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NARS Non-Fiction Touch-Up Kit

NARS Non-Fiction Touch-Up Kit
NARS Non-Fiction Touch-Up Kit

NARS Non-Fiction Touch-Up Kit ($65.00 for 0.52 oz.) includes a palette with two blushes and a pressed setting powder, plus a miniature-sized lipgloss and mascara. I wish they had opted for a third blush rather than the pressed powder, because the texture of the powder felt like cardboard–it was stiff, dry, and did absolutely nothing on the skin because next to no product came off of the pan to begin with. The blushes were decent, and if you aren’t too concerned about intensity levels dry vs. damp, they’re pretty easy to use and work together well. The gloss had good coverage and didn’t appear streaky, but it pulled into lip lines quite a bit. This was definitely one of the less impressive offerings from NARS for this holiday season.

Formula Overview

  • Dual-Intensity Blush: $45.00 for 0.21 oz. or $214.29/oz.
  • Pressed Powder: $37.00 for 0.24 oz. or $154.17/oz.
  • Lipgloss: $26.00 for 0.18 oz. or $144.44/oz.
  • Mascara: $26.00 for 0.32 oz. or $81.25/oz.
  • Set Value: $43.86 worth of blush, $12.33 worth of pressed powder, $17.33 worth of lipgloss, $9.75 worth of mascara
  • Total Value: $83.27

Noctum is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or the look of my pores. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied dry, which wore for seven hours before fading, and it had more visible shimmer particles. When I used it damp, the finish had more of a smooth sheen than visible bits of shimmer, and it had more medium to full coverage that wore for eight hours on me. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (Original) (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vu is a light-medium coral with warm, peach undertones and a metallic sheen. It was less shimmery and a bit more subdued when applied dry, whereas damp application was more metallic and brighter on the skin. The dry application was more semi-sheer to semi-opaque with seven hour wear, while the damp application was mostly opaque and lasted for closer to eight hours. The damp application did emphasize my skin’s natural texture slightly. bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC New Romance (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Who's Your Poppy (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Shell Pearl (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Kitty Kat (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Lychee/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chelsea Girls is a muted, medium pink-coral with a milkier, creamier finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and didn’t look streaky, but the color pulled into lip lines immediately. The gloss lasted for three hours on me and was a touch hydrating. MAC Artful (LE, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sweet Stiletto (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Goals (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (DC, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Vida Loca (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Delight (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (P, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Tres Leches (P, $5.99) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Visionary (LE) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Everlasting Nude (LE, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Anything But Demure (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light-Reflecting Setting Powder Pressed is a translucent pressed setting powder, and by itranslucent, it actually ended up being invisible–there was just no product that would come off the pan’s surface, as it was so firm and stiff. It felt incredibly dry, smooth, but noisy as I ran my brush or finger across the surface… yet no product transferred. I tried to swatch it, even jabbing at it to loosen product, and nothing appeared on my skin. This doesn’t function at all, not even remotely. This is one of the very few, possibly only, instances where I couldn’t even manipulate the product to make it work (scraping off product and so forth). I haven’t tried this in years, but when it first launched, I didn’t have an issue getting it onto the skin, though the standalone version was very finnicky with respect to hardening/darkening if any oils/liquid touched it.

NARS Touch Up Kit (Holiday 2016) Non-Fiction
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit

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

Value

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

Fashion Whim is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones paired with a cream finish and very, very fine pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage that didn’t appear streaky on the lips, but the milkier consistency caused the gloss to settle into every lip line. The gloss felt creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear over the two and a half hours it lasted. Buxom White Russian (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Moroccan Heat (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Sandy Sensation (115) (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $15.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Softly Lit (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Striptease (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Peachstock (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Naked Dolly (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Myth (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mein Herr (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Innocent (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pure Delight is a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It seemed more washed out once I applied it to the lips, which is something that can happen as the gloss itself was semi-sheer and allowed for the natural lip color to come through. The color pulled into lip lines noticeably, though the more subdued color made it harder to notice from a normal viewing distance compared to Fashion Whim. This shade wore well for two and a half hours and was moisturizing. Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (DC, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Vida Loca (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (P, $19.50) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nutty & Naughty is a soft, pinky plum with subtle, warm undertones and pink and gold pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly, but it still had some color that settled into lip lines. The consistency was creamy, smooth, and comfortable to wear over the two and a half hours it lasted. Christian Louboutin Beaute Altareva (P, $85.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Chanel Innocent (14) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Flushed (DC, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Dior Ciel Rose (449) (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Corsica (LE, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prancin’ Dancin’ is a soft, medium copper with warm, brown undertones and pink, gold, and silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage–mostly coverage by shimmer/sparkle–with a very high shine. The consistency was thick, tacky (I have no idea how this could be touted as non-tacky) but smooth. It wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Social Light (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flash of Flesh (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Etincelante (432) (P, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Water Deities (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Sweet Dreams (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Culminate (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Soft Serenade (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Gilded (-, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit Nude
Nude
Nude
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.30 oz.) includes a full-size lipstick, Vamplify Lipgloss, and Lip Pencil. The Vamplify and Lip Pencil are repromotes, while the lipstick is new. I verified the color consistency between the two versions of the Vamplify Lipgloss, and then I tested the lipstick and lip pencil for wear but did not retest the Vamplify Lipgloss for wear.

