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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). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (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). 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). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Takeover (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Love Joy (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter (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). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). Surratt Beauty Auréole (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (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). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is darker (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). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (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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NYX Narcissistic & Chaotic Illuminators

NYX Narcissistic Illuminator
NYX Narcissistic Illuminator

NYX Narcissistic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had a soft, lightly powdery consistency that was blendable and didn’t read dry or powdery on the skin. The powder imparted a soft but noticeable glow to the skin without adding a lot of color on my skin tone (but fairer complexions may see more warmth). It wore well for seven hours on me. NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Chaotic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a golden shimmer and sparkle. The texture was looser–noticeably drier–and a little powdery to work with. The shimmer was stronger in this shade than in Narcissistic as well. It worked more as a highlighting blush on my skin tone, and it may be more or less a blush or highlighter depending on your own skin tone. It just barely emphasized pores on my cheeks. The highlighter started to fade after seven hours of wear. Benefit CORALista (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Who's Your Poppy (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Feather (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Score (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% 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 Narcissistic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
NYX Illuminator Chaotic
Chaotic
Chaotic
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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MAC x Ellie Goulding Halcyon Nights Palette

MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit
MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit

MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit ($44.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes four powder eyeshadows and one Cream Colour Base (cream product), with the cream product housed underneath the powders, so you shouldn’t get too much cross-contamination from the powders. I liked it overall, though it is, of course, more dupable given it is a set of neutral shades. I think it would be an easier to sell if it was a quad of powder eyeshadows (it would also be more streamlined, as it wouldn’t have a second level to it) with the Cream Colour Base sold separately. It is priced pretty similarly to most limited edition, specially-packaged eyeshadow quads (which contain the same amount of powder product), so it’s almost like getting the CCB for free.

This Love is described as a “pinky orange-pearl.” It’s a light-medium, peachy copper with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a thin, lightly emollient consistency (I want to say greasy, but it’s not truly greasy!) that glides over the skin well and gives it a dewy finish. As a highlighter, it lasted for seven and a half hours (marketed for eight-hour wear, so not bad). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Highlighter (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Eyed is described as a “cream high pearl [with a Frost finish].” It’s a sparkling, light white with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It appears darker and more peach-like in the pan, but it is much lighter and whiter when I swatched it, which may have been due to the drier, flakier texture where little powder came off but lots of sparkle did. It was a messy one to apply, and I think it would be best over a tacky base. I actually thought it was a Lustre when I tested it, and I was surprised to see it was a Frost. Urban Decay Polyester Bride (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #2 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Alchemy (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Lancome My French #4 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Light Touch (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #2 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #3 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

You My Everything is described as a “mid-tone peachy brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth and finely-milled with decent to good pigmentation, but I had some issues with it sticking to bare skin, though it should be fine over a primer–it’s probably a wee bit too dry to get along with bare skin (which is normal-to-dry). It lasted for seven hours on me. Makeup Geek Tuscan Sun (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Nectar (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Lantana (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Suburbia (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (P) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Placebo (LE) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Saddle is described as a “golden orange brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a matte finish. It had an incredibly smooth, finely-milled, and silky consistency that applied well and blended out beautifully. This shade is part of MAC’s permanent range, so if it’s the only shade that catches your eye, you can purchase it individually. It wore well for eight hours on me. Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (LE, $2.29) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Walnut (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Crenshaw (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Riff (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Chutney (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Brique (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Morocco (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is more muted (85% similar). Stila Individual (P) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Sand Storm (90V) (P, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Uninterrupted (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Exposed (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hanging On is described as a “muted plum-brown [with a Satin finish].” It’s a dark, taupe brown with subtle, warmer undertones but a more pronounced gray tone on top paired with a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency, but it was blendable and easy enough to apply onto the lid. This shade wore for eight hours before fading. Lancome Audacious (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Aromatic (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Ellie Goulding Face Kit Halcyon Nights
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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You My Everything

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Hanging On

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