LORAC PRO Contour Palette

LORAC Pro Contour Palette ($45.00 for 0.74 oz.) includes three highlighters and three contouring powders. Five of the powders are matte, while one of the highlighters is frosted. The shimmery highlighter and medium contour powder are larger than the other four shades. It comes in a slim, cardboard packaging like the rest of the Pro palette range, plus a contouring brush, which is a nice, synthetic brush that doesn’t feel scratchy and blends fairly well. It seems to pick up a lot of product, even with a light hand, so those who prefer a subtler contour may want to choose another brush, while it doesn’t work as well for highlight placement. The powders are supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “blendable.” The texture of all of the powders is comparable to LORAC’s spring blush palette as well as their eyeshadows: very silky, finely-milled, and smooth but kicks up excess powder easily, so it can seem powdery.

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LORAC Pro Contour Palette

Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (005) Highlighting Powder

Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (005) Highlighting Powder ($54.00 for 0.42oz.) is described as a “medium, rosy amber with a golden glow.” It’s a medium, golden brown with a golden shimmer-sheen finish. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is darker. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker, warmer. Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is darker. Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker. Too Faced Spice (LE, ) is darker. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (005) Highlighting Powder
Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Powder Goddess
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
Permanent

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette ($39.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes six eyeshadows and three cheek products. If you’re a long-time bareMinerals Ready palette collector, you’ll probably find this has too many repeats in it to justify, but if you haven’t tried the Ready line and like warmer neutrals, it’s well worth some consideration. Ready eyeshadow is one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas, and it shines in this palette. The formula is supposed to have twelve-hour wear, be pigmented, and have “seamless blendability.” The Ready blush and bronzer formula is supposed to have an eight-hour wear time with “stay-true, buildable color.”

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bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals Spring 2015 Eye & Cheek Palette The Color Compatibles
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
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Laura Geller Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with a luminous sheen. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $42.00) is more shimmery. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is lighter. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted. Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker. MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE) is slightly darker, more shimmery, sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Geller Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Gilded Honey
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%
Permanent

ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “soft copper with rosy gold highlights.” It’s a medium, orange-toned brown with warm undertones and a frosted pink and gold sheen.
Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) MAC Highlighter (LE, $30.00) Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) MAC Trace Gold (P, $21.00) See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Most Necessary
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%

ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles & Stole the Show Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned pink champagne with silver highlights.” It’s a light beige with a hint of pink and a metallic sheen. I think on cooler-toned skin with stronger pink undertones, this will actually look more pink-based. It’s only when I look at it against more distinctively warm-toned shades side-by-side that the pink comes through against my undertones. It had excellent color payoff that was easily sheered out if desired. This is one of the more metallic finishes in the range, but it didn’t emphasize pores (I was really surprised). It is a strong sheen, so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. It lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Mystery Princess (LE, $26.00) is more sparkly. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less metallic. NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is a touch pinker. Urban Decay Luminous (P, $29.00) is warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less metallic, more beige. MAC Snowglobe (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Smokin' Whistles Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Smokin' Whistles
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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