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MAC Highlight the Truth & Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinishes

MAC Highlight the Truth Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Highlight the Truth Mineralize Skinfinish

Highlight the Truth

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). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Embruns (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (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 Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is warmer, lower quality (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Strange New Worlds (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Margin (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to have a “velvety soft” feel and a “radiant finish” with “sheer coverage” — it is a powder highlighter. In my experience, Mineralize Skinfinishes come in a lot of hues and vary from shade to shade with respect to color payoff, though they all tend to be more shimmery/bordering on metallic with so-so wear at six to eight hours. The texture has gotten smoother and silkier over the years with today’s more recent releases having a slightly drier texture that is characteristic of baked formulas, but the powder is finer and sits better on the skin. Highlight the Truth had a smooth, blendable consistency was a smidgen dusty but did not look dry or apply unevenly to my cheeks. On lighter skin tones, it will function more as a highlighting blush, while on deeper skin tones, it will be a warmer highlighter. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that was just shy of pore-emphasizing territory. On my cheeks, the color lasted for seven and a half hours.

Taraji Glow

MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($33.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “reddish brown.” It’s a rich, medium-dark reddish copper with warm undertones and a satin sheen. Bite Beauty Almond (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Evening Beige (340) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $60.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Savage (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish Natural formula is supposed to have “medium coverage” with a “natural finish,” and it’s a line that has many flesh-toned shades and is often used as a foundation but can also be used as a highlighter/contouring powder. Taraji Glow is one of the few shades I’ve come across in the formula that is so pigmented as well as more blush-like in coloring. The texture was smooth without being dusty, and it blended out very well on the skin, which is an essential given the pigmentation level. This shade wore well for nine hours on me–one of the longer wearing baked powders. The “downside” is that the coverage is full, not at all medium; just a tap of the brush on the domed powder yielded more than medium coverage. I think this will be a happy accident for many, but it’s not quite as described.

These shades will be released online on September 6th.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlight the Truth
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Taraji Glow
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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YSL Lumiere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder

YSL Lumiere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder
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). YSL Golden Contouring Highlight (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s supposed to have a “lightweight” and “silky” feel that can be applied to the “cheekbones, on the bridge of the nose, under the eyebrows, and on the Cupid’s bow” for a “luminous glow.” As it has more of a satin sheen than overt shimmer, it can be used all-over, dusted across the face as a finishing powder (which is less about setting and more about adding luminosity back to the face, after applying setting powder). I suspect this will be best for very fair to light-medium skin tones for all-over use, as it lightens me skin tone just slightly if I use it all over. (For my skin tone, it worked better on the high planes like a traditional highlighter.) The texture was soft, smooth, finely-milled, and easy to diffuse and dust on the skin. It is a subtle highlighter if used on specific areas, and when I used it with a larger powder brush for all-over, it just made my skin look less dull and matte but not dewy or shiny. It didn’t impact the wear of my base products when used all over, and when I wore it as a highlighter on cheekbones, it lasted for eight hours.

YSL Highlighting Finishing Powder Lumiere Divine

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MAC x Star Trek Highly Illogical Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Highly Illogical Trip the Light Fantastic Powder
MAC 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). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to add “sheer luminosity” to the skin with a “creamy” texture that “blends easily.” The powder felt very flat and smooth, but there was a dryness that made it feel a little chalky to the touch–the curiosity was that it didn’t look dry or chalky when applied to the skin, but it was a noisy powder if I rubbed my finger against the surface (that’s unusual). It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that yielded a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores or my skin’s natural texture. This particular shade added noticeable color to my skin, so those fairer or slightly darker may find this works as a highlighting blush/bronzer as well. On my normal-to-dry skin, the powder highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

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

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MAC x Star Trek Strange New Worlds Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Strange New Worlds Trip the Light Fantastic Powder
MAC Strange New Worlds Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Strange New Worlds Trip the Light Fantastic Powder ($34.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a medium, orange-copper with warm undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen finish. MAC A Latte Sheen (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunlit Nude (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Margin (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Blow a Fuse Gold (P) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to add “sheer luminosity” to the skin with a “creamy” texture that “blends easily.” It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that was easy to work with on the skin, as the powder was very blendable and sat well on my skin without emphasizing my pores or my skin’s natural texture. I noticed the powder, while smooth, had a slightly drier, chalkier texture in the pan, which was not apparent on the skin at all, but it’s one of those products that is more impressive applied as intended than merely felt with a fingertip. It had noticeable color on my complexion, so it may work as a highlighting blush or bronzer on similarly-hued skin tones as well as being a highlighter for deeper skin tones. This shade wore well for just under eight hours before fading on me.

