Phew – this took me all day to do! It’s already 10PM here, so I don’t think I will be able to get the eyeshadow comparisons up until 2 or 3AM but will work as quickly as possible to get those up for you.
- Soft (66%, 2,406 Votes)
- It doesn't matter! (20%, 727 Votes)
- Crunchy (13%, 475 Votes)
- Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 17 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,625
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The formula is creamy without being thick or heavy, and it is actually a moisturizing formula. It’s soft and feels like silk when applied. I find these comparable to the Rouge G lipstick, though not as thick or as opaque, but still similar enough. They’re $11 cheaper than the Rouge Gs, but the colors still have the same depth and nuanced shade range that makes Guerlain lipstick always standout to me. To see more photos of the packaging, check out this post.
At first glance, it seems like this should be a relatively easy shade to dupe, but there is something about the luminosity and clarity of the color that makes it more difficult. I also think that the subtle blue-base, as opposed to a very blue-base, adds to that difficulty. Shades like MAC Gulabi (or Girl About Town) are brighter pinks with a bluer base. I thought MAC Full Fuchsia seemed more similar, because of the fuchsia sheen, but ultimately it is brighter and redder. MAC Pink Burst comes even closer in color–just more of a frosted finish. I am reminded of NARS Carthage, but when you compare them side-by-side, you can see that it’s clearly brighter, bluer, and doesn’t have the gold shimmer.
This review focuses on the mineralize skinfinishes, blushes, and eyeshadows. I do briefly speak on the lipsticks and Cremesheen Glasses, but I think those products are familiar enough that less time needed to be spent reviewing them in this particular video. I also figured that the products viewers would be most interested in would be the mineralize ones! 🙂 I reviewed the brushes in a separate video (which I posted yesterday!).
It’s a disappointment, because El Dorado 24/7 Liner is a gorgeous true yellow gold, but this is a very faded variation of that. Inglot #403 is a much more intense version of what this looks like in the pan, while Make Up For Ever #10 is a little darker. I find that MAC Goldmine is significantly darker and almost looks orange.
I love shu uemura’s cleansing oil (the orange one), but most cleansing oils seem to do really well (Bobbi Brown, DHC, MAC) at breaking down long-wearing or waterproof makeup. If I have a lot of heavy eye makeup or eyeliner on, I use Lancome’s Bi-Facil!