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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. Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Lover (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fireworks (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $54.00) is glossier (95% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (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 My Inner Femme (LE, $17.00) is darker, 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 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). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (P, $55.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Legendary (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Sancho (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted, 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%
Total
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Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette ($21.50 for 0.50 oz.) is a taupe-themed palette that features ten eyeshadows. Currently, for U.S. readers, you’ll only find it through Zoeva’s website, which will ship, but at a flat rate of $16.50 (so make your order count). I have ordered from them previously and have had good luck (fast and well-packaged). Zoeva’s eyeshadow formula is supposed to be richly pigmented and blendable. The formula used in the palette is nice; most of the shades had good pigmentation and were easy to apply to the lid. There’s a nice mix of finishes, and the colors coordinate well with each other. The palette could use one or two deeper shades (and skip one of the lighter or mid-tone shades) for more contrast, I think.

Stitch by Stitch is a muted, cool-toned ivory white with a semi-matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied well and wore for eight hours. Viseart Ivoire (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Snow (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced White Christmas (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Pick Me Up (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Charmer (P, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vintage (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Handmade is a light pink-peach with warm, golden frost. It had good pigmentation with a slightly dusty consistency, though it was blendable on the skin. It tended to sheer out slightly in practice, but it was buildable and wore for eight hours. Kat Von D Glitz (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Satin Sheets (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Sand (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Champagne Rose (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Tart (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Puppy Love (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Light Coral (87M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gallery is a cool-toned, medium-dark taupe with strong gray tones and a matte finish. It appeared quite brown in the pan, but it is extremely gray swatched and used. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency. It was just a smidgen dusty but wasn’t noticeable during application. This shade lasted for eight hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Harley (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Guilt-Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fogged In (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Clove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hour by Hour is a muted, light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. This was the dud in the palette for me, as the texture was quite firm and harder to get color out of. It wore for seven hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Georgia Peach (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Old Master is a muted, dark, grayed purple with subtle gold sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t tend to stick around much, so it functions more as a slightly matte finish overall. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was a bit dusty. The color wore well for almost eight hours. Viseart Cool Matte #10 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Howzat (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Stay Sultry (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Stila Eggplant (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Haze (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Energetic (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Party Time (LE, $5.00) is warmer (80% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spun Pearl is a bright, shimmering white with subtle, cool undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier, slightly dusty consistency that made it prone to sheering out on the skin. This shade wore for eight hours before fading on me. L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Holy, Holy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Vapour (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mortal (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Tassel (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sheers & Voiles is a dirty, gray-beige with iridescent shimmer that shifts from an olive green to pinky-lavender. It had semi-oapque pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was easy to blend. The color started to fade after eight hours. Anastasia Blush (Self-Made) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Iridescent Iris (LE, $14.00)(90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prism (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Heart (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Magnify #1 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Sandbar (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Spectra (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Opal (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Outline is a rich, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was really smooth and buttery, while the color payoff was fantastic. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Trance (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Deception (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Velvet (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Moi (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Univers (655) (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Moon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Clarins Silver Plum (07) (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wrapped in Silk is a muted, medium-dark taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had nice color payoff with a really soft, smooth texture that applied beautifully. It lasted for eight hours on me. Clarins Rosewood #3 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Phresh Out #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Stellar (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Platinum Bling (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exquisite is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff paired with a lightly dusty texture but blended out better in practice than I thought it would. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Makeup Geek Vintage (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Persona Chic (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #7 (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Fur Elise (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Plums Up (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Unexpected (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette En Taupe
En Taupe
En Taupe
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
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Too Faced Love Flush Blush Palette

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe
Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe ($36.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six, miniature-sized blushes–all six that exist in the Love Flush range. The palette contains $52 worth of blush, and it is a nice way to try six for less than the price of two full-sized ones. I love the concept, and I think the quality is on-par with or better than the permanent, individual pans that came out. The big takeaway is that I think the formula is better than it rates, as it primarily gets dinged for not lasting the 16-hours promised (wear is between eight and ten hours), so if getting half the stated wear-time isn’t a deal-breaker, the formula is well-worth a look, whether an individual shade or the palette. The shades were extremely consistent with the individual compacts I tested previously; I specifically tested the shades in the palette for quality and wear, but for the photos of the blushes on my face, those were taken from original reviews.

I know the most frequently asked question/made comment was with respect to the physical width/size of the pans, and they’re large enough for an average-sized blush brush to fit (I tried a Wayne Goss Blush Brush and MAC 159 Blush Brush), but even still, the reason why it works is there is enough space between each pan, so you do not have to worry about colors mixing. Also worth noting, the packaging is very long, so it is harder to store in an average-sized makeup bag.

