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MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom's Finest Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.68 oz.) includes fifteen eyeshadows, with each being full-sized (the palette is the same size as the empty 15-pan palettes MAC sells). Many of MAC’s pre-made palettes are misses, but I think that the larger 15-pan pre-made palettes (like this one) are better and decent to good. For the price of MAC, it’s not bad, but it is a decent amount to pay for a palette, even if there are 15 full-sized eyeshadows included in it. I do wish MAC would consider making the pans removable, as I think it would offer a lot more functionality as a user or to create smaller, travel-friendly quads for trips and the like. I think this palette is okay; there are three duds that really bring down the overall score significantly (e.g. Carbon), while the rest are more B to A- in ratings. The palette contains an assortment of permanent shades as well as limited edition/exclusive shades, though some of the shades in this palette that may seem new were released in the Gravitas palette, which was limited edition (Soft Brown, Luscious, Carbon, Persuade, Plummed are repeats). I believe only Chains of Love and Felt haven’t been released before (based on my log of MAC eyeshadows).

Beaded is described as a “light golden beige.” It’s a muted, light-medium gold with hints of brown–almost like a tarnished gold–and soft frost finish. It had good pigmentation and a fairly soft, smooth consistency that was easy to work with on the lid. The color lasted for eight hours before fading on me. MAC Unwind (P, $16.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P, ) is cooler. Makeup Geek Bleached Blonde (P, $5.99) is more shimmery. Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Tarte Dare to Be Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Tarte Go for the Gold (LE, ) is more muted. Cle de Peau Satin Moon #1 (P, ) is darker. Viseart Orangerie (P, ) is darker. NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Goldmine is described as an “intense gold with shimmer.” It’s a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color coverage, though my older permanent version seemed a bit denser and more pigmented, but it blended and adhered well to the lid and wasn’t a fuss to work with. The color lasted for eight hours. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, brighter. Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold (P, ) is lighter. theBalm #40 (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, brighter. Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is lighter. Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is lighter. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Amberluxe #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer. MAC Sunny Outlook (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented, brighter, more muted. MAC Gorgeous Gold (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chains of Love is described as a “mid-tone coined bronze.” It’s a brightened, dark brown with warm, yellowed bronze shimmer that gives it an almost metallic-like finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really smooth, blendable consistency that applied nicely and lasted for eight and a half hours on me before fading. MAC Cognac (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Urban Decay Smog (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Nude #6 (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME658 Golden Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Poker Face (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, warmer. Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Colour Pop Eve (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cork is described as a “muted golden brown.” It’s a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture has a very soft, finely-milled feel to it but isn’t powdery to work with, and the color payoff was mostly opaque. It wore well for eight hours on me. theBalm Allegro (P, $16.00) is darker. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm Sultry (P, $16.00) is cooler. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter. theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is lighter. theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Samael (P, ) is cooler. LORAC Undeniable (P, ) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE, ) is brighter. Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Fix (LE, $18.00) is cooler. Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker, less pigmented. MAC Soba (P, $16.00) is more muted, warmer, lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Persuade is described as a “mid-tone cool grey brown.” It’s a muted, dark taupe brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which was buildable in practice, and it was blendable despite having a slightly dusty consistency. It lasted for almost eight hours on me before fading noticeably. MAC Just Before Dawn (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE, ) is cooler. Chanel Charming #5 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler. Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is cooler. MAC Lofty (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Defy (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Saleos (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is lighter, cooler. Viseart Tabac (P, ) is more pigmented, warmer. Viseart Cendre (P, ) is cooler. bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Colour Pop Downtown (LE, $5.00) is more muted. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Retrospeck is described as a “beached blonde.” It’s a lightened, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen paired with slight bits of larger gold sparkle–this seemed significantly less sparkly and “chunky” compared to the permanent version of Retrospeck, which has a lot of fall out. It had nearly opaque coverage, which is actually odd, since Lustres are designed to have sheerer coverage. Tom Ford Beauty Naked Bronze (Eye Color) (LE, ) is less shimmery. Dior Golden Shock #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Dior Rivage #4 (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Convoitise (90) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery. Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Moon on Their Wings (LE, $16.00) is darker. Stila Wheat (, $18.00) is darker. MAC 2x Dare #2 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer. Dior Golden Snow #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Benefit Bikini-tini (P, $10.00) is warmer. View dupes side-by-side.

