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NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral-hued duo for spring (January 15th at NARS, February 1st at all other retailers). It’s a nice set of shades that performs well, though they’re more dupable than not.

Hammamet (Left) is described as a “matte beige.” It’s a light-medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It blended out well and wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Viseart Beige (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Spoiled (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bamboo (DC, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S710 Peach (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Clay (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) (P, $39.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hammamet (Right) is described as a “bronzed rose.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It was nicely pigmented with a soft, moderately dense texture that blended out well and adhered nicely to bare skin. On me, the color wore for eight hours before it started to fade. Viseart Melonie (P, ) is darker (100% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC To Boldly Go (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). City Color Homecoming Queen (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Adore (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Iced Coffee (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Fauves #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Ego (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Expensive Pink (P, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Blue Garden Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a mix of white, silver, gray, blue, and orange. The orange is an interesting addition (certainly makes it more unique), but whether that’s a good addition or not is quite subjective. I couldn’t find anything online that described this as a wet/dry formula, but it felt like that to me, so I did swatch it both dry (left) and damp (right) for your viewing pleasure. The ratings are based solely on performance dry, though, which was disappointing across the board.

Blue Garden #1 is a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff dry with a lightly dusty consistency that made it harder to build up as it would just sheer/fade as I blended it. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Nude #1 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Sailor (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Peach (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Faithful (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora #happydays (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Mortal #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #2 is a bright, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. It had sheer coverage when applied dry, though damp application seemed to go a long way with this one (almost opaque). The texture was powdery and hard to apply evenly to the skin. It wore well for six hours. Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Too Cool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Early Frost (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC White (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #14 (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Hologram (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #3 is a muted, light bluish-white with a frosted finish. It had sheer pigmentation applied dry, so it was again, a shade that you’d have to use damp or with a good base (I’d reach for something thicker than regular primer). It had a dusty, thin texture that was prone to sheering out. The color was faded by the sixth hour of wear. Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). theBalm A3 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Hologram (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Joy (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Sky (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Citadel (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #22 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #4 is a light-medium, silvery gray with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty/dry texture that was hard to apply over bare skin. The color wore for six and a half hours on me. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Mysterio (102) (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #11 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Lusty Lee (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Liberty (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Uninhibited #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #17 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #5 is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had decent pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency that was blendable but easily sheered out on the skin (harder to retain intensity). It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tory Burch Beauty Stone Cold (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mercury (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cyber (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tin Man (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tundra (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Cloud (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Silver (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Silver (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Cafe/Pepper Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cafe/Pepper Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Cafe/Pepper Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cafe/Pepper Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dual-ended lipstick, so there is a lipstick shade on each side. For reference, Pepper is part of the permanent range. This duo features a lighter, warm pink paired with a darker, warm plum. It is sold out online presently but may still be available in stores.

Cafe is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that applied without dragging on the lips. The texture seemed a smidgen thinner and more prone to emphasizing the natural texture–most Bite lipsticks make my lips look smoother, but this one didn’t. The color wore for three and a half hours on me but was hydrating. Makeup Geek Naive (P, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Meringue (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Tantric (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $23.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pepper is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with soft, warm undertones and a light sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a creamy, light-to-medium-weight consistency that was comfortable to wear but didn’t slide around. This shade stayed on for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Primrose (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Heaven (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Break Away (LE, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals XOX (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo Café/Pepper
B+

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9
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9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
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Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dual-ended lipstick, so there is a lipstick shade on each side. This duo features a warm, rosy plum and a lighter, rosy brown. The duo is sold out online, though you may be able to find it in store still. Definitely making a mental note to cave on these earlier in the season for next holiday.

Cortado is a muted, medium rosy plum with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, lightweight consistency that applied well without feeling heavy or sliding around. It wore well for four hours on me and was nicely hydrating. Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rose Violine (P, $37.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Party Alice (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Set Sail (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a muted, light-medium rosy peach-brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that allowed the natural lip color to still come through. The texture was creamy, comfortable without being too slippery or thick. It lasted for four hours and was hydrating over time. Estee Lauder Naked Desire (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Nude (P, $37.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Hourglass Futurist (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Fresh Brew (P, $17.00) is less pigmented, cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cinnful (P, $25.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bare Instinct (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Peacemaker (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC It's Really Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Cult (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Idealist (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo Cortado/Latte
A-

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9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette

NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour Eyeshadow Palette
NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette

NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that features twelve eyeshadows; four are over-sized and eight are more normally sized. What’s interesting to me is that I can’t find a single call out from the bran that the formula is any different than their typical powder eyeshadow, and I think that with the exception of mattes, they’re quite different. They have a much denser and creamier consistency–you can feel the silicone in it–that makes it comparable to newer formulas like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows, MAC Colour Drenched Pigments, and Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows (to name a few). I personally find that NARS’ standard eyeshadow formula to be one of the weaker high-end formulations, though there are some that are great. This palette, overall, is significantly more pigmented, easier to work with, and more blendable than the majority of NARS eyeshadows I have tried to-date. I think the weakest point is that these creased on me at the seven-hour mark, so they definitely require a primer based on my testing for longevity.

