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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. Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Gleam (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00)(95% similar). YSL Lumiere Divine (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler, lighter (95% 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. Kevyn Aucoin Medium (P, $44.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Taupe (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Contour (P) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Heavy Crown (P) is lighter (95% 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. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lightscapade (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery (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! Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Boys Don't Cry (LE, $41.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is warmer, brighter, darker (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is warmer, lighter (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. Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Bronze (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze (LE, $45.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (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. Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (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. Tarte Moonlight (P) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush II (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is darker, less shimmery (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 warmer, darker (95% similar). MAC Optical (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir (P, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva ND010 (P) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (LE) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P) is lighter, less shimmery (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). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is warmer, lighter (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). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is warmer, more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue (P, $34.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is more muted, lighter (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. Smashbox Geranium (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Left) (LE, $52.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is warmer, more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Panic (Right) (P) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (85% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is cooler, more shimmery (80% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is warmer, more muted (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. Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Peony Petal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Gaiety (P, $30.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Covered Strawberry (LE) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is 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 lighter, less shimmery (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). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Lo-Fi (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is better quality, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is lighter (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 cooler, lighter (95% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Luminoso (P, $8.49) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is cooler, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Kinky (P, $26.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery (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 lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Twilight (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker, more shimmery (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). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is glossier, warmer (90% similar). MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Mirrored Nude (09) (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (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). Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Soft Light (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Highlight (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Releve (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Lucid (P) is warmer, darker (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 cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Terre d'Ete (LE, $78.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Melina (Highlight) (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is cooler, darker (80% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is darker (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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