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Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder
Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a “universal powder” that gives a “glowy finish.” It’s a light, gold-shimmered beige with a soft sheen. Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Coupe d'Chic (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I’m not sure about this shade being universally applicable (it’s rare for a product like this to work across all skin tones), as I could see the base color possibly becoming chalky on darker skin tones, so you might want to check it out on-counter if you can. On very fair skin tones, it may add slight warmth and color, while fair to medium-dark will likely see more of a golden sheen without much color. On my medium skin tone, I get a golden glow that makes my cheekbones pop without any noticeable color. It’s a very fine shimmer, so it doesn’t emphasize pores, and the powder’s texture was soft without being powdery. It was one of the better Dior face powders I’ve tested in the last couple of years, so it was a pleasant surprise to try. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Dior DiorSkin Nude Illuminating Face Powder Cosmopolite
Cosmopolite

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Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues Blush

Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush
Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush

Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush ($52.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a softened, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Happy Glow (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is cooler (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Easy Manner (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Intemporalle (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #6 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Myth (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Kash (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For fall, Guerlain has revamped their powder blush formula, and the new formula is supposed to create a “veil of ultralight texture that’s buildable and easy to apply for a subtle wash of color.” There are six shades available, and this is one of two shades that I received to test. This particular shade will be better suited for those fairer than I (I’m about medium for warm, yellow undertones at the moment, a little darker than usual), as it doesn’t show up well on my skin tone, but I suspect it’ll be a very wearable hue on most fair skin tones. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was somewhat buildable, but the best I could get was semi-opaque, which was a bit of a stretch. The texture was soft, a little dusty, but blendable on the skin without emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Guerlain Rose Aux Joues (2015) Morning Rose
Morning Rose
Morning Rose
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Smashbox Photo Op Mega Eyeshadow Palette

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette
Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette ($69.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes eight eyeshadow trios (so 24 eyeshadows), plus three blushes. There are a variety of finishes from mattes to shimmers, cooler and warmer shades. The palette is one I would recommend using with a primer, as most of the eyeshadows are on the powdery side and just do not perform as well over bare skin as they would over a primer. I liked it, and they were fairly blendable overall, but it’s a better fit for someone who regularly uses primer. It’s also a tremendous value, as you’re getting eight full-sized trios (normally $28 a pop, so $224 in value right there), plus three blushes.

Several of these shades can be found either as permanent trios in the Smashbox range or as part of other trios. The following trios are included: Multi-Flash (Naked, Crisp, Doe), Filter (Vanilla, Sable, Sumatra), Dark Room (Opal, Granite, Blackout), Cover Shoot (Flirt, Dusk, Haze), Skybox (Sky, Steel, Nocturnal). These are the shades that are in this palette but can be found in other trios (but not together): Golden Orchid, Obsidian, Amethyst, Parfait, Ambient.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow is supposed to a “super blendable, velvety formula” that is “highly pigmented” with “lasting wear.” It does have a very soft, velvety feeling, but several are on the powdery side. It’s a formula that is best suited over a primer, as it helps to give it more to hold onto and manages that powderiness better than applying over bare skin.

