NARS Talia Contour Blush Duo

NARS Talia 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. Talia adds a solid choice for medium and medium-dark skin tones looking for skin-like contouring. I also think it can work for lighter skin tones as well, particularly if you like a more dramatic contour or like being able to use a light hand and build-up.

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NARS Talia Contour Blush

Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a very light pink with subtle, warm undertones and a shimmery, lightly sparkly finish. Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees (LE, $75.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Peach Lights
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
84%
Permanent

MAC x Star Trek Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder ($34.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “sheer wash of soft rose shimmer.” MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Enigmatic (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder
MAC Trip the Light Fantastic Powder Luna Luster
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette ($14.99 for 0.32 oz.) consists of four highlighters–three powder, one cream. They’re designed as “highly pigmented metallic finishes” that give a “luminous sheen” on the “face and body.” It’s a fun palette for highlighting that doesn’t break the bank, and I think that the biggest issue is that not all shades were “highly pigmented” but imagine for many, that’s not a deal-breaker when it comes to highlighters.

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Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette
Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette Solstice
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light, pinky-beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees (LE, $75.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Radiant Lights
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%
Permanent

Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty / Dolce Vita Instant Look 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.

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Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Seductive Beauty
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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