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Anastasia That Glow Glow Kit

Anastasia That Glow Glow Kit
Anastasia That Glow Glow Kit

Anastasia That Glow Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four warm-toned shades that range from pale, buttery gold to copper. Each shade is 0.26 oz. and can be removed from the palette, if desired, but they are currently only sold together (not sure if they will eventually be available as pans only). Presently, it is exclusive to Macy’s and the brand’s website. According to Anastasia, these are supposed to be “metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity” that can also be worn on the eyes. They are softer and silkier with a more finely-milled consistency compared to the Illuminators released a couple of months ago. These also have a finer shimmer and overall sheen that is less emphasizing of pores on the skin.

Sunburst is a light, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It applied easily to the skin without emphasizing pores but giving a high shine finish. The color lasted for eight hours before fading on me. Anastasia Summer (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Daylight (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $23.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Burberry The Runway Palette (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Burst (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Electrify (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Glowing Still (P) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Bronze is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. This shade was intensely pigmented with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended out nicely. It didn’t emphasize pores for me, but it had a very metallic sheen, so it is by no means a subtle highlighter! On me, this highlighting bronzer wore for eight hours. Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 14 (P, $62.00) is less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Bronze (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 12 Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bubblyis a muted, light-medium golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was slightly drier with a looser consistency, though it still blended well and luckily, it didn’t look dry or powdery applied. Again, the finish was quite metallic but did not emphasize pores (almost that “so reflective it looks smooth” effect). It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Heat Wave (LE, $45.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Spotlight (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sparkler (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is cooler (95% similar). Jouer Topaz (P, $24.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Essence Be My Highlight (P, $4.49) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dripping in Gold is a light-medium, yellow gold with strong, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency. The powder was easy to apply to the skin and diffuse along the edges. It didn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture, though it is a very high-shine finish where a little goes a long way. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Estee Lauder Heat Wave (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior #003 (P, $56.00) is cooler, more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Fire (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $46.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Daytime Halo (P, $6.99) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Spotlight (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Glow Kit That Glow
That Glow
That Glow
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Sunburst

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Golden Bronze

Limited Edition
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Bubbly

Limited Edition
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Dripping in Gold

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Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palettes

Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palettes

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) came out in two shades, and they have, apparently, sold out through Burberry’s website (that’s where I bought mine). I’m hopeful that it will–eventually!–make its way to other retailers that carry Burberry, but I’m not positive. They are both limited edition, though. The formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous. Both shades performed well with medium, buildable coverage with a luminous finish that was just shy of emphasizing the skin’s texture (for me). They wore for eight hours on me before fading.

Burberry No. 01 White Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a crisp, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a smidgen “dry” but didn’t look dry on the skin. It was blendable and easy to apply. The color lasted for eight hours on me. NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush I (LE) is cooler, darker (95% similar). NYX Liquid Prism (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Snow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Moon Glow (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is cooler, brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is cooler, brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is cooler, less pigmented, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied well, blended out easily, and stayed on the skin for eight hours before fading. Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 01 White
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 02 Nude Gold
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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NARS Cheek Studio Blush Palette (Spring 2016)

NARS Cheek Studio Blush Palette
NARS Cheek Studio Blush Palette

NARS Cheek Studio Blush Palette ($65.00 for 1.01 oz.) includes a highlighting/contour duo, bronzer, and four blushes. Three of the blushes are exclusive to the palette with one blush being part of an exclusive offering for Sephora VIB Rouge members (as a single). Strangely, the Paloma duo, which is available in the permanent range (see my original review here), was very chalky and clumpy in the palette–it felt smooth and soft to the touch, but it looked dry and chalky on the skin. I wish NARS (and other brands guilty of it) wouldn’t include one-size-fits-all contouring products; matte highlighters are also difficult to make inclusive (without the shimmer, it is hard to salvage one that really doesn’t work for one’s skin tone).

