NARS Lovejoy Blush

NARS Lovejoy Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “shimmering bronzed rose.” It’s rosy-red with a little brown thrown in paired with a golden shimmer-sheen. MAC Ring of Saturn is more orange-red, brighter–the two look a little more similar if used softly. Tom Ford Savage is similar but seems a smidgen lighter and has a mostly matte finish. MAC Buddy Up seems fairly close but doesn’t have the golden sheen. MAC Stratus is darker, a little redder.

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NARS Lovejoy Highlighting Blush
NARS Powder Blush Lovejoy
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
87%

Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick

Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep raspberry pink.” It’s a raspberry pink-red with a natural glossy sheen. NARS Afghan Red is softer, more of a sheen than a glossy finish. MAC Deliciously Forbidden is pinker. Hourglass Nocturnal is less intense. Guerlain Pour Troubler is redder.

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Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick
Illamasqua Lipstick Magnetism
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
97%

Illamasqua Opulent Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Opulent Intense Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “rainbow beige.” It’s a golden-beige with multi-colored shimmer (almost holographic but not quite) that reads mostly champagne, gold, copper, and pink once applied. NARS Albatross looks a bit lighter on the lips. MAC Bubble Lounge is lighter, less beige. MAC Luxure has a similar sparkle but is more silvered.

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Illamasqua Opulent Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Opulent Intense Lipgloss

B
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
84%

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “dusky rose pink shimmer.” It has a just barely softened appearance to the color–it’s still rather intense, because it’s on the darker end of the spectrum–but “dusky” is an apt description. The color itself is a rosy red with flecks of gold shimmer.  The shimmer doesn’t really transfer to the skin–it looks mostly matte when applied. MAC Hidden Treasure is darker, redder. MAC Ring of Saturn is warmer and has more golden shimmer/sheen. Tom Ford Savage is browner.

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Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Powder Blusher Allure
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
84%

Illamasqua Complement Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Complement Eyeshadow Palette ($42.50 for -0.20 oz.) contains four shades: Slink (soft champagne shimmer), Focus (cool brown metallic), Forgiveness (rich chocolate plum), and Queen of the Night (blackened plum).

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Illamasqua Complement Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Complement Eyeshadow Palette

C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
79%

Illamasqua Boost Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Boost Intense Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “blueberry violet.” It’s a cool-toned, blue-based magenta pink with violet-fuchsia iridescent shimmer. I couldn’t think of a great dupe for this; lipsticks that may have been somewhat similar in color lacked the shimmer/sheen, which is such a noticeable characteristic of this gloss that they didn’t look alike at all. MAC Style Packed is pinker with no iridescence. LORAC Cliche has some iridescence, but it’s pinker and so much sheerer. Benefit Wild Child also had an iridescent shimmer, but it was sheerer and lighter.

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Illamasqua Boost Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Boost
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
91%