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Makeup Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and fine copper and warm pink shimmer. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Burberry Silk and Bloom (LE, $68.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC All Aflush (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Blissful (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage (when built up) that had a lightly dusty texture that kicked up some excess in the pan but did not appear dry or chalky applied to the skin. The shimmer diffuses to a beautiful, glowy finish that didn’t emphasize pores or my skin’s natural texture–just a smooth, luminous sheen. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. I really wish these were either more pigmented or the brand more accurately described them, as they have all been sheer to medium in coverage.

C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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Laura Geller Golden Apricot Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Golden Apricot Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Golden Apricot Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Golden Apricot Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is medium coppery orange with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer-sheen finish. Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Sinamon (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Embruns (-, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $27.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Coral Beams (P, $13.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Hushed Tone (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 semi-opaque coverage that was fairly buildable, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, though it was a little loose/dusty (as many baked formulas are) but did not look dry or dusty applied to the skin. The color diffused nicely, while the shimmery finish yielded a luminous glow but not an overt shimmer nor did it emphasize the skin’s natural texture or the look of pores. On me, it lasted for just over seven and a half hours.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium, pinky-plum with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. Colour Pop Boba (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Revolution One for Playing Games (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Justine Skye (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” The texture was smooth without being dusty or powdery, and it applied easily and blended out nicely on the skin. Despite seeming to have al ot of shimmer, it gave the skin a moderate glow but did not emphasize pores for me. The downside to this shade was that it was nowhere near “highly pigmented” and just barely shows up on my medium complexion, so I would tend to recommend this to those with lighter skin tones or looking more for a highlighter in this hue. The color wore well for seven hours before fading.

B-

Permanent

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Laura Geller Boysenberry Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Boysenberry Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Boysenberry Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Boysenberry Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC See Beyond (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Wisteria (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Balm Springs (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). theBalm Don't You Want Me (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is lighter (85% 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.” This is one of the “Sugar-Free” versions of the formula, which seems to indicate less shimmer; I wouldn’t consider it totally matte, but it has a natural finish on the skin that looks like skin, and the more satiny finish is more forgiving–easier to blend and diffuse. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage, but it was one of the less pigmented shades in the range. The texture was lightly dusty, which didn’t look dry on my skin, but it did kick up some excess in the pan. Boysenberry wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Makeup Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and a cooler, almost iridescent lavender sheen. MAC Justine Skye (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Morale (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Sticky Sweet (DC, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” The texture of the powder was dusty and a little dry, but it was very blendable, so that’s an upside! Despite having a drier texture, it seemed to sit well on the skin and diffuse easily. Again, one of the odder things about the formula is how shimmery it appears swatched but how subtle it looks applied to the skin once blended out. It definitely didn’t emphasize pores! The blush had semi-sheer, slightly buildable color, but it wasn’t “highly pigmented.” On me, it lasted for just over six hours before it started to fade.

C-

Permanent

7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
71%
Total

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Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution All I Think About is You Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution All I Think About is You Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution All I Think About is You Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warmer undertones and a cooler, metallic sheen. Makeup Revolution Loved Me the Best (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Blissful (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Silk and Bloom (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but the texture was fairly smooth, lightly dusty as you might expect from a baked formula but still blendable. (Mine appears a little dustier than it actually is, due to it arriving broken.) It had much less sheen applied to the skin, and it’s hard to say why; I expected it to look near-metallic, but it was more natural and luminous once blended in. This shade wore well for six and a half hours before fading slightly. This would work better for someone who doesn’t want intense color payoff and isn’t overly concerned about longevity.

Oh, and they aren’t the sturdiest of blushes–one arrived from Ulta dislodged from the base (the other shades I ordered arrived fine).

C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total

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