Illamasqua Aurora Gleam Highlighting Cream

Illamasqua Aurora Gleam Highlighting Cream ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “champagne.” It’s a soft, warm ivory champagne with a strong shimmer-sheen. The shimmer is fairly fine, but it has a strong sheen that’s almost metallic depending on how much product you use. Benefit Watt’s Up! is similar, though a bit less warm-toned. NARS Albatross is similar in color but a bit lighter because the white base is stronger. MAC Truth & Light is lighter.

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Illamasqua Aurora Gleam Highlighting Cream
Illamasqua Gleam Highlighting Cream Aurora
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
84%

Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner ($27.50 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “antiqued gold.” It has a deep olive brown base with antique gold and copper micro-shimmer. When it’s applied and seen from a distance, it does resemble antique gold more than it seems when you first swatch it. Chanel Khaki Dore is much lighter. When applied, MAC Buried Treasure is comparable. Urban Decay Stash is greener. MAC Blackline looks greener. MAC Desires & Devices and Stila Flash are much greener. MAC Defiantly Feline is more coppery.

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Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Illamasqua Precision Ink Wisdom
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
93%

Illamasqua Charisma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Charisma Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep raspberry pink.” This is a rich berry-red with fine, ruby red shimmer that’s noticeable but on the subtler side. Dior Graphic Berry is a smidgen lighter and has no shimmer. Essie Size Matters is redder and has no shimmer. Illamasqua Vice is a bit more berry-hued and has a rubberized finish with no shimmer. Dior Apparat is very close, perhaps a smidgen more red and has a subtle golden sheen. Rescue Beauty Lounge Bruised is similar, slightly more berry-colored, and has no shimmer.

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Illamasqua Charisma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Nail Varnish Charisma
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

Illamasqua Creator Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Creator Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “magical black.” It’s safe to say that’s a very apt description; it’s a gorgeous deep, dark black cream with large silver sparkles–that seem to be in an almost rectangular shape. NARS Night Breed is very nearly the same–I really can’t tell the difference. China Glaze Tinsel town has a lot more silver sparkle/glitter, so it looks more like a silver glitter with a black base than black with silver shimmer/sparkle.

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Illamasqua Creator Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Nail Varnish Creator
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

SpaRitual Ebb & Flow Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Ebb & Flow Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a brightened blue with a hint of aqua in a cream finish. It’s more aqua, less blue compared to Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway. Zoya Robyn may be the most similar that I can think of, but it’s bluer–no real aqua tones to it. China Glaze Towel Boy is kind of similar but not quite there. OCC Pool Boy is on the spectrum but much, much lighter.

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SpaRitual Ebb & Flow Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer Ebb & Flow
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
90%

Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick

Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “coral red.” It’s a vibrant coral-red with a neon quality that gives it this really bright, bold look. This is a color that says, “Hey! You! Did you see THIS lip color?!” It has a strong warm, orange pull to it. Illamasqua Mistress is the closest dupe I could think, even though it’s a gloss–color-wise, they’re very similar with Muse being slightly more intense. Wet ‘n’ Wild 909D is similar but a bit softer. Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan is lighter, less red.

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Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Muse
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
87%