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Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light, pinky-beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Tarte Crafty (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees (LE, $75.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% 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.” The texture of this shade was much smoother and more finely-milled compared to Golden Lights, and as a result, it didn’t feel dry or powdery, though it was very blendable and easy to work with. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. The shimmer seemed a little more refined as well, so it had more of a light-medium level of sheen that didn’t appear metallic or shiny. On my warmer complexion, it’s a highlighter hue that can work well with many blushes, as it doesn’t alter the color of them much when paired with my skin tone, but very fair and/or cooler skin tones may find it adds some warmth when used. The highlighter lasted seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Radiant Lights
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
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). Kat Von D Precious (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is cooler (95% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (P) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Dainty (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Jest (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). City Color Bubble Bath (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (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. LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Divergent Abnegation Stone (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Happy Place (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate Happy (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnetism (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Hazy (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #4 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Amethyst (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Yes Please (P) is warmer (85% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #6 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #2 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Sidecar (P, $19.00) is warmer (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. Chanel Promesse #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Whiskey (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (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. LORAC Spotlight (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Days (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery, 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). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (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. Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (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). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Cobbler (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). 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. MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is darker, warmer (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%
Total
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NARS Melina Contour Blush Duo

NARS Melina Contour Blush
NARS Melina Contour Blush

NARS Melina Contour Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is one of two new, permanent highlighting/contour duos for fall. The highlighting shade in the duos tends to be mostly matte, so it is not your typical shimmery, glowy highlighter. This is one of the deeper duos, so it should be good for someone who wants a more dramatic contour or for someone with a medium or darker skin tone.

Melina (Highlight) is a muted, medium tan with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that was fairly blendable and soft on the skin without looking dry or powdery. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Ocean View (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Shadowplay (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Melina (Contour) is a deep, dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while it had really rich color payoff. This should work on medium-dark and darker skin tones (I’ll be curious to hear if this works on very deep skin tones–do let me know if you’ve tried it!) better than other contours. On me, a little went a long way, but it was blendable enough that I could use it as a more dramatic contour. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours. MAC Naturally Enhanced (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Billionaire Bronze (LE, $29.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Raizin (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Chivalry (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Contour Blush Melina
Melina
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Clinique Bronze Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (P) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Bronzer (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. Like Golden Glow, it is far from sheer–in fact, it is pretty opaque! If you like your highlighters/bronzers pigmented, that might be a happy “con.” The texture was soft, smooth, and easy to blend and work with on my cheeks. It didn’t emphasize pores and gave a soft sheen. I think this one could be used as a finishing powder on deeper skin tones as well. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder Bronze Glow

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Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a white gold with strong, yellow-gold shimmer. Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lit (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit Snowlit (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is lighter (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 has a stronger, more dramatic golden sheen compared to some versions of this shade (probably the most well-known is NARS’ Albatross) that pulls yellower on me rather than white, which should make it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. However, the white base is visible and almost appears grayish against my warmer skin tone, which may or may not be something that you’re looking for. The shimmer gives a noticeable sheen and glow to the skin, not quite metallic or frosted, but it is a medium-level highlighter overall. The texture was blendable but felt a little soft, powdery, and a smidgen dry in the pan, but I didn’t find it looked that way on the skin. On me, the highlighter lasted just over six and a half hours.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Golden Lights
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Clinique Golden Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, gold shimmer-sheen finish. bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices Beiges Illuminating Powder (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Miss Liberty (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Peaceful (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. While Nude Glow was subtle and sheer, this shade was not; it had semi-opaque coverage, which was buildable to full coverage with two layers, and it was noticeably shimmery on the skin–I can’t really imagine most wanting to use this as an all-over powder. If you’re looking for a soft, warming highlighter (or highlighting bronzer, perhaps) and like some sparkle, this might work on fair to medium-dark skin tones. The texture was soft enough that it was blendable on the skin, and it didn’t emphasize pores, but it is a little drier overall where some of the sparkle separates from the color itself. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted just over eight hours before fading.

Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder Golden Glow

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