Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

YSL Saharienne (4) Couture Palette
YSL Saharienne (4) Couture Palette

YSL Saharienne (4) Couture Palette ($60.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes five shades of eyeshadow with a variety of textures. According to YSL, the formula has “intense color” and is “long-wearing, crease-proof” with “crease-resistant … 12-hour hold.” There was noticeable fading with some shades between seven and eight hours, and a couple had actual creasing after eight hours of wear. The texture of the formula is what sells the palette, I think, as it is incredibly soft, finely-milled, and buttery without being too dense–it feels almost like a cream formula, though it is definitely powder. The palette had fairly good color payoff with some shades being more or less pigmented, but these blend like a dream and have a very flattering shimmer finish on the skin.

Saharienne #1 is a light, yellow-toned beige with a soft, frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a very smooth, soft texture that was a smidgen powdery. This shade showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is similar. bareMinerals Celebrate (LE) is lighter. Clarins The Essentials #1 (LE) is similar. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is yellower. Disney by Sephora Scuttle (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Broken (LE, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Sweet Eyes (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Shroom (P, $15.00) is more beige. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Saharienne #2 is a brightened, light gold with strong, yellow tones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was incredibly soft and smooth. It lasted for just over seven hours on me. It’s a lovely shade, but it is very common. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is lighter. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is similar. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is lighter. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is similar. MAC Vanilla (P, $21.00) is more metallic. MAC Nylon (P, $15.00) is similar. MAC Dazzlelight (P, $15.00) is less yellow. Make Up For Ever #101 (P, $20.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Saharienne #3 is a medium-dark, chocolate brown with subtle, warm yellow and red undertones and a satin sheen. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and fairly smooth with good pigmentation. This shade wore well for eight hours before there was slight creasing. LORAC Cocoa (P) is more matte, darker. theBalm #37 (P, $6.50) is similar. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Bada-Bing (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is reder in tone. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Saharienne #4 is a medium-dark, gold-shimmered brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It is lighter and warmer, plus more shimmery, compared to #3. It had really good pigmentation, and the texture was buttery and soft without being powdery. Applied, the color had very slight creasing after eight hours of wear. theBalm #37 (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery. theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (P) is similar. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $18.00) is similar.Dior Fairy Golds #5 (LE) is darker, less shimmery. bareMinerals A-Ha (P) is cooler-toned. Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is similar. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Saharienne #5 is a light-medium, gray-leaning taupe with a hint of a golden shimmer/sheen. It had a slightly powdery texture, which reduced the color payoff, as the eyeshadow didn’t stick to the skin as well. It is a shade that benefits greatly from using a primer or base first. This wore well for seven hours before there was noticeable fading. I wish it performed better, because it was the most unique shade in the palette. MAC French Clay (P, $15.00) is lighter, warmer. Le Metier de Beaute Oyster (LE, $30.00) is grayer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, June 20th, 2014

LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 16 x 0.02 oz.; 1 x 0.19 oz.) contains sixteen eyeshadows, plus a miniature-sized eye primer. Overall, it’s a nice palette with a mix of colors, neutrals, mattes, and shimmers, so you can do a variety of looks with different finishes and levels of depth. The palette leans somewhat on the warmer side, and it is also heavy on medium-dark to dark shades. I would have loved to see one or two lighter, cooler-toned shades to play off of some of the cooler-mattes. It would have also been nice to have one or two shimmery shades that were cooler-toned, too. In general, the pigmentation was good across the board with one or two misses, and the eyeshadows were blendable, long-wearing, and had softer textures.

Comparing this palette to the original Pro Palette, Taupe seemed quite similar to Lt. Brown, and Black is in both palettes. Rose is a lighter, more metallic version of Gold, so they seem similar at a glance but are less so in practice.

