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Besame Holiday 2016 Mini Lipstick Set

Besame Holiday 2016 Mini Lipstick Set
Besame Holiday 2016 Mini Lipstick Set

Besame Holiday 2016 Mini Lipstick Set ($25.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes five miniature sized lipsticks, which are all available individually (should you only like one or two, or perhaps, minis aren’t your cup of tea). The Classic Color Lipstick formula is described as a “budge-proof finish that stays put” with “smooth” color and a “satin meets matte” finish. It’s a nice set of medium and deeper shades with two reds, one burgundy, one rose, and one copper/brown. The tubes are really small, and of the minis this year, the size did feel awkward to use, though I did not have issues with breakage.

Value

  • Classic Color Lipstick: $22.00 for 0.12 oz. or $183.33/oz.
  • Total Value: $32.08

Noir Red 1930 is a blackened red with warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, though not quite full coverage, that went on fairly evenly. Of the five, this had slight patchiness towards the center of the mouth and noticeable color that had settled in my lip lines. The color wore for six hours, left a stain behind, and was lightly hydrating. Colour Pop Tutu (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Double Fudge (LE, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C407 (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $16.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Dionysus (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cherry Red 1935 is a medium-dark red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was lightly creamy, light-medium in weight, and felt comfortable over the six hours it lasted. NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (LE, $25.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Dior Diorling (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) (P, $28.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). NARS Eva (LE, $32.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Red Velvet 1946 is a medium red with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that was easy to apply, as the texture was lightly creamy without being too slippery or too stiff in the tube. The color wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. I found the formula slightly hydrating overall. Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Red Ego (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (LE, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $25.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Shiseido First Bite (RD307) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Cockney (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusty Rose 1969 is a muted, medium-dark rose with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. It was richly pigmented with a lightly creamy, smooth texture that glided on without tugging on the lips. It was comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted, and the formula was moderately hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $50.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Soft Sell (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Offshoot (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Nude Rose (No. 405) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Love (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Ciate Pin Up (P, $19.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Laura Mercier Sophia (LE, $26.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is more muted (85% similar). bareMinerals Queen (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Kiss 1970 is a medium-dark coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. This was the most pigmented–full coverage–shade in the set. The texture was a touch less creamy, but it didn’t drag on the lips at all, and it wore for just as long as the reds at six hours. The only thing I noticed was that the texture was thicker compared to the other shades, so it felt and looked heavier on. Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Starling (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Tabla (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Taurus (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Speed Dial (LE, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). NARS Leslie (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Besame Mini Lipstick Set Holiday 2016
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is an iridescent, translucent white paired with a deep plum-berry. I didn’t expect to review this as I have swatches for the individual shades, but I happened to receive as a press sample, so I figured might as well! 🙂 It’s a nice duo and fairly consistent with the other three.

Each of the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duos includes one shimmery shade and one cream shade. The cream shade is part of the permanent range of Amuse Bouche lipsticks. Per the brand’s description, the shimmery shade is supposed to be a “foiled top coat,” though you can wear either shade on its own. I love that Bite has really affordable options during the holidays; I think these are a great way to try the brand’s Amuse Bouche formula, but they’re fitting with the holiday season in a fun, practical way. I had no issues with stability of the smaller-sized lipsticks when applying directly from the tube either, which can be an issue with minis.

Value

  • Amuse Bouche Lipstick: $26.00 for 0.15 oz. or $173.33/oz.
  • Total Value: $17.33

Opal is an iridescent, translucent white with shimmer that shifts between bluish violet and icy blue. It had a strong sheen without obvious sparkle or shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly. The consistency was smooth, thin without being dry or stiff in the tube. It lasted for three and a half hours on its own, but it didn’t seem to shorten the wear when layered over another longer-wearing lip product. Bite Beauty Opal (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pervette (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NARS Tender Night (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cultive (P, $36.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Asphyxia (LE, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jam is a muted, medium-dark berry plum with subtle, cool undertones and very, very fine shimmer. I felt like this was slightly cooler and more pigmented than the individual one I reviewed previously, and it seemed to have a touch less slip, which might have accounted for its better coverage and overall application. It wore well for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Marsala (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Cordovan (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Chanel L'Impatiente (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bruise (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Mosh Pit (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo Opal/Jam
Opal/Jam
Opal/Jam
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Patentpolish Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Patentpolish Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Patentpolish Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Patentpolish Kit ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains four miniature-sized Patentpolish Lip Pencils, which are supposed to have the color and “sheen of a gloss with the precision of a lip pencil.” The formula is also supposed to be hydrating. The texture of the formula is smooth, lightly creamy, and emollient, so it feels thinner and more balm-like on the lips, which makes for a hydrating formula overall, but it tends to have short wear time. Of all MAC’s lip kits, this one seems to be short on value, too.

