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Cover FX Sunkissed Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Sunkissed Custom Enhancer Drops
Cover FX Sunkissed Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Sunkissed Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a satin finish. MAC Matte Bronze (P, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Shade (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Original (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (-, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Laguna (LE, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Ocean View (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) (P, $64.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) (P, $64.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Custom Enhancer Drops are a liquid formula that can add a “highlighting, strobing, or bronzing effect” to your favorite liquid products or used alone on top of (or underneath) your other products (including powder); two of the six shades are bronzing and four are more shimmery/metallic for highlighting. It is a buildable coverage product, so that you can use as many or as few drops as desired for the effect (and it will depend on how you use it; mixing with a moisturizer for all-over may require less product than spot application on cheeks after other makeup is applied!). These are similar to formulas like Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer (runs a bit sheerer overall, less buildable), Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) (much sheerer), and NARS Illuminators (sheerer, usually contains larger shimmer/glitter particles). The major difference is the intensity of the pearl and buildability in coverage (easier to get to full coverage but still easy to retain sheer coverage).

What’s neat about these is that they are versatile as you want them to be; they really do perform well mixed with various liquid and cream products (moisturizer, foundation, tinted moisturizer, primer) while also working under and over makeup, and they really are buildable from sheer to opaque coverage. Initially, the formula might seem incredibly pigmented, but the thin, liquid consistency makes it very easy to sheer out. They are actually sheerer than they seem upon initial swatching or application, as the consistency naturally creates a sheerer layer as soon as you work it across the skin. That being said, unless you’re mixing with a base product, one drop is likely overkill for spot application. These have a strong sheen but very fine shimmer, so it produces more of a pearly, glowing effect on the skin–lightly dewy with moderate shine and some noticeable shimmer. They dry down within 10-15 seconds of blending out the product and feel like a powder but with better hold (I get almost no transfer, and it doesn’t noticeably lift or move), so the sheen you see is from a damp or wet product, it’s the reflective quality of the pearl. You can, however, build these up to opaque coverage, and at that level, some of the shimmery shades can emphasize the texture of the skin. The formula also wore well on me, ranging from eight to ten hours with minimal signs of fading. I’d expect that this formula will work for someone who likes moderate highlighters with luminous, shiny, pearly finishes or likes all-over warmth (in the case of the bronzing shades) with a satin-to-matte finish.

Sunkissed is the lighter of the two bronzing shades. I suspect that this shade will be more suitable for fair to medium skin tones, and it might not show up well on darker skin tones. On my light-medium complexion, I get a hint of golden warmth and subtle color. It had medium, buildable color payoff that was fairly easy to use, as the liquid consistency was thin enough to spread well across the skin without becoming uneven or drying down immediately, but it wasn’t so thin that it became impossibly sheer. The product is blendable until dries down, and the thinner the layer, the faster it would dry down, so you have some time to work the product across the skin and then a little while longer (about 10-15 seconds) until it sets on the skin and becomes harder to diffuse/blend out. I could use up to two drops mixed in with moisturizer/foundation without it altering the depth of my color too much, but I found I preferred one myself. I like Sunkissed best mixed in, while I like the darker Sunset if I want to use one as a bronzer on top of my makeup–for my skin tone. This was the shortest-wearing shade of the six at eight hours.

Here’s an in-depth look at how I’ve used and trialed all the shades:

Alone: I’ve patted them over bare skin, liquid foundation, and liquid foundation with setting powder on top. For best results, I like to tap my brush against the applicator (not even using the droplet applicator to get a drop out) and then stipple the product onto the skin. I tend to apply both my bronzers and highlighters more along the cheek areas, so I would stipple a few times along my cheeks or cheekbones and then lightly buff in small circles. It worked equally well just dabbing my fingertips against my skin and using the side of my fingertip to sweep and blend the product out. I was particularly impressed by how well it applied over powder, as the sheerer, smooth texture didn’t disrupt base products and move foundation or turn the area patchy. When testing for wear, I used its longevity on bare skin as my major measure for the rating, but I did wear the shades mixed in and layered with a multitude of products to ensure that the formula wasn’t prone to shortening the wear of other products.

