Monday, April 6th, 2015

Urban Decay Rapture Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Rapture Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Rapture Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “deep mauve with a hint of shimmer.” It’s a softened, medium-dark plummy purple with cooler undertones with a warmer, golden shimmer-sheen. The shimmer is very fine so that it creates more of a sheen on the skin than visible shimmer. MAC Animal Instincts (LE, $21.00) is warmer, browner. MAC Lavish Living (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery. theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is brighter. NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is warmer, redder. NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is warmer, less purple. MAC Plum Foolery (P, $21.00) is pinker. bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is slightly warmer. NARS Sin (P, $30.00) is darker, richer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The upcoming Afterglow blushes are supposed to have sheer, buildable coverage with a “soft, creamy texture” that is “extremely blendable.” I can see this one becoming a popular shade, as it seems like a shade that will be very wearable on cool and warm-toned skin tones. The coverage is buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, with the overall color having a muted quality to it, so it is hard to overdo. I don’t know that the color is rich enough to show up as well on deeper skin tones, but it may be worth a look (I lean towards steering you to check out NARS Sin (P, $30.00), as it starts off more pigmented and is richer overall, making it a better pick for deeper skin tones). It has a very silky, finely-milled texture that sits well on the skin without looking powdery, and it blends and diffuses without a lot of effort. The powder has a thinness to it, which gave me pause when I was swatching, but it seems to shine in practice (when you actually apply it and start blending it out). The shimmer in this gives it an exceptionally satiny, lightly luminous effect that is great if you like the idea of shimmer but don’t want to see it. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Summer 2015 Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Lounge Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “brick red with green shift.” It’s a rich, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a green-teal flash of shimmer on top that gives it a more metallic finish overall. It had good color payoff with a soft, buttery texture that worked well on bare skin and was easy to blend out. This shade felt slightly softer and not quite as dense as the other duochromes from Urban Decay in this launch. This shade was released previously in their older formula. Once upon a time, this shade may have been more unique, but now it is one of the most replicated duochrome shades. Sephora + Pantone Universe Castor Gray (LE) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Partridge (P, $5.00) is a cream product, weaker duochrome. Ardency Inn Peacock (P, $21.00) is exactly the same. Kat Von D On the Road (P, $16.00) is slightly greener. Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $6.99) is the same. Kat Von D Queen (LE) is the same. Too Faced Girly (LE, $16.00) is the same. MAC Double Feature #5 #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC I’ve Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is the same. Make Up For Ever ME302 Peacock (P, $21.00) has a stronger shimmer, so it appears greener, less brown. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Sideline Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “gold with green shift.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed gold with a green sheen–the gold gets lighter and darker (more orange-gold) as you angle the shade. The shift is definitely visible on the lid, but I would describe it as a moderate duochrome effect. It had excellent color payoff with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied well and blended out beautifully. The color lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Hourglass Color Field #2 (P) is cooler-toned, less shift. MAC Vicuna (LE, $16.00) is darker, no shift. Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is lighter, no shift. Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is darker, no shift. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #3 (LE) is darker, no shift. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE) is darker. MAC Old Gold (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Unwind (P, $16.00) is darker, no shift. MAC Gorgeous Gold (P, $16.00) has less shift. L’Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) has no shift. bareMinerals Standing O (P) has less of a shift. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Beware Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm brown matte.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. The texture is very silky and finely-milled and has really good pigmentation. It doesn’t get powdery, but it wasn’t quite as blendable as anticipated. On me, it wore well for eight hours before creasing. This shade was previously released as a limited edition product. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is lighter, sparkly. Hourglass Infinity #4 (P) is darker. LORAC Undeniable (P) is lighter. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Desert (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $5.99) is similar. MAC Terre (Right) (LE) is darker. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer. Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P) is similar. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is similar. Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $18.00) is lighter. LORAC Unspoken (P) is slightly redder. Dior Atlantique #5 (LE) is redder. Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is cooler-toned. Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is similar. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Riff Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “brown-nude matte with floating micro-sparkle.” It’s a brightened, orange-brown with warm undertones and a dusting of gold micro-sparkle. A few of the sparkles will land on the lid, but you’ll need a primer if you want to really keep them/see them on the lid as they tended to disappear as I blended the color on the skin. It was nicely pigmented with a soft, silky texture that was very blendable and easy to use. It stayed put for eight hours before creasing slightly. Colour Pop Selfie (P, $5.00) is a cream product, lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Chutney (LE) is darker. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is a smidgen lighter. Makeup Geek Chickadee (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is darker. Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever M726 Sienna (P, $21.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever M664 Fawn (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is lighter. LORAC Nude #3 (LE) Inglot #122R Middle (P, $6.00) is darker. MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Body Conscious (LE, $16.00) is darker, redder. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Summer 2015 Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Backfire Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “burgundy with purple shift.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a cooler purple overtone. The duochrome seemed weak here; it’s hard to even tell when angling one’s arm in the light to find it. It had great pigmentation with a soft, creamy, and very dense texture that applied easily and blended well. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $18.00) is darker. theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Remix (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Dior Constellation (864) #4 (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Tornado (P, $18.00) is slightly darker. Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. Inglot #445 (P, $6.00) is warmer. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Dive Bar Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “medium blue with pink-purple shift.” It’s a muted, medium-dark, periwinkle blue with lighter violet shimmer and sheen. There’s a definite shift with this one that you can see with ease. It had semi-opaque color payoff, though it was very buildable and applied well to bare skin. The texture is so dense that it feels almost like a cream product, and there is no fall out or powdery excess–it feels unlike the majority of the brand’s current eyeshadow range as a result. It goes on well but also blends beautifully and takes little time to diffuse. It lasted for eight hours on me. I really liked this one, even though it could have been more pigmented right off the bat, and it was a more unique shade within my stash. Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Center Stage (P, $9.99) is darker, less of a duochrome. Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is a cream product, warmer. Dior Atlantique #4 (LE) is lighter, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #3 (LE) is brighter, bluer. Wet ‘n’ Wild I Don’t Do Camouflage #3 (LE, $2.29) is darker, less shimmery. MAC Wintersky (LE, $32.50) is similar. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Fireball Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “peach with pink shift.” It’s a darkened, yellow gold that flashes to peachy-pink to warmer, pink-peach with a metallic sheen. The duochrome is very strong with this one, which is fantastic, as you can really see it even applied on the eyelid. The texture was smooth and almost cream-like as it had a very dense feel. It applied with good color payoff and blended well. The color stayed put for eight hours before creasing. NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $24.00) lacks the pink shift. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) isn’t a duochrome. bareMinerals Shazam (LE) is darker, less shimmery, not a duochrome. LORAC Apricot (LE) is darker, no shift. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P) is more orange, no shift. Chanel Tisse Vendome #3 (P) doesn’t have the pink shift. Chanel Pink Lagoon (LE, $34.00) is pinker, less golden. Urban Decay Freelove (P, $18.00) is more orange. Chanel Abstraction (LE, $36.00) is pinker; it is more like a mix of the two layers but the effect on the lid is more comparable. NARS Outer Limits (LE, $24.00) doesn’t have the pink shift, but it has pink sparkle. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Tonic Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “lilac with blue shift.” It’s a brightened, lavender purple with warmer, pink tones and a bluish-violet iridescent sheen. The texture was incredibly smooth and creamy–again, it almost feel like a cream product–with zero powderiness or excess. It was so dreamy to work with as it was easy to blend, had good color payoff, and lasted for eight hours. This shade is a bit different than the other purples Urban Decay has, but it is rather close to a few of them that I don’t think you need all the variations unless you wear this type of shade all the time–but I think this may be the best one to-date with respect to quality. Kat Von D Astrological (LE) is lighter. Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is warmer, less duochrome-like. Kat Von D Violator (LE) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Arcadia (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is lighter. L’Oreal With a Twist (LE, $7.99) is darker. Urban Decay Grifter (P, $18.00) is slightly darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Asphyxia (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Bite Beauty Shade 004 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 004 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 004 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich, luminous fuchsia.” It’s a deepened, medium-dark fuchsia with cool, blue undertones that leans red with a soft shine. It’s almost like a fuchsia-berry kind of color. Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $26.00) is more shimmery. NARS Janet (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is slightly darker. Guerlain Gladys (78) (P, $51.00) is warmer. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is lighter, brighter. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Pure Pink (P, $50.00) is more muted, lighter. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is glossier. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is more matte, brighter. Urban Decay Jilted (P, $22.00) is more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Plum Lush (05) (P, $50.00) is more matte, lighter. NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is a smidgen warmer. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is more muted, darker. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side. I don’t have swatches quite ready, but Bite beauty’s own Palomino is slightly brighter, while Lingonberry is cooler-toned and lighter; Quince may also be similar, but I don’t have that one.

