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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette ($45.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes six shades of blushes from a pop of pink to a matte bronze. The Afterglow formula is supposed to last for eight hours, sheer coverage. The funny thing about the Afterglow formula is that I don’t really think it’s sheer; it’s more of a medium, buildable coverage formula, which I imagine is something that a lot of people like about it, but just keep in mind that that is how pigmentation is judged from: sheer coverage. The products performed well overall with the only “flaw” being that pigmentation tended to be semi-opaque to opaque rather than sheer. The palette contains $61.04 worth of Afterglow blush.

Cherry is described as a “light pink satin.” It’s a light, cool-toned pink with a soft, pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage with a blendable consistency that was a smidgen powdery to work with. It seems to darken slightly applied compared to how it appears in the pan. This shade wore for seven hours on me. Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lazy Sunday (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC First Waves (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Prism (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Unconventional (LE, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). NYX Baby Doll (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Easy is described as a “deep rose with gold shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with cooler undertones paired with warm, gold frost. It had semi-opaque color payoff (it’s not what I’d call sheer!) that blended out nicely on the skin without emphasizing pores. This shade wore well for eight hours. Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). CoverGirl Deep Mauve (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Wrapped Candy (P, $27.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Pinstripe (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Ferocious (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Justine Skye (LE, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Angel is described as a “champagne-nude shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, golden champagne with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation–not sheer–with a smooth, blendable texture that didn’t emphasize pores when applied. On my skin tone, this is a highlighter and not a blush, for reference, but on very fair skin tones, it may act as a highlighting blush (and add warmth without adding orange tones). It wore well for eight hours before fading. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Golden Flower Crown (P, $4.99) is darker (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (P, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lo-Fi is described as a “soft bronze matte.” It’s a soft, medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, and the texture of this one was firmer and thinner–a little dusty in a way–and didn’t blend out as well on the skin as the Afterglow formula typically does. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Contour (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva ND020 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Disobey (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Jawbone (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $27.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hush is described as a “medium pink with gold shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage with a soft, smooth, and slightly powdery texture as the powder was so soft that it kind of crumbled at the touch of a brush. It tended to sheer out a lot applied, so sustained coverage was difficult unless applied over damp foundation or with a slightly dampened brush. On me, the color lasted for eight hours. Le Metier de Beaute Whisper (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OC is described as a “soft pink with peach shift.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a pink duochrome shift paired with a satiny sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to medium coverage. This one will be interesting to see how readers enjoy it, as it looks like a green-leaning yellow straight on, but when it catches the light, you get the pink shift, which is lovely, but it doesn’t always look that way. It lasted for eight hours on me. It reminded me a lot of a long-ago MAC Blush, Spaced Out, which was so long ago that I don’t have a regular swatch of it. Anastasia Hard Candy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mai Tai (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Motif (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Blush Palette Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
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Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow

Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow
Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow

Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) features a light, white gold paired with a gold-shimmered pink. The warmer shimmer dominates against my skin tone, but I think it’ll pull a little cooler (the base color will be stronger) on fairer and cooler complexions. The texture of both powders was nice, though the right side was shimmery enough to emphasize pores.

Rosy Glow (Left) is a cool-toned white with warmer, golden beige shimmer that gives it a frosted finish. It adds a luminous glow to the skin that is just shy of pore-emphasizing-territory. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or too firm. The color lasted for eight hours on me. LORAC Star Reader (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). J. Cat Beauty White Goddess (-, $9.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine No Flash Needed (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Now's the Time (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosy Glow (Right) is a light, cooler-toned pink paired with warm, gold frosted shimmer. I expect cooler complexions to see a stronger pink tone. The finish on this one was more shimmery and was closer to metallic on the skin, so it can emphasize pores if not applied with a lighter hand. It had a smooth and blendable texture, though, and it didn’t look or feel powdery. On me, it started to fade after eight hours. MAC Love This Bitch (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Iridescent (100) (P, $9.99) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Scrumptious (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell (LE, $34.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Dusk (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo Rosy Glow
Rosy Glow
Rosy Glow
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set

Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set
Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set

Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set ($28.00 for 0.84 fl. oz.) includes six lipglosses. They’re supposed to be “playful pastels” that give “high-shine color payoff in a single stroke” with “deep hydration and conditioning.” They’re pretty subpar lipglosses; they’re the kind of product that gives house brands/drugstore brands a bad name. They’re uneven, lightly tacky, not moisturizing, and come off in an hour or two. The applicator is rough and barely flocked, so it feels a little sharp at times, and hardly any gloss gets on the applicator. I’m trying to understand the concept of “high-shine color payoff in a single stroke” when the gloss is neither pigmented nor high-shine; these are less shine than some lip balms at times. Though I’m not entirely surprised that a range of pastels ended up sheer and applied dismally, I know Sephora can do better (one of my favorite gloss formulas is by Sephora!).

Cantaloupe is a softened, light-medium orange with a cream finish. It had sheer coverage with barely-there shine as the gloss texture was quite thin and difficult to spread across the lips. It lasted for an hour or less on me. Maybelline Berry Chic (P, $4.49) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Poppin' Peach (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Citrus Evolution (115) (LE, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Craze (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE, ) is more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) (P, $12.00) is glossier (90% similar). LORAC Belle-ieve (LE, ) is glossier (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Foxglove is a muted, medium pink with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had sheer color payoff that applied unevenly and emphasized lip lines. It was gone within an hour of wearing it. Urban Decay Failbait (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Becca Lychee/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Paradise Pink (15) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Petite Indulgence (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sixxx Pack (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Baie Rose (89) (LE, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Khaaannnn! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Quartz is a pale, milky pastel pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, but the milky quality of the color made it prone to emphasizing lip lines. The gloss lasted for less than an hour. Bite Beauty Three (Watercolor) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tender (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Picture Pink (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Two (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Wanting More (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Passionate Peony (120) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Serenity is a pale, medium periwinkle blue with cool undertones and a cream finish. It made my lips appear almost purple as it had semi-sheer coverage yet a milky quality persisted. It didn’t emphasize lip lines as much as the previous three shades, but it only lasted for an hour. MAC Norwegian Sky (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC New Galaxy (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Borealis (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pale Banana is a pale, light yellow with a cream finish. It had sheer pigmentation that didn’t look too streaky, but it still seemed to emphasize the lines on my lips a lot. It was gone before an hour was even up. MAC Bright Side (LE, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty One (Watercolor) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sunlit Allium is a light-medium, cool-toned lavender with a cream finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a thin consistency that emphasized the lines on the lips. It lasted for an hour or less. MAC Marvel-Lush (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Cinestyle (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Japanese Spring (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Annees (P, $26.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Four (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Illamasqua Fierce (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora + Pantone Universe 2016 Lipgloss Set Modern Watercolors
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4
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5
Longevity
3.5
Application
50%
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Foxglove

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Rose Quartz

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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.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Hammamet
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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. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (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). Clarins Nude #1 (P, ) is cooler (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). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora #happydays (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Faithful (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Outfitted (LE, )(80% 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). Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Lusty Lee (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #11 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Liberty (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Uninhibited #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Mysterio (102) (P, $32.00) is warmer (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.

Dior Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette Blue Garden (031)
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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, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is warmer (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). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is darker, glossier (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). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo Café/Pepper
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Pigmentation
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Texture
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Longevity
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Application
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