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MAC Tryphaena and Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Creme Duo

MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo
MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo

MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo ($33.00 for TBA oz.) has a highlighter and contour in a cream formula. The formula felt denser and had less slip than MAC’s Cream Colour Bases, and they are consistent with previously-released Pro Sculpting Creams (I have a review for them from 2012). I found them easy to apply and blend out with fingertips or synthetic brushes, as the texture was creamy with enough color payoff to show up on the skin but wasn’t so dense as to become difficult to use. They lasted for seven to eight hours on me.

Climax is a very light, neutral-to-warm-toned white with faint shimmer. It had a creamy consistency that applied well, blended out nicely, and didn’t emphasize pores. Unless layered quite heavily, it ended up as a light highlighter–if you are a fan of high-sheen or metallic highlighters, this will fall short for you. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before breaking down. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00)(95% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Gleam (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Lumiere Divine (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crevasse is a medium, taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, which was easily applied with a lighter hand or intensified with a denser brush or heavier hand. The texture was forgiving and easy to work with, and I had no trouble blending the color out on my skin. I’m about NC25 in MAC terminology, and it shows up on me, but I suspect that medium-dark and deeper skin tones will not find this to show up well on them. The sculpting shade lasted for eight hours on me. Zoeva Heavy Crown (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Taupe (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Medium (P, $44.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Contour (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pro Sculpting Crème Duo Tryphaena and Cleopatra
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Climax

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Crevasse

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Chanel Duo N. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” Between the two duos offered, this is the “better” one, but it still falls noticeably short when it comes to being blendable and easy to use. I just think that the texture is far too firm, too stiff, and it translates into application, which is where it really counts. For some, this might be a happy accident, but the darker “contour” shade here is far from “sheer.”

No. 02 (Top) is a very light beige with subtler, warmer undertones and a fine shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was softer than the other shade’s highlighter, though it was still firmer and required a denser brush (I used a blush brush–most of my highlighter-centric blushes were too feathery/soft). It blended out decently and yielded a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. MAC Lightscapade (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 02 (Bottom) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a stiffer consistency in the pan, which made it harder to blend out and get it to look even/diffused on the skin. The color did wear for eight hours, which was an upside! NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Boys Don't Cry (LE, $41.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 02
Duo N. 02
Duo N. 02
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
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Duo N. 02 (Top)

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C-

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette
By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six shades that can be used as highlighters, blushes, and/or bronzers. As I mentioned in my review of Tan & Flash Cruise, there was a lighter/mote muted option, and this is it. I had the same experience with this palette as I did with the other: I was impressed by the softness, blendability, and finish of these on the skin–they’re very easy to use and diffuse, and the finish is glowing without emphasizing pores. Despite being very soft and finely-milled, they’re not really powdery or dusty; they seem to have a decent amount of binder so they adhere well and don’t get messy in the pan. The wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across the six shades.

Light & Tan Vibes #1 is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a fine, frosted shimmer. It had good color payoff paired with an incredibly smooth, silky texture that blended out effortlessly. The shimmer was just fine enough that it didn’t emphasize pores to my eye, but it gave a noticeable sheen. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Too Faced Jolie (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Bronze (P) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #2 is a softer, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, gold frost that gives it a luminous finish. I think this is a shade that will look pinker and brighter on fairer and cooler skin tones, and then a bit warmer and more coral-like on warmer skin tones (like it does on me). The texture was soft, silky, and very lightly dusty, but it blended out beautifully on the skin and sat well without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before fading around the edges. This color is extremely dupable, though. Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #3 is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, though this is a color that tends to get lost on my skin tone as once blended out, it just adds a sheen without pronounced color–on lighter skin tones, you might get more warmth and on darker skin tones, it might highlight more obviously. The texture had the same smooth, silky, and finely-milled as the other shades, and it was easy to blend out on the skin. From what I could tell, the sheen was visible for a good eight hours before it started to breakdown. Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush II (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #4 is a light, golden beige with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Again, it’s so close to my actual skin tone that it is hard to show it off in a full face photo–in the skin swatch, you can just barely see it. It doesn’t do much on my skin tone, but I could see it adding light warmth on very fair skin tones or helping to even out some complexions. The texture was finely-milled and soft, very blendable and sat well on the skin. It was hard to see the product on me, but based on what I could assess, it seemed to last eight hours. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #4 (LE) is darker (95% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #5 is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. I found it to have a more noticeable glow on the skin than the lighter tan (#4) shade. It ended up being a subdued, natural-looking bronzing element on my skin tone, and I can see why it would work a treat for fairer complexions (the palette is designed for lighter skin tones, while the other palette was designed for darker skin tones). The texture was a little dusty, but it didn’t look powdery on the skin and blended out without immediately sheering out. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #6 (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva ND010 (P) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Optical (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #6 is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff, though it was the least pigmented in the palette, paired with a fairly soft, smooth texture. Oddly, it was a little firm in the pan compared to the other shades. I wouldn’t describe it as hard to use or to blend out, just that it wasn’t as effortless as most shades in the palettes were, so the difference was more noticeable as a result. This shade wore for eight and a half hours on me before fading. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Light & Tan Vibes
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise Sun Designer Palette
By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six shades that can be used as highlighters, blushes, and/or bronzers. There are two variations, this and a lighter version with more muted shades on the left side (which I expect to review as well). I was impressed by the softness, blendability, and finish of these on the skin–they’re very easy to use and diffuse, and the finish is glowing without emphasizing pores. Despite being very soft and finely-milled, they’re not really powdery or dusty; they seem to have a decent amount of binder so they adhere well and don’t get messy in the pan. The wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across the six shades.

