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Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

01/07

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Innocent (14)

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and very fine, light pink pearl. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, that went on without streaking, but some of the color settled into my lower lip lines noticeably.

The Rouge Allure Gloss formula is supposed to have “the colour intensity of a lipstick” with the “shine of a lipgloss” paired with “long-wearing coverage” that “instantly hydrates.” It’s a formula most suited for someone who likes more pigmented gloss, doesn’t mind some tackiness, and needs hydration. The texture had a light-medium weight to it with a light to moderate tackiness, which developed over time. It was comfortable to wear, as it was quite smooth and felt hydrating over the five hours it lasted.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Innocent (14)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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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). MAC Cream Soda (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Luminoso (P, $8.49) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, 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). bareMinerals The Big Break (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is 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. Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Kiss (P, $9.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Noctum (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Highlight) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Daytime Halo (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Burberry The Runway Palette (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt (Top) (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, 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 The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is more muted, warmer (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). Givenchy Tentation #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced All American Girl (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Virgin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Preferred Blonde (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Abyssinia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Prosecco (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Bred #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Call of the Canyon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $16.00) 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. Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). NARS Madrague #1 (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). LORAC Buff (P, $19.00) is lighter (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. Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Sunset Seine (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE)(95% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Gingersnap (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Copper Aura (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (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). Viseart Chroma #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fin (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (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). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Assistant (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Conch (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Van Gogh With It is a medium brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the texture felt soft and smooth to the touch, and it blended out well on the eye. I noticed fading after seven hours of wear. Makeup Geek Bake Sale (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Seaside (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Crisp (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #10 (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #9 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Fire (P) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Metal Work is a medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, though the consistency was thinner and firmer in the pan, so it was difficult to diffuse and blend out on the lid. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. LORAC Pink Bronze (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Body Conscious (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). theBalm #39 (P, $6.50) is darker (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (P) is more shimmery, 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). NARS Montaillou (LE, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Smoked (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso Bean (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #3 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #2E (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Embark (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P) is 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. Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Bootycall (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) 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). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Pearl (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #1 (P, $2.29) is darker, 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. Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Feature (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocaholic (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). bareMinerals Granted (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Publisher (P) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Wilshire (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) 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). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Diesel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is lighter (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). Lancome Midnight Purple (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (80% 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. MAC Elemental (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Natural #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 09 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced White Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Nassau (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P) is warmer (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). Tarte Sweetheart (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pleasing to the Eye (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (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). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Rose Bronze (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #3 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Luna (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Palace (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Exposure #3 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Ego (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clarins Rosewood #2 (P) is cooler (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. NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Factory (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Chestnuts Roasting (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Focus (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Rebellious (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Pink Chocolate #4 (P, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). Benefit Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy (P, $20.00) is warmer (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). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is brighter (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). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, 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). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dominate (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #10 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Ciate Fierce (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #450 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Curtain Call (P, $9.99) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. MAC All's Rosy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (P) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Drama (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% 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). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE) is cooler (95% similar). L'Oreal Little Beige Dress (P, $5.99) is warmer (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. MAC Malt (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Cordial (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is darker (80% 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 Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (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). Colour Pop Double Date (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% 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). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Editor (P) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate Day Dream (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightcap (P) is brighter, 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.)

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8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
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Application
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit

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

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

Value

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

Fashion Scoop is a pale, light pink with a milky consistency and finish paired with fine pink pearl. The texture was smooth, creamy, and non-sticky, but it was a bit streaky and prone to gathering in lip lines. The wear was only two hours, though it was hydrating. Chanel Imaginaire (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gal Friday (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Peach Fuzz (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Fuchsia Flicker (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS International Velvet (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fanatic (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Elegantly Elegant (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Revlon Bejeweled (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fresh Air (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Picture Pink (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Maybelline Blushing Petal (505) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charm is a bold, slightly brighter, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, though I noticed some of the color still settled into lip lines. The overall richness of the color made it harder to see at a normal viewing distance. The color wore well for four hours and was moisturizing. MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Belladonna (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ceaseless Energy (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eleven (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Raring to Go (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Danceteria (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Scandal (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Saucy Little Thing (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Dior Soho (888) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twirling is a medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly, but there was still some noticeable color in some of my lip lines (but far fewer than the other two shades). The gloss wore well for four hours, was comfortable to wear, and it felt hydrating. MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Promise (LE, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS La Main Bleue (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Penny Arcade (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay After Dark (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Toasted Marshmallow (P, $5.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Saucy Little Thing (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Charm (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Plum Fiction (19) (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Ruby (42) (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Shade III (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Ravish Raspberry (06) (P, $5.49) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rags to Riches is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and multi-colored sparkle. It added mostly warmth to my natural lip color and a medium level of coverage of shimmer/sparkle. It was easy to wear on its own but could be layered over other lip products, and the gloss didn’t seem to settle into my lip lines either. The texture was tacky, so despite being sheerer, it lasted for five hours on me. Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Revlon Orchid (P, $7.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #500 (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Feeling Fine (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Heartbreaker (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #502 (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Diamond (326) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Good Fairy (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pinkarat (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Dolly Pink (453) (P, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Pearl (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Hack (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Out for Glamour (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Purpurine (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Gold (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline A Wink of Pink (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Candy Says (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Longevity
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Gloss Kit

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

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

Value

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

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

Gumdrop is a bright pinky-red with fine pink and ruby red pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, while it lasted for four hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Strawberry Malt (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Right Up My Alley (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Smart Aleck (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Radiant Ruby (530) (P, $8.99) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Rihanna (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Ceremony Red (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00)(85% similar). MAC Pleasant (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Dior Rose Harpers (766) (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Fuchsia Fiesta (22) (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Courting Chic is a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and copper and gold flecks of shimmer. It had medium coverage, but it applied unevenly and had a tendency to darken every lip line I had (and then some!). This would be prettier over a more opaque lipstick, particularly pinks and reds. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Dzhari (608) (LE, $30.00)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy (LE, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Restless (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sultana (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hell Bound (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry (P, $38.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Daydream (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Triomphal (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Dior Ceremony Red (LE, $28.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Plum Fun (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Lancome Rouge Magma (05) (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Chanel Chene Rouge (212) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Phiff is a translucent beige with silver and gold sparkle. It was really sheer but had “semi-sheer” coverage in the way of sparkle, but it was one of the least sparkly Dazzleglasses launched. I think this would have made more sense if it was actually more red-toned or had more red-hued sparkle. The consistency was thicker, tacky, and lasted for four hours on me. Chanel French Toffee (83) (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Moth to Flame (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Boundless Beige (P, $19.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Something Shiny (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Candlelight (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Soft Serenade (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Rollergirl (LE, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #700 (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit Red
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8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
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Longevity
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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). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Just a Pinch (P, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Lychee/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Kitty Kat (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (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). 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). 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, $17.00) 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. Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Moroccan Heat (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Sandy Sensation (115) (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC C-Thru (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom White Russian (P, $19.00) is lighter (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). MAC Peachstock (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Naked Dolly (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Myth (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Innocent (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mein Herr (P, $18.00) is darker (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). Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Flushed (DC, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Ciel Rose (449) (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Corsica (LE, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Candy Box (P, $17.00) is lighter (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, $17.00) 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, $17.00) 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, $17.00) 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, $17.00) 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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