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Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette ($69.00 for oz.) includes three cheek colors and six eyeshadows. They are in a gold, zippered case with a large, black tassel. As far as traveling goes, the upside is that it is rather cushioned and shouldn’t break easily, but it is thicker than most palettes. Some of the shades were decent, others were below average; it’s not a palette that seems worthy of splurging on for the holidays as a result. Those with several neutral palettes may find that this palette is rather repetitive. I did like that the cheek colors coordinated with the eye products, at least.

Tantric is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and on the thinner side, but it wasn’t dusty or hard to blend out on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Natural / Brunettes (03) (P, $53.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibitionist is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was incredibly soft and silky, but as a result, it was also more powdery and prone to sheering out on the skin. It was more buildable than I anticipated, so I think it applied well and unless you wanted intense coverage in one pass, I don’t think most would notice the sheerness in practice. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva CR020 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pop (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Santa Baby (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make a Sheen is a light gold with warm undertones and a chunky, frosted shimmer. The texture was drier and looser with a real noticeable grit from the shimmer/sparkle in it. The color applied decently to the skin, but it was hard to even out and looked patchy up-close. It lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lights On is a light, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, silky texture that felt finely-milled and was just a touch powdery. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mellow Yellow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candlelight is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. The consistency felt soft and smooth, but it was looser and thin, which made it dustier to work with and prone to sheering out on the lid. The color wore for just over seven hours on me. Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gates of Eden (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rubenesque (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Iris (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 03 (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Luscious (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dimmer is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a smooth, silky texture but ran thin and was better over a primer. It wore well for seven hours. Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Kid (DC, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Terracotta (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Titania (108CM) (P) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Hour is a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the dustier texture made it darken on the skin, which made it harder to blend out as it would stick strongly to some areas but less to others. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. IT Cosmetics Romance (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Lancome Rich History (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Enchanting (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twilight is a muted, dark plum with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had a firmer consistency in the pan, which led to difficulty blending and diffusing the color on the lid as it would look patchy. It had decent, buildable coverage, and the color itself started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Stereo (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00)(90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #5 (P) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pink Union #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

In the Dark is a dark black with warm, brown undertones and flecks of copper and bronze sparkle. It had good color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that was a little powdery but dense enough that it didn’t sheer out immediately on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me, but the sparkles did not bind with the base color, so there was some fall out over time (a lot of it didn’t even make it to the lid to begin with). MAC Beyond Gorgeous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Black Diamond (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Night Whisper (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette Object of Desire
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Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector's Makeup Case
Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case ($59.00 for 1.59 oz.) includes 24 eyeshadows, four cheek colors, miniature size Glossy Lip Paint, black liquid eyeliner, and miniature sized mascara. It’s another middling mega set from Tarte-it’s disappointing with some real misses in the palette. There were only a few shades that were actually good. The set itself is contained within a zippered case, but it is pretty bulky for traveling (and storing). The best part about the set were the punny art-inspired names.

