MAC So Select Lipstick

MAC x So Select Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty rose [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC x So Select Lipstick
MAC Lipstick So Select
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone rosey nude [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy pink with soft, warm undertones and a natural sheen. Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Finally Free
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

NARS Sexual Content Dual Intensity Blush

NARS Sexual Content Dual Intensity Blush Duo ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo for summer. Both shades had sheerer, softer color and shimmer applied dry and richer, deeper, and more metallic color when applied damp. The shades work well together, if one wants to layer or use the lighter shade as more of a highlighter and the darker shade to define the cheek.

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NARS Sexual Content Dual Intensity Blush Duo
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Duo Sexual Content
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Viseart Minx Theory Palette

Viseart Minx Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. Viseart manages to continue to impress with a formula that applies exceptionally well–long-wearing, pigmented, blendable, and just next to effortless to use.

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Viseart Minx Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette Minx
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette

Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. I quite enjoyed this palette, as it had good color payoff, long-wear, and was easy to apply and blend on bare skin. Worth noting, I think the mattes used in the Theory palettes are more semi-matte, so while they work and look mostly like mattes, they blend more readily and bind better (resulting in truer-to-pan payoff).

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Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette Cashmere
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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LORAC Moonlight Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Moonlight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Starburst (LE) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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LORAC Moonlight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter Moonlight
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%