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MAC Rhubarb Blush

MAC Rhubarb Blush
MAC Rhubarb Blush

MAC Rhubarb Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “bright magenta [with a Satin finish].” It’s a bright, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and satin finish. Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Let's Be Friends (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Hey Jealousy (17) (P, $14.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Azalea (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $10.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Rhubarb was richly pigmented with a natural sheen that emphasize pores but kept skin looking natural and skin-like. The texture seemed a bit firmer in the pan, and almost dry, but it blended out fairly well and didn’t require any tricks to apply. This shade stayed on well for nine hours.

MAC Powder Blush Rhubarb
Rhubarb
Rhubarb
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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theBalm The Manizer Sisters Luminizing Palette

theBalm The Manizer Sisters Luminizing Palette
theBalm The Manizer Sisters Luminizing Palette

theBalm The Manizer Sisters Luminizing Palette ($28.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a slim, travel-friendly palette featuring three of theBalm’s famous highlighters. I’ve loved all three over the years, and to have them in a palette like this is awesome! The quality is exactly the same as the full-sized versions I have: rich, smooth, and buttery textured combined with great color payoff and luminous finishes. The full-sized versions retail for $24.00 and contain 0.30 oz. of product (or $80.00/oz.), so this palette contains $26.40 worth of product. You pay a tiny bit more to try three, but you get three for about the cost of one single shade, and the sizes provided will last quite awhile and are still large enough to get most blush brushes into them.

Mary-Lou Manizer is described as a “honey-hued.” It’s a light-medium, golden champagne with warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen that gives the skin a luminous glow. The texture is soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin, and the shimmer toes the right side of the line where it doesn’t emphasize pores, but it is a noticeable highlighter. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Flexitarian (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Stroked) (LE, $55.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Craze (LE) is cooler (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Hello Light (P, $24.00) is lower quality (95% similar). Too Faced Inner Light (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (Original) (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Perfect Topping (Lightness of Being) (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cindy-Lou Manizer is described as a “peachy pink.” It’s a subdued, light-medium peach with a hint of pink in its undertone and pink shimmer. Of the three, this has the least shimmery finish, though it still produces a soft glow on the skin. It’s one of those products where the sheen becomes more pronounced as the product is blended and worked into the skin. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency. The texture is less dense (a little thinner) compared to the other two shades. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Adored (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Lust (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Talk of the Town (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Perles d'Etoiles (LE, $60.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Coupe d'Chic (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). The Estee Edit Gleam (LE) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Betty-Lou Manizer is described as a “sun-kissed glow.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a golden, frosted sheen. It is intensely pigmented with a lush, buttery, dense texture that applies beautifully and blends out with ease. It has a strong sheen, but it doesn’t emphasize pores. The color wore well for almost nine hours on me. Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Sunswept (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Desert Roadtrip (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Candyman (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Rock on World (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

theBalm The Luminizing Collection The Manizer Sisters
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites

Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites
Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites

Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites ($80.00 for 1.00 oz.) is described as a “frosted light, radiance, and iridescence.” It’s a translucent, gold-shimmered beige with a luminous sheen. Guerlain Teint Beige (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Mythic (P, $59.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Rose (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Teint Dore (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Parure de Nuit (LE, $67.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Legende (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Meteorites is a cult-favorite, and I fully expect this one to fly off the shelves–despite its wallet-crushing price tag–because it’s one of the better ones released in the last few years. It’s packaged well with a plastic, snowglobe-like container that has a flattened bottom, so it will sit without rolling, but the top of the lid has a lightly frosted, translucent covering that shows the metallic gold design through it. It’s not cheap cardboard like a more recent release, and the amount of product you get is more in line with the Meteorites of years past. That being said, Meteorites are one of those products that some can’t live without and others apply and can’t figure out why anyone likes them at all. They’re best described as a finishing powder; if you think of them as an overt cheek highlighter, you’ll likely be disappointed. This year’s holiday edition has fine shimmer that creates a luminous glow when dusted all-over the face, but it can be built-up slightly for a more targeted highlight (it’s still not over-the-top). As you might expected, the effect on the skin is not substantially different between versions of the Meteorites except slightly in tone (often only visible on some skin tones). The powder adds enough luminosity to breathe life back into very matte foundations while blurring the skin slightly. The pearls give off product without having to jab at them, and they do just fine with even softer brushes and don’t kick up a lot of excess product. When I applied more heavily on my cheek bones (easier to see how it degrades over time that way), it lasted well for eight hours.

