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Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette
Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.64 oz.) contains three cheek colors and nine eyeshadows. The formula on some of the more matte shades was very, very silky and soft, but they kicked up a lot of excess powder in the pan and often sheered out when blended–more so than some of Tarte’s past palettes. I noticed that some of the darker shades seemed to become more muted just a few minutes after applying, so it felt like I had to really pat and pack on some shades to get definition and depth out of them. I think the colors complement each other well, and I liked that there were some plummy hues thrown in with warmer, more orange-toned shades. I also felt like the cheek colors actually worked with the palette and its different color combinations, so the scheme is very cohesive. The palette is slated to be fully released on June 6th!

Sweet Tea is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a mostly matte finish, but there were a few gold sparkles in the product. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky feel in the pan, which was fairly blendable and lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Does This Thing Really Work? is a muted, pinky-plum with subtle, cool undertones and gold sparkle that sits over a matte base. The sparkle doesn’t bind well with the color itself, so it doesn’t tend to stick well to the skin; the few bits that do migrate and move throughout the day or eventually fall off. The texture was smooth and soft, but it was somewhat powdery and looked a little dry on my normal-to-dry skin. It lasted for eight hours (not the 12-hours promised by the formula, though eight hours is similar to wear I get with most blush formulas). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Petulant (LE, $22.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Debbie Harry Blush (LE, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Subtle Breeze (LE, $27.00) is brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gator Wings is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic, glittery finish. There are large glitter particles in this one, and they show up on the face a lot, but they do not look even, so sometimes they catch the light and look sparkly, while other times they don’t and look more like specks of dirt on the skin. This emphasized my skin’s natural texture quite a bit, so if that’s a deal-breaker, I would recommend using a very light touch and a fan brush, then tapping powder over it to minimize the effect. It wore well for seven and a half hours before turning patchy. MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less pigmented, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $23.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

#SFS is a light-medium, muted, peachy-pink with warm, golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too dusty or too firm. It wore well for seven hours before fading on me. Too Faced Christmas Blend (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Future (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Seashell (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Codes Subtils #1 (LE) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Friendship File (LE, $5.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is lighter (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Natural Peaches is a muted, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff, but the consistency was so soft that it was dusty, which led to it sheering out when it was applied to the skin. This would benefit from a primer, as it would give it a better surface to adhere to. It wore well for seven hours. Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Toffee (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Spread the Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S714 Bisque (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S718 Salmon (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S710 Peach (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dogman is a medium-dark red-brown with warm undertones and a dash of fine gold sparkle. The sparkles dust away almost immediately upon application, so I would consider this a matte brown overall. The formula was very smooth and finely-milled, but it kicks up excess product and sheers out on the skin. I noticed that it also faded after a few minutes to more of a muted brown, whereas initially it had more of a warm, burnt orange appearance. After that initial change, the color was good for seven hours. Zoeva Cheap Bar (P) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Top Notch (P, $5.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Popular Demand (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bitter (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Realgar (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Red Ochre (P, $12.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Native (P, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Extra Bitter (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #2 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #4 (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Summer Yum (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Throwback (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Henna (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (P, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Big Baby is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and silky texture that was just a bit powdery but applied well and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Banana Date (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P) is brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Shade I (2015) (LE, $25.00) is lower quality, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Queen's Lace (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Daydream (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sassy Bun is a medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a looser consistency in the pan and was a bit drier to work with, so some of the shimmer seemed to separate from the base color when I blended it out. I think it would be better over a primer or with a slightly dampened brush. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Viseart Minx #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #7 (P) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Fit (P, $16.00) is cooler, more muted, lighter (85% similar). NARS Siros (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Gold Leaf (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Medium (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bronze Casting (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Ciate Shine Bright (LE) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Moccasin (P) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sippy Sippy is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and gold sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkle separates from the base color, so applied, it looks mostly matte, if not entirely matte. The sparkles were trapped in the brush or fell out when I blended out the color. It had a really soft, silky, and finely-milled feel to the powder itself, but it did sheer out against bare skin. It lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Ithaca (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Flora (P, $9.99) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Strong Currant (P, $25.00) is more muted, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cocoa Chili (P, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Pumped (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE) is more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Nude #7 (LE, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #3 (P) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Leather (LE) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Style (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S-60 (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haunting is a muted, light-medium mauve with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was dusty and prone to sheering out on the skin. I don’t think this works well without a good primer, and then it should be patted in place but minimal blending should occur or else the shimmer pulls away from the base color. This shade wore well for seven hours before fading noticeably. Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Aglow (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $10.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Uncommon is a medium taupe-brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was excellent, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too soft or too firm. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Light Pewter (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clarins Nude #3 (P) is less pigmented, more muted, darker (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC French Clay (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mancat is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though was not fully opaque, with a very soft, finely-milled texture that didn’t sheer out too much when I worked with it. This shade blended out fairly well and wore for eight hours. Chanel Pulsion (112) (P, $29.50) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Editor (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (P) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte BFF (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Plums Up (LE) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). theBalm Sexy (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Fur Elise (P) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Stiletto (LE) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (P, $28.00) is glossier, more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Summer 2016 Palette Swamp Queen
Swamp Queen
Swamp Queen
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured ($38.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, bronzy undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (Original) (P) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Poured formula is described as a “smooth cream formula” with “high color payoff.” It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a creamy, smooth texture that is non-tacky and very blendable on the skin. I find it lifts foundation just slightly if I’m not careful (particularly using fingertips), but brushes are more forgiving. It is darker, less peach/more gold compared to the Pressed and much darker than the Liquid version. It is subtle on the skin with a soft sheen but much subtler than the pressed version. On me, it wore for seven hours before starting to migrate/shift.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Champagne Pop
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid ($41.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and fine pearl. NYX Crystal Glare (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Moonbeam (P, $6.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Noctum (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Flexitarian (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Algenist Champagne (P, $38.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Liquid formula is described as a “soft focus, healthy glow” liquid highlighter. The consistency of the Liquid is very thin, more water-like and spreadable, and it’s the kind of product that can be mixed in with primer, moisturizer, foundation, or patted over your foundation. It’s incredibly subtle when patted on the skin but doesn’t provide much color–it might provide a little warmth on very fair skin tones. When I wore it over bare skin as a highlighter, it lasted for just over seven and a half hours. It didn’t seem to impact the longevity of my foundation when mixed with it.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette ($52.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes two highlighters and three blushes. Each highlighter contains 0.19 oz. of product ($51.57 worth), each Mineral blush contains 0.12 oz. ($38.40 worth), and the Luminous blush contains 0.10 oz. ($16.19 worth)–the palette has a total value of $106.16 or $10.40 per shade. I think there’s plenty of each product, and the size of each pan (even the smaller blushes) is appropriate and can be used with a slew of blush and highlighter brushes. Like other Becca palettes, the texture is noticeably drier and looser in the pan for the highlighters, compared to the standalone formula, which is something I notice more by feel and initial application, but it doesn’t seem to change the color, tone, or the way the product looks applied and blended on the skin (this is my only hesitation about the palette). Worth noting, Becca called out the Mineral Blushes as matte, but their interpretation of matte is more like true satin–there is a sheen to the skin but is not overly shimmery, and secondly, Becca seems to market their blushes as more buildable/medium in coverage but all three are very pigmented–this is, as a result, reflected in the rating but if you like your blushes pigmented, you should mentally bump up the ratings.

