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Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powders for Summer 2016

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder is a face-illuminating hybrid with a soft rose gold shimmer that’s perfect for highlighting. The unique formula features high pearl levels that sweep on buildable, long-wearing color. Its bouncy texture allows for excellent color payoff, and its soft gold shimmer flatters all skintones.

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Face Illuminator Powder, $44.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Addiction
  • Devotion
  • Seduction
  • Indiscretion (Repromote)

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Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, peachy-copper with warm, pink and gold shimmer that give it a frosted finish. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition powder that’s supposed to provide “natural, healthy-looking color” that “highlights” with a “nondrying, non-dusty formula [that] is long-wearing and color true.” The texture was soft but not as smooth as you’d expect, as it had a fair amount of sparkle/micro-glitter in it, and the baked formula yielded a looser consistency so that powder didn’t bind together as well. Some of the sparkle translates onto the skin, and it is visible sparkle, but a lot of it seems to get lost during application (swept away, trapped in the brush, etc.), which leaves behind a noticeable, more shimmery sheen. On me, it very slightly emphasized pores. The color payoff was semi-opaque, moderately buildable. It lasted for seven hours on me before it started breakdown and look patchy.

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Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016

An iconic makeup artist’s palette designed to smoke, highlight and diffuse to create endless looks with this curated collection of colors and textures that are classic and timeless with an edge. Reinvent the smoky nude with an array of colors ranging from earth tones to warmer chocolates and accents of lavender. Includes 12 shades in matte and sateen formulas.

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Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette, $58.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Dune
  • Wind
  • Rock
  • Dust
  • Earth
  • Bone
  • Choco Glace
  • Violet Sugar
  • Cocoa Rose
  • Candy Mauve
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Espresso

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Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl, Juicy Papaya, Pink Grapefruit Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

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 three I tried were really quite pigmented, creamy, and hydrating; their downfall was longevity was 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!

Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pinkish beige.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a creamy, smooth texture that applied without dragging and had fairly even coverage. I had some color gather in lip lines, though I don’t think it’s noticeable from a normal viewing distance, and it only wore for three hours, but it was hydrating. YSL Corail Intuitive (15) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Jungle Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). YSL Tender Peach (26) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Juicy Papaya Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “coral pink.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had rich, nearly opaque color payoff with a very smooth, emollient texture. The color wore for five hours on me and left behind a moderate stain. It was comfortable and moisturizing while worn. Giorgio Armani A-List (301) (LE, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Psycho (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Orange (300) (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (DC, $7.99) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Electric Orange (P, $7.99) is more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Pink Grapefruit Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “blush pink.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-coral with a hint of pink and a creamy, glossy finish. It had almost full color coverage with a hint of the natural lip color peeking through. The texture was soft, creamy, and easy to apply, while the color itself lasted for three and a half hours. The formula was hydrating while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize (Left) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ravishing (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). YSL Peach Passion (13) (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Express Yourself (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Heather (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Bad B (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Passion Charge (LE, $17.50) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nude (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as “golden nude.” Cover FX Celestial (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Strobe (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glazed (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Oasis (LE, ) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Absolute Strobe Light (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Afterglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as an “ultra smooth baked face powder” that gives a “natural colour with a radiant healthy glow” with “sheer, buildable coverage” and “eight hour” wear. There are four shades, and this is the lightest one, and the other three appear to be more bronze-like. The texture is incredibly soft, silky, and smooth; it’s thin but not dusty or dry, and it’s this thinner, silkier consistency that makes it easily blended on the skin. The finely-milled powder paired with fine shimmer keeps the finish from emphasizing pores (even when applied more heavily). It had buildable coverage, as described, and it actually lasted for closer to nine hours on me. I can definitely see why this has been raved about over the years–glad I picked it up, as I see it finding its way into my go-to drawer (a great permanent highlighter? always room for one more!).

