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Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate, Cinnful, Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalms

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a very smooth, creamy, and balm-like texture that was fairly emollient. The texture is thin enough that it doesn’t feel slippery, but feathering might be a concern for those more prone to it (I didn’t experience it, to be clear). This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating. Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Manic (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Thrilling (P, $32.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $35.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Spicy (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Hourglass I Can't Live Without (P, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Smashbox Rose B4 Bros (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Plain Jane (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Fig (P, $21.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, lightweight texture that glided on and felt very nourishing while worn. The color wore for three and a half hours on me. Hourglass Influencer (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Rich Marron (LE, $20.00) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Desire (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Futurist (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Siesta (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Garance (P, $55.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nude (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath 1995 (LE, $38.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Peacemaker (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Staunch (P, $18.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Guerlain Avarice (P, $49.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is lighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Cult (P, $32.00) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a bright, pinky-red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, though there was a little more translucency across the board. The consistency was creamy and smooth, which made it comfortable to wear and apply, and I noticed this shade had a bit less slip than the other two. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was moisturizing over time. Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Dimitri (442) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Devil Inside (Lip Color) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have the “comfort of a lip balm, the coverage of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss.” The formula is really quite pigmented, creamy, and hydrating; their downfall is longevity was typically less than similar-hued shades with a less emollient consistency (not entirely unexpected). There was a slight, sweet scent to them but no discernible taste. It’s a really comfortable formula to wear, and if you don’t mind reapplying or transfer, well worth a look!

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Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.356 oz.) is a set of twelve shades with a general neutral-leaning vibe. Two shades–both in the purple family–are the only non-standard neutrals (your browns, beiges, etc.). There are so many neutral palettes available that it seems like any new-to-market palette should be exceptionally high quality in order to compete with all those other neutral palettes, and this one isn’t. There are several shades that miss here, primarily with respect to pigmentation and texture.

Dune is a medium, warm-toned brown with a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a smooth, silky texture that was blendable and lasted for eight hours. Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Fifi (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Chessboard (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Samael (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sandstone (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Wedge (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Zone (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Hot Cocoa (P, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wind is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a silky, smooth consistency that was a little dusty to work with on the skin but blended out well enough. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarte Super Mom (LE, )(100% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Cozy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte French Manicure (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Assistant (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #1 (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Orb (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Whisper (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Outta Luck (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rock is a muted, dark brown with a hint of gray and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, lightly dense texture that was easy to apply to the lid. It wore well for eight hours. Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Witch (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Fine (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Coffee Chip (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Secret Lovers (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dust is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly loose texture that blended well but tended to sheer out slightly. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Moon Rock (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Free (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Electrify #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Snow (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Newbury Street (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Fairy Tale (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Earth is a dark, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was very soft and finely-milled, but it tended to sheer out and was difficult to blend out, as it looked patchy and uneven on bare skin. It is also the type of texture that darkens when applied directly to the skin compared to how it appears in the pan. It lasted for seven and a half hours for me. MAC Mystery (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Concrete (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cendre (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Influential (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Persona Maverick (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Cool Gray (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Cyprus Umber (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Saleos (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Not Basic Black (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bone is a muted, light-medium yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was a little dusty and could look dry on the skin (if you have oilier lids, I don’t think it would be an issue, though). This shade wore for seven and a half hours before fading. bareMinerals Daydream (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Nudes (LE, ) is less pigmented (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Banana Date (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Tufted Suede (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Puppy Love (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fab Accent (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Nassau (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Vanille (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Windsor (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Custard (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Choco Glace is a medium-dark, reddish brown with a sparkling, pearly sheen. The underlying finish was more of a satin/pearl hybrid, but there was looser sparkle and micro-shimmer that tended to get everywhere but where you intended. It had good color payoff and blended out decently, except for the sparkly bits. Most of the eyeshadow wore well for eight hours with little fall out, but most of the fall out occurred during initial application. Anastasia Antique Bronze (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Lost (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Brown Sugar (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Moonshine (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Sugar is a muted, medium-dark silvery purple with cool undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a dusty, drier texture that was prone to sheering out when applied to the lid. This one requires a good, lightly tacky base/primer to perform well. The color was noticeably faded after seven hours of wear. Natasha Denona Slate (27M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Champs Elysees (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Dance Party (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Lancome Zip Me Up (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cocoa Rose is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and fine shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dusty. The color lasted for seven and a half hours for me. Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sable (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cobbler (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Vixen (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy Mauve is a light, pinky lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer color coverage with a firmer texture in the pan, which then translated to thin, uneven coverage applied to the skin. The color was faded after six hours. LORAC Smoothie (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Ice (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Celestial (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D914 Crystalline Mauve (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pink Freeze (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hot Chocolate is a muted, dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled consistency that was fairly blendable. The color lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Strong Currant (P, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Anastasia Hot Chocolate (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Leader (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Stylin (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Cable Knit (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Embark (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Angles (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Solas (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 20 (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Espresso is a blackened brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a very dusty, thin texture that tended to sheer out as soon as it was applied. The worst part was that it was uneven when blended and turned patchy. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 08 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty She Wolf #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Activist (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso Bean (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mystery (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery-brown with warm undertones and a gold, frosted sheen. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Divine (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Glorify (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Golden Age (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #21 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior #004 (P, $56.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $33.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (LE, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color coverage (once built up). The texture was just like the others in the line: smooth, soft, blendable, but there was that slight dryness to it if you put your finger against the surface–it just didn’t seem to translate in a negative way on the skin. It was easy to diffuse the color along the cheek bones, and the more shimmery nature didn’t emphasize my pores. Of all four shades, this one had the most metallic sheen applied, so if pore emphasis is a big concern, you might want to test-drive this prior to purchasing. The color was a bit of a chameleon on me; there is a rosier undertone that became more present the more it was blended out, which made it look like bronze/copper against my skin tone. I will be curious to hear how it works on other skin tones and undertones.

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Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a very light, rosy pink with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Love This Bitch (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Spellbound Glow (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Gleam (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Upgrade (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Devotee (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Softly Does It (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Highlighter) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Dusk (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to mostly opaque) with a texture that was slightly dry to the touch, but it still had a very smooth, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin. I really expected this to emphasize the natural texture of the skin, but once blended, it produced an illuminating sheen that was moderate rather than metallic. I think this would work really well paired with a slew of blushes to brighten and add sheen. I noticed signs of the powder fading on my skin after eight hours of wearing it.

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Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a lightly sparkly, metallic finish. Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker (95% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior #003 (P, $56.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Sunglow (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals (LE, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #17 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NYX Daytime Halo (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia 143 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage–so buildable, as billed–that was easy to apply and build-up without it becoming too intense with respect to the finish. The texture was fairly smooth, soft, and blendable on the skin, but there was a slight dryness present (something common to this type of formula, from my experience) that doesn’t impact the way it looks or wears from what I can tell. It didn’t emphasize pores, though it is a more obvious highlighter, so if you prefer something subtle, I would recommend using a feathery brush and a lighter hand. On me, it wore well for eight hours.

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Sneak Peek: Laura Mercier Face Illuminators Photos & Swatches

Laura Mercier Face Illuminators
Laura Mercier Face Illuminators

Here are swatches of the three new, permanent additions to the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) range. You can also check out Indiscretion, which is back but was released previously (and already reviewed). Worth noting, the product size went down to 0.30 oz. from 0.35 oz.

Laura Mercier Face Illuminators