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Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with a hint of warm rose paired with a luminous sheen. MAC Tint (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Baby Don't Go (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic” with a “flattering radiance” and “silky texture.” The pigmentation ranges from semi-sheer to fully opaque, depending on technique and skin tone, but it seemed exactly as described–buildable–without having to pile it on or spend too long sheering it out. It had an extremely smooth, silky consistency that blended out beautifully on the skin while yielding a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but added a lovely glow to the skin. On me, the blush lasted for eight hours before it started to fade.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Golden Sun (280)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Guerlain Madame Rougit (LE, $67.00) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Life's a Picnic (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00)(85% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic” with a “flattering radiance” and “silky texture.” The texture is very soft, silky, but it is on the thinner side and gets to be somewhat dusty. I don’t think it looks dry or powdery on the skin (though I have relatively normal skin at the moment), so you may just want to take greater care when swirling a brush in the pan to avoid too much excess powder kicking up. The color blended well on the skin, and it had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage. On my warmer complexion, it ended up looking more coral as the yellow undertones in my skin tone came through, but it may look pinker on those with pinker undertones. The blush wore well for seven hours on me.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Vibration (270)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft reflective golden-bronze.” It’s a golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Stila Bronze (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronzer (P, $13.95) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 10 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to add “highlight to the face and body” with a “velvety soft” texture and “radiant finish.” Gold Deposit has noticeable sparkles in it, which gave the texture a more crumbly, gritty consistency–it just wasn’t as smooth as some of the Mineralize face products. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was easily applied more heavily or with a lighter hand to adjust the coverage. It has a metallic, high-shine finish that emphasize pores slightly on my skin, so it may be one that doesn’t appeal to everyone. My best tip is to apply with a fan brush, which will help you build up the shimmer better. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before starting to turn patchy.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
Gold Deposit
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “coral pink with gold shimmer.” It’s a pop of light-medium pink with warm undertones and a heavy dose of gold shimmer. Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Score (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Blush (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Sand (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Petal Power was previously a limited edition shade, I believe, and it was added to the permanent line-up. I repurchased to see whether it had changed at all since its original launch, and I noticed it was significantly lighter and pinker in its permanent iteration (enough that they could be two different colors, really!). It had semi-opaque to totally opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty consistency that felt smooth and didn’t look powdery on the skin. This particular shade has a lot of shimmer, and it appears more metallic with a shiny finish on the skin, which did emphasize pores for me. On my skin, the color lasted for seven hours before breaking down.

MAC Mineralize Blush Petal Power
Petal Power
Petal Power
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl.” It’s a medium-dark reddish-plum with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Milani Red Vino (P, $8.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Gleeful had semi-opaque color coverage, though it is easily sheered out or built-up for truly opaque coverage. The thinner, dusty consistency made it very blendable, but the thinness prevented it from looking powdery or dry applied, as it tended to “melt” almost once applied. This shade had a glowing finish that didn’t emphasize pores but produces a noticeable sheen. On me, there was noticeable fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

MAC Mineralize Blush Gleeful
Gleeful
Gleeful
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty burgundy with gold pearl.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish-berry with warm, golden shimmer. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.49) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Love Thing had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that produced a luminous sheen when buffed and blended on the skin. I think this particular shade showcases the Mineralize Blush formula well, as you can achieve softer, sheerer color without much trouble, but you can just as easily build-up for true-to-pan intensity with two to three layers, which makes it something that many skin tones can wear. The texture was lightweight, smooth without being powdery, and it blended well on the skin. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours.

MAC Mineralize Blush Love Thing
Love Thing
Love Thing
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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