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Laura Mercier Sleek and Chic Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Sleek and Chic Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Sleek and Chic Eye Colour Palette

Laura Mercier Sleek and Chic Eye Colour Palette ($55.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows (some permanent, some limited edition) that run warmer with a mix of frosts and mattes. The palette has some misses, and there’s a general dryness in several of the shades that held the palette back from being really good.

Stellar is a medium-dark taupe with warm mauve undertones and a gray leaning paired with a soft, frost finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty, texture that blended well and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarte Platinum Bling (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #5 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shimmer Greige (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rockstar (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ginger is a light-medium, muted peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a very silky consistency but was on the powdery side. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours. Kat Von D Fringe (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Geek (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Orange Soda (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Natural Peaches (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tete-a-Tint (DC, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Peach on Earth (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Beige (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Nude #3 (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bamboo (DC, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Melon (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Ludwin (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Toffee (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bamboo is a softened, medium brown with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had sheer coverage with a very firm texture–it was quite odd, given the rest of the palette is just right or too soft/dusty, but I really had to jab at the surface to get color payoff. The color wore for six hours. Kevyn Aucoin Champagne (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Topaz (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Era (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Golden Touch (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Look Closer II (LE, $25.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cedar is a rich, coppery brown with a pearly sheen. It had great pigmentation and a soft, blendable texture that lasted for eight hours on me. Guerlain Petrouchka #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Truffle (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Copper Kettle (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Smiths (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Rum Cake (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Deluxe (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Boy Band (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Isolde #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #3 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Kim (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #6 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze Glow is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had good color coverage with a lightly dry texture where some of the sparkles didn’t bind with the base, so there was some initial fall out during application. Otherwise, the color wore well for eight hours (and I didn’t notice any fall out during wear). MAC Tempting (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Fallen (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Noli (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Softened Up (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #3 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pocket Change (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #6 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Amber (P, )(90% similar). Anastasia Adorn (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Persona Goddess (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tiger's Eye (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Espresso Bean is a blackened brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that ran a little powdery. It lasted for eight hours on me. Bobbi Brown Black Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #4 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Continuous Cocoa (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Magique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Montaillou (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Saw Dust Heart (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Charcoal Sketch (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M620 Gray Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Morning Dew is a pale, pinky-peach with a matte finish. It’s very, very powdery, even though the powder feels silky and finely-milled. It started to fade after seven hours. Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Blanc (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Pure (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dainty (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Rockabilly (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly powdery texture that was soft and blendable. It wore well for seven hours. Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Lingerie Lover (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Tick Tock (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Instinct (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Petal Pusher (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fray (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Moulin Rouge (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Chic Happens (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

African Violet is a medium-dark, rosy plum with larger gold sparkle. The texture isn’t as smooth as other shades, as you can feel the sparkle loosen from the base color. It had a tendency to sheer out on the skin, so I’d recommend using this with a lightly tacky base for best results. The color wore for seven hours with some fall out during wear. Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Eve's Kiss (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Catch Me If (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #5 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Bordello (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Empress (LE, $5.00) is warmer (80% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cherrywood is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had so-so pigmentation with a drier texture that applied better than I expected, as it was more buildable in practice. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. NARS Real Surreal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Plumifique (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Lancome Colour du Jour (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Minx #6 (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P, ) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #10 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Love Bug (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chantecaille Starfish (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Labyrinth (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Indiscretion (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plumifique is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. This is cooler and less brown-based compared to Cherrywood (but I think they’re too similar to have both personally). It had decent color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was thin but blendable and built-up well. The eyeshadow held on well for seven and a half hours. MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S832 Ash Plum (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cherrywood (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #4 (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Real Surreal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Black Currant (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Amethyst (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Jammin' (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chantecaille Starfish (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Noir is a medium-dark black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that could have been more blendable on the skin. It wore well for eight hours, though. Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00)(100% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). MAC Tempting (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Is It the Beat (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia LBD (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #3 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Black Chrome #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Licorice (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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