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Becca Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush
Becca Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush

Becca Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark copper-brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (95% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $33.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Shaft of Gold (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $33.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This formula is supposed to have “just the right balance of color and light” that can be worn alone or “as a blush topper.” It seemed like it is supposed to be somewhere between sheerer like a highlighter and more pigmented like a blush (hence why it can also be layered), which is the best I can surmise from their marketing (there’s a lot of use of subtle as well, which at least indicates, to me, that they’re not saying it’s ultra pigmented). I noticed that layering is best with a very, very light hand and a feathery brush or else the original blush can get overshadowed, as the formula runs semi-opaque. Much like the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, a little can go a long way. Blushed Copper was released before as part of their regular highlighter range and again in the Champagne Glow palette. The color is exactly the same here, but it seemed slightly less pigmented and perhaps, a little less metallic. The blush version had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dry but blendable texture that emphasized pores just slightly on me. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush Blushed Copper
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush
Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush

Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is brighter (85% similar). NARS Goulue (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This formula is supposed to have “just the right balance of color and light” that can be worn alone or “as a blush topper.” It seemed like it is supposed to be somewhere between sheerer like a highlighter and more pigmented like a blush (hence why it can also be layered), which is the best I can surmise from their marketing (there’s a lot of use of subtle as well, which at least indicates, to me, that they’re not saying it’s ultra pigmented). I noticed that layering is best with a very, very light hand and a feathery brush or else the original blush can get overshadowed, as the formula runs semi-opaque. Much like the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, a little can go a long way. Dahlia was richly pigmented, where a little went a long way, and it would be incredibly hard to layer this over another product without it overwhelming whatever was under it. The texture was soft in the pan, but there was a dryness present that seemed to make it harder to blend out on the skin for me. Luckily, the finish didn’t emphasize pores that I could tell. All in all, the blush lasted for nine hours before breaking down.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush Dahlia
Dahlia
Dahlia
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo ($78.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush duo for summer that uses a wet/dry formula. According to the brand, the blush “can be applied wet for a soft veil of color” or “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy.” Both shades were fairly pigmented applied dry, but both intensified and were much more opaque when applied damp. They were less blendable when applied with a damp brush (the darker shade was less forgiving). The wear dry was eight to eight and a half hours, and the wear damp was eight and a half hours (for both shades). Forgetting that it’s supposed to be sheer when applied damp, it’s a nice blush duo, and I think that for those who don’t want to bother with damp application, the dry application is actually where the blushes shine best.

Bicoastal (Top) is a light-medium pink with a hint of warm, peach and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was mostly opaque with a very frosted sheen that was just shy of emphasizing pores. Applied damp, it was fully opaque (not a “soft veil of color”) with a smoother sheen–it was actually less noticeably shimmery/luminous when applied damp. On me, it wore well for eight hours dry, eight and a half hours damp. The texture was soft, lightly firm in the pan but not stiff, and blendable overall, but it was easiest to blend out when used dry. Coloured Raine Cutie Pie (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Blonde (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Adoration (Left) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Berry Rays #1 (P, ) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Full Service (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Milani Pink Play #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $33.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Top) (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Rio (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Ciate Moondust (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bicoastal (Bottom) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. Applied dry, it had good pigmentation (but it appeared faded in overall appearance compared to damp application) with a soft, smooth consistency that was easily blended on the skin and wore for eight and a half hours. Applied damp, it was less shimmery and appeared warmer in tone, while the color lasted for nine and a half hours; it wasn’t as blendable when applied with a damp brush (I would use fingers to blend out). Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Foxglove (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Weekend Getaway (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Stila Pink Rose Blush (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Adoration (Right) (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Becca Hibiscus Bloom (LE, $34.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Sheer Cheek Duo Bicoastal
Bicoastal
Bicoastal
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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LORAC Twilight Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. NARS Crique (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Heat Wave (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Lyra (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals (LE, $4.99) is darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Fuego (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty Twilight (-, $9.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Spotlight (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever H106 (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Fearless (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

New for summer, LORAC has released their Light Source Illuminating Highlighter in four shades (reviews to come for all shades). The formula is supposed to be buildable for both a “soft, natural sheen” or “layered for a high-shine, dramatic effect.” Twilight had semi-opaque to fully opaque coverage–it was the most pigmented of the four–with a fair amount of shimmer. This shade was the most shimmery/metallic of the four as well. The texture was very soft and a little loose in the pan, so it tended to sheer out a bit more readily on the skin (which I think works for a highlighter formulation) but is easily diffused beyond where one might have intended so use smaller, more precise movements/strokes when applying and blending. It emphasized pores just slightly, but it tended to be so metallic and glow-y that it was hard to notice. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before breaking down.

LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter Twilight
Twilight
Twilight
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer

Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer
Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer

Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer ($68.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium, slightly yellow-tinged brown with warm, golden shimmer. Benefit Hoola Lite (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Medium (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s supposed to give “an illuminating, sun-touched complexion with a subtle glow.” The heart is the darker, more bronze-hued shade, while the surrounding area is a more golden highlighting shade. While you can, in theory, use them separately, neither is large enough to accommodate an average-sized powder blush brush without getting some of the secondary shade on the brush. You’d need to use a small cheek or larger eye brush to use them separately. It’s more usable swirled together or leaning to one shade more than the other (so more illuminating vs. more bronzing). The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the finish was glowing without emphasizing pores. It had good color payoff that could be diffused easily or applied heavily (without a lot of layers). The color wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Burberry Illuminating Bronzer London With Love
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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LORAC Daylight Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. Urban Decay Now's the Time (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P, )(95% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Double-Gleam (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Burst (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Let It Rock (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Starburst (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Coloured Raine No Flash Needed (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Crystal Glare (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

New for summer, LORAC has released their Light Source Illuminating Highlighter in four shades (reviews to come for all shades). The formula is supposed to be buildable for both a “soft, natural sheen” or “layered for a high-shine, dramatic effect.” Daylight was one of the more shimmery shades in the range, though it never became so metallic or frosted that it emphasized pores. The color payoff was medium and buildable, so true-to-pan color payoff was achievable in two to three layers, but it was just as easy to apply and diffuse for a sheer sheen. It had a smooth, moderately dense, and silky feel that was easy to work with. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours.

LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter Daylight
Daylight
Daylight
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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