Urban Decay Aura Afterglow Highlighter

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as an “iridescent light pink.” It’s a light, icy pink with a luminous shimmer-sheen finish and cooler undertones. Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush I (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter Aura
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

MAC Warm Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Rose Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft pink champagne.” It’s a very light, pinky-beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. MAC Hot Sensation (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Highlight (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Soft Light (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Warm Rose Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Warm Rose
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
87%

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls ($62.00 for 0.80 oz.) is supposed to be a mix of “fuchsia,” “soft mauve,” “sunny yellow,” and “pearlescent white” that can be dusted all-over the face. It’s a light, pastel-ish pink with fine gold and champagne micro-shimmer. Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). NYX Pastel Chic (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P) is more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P) is less shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Carousel
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%

MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft brown, soft pink, and silver.” Swirled together, the three shades create a light, peachy hue subdued by hints of beige paired with a silvery sheen. L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Otherearthly
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Cheek Palette (2016) ($50.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and contour powder. There is little said about the formula or actual products at all, so I’m rating these as an average product of the type. The highlighter seems to be in the spirit of the brand’s Gelee formula, but the others, while similarly patterned, feel more like traditional powder products. The palette, on the whole, was disappointing and pretty dupable at that.

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette
Estee Lauder Summer Glow Multi-Palette Bronze Goddess
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette

Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette ($20.83 for 0.36 oz.) includes a contouring powder, highlighter, and blush. It comes in a slim, “rose gold” cardboard palette where each shade is a good-size for travel but still large enough to accommodate many different-sized face brushes. The quality of the palette is nice, and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a more aptly named highlighter, though this isn’t going to be the most universally-applicable palette, so I would have loved to have seen iterations of “rose gold” for darker skin tones, too.

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Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette
Zoeva Blush Palette Rose Golden
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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