MAC Trip the Light Fantastic Powder Strange New Worlds
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette

Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette
Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette

Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette ($56.00 for ) contains a slew of products for the eyes and cheeks. It’s a decent palette, but the eyeshadows have room for improvement, as they are not consistent. They also need to be applied over a primer in order to have decent or better pigmentation, to last at least eight hours, and for blending as some of the shades are drier and tended to sheer out when applied. Without primer, they have a more faded appearance and most of the shades lasted six to seven hours. I think the brand should have included their Glitter Insurance, instead of their standard Eyeshadow Primer (but worth reiterating is that Too Faced touts their eyeshadows as highly pigmented and long-wearing as a formula), because three of the eyeshadows, plus the glitter, absolutely need an adhesive base or else it is a one-way ticket to Fallout City.

As a lot of readers have noted in the initial launch post, the palette looks a lot like every other holiday palette Too Faced has released. I struggled a bit myself trying to pair the shades together, as it didn’t feel as cohesive as you might have expected, and the drier, more crumbly textures of the metallic shades didn’t blend well with the thinner matte shades. The two blushes and bronzers are permanent shades, though Justify My Love is a much darker, brighter, and cooler-toned shade in the palette than my single (by a lot). The highlighter, Champagne Truffle, is actually an eyeshadow from another palette, so you might have that already in your stash.

