Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “dusky rose pink shimmer.” It has a just barely softened appearance to the color–it’s still rather intense, because it’s on the darker end of the spectrum–but “dusky” is an apt description. The color itself is a rosy red with flecks of gold shimmer.  The shimmer doesn’t really transfer to the skin–it looks mostly matte when applied. MAC Hidden Treasure is darker, redder. MAC Ring of Saturn is warmer and has more golden shimmer/sheen. Tom Ford Savage is browner.

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Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Powder Blusher Allure
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
84%

Illamasqua Aurora Gleam Highlighting Cream

Illamasqua Aurora Gleam Highlighting Cream ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “champagne.” It’s a soft, warm ivory champagne with a strong shimmer-sheen. The shimmer is fairly fine, but it has a strong sheen that’s almost metallic depending on how much product you use. Benefit Watt’s Up! is similar, though a bit less warm-toned. NARS Albatross is similar in color but a bit lighter because the white base is stronger. MAC Truth & Light is lighter.

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Illamasqua Aurora Gleam Highlighting Cream
Illamasqua Gleam Highlighting Cream Aurora
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
84%

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Bronzer/Blush Duo

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Bronzer/Blush Duo ($36.00 for 0.34 oz.) contains Bahama Brown (Shimmer Blush) and Pink Peony (Illuminating Bronzing Powder).  It’s a limited edition piece from Bobbi Brown’s Desert Twilight collection.

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Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Bronzer/Blush Duo

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Bronzer/Blush Duo

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
83%

MAC Marche aux Puces Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Marche aux Puces Eyeshadow Duo ($27.50 for 0.09 oz.) contains two shades: Chessa (mid-tone golden orange) and Indie Spirit (chestnut brown).  This is a new, but limited edition (aren’t they always?) duo from the latest Styleseeker collection.

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MAC Marche aux Puces Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Marche aux Puces Eyeshadow Duo

B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
84%

MAC Culturalized Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Culturalized Eyeshadow Duo ($27.50 for 0.09 oz.) contains two shades: Brule (soft creamy beige) and Retrospeck (mid-tone neutral gold).  It’s a new and limited edition duo from Styleseeker.

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MAC Culturalized Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Culturalized Eyeshadow Duo

B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
83%

Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.11 oz.) is a warm gold with orange tones and a frosted, metallic finish. Giorgio Armani #1 is similar, slightly darker. Clarins Enchanted Summer contains a gold that is similar but also a little darker. Dior Couture Gold has a slightly lighter shade. Milani Drenched in Gold is less orange-toned.

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Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Eyeshadow Caramel Brown
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
84%