Mixed with Primer: I tried it with both water and silicone-based primers, and I had no preference for one over the other with respect to these drops. I used one to two drops for all-over luminosity; I preferred one drop myself, as it gave me a dewier finish that wasn’t over-the-top for my preference. If you wear a lighter-coverage base on top of primer, mixing with primer could work for all-over glow/warmth, but if you wear light-medium or heavier coverage, I would suggest mixing with your foundation or applying on top of your foundation as it gets lost under heavier coverage.

Mixed with Foundation: I tried it with tinted moisturizer, sheer coverage foundation, medium coverage foundation, and full coverage foundation. In general, heavier coverage foundations are a bit thicker than the ultra sheer formulas. I found one to drops was sufficient with tinted to medium coverage formulas, while full coverage was less receptive–it made the foundation dewier but wasn’t as luminous as with lighter coverage foundations. If I wore full coverage foundation, I preferred this patted on top at the end, rather than mixed.

Mixed with Moisturizer: Like primer, this method works well when you skip foundation or wear lighter coverage foundation. I can imagine this combination working well for those with flatter or more matte skin naturally, as it gives noticeable luminosity and dewiness. While I didn’t personally like the level of sheen it gave my face when mixed with moisturizer, I loved it for body–particularly on shoulders and decolletage. It is also gorgeous on legs. I really liked mixing one of the highlighting shades with a bronzing shade for a little color, warmth, and sheen on legs.

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

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Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops
Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a natural finish.. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Toasted (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tan Tint (LE, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $27.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Deep (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) (P, $64.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Custom Enhancer Drops are a liquid formula that can add a “highlighting, strobing, or bronzing effect” to your favorite liquid products or used alone on top of (or underneath) your other products (including powder); two of the six shades are bronzing and four are more shimmery/metallic for highlighting. It is a buildable coverage product, so that you can use as many or as few drops as desired for the effect (and it will depend on how you use it; mixing with a moisturizer for all-over may require less product than spot application on cheeks after other makeup is applied!). These are similar to formulas like Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer (runs a bit sheerer overall, less buildable), Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) (much sheerer), and NARS Illuminators (sheerer, usually contains larger shimmer/glitter particles). The major difference is the intensity of the pearl and buildability in coverage (easier to get to full coverage but still easy to retain sheer coverage).

What’s neat about these is that they are versatile as you want them to be; they really do perform well mixed with various liquid and cream products (moisturizer, foundation, tinted moisturizer, primer) while also working under and over makeup, and they really are buildable from sheer to opaque coverage. Initially, the formula might seem incredibly pigmented, but the thin, liquid consistency makes it very easy to sheer out. They are actually sheerer than they seem upon initial swatching or application, as the consistency naturally creates a sheerer layer as soon as you work it across the skin. That being said, unless you’re mixing with a base product, one drop is likely overkill for spot application. These have a strong sheen but very fine shimmer, so it produces more of a pearly, glowing effect on the skin–lightly dewy with moderate shine and some noticeable shimmer. They dry down within 10-15 seconds of blending out the product and feel like a powder but with better hold (I get almost no transfer, and it doesn’t noticeably lift or move), so the sheen you see is from a damp or wet product, it’s the reflective quality of the pearl. You can, however, build these up to opaque coverage, and at that level, some of the shimmery shades can emphasize the texture of the skin. The formula also wore well on me, ranging from eight to ten hours with minimal signs of fading. I’d expect that this formula will work for someone who likes moderate highlighters with luminous, shiny, pearly finishes or likes all-over warmth (in the case of the bronzing shades) with a satin-to-matte finish.

Sunset is the darker of the two bronzing shades. It had a warmer, redder undertone without strong yellow tones, so it didn’t look orange-y on the skin, which I find indicative of more natural-looking bronzers on more skin tones. I suspect that this shade will be more suitable for medium and darker complexions, while the other shade, Sunkissed, will work best on fair to medium skin tones. The texture was thin, smooth, and blendable on the skin as it dried down. Once it set, it was harder to maneuver without added force, but it was more forgiving in its dried-down state compared to the shimmery ones. It had more of a satin finish on the skin; it wasn’t fully matte but did not read shimmery or dewy either. It had medium, buildable coverage, and a little went a long way, as you might have guessed based on the range thus far! For my skin tone, less than one drop added warmth without changing my skin color completely when mixed with foundation or moisturizer. I only needed the lightest dab of product to bronze my cheek area (not even close to a full drop!). The color lasted for just over eight and a half hours on me.

