Friday, July 10th, 2015

MAC Claretluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Claretluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Claretluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bold combination (which I love seeing!), and I think the colors work really well together. This formula is supposed to have “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when applied dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when applied wet. My experience with this formula is that sometimes it can be really nice, other times it is a total miss. I think they are most practical used damp or over a slightly tacky base if you want to use them dry. They’re actually longer-wearing than you might think, given how they feel and swatch, but I usually get seven to eight hours of crease-free wear. With Claretluxe, I think it is most viable damp or if used dry, over a slightly tacky or white-hued base. The wear was good, and for the most part, the shades were true to description: sheer when used dry, richer when used damp.

Claretluxe #1 is described as a “light pearly pink.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with warm, gold sparkle with a highly reflective finish. Applied dry, it was sheer and prone to having a lot of fall out during application, while applying it damp yielded better coverage (about semi-sheer) that was buildable to opaque coverage (two to three layers really patted and packed on). The sparkles adhere better to the base powder when you use a damp brush–I used MAC’s 242 dampened with water for best results. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before creasing. MAC Pastelluxe #2 (P, ) is warmer. MAC Pastelluxe #2 (P, ) is warmer. MAC Invincible Light (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Good Fortune (LE, $16.50) is less shimmery. MAC Invincible Light (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler. Dior Trafalgar #1 (P, ) is less shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #3 (P, ) is cooler. MAC Whisper Pink (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Pink Sugar (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Claretluxe #2 is described as a “clean burgundy pink-red.” It’s a brightened, reddish copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer with a drier consistency that applied more unevenly to the skin and was harder to blend out. Using a dampened brush, the color was intensely pigmented and very smooth while becoming blendable. It wore for eight and a half hours before fading on me. MAC Spicy Smoke (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Cranberry (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Quartz Fusion (LE, $21.00) is darker. Milani I Heart You (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. Milani Primary #2 (P, $6.99) is darker. Urban Decay Gash (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. NARS Cambodia (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Urban Decay Sonic (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Zoeva Warm Notes (P, ) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Innocence (DC, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Sugarpill Asylum (P, $13.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Claretluxe #3 is described as a “purple.” It’s a slightly muted, dark purple with cooler undertones and a pearly sheen. It was semi-sheer applied dry, but it blended well, so it was usable dry, though you’ll definitely want to use a damp brush to achieve opaque coverage if that is more your style. It remained blendable for the most part even when used damp. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. Disney by Sephora Sea Witch (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #1 (P, ) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #1 (P, ) is lighter. Ulta Purple (P, $10.00) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Snarfblat (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Warm & Smoky (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Half Truth (LE, $18.00) is cooler. MAC Pink Union #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Drawn to Drama (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. MAC Dusty Desire (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery. L’Oreal Perpetual Purple (P, $7.99) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette
Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette

Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette ($40.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a set of five, warm-toned neutral eyeshadows with matte and satin finishes. It’s a nice palette overall, and it’s not quite as dupable as your typical neutral palette, but there are a fair amount of dupes for each shade. All five shades coordinate well with each other, and I liked that the finishes ranged from matte to satin, so you could get a little more depth out of the combination while also having an easier time blending out the shades.

