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Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette ($52.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes two highlighters and three blushes. Each highlighter contains 0.19 oz. of product ($51.57 worth), each Mineral blush contains 0.12 oz. ($38.40 worth), and the Luminous blush contains 0.10 oz. ($16.19 worth)–the palette has a total value of $106.16 or $10.40 per shade. I think there’s plenty of each product, and the size of each pan (even the smaller blushes) is appropriate and can be used with a slew of blush and highlighter brushes. Like other Becca palettes, the texture is noticeably drier and looser in the pan for the highlighters, compared to the standalone formula, which is something I notice more by feel and initial application, but it doesn’t seem to change the color, tone, or the way the product looks applied and blended on the skin (this is my only hesitation about the palette). Worth noting, Becca called out the Mineral Blushes as matte, but their interpretation of matte is more like true satin–there is a sheen to the skin but is not overly shimmery, and secondly, Becca seems to market their blushes as more buildable/medium in coverage but all three are very pigmented–this is, as a result, reflected in the rating but if you like your blushes pigmented, you should mentally bump up the ratings.

Overall, it is a nice cheek palette, though it leans very warm and coral-toned with three of five having higher-sheen finishes so it’ll be best for those who like their golds and pink-corals and more of a metallic finish than a subtle highlight. I think making either Rose Spritz or Pamplemousse more of a cooler-toned shade would have helped make the palette more versatile (maybe a mauve or plum). The packaging is heft, very solid, and some might even find it a little too heavy to carry in an everyday bag. It clicks closed, and the lid stays up, so it is usable–probably some of the nicest cheek/face palette packaging released in awhile. For me, personally, it’s very easy to wear on my coloring, and as they’re all blendable, they are easy to use as well. I could definitely see traveling with this one.

Champagne Pop is a pop of warm, peachy-orange gold with a strong, frosted finish. It is definitely the type of highlighter where a little goes a long way, and I think there is a small learning curve when using Becca’shighlights–a lighter, feathery brush and a lighter hand, as they are very pigmented, is recipe for great results. The texture felt a little drier and looser in the pan (to the touch) compared to my standalone version, which I found true in the Champagne Glow trio and the Afterglow palette. The standalone is just creamier and smoother; it feels more luxurious, but oddly, they really perform the same. They look the same applied, the color is within range between versions (especially once blended out/applied but the version in this palette seemed yellower to me but hard to distinguish the difference once applied to the face. It lasted eight hours on me. Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Ciate Celestial (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals (LE, $4.99) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Infatuation (LE, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bigger and Better (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Dose of Colors Fuego (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty Twilight (-, $9.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Fearless (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Becca Opal (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Golden Flower Crown (P, $4.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt (LE, $34.00)(90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prosecco Pop is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. Side-by-side, it’s darker and has a stronger yellow tone (compared to the more peach-orange of Champagne Pop), and then blended out, it’s marginally darker and doesn’t have as strong of a white base to it. I feel like if it was a bit darker and deeper (a little more brown in it), it would be more contrasting next to Champagne Pop, but they are more similar than they are different. The texture was very blendable, though a little dry to the touch, and did emphasize pores slightly, even when I used a lighter hand/less dense brush (what I normally use with Becca’s highlighters, as they are very pigmented!). The color lasted for eight hours on me. Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is darker (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever H106 (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Fiji (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Kiss (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 13 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Lucent Strobe Light (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Golden Dawn (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Gold Addict (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Spotlight (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Daytime Halo (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Spritz is a bright pop of warmer pink with strong, golden frost that translated into a near-metallic sheen. I would say is too pink to be even a pink-coral but if you have very strong yellow undertones, it may end up looking more coral than pink once applied and blended out! The texture was blendable and fairly smooth, not quite as “dry” as the highlighters but not quite as creamy or as finely-milled as the standalone formula. It had rich pigmentation, which isn’t how the formula is billed (see more about that in my Luminous Blush reviews), so if you wanted a sheerer, buildable formula that really can be used as a “blush topper,” this might be a miss for you. On the other hand, if you like your blush very pigmented, this will be right up your alley. This shade wore well for eight hours and just stopped short of emphasizing pores on me. Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Intuition (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Yacht Life (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Hibiscus Bloom (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweets for My Sweet (P, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Culture (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Benefit GALifornia (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Zoeva PK010 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amaretto is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a smidgen of fine, gold pearl. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture–no dryness present at all–that was easy to apply and use. As it wasn’t as shimmery as the prior three shades, there was no issue about pores or being more light-handed. The problem is that Becca, for reasons I don’t understand, says it’s a buildable formula, when it’s quite pigmented. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #5 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Stellar Beauty Eclipse (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Spiced Peach (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Glow With It (P, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Bronze Burst #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #6 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Nectarine (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Essence Satin Love (P, $2.99) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S400 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pamplemousse is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had very rich color payoff–a little went a long way–and I highly recommend using a light hand with this. The texture was smooth and blendable, but it had a slightly thinner feel to it compared to the other four shades in the palette. Again, the formula is supposed to have buildable coverage, but it is rather pigmented, so I think that if you prefer subtler, sheerer color, you are out of luck, and if you happen to prefer your blushes more pigmented, then it’s not a deal-breaker at all–it’s just contrary to what the brand claims. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Burberry Coral Pink (P, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Lady Rouge (06) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Hibiscus Bloom (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Rose Spritz