Here’s an in-depth look at how I’ve used and trialed all the shades:

Alone: I’ve patted them over bare skin, liquid foundation, and liquid foundation with setting powder on top. For best results, I like to tap my brush against the applicator (not even using the droplet applicator to get a drop out) and then stipple the product onto the skin. I tend to apply both my bronzers and highlighters more along the cheek areas, so I would stipple a few times along my cheeks or cheekbones and then lightly buff in small circles. It worked equally well just dabbing my fingertips against my skin and using the side of my fingertip to sweep and blend the product out. I was particularly impressed by how well it applied over powder, as the sheerer, smooth texture didn’t disrupt base products and move foundation or turn the area patchy. When testing for wear, I used its longevity on bare skin as my major measure for the rating, but I did wear the shades mixed in and layered with a multitude of products to ensure that the formula wasn’t prone to shortening the wear of other products.

Mixed with Primer: I tried it with both water and silicone-based primers, and I had no preference for one over the other with respect to these drops. I used one to two drops for all-over luminosity; I preferred one drop myself, as it gave me a dewier finish that wasn’t over-the-top for my preference. If you wear a lighter-coverage base on top of primer, mixing with primer could work for all-over glow/warmth, but if you wear light-medium or heavier coverage, I would suggest mixing with your foundation or applying on top of your foundation as it gets lost under heavier coverage.

Mixed with Foundation: I tried it with tinted moisturizer, sheer coverage foundation, medium coverage foundation, and full coverage foundation. In general, heavier coverage foundations are a bit thicker than the ultra sheer formulas. I found one to drops was sufficient with tinted to medium coverage formulas, while full coverage was less receptive–it made the foundation dewier but wasn’t as luminous as with lighter coverage foundations. If I wore full coverage foundation, I preferred this patted on top at the end, rather than mixed.

Mixed with Moisturizer: Like primer, this method works well when you skip foundation or wear lighter coverage foundation. I can imagine this combination working well for those with flatter or more matte skin naturally, as it gives noticeable luminosity and dewiness. While I didn’t personally like the level of sheen it gave my face when mixed with moisturizer, I loved it for body–particularly on shoulders and decolletage. It is also gorgeous on legs. I really liked mixing one of the highlighting shades with a bronzing shade for a little color, warmth, and sheen on legs.

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

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Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (-, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It’s a baked powder, so the texture is drier and looser as a brush passes over the pan, but it doesn’t look dry, powdery, or dusty applied to my skin, which is normal-to-dry. Of the three shades in the range, this had the driest, loosest texture that was almost a little grainy (possibly due to the larger shimmer). It didn’t blend as easily as the other shades either, which was a disappointment. It does, eventually, diffuse enough to be acceptable with some extra effort. It had medium, buildable coverage with enough sheen that it did emphasize pores just slightly on my skin. I noticed fading occur after seven hours of wear.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Rock on World
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

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

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

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

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Ready to Go
B+

Permanent

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

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Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

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

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

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

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Golden Days
B+

Permanent

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

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Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty / Dolce Vita Instant Look Palette

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

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

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

Seductive Beauty (Brighten) is a light peachy-beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a really soft, finely-milled consistency that was a bit loose in the pan, but it applied well to the skin and had an almost “melted” appearance on (a sort of lived-in shimmer look) that was very reflective. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and the color wore well for eight hours before creasing. YSL Scandal #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardins Eclatants #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Calm (Right) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Pep Talk (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Jest (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

Seductive Beauty (Bronze) is a medium, reddish tan with warm undertones and gold shimmer. The texture was very, very soft and prone to kicking up excess in the pan, and the looser consistency made it easy to get plenty of color payoff out of the powder as well. I’d recommend using a lighter hand and then applying, and if you feel like you may have gotten too much on your brush, lightly tap off the excess. It was very blendable on the skin and diffused nicely without a lot of work. I noticed subtle fading along the edges of the bronzer after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Deep (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Days (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Glow With It (P, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer that gave it a luminous sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (which is as described) with a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me before fading. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Blush (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) is a pop of light-medium, rosy coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage paired with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that blended out with ease and didn’t read dry or powdery on the skin. I was able to wear this shade for almost eight hours before it started to break down. Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Benefit GALifornia (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Highlight) is a very light, golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that ran slightly dusty in the pan, but I didn’t notice any dryness on the skin. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion Twinkle (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Seductive Beauty
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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