Value

  • Patentpolish Lip Pencil: $21.00 for 0.08 oz. or $262.50/oz.
  • Total Value: $31.50

Pleasure’s All Mine is a light pink with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage (up to medium coverage) with a smooth, balm-like texture that was comfortable to wear, though it only lasted for two and a half hours. The color pulled into my lip lines, but the coverage was even. MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Morning After (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Weirdo (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Olga (422) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Intime (93) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $17.00) is warmer, lower quality (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Baby (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Lingerie Pink (7) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $35.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Revved Up is a soft, light-medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and very fine, golden pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on fairly evenly with only some visible color gathering in lip lines. The texture was smooth and comfortable to wear, while the color itself lasted for two hours on me. bareMinerals Kitty (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (95% similar). Chanel Interlude (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Stately Shimmer (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Jubilee (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Sweet Dreams (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Supreme Style (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Greek Holiday (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, glossier (85% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s Really Me is a soft, light-medium peach with warm undertones and a creamy sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, but the more emollient consistency caused the product to settle into my lip lines. This shade lasted for two hours and was moisturizing while worn. MAC Fresh Brew (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Kiddo (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Candy (LE, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). Revlon Ingenue (145) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

French Kiss is a muted, medium brown with warm, caramel undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a balmy, emollient consistency that glided across the lips with ease and left behind a moderate shine. This shade seemed to settle least into my lip lines, so it was more wearable on its own. The color wore for two hours, though, so it will need regular reapplication. bareMinerals Honeybun (P, $20.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Charming Cocoa (125) (LE) is lighter, more pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Revlon HD Smoky Topaz (570) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, glossier (85% similar). MAC Show Me (P, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $35.00) is more pigmented, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Patentpolish Kit Nude
Nude
Nude
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
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C+
C+

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French Kiss

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Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 1.41 oz.) includes 21 eyeshadows, one highlighter, one bronzer, one blush, one eyeshadow primer, one liquid lipstick, and a deluxe-sized mascara. You might have guessed by this point that this palette was underwhelming, both because it’s taken me this long to review and based on recent reviews on Too Faced’s holiday palettes. It is, indeed, another miss by the brand.