The palette has a mirrored top, which collects fingerprints, and it feels slightly bulky overall (it’s similar in thickness as other NARS palettes released in the last year or so). The palette seems like a great value, which isn’t something that is always associated with higher-end palettes, but taking the price per ounce of their eyeshadow singles ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) means that this palette includes $300 worth of product.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #1 is described as a “cream bisque.” It’s a light, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Creamed Honey (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Makeup Geek Baby Face (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Ciate My Tribe (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Nassau (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Nighthawks (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Blanc (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Conch (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Full-Zip (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #2 is described as a “shimmering pink sand.” It’s a light, peachy-gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a creamy, smooth texture that applied well and blended out easily. The color started to crease after seven hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty Lights On (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Super Hard Core (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Artemis (LE, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #3 is described as an “amethyst ash.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a really smooth, almost cream-like texture that blended out well on the skin without losing intensity. The downside was that it creased after seven hours of wear. Dior Univers (655) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Jouer Magic Hour (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Vanity Fair (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #4 is described as a “black truffle.” It’s a muted, dark gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a slightly drier texture that made it harder to blend out. This was one of the more disappointing shades in the palette, though it was workable. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Tarte Smokeshow (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Stone (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Gris #1 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Nehru (DC, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cast Iron (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Soot (DC, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cinder (Right) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Amnesia (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #7 #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Claudia (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Typographic (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Russian Blue (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #5 is described as a “golden starlight.” It’s a bright, light buttery yellow with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a really thick, dense consistency that adhered well to bare skin but was a little hard to blend out without it “thickening” over the lid and emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. It lasted for seven hours before creasing. City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). NARS Newbury Street (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Glisten (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Rager (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Born Glam (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Persona Sassy (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #6 is described as a “sunburst copper.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium copper orange with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The pigmentation was excellent, while the powder was smooth, blendable, and dense–almost cream-like. It started to crease after seven hours. Too Faced Butterscotch (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Desert Roadtrip (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Cindi (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop KathleenLights (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #7 is described as a “cafe au lait.” It’s a muted, medium taupe with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that blended out well and wore for just over seven hours on me. Too Faced Pecan Praline (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Lazarus (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Cover (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Café au Lait (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Give In Take V (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Feeling Grey-t (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M548 Pink Gray (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 15 (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #8 is described as a “pistol grey.” It’s a dark gray with neutral-to-warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish. It was richly pigmented and was easy to blend out on the lid. The texture was dense and smooth, but it only wore for seven hours before creasing. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #20 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Stila Black Diamond (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Knight Divine (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Granite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Inglot #444 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bento Box (LE, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Lysithea (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). LORAC Gunmetal (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Polished Jet (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #9 is described as an “industrial steel.” It’s a dark, bluish gray with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a dense, buttery texture that applied well to bare skin. The color wore well for seven hours before creasing. Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Denim Smokey (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Nuit (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Seascape (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Riptide (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals Vapor (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #10 is described as a “regal blue.” It’s a muted, dark blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff with a powdery texture that was harder to work with–it tended to look splotchy and uneven applied. I think a base would help it to some degree, but it is best applied in sheerer layers and built up to manage it. It started to fade after seven hours. Natasha Denona Navy (01V) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Azure (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Beast Mode (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Navy (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #9 (P, ) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). Inglot #336 (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #11 is described as a “shimmering taupe cashmere.” It’s a medium, taupe brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had good color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that applied well and wore for seven hours before creasing. MAC I'd Give My All (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D-12 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Whirling (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Nostalgic (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Substance (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Victorian (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Oaxaca (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Rocker (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Put Me to Shame (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora June Gloom (P, $10.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Trance (LE, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Full Orbit #3 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #12 is described as a “shimmering licorice.” It’s a blackened burgundy with warm, brown undertones and silver micro-sparkle. The consistency was dense, lightly creamy, and blended out well for the most part. It creased after seven hours of wear. Make Up For Ever D830 Black Rose (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Dark Matter (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Oyster (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Talk Derby to Me (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Roller Girl (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #5 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Gravity (094) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Spring 2016 Eyeshadow Palette L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour
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Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for spring. The eyeshadow formula feels different than their standard, permanent eyeshadow formula but similar to the formula used in the limited edition holiday palettes–more in the vein of MAC Extra Dimension and NARS Dual Intensity–but I couldn’t find anything from Dior that indicated these are actually wet/dry, though for your perusal, I swatched them both dry (left) and damp (right), so this review only covers dry application. I think that the eyeshadows perform much better damp, though, or with primer, as they run crumbly and/or powdery, so they tended to look a little dry or uneven applied to the lid as-is.

Rose Garden #1 is a light, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft but dusty consistency that tended to sheer out on the lid. It lasted for seven hours on me. Make Up For Ever I318 Linen Khaki (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D316 Crystalline Pinky Green (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Acid Rain (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Juxt (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Aveda Lemongrass (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Wicked (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Floridazzle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). MAC Green Clean #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Secret Pond (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #2 is a light-medium, sunny yellow with strong, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that applied decently but could have used help from a primer to maintain intensity and evenness. This shade started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Enchanting (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Double Feature #1 #1 (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Bright Sunshine (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Fyrinnae Banana Mochi (P, $6.75) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #3 is a light-medium, icy pink with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage dry, which was also on the dusty side with a tendency to sheer out when applied. The color wore well for seven hours on me. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Sugar Coated (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lily (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Poodle (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). MAC Feminine Wiles (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Celestial (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #4 is a light, muted beige with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had decent pigmentation and wasn’t too dusty or too firm. The color lasted for six and a half hours on me. MAC Smokeluxe #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Transforming Pearl (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pretty (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Chantilly Lace (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Desert Rose (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S522 Pinky Nude (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Puppy Love (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Topless (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay 5050 (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #5 is a slightly muted, dark purple-taupe with cooler undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It appeared a little browner and less purple when applied dry, and it appears warmer as it is blended out. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, but blendable and still applied smoothly, even if not opaque or particularly buildable. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Ebony Blend #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Meow (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mirror (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Darkside (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Fate (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lhasa (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #4 (P, $33.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette Rose Garden (451)
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