Laura Mercier Indiscretion Face Illuminator

Laura Mercier Indiscretion Face Illuminator ($42.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium, gold-shimmered rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted, luminous sheen. Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is warmer. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is darker. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $42.00) is . Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer, lower quality. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Indiscretion Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Indiscretion
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) ($41.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is described as a “golden opal pearl.” It’s a soft, light-medium gold with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer. bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Urban Decay Glint (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $28.00) is cooler. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is warmer. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler. MAC Summer Opal (LE, $26.00) is cooler. bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
94%

LORAC PRO Contour Palette

LORAC Pro Contour Palette ($45.00 for 0.74 oz.) includes three highlighters and three contouring powders. Five of the powders are matte, while one of the highlighters is frosted. The shimmery highlighter and medium contour powder are larger than the other four shades. It comes in a slim, cardboard packaging like the rest of the Pro palette range, plus a contouring brush, which is a nice, synthetic brush that doesn’t feel scratchy and blends fairly well. It seems to pick up a lot of product, even with a light hand, so those who prefer a subtler contour may want to choose another brush, while it doesn’t work as well for highlight placement. The powders are supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “blendable.” The texture of all of the powders is comparable to LORAC’s spring blush palette as well as their eyeshadows: very silky, finely-milled, and smooth but kicks up excess powder easily, so it can seem powdery.

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LORAC Pro Contour Palette

LORAC PRO Contour Palette

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (005) Highlighting Powder

Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (005) Highlighting Powder ($54.00 for 0.42oz.) is described as a “medium, rosy amber with a golden glow.” It’s a medium, golden brown with a golden shimmer-sheen finish. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is darker. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker, warmer. Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is darker. Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker. Too Faced Spice (LE, ) is darker. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (005) Highlighting Powder
Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Powder Goddess
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette ($39.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes six eyeshadows and three cheek products. If you’re a long-time bareMinerals Ready palette collector, you’ll probably find this has too many repeats in it to justify, but if you haven’t tried the Ready line and like warmer neutrals, it’s well worth some consideration. Ready eyeshadow is one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas, and it shines in this palette. The formula is supposed to have twelve-hour wear, be pigmented, and have “seamless blendability.” The Ready blush and bronzer formula is supposed to have an eight-hour wear time with “stay-true, buildable color.”

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bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals Spring 2015 Eye & Cheek Palette The Color Compatibles
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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Laura Geller Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with a luminous sheen. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $42.00) is more shimmery. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is lighter. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted. Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker. MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE) is slightly darker, more shimmery, sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Geller Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Gilded Honey
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%