Greensmoke is described as a “tarnished olive.” It’s a muted, dark olive brown with lighter green and gold shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. There is some chunkier gold sparkle that doesn’t bind with the base color that gets dusted away as soon as you blend it. The texture had a very firm press to it, which made getting color difficult without really jabbing at the surface. It started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Dior Jardin #3 (P, ) is more muted. Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Guerlain Khaki Mono (07) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery. Hourglass Color Field #5 (P, ) is more muted. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #3 (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Division (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Pewter (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau Stardust #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted. Make Up For Ever D320 Golden Khaki (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Dior Pied de Poule #5 (P, ) is lighter. MAC Cool Companions #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. theBalm #30 (P, $6.50) is darker. theBalm D4 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: compare dupes side-by-side.

Felt is described as a “cool neutral army green.” It’s a subtly, olive-tinged brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so pigmentation in one layer, though it was somewhat buildable, and the texture was soft enough that I think using primer would help amp up the payoff. This shade wore well for eight hours on me, but it could have been slightly more blendable. Urban Decay Secret Service (P, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Faint (P, $18.00) is warmer. MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. Urban Decay Dare (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P, ) is darker. Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is darker. MAC Aromatic (P, $16.00) is lighter. Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ) is lighter. Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P, ) is lighter. Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is warmer. Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker. Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is darker. Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Urban Decay Primal (P, $18.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Rewind (LE, $18.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Print is described as a “muted grey with shimmer.” It’s a dark, charcoal gray with subtle, cooler undertones and a satiny finish. The shimmer is hardly noticeable, and it really functions more as a semi-matte product on the lid–not totally flat but not really shimmery or reflective. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture, though it was a little firmer in the pan. The color started to fade after eight hours on me. MAC Double Feature #7 #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Typographic (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Nehru (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Cinder (Right) (LE, ) is darker. YSL Avant Garde #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. theBalm #26 (P, $6.50) is cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #4 (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Makeup Geek Paparazzi (P, $6.99) is lighter. Kat Von D Siouxsie-sioux (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Desperation (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Les Gris #1 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Dark Throne (LE, ) is darker. bareMinerals Panorama (LE, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Carbon is described as an “intense black.” It’s a medium black with a matte finish. This shade is notoriously difficult to use with a firmer press, spotty color payoff, and is often difficult to blend. I think it applies better than it looks, but it’s not a great shade even in application. I wish MAC would consider including Typographic, which is a slightly lighter black but infinitely better in texture. NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker. NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is less glossy. LORAC Jet Black (P, ) is darker, more pigmented, better quality. Smashbox Blackout (P, ) is less shimmery. Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Anastasia Coal (LE, $12.00) is darker. MAC Overnight (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (P, ) is cooler. Too Faced Licorice (P, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is . Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is darker. Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is lighter. Too Faced Santa’s Boots (LE, $16.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: compare dupes side-by-side.

Orb is described as a “soft peachy-beige.” It’s a soft, light beige with a hint of peach and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that adhered well to bare skin. On me, it showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is darker. bareMinerals Promise (P, ) is darker, cooler. Too Faced Dainty (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Kat Von D South (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced White Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker. theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is darker. LORAC Cream (P, ) is darker, cooler. MAC Bisque (DC, $16.00) is cooler. Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is brighter. Hourglass Infinity #1 (P, ) is warmer. Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE, ) is darker, warmer. MAC Fancy Dress (LE, $16.00) is cooler. NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is darker. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Luscious is described as a “neutral bronze.” It’s a brightened, orange-copper with lighter copper sparkle and gold shimmer. It had decent to good pigmentation with a slightly drier consistency (possibly just due to the sparkly content) that was fairly blendable but could have sat better on the skin. It lasted for eight hours with some fall out.
NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is less shimmery. Viseart Marais (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Viseart Beaux-Arts (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Zoeva Pure Ganache (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #4 (P, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Heat (LE, $18.00) is darker. Hourglass Graphite #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is more muted. Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted. Maybelline Breaking Bronze (P, $6.99) is more shimmery. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Summerfly (P, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: view dupes side-by-side.

