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Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette ($169.00 for 1.44 oz.) features 18 eyeshadows, all of them new, with a combination of four finishes. There are two new finishes: Creamy Matte (CM), which is supposed to an improved version of the matte formula, and Crystal (K), which is supposed to have a “sparkling, star-like shimmer.” The brand’s eyeshadows are supposed to be “long-lasting” with “strong color payoff” that “will not crease” and “easily adhere to the eye–without having to use primer.” The Creamy Matte formula is denser than the regular Matte formula, and it seemed to be more pigmented with less sheering out, but they tended to darken on the skin and did not layer as well with each other. Two shades were almost clumpy in texture (Phoenix, Electra) and were messy to use–even over primer, they were extremely difficult to build up or blend out without using lighter shades to help. The Crystal formula has large, chunky sparkle, which didn’t really bind with the base color, so there is a lot of fall out during application and moderate fall out during wear (less than anticipated, actually).

I would recommend using these eyeshadows with a damp brush and/or over a glitter adhesive for better coverage, as they look more like layering shades on their own (regular primer was not enough to combat the issues). Though the Creamy Mattes are denser, they are still rather thin and have a more powdery feel compared to the Metallics, Duo-Chromes, and Crystals that they do not blend and layer as well. I had the best luck using a Metallic shade and really diffusing it and sheering it out well past where I wanted it to be, and then layering a Creamy Matte over it, but if I laid down a Creamy Matte first, the Metallic, Duo-Chrome, and Crystal shades would not stick on top of them.

The staying power without primer was between six and eight hours before creasing/fading, and with regular eyeshadow primer (Smashbox 24HR), six to nine hours–excluding glitter fall out. You will want to apply your eye makeup first, and then wipe away fall out. I had more success removing more of the glitter fall out with an actual wipe rather than a brush (or loose powder, then a brush), as the flecks were hard to brush away for me.

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Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.18 oz.) contains five eyeshadows with a smoky feel to them. It’s an interesting concept for the holiday season, as I think smoky eyes are certainly a go-to, but it’s less your typical red/gold themed launch, so I liked it from that perspective. I was less impressed by the application of the formula, which was dustier and prone to sheering out and had less staying power on the lids.

Architectonic #1 is a dark navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a thin, lightly dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. It lasted for six hours on me before fading. Viseart Dark Matte #10 (P) is brighter (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #10 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Navy (01V) (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Prank (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Lagoon (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue (P, $21.00)(85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #2 is a deep gray with a bluish tone and a soft pearl shimmer. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a drier, thin texture that had quite a bit of kickup in the pan. This shade applied decently to bare skin but turned noticeably patchy when I started to blend it out in the crease. I saw signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Burberry Antique Blue (305) (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Blue Spruce (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #20 (LE, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Deep Fog (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Do Not Disturb (P) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Flotsam (LE) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Gunmetal (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Ace (LE, $19.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #3 is a light-medium silver with cool undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was drier and looser in the pan, so some of the powder came away in larger chunks. I highly recommend tapping excess off your brush and applying in thinner, sheerer layers, as it was hard to work with otherwise. It had good pigmentation and wore for seven hours. Sephora Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Sugar Bells (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tin Soldier (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Deja Vu (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Parallax (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Primped & Precious (LE, $7.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Interstellar (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Benefit Blingo (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals Vapor (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Viseart Chloe (P) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #4 is a deep taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was a bit firmer in the pan, so while it adhered well to bare skin and lasted a bit longer (seven and a half hours), it was a struggle to really get an even diffusion of color on the skin. MAC Showstopper (DC, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Smokeshow (P) is cooler (95% similar). Lancome Purple Pageantry (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #5 is a very light, silvery white with a frosted finish. The eyeshadow felt looser in the pan, somewhat dry and dusty, which led to it being prone to sheering out on the lid, despite having good pigmentation initially. I felt like my eyelids just ate the formula up, but it was particularly apparent with this shade–a mere five hours! Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rondelle (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #447 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Collection Libre Eyeshadow Palette Architectonic
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette
Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette ($53.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes 20 eyeshadows with 16 shades that are matte and 4 that are shimmery. The matte eyeshadows felt smoother and a little denser with less powderiness/dustiness compared to the Tartelette palettes, but they are still rather soft and have slight dustiness overall. The shimmery eyeshadows were soft, smooth, and denser, but they did not seel as velvety or as dense compared to the Metallics Shadow range (and the ingredient lists seemed different). I think the palette is pretty good, particularly if you normally use an eyeshadow primer, as the mattes all really benefit from it in minor ways that make them much easier to use and longer-wearing.

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LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette
LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette ($28.00 for 0.144 oz.) contains eight eyeshadows, seven of which are rather shimmery, of a palette that was released previously, but now it’s in rose gold packaging (it was limited edition the first time around anyway!). I really enjoyed the palette when it was released before (see my original review), and I’m just as pleased with it this time around (I might argue that I like it more now given how disappointing some of the holiday palettes have been this year)! I also like that it’s a compact palette, so it’s travel-friendly, has enough product that you’ll get plenty of uses out of it, but it has a palatable (ha, ha) price tag. The only “downside” is that it is dupable, but I’ll take high quality and dupable over terrible and unique!

Quartz is a very lite white gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that applied well to bare skin and wore for eight and a half hours. Sephora Clash (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #1 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aura (25M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Snowflakes (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Pearl Candy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Voltage (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Gold is a medium-dark, rosy bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was soft, buttery, and dense without being too firm in the pan, so it was easy to work with on the lid and blended out beautifully. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and it felt like a little went a long way. This shade lasted well for nine hours on me. Becca Champagne Toast (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Scheherazade's Tale (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Molasses Chip (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Faerie Fayre (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Bold Bling (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Camille (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Tan (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Marina (LE, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphite is a medium-dark, olive bronze with warm undertones and golden khaki shimmer. It was fully opaque with a soft, smooth consistency that was just a touch loose in the pan, but it didn’t present any issues with respect to application. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Reign (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Onyx is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a touch of sparkle. It performed mostly as a matte black, as a lot of the sparkle got lost during application. The texture was thinner and on the dustier side, so the coverage was semi-opaque but buildable. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Viseart Tuxedo (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). NARS Heraklion (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Oddfellow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Black #7 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Dogon #2 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gilded is a bright, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good color coverage, though not opaque, with a smooth, denser consistency that was blendable and adhered well to bare skin. It started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. Too Faced Dearest (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Golden Hours #3 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Dreammaker (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Blazing Gold (LE, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Brass Knuckles (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #3 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Pearl (56P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amber is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, golden metallic shimmer. It was intense pigmented with a very smooth, moderately dense texture that was blendable and applied well to the lid. This shade showoed signs of fading after nine hours of wear. Too Faced Bonjour (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Smashbox Ambient (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Chopper (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty #Blessed (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Minx #4 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #5 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clover is a soft, medium olive green with warm, golden undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, soft, and blendable consistency. This shade started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Sleigh (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Left) (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Spruce (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Crowbar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Flicker (P) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Vortex (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Too Faced Darling (P) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cobalt is a rich, deep navy blue with cool undertones and a purplish base color. The color coverage was completely opaque, but the texture was a bit firmer in the pan and took a little more effort to diffuse and blend out compared to the other shades in the palette. It wore well for nine hours on me. bareMinerals Nightfall (LE) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #3 (LE) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Denim (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #8 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Royally Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay 501 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Tonight's Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Cycle #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Ocean Light (122) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

LORAC Pro Palette (8-Pan) PRO Metal (Rose Gold)
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tarte Holiday 2016 Collector’s Makeup Case Pretty Paintbox
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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