ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek & Leopard Pressed Pigment

ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “true gold.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with a pearly shimmer-sheen finish–pretty much just as the brand described it. The texture was smooth, creamy, and a cinch to blend out on the skin. I love that the formula can be used over foundation without disturbing your base products. The coverage is semi-sheer to opaque, depending on how much you apply initially or with what, which is in line with what the formula is supposed to be. The color was going strong after ten hours of wear. NARS Jubilation (Left) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Collection Jubilant (21) (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Electric Slide
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as “golden nude.” Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Highlight 01
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Cle de Peau Bal Masque Body Powder

Cle de Peau Bal Masque Body Powder ($120.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a very pale, pink-tinged beige with fine golden shimmer-sheen. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Crushed Pearl (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mystery Princess (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Universal (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Cle de Peau Bal Masque Body Powder
Cle de Peau Body Powder Bal Masque
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Palette

bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Palette ($39.00 for 0.65 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows, two blushes, one highlighter, and one bronzer. The palette has $56.47 worth of eyeshadow, $15.33 worth of blush, $7.20 worth of highlighter, and $8.00 worth of bronzer for a total value of $87.00. I liked it, though it’s not quite as impressive as most of the Ready palettes are (they are nearly perfect), and one aspect that I really appreciated was that one row of eyeshadows was warmer and one row was cooler (though not truly cool-toned). The palette is also slim, so it doesn’t take up a lot of space.

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bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Palette
bareMinerals Holiday 2015 Eye & Cheek Palette The Regal Wardrobe
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
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bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio ($29.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition, slim set of cheek colors–highlighter, blush, and bronzer–for the holidays. I tried to calculate the value, but I’m not sure if these products are sold individually, so for the highlighter and bronzer, I used the Ready Luminizer Duo and the Ready Bronzer for calculations. There is $11.20 worth of highlighter, $15.33 worth of blush, and $11.20 worth of bronzer, which is a total of $37.73 (bareMinerals lists it as $49.50 value, which it may very well be, given the formulas aren’t quite translating).

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bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals Ready Face Color Trio The Royal Court
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette ($69.00 for 1.01 oz.) includes a highlight/contour duo, bronzer, and four blushes. Two of the blushes (Robotic and Blasphemy) are limited edition and exclusive to the palette, while the other products are part of the permanent range. For those keeping track of value, this palette contains: $36 worth of contour/highlight duo, $40 worth of bronzer (it is actually larger than a full-sized bronzer), and $90 worth of blush, which yields a total value of $166; this is good as far as palettes go, and it’s particularly good for high-end and for the NARS brand. I do think that a contouring duo is risky, since it will not suit all skin tones, and of course, we have seen Laguna umpteen amount of times, so that might be a waste for those who have a few NARS palettes already! Otherwise, it’s a decent to good palette that will be best for those who like buildable blushes, rather than richly pigmented ones.

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NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette
NARS Steven Klein Holiday 2015 Blush Palette One Shocking Moment
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
86%
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