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Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, light pink with warm, yellow undertones and fine gold and rose shimmer. LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Starburst (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Algenist Rose (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Gleam (P) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Devotee (P) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Luster (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Softly Does It (LE) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The texture was soft, just a smidgen dusty but not actually dry to the touch, with a smooth, blendable feel overall. It applied well to the skin and yielded a noticeable sheen, which didn’t emphasize pores unless worn more heavily. It was semi-opaque, which was easily built up or sheered out for a less intense highlight. I thought it was a bit less pigmented compared to other shades, but it was more forgiving applied to the skin and generally easier to work with. The color wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Essence Be My Highlighter Pure Nude Highlighter

Essence Be My Highlight Baked Highlighter Powder
Essence Be My Highlight Baked Highlighter Powder

Essence Be My Highlight Baked Highlighter Powder ($4.49 for 0.23 oz.) is a soft, light-medium golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a baked, powder formula that is supposed to give “natural luminescence” that “blends easily” and “applies smoothly.” For those who like their highlighters warmer and a bit darker (with more color), this is an excellent option that won’t break the bank. The consistency was smooth, lightly dusty (as much as is typical with baked products), and blendable on the skin. It didn’t look dry, dusty, or powdery applied, and I felt like it “melted” within five minutes of application which gave it an even smoother finish and glow. It is a medium to heavy highlighter, though a fan brush can give it a more diffused, lightly shiny finish, but when I applied it with typical highlighter brushes, it was noticeable and yielded a metallic sheen–but it did not emphasize my pores or my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before it started to fade.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter Be My Highlight
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Becca Bronzed Amber Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Bronzed Amber Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Bronzed Amber Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Bronzed Amber Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper-brown with warm, golden shimmer. Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Latte Sheen (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Kitten (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This shade is supposed to be a combination between the brand’s Opal highlighter and Wild Honey blush, and it is exclusive to Becca’s website. The texture was soft, lightly dusty but blendable and didn’t look powdery on the skin. I was actually surprised by the resulting finish, as it was luminous without being metallic–this is the least shimmery highlighter I’ve seen from Becca. It’s very hard to overdo, which made it more forgiving, while a lot of their range is so intense that a light hand is necessary! The texture wasn’t as smooth or as cream-like as the permanent shades, though, but I don’t think it looks dry or powdery on the skin, which is where it counts the most. It had good pigmentation that was buildable from semi-opaque to opaque. On me, the color lasted well for seven and a half hours.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Bronzed Amber
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio ($36.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains three powder highlighters to “give skin a luminous look” that uses “sophisticated, microfine Naked shimmer” and can be used on face and body. As far as coverage goes, the brand says “the color payoff of a loose powder with the convenience of a pressed powder,” which suggests high pigmentation from my experience with loose vs. pressed products and resulting coverage. If you’re unfamiliar with Urban Decay’s Illuminated formula, it’s actually rather sparkly and would not use the word “microfine” to describe it–these are best for those who want noticeable sparkle on the skin, though the underlying finish is more subdued or in this palette, two of the shades just give random sparkle rather than adding luminosity to the skin. Two of the three shades were rather sheer in this palette as well. It is a baked formula, and I have found these to fade faster than traditional powder blushes.

Pyrite is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen and light bits of gold micro-sparkle. This was the least visibly sparkly on the skin, but it also produced the strongest sheen. The texture was soft, slightly dusty but smooth, applied well and blended out without much effort. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Oasis is a very light beige with subtle, warm undertones and silver sparkle. The texture was firm, stiff, and difficult to get the product off of as a result. This impacted the color payoff, too, and it was extremely sheer (I could barely get any to show). Applied, I get a few bits of sparkle but almost no detectable luminosity on my skin, so I actually think it misses the mark completely as an illuminator! All the sparkles had vanished within six hours (that’s about all I could judge the wear from). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twilight is a muted, light-medium peachy-orange with an iridescent pink sparkle. (I was surprised at how similar it was to Aura, actually.) The powder was thinner and dusty to the touch, and it kicked up an excess amount of product in the pan, even with a light hand. I saw visible bits of the pink sparkle on the skin but little in the way of even illumination, so it looked matte in photos. The coverage was sheer to semi-sheer, and it was just barely visible on my skin tone in person (but not in photos). The softness of the powder made it easy to blend on the skin, and it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture or pores. It seemed to wear for about six hours on me. Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hard Candy (LE) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Illuminated Trio Naked
Naked
Naked
5.5
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
62%
Total
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ColourPop Candyman & Do Not Disturb Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Candy Man Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Candy Man Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Candy Man Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is deep, coppery bronze with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, lightly wet to the touch, creamy, and seemingly blendable, but despite blending and building the color up, it looked a little patchy with some color dotting my cheeks almost like freckles. It was richly pigmented when applied with fingertips and more buildable with a brush. This shade lasted for over ten hours on me. Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Golden Age (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilty Bronze (LE, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Glorify (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Do Not Disturb (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Do Not Disturb Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It’s a darker, less shimmery version of Candy Man, but the two are quite similar applied lightly. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and spread easily but looked a little patchy on my skin. This shade wore well for nine hours. NARS Laguna (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilty Bronze (LE, $29.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Candyman (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have buildable coverage–sheerer coverage when applied with a brush and intense coverage when applied with fingertips–that is long-wearing. It is a cream-to-powder formula that has a very dense, pliable texture in the pot, so it doesn’t have the same wet, emollient consistency of traditional cream blushes–this is more spongy. The texture remains very blendable on the skin, whether using fingertips or synthetic brushes, and sets to a more powder-like consistency. The pigmentation is usually buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with a more subdued sheen, even when more metallic, on the skin. I get anywhere from eight to ten hours of wear with this formula

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Candyman
Candyman
Candyman
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Do Not Disturb
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
91%
Total

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ColourPop Flexitarian & Might Be Disturb Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Flexitarian Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Flexitarian Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Flexitarian Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was very smooth, moderately emollient, and blendable on bare skin or over my base products. It had medium, buildable coverage when applied with a brush and intense, opaque coverage when I used my fingertips. While it looked very metallic in the pot and swatched, once blended, it had more of a medium shimmer finish. This shade stayed in place for ten hours. Tarte Sunlight (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Ever After (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Spoon (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Might Be Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation with opaque coverage easily achieved if applied with fingertips rather than a brush. The texture was more emollient and wetter to the touch compared to the majority of shades in this formula (I would say it is comparable to the equally metallic shades in the eyeshadow formula). It blended out easily and wore well for nine hours. Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Modern Mercury (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Amber Gold (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Jouer Topaz (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have buildable coverage–sheerer coverage when applied with a brush and intense coverage when applied with fingertips–that is long-wearing. It is a cream-to-powder formula that has a very dense, pliable texture in the pot, so it doesn’t have the same wet, emollient consistency of traditional cream blushes–this is more spongy. The texture remains very blendable on the skin, whether using fingertips or synthetic brushes, before it sets to a more powder-like consistency. The pigmentation is usually buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with a more subdued sheen, even when more metallic, on the skin. I get anywhere from eight to ten hours of wear with this formula

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Flexitarian
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Might Be
Might Be
Might Be
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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