Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette ($45.00 for 0.87 oz.) includes two highlighters, a yellow correcting powder (which could be used as a highlighter, depending on your skin tone), two contour powders, and one blush. The quality is disappointing, depending on the shade, but the biggest downside is that it’s one-size-fits-all mentality. Obviously, this will flatter some and not work at all for others. I think the powders are a little on the chalky side, so I don’t know if they would work well on drier skin (I am normal right now, so I didn’t notice it overly much on my skin). The powders also seemed to have a little sweet smell, which was unusual.

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Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette
Tarte Contour Palette Tarteist
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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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.

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Stila Sending My Love Set
Stila Holiday 2015 Sending My Love Set Sending My Love
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Makeup Palette

Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette ($165.00 for 0.79 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one contour powder. My favorite products are the highlighter and contour powders, which will come as no surprise, as I have reviewed them favorably in the past as standalones. You actually get more of each product in the palette than in the individual compact, but for $65 you could purchase the Contour Book Volume II, which also contains 0.17 oz. worth of the Celestial Powder and 0.14 oz. of the Sculpting Powder (plus other standout product sin the brand’s line, like a small version of Starlight and larger sizes of the cream versions of the highlight/contour found in this palette). I don’t think the eyeshadows are worth the additional expense; the shades themselves are dupable, but the formula feels dusty, dry, and sometimes powdery and other times stiffer. They blended out better than I expected, and they lasted seven to eight hours (so not too shabby), but they were more semi-sheer to semi-opaque and prone to sheering out when applied.

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Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette
Kevyn Aucoin Holiday 2015 Makeup Palette The Legacy
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
78%
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ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek & Leopard Pressed Pigment

ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “true gold.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with a pearly shimmer-sheen finish–pretty much just as the brand described it. The texture was smooth, creamy, and a cinch to blend out on the skin. I love that the formula can be used over foundation without disturbing your base products. The coverage is semi-sheer to opaque, depending on how much you apply initially or with what, which is in line with what the formula is supposed to be. The color was going strong after ten hours of wear. NARS Jubilation (Left) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Electric Slide
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
Limited Edition
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Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as “golden nude.” Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Pretty Bonnes (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Highlight 01
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Cle de Peau Bal Masque Body Powder

Cle de Peau Bal Masque Body Powder ($120.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a very pale, pink-tinged beige with fine golden shimmer-sheen. MAC Climax (LE)(95% similar). Colour Pop Pretty Bonnes (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Crushed Pearl (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mystery Princess (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Universal (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Cle de Peau Bal Masque Body Powder
Cle de Peau Body Powder Bal Masque
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%