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Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette ($65.00 for 1.24 oz.) includes 32 eyeshadows, six blushes, and two highlighters. It’s a disappointing palette as the majority of the shades were somewhere between dry, powdery, and dusty (or some combination thereof) with sheerer coverage and a short-wearing formula.

Cheek Colors

Posy Pink is a bright, medium pink with gold shimmer and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dry and dusty texture that blended fairly well and lasted eight hours. NARS Adoration (Right) (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Supernova (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Panic (Left) (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sunset is a muted, medium-dark orange-toned brown with a semi-matte finish. It was lightly powdery but had good color payoff and wore for seven and a half hours on me. Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Persimmon is a bright, light-medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a somewhat powdery texture. It wore well for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Praline (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Samson (Shade) (P) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Coral Lumineux (LE, $70.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Left) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (85% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glow is a pale yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency but blended out well on the skin and just slightly emphasized pores but yielded more of a metallic shine on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Noctum (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Burst (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE)(90% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bitten is a muted, medium-dark plummy pink with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wore well for eight hours. MAC Divine Desire (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Candid (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sentiment (LE, $27.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Chic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). CoverGirl Deep Mauve (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Soulmate (P, $10.00) is more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prism is a light, pale pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a dusty texture that lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Lies (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plum is a muted, medium-dark reddish-plum with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It was dry and looser in the pan, which made it harder to apply and get even coverage with. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Morticia (Shade) (P) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Love (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shimmer is a golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was soft but powdery with good color coverage and was fairly blendable. It wore well for seven and a half hours, and it didn’t really emphasize pores but was very shiny. MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Wished I Stayed (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior #001 (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eyeshadows