Omber Rouge #1 is a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It wore for eight hours before fading on me. This could be a highlighter on medium to dark skin tones or more of a transition shade on fairer skin tones. Viseart Beige (P, ) is darker, warmer. Guerlain Hey Nude (04) (P, $34.00) is darker. Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is lighter. Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Vespertine (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Anastasia Cream (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer. Sephora + Pantone Universe Macaroon (LE, ) is warmer. bareMinerals Velvet Nude (LE, $14.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Omber Rouge #2 is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nice color coverage that was mostly opaque, while the powder’s consistency was blendable with just a smidgen of powderiness in the pan. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Tarte Pinky Promise (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Buzz (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Aveda Bare Bellis (P, $14.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Omber Rouge #3 is a muted, medium brown with a hint of rosy-beige tones to it and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage that blended easily on the skin without sheering out. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Make Up For Ever S610 Almond (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau Baby Universe #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Viseart Chantille (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Dior Ambre Nuit #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Viseart Saint-Honore (P, ) is darker, warmer. LORAC Dusty Rose (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Dior Golden Shock #2 (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach (P, $5.99) is warmer. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Omber Rouge #4 is a softened, medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff that applied easily to the skin and blended out without issue. The texture was a little firmer compared to the other shades, but it wasn’t difficult to work with in practice. It wore for eight hours before it started to fade. Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is darker. Colour Pop Cornelious (LE, $5.00) is lighter. Zoeva Substitute for Love (P, ) is brighter, warmer. Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is darker. LORAC Unspoken (P, ) is darker. Stila Individual (P, ) is lighter. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $5.99) is lighter. Makeup Geek Latte (P, $5.99) is more muted. Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented, warmer. Urban Decay Beware (P, $18.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Omber Rouge #5 is a lightly brightened, dark brown with warm, orange-red undertones and a satin finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it was the least pigmented of the five shades, and it also had a drier, firmer texture that didn’t feel as finely-milled. This shade could have been easier to work with on the lid, as it took a little extra patience to blend it out. It wore for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear (P, $5.99) is lighter. MAC Amorous Alloy (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Exposed (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Les Fauves #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Colour Pop Hot Tamale (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery. Sephora + Pantone Universe Hot Chocolate (LE, ) is lighter. Laura Mercier Cocoa (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. Colour Pop Mittens (P, $5.00) is cooler. Colour Pop Bandit (P, $5.00) is lighter. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is less shimmery. NARS Dolomites (Right) (LE, $24.00) is darker. MAC Apricot Blend #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. LORAC Untamed (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Divergent Burnt Mahogany (LE, ) is more muted, cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Too Faced Love Palette
Too Faced Love Palette

Too Faced Love Palette ($49.00 for 0.50 oz.) contains fifteen eyeshadows split into three combinations. It utilizes a new formula with “slurry powder technology,” which ultimately gives them a slightly drier, dustier consistency that is harder to apply on bare skin. The formula is one that definitely needs to be used damp (and I think most shades could probably be used with a damp brush with no ill effect, but I haven’t tried it with all of the shades) or with an eyeshadow primer, preferably one with a little tack or thickness to it. The more sparkly shades create a lot of sparkle fall out while applying as well as during wear, as the sparkle tended to separate from the base color. The eyeshadows lasted for seven to eight hours on average with semi-opaque color payoff. I think a brown eyeliner might have been a better fit with these, as they run more faded/softer applied, and the black can be harsh–it’s certainly a dramatic choice.

