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Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit

Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit
Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit

Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four sparkling, metallic highlighters in a cardboard palette. It’s new and limited edition, and it is also exclusive to the brand’s website. As you might expect with the Glow Kit, it’s not for someone who only likes a subtle highlighter; it is most suitable for someone who likes bright, bold, sparkling, and/or metallic highlighters. For some skin tones, three of the four shades may also work as luminous blushes. Sassy Grape and Butterscotch have larger sparkle/glittery flecks in them, while Marshmallow and Taffy are smoother and have a finer shimmer overall. All four shades were pretty pigmented, wore for eight to nine hours, and were blendable on the skin, but all four did emphasize the texture of my skin; Marshmallow I could apply without emphasis if I was careful, but the other three still added texture to the skin even when applied sheer.

As a note, two shades–Sassy Grape and Butterscotch–showed part of the powder lifting away from the edges. I dropped my palette a few times onto hardwood from 2-3 feet, and it didn’t seem to get any worse; then I pressed the powder together with my fingers and repeated dropping it, and they didn’t re-separate. However, I have seen almost a dozen photos of people receiving their Sweets kit with shades entirely broken (often Butterscotch, sometimes Sassy Grape or both). From what I have read, nobody has had an issue with Anastasia replacing and resending a palette.

Marshmallow is a bright, white gold with a cooler, whitish base and warmer, pale gold shimmer. It had good color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that was soft without being too loose in the pan. It worked well with feathery brushes like a fan brush as well as more traditional blush or highlighter brushes. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Huda Beauty Santorini (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). J. Cat Beauty White Goddess (-, $9.00) is more muted (95% similar). Becca Pearl Flashes Gold (LE, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Glowing Still (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sassy Grape is a medium, pinky-plum with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was metallic and highly reflective on the skin. It did emphasize my skin’s natural texture noticeably when worn all-over the cheeks, and when I tried it as a barely-there highlighter, I still had a little bit of emphasis, but it was not as noticeable. The powder itself was looser in the pan, though soft and blendable. It wore well for eight hours on me. Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Wild Rose (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $11.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Blonde (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Adoration (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Botanic Dream (P, $4.99) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Iced (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is warmer (80% similar). Makeup Revolution Loved Me the Best (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Butterscotch is a bright, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. This shade has a very intense, reflective finish on the skin with barely any product as it is very pigmented. It has some noticeable sparkle that sits on the skin, and the more metallic finish paired with the denser, thicker consistency overall did result in emphasis of pores/skin texture for me. I think that it does reflect so much light that the emphasis wasn’t as noticeable as you might expect it to be. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading. Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Huda Beauty Seychelles (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Huda Beauty Fiji (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Kiss (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Starburst (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Highlight) (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Huda Beauty Azores (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Burberry The Runway Palette (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Like to Watch (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Crique (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Taffy is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that felt almost cream-like to the touch. Though it wasn’t as sparkly as Butterscotch, it had a high-shine finish that reflected a lot of light and had some mild emphasis of skin texture/pores on my skin. This shade lated for almost nine hours before fading. MAC Light Year (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Valley Girl (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). J. Cat Beauty Pink Goddess (-, $9.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Glow Kit Sweets
Sweets
Sweets
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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Marshmallow

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Sassy Grape

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Butterscotch

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Taffy

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MAC Bright Response Blush

MAC Bright Response Blush
MAC Bright Response Blush

MAC Bright Response Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “vibrant clean orange [with a Frost finish].” It’s a light-medium, tangerine orange with warm, yellow undertones paired with a frosted, golden shimmer. Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Taj Mahal (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Flamme (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is one of five new blush shades being added to the permanent range, but worth noting is that they are being added as a Small Powder Blush (the same size as MAC’s eyeshadows). I’m not sure if it will be available in pan-form or not (my guess is yes, since it is permanent) at this time. The formula is the same as their regular Powder Blush range, though, other than the size (and price). The new five are supposed to be pigmented with an even, smooth texture. Bright Response had fantastic color payoff that could easily be worn at true-to-pan intensity, but it had a softer, lightly dense texture that was really easy to work with on the skin, as it blended out beautifully. The texture produced a gorgeous sheen that didn’t emphasize pores and became more and more glowing as I diffused and buffed the powder on my skin. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

MAC Powder Blush (Small) Bright Response
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Clinique Nude Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Nude Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Nude Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Nude Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. NARS Give In Take Blush II (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. It had sheer, buildable coverage that could get up to semi-opaque (three layers) with a very soft, smooth, and blendable texture that felt almost cream-like to the touch. There are three shades available, and this is the lightest of the three (they get progressively darker). On my light-medium complexion, it gives just a hint of warmth that evens out the natural redness in my cheeks and gives a low-key sheen–enough that my skin looks awake and brightened but not metallic or shiny. I think fans of subtler highlighters will like this finish, whereas if you tend to gravitate towards more frosted and metallic highlighters, you’ll find this too subtle. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder Nude Glow
Nude Glow

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Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit
Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, shimmering, sparkling highlighters. Three of the shades have a slight duochrome (very subtle–I think it works on cheeks, but it’s hard to capture in a still photo), while the other three are more consistent in color all the way through. I think it’s a really intriguing, versatile palette for those who like to experiment with color and layering with various blushes and bronzers. Anastasia does indicate this palette can be used on eyes as well (the other Glow Kits mention face and body but not eyes), so that may be an alternative use for some. The biggest issue I had with the palette was that some shades were a little drier/looser in the pan, and of course, these are sparkly and metallic, so they can emphasize pores, depending on how much you apply.