Soft Brown is described as a “soft golden peachy brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was very easy to work with. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Viseart Dark Matte #3 (P, ) is warmer. Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is darker. Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is cooler. Kat Von D Succubus (P, ) is darker, warmer. LORAC Sepia (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Unspoken (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is lighter, more muted. Urban Decay Buck (P, $18.00) is warmer, cooler, darker. Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is more muted, cooler. Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is more muted, cooler. Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $5.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Latte (P, $5.99) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: compare dupes side-by-side.

Trax is described as a “burgundy-plum with shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark purple with warmer undertones paired with gold and copper shimmer. The shimmery bits sit on top of the powder and brush away very easily, so while it looks complex, it loses most of that complexity as soon as you blend it out. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Maybelline Sparkling Wine (, $3.75) is more pigmented. Chanel Quadrille #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Last Dance (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer. theBalm Curvy Cami (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted. MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. View dupes side-by-side.

Plummed is described as a “shimmering dark plum.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy purple with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was smooth and not too firm. It wore for eight hours before fading slightly. MAC Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Zoeva Warm Notes (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is less shimmery. Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented, less glossy, more muted, cooler. Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Merlot (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Cranberry (P, $16.00) is warmer. Chanel Seduction #1 (LE, ) is more muted. MAC Plum Dressing (P, $16.00) is brighter. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Eyeshadow x15 Palette Nordstrom's Finest
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio
Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio ($25.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes three shades of jumbo-sized lip pencils that twist-up. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-hydrating” with “shiny color,” and it’s pretty much tinted lip balm. I believe this is the first time I’ve tried this formula, but I enjoyed them overall. They have sheer to semi-sheer that’s buildable, wears three to four hours, and is hydrating over time. I like that they twist-up, so you don’t have to worry about wasting product when sharpening. The texture is lightweight with moderate slip, so their biggest downfall is that they don’t always look perfectly even. The formula is vanilla-scented but the scent didn’t linger or translate into a taste for me. Dragon Fruit Sorbet and Mango Sorbet are both available as permanent singles, while I didn’t see Fig Prosecco on Laura Geller’s website, and they retail for $16 as a standalone formula (so the kit is worth $48).

Fig Prosecco is a softened, peachy-brown with warm undertones and very fine, golden peach pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly while hydrating the lips over the three and a half hours it lasted. Guerlain Gracieuse (DC, $51.00) is darker. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. NARS Peloponnese (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy. shu uemura OB Dream Orange (LE, $30.00) is glossier. Maybelline Stormy Sahara (945) (P, $7.49) is less shimmery. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Fall in Love (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Mango Sorbet is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a glossy sheen. It had sheer coverage that gave lips more of a tinted/stained appearance, while the glossier finish made lips appear plumper. It wore well for three hours but was hydrating over time. MAC Play It Soft (LE, $20.00) is cooler. Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is more pigmented. Estee Lauder Surreal Sun (P, $30.00) is brighter, more pigmented. Givenchy Corail Decollete (206) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. MAC Call the Hairdresser! (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is more pigmented. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $35.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dragon Fruit Sorbet is a brightened, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-sheer coverage that applied easily without dragging. There was a little extra slip to this one, so it seemed to show “lines” if you pressed your lips together (I’d recommend applying a little less and pressing lips together to check). It wore well for almost four hours on me and was moisturizing while worn. MAC Glamorized (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Chanel Jean (454) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Ladyflower (LE, $22.00) is more pigmented, less glossy. MAC Boutique Pink (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Bold Spring (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive (2015)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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MAC Sophisticate Face Kit

MAC Sophisticate Face Kit
MAC Sophisticate Face Kit

MAC Sophisticate Face Kit ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, two blushes, and two lipsticks. Worth pointing out right away is that the back of my palette says the second blush on the left is Simply Bliss, whereas Nordstrom’s product listing had Cream Soda in its place; I checked both of them, and the blush in this palette is slightly more pink-tinted and a little lighter but not by much.

Linda is described as a “peachy tan shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium-dark orange-copper with hints of brown and warmer undertones paired with a pearly sheen. It was slightly powdery with semi-opaque coverage that wore for eight hours. Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, darker. Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented. MAC Coppertone (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. MAC Blazing Haute (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler. NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Eternal Sun (P, $23.50) is darker, more muted. Colour Pop Bonus (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is darker. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is darker. View dupes side-by-side.

