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Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

01/07

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Tu Me Fais Rougir

Surratt Beauty To Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium cotton candy pink with subtle, cooler blue undertones and a luminous finish.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). To Me Fais Rougir had a more noticeable sheen to its finish compared to several shades in the Artistique range, but it never appeared truly shimmery or frosted on the skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, but it seemed to have a looser press to it, so I had some excess powder kick up in the pan. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that applied well and lasted for eight hours on me.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Tu Me Fais Rougir
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Soft Frost

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a cool, icy lavender with a violet sheen.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula now features four, permanent shades, and the formula is supposed to be a highlighter that “lasts up to ten hours” with “prismatic reflections.” Soft Frost had semi-sheer, buildable color–up to medium coverage–with a very fine, pearlescent sheen. It was one of the sheerer Extra Dimension Skinfinishes I’ve come across, and the consistency was much firmer in the pan as well. It has a subtle shift from a tinted white to a more noticeable violet sheen, depending on the angle. Despite the firmer texture, it still blended out well on the skin and wasn’t a real challenge to use, as long as the sheerer coverage is desired. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Soft Frost
Soft Frost
Soft Frost
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Double-Gleam

MAC Double-Gleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula now features four, permanent shades–yay! (Finally!) According to MAC, it’s a highlighter that “lasts up to ten hours” with “prismatic reflections.” Double-Gleam was richly pigmented but could easily be sheered out or used with a less dense brush for a more moderate glow. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable, so it was easy to apply and work with on the face to highlight on cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and so forth. The shimmer in Double-Gleam seemed finer and smoother compared to past iterations in this formula, and I think it ended up being more forgiving on the skin overall. It has a much stronger sheen to it, so when worn at full coverage, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture slightly. The highlighter started to fade after eight hours on me.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Double-Gleam
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Rose Tourbillon (67)

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a soft pearl finish.

The Joues Contraste Blush formula is supposed to have a “silky, delicate texture” with “buildable coverage” that gives a “radiant glow.” This is one of four exclusives to Chanel’s website, though it has been released before (but I don’t remember having it). It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, silky consistency that seemed thin in then pan but worked well in practice. The shimmer in the finish became more pronounced as I buffed and blended the color onto cheeks, but it looked like a smooth, pearly sheen rather than a more textured, metallic finish. The color lasted well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Tourbillon (67)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright pop of medium orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Final Cut (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). Peau de Pêche is bright without being neon, which I think is a struggle for a lot of orange-toned shades. I also liked that it was still more orange than it was red. The pigmentation was fully opaque, but I felt like I could easily control the intensity by using less or blending/sheering the powder out, as the powder had a very silky, finely-milled consistency that worked well on bare skin. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Peau de Pêche
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette
Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette ($45.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes four highlighters, one cream contour, and one powder contour housed in a soft, velvety black cardboard palette. The formula of the powder products was denser, particularly for the highlighters, so there was not a lot of excess powder kicked up in the pan, and it made me less concerned about powder getting into the cream contour, but it’s definitely a possibility. The four highlighters were frosted to metallic, and they will be most suitable for someone who likes a shiny, more metallic highlight (rather than a subtle one). The cream contour has a more shadowy look and feel to it, while the powder contour is warmer and more bronze-like. The weakest product was the powder contour, as it was dustier and not as blendable as the other shades. It’s a good palette if you like highlighting and contouring and don’t already have an arsenal of options in your posession already.

Lit is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It was very pigmented with a denser consistency that was fairly smooth but had some looser sparkle to it when I swatched it. When I applied it using a highlighting brush on my cheeks, I didn’t notice any looseness in the pan. I fully expected this to accentuate the look of my pores and my skin’s natural texture, but it was shiny without doing so! It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Soiree (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fire is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was fully opaque in a single pass, though the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable that it could easily be sheered out if desired. The finish on this one did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture, but it didn’t hide it either (I felt like Lit was so reflective and fine in pearl that it almost made my skin appear smoother). On my skin tone, this worked as a highlighter as well as a highlighting bronzer, and it wore for eight hours. Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Celestial (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shade is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. The texture was lightly tacky, creamy with moderate slip but did not stay tacky over time. It dried down after a couple of minutes for the most part, but it remained fairly blendable and easy to work with on the skin. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably on me. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Subconscious (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Coffee Walnut (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Heavy Crown (P) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Strobe is a light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky, and smooth texture that was moderately dense but not stiff or difficult to use with a blush/highlighting brush. The powder blended out beautifully on the skin and left behind a high-shine glow that did not emphasize my skin’s texture. On my skin, the highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Gleam (P) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stunner is a light, peachy-pink with a cooler pink tone and warmer gold shimmer. It sometimes looked silvery against my skin tone, but other times, it was a warmer, peachy kind of color. The color was beautiful on, as it was highly reflective and easy to apply, but there was slight emphasis of my skin’s natural texture and my pores as this shade had a much more metallic finish. The highlighter was intensely pigmented, and the color stayed on well for eight hours. Cover FX Celestial (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Crushed Pearl (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sculpt is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to fully opaque coverage in two layers. The consistency was thinner and more powdery compared to the other shades, though it felt very silky and finely-milled. It blended fairly well on the skin but wasn’t as effortless compared to the highlighters in the palette. I noticed fading with this shade after eight hours of wear. Illamasqua Steal (P) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Paloma Contour (P) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte PRO Glow Palette Tarteist PRO Glow
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Lit

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Fire

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Shade

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Strobe

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Stunner

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Sculpt

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