Dessert’s On Me is a very light white with warmer undertones and a frosted shimmer. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was thin and dusty, which resulted in it sheering out easily while the shimmer pulled away from the base color. It wore well for six hours. LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #1 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Yves (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indulge is a light, golden pewter with warmer undertones and a metallic finish. This had some glitter, which did not seem to stick around for long, while the rest of the consistency had an almost wet-like feel to it and felt smooth to the touch. It blended out fairly well and had semi-opaque coverage. On me, it started to fade after seven hours of wear. Hourglass Graphite #5 (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Vape (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Bling (LE) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cookie Dough is a light brown with warm undertones and gold sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkle did not bind with the base color, and the texture of the base ridiculously powdery, even though it felt silky and finely-milled. This was hard to apply to bare skin, and even over primer, it was hard to build up and keep in place. It wore for five hours. Becca Ombre Rouge #1 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Stila Heart (P) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Hanky Panky (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pleasing to the Eye (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M518 Nude (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Hey Nude (04) (P, $34.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Commando (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #2 (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Fresco (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Raspberry Rose is a very light pink with a strong, white base and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. This shade started to fade after five and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink (P, $5.99) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugared Raisin is a light-medium mauve with warm undertones and flecks of copper sparkle over a more metallic finish. Too Faced seems to release a shade like this at least once a year, and they all look nearly the same–it just seems to show how important themes and names are compared to quality. The consistency was looser in the pan, which resulted in a lot of fall out during application as well as during wear. It started to crease on me after six hours. Too Faced The Strip (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC In My Element (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Provocateur (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Earthshine (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Glitterrock (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Mauvelous (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Winter Dream (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guilt-Free is a light-medium gray-leaning taupe with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was so soft that it turned powdery and looser, so it had a tendency to sheer and dust away as it was blended. If used over a primer, it was better, though all of the issues were not fully resolved. It lasted for six hours on me. NARS Namibia (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Gallery (P) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P) is darker (80% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tootsie is a deep, red-toned brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, while the texture was a bit thin and dusty, but it was workable overall. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. bareMinerals Ensemble (LE) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Presto (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ciate Queen Bee (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Friendly (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Smoked (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Plum (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #2E (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glaze is a very light beige with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly dusty, thin texture. This shade started to fade noticeably after six hours of wear. Kat Von D Bone (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Put a Bow On It (LE) is more muted (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Give In Take IV (LE, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #1 (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frosty Nog (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Paris Beach (P, $5.99) is brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gingerdoodle is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was looser in the pan, which made the eyeshadow sheer out and look drier on the skin. It wore well for six and a half hours on me. Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocaholic is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was good, while the consistency was dusty but blendable. It started to fade after seven hours on me. Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Indie (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Yamal (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE)(85% similar). Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cake Batter is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, thin, and dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. This shade wore for six hours. Too Faced Nougat (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Clay (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Butterscotch is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, a little denser, and adhered well bare to skin. This shade wore for a solid eight hours on me. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit Ray (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Isolde #1 (P, $25.00)(95% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Cider (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gates of Eden (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). City Color Cheers to Life (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toffee Crunch is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was incredibly powdery, and it seemed to come away almost in chunks. It had sheer coverage, partially owed to the fact that almost none of it wanted to stick to skin in the first place. I noticed fading after six hours. LORAC Walnut (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Allegro (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Taupe (P) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lava Cake is a blackened brown with subtle multi-colored pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a firmer, stiffer consistency that was hard to apply and later blend out on the lid. This shade wore for seven hours. Buxom Two By Four (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Give In Take VI (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cup of Joe (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Ankh (LE) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Banana Date is a light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque, and the powder was soft, smooth, and silky while only being a touch powdery. It wore well for seven hours on me. Tarte Big Baby (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Summer Breeze (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Shade I (2015) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Daydream (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Moulder (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Buff (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Light Study (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hard Being the It Girl #3 (LE, $2.29) is more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey Dip is a bright, medium copper with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. The color payoff was great, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. It wore for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Benefit Gilt-y Pleasure (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Graphite #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Huda Beauty #Blessed (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pound Cake is a light-medium pink with cooler undertones but much warmer, golden shimmer that gave it an overall warmer look. It had good color coverage, but the texture was thin and dusty, so it sheered out a lot. The wear came in at six hours on me. Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Just Fur Fun (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Boxes & Bows (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tulle (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Glitz (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Golden Flower #1 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is warmer (80% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugar Bells is a medium silver with cool, blue undertones and a metallic finish. The consistency was decent, but there were a few sparkly bits that broke up the otherwise smooth feel of the powder. It had good color payoff and lasted for seven hours on me. Sephora Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #3 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tin Soldier (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Les Gris #4 (P) is darker (85% similar). NARS Parallax (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Vapor (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mint Chip is a deep blue with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dry texture that turned patchy when blended. This shade started to fade after eight hours. Colour Pop Coconut (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME230 Peacock Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Mystic Hour (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Controversy (LE) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pre-Packaged (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #18 (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S228 Petrol Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jingle Berry is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a pearly sheen. It was mostly opaque applied on bare skin, but it was buildable over a primer. The consistency was thinner and dusty, which is why I think it did not perform as well. On me, it started to fade after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Violet Cassis (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Selena (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Huckleberry is a deep, blackened purple with flecks of purple and pink sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but the consistency was thin, a bit dry, and hard to apply, as it would turn patchy when blended. It wore well for seven hours on me. Chanel Tisse Beverly Hills #4 (P) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Center Stage (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #79 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 04 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Inner Light is a light, peachy-pink with a strong, golden frost. It had medium coverage, which was fairly buildable, with a lightly powdery consistency with slightly chunky shimmer (which seemed to separate from the base color). It wore well for seven and a half hours. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Soleil is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. I have so many versions of Chocolate Soleil, and I’m always surprised the brand can’t seem to make them consistent. This version was extremely stiff in the pan, which resulted in sheerer coverage that was hard to blend out. It wore for seven hours. Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Toffee (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Los Cabos (24) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Paloma Contour (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NYX Tan (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Talia (Contour) (P) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry is a bright, medium pink with cool, bluish undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the consistency was soft, just a touch dusty, but was blendable and easy to apply to the cheeks. It did seem to darken and warm up against my skin, though. It lasted for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Blush (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Tea (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette The Chocolate Shop
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Gloss Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Gloss Kit ($35.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) contains three Cremesheen Glasses and one Dazzleglass in variations on “red.” 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