Naked is a pale pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque, soft but powdery, and lasted for six hours on me. bareMinerals Promise (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE)(90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charmed is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It was sheer, powdery, dry, and a pain to use. It barely applied and had a lot of fall out; plus, it faded within five hours (what little made it onto the eye, of course). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Dust (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper Pink (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Specter (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy is medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was very powdery and loose, which made application difficult as it was patchy, uneven on the skin. It faded after six hours. Make Up For Ever M860 Powdery Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M856 Fresh Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Palpitation (104) (LE, $29.50) is more muted (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up #3 (LE, $2.29) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Terra Azzurra #2 (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #362 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Framboise is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a dusty, loose consistency that applied patchy on the skin. It lasted for six hours. Wet 'n' Wild I'm Seeing Triples Eyelid (LE, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Porter (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Serenade (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Hustle (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Plum Dressing (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Hidden Motive (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Java is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a powdery consistency, which made it harder to blend out and apply, as it went on unevenly and tended to stick wherever it initially landed and not want to diffuse out. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Leather Smoke (20) (P, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Hickory (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #327 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bitter Clove (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Chocolate (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bittersweet (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora #tbt (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Oxidize is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly sparkly, finish. It had nice pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, but it was a little dry to work with. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Scandal (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Garnet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). City Color Yas! (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS California (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop DGAF (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Muse (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Oxide (63M) (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nutmeg is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Gold #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Burberry Gold Shimmer #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Softened Up (LE, $22.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Cinnamon (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pocket Change (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop On the Rocks (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Subtle Blend (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). YSL Aquatic Copper (07) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Alabaster is a light beige with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-sheer, firm, and short-wearing at five hours. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Color Field #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #1 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Sable (P) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Divinity (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Foxy (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fresco (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Custard is a light-medium orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a powdery texture. It lasted for seven hours. Sephora Sandcastle (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #5 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Beige (P) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Geek (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Ludwin (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Tres Chic (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Stripped (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop I Spy (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Just a Sip (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Selfie (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Kennedy (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cannelle (P) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Spread the Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Torch is a medium-dark orange with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had decent pigmentation but was dusty to work with, so it was hard to use over bare skin without it losing a lot of its intensity and payoff. The color faded after seven hours. MAC Fresh Daily (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I724 Rust (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Orange You Fancy (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME734 Tangerine (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I730 Pumpkin (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Apricot (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Chessa (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #4 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sin City (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Goldenrod is a light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, was dry and powdery, and lasted for six hours. Anastasia Gold Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Legend (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). theBalm #40 (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sun's Out, Buns Out (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Rust (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Unwind (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Gold (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gold is a medium, honey gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was really chunky; it felt soft, but it came away from the pan in chunks and didn’t bind together. It lasted for four hours. Burberry Gold Shimmer #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rust (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #430 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Gold Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #7 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sun's Out, Buns Out (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 10 (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Goldenrod (LE) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Unwind (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gypsy is dark, charcoal gray with a pearly sheen. It had so-so pigmentation with a drier, harder-to-blend texture. The color faded after six hours. MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spruce is a medium, dirty olive green with a sparkling gold sheen. It had good pigmentation but was dusty, and it was messier to use, so I would recommend a lightly tacky base. It lasted for seven hours. Chanel Empreinte du Desert #3 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Runaround Rebecca (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Division (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Clover (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is warmer (80% similar). Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Gold Hercule (32) (LE, $33.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoom is a light-medium, meadow green with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but was very, very dusty to use, which resulted it in it sheering out a lot. It lasted for six hours before fading. MAC In the Meadow #3 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fantasy (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Gold Hercule (32) (LE, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Wicked (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Yoo-Hoo! (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sea is a very light, minty green with a metallic sheen. This shade also applied in chunks; the product just didn’t hold up or bind together. It wore for five hours. Guerlain Les Tendres #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Promesse #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Fashion Forward (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Sensational (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sky is a muted, light-medium bluish-white with cool undertones and a pearly finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a bit powdery–it was surprisingly good compared to how dusty other shades were (and pastels tend to be the worst offenders!). It lasted for seven hours on me. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nile is a medium blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a powdery consistency that felt dry and loose. The color started to fade after six hours. Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). City Color It's a Boy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #12 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Sapphire (P) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sugarpill Starling (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Azure is a dark, muted blue with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture, which made it prone to sheering out and turning patchy on the skin. The color wore well for seven and a half hours, though! LORAC Navy (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bandersnatch (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #10 (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Lapis (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pacific is a medium-dark, bluish-teal with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry texture, but it applied fairly well and lasted for seven and a half hours. Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Blue Karma (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Deep End (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Clinique Aqua Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is darker (85% similar). Milani Teal the Truth (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Teal Couture (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Freeze (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Teal Appeal (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Harbor is a blackened purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was slightly powdery, which in turn made for poor, uneven application, but it had semi-opaque pigmentation and lasted for seven hours. MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Inked (LE) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Dark Navy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Graphology (DC, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Le Cordon Bleu (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Inglot #376 (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 4 #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steel is a medium, silvery-blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dry texture but applied decently. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #3 (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cement is a dusty, muted gray with a matte finish. It was sheer, powdery, and further proof of just how dismal this year’s offering is from Smashbox. It lasted for four hours. MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cosmic is white with iridescent blue shimmer. It had a clumpy texture; and I don’t know that I’ve ever had to say that before, but it was bizarre and difficult to apply, as nothing wanted to stick to the lid. Sephora Early Frost (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is warmer, better quality (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Ice (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Breeze is a muted, light-medium lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that lasted for six hours. LORAC Lilac (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Marzipan (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Celestial is a light-medium pink with cool undertones and a sparkly finish. It had a drier feel to it, which resulted in coverage that sheered out on the lid. The color faded after six hours. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Harajuku (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Ice (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #22 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Capricious Nightingale (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Candy Mauve (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Feminine Wiles (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eggplant is a muted, dark plum with cooler purple shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier texture that applied unevenly. The color lasted for seven hours. MAC Dark Lullaby (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Cabernet (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Master (LE) is darker (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #5 (LE) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Orchid is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It applied unevenly and turned patchy when I tried to blend it. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and wore well for seven hours on me. Kat Von D Ribbon (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Faded (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Curfew (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Violet (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fig. 1 (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Inglot #386 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Venom (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ebony is a medium-dark black with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a slightly firm texture that made blending more challenging. It wore well for seven hours before fading. Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Coal (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cool Dive (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Platonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Essence (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Black Tie Beauty (LE) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoke is a medium-dark, taupe gray with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty texture that was prone to sheering out on the skin. It lasted for six hours before fading. Urban Decay Serious (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Iron (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Charcoal (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cendre (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Ashbury (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Souris (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Silver Moon is a silvery white with a sparkling sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a lightly dusty, dry texture. The color lasted for six hours before fading. Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC In the Meadow #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). theBalm #31 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Nimbus Cloude (LE) is brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Steam (LE, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Pastel Fontanges #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ulta Silver (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Silver Screen (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Platinum Love (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Flowers 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Snow is a medium white with a matte finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer color coverage and was soft but dusty. It lasted for five and a half hours. Zoeva Stitch by Stitch (P) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced White Christmas (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (P) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Ivy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette Art. Love. Color.
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
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Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with warm, orange tones and a satin finish. Tarte Beaming (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Adrenaline Rush (LE, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Pink the Town (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Style (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to “brighten cheeks” and “subtly highlight or enhance” the skin. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, slightly buildable, coverage paired with a silky-smooth texture that was just a little dusty. I don’t think it read powdery on the skin, and I found it harder to get the peachy color to mix with the beige color unless I used a dense brush. On my skin tone, it added subtle warmth and a natural finish to the skin, and it is sheer and thin enough that I could use it all-over, but it may be too much color on fairer complexions to be used all-over. The powder wore well for seven and a half hours on me. I would describe this more as a lightly brightening powder with a natural sheen, but as a more traditional highlighter, it is extremely subtle–which may or may not be what you have your eye on.

