Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a satiny sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (04)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Eyeshadows (Part 1)

MAC Up at Dawn Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “sherbet orange [with a Satin finish].” It’s a lightly brightened, meidum orange with warm undertones and a satin shimmer. It had good color payoff, but the texture was dusty and on the thinner side, so it had trouble adhering well to the skin. It only seemed to work decently over a thicker base like a MAC Paint Pot, but it did not work well with thinner primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion or MAC’s 24-Hour Prep + Prime. I could get a tinge of the color if I swept it above the crease, but it was never opaque. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Inglot #123R Top (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Apricot Blend #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Trumpette (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Mandarin (27) (P, $4.49) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #3 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #5 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge-Gorge (116) (LE, $32.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Rio (91) (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica (P, $6.80) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Up at Dawn
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
73%
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NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Palette

NARS Summer 2016 Dual-Intensity Blush Palette ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four, limited edition powder blushes (one is more of a highlighter shade for most skin tones). The three blushes shades are richer shades, and two of the shades are quite deep, so I can see this working on a variety of skin tones. When working with the formula dry, I find it easy to apply and blend out, and they perform well overall. Damp application is harder to work with on my skin, as it doesn’t blend out as easily; it is better patted on with a damp fingertip or on bare skin (something about the damp brush/powder seems to disturb any base products more often than not for me). The wear ranged from seven to nine hours for me with damp application lasting longer overall.

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NARS Summer 2016 Dual-Intensity Blush Palette
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Palette Summer 2016
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Guerlain Neon Pumps, Berry Beret, Cherry Cape La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour

Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage after two layers, so it seemed slightly sheerer than most of the shades I’ve tried in the range. It had a thin texture with barely-there sheen, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over the three and a half hours it lasted. Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Cherry Cape (067) (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (LE, $24.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Lickable (P, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (P, $35.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Guerlain Berry Beret (066) (P, $32.00)(85% similar). Guerlain Pink Bangle (064) (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour Neon Pumps (065)
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
84%
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Makeup Geek Heart Throb Blush

Makeup Geek Heart Throb Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium coral-brown with warmer undertones and a satin finish. Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Misty Rose (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dolline (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). The Estee Edit Coy Coral (02) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is brighter (80% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Heart Throb Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Heart Throb
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rose with warm, golden shimmer. Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Talk of the Town (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is brighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). NYX Deep Plum (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter
Lancome Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter Rosegold Lights
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%