MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glasses

MAC It’s a Strike Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft nude pink.” It’s a light-medium pinky-mauve with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and had minimal settling. The gloss lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $15.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Anything But Demure (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC It's a Strike Cremesheen Glasses
MAC Cremesheen Glass It's a Strike
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
80%
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MAC It’s a Strike Lipsticks

MAC Babes and Balls Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep burgundy [with a Matte finish].” It’s a deep berry-plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The texture was lightly creamy, which made it glide on without tugging on the lips, but it didn’t slide around or feather on me while worn. This shade was still going strong after six hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over that period of time. Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC It's a Strike Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick Babes and Balls
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
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Urban Decay Chem Trail, Horizon, Dark Cloud, Gamma Ray Moondust Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Chem Trail Moondust Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, champagne gold with warm undertones and a lightly sparkly, metallic finish. It had finer sparkle and less of it than a lot of the Moondust eyeshadows, so it was easy to work with and had no visible fall out over time (tested for eight hours). The texture was smoother and easier to work with as well. Anastasia Metal (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold Bar (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE) is less pigmented (95% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Dior Mirror (621) (P, $31.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Chem Trail Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Chem Trail
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Make Up For Ever C211, C302, C303 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark rosy mauve with warm undertones and a satin finish. This shade had very nearly opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully–evenly, smoothly, and made lips appear plumper and healthier. It had a creamy, lightweight consistency that glided across lips with ease but did not slide around once on. This shade wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time. Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Modesty (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Twig (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cosmo (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C211
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
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Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. Kat Von D Subconscious (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Deep Contour (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Talia (Contour) (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Hollow (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Medium Contour (P) is lighter (85% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder Deep
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%

Viseart Bijoux Royal (09) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Bijoux Royal (09) Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a set of 12 shimmery eyeshadows in muted jewel tones. The quality was consistent across all of the shades; they were pigmented, blendable, soft without being too powdery, and easy to work with. Some shades were closer to perfection than others, but there weren’t any misses or even so-so shades in the palette. If you’re unfamiliar with Viseart, their palettes were designed to work with each other, so for someone who likes a mix of mattes and shimmers, it is designed to be used with one of Viseart’s all-matte palettes. It’s a beautiful palette that is just dreamy to use as it blends out with little to no effort while still maintaining rich, true-to-pan color.

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Viseart Bijoux Royal (09) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Eyeshadow Palette Bijoux Royal (09)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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