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Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder
Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a “universal powder” that gives a “glowy finish.” It’s a light, gold-shimmered beige with a soft sheen. Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Coupe d'Chic (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I’m not sure about this shade being universally applicable (it’s rare for a product like this to work across all skin tones), as I could see the base color possibly becoming chalky on darker skin tones, so you might want to check it out on-counter if you can. On very fair skin tones, it may add slight warmth and color, while fair to medium-dark will likely see more of a golden sheen without much color. On my medium skin tone, I get a golden glow that makes my cheekbones pop without any noticeable color. It’s a very fine shimmer, so it doesn’t emphasize pores, and the powder’s texture was soft without being powdery. It was one of the better Dior face powders I’ve tested in the last couple of years, so it was a pleasant surprise to try. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Dior DiorSkin Nude Illuminating Face Powder Cosmopolite
Cosmopolite

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Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues Blush

Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush
Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush

Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush ($52.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a softened, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #6 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Easy Manner (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Intemporalle (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Myth (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For fall, Guerlain has revamped their powder blush formula, and the new formula is supposed to create a “veil of ultralight texture that’s buildable and easy to apply for a subtle wash of color.” There are six shades available, and this is one of two shades that I received to test. This particular shade will be better suited for those fairer than I (I’m about medium for warm, yellow undertones at the moment, a little darker than usual), as it doesn’t show up well on my skin tone, but I suspect it’ll be a very wearable hue on most fair skin tones. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was somewhat buildable, but the best I could get was semi-opaque, which was a bit of a stretch. The texture was soft, a little dusty, but blendable on the skin without emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Guerlain Rose Aux Joues (2015) Morning Rose
Morning Rose
Morning Rose
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Smashbox Photo Op Mega Eyeshadow Palette

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette
Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette ($69.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes eight eyeshadow trios (so 24 eyeshadows), plus three blushes. There are a variety of finishes from mattes to shimmers, cooler and warmer shades. The palette is one I would recommend using with a primer, as most of the eyeshadows are on the powdery side and just do not perform as well over bare skin as they would over a primer. I liked it, and they were fairly blendable overall, but it’s a better fit for someone who regularly uses primer. It’s also a tremendous value, as you’re getting eight full-sized trios (normally $28 a pop, so $224 in value right there), plus three blushes.

Several of these shades can be found either as permanent trios in the Smashbox range or as part of other trios. The following trios are included: Multi-Flash (Naked, Crisp, Doe), Filter (Vanilla, Sable, Sumatra), Dark Room (Opal, Granite, Blackout), Cover Shoot (Flirt, Dusk, Haze), Skybox (Sky, Steel, Nocturnal). These are the shades that are in this palette but can be found in other trios (but not together): Golden Orchid, Obsidian, Amethyst, Parfait, Ambient.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow is supposed to a “super blendable, velvety formula” that is “highly pigmented” with “lasting wear.” It does have a very soft, velvety feeling, but several are on the powdery side. It’s a formula that is best suited over a primer, as it helps to give it more to hold onto and manages that powderiness better than applying over bare skin.

