Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Bite Beauty Caramel Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Caramel Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Caramel Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fleshy nude.” It’s a muted, medium peach with a hint of beige and brown. The color had warmer undertones with a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff, but the texture had a bit more slip than some of the other shades in the range, which led to a slightly streaky application. On me, this shade stayed on well for four hours and was nicely hydrating. MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is warmer. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is lighter. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer. NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is brighter, more matte. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Cream Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as an “almond nude.” It’s a muted, medium yellowed beige with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied with some streaks and had a tendency to pull into lip lines over time. This was one of my least favorites due to its performance. It lasted for three and a half hours, but it was nicely hydrating. MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is more matte, pinker. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is brighter. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is brighter. Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is more matte, lighter. Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $16.00) is similar. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is pinker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (P, $30.00) is similar. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is similar. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is more matte. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is more matte, darker. MAC Wholesome (LE, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Caramel

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8.5/10

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Chanel Crescendo (250) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Crescendo (250) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Crescendo (250) Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a delicate gold sparkle over a satin finish. MAC Kindergarten Red (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Guerlain Angelic Radiance (LE, $53.00) is lighter. LORAC Underrated (LE) is similar. Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is a cream product, brighter. Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is more shimmery. MAC Formal (LE) is lighter. Urban Decay Temper (LE) is cooler-toned. Chanel Inspiration (64) (P, $38.00) is lighter, cream. theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Edward Bess Bed of Roses (P, $43.00) is darker, brighter. NYX Rose Garden (P, $5.00) is warmer. MAC Lovecloud (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Rose Initiale (P, $45.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel’s powder blush formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky, delicate texture” that will “impart a radiant glow.” The best parts of this new, limited edition blush is its finish, which is softly luminous on the skin, and its color payoff, which is semi-opaque and buildable to more opaque color if desired. Unfortunately, the texture is powdery and doesn’t adhere as well to skin, so it takes some work to really buff and blend the color onto the skin for an even layer of product that is nicely diffused along the edges. The powder felt silky to the touch, but it just didn’t go on effortlessly at all. On me, this shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading.

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8.5/10

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10/10

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8.5/10

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8/10

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Physicians Formula Rose Argan Oil Blush
Physicians Formula Rose Argan Oil Blush

Physicians Formula Rose Argan Oil Blush ($12.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a lightly brightened, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter. a href=”http://www.temptalia.com/product/too-faced-blush/lollipop”>Too Faced Lollipop (LE) is similar. Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $55.00) is darker. MAC Divine Desire (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

According to the brand, the blush is supposed to have “luminous, light-reflecting pigments” for a “skin perfecting effect” while being “infused with 100% Argan oil.” It had good, mostly opaque color coverage that was easily applied at full intensity, in lighter layers, or diffused and blended out. The texture was soft and fairly smooth with a smidgen of powderiness. It had just enough shimmer in the finish to be visible but not emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture, so the result was quite glowy. The blush started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. I really liked the way it looked and applied, but it had a very strong, spicy fragrance that lingered even after it was applied.

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Rose

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9/10

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9/10

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9/10

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7.5/10

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Bite Beauty Heather Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Heather Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Heather Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “dusty rose.” It’s a muted, pink-coral with warm undertones and a glossy finish. The texture was creamier with more slip than other shades I’ve tried, which made it apply with some streaking. It had mostly opaque pigmentation and lasted for four hours on me, while the formula was hydrating while worn. Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (P, $30.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $30.00) is lighter, pinker. Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is brighter, warmer. bareMinerals Feel the Love (LE) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (P, $30.00) is brighter, more matte. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Razzledazzler (P, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Garance (P, $51.00) is darker, pinker. Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Pecan Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm dusty pink.” It’s a medium, muted, peachy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, opaque color payoff that glided on evenly and smoothly. The texture was slightly thicker than average but not overly heavy. It was hydrating without sliding around, and it wore well for five hours on me. I was surprised to find few close shades to it (from what I’ve reviewed).Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is lighter, more matte. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is much lighter. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is lighter, pinker. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is darker. Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is darker, richer. MAC Glamour Era (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Mocha (P, $16.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Double Shot (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Heather

