Surratt Beauty Halo Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Halo Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, golden yellow with warm undertones and a frosted, sparkling sheen. Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 04 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Jubilation (Left) (P) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Surratt Beauty Halo Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Halo
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%

Tarte Double Tap, Goals, Snap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints

Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool mauve.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, spreadable texture that was very comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating. The only downside was some of the color gathered in lip lines, though I didn’t find it too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. Tarte Snap (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deelight (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Double Tap
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Star Wonder (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Foxglove Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush Foxglove
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.356 oz.) is a set of twelve shades with a general neutral-leaning vibe. Two shades–both in the purple family–are the only non-standard neutrals (your browns, beiges, etc.). There are so many neutral palettes available that it seems like any new-to-market palette should be exceptionally high quality in order to compete with all those other neutral palettes, and this one isn’t. There are several shades that miss here, primarily with respect to pigmentation and texture.

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Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Summer 2016 Eye Palette Extreme Neutrals
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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ColourPop Bianca & Privacy Please Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Bianca Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft mauve pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fully opaque color payoff with a thin, spreadable consistency that yielded even coverage. The liquid lipstick dried down to a fully matte finish, but it had a very textured appearance where the lines of the lips were emphasized–it made my lips look drier than they actually were. The color lasted for six hours and was somewhat drying. Colour Pop Littlestitious (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Squeeze (LE, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Bianca Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Bianca
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
86%
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MAC x Chris Chang Cream Colour Bases

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “dirty lavender.” It’s a bright, light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer, buildable color payoff with a lightweight, emollient consistency that applied easily to skin and blended out well. I like to pat it on with fingertips and then use a synthetic brush to blend out. The color lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Full of Joy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Over the Moon (14) (DC, $15.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Cream Colour Base Sock-it Xiqu
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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