Becca Backlight Primer Filter

Becca Backlight Primer Filter ($38.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “makeup primer to help blur imperfections and impart a radiant glow.” It’s a sheer, golden beige with a luminous sheen and fine pearl. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Backlight Primer Filter
Becca Backlight Priming Filter Backlight
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo

Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo ($80.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition duo of highlighters (I got confirmation yesterday). You can still pre-order from Saks or place a back-order at Nordstrom. If you liked formulas like MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfiishes, Estee Lauder Gelee, or NARS Dual Intensity, you’ll like this one. It has that same baked-gel-powder type of powder. I think this could have been an excellent permanent addition to the Tom Ford range, so I hope the brand will reconsider making this permanent (and also coming out with a few more combinations!). The texture of both shades was incredibly soft, smooth, and finely-milled, while the product provides a noticeable sheen that stops just before it emphasizes the skni’s natural texture.

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Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Skin Illuminating Duo Moodlight
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a “universal powder” that gives a “glowy finish.” It’s a light, gold-shimmered beige with a soft sheen. Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Coupe d'Chic (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder
Dior DiorSkin Nude Illuminating Face Powder Cosmopolite
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Highlighter

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened, light-medium gold-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (80% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Colorful Blush Secretive (19)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($68.00 for 0.52 oz.) is a new, permanent take on the often-raved about Filmstar Bronze & Glow that’s deeper and warmer. I think the texture is a bit more refined–smoother, more finely-milled, and forgiving on the skin–in the original, but this is still quite good. Both shades are good or better pigmentation that was buildable, while they were easily blended out on the skin. I had no problem wearing both powders all day long. I hope the brand will come out with an even darker version and/or cooler-toned varieties.

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Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow Medium/Dark
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
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Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($80.00 for 0.54 oz.) is a cream-based bronzer and highlighter. Both shades had a really slick, almost greasy feeling to them, which will make them more forgiving even on drier skin types, but I found that it made it hard to get the product to really stay where it was applied and resulted in patchy, more uneven coverage overall. It was shorter-wearing, and the higher slip in the texture made these better suited for bare skin or applied over still-damp base products.

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Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow Norman Parkinson
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
70%
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