Cherish is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a soft, fairly smooth texture that blended and adhered well to the skin. It lasted for eight hours. MAC Hey (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is lighter. Clarins The Essentials #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. theBalm #7 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is brighter, more pigmented. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is brighter, more pigmented. YSL Onde Sable (04) (P, $30.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (P, $9.99) is darker, more muted. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dearest is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. You could feel the sparkle pull away from the base color, so it had a more crumbly consistency and tended to have fall out during application (as I blended) as well as when worn (all over the under eye). It lasted for seven hours before fading. Milani Drenched in Gold (P, $6.99) is darker. Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, better quality. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is darker. theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is less shimmery. Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is less shimmery. Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Naked Bronze (Eye Color) (LE, ) is darker. Makeup Geek Rapunzel (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter. LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. LORAC Gilded (LE, ) is less shimmery. Dior Contraste Horizon #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Adore is a soft, medium-dark copper with warm, orange-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was a little dusty and tended to look sheerer on the lid as a lot of the color blends away. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Imagine (P, ) is darker. MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter. Divergent Peaceful Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Cannes (P, $16.00) is brighter. MAC Sexy Eyes (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Sexy Eyes (LE, $16.00) is darker. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $5.99) is darker. Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Desire is a medium-dark, golden brown with warm, caramel undertones. It had nice color coverage that went on very smoothly and evenly, and this shade wasn’t too dusty to work with, so it applied well. The color wore for eight hours before fading. Bobbi Brown Praline (LE, $21.00) is more muted. MAC Butterfudge (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Butterfudge (P, $16.00) is lighter. Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Desert (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Deluxe (P, $5.00) is darker. LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Givenchy Delicate #2 (P, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Amorous is a muted, purpled brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had decent pigmentation but was a little dusty and harder to blend on the skin without a base. It lasted for seven and a half hours. Chanel Tisse Camelia #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #7 (P, ) is lighter. Hourglass Exposure #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Smitten is a light, creamy pink with sparkle over a mostly satin finish and subtle, warmer undertones. It’s a little powdery and prone to sheering out when blended on the skin, though it starts with decent color coverage. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Sensibility (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Strange (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Strawberry Mousse (LE, $14.00) is . MAC Rose Blend #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Riviera #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. Chanel Tisse Cambon #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Passion is a muted, medium-dark purple mauve with lighter gold sparkle and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a dusty consistency that sheers out easily. It doesn’t adhere that well to bare skin, especially as the sparkle dusts away. It lasted for seven hours but had a lot of fall out during wear. bareMinerals Catch Me If (P, ) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Tinsel (LE, $5.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Tinsel (LE, $5.00) is warmer. Ardency Inn Disco (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler. Colour Pop Cricket (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler. Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Hourglass Exposure #5 (P, ) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Prickly Pear (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Viseart Vendome (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sweetie Pie is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had decent pigmentation with a smoother texture that adhered well to bare skin. On me, it lasted for eight hours. MAC Love Power (LE, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Pink Sensibilities #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Sephora Collection Star-Crossed Lovers (103) (P, $13.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Jardin Zen #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE, ) is cooler. Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Romance is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It was very pigmented but powdery, though it didn’t sheer out much when applied, so it ended up being one of the better shades in the palette. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is lighter. Urban Decay Vengeance (LE, $18.00) is darker. bareMinerals Yes Please (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S616 Chocolate (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Terre (Right) (LE, ) is lighter. Too Faced Truffled (P, $16.00) is darker. Viseart Taupe (P, ) is lighter. Hourglass Atmosphere #3 (P, ) is lighter. Viseart Dark Matte #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Obsessed is a deepened, burgundy-brown with warm undertones and a hint of plum paired with a soft, pearly sheen. It had intense pigmentation with a slightly dusty texture that seemed to make it harder to blend on bare skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Sleek MakeUP Genie (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever D830 Black Rose (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever S622 Black Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. LORAC Granite (LE, ) is more shimmery. Tarte Lavender Bubble Bath (LE, ) is cooler. Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Dior Cuir Cannage #5 (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (P, $38.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Right) (LE, ) is cooler. Givenchy Tentation #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Hourglass Graphite #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Hourglass Monochrome #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Devotion is a peachy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had decent color payoff with a fairly smooth application, though it could have been better. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours for me. theBalm #7 (P, $6.50) is darker. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE, ) is cooler. LORAC Beige (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Sweet Sovereign (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Nutmeg (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $5.99) is lighter. Dior Golden Shock #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P, ) is darker. Dior Golden Shock #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P, ) is darker. MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is less shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is darker. Viseart Kifu (P, ) is less shimmery. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Darling is a softened, light-medium green with warm, golden pearl and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty, texture that applied well. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Too Faced Very Merry (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Makeup Geek Shimmermint (P, $5.99) is darker. MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, warmer. Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is warmer. Hourglass Color Field #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer. LORAC Clover (LE, ) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

XOXO is a soft, light-medium orange with warm undertones and a lightly frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that applied smoothly. On me, it wore for eight hours before fading slightly. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani Organica (Right) (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Mortal #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Shazam (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $24.00) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is lighter. Viseart Orange Topaz (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Puppy Love is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a subtle, frosted sheen. It had nice color payoff with a smooth consistency that made it easy to work with. It showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear. MAC Sable (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Romantico (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay YDK (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Papilio (P, ) is darker. CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is cooler. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer. Stila Thought (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE, ) is warmer. Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Everlasting is a blackened green that leans browner with a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had decent pigmentation but was dusty and prone to sheering out, so it always looked softer and more faded than it did in the pan. I had some trouble blending it out as well. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani Copper Wood (LE, ) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter. Kat Von D Covenant (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Zoeva Infusion (P, ) is less shimmery. MAC Green Clean #3 (LE, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Perfect Black is an intense black with a satin finish. It was richly pigmented and very, very creamy, so I had no problems applying it and never felt it tugging at the lash line. It is, however, so creamy that wear is an issue as it migrated to the corners of the eyes noticeably after seven hours of wear. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is less glossy. MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is less glossy. MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is less glossy. MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is less glossy. MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is less glossy. Giorgio Armani Black (01) (P, $28.00) is . Estee Lauder Blackened Black (LE, $20.00) is less glossy. Sephora Collection Black Lace (P, $9.00) is less glossy. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (P, $25.00) is darker. Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is less glossy. Sephora Collection Clubbing Stilettos (P, $9.00) is less glossy. MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, June 26th, 2015

