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MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Soft Frost

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a cool, icy lavender with a violet sheen.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula now features four, permanent shades, and the formula is supposed to be a highlighter that “lasts up to ten hours” with “prismatic reflections.” Soft Frost had semi-sheer, buildable color–up to medium coverage–with a very fine, pearlescent sheen. It was one of the sheerer Extra Dimension Skinfinishes I’ve come across, and the consistency was much firmer in the pan as well. It has a subtle shift from a tinted white to a more noticeable violet sheen, depending on the angle. Despite the firmer texture, it still blended out well on the skin and wasn’t a real challenge to use, as long as the sheerer coverage is desired. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Soft Frost
Soft Frost
Soft Frost
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Double-Gleam

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula now features four, permanent shades–yay! (Finally!) According to MAC, it’s a highlighter that “lasts up to ten hours” with “prismatic reflections.” Double-Gleam was richly pigmented but could easily be sheered out or used with a less dense brush for a more moderate glow. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable, so it was easy to apply and work with on the face to highlight on cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and so forth. The shimmer in Double-Gleam seemed finer and smoother compared to past iterations in this formula, and I think it ended up being more forgiving on the skin overall. It has a much stronger sheen to it, so when worn at full coverage, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture slightly. The highlighter started to fade after eight hours on me.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Double-Gleam
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette
Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette ($45.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes four highlighters, one cream contour, and one powder contour housed in a soft, velvety black cardboard palette. The formula of the powder products was denser, particularly for the highlighters, so there was not a lot of excess powder kicked up in the pan, and it made me less concerned about powder getting into the cream contour, but it’s definitely a possibility. The four highlighters were frosted to metallic, and they will be most suitable for someone who likes a shiny, more metallic highlight (rather than a subtle one). The cream contour has a more shadowy look and feel to it, while the powder contour is warmer and more bronze-like. The weakest product was the powder contour, as it was dustier and not as blendable as the other shades. It’s a good palette if you like highlighting and contouring and don’t already have an arsenal of options in your posession already.

Lit is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It was very pigmented with a denser consistency that was fairly smooth but had some looser sparkle to it when I swatched it. When I applied it using a highlighting brush on my cheeks, I didn’t notice any looseness in the pan. I fully expected this to accentuate the look of my pores and my skin’s natural texture, but it was shiny without doing so! It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Soiree (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fire is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was fully opaque in a single pass, though the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable that it could easily be sheered out if desired. The finish on this one did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture, but it didn’t hide it either (I felt like Lit was so reflective and fine in pearl that it almost made my skin appear smoother). On my skin tone, this worked as a highlighter as well as a highlighting bronzer, and it wore for eight hours. Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Celestial (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shade is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. The texture was lightly tacky, creamy with moderate slip but did not stay tacky over time. It dried down after a couple of minutes for the most part, but it remained fairly blendable and easy to work with on the skin. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably on me. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Subconscious (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Coffee Walnut (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Heavy Crown (P) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Strobe is a light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky, and smooth texture that was moderately dense but not stiff or difficult to use with a blush/highlighting brush. The powder blended out beautifully on the skin and left behind a high-shine glow that did not emphasize my skin’s texture. On my skin, the highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stunner is a light, peachy-pink with a cooler pink tone and warmer gold shimmer. It sometimes looked silvery against my skin tone, but other times, it was a warmer, peachy kind of color. The color was beautiful on, as it was highly reflective and easy to apply, but there was slight emphasis of my skin’s natural texture and my pores as this shade had a much more metallic finish. The highlighter was intensely pigmented, and the color stayed on well for eight hours. Cover FX Celestial (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Crushed Pearl (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sculpt is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to fully opaque coverage in two layers. The consistency was thinner and more powdery compared to the other shades, though it felt very silky and finely-milled. It blended fairly well on the skin but wasn’t as effortless compared to the highlighters in the palette. I noticed fading with this shade after eight hours of wear. Illamasqua Steal (P) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Paloma Contour (P) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte PRO Glow Palette Tarteist PRO Glow
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette ($69.00 for oz.) includes three cheek colors and six eyeshadows. They are in a gold, zippered case with a large, black tassel. As far as traveling goes, the upside is that it is rather cushioned and shouldn’t break easily, but it is thicker than most palettes. Some of the shades were decent, others were below average; it’s not a palette that seems worthy of splurging on for the holidays as a result. Those with several neutral palettes may find that this palette is rather repetitive. I did like that the cheek colors coordinated with the eye products, at least.

