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Too Faced Warm Glow Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new addition to the Candlelight Glow range (the other is Rosy Glow) in a warmer tone; Too Faced also indicates that they’ve changed the formula (“We’ve revamped our bestselling highlighter by popular demand”)–I didn’t notice that bit until writing up this review, so I’ll be looking to purchase Rosy Glow in the future as well. The formula is supposed to have sheer coverage that highlights the skin. The duo is nice; they coordinate together and both have a similar warmth, and the wear is good, while the formula is consistent with how it is described. I wish there was a little more contrast between the two, because it would make the product more versatile overall (because you could always mix to lighten the darker one); on my skin tone, they look similar on, though fairer skin tones and cooler skin tones should see a stronger difference applied.

Warm Glow (Left) is a light, golden champagne with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer. The finish reads more shimmery than just a glowing, luminous one, but it isn’t frosty or metallic. It adds glow and shimmer without emphasizing pores. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to apply, while the coverage is sheer. It is buildable to semi-sheer with a few layers. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight hours. Smashbox Glow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $22.00)(95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit Snowlit (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Flexitarian (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Double-Gleam (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Warm Glow (Right) is a light-medium, golden peach with warm, orange-y undertones and a frosted finish. The texture on this shade was a little drier compared to the left side, though not so dry that it read that way on the skin. Once blended and buffed into the skin, it also produces a strong sheen that just slightly emphasizes pores for me. This shade also lasted for eight hours before fading. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is darker (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P) is darker (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Show Gold (P, $30.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo Warm Glow
Warm Glow
Warm Glow
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Too Faced Love Flush Blush Palette

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe
Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe ($36.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six, miniature-sized blushes–all six that exist in the Love Flush range. The palette contains $52 worth of blush, and it is a nice way to try six for less than the price of two full-sized ones. I love the concept, and I think the quality is on-par with or better than the permanent, individual pans that came out. The big takeaway is that I think the formula is better than it rates, as it primarily gets dinged for not lasting the 16-hours promised (wear is between eight and ten hours), so if getting half the stated wear-time isn’t a deal-breaker, the formula is well-worth a look, whether an individual shade or the palette. The shades were extremely consistent with the individual compacts I tested previously; I specifically tested the shades in the palette for quality and wear, but for the photos of the blushes on my face, those were taken from original reviews.

I know the most frequently asked question/made comment was with respect to the physical width/size of the pans, and they’re large enough for an average-sized blush brush to fit (I tried a Wayne Goss Blush Brush and MAC 159 Blush Brush), but even still, the reason why it works is there is enough space between each pan, so you do not have to worry about colors mixing. Also worth noting, the packaging is very long, so it is harder to store in an average-sized makeup bag.

Love Hangover is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation (more pigmented than the individual I have!) with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to apply and diffuse on the skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Pink Me Up (P, $52.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Amber (P, $6.50) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Baby Love is a muted, medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that blended out easily on the skin. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours. Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Elevated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Mood Exposure (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Black Opal Hibiscus (P, $8.95) is warmer, more shimmery (80% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I Will Always Love You is a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice color payoff with a very soft, finely-milled, and smooth texture. The color went on nicely and lasted for eight and a half hours. Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Reflex (82) (LE, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #8 (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Tasty (DC, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is cooler, more muted, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Bellini (P, $30.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC My Paradise (LE, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Moon Beach (P, $45.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Shape the Future (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

