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Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls ($62.00 for 0.80 oz.) is supposed to be a mix of “fuchsia,” “soft mauve,” “sunny yellow,” and “pearlescent white” that can be dusted all-over the face. It’s a light, pastel-ish pink with fine gold and champagne micro-shimmer. Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NYX Pastel Chic (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P, ) is more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P, ) is less shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I wasn’t able to wear this all-over, because as soon as I did, it looked like I had applied pink blush all-over my face–and I absolutely used a finishing brush with this and lightly swept everything on. It worked better as a subtler blusher on my skin tone (light-medium with light yellow undertones), so I’ll be curious to hear from others on how they’re using it and what their complexion is. If you have more naturally pink-toned skin, it might work better all-over for your complexion than it did on me. It seemed more pigmented, which may be why the pink tone was more obvious when dusted all-over. The consistency is soft, smooth, and silky, as other Meteorite Pearls have been. Meteorite Pearls are usually intended to be used as a finishing, all-over powder, though this edition says it can be used as a setting powder (to improve hold) as well. It extended the wear of my base by maybe a half hour, but it didn’t have major impact on longevity. It does, however, produce a soft glow that looks very natural without being shimmery or metallic on the skin for eight hours.

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MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft brown, soft pink, and silver.” Swirled together, the three shades create a light, peachy hue subdued by hints of beige paired with a silvery sheen. Milani Moon Glow (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Corniche (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Opal Flashes Jade (LE, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Upgrade (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Future MAC collection features two new, limited edition shades; this one and Warm Rose — the collection debuts on March 31st online. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and very blendable on the skin, but the silvery portion of the compact does have a more sparkly texture. I wasn’t a believer until I tried this on, but the three shades come together well. It had good color payoff and didn’t emphasize pores on my skin. It was more of a highlighter on my skin tone, but on fairer complexions, it may impart more noticeable color. The highlighter wore well for seven hours on me before breaking down.

Otherearthly
Otherearthly
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
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Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, pinky-plum with subtle, warm undertones and white sparkle. Black Opal Orchid (P, $8.95) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Please Yourself (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Black Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Birthday Suit (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Ferocious (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” texture that gives a “healthy-looking glow” and a “rush of fresh, radiant color.” The press release is more specific and says it’s supposed to have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” According to the brand, the blush formula is a reformulation, but I don’t have any shades in the previous formula to compare to (and it’s been awhile since I last tried one, so all I can say is that they feel, in general, a little smoother). The texture was smooth, thin, but blendable, though there were bits of looser sparkle–most of it didn’t translate on the skin, but the ones that do are visible on the skin. I wish they had gone for a finer shimmer, as it would look better on the skin (and it would also differentiate this from other plums in the range). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage that lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

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Estee Lauder Wild Sunset Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Wild Sunset Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Wild Sunset Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Wild Sunset Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a gold, frosted shimmer-sheen finish. Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Telling Glow (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva CR030 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Matchmaker (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Panic (Right) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Cheeky Bits (P, $27.00) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” texture that gives a “healthy-looking glow” and a “rush of fresh, radiant color.” The press release is more specific and says it’s supposed to have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” According to the brand, the blush formula is a reformulation, but I don’t have any shades in the previous formula to compare to (and it’s been awhile since I last tried one, so all I can say is that they feel, in general, a little smoother). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a lightly dusty texture that ended up being surprisingly blendable in practice. The blush looked glowy on the skin rather than dry or powdery, which was also a pleasant surprise. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear on me.

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Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a subdued, medium lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Too Faced Skyline (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Love Letter (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Benefit Hervana (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gelato (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Pansy Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is lighter (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Right) (P, $44.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” texture that gives a “healthy-looking glow” and a “rush of fresh, radiant color.” The press release is more specific and says it’s supposed to have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” According to the brand, the blush formula is a reformulation, but I don’t have any shades in the previous formula to compare to (and it’s been awhile since I last tried one, so all I can say is that they feel, in general, a little smoother). The texture was smooth but thin, and it was harder to build-up coverage to more than medium, even after a few layers. I didn’t have any trouble blending out the edges or evening out the color, but this is a shade that is best suited for someone who prefers sheer coverage out of their blushes. The color lasted for seven hours on me.

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Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Enamored (Blush) (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Plum #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Caribbean (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Blissful (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” texture that gives a “healthy-looking glow” and a “rush of fresh, radiant color.” The press release is more specific and says it’s supposed to have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” According to the brand, the blush formula is a reformulation, but I don’t have any shades in the previous formula to compare to (and it’s been awhile since I last tried one, so all I can say is that they feel, in general, a little smoother). It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque, buildable coverage that was easy to work with and blend out. The texture was smooth, neither too firm nor too soft, and it sat well on the skin as it became slightly dewy as it buffed and worked into the skin. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

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