Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Samson + Delilah Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set of orange-y coral shades with matte finishes. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” The darker shade lacked pigmentation and had a really firm consistency that made it hard to apply and blend out evenly on the skin. The lighter shade was more pigmented and more blendable, though it was dusty to work with. The two together are more blendable than the dark shade alone, but on my skin tone, it is difficult for the two together to show up noticeably as there is little coverage overall (paired with a lighter color in general, there’s little hope if it’s very sheer!), but I would expect some color to show up on fairer skin tones when mixed — the lighter shade will dominate.

Samson (Shade) is described as a “bright poppy pink.” It’s a medium, orange-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-sheer after several layers of product. The consistency was firm, chalky, and extremely dry on the skin, and the powder tended to clump as I tried to get product out of the pan. On the skin, the blush applied unevenly and had a tendency to stick in some places but not adhere much (or at all) to other areas. It lasted for eight hours on me. Smashbox Persimmon (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Flirtatious (LE, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Coral Cove (05) (LE, $7.99) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $6.50) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is brighter (85% similar). NYX Cinnamon (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Delilah (Light) is described as a “pale coral.” It’s a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation but had a tendency to sheer out easily (so blending was good) as it was dusty and thin. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Collection Shame On You (01) (P, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Samson + Delilah
F
Product
4
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
5
Longevity
3
Application
4
Total
46%
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Thank to Valerie for today's question!

How do you organize your makeup stash?

I have three large dressers that hold the majority of it. One dresser is strictly MAC products, which are then organized by type (blush, lipstick, gloss) and alphabetized by letter (but not within letter, it’s just all As, Bs together, etc.). One dresser is for very high-end/luxury brands. One dresser is for mid-to-high-end brands. I use Helmers in a closet to store brands that I only have a few products of (regardless of price point) as well as drugstore products. I typically organize within drawers by brand, product type. I use plastic pins to hold palettes (Urban Decay palettes are separated out), MAC palettes are stacked on shelves in a closet along with other freestyle palettes (Anastasia, Makeup Geek, MUFE, and so forth). Nail polish I keep in Helmers.
-- Christine

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Anastasia Surface of the Sun, Wine, Truffle Glitter, Chocolate Eyeshadows

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well and wore for eight hours. Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #1 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, orange-copper with warm, reddish udnertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft. It wasn’t as dense as some of the other shades I’ve reviewed recently, but it applied well to the lid and blended out easily. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. LORAC Gold (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glamorous (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunrise (14) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cindi (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a dirty gold sparkle and metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really smooth, dense, and lightly creamy consistency that applied well to bare skin and blended out well. The only issue I had was that the sparkle does separate a bit from the base as I blended and diffused the edges, though I had only minor fall out after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Chase (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Gold (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop So Quiche (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium) Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a really dense, almost cream-like consistency that applied beautifully on the skin with rich, opaque, and even coverage. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Too Faced Merci (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Friendly (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #421 (P, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). LORAC Unafraid (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Surface of the Sun
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Wine
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Truffle Glitter
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
93%
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Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of mid-tone neutrals with warmer undertones. There are two satins, one shimmer, and one glitter shade in the palette. The glitter shade was the most troublesome in the palette, as it had fall out while worn and a tendency to sheer out; I also found it harder to blend with the other shades as it had a denser consistency.

Disco Dust #1 is a light-medium, taupe-y brown with a highly reflective, glitter finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that had a “wet” feel to it, and it blended well on the skin on its own, but it didn’t blend as well with other powder eyeshadows (the sparkle would lift away). It lasted for seven hours with moderate fall out. Tarte Crush (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Permanent Press #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Day Gleam (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Disco Dust #2 is a muted, medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a barely-there, satin finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it wasn’t opaque and was hard to layer as it had a slightly dusty consistency. The eyeshadow blended out really nicely, though. On me, the color started to fade after eight hours. Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Butterfudge (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Taupe (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Disco Dust #3 is a medium, reddish-copper with a frosted finish. It had great color payoff with a fairly smooth consistency that blended out well on the lid. It stayed on for eight hours before fading slightly. Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Oxidize (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Melonie (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Red Hot Copper (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Disco Dust
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
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