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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). Ciate My Tribe (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Baby Face (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Linen (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Nighthawks (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Shade I (2015) (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Blanc (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Conch (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Nassau (LE, $25.00) is darker (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. Kat Von D Stone (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Nehru (DC, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Soot (DC, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cast Iron (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Cinder (Right) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Amnesia (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Smokeshow (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Les Gris #1 (P, ) is cooler (95% 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). MAC Typographic (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Claudia (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar After Midnight (P, ) is lighter (85% 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). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Newbury Street (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Glisten (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Rager (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Champagne (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora White Gold (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Born Glam (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Next Season (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Persona Sassy (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (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). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Cover (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Café au Lait (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Feeling Grey-t (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Give In Take V (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (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). Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Coffee (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is darker (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). Lancome Nuit (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Seascape (LE, ) is cooler (85% 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). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). Pretty Vulgar Silver Spoon (P, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Riptide (LE, ) is darker (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). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lily (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Rose Quartz (LE, ) 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). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% 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). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is warmer (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.

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Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet 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 is one of the darker sets of shades, and unfortunately, the deeper burgundy shade was problematic, as this type of shade often is (so it’s really the norm rather than the exception).

Mulberry is a medium-dark, cool-toned plum-berry with reddish tones and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a slight translucency overall, so if you have more coloring to your natural lip color, this could turn redder or appear darker. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and covered evenly. On me, this shade lasted for five hours and left a stain, while the formula was hydrating. This shade is also available individually in the permanent range. MAC Marsala (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Purple Noon (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Cassis (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Labradorable (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Scarlet is a medium-dark, deep red with warm undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with enough slip that it made application a pain, as the color applied unevenly. It wore for four and a half hours but feathered on me. Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulled Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Voodoo Spice (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Tribalist (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur (Right) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo Mulberry/Scarlet
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a duo of fuchsia and neutral red. The Mix ‘n’ Mingle duos are a good way to try the Bite formula without having to spend a lot–you get two-thirds of a full-sized shade for $14 (instead of $24). I’m a big fan of the Luminous Creme formula, which is supposed to be richly pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing; and it usually lives up to those claims. Both of these shades are nice, and they are also both part of the permanent range should you love only one or want to pick-up a full-size.

Palomino is a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had very good color payoff with a creamy, smooth texture that glided across the lips without tugging and was comfortable to wear without emphasizing the lip’s natural texture. The texture is light-medium in thickness, but it had a little less glossiness than some of the Luminous Creme shades. It wore well for six hours and left a stain behind, and it was hydrating while worn. Bite Beauty Radish (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $35.00) is more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Champs-Elysees (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $55.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Plaid (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pomegranate is a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a particularly glossy shine compared to the average shade in the range (kind of funny how they were both more/less glossy compared to the standard shade!). It covered evenly and smoothly, while it was easy to wear over five and a half hours. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Carmin (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Infra-red (DC, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (P, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo Palomino/Pomegranate
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Bite Beauty Confection / Marmalade Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Confection/Marmalade Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Confection/Marmalade Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Confection/Marmalade Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) consists of a bright, pop of fuchsia pink paired with a warmer, medium orange. It’s another good set of shades that performs well and lives up to its claims! Bite’s Luminous Creme formula is very consistent for me, so I’m happy to see it is equally consistent in their mini duos.

Confection is a pop of medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. There’s a slightly muted quality to the color, which makes it appear softer compared to its more neon cousins. The texture was light-medium in weight, creamy enough to glide on, but it wasn’t as emollient as other shades in the range, and I found it a little less hydrating overall but it was still somewhat moisturizing. This shade wore well for four and a half hours. Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Kelly Yum-Yum (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nouveau Pink (P, $0.99) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $35.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Power Grab (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (DC, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Daddy's Little Girl (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Boutique Pink (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Privileged (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Cougar (P, $12.50) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Aim for Gorgeous (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Violet (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marmalade is a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a natural sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was comfortable to wear and applied beautifully. The color wore well for five hours and was nicely hydrating over time. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lobster (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Edge (DC, $7.99) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Bang (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). NYX Free Spirit (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo Confection/Marmalade
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Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
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Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin 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 is a double dose of red–one warmer and brighter, one cooler and deeper. Both shades are lovely to apply and wear, and there were no issues with application, hydration, or wear; both shades could have been a little bit more pigmented.

Holly is a medium, orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy, natural sheen. It had great color payoff with a lightweight, creamy texture that glided on and was comfortable to wear. It lasted for six hours and was nicely hydrating over time. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Lover (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fireworks (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Infra-red (DC, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Regiment Red (37) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tannin is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It was mostly opaque, but you could still see my lip freckle come through and how the color had some translucency where the natural lip color can be seen (so depending on your coloring, it may or may not influence the end result or tone of the lipstick itself). On me, it wore well for five and a half hours and was moisturizing. MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Legendary (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (P, $55.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sancho (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo Holly/Tannin
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Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
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