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Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Falaises (LE, $40.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Beached Bronzer formula is supposed to be “super-soft”, blendable, and have “sheer, natural-looking coverage” with a matte finish. There is a blurb about “HPP (Highlighter performing Pigments) Technology [that] provides rich color, long-lasting elements, and the perfect level of coverage” (which is a little confusing, but it seems to suggest perhaps more of a true-to-color concept, where color stays true for awhile–that is how I’m interpreting it). It had a very soft, smooth, and finely-milled texture that blended easily on the skin without issue and didn’t look dry on (but there’s no real sheen to this either). The coverage was sheer, as described, and somewhat buildable to more medium coverage. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me. This is the darker of the two shades released, and again, I’d love Urban Decay to come out with at least one deeper shade.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Bronzed
Bronzed
Bronzed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (P) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Bronze Light (LE, $50.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Seaside (LE, $40.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Falaises (LE, $40.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Beached Bronzer formula is supposed to be “super-soft”, blendable, and have “sheer, natural-looking coverage” with a matte finish. There is a blurb about “HPP (Highlighter performing Pigments) Technology [that] provides rich color, long-lasting elements, and the perfect level of coverage” (which is a little confusing, but it seems to suggest perhaps more of a true-to-color concept, where color stays true for awhile–that is how I’m interpreting it). The consistency is very smooth and finely-milled–almost creamy in that respect, but it is a little thinner and feels distinctly powder-like. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage or so when applied with three layers. The silky consistency made blending effortless, and the matte finish didn’t seem to accentuate my skin’s natural texture. The powder lasted for eight hours on me. The two presently in the range are more light-to-medium, though the sheerer formula seems like it should work on very fair complexions. This is the pinker-toned of the two, with Bronzed having stronger yellow tones. I do wish there was at least one richer, darker shade here for deeper skin tones.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Sun-Kissed
Sun-Kissed
Sun-Kissed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer paired with a natural sheen. Stila Bronze (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Cream Cheek Color formula is supposed to “instantly brighten” the face for a “healthy glow and a natural burst of color.” It had a thin, emollient texture that had a light tackiness to it overall, but it applied well to the skin and went on evenly. The cream blush (bronzer?) worked well over bare skin as well as was workable when patted over liquid foundation (I used Tarte’s Rainforest as my base), but that light tackiness made it easier to work with over bare skin. The formula is comparable to the one in Pink Sand (released last year, and it was also re-released in this year’s summer launch). It had semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural sheen and finer shimmer than you’d think, going off of the swatch, once applied. It lasted for seven hours on me before turning patchy.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream Cheek Color Pieno Sole
Pieno Sole
Pieno Sole
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a light copper, medium copper, coppery-brown, and lighter coppery brown. They swirled together and created a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Embruns (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Mineralize Skinfinish Collection for spring features five new, limited edition shades — the collection debuts on March 31st online. Perfectly Lit had good pigmentation with a very soft, smooth consistency that blended out beautifully on the skin with even, diffused edges. The texture was more shimmery on the skin than it was with other shades, and it just slightly emphasized pores on my skin. This was the least versatile shade, as the four hues in the compact were less contrasting than in the other compacts. When I tested this shade, the color wore well for seven hours before breaking down.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Perfectly Lit
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Urban Decay Sin Afterglow Highlighter

Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “champagne.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Skylight (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Craze (-) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NYX Moonbeam (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Holographic Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE) is darker (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ice Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Rivage (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The new Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter formula is supposed to be “finely-milled” with “sheer,” buildable payoff that “blends in easily” and eight-hour wear. This was the most pigmented–more semi-opaque to opaque–shade in the range and most shimmery. I found that the texture could emphasize pores depending on application style/coverage, so it’s not as foolproof as the other shades. I recommend using a lighter touch and a buffing brush to get the best finish out of the product. It is also significantly different in color to Sin eyeshadow, which is more pink-based (I compared to a split-pan I have of Sin as well as one in the Naked palette). The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the highlighter wore for eight hours on me before fading.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter Sin
Sin
Sin
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a sunny yellow, peachy yellow, yellowed brown, and coral-orange. They blend together and create a hue of muted, medium orange within hints of brown and a pearly sheen. Guerlain Terre d'Ete (LE, $78.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Haute Contour (Bronzer) (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Contour (LE) is darker (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Ete (LE, $70.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva ND020 (P) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Guerlain Orange Blush (LE) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Mineralize Skinfinish Collection for spring features five new, limited edition shades — the collection debuts on March 31st online. Sunny Side had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth, and easily blended consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. The texture sat well on the skin without emphasizing the natural texture or the look of pores. It looks more like a very warm, yellow-orange based bronzer, so it can certainly add warmth to several skin tones. I liked the soft glow it yielded as the powder was buffed into the skin. On me, the color wore for seven and a half hours before fading.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Sunny Side
Sunny Side
Sunny Side
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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