Simply Bliss is described as a “light neutral coral.” It’s a muted, light-medium peachy-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It darkens as it is applied to the bare skin, so unless you have very dry skin and/or powder prior, it may do the same. The texture was slightly powdery but blendable with good pigmentation. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is darker. MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is darker. Illamasqua Flirtatious (LE, $26.00) is darker, glossier. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Illamasqua Flirtatious (LE, $26.00) is darker, glossier. MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Corol #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Corol #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $9.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $9.99) is darker. bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dance in the Dark is described as a “deep blackened plum.” It’s a very dark brown with subtle, cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. It is firm, stiff, and hard to work with and lasted for seven hours. Zoeva Beans are White (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Risque (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) is . Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is warmer. Hourglass Infinity #5 (P, ) is darker, less pigmented, more shimmery. Giorgio Armani #08 (P, $32.00) is darker. Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) is . Anastasia Deep Brown (P, $12.00) is warmer. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, ) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Undone (LE, $18.00) is darker, more pigmented, less shimmery. Chanel Charming #5 (LE, ) is lighter. NARS Bali (P, $24.00) is darker. Guerlain Calligraphy #4 (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm Matt Ramirez (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. View dupes side-by-side.

Sun Tweaked is a light-medium, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wore for eight hours. Viseart Orange Topaz (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Outer Limits (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Shazam (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Mortal #2 (LE, ) is cooler. MAC Jest (P, $16.00) is darker. bareMinerals In the Buff (LE, ) is lighter. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Cinderella (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Moonflower (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. LORAC Light Bronze (P, ) is lighter. MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler. NARS Nepal (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter. View dupes side-by-side.

Wedge is described as a “soft muted beige taupe.” It’s a muted, medium yellowed brown with a matte finish. It seems a bit lighter than the permanent version of Wedge to me. It had sheerer coverage with a dusty texture. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is less pigmented, more pigmented. Jane Rock Star (DC, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Harlow (P, ) is darker. Ulta Sable (, ) is less shimmery. theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is darker, less pigmented, more muted, lighter. View dupes side-by-side.

With Flair is a muted, coppery-brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture, but it was a smidgen dry, which made it a challenge to work with on bare lids. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $5.99) is darker. MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. YSL Steamy Coral (05) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Viseart Melonie (P, ) is darker, cooler. NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery. Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery. MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Beautifully Charred is described as a “deep brown with pearl.” It’s a slightly muted, dark brown with warmer undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to apply and lasted for eight hours. Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE, ) is warmer. Inglot #409 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. Anastasia Baby I’m a Star (LE, $12.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is more shimmery. Too Faced Obsessed (P, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Hot Fudge (P, $16.00) is darker. NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is lighter. Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Reign (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Hey is described as a “nude shimmer.” It’s a light peach with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a blendable texture but wasn’t quite as soft in the pan (almost firm, but it worked okay). It wore well for eight hours on me. Too Faced Cherish (P, ) is lighter. Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is cooler. MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever S516 Sand (P, $21.00) is darker. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is cooler. Stila Kitten (P, ) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Sin (DC, $20.00) is darker. Kat Von D Precious (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. Stila Kitten (, $18.00) is . Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. View dupes side-by-side.

Love Happens is described as a “warm light nude.” It’s a light-medium peach with a hint if pink and warmer undertones paired with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that felt a little dry and clingy on the lips. There was some color that settled into lip lines within the first half hour, and it worsened over the three hours it wore for. It was slightly drying. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer. MAC She’s a Peach (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Antonio’s Girls (LE, $16.00) is darker. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is darker. Maybelline Barely Bloomed (700) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, better quality. Tom Ford Beauty Beau (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pout (142) (LE, $30.00) is glossier. MAC What’s Haute? (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Close Contact (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

True Red is described as a “vivid bright coral red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It seems more matte here, which may just be due to the format of the lipstick in a pan compared to a tube. It lasted for five hours and was on the drying side. MAC Barbecue (LE, $16.00) is . Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is brighter, warmer. Estee Lauder Fierce (P, $30.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter. Maybelline Rose Rush (735) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Rafael (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more muted. Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is glossier. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is glossier. NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is brighter. MAC Fashion Trip (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Dolce and Gabbana Fire (610) (P, $33.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Mangrove (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, more muted, less glossy. MAC Dangerous (P, $16.00) is less glossy, less shimmery, darker. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker. View dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes three full-sized Lip Pencils. Two are part of the permanent range (Biscayne Park and Sex Machine) and one was previously released (but limited edition, Stourhead). This was a less impressive set, unfortunately, as two shades settled into lip lines due to more slippery consistencies.

