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Laura Mercier Layer Up Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Layer Up Caviar Stick Set
Laura Mercier Layer Up Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Layer Up Caviar Stick Set ($39.50 for 0.12 oz.) includes four miniature sized Caviar Sticks, which are cream eyeshadows in twist-up, jumbo pencil form.

Rosegold is a light-medium gold with warm, orangey undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two to three layers. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and didn’t tug on the lid and laid down even color. It was blendable for about thirty seconds, and then it set and stayed in place for eight and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Gold Leaf (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE) is darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Sandalwood (LE, $18.00) is more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a medium-dark plum with warmer, reddish-brown undertones and lighter, purple-taupe shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, and I did notice that it was cooler than the last time I swatched Amethyst–it seemed like it had more shimmer overall, too. The texture was nicely creamy; enough that it skated across the lids without skipping or dragging but did not slide around while it dried down. It wore well for nine hours before creasing on me. MAC Mortal #5 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage (49M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Minx (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Rose Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome My French #6 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Aubergine is a dark plum with warmer, reddish undertones and a natural finish. It had good color payoff in a single pass, and while it wasn’t buildable to opaque coverage, it was creamy enough that it was blendable on the lid without becoming patchy. The color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. Viseart Dark Matte #5 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Sketch (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (85% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Zoeva Exquisite (P) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Delectable (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Mancat (LE) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tuxedo is a deep, inky black that leaned a little cool and had a natural finish. The pigmentation was semi-opaque in one stroke, but it was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. The texture was creamy and easy to work with on the lid for general application, but it was somewhat patchy as I diffused and blended it out. It wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing on me. Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes (Cream) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Khaki Design #5 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Illamasqua Zeitgeist (P, $25.50) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #5 (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #1 (P, $9.99) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Lights Down (P) is cooler, lower quality (90% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Fall Edit Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium gold with stronger, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, that applied smoothly and evenly to bare skin. The texture was lightweight, emollient with a wetter feel to it than some of the other Super Shock Shadows, and blended out with ease. I used a flat, synthetic brush to apply it, and I didn’t have any issues doing so. The color wore well for ten hours before creasing faintly. Too Faced Praline (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Suede (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (100% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ceska (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Intuition #2 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Elixir Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had intense color payoff that applied well to bare skin, and it was smooth, blendable, and worked well with synthetic brushes. The color wore for ten hours and had no signs of fading or creasing. Makeup Geek Morocco (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Buxom It Crowd (P, $12.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Red Brick (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Hot Paprika (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sidekick (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Persia (P, $25.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Contour) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #8 (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Poppy (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Paradox Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry-red with subtle, warmer undertones with cooler-toned pearl. It had full-color coverage in a single stroke, but it seemed more prone to sheering out and losing its initial richness in practice. The color didn’t turn patchy, though, which was surprising. Like most of the brand’s eyeshadows, this too lasted for ten hours and still looked the same as it did when I initially applied it. MAC Posthaste (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M844 Burgundy (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Honeymoon in Hollywood (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Sha La La (LE) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Seeker Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rich reddish-copper with hints of warm, brown undertones and a fine violet pearl. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, lightly emollient but not wet or slippery, but still easily blended around the edges for a soft, diffused look. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Colour Pop Beverly (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Thrilling Chase (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #4 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Spicy Smoke (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stereo Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a blackened plum with warm undertones and a light, lighter plum sparkle over a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, spongy texture that was smooth, lightweight, and blendable. The color applied well to my lid using a flat, synthetic brush and wore for ten hours with no fading or creasing. This shade is a repromote. Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Deep Plum (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Black Forest Truffle (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Variation #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Tang Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium mauvy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, spongy texture that seemed a touch drier than other shades, but it wasn’t actually dry. The texture was also denser, and the color took more effort to blend out on the lid. I felt like it was harder to get an even layer of coverage, though it was not so noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color itself wore for a solid ten hours with little evidence of change. Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Silk (LE) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #5 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #3 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Ciate Jet Setter (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Bill (P, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Jinxie
Jinxie
Jinxie
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Paradox
Paradox
Paradox
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Seeker
Seeker
Seeker
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Tang
Tang
Tang
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Dior Revenuse, Infinity, Fahrenheit, Olympe Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Reveuse (271) DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a blackened navy blue with lighter blue and navy blue shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage, which did not build up and was difficult to blend out for an even layer of coverage. The texture felt comparable to other shades in the formula, but the intensity was lacking. Where a lighter shade might be more useful, darker shades like these look patchy and splotchy when they are so sheer. This would be best used patted over a stronger base color. It wore well for eight hours with very little fall out. Apparently, this shade was released in 2014, and it didn’t even register as familiar (perhaps because it was disappointing then and now). It is actually quite different from the original, because this one didn’t flake away and had a much cooler undertone, but it was very sheer instead. MAC No Taboos (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Violet Underground #5 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Sapphire (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME224 Navy Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Storm (LE, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Naval Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Apparition (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bluebird (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Cosmos (281) (P, $31.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Infinity (751) DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a light, golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkly, multi-colored shimmer finish. It had good color coverage, which was mostly opaque and built up to full coverage with just a little more product layered on top (not even a full second layer). The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient but not truly wet or slick to the touch, and blended out easily. It could easily be worn as a sheer wash of color for a bit of shimmer or as a full coverage eyeshadow. It wore well for nine hours on me. MAC Permanent Press #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Moonlight (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Santorini (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Spotlight (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Doe (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #3 (LE) is more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Suspect (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Sienna (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Gitte (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Fahrenheit (781) DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a deep brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and warmer sparkles in lighter gold and rusty brown. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was best applied as a more opaque product (two layers), as it looked somewhat patchy and uneven when sheered out. While the underlying color didn’t crease or fade over a nine-hour period, I had some noticeable fall out. Urban Decay Barlust (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Hot Fudge (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Street Cool (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Aloha (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Genie (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Seasonally Cool (LE, $32.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Olympe (871) DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a dark plum with warmer undertones and a sparkling, violet finish. It had decent color payoff, though it was not opaque, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The issue I had with it was how dry it appeared on the skin, despite the texture feeling spongy, lightly creamy, and smooth to the touch–there was no indication from the texture itself that it was going to look dragged out and uneven around the edges, like a drier product might. It lasted for nine hours before fading on me, and I did not notice any fall out. bareMinerals Passion (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Calabria (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). theBalm Curvy Cami (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Dior DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing, cream-based eyeshadow with “brilliant colour.” The wear well on me, easily for eight hours and up to ten hours, and have a sponge-like consistency that doesn’t feel to wet but is not a powder either. The texture is thin, lightweight, and blendable on the skin, but the pigmentation can vary a lot from shade to shade with more recent releases tending to lean sheerer.

Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Reveuse (271) (2016)
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Infinity (751)
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Fahrenheit (781)
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Olympe (871)

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Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. MAC Yash (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Platform (DC, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Doe (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. Creme Caramel had buildable coverage from medium to fully opaque. The texture was smooth, velvety, and just creamy enough not to tug on the skin or lips when applied directly from the tube but was a bit less emollient compared to about half the range. It worked best as a cream blush when I tested it, as it emphasized and sunk into lip lines when worn as a lip product and creased like crazy as a cream eyeshadow.

On the cheeks, the color blended out beautifully on the skin, and it was easy to spread out the color without becoming uneven or patchy. I found it equally easy to apply on bare skin as well as over (liquid) foundation. The texture didn’t fully dry down, so it had a natural, skin-like sheen, but I didn’t have issues with it moving or settling over time. It wore well for eight and a half hours as a cream blush.

On the lips, it applied fairly evenly, though it wasn’t quite as even as the majority of the range. The texture, while comfortable, settled into lip lines early on and worsened over the four and a half hours the color lasted. It felt smooth going on, and it didn’t tug. The formula wasn’t drying nor was it hydrating.

On the eyes, the color applied well and blended out nicely with smooth, even coverage. The problem I had with it was how quickly it creased and pulled into lines on my lid, and while it did not seem to dry down, it also looked a little dry where it had creased (almost powdery).

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Bite Beauty Multistick Crème Caramel
C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. MAC Spirit (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. Cashew felt a little more emollient than the majority of the range, though it was still denser and thicker than the average cream eyeshadow or blush product. It was easy to apply and smooth out the color on the face, so it worked particularly well as a cheek color but wasn’t as spectacular as a lip or eye product, as it sunk into lines. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-sheer to fully opaque coverage.

On the cheeks, it performed well, as the color blended and diffused with ease and sat well on the skin without emphasizing my skin’s texture. I could easily use fingertips or brushes to apply and work with the product on my cheeks. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on my skin as a blush.

On the lips, while it felt comfortable to wear, the more emollient consistency enabled the product to sink into lip lines noticeably from the very beginning. I could not keep the color from settling into lip lines when applied directly to lips, but I expect that a lip liner or lip primer will certainly mitigate some of that. It lasted for four and a half hours but had more color gather into lip lines as it wore on.

On the eyes, I had no trouble applying, laying down color, or blending out the edges, but it just never dried down, which resulted in quick creasing (within five minutes!). I would try to smooth and blend out the color again, but it would just wind up right back into any line I had on my lids (not just the natural crease).

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Bite Beauty Multistick Cashew
Cashew
Cashew
B

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick

Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick
Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick

Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Viseart Bronze #2 (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Destiny (61) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Cappadoce (P, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Vientiane (P, $39.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). NARS Altai (P, $39.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. Honeywheat had a lightly creamy, almost velvety texture that didn’t feel dry or powdery but was a bit thicker and moderately dense. It definitely had less slip than traditional cream blush formulas. My experience with this shade proved that it wore best as a blush, next as a lip color, and worst as an eyeshadow.

As a cheek color, the product worked well, and I had no complaints. It blended out beautifully across bare skin or over foundation and while it did not dry down fully, it did not migrate or more around during the day either. The finish was forgiving and didn’t emphasize pores but looked natural and skin-like. This shade lasted for nine hours on my cheeks.

As a lip color, it applied well from the tube and yielded opaque, even color. The texture felt a bit creamy, medium in weight, and comfortable to wear, even though it wasn’t a hydrating formula overall. I was able to wear this sahde for almost five hours.

As an eye color, it was easy to spread and diffuse on the lid with fingertips or synthetic brushes, but I just couldn’t get it to set, so there was very little staying power. I noticed faint signs of creasing within twenty minutes of application, and it was definitely creasing after forty-five minutes.

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Bite Beauty Multistick Honeywheat
B

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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