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Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow

Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow
Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow

Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) features a light, white gold paired with a gold-shimmered pink. The warmer shimmer dominates against my skin tone, but I think it’ll pull a little cooler (the base color will be stronger) on fairer and cooler complexions. The texture of both powders was nice, though the right side was shimmery enough to emphasize pores.

Rosy Glow (Left) is a cool-toned white with warmer, golden beige shimmer that gives it a frosted finish. It adds a luminous glow to the skin that is just shy of pore-emphasizing-territory. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or too firm. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less pigmented, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosy Glow (Right) is a light, cooler-toned pink paired with warm, gold frosted shimmer. I expect cooler complexions to see a stronger pink tone. The finish on this one was more shimmery and was closer to metallic on the skin, so it can emphasize pores if not applied with a lighter hand. It had a smooth and blendable texture, though, and it didn’t look or feel powdery. On me, it started to fade after eight hours. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (P) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is cooler, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo Rosy Glow
Rosy Glow
Rosy Glow
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “rich orchid.” It’s a muted, light-medium rosy pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry S/S15 Runway (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pink Cult (LE, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Naked Rose (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Plum #1 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Chanel (LE, $55.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-) is warmer (80% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The NARS blush formula is supposed to be pigmented and blendable, per their website. According to the press release, this shade will be joining the permanent range this spring. The texture of this particular shade is soft and finely-milled with a thin, lightly powdery consistency, though it doesn’t read powdery or caky applied to the skin. It offered semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to semi-opaque at most, but it is one of the lesser pigmented blushes from NARS. I could see it being a workhorse blush on fair to light-medium skin tones as a subtler, everyday kind of shade, but it may be less versatile on deeper skin tones. It applied and blended out fairly well without a lot of work, and the color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on my skin.

NARS Powder Blush Impassioned
Impassioned

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Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo
Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a single pan split in half with a darker and lighter shade with both shades running on the warm side with soft shimmer. Despite sharing a physican pan, the darker shade seemed to have a significantly better, smoother texture, while the lighter shade was drier and harder to work with.

Smile (Left) is a bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and subtle gold shimmer. The texture was soft, smooth, blendable, and easy to apply, while the color payoff was semi-opaque and buildable. On me, the blush lasted for eight hours before fading. Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is cooler, more muted, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #410 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Supercontinental (LE, $22.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Persimmon (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Modern Mandarin (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is warmer, more muted, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). Becca Lantana (P, $32.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smile (Right) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It was much more powdery and drier in the pan, which made it harder to apply to the skin. I felt like I had to really pack it on to get noticeable color, and it required some extra patience to get even application of the color. I noticed fading after six and a half hours of wear. MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush III (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Fab (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Hamptons (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Peach Passion (P, $34.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush (LE) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Rose aux Joues Blush Duo Smile
Smile
Smile
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
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Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush

Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush
Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush

Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush ($44.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtly warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $28.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is brighter (90% similar). Burberry S/S15 Runway (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Santa Baby (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (-) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is cooler (85% similar). Stila Light Pink (LE) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The DiorBlush formula is supposed to be a pigmented and blendable powder blush. The texture, while blendable on the skin, was powdery and looked somewhat powdery/dry against my skin (normal at the moment). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. There seemed to be the slightest bit of shimmer in the product, but it read as a traditional matte finish applied. On me, the blush started to fade after six and a half hours of wear.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorblush Floral Pink (844)

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Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder
Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, peach-brown tones and a luminous, slightly frosted sheen. Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is brighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

As I mentioned, the formula is comparable to products like NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. The powder has a smooth, blendable consistency that isn’t too firm or too soft, and it has a “dryness” to it that I feel but doesn’t appear on the skin (it’s not powdery or caky on). The amount and size of shimmer is just shy of emphasizing pores on me, but it may emphasize pores on someone who feels like they have larger pores–it is a more metallic one–though it can always be applied with a fan brush for less impact. The color lasted for eight hours before fading on me.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder Glowing Nude (002)

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Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder
Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a cool-toned, pinkish-white with a luminous sheen. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Craving (Left) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This has a similar formula to products like NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and very blendable without being too soft or too firm. The texture feels a little dry, but it doesn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. It doesn’t emphasize pores on my skin, though if you apply more heavily and feel like you have larger pores, then there’s enough shimmer in it that it could be a possibility. I liked that while it was very light, it didn’t have a really strong, white powdery base, so it didn’t look chalky on my skin tone (and sometimes these types of colors can), which makes it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. I think that those with cooler undertones, the pink tone/tint in this may be more noticeable as well. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me. This product also came with a mini kabuki brush, which is okay, but I did personally prefer a less dense brush for application (as well as a softer one). This is one of the better highlighters Dior has released in the last few years.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder Glowing Pink (001)

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