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Sephora Oh My Gosh Colorful Blush

Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) Colorful Blush
Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) Colorful Blush

Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) Colorful Blush ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “red.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with strong, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It’s more orange than it is red, though. Colour Pop Girl Power (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Orange #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Viseart Orange #2 (P) is warmer, more muted, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula–generally–has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. It was intensely pigmented; I wouldn’t describe as a buildable formula at all, because even the barest touch of the brush results is very strong coverage. The consistency is lightly dusty, not too thin or too dense, and blends fairly well but could be a little easier to diffuse and even out on the skin. The color stayed on for eight and a half hours before fading.

Sephora Colorful Blush Oh My Gosh (10)
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set that features a darker pink-coral paired with a peachy-pink. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” As we’re now at the seventh and final blush duo to review, I must sound like a broken record, but the darker shade is dismal and difficult to blend due to sheer pigmentation and chalky texture. The lighter shade was more powdery and less chalky, but it was at least more pigmented.

Sid (Shade) is described as a “bright tulip.” It’s a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was disappointingly sheer (a far cry from “highly pigmented”) and incredibly chalky, thin, and difficult to blend. It’s the type of texture that tends to stick to wherever there are natural oils on the skin and then doesn’t want to blend or move, which results in fairly uneven, patchy application. I have tried these blush duos countless ways (beyond what I would normally test), and even applying them over a powdered face still requires two to three times the amount of effort to blend them out than even so-so blushes. The color wore well for eight hours, which is good, just not close to the marketed claim. NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Amour (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is glossier, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is brighter, darker (85% similar). theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nancy (Light) is described as a “ballet pink.” It’s a light, warm-toned pink with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff paired with a lightly dusty texture that was blendable. I found the shade to darken slightly on the skin compared to the majority of the other light shades, which while I expected them to, did not darken against the skin as much. The color faded after seven and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Mallory (Light) (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Luma (LE, $23.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Conquest (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Sid + Nancy
4
Product
5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
3
Longevity
3.5
Application
46%
Total
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Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set of orange-y coral shades with matte finishes. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” The darker shade lacked pigmentation and had a really firm consistency that made it hard to apply and blend out evenly on the skin. The lighter shade was more pigmented and more blendable, though it was dusty to work with. The two together are more blendable than the dark shade alone, but on my skin tone, it is difficult for the two together to show up noticeably as there is little coverage overall (paired with a lighter color in general, there’s little hope if it’s very sheer!), but I would expect some color to show up on fairer skin tones when mixed — the lighter shade will dominate.

Samson (Shade) is described as a “bright poppy pink.” It’s a medium, orange-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-sheer after several layers of product. The consistency was firm, chalky, and extremely dry on the skin, and the powder tended to clump as I tried to get product out of the pan. On the skin, the blush applied unevenly and had a tendency to stick in some places but not adhere much (or at all) to other areas. It lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Flirtatious (LE, $26.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Persimmon (LE) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Milani Coral Cove (05) (P, $8.99) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). NYX Cinnamon (P, $5.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Coral #1 (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Delilah (Light) is described as a “pale coral.” It’s a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation but had a tendency to sheer out easily (so blending was good) as it was dusty and thin. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Samson + Delilah
4
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
3
Longevity
4
Application
46%
Total
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Sephora Shame On You Colorful Blush

Sephora Shame On You (01) Colorful Blush
Sephora Shame On You (01) Colorful Blush

Sephora Shame On You (01) Colorful Blush ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “old rose.” It’s a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Oh You Pretty Things (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (-) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is cooler (80% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula–generally–has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Shame On You had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, lightly dusty texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. The color blended our fairly well on the skin and had a soft matte finish that didn’t look powdery applied. On me, this blush lasted for seven and a half hours before fading.

Sephora Colorful Blush Shame On You (01)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four highlighters that range from a light champagne to a darker copper. Each shade is 0.26 oz. and can be removed from the palette, if desired, but they are currently only sold together (not sure if they will eventually be available as pans only). Presently, it is exclusive to Macy’s and the brand’s website. According to Anastasia, these are supposed to be “metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity” that can also be worn on the eyes. They are softer and silkier with a more finely-milled consistency compared to the Illuminators released a couple of months ago. These also have a finer shimmer and overall sheen that is less emphasizing of pores on the skin.

Hard Candy is described as a “mood-changing golden peach with pink pearl.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with an iridescent pink-to-peach shift paired with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that blends out well and doesn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.
Urban Decay OC (LE, $26.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Twilight (LE) is less pigmented, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #1 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $60.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Daybreak (P, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mimosa is described as a “radiant golden peach.” It’s a medium, gold-shimmered brown with a smooth, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very silky texture that diffused easily over the skin. I felt like the reflective quality was high enough that it didn’t emphasize pores or texture, but it is very metallic and is an intense highlight (as described). On me, this is more like a highlighter/blush duo. The color stayed on well for eight hours. Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is darker (95% similar). Stila Bronze (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Candlelight (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starburst is described as a “rush of cool pink.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. I don’t get cool pink at all, and I can’t find the cool pink aspect no matter the room or lighting; even in the pan, it is warm-toned. It was intensely pigmented with a lightweight, silky feel that blended out easily on the skin. This one shouldn’t add a lot of color on most skin tones, but it will yield a very strong sheen. It didn’t emphasize pores for me, and the highlighter lasted for eight hours. LORAC Moonlight (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Highlighter) (P) is cooler (85% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Luster (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $46.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Ecliptic (P) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is cooler, less shimmery (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crushed Pearl is described as a “glimmering pink and silver.” It’s a light champagne with subtle, warm and golden undertones and a metallic finish. This shade slightly emphasize pores, and it was actually the most metallic on the skin. It had good color payoff, though it wasn’t as smooth to work with as the other three shades–slightly powdery. I didn’t have any trouble blending or diffusing it out on the skin, and it didn’t give an ashy or chalky result either. The powder lasted for eight hours. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Craze (-) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Pink Beige (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Stunner (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Glow Kit Gleam
Gleam
Gleam
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Starburst

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Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set of peachy shades. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” The lightest shade comes the closest to delivering a decent blush that misses them mark on the 24-hour wear time but isn’t so far off the mark from the other claims, but the darker shade is still a disappointment.

Mickey (Shade) is described as a “baked peach.” It’s a muted, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer pigmentation that built-up to semi-sheer color after three to four layers of product. The texture wasn’t quite as firm as the majority of the darker shades in the blush duos, but it wasn’t easy to work with. The very sheer coverage made it more forgiving on, as it was hard to see it anyway, so any patchiness wasn’t as noticeable at a normal viewing distance. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Gretel (Light) (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Coral #1 (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mallory (Light) is described as a “porcelain pink.” It’s a light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage (!) with a dusty, lightly powdery consistency. This shade was easier to work with and blended out without turning patchy or putting up a fight. It did not show up visibly as a color on me, just a kind of mattified look (slightly powdery/chalky against my complexion), but the pigmentation was enough that it is more the result of my skin tone being a poor match for the color itself vs. lack of pigmentation. The blush lasted for seven hours. Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Nancy (Light) (P) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Conquest (LE, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Luma (LE, $23.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Tinge (P, $23.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is cooler, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Mickey + Mallory
5
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
3
Longevity
4.5
Application
53%
Total
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