Love Hangover is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation (more pigmented than the individual I have!) with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to apply and diffuse on the skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Pink Me Up (P, $52.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Pearlescent Pink (P, $2.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Amber (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Baby Love is a muted, medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that blended out easily on the skin. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours. Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Elevated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Mood Exposure (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Perfect Peach (P, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Black Opal Hibiscus (P, $8.95) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I Will Always Love You is a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice color payoff with a very soft, finely-milled, and smooth texture. The color went on nicely and lasted for eight and a half hours. Colour Pop Bottomless (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Synthetica (P, $7.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Reflex (82) (LE, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tasty (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #8 (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Bellini (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC My Paradise (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Moon Beach (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

How Deep is Your Love is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation–not fully opaque–with a soft, smooth texture. I found the version in the palette to actually be easier to blend out than the individual compact version I have. This shade lasted for nine hours. Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Blush) (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Laos (P, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Cote Basque (LE, $39.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B316 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Bottom) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Scorching (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Justify My Love is a brightened, light-medium bubblegum pink with cool, blue undertones and a dusting of gold sparkle over a semi-matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen powdery, but it did not appear dry or powdery on the skin. The color wore well for almost nine hours. Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Babe (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $23.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B204 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $23.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Your Love is King is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that applied well and wore for nine and a half hours on me. It was easier to blend out the palette version than the compact version I have, though the palette version didn’t seem quite as bright swatched (but more similar applied). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #3 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $28.00) is more muted (90% similar). Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is supposed to be an exceptionally long-wearing (16 hours), pigmented, and “buttery soft” blush. It’s a nice blush, but unsurprisingly, it doesn’t last 16 hours. Some shades last eight hours, others last a little closer to ten hours–it is nice wear for powder blush generally, but you’ll find that many shades’ ratings took a hit because of the 16-hour wear claim. The blush has a soft texture that’s just firm enough not to kick up a lot of excess powder, but it’s not too firm where you can’t get good color payoff when you use it. Pigmentation varied from shade to shade and ranged from semi-opaque to totally opaque, while the blush tended to blend well on the skin with a satin to luminous finish. The compacts may be a little hard to open if you have larger fingers/hands (like me), and sometimes I felt like the pattern made it harder to get good pigmentation out of the blush if I used a more feathery brush.

Too Faced Blush Wardrobe Love Flush
Love Flush
Love Flush
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.42 oz.) contains sixteen eyeshadows; fourteen in heart-shaped pans and two in oversized, rectangular-shaped pans. It is a primarily neutral palette that leans medium-to-dark with a few more neutral shades in it. There are four “pops” of color I would say, and there is a fair amount of pink in it (very light pink, light pink, light-medium pink, fuchsia). I liked it overall, and I found it one of the easiest Too Faced palettes to apply without primer as less shades sheered out in this palette.