Moment is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a slightly firm texture in the pan. It applied decently and lasted for eight hours (but not the 12 promised). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Milani Luminoso (P, $8.49) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Cream Soda (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals The Big Break (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Authentic is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that lasted for eight and a half hours on me. It did emphasize pores slightly. NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Noctum (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry The Runway Palette (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is darker (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Unique is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. The color coverage was fully opaque, but the texture was still soft, silky, and easily blended on the skin, so it could be sheered out or diffused as desired. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me. NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Provocative is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, but blendable, consistency. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glitter Glue is a light beige with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which was not buildabl,e and the texture was looser in the pan, so there was a lot of fall out during application as well as during wear. This one, as the name might allude to, needs a glitter adhesive to function. MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced All American Girl (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Call of the Canyon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Prosecco (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Abyssinia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Preferred Blonde (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Virgin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nudes is a light-medium beige with a mostly matte finish. The texture was incredibly stiff and had such a hard press in the pan that it was difficult to get any color out of it. It was a challenge to apply as so little color showed up, and what did apply, immediately melded to the skin and did not want to blend. It lasted for four and a half hours before it had faded. NARS Madrague #1 (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Buff (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze Casting is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and flecks of copper sparkle. It had sheer coverage, which I did not find buildable at all, and the sparkle was loose and sat on top of the underlying color, so there was noticeable fall out after six hours of wear. Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Sunset Seine (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE)(95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gingersnap (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Silhouette is a dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. There seemed to be a slight sheen to the finish, which kept it from being totally matte. The consistency was a little thinner and firmer, which made it harder to blend out without getting some patchiness. With enough effort, I was able to blend it out, though. It had good pigmentation and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Laura Mercier Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fin (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P) is cooler (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P) is more muted (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Overnight (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Waterlilies is a light beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that had a tendency to sheer out when applied to the skin. It lasted for six hours on me. Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is brighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Van Gogh With It is a medium brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the texture felt soft and smooth to the touch, and it blended out well on the eye. I noticed fading after seven hours of wear. Makeup Geek Bake Sale (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Crisp (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Fire (P) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Metal Work is a medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, though the consistency was thinner and firmer in the pan, so it was difficult to diffuse and blend out on the lid. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. LORAC Pink Bronze (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Body Conscious (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (P) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). theBalm #39 (P, $6.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charcoal Sketch is a blackened brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The color coverage was mostly opaque, and it had a soft, thin texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me. Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Smoked (P) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso Bean (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #3 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Embark (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #2E (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pearl Earring is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to work with and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Bootycall (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (P) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #1 (P, $2.29) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frameworthy is a medium brown with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was thin and difficult to blend, as the press rather hard in the pan. It had semi-opaque color payoff and lasted for six and a half hours on me. Tarte Bold (P) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocaholic (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). bareMinerals Granted (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Wilshire (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

First Impressionism is a dark gray with cooler undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier, chunkier texture that was hard to diffuse evenly, as it would look patchy when blended. This would perform better over primer or a glitter adhesive. It lasted for seven hours with minor fall out. LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Diesel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Night is a blackened navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium color coverage, and it was hard to build up as the color was rather dusty and prone to sheering out. It wore well for six hours.
MAC Blue Velvet (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #6 (P) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Lagoon (LE, $14.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Tornay (P) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fresco is a light-medium beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was lightly dusty, but it was silky and blendable on the skin and did not appear dry on. It had good pigmentation and wore for seven hours before fading. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced White Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 09 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Natural #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Nassau (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Crosses (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Tempera (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hearts & Crafts is a light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was somewhat powdery, so it sheered out without a primer to help it adhere to the lid. It wore well for six and a half hours before starting to fade. Tarte Chic (P) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Clay (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Pleasing to the Eye (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (P) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Commando (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Selfie Portrait is a medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color was easy to apply to the lid and lasted for seven and a half hours. Giorgio Armani #9 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Rose Bronze (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Palace (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #3 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Luna (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Clarins Rosewood #2 (P) is cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Exposure #3 (P) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