NYX Highlight & Contour Palette
NYX Highlight & Contour Palette

NYX Highlight & Contour Palette ($25.00 for 0.72 oz.) is a set of four highlight powders and four contour powders. All of the shades included in the palette can be purchased individually, and the palette is refillable, so shades can be removed or rearranged. The only downside is that they don’t sell the palette empty, and there are two additional highlight powder shades (Bone, Soft Peach) and two additional contour powder shades (Sienna, Saddle) available as singles (each single is $5.00). I liked that two of the four highlighters had some shimmer to them, so for those who like a little sheen to their highlight, you’ll have those options, and you can always tamp down the satiny sheen by dusting one of the more matte highlight powders on top to stretch out the others if you like less shimmer. The contours all had a semi-matte to satin finish, so none were totally matte, and they looked natural on the skin without looking too shimmery or too flat. I had some trouble blending out the contour shades at times, and I had the best luck by applying with a more feathery brush to lay down the general outline of the contour, and then going back to darken as needed. The highlight shades are soft and smooth but powdery.

Highlight Powders

Ice Queen is described as a “pearly pale white.” It’s a very light, cool-toned white with a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to fully opaque color if desired, though it’s likely a shade worn more diffused for most, so luckily, it blends out quite easily. It just slightly emphasizes pores if I’m not careful or don’t buff it out enough. It lasted for eight hours on me. Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker. L’Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is cooler. LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Soft Light is described as a “matte nude.” It’s a very light, white-beige that is fairly neutral in undertone paired with a matte finish. The texture was soft and smooth but noticeably powdery. This looked chalky against my medium skin tone, so it is probably better mixed with one of the contours or for fairer skin tones than mine. The coverage was semi-opaque and slightly buildable, but with how powdery it was, it tended to sheer out if you blended out the edges at all. It started to fade after seven hours. NARS Highlight (P, ) is warmer. Kat Von D Lucid (P, ) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cream is described as a “matte soft yellow.” It’s a soft, buttery yellow with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a really soft, smooth consistency that was easy to blend and apply to the skin, though it was powdery in the pan. On me, it started to fade after seven and a half hours. Dolce and Gabbana Eva (P, $51.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Lyric (P, ) is lighter, cooler. LORAC Yellow Highlight (P, ) is lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Nectar is described as a “pearly soft peach.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer. It was less frosted compared to Ice Queen. The texture was soft, blendable, and slightly powdery/dry but didn’t appear dry on the skin. The shimmer didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture or pores. It wore well for seven and a half hours before turning a little patchy/faded. IT Cosmetics Hello Light (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. MAC Star! (LE, ) is more shimmery. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Contour Powders

Tan is described as a “matte soft brown with slight red undertones.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a smoother texture that was slightly firmer to the touch, and it could have been a little more blendable on the skin. I started noticing fading after eight hours of wear. NYX Sculpt (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Urban Decay Toasted (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (P, ) is lighter, warmer. MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Smashbox Bronze (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Toffee is described as a “matte neutral brown.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. This was one of the more shimmery contour shades (it’s not matte at all!). The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth without being powdery. It lasted for eight hours on me. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Dark Cocoa (P, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sculpt is described as a “matte taupe.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of gray overtones but the stronger, more orange undertones made it look warmer and browner. It had a very slight satin sheen, but it was the more matte of the four contour shades in the palette. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery. This shade blended fairly well on the skin, and it wore for eight hours. NARS Paloma Contour (P, ) is lighter, warmer. MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is warmer. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Shadowplay (P, ) is lighter, warmer. NYX Tan (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Hollow is described as a “matte deep brown.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency, which made blending more challenging than desired. Once on, it stayed put for eight hours. Kat Von D Subconscious (P, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Deep Contour (P, ) is cooler, better quality. Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P, ) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00 for 0.144 oz.) contains eight matte eyeshadows in neutral shades ranging from white to brown to black. I think if you have all of the PRO palettes released, you probably have neutrals close enough to these. It’s a good palette, and it applied fairly well over bare skin, which isn’t always the case for LORAC’s eyeshadows, but it is very dupable. I would have liked to see one or two more mid-tone shades, as the overall look of the palette is quite dark and smoky.

