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.

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio
Urban Decay Illuminated Trio Naked
D-
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
62%
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ColourPop Candyman & Do Not Disturb 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). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Gilty Bronze (LE, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Glorify (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Do Not Disturb (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Candy Man Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Candyman
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%
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ColourPop Flexitarian & Might Be Disturb 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). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Spoon (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% 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). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Flexitarian Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Flexitarian
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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MAC Highlight the Truth & Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinishes

MAC Highlight the Truth Mineralize Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft bronze coral with golden shimmer.” It’s a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Margin (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is warmer, lower quality (85% similar). MAC Strange New Worlds (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Highlight the Truth Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlight the Truth
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
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YSL Lumiere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder

YSL Lumiere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder ($47.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. Colour Pop Releve (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Highlight (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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YSL Lumiere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder

MAC x Star Trek Highly Illogical Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Highly Illogical Trip the Light Fantastic Powder ($34.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark copper-brown with warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Might Be (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Highly Illogical Trip the Light Fantastic Powder
MAC Trip the Light Fantastic Powder Highly Illogical
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%