Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette ($38.00 for 0.63 oz.) contains four shades of warm-toned blushes for spring/summer. It’s a limited edition palette housed in a slim, travel-friendly palette with a large interior mirror and the products are labeled on the palette itself. The formula used is the Amazonian Clay Blush one, which is supposed to have 12-hour wear and be “pigment-packed.” I like Tarte’s formula, but the one downside is that they rarely wear much beyond eight hours, so they tend to get hit badly by longevity ratings as a result. The pigmentation can sometimes be lacking, but all four shades in the palette had good color payoff.

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Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
Tarte Summer 2016 Blush Palette Tarteist
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC Let’s Stay Together, Long Distance Relationship, Perpetual Holiday Versicolour Stains

MAC Let’s Stay Together Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone warm pink.” Initially, it appears as a muted, medium pink with cool undertones, and then it “sets” and leaves a richer, medium-dark fuchsia-berry color with strong, blue undertones. It had semi-opaque coverage, applied fairly evenly, and didn’t emphasize lip lines as much as other shades (just very slightly). It lasted for seven hours but was drying. Maybelline Opalescent Orchid (515) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Ultra Violet (18) (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Embrace Me (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Priscilla (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Whip It (304) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Soho (888) (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Long Distance Relationship (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Vibrant Vibe (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Erotic (P, $52.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Girl About Town (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Let's Stay Together Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain Let's Stay Together
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Too Faced Sellout & Feelin’ Myself Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Too Faced Sellout Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte soft pinky-brown.” It’s a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied well and left behind a lightly tacky texture, but it was dry to the touch and didn’t lift color if I pressed my lips together. It lasted for four hours and faded unevenly. The formula was fairly drying. Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Montego Bay (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Flower Beauty Petal Kiss (P, $6.98) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Double Dare (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Sellout Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick Sellout
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
83%
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ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Pretty Bonnes Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “creamy ivory with subtle gold duochrome effect.” It’s a light, creamy beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. I don’t really notice a duochrome effect in person. The texture was soft, lightly emollient, and smooth on the skin. It is most blendable with fingertips (I think the warmth of fingers helps), but I had no issues using a brush–it just took a little longer. It has mostly opaque coverage applied with fingertips and then more semi-sheer, buildable coverage when used with brushes (as described). The texture didn’t emphasize pores and lasted for eight hours. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Lightscapade (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Pretty Bonnes Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Pretty Bonnes
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
Limited Edition
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LORAC Starlight Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Starlight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a pale gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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LORAC Starlight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter Starlight
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

ColourPop HoneyDude & Teaspoon Creme Gel Liners

ColourPop Honeydude Creme Gel Liner ($6.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “creamy warm nude.” It’s a light peachy-beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, and it adhered well to both the waterline and lower lash line. It wore well for seven hours on the waterline, nine hours on the lower lash line. MAC Risque (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Nude (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Rue Bonaparte (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop HoneyDude Creme Gel Liner
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner HoneyDude
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
Limited Edition
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