Tan & Flash Cruise #1 is a pop of bright, medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had rich color payoff with a very smooth, soft, and blendable consistency that applied well to bare skin and lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is more muted (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tan & Flash Cruise #2 is a bright, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The pigmentation was intense and true-to-pan–a little went a good way. The powder had a very soft, silky feel to it, but it wasn’t dusty or powdery. It was easy to diffuse and blend out on the skin, and the color wore well for eight and a half hours on me. MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Left) (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Panic (Right) (P) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tan & Flash Cruise #3 is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff paired with a soft, blendable texture that was silky and finely-milled and just a smidgen dusty. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Peony Petal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Gaiety (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Covered Strawberry (LE) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tan & Flash Cruise #4 is a light beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage, but it blends in with my skin tone, so it may be hard to tell. On my skin tone, it tends to subtly highlight without adding a lot of color. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tan & Flash Cruise #5 is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that blended fairly easily on the skin but wasn’t as foolproof as the other shades. It lasted for eight hours on me. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #6 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Lo-Fi (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is warmer, better quality (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tan & Flash Cruise #6 is a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, lightly dense, and smooth, so it applied well to the skin, sat nicely, and blended out easily. The blush wore well for eight hours on me. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #5 (LE) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Milani Luminoso (P, $8.49) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Kinky (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Tan & Flash Cruise
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
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Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer & Modern Pink (2) Lipgloss

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a dusting of warm white shimmer and occasional sparkle. Essence Be My Highlight (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Twilight (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau is pretty minimalist when it comes to describing their color products, so there’s not much to this one other than it is a highlighting powder. For anyone new to the brand, the Luminizers are available as refill pans (no compact) for $55, while if you want the compact, it’ll run you $95 (total); I am not personally motivated to spend $40 on a compact myself, so you’ll see I only bought the pan on its own. The texture of the powder is incredibly smooth and finely-milled, though this shade had a little bit more sparkle (not just fine shimmer) in it than some of the other shades in the range (particularly compared to the Gold one). It had good color payoff that could easily be sheered/diffused and blended out for a soft, warming glow with a delicate sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a soft, peachy-pink base with a lot of fine, peachy-gold shimmer. Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Long-time readers might remember that this was one of my very first luxury purchases, and it still remains one of my favorite glosses of all-time (it’s absolutely dupable by other, less expensive ranges, though!). I recently repurchased it when I picked up the newly-released highlighter shade, so I figured I’d do an updated review. There’s not much to the description–“combines the drama and vibrancy of gloss with enduring deep color.” The texture is lightweight with light tackiness but is not overly sticky or goopy (it seemed tackier than I remember it being, though). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a lot of pearl and light shine. Some of the lighter, peachier base color gathers in lip lines, while the pearl/shimmer disperses evenly across the lips. There was no discernible scent or taste. The gloss lasted for five hours on me and was nicely hydrating over time.

Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer Golden Apricot
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Cle de Peau Lip Gloss Modern Pink (2)
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Givenchy Moonlight Saison & Ambre Saison Les Saisons Healthy Glow Powders

Givenchy Moonlight Saison Healthy Glow Powder
Givenchy Moonlight Saison Healthy Glow Powder

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder ($52.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new “baked” powder that comes in five shades; one is a highlighter and four are in various bronzing hues. Some retailers have the highlighter/bronzer separated out, though they seem to be part of the same formula otherwise. I bought the highlighter and one of the bronzer shades to check out. The formula is decent with a very smooth texture, which has a firmer press and requires a dense brush or a heavy hand to get coverage out of it. The powder blends out fairly easily, wears eight hours, and neither shade emphasized pores/skin texture for me.

Givenchy Moonlight Saison Healthy Glow Powder ($52.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a very, very light white with subtle, warm tones and a satin finish. To the naked eye, I could just barely see a sheen on my skin, but it is very, very subtle. I don’t expect that the highlighter will work on that many skin tones, as it is very white-based and has little sheen, but very fair skin types who like subtler finishes may like it. It seemed to last about eight hours on me (harder for me to tell, given the color paired with my skin tone). It is actually described as “radiant” and for “strobing,” and it could function more as a finishing powder or setting powder for similarly-hued skin tones than it does as a highlighter. The shimmer/sheen is actually much less than the bronzer I picked up! Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Releve (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Highlight (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Soft Light (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Lucid (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Ambre Saison Healthy Glow Powder ($52.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The texture was smooth, slightly firm (but not dry/stiff), and sat well on the skin. It produced a soft, lit-from-within kind of glow that didn’t look shimmery or emphasize the skin’s natural texture. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terre d'Ete (LE, $78.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Melina (Highlight) (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Les Saisons Healthy Glow Highlighting Powder Moonlight Saison
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
Givenchy Les Saisons Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder Ambre Saison
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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