MAC Never Say Never Blush

MAC Never Say Never Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep scarlet red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark pink-red with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. Urban Decay Quiver (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Chamade (67) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Apple Red (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Never Say Never Blush
MAC Powder Blush (Small) Never Say Never
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%

Anastasia Sepia, Vintage, Dusty Lilac Lip Glosses

Anastasia Sepia Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that spread well across the lips and didn’t appear streaky. The color wore well for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. Anastasia Tara (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Kiss Don't Tell (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fab Tested (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Lip Gloss
Anastasia Lip Gloss Sepia
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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Guerlain Python Bag, Leather Blazer, Poppy Cap La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour

Guerlain Python Bag (012) La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, caramel undertones and a fine copper and gld pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff after two layers, and it could be semi-opaque after three layers, which is a little less than described but close. The texture was smooth, balm-like, and easy to apply to the lips. The color lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Glamour Era (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cala di Volpe (LE, $55.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Broken (P, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Guerlain Gaetane (16) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Python Bag (012) La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour Python Bag (012)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
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Makeup Geek Cherish Blush

Makeup Geek Cherish Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, light-medium rosy pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. LORAC Prism (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Simply Bliss (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Breathless (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ariana (P, $37.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Cherish Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Cherish
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
78%

Kat Von D Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.37 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows and one loose eyeshadow. I think everything comes together decently on the lid, but there are four weaker shades in the palette, which is nearly half. The sheerer, more dusty nature of Bloodmilk and Venom seemed problematic when swatched, but they actually applied and built-up better in practice than I expected (particularly Venom), which is partially due to my lids being more normal in skin type, while my arm is dry. I was surprised that Hieroglyph was weak at all, because it’s rare that a brand misses on a copper-hued shade. In a way, these are replicated in the Metal Crush range, though not the same in formula or fully dupes, but they share the more jewel-toned nature of the Metal Crush range. I would spend my money there, rather than this palette, if you really want richly pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable eyeshadow.

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Kat Von D Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Fall 2016 Eyeshadow Palette Serpentina
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is muted, medium peach with hints of brown and warmer undertones paired with a soft sheen. The lighter shade is more of a light, golden beige with a shimmery sheen, while the deeper shade is a muted, dark peach-brown with a satin finish. Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Left) (LE) is more muted (85% similar). Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Chanel Espiegle (DC, $45.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Flesh & Fantasy (506)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%