Monday, June 1st, 2015

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette ($39.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes six eyeshadows and three cheek products. If you’re a long-time bareMinerals Ready palette collector, you’ll probably find this has too many repeats in it to justify, but if you haven’t tried the Ready line and like warmer neutrals, it’s well worth some consideration. Ready eyeshadow is one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas, and it shines in this palette. The formula is supposed to have twelve-hour wear, be pigmented, and have “seamless blendability.” The Ready blush and bronzer formula is supposed to have an eight-hour wear time with “stay-true, buildable color.”

Empress is described as a “creamy peach.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that was easy to work with. It wore well for ten and a half hours before fading. bareMinerals Enjoy (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Bubbly (LE, $16.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Bragging Rights is described as a “shimmering rose gold.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark copper with warm, orange-red undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a very soft texture that was so soft that it tended to dislodge more product than desired, but it is a denser powder, so it doesn’t turn powdery. I recommend barely tapping the brush against the surface to avoid over-applying! It wore well for twelve hours. Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is lighter. LORAC Unleashed (P, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Bon Bon #2 (P, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is warmer. LORAC Nude #5 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted. Too Faced Cannes (P, $16.00) is more muted, warmer, darker. Illamasqua Bronx (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is brighter. theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Shiver is described as an “iced lilac.” It’s a muted, dirty lavender with hints of gray and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good color payoff with a buttery, blendable texture that applied evenly. It wore well for ten and a half hours. Kat Von D Astrological (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Gravitron (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel Poesie #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Tropical Princess #2 (LE, $24.00) is brighter. Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is darker, cooler. MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Fresh Ice (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. bareMinerals Flash (P, $16.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Priceless is described as a “heathered smoke.” It’s a gray-leaning taupe with a satin finish that appears more matte applied. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it was the weakest product in the palette, as it was a little dry and thin. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC All Woman (LE, $16.00) is darker. Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is darker. MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is darker. MAC Tailor Grey (P, $18.50) is glossier. Hello Kitty 1974 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Subtly Elegant (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Stony (LE, $16.00) is warmer. LORAC Navy #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is cooler. theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Hoopla is described as a “glowing copper.” It’s a brightened, subtly muted medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a very blendable, long-wearing (eleven hours) formula, though the texture was a hair dry. It was more pigmented and smoother, but it was also more metallic (and therefore, lighter) than the one I have from before. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is lighter. Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE, ) is darker. Stila Vitality (P, ) is more muted. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery. Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is lighter. Sephora Collection Girls Night Out (03) (P, $13.00) is darker. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Amberluxe #3 (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Prancer (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Ritzy is described as a “shimmering cocoa.” It’s a rich, medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, yellow undertones and a golden bronze frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It was intensely pigmented with such a soft, smooth, buttery texture that was heavenly to work with. No complaints; if every eyeshadow was this good, we would all be broke. It wore well for twelve hours before fading. Urban Decay Snakebite (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Cognac (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Woodwinked (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Inglot #409 (P, $6.00) is darker. Too Faced Don’t Settle (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Aladdin’s Lamp (LE, $9.99) is cooler. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is lighter. Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is cooler. Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Oxydus (P, $37.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Bette (P, $32.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Spring Fling is described as a “creamy peach.” It’s a light-medium, pink-peach with warm undertones and a natural matte finish–enough of a “sheen” to keep it from looking flat or dry on the skin, but it is mostly matte. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that lasted for eight hours. The texture was a smidgen powdery. This shade is going to be better suited for fair skin tones, as it doesn’t show up well on my medium complexion. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is darker. NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter. Benefit Georgia (DC, $28.00) is lighter. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Corol #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is darker. Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Five Star Treatment is described as a “pink champagne.” It’s a light, pink-peach with a frosted sheen that translates to a luminous, glowing finish on the skin. It had good, buildable color payoff that had a soft, blendable texture that sat well on the skin without emphasizing pores. It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. MAC Coupe d’Chic (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Aura (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker. Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P, ) is warmer. href=”http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?sg=198032,189541,174736,165496,102510″>See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The High Dive is described as a “tan.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-orange tones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable, but the texture was firmer and drier in the pan than most Ready powders, which was a surprise. It did last for the eight hours as promised. Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is darker. MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is warmer. Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented. Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $65.00) is darker. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Shore Thing Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “true pastel, mint green with a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium, aqua green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was powdery to work with and tended to look almost chalky against my skin. With a primer, it would work better, but it doesn’t apply well on bare skin–sheer, uneven, and dry-looking. On bare skin, it lasted for six hours before fading. Colour Pop Flux (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green (P, $21.00) is darker. Kat Von D Archangel (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. MAC Aqua (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter, cooler, less glossy. Inglot #345 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Poppy Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte orange with subtle pink undertones.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was slightly powdery, so it is best patted onto the skin with minimal blending along the edges or else it can sheer out a bit. On me, it lasted for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Macaron (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Mandala (LE, ) is darker. MAC Red Brick (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Farasha (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Orange (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Ablaze (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #5 (DC, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light peachy champagne with a metallic finish.” It’s a muted, light-medium yellow gold with a frosted sheen. It had a really soft, smooth texture that wasn’t powdery, and the color payoff was fully opaque. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #3 (P, ) is less shimmery. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is lighter. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Aspire (P, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Wisteria Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte pale purple.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned lavender purple with a satin finish. It had decent color payoff but was on the powdery side. It tended to sheer out and apply unevenly over bare skin, so it was hard to work with. I could only see using this over a more opaque, lightly tacky base to help overcome its issues. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. This is supposed to be the new and improved version (for 2015), and it seems better than the original, but it still has its problems. Illamasqua Can Can (P, ) is brighter, cooler. Burberry Lavender Blue (13) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted, warmer. Inglot #334 (P, $6.00) is darker. Wet ‘n’ Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up #2 (LE, $2.29) is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Tainted (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Pin-up Purple (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Purple Haze (DC, $16.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek High Tea Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte medium brown with strong gray undertones.” It’s a medium-dark, muted olive brown with hints of almost cooler-toned green and a more semi-matte finish. I consulted with Makeup Geek on this shade while they were still working on it about a year ago, so I’m abstaining from reviewing it, but I have swatched it and pulled dupes! theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Pewter (P, $22.00) is lighter. MAC Flourishing (P, $16.00) is brighter. Burberry Khaki (08) (P, $29.00) is darker. Chanel Olivine (137) (LE, $34.00) is cooler. Laura Mercier Fog (LE, $22.00) is lighter. NARS Shade III (LE, $25.00) is darker. MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Stony (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Roulette Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “rosy, burnt sienna with a shimmery finish.” It’s a rich coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. The color payoff was incredibly intense and opaque with a smooth, buttery consistency that made it easy to apply and blend out. It wore well for nine hours before fading. This shade was previously available in the Vegas Lights palette but is now part of the permanent line (and available individually). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is more shimmery. Guerlain Cuivre Ora (LE, $35.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is more muted. Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is warmer. YSL Steamy Coral (05) (P, $30.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $42.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is darker. Too Faced Bon Bon #2 (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is warmer, darker. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte Copper Kettle (LE, ) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium camel brown with warm yellow undertones and a matte finish.” (It was originally described as a “medium terracotta matte.”) It’s a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade was originally released in the Vegas Lights palette, but it is now available individually (and permanently). The texture is incredibly soft, smooth, and silky without being powdery (one of the brand’s best matte eyeshadows). It lasted well for nine hours before fading. MAC Socialite (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Desert (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. LORAC Camel (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Selfie (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Undeniable (P, ) is darker, cooler. Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is darker. Givenchy Delicate #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Uninterrupted (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Baby Face Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “very light brown with cool gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a light, neutral beige with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a soft, silky texture that was a tiny bit powdery. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Laetus (P, ) is darker. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is cooler. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is cooler. Hourglass Infinity #1 (P, ) is . Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is . Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE, ) is cooler. Laura Mercier Vanilla Nuts (P, $23.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is cooler. Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm Adagio (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette
Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette

Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette ($36.00 for 0.39 oz.) includes nine neutral-hued eyeshadows that are all matte in finish. The lightest and darkest shades seem to have some issues; the lightest ones were on the powdery/chalky side, while the darker shades were powdery enough that they had poorer color payoff or were more difficult to blend. They wore a little longer than the ones in the Sugar Pop palette, on average, which was nice. There are a few shades in the palette that are really silky and smooth and apply well, but then the duds bring down the palette’s overall rating.

