Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set of orange-y coral shades with matte finishes. 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.” The darker shade lacked pigmentation and had a really firm consistency that made it hard to apply and blend out evenly on the skin. The lighter shade was more pigmented and more blendable, though it was dusty to work with. The two together are more blendable than the dark shade alone, but on my skin tone, it is difficult for the two together to show up noticeably as there is little coverage overall (paired with a lighter color in general, there’s little hope if it’s very sheer!), but I would expect some color to show up on fairer skin tones when mixed — the lighter shade will dominate.

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Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Samson + Delilah
F
Product
4
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
5
Longevity
3
Application
4
Total
46%
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Anastasia Surface of the Sun, Wine, Truffle Glitter, Chocolate Eyeshadows

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well and wore for eight hours. Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #1 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow Surface of the Sun
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of mid-tone neutrals with warmer undertones. There are two satins, one shimmer, and one glitter shade in the palette. The glitter shade was the most troublesome in the palette, as it had fall out while worn and a tendency to sheer out; I also found it harder to blend with the other shades as it had a denser consistency.

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Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Disco Dust
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
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Sephora Shame On You Colorful Blush

Sephora Shame On You (01) Colorful Blush ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “old rose.” It’s a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Unleashed (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Shame On You (01) Colorful Blush
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush Shame On You (01)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four highlighters that range from a light champagne to a darker copper. Each shade is 0.26 oz. and can be removed from the palette, if desired, but they are currently only sold together (not sure if they will eventually be available as pans only). Presently, it is exclusive to Macy’s and the brand’s website. According to Anastasia, these are supposed to be “metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity” that can also be worn on the eyes. They are softer and silkier with a more finely-milled consistency compared to the Illuminators released a couple of months ago. These also have a finer shimmer and overall sheen that is less emphasizing of pores on the skin.

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Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Glow Kit Gleam
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades with a more frosted/metallic finish. All four shades performed well, had good pigmentation, blended out nicely, and lasted for eight to nine hours on me (without primer). The formula can be used wet or dry, with damp application yielding a slightly darker, smoother, and richer color overall that was sometimes more metallic. Tom Ford’s wet/dry formula doesn’t have a lot said about it, only that it can be applied dry for a “sleek and soft finish” or “wet for a bold and chromatic finish.” It performs well, and it’s easy to use, but the shades are very dupable, so if you’re looking for something unique to justify the price tag, I don’t think this it. If you’re focused on quality and like this combination of shades, it’s certainly worth a look.

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Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Wet/Dry Eye Color Quad Honeymoon
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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