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NYX Rose Gold & Intuition HD Blushes

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush
NYX Rose Gold HD Blush

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange-coral with warm, reddish undertones and a strong, golden frost. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to mostly true-to-pan color. The texture was silky to the touch, which made it easy to blend and work into the skin, and the fineness of the powder helped it adhere smoothly. The only downside is that it is a little powdery and kicks up excess in the pan, but luckily, that powderiness doesn’t translate on the skin. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Romance (DC, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Haute Contour (Blush) (LE, ) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Just a Pinch (P, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $60.00) is cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Trippin (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Bellini (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Vu (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Corallina (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Kitty Kat (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Palace Door (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Siena (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Extraordinary (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Intuition HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish. This blush has an incredibly soft, finely-milled consistency… that gets everywhere, because it is so powdery that is easy to get far more product than you need on the brush and onto your face (it also wastes some!). You need a really, really light touch and just lightly pat the surface of the blush with your brush to minimize the mess. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a more heavily frosted finish, though it didn’t emphasize pores once it is blended out. I noticed fading with this one after seven hours. Stellar Beauty Flare (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Pearlescent Pink (P, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Star Wonder (LE, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kelp Me (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Peony (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Extraordinary (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Benefit GALifornia (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

Rose Gold
Rose Gold
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Intuition
Intuition
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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Milani Embrace & Flirt Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep reddish plum.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry with strong, cool pink undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but there was some slight “streaking” where the color appeared lighter/darker in areas. The formula was thin and easily spread across the lips, but it was also easily spread past the natural lip line with the amount pulled on the applicator so be careful or wipe off excess prior to using. The color lasted for eight hours with minimal fading and was just a tad drying after six hours of wear. Anastasia Plumeria (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Fly (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #096 (P, $18.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cougar (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Warm Leatherette (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.50) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Give It Up (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Damned (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #100 (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Twerk (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Si, Si, Me! (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Bend and Snap! (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia #10 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Miss Argentina (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is more muted, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay WSM (P, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Milani Flirt Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep vampy wine.” It’s a deepened–but a bit muted–burgundy with cool undertones and a matte finish. This one took forever to dry, even longer than the other shades, at ten minutes. It applied unevenly and only had semi-opaque pigmentation. While the color lasted for eight hours, it just didn’t look that good on as a result of the unevenness. I found it to be a little drying after six hours of wear. Colour Pop More Better (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $17.50) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry (P, $34.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Sin (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is darker, less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Killin' It (P, $20.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Wet Suit (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. You’ll mostly find them at your local drugstore (I got mine from Walgreens), but they are available online as well through Milani directly. These have a very thin, liquid-y consistency–they easily get outside the lines and in general, the applicator can apply far more than you need, so I highly recommend a little patience and maybe using a lip brush (if you can) to apply and get really precise, neat lines. The formula has a longer dry down–about five to ten minutes before you can press your lips together–and gets very tacky after two minutes or so (do NOT! press your lips together or else you will lift color in large patches!). They’re one of the lesser drying liquid lipsticks I’ve come across (but these did get a bit drying after four to six hours of continuous wear), and they are long-wearing and pigmented. They have a moderately strong sweet, vanilla scent.

Embrace
Embrace
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
Flirt
Flirt
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
80%
Total

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ColourPop Intoxicate & Jet Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “caramel brown.” It’s a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and creamy consistency that blended out nicely on the skin without sheering out. I had no issues applying it with a brush (MAC 242), but you can also use fingertips if you prefer. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals True Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Outre (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Brownluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Desire (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Jet Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “almost black with the slightest hint of warmth.” It’s a blackened purple with warm, brown edges and a mostly matte finish. It had fairly opaque pigmentation with a smooth consistency that wasn’t wet to the touch, but it wasn’t dry or stiff to use. It does have a tendency to sheer out a bit along the edges and looks more maroon than black unless really layered. The color lasted for ten hours before I noticed any fading. MAC Shadowy Lady (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Aubergine (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #5 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #21 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Bombshell (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Totally Trouble (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 4 #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Spellcaster (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Both of these shades were released a few months ago, and they are limited edition–they fell through the “cracks” so-to-speak when it came to reviewing in a more timely fashion but are still available, so lucky for me 🙂

Intoxicate
Intoxicate
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Jet
Jet
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Milani Desire & Romance Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied with even coverage, though the more liquid-y consistency does make it a little harder to maneuver around the edges. As always, I recommend trying to remove excess product from the applicator or using a lip brush to make it easier to apply. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fading and was a little drying after seven hours. Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Weekender (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Left) (LE, ) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Lesbos (LE, $27.00) is more muted (85% similar). NARS Don't Stop (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dynasty Red (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but a translucency to it–you could see my lip freckle coming through–but doesn’t look streaky, which was a surprise. It had a softer look to it than some liquid matte lipsticks do as a result. It wore for six and a half hours and left a stain behind, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Rapid (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #078 (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is glossier (90% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Tulip (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. You’ll mostly find them at your local drugstore (I got mine from Walgreens), but they are available online as well through Milani directly. These have a very thin, liquid-y consistency–they easily get outside the lines and in general, the applicator can apply far more than you need, so I highly recommend a little patience and maybe using a lip brush (if you can) to apply and get really precise, neat lines. The formula has a longer dry down–about five to ten minutes before you can press your lips together–and gets very tacky after two minutes or so (do NOT! press your lips together or else you will lift color in large patches!). They’re one of the lesser drying liquid lipsticks I’ve come across (but these did get a bit drying after four to six hours of continuous wear), and they are long-wearing and pigmented. They have a moderately strong sweet, vanilla scent.

Desire
Desire
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
Romance
Romance
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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NYX Pastel Chic & Baby Doll HD Blushes

NYX Pastel Chic HD Blush
NYX Pastel Chic HD Blush

NYX Pastel Chic HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a very pale pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It is almost like a washed-out lavender. There is a strong white base, so on my skin tone, it looks chalky, and obviously I’m unable to show it to its best appearance as a result, even though it had semi-opaque coverage. (It is going to be ideal for someone who is fairer and finds most blushes too dark for their preferences.) The texture is very, very powdery, despite having an incredibly silky consistency to the touch but remains easy to blend out on the skin and looks even applied. On me, it wore for seven hours before fading. Make Up For Ever B200 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Full of Joy (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Unconventional (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (DC, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Baby Doll HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a pop of light-medium pink with subtle, cool blue undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to totally opaque coverage in two layers with a moderate shimmer that was noticeable without emphasizing pores. The blush had a somewhat powdery consistency in the pan, but it applied well and sat nicely on the skin. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Boba (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Maui (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Into the Pink (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a Baby Doll, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

Pastel Chic
Pastel Chic
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total
Baby Doll
Baby Doll
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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NYX Bronzed & Glow HD Blushes

NYX Bronzed HD Blush
NYX Bronzed HD Blush

NYX Bronzed HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a softened, medium copper-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was a smidgen powdery but didn’t look it on the skin. The blush seemed to “melt” against the skin to a degree, as the finish had a natural sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but helped the skin look like skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Sinamon (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hushed Tone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Deep Plum (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Coral Beams (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Glow HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, orange-toned brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had nice color payoff, while the soft, silky texture made it easy to blend out the edges or to sheer it out, if desired. The texture gets a little powdery, as it is so soft, but it doesn’t look powdery on the skin. When I tried it, the blush lasted for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Honeysuckle (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Liberating (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Laura Geller Sunswept (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

Bronzed
Bronzed
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Glow
Glow
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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