Friday, June 26th, 2015

Maybelline Rich Ruby ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lip Color
Maybelline Rich Ruby ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lip Color

Maybelline Rich Ruby ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips for the most part, but there is a very light translucency to it overall. The texture was lightweight, velvety, and smooth and applied evenly to the lips. It was really comfortable to wear and wasn’t drying over the six hours it lasted, and I didn’t experience feathering or bleeding either. Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer. MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy. Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $34.00) is darker. NYX Chic Red (P, $4.00) is darker. MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $16.00) is brighter. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is cooler. Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Charlotte (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. MAC Stunner (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline All Fired Up ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened,pinky-red with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had fairly opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, while it lasted for six and a half hours with a light stain left behind. It was slightly drying after four hours of wear, though. The texture seemed a bit thinner compared to other shades I’ve tried. Colour Pop Toucan (P, $5.00) is cooler. Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $30.00) is cooler. Chanel La Petillante (49) (LE, $34.00) is warmer. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is cooler, less glossy. Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is warmer, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Pink Sugar ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture had a velvety feel to it with light slip but heavier, full coverage. It seemed thicker than other shades in the range, and it emphasized lip lines slightly but didn’t pull into them too much while worn. The color lasted for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop 1st Base (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, warmer, less glossy. Colour Pop Fetch (P, $5.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to “deliver a burst of bold lip color” with a “creamy texture” and a matte finish. In general, the formula has good color payoff with a velvety, creamy consistency that covers evenly and most shades seem to make lips appear smoother but some shades were prone to pulling into lip lines as the color wore away. The big thing about these is that they have a mostly matte finish and are more comfortable to wear than many matte formulas due to the velvety feel (almost like a silicone primer, but not quite as heavy and not clingy). The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me. It had a sweet, plastic-like scent but no taste.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00 for 0.144 oz.) contains eight matte eyeshadows in neutral shades ranging from white to brown to black. I think if you have all of the PRO palettes released, you probably have neutrals close enough to these. It’s a good palette, and it applied fairly well over bare skin, which isn’t always the case for LORAC’s eyeshadows, but it is very dupable. I would have liked to see one or two more mid-tone shades, as the overall look of the palette is quite dark and smoky.

Bare is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture is very smooth and silky, though it kicked up excess product in the pan. It had good pigmentation and lasted for eight hours on me. Laura Mercier Vanilla Nuts (P, $23.00) is darker. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer. LORAC Nude #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is cooler. Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter. Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is cooler. Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is lighter. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Laetus (P, ) is warmer. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Makeup Geek Baby Face (P, $5.99) is cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a light-medium brown with a hint of gray and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan. Applied, it lasted for eight hours before fading. NARS Yamal (LE, $24.00) is darker. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is warmer. theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lower quality. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa (LE, ) is cooler. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Fix (LE, $18.00) is darker. Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is darker. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is less pigmented. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Corduroy is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, but it was one of those shades that seems really pigmented but seems to fade almost immediately upon hitting the eye–it appears softer applied than in the pan. The texture was very, very finely-milled but powdery (perhaps why it is prone to fading/sheering out). It wore for almost eight hours before fading. Inglot #342 (P, $6.00) is lighter. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Faint (P, $18.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is lighter. LORAC Unedited (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Tarte Picnic Basket (LE, ) is warmer. Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is darker. Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted. Viseart Taupe (P, ) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Chocolate (P, ) is more muted, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate is a muted, dark brown with subtle, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good color payoff that was buildable on the skin, but like Corduroy, it had a tendency to sheer down and look a bit faded applied. On me, it started to show signs of wear after eight hours. Inglot #363 (P, $6.00) is darker. MAC Cross-Cultural (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Coconut Grove (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Embark (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Coffee Ground (P, $23.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is darker. Tarte Don’t Turn A-Brown (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is warmer. Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is darker. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Linen is a bright white with a matte finish. It had a very smooth consistency, but it was a little powdery to work with and turns chalky on my skin tone, so it will be more appropriate for fairer skin tones or layered over a good base for darker skin tones, I think. It had semi-sheer color payoff and lasted fors even and a half hours on me. Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is brighter. NYX Milk (P, $4.50) is brighter. Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter. LORAC White (P, ) is cooler. Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is cooler. Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer, better quality. Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P, ) is warmer. Kat Von D Banshee (LE, ) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Pink Mauve is a dusty, muted, medium mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery. The color stayed on well for eight hours before starting to fade. Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is darker. MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is darker. Inglot #344 (P, $6.00) is darker. MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Laced (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. Urban Decay Nooner (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler. Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler. LORAC Mauve (P, ) is cooler. bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is brighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler. Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is brighter, cooler. LORAC Unconditional (P, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Burgundy is a muted, dark burgundy with warm, red-brown undertones and a matte finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that kept most of its color when applied, but it could have been easier to blend. On me, it started to fade after eight hours of wear. Too Faced Cherry Cordial (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter, cooler. theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter. LORAC Dusty Plum (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte You Look Mauveless (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

jet Black is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too powdery and blended without trouble. It started to fade after eight hours of wear for me. MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Blackout (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is darker. Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is . LORAC Black (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is darker. Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is darker. Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE, ) is darker. Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss

Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a new formula that’s supposed to be shiny, non-sticky, and hydrating for four hours with twelve shades divided into three finishes. I’m reviewing them based on finish, so this post features the four shimmery shades. They’re lightweight, mostly non-sticky (a very slight tackiness develops after two to three hours of wear), wear for one to three hours, and are comfortable and hydrating. The formula has a sweet, fruity-floral scent that tastes like perfume-y soap during the entire length of wear; I could taste it just talking to someone, and it ruined anything I ate or drank. The shimmer in these shades is noticeable in texture, though they are fine enough not to feel particularly gritty, but the thinner consistency made them apparent on the lips. They were comfortable to wear, though, and they don’t feel heavy and keep and maintain hydration going for an hour or two after most of the gloss has worn away. The formula is sheer with a lot of shades looking the same once applied, but they may vary wildly from person to person due to much of it being dependent on your natural lip color.

Maybelline Just a Glimmer Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a clear gloss with iridescent, pink, lavender, and silver shimmer with a glossy shine. It lasted for two hours on me and was hydrating overall. MAC Beautiful Moves (LE, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Oh My Darling (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer. MAC Steel Kiss (LE, $15.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline A Wink of Pink Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is silver and pink sparkle suspended in a barely-there pink-tinted base with warmer undertones. It gives my natural lip colors a darker, redder look with warmth. It only lasted for two hours, even though it was moisturizing when worn. MAC Rags to Riches (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter, warmer. Giorgio Armani #500 (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Allegorie (LE, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Fuchsia Flicker Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a light, cool-toned pink-tinted base with lighter pink sparkle. This was another shade that wore for two hours on me but was still moisturizing. MAC Happily Ever After (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Pagoda (P, $20.00) is more shimmery. MAC Pagoda (P, $20.00) is more shimmery. Maybelline Blushing Petal (505) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Eau de Rose (86) (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Fashion Scoop (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Lilac Lumi Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, pinky-lavender with lighter violet iridescent shimmer. This was the most pigmented of the four shimmery shades, and this shade had noticeable color applied, though it was still semi-sheer coverage. It wore well for three hours on me and was hydrating over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Steam (322) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery. Gucci Beauty Potent Violet (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. MAC Reckless Desire (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Shiseido Nebula (VI207) (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented. MAC Vacant (LE, $15.00) is more pigmented. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

L'Oreal Ice Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator
L’Oreal Ice Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator

L’Oreal Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator ($12.99 for 0.67 oz.) is a liquid highlighter that can be used as a specific highlighter (like on cheek bones) or all-over (likely mixed in with a base product, like foundation or moisturizer). The biggest con to these is that they have a very, very short working window as they dry down almost immediately, and they dry down and don’t want to move much and instead the shimmer/sheen flakes off than diffuses or blends out. The texture is liquid but thicker than your typical liquid-based highlighter (which are often a little watery or thin) and is viscous enough to hold its shape in a dollop when you squeeze it out. The squeeze-tube offers a good amount of control over how much you get per use, which is nice. The liquid highlighters seemed to have less visible sparkle/glitter than the powders did, though there are a few bits. It gave the skin a metallic sheen that’s by no means subtle, but it didn’t seem to emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. They can be mixed with a base product, but you’ll want to use something with a thinner consistency to help this spread out. The shimmer is larger and may be too intense when mixed in for all-over use, but it will depend on your preferences.