Paloma Highlight is a pale beige with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It was sheer, chalky, powdery, and looked all those things on the skin. It’s harder to tell the wear on a shade like this on my skin tone, but based on how powdery the skin looked in the area I applied it, it seemed to wear about six hours. Guerlain Mythic (P, $59.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is darker (90% similar). YSL Rosy Contouring Highlight (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Light (P, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Highlight (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Highlight (P) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Paloma Contour is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm rosy tones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a firmer consistency that was hard to blend out or build-up in coverage. It wore for six and a half hours on me. NARS Gienah Highlight (P) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Sculpt (P, $5.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Sombre (P) is cooler (80% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is cooler, more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is better quality, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). YSL Rosy Contouring Contour (P) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laguna is a medium, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. This version was firmer, sheerer, and harder to blend on the skin than many others that I have tried. It is similar in color, but the performance is sub-par. It lasted for seven hours on me. Too Faced Spice (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nude on Board (LE, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (LE) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Ete (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is cooler, more pigmented, more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Shadowplay (P) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sun Dipped (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Toasted (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Close-Up #2 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cheek Studio I is a light-medium, cool-toned pink with a dusting of gold shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It looks primarily like a matte blush on the skin as the shimmer is fine, and as it is buffed into the skin, the finish is less flat-looking. The texture was lightly powdery but blendable, and the color lasted for seven hours. Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Promise Ring (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $74.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). NYX Pastel Chic (P, $6.50) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cheek Studio II is a light-medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too loose in the pan. The color applied well and lasted for eight hours. Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #8 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Golden Sun (280) (P, $45.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Left) (LE) is warmer, less pigmented, lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cheek Studio III is a medium-dark, copper-brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly dry texture that applied decently but needed some extra love to blend the color out evenly. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Love Joy (P, $27.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Taffy (LE) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (P, $34.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush IV (LE) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Goulue is a medium-dark, berry rose with subtle, cooler undertones and warmer gold shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use. The color wore well for almost eight hours on me. This shade was released previously, and it is presently available as an individual shade for VIB Rouges at Sephora. NYX Apricot (P, $15.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.49) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is cooler, brighter, less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 104 Pastel Pink (P, $12.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Ferocious (LE, $30.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). theBalm Pinstripe (P, $22.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Morticia (Shade) (P) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (P, $34.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Fever (P, $22.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Cheek Studio Palette Spring 2016
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Laguna

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Cheek Studio I

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Cheek Studio II

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Cheek Studio III

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Goulue

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Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four highlighters that range from a light champagne to a darker copper. Each shade is 0.26 oz. and can be removed from the palette, if desired, but they are currently only sold together (not sure if they will eventually be available as pans only). Presently, it is exclusive to Macy’s and the brand’s website. According to Anastasia, these are supposed to be “metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity” that can also be worn on the eyes. They are softer and silkier with a more finely-milled consistency compared to the Illuminators released a couple of months ago. These also have a finer shimmer and overall sheen that is less emphasizing of pores on the skin.

Hard Candy is described as a “mood-changing golden peach with pink pearl.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with an iridescent pink-to-peach shift paired with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that blends out well and doesn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.
Urban Decay OC (LE, $26.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Twilight (LE) is less pigmented, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #1 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $60.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Daybreak (P, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mimosa is described as a “radiant golden peach.” It’s a medium, gold-shimmered brown with a smooth, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very silky texture that diffused easily over the skin. I felt like the reflective quality was high enough that it didn’t emphasize pores or texture, but it is very metallic and is an intense highlight (as described). On me, this is more like a highlighter/blush duo. The color stayed on well for eight hours. Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is darker (95% similar). Stila Bronze (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Candlelight (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starburst is described as a “rush of cool pink.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. I don’t get cool pink at all, and I can’t find the cool pink aspect no matter the room or lighting; even in the pan, it is warm-toned. It was intensely pigmented with a lightweight, silky feel that blended out easily on the skin. This one shouldn’t add a lot of color on most skin tones, but it will yield a very strong sheen. It didn’t emphasize pores for me, and the highlighter lasted for eight hours. LORAC Moonlight (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Highlighter) (P) is cooler (85% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Luster (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $46.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Ecliptic (P) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is cooler, less shimmery (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crushed Pearl is described as a “glimmering pink and silver.” It’s a light champagne with subtle, warm and golden undertones and a metallic finish. This shade slightly emphasize pores, and it was actually the most metallic on the skin. It had good color payoff, though it wasn’t as smooth to work with as the other three shades–slightly powdery. I didn’t have any trouble blending or diffusing it out on the skin, and it didn’t give an ashy or chalky result either. The powder lasted for eight hours. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Craze (-) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Pink Beige (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Stunner (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Glow Kit Gleam
Gleam
Gleam
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Chanel Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder

