Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette

Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette ($56.00 for ) contains a slew of products for the eyes and cheeks. It’s a decent palette, but the eyeshadows have room for improvement, as they are not consistent. They also need to be applied over a primer in order to have decent or better pigmentation, to last at least eight hours, and for blending as some of the shades are drier and tended to sheer out when applied. Without primer, they have a more faded appearance and most of the shades lasted six to seven hours. I think the brand should have included their Glitter Insurance, instead of their standard Eyeshadow Primer (but worth reiterating is that Too Faced touts their eyeshadows as highly pigmented and long-wearing as a formula), because three of the eyeshadows, plus the glitter, absolutely need an adhesive base or else it is a one-way ticket to Fallout City.

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Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette
Too Faced NikkieTutorials Palette The Power of Makeup
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Tom Ford Black Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Black Bloom Nightbloom Powder ($80.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, yellow undertones and a sparkling, golden shimmer finish. Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Party (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Black Orchid Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Nightbloom Powder Black Bloom
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%

Viseart Highlight/Sculpt (01) Highlight and Sculpt Palette

Viseart Highlight/Contour (01) Blush Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a six-pan blush palette that is the same size (and contains the same amount) as the eyeshadow palettes. It comes in a black plastic compact with a clear lid. The highlighting shades are on the left, while the contouring shades are on the right. The formula used for the highlighters is really nice–dense, buttery, and blendable–and feels similar to their shimmery eyeshadows, while the formula used for the contour powders is more like the powder blush formula. The formula is supposed to “apply seamlessly” and have “sheer to fuller coverage.” Generally, the pigmentation was buildable from medium coverage, fairly blendable, and long-wearing (eight to nine hours); I only had issues with the two deeper contour shades, as they weren’t as easily blended and diffused on the skin as the other four shades. Unfortunately, that accounts for 1/3 of the palette being problematic, and at this price point, that’s likely to be a deal-breaker.

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Viseart Highlight/Contour (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Highlight and Sculpt Palette Highlight/Sculpt (01)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. Makeup Geek Desire (P, $10.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Sin (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tea Petal (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Offshoot (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mascarpone (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Biscotti
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
92%

Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick

Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep, chocolaty brown with subtle, warmer yellow undertones and a natural sheen. MAC Film Noir (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Earthshine (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Grunge (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Anise (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Cocoa
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Viseart Orange/Violet (03) Blush Palette

Viseart Orange/Violet (01) Blush Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a six-pan blush palette that is the same size (and contains the same amount) as the eyeshadow palettes. It comes in a black plastic compact with a clear lid. Each palette is divided into two families and is “scaled into three levels of cheek color, ideal for the fairest to deep skin tones.” The powder blush formula is supposed to “apply seamlessly” and have “sheer to fuller coverage.” In general, the blush applied better with a light-to-moderately dense brush, light hand, and built-up in layers rather than immediately packed into place. The texture was smooth but dusty, sometimes powdery, and kicked up excess in the pan, so with some of the richer shades, it was easy to over-apply. The formula played better with my skin when it was normal, whereas drier areas had some trouble with the product adhering to the skin for some shades but not all (if you normally wear a cream or liquid base, you should be good to go). The majority of the blushes in the palettes are mostly matte, and they look very smooth on the skin–they actually seemed to hide texture and pores, which was interesting. Most of the shades lasted at least eight hours on my normal-to-dry skin with some lasting as long as nine and a half hours.

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Viseart Orange/Violet (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Blush Palette Orange/Violet (03)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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