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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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MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a light copper, medium copper, coppery-brown, and lighter coppery brown. They swirled together and created a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Embruns (-, ) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Coral Beams (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Total Package (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Mineralize Skinfinish Collection for spring features five new, limited edition shades — the collection debuts on March 31st online. Perfectly Lit had good pigmentation with a very soft, smooth consistency that blended out beautifully on the skin with even, diffused edges. The texture was more shimmery on the skin than it was with other shades, and it just slightly emphasized pores on my skin. This was the least versatile shade, as the four hues in the compact were less contrasting than in the other compacts. When I tested this shade, the color wore well for seven hours before breaking down.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Perfectly Lit
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Urban Decay Sin Afterglow Highlighter

Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “champagne.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $33.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Skylight (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Craze (-, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NYX Moonbeam (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Holographic Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ice Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Rivage (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The new Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter formula is supposed to be “finely-milled” with “sheer,” buildable payoff that “blends in easily” and eight-hour wear. This was the most pigmented–more semi-opaque to opaque–shade in the range and most shimmery. I found that the texture could emphasize pores depending on application style/coverage, so it’s not as foolproof as the other shades. I recommend using a lighter touch and a buffing brush to get the best finish out of the product. It is also significantly different in color to Sin eyeshadow, which is more pink-based (I compared to a split-pan I have of Sin as well as one in the Naked palette). The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the highlighter wore for eight hours on me before fading.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter Sin
Sin
Sin
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a sunny yellow, peachy yellow, yellowed brown, and coral-orange. They blend together and create a hue of muted, medium orange within hints of brown and a pearly sheen. Guerlain Terre d'Ete (LE, $78.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Haute Contour (Bronzer) (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Contour (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Ete (LE, $70.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva ND020 (P, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $33.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Guerlain Orange Blush (LE, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Mineralize Skinfinish Collection for spring features five new, limited edition shades — the collection debuts on March 31st online. Sunny Side had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth, and easily blended consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. The texture sat well on the skin without emphasizing the natural texture or the look of pores. It looks more like a very warm, yellow-orange based bronzer, so it can certainly add warmth to several skin tones. I liked the soft glow it yielded as the powder was buffed into the skin. On me, the color wore for seven and a half hours before fading.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Sunny Side
Sunny Side
Sunny Side
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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CoverGirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush
CoverGirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. MAC Blind Score (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Black Up NBL 03 (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Exotic (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Iridescent Flash (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Easy (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). Laura Geller Plumberry (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Bitten (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hot Nights (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Ferocious (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Violet #3 (P, ) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The TruBlend Blush formula is supposed to be blendable and create a “multi-toned result.” It was the richest and deepest shade of the three that CoverGirl came out with this spring. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture (very key with a color like this!) that applied beautifully to the skin. The texture ran a smidgen dusty, but it didn’t look dry or powdery on me. This shade wore well for seven hours before there were signs of fading.

CoverGirl TruBlend Blush Deep Mauve
Deep Mauve
Deep Mauve
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a light gold, peach, copper, and rose gold. Together, they create a light-medium, peachy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Milani Rosa Romantica (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Melonade (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Sunlight (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Palace Door (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Whisper (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay NSFW (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Jouer Skinny Dip (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Daybreak (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (2014) (LE, $33.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Kitty Kat (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Mineralize Skinfinish Collection for spring features five new, limited edition shades — the collection debuts on March 31st online. Nuanced had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and lightly dusty consistency that was incredibly easy to blend out on the skin. I was surprised the texture didn’t emphasize pores, but it applied in such a way that it gave a good sheen instead. On me, the color started to break down after seven hours of wear.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Nuanced
Nuanced
Nuanced
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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