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Too Faced Le Grand Chateau

Too Faced Le Grand Chateau Holiday Set
Too Faced Le Grand Chateau Holiday Set

Too Faced Le Grand Chateau Holiday Set ($49.00 for 1.46 oz.) includes three palettes, plus a travel-sized Better Than Sex Mascara. Each palette contains six eyeshadows and a face product (either a blush or bronzer). It’s a decent set with some hits and misses, and in general, there was just a dustiness/powderiness to some shades that resulted in either slightly sheerer color payoff or shorter wear time (things that a decent primer should fix quite well).

Amour is a pale pink with neutral-to-warm undertones. It had good pigmentation, was very lightly dusty, and lasted for seven hours. Anastasia Blanc (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Enigma (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Confection (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fleur is a coral-pink with warm, golden shimmer. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a little dry. The color faded after seven hours of wear. Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pixie (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Scene (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Petal Pop (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Pound Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Page Six (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Honeymoon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Gleam (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Light Coral (87M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Bellini (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Je t’aime is a light-medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was soft but powdery, which led to sheerer coverage. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Pink Sensibilities #3 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Love Power (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Just Fur Fun (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Safe Bet Annette (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nostalgic (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Blush (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Starlets (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Kimber (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Keep on Twinkling (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Raya (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop On the Fence (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cotton Candy (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #6 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sprinkles (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hot Pants (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moi is a rich, chocolate brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It was incredibly soft and smooth, but it tended to “crumble” in a way and needed to be pressed and patted onto the skin. This shade wore for eight hours. bareMinerals A-Ha (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome My French #6 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Outline (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Kitty Kat (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Spotlight (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Dreamlight (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay YDK (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Saharienne #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Clinique Hazy (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Mutt (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Lost (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 14 (LE, ) is warmer, better quality (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cherie is a medium-dark, taupe gray with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too dry or too powdery. The color lasted well for seven and a half hours. Tarte Wave (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Platinum Bling (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Pewter (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Clarins Silver Plum (07) (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #5 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #5 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Kill Joy (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Espresso (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Velvet (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Shimmer Greige (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tout Suite is a medium-dark, bronzy brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color coverasge with a fairly soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dry. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Viseart Copper (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Mosaic (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Axiom (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME654 Cauldron (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Deluxe (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Expose #5 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Smoke) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Desire (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jolie is a medium, gold-shimmered brown with warm, orange undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation at best, but it was a sheerer color, perhaps due to the stiffer/firmer texture (though it felt smooth in the pan). The shimmer didn’t emphasize pores, and the bronzer lasted for eight hours before fading. NARS Laguna (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $33.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Fiji (25) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Tan (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Ultra Shine (LE, $61.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pot du Creme is a light, ivory beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a somewhat dusty texture, which made it prone to sheering out and dusting everywhere. It lasted for seven hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty Whenever (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Heaven (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Porcelain (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Compassionate (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fifi is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a smidgen dusty but still easy to work with and didn’t lose intensity when applied. This shade faded after seven and a half hours of wear. Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sandstone (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Anaheim (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Suede (58V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Warm Taupe (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

