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Becca Camellia Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Camellia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush

Becca Camellia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Boba (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This formula is supposed to have “just the right balance of color and light” that can be worn alone or “as a blush topper.” It seemed like it is supposed to be somewhere between sheerer like a highlighter and more pigmented like a blush (hence why it can also be layered), which is the best I can surmise from their marketing (there’s a lot of use of subtle as well, which at least indicates, to me, that they’re not saying it’s ultra pigmented). I noticed that layering is best with a very, very light hand and a feathery brush or else the original blush can get overshadowed, as the formula runs semi-opaque. Much like the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, a little can go a long way. Camellia had rich color payoff with a lightly dry, dusty texture that was soft and blendable, but it was harder to control so I found a smaller, more precise blush brush easier to avoid going overboard in application. It was just shy of emphasizing pores on me, and I think if I had layered it a bit more, I would have found it emphasizing. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush Camellia
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%

Community Faves | April 17th through April 23rd

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! :) Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

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01. Colour Pop Vanity Fair

ColourPop Vanity Fair Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "cool-toned silvery taupe." Read full review.

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03. Colour Pop Are & Be

ColourPop Are & Be Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "rich mauve plum." Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. Colour Pop Are & Be

ColourPop Are & Be Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "rich mauve plum." Read full review.

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02. Tarte Slay

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as an "orchid." Read full review.

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03. Colour Pop Cheap Thrills

ColourPop Cheap Thrills Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "dusty lilac." Read full review.

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Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliners (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner

Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be an “ultra creamy” and “ultra pigmented.” They have a smoother, more waxy consistency, so they skim across the skin without tugging or dragging, but the pigmentation varies a lot from shade to shade, though it fell between semi-sheer to semi-opaque in one stroke. They weren’t particularly buildable, as they seemed to push the color around rather than really gradually build it up. They are really, really soft, so use less pressure than you think or else chunks of the eyeliner will break off. They wore between six and seven hours on me before migrating. Their biggest upside is comfort; very creamy and soft, but the downside is weaker pigmentation and wear. As an aside, the price point seems a little high for the brand, given that eyeliners and eyeshadows are (usually) similarly priced, but these are 50% more expensive than the eyeshadows.

Makeup Geek Nude Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, while the consistency was creamy and comfortable to apply. This shade wore for seven hours on me. LORAC Nude (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Rue Bonaparte (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Spice Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, while the creamy texture wasn’t too wet or too dry, so it glided on well and lasted for seven and a half hours. This was a more unique shade. Urban Decay Faint (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Espresso Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, red-toned brown with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, natural finish–not quite matte but not really shimmery either. It had semi-opaque color payoff in one stroke, and this shade had a more emollient, wetter texture as it glided on, which made it prone to migrating as it was drying down. This was one where I didn’t have much success with longevity, as it had migrated noticeably after five hours of wear. Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bourbon (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Coffee (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Stila Spice (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Seasonally Spicy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Here's My Number (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Brown Border (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Nude
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
86%
Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Spice
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%
Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Espresso
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5.5
Application
5
Total
76%
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Anastasia Touch of Lilac, Electro, Star Cobalt, Rich Velvet Eyeshadows

Anastasia Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a very light, muted pink with a soft, frosted finish. It’s not really lilac to me–it is much warmer than that. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm, so it applied well to the lid and didn’t lose its coverage when blended. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Delightful (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE) is darker (95% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Whimsical (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #8 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dare to Bare (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pale Mauve (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an iridescent, medium pinky lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that is a bit dry to work with, so there is some fall out and sheerness without a good primer or base in place. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. Buxom La-La-Lavish (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal With a Twist (LE, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Charm (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blacklight (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had really intense pigmentation, but its downfall was the very dense consistency–it felt more like a cream than a powder eyeshadow–which made it harder to blend out and apply to the lid. I would recommend a flat, firm synthetic brush for this one, and then using a softer blending brush after initial application. The color itself started to crease after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Center Stage (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, burgundy-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a smattering of white micro-sparkle over a mostly matte finish. Applied, it looks more matte than anything else as a lot of the sparkle doesn’t transfer to the lid. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to blend on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. bareMinerals Stiletto (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Burgundy (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Touch of Lilac
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Electro
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
81%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Star Cobalt
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Dior Diorama, Ever Dior, Cosmic Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) was recently reformulated and released in several shades, some familiar from past formulations (Dior seems to update their lip ranges every couple of years). The formula is supposed to be sheer, hydrating, glossy, and plumping using “hyaluronic acid spheres that capture and retain surrounding water … [so lips] appear full with lasting moisture.” I can’t really tell the difference between this formula and past ones in the range; it’s a semi-sheer to semi-opaque formula (from what shades I bought) with a very smooth, lightweight texture that is comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and shiny. The non-sticky texture and smooth, gel-like feel are the two highlights of the formula, as they’re just easy to wear and throw on. The formula wore between three and four hours for me. I didn’t notice any scent or taste. They come in three types–sparkling, watery, and iridescent–with varying levels of shimmer and color.

Dior Diorama (785) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and white sparkle. It has an “iridescent” finish. The consistency had a milkier quality to it, which yielded more opaque coverage with a little bit of color settling into lip lines, but I did not find it overly noticeable from a normal viewing distance (only close-up). The texture was smooth, lightweight, and hydrating over time. The color lasted for three hours. MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Baby Doll (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Ever Dior (643) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-coral with warm, gold micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer color payoff, which applied evenly and smoothly over the lips, giving them a natural tint/appearance. Despite it seeming more coral in the tube and swatched, the pink tones of my natural lip color made it so the gloss looked like a pink-coral overall–obviously the sheerness of the formulation will make these glosses appear differently from person to person as a result. It has a “sparkling” finish. The gloss lasted for four hours and was comfortable and hydrating while worn. Dior Pink Excess (663) (LE, $29.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Frizzy Mango (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Becca Watermelon/Opal (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Risky Business (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Cosmic (656) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and fine, pink pearl. lines along my bottom lip. It has an “iridescent” finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff–one of the most pigmented shades I bought–with less obvious, finer shimmer than the other shades. It applied fairly evenly, though some of the color seemed to accentuate lip. This shade wore for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. Burberry Cameo Pink (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Nude Alert (08) (P, $14.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Diorama (785)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
83%
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Ever Dior (643)
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
96%
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Cosmic (656)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%