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Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush

Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush
Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush

Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Tinge (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Kash (P, ) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Dose of Colors Statemint (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $23.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). It had a lightly dusty consistency, though very soft and finely-milled, that had a tendency to sheer out on the skin, so it was hard to achieve opaque coverage. It had more semi-sheer to medium pigmentation overall. Compared to the previous formulation, this version is just more matte and has a lot less dimension on the face. I didn’t have any trouble applying or blending out the blush, and it sat well on the skin. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, dusty red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Milani Bronze Burst #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Crimson (P, $6.50) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Poppy Passion (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $23.00) is brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (-, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture.” It had semi-opaque coverage, which was buildable to fully opaque, but it seemed a bit more pigmented than your average blush from Chanel (which may be a good or bad thing, depending on your personal preference for pigmentation in a blush!). The texture was smooth, silky, and thin without being dusty or too firmly pressed in the pan. It applied evenly to the skin and blended out with fairly little work, but it could have been easier to diffuse along the edges (other Chanel blushes are easier to work with, but this was not a challenge to use either). The blush lasted just over eight and a half hours on my normal-to-dry skin before it started to fade noticeably.

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Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color
Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Too Faced Peach Berry (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Cranberry (P, $60.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Black Up NBL 04 (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Callisto (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). LORAC Rose (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Island Plum (P, $36.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I thought I had reviewed all of the shades of Tom Ford’s blush line, but Ravish was missing–so I went and purchased one to review, and lo and behold… I do have one, so I must have picked it up awhile ago with the intent to review and it got lost in the shuffle! I discovered this as I decided to re-do swatches and photos of the other five shades as well (see those here). Tom Ford’s Cheek Color is a powder blush that’s supposed to be “color-rich” with “outstanding luminosity.” I’ve been hooked on the formula since trying it years ago, due to the texture: it’s incredibly finely-milled with a creamy, buttery, and smooth consistency that blends easily on the skin and yields a luminous sheen. It was richly pigmented with true-to-pan color, but it can be applied with a lighter hand or just blended and diffused for a less intense look, if desired. On me, it wore well for over nine hours.

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Makeup Geek Romance Blush

Makeup Geek Romance Blush
Makeup Geek Romance Blush

Makeup Geek Romance Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium, peach-pink with warm undertones and a gold, frosted finish. Colour Pop Strapped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC New Romance (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Valiant (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Palace Door (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (DC, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unimaginable (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Who's Your Poppy (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Summer Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). Of the entire range, this was the most shimmery, though it was more moderate compared to how frosted/metallic a powder blush or highlighter can get, so it was still easy to wear and didn’t emphasize pores. It had a very soft, looser consistency; it didn’t feel like the shimmer (mostly gold) was as blended with the peach-pink base, so when I blended it out, I kept getting a much stronger pink coloring than when I looked at it in the pan or as a heavier swatch. It is still lighter overall than the same-named shade in the original formula. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before it started to break down.

Romance
Romance
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush

Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush
Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush

Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-y brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Plum Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Royal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ven Conmigo (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). This blush was very pigmented, and the texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth, but it wasn’t dusty or powdery, so it didn’t sheer out immediately upon being blended. It was easy to maneuver and diffuse the edges of the blush on the skin for a very blended look. This shade wore well for just over eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Puppy Love
Puppy Love
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush
Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Peach Passion (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Pink Play #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Berry Rays #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced So Peachy (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). The texture was dustier and more prone to sheering out than a lot of the other shades I’ve tested in the new formula. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff, and it didn’t seem to last as long–only six and a half hours–on me. The only bright spot on this product was that it was still blendable on the skin, but it might look drier on dry skin types.

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
73%
Total

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