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Amaretto

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Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm, coppery-orange undertones and a frosted sheen. Becca Watermelon/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Black Up NBL 04 (P, $26.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Blissful (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is more muted (85% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $48.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush-n-Brighten formula is supposed to be “smooth” and “long-wearing” with “a blend of rich, marbleized color.” The texture was really smooth and soft without being dry or dusty, like some Baked formulas can be, but the powder wasn’t stiff, either. This made it really easy to blend out on the skin, as it applied evenly and diffused nicely. It had a more shimmery finish, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture or pores. On me, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before I noticed the blush start to fade.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Chanel Duo N. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” Between the two duos offered, this is the “better” one, but it still falls noticeably short when it comes to being blendable and easy to use. I just think that the texture is far too firm, too stiff, and it translates into application, which is where it really counts. For some, this might be a happy accident, but the darker “contour” shade here is far from “sheer.”

No. 02 (Top) is a very light beige with subtler, warmer undertones and a fine shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was softer than the other shade’s highlighter, though it was still firmer and required a denser brush (I used a blush brush–most of my highlighter-centric blushes were too feathery/soft). It blended out decently and yielded a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lightscapade (P, $33.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 02 (Bottom) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a stiffer consistency in the pan, which made it harder to blend out and get it to look even/diffused on the skin. The color did wear for eight hours, which was an upside! Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Boys Don't Cry (LE, $41.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Tweed Coralline (LE, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Duo N. 02 (Top)

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Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is pop of medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Motu Tane (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Cutie Pie (P, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Culture (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Antigua (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Yacht Life (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Bellini (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush-n-Brighten formula is supposed to be “smooth” and “long-wearing” with “a blend of rich, marbleized color.” It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, lightly dusty texture that sheered out slightly on the skin, but that softness did help this blend out really easily. I can see with a blush where the ability to build-up and easily sheer down would be a preference, so I think if that’s how you tend to use your blushes, you’ll be all set with the pigmentation of this shade. The finish has a stronger sheen than average but stops just shy of emphasizing pores on my skin. When I tested it, the color wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen.. MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Taffy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Embruns (-, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hushed Tone (P, $27.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Total Package (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush IV (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to “infuse the skin with luster” with a “satiny smooth powder.” It’s available in two shades (the other I already reviewed here), and I think there could have been a third–something cooler, more pink-derived. As I mentioned in the prior review, the texture is smooth and blendable once on the skin, but the powder is denser. It is oddly firm but not stiff; it takes more to dislodge the powder from the surface–not sure if it’s related to the design or formula itself–and does get a little easier with multiple uses. If the texture was more forgiving and easier to use, though, this would be a real winner, as the end result is a glowing and gorgeous on the skin. It had medium, buildable coverage with a luminous finish that didn’t emphasize pores and wore well for almost nine hours on me.

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Ciao
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Edward Bess Bellissima Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Bellissima Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Bellissima Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Bellissima Threads of Silk Powder ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a medium, rosy bronze with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. LORAC Sunlight (LE, $23.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Glow (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Candlelight) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Rosa Romantica (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Highlighter (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It seems like a new formula, as it recently popped up on Neiman Marcus (which is where I purchased mine from); the first thing I noticed about it was actually that it is a very large-sized powder–generous compared to most cheek and face products. The formula is supposed to “infuse the skin with luster” with a “satiny smooth powder.” It’s available in two shades (and I will review the other soon), and Bellissima ended up being the first one I tried. It has a firmer, denser feel to it overall; I wouldn’t describe it as stiff necessarily, but it doesn’t respond well to a feathery or really soft brush; I had to use a denser blush brush to get enough color to show up on me–I think it could be softer/looser overall. It has more medium coverage that’s buildable, and the powder is very blendable on the skin. It highlighted without emphasizing pores, and for me, gave a warming color on me. I expect on fairer complexions, they will see even more warmth, while deeper skin tones will find it highlights more. The color lasted for eight and a half hours on me before fading just slightly.

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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