La Femme is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a dusty consistency that was prone to patchiness on the skin. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Lava Cake (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora #tbt (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dash of Mocha (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Vox (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cross-Cultural (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Pick Me Up at 8 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bonjour is a rich, bright, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and buttery, and it glided on beautifully with opaque coverage. It wore well for eight hours. LORAC Amber (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Ethereal (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Wish List (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Amber (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE, )(90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) (P, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Golden Copper (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Merci is a dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted shimmer. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. This shade lasted for eight hours. Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Stare (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #6 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Driftwood (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Bottomless Java (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Secret Lovers (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Woodwinked (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Golden Quartz (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Ember (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Oui is a blackened brown with subtle, cool undertones and gold sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t bind well with the base powder, so a lot of it doesn’t translate on the lid, and what little that does, will fall out over time. This shade lasted for eight hours on me, but I had fall out. Too Faced Chocolate Moon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Dark Matter (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Jagged (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mademoiselle is a brightened, medium orange with a hint of pink and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was firmer in the pan, which made it harder to get good pigmentation out of it. It was somewhat buildable to semi-opaque coverage. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Mickey (Shade) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tasty (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Hansel (Shade) (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Freshen Up (LE, $35.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is brighter (85% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Le Marais is a cool-toned white with iridescent pink shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a really soft, almost crumbly, consistency that could be easier to work with than it was. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Opal (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Iridescent (112) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Celestial (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Moonstone (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Spectra (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rendezvous is a muted, medium-dark mauve with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a slightly dusty consistency, but it blended really well and had good pigmentation that didn’t sheer out. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Buon Fresco (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Unexpected (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Marzipan (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #358 (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Eco-chic (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Rum Pum Plum (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Contour) (P, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Overcast (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). LORAC Dusty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Provence is a medium purple with subtle, warmer pink tones and a pearly sheen. It had so-so color payoff with a drier consistency, which made it harder to get even coverage out of it. This shade wore well for seven hours. Too Faced Live It Up (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora 1980's (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 15 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nocturnelle (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Pin-up Purple (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hello Kitty Happy (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Alluring (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Follow Me (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Anthem (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Mezzanine (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Flashback (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Toxic (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parfait is a light-medium, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a really soft consistency that crumbled slightly, so it is best patted and pressed against the lid for best adhesion. On me, it wore well for eight hours. MAC Sweet Illusion (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Glitz (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Tulle (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #397 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Piggy (80M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Seashell (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tres Chic is a blackened purple with cool undertones and violet sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t bind with the powder, so this looks mostly like a matte eyeshadow applied. It had good pigmentation with a light powderiness. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Anastasia Spirit Rock (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Big Night (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Roller Girl (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Stroke of Midnight (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Jet (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Noir is a medium black with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, sort of dry texture that turned patchy when I blended it out. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Oddfellow (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Les (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tres Fab is a bright, peony pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was easy to blend and wore well for eight hours. By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Hamptons (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC First Waves (LE, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Birthday Suit (P, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $27.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is warmer (85% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Blush) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Holiday 2015 Collector’s Set Le Grand Chateau
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Stila Sending My Love Set

Stila Sending My Love Set
Stila Sending My Love Set

Stila Sending My Love Set ($49.00 for 0.69 oz.) includes three cheek colors, five eyeshadows, an eyeliner, and a lipgloss. I was pleasantly surprised by this set! It’s not particularly unique, but it’s well-done and high quality.

Bark is a dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that blended out well and wore nicely for eight hours. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #6 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Vox (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bitter Clove (LE, $22.00)(90% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Earthy Scent (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Two Spicy #2 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Chocolat (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cinnmaon is a medium-dark, copper-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and buttery with excellent color payoff. This shade applied beautifully, blended out easily, and wore for eight hours. BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #14 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Tempting (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Persona Goddess (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Paris (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Isolde #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Intermission (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Morphe Meeks (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Fallen (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Morphe 24/7 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sandstone is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that did kick up excess product in the pan, but it wasn’t truly powdery (didn’t sheer out or look dry on). The color started to crease after eight hours of wear. L'Oreal Iced Latte (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Galore (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #1 (P, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Devotion (P, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm #18 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Cava (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Tulle (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop XO (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sangria is a medium-dark, plummy berry with warm, red undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, dense, and smooth texture that blended and adhered well to the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours. Colour Pop Babykins (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Last Call (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Lit (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Queen Mother (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Merlot (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backfire (Afterdark) (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Underhand (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #8 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Just Stay (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #12 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). City Color Gypsy (P, $6.99) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Serenade (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Rosette (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). City Color U Jelly? (P, $6.99) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Gemstone (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pale Pink is a light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was thinner compared to the other shades, but it wasn’t stiff nor was it powdery. It had good color payoff and lasted for eight hours. Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, )(100% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Wink (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pale, Please (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Amour (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (P, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Jouer Petal (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Baby Cakes (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vintage (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sending My Love Bronzer is a medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff with a soft, silky consistency that blended out easily on the skin. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is warmer, lower quality (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Disobey (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Compassion (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #6 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Falaises (LE, $40.00) is cooler (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Seaside (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pink Rose Blush is a light-medium, rosy pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a smooth texture that was just slightly stiff in the pan. It blended out without too much work (but it could have been better) and lasted for nine hours. Colour Pop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pastel Pink (P, $26.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess Bed of Roses (P, $43.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Bonnie (Shade) (P, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Hyperfresh (360) (LE, $45.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure (P, $60.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sending My Love Highlighter is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was incredibly soft and smooth, though it was also a little loose as it was so soft. It blended out well on the skin, and it was richly pigmented. I found it to be just shy of getting into pore-emphasizing territory. This shade wore well for eight hours. MAC Wished I Stayed (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Wisp (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Rosa Romantica (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Soft & Gentle (P, $33.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Physicians Formula Natural Glow (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stingray is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was intensely pigmented in a single stroke, and it lasted for ten hours without thinning. Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Black Moon (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (931) (LE, $33.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet (P, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Black (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Obsidian (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Blackjack (P, $31.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). bareMinerals Absolute Black (P, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Skully (P, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guava is a light-medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had sheer coverage with a creamy, tacky consistency that wore for three hours and was lightly hydrating. It had a sweet, fruity scent. MAC Goodness Gracious (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak (DC, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pure Peach (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Goals (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sweet Stiletto (P, $22.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Some Girls (328) (P, $28.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nectar (LE, $24.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Artful (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Be Nice (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Bliss (181) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Nebulous (LE, $26.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). Dior Pink Excess (663) (LE, $29.50) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar). Revlon Pango Peach (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Nude ‘tude HD Blush