Galaxy Rose is a muted, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cooler undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that went on fairly evenly, but some of the color emphasized in lip lines as it gathered there. The color wore for three and a half hours and was moisturizing. Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Kiss, Kiss (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gumdrop is a bright pinky-red with fine pink and ruby red pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, while it lasted for four hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Smart Aleck (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Right Up My Alley (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Strawberry Malt (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Radiant Ruby (530) (P, $8.99) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Pleasant (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Fuchsia Fiesta (22) (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00)(85% similar). Dior Ceremony Red (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Rihanna (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Harpers (766) (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Courting Chic is a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and copper and gold flecks of shimmer. It had medium coverage, but it applied unevenly and had a tendency to darken every lip line I had (and then some!). This would be prettier over a more opaque lipstick, particularly pinks and reds. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Dzhari (608) (LE, $30.00)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy (LE, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sultana (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Restless (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Hell Bound (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry (P, $38.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Ceremony Red (LE, $28.00) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Daydream (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Triomphal (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Plum Fun (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Chene Rouge (212) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Phiff is a translucent beige with silver and gold sparkle. It was really sheer but had “semi-sheer” coverage in the way of sparkle, but it was one of the least sparkly Dazzleglasses launched. I think this would have made more sense if it was actually more red-toned or had more red-hued sparkle. The consistency was thicker, tacky, and lasted for four hours on me. MAC Boundless Beige (P, $19.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Soft Serenade (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Candlelight (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Moth to Flame (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel French Toffee (83) (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Something Shiny (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Rollergirl (LE, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #700 (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit Red
Red
Red
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag ($42.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes a full-sized eyeshadow, cream eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.  The three color products coordinated well together, but the Pro Longwear Paint Pot left something to be desired with regards to pigmentation and blendability, as it had a lot of slip, which gave it sheerer, uneven coverage in practice.

Value

  • Extra Dimension Eyeshadow: $20.00 for 0.04 oz.
  • Pro Longwear Paint Pot: $22.00 for 0.17 oz.
  • Technakohl Liner: $18.00 for 0.012 oz.
  • Mascara: $23.00 for 0.28 oz.
  • Total Value: $83.00

Fathoms Deep is a muted, dark purple with a metallic sheen and cool undertones. It had mostly opaque coverage dry, though it wasn’t quite as deep, and it wore well for six hours. Applied damp, it was fully opaque and wore well for eight hours. Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $33.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Feel the Fever (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bae (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Purple Priority (758) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Saint Germain (P) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Badass (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC leap #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek High Wire (P, $9.99) is lighter (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is lighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dream Scene is a light-medium, silvery blue with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was just so-so, which I expect is a result of the really emollient, thinner consistency, so it was very prone to sheering out and looking somewhat uneven. It was best as a sheerer wash of color or used as a base underneath powder eyeshadows. On its own, the color wore well for 12 hours, which is great wear but shy of the 15 hours claimed. MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Buxom Chihuahua (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Maybelline Seashore Frosts (LE, $6.99) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphblack is a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and the consistency was soft enough to glide across the lash line without tugging, but it is not so creamy that it slides around. The eyeliner wore for eight hours on me. MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00)(100% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00)(100% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00)(100% similar). Guerlain Noir Volcanique (01) (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Zero (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Black Moon (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Eye Bag Smoky Eye Bag
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
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