One Too Manet is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was decent, while the texture was firmer and harder to diffuse the edges of, but it wasn’t too much extra work to apply and blend out. It wore well for seven hours on me. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Chestnuts Roasting (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Factory (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Focus (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clinique Pink Chocolate #4 (P, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Porcelain Dali is a very light pink with neutral-to-warm undertones paired with a matte finish. It was very sheer, due to the incredibly dusty and thin texture. The color just seemed to turn to dust and disappear on the skin. It lasted, seemingly, for about five hours. Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Monochrome is a light taupe with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, firmer feel in the pan (but it wasn’t stiff) that was blendable on the skin and lasted for seven hours. Dior Fairy Golds #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hot MoMA is a medium-dark cranberry red with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage with a fairly soft, smooth, and blendable consistency. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Plummed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dominate (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Ciate Fierce (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #10 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Inglot #450 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Curtain Call (P, $9.99) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Crimson Tryst (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fire Lily (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stained Glass is a deep, reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was rather thin and dusty, so the color had a tendency to sheer out easily, but it was also one that turned patchy as I blended it. The performance was better over primer, but it was still harder to blend out. It lasted for seven hours on me. NARS Indes Galantes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC All's Rosy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Drama (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pastel is a light peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky, and lightly dusty consistency. The color started to fade after six hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00)(100% similar). L'Oreal Little Beige Dress (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I Louvre It is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was so firmly pressed in the pan that it was difficult to get color payoff out of it without digging at it with a metal spatula or the end of my brush (the pointed end). It wore for four and a half hours–from what I could determine. Smashbox Totally Nude (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Becca Cordial (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Malt (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Get Surreal is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, lavender shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth texture that had a bit of fall out during application but none during wear. This shade lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Macaroon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Still Life is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, while the texture was on the dustier side but was fairly easy to apply and blend out. It wore well for eight hours on me. YSL Paris #10 (LE) is darker (100% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Day Dream (LE) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightcap (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #325 (P, $6.00) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Obvi is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a fine, white pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly but some color sat in lip lines, which became more noticeable as time went on. The gloss lasted for three hours, was lightly moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. (I reviewed this previously here and did not retest.)

Tarte Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case Pretty Paintbox
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit ($35.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) contains three Cremesheen Glasses and one Dazzleglass in variations on “pink.” Cremesheen Glass is supposed to be creamy, hydrating, and sheerer. Dazzleglass is supposed to have medium coverage with a hydrating, non-tacky formula filled with lots of shimmer/sparkle. In general, Cremesheen Glass tends to have a creamier, milkier quality to it, which makes it comfortable and hydrating to wear, but it often looks streaky, settles into lip lines, and is shorter wearing. Dazzleglass is moderately tacky, thicker, and wears longer and has tons of sparkle, but it is more semi-sheer in coverage. What I’ve always found funny about the holiday gloss sets is that they’re called “minis,” but they’re larger than full-size.

Value

  • Cremesheen Glass: $21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz. or $233.33/oz.
  • Dazzleglass: $20.00 for 0.06 fl. oz. or $333.33/oz.
  • Set Value: $70.00 worth of Cremesheen Glass, $33.33 worth of Dazzleglass
  • Total Value: $103.33

Fashion Scoop is a pale, light pink with a milky consistency and finish paired with fine pink pearl. The texture was smooth, creamy, and non-sticky, but it was a bit streaky and prone to gathering in lip lines. The wear was only two hours, though it was hydrating. Chanel Imaginaire (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Fuchsia Flicker (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS International Velvet (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Bejeweled (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fresh Air (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Elegantly Elegant (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fanatic (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Picture Pink (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Maybelline Blushing Petal (505) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charm is a bold, slightly brighter, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, though I noticed some of the color still settled into lip lines. The overall richness of the color made it harder to see at a normal viewing distance. The color wore well for four hours and was moisturizing. MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Belladonna (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ceaseless Energy (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Scandal (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Raring to Go (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Eleven (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Danceteria (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Dior Soho (888) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twirling is a medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly, but there was still some noticeable color in some of my lip lines (but far fewer than the other two shades). The gloss wore well for four hours, was comfortable to wear, and it felt hydrating. NARS Penny Arcade (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS La Main Bleue (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Charm (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Toasted Marshmallow (P, $5.99) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay After Dark (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Ruby (42) (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Shade III (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Plum Fiction (19) (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Ravish Raspberry (06) (P, $5.49) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rags to Riches is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and multi-colored sparkle. It added mostly warmth to my natural lip color and a medium level of coverage of shimmer/sparkle. It was easy to wear on its own but could be layered over other lip products, and the gloss didn’t seem to settle into my lip lines either. The texture was tacky, so despite being sheerer, it lasted for five hours on me. Revlon Orchid (P, $7.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Heartbreaker (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #500 (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Feeling Fine (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #502 (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Diamond (326) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Purpurine (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Dolly Pink (453) (P, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Good Fairy (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Out for Glamour (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Gold (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline A Wink of Pink (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Candy Says (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit Pink
Pink
Pink
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Make Up For Ever Holiday 2016 Artistic Lip Ink & Brush Set

Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Set
Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Set

Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Set ($40.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) includes an Artistic Lip Ink and a lip brush to apply it with, which are housed in a decorative, metal tin. The brush had a good length for dipping in the container, but it was a bit long and had a thinner edge than seemed ideal as I applied it, but I was able to get sharp, relatively clean edges without a lot of effort with it.