Chanel Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder
Chanel Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder

Chanel Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder ($70.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a two-tone highlighter with a pale white matched with a light-medium, warm pink. The white shade is softer and seemed more pigmented, so it tended to dominate even when the two were mixed. I wish both shades were equally high in quality, but the pink shade leaves something to be desired. If you expect to only use it blended and prefer a lighter color overall, you may still enjoy the product. Both shades yield a smooth, luminous sheen that didn’t emphasize pores.

Perles ete Fantaisies (Left) is a very light white with subtle, cool undertones and a finer, golden sheen. It had good, buildable coverage that was easily applied more intensely or sheered out for a softer glow. It didn’t look as stark on my skin tone (about medium, yellow undertones) as I would have thought it would, though it is definitely going to be easier and more suitable for lighter skin tones to use as a standalone product. For other skin tones, it may be easier to wear when layered over a blush to lighten it. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. NYX Liquid Prism (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Moon Glow (P, $6.99) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Givenchy Moonlight Saison (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Perles ete Fantaisies (Right) is a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with a luminous sheen. The texture on this one was firmer and thinner, which resulted in having to really wear down the top layer and get through some of the embossing in order to get decent color payoff and blendabilty. For the price point, this is obviously not ideal. The deficiency in this shade is less noticeable if you swirl the two shades together, but you’ll find that the color is lighter than you’d expect if the two were mixing equally. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Algenist Rose (P, $38.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Gleam (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Porcelain Pink (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Starburst (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Luster (P, $20.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Illuminating Powder Duo Perles et Fantaisies
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder

Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder
Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder

Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder ($38.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light peach with a hint of rose tones and a luminous sheen. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | According to Hourglass, the Strobe Lighting Powders have a “sheer base” paired with “ultra-fine pearl particles” that give a “naturally luminescent highlight … without a heavy metallic finish.” They are wet/dry powders with dry application for less of a highlight and damp application for a stronger highlight. If you find most highlighters “too much” for your tastes but find the Ambient Lighting Powders not enough, then you may enjoy the Strobe Lighting Powders. Hourglass also launched a slanted, sponge applicator designed to be used with this product, which is what I used to apply the highlight in the photos below, but I prefer regular brushes for more even application and easier blending. The powder definitely intensifies with damp application–you can see how it gets brighter, lighter, and more shimmery.

This is supposed to be the same as shade in the holiday palette (it is confirmed on Hourglass’ website), so if you were after the new-but-exclusive shade, it can now be had individually, though I found the standalone to be more shimmery. It was the most shimmery out of the four shades, but I would still classify it as a subtler highlighter than your average highlighter formula. It definitely highlights with a luminous sheen that catches and reflects the light beautifully without emphasizing pores, and I find it is hard to “overdo” it, which makes it easier to work with and can be used on better and worse skin days. The texture was soft and silky, blendable and sat well on the skin without looking powdery. It is more pigmented and keeps its coverage/intensity when applied damp than dry, which is as intended, and the level of highlight is more reflective with damp application. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder Iridescent Strobe Light
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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