Anastasia Custard, Caramel, Copper Shimmer, Rich Brown Eyeshadows

Anastasia Caramel Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custard Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a meduim, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It is pretty aptly named, actually. The texture was lightly dusty, though blendable, with semi-opaque color payoff. This one faded more quickly than some of the recent shades–after six and a half hours–so I would recommend a primer as a must-have with this shade. Too Faced Tufted Suede (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Caramel Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff, which wasn’t opaque but remained buildable in practice. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly dusty overall. The color lasted for eight hours before fading on me. Urban Decay Riff (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sora (LE, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Desert Sands (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sand Bar (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Flutes (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Fire (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Uninterrupted (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dormouse (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Puree (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Copper Shimmer Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark orange-copper with warm undertones and a pearly finish. It had great pigmentation, but the texture was drier, which led to some issues when blending out as it would appear a little more uneven and some of the shimmer would result in fall out. The color lasted for eight hours after applied without any more fall out. Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Peanut Brittle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Wine (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau #121 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Goddess (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rich Brown Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that could have blended more easily (particularly for such a dark shade). I had better luck building it up slowly and blending it out in steps rather than applying with more product and then drying to diffuse. It lasted for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Malted (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Shadow Box (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Java (P) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Chocolate (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora #tbt (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Sytry (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Custard
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
80%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Caramel
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
86%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Copper Shimmer
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. NYX Baby Doll (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 08 (P, $62.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Morale (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Just a Wisp (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). Barbe a Papa had a very soft, lightly loose consistency in the pan with semi-opaque color coverage. I found it to be a buildable product, so if you wanted more payoff, opaque color was achievable in two to three layers. The texture had more noticeable micro-sparkle in it than other shades in the range, and it was visible on the skin. The blush didn’t emphasize my pores or my skin’s natural texture, but it may be a concern for others. It lasted for eight hours before fading.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

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Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Barbe a Papa
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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I haven’t used these extensively, and less so in the last year or so. I think the only noticeable area that could benefit from it on me is my redder cheeks, but liquid foundation is usually enough for me, so the extra step of color correcting doesn’t appeal to me as much. I’m glad they exist, as they are useful for some!

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Sponsored: Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Launches + Swatches

Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation
Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation

AdvertisementShiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation ($45.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is the brand’s newest foundation. It’s supposed to be a “smart, oil-free, long-lasting” formula with “medium, buildable coverage” and a “modern matte, natural finish” that is “undetectable” on the skin. Check out swatches below or use the Foundation Matrix to find your equivalent shade in Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid.

Shiseido also updated their shade names to be more intuitive than their B/I/O names. When we partnered with Shiseido to swatch and photograph their newest range, we also went through other, current existing foundations to cross-reference and match everything up. The Rose shades correspond with the B shades (pinker undertones); the Neutral shades to the I shades (more neutral undertones); the Golden shades to the O shades (yellower undertones). Neutral 5 will be available in July.

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Pat McGrath Skin Fetish 003 Now at Sephora

Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Set
Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Set


Turn your skin on with Skin Fetish 003 and transcend your look. Experiment with an array of exquisite effects—from bare, to dewy, to stunning luminosity—beyond the spectrum. This kit is packed with backstage secrets so you can pull off seductive, sublime skin. Take highlighting to the next dimension with this addictive trio’s incandescent pigment, buffer brush, and dual-ended Shiny Stick™. It includes a lustrous highlighter on one end and beautifying balm on the other to amplify and accentuate your best features.

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Now online for VIB/VIBE Rouges, May 10th for all customers

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Skin Fetish 003 | $72.00 | Limited Edition

  • Nude Shiny Stick highlighter + balm duo, 003 Pigment, Buffer 003 Brush
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