Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, shimmering, sparkling highlighters. Three of the shades have a slight duochrome (very subtle–I think it works on cheeks, but it’s hard to capture in a still photo), while the other three are more consistent in color all the way through. I think it’s a really intriguing, versatile palette for those who like to experiment with color and layering with various blushes and bronzers. Anastasia does indicate this palette can be used on eyes as well (the other Glow Kits mention face and body but not eyes), so that may be an alternative use for some. The biggest issue I had with the palette was that some shades were a little drier/looser in the pan, and of course, these are sparkly and metallic, so they can emphasize pores, depending on how much you apply.

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Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit
Anastasia Glow Kit Moonchild
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder

MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “pastel soft pink with sparkles.” It’s a very light pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a satiny sheen. bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Dose of Colors Pearl Dust (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Pandora (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder
MAC Beauty Powder Play It Proper
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “beige.” It’s a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a fine pearl, plus larger sparkle. Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC How Beautiful (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder
MAC Beauty Powder Glow Rida
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%

Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder

Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder ($5.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft sheen. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Releve (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder
Catrice Highlighting Powder Champagne Campaign
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
Permanent

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder ($5.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light, pinkish-white with cool undertones and a soft, shimmery finish. MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dose of Colors Pearl Dust (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Pandora (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Highlighting Powder Stardust
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
Permanent

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Palette

NARS Summer 2016 Dual-Intensity Blush Palette ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four, limited edition powder blushes (one is more of a highlighter shade for most skin tones). The three blushes shades are richer shades, and two of the shades are quite deep, so I can see this working on a variety of skin tones. When working with the formula dry, I find it easy to apply and blend out, and they perform well overall. Damp application is harder to work with on my skin, as it doesn’t blend out as easily; it is better patted on with a damp fingertip or on bare skin (something about the damp brush/powder seems to disturb any base products more often than not for me). The wear ranged from seven to nine hours for me with damp application lasting longer overall.

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NARS Summer 2016 Dual-Intensity Blush Palette
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Palette Summer 2016
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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