Almond Truffle is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a really soft, smooth texture that kicked up a smidgen of excess powder, but it blended out well and applied with most of the color intact. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Feisty (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Eco-chic (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tempted (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Mint Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Rose Such a Clatter (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Unexpected (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Unconditional (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Buon Fresco (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Petal Pusher (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte For Realism (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Chic Happens (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Satin Sheets is a light, milky pink with warmer undertones and strong, golden frost. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a blendable consistency that wasn’t dry or firm. It could have been more pigmented and applied more evenly on the skin. The color lasted for seven hours. Anastasia Treasure (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Champagne Rose (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Thessalonique (Left) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sprinkles is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft gold sheen. It is a much darker, less shimmery take on Satin Sheets. It had decent pigmentation with a slightly powdery texture, but it was finely-milled and easy to blend out on the skin. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Sephora Kimber (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Blush (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheryl Chic (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #3 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Molasses Chip is a rich, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. This shade was intensely pigmented with a really smooth, buttery consistency that applied well and blended out easily. It lasted for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Chopper (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Minx #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Golden Copper (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Shine Bright (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). LORAC Amber (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Malted is a slightly muted, dark chocolate brown with warmer, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours. Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Style (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unedited (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Chocolate (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Hickory (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora #tbt (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Undercover (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashew Chew is a muted, light peachy-pink with warm undertones and a satin shimmer. It was slightly powdery, and it tended to look drier on my skin, so it is one that looks better over a primer (especially one with some slip). It had so-so color payoff but was prone to sheering out. This shade was faded after six hours of wear. Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Blush Stilettos (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bubbly (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Europa (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Whiskers on Kittens (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fabulous DNA (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Dope (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Hour by Hour (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Electrify #1 (P, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Cowboy Take Me Away (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cotton Candy is a lightly brightened, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a silvery, frosted sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t powdery or too firm. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Hot Pants (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop On the Fence (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nostalgic (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Amethyst #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #5 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bunny Nose (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Real You (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Café au Lait is a bright, light-medium brown with a golden, champagne metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had great color payoff with a buttery, smooth texture that blended out well and adhered nicely to bare skin. It stayed on for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Treasure (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Rocker (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Rock Candy (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Rain Dove (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cosmic (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bordeaux is a muted, dark burgundy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a silky, smooth texture that was blendable and didn’t turn patchy on me (which was a real surprise!) as it is thinner in overall feel. This shade wore well for eight hours. Tarte BFF (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Turandot #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 20 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Contraste (132) (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Beautyburst (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Burgundy (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Hot Chocolate (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Leader (P, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mocha is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a lightly dusty but smooth consistency that blended out well and wasn’t fussy to work with. The coverage seemed better built-up than a one-and-done kind of shade. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) (P, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Cognac (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Taupe (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Hot Chocolate (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Lil' Boat (LE, $5.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Walnut (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Feel #3 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mocha (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mocha Minded (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Currant is a dark, purple-plum with warm, copper undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had the driest texture in the palette, and it was fussier on the lid as it tended to turn a little patchy. It is better to use Almond Truffle to blend it out than to blend it on its own, I think. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours. MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Plumifique (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Amethyst (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Prickly Pear (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Truffle is a deep, dark chocolate brown with warm undertones and a reddish undertone paired with a pearly sheen. It had intense color payoff with a really smooth, dense texture that applied well to bare skin. It blended out nicely, but it’s a shade that is dense enough that getting sheerer coverage out of it isn’t as feasible. It wore well for eight hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Right) (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit Burn (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Unafraid (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Right) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Constructivist (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Baby I'm a Star (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Life's Luxury (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Cocoa (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Feel #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pecan Praline is a light-medium taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture, even though it was very silky and smooth to the touch. It tended to lose intensity as it was blended out, so it would need a primer to be a real lid shade but would work fine as a transition/blending shade. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #7 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Clove (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Cover (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Maple Syrup (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Lazarus (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Give In Take V (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Totally Fetch is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and fine iridescent shimmer. It had good color payoff, but it was drier and less intense compared to the first iteration of this (in the Pretty Rebel palette), unfortunately! This shade lasted for seven and a half hours. Too Faced Monaco (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Noise (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (95% similar). Too Faced I Love TF (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Cake (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Bright Eyes (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.75) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Junkshow (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #1 (P, $9.99) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Gossip (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cherry Topped (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Dollipop (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Infra-violet (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Sugarpill Hotsy Totsy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #28 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Double Feature #7 #1 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Earl Grey is a blackened teal with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin shimmer. The teal comes through more strongly when it is diffused and blended out, but if applied more heavily, it tends to look like a charcoal black instead. The texture is somewhat dusty and dry, so it doesn’t adhere as well tob are skin–would definitely recommend a primer with this one. It wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Plumluxe #5 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Fascination #4 (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Burberry Antique Blue (305) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Blue Spruce (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Mysterious Sky (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Hydra (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Dagger (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Flotsam (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Trumpeter Koel (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Divinity is a light beige with warm undertones and a fine, barely-there micro-sparkle. It had good color payoff with a lightly dusty consistency, and it tended to have a lot of fall out during application as it sheers away easily. It lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Vanilla Kiss (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Ulta Bone (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Eggnog (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Cop-a-Feel (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced White Peach (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Cashmere (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Flagstone (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Chantilly Lace (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Powder (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Beige (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Compassionate (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Mylar (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette Chocolate Bon Bons
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
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MAC x Ellie Goulding Halcyon Nights Palette

MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit
MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit

MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit ($44.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes four powder eyeshadows and one Cream Colour Base (cream product), with the cream product housed underneath the powders, so you shouldn’t get too much cross-contamination from the powders. I liked it overall, though it is, of course, more dupable given it is a set of neutral shades. I think it would be an easier to sell if it was a quad of powder eyeshadows (it would also be more streamlined, as it wouldn’t have a second level to it) with the Cream Colour Base sold separately. It is priced pretty similarly to most limited edition, specially-packaged eyeshadow quads (which contain the same amount of powder product), so it’s almost like getting the CCB for free.

