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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. Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Star! (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Hush (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Dentelle Precieuse (LE, $65.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Superb (LE, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Highlighter (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #3 (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC How Beautiful (LE, $22.00) is 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 lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronzer (P, $13.95) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 10 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $28.00) is more muted, less shimmery (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. MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 18 (P, $62.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hansel (Shade) (P) is lower quality, less pigmented, lighter (85% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is more muted, lighter (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). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ibiza (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). Laura Geller Sunswept (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Rock on World (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 14 (P, $62.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is lighter (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). Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% 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 Scenario (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (85% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Runaway (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is less glossy, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Forever Brown (305) (P, $37.00) is darker (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). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Emotion (92) (LE, $37.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Black Perfecto (007) (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter (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 darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (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
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Stryke

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Avalon

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Parasol

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Toasty

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Promenade

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Thistle

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ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit

ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit
ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit

ColourPop Fair/Medium Strobing Kit ($39.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes three Super Shock Cheek shades and three Lippie Stix. This is one of two kits (the other is for Medium Dark/Deep Dark skin tones).

Fanny Pack is described as a “silvery white pearl.” It’s a bright white with very subtle golden shimmer. I was surprised that it didn’t look chalky or powdery on my skin tone–it seemed workable–and I can only imagine how lovely it will be for those who are fairer and prefer shimmer without addition of color in their highlighters. The texture is smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable on the skin. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. It has good, buildable color coverage–pretty much in line with how it is marketed–that can be applied with fingertips for more opacity or applied with a synthetic or duo fiber brush for sheerer coverage. L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery (85% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Non-Fiction is described as a “warm pink with gold and copper highlights.” It’s a medium, reddish-copper with warm gold and pink shimmer. It had opaque coverage applied with fingertips and semi-opaque, buildable coverage applied with a flat, synthetic brush. It looks more shimmery in the pot/swatch than it does blended out on the cheek, where it ultimately has a natural finish–a skin-like glow but not overt shimmer. It wore well for nine hours. MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Obscure Coral (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $25.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 18 (P, $62.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Love & Laughter (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). 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). Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% 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.

Fame is described as a “pale warm nude in a creme sheer finish.” It is a light pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones with a soft shine. It looks peach in the tube, but it swatches pink, and it is absolutely maddening! It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, moderately slippery consistency that glided on but looked a little streaky at times and showed “lines” if you pressed your lips together. It wore well for three and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Catty (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Chanel Olga (422) (P, $37.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) (P, $36.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). MAC How Darling (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Littlestitious (P, $6.00) is cooler, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Light English Red (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flynn (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Angel (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% 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 darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (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.

Marmalade is described as a “warm rosy pink in a creme finish.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had nearly opaque coverage with a creamy, glide-on texture that sat well on lips and was comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn. Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Grande Dame (P, $23.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Garance (P, $55.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, cooler (80% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is less glossy, more muted, darker (80% similar). Chanel Message (214) (P, $37.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Strobing Kit Fair/Medium
Fair/Medium
Fair/Medium
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Non-Fiction

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Parasol

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Fame

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Thistle

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Marmalade

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MAC Oh, Darling! In Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Oh, Darling! Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Oh, Darling! Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Oh, Darling! Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($35.00 for 0.31 oz.) is described as a “metallic gold.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with warm, orange-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Jubilation (Left) (P) is cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is lighter (85% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is warmer, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are for those who like their highlights reflective and metallic rather than subtle and barely-there. With a fan brush, you can tamp down some of the metallic sheen, but I’d recommend looking at another formula if you want something subtle. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that felt a smidgen dry in the pan, but it didn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. It was almost so metallic that it doesn’t appear to emphasize pores quite as much as you might expect. The highlighter lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Oh, Darling!
Oh, Darling!
Oh, Darling!
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Chanel Coups de Minuit Joues Contraste Lumiere

Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) Joues Contraste Lumiere
Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) Joues Contraste Lumiere

Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) Joues Contraste Lumiere ($45.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “peach beige.” It’s a light, muted peachy-beige with warm undertones and a slight rosiness paired with a soft sheen. NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Otherearthly (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighter version of their blush formula, which “can be worn alone or over any Joues Contraste blush.” Worth noting is that while it appears to be in the same-sized compact as the blushes, it contains less at 0.09 oz. (while the blushes contain 0.21 oz.). The texture of the highlighting powder is incredibly soft, silky, and smooth to the touch and blends effortlessly on the skin. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage that gave the skin a soft glow without emphasizing pores. It doesn’t add color on my skin tone, though much fairer complexions may find it adds a little color. The powder lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Lumiere Highlighting Blush Coups de Minuit (12)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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