Overall, it is a nice cheek palette, though it leans very warm and coral-toned with three of five having higher-sheen finishes so it’ll be best for those who like their golds and pink-corals and more of a metallic finish than a subtle highlight. I think making either Rose Spritz or Pamplemousse more of a cooler-toned shade would have helped make the palette more versatile (maybe a mauve or plum). The packaging is heft, very solid, and some might even find it a little too heavy to carry in an everyday bag. It clicks closed, and the lid stays up, so it is usable–probably some of the nicest cheek/face palette packaging released in awhile. For me, personally, it’s very easy to wear on my coloring, and as they’re all blendable, they are easy to use as well. I could definitely see traveling with this one.

Champagne Pop is a pop of warm, peachy-orange gold with a strong, frosted finish. It is definitely the type of highlighter where a little goes a long way, and I think there is a small learning curve when using Becca’shighlights–a lighter, feathery brush and a lighter hand, as they are very pigmented, is recipe for great results. The texture felt a little drier and looser in the pan (to the touch) compared to my standalone version, which I found true in the Champagne Glow trio and the Afterglow palette. The standalone is just creamier and smoother; it feels more luxurious, but oddly, they really perform the same. They look the same applied, the color is within range between versions (especially once blended out/applied but the version in this palette seemed yellower to me but hard to distinguish the difference once applied to the face. It lasted eight hours on me. Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is brighter, less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Heat Wave (LE, $45.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prosecco Pop is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. Side-by-side, it’s darker and has a stronger yellow tone (compared to the more peach-orange of Champagne Pop), and then blended out, it’s marginally darker and doesn’t have as strong of a white base to it. I feel like if it was a bit darker and deeper (a little more brown in it), it would be more contrasting next to Champagne Pop, but they are more similar than they are different. The texture was very blendable, though a little dry to the touch, and did emphasize pores slightly, even when I used a lighter hand/less dense brush (what I normally use with Becca’s highlighters, as they are very pigmented!). The color lasted for eight hours on me. Estee Lauder Heat Wave (LE, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is darker (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Dior #003 (P, $56.00)(90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Golden Dawn (LE) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Burberry The Runway Palette (LE, $68.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $46.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Spritz is a bright pop of warmer pink with strong, golden frost that translated into a near-metallic sheen. I would say is too pink to be even a pink-coral but if you have very strong yellow undertones, it may end up looking more coral than pink once applied and blended out! The texture was blendable and fairly smooth, not quite as “dry” as the highlighters but not quite as creamy or as finely-milled as the standalone formula. It had rich pigmentation, which isn’t how the formula is billed (see more about that in my Luminous Blush reviews), so if you wanted a sheerer, buildable formula that really can be used as a “blush topper,” this might be a miss for you. On the other hand, if you like your blush very pigmented, this will be right up your alley. This shade wore well for eight hours and just stopped short of emphasizing pores on me. NYX Intuition (P, $6.50) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Culture (LE, $28.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (80% similar). Zoeva PK010 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (80% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amaretto is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a smidgen of fine, gold pearl. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture–no dryness present at all–that was easy to apply and use. As it wasn’t as shimmery as the prior three shades, there was no issue about pores or being more light-handed. The problem is that Becca, for reasons I don’t understand, says it’s a buildable formula, when it’s quite pigmented. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition (P, $60.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir (P, $32.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Chaleur (P, $32.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pamplemousse is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had very rich color payoff–a little went a long way–and I highly recommend using a light hand with this. The texture was smooth and blendable, but it had a slightly thinner feel to it compared to the other four shades in the palette. Again, the formula is supposed to have buildable coverage, but it is rather pigmented, so I think that if you prefer subtler, sheerer color, you are out of luck, and if you happen to prefer your blushes more pigmented, then it’s not a deal-breaker at all–it’s just contrary to what the brand claims. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is cooler, more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Coral Pink (P, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Lady Rouge (06) (P, $8.99) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is cooler, more muted (85% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is cooler, more muted, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is cooler, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Becca Face Palette Champagne Collection
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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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, $23.00) 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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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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