L’Oreal Ice Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator ($12.99 for 0.67 oz.) is a light pink with subtle, warm undertones and a fine golden beige shimmer. It gave the skin a really metallic sheen, and on my medium complexion, appeared as a much brighter highlighter than I expect it’ll look on very light skin. This one had the longest working window, though it’s not long, and you’ll want to work one cheek at a time and use fingertips to avoid the product drying on an applicator. This shade lasted for eight hours. NARS New Order (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker. Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker. MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. L’Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Golden Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator ($12.99 for 0.67 oz.) is a bright, metallic gold with warm, orange-yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It was semi-opaque but sheers out quite a bit in practice. It dries down very quickly and is difficult to get to look even–I had the best luck using fingertips with this one. Using a brush resulted in the product drying on the brush and little to none transferring to my skin. It lasted for eight hours on me before turning patchy. Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, more muted. Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery. Giorgio Armani No. 10 (P, $59.00) is less shimmery, darker. L’Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Rose Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator ($12.99 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm undertones and lighter gold shimmer. This was the most shimmery of the three, and it had a slightly thinner consistency as well. It spread fairly well over the skin, but it does dry down as you’re applying it, so you have to work quickly and do as much spreading initially. You might want to apply a sheer, even layer and build up intensity as needed, which will minimize the need to blend (and should take less time to apply). The color lasted for eight hours before the product started to look patchy on the skin. Laura Mercier Indiscretion (LE, $42.00) is lighter. Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is lighter. Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker. Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (LE, $45.00) is warmer. MAC Barbados Girl (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Illamasqua Supernatural (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. Illamasqua Supernatural (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Christian Louboutin Scarabee Nail Lacquer
Christian Louboutin Scarabee Nail Lacquer

For summer/fall, there are three new, limited edition duochrome shades of Christian Louboutin Nail Lacquer ($50.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.). I was impressed by the strength of the duochrome; I felt like I could see it at all times, no matter the type of lighting or angle of my nails–sometimes I feel like you have to hunt for the duochrome because it is so subtle, but with these three, it was noticeable. I was, however, less impressed by the application on the first two, which had visible brush strokes due to the more metallic finish and II dried down to a satin finish (where is that “super-glossy” finish that mimics the “effect of 20 layers of traditional lacquer”?) with a little bubbling (which I don’t get often). All three shades were fairly opaque after two coats and dried down faster than average. I tested II for wear, and it lasted for seven days with minor tip wear but no chipping, which is average for me.

I haven’t reviewed as much polish in recent years so I don’t have as many specific dupes for you myself, but I know that most major polish brands have covered duochrome territory and like with eyeshadow, a lot of brands release the same type of duochromes, like Sally Hansen, Essie, MAC, Nubar, and of course, if you go indie, you have even more options; when I looked, Nubar and Color Club were two that seemed to have their duochromes readily available (that I could tell).

Christian Louboutin Scarabee I Nail Lacquer ($50.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a rosy copper that shifts to golden yellow gold. It was opaque after two coats, and the duochrome was strong and noticeable under most conditions–no squinting to find it. It had some visible brush strokes even after it dried down, and it dried down to a glossy finish and didn’t need a top coat for shine. Nubar Sun Gold (P, $8.00) is darker. I think Nubar Stardust is a likely dupe for this shade as well, while Nubar Sun Gold is going to be darker and much more orange-based. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Christian Louboutin Scarabee II Nail Lacquer ($50.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a subdued, teal-ish blue that shifts to a cooler, bluish-violet with fine, pearly shimmer. This shade self-leveled for the most part and didn’t have noticeable brush strokes, but I had bubbling with this one, so I’d have to wear a base coat with it to help minimize that (I normally don’t get bubbling and don’t need to use a base coat for wear). It also dried to more of duller finish. MAC Submerged (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Chanel Bel-Argus (667) (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. China Glaze Deviantly Daring (LE, $7.50) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Christian Louboutin Scarabee III Nail Lacquer ($50.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a brilliant, medium-dark gold with warm, copper-orange tones that shifts to a warmer, chartreuse-y green. It was fully opaque after two coats (and almost opaque after just one), and it has a few visible brush strokes but a lot of them disappeared as it dried down to a glossy finish. The duochrome effect is strong and noticeable in low light, bright light, and you can see the shift around the edges even staring at it straight on. MAC Neptune (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Revlon Rose Gold (LE, $8.49) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Ascension (LE, $16.00) is less pigmented, cooler. Chanel Peridot (LE, $27.00) is warmer. China Glaze Rare & Radiant (LE, $7.50) is darker, warmer. Color Club Editorial (P, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Viseart Bridal Satin (03) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Bridal Satin (03) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Bridal Satin (03) Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) contains twelve shimmery shades ranging from buttery yellow to violet to satiny black. You know you’re onto something when the lower scoring product is a B+ and its the lone B+ at that. The formula on these is incredibly buttery, dense, and richly pigmented, which made them easy to apply to bare lids and get long, extended wear (nine to ten hours). The ingredient list on this palette is actually quite different than the other two shimmery palettes I bought this year (I got this one last year), and I wonder if that accounts for the creamier, smoother texture of this palette, whereas Paris Nudes was a little softer and more powdery (to a small degree), as this felt noticeably different in texture, though performance was more comparable.

