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Urban Decay TMI Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay TMI Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay TMI Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay TMI Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Tom Ford Beauty Gratuitous (P, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Soulmate (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Petulant (LE, $22.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Misconduct (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Plum #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Candid (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Chic (LE, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Bitten (LE) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Plum Attraction (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque, buildable coverage. The texture was slightly dusty but remained blendable, easy to apply, and didn’t look powdery on the skin. When blended, it doesn’t look totally flat and matte; there’s a very, very subtle sheen to the finish that makes it look like “natural” matte to my eye. This blush wore for eight hours, as promised, on me. I wish there were more shades like this available, because this type of color is harder to find–and so I’d love to see this one get larger distribution (it’s presently an Urban Decay web exclusive).

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush TMI
TMI
TMI
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “medium pink.” It’s a light-medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a satin finish. MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Rose #1 (P) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Promise Ring (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Light Pink (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $74.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Happy Glow (LE, $54.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” It had semi-sheer to opaque coverage that was, as described, buildable. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin and had just enough sheen to it to look sit naturally on the skin but not look shimmery. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading on me.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush X-Rated
X-Rated
X-Rated
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “bright peach.” It’s a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE) is cooler (95% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Mickey (Shade) (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Burning Up (P, $11.80) is darker (85% similar). MAC Honey Jasmine (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00)(85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy In Vogue Orange (P, $44.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” It had semi-sheer coverage that was buidlable to medium coverage, but it was one of the less buildable blushes I’ve come across in the Afterglow range. The texture seemed a little thinner and dustier than past shades as well, so to me it isn’t the best of the Afterglow formula (which is usually quite lovely!). It blended out well, at least, and it did still wear the full eight hours as promised.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush Satisfy
Satisfy
Satisfy
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “medium bronze with gold shimmer.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ganymede (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” This shade is exclusive to Urban Decay’s website. It had semi-opaque color payoff–it was one of the more pigmented shades in the range–that could be applied with a lighter hand or blended out for sheerer coverage or applied in two to three layers for more opaque coverage. It had a soft, smooth, and finely-milled consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color applied well and lasted for eight hours on me.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush Paranoid
Paranoid
Paranoid
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette ($42.00 for 0.49 oz.) features two shimmery highlighters and one setting powder (center shade). According to Tarte, that setting powder is a “universal matte sand that brightens and corrects any darkness under the eyes.” I doubt that it is universally workable, as it is a pretty light shade. As I mentioned in the sneak peek, I had tremendous issues with the consistency of the center shade to the point where even I–a skeptic–think that there’s a manufacturing error in its creation, because when I try swatching it, it sounds like sandpaper as it is so dry. It just seems like someone forgot an ingredient or double-salted the batch; I don’t know if I’ve ever had a powder feel like this one does. Short of jabbing at it with a metal spatula, not much product comes off the surface. At $42, a center shade that is faulty at best, horrible at worst is just difficult to justify.

I would also have liked to see Tarte releasing two or three versions of this, because I don’t think they’re truly considering all skin tones with this palette at all. I like the highlighters, though they aren’t out-of-this-world.

Sunlight is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a lightly frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage with a lightly dusty, but blendable, consistency that didn’t look dry or powdery on the skin — there was just a slight dryness to the texture where the powder came off the surface easily but seemed to have less binder. The color lasted for seven hours before fading on me. Colour Pop Flexitarian (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Daylight (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Skylight (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Filtered Light is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It’s incredibly dry, stiff, and chalky in the pan. The only way I was able to get enough product out of the pan to show up in a swatch was by scraping the surface with a metal spatula. It doesn’t sit well on the skin and can make areas look caky; I tried it as an under eye setting powder as well as all over. It did not seem to improve the wear of my base products, but that could very well be that it’s so difficult to actually apply and get enough product to stick to the skin. Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Lyric (P) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Light Cocoa (P) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moonlight is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It is more shimmery than Sunlight, and it has more color to it. I think it looks almost rosy-beige at times, particularly in more shadowy lighting, but filtered sunlight (not direct sunlight) makes it appear peachy. The consistency was fairly soft and smooth, and it blendd out easily on the skin without emphasizing pores. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Benefit Dandelion Twinkle (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Faintly Fabulous (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Nectar (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Show Gold (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Lighting Palette Skin Twinkle
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
64%
Total
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ColourPop Bronze Me, Flush’d, Glo Up Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm bronze in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish–there’s a light sheen and very, very fine shimmer. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin and played well with bare skin as well as liquid foundation. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Compassion (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Semi-Sweet (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeywheat (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is cooler, lower quality (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Bronze Glow (P, $27.00) is lighter (80% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $29.00) is lighter (80% similar). The Estee Edit Beachy (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flush’d Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rusty deepened peach in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark, orange-coral with hints of warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was fairly blendable but one of the less easily blended-out shades that I’ve tried in the formula. It’s best patted on with fingertips and lightly swept with the side of the finger for blending, but it didn’t apply well with a stippling brush for me. It wore for eight hours. Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Coy Coral (02) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Glo Up Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich gold with flashes of golden copper.” It’s a muted, medium-dark bronze with warm, copper undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. There was something in it that was almost mauve-like applied. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly emollient consistency that was smooth and easily blended on the skin. The shimmer didn’t emphasize pores. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Kitten (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronze Me
Bronze Me
Bronze Me
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Flush'd
Flush'd
Flush'd
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Glo Up
Glo Up
Glo Up
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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