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bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio ($29.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition, slim set of cheek colors–highlighter, blush, and bronzer–for the holidays. I tried to calculate the value, but I’m not sure if these products are sold individually, so for the highlighter and bronzer, I used the Ready Luminizer Duo and the Ready Bronzer for calculations. There is $11.20 worth of highlighter, $15.33 worth of blush, and $11.20 worth of bronzer, which is a total of $37.73 (bareMinerals lists it as $49.50 value, which it may very well be, given the formulas aren’t quite translating).

Clear Radiance is a light, pale pink with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that didn’t emphasize pores and lasted for eight and a half hours on me (a little longer than eight-hours claimed). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $62.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Glitz (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Prism (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Gate is a muted, medium rosy pink with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and easy to blend on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading (bonus: bareMinerals only markets these as eight-hour wear, how reasonable!). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Warmth is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a blendable consistency, but I found the powder itself to be a little firmer in the pan than I’ve encountered previously in the Ready formula. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #6 (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Earthnut (LE) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Unique (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Chisel (P) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Semi-Sweet (LE) is glossier (90% similar). Zoeva ND020 (P) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

bareMinerals Ready Face Color Trio The Royal Court
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette
NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette ($69.00 for 1.01 oz.) includes a highlight/contour duo, bronzer, and four blushes. Two of the blushes (Robotic and Blasphemy) are limited edition and exclusive to the palette, while the other products are part of the permanent range. For those keeping track of value, this palette contains: $36 worth of contour/highlight duo, $40 worth of bronzer (it is actually larger than a full-sized bronzer), and $90 worth of blush, which yields a total value of $166; this is good as far as palettes go, and it’s particularly good for high-end and for the NARS brand. I do think that a contouring duo is risky, since it will not suit all skin tones, and of course, we have seen Laguna umpteen amount of times, so that might be a waste for those who have a few NARS palettes already! Otherwise, it’s a decent to good palette that will be best for those who like buildable blushes, rather than richly pigmented ones.

Paloma Highlight is a very pale beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It feels very soft and silky in the pan, and it gets a little powdery on my arm, where my skin is a little drier, but it didn’t look powdery on my face (which is more normal). It wore well for eight hours on me. Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Mythic (P, $59.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is darker (90% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Highlight (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Light (P, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Rosy Contouring Highlight (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Highlight (P) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Paloma Contour is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was drier than the highlight, even though it was soft and blended out decently (could have been easier to apply!). It started to fade after eight hours. NARS Gienah Highlight (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Sculpt (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Sombre (P) is cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (80% similar). YSL Rosy Contouring Contour (P) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laguna is a medium-dark brown with golden shimmer and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, was lightly dry and dusty, but it applied well enough and wore for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Jolie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Bronze (P) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Golden Age (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Robotic is a light-medium pink with soft, cool undertones and a subtle, silver shimmer over a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty, though soft, texture that blended out easily on the skin and wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Dior My Lady (002) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is brighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blasphemy is a muted, light-medium rosy pink with a satin finish. It had so-so color payoff with a drier, lightly dusty texture that builds up to semi-opaque coverage. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours. MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE)(95% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Unwritten (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Love (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Luster is a medium-dark, gold-shimmered orange with a hint of brown and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly powdery texture that seemed to help blending, as it was easy to apply, but the color was prone to sheering out. This blush wore for eight hours on me. Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Peaceful (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose Golden Goddess (P, $5.99) is warmer, cooler (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury First Love (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Dior Amber (002) (LE, $56.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced I Will Always Love You (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Alpine Bronze (LE, $27.00) is cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dolce Vita is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and fine gold shimmer that gives it a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky, and blendable texture that lasted for eight hours on me. NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). theBalm Pinstripe (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $39.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fever (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Steven Klein Holiday 2015 Blush Palette One Shocking Moment
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Laguna

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Robotic

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Becca Champagne Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Palette

Becca Champagne Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Palette
Becca Champagne Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Palette

Becca Champagne Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Palette ($34.00 for 0.26 oz.) includes three highlighters in white, peach-orange, and copper. The latter two have been released in full-sized, individual compacts previously, but this is the first time for the white highlighter (Pearl). If you like Becca’s highlighters, I don’t see why you wouldn’t like this palette, other than that you may already own two of the three shades. Like the Afterglow palette, the texture of the three powders seemed drier here, not quite as creamy or as finely-milled as the full-sized versions. It doesn’t seem to impact the overall appearance of them on the skin, and they’re still blendable and easy to apply. Becca’s highlighter formula is what I’d call a strong highlighter–intense, obvious, over-the-top–and a little goes a long way, so I recommend using a very feathery highlighting or fan brush to get a luminous sheen to avoid emphasizing pores.