Tantric is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and on the thinner side, but it wasn’t dusty or hard to blend out on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Natural / Brunettes (03) (P, $53.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibitionist is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was incredibly soft and silky, but as a result, it was also more powdery and prone to sheering out on the skin. It was more buildable than I anticipated, so I think it applied well and unless you wanted intense coverage in one pass, I don’t think most would notice the sheerness in practice. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva CR020 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pop (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Santa Baby (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make a Sheen is a light gold with warm undertones and a chunky, frosted shimmer. The texture was drier and looser with a real noticeable grit from the shimmer/sparkle in it. The color applied decently to the skin, but it was hard to even out and looked patchy up-close. It lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lights On is a light, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, silky texture that felt finely-milled and was just a touch powdery. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mellow Yellow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candlelight is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. The consistency felt soft and smooth, but it was looser and thin, which made it dustier to work with and prone to sheering out on the lid. The color wore for just over seven hours on me. Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gates of Eden (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rubenesque (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Iris (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 03 (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Luscious (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dimmer is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a smooth, silky texture but ran thin and was better over a primer. It wore well for seven hours. Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Kid (DC, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Terracotta (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Titania (108CM) (P) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Hour is a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the dustier texture made it darken on the skin, which made it harder to blend out as it would stick strongly to some areas but less to others. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. IT Cosmetics Romance (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Lancome Rich History (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Enchanting (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twilight is a muted, dark plum with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had a firmer consistency in the pan, which led to difficulty blending and diffusing the color on the lid as it would look patchy. It had decent, buildable coverage, and the color itself started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Stereo (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00)(90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #5 (P) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pink Union #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

In the Dark is a dark black with warm, brown undertones and flecks of copper and bronze sparkle. It had good color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that was a little powdery but dense enough that it didn’t sheer out immediately on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me, but the sparkles did not bind with the base color, so there was some fall out over time (a lot of it didn’t even make it to the lid to begin with). MAC Beyond Gorgeous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Black Diamond (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Night Whisper (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette Object of Desire
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector's Makeup Case
Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case ($59.00 for 1.59 oz.) includes 24 eyeshadows, four cheek colors, miniature size Glossy Lip Paint, black liquid eyeliner, and miniature sized mascara. It’s another middling mega set from Tarte-it’s disappointing with some real misses in the palette. There were only a few shades that were actually good. The set itself is contained within a zippered case, but it is pretty bulky for traveling (and storing). The best part about the set were the punny art-inspired names.

Moment is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a slightly firm texture in the pan. It applied decently and lasted for eight hours (but not the 12 promised). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Cream Soda (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Luminoso (P, $8.49) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE) is lighter (80% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals The Big Break (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Authentic is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that lasted for eight and a half hours on me. It did emphasize pores slightly. NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Noctum (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry The Runway Palette (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is darker (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Unique is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. The color coverage was fully opaque, but the texture was still soft, silky, and easily blended on the skin, so it could be sheered out or diffused as desired. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me. NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Provocative is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, but blendable, consistency. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glitter Glue is a light beige with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which was not buildabl,e and the texture was looser in the pan, so there was a lot of fall out during application as well as during wear. This one, as the name might allude to, needs a glitter adhesive to function. MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced All American Girl (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Call of the Canyon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Prosecco (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Abyssinia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Preferred Blonde (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Virgin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nudes is a light-medium beige with a mostly matte finish. The texture was incredibly stiff and had such a hard press in the pan that it was difficult to get any color out of it. It was a challenge to apply as so little color showed up, and what did apply, immediately melded to the skin and did not want to blend. It lasted for four and a half hours before it had faded. NARS Madrague #1 (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Buff (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze Casting is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and flecks of copper sparkle. It had sheer coverage, which I did not find buildable at all, and the sparkle was loose and sat on top of the underlying color, so there was noticeable fall out after six hours of wear. Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Sunset Seine (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE)(95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gingersnap (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Silhouette is a dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. There seemed to be a slight sheen to the finish, which kept it from being totally matte. The consistency was a little thinner and firmer, which made it harder to blend out without getting some patchiness. With enough effort, I was able to blend it out, though. It had good pigmentation and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Laura Mercier Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fin (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P) is cooler (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P) is more muted (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Overnight (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Waterlilies is a light beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that had a tendency to sheer out when applied to the skin. It lasted for six hours on me. Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is brighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Van Gogh With It is a medium brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the texture felt soft and smooth to the touch, and it blended out well on the eye. I noticed fading after seven hours of wear. Makeup Geek Bake Sale (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Fire (P) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Metal Work is a medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, though the consistency was thinner and firmer in the pan, so it was difficult to diffuse and blend out on the lid. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. LORAC Pink Bronze (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Body Conscious (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (P) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). theBalm #39 (P, $6.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charcoal Sketch is a blackened brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The color coverage was mostly opaque, and it had a soft, thin texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me. Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Smoked (P) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso Bean (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #3 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Embark (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #2E (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pearl Earring is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to work with and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Bootycall (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (P) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #1 (P, $2.29) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frameworthy is a medium brown with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was thin and difficult to blend, as the press rather hard in the pan. It had semi-opaque color payoff and lasted for six and a half hours on me. Tarte Bold (P) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocaholic (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). bareMinerals Granted (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Wilshire (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