Guerlain Holiday 2015 Meteorites Perles des Neiges
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush

MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush
MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush

MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone beige with gold pearl.” It’s a medium, peachy-orange with hints of beige and soft, gold shimmer. Urban Decay Streak Bronzer (P)(95% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cream Soda (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Kinky (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00)(85% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Crisp Whites (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Blazing Haute (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% 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.” Warm Soul had semi-opaque color coverage that could be sheered out, but it didn’t build to fully opaque color either. The texture was lightly dusty but smooth and easily blended and diffused on the skin. The finish is somewhere between natural and luminous; it is one of the less shimmery shades in the Mineralize Blush formula, but it appears more shimmery on the skin as it is blended in than it does in the pan or just swatched. This shade wore well for seven hours before fading on me.

MAC Mineralize Blush Warm Soul
Warm Soul
Warm Soul
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 1.93 oz.) is a large, limited edition holiday set that has a little bit of everything, but it is primarily an eyeshadow and blush palette with a few extras thrown in. There are a lot of chunky, glittery eyeshadows included in the palette, which are difficult to use without a really good tacky primer (which is why I think they should have included their own Glitter Glue adhesive instead of their regular eyeshadow primer!). The packaging is very giftable, but it is bulky, so those who have a fair amount of palettes in their stash may find that a lot of the packaging ends up in the recycling bin. This review is focused only on the eyeshadows and cheek products and excludes the primer, mascara, and liquid lip color (that I’ve reviewed as a standalone product in the past).

The value is more complicated to calculate, as Too Faced’s eyeshadow formula is the one they use in palettes but seems quite different from their only available single formula (Exotic Color). They also don’t indicate that the blushes in the palette are anything more than their go-to blush formula in palettes (I don’t think they’re the new Love Flush formula). That being said, here is what I did calculate:

  • Eyeshadows: 1.11 oz. = $102.46 value (palette price per ounce) or $333.00 (single price per ounce)
    • I think the price per ounce of their eyeshadows in their 9-pan palettes, which are $36.00 for 0.39 oz. or $92.31/oz. is more comparable, but if you go with the price per ounce of their Exotic Color Eyeshadow singles, then it would be $300.00/oz.
  • Blushes: 0.16 oz. = $19.81 value
    • Even though the blushes don’t seem to be the Love Flush formula, the $26.00 for 0.21 oz. or $123.81 seems about right for an equivalent standalone blush formula.
  • Highlighter: 0.08 oz. = $6.86 value
    • Their Candlelight Glow highlighter duo is $30.00 for 0.35 oz. or $85.71/ oz.
  • Bronzer: 0.08 oz. = $6.86 value
    • Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer is $30.00 for 0.35 oz. or $85.71/oz.
  • Shadow Insurance: 0.17 oz. = $9.71 value
    • The full-size is $20.00 for 0.35 oz. or $57.14/oz.
  • Melted Peony: 0.16 fl. oz. = $8.40 value
    • The full-size is $21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz. or $52.50/oz.
  • Better Than Sex Mascara: 0.17 oz. = $14.48 value
    • The full-size is $23.00 for 0.27 oz. or $85.19/oz.
  • Total Value: $168.58 or $399.12

