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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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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. Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (95% similar). Physicians Formula Natural Glow (P, $12.99) is less pigmented, darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P) is darker (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. Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). 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). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (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). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $60.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is more muted (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). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. 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 Rhea (LE, $21.00) is glossier, cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is warmer, more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is more muted, darker (90% 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). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (85% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is warmer, more muted (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). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more 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). Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Covered Strawberry (LE) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is warmer, lighter (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%
Total
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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). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Lancome Mirrored Nude (09) (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek VIP (P, $15.00) is darker (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%
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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, $70.00) 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). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronze (P, $14.99) is cooler, lighter, 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). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Melina (Highlight) (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Natural Sandstone (LE, $16.50) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is cooler, darker (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). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more shimmery (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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MAC Yellow Topaz CCB & Firebrush Bronzer

MAC Yellow Topaz Cream Colour Base
MAC Yellow Topaz Cream Colour Base

MAC Yellow Topaz Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had sheer color payoff that was somewhat buildable to semi-sheer coverage. The texture of this shade was less emollient than other Cream Colour Bases, so it had less shine and a subtle shimmered effect on the skin. I think the finish is more apparent in person than in photos, but it is a subtler effect. It lasted for seven hours on me (of the eight hours it is marketed as having). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Firebrush Bronzing Powder ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a smattering of gold micro-sparkle (it’s mostly matte, though). The texture was a little dry and chalky, where the powder seemed to clump together as it was dislodged from the surface. Applied, I didn’t notice the texture issues as much, as it applied relatively easily and blended out without too much work. It isn’t the best or most blendable bronzer, but it isn’t the worst. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, which is apparently as intended, as MAC describes their Bronzing Powder as a “powder that gives skin sheer, antural colour.” It lasted for eight hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is better quality, cooler, more shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Bronze Glow (P, $27.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (-) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is better quality, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $25.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Editor’s Note: MAC’s newest collection–Vibe Tribe–has generated some controversy over the last couple weeks for cultural appropriation and/or cultural insensitivity. Both Refinery29 and The Huffington Post posted earlier this week with an official statement from the brand, which stated that: “The collection, including the visuals, product lineup, and naming, is inspired by art, outdoor music festivals, and the colors of the desert. The collection has absolutely no connection to nor was it inspired by the Native American cultures.”

Outdoor festivals are rife with instances of cultural appropriation in the form and manner many dress and accessorize (one of the more egregious examples is the wearing of headdresses–something some festivals have actually banned to avoid future instances of cultural appropriation). I don’t think it’s a surprise that between the pattern on the packaging, some of the shade names, promotional imagery, and a collection name with “tribe” in it that it is making some consumers at least question the inspiration/connection. I wish MAC would consider partnering with a Native designer or artist to create a collection that could truly pay homage to that person’s culture, roots, and inspiration of their craft. They have done this in the past where we have seen the collaborator’s inspiration in the forms of shade names and packaging, so it is a disappointment that they didn’t go that route here. I hope the brand will consider doing more research into their themes going forward.

MAC Cream Colour Base Yellow Topaz
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
MAC Bronzing Powder Firebrush
Firebrush
Firebrush
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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