As a note, it does contain slightly less product than the 4-pan Glow Kits (which have 1.04 oz. of product) but is not significantly less (the upside is you get more shades, and if you rarely pan your products, it’s a better value to have the additional shades).

Blue Ice is an icy white base with blue sparkle and shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was sparkling and lightly metallic on the skin. The texture is a smidgen loose in the pan, but it didn’t create a mess in the pan and did not look dry or sheer out too easily on the skin. It can emphasize pores if worn at semi-opaque or greater coverage, but when I used it as a highlight over another blush, it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Kat Von D Saphyre (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Twilight Tint (P, $7.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Skywalk (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Halo (P, $42.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin' (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Amethyst (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Orion (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Honeymoon (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Star is a light silver with subtle, cool undertones paired with a metallic sheen. The amount of shine and reflectiveness in this shade is insane–it is very, very metallic and looks brighter on as it catches the light than viewed straight-on. The texture was soft and blendable, but it was also a little dry. It did emphasize my pores/skin texture noticeably. Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Flowers 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blue Moon (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Purple Horseshoe is a bright, light pinky-lavender with iridescent purple and pink shimmer. This shade had a drier, looser texture–almost gritty with the way the larger sparkles separated from the powder–that applied better to the skin than it looks as a heavier swatch. The highlighter blended out well, but even at sheerer coverage, it did emphasize pores and my skin’s natural texture (which is something that isn’t always a deal-breaker, but it is worth noting). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blacklight (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Twilight (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Over the Moon (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Luna (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Spectra (P, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pink Heart is a dirty, light beige with hints of green in its base that shifts from light pink to cooler violet. This was the least metallic in the palette, though it had more noticeable sparkly bits that sat on the skin. The texture was smooth, soft, and blendable without a hint of dryness. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Believe (LE, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Luxurious Bling (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Honeymoon (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Iridescent (112) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Zoeva Sheers & Voiles (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Blush (Self-Made) (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rockstar (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Eclipse (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Vex (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Prism (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lucky Clover is a very light, warm white that flits between yellowy gold and greenish gold with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, blendable texture (just a touch dry). It only emphasized pores if I wore it at near opaque coverage. The color started to break down after eight and a half hours of wear. Looxi Beauty Voodoo (P, $7.50) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Voltage (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Posh (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Dior Dulcinee #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Flame (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Limelight (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Zestful (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Moon is an icy, bluish-silver with strong, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. There’s enough shimmer and pigmentation in this shade that it doesn’t look chalky or ashy against my skin tone, despite seeming to be white-based. The texture was very soft and a little went a long way, so I’d highly recommend using a light hand when applying this one and building up. It blended out fairly easily and lasted for eight hours on me. Viseart Blue Diamond (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Star (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Flowers 2 #1 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Glow Kit Moonchild
Moonchild
Moonchild
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Blue Ice

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Star

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Purple Horseshoe

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Pink Heart

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A-

Lucky Clover

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Blue Moon

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MAC Bright Pink Blush

MAC Bright Pink Blush
MAC Bright Pink Blush

MAC Bright Pink Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “intense fuchsia pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Heavenly (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Rose #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora I'm Quite Tipsy (08) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Cherry (02) (LE, $42.00) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Coin Purse (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is one of five new blush shades being added to the permanent range, but worth noting is that they are being added as a Small Powder Blush (the same size as MAC’s eyeshadows). I’m not sure if it will be available in pan-form or not (my guess is yes, since it is permanent) at this time. The formula is the same as their regular Powder Blush range, though, other than the size (and price). The new five are supposed to be pigmented with an even, smooth texture. Bright Pink was richly pigmented and needed very little product to show up as a pop of color on my medium complexion. The powder had a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t dusty or too dense, so it sat well on the skin and was manageable when it came to blending. It wasn’t as forgiving as some of the other mattes that MAC has in their blush range, but it wasn’t frustrating to diffuse and tamp down if over-applied. This shade wore well for just over nine hours on me.

MAC Powder Blush (Small) Bright Pink
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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Makeup Geek Covet Blush

Makeup Geek Covet Blush
Makeup Geek Covet Blush

Makeup Geek Covet Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with warm undertones and a barely-there golden sheen. MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Rose (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Out There (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Velvet (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Dazzled (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). This was one of the more “shimmery” shades in the new range, which has more of a satin-level of shimmer/sheen. It was nicely pigmented and yielded opaque results, if desired, but it was still soft and silky enough to easily diffuse and blend out if you wanted sheerer coverage. The finish was natural–it looked like skin–but not overtly shimmery. When I tested this blush, it wore well for eight and a half hours before visibly fading.

Makeup Geek Blush Covet
Covet
Covet
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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