How Deep is Your Love is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation–not fully opaque–with a soft, smooth texture. I found the version in the palette to actually be easier to blend out than the individual compact version I have. This shade lasted for nine hours. Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Coral (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). NARS Laos (P, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Justify My Love is a brightened, light-medium bubblegum pink with cool, blue undertones and a dusting of gold sparkle over a semi-matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen powdery, but it did not appear dry or powdery on the skin. The color wore well for almost nine hours. Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $22.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $22.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Your Love is King is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that applied well and wore for nine and a half hours on me. It was easier to blend out the palette version than the compact version I have, though the palette version didn’t seem quite as bright swatched (but more similar applied). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is more pigmented, darker (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is glossier, cooler, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is cooler, less pigmented (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $28.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is supposed to be an exceptionally long-wearing (16 hours), pigmented, and “buttery soft” blush. It’s a nice blush, but unsurprisingly, it doesn’t last 16 hours. Some shades last eight hours, others last a little closer to ten hours–it is nice wear for powder blush generally, but you’ll find that many shades’ ratings took a hit because of the 16-hour wear claim. The blush has a soft texture that’s just firm enough not to kick up a lot of excess powder, but it’s not too firm where you can’t get good color payoff when you use it. Pigmentation varied from shade to shade and ranged from semi-opaque to totally opaque, while the blush tended to blend well on the skin with a satin to luminous finish. The compacts may be a little hard to open if you have larger fingers/hands (like me), and sometimes I felt like the pattern made it harder to get good pigmentation out of the blush if I used a more feathery brush.

Too Faced Blush Wardrobe Love Flush
Love Flush
Love Flush
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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NYX Enigmatic Illuminator

NYX Enigmatic Illuminator
NYX Enigmatic Illuminator

NYX Enigmatic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium peachy-pink with warm, golden shimmer that gives it a frosted sheen. Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blonde (LE, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Adored (LE, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is the last of the five shades in the NYX Illuminator range. The formula is supposed to have “radiant shimmer” that gives skin a “subtle glow.” The texture of this shade was slightly dry, but it applied without a fuss on the skin and didn’t look powdery, though it did emphasize pores slightly. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. The highlighter blended out well and lasted for six and a half hours on me.

NYX Illuminator Enigmatic
Enigmatic
Enigmatic
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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MAC Cheek Pollen & Spellbinder Blushes

MAC Cheek Pollen Blush
MAC Cheek Pollen Blush

MAC Cheek Pollen Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “warm nude [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin shimmer-sheen finish. It was richly pigmented with a really soft, smooth, almost buttery consistency that applied well to the skin. It blended out beautifully, while the satin finish gave the skin luminosity without emphasizing pores. On me, it lasted for eight hours. Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ganymede (LE, $21.00) is cooler, less pigmented, lighter (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Love Joy (P, $27.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NARS Takeover (LE, $30.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is cooler, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Spellbinder Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “pastel yellow pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a slightly softened, light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color payoff and a soft, smooth texture that blended out easily on the skin. The sheen becomes more pronounced the more it is buffed into the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading. LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Light Rose (P, $9.99) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is less shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is more muted, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Powder Blush Cheek Pollen
Cheek Pollen
Cheek Pollen
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
MAC Powder Blush Spellbinder
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder ($26.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “champagne with pearl.” It’s a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Urban Decay Glint (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00)(90% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Miss Liberty (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Highlighter (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft & Gentle (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage with a frosted sheen that didn’t emphasize pores, but it is a more noticeable highlighter on. The texture of the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin and never looked cakey or powdery. The version in this standalone compact was less sparkly/metallic compared to the one in a previous holiday palette. On my skin, I wore it as a highlighter, and it lasted for seven and a half hours before fading along the edges.

MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder Sparkling Rose
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder ($26.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft peach with pink pearl.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a subtle, pink iridescent sheen. Urban Decay Hush (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Bronzed Amber (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (P) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $38.00) is cooler, more muted, lighter (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Long-time MAC fans will recognize this name, as it was released with the MAC Loves Barbie collections many years ago. I remember wearing the life out of this product when I bought it then; it was one of my favorite MAC cheek products. This version is slightly darker with a warmer tone (less pink) compared to the one I have from before; they have a similar sheen, and the color difference is only notable when applied more heavily. The bigger difference is my original has a softer, more buttery consistency, but I didn’t have any issues with the texture of this year’s version practically speaking (the original felt more luxurious). Beauty Powders “can be applied as a highlight, soft blush, or overall finish,” according to MAC. The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled, while it had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which is line with how the product is marketed (“veil of colour”). It adds glowing sheen to the skin without emphasizing pores. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

MAC Beauty Powder Pearl Sunshine
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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