Value

  • Vamplify Lipgloss: $20.00 for 0.16 oz. or $125.00/oz.
  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $21.00 for 0.04 oz. or $525.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $58.00

Tuned In is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm gold pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage, while the consistency was very smooth and lightweight. The color applied evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines as it wore on. For me, this gloss stayed on well for five hours and was nicely hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Drunk (320) (P, $28.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pamela (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Looks Like Sin (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). NYX Chocolate Crepe (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Chenille (12) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Liqueur (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (DC, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Magic Spell is a subdued, mauvey brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. The lipstick had mostly opaque color payoff that went on evenly. It had a Cremesheen finish, so it had a more luminous finish but a clingier feel overall. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Lawbreaker (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Smoked Almond (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Suede (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Broken (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rock it (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Amulet (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

In Control is a muted, medium-dark rosy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a waxy consistency that was easy enough to maneuver around the edges of the lips but did not work as well for filling in color, as it looked uneven and tugged quite a bit. Once on, the color lasted for eight hours, as described, but it was rather drying on its own. MAC Morning Coffee (P, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Manic (P, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cranberry (DC, $17.50) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Bag Nude
Nude
Nude
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.30 oz.) includes a full-size lipstick, Vamplify Lipgloss, and Lip Pencil. The Vamplify and Lip Pencil are repromotes, while the lipstick is new (but it is a matte red, so it is definitely dupable). I verified the color consistency between the two repromotes but did not retest them for wear or re-swatch them, so the lip swatches and review are from the last time I wore them.

Value

  • Vamplify Lipgloss: $20.00 for 0.16 oz. or $125.00/oz.
  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $21.00 for 0.04 oz. or $525.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $58.00

Suggestive is a bold, bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had good pigmentation, but there’s some translucency so the natural lip color will come through still. It applied really well with even coverage and never looked streaky and somehow managed not to slip into lip lines until after four to five hours of wear. The color lasted for five hours in all and was hydrating over time. MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Right Up My Alley (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Smart Aleck (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exposed (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Red Corset (P, $52.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Gumdrop (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy Cane is a bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color that went on evenly, though the texture was a bit firmer in the tube, so it tugged slightly as I applied it and definitely needed more pressure to go on. The consistency was thinner and clung more to the lips, but it was still going strong after six hours of wear. The formula was somewhat drying over time. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Feisty (P, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D XO (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Flamenco (LE, $12.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Ribbon (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Perfect Red (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Trust in Red is a slightly muted, medium pinky-red with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was drier and harder to apply to the lips evenly, so it was most comfortable used to line the lips rather than to fill them in. The color was similar to the last version I had, but the texture was drier. I did retest this one for wear, and it lasted for over eight hours but was drying. Urban Decay 69 (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.50)(100% similar). Urban Decay Wonderland (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Cherry (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Freehand (LE, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Bag Red
Red
Red
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit ($55.00 for 0.46 oz.) includes a full-sized Mineralize Rich Lipstick, full-sized Mineralize Lipglass, and a miniature sized Mineralize Skinfinish. The lipstick and highlighter are both part of the permanent range, while the gloss is new and exclusive to the set. The kit comes with a large, zippered makeup “box” (less of a bag, more of a rectangular box where the top zips open). The glosss was the real miss in the kit, as it settled into lip lines, while the lipstick and highlighter worked fairly well.

Value

  • Mineralize Rich Lipstick: $25.00 for 0.14 oz.
  • Mineralize Glass: $25.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.
  • Mineralize Skinfinish: $33.00 for 0.35 oz. or $94.26/oz.
  • Set Values: $25.00 worth of lipstick, $25.00 worth of lipgloss, $11.55 worth of highlighter
  • Total Value: $61.55

Pure Pout is a subdued, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. The formula is supposed to have medium, buildable coverage with a hydrating feel that lasts six hours. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage with a soft, lightly creamy texture that felt emollient on but did not slide around as it was thinner overall. It wore well for three and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Musk (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Zen (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Sin-a-mon (935) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $55.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gillian (LE, $55.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fresh Brew (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $37.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). bareMinerals Honeybun (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Happiness is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and gold pearl. It’s supposed to be a sheer formula with “modern shine.” It had sheer color coverage, which is as described, and it applied somewhat evenly–the issue I had was that the color settled into lip lines. The gloss was comfortable and hydrating for the two hours it lasted. MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). YSL Nude Carat (No. 20) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nectarsweet (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Double Happiness (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Telegenius (LE, $22.00)(90% similar). Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Long Live the Night (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Prancin' Dancin' (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Global Glow is a medium, golden bronze with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to have a “velvety soft” feel and a “radiant finish” with “sheer coverage.” It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, thin, slightly dusty texture that blended out easily on the skin. It just barely emphasized my skin’s natural texture if worn at medium or higher coverage. It’s more of a highlighting bronzer on my skin tone, and when I wore it on my cheeks, the color lasted for seven hours before fading. Urban Decay Baked (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Secret Radiance (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Bronze (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit Nude
Nude
Nude
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss
Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark gold with warm, yellow undertones and gold and bronze sparkle. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $18.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NYX Mischievous (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Topazio (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gold (LE, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Canary (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a limited edition product (and shade) for the holiday season that is supposed to give a “modern, gilded lip look” with a moisturizing formula. This is a gold gloss–it is chocked full of sparkle and shimmer of varying sizes, though none of them felt chunky or gritty on the lips. The texture was light-medium in weight, mostly non-tacky, and smooth, and that heavier weight and thickness helped the shimmer feel smoother on the lips. It’s a pretty interesting color to wear on its own, because despite it not applying as evenly as it should, it was hard to tell in person as it really catches and reflects light in a dazzling way. It worked well layered over other Amuse Bouche shades, though it is particularly lovely mixed with any bright red shade. On its own, the gloss lasted for four and a half hours with just a few sparkles having migrated beyond my lips over time, and it was lightly moisturizing over time. It had a slightly sweet, fruity scent (like their other lip products) but no discernible taste.

At this time, it is showing as “temporarily sold out” on Sephora, which is how it has been since I actually received it–I hope Bite Beauty will restock, though.

Bite Beauty Crème Lip Gloss Gold
Gold
Gold
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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