Petunia is a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, moderately buildable color payoff with a silky, smooth, though lightly powdery, texture. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Simply Bliss (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Essence Satin Coral (P, $2.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Carnation is a lightly brightened, medium pink-coral with fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that built up to medium coverage, but the texture was thin and powdery, which made it prone to sheering out and fading. It lasted for seven hours on me. Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Chaotic (P, $9.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Golden Pink (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Peony (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gentle (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Cutie Pie (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Antigua (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Geranium is a brightened, poppy coral with warm, orange-red undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a silky texture, but I found it a little harder to blend. This one would be easier to blend over drier skin or over set foundation. It wore for eight hours before fading. MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter (90% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Scorching (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tweed Coralline (LE, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vanilla is a muted, creamy ivory with warm undertones and a matte finish. It is powdery, though very smooth, and it adhered decently to bare skin and lasted for eight hours. It had good pigmentation. Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P, )(100% similar). Ciate My Tribe (LE, )(100% similar). Tarte Classic (P, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Dior Sundeck #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Make It Last (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Nighthawks (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek So Pale (LE, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Heaven (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Undress #2 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Pot du Crème (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P, ) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sable is a medium-dark, lightly gray-tinged brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was very powdery, unfortunately, so it sheered out noticeably on the skin without building up well. It wore for seven hours before noticeably fading. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Taupe (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Omega (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unwind (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Party Favored (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (P, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Being (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Taupe of the World (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sumatra is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellowed-brown undertones and a gray overcast. It had a mostly matte finish, though it seemed like it had just a smidgen of sheen to it. The color payoff was good, while the texture was soft without being powdery, and it blended fairly well while lasting for eight hours on me. This was also in the #SHAPEMATTERS palette, but it is lighter. Hourglass Obscura #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pepper, Please (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Well Put Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Ripper (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M618 Espresso (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Shade III (2015) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Naked is a bright, light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was moderately powdery with semi-opaque pigmentation, but it applied easily and blended well. The color wore for seven and a half hours. Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE, )(90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crisp is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to use. It wore well for eight hours on me. Cle de Peau Grounded (Right) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Latergram (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ready or Yacht (LE, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Shine (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cherish (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ringer (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals In the Buff (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Birthday Suit (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Orange Topaz (P, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #6 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Doe is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin and wore for seven and a half hours. Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Infinity (751) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Ashes to Ashes (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Moonlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #3 (P, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #2 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Tickle Me (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fortune is a brightened, yellowed gold with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and stayed on well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Sunset (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Take It Slow (P, $5.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Compass (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Fairy Tale (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Safari is a medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a texture that felt soft, blended well, and stayed put for eight hours. Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Sideline (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Bronx (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Gargoyle (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Crowbar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bless Her Heart (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moss is a dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was moderately powdery with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff and would benefit from a primer. It wore for seven hours on me. MAC Felt (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Khaki (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop 90210 (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Sumatra (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flirt is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Dew (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Kifu (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Jasper (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Air (P, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Treasure (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Mother's Milk (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusk is a mauvey-taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones with a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly powdery but workable texture that stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading. Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black #6 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bust (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haze is a medium-dark, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation with a slight dustiness to it, but it applied better to the lid than anticipated. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE, ) is warmer, better quality (95% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Old Master (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parfait is a brightened, light pastel pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a bit powdery but didn’t seem to impact the wear or application, as it lasted for eight hours. Tarte Wrapped Up (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Exhibit (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Bonfire (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Paradise Island (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Lovely (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Confection (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pink Outside the Box (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Bon Bon (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Amethyst #1 (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a medium purple with lighter copper and orange-gold shimmer that sits mostly on top, so it tended to get brushed away when blended. The texture was somewhat powdery, and while it looked really interesting, it was a pain to use on the lid as it sheered out a lot. It lasted for seven hours on me. Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Mezzanine (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Obsidian is a charcoal gray with silver shimmer and a frost finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that applied fairly well and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Graphica (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #20 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Granite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Orchid is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a pink tinge paired with a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and applied well while yielding semi-opaque pigmentation. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC This or That #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ambient is a brightened, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t at all powdery. It wore for eight hours before fading slightly. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #13 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Penny (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop KathleenLights (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Luscious (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Vintage (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Atria (107M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cabernet is a muted, medium-dark eggplant purple with warm, burgundy undertones and a smattering of blue and violet shimmer. The shimmer gets lost on the lid, and it takes on the look of a semi-matte eyeshadow overall. It had good pigmentation but was dusty, so use a light hand and build-up to avoid excessive fall out. The color wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Plum (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Master (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sky is a muted, light bluish-white with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a blendable, smooth texture that applied decently to the skin. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steel is a muted, medium silvery blue with a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly firmer texture compared to other shades, so it was easier to work with as it wasn’t powdery, but it didn’t have the best color payoff. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #3 (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nocturnalis a blackened navy blue with fine, navy blue shimmer. The shimmer is barely noticeable when applied, so it is more of a satin-matte finish eyeshadow in practice. The texture was soft but dusty, and it didn’t blend out as nicely as you’d want for a darker color like this. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Navy #6 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Opal is a light, pink-tinged ivory with a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and was somewhat powdery. It gets lost without a primer, I think. This shade wore well for seven hours. MAC Sugar Rush (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Sugar Plum (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Radial Pink (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura #1 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Promesse #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Seedy Pearl (DC, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Granite is a muted, dusty medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but the powdery texture made it really hard to maintain color intensity when blending. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Nice Composure (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Dios (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Namibia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Slanted (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S114 Pearl Gray (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blackout is a medium-dark black with a satin sheen. It had decent pigmentation, but the firmer press made it difficult to blend. It wore for seven and a half hours. Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #3 (LE, $2.29) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, )(100% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Mega Palette Photo Op
Photo Op
Photo Op
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Highlighter

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened, light-medium gold-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (80% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. For fairer skin tones, this is going to work more as a highlighting blush, while medium and darker skin tones will find it more of a true highlighter that adds slight warmth but not a lot of noticeable color. The sheen it yields is lovely–glowing, luminous but never emphasizing. The texture was soft, blendable, and just a smidgen on the powdery side. On my normal-to-dry skin, it wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Sephora Colorful Blush Secretive (19)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($68.00 for 0.52 oz.) is a new, permanent take on the often-raved about Filmstar Bronze & Glow that’s deeper and warmer. I think the texture is a bit more refined–smoother, more finely-milled, and forgiving on the skin–in the original, but this is still quite good. Both shades are good or better pigmentation that was buildable, while they were easily blended out on the skin. I had no problem wearing both powders all day long. I hope the brand will come out with an even darker version and/or cooler-toned varieties.

Medium/Dark Bronze is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a frosted, gold sheen. The texture was slightly dry, though it blended out without issue on the skin, and I felt like it was just slightly emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. On, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Medium/Dark Glow is a brightened pop of orange with warm undertones and a soft, orange-gold shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blendable. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable in two passes, if desired. The shimmer in the powder didn’t emphasize pores, as it was finer and combined with the powder better than the bronzer. On my medium complexion, it added color and luminosity, so for some skin tones it may be an additional bronzer and/or highlighting blush, while for darker skin tones, it may be more of a traditional highlighter. It lasted for eight and a half hours on my skin. Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Flamme (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow Medium/Dark
Medium/Dark
Medium/Dark
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Chanel Alezane (260) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Alezane (260) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Alezane (260) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted coppery-brown with a hint of rose and gold shimmer. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Evening Beige (340) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush IV (LE, ) is brighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The texture was soft, silky, and lightweight on the skin while blending easily without losing too much intensity. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to opaque pigmentation or blended out to semi-sheer (or you could apply less) if a subtler look was preferred. The shimmer didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture or pores, but it translated into a soft sheen. On me, it wore well for just over eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Alezane (260)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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