This Love is described as a “pinky orange-pearl.” It’s a light-medium, peachy copper with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a thin, lightly emollient consistency (I want to say greasy, but it’s not truly greasy!) that glides over the skin well and gives it a dewy finish. As a highlighter, it lasted for seven and a half hours (marketed for eight-hour wear, so not bad). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Secretive (19) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Highlighter (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Eyed is described as a “cream high pearl [with a Frost finish].” It’s a sparkling, light white with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It appears darker and more peach-like in the pan, but it is much lighter and whiter when I swatched it, which may have been due to the drier, flakier texture where little powder came off but lots of sparkle did. It was a messy one to apply, and I think it would be best over a tacky base. I actually thought it was a Lustre when I tested it, and I was surprised to see it was a Frost. Urban Decay Polyester Bride (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #2 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Alchemy (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Light Touch (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #3 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Lancome My French #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #2 (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Tulle (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

You My Everything is described as a “mid-tone peachy brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth and finely-milled with decent to good pigmentation, but I had some issues with it sticking to bare skin, though it should be fine over a primer–it’s probably a wee bit too dry to get along with bare skin (which is normal-to-dry). It lasted for seven hours on me. LORAC Hot Toddy (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Nectar (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tuscan Sun (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Lantana (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop The News (LE, $5.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Suburbia (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Placebo (LE, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Saddle is described as a “golden orange brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a matte finish. It had an incredibly smooth, finely-milled, and silky consistency that applied well and blended out beautifully. This shade is part of MAC’s permanent range, so if it’s the only shade that catches your eye, you can purchase it individually. It wore well for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (LE, $2.29) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Crenshaw (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Riff (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Chutney (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Morocco (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Stila Individual (P, ) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Walnut (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Exposed (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). MAC Uninterrupted (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hanging On is described as a “muted plum-brown [with a Satin finish].” It’s a dark, taupe brown with subtle, warmer undertones but a more pronounced gray tone on top paired with a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency, but it was blendable and easy enough to apply onto the lid. This shade wore for eight hours before fading. LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Audacious (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Aromatic (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Ellie Goulding Face Kit Halcyon Nights
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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MAC x Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days Palette

MAC Halcyon Days Face Kit
MAC Halcyon Days Face Kit

MAC Halcyon Days Face Kit ($44.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes four Cream Colour Bases and one Blot Powder/Pressed. I am totally baffled by the inclusion of the Blot Powder, given that it is in shade “Medium Dark,” which will obviously not suit many skin tones. Why not a powder highlighter instead? Two of the Cream Colour Bases (Tint and Root) are part of the permanent range. If you’re unfamiliar with the Cream Colour Base formula, it’s pretty much a versatile cream-based product that can be sheer, buildable, creamy, or shimmery and can be used on the eyes, lips, or face (some shades have restricted usages). They can be used alone or over products (including powder) and are supposed to last for eight hours on face and body (with “lasting wear for hours on eyes”).

Medium Dark is a light-medium beige with a matte finish. It is similar to the color of my forearm, but it is lighter than face. The product itself is really, really chalky and looks powdery on my normal-to-dry skin. I’m not oily, so it was hard to determine if it was really helping combat that, but it seemed to extend the wear of my base by an hour or two.

Wished I Stayed is described as a “light cream pearl.” It’s a golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage with a lightweight, creamy consistency that glided on and blended out well. As a cheek highlighter, it lasted for seven hours on me. Stila Sending My Love Highlighter (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tint is described as a “soft peachy brown with shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, rosy undertones and a soft pearl shimmer. It had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, though the creamy, emollient consistency makes it easy to apply less or really diffuse it for sheerer coverage. The color lasted for seven and a half hours as a blush. LORAC Pink Bronze (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Golden Sun (280) (P, $45.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Love Joy (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Every Time You Go is described as a “creamy peachy pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had semi-sheer to opaque pigmentation with a creamy, light-medium thick consistency–thicker than the other two–and has no shimmer. It blended out well on the skin and wore for seven and a half hours as a blush. Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #215 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE, ) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Root is described as a “red taupey brown with shimmer.” It’s a dark, taupe brown with strong, gray shimmer with a warmer undertone. The more opaque it is applied, the grayer it appears, but the more it is sheered out, the browner it looks. It had semi-sheer to opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, emollient texture that glided and blended well on the skin without becoming patchy. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on my cheeks. MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Notorious (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Ellie Goulding Face Kit Halcyon Days
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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