Red Ink is a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. The formula was watery and thin in the container, and it took about 15 minutes to dry down on lips, but even after a half hour, it had not dried down on my arm (which is why the swatch has more sheen). Initially, it looked rather streaky, but it seemed to even out as it dried. After it dried down, the product didn’t feel clingy or dry, but it was still thin and lightly tacky for another 15-20 minutes. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and I didn’t experience any feathering or bleeding over the seven hours it lasted. The formula felt drying to me after four hours of wear.

MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Red Ink
Red Ink
Red Ink
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Make Up For Ever Artistic (Holiday 2016) Artist Palette

Make Up For Ever Artistic (Holiday 2016) Artist Palette
Make Up For Ever Artistic (Holiday 2016) Artist Palette

Make Up For Ever Artistic (Holiday 2016) Artist Palette ($49.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes nine shades of Artist Eyeshadow–all shades are from the permanent range, and if you already have a few of the brand’s pre-made palettes, this is probably redundant. I personally prefer the cardboard palettes they’ve put out before, as they are slimmer and more travel-friendly–the metal case is more substantial but seems rather bulky. The quality of the eyeshadows was consistent with the permanent singles I have, and if you’ve never tried the brand’s formula, this might be a palette to check out. But as many fans of the Artist range have said: with 200 shades to choose from, how is it that they keep pulling from the same 50?

Value

  • Artist Shadow: $21.00 for 0.08 oz. or $262.50/oz.
  • Total Value: $118.13

ME122 Snow is a bright white with cooler undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, denser consistency that blended out well but is best used with a flatter brush for maximum pickup. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Moonstone (P) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Sheepdog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Permanent Press #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Mortal (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Metal-ica (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

S102 Onyx is a deep black with a satin finish. It had intense, opaque color coverage with a smooth, cream-like consistency that applied well to bare skin. Even though it is quite pigmented, I didn’t have any trouble blending and diffusing the edges out. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE)(100% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes (Cream) (P) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #5 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME108 Steel is a medium-dark gray with a metallic finish and bluer undertones. The pigmentation was great, while the texture was fairly smooth, blendable, and dense. It could have been a touch easier to blend out around the edges. It started to break down on me after eight and a half hours of wear. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Gunmetal (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Silver (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tundra (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Asphalt (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Fyrinnae Frostbytes (P, $6.75) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

D552 Crystalline Gray Beige is a very light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though it was not quite opaque, but it was buildable to full coverage with two layers. The texture was soft, a little sparkly, so there were some loose sparkles that came away from the base color as I blended it out on the lid. This shade wore well for eight hours and had minor fall out. Stila Rose Pewter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Lunar Eclipse (98) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Fashion Beat (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Palladium (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (P) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, $33.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fly by Twilight (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Warm Silver (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Pear (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Delaney (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Glitterati (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME614 Graphite Brown is a deep brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and a satiny sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a cream-like, dense, and smooth texture that applied well to bare skin. I noticed signs of fading after nine hours of wear. Too Faced Hot Fudge (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). LORAC Dark Roast (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #2 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Unafraid (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Life's Luxury (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Right) (P) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Reign (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Gilded Ganache (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I220 Sapphire is a rich, navy blue with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, but the texture was firmer and too dense–it was harder to pick up color and diffuse it around the edges without the color looking draggy around the edges. It wore well for nine hours but stained slightly. Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Dark Rite (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Arcturus (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deep Truth (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #8 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (P) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