Stourhead is described as a “pale lavender pink.” It’s a very light, milky pink with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that pulled into lip lines horribly and looked streaky on. It lasted for almost three hours, but it looked so bad by the end. MAC Bianca B (LE, $16.00) is darker, less pigmented, glossier, more muted. MAC Weekend 1 (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Olivier (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery. MAC To Savour (P, $23.00) is cooler. MAC Dress to Impress (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Rose Lily (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Beauty (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. Bobbi Brown Orchid Pink (LE, $23.00) is darker, more muted, more pigmented, less shimmery, less glossy, brighter, warmer, lighter. Chanel Candeur (P, $35.00) is lighter, more muted. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Chanel Radieuse (217) (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer. View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

Biscayne Park is described as a “pink guava.” It’s a peachy-brown with a soft sheen and warm undertones. The texture felt creamier and had more slip than my original version of this, and it resulted in semi-opaque coverage (instead of full) and seemed to settle into lip lines noticeably from the beginning. It lasted for three and a half hours on me. Maybelline Nude Embrace (P, $7.99) is darker. MAC She’s a Peach (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Bite Beauty Cream (P, $28.00) is less glossy. MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is less glossy. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lament (P, $18.00) is darker. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is more muted. Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is darker. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is . Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $16.00) is warmer. Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is brighter, warmer. MAC Cozy Up (LE, $16.00) is warmer. View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

Sex Machine is described as a “must-have mauve.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a lightly metallic sheen over a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thin, soft formula that didn’t drag, but it did feel a little clingy and was drying over the four and a half hours it lasted. NARS Catfight (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever #12 (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (04) (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Boca (LE, $16.00) is less glossy, lighter. Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is darker, less glossy. Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is warmer. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is less glossy. Dolce and Gabbana Petal (135) (P, $33.00) is darker, less glossy. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker. Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

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NARS True NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS True NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS True NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS True NARS Lip Pencil Set ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes three full-sized Lip Pencils. Two are part of the permanent range (Yu and Luxembourg) and one is limited edition (Provocative Red). I didn’t expect this to sell out online, but it actually has–you may still be able to find it at a Nordstrom near you (it is exclusive to them, at least in the states). The set includes a mini sharpener that fits these pencils, too (which means they aren’t twist-ups–probably the formula’s biggest downfall!). It’s a nice set, though I really wish the container it is packaged in didn’t have such specific slots (to hold the pencils in place), as it is rather bulky and can’t really be reused as a result.

Yu is described as a “shocking pink.” It’s a bright, fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a soft sheen. It had rich, opaque coverage that glided on easily without tugging and lasted five to six hours. It is very slightly hydrating, but if you have very dry lips, it may not be enough hydration for you. Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is more muted. MAC Flat Out Fabulous (P, $16.00) is darker, glossier. Guerlain Fluo Stiletto (662) (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted. Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $32.00) is brighter. MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, darker. Kat Von D Sexer (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, more muted. MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is darker, more pigmented, more shimmery. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is cooler. Maybelline Hot Plum (P, $7.49) is darker. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is more muted, cooler, lower quality, brighter, lighter. Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Violet (P, $24.00) is cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see even more: View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