NYX Nude 'tude (02)  HD Blush
NYX Nude ‘tude (02) HD Blush

NYX Nude ‘tude (02) HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a meduim brown with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Matte Bronze (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $33.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours. Nude ‘tude is semi-sheer, buildable coverage with a really soft, silky texture that practically crumbled when a brush touched it, so there was a lot of excess powder in the pan. If you are very fair, you may find it easy to over-apply as a lot of product gets on the brush if you aren’t careful. The blush is finely-milled, though, which makes it easy to blend out on the skin, and it doesn’t look powdery on. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

NYX HD Blush Nude 'Tude
Nude 'Tude
Nude 'Tude
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Makeup Palette

Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette
Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette

Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette ($165.00 for 0.79 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one contour powder. My favorite products are the highlighter and contour powders, which will come as no surprise, as I have reviewed them favorably in the past as standalones. You actually get more of each product in the palette than in the individual compact, but for $65 you could purchase the Contour Book Volume II, which also contains 0.17 oz. worth of the Celestial Powder and 0.14 oz. of the Sculpting Powder (plus other standout product sin the brand’s line, like a small version of Starlight and larger sizes of the cream versions of the highlight/contour found in this palette). I don’t think the eyeshadows are worth the additional expense; the shades themselves are dupable, but the formula feels dusty, dry, and sometimes powdery and other times stiffer. They blended out better than I expected, and they lasted seven to eight hours (so not too shabby), but they were more semi-sheer to semi-opaque and prone to sheering out when applied.

According to my calculations, the palette contains a total value of $263.20 worth of product. Here’s how the value breaks down:

  • $68 worth of The Celestial Powder
  • $56 worth of The Sculpting Powder
  • $139.20 worth of The Essential Eyeshadow (going off of The Essential Eyeshadow Set price per ounce)