D712 Creme Brulee is a medium copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The pigmentation was fully opaque, while the consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable, despite having a moderate sparkle to it. I felt like most of the sparkle meshed with the base color, so there was very little fall out during application and almost none during the nine hours it wore for. Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Melonie (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #7 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Adore (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Affection (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Divergent Peaceful Shimmer (LE) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Marais (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunrise (14) (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME302 Peacock is a deep teal with warm, brownish undertones and a cooler overtone paired with a pearly sheen. The color coverage was opaque, but it could have been a bit truer-to-color. The texture was smooth, cream-like, but it was a bit denser than the permanent version, so it wasn’t quite as effortless to apply. It started to crease after nine hours of wear. Urban Decay Floss (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Deep Teal (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Dazzle (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fyrinnae Jaguar (DC, $6.75) is darker (95% similar). MAC Woodsmoke (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Loaded (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lounge (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Houdini (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME912 Orchid is a bright, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a pearly sheen. This is actually a blush, as it is not recommended use on the eyes. The texture was soft, smooth, dense but not stiff, and it blended out well on the cheeks as a blush. It wore well for nine hours on me. Urban Decay Fishnet (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). bareMinerals Boudoir (P) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid (LE) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.75) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Power Boosted (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Masquerade (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Infamous (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Punch Fuchsia (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Ardency Inn Orchid (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME910 Electric Magenta (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Junkshow (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever Holiday 2016 Artist Palette Artistic Palette
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
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The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye & Face Palette

The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye & Face Palette
The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye & Face Palette

The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye & Face Palette ($58.00 for 1.62 oz.) includes six eyeshadows and six cheek colors. Even though neither palette seems that large, they both contain a ton of product, and for the price point, I think it’s an excellent value for mid-to-high-end sets. It’s hard to tease out the value, as the permanent range doesn’t seem to have these products in it. The eyeshadow formula is dense, thick, and very pigmented, and it lasted between seven and eight and a half hours before creasing. The cheek color formula wasn’t quite as dense, which was good, as if it had been, it would have been hard to pick up color with a blush brush; instead, it was soft, dense enough to have a richness to it and opaque pigmentation, but it blended out easily and sat well on the skin. The cheek colors lasted between seven and nine hours on me. Also, the “Face” palette is actually a “Face and Eye” palette, so they can be used on the eyes as well (per the brand) — that bit is actually what took me longer to test the set as I had to go back and test the six cheek colors as eyeshadows (though three of the six cheek colors are very similar to the eyeshadows, so they seem redundant as eyeshadows)!

I don’t think that this is that similar to the Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette, which has a lighter and darker gold/copper shade, a brighter blue, much warmer green, and then a warm brown instead of a burgundy. The texture is also much, much denser and thicker in the Estee Edit palette and feels more silicone-heavy, while the Victoria Beckham Eye Palette felt more like traditional powder eyeshadow, just richer in overall pigmentation. The Estee Edit eye palette reads cooler, smokier, and… grittier. I see an “at a glance” similarity, but when I start going shade by shade, I don’t see real dupes.