Pearl is a pale, milky white with a frosted shimmer. The texture was fairly soft and smooth, but it felt a little dry–almost looser and not as dense as the full-sized pressed highlighters do. It had good pigmentation that could be blended out or built-up for a really high-shine sheen. The highlighter lasted for eight hours on me. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Snow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champagne Pop is a light-medium, golden orange with warm undertones and a frosted, almost metallic sheen. Again, the texture felt looser, a little dry, compared to the full-sized version I have from earlier this year. It doesn’t feel particularly dry (certainly not crumbly or stiff), but I think one of the more standout characteristics of Becca’s pressed highlighters is that creaminess, that richness, which I don’t quite get here. Luckily, it still applies easily, blends and diffuses on the skin, and lasted for eight hours without emphasizing pores. Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior #001 (LE, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blushed Copper is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, blendable consistency. This one is metallic enough that it emphasizes pores if I’m not careful with my application. I’m medium in complexion (MAC NC25-NC30), and it works as a highlighting blush on me, as it does yield visible color on my skin tone. If you’re fairer than I and aren’t sure how to use it, you can use it with a fan brush for even subtler warmth, or you can mix it with Pearl or Champagne Pop to lighten. Becca Blushed Copper (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (95% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Supernatural (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is darker (90% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 18 (P, $62.00) is brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Palette Champagne Glow
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
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Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette ($65.00 for 1.24 oz.) includes 32 eyeshadows, six blushes, and two highlighters. It’s a disappointing palette as the majority of the shades were somewhere between dry, powdery, and dusty (or some combination thereof) with sheerer coverage and a short-wearing formula.

Cheek Colors

Posy Pink is a bright, medium pink with gold shimmer and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dry and dusty texture that blended fairly well and lasted eight hours. NARS Adoration (Right) (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Supernova (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Panic (Left) (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sunset is a muted, medium-dark orange-toned brown with a semi-matte finish. It was lightly powdery but had good color payoff and wore for seven and a half hours on me. Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Persimmon is a bright, light-medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a somewhat powdery texture. It wore well for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Praline (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Samson (Shade) (P) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Coral Lumineux (LE, $70.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Left) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (85% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glow is a pale yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency but blended out well on the skin and just slightly emphasized pores but yielded more of a metallic shine on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Noctum (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Burst (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE)(90% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bitten is a muted, medium-dark plummy pink with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wore well for eight hours. MAC Divine Desire (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Candid (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sentiment (LE, $27.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Chic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). CoverGirl Deep Mauve (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Soulmate (P, $10.00) is more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prism is a light, pale pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a dusty texture that lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Lies (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plum is a muted, medium-dark reddish-plum with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It was dry and looser in the pan, which made it harder to apply and get even coverage with. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Morticia (Shade) (P) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Love (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shimmer is a golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was soft but powdery with good color coverage and was fairly blendable. It wore well for seven and a half hours, and it didn’t really emphasize pores but was very shiny. MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Lit (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Wished I Stayed (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior #001 (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eyeshadows