It had mostly opaque coverage, but a hint of the natural lip color comes through–on me, it’s not really apparent as my natural lip color is effectively lost, but if you have naturally more pigmented lips, you may find your natural lip color will alter the way this looks (perhaps pulling redder, for example). The texture was lightly creamy, which allowed the lipstick to glide on without tugging and apply with smooth, even color. It lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, while it was comfortable to wear and fairly hydrating over time. I don’t think it’s a particularly unique shade, and I get very similar wear, coverage, and hydration (more hydration, actually) from the Luminous Creme range, so the price point on this still remains a bit of a mystery to me (I just don’t feel an upgrade in the formula)–I guess that’s the “downside” to having such a fantastic regular formula! I’d love to see Bite put out more unique shades in the upcoming months, at the very least, though!

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

ColourPop Acorn Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Acorn Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Acorn Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light cool-toned beige with subtle flashes of silver and gold in a pearlized finish.” It’s a light pinky-beige with cool undertones and a silver sheen. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly while remaining blendable. The product was long-wearing and wore for ten hours without fading or creasing. Guerlain Les Tendres #1 (LE) is pinker, powder. Chanel Seduction #2 (LE) is similar, powder. MAC Smoked Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is similar, powder. MAC Star Crystal (LE, $32.50) is darker, powder. Chanel Raffinement #2 (P) is darker, powder. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Hanky Panky Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft cool toned taupe with a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, velvety texture that was fairly blendable on the skin. The color stayed on well for ten hours. Hourglass Infinity #2 (P) is more matte, powder. Tarte Force of Nature (LE) is powder. LORAC Dusty Rose (LE) is darker, cooler-toned, powder. Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach (P, $5.99) is darker, cooler-toned, powder. LORAC Lt. Brown (P) is darker, powder. Tarte View from the Taupe (LE) is a powder.Too Faced Cookie Dough (LE, $16.00) is a powder. MAC Kid (P, $16.00) is a powder. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Downtown Super Shock Pressed Pigment ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep cool-toned taupe in a matte finish.” It’s a dark, cool-toned taupe brown with more khaki-like undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that blended well when I applied to the eye. On me, the color didn’t crease or fade over a ten-hour period. Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P) is darker, powder. Giorgio Armani #08 (P, $32.00) is darker, powder. MAC Lofty (LE, $16.00) is a powder. MAC Persuade (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker, powder. MAC Ashbury (LE, $16.00) is a powder. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Adrienne (402) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “apricot nude.” It’s a light-medium, peach with a hint of pink and warm undertones. It had a very fine pearly sheen that gave it a more luminous finish that wasn’t too glossy. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that glided on well and wore comfortably for three hours on me. Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is more matte, lighter. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is lighter. NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is pinker. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is pinker. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer. MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is brighter. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Antoinette (406) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering tawny brown.” It’s a rich, copper-red with warm, rusty red tones and a fine golden shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and applied smoothly. The texture of the lipstick is lightly creamy with enough slip to glide on without tugging on the lips but doesn’t slide around. On me, it wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time. NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is browner. NARS Leslie (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Thin Lizzy (P, $21.00) is more matte. MAC Rusty (LE, $20.00) is redder. MAC Sheer Plum (P, $16.00) is sheerer, browner. Dior Belle de Nuit (LE, $32.00) is similar. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Jeanne (408) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep chocolate.” It’s a dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a soft, glossy shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly and didn’t feather or bleed over the four and a half hours it lasted. Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is darker. NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler-toned. NARS Jeanne (P, $32.00) is very similar (it is funny that they share the same name). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter. MAC Camden Chic (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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