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Black Opal Tulip Baked Blush

Black Opal Tulip Baked Blush
Black Opal Tulip Baked Blush

Black Opal Tulip Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with very subtle, warmer, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva PK040 (P, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bred for Beauty (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Hyperfresh (360) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Clutch (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. This shade had a stiffer texture that was harder to get color payoff out of, so even though sheer coverage is intended, it was hard to just get that onto a brush–I really had to jab at the surface to get enough product for even that. It could also blend better, as it takes some extra time and maneuvering to really diffuse the edges. I wish the texture was nicer, because the finish is more of a natural matte–not dry or flat but not shimmery. This shade wore well for seven hours on me.

Black Opal Baked Blush Tulip
Tulip
Tulip
C

Permanent

6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total

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Black Opal Rose Gold Baked Blush

Black Opal Rose Gold Baked Blush
Black Opal Rose Gold Baked Blush

Black Opal Rose Gold Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, coppery-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a satin sheen. Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ambering Rose (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Eclipse (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff with a soft, powdery texture that seemed a little harder to blend out as it had a tendency to stick more heavily to some places than others. I would recommend lightly powdering with a setting or finishing powder prior to applying this, as it will tamp down any natural oiliness that’s on the skin or if you used cream/liquid foundation, your foundation. The color is absolutely gorgeous, but I really wish it easier to use! Once on, it has a satiny sheen that is both luminous and natural without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. It lasted for seven hours on me before starting to fade and breakdown.

Black Opal Baked Blush Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
C+

Permanent

7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush
Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a pinky plum with subtle, cool undertones and warmer, fine gold shimmer. Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Maui (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dame (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Yum Yum Yum (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Foxglove (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Lollipop (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Bellini (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tweed Fuchsia (P, $48.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Posy Pink (LE, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. While Hibiscus was a miss, Nectar is much easier to use and easier to forgive where it is imperfect. The texture is softer, a little dry and prone to excess powder kicking up in the pan, but it looks great on the skin and very luminous without emphasizing the skin’s texture or the look of pores. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque) that blended out easily. The color wore well for seven hours on me before fading.

Black Opal Baked Blush Nectar
Nectar
Nectar
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Mood Exposure (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Marvelous (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Baby Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. The texture was rather stiff in the pan; the kind of texture where little powder comes off the surface, so I had to use a denser brush and really jab at the surface to get enough color to show up on my skin tone. Once on, the color and finish are gorgeous–a really glowing, luminous sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores or even come off as shimmery. This shade wore for six and a half hours on me before noticeably fading.

Black Opal Baked Blush Hibiscus
Hibiscus
Hibiscus
C-

Permanent

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total

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Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer & Modern Pink (2) Lipgloss

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a dusting of warm white shimmer and occasional sparkle. Chanel Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Essence Be My Highlight (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Dayglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Twilight (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau is pretty minimalist when it comes to describing their color products, so there’s not much to this one other than it is a highlighting powder. For anyone new to the brand, the Luminizers are available as refill pans (no compact) for $55, while if you want the compact, it’ll run you $95 (total); I am not personally motivated to spend $40 on a compact myself, so you’ll see I only bought the pan on its own. The texture of the powder is incredibly smooth and finely-milled, though this shade had a little bit more sparkle (not just fine shimmer) in it than some of the other shades in the range (particularly compared to the Gold one). It had good color payoff that could easily be sheered/diffused and blended out for a soft, warming glow with a delicate sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a soft, peachy-pink base with a lot of fine, peachy-gold shimmer. MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Love Nectar (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Mirrored Nude (09) (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek VIP (P, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Petal Metal (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Long-time readers might remember that this was one of my very first luxury purchases, and it still remains one of my favorite glosses of all-time (it’s absolutely dupable by other, less expensive ranges, though!). I recently repurchased it when I picked up the newly-released highlighter shade, so I figured I’d do an updated review. There’s not much to the description–“combines the drama and vibrancy of gloss with enduring deep color.” The texture is lightweight with light tackiness but is not overly sticky or goopy (it seemed tackier than I remember it being, though). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a lot of pearl and light shine. Some of the lighter, peachier base color gathers in lip lines, while the pearl/shimmer disperses evenly across the lips. There was no discernible scent or taste. The gloss lasted for five hours on me and was nicely hydrating over time.

Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer Golden Apricot
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Cle de Peau Lip Gloss Modern Pink (2)
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Givenchy Moonlight Saison & Ambre Saison Les Saisons Healthy Glow Powders

Givenchy Moonlight Saison Healthy Glow Powder
Givenchy Moonlight Saison Healthy Glow Powder

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder ($52.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new “baked” powder that comes in five shades; one is a highlighter and four are in various bronzing hues. Some retailers have the highlighter/bronzer separated out, though they seem to be part of the same formula otherwise. I bought the highlighter and one of the bronzer shades to check out. The formula is decent with a very smooth texture, which has a firmer press and requires a dense brush or a heavy hand to get coverage out of it. The powder blends out fairly easily, wears eight hours, and neither shade emphasized pores/skin texture for me.

Givenchy Moonlight Saison Healthy Glow Powder ($52.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a very, very light white with subtle, warm tones and a satin finish. To the naked eye, I could just barely see a sheen on my skin, but it is very, very subtle. I don’t expect that the highlighter will work on that many skin tones, as it is very white-based and has little sheen, but very fair skin types who like subtler finishes may like it. It seemed to last about eight hours on me (harder for me to tell, given the color paired with my skin tone). It is actually described as “radiant” and for “strobing,” and it could function more as a finishing powder or setting powder for similarly-hued skin tones than it does as a highlighter. The shimmer/sheen is actually much less than the bronzer I picked up! Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Releve (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Soft Light (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Lucid (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Ambre Saison Healthy Glow Powder ($52.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The texture was smooth, slightly firm (but not dry/stiff), and sat well on the skin. It produced a soft, lit-from-within kind of glow that didn’t look shimmery or emphasize the skin’s natural texture. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Chanel Original (P, $50.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Terre d'Ete (LE, $78.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Bronzer) (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Light Bronze (P, $14.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $110.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Medium (P, $58.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Laguna (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Becca Capri Coast (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Melina (Highlight) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Natural Sandstone (LE, $16.50) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Les Saisons Healthy Glow Highlighting Powder Moonlight Saison
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
Givenchy Les Saisons Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder Ambre Saison
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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