Candlelight is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The texture is soft, smooth, finely-milled, and it blends beautifully on the skin without emphasizing pores. The color wore well for just over nine hours before it started to fade. Cover FX Celestial (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Glazed (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pearl (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Iridescent Light (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Auréole (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Pretty Bonnes (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Close-Up #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Medium is a muted, medium-dark shadowy brown with hints of gray and a matte finish. The powder is incredibly silky and finely-milled, which helps it blend out well on the skin. It had good pigmentation and lasted for eight and a half hours. MAC Crevasse (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Contour Deep (Tarteist) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P, ) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). LORAC Medium Contour (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Heavy Crown (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Deep Contour (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Omega (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sepia (LE, $23.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Coffee Walnut (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Unfinished (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Contour (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Iced Gold is a cool-toned white base with slightly warm-toned gold with a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation and was a little dry and dusty. It lasted for seven hours on me. Pretty Vulgar Free (P, ) is darker (100% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Next Season (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). YSL Golden Glow #2 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Rager (LE, $5.00) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Electrify #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Telepathic (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora White Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Expose #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #2 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Helia (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champagne is a light-medium, beige-brown with warm undertones and a soft pearl shimmer. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen powdery. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours. MAC Sax Appeal (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bamboo (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Era (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S642 Sahara (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Smash (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wheat is a muted, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and was powdery to work with. The color started to fade after seven hours. Sephora Sandcastle (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Butterscotch (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Toffee (LE, $19.00) is more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M408 Mustard (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Camel is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty consistency that made it prone to sheering out. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Wedge (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Hazelnut (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Cove (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Desert (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Undress #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Delicate #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Cool Taupe (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Nano Nude #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Coco is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was slightly drier in the pan, which made it stiffer to work with, and it turned patchy when I tried to blend it out. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation and lasted for seven hours. Dior Feel #3 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Jetsetter (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #342 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sandstone (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Samael (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Lockout (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Warm Taupe (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Heartbreaker (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Bengali (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Walnut (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Taupe (P, $19.00) is cooler, better quality (90% similar). Anastasia Chai (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Chocolate is a smoky, taupe brown with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage, but it was thinner and dusty in texture, which resulted in it sheering out on the lid. This shade lasted for seven hours before noticeably fading. Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Truffle (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #08 (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Licorice Lane (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Saleos (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Thunderbolt (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Keep Your Cool (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sleigh Watch (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Persuade (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, )(90% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Images of Rapture (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dance in the Dark (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Cendre (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beige is a light beige with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin shimmer. It had good color payoff and was very soft and blendable, but it was dusty to work with, so it tended to sheer out on the lid and faded after seven hours. Kat Von D Crosses (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Powder (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Flagstone (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Ulta Bone (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Wipe Out (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Divinity (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Oh, Rocky! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Cashmere (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora A Wish (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Celebrate (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Sugar Cookie (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sand (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Broken (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Oat (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peach is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a powdery consistency that sheered out when I went to blend it. On me, this shade wore well for seven hours. theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Desert Rose (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Beige (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light Grey is a light-medium, gray taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage with a very thin, dusty consistency that just wouldn’t build up no matter what. This shade started to fade after six hours of wear. Zoeva Ever (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Frisk (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Lazarus (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Designer or Die (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Runs the Show (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pewter is a muted, mauve plum with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dusty, powdery texture that sheered out readily. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm #20 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Joy & Laughter #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Plum Grand (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm A1 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Violet Spell (LE, $14.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Crystal (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Espresso is a dark, taupe gray with cool undertones and a plummy vibe paired with a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was just a little dusty but easy enough to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours. Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Meow (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Electroplate (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #4 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Lhasa (P, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Darkside (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #5 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black is a medium-dark black with cool undertones and a smattering of fine shimmer over a mostly matte base. It had sheer coverage, and it was incredibly powdery, which made it prone to sheering out and turning patchy on the lid when blended. It wore well for seven hours before fading on me. MAC Dark Energy #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Swept Up (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kevyn Aucoin Holiday 2015 Makeup Palette The Legacy
The Legacy
The Legacy
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek & Leopard Pressed Pigment

ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Electric Slide Super Shock Cheek

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. Maybelline Gold (300) (P, $9.99) is less pigmented (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Gold Addict (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced You Light Up My Life (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bronze Burst #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Jubilation (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Navagio Beach (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Side Piece (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Sunglow (P, $10.00)(90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty Twilight (-, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Island (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Leopard Super Shock Pressed Pigment ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “vivid violet blue.” It’s a meidum-dark purple with cool, blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage, and it was blendable along the edges, but the texture was dry and prone to crumbling when I applied too much pressure on it. Pressed Pigments are “not intended for the eye area,” so keep that in mind 🙂 I wore it as a blush, and it lasted for nine hours. Colour Pop Liaison (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Ultraviolet (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Urban (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Daddy (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Electric Slide
A+

Discontinued

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments Leopard
Leopard
Leopard
C-

Limited Edition

6
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total

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Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder
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.” Cover FX Celestial (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Strobe (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glazed (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Oasis (LE, ) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Afterglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Crafty (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as an “ultra smooth baked face powder” that gives a “natural colour with a radiant healthy glow” with “sheer, buildable coverage” and “eight hour” wear. There are four shades, and this is the lightest one, and the other three appear to be more bronze-like. The texture is incredibly soft, silky, and smooth; it’s thin but not dusty or dry, and it’s this thinner, silkier consistency that makes it easily blended on the skin. The finely-milled powder paired with fine shimmer keeps the finish from emphasizing pores (even when applied more heavily). It had buildable coverage, as described, and it actually lasted for closer to nine hours on me. I can definitely see why this has been raved about over the years–glad I picked it up, as I see it finding its way into my go-to drawer (a great permanent highlighter? always room for one more!).

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Highlight 01
Highlight 01

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