Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set that features a darker pink-coral paired with a peachy-pink. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” As we’re now at the seventh and final blush duo to review, I must sound like a broken record, but the darker shade is dismal and difficult to blend due to sheer pigmentation and chalky texture. The lighter shade was more powdery and less chalky, but it was at least more pigmented.

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Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Sid + Nancy
F
Product
4
Pigmentation
5
Texture
5
Longevity
3
Application
3.5
Total
46%
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Laura Geller Filter Finish Baked Radiant Setting Powder

Laura Geller Filter Finish Setting Powder ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a translucent beige with subtle, warmer tones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Geller Filter Finish Setting Powder
Laura Geller Filter Finish Baked Radiant Setting Powder Universal
D+
Product
4
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
3
Total
68%

Clarins Spring 2016 Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadows

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a cream-to-powder eyeshadow that is supposed to adhere well to skin, last long, and give “pure color.” The texture is lightly spongy, where it has give if you press against it, but it doesn’t have the wetness of your traditional cream eyeshadow. The texture is smooth, lightweight, and blendable, while color coverage was mostly opaque to opaque. The three I tried lasted between seven and eight hours on me. You’ll notice that Silver Ivory has come away from the edges of the pot, but it didn’t seem drier in texture compared to the others and pretty much performed similarly!

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Clarins Silver Ivory Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow
Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow Silver Ivory (04)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
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Chanel Les Sautoirs de Coco Glossimers

Chanel Pinctada (214) Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a fine dusting of lighter pink shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage, while the Glossimer formula is one of those that has pigmentation from sheer to opaque (hard to know what was intended, unfortunately, on a shade-by-shade basis). The texture was lightweight and comfortable to wear, though it did not apply as evenly as one would want. It wore well for four and a half hours. Chanel Babiole (215) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eleven (Watercolor) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Vibrant Vibe (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Hollywood (688) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Unlimited Style (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Rosy Future (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Scandal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Collection Glossy Pink (16) (P, $14.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Opalescent Orchid (515) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Love Buzz (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Funnel Delight (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Pinctada (214) Glossimer
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Pinctada (214)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%
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Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes

The following was previously written for my first review on this formula, as all three I tried were very consistent in performance: Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

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Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Mesmer Eyes
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
80%
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Tom Ford Last Dance Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Last Dance Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of gold, green, and a pop of glittering blue. Overall, all four shades had good or better color payoff, wore for eight hours (the glitter shade had fall out), and were easy enough to use. I wish the two more satin-like shades had a slightly less dusty consistency.

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Tom Ford Last Dance Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Last Dance
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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