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Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues Blush

Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush
Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush

Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush ($52.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a lightly brightened, medium pink-coral with very fine gold pearl. MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (P, $8.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fun with Friends (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Madame Rougit (LE, $67.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is cooler, more pigmented, darker (85% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 other of two shades that I received to test (I reviewed Morning Rose yesterday). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, so it seemed true-to-description with some buildable coverage, but it was a “wash of color” in one layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and a little dusty, but it sat well on the skin and didn’t look dry. It’s not overtly shimmery, and I’m unable to detect any particles of shimmer, just a delicate sheen. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably around the edges. The only thing to keep in mind is that this is designed to be sheerer and buildable, so if you prefer one-pass opacity, this may not be the right formula for your preferences.

Guerlain Rose Aux Joues (2015) Pink Me Up
Pink Me Up
Pink Me Up
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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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. Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is cooler, more shimmery (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 cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Coupe d'Chic (LE, $26.00) is cooler, darker (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 darker, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Happy Glow (LE, $54.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Easy Manner (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #6 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Intemporalle (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Myth (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (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). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Simply Bliss (LE, $22.00) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (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 cooler, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Golden Pink (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Peony (LE, $26.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Chaotic (P, $9.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gentle (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (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 lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more muted, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is more muted, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more muted, darker, more shimmery (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. Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P)(100% similar). Ciate My Tribe (LE)(100% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Nighthawks (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Classic (P) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Heaven (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P) is warmer, brighter (95% similar). MAC Vanilla (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Pot du Crème (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) 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. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Taupe (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Omega (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unwind (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Party Favored (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Being (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tarte Taupe of the World (LE) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is warmer, darker (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 cooler, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pepper, Please (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #2 (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Well Put Together (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (P) is warmer, darker (90% similar). theBalm Ripper (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M618 Espresso (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Shade III (2015) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE) is warmer, darker (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. Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE)(90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is brighter, 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. Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Latergram (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cherish (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals In the Buff (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Birthday Suit (P, $6.99) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Orange Topaz (P) is brighter, darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #6 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $10.00) is darker (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. NARS Ashes to Ashes (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Infinity (751) (LE, $31.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Moonlight (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #4 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #3 (P) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #2 (LE) is brighter, darker (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. Tarte Sunset (LE) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Take It Slow (LE, $5.00) is cooler, more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #3 (LE) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (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. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bronx (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Crowbar (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bless Her Heart (P, $16.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Flicker (P) is warmer, more muted (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). Laura Mercier Khaki (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop 90210 (LE, $5.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Sumatra (P) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (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). Viseart Kifu (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Jasper (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Air (P) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Treasure (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Mother's Milk (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (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. Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black #6 (LE, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bust (P, $19.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P) is darker, more shimmery (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 better quality, warmer (95% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is warmer, more muted, lighter (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #2 (P) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Old Master (P) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P) is lighter (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). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Exhibit (LE) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is more muted, darker (95% similar). LORAC Bonfire (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Paradise Island (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Pink Outside the Box (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Lovely (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Confection (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Bon Bon (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) 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 warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is darker, less shimmery (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). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Graphica (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Granite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #4 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gunmetal (LE, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (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 darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (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). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #13 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Penny (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop KathleenLights (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Atria (107M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (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. Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Plum (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Master (LE) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is more shimmery (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). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (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 darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #3 (LE, $25.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P) is darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is cooler, darker (80% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is brighter, darker (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (P, $33.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is 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. Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P) is darker (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Navy #6 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (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). Colour Pop Sugar Plum (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Radial Pink (LE, $16.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P) is darker (85% similar). Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Promesse #2 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). MAC Seedy Pearl (DC, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is darker, more shimmery (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. MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Nice Composure (P, $18.50) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Dios (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (P) is cooler (85% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Namibia (P, $25.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). Urban Decay Slanted (P, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S114 Pearl Gray (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (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). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is lighter (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #3 (LE, $2.29) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (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). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is brighter, darker (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (80% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more muted, lighter, less shimmery (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). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Laguna (P) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is warmer, lighter (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 more muted, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Flamme (P, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is darker, less shimmery (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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