Buff is a light, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, a soft, silky texture that wasn’t powdery, and lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE) is lighter. Kat Von D Entomology (P) is yellower. Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE) is similar. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Ali Ababwa (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Foxy (P, $18.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Daydream (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Lt. Brown is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation, which applied evenly and smoothly. This shade was easy to use, as it was so blendable, due to the soft, silky consistency. Worn, the color stayed true for almost nine hours before fading. LORAC Unspoken (P) is darker, warmer. MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $15.00) is similar. Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is lighter, yellower. Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Latte (P, $5.99) is warmer. Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is similar. Chanel Charming #2 (LE) is a touch yellower. LORAC Taupe (P) is slightly warmer. Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Gray is a cool-toned, gray-leaning taupe with a matte finish. The texture of this one wasn’t as silky as nearly every other matte finish I’ve tried from LORAC; I wouldn’t describe it as stiff, but it just wasn’t as soft. The color payoff was decent to good, but again, that lack of silkiness to the texture seemed to make it less intensely pigmented. It still blended fairly well, though, and stayed on for eight hours before it started to degrade. theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is grayer, lighter. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE) is lighter. Chanel Charming #5 (LE) is darker. MAC Fashion Fix (P, $21.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Exhale (P) is similar. bareMinerals Rowdy (P) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Nectar is a light-medium, muted peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft texture that leaned a little powdery, but it was blendable during application. It had good color payoff, and it wore well for eight hours on me. Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Plum is a dark, plummy purple with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though the texture was a little thinner and drier. Applied, the color didn’t start to fade for eight and a half hours. MAC Fig. 1 (P, $15.00) is similar. Make Up For Ever #160 (P, $20.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Navy is a dark, lightly brightened, navy blue with a semi-matte finish. It appears mostly matte applied, but there are very fine shimmers spread throughout. The texture of this shade was incredibly soft and silky, though a bit powdery. It’s actually intensely pigmented and a little goes a very long way, but it doesn’t adhere as well to skin, so some of the pigmentation gets lost as it is blended against the skin. When used with LORAC’s eyeshadow primer, this wasn’t an issue. Applied, the color lasted for nine hours, but it did stain slightly (both with and without primer). MAC Prussian (P, $15.00) is greener. Make Up For Ever #6E (P, $20.00) is a cream product. Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is more of a violet blue. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Charcoal is a medium-dark gray with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was somewhat powdery, so the color payoff was noticeably sheerer as a result. When I tested it, the color didn’t show signs of fading until after eight hours of wear. bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is lighter. MAC Gravel (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Typographic (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Soot (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Tempest (P) is lighter, less matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Black is a medium-dark black with a matte finish. The texture was very soft and silky, but it was noticeably powdery, so you’ll want to pat it on and build-up color to minimize fall out. The color payoff was semi-opaque. It does wear well for eight and a half hours before fading. There is no shortage in matte blacks on the market: See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Snow is a brightened white with subtly warm undertones and a frosted, almost metallic, finish. The texture felt soft and buttery, and the pigmentation was mostly opaque. It was easy to apply and blend on the lid, and it lasted well for nine hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE) is similar. Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P) is a touch darker. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is cooler-toned. Tarina Tarantino Dreamy #1 (P) is warmer. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE) is cooler-toned. theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Flawless Figure (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Chillproof (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Beige is a light peachy beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The powder’s consistency was soft, buttery, and smooth, though it was just a smidgen powdery. The color payoff was excellent, and it stayed on well for nine hours. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is similar. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is darker. NARS Jezebel (P) is darker, more orange. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker. Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Rose is a brightened, highly metallic copper with warm undertones. It had good color payoff, and the texture was very smooth and soft. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading. LORAC Unbelievable (P) is more muted, less metallic. bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE) is less metallic. Divergent Peaceful Shimmer (LE) is darker. theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is less metallic. Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE) is more sparkly. Urban Decay Chopper (P, $18.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Mocha is a muted, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft, buttery, and smooth, while it had excellent pigmentation that applied beautifully and lasted for nine hours. Too Faced Cote d’Azur (P, $16.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is lighter. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Too Faced Amaretto (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Liar (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $15.00) is darker. CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is warmer. Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) darker. MAC Sable (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chrome is a medium taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture felt soft and buttery to the touch, but it was a little powdery. The color blended nicely when applied, though, and it wore well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading. Divergent Abnegation Stone (LE) is warmer. Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is a cream product. Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $5.99) is warmer. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is warmer. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is similar. Anastasia Antique (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is more glittery. Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Pastelluxe #5 (P) is similar. theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Cumulus (P, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Silver is a light-medium, metallic silver that leans slightly warm-toned. It had decent color payoff, but it didn’t apply as smoothly out of the pan, though the texture felt soft. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Eggplant Blend #3 (LE) is less metallic. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is darker. Urban Decay S&M (P, $18.00) is darker, less metallic. MAC Extra Silver (LE, $19.50) is similar. Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Jade is a medium-dark, forest green with warm, olive undertones and a soft, satiny shimmer. It had excellent pigmentation, and the texture was incredibly soft and silky. It wore well for eight and a half hours before I saw some fading. theBalm #30 (P, $6.50) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P) is a cream product. Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $6.99) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE) is similar. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is similar. MAC Fiction (DC, $15.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Eureka (P) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Speaker Box (LE) is a touch warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cocoa is a rich, medium-dark red-brown with a soft shimmer over a semi-matte finish. It had fantastic color payoff, though the texture was on the powdery side, despite its silkiness. The color didn’t start to fade until after nine hours, and it was easy to blend on the lid. NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Dior Sundeck #5 (LE) is less shimmery. theBalm #1 (P, $6.50) is similar. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is lighter. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. Urban Decay West (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. MAC Carbonized (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Inglot #423 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014

LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Here’s a quick sneak peek of the new LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00). I’m still in the process of testing (that’s a lot of eyeshadows!), so stay tuned for my full review featuring more photos, swatches, dupes, etc. Thanks for your patience!

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Monday, June 16th, 2014

LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.58 oz.) is described as a “universally flattering nude eyeshadow palette.” It includes ten eyeshadows (0.39 oz. in total, or 0.039 oz. each) and a miniature-sized Behind the Scenes Eye Primer (0.19 oz.). Overall, it’s a good palette with ten shades and no major issues. Most of the eyeshadows had good color payoff, soft, blendable textures, and the formula wears quite consistency–almost every shade lasted for eight hours on me (no primer). With LORAC’s primer, results are closer to ten to eleven hours. The palette is very warm-toned, so I wouldn’t describe it was “universally flattering” (which, in general, is a difficult task for any shade, let alone multiple shades!), but otherwise, it’s a nice neutral palette to consider if you haven’t yet had your fill.

When Urban Decay Naked3 came out, a lot of readers asked how this compared. There is definitely overlap, but I don’t think the palettes are that similar. The shades that are “most similar” (but they vary in degree) would be Undercover vs. Strange, Unbelievable vs. Trick, Unconditional vs. Limit/Nooner. Shades like Dust, Buzz, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, and Blackheart don’t seem to have anything that’s really similar that’s in the Unzipped palette.

Undercover is a light, pink-tinged beige with a satin finish. It had good color payoff and a soft, silky texture that applied well. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unbelievable is a medium-dark, coppered brown with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture felt soft and almost buttery, though it was just slightly powdery. The color stayed on well for just over eight hours when I tested it. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unattainable is a medium-dark, gold-shimmered bronze brown with a frosted, metallic sheen. The texture was a little powdery, but it had decent pigmentation and blended well. When worn, this shade wore well for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unconditional is a muted, dusty pink-mauve with a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but the texture was soft and silky, just a bit powdery. I noticed the color had faded slightly after eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unbridled is a warm-toned, burgundy-brown with a satin-matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was a bit thinner and drier compared to other shades in the palette, so it didn’t apply as smoothly or as intensely. Applied to the eye, the color stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Undiscovered is a brightened, orange-toned gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was pretty smooth without being powdery. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unreal is a golden peach with a frosted sheen and warm undertones. The texture was incredibly soft and smooth, while the pigmentation was mostly opaque. When I tested it, the color didn’t fade for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Uncensored is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm, yellow and red undertones and a smooth, pearly sheen. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, buttery texture that applied beautifully. I didn’t see any fading until after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unspoken is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-y undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft and silky without being powdery. The wear topped in at eight hours before there was noticeable fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Untamed is a dark, red-toned brown with burgundy shimmer and a satin finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth. It stayed on well for eight hours before starting to fade. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Sunday, June 1st, 2014

bareMinerals The Glass Beach Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Glass Beach Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Glass Beach Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of shades for summer. I came across this on QVC when I bought The Nude Beach palette. According to bareMinerals, it was inspired by the coast of Northern California. All four shades had a muted quality to them, which made them appear more muddied applied to the lid than anticipated, and the somewhat powdery texture of the shades seemed to compound this problem. It’s an interesting set of shades, but the texture of these really needs the help of a primer, which would help the color adhere better to the skin. I packed and packed Sea Glass on like no tomorrow but really couldn’t get it to appear as it does in the pan. bareMinerals’ Ready formula is one of my favorites, because it is very, very pigmented, applies beautifully without primer, and wears long without fading or creasing, but this quad fell so short compared to other palettes and quads.

