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Too Faced Love Flush Blush Palette

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe
Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe ($36.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six, miniature-sized blushes–all six that exist in the Love Flush range. The palette contains $52 worth of blush, and it is a nice way to try six for less than the price of two full-sized ones. I love the concept, and I think the quality is on-par with or better than the permanent, individual pans that came out. The big takeaway is that I think the formula is better than it rates, as it primarily gets dinged for not lasting the 16-hours promised (wear is between eight and ten hours), so if getting half the stated wear-time isn’t a deal-breaker, the formula is well-worth a look, whether an individual shade or the palette. The shades were extremely consistent with the individual compacts I tested previously; I specifically tested the shades in the palette for quality and wear, but for the photos of the blushes on my face, those were taken from original reviews.

I know the most frequently asked question/made comment was with respect to the physical width/size of the pans, and they’re large enough for an average-sized blush brush to fit (I tried a Wayne Goss Blush Brush and MAC 159 Blush Brush), but even still, the reason why it works is there is enough space between each pan, so you do not have to worry about colors mixing. Also worth noting, the packaging is very long, so it is harder to store in an average-sized makeup bag.

Love Hangover is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation (more pigmented than the individual I have!) with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to apply and diffuse on the skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Pink Me Up (P, $52.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Amber (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Baby Love is a muted, medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that blended out easily on the skin. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours. Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Elevated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Mood Exposure (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Black Opal Hibiscus (P, $8.95) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I Will Always Love You is a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice color payoff with a very soft, finely-milled, and smooth texture. The color went on nicely and lasted for eight and a half hours. Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Reflex (82) (LE, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tasty (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #8 (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Bellini (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Moon Beach (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC My Paradise (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Shape the Future (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

How Deep is Your Love is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation–not fully opaque–with a soft, smooth texture. I found the version in the palette to actually be easier to blend out than the individual compact version I have. This shade lasted for nine hours. Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Laos (P, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Coral (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Justify My Love is a brightened, light-medium bubblegum pink with cool, blue undertones and a dusting of gold sparkle over a semi-matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen powdery, but it did not appear dry or powdery on the skin. The color wore well for almost nine hours. Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Peony Pavillion (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Rose #1 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Your Love is King is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that applied well and wore for nine and a half hours on me. It was easier to blend out the palette version than the compact version I have, though the palette version didn’t seem quite as bright swatched (but more similar applied). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is cooler (95% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $28.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is supposed to be an exceptionally long-wearing (16 hours), pigmented, and “buttery soft” blush. It’s a nice blush, but unsurprisingly, it doesn’t last 16 hours. Some shades last eight hours, others last a little closer to ten hours–it is nice wear for powder blush generally, but you’ll find that many shades’ ratings took a hit because of the 16-hour wear claim. The blush has a soft texture that’s just firm enough not to kick up a lot of excess powder, but it’s not too firm where you can’t get good color payoff when you use it. Pigmentation varied from shade to shade and ranged from semi-opaque to totally opaque, while the blush tended to blend well on the skin with a satin to luminous finish. The compacts may be a little hard to open if you have larger fingers/hands (like me), and sometimes I felt like the pattern made it harder to get good pigmentation out of the blush if I used a more feathery brush.

Too Faced Blush Wardrobe Love Flush
Love Flush
Love Flush
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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NYX Enigmatic Illuminator

NYX Enigmatic Illuminator
NYX Enigmatic Illuminator

NYX Enigmatic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium peachy-pink with warm, golden shimmer that gives it a frosted sheen. Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Adored (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Blonde (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is the last of the five shades in the NYX Illuminator range. The formula is supposed to have “radiant shimmer” that gives skin a “subtle glow.” The texture of this shade was slightly dry, but it applied without a fuss on the skin and didn’t look powdery, though it did emphasize pores slightly. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. The highlighter blended out well and lasted for six and a half hours on me.

NYX Illuminator Enigmatic
Enigmatic
Enigmatic
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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MAC Cheek Pollen & Spellbinder Blushes

MAC Cheek Pollen Blush
MAC Cheek Pollen Blush

MAC Cheek Pollen Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “warm nude [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin shimmer-sheen finish. It was richly pigmented with a really soft, smooth, almost buttery consistency that applied well to the skin. It blended out beautifully, while the satin finish gave the skin luminosity without emphasizing pores. On me, it lasted for eight hours. Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Love Joy (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #6 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Spellbinder Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “pastel yellow pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a slightly softened, light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color payoff and a soft, smooth texture that blended out easily on the skin. The sheen becomes more pronounced the more it is buffed into the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading. MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Light Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is less shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Powder Blush Cheek Pollen
Cheek Pollen
Cheek Pollen
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
MAC Powder Blush Spellbinder
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder ($26.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “champagne with pearl.” It’s a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Dior #001 (LE, $65.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Glint (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00)(90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Miss Liberty (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Highlighter (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa (LE) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage with a frosted sheen that didn’t emphasize pores, but it is a more noticeable highlighter on. The texture of the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin and never looked cakey or powdery. The version in this standalone compact was less sparkly/metallic compared to the one in a previous holiday palette. On my skin, I wore it as a highlighter, and it lasted for seven and a half hours before fading along the edges.

MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder Sparkling Rose
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder ($26.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft peach with pink pearl.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a subtle, pink iridescent sheen. Urban Decay Hush (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Bronzed Amber (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Long-time MAC fans will recognize this name, as it was released with the MAC Loves Barbie collections many years ago. I remember wearing the life out of this product when I bought it then; it was one of my favorite MAC cheek products. This version is slightly darker with a warmer tone (less pink) compared to the one I have from before; they have a similar sheen, and the color difference is only notable when applied more heavily. The bigger difference is my original has a softer, more buttery consistency, but I didn’t have any issues with the texture of this year’s version practically speaking (the original felt more luxurious). Beauty Powders “can be applied as a highlight, soft blush, or overall finish,” according to MAC. The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled, while it had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which is line with how the product is marketed (“veil of colour”). It adds glowing sheen to the skin without emphasizing pores. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

MAC Beauty Powder Pearl Sunshine
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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NYX Magnetic & Ritualistic Illuminators

NYX Magnetic Illuminator
NYX Magnetic Illuminator

NYX Magnetic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, slightly dry consistency in the pan, but it applied well to the skin without looking caked on. The shimmer was just shy of pore-emphasizing-territory, so that was nice! I think this one is a more versatile shade that can be worn as a subtler highlighter or layered for greater glow. It wore well for seven hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Perfect Topping (2014) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Ritualistic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, white gold with a lighter, ivory base and stronger, darker gold shimmer. It had nice color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too dry or too stiff. The white base is strong enough that it may show through and look chalky on darker skin tones, but it shouldn’t impart much color on fair skin tones. It lasted for six and a half hours for me. MAC Double-Gleam (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Auréole (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Glowing Still (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is supposed to have “radiant shimmer” that gives skin a “subtle glow.” Most of the shades in the range (there are five) are moderately shimmery/frosty; only one is on the truly subtle side. The texture tended to be on the drier side, though I didn’t find them to appear dry on my skin (which is normal-to-dry). There is slight emphasis of pores, and the wear time varies from six to seven hours.

NYX Illuminator Magnetic
Magnetic
Magnetic
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
NYX Illuminator Ritualistic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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