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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). Colour Pop Girls Bite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pocket Change (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #6 (LE, ) is darker (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). Urban Decay Baked (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Persona Goddess (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tiger's Eye (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #5 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Tick Tock (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (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). Urban Decay Instinct (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Lingerie Lover (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Petal Pusher (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Moulin Rouge (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Icon (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Chic Happens (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Eco-chic (LE, ) is cooler (90% 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 Montparnasse (Right) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Plumifique (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Real Surreal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) 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). 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). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P, ) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). MAC Tempting (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Dose of Colors Noli (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Continuous Cocoa (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Noir (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Saw Dust Heart (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set
Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set ($58.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes six miniature-sized eyeshadow pencils. Four shades are part of the permanent range, while two (Ganache and Aubergine) are limited edition. The Caviar Stick formula is supposed to “glide on smoothly” and “blend effortlessly” while also being “long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant” with “rich colour payoff.” Most of the shades I have tested from the formula are very good and true to the claims, though occasionally a shade is less pigmented or less blendable (but wear seems to be most consistent). The set contains $86.90 worth of product.

Sugar Frost is a light-medium champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–about 85% coverage or so to my eye–with a creamy, slightly “wet” feel to it that glided across the lid without skipping or tugging. It was blendable for about twenty seconds, and after it mostly dried down, you could still diffuse the edge a bit with a stiffer brush, so the formula is forgiving and easy enough to work with if you’re comfortable with pencils. The color lasted for nine hours before creasing. MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Dirty Talk (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Ciate Vaycay (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosegold is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was creamy and comfortable to apply, though the pigmentation was less impressive–at least it was buildable on the lid without lifting the first layer (the other one I have from last year is more pigmented). On, the color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Gold Leaf (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Sandalwood (LE, $18.00) is more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Luscious (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a medium-dark, bronzy taupe with warm, red-brown tones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a nice creaminess that nearly applied itself with great coverage and adherence to the skin. It was easily blended out and lasted for nine hours. MAC Mortal #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage (49M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Minx (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Rose Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Khaki is a muted, medium-dark olive brown with lighter green shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied evenly. The eyeshadow wore well for nine hours before creasing slightly. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Covenant (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bedazzled Spruce (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Seaside (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Jade (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Forest #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I628 Reptile (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Never Too Late (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Kaki Brocart (6) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Green Clean #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ganache is a medium-dark, orange-toned brown with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice pigmentation, though not totally opaque; almost like lipstick that has a little translucency and enables the natural lip color to come through. The consistency was creamy, but I found it dried down faster than the shimmery shades and was a little harder to blend out. It lasted for nine hours. Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dark Brew (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Bandit (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Russet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cocoa (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #5 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sisley Paris Toffee (7) (P, $47.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Terre (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #4 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Atlantique #5 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Dolomites (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Aubergine is a muted, plummy purple with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was really creamy, so I initially worried about wear, but it still held on well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. It had good pigmentation and took about thirty seconds to dry down to a semi-matte finish, but it was never totally matte unless blended out quite a bit. MAC Worthy (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Two Much (DC, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE, ) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #5 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia All Star (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Exquisite (P, ) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Sketch (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mancat (LE, ) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Magnify #5 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Delectable (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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