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Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty / Dolce Vita Instant Look Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette ($75.00 for 0.77 oz.) is a neutral-hued eye and cheek palette that features three eyeshadows and four cheek/face products. I think if you have a good arsenal of neutrals, this will be dupable for you, but they are still a nice set of neutrals that work well together and would be travel-friendly. If you prefer more mattes or less shimmery eyeshadows, though, this one may be limiting. All in all, the palette was easy to use; there was no real fuss, and the more quality-related issue I had was how soft the bronzer was, but it looked great applied, which is where it counts the most.

It is currently listed as unavailable online, but some physical stores may still have stock (really not sure, you’d have to check with your local store!). I actually think that the brand’s Instant Look palettes would be excellent permanent items – I feel like they’re a good value, travel-friendly, and seem to be a good introduction to what the brand has to offer.

Seductive Beauty (Brighten) is a light peachy-beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a really soft, finely-milled consistency that was a bit loose in the pan, but it applied well to the skin and had an almost “melted” appearance on (a sort of lived-in shimmer look) that was very reflective. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and the color wore well for eight hours before creasing. YSL Scandal #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardins Eclatants #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Calm (Right) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Pep Talk (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Jest (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Enhance) is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that sat well on the skin and was easy to work with. The color started to crease after eight hours of wear on me. Divergent Abnegation Stone (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #4 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Happy Place (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Amethyst (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Hazy (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnetism (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Ciate Happy (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Yes Please (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #6 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Reef (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Smoke) is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine golden shimmer. The color payoff was rich and fully opaque, while the texture was perfectly balanced between soft and firm, dense and blendable–it was extremely easy to apply and blend out without losing intensity. On me, it wore well for eight hours. Too Faced Power Couple (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Promesse #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Whiskey (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Bronze) is a medium, reddish tan with warm undertones and gold shimmer. The texture was very, very soft and prone to kicking up excess in the pan, and the looser consistency made it easy to get plenty of color payoff out of the powder as well. I’d recommend using a lighter hand and then applying, and if you feel like you may have gotten too much on your brush, lightly tap off the excess. It was very blendable on the skin and diffused nicely without a lot of work. I noticed subtle fading along the edges of the bronzer after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Deep (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Days (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Glow With It (P, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer that gave it a luminous sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (which is as described) with a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me before fading. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Blush (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) is a pop of light-medium, rosy coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage paired with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that blended out with ease and didn’t read dry or powdery on the skin. I was able to wear this shade for almost eight hours before it started to break down. Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Benefit GALifornia (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Highlight) is a very light, golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that ran slightly dusty in the pan, but I didn’t notice any dryness on the skin. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion Twinkle (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Seductive Beauty
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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NARS Melina Contour Blush Duo

NARS Melina Contour Blush
NARS Melina Contour Blush

NARS Melina Contour Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is one of two new, permanent highlighting/contour duos for fall. The highlighting shade in the duos tends to be mostly matte, so it is not your typical shimmery, glowy highlighter. This is one of the deeper duos, so it should be good for someone who wants a more dramatic contour or for someone with a medium or darker skin tone.

Melina (Highlight) is a muted, medium tan with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that was fairly blendable and soft on the skin without looking dry or powdery. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Ocean View (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Shadowplay (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Melina (Contour) is a deep, dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while it had really rich color payoff. This should work on medium-dark and darker skin tones (I’ll be curious to hear if this works on very deep skin tones–do let me know if you’ve tried it!) better than other contours. On me, a little went a long way, but it was blendable enough that I could use it as a more dramatic contour. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours. MAC Galaxite (LE, $16.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Naturally Enhanced (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Billionaire Bronze (LE, $29.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Raizin (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Chivalry (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Contour Blush Melina
Melina
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Clinique Bronze Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (-, ) is warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Native Bronzer (-, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. Like Golden Glow, it is far from sheer–in fact, it is pretty opaque! If you like your highlighters/bronzers pigmented, that might be a happy “con.” The texture was soft, smooth, and easy to blend and work with on my cheeks. It didn’t emphasize pores and gave a soft sheen. I think this one could be used as a finishing powder on deeper skin tones as well. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder Bronze Glow

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Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a white gold with strong, yellow-gold shimmer. LORAC Star Reader (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Helia (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Holographic Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lit (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). The Estee Edit Snowlit (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ice Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It has a stronger, more dramatic golden sheen compared to some versions of this shade (probably the most well-known is NARS’ Albatross) that pulls yellower on me rather than white, which should make it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. However, the white base is visible and almost appears grayish against my warmer skin tone, which may or may not be something that you’re looking for. The shimmer gives a noticeable sheen and glow to the skin, not quite metallic or frosted, but it is a medium-level highlighter overall. The texture was blendable but felt a little soft, powdery, and a smidgen dry in the pan, but I didn’t find it looked that way on the skin. On me, the highlighter lasted just over six and a half hours.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Golden Lights
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Clinique Golden Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, gold shimmer-sheen finish. bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices Beiges Illuminating Powder (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Dayglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Miss Liberty (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Peaceful (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. While Nude Glow was subtle and sheer, this shade was not; it had semi-opaque coverage, which was buildable to full coverage with two layers, and it was noticeably shimmery on the skin–I can’t really imagine most wanting to use this as an all-over powder. If you’re looking for a soft, warming highlighter (or highlighting bronzer, perhaps) and like some sparkle, this might work on fair to medium-dark skin tones. The texture was soft enough that it was blendable on the skin, and it didn’t emphasize pores, but it is a little drier overall where some of the sparkle separates from the color itself. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted just over eight hours before fading.

Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder Golden Glow

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Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer
Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a very pale yellow with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Holographic Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Electrify (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Star Reader (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Burst (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Ice Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Lit (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give a “natural, seamless luminescence” to the skin with “natural-looking color.” I think it can be really lovely on the skin and yield a beautiful sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. It’s not what I’d consider to be subtle glow, but it’s not a brilliant, high-shine highlighter either. The texture was smooth, but it ran a little dry and kicked up excess powder in the pan with ease. Luckily, it did not look dry or powdery on the skin, which is where it counts the most. The highlighter wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Sephora Microsmooth Baked Luminizer Stardust (01)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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