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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Patentpolish Kit

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

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

Value

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

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

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

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

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

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Patentpolish Kit Nude
Nude
Nude
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a deep fuchsia-red with warmer undertones and a matte finish. Make Up For Ever M301 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline All Fired Up (P, $7.99) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M204 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to apply like a gloss but dry to “an ultra-matte, opaque finish” that is “never dry, shriveled, or cracked” that should “last for hours.” In my experience, the formula is hit or miss–some shades apply well and look decent after dry down while others flaked or “cracked” as soon as I moved my lips. This one was more forgiving with mostly opaque color coverage that dried down fairly evenly. The texture was matte after a few minutes, but it didn’t fully dry down for about a half hour–if I pressed my lips together, there was a slight tackiness but no color lifted off, thankfully. It was moderately drying after six hours of wear, though the color lasted closer to eight hours overall.

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick Candy Cane
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Gloss Kit

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

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

Value

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

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

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

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

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

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit Red
Red
Red
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Urban Decay Troublemaker Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Troublemaker Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Troublemaker Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Troublemaker Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep oxblood [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a deep, blackened purple with warm, pink undertones and a natural finish. MAC Cyber (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Berry Rouge (LE, $26.00) is glossier (100% similar). Colour Pop Hutch (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Train Bleu (P, $25.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Blackest Berry (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Nevermind (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Dark Purple (600) (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Maneater (P, $22.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new, limited edition shade exclusively available at Sephora, and it will debut on November 2nd. The consistency was lightly creamy–enough that it didn’t drag across the lips but didn’t slide around while worn–and seemed to become a little more emollient as it warmed up on the lips. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and lasted for six and a half hours, while also leaving behind a stain. The formula felt lightly hydrating over time.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Troublemaker
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Dior Grege 1947, Rose Caprice, Darling Rouge Diors

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick
Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick

Dior Grege 1947 (169) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly. The consistency was soft, lightly creamy, lightweight, and emollient, so there was a lot of slip, which made it comfortable to wear and more balm-like on. The downside was that it moved around more, and the wear time only came in at three and a half hours for me. It was very hydrating, though. MAC Shy Shine (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Coral Bliss (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Bare Hug (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C302 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss (P, $32.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Fancy Kiss (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). YSL Corail Urbain (51) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Streak (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (206) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Rose Caprice (475) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cooler, violet pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which applied well enough, but it could have been a bit more even overall. The consistency was thin, balmy, and comfortable to wear as it glided right on and didn’t cling to the lips. It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was hydrating. YSL Mauve Nihiliste (58) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Metallic Violet (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Wonderchilde (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Darling (775) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia-red with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient, and applied easily and did not tug on my lips. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, that went on evenly. This shade lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, and the formula was moisturizing over time. Estee Lauder Pretty Shocking (230) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gourmandise (P, $49.50) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Girly (P, $55.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Catfight (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Speak Louder (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Emilienne (452) (P, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to “highly pigmented” with “lasting comfort” and no “colour streaking” for 16 hours. It’s a solid lipstick formula–fairly pigmented, applies without tugging, wears four to six hours, and is comfortable to wear, but it just is nowhere near 16-hour wear. The satin shades are more hydrating, while the mattes are slightly hydrating to non-drying. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The formula has a strong, floral scent in the tube, and I don’t really notice the scent once it’s on the lips.

Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Grege 1947 (169)
Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Rose Caprice (475)
Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Darling (775)

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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. Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (Original) (P) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is brighter, cooler (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). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Shell Pearl (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Lychee/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Who's Your Poppy (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (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). NARS Vida Loca (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pure Delight (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Visionary (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Goals (P, $20.00) is darker, 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). NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Everlasting Nude (LE, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is lighter (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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