (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chandelier (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sugar Cookie (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #5 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Black #1 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Romp is described as an “iridescent lilac.” It’s a muted, medium-dark silvery purple with cool undertones and warmer, gold shimmer paired with a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very soft, smooth consistency that glided across the skin like butter. On my skin, the color lasted a full twelve hours. The version in the palette seems a bit more metallic, and almost cooler in tone due to the stronger sheen, than the one I had before. Clinique Lavish Lilac (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Lancome Zip Me Up (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm #20 (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flash is described as a “matte purple clay.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it could have been more pigmented, though it is buildable. The consistency was soft, smooth, and finely-milled, so it was easy to blend out, and as it wasn’t powdery, it didn’t sheer out too readily. The color started to fade after ten and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Plum (Contour) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #358 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Forbidden (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Buon Fresco (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Vintage (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Regal is described as a “velvet plum.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and plum and bronze sparkle. The texture was a little drier compared to the other shades, perhaps due to the larger sparkle in it, and it was semi-opaque. This shade wore well for ten hours. Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Don't Tell (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Brown Sugar (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #5 (P) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Dreamlight (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Summer Fling is described as a “creamy peach.” It’s a light-medium peach with a semi-matte finish. It had medium coverage that was somewhat buildable with a smooth, but thin, consistency that blended well enough but started to fade after seven hours (marketed as eight-hour wear). LORAC Prism (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Infiniment Chanel (P, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nude Pink (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Mickey (Shade) (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Skinny Dip is described as a “light tan.” It’s a medium, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a faint golden pearl. The bronzer had good pigmentation with a smooth, thinner texture that was blendable on the skin. The sheen is very subtle, so it didn’t emphasize pores. On me, the color lasted for eight hours. MAC Haute Contour (Bronzer) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Unique (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #6 (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Brilliant Sunset is described as an “array of light.” It’s a light, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with. The highlighter lasted for eight hours on me and didn’t emphasize pores. Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is brighter (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Wished I Stayed (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) 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.

The Love Letter is described as a “warm mauve.” It’s a soft, medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a finely-milled, smooth texture. The powder applied well and blended out nicely, while the color stayed true for eight hours. MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Love (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Elevated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Animal Instincts (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

bareMinerals Holiday 2015 Eye & Cheek Palette The Regal Wardrobe
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio ($29.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition, slim set of cheek colors–highlighter, blush, and bronzer–for the holidays. I tried to calculate the value, but I’m not sure if these products are sold individually, so for the highlighter and bronzer, I used the Ready Luminizer Duo and the Ready Bronzer for calculations. There is $11.20 worth of highlighter, $15.33 worth of blush, and $11.20 worth of bronzer, which is a total of $37.73 (bareMinerals lists it as $49.50 value, which it may very well be, given the formulas aren’t quite translating).

Clear Radiance is a light, pale pink with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that didn’t emphasize pores and lasted for eight and a half hours on me (a little longer than eight-hours claimed). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $62.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Glitz (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Prism (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Gate is a muted, medium rosy pink with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and easy to blend on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading (bonus: bareMinerals only markets these as eight-hour wear, how reasonable!). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Warmth is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a blendable consistency, but I found the powder itself to be a little firmer in the pan than I’ve encountered previously in the Ready formula. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #6 (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Earthnut (LE) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Unique (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Chisel (P) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Semi-Sweet (LE) is glossier (90% similar). Zoeva ND020 (P) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

bareMinerals Ready Face Color Trio The Royal Court
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette
NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette ($69.00 for 1.01 oz.) includes a highlight/contour duo, bronzer, and four blushes. Two of the blushes (Robotic and Blasphemy) are limited edition and exclusive to the palette, while the other products are part of the permanent range. For those keeping track of value, this palette contains: $36 worth of contour/highlight duo, $40 worth of bronzer (it is actually larger than a full-sized bronzer), and $90 worth of blush, which yields a total value of $166; this is good as far as palettes go, and it’s particularly good for high-end and for the NARS brand. I do think that a contouring duo is risky, since it will not suit all skin tones, and of course, we have seen Laguna umpteen amount of times, so that might be a waste for those who have a few NARS palettes already! Otherwise, it’s a decent to good palette that will be best for those who like buildable blushes, rather than richly pigmented ones.

Paloma Highlight is a very pale beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It feels very soft and silky in the pan, and it gets a little powdery on my arm, where my skin is a little drier, but it didn’t look powdery on my face (which is more normal). It wore well for eight hours on me. Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Mythic (P, $59.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is darker (90% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Highlight (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Light (P, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Rosy Contouring Highlight (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Highlight (P) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Paloma Contour is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was drier than the highlight, even though it was soft and blended out decently (could have been easier to apply!). It started to fade after eight hours. NARS Gienah Highlight (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Sculpt (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Sombre (P) is cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (80% similar). YSL Rosy Contouring Contour (P) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laguna is a medium-dark brown with golden shimmer and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, was lightly dry and dusty, but it applied well enough and wore for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Jolie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Bronze (P) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Golden Age (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Robotic is a light-medium pink with soft, cool undertones and a subtle, silver shimmer over a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty, though soft, texture that blended out easily on the skin and wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Dior My Lady (002) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is brighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blasphemy is a muted, light-medium rosy pink with a satin finish. It had so-so color payoff with a drier, lightly dusty texture that builds up to semi-opaque coverage. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours. MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE)(95% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Unwritten (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Love (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Luster is a medium-dark, gold-shimmered orange with a hint of brown and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly powdery texture that seemed to help blending, as it was easy to apply, but the color was prone to sheering out. This blush wore for eight hours on me. Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Peaceful (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose Golden Goddess (P, $5.99) is warmer, cooler (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury First Love (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Dior Amber (002) (LE, $56.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced I Will Always Love You (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Alpine Bronze (LE, $27.00) is cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dolce Vita is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and fine gold shimmer that gives it a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky, and blendable texture that lasted for eight hours on me. NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). theBalm Pinstripe (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $39.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fever (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Steven Klein Holiday 2015 Blush Palette One Shocking Moment
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Laguna

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Robotic

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Blasphemy

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Luster

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MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft reflective golden-bronze.” It’s a golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Stila Bronze (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronzer (P, $13.95) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 10 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to add “highlight to the face and body” with a “velvety soft” texture and “radiant finish.” Gold Deposit has noticeable sparkles in it, which gave the texture a more crumbly, gritty consistency–it just wasn’t as smooth as some of the Mineralize face products. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was easily applied more heavily or with a lighter hand to adjust the coverage. It has a metallic, high-shine finish that emphasize pores slightly on my skin, so it may be one that doesn’t appeal to everyone. My best tip is to apply with a fan brush, which will help you build up the shimmer better. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before starting to turn patchy.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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MAC Shaft of Gold In Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Shaft of Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Shaft of Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Shaft of Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($35.00 for 0.31 oz.) is described as a “deep bronze.” It’s a medium, orange-brown with warm undertones and a frosted gold shimmer-sheen finish. NARS Craving (Right) (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Glorify (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Strange New Worlds (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is darker (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The texture was incredibly soft, smooth, and finely-milled without being dry or powdery, which enabled it to apply with good intensity but still blend out easily along the edges for a diffused glow. The only downside was that it can emphasize pores if you aren’t careful, as the frost level is on the higher side. If you love more over-the-top highlighters that give a more metallic sheen to the skin, you may enjoy this formula, while if you prefer subtler highlighters, this might not be your cup of tea. The pigmentation was good, and you could easily apply less or sheer it out if desired. On me, the color lasted for eight hours before fading.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Shaft of Gold
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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