YSL Rosy Contouring Couture Contouring Palette

YSL Rosy Contouring (2) Couture Contouring Palette ($47.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains two powders–one for contouring, one for highlighting–in a slim, gold-hued (plastic) palette. The contouring shade is slightly larger in size compared to the highlighting shade. Like the Golden Contouring (1) Palette, I suspect this will be better suited and show more nicely on fairer complexions. The quality of this palette, however, is lower as the texture of the Contour shade is firmer and has less payoff while being harder to diffuse.

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YSL Rosy Contouring (2) Couture Contouring Palette

YSL Golden Contouring Couture Contouring Palette

YSL Golden Contouring (1) Couture Contouring Palette ($47.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains two powders–one for contouring, one for highlighting–in a slim, gold-hued (plastic) palette. The contouring shade is slightly larger in size compared to the highlighting shade. I expect this to work best on light-medium and lighter skin tones; it is just barely noticeable on me as a more subtle contouring pick, and I am light-medium to medium in coloring. Though this is dubbed Golden, it is not overly warm and seems like suitable shades for neutral-to-warm skin tones. It’s a decent to good palette overall, though there are certainly a lot of options in this category across price points.

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YSL Golden Contouring (1) Couture Contouring Palette

Dior #001 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #001 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer (95% similar). Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior #001 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #001
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

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
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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
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%