Luxembourg is described as a “vivid watermelon.” It’s a brightened, pinky-red with cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and lasts five to six hours while leaving behind a stain. It’s not drying, but it’s not hydrating either. It had mostly opaque color coverage. Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, less glossy. MAC Victoriana (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy. Chanel Rouge Byzantin (LE, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented. Dior Marilyn (LE, $36.00) is darker. Guerlain Calligraphy #5 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Love Goddess (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented, glossier, darker, cooler. Urban Decay Catfight (P, $22.00) is more pigmented, glossier, cooler. MAC Relentlessly Red (P, $16.00) is less pigmented, lighter, glossier. Dior Minuit (LE, $36.00) is darker, less glossy, more shimmery, glossier. MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $16.00) is cooler, less glossy, less pigmented, warmer. MAC Glam (DC, $16.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier, lighter. Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $34.00) is cooler, less glossy, less pigmented, warmer. MAC Red Necessity (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy, less pigmented. First 15 dupes listed, see even more: View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

Provocative Red is described as a “fuchsia rose.” It’s a muted, medium-dark reddish-plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The texture wasn’t too stiff or too creamy, so you still retained a very flat, matte finish but was fairly easy to apply without skipping. It wore for six hours but was a little drying over time. Burberry Redwood (304) (P, $30.00) is warmer, glossier. Colour Pop Tulle (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted. View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

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NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette

NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette
NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette

NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette ($59.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes a highlighter, bronzer, and two blushes, plus a traval-sized ITA brush. I have reviewed most of these shades before, so the list of similar shades is pretty up-to-date, so rather than pull a new link, I’ve included the current lists as they stand. I did test each of these versions for wear, pigmentation, application, and so forth. I think the packaging is really cool, but I wish the compact didn’t feel so bulky. I really like some of NARS’ blushes, but there are a fair amount that have been misses for me. This palette is a bit of a mixed bag, and I find there is too much variance from release to release.

It may seem expensive initially, but each powder is 0.14 oz., while a full-sized highlighter/blush from NARS is 0.16 oz. and costs $30. The bronzer is larger at 0.28 oz. and retails for $39. You’re getting 0.42 oz. of blush, which is a value of $78.75. You’re getting 0.14 oz. of bronzer, which is a value of $19.50. The kit has $98.25 worth of powder products and then whatever value the ITA would bring in (full-size retails for $55, which I don’t have, so I can’t comment on the quality between the two, but I do not like the travel version at all, as it is very scratchy, rough, poorly cut, and sheds).

Satellite of Love is described as a “sparkling gold sand.” It’s sort of apt, because it is a muted, medium brown with warmer, orange undertones and larger gold sparkle that tends to separate from the base powder, so not as much sticks to the skin or gets trapped in your brush. The version in the palette seems a little smoother but drier than the one I have as an individual pan (it is permanent), and it didn’t seem to emphasize pores this time around. It is a Highlighting Blush, so it is a more buildable product, though the best case was semi-opaque. The color wore for seven hours before fading. Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. NARS Jubilation (Right) (P, ) is less shimmery, more pigmented, brighter, darker. Chanel Mouche de Beaute Illuminating Powder (LE, $80.00) is darker, more pigmented. View all similar shades on The Dupe List!

Casino is described as a “dark brown with golden shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a golden, pearly sheen. It had decent to good pigmentation with a slightly firm texture, but it blended well on the skin and lasted for seven hours on me. Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $65.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P, ) is more shimmery. View all similar shades on The Dupe List.

Day Dream is described as a “flirty sheer peach.”
This shade has been released previously as a limited edition shade, and the original launch was much more pigmented and almost darker overall, but this version is consistent with the one that was in last holiday’s Laser Cut palette. Urban Decay Score (P, $26.00) is warmer. Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Alpha Girl (LE, $26.00) is darker. Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter. MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Legendary (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is cooler. Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer. Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Sideshow You (LE, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink (P, $21.00) is cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Blush (LE, $55.00) is darker. NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer, cooler, lighter. NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. View all similar shades on The Dupe List.

New Attitude is described as a “cherry blossom pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with a mostly matte finish. The version in this palette seems to lean warmer, whereas the individual version I have of it was distinctly blue-based (even in the pans!). The texture of this blush was soft but a little powdery, and it lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Mochi (P, $8.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, less pigmented, cooler. MAC Lovecloud (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Tarte Flush (P, $26.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Blush (P, ) is darker. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is warmer. theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is darker. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler. Bobbi Brown Pastel Pink (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter, cooler. Edward Bess Bed of Roses (P, $43.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Angelika (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Quickie (LE, ) is darker, brighter, cooler. View all similar shades on The Dupe List/a>.

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