First Impressionism is a dark gray with cooler undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier, chunkier texture that was hard to diffuse evenly, as it would look patchy when blended. This would perform better over primer or a glitter adhesive. It lasted for seven hours with minor fall out. LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Diesel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Night is a blackened navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium color coverage, and it was hard to build up as the color was rather dusty and prone to sheering out. It wore well for six hours.
MAC Blue Velvet (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #6 (P) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Lagoon (LE, $14.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Tornay (P) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fresco is a light-medium beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was lightly dusty, but it was silky and blendable on the skin and did not appear dry on. It had good pigmentation and wore for seven hours before fading. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced White Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 09 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Natural #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Nassau (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Crosses (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Tempera (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hearts & Crafts is a light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was somewhat powdery, so it sheered out without a primer to help it adhere to the lid. It wore well for six and a half hours before starting to fade. Tarte Chic (P) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Clay (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Pleasing to the Eye (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (P) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Commando (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Selfie Portrait is a medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color was easy to apply to the lid and lasted for seven and a half hours. Giorgio Armani #9 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Rose Bronze (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Palace (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #3 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Luna (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Clarins Rosewood #2 (P) is cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Exposure #3 (P) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

One Too Manet is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was decent, while the texture was firmer and harder to diffuse the edges of, but it wasn’t too much extra work to apply and blend out. It wore well for seven hours on me. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Chestnuts Roasting (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Factory (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Focus (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clinique Pink Chocolate #4 (P, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Porcelain Dali is a very light pink with neutral-to-warm undertones paired with a matte finish. It was very sheer, due to the incredibly dusty and thin texture. The color just seemed to turn to dust and disappear on the skin. It lasted, seemingly, for about five hours. Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Monochrome is a light taupe with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, firmer feel in the pan (but it wasn’t stiff) that was blendable on the skin and lasted for seven hours. Dior Fairy Golds #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hot MoMA is a medium-dark cranberry red with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage with a fairly soft, smooth, and blendable consistency. It wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Plummed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #10 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Inglot #450 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Ciate Fierce (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Crimson Tryst (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fire Lily (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Curtain Call (P, $9.99) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stained Glass is a deep, reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was rather thin and dusty, so the color had a tendency to sheer out easily, but it was also one that turned patchy as I blended it. The performance was better over primer, but it was still harder to blend out. It lasted for seven hours on me. NARS Indes Galantes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC All's Rosy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Drama (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pastel is a light peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky, and lightly dusty consistency. The color started to fade after six hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Little Beige Dress (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I Louvre It is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was so firmly pressed in the pan that it was difficult to get color payoff out of it without digging at it with a metal spatula or the end of my brush (the pointed end). It wore for four and a half hours–from what I could determine. Smashbox Totally Nude (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Becca Cordial (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Malt (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Get Surreal is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, lavender shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth texture that had a bit of fall out during application but none during wear. This shade lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Macaroon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Still Life is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, while the texture was on the dustier side but was fairly easy to apply and blend out. It wore well for eight hours on me. YSL Paris #10 (LE) is darker (100% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Day Dream (LE) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightcap (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #325 (P, $6.00) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Obvi is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a fine, white pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly but some color sat in lip lines, which became more noticeable as time went on. The gloss lasted for three hours, was lightly moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. (I reviewed this previously here and did not retest.)

Tarte Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case Pretty Paintbox
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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Algenist Drop & Glow Luminizing Duo

Algenist Drop & Glow Luminizing Duo
Algenist Drop & Glow Luminizing Duo

Algenist Drop & Glow Luminizing Duo ($22.00 for 0.46 fl. oz.) contains two miniature size liquid highlighters in a gold and pink shade. The Reveal Concentrated Luminizing Drops formula is supposed to be a liquid highlighter that gives a “soft focus, illuminated radiance” for a subtle effect. It can be used alone or mixed with other products (moisturizer, primer, foundation, and so forth) on face and body. There are three shades in the permanent range, so this set gives you two of those to try. I really liked this set, and it’s what I wished to see from Cover FX (side note: Algenist’s formula is much, much finer and less metallic on the skin in comparison; more comparable to Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheers), because liquid highlighters can go a long way, so the full sized bottles are often too large and subsequently, rather pricey.

The formula was thin without being watery. It yielded a subtle highlight and luminosity wherever I applied it, which I think looks best in person but tends to get muted on camera. I also had no trouble mixing either shade into my foundation or moisturizer for a slightly dewier finish, and I didn’t feel like they really tinted or changed the color of my foundation, though I am light-medium and neither of these is that deep so if you are fairer, it might be different. As a standalone highlighter (tested on cheeks), both shades wore well for eight hours. When I mixed with foundation, they did not seem to shorten the wear of my base.

Value

  • Luminizing Drops: $38.00 for 0.50 fl. oz. or $76.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $34.96

Champagne is a light-medium gold with fine pearl. It was semi-sheer and buildable to medium coverage (two layers). The consistency was thin and spread well across the skin and dried down within thirty seconds and did not remain tacky on the skin. The product gave the skin a subtle glow that did not look shimmery or emphasize my skin’s natural texture. I find liquids, like this one, particularly good on bare skin or over tinted moisturizers. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Bare End (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Celestial (P, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Goldlite (P, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose is a light pink with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (medium coverage in two layers), and it seemed in line as described–subtle radiance. The finish was luminous but did not emphasize pores, and it did not look greasy or oily, either. The texture was thin, smooth, and blendable on the skin, whether applied on bare skin or over makeup. It lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Softly Does It (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Ecliptic (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Cover FX Celestial (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 08 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Algenist Luminizing Duo Drop & Glow
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Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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