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Laura Geller Golden Apricot Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Golden Apricot Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Golden Apricot Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Golden Apricot Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is medium coppery orange with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer-sheen finish. MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Embruns (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $27.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Hushed Tone (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush IV (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush-n-Brighten formula is supposed to be “smooth” and “long-wearing” with “a blend of rich, marbleized color.” It had semi-opaque coverage that was fairly buildable, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, though it was a little loose/dusty (as many baked formulas are) but did not look dry or dusty applied to the skin. The color diffused nicely, while the shimmery finish yielded a luminous glow but not an overt shimmer nor did it emphasize the skin’s natural texture or the look of pores. On me, it lasted for just over seven and a half hours.

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Golden Apricot
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium, pinky-plum with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. Colour Pop Boba (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Revolution One for Playing Games (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Justine Skye (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” The texture was smooth without being dusty or powdery, and it applied easily and blended out nicely on the skin. Despite seeming to have al ot of shimmer, it gave the skin a moderate glow but did not emphasize pores for me. The downside to this shade was that it was nowhere near “highly pigmented” and just barely shows up on my medium complexion, so I would tend to recommend this to those with lighter skin tones or looking more for a highlighter in this hue. The color wore well for seven hours before fading.

Makeup Revolution Baked Blusher Bang Bang You're Dead
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Laura Geller Boysenberry Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Boysenberry Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Boysenberry Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Boysenberry Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Wisteria (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Don't You Want Me (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is lighter (85% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush-n-Brighten formula is supposed to be “smooth” and “long-wearing” with “a blend of rich, marbleized color.” This is one of the “Sugar-Free” versions of the formula, which seems to indicate less shimmer; I wouldn’t consider it totally matte, but it has a natural finish on the skin that looks like skin, and the more satiny finish is more forgiving–easier to blend and diffuse. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage, but it was one of the less pigmented shades in the range. The texture was lightly dusty, which didn’t look dry on my skin, but it did kick up some excess in the pan. Boysenberry wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Boysenberry
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured ($38.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, bronzy undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (Original) (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Island (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Poured formula is described as a “smooth cream formula” with “high color payoff.” It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a creamy, smooth texture that is non-tacky and very blendable on the skin. I find it lifts foundation just slightly if I’m not careful (particularly using fingertips), but brushes are more forgiving. It is darker, less peach/more gold compared to the Pressed and much darker than the Liquid version. It is subtle on the skin with a soft sheen but much subtler than the pressed version. On me, it wore for seven hours before starting to migrate/shift.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Champagne Pop
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid ($41.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and fine pearl. Urban Decay Sin (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Crystal Glare (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Moonbeam (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Flexitarian (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Algenist Champagne (P, $38.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Liquid formula is described as a “soft focus, healthy glow” liquid highlighter. The consistency of the Liquid is very thin, more water-like and spreadable, and it’s the kind of product that can be mixed in with primer, moisturizer, foundation, or patted over your foundation. It’s incredibly subtle when patted on the skin but doesn’t provide much color–it might provide a little warmth on very fair skin tones. When I wore it over bare skin as a highlighter, it lasted for just over seven and a half hours. It didn’t seem to impact the longevity of my foundation when mixed with it.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Makeup Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and a cooler, almost iridescent lavender sheen. MAC Justine Skye (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Morale (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Sticky Sweet (P, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” The texture of the powder was dusty and a little dry, but it was very blendable, so that’s an upside! Despite having a drier texture, it seemed to sit well on the skin and diffuse easily. Again, one of the odder things about the formula is how shimmery it appears swatched but how subtle it looks applied to the skin once blended out. It definitely didn’t emphasize pores! The blush had semi-sheer, slightly buildable color, but it wasn’t “highly pigmented.” On me, it lasted for just over six hours before it started to fade.

Makeup Revolution Baked Blusher One for Playing Games
C-

Permanent

7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
71%
Total

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