Chanel Illuminating Powder Infiniment Chanel
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Dior Luxurious Beige Illuminating Pressed Powder

Dior Luxurious Beige Illuminating Pressed Powder
Dior Luxurious Beige Illuminating Pressed Powder

Dior Luxurious Beige Illuminating Pressed Powder ($82.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light, yellowed beige with fine gold shimmer. Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to Dior, this holiday’s limited edition highlighter is supposed to give a “natural glow.” The powder is very soft and finely-milled, to the point that it gets powdery and the shimmer doesn’t seem as well-integrated with the base. I was worried about how this would apply after I had swatched it, but it seemed to go on quite nicely and didn’t look powdery or dry on the skin (though I have normal skin at the moment). It also produced a noticeable sheen–far greater than the swatch would have you anticipating!–that didn’t emphasize pores. The powder blended well over the skin, and it wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Worth repeating, but this is very, very similar to Cosmopolite while the holiday iteration just reads more shimmery when applied to the face.

Dior Illuminating Pressed Powder Luxurious Beige

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MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “gilded peach bronze.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. MAC Star! (LE) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hush (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Dentelle Precieuse (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Superb (LE, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). Stila Sending My Love Highlighter (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #3 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to add “highlight to the face and body” with a “velvety soft” texture and “radiant finish.” Soft & Gentle had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage that produces primarily shimmer on my skin tone (medium), but on fairer complexions may also add warmth and some color. It doesn’t have a white base, so it should work on most complexions, but it may be a highlighting blush on some and just a highlighter on others. The texture is soft but dusty, and this made it prone to sheering out–I recommend using less and building in layers to better control the placement of the product. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle
Soft & Gentle
Soft & Gentle
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft reflective golden-bronze.” It’s a golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Stila Bronze (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronzer (P, $13.95) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 10 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to add “highlight to the face and body” with a “velvety soft” texture and “radiant finish.” Gold Deposit has noticeable sparkles in it, which gave the texture a more crumbly, gritty consistency–it just wasn’t as smooth as some of the Mineralize face products. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was easily applied more heavily or with a lighter hand to adjust the coverage. It has a metallic, high-shine finish that emphasize pores slightly on my skin, so it may be one that doesn’t appeal to everyone. My best tip is to apply with a fan brush, which will help you build up the shimmer better. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before starting to turn patchy.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit

ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit
ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit

ColourPop Medium-Dark/Deep Dark Strobing Kit ($39.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes three Super Shock Cheek shades and three Lippie Stix shades. It is designed for darker skin, though two shades overlap with the kit for lighter skin tones (Parasol and Thistle) — I would have loved for them to have not repeated personally! The products are of good quality or better, and they’re easy to use, work well, and wear nicely.

Stryke is described as a “rusty red with copper and gold highlights.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark coppery–red with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer. It had good color payoff and a natural finish that didn’t emphasize pores or look too flat. The consistency was creamy without being too wet or tacky, and it blended easily on the skin. This shade wore well for ten hours on me. Giorgio Armani No. 18 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (95% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Hansel (Shade) (P) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Avalon is described as a “true golden bronze with golden pink duochrome finish.” It’s a medium-dark copper with warm, orange-red undertones and a frosted sheen that shifts from gold to pink subtly. It had great pigmentation and lasted nine hours on me. MAC Glorify (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ibiza (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Sunswept (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 14 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Rock on World (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parasol is described as a “soft peachy gold.” It’s a light-medium, golden copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had buildable coverage, up to mostly opaque, that goes on sheerer when applied with fluffier brushes and more opaque with denser brushes or fingertips. The texture was smooth, blendable, and never sticky on the skin, as it dries down quickly to more of a powder-like product (so it is still blendable). It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00)(90% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toasty is described as a “dirty pink nude in a creme finish.” It’s a muted, medium plum with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy, glide-on texture that applied even, smooth color and never dragged. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Scenario (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Buxom Runaway (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Forever Brown (305) (P, $37.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Promenade is described as a “deep red blackberry in a sheer finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer coverage, which is by design, and lasted for four hours–it had a more stained-like appearance on me–with light hydration. Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Emotion (92) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Guerlain Black Perfecto (007) (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Thistle is described as a “warm peachy nude in a creme finish.” It’s a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a light-medium weight to it–thicker and more noticeable on than other shades, but I wouldn’t call it heavy or goopy by any means. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Strobing Kit Medium-Dark/Deep Dark
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9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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