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Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “peachy champagne shimmer.” It’s a light peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Crafty (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator formula is supposed to give a “translucent wash of luminous color” that can be used all-over or as a highlighter with a powder-cream hybrid texture. Long-time readers will know I have a fondness for this formula, so I was happy to see shade extensions! The biggest “downside” to the formula is that they’re really more pigmented than described, so if you really, really want something barely-there, then I’d say to look elsewhere; otherwise, they’re easy to use as a semi-sheer product or applied at more opaque coverage. To me, the formula would be better described as having medium, buildable coverage. Peach Glow is one of the more metallic, lightly sparkly shades in the range–it did emphasize the texture of my skin slightly when I applied it as I have done with the other three shades in the range. It can be applied without emphasizing pores, but it’s not as foolproof as the other shades. That being said, on my skin tone, it looks almost the same as Charming Pink (I triple-checked photos, because they were so similar) as they’re both light and slightly warm (which makes it worth pointing out that the range could really use medium-to-dark options for darker complexions). The texture was soft, blendable, and a smidgen dry. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Peach Glow
Peach Glow
Peach Glow
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder ($68.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark caramel brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Bronzer) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Chisel (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tawny (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $27.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Baiana Bronze (LE, $27.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (-, ) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Medium Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new addition to the Tom Ford Bronzing Powder range. Similarly, it is available in the smaller size (which is what is shown in the review) as well as a larger size. It is more subdued and more yellow-based than the other two shades. The texture was a little drier and didn’t blend out easily as the other shades, which was a disappointment. It had a thinner feel that seemed smooth, but there was a dryness present that made it prone to sticking in certain places but not wanting to diffuse or stretch across the skin for even coverage. It had decent color payoff and wore for eight hours on me.

Tom Ford Beauty Bronzing Powder Bronze Age
Bronze Age
Bronze Age
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “soft pink pearl.” It’s a light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush I (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glitz (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Maybelline Iridescent (100) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Highlight) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Algenist Rose (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX State of Flux (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Spellbound Glow (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #19 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator formula is supposed to give a “translucent wash of luminous color” that can be used all-over or as a highlighter with a powder-cream hybrid texture. Long-time readers will know I have a fondness for this formula, so I was happy to see shade extensions! The biggest “downside” to the formula is that they’re really more pigmented than described, so if you really, really want something barely-there, then I’d say to look elsewhere; otherwise, they’re easy to use as a semi-sheer product or applied at more opaque coverage. To me, the formula would be better described as having medium, buildable coverage. Charming Pink is soft, smooth, and easily blended on the skin. There’s enough shimmer to highlight the skin, but it is just shy of pore-emphasizing-territory. This one lightens and brightens on my skin tone, but it may show a little color on much fairer complexions. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color payoff. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Charming Pink
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $110.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Baiana Bronze (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Falaises (LE, $40.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Beached Bronzer formula is supposed to be “super-soft”, blendable, and have “sheer, natural-looking coverage” with a matte finish. There is a blurb about “HPP (Highlighter performing Pigments) Technology [that] provides rich color, long-lasting elements, and the perfect level of coverage” (which is a little confusing, but it seems to suggest perhaps more of a true-to-color concept, where color stays true for awhile–that is how I’m interpreting it). It had a very soft, smooth, and finely-milled texture that blended easily on the skin without issue and didn’t look dry on (but there’s no real sheen to this either). The coverage was sheer, as described, and somewhat buildable to more medium coverage. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me. This is the darker of the two shades released, and again, I’d love Urban Decay to come out with at least one deeper shade.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Bronzed
Bronzed
Bronzed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Capri Coast (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (P, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (LE, $49.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Getting Handsy (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $27.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Surreal Bronze Light (LE, $50.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Beached Bronzer formula is supposed to be “super-soft”, blendable, and have “sheer, natural-looking coverage” with a matte finish. There is a blurb about “HPP (Highlighter performing Pigments) Technology [that] provides rich color, long-lasting elements, and the perfect level of coverage” (which is a little confusing, but it seems to suggest perhaps more of a true-to-color concept, where color stays true for awhile–that is how I’m interpreting it). The consistency is very smooth and finely-milled–almost creamy in that respect, but it is a little thinner and feels distinctly powder-like. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage or so when applied with three layers. The silky consistency made blending effortless, and the matte finish didn’t seem to accentuate my skin’s natural texture. The powder lasted for eight hours on me. The two presently in the range are more light-to-medium, though the sheerer formula seems like it should work on very fair complexions. This is the pinker-toned of the two, with Bronzed having stronger yellow tones. I do wish there was at least one richer, darker shade here for deeper skin tones.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Sun-Kissed
Sun-Kissed
Sun-Kissed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer paired with a natural sheen. Stila Bronze (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Cream Cheek Color formula is supposed to “instantly brighten” the face for a “healthy glow and a natural burst of color.” It had a thin, emollient texture that had a light tackiness to it overall, but it applied well to the skin and went on evenly. The cream blush (bronzer?) worked well over bare skin as well as was workable when patted over liquid foundation (I used Tarte’s Rainforest as my base), but that light tackiness made it easier to work with over bare skin. The formula is comparable to the one in Pink Sand (released last year, and it was also re-released in this year’s summer launch). It had semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural sheen and finer shimmer than you’d think, going off of the swatch, once applied. It lasted for seven hours on me before turning patchy.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream Cheek Color Pieno Sole
Pieno Sole
Pieno Sole
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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