Bare is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture is very smooth and silky, though it kicked up excess product in the pan. It had good pigmentation and lasted for eight hours on me. Laura Mercier Vanilla Nuts (P, $23.00) is darker. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer. LORAC Nude #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is cooler. Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter. Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is cooler. Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is lighter. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Laetus (P, ) is warmer. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Makeup Geek Baby Face (P, $5.99) is cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a light-medium brown with a hint of gray and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan. Applied, it lasted for eight hours before fading. NARS Yamal (LE, $24.00) is darker. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is warmer. theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lower quality. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa (LE, ) is cooler. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Fix (LE, $18.00) is darker. Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is darker. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is less pigmented. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Corduroy is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, but it was one of those shades that seems really pigmented but seems to fade almost immediately upon hitting the eye–it appears softer applied than in the pan. The texture was very, very finely-milled but powdery (perhaps why it is prone to fading/sheering out). It wore for almost eight hours before fading. Inglot #342 (P, $6.00) is lighter. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Faint (P, $18.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is lighter. LORAC Unedited (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Tarte Picnic Basket (LE, ) is warmer. Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is darker. Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted. Viseart Taupe (P, ) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Chocolate (P, ) is more muted, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate is a muted, dark brown with subtle, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good color payoff that was buildable on the skin, but like Corduroy, it had a tendency to sheer down and look a bit faded applied. On me, it started to show signs of wear after eight hours. Inglot #363 (P, $6.00) is darker. MAC Cross-Cultural (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Coconut Grove (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Embark (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Coffee Ground (P, $23.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is darker. Tarte Don’t Turn A-Brown (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is warmer. Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is darker. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Linen is a bright white with a matte finish. It had a very smooth consistency, but it was a little powdery to work with and turns chalky on my skin tone, so it will be more appropriate for fairer skin tones or layered over a good base for darker skin tones, I think. It had semi-sheer color payoff and lasted fors even and a half hours on me. Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is brighter. NYX Milk (P, $4.50) is brighter. Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter. LORAC White (P, ) is cooler. Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is cooler. Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer, better quality. Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P, ) is warmer. Kat Von D Banshee (LE, ) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Pink Mauve is a dusty, muted, medium mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery. The color stayed on well for eight hours before starting to fade. Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is darker. MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is darker. Inglot #344 (P, $6.00) is darker. MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Laced (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. Urban Decay Nooner (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler. Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler. LORAC Mauve (P, ) is cooler. bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is brighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler. Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is brighter, cooler. LORAC Unconditional (P, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Burgundy is a muted, dark burgundy with warm, red-brown undertones and a matte finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that kept most of its color when applied, but it could have been easier to blend. On me, it started to fade after eight hours of wear. Too Faced Cherry Cordial (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter, cooler. theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter. LORAC Dusty Plum (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte You Look Mauveless (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

jet Black is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too powdery and blended without trouble. It started to fade after eight hours of wear for me. MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Blackout (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is darker. Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is . LORAC Black (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is darker. Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is darker. Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE, ) is darker. Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Viseart Bridal Satin (03) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Bridal Satin (03) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Bridal Satin (03) Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) contains twelve shimmery shades ranging from buttery yellow to violet to satiny black. You know you’re onto something when the lower scoring product is a B+ and its the lone B+ at that. The formula on these is incredibly buttery, dense, and richly pigmented, which made them easy to apply to bare lids and get long, extended wear (nine to ten hours). The ingredient list on this palette is actually quite different than the other two shimmery palettes I bought this year (I got this one last year), and I wonder if that accounts for the creamier, smoother texture of this palette, whereas Paris Nudes was a little softer and more powdery (to a small degree), as this felt noticeably different in texture, though performance was more comparable.

