China Glaze Orange You Hot? Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Orange You Hot? Nail Lacquer ($3.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright orange with attention-grabbing gold glimmer.” It’s a bright tangerine orange with very fine gold shimmer. Honestly, that shimmer is nearly imperceptible under most lighting conditions. It’s there, and it has a subtle effect to add depth, but it’s not “attention-grabbing.” Zoya Arizona is lighter, more subdued, and a cream finish. Sinful Cloud 9 is a bit darker and has larger gold shimmer. China Glaze Papaya Punch has a cream finish and looks a shade darker. China Glaze Sun Worshipper is a bit brighter but also has a cream finish.

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China Glaze Orange You Hot? Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Orange You Hot
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer

Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.46 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent, reflective lilac.” It’s a medium lilac purple shot through with ultra-fine fuchsia-pink iridescent shimmer. I can’t emphasize enough how subtle the shimmer is and how little it really reflects–it takes a lot of direct light and shifting to see it. Cult Nails Charming is warmer, less blue-based. Zoya Caitlin is much darker and bluer. Essie Lilacism is much lighter.

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Essie She's Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer
Essie Nail Lacquer She's Picture Perfect
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
90%

NARS Gilda Blush

NARS Gilda Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “perfect coral with a hint of red.” It’s an orange-coral with a little burnt red tinge and matte finish. NARS Exhibit A is much more intense, deeper, and redder. MAC Modern Mandarin is brighter with a satin finish. Make Up For Ever #5 is richer in color but similar in color. MAC Out for Fun is a cream blush but very comparable in color.

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NARS Gilda Highlighting Blush
NARS Powder Blush Gilda
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Giorgio Armani #28 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #28 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is medium-dark, sparkling copper-tinged bronze. MAC Coil has more copper color in it. MAC Havana is darker. Benefit Dandy Brandy is similar but less shimmery. Make Up For Ever #15 is similar in color when sheered out. MAC Roasted Chestnut is a bit darker and more red-toned. MAC Buckwheat is a smidgen darker. Inglot #421 is richer, darker.

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Giorgio Armani #28 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #28
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
89%

Dior Incognito Addict Extreme Lipstick

Dior Incognito Addict Extreme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a subtly rose-tinted beige with a natural shine. Make Up For Ever #N40 is lighter, more beige. Tom Ford Blush Nude is lighter. Chanel Superstition is gold-shimmered. MAC Woo Me is several shades lighter. MAC Mellow Mood has a similar color but also has gold shimmer.

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Dior Incognito Addict Extreme Lipstick
Dior Addict Extreme Lip Color Incognito
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Dior Khaki Design Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Khaki Design Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.21 oz.) consists of four eyeshadows and one cream eyeliner, and all of these are in hues of greens, khakis, and olives. This eyeshadow palette is designed to be layered, as each shade has a different texture. It comes with a plastic insert that shows the labeling of what each shade is. Four of the shades can be treated as eyeshadows, while the fifth shade is a cream eyeliner.

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Dior Khaki Design Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Khaki Design Eyeshadow Palette

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
89%