Champagne is a lightly brightened, light-medium buttery yellow gold with a frosted finish. There’s enough white in the base to give it more of a butter yellow coloring, but the strong sheen and warmer undertones make it appear golden, too. It was intensely pigmented with a rich, dense, and buttery texture that blended beautifully on the skin. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is lighter. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Unlocked (P, ) is lighter. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sterling is a bright, silvery white with a metallic sheen. It had nice pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly as the texture was soft, lightly creamy, and blendable. It didn’t have any fading even after ten hours of wear. MAC White as Snow (LE, $32.50) is darker. Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $18.00) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is darker. Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is darker. theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Nimbus Cloude (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Chanel Mysterio (102) (P, $36.00) is darker. Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Peony is a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a very frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had really good color payoff, but the texture was a smidgen thick that it was easily over-applied, so use less than you think when initially using it. Once on, it stayed in place and looked immaculate ten hours later. Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #2 (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, lighter. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker. Rouge Bunny Rouge Capricious Nightingale (P, $19.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Blue Diamond is a brightened, bluish-white with a hint of silver in its frosted sheen. It had good color coverage with a blendable, creamy consistency that adhered well to bare skin. It wore well for ten hours on me. Sephora Collection Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $13.00) is warmer. Disney by Sephora Glass Slipper (LE, ) is more muted. theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Orange Topaz is a brightened, light-medium orange with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic sheen. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture felt soft, smooth, buttery, and blended like a dream. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Urban Decay Moonflower (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. LORAC Apricot (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Sun Tweaked (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Apricot (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. Anastasia Fresh Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Velvet is a medium, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really dense, buttery texture that felt almost like a cream. It adhered exceptionally well to the skin and lasted for ten hours (and still no fading!). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is darker. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Cinder (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker. Too Faced Rum Raisin (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is less shimmery. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P, ) is lighter. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Violet is a brightened, medium purple with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color coverage that applied really smoothly and evenly with a soft, blendable consistency. The color lasted for ten hours on me before fading. Urban Decay Omen (P, $18.00) is lighter. Illamasqua Trance (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Fyrinnae Parental Advisory (DC, $8.25) is less shimmery, darker. Maybelline Potent Purple (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, more muted. Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (P, $21.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Dare (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Ardency Inn Royal (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is darker, more muted, cooler. Urban Decay Flash (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sapphire is a dusty, subdued, medium-dark blue with a hint of gray and a pearly sheen. It had decent pigmentation but was the weakest shade in the palette with a slightly powdery texture. It lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Occupy (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. theBalm Matt Horowitz (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $5.99) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #2 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Divergent Erudite Sapphire (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer. Chanel Tisse Riviera #1 (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (P, $21.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $18.00) is brighter, cooler. MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. theBalm Pipeline (LE, $16.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere is a slightly muted, light-medium yellow gold with warm, gold and brown undertones and a frosted sheen. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the powder felt soft and smooth with good density. It lasted for ten hours on me. Viseart Camille (P, ) is more muted, cooler. Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Tarte Dare to Be Gold (LE, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is lighter. Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE, ) is lighter, more muted. LORAC Copper (LE, ) is less shimmery. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is lighter. Stila Vitality (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. MAC Her Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Copper is a softened, medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, buttery, and blendable consistency that nearly applied itself. This shade was still going strong after ten hours of wear. MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is darker. Urban Decay Lost (P, $18.00) is darker. CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery. Illamasqua Dart (P, ) is warmer. MAC Divine Decadence (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is darker. Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Anastasia Truffle (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer. LORAC Mocha (P, ) is lighter. Too Faced Cote d’Azur (P, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. LORAC Maroon (LE, ) is darker. Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Prune is a medium-dark, plummy purple with warm, pink undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft and smooth texture that lasted for almost ten hours on me. Makeup Geek Masquerade (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Backfire (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Frizzyplum (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $18.00) is darker. theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Remix (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted. Dior Constellation (864) #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Dior Lilas Mitzah (176) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler. NARS Caravaggio #2 (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. MAC Highly Charged (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Grape (LE, $32.50) is darker. Buxom Schnauzer (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Tuxedo is a medium-dark, satiny black with subtle,w arm undertones. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was a little drier, though it blended quite readily (which was a surprise). It wore well for nine hours. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. YSL Fetiche #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. LORAC Caviar (LE, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Onyx (LE, ) is less shimmery. Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Lancome My French #9 (LE, ) is cooler. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Viseart Charbon (P, ) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Bridal Satin (03)

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