B+

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8.5/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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4.5/5

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9.5/10

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Mint Soda Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a “metallic mint with a sparkling gold sheen.” It’s a brightened golden chartreuse green with gold sparkle and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, while it intensified to mostly opaque pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, silky, and smooth, but there is a lot of sparkle to it, which I did see fall out with while worn, though the color didn’t fade for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Hug Life Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a “vibrant seafoam turquoise with green and gold undertones.” It’s a lightly brightened, aqua green with subtle warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry, and it was fully opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was very finely-milled and smooth. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Clickbait Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a “metallic mossy teal with golden sheen.” It’s a softened, medium bluish-teal with a strong yellow gold shimmer-sheen. It was fairly opaque even applied dry, though it was smoother and more metallic when applied damp. The consistency of the powder was silky and soft that was finely-milled. This shade wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Holy Ghost Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a “sparkling deep sea blue with aqua and green reflects.” It’s a muted, medium-dark blue with subtle cool undertones and a pearly sheen with lighter aqua flecks of sparkle. The texture was very finely-milled and silky, which made it easy to blend out. It was semi-opaque when I tried it dry, though it was buildable. I had better pigmentation when I used it with a dampened brush, but it was easier to blend when it was dry. It lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Grand Tiara Loose Eyeshadow ($14.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a “bright metallic silver.” It’s a light-medium silver with a metallic finish and very fine shimmer. It was semi-opaque applied dry and fully opaque with a very metallic sheen when applied damp. It wore well for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Mint Soda

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8/10

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8/10

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8.5/10

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7.5/10

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4.5/5

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8.5/10

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9/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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9/10

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9/10

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Sugarpill Strangeling Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Strangeling Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Strangeling Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep metallic violet with aqua reflects.” It’s a brightened violet purple with cool undertones and a metallic finish. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was mostly opaque. It was a more buildable product rather than richly pigmented right out of the jar. The texture was very soft and silky, and it blended well on the skin. It wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is darker, less metallic. Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (P, $21.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $5.99) is less metallic. theBalm #33 (P, $6.50) is more iridescent. Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $18.00) is more iridescent. Urban Decay Omen (P, $18.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Charmy Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “pinky peach with iridescent fuchsia reflects.” It’s a light-medium coral with warm undertones and gold and fuchsia shimmer over a satin finish. It had good pigmentation both wet and dry, though it applies deeper when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was very silky and finely-milled, while going on evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Mortal #3 (LE) is similar. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery. Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink (P, $21.00) is pinker. Make Up For Ever I752 Electric Coral (P, $21.00) is warmer, brighter. L’Oreal Cherie Merie (LE, $7.99) is darker. Urban Decay Freelove (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. MAC Paradisco (P, $15.00) is similar. MAC Dynamo (LE, $21.00) is a cream product. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #2 (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Penelope Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “metallic copper.” It’s a brightened copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation both wet and dry, but it was a richer, more molten copper shade when applied with a dampened brush, and it had a more metallic finish. The texture is smoother than a lot of loose coppery shades like this, but it wasn’t as finely-milled as a shade like Charmy, and it is better pressed into the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Unleashed (P) is lighter. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less metallic. Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is a cream product, more muted. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is less metallic. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is slightly darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P) is similar. MAC Copper Sparkle (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Brash (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Amber Lights (P, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Countess Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “metallic maroon with a splash of aqua reflects.” It’s a muted, burgundy brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was semi-opaque applied dry over skin, and it was fully opaque when I used a dampened brush. The color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear, but the texture was soft and easy to work with. Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is warmer, browner. MAC Plummed (LE, $15.00) is less metallic. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is less metallic, warmer. Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE) is slightly warmer, less metallic. Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is similar. NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is warmer, less metallic. NARS China Seas #2 (P, $24.00) is less metallic. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is similar. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is similar. Chanel Fatal (837) (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer. theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is less metallic. Urban Decay Last Call (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Idyllic (LE, $18.00) Inglot #452 (P, $6.00) See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Strangeling

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8/10

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8/10

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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4.5/5

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9/10

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10/10

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9/10

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Penelope

B+

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9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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