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Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow

Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow
Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow

Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) features a light, white gold paired with a gold-shimmered pink. The warmer shimmer dominates against my skin tone, but I think it’ll pull a little cooler (the base color will be stronger) on fairer and cooler complexions. The texture of both powders was nice, though the right side was shimmery enough to emphasize pores.

Rosy Glow (Left) is a cool-toned white with warmer, golden beige shimmer that gives it a frosted finish. It adds a luminous glow to the skin that is just shy of pore-emphasizing-territory. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or too firm. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosy Glow (Right) is a light, cooler-toned pink paired with warm, gold frosted shimmer. I expect cooler complexions to see a stronger pink tone. The finish on this one was more shimmery and was closer to metallic on the skin, so it can emphasize pores if not applied with a lighter hand. It had a smooth and blendable texture, though, and it didn’t look or feel powdery. On me, it started to fade after eight hours. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (P) is darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo Rosy Glow
Rosy Glow
Rosy Glow
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “rich orchid.” It’s a muted, light-medium rosy pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry S/S15 Runway (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Cult (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Plum #1 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Naked Rose (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Jardin de Chanel (LE, $55.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The NARS blush formula is supposed to be pigmented and blendable, per their website. According to the press release, this shade will be joining the permanent range this spring. The texture of this particular shade is soft and finely-milled with a thin, lightly powdery consistency, though it doesn’t read powdery or caky applied to the skin. It offered semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to semi-opaque at most, but it is one of the lesser pigmented blushes from NARS. I could see it being a workhorse blush on fair to light-medium skin tones as a subtler, everyday kind of shade, but it may be less versatile on deeper skin tones. It applied and blended out fairly well without a lot of work, and the color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on my skin.

NARS Powder Blush Impassioned
Impassioned

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Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo
Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a single pan split in half with a darker and lighter shade with both shades running on the warm side with soft shimmer. Despite sharing a physican pan, the darker shade seemed to have a significantly better, smoother texture, while the lighter shade was drier and harder to work with.

Smile (Left) is a bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and subtle gold shimmer. The texture was soft, smooth, blendable, and easy to apply, while the color payoff was semi-opaque and buildable. On me, the blush lasted for eight hours before fading. Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #410 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Supercontinental (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Persimmon (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Modern Mandarin (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Lantana (P, $32.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smile (Right) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It was much more powdery and drier in the pan, which made it harder to apply to the skin. I felt like I had to really pack it on to get noticeable color, and it required some extra patience to get even application of the color. I noticed fading after six and a half hours of wear. MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Hamptons (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Fab (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush III (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Rose aux Joues Blush Duo Smile
Smile
Smile
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush

Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush
Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush

Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush ($44.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtly warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Santa Baby (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Burberry S/S15 Runway (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Blush (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The DiorBlush formula is supposed to be a pigmented and blendable powder blush. The texture, while blendable on the skin, was powdery and looked somewhat powdery/dry against my skin (normal at the moment). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. There seemed to be the slightest bit of shimmer in the product, but it read as a traditional matte finish applied. On me, the blush started to fade after six and a half hours of wear.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorblush Floral Pink (844)

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Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder
Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, peach-brown tones and a luminous, slightly frosted sheen. Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is brighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Wisp (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

As I mentioned, the formula is comparable to products like NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. The powder has a smooth, blendable consistency that isn’t too firm or too soft, and it has a “dryness” to it that I feel but doesn’t appear on the skin (it’s not powdery or caky on). The amount and size of shimmer is just shy of emphasizing pores on me, but it may emphasize pores on someone who feels like they have larger pores–it is a more metallic one–though it can always be applied with a fan brush for less impact. The color lasted for eight hours before fading on me.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder Glowing Nude (002)

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Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder
Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a cool-toned, pinkish-white with a luminous sheen. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Craving (Left) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This has a similar formula to products like NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and very blendable without being too soft or too firm. The texture feels a little dry, but it doesn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. It doesn’t emphasize pores on my skin, though if you apply more heavily and feel like you have larger pores, then there’s enough shimmer in it that it could be a possibility. I liked that while it was very light, it didn’t have a really strong, white powdery base, so it didn’t look chalky on my skin tone (and sometimes these types of colors can), which makes it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. I think that those with cooler undertones, the pink tone/tint in this may be more noticeable as well. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me. This product also came with a mini kabuki brush, which is okay, but I did personally prefer a less dense brush for application (as well as a softer one). This is one of the better highlighters Dior has released in the last few years.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder Glowing Pink (001)

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