Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder ($5.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light, pinkish-white with cool undertones and a soft, shimmery finish. MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dose of Colors Pearl Dust (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Pandora (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Catrice’s Highlighting Powder is supposed to be “soft and velvety” that gives a “soft glow” to the skin and is available in two shades (I will review the other shade as well). The powder was soft and blendable with a lightly powdery consistency that kicked up excess product in the pan but did not look dry applied to the skin. It imparted a faint glowing finish that wasn’t metallic or shiny, so there were no issues with it emphasizing pores or my skin’s natural texture. It had good pigmentation that could easily be diffused or sheered out, if desired. The highlighter wore well for seven hours before fading on me. One thing I noticed is that it has a stronger, powdery smell to it.

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Catrice Highlighting Powder Stardust
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
Permanent

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MyTemptalia | Vanity + Wishlist Updates

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MyTemptalia | Vanity

I’m so excited to announce some major updates to the Vanity and Wishlist features on MyTemptalia! We hope that they make it easier to use these areas of the site but also help make it easier for you to keep track of what you own and what you’re most tempted by as well.

VANITY UPDATES

  • Search within your Vanity. You can quickly look to see shades within a formula you have (like all Urban Decay Eyeshadows), or you can look up a specific shade.

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  • Sort your Vanity. You can now sort your Vanity by various options to make finding items or seeing what you have at a glance easier, like by color, finish, type, etc.

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MyTemptalia | Vanity | Add Details

  • Keep track of when you purchase, open, and use products. You can now add these dates to keep track of how long you’ve had something or how long it may take to finish, or even to make sure you’re using things frequently.
  • Keep track of what you want to buy again. You can now mark yes, maybe, or no for whether you’d repurchase an item in your Vanity.

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MyTemptalia | Vanity | Keep track of dates and thoughts

  • Add notes. Each item on your Vanity has a notes section to write any additional information that may help you, like color combination ideas, brief reviews, and what have you. These are your private notes and are not shared with the community.

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MyTemptalia | Vanity | Adding Products

  • Easier to add a palette. When you add a palette, it will automatically add all the shades within the palette.
  • Add products to your Vanity. You can now add products to your Vanity through your Vanity, rather than having to find them on the site.

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MyTemptalia | Vanity | Quickly Add Multiple Shades

  • Quickly add multiple shades to your Vanity. Do you own 100 MAC eyeshadows? You can add by formula, and then select the shades you own, and voila, they’re added without having to look up each shade individually.

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WISHLIST UPDATES

  • Search within your Wishlist. You can quickly look to see shades within a formula you have, or you can look up a specific shade.
  • Prioritize. Assign one of five priority labels to each item on your Wishlist.
  • Add notes. Each item on your Wishlist has a notes section where you can keep additional information that helps you use your Wishlist to the fullest. These are your private notes and are not shared with the community.
  • Add products to your Wishlist. You can now add products to your Wishlist through your Wishlist, rather than having to find them on the site.
  • Quickly add multiple shades to your Wishlist. Do you covet 25 MAC eyeshadows? You can add by formula, and then select the shades you want to buy in the future, and voila, they’re added without having to look up each shade individually.

NARS Fall 2016 Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

NARS Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light pewter with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage applied damp. The texture was blendable, a little dry to the touch, but it didn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. The wear was similar regardless of application method, but damp application lasted a half hour long, until eight hours. MAC Vex (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Etoile (021) (P, $31.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (P) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #1 (P) is darker (80% similar). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Arcturus Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with cool undertones and a very pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry, which lasted for seven and a half hours, and it was more blendable dry than damp. It had richer, more opaque coverage applied damp, but it was moderately difficult to blend it out and tended to look patchy as I blended, though it lasted for eight hours. I also noticed that it faded down more when applied damp but then blended. Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Exuberante #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Nunchucks (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I220 Sapphire (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Dark Rite (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Risque Renee (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Private Isle (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME224 Navy Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Navy #6 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. Applied dry, it had semi-sheer pigmentation and lasted for seven hours on me. Applied damp, it was richly pigmented and fully opaque, while the wear was closer to eight hours. The texture was really smooth, blendable, and easy to work with. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Zinc (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). City Color Homecoming Queen (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Golden Pink (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Quite Yummy! (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Inglot #397 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). theBalm Luscious Lani (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Nepal (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Sparkling Punch (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Antares
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Arcturus
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Rigel
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%

MAC Saucy Miss Blush

MAC Saucy Miss Blush

MAC Saucy Miss Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright blue pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark magenta with cool undertones and a matte finish. Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Bright Pink (P, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Pie (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is one of five new blush shades being added to the permanent range, but worth noting is that they are being added as a Small Powder Blush (the same size as MAC’s eyeshadows). I’m not sure if it will be available in pan-form or not (my guess is yes, since it is permanent) at this time. The formula is the same as their regular Powder Blush range, though, other than the size (and price). The new five are supposed to be pigmented with an even, smooth texture. Saucy Miss had good pigmentation–not quite as intense as the other shades but still packs a punch of color–with a very thin texture that was fairly blendable but does need some extra care and love to manipulate into an evenly, gradually diffuse blush color. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

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MAC Powder Blush (Small) Saucy Miss
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%