Pacific Sands is described as a “sunlit sand.” It’s a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was slightly powdery. This shade wore well for nine hours before fading. Kat Von D Entomology (P) is yellower. Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Foxy (P, $18.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sea Glass is described as a “jade shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, muted green-gray with a matte finish. It seemed to have good color payoff when I swatched it, but the powdery texture made it difficult for it to actually stay on the skin–it was very prone to sheering out with the merest touch of the brush. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. bareMinerals Velvet Emerald (LE, $14.00) is much greener and less gray (not really dupe, but it was the only other closest one besides Earth!). bareMinerals Earth (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Golden Coast is described as a “radiant copper.” It’s a muted, yellow gold with a soft, frosted finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, but the texture was a bit thinner and less buttery compared to most shades in the Ready formula. This shade stayed on without fading for nine hours. This shade doesn’t blend as well with the other three shades, possibly because of the difference in finish. Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold (P) is similar. MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Strike (LE, $18.00) is similar. Urban Decay Blitz (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, cooler-toned. MAC Sweet & Sour #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Barefoot (LE, $15.00) is darker. Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE) is brighter, warmer. Chanel Blazing Gold (LE, $28.50) is lighter. bareMinerals Remix (LE) is slightly brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tide Pool is described as a “shimmering coal.” It’s a dark, cool-toned brown with a gray edge and a satiny finish. It had rich color payoff, and the texture was soft without being powdery while wearing for almost ten hours before showing signs of fading. Too Faced Dolly (P, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Perspective (LE) is slightly warmer. Urban Decay Smokeout (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned, more shimmery. MAC Beluga (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Mystery (P, $15.00) is slightly warmer. bareMinerals Undercover (P) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, May 30th, 2014

bareMinerals The Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains eight shades that were inspired by shades in bareMinerals’ loose eyeshadow range, and with the name, you can see that it’s a neutral-based palette. The quality is good overall, but the palette contains a lot of mid-tone eyeshadows, and I found myself really longing for one or two medium-dark to dark, satin-to-matte shades that would work to add more depth to any look. It is also a warm-toned palette, which there are many of on the market nowadays, so while lovely in many ways, it is ultimately a more dupable palette. I love the size of this style of palette that bareMinerals does, because each eyeshadow still has plenty of product (0.03 oz.), but they’re very compact and perfect for traveling. bareMinerals’ Ready eyeshadow formula is supposed to wear for 12 hours, yield “vivid, pure, provocative color,” and “resist creasing, fading, and smudging.”

Tan Lines is described as a “dark peach copper.” It’s a medium, warm-toned copper with a frosted finish. It’s not quite as overtly orange-toned, so it has a better balance of red and orange, which gives it a slightly muted quality. The texture was soft, smooth, and buttery with excellent color payoff and application. It wore well for eleven hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Nude Beach is described as a “light, warm sand.” It’s a light beige with very subtle cool undertones and a frosted, somewhat metallic, finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, though the texture was soft and smooth, it wasn’t as buttery or as dense as the Ready formula is in general. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours on me before fading. See comparison swatches /
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Bare Skin is described as a “copper rose.” It’s a muted, medium copper-brown with a metallic finish and warm undertones. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth. This shade stayed on well for ten hours before starting to fade slightly, though it never creased over the twelve hours I wore it. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Pure is described as a “light, airy peach.” It’s a light, warm-toned beige with a matte finish. It’s almost too light and not quite warm enough to be considered peach to me. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was incredibly rich and buttery. This shade wore well for just over ten hours on me before it started to fade. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

In the Buff is described as a “light golden peach.” It’s a medium, peach-orange with a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft and smooth, while the color blended easily onto the skin and wore well for just over ten and a half hours before it started to fade slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Natural is described as a “light buttery peach.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, while the consistency of the powder was soft, finely-milled, and smooth. It was a tiny bit powdery but almost unnoticeable during application. This shade stayed well on the eyelid for ten hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Santorini is described as a “burnished taupe.” It’s a medium-dark, golden taupe with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff, while the consistency was soft and smooth, though not quite as dense as other shades. The eyeshadow wore well for eleven hours before I noticed some fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Skinny Dip is described as a “light, iridescent pink.” It’s a cool-toned, iridescent pink-tinged white with a pearly sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation, while the texture was soft, blendable, but slightly powdery. This shade lasted well when I wore it for ten hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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The Nude Beach

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Pigmentation

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Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Tan Lines

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Pigmentation

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Texture

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Longevity

9/10

Application

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Nude Beach

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Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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