Heaven is a light, subtly yellow-leaning beige with a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery and dusty, which gave it a more chalky look on my skin (on fairer skin it may be less noticeable). It had semi-opaque color payoff and lasted for seven hours on me. Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is lighter. Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Too Faced Rockabilly (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is lighter. Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is lighter. Too Faced Rockabilly (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is darker. Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is cooler. Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P, ) is warmer. Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is darker. Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE, ) is lighter.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere Bunny is a medium taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a thin but not too powdery texture that worked decently. It lasted for eight hours before fading. Kat Von D Renholder (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is darker. Dior Mirage (761) (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler. Dior Mirage (761) (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. Urban Decay Cover (P, $18.00) is cooler. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is darker. Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Taupe of the World (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. Tarte Taupe of the World (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Puddin’ (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sexpresso is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so pigmentation, but the texture was powdery to work with, and it was harder to blend (which is always frustrating when it is a deeper shade). It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is cooler. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is darker. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Unedited (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Kat Von D Solas (P, ) is lighter, warmer.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Lace Teddy is a light, muted peach with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a powdery, thin consistency. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P, ) is darker. Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter. Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Fawn (LE, ) is warmer. Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $18.00) is darker. bareMinerals Natural (LE, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Vespertine (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Strapless is a muted, medium rosy brown with a matte finish. It was slightly powdery, but it was one of the less powdery shades in the palette. It had good pigmentation and applied fairly easily. It lasted for eight hours hours on me. Clarins The Essentials #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is darker. LORAC Sepia (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Risque is a dark, neutral brown with a matte finish. It was semi-sheer, dry, and powdery, which made it a pain to work with and prone to fading within seven and a half hours of wear. NARS Bali (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Dance in the Dark (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty She Wolf #1 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Laura Mercier Espresso (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler. Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is darker. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is warmer. Tarte Don’t Turn A-Brown (LE, ) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is darker, cooler. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Orion (LE, ) is more shimmery. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is warmer. Kat Von D Solas (P, ) is brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Nudie is a light-medium, taupe brown with warm, yellow-ish undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff with a texture that wasn’t too dry, but it was on the thinner side so it started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is warmer. Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa (LE, ) is cooler. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is warmer. theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is darker. Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is darker, warmer. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is darker. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is warmer. Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Honey Butter is a muted, medium orange with a hint of brown and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly powdery texture that was mostly blendable. It lasted for eight hours of wear. LORAC Nude #3 (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is darker. Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is cooler. Makeup Geek Desert Sands (LE, $5.99) is darker. Make Up For Ever M726 Sienna (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter. Make Up For Ever M720 Apricot (P, $21.00) is brighter. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE, ) is brighter. LORAC Camel (LE, ) is warmer. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker. Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Cookie is a medium-dark, warm-toned brown with a matte finish. It had good color payoff (one of the best in the palette) with a soft, silky texture that was just a tiny bit powdery. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is darker. Urban Decay Beware (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Uninterrupted (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is cooler. Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is brighter. LORAC Unspoken (P, ) is darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Latte (P, $5.99) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Chutney (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Milani Bella Copper (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Copper (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Copper (23) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, gold sheen and copper sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry with richer, mostly opaque coverage when applied damp. The texture was dry and dusty, so it was better when used damp or over a tacky base. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on me, but it had some fall out over time. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is darker. LORAC Gold (P, ) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, brighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted. Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark brown with warm, bronzy shimmer and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented both wet and dry, while the texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth. This shade was easy to use, blended out well, and wore for eight hours. MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Antiqued (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is darker. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Milani Intermix (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, more muted. Milani Intermix (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, more muted. NARS Fez (P, $24.00) is lighter. Clinique Fuller Fudge (P, $17.00) is darker. Clarins The Essentials #7 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Divine Decadence (P, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is lighter. Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Deluxe (P, $5.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark blue with a frosted sheen and cool undertones. The texture was slightly dry, and the resulting color payoff dry was semi-opaque. When applied with a dampened brush, it was fully opaque and smoother. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Freshwater (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. CoverGirl Sapphire Flare (315) (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. CoverGirl Sapphire Flare (315) (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. NARS Wishful Thinking (LE, $24.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (P, $9.99) is cooler. MAC Indigo Blend #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Dior Atlantique #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a softened, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a soft, pearly finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff applied dry and was only slightly richer applied damp, but it was still noticeably sheer with a drier, dusty texture that was prone to sheering out. It lasted for a mere six hours. Sugarpill Birthday Girl (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Stylishly Merry (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I858 Flamingo (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Milani Pink Twice (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with a metallic sheen and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, which intensified to opaque coverage when applied damp, and the finish became much more metallic when used damp as well. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted. LORAC Unlocked (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Hourglass Color Field #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Cashmere (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. LORAC Opal (LE, ) is less shimmery. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P, ) is lighter. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium pink with cooler undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. The texture was on the drier side so it looked dusty applied dry, where it had semi-sheer coverage. Applied damp, it was mostly opaque and smoother, so it sat better on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is cooler. MAC Maribu (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC A Medley of Mauves #1 (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. theBalm Safe Bet Annette (P, $16.00) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, warm white with a soft, frosted finish. The texture was powdery and slightly dry, so it’s not a shade that works well dry as it is prone to sheering out. It gets brighter and slightly more opaque when you apply it with a dampened brush. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery. theBalm Envious Erin (P, $16.00) is warmer. NARS Flowers 1 #1 (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 29th, 2015

Too Faced Sugar Pop Eye Palette
Too Faced Sugar Pop Eye Palette

Too Faced Sugar Pop Eye Palette ($36.00 for 0.39 oz.) includes nine shades from pops of color to a few neutrals. It’s an okay palette, but it’s not a formula that performs well without a primer or base underneath–it’s too soft, powdery, and thin, which can result in more uneven application, difficulty blending (it just sticks where it lands without wanting to move much more), and underwhelming wear.

Rock Candy is a brightened, light beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was a little powdery, but it wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Vanilla (P, $16.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $18.00) is more muted. Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $18.00) is more muted. Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $18.00) is more muted. Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P, ) is darker, more muted. Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P, ) is darker, more muted. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is more muted. Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Macaron is medium-dark coral-orange with gold micro-sparkle over a satin finish. It had nice pigmentation that went on fairly well, but it did need to be patted and packed on, as the texture is thinner. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. Sephora Collection Rio (91) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Malted Milk Ball is a coppery bronze with a frosted, gold shimmer-sheen finish. It had excellent color payoff that went on smoothly and evenly–this was one of the easiest shades to work with in the palette. Clarins The Essentials #6 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Anastasia Rum Cake (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #3 (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is lighter. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Spice (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Fez (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Strawberry Ice is a cool-toned, light-medium pink with a frosted finish. The texture was slightly dusty and thin to work with, but it had decent pigmentation overall. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery. Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC A Medley of Mauves #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Maribu (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sugared Violet #2 is a muted, medium-dark purple with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry texture that made it harder to blend on the skin without it sheering out. It’s a completely different shade than Sugared Violet that was released in a different palette. Sleek MakeUP Simbad’s Seas (LE, $9.99) is brighter. Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter. Fyrinnae Because Cats (P, $6.80) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Badass (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is more muted. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $18.00) is more muted. MAC Thunder and Rain #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Sugarpill Weekender (P, $13.00) is more shimmery. MAC Dusty Desire (LE, $32.50) is darker, warmer. Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Blackberry is a muted, dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was very dry, thin, and stiff, which resulted in sheer, uneven color payoff that applied poorly. It faded after six hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Plum (P, ) is darker, brighter, cooler. LORAC Mauve (P, ) is lighter. theBalm Sexy (P, $16.00) is darker. theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Hourglass Monochrome #4 (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Peach Fuzz is a lightened, peach-orange with warm undertones and gold micro-sparkle over a mostly matte finish. The gold sparkle doesn’t translate to the skin without an adhesive/creamy base, though most get trapped in the brush. It had good pigmentation otherwise with a soft, silky texture. It lasted for seven hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #5 (P, ) is darker, brighter. Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Too Soon (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Halo (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Shhh… (P, ) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream (P, $5.99) is warmer. bareMinerals Tres Chic (P, ) is cooler. Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Bubblegum is a brightened, medium pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a slightly dry, thin texture that was hard to get even, rich color out of. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. Le Metier de Beaute Gamine (LE, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Da Bling (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC Stylishly Merry (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Alien (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (P, $21.00) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Cambon #3 (P, ) is lighter, warmer. MAC Rose (P, $16.00) is more muted, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Blue Raspberry is a light-medium, aqua blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was best patted into the skin (it almost needs to melt in a way) to come together, otherwise it is very easily sheered out. It only wore well for six and a half hours. MAC Shimmermoss (P, $16.00) is warmer. Sugarpill Mochi (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. MAC Aquadisiac (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever S234 Azure Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. CoverGirl Turquoise Glow (325) (LE, $4.99) is lighter, warmer. Fyrinnae Gender Bent (P, $6.80) is less shimmery, darker. Maybelline Edgy Emerald (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 29th, 2015

Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe gray with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage applied damp. The texture was a little dry and powdery, so it would benefit from a primer to improve adhesion and blendability. On me (without primer), it lasted for seven hours before fading. bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is lighter. Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is cooler. MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is cooler. LORAC Cool Gray (P, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is warmer. MAC Rose Blend #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. LORAC Stone (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. Kat Von D Night Crawler (LE, ) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is lighter. bareMinerals Rowdy (P, ) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella White (07) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, medium white that leans very slightly warm-toned with a frosted sheen. It was smoother and brighter when applied damp and thicker in its opacity, but it was pretty opaque applied dry. The texture was fairly soft and smooth, and it blended well. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P, ) is darker. Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is brighter. MAC Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Giorgio Armani Open (LE, ) is more shimmery. theBalm Metal-ica (P, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Anna Sui Pearl White (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel L’Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. Stila Moonstone (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Sky (08) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, muted blue with a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was semi-opaque and smoother. The texture was drier, lightly powdery, and prone to sheering out on the skin, and unsurprisingly, it only lasted for six hours before fading. Chanel Destination (LE, $36.00) is darker. MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. L’Oreal Infinite Sky (P, $7.99) is darker. L’Oreal Infinite Sky (P, $7.99) is darker. MAC Moon’s Reflection (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. Sephora Collection Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $13.00) is lighter. MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. CoverGirl Ice Flame (345) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild I’m His Breezey #4 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker. Dior Rivage #1 (LE, ) is darker. Dior Rivage #1 (LE, ) is darker. Dior Rivage #3 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Indigo Blend #1 (LE, ) is darker, brighter. Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Navy (09) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a blackened navy blue with lighter blue and medium-dark navy blue pearly shimmer that gives it a soft, frosted finish. It had nice color payoff both wet and dry, with the damp application yielding smoother, slightly richer intensity. The texture was soft, blendable with just a smidgen of dryness. It wore well for eight hours before fading. bareMinerals Climax (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is warmer. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever I220 Sapphire (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Navy #6 (LE, ) is lighter. Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $5.99) is lighter. Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $18.00) is lighter. a href=”http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?sg=197602,189022,182344,180572,179927,174232,171187,171088,170349,155192,117166,116860,115165,114470,107982,105094,101719,97865,94342″>See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Gray (10) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with a lighter silver shimmer and frosted finish. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer and very dry and powdery to work with. Applied damp, it was richer in color and easier to work with, but it still only lasted for six and a half hours on. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P, ) is warmer. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #5 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Just Breathe #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Piaf (LE, ) is cooler. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker. CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Charcoal (11) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a dirty taupe brown with subtle, cooler undertones in its brown base with a frosted finish. It was on the drier side, so I would recommend applying it damp to minimize it looking dry/powdery on the skin. It had good color payoff dry, but it was richer and smoother when applied damp. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Trusted Instinct #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P, ) is lighter. Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Soul Serenade (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P, ) is lighter. theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Benefit Skinny Jeans (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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