Ivy is a pale, muted white with a matte finish. It had a very smooth, finely-milled consistency with some excess powder that would kick up in the pan. It is chalky against my skin tone, for reference, and I tried to mix it with Painkiller to make it a workable brow bone highlight on my skin tone. On fairer skin tones, it should work better. It lasted six hours on me before disappearing. Urban Decay Bump (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gesso (P, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #1 (LE, $2.29) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Starlight (LE) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Snow (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced White Christmas (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (P) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Extra Creamy (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugar Coated is a light pink with warmer undertones paired with a frosted finish and silver sparkle. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was drier and tended to sheer out on its own. The glittery bits blended away from the base color, so this shade would need an adhesive base to perform well. The color lasted seven hours before creasing and had fallout. Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Rose Garden #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pink Freeze (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Whimsical (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Delightful (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Maribu (LE, $32.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh & Mint #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frosted Yum is a muted, light silver with neutral-to-warm undertones and a metallic, sparkly finish. The glitter of this one also separated away from the base color, so it didn’t stay where it was initially applied and resulted in fall out over time. The base color was mostly opaque and wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing. The dryness of the powder made it harder to blend with the matte shades in the palette. Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) (P, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). Buxom Pure Platinum (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Grand Tiara (P, $13.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Diamond Dust (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Silver Coin (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Blue Garden #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00)(90% similar). Kat Von D Moonshine (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Liberty (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Benefit Blingo (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Irresistible is a sparkling, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. Like the previous three shades, the glitter doesn’t stick to the base, which resulted in the sparkles transferring beyond the base color and would fall below the lid over time. I would highly recommend a glitter primer or an adhesive base to work with this palette. This shade lasted for six and a half hours before creasing. bareMinerals Standing O (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Eclaire (P, $29.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #18 (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Treasure Hunt (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Gold Goddess (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Shiny Happy (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay 1987 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Ardency Inn Heaven (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Painkiller is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a very soft, finely-milled consistency that applied well to bare skin, but it did not work well with the more shimmery shades in the palette as it was too thin and dusty, so it did not layer well. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Chocaholic (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Illamasqua Heroine (P) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Yamal (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Love on the Run (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Latte (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Clay (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup & Chill is a deep, reddish brown with a matte finish. Though the powder was silky and soft, it was also powdery in the pan, so it kicked up a lot of powder in the pan with even a soft touch of a brush. It applied well to bare skin with full, opaque coverage that wore well for seven and a half hours–it’s just a shade you have to use carefully to avoid initial fall out. Ciate Queen Bee (LE) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Siren (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Java (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cocoa (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bittersweet (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Inglot #327 (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bark (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mystic Hour is a deep bluish-teal with a frosted finish. This shade had a lot of potential, but it fades immediately after applying–it just doesn’t retain that depth and intensity it has in the pan on the lid. Even over Too Faced’s primer, it was still underwhelming; I would try using it wet and over a glitter primer as the drier, frosted consistency would likely benefit from both changes. This shade started to crease after seven hours of wear. Make Up For Ever ME230 Peacock Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Mint Chip (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #18 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Controversy (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pre-Packaged (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #3 (P) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Stormy Seas (113) (LE, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wham Bam is a bright, medium-dark purple with warmer, pink undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly drier texture that blended out fairly well and didn’t seem to fade immediately like Mystic Hour did. The color wore well for seven hours on me. Coloured Raine Fetish (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Selena (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Flash (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Butterfly Party (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (85% similar). Sugarpill Hysteric (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Snowboarding (P, $6.75) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Trance (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Zip Me Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wanted is a deep black with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a firmer texture, which made it harder to get color out of but also seemed to impede blending, as it applied unevenly and was difficult to pull and diffuse from wherever the powder initially landed. The color had noticeable fading after six and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE) is warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Raven-Eyed (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #5 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Night Sky (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Pandora (P) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is warmer, better quality (95% similar). Estee Lauder Black Chrome #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I Will Always Love You is a bright, medium coral with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer. You can find my original review for the formula and shade here for a more detailed look at claims and the like. Suffice to say, this wore a lot like the permanent version I have, but it appeared to be a bit less shimmery and had stronger pink tones while wearing the same (eight and a half hours but way short of the 16-hour wear claimed). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NYX Synthetica (P, $7.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Reflex (82) (LE, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tasty (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #8 (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Bellini (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Moon Beach (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC My Paradise (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Shape the Future (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Justify My Love is a bright, bold, cotton candy pink with a satiny finish. It is much, much brighter and darker with stronger blue undertones than the permanent version (read my original review here). It is also more pigmented, so that’s an upside, with a slightly looser consistency. The color wore well for nine hours, a half hour longer than the permanent version did for me. Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Soleil is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The powder was firmly packed into the pan, which made it difficult to work with as I struggled to chip away at it to get any color coverage. For swatching alone, I had to scrape away the top layer to get enough pigment to show up on my arm. I had to do the same to apply it to my face. It was unexpected, as Too Faced includes this shade in palettes regularly, and it’s typically quite soft and silky. The color lasted for eight hours on me. IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Los Cabos (24) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Toffee (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (-) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Paloma Contour (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Tan (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champagne Truffle is a light, pinky-white with a golden sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage that was buildable to mostly opaque pigmentation. It seemed less pigmented than the previous palette version (where it was released as an eyeshadow). The color lasted for seven and a half hours before separating on my cheeks. Disney by Sephora Treasures Untold (LE)(100% similar). Make Up For Ever S502 White Sand (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Glitterati (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced All American Girl (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Andromeda (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE)(100% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #2 (P) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Lyric (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Wipe Out (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #4 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced #selfie (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black is a deep black with cool undertones and a satiny sheen. The Sketch Marker formula is supposed to be a long-wearing, waterproof, and vivid liquid eyeliner. It was very pigmented with a smooth, fluid consistency that applied easily and did not seem too watery nor did it apply unevenly. The tip had enough flex that you could maneuver around the curves of the eyelid without issue. The formula takes a bit of time to dry down and set, so if using on the upper lash line, I’d keep my eye shut for about 20 seconds after applying if you can. It did not bleed when I tested it under water. It lasted for eight hours on me. Illamasqua Abyss (P, $27.50)(100% similar). Bobbi Brown Really Black (LE, $24.00)(100% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Deeper (01) (P, $55.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (P, $25.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glitterally appears as a light silver glitter that reflects pink, blue, and gold as it catches the light. It is a loose glitter, so it has virtually no claims on its own. It is a product that needs to be used with something else–adhesive, mixed with gloss, etc. in order to adhere and wear for any length of time. If you apply it on bare skin, it will just dust away. None of that is a criticism, and as there’s not much to rate it on, you will not find this one rated.

Too Faced NikkieTutorials Palette The Power of Makeup
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Tom Ford Black Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Black Orchid Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Black Orchid Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Black Bloom Nightbloom Powder ($80.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, yellow undertones and a sparkling, golden shimmer finish. Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Party (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Nightbloom Powder is supposed to have a “luxurious” feel and “sumptuous color.” In reality, it is a powder highlighter with a noticeable about of shimmer and shine, so it is more suitable for someone who likes their highlighter stronger. The texture was dense, a little dry to the touch, but blendable on the skin and did not emphasize my pores or the natural texture of my skin. I noticed some of the shimmer separated from the base powder, so it did not look as even on the skin as desired. On my light-medium skin tone, I get visible yellow gold color, but it is possible to diffuse and sheer it out so there is fainter color as well. The pigmentation was buildable, starting around medium coverage and building up from there. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Tom Ford Beauty Nightbloom Powder Black Bloom
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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