Naked is a pale pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque, soft but powdery, and lasted for six hours on me. bareMinerals Promise (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE)(90% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charmed is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It was sheer, powdery, dry, and a pain to use. It barely applied and had a lot of fall out; plus, it faded within five hours (what little made it onto the eye, of course). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Dust (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper Pink (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Specter (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy is medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was very powdery and loose, which made application difficult as it was patchy, uneven on the skin. It faded after six hours. Make Up For Ever M860 Powdery Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M856 Fresh Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Palpitation (104) (LE, $29.50) is more muted (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up #3 (LE, $2.29) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Terra Azzurra #2 (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #362 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Framboise is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a dusty, loose consistency that applied patchy on the skin. It lasted for six hours. Wet 'n' Wild I'm Seeing Triples Eyelid (LE, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Porter (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Serenade (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Hustle (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Plum Dressing (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Hidden Motive (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Java is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a powdery consistency, which made it harder to blend out and apply, as it went on unevenly and tended to stick wherever it initially landed and not want to diffuse out. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Leather Smoke (20) (P, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Hickory (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #327 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bitter Clove (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Chocolate (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bittersweet (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora #tbt (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Oxidize is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly sparkly, finish. It had nice pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, but it was a little dry to work with. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Scandal (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Garnet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). City Color Yas! (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS California (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop DGAF (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Muse (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Oxide (63M) (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nutmeg is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Gold #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Burberry Gold Shimmer #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Softened Up (LE, $22.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Cinnamon (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pocket Change (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop On the Rocks (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Subtle Blend (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). YSL Aquatic Copper (07) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Alabaster is a light beige with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-sheer, firm, and short-wearing at five hours. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Color Field #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #1 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Sable (P) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Divinity (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Foxy (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fresco (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Custard is a light-medium orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a powdery texture. It lasted for seven hours. Sephora Sandcastle (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #5 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Beige (P) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Geek (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Ludwin (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Tres Chic (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Stripped (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop I Spy (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Just a Sip (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Selfie (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Kennedy (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cannelle (P) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Spread the Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Torch is a medium-dark orange with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had decent pigmentation but was dusty to work with, so it was hard to use over bare skin without it losing a lot of its intensity and payoff. The color faded after seven hours. MAC Fresh Daily (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I724 Rust (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Orange You Fancy (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME734 Tangerine (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I730 Pumpkin (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Apricot (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Chessa (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #4 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sin City (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Goldenrod is a light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, was dry and powdery, and lasted for six hours. Anastasia Gold Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Legend (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). theBalm #40 (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sun's Out, Buns Out (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Rust (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Unwind (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Gold (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gold is a medium, honey gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was really chunky; it felt soft, but it came away from the pan in chunks and didn’t bind together. It lasted for four hours. Burberry Gold Shimmer #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rust (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #430 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Gold Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #7 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sun's Out, Buns Out (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 10 (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Goldenrod (LE) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Unwind (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gypsy is dark, charcoal gray with a pearly sheen. It had so-so pigmentation with a drier, harder-to-blend texture. The color faded after six hours. MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spruce is a medium, dirty olive green with a sparkling gold sheen. It had good pigmentation but was dusty, and it was messier to use, so I would recommend a lightly tacky base. It lasted for seven hours. Chanel Empreinte du Desert #3 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Runaround Rebecca (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Division (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Clover (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is warmer (80% similar). Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Gold Hercule (32) (LE, $33.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoom is a light-medium, meadow green with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but was very, very dusty to use, which resulted it in it sheering out a lot. It lasted for six hours before fading. MAC In the Meadow #3 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fantasy (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Gold Hercule (32) (LE, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Wicked (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Yoo-Hoo! (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sea is a very light, minty green with a metallic sheen. This shade also applied in chunks; the product just didn’t hold up or bind together. It wore for five hours. Guerlain Les Tendres #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Promesse #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Fashion Forward (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Sensational (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sky is a muted, light-medium bluish-white with cool undertones and a pearly finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a bit powdery–it was surprisingly good compared to how dusty other shades were (and pastels tend to be the worst offenders!). It lasted for seven hours on me. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nile is a medium blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a powdery consistency that felt dry and loose. The color started to fade after six hours. Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). City Color It's a Boy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #12 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Sapphire (P) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sugarpill Starling (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Azure is a dark, muted blue with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture, which made it prone to sheering out and turning patchy on the skin. The color wore well for seven and a half hours, though! LORAC Navy (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bandersnatch (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #10 (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Lapis (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pacific is a medium-dark, bluish-teal with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry texture, but it applied fairly well and lasted for seven and a half hours. Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Blue Karma (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Deep End (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Clinique Aqua Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is darker (85% similar). Milani Teal the Truth (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Teal Couture (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Freeze (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Teal Appeal (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Harbor is a blackened purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was slightly powdery, which in turn made for poor, uneven application, but it had semi-opaque pigmentation and lasted for seven hours. MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Inked (LE) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Dark Navy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Graphology (DC, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Le Cordon Bleu (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Inglot #376 (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 4 #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steel is a medium, silvery-blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dry texture but applied decently. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #3 (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cement is a dusty, muted gray with a matte finish. It was sheer, powdery, and further proof of just how dismal this year’s offering is from Smashbox. It lasted for four hours. MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cosmic is white with iridescent blue shimmer. It had a clumpy texture; and I don’t know that I’ve ever had to say that before, but it was bizarre and difficult to apply, as nothing wanted to stick to the lid. Sephora Early Frost (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is warmer, better quality (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Ice (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Breeze is a muted, light-medium lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that lasted for six hours. LORAC Lilac (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Marzipan (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Celestial is a light-medium pink with cool undertones and a sparkly finish. It had a drier feel to it, which resulted in coverage that sheered out on the lid. The color faded after six hours. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Harajuku (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Ice (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #22 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Capricious Nightingale (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Candy Mauve (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Feminine Wiles (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eggplant is a muted, dark plum with cooler purple shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier texture that applied unevenly. The color lasted for seven hours. MAC Dark Lullaby (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Cabernet (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Master (LE) is darker (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #5 (LE) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Orchid is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It applied unevenly and turned patchy when I tried to blend it. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and wore well for seven hours on me. Kat Von D Ribbon (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Faded (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Curfew (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Violet (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fig. 1 (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Inglot #386 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Venom (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ebony is a medium-dark black with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a slightly firm texture that made blending more challenging. It wore well for seven hours before fading. Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Coal (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cool Dive (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Platonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Essence (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Black Tie Beauty (LE) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoke is a medium-dark, taupe gray with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty texture that was prone to sheering out on the skin. It lasted for six hours before fading. Urban Decay Serious (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Iron (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Charcoal (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cendre (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Ashbury (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Souris (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Silver Moon is a silvery white with a sparkling sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a lightly dusty, dry texture. The color lasted for six hours before fading. Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC In the Meadow #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). theBalm #31 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Nimbus Cloude (LE) is brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Steam (LE, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Pastel Fontanges #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ulta Silver (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Silver Screen (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Platinum Love (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Flowers 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Snow is a medium white with a matte finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer color coverage and was soft but dusty. It lasted for five and a half hours. Zoeva Stitch by Stitch (P) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced White Christmas (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (P) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Ivy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette Art. Love. Color.
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
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Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with warm, orange tones and a satin finish. Tarte Beaming (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Adrenaline Rush (LE, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Pink the Town (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Style (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to “brighten cheeks” and “subtly highlight or enhance” the skin. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, slightly buildable, coverage paired with a silky-smooth texture that was just a little dusty. I don’t think it read powdery on the skin, and I found it harder to get the peachy color to mix with the beige color unless I used a dense brush. On my skin tone, it added subtle warmth and a natural finish to the skin, and it is sheer and thin enough that I could use it all-over, but it may be too much color on fairer complexions to be used all-over. The powder wore well for seven and a half hours on me. I would describe this more as a lightly brightening powder with a natural sheen, but as a more traditional highlighter, it is extremely subtle–which may or may not be what you have your eye on.

Chanel Illuminating Powder Infiniment Chanel
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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MAC Frankly Scarlet Blush

MAC Frankly Scarlet Blush
MAC Frankly Scarlet Blush

MAC Frankly Scarlet Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “vivid rose-red [with a matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium red with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Apple Red (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Coral #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Never Say Never (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Crimson (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Frankly Scarlet packs a real punch of pigment as it had great color payoff and can apply true-to-pan, if desired. When sheered out, it takes on a rosier, pinker coloring and loses some of the underlying red tone. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin, which are all necessary attributes for such a bold shade as this one! The finish read matte in the pan, but on the skin, it has a “natural” matte finish, where it doesn’t flatten features but doesn’t add genuine shine either. This shade wore wlel for eight and a half hours before fading on me.

MAC Powder Blush Frankly Scarlet
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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