White Christmas is a cool-toned white with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, was lightly powdery, and lasted seven and a half hours. Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $6.00)(100% similar). Smashbox Snow (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pick Me Up (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Stitch by Stitch (P) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #10 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Ivy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Satin Sheets is a pink-tinged peach with a frosted finish and warm undertones. It had so-so pigmentation with a slightly drier texture that was prone to sheering out when applied. It faded after seven and a half hours of wear. Anastasia Treasure (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Champagne Rose (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vintage Lace is a light-medium, pale yellow with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage and was powdery to work with. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Tarte Summer Breeze (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Entomology (P) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Glamour Light (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Custard (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Pre-Game (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Delightful is a bright, pale pinky-white with a metallic sheen. It had decent color payoff with a fairly soft, blendable texture that lasted for eight hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Let's Skate (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lily (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Coated (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moon on Their Wings is a glittery, light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. The glitter doesn’t bind with the eyeshadow, which is also on the more powdery side, so this shade has a ton of fall out during application as well as during wear, plus it sheers out too readily. The color started to crease after seven hours of wear. Divergent Choose (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Retrospeck (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunlight Gold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Night Golds #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Rich Glance (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC 2x Dare #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Natural Vigor #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Scuttle (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cobblestone is a muted, medium brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was easily blended on the lid. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sandstone (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Jetsetter (P) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Clay (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Suede (58V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Anaheim (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Lights is a brightened, medium-dark orange-toned brown with subtle, gold micro-shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It wasn’t glittery, but you’ll find this works more as a matte than a shade with shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wore for eight hours. Urban Decay Riff (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Dormouse (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Stinger (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop As If (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Melon (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Bazaar (LE) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Crenshaw (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dreamlight is a medium-dark, bronzyb rown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted sheen. It had fantastic color coverage with a rich, smooth, and buttery texture that applied beautifully to the skin. This shade started to crease after eight hours of wear. Hourglass Infinity #3 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay YDK (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Mosaic (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Don't Tell (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Lancome My French #6 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #6 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Moi (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Gingerbread Mansion (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

String of Lights is a glittery, silvery-white with iridescent glitter that flashes violet and blue. This seemed more like a shade you’d layer over something else for a pop of sparkle, but it functioned horribly as a standalone eyeshadow as it was chunky and got everywhere but where you wanted it. Too Faced Frost (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is more pigmented (95% similar). Colour Pop Swan (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Electric Illumination (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Opal Coast (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Cosmic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Eau d'Argent (02) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Plumluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Filament (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Yule Log is a muted, dark brown with multi-colored shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a dusty texture that made it hard to blend out without looking patchy and uneven. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. Dior Exuberante #5 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). theBalm #1 (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Cocoa Berry (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Jagged (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Lancome Audacious (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Gilded Ganache (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Right) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Zagreb (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Baby I'm a Star (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Low (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Night Golds #3 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Friendly (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wish List is a bright, orange-leaning gold with a metallic sheen. The texture is almost crumbly, as it is very soft but also quite dense, so it can “thicken” on itself on the lid, which can emphasize the texture of the lid. It wore for seven and a half hours before creasing. Too Faced Bonjour (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Vision (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Up to No Gold (LE) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Amber (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Hoopla (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Arc de Triomphe is a muted, light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones, metallic sheen, and slight glitter. It had good pigmentation with a blendable, smooth texture, though there was fall out while it wore for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome My French #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay High (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Devotion (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Benefit RSVP (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Belle Femme is a muted, dark brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a silky, soft texture that ran a little powdery but blended out well on the skin. It started fade after eight hours of wear. LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is warmer (100% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE)(100% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Activist (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M620 Gray Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Pick Me Up at 8 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC How You Thrill Me (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Don't Turn A-Brown (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stiletto is a deep black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was somewhat dusty and a little firm in the pan, but it was okay. The coverage was semi-opaque, while it didn’t fade until after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00)(100% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Black Coffee (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Overnight (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte On a Good Notre Dame (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Black Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eiffel is a glittering, warm-toned gray with gold and olive glitter. It was chunky, dry, and prone to fall out during wear. It was a real mess to work with. MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Antique Diamond (P, $18.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Hazy Day (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Diverge (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Garden Roses #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop That Girl (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #5 (P) is darker (80% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Disco Ball (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Midnight in Paris is a glittery, navy blue with chunky sparkle. The texture was crumbly, almost like sand (not quite that bad), and virtually unusable without an adhesive base as none of it would stick. I could blow lightly at the swatch I did and watch the glitter fly. Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Stormy Seas (113) (LE, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Occupy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Party Time (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Sapphire (P)(90% similar). The Estee Edit Trip (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champs Elysees is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a drier, slightly firm texture in the pan. It lasted for seven hours on me. Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Plumluxe #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Black Grape (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Violet Sugar (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Lunacy (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Campanule (107) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Canberra (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Get Physical (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Dance Party (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Party Dress is a bright, fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and faint gold sparkle. It was dry, dusty, and prone to sheering out on the skin, plus the gold sparkle fell below the lid while worn over a seven hour period. Urban Decay Noise (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Available in Petite (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). CoverGirl Fired-up Pink (305) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bright Eyes (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Monaco (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Infra-violet (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.75) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stardust is a muted, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was firm in the pan and had semi-sheer coverage that was hard to build-up on the skin. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00)(90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Every Time You Go (LE, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Skyline is a muted, light-meidum pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture with color that lasted for seven and a half hours. YSL Singuliere (1) (P, $47.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Valentine (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00)(90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Bonnie (Shade) (P) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flush is a soft, light-medium yellow gold with a fine, pearly sheen. This illuminated the skin beautifully without emphasiznig pores, though it was a little thin in texture. It wore well for eight hours. MAC Bare End (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Spoon (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sun Bunny #1 is a medium-dark, orange-toned brown with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, but the texture was powdery and thinner. The standalone version (and past ones I’ve tried) had greater density, because I noticed with this palette’s version, a lot of the shimmer dusted away and didn’t remain on the face–it looked more like a satin finish applied, which was quite strange. It lasted for eight hours. Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Vientiane (P, $39.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Gilded (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is darker (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Craving (Right) (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Desert Roadtrip (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Holiday 2015 Christmas in Paris Palette Le Grand Palais
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
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Tarte Bling It On Blush Palette

Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.75 oz.) is a decent to good blush palette if you like your blushes mid-tone and warm-toned with more satin-like finishes–and 12-hour wear-time isn’t a must. Four of the five are new (as far as I can tell), with Dollface being a shade in the permanent line (but I think the one in this palette isn’t quite as blue-based). That being said, Tarte has released a lot of limited edition blushes in the same type of shades, so you may already have ones similar enough. I’m not a fan of the packaging, as the black glitter is quite chunky and flakes off the palette. Tarte’s full-sized, standalone blushes cost $28.00 and contain 0.20 oz. or $140.00/oz. This palette contains $105.00 worth of blush for those of you keeping track of value this year!

The Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush formula is supposed to last for twelve hours (shocker!) with “soft to vivid” colors. They are longer-wearing than the average blush, but the tend to wear between eight and ten hours on me. The coverage is semi-sheer to mostly opaque, while the finishes are usually semi-matte to satin. One issue I have with the blushes is that they tend to develop hardened surfaces as they seem particularly sensitive to any oil getting on the surface (e.g. oils from your face transfer to your blush brush, which is dipped into the pan).

Fetching is a muted, medium rosy pink with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a fairly soft, smooth texture that blended out easily on the skin while the color lasted for nine hours on me. Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dollface is a soft, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage. The texture was soft, a little dusty, but applied well and didn’t look dusty or dry on the skin. On me, the blush lasted for eight and a half hours. theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is more muted (95% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Lollipop (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Baby Doll (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior My Lady (002) (LE, $60.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prim is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The texture on this shade was a little firmer, which made it harder to get color payoff out of it, so it was more semi-sheer to semi=opaque and needed two to three layers to be visible on my medium skin tone. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarte Impress (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Blasphemy (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Wisteria (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Pink Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Top) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashing is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade was very soft and silky, but it kicked up excess powder in the pan, so it was also more powdery to work with. Luckily, it didn’t read powdery on the skin. It had good pigmentation and blended out with ease. On me, this shade lasted for nine hours.
Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beaming is a soft, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and silver sparkle and shimmer. The texture was somewhat dry and dusty to work with, and this is a shade that really sheered out when applied to bare skin. The sparkle/shimmer didn’t bind well with the base powder, so it actually looked quite matte applied. It wore for eight hours on me. Chanel Infiniment Chanel (P, $65.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Nude Pink (LE, $35.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unimaginable (LE) is more shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Holiday 2015 Blush Palette Bling It On
Bling It On
Bling It On
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Prim

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Beaming

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