Champagne is a lightly brightened, light-medium buttery yellow gold with a frosted finish. There’s enough white in the base to give it more of a butter yellow coloring, but the strong sheen and warmer undertones make it appear golden, too. It was intensely pigmented with a rich, dense, and buttery texture that blended beautifully on the skin. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is lighter. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Unlocked (P, ) is lighter. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sterling is a bright, silvery white with a metallic sheen. It had nice pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly as the texture was soft, lightly creamy, and blendable. It didn’t have any fading even after ten hours of wear. MAC White as Snow (LE, $32.50) is darker. Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $18.00) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is darker. Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is darker. theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Nimbus Cloude (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Chanel Mysterio (102) (P, $36.00) is darker. Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Peony is a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a very frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had really good color payoff, but the texture was a smidgen thick that it was easily over-applied, so use less than you think when initially using it. Once on, it stayed in place and looked immaculate ten hours later. Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #2 (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, lighter. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker. Rouge Bunny Rouge Capricious Nightingale (P, $19.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Blue Diamond is a brightened, bluish-white with a hint of silver in its frosted sheen. It had good color coverage with a blendable, creamy consistency that adhered well to bare skin. It wore well for ten hours on me. Sephora Collection Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $13.00) is warmer. Disney by Sephora Glass Slipper (LE, ) is more muted. theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Orange Topaz is a brightened, light-medium orange with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic sheen. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture felt soft, smooth, buttery, and blended like a dream. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Urban Decay Moonflower (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. LORAC Apricot (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Sun Tweaked (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Apricot (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. Anastasia Fresh Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Velvet is a medium, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really dense, buttery texture that felt almost like a cream. It adhered exceptionally well to the skin and lasted for ten hours (and still no fading!). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is darker. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Cinder (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker. Too Faced Rum Raisin (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is less shimmery. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P, ) is lighter. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Violet is a brightened, medium purple with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color coverage that applied really smoothly and evenly with a soft, blendable consistency. The color lasted for ten hours on me before fading. Urban Decay Omen (P, $18.00) is lighter. Illamasqua Trance (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Fyrinnae Parental Advisory (DC, $8.25) is less shimmery, darker. Maybelline Potent Purple (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, more muted. Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (P, $21.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Dare (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Ardency Inn Royal (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is darker, more muted, cooler. Urban Decay Flash (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sapphire is a dusty, subdued, medium-dark blue with a hint of gray and a pearly sheen. It had decent pigmentation but was the weakest shade in the palette with a slightly powdery texture. It lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Occupy (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. theBalm Matt Horowitz (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $5.99) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #2 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Divergent Erudite Sapphire (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer. Chanel Tisse Riviera #1 (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (P, $21.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $18.00) is brighter, cooler. MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. theBalm Pipeline (LE, $16.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere is a slightly muted, light-medium yellow gold with warm, gold and brown undertones and a frosted sheen. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the powder felt soft and smooth with good density. It lasted for ten hours on me. Viseart Camille (P, ) is more muted, cooler. Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Tarte Dare to Be Gold (LE, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is lighter. Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE, ) is lighter, more muted. LORAC Copper (LE, ) is less shimmery. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is lighter. Stila Vitality (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. MAC Her Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Copper is a softened, medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, buttery, and blendable consistency that nearly applied itself. This shade was still going strong after ten hours of wear. MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is darker. Urban Decay Lost (P, $18.00) is darker. CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery. Illamasqua Dart (P, ) is warmer. MAC Divine Decadence (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is darker. Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Anastasia Truffle (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer. LORAC Mocha (P, ) is lighter. Too Faced Cote d’Azur (P, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. LORAC Maroon (LE, ) is darker. Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Prune is a medium-dark, plummy purple with warm, pink undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft and smooth texture that lasted for almost ten hours on me. Makeup Geek Masquerade (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Backfire (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Frizzyplum (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $18.00) is darker. theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Remix (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted. Dior Constellation (864) #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Dior Lilas Mitzah (176) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler. NARS Caravaggio #2 (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. MAC Highly Charged (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Grape (LE, $32.50) is darker. Buxom Schnauzer (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Tuxedo is a medium-dark, satiny black with subtle,w arm undertones. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was a little drier, though it blended quite readily (which was a surprise). It wore well for nine hours. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. YSL Fetiche #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. LORAC Caviar (LE, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Onyx (LE, ) is less shimmery. Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Lancome My French #9 (LE, ) is cooler. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Viseart Charbon (P, ) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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