Petunia is a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, moderately buildable color payoff with a silky, smooth, though lightly powdery, texture. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Simply Bliss (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Carnation is a lightly brightened, medium pink-coral with fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that built up to medium coverage, but the texture was thin and powdery, which made it prone to sheering out and fading. It lasted for seven hours on me. Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Chaotic (P, $9.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Peony (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Golden Pink (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gentle (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Geranium is a brightened, poppy coral with warm, orange-red undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a silky texture, but I found it a little harder to blend. This one would be easier to blend over drier skin or over set foundation. It wore for eight hours before fading. MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is brighter (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vanilla is a muted, creamy ivory with warm undertones and a matte finish. It is powdery, though very smooth, and it adhered decently to bare skin and lasted for eight hours. It had good pigmentation. Ciate My Tribe (LE)(100% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P)(100% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Crepe (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sand (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Hero (P) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Porcelain (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Classic (P) is darker (95% similar). Dior Sundeck #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Heaven (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sable is a medium-dark, lightly gray-tinged brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was very powdery, unfortunately, so it sheered out noticeably on the skin without building up well. It wore for seven hours before noticeably fading. Smashbox Taupe (P) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Omega (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (P) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE) is darker, brighter (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Party Favored (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unwind (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Being (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sumatra is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellowed-brown undertones and a gray overcast. It had a mostly matte finish, though it seemed like it had just a smidgen of sheen to it. The color payoff was good, while the texture was soft without being powdery, and it blended fairly well while lasting for eight hours on me. This was also in the #SHAPEMATTERS palette, but it is lighter. Hourglass Obscura #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Well Put Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pepper, Please (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Shade III (2015) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Ripper (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M618 Espresso (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Naked is a bright, light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was moderately powdery with semi-opaque pigmentation, but it applied easily and blended well. The color wore for seven and a half hours. bareMinerals Promise (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE)(90% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crisp is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to use. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals In the Buff (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cherish (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Latergram (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #6 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Orange Topaz (P) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Doe is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin and wore for seven and a half hours. Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Infinity (751) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Ashes to Ashes (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #2 (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Moonlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #3 (P) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #4 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fortune is a brightened, yellowed gold with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and stayed on well for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #3 (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Ciate Vaycay (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nectar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Safari is a medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a texture that felt soft, blended well, and stayed put for eight hours. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bronx (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crowbar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Bless Her Heart (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Willow Pop (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moss is a dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was moderately powdery with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff and would benefit from a primer. It wore for seven hours on me. MAC Felt (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Khaki (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Sumatra (P) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop 90210 (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flirt is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Dew (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Air (P) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Jasper (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Kifu (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Mother's Milk (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusk is a mauvey-taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones with a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly powdery but workable texture that stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Black #6 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bust (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haze is a medium-dark, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation with a slight dustiness to it, but it applied better to the lid than anticipated. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE) is warmer, better quality (95% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #2 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Old Master (P) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parfait is a brightened, light pastel pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a bit powdery but didn’t seem to impact the wear or application, as it lasted for eight hours. Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Exhibit (LE) is darker, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Paradise Island (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Confection (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pink Outside the Box (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Bon Bon (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a medium purple with lighter copper and orange-gold shimmer that sits mostly on top, so it tended to get brushed away when blended. The texture was somewhat powdery, and while it looked really interesting, it was a pain to use on the lid as it sheered out a lot. It lasted for seven hours on me. Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Mezzanine (P) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Obsidian is a charcoal gray with silver shimmer and a frost finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that applied fairly well and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #4 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Granite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Graphica (P) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gunmetal (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Black Pearl (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Orchid is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a pink tinge paired with a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and applied well while yielding semi-opaque pigmentation. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC This or That #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ambient is a brightened, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t at all powdery. It wore for eight hours before fading slightly. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Penny (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #13 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop KathleenLights (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Butterscotch (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cabernet is a muted, medium-dark eggplant purple with warm, burgundy undertones and a smattering of blue and violet shimmer. The shimmer gets lost on the lid, and it takes on the look of a semi-matte eyeshadow overall. It had good pigmentation but was dusty, so use a light hand and build-up to avoid excessive fall out. The color wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Plum (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Master (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sky is a muted, light bluish-white with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a blendable, smooth texture that applied decently to the skin. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steel is a muted, medium silvery blue with a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly firmer texture compared to other shades, so it was easier to work with as it wasn’t powdery, but it didn’t have the best color payoff. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #3 (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nocturnalis a blackened navy blue with fine, navy blue shimmer. The shimmer is barely noticeable when applied, so it is more of a satin-matte finish eyeshadow in practice. The texture was soft but dusty, and it didn’t blend out as nicely as you’d want for a darker color like this. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Navy #6 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Opal is a light, pink-tinged ivory with a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and was somewhat powdery. It gets lost without a primer, I think. This shade wore well for seven hours. MAC Sugar Rush (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Radial Pink (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Sugar Plum (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Promesse #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura #1 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Seedy Pearl (DC, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Granite is a muted, dusty medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but the powdery texture made it really hard to maintain color intensity when blending. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Nice Composure (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (P) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Dios (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Namibia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S114 Pearl Gray (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (80% similar). Urban Decay Slanted (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blackout is a medium-dark black with a satin sheen. It had decent pigmentation, but the firmer press made it difficult to blend. It wore for seven and a half hours. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE)(100% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #3 (LE, $2.29) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Mega Palette Photo Op
Photo Op
Photo Op
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Highlighter

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened, light-medium gold-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (80% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. For fairer skin tones, this is going to work more as a highlighting blush, while medium and darker skin tones will find it more of a true highlighter that adds slight warmth but not a lot of noticeable color. The sheen it yields is lovely–glowing, luminous but never emphasizing. The texture was soft, blendable, and just a smidgen on the powdery side. On my normal-to-dry skin, it wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Sephora Colorful Blush Secretive (19)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($68.00 for 0.52 oz.) is a new, permanent take on the often-raved about Filmstar Bronze & Glow that’s deeper and warmer. I think the texture is a bit more refined–smoother, more finely-milled, and forgiving on the skin–in the original, but this is still quite good. Both shades are good or better pigmentation that was buildable, while they were easily blended out on the skin. I had no problem wearing both powders all day long. I hope the brand will come out with an even darker version and/or cooler-toned varieties.

Medium/Dark Bronze is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a frosted, gold sheen. The texture was slightly dry, though it blended out without issue on the skin, and I felt like it was just slightly emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. On, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Laguna (P) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Medium/Dark Glow is a brightened pop of orange with warm undertones and a soft, orange-gold shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blendable. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable in two passes, if desired. The shimmer in the powder didn’t emphasize pores, as it was finer and combined with the powder better than the bronzer. On my medium complexion, it added color and luminosity, so for some skin tones it may be an additional bronzer and/or highlighting blush, while for darker skin tones, it may be more of a traditional highlighter. It lasted for eight and a half hours on my skin. Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Flamme (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow Medium/Dark
Medium/Dark
Medium/Dark
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Chanel Alezane Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Alezane (260) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Alezane (260) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Alezane (260) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted coppery-brown with a hint of rose and gold shimmer. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Evening Beige (340) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush IV (LE) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The texture was soft, silky, and lightweight on the skin while blending easily without losing too much intensity. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to opaque pigmentation or blended out to semi-sheer (or you could apply less) if a subtler look was preferred. The shimmer didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture or pores, but it translated into a soft sheen. On me, it wore well for just over eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Alezane (260)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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