Swerve is a rich, medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was dense, cream-like, and very, very smooth on the lid. It was intensely pigmented but still blended out beautifully on the skin. The color started to crease on me after eight and a half hours of wear. Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit Ray (LE) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Cider (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Stardream (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Retrospeck #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Legend (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). NARS Isolde #1 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Minx #5 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Copper Shimmer (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Riff is a light-medium peach with warm, golden shimmer and pink undertones. It had good color coverage with a lightly dusty, but smooth, consistency that applied best with a flatter brush (dampen the brush for even better results). This shade wore well for eight hours on me. bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Champagne (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Ballet Flats (P, $15.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Brighten) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Seashell (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pound Cake (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Nude #1 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burn is a deep burgundy-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. The pigmentation was incredibly opaque, while the texture was smooth, dense, and felt like a cream in the pan. It applied well to bare skin, and it blended out nicely without having to work at it. I noticed subtle signs of creasing after nine hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Constructivist (DC, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Raffinement #4 (P) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Truffle (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Black Nutmeg (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Cocoa (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Turandot #4 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Rich Java (P, $6.99) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Phresh Out #5 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wavy is a deep teal with a black base and a frosted shimmer. The texture of this one wasn’t quite as smooth, as it had larger sparkly bits in it, but it looked smooth and was intensely pigmented. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing. bareMinerals Dazzle (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Karma (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Give In Take III (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Watt (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mood is a dark black with subtle, cool undertones and a smattering of silver and teal sparkle over a mostly matte finish. The consistency was a bit firmer compared to the other shades, and it did not seem as dense, which made it a more buildable eyeshadow. It had good pigmentation, which I was able to build up to true-to-pan color in two to three layers. It blended out fairly easily and lasted for eight hours on me. Too Faced Black Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Blackout (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). NARS Dogon #2 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #1 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Black Tie Beauty (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Charbon (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Trip is a blackened brown with tons of navy blue sparkle and shimmer. The consistency felt almost wet, and it wasn’t as dense as the other shades, though it still felt smooth to the touch. Of all the shades, this is the only one that was a bit harder to blend and diffuse, especially as the sparkle pulled away from the base, so the color looked less bluish in practice. I had some fall out over the eight hours this shade lasted for. Revlon Neptune Star (LE, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Reveuse (271) (LE, $31.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Midnight in Paris (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Across the Universe (100) (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Snowlit is a very light white gold with darker, warmer yellow gold shimmer. It had good color payoff with a denser, slightly thicker consistency in the pan, but it blended out easily on the skin and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading as a blush; seven hours on the eyelid. Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Lit (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Short Shorts (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Glowing Still (P) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Artemis (LE, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #1 (P) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #1 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

14K Glow is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, denser texture that was easy to work with on the skin as it blended and diffused nicely. The finish gave a noticeable glow on the skin but did not emphasize my pores or skin’s natural texture. This shade wore for eight hours on both eyes and cheeks. Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is darker (95% similar). Ciate Vaycay (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lithe (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Jinxie (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) (LE, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

1st Light is a light-medium peach with a warm, golden sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a denser, slightly stiffer texture. This shade worked best when applied with a denser blush brush, and it did show up subtly as a pinkish-toned color on my skin tone (but it will be more of a highlighter on those darker than me). The product well for seven and a half hours on me as a blush and seven hours as an eyeshadow. MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Jest (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Brighten) (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Goddess (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Ballet Flats (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Champagne (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Softly Does It (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE)(90% similar). Tarte Pixel (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gleam is a medium peach with warm, copper undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had good pigmentation, while the consistency was soft, lightly dusty but appeared smooth and remained blendable on the skin. I thought this one might emphasize my skin’s natural texture, but it just yielded a luminous glow. It started to fade after eight hours on cheeks and seven and a half hours on eyes. Viseart Highlight #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Third Eye Blinded (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Zinc (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Lancome My French #5 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). bareMinerals Future (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). theBalm Luscious Lani (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ray is a rich, medium-dark copper bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was very similar to Swerve within the eye palette. The consistency was softer, not quite as dense or as thick as Swerve, so it worked better as a cheek color (most cheek brushes are less dense than eye brushes). It had intense color payoff, and the texture emphasized my skin’s texture just slightly, but it blended out fine otherwise. On me, it lasted for eight hours before fading no the cheeks and eyes (slight creasing on the eyes after eight hours). Ciate Shine Bright (LE) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). The Estee Edit Swerve (LE) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Butterscotch (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Legend (P, $9.99)(90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Isolde #1 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #3 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Retrospeck #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beachy is a medium-dark copper brown with warm undertones and a softer, golden sheen. This had more of a satin finish, so it didn’t appear as golden or as metallic on the skin compared to Ray. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, and fairly smooth, which made it easier to work with on the skin as it blended and diffused well on the skin. As a cheek color, it wore well for eight and a half hours, and as an eyeshadow, it lasted for eight hours. Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC A Latte Sheen (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronzed Amber (LE, $58.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Estee Edit Magnetic Eye & Face Palette Gritty & Glow
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
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