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Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is pop of medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Chanel Fleur de Lotus (LE, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Intuition (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Hibiscus Bloom (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweets for My Sweet (P, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Yacht Life (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% 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 rich color payoff with a very smooth, finely-milled texture that didn’t kick up excess like some of the other shades have in this range. The color blended out beautifully on the skin and required little effort to get a really diffused, glowing finish. When I wore it, the blush wore well for eight hours before it started to break down.

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

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Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette
Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.64 oz.) contains three cheek colors and nine eyeshadows. The formula on some of the more matte shades was very, very silky and soft, but they kicked up a lot of excess powder in the pan and often sheered out when blended–more so than some of Tarte’s past palettes. I noticed that some of the darker shades seemed to become more muted just a few minutes after applying, so it felt like I had to really pat and pack on some shades to get definition and depth out of them. I think the colors complement each other well, and I liked that there were some plummy hues thrown in with warmer, more orange-toned shades. I also felt like the cheek colors actually worked with the palette and its different color combinations, so the scheme is very cohesive. The palette is slated to be fully released on June 6th!

Sweet Tea is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a mostly matte finish, but there were a few gold sparkles in the product. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky feel in the pan, which was fairly blendable and lasted for eight hours on me. Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Does This Thing Really Work? is a muted, pinky-plum with subtle, cool undertones and gold sparkle that sits over a matte base. The sparkle doesn’t bind well with the color itself, so it doesn’t tend to stick well to the skin; the few bits that do migrate and move throughout the day or eventually fall off. The texture was smooth and soft, but it was somewhat powdery and looked a little dry on my normal-to-dry skin. It lasted for eight hours (not the 12-hours promised by the formula, though eight hours is similar to wear I get with most blush formulas). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Petulant (LE, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Debbie Harry Blush (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Subtle Breeze (LE, $27.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Wrapped Candy (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gator Wings is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic, glittery finish. There are large glitter particles in this one, and they show up on the face a lot, but they do not look even, so sometimes they catch the light and look sparkly, while other times they don’t and look more like specks of dirt on the skin. This emphasized my skin’s natural texture quite a bit, so if that’s a deal-breaker, I would recommend using a very light touch and a fan brush, then tapping powder over it to minimize the effect. It wore well for seven and a half hours before turning patchy. Fenty Beauty Fire Crystal (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Precious Rocks (001) (LE, $59.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (95% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

#SFS is a light-medium, muted, peachy-pink with warm, golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too dusty or too firm. It wore well for seven hours before fading on me. Too Faced Christmas Blend (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Seashell (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Codes Subtils #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Friendship File (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Future (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Natural Peaches is a muted, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff, but the consistency was so soft that it was dusty, which led to it sheering out when it was applied to the skin. This would benefit from a primer, as it would give it a better surface to adhere to. It wore well for seven hours. Sephora Biscotti (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Toffee (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S714 Bisque (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dunes (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Spread the Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S710 Peach (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S718 Salmon (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dogman is a medium-dark red-brown with warm undertones and a dash of fine gold sparkle. The sparkles dust away almost immediately upon application, so I would consider this a matte brown overall. The formula was very smooth and finely-milled, but it kicks up excess product and sheers out on the skin. I noticed that it also faded after a few minutes to more of a muted brown, whereas initially it had more of a warm, burnt orange appearance. After that initial change, the color was good for seven hours. Zoeva Cheap Bar (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Top Notch (LE, $5.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Popular Demand (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Persona Audacious (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Not For Sale (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Bitter (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Red Ochre (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Romance (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Native (P, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Extra Bitter (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #2 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Morphe Roxanne (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Realgar (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Morphe Buns (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Summer Yum (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop French Kiss (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Big Baby is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and silky texture that was just a bit powdery but applied well and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Banana Date (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Shade I (2015) (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Daydream (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Queen's Lace (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Summer Breeze (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sassy Bun is a medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a looser consistency in the pan and was a bit drier to work with, so some of the shimmer seemed to separate from the base color when I blended it out. I think it would be better over a primer or with a slightly dampened brush. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Viseart Minx #4 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #7 (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #12 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Siros (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Gold Leaf (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Fit (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Bronze Casting (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Golden Copper (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sippy Sippy is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and gold sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkle separates from the base color, so applied, it looks mostly matte, if not entirely matte. The sparkles were trapped in the brush or fell out when I blended out the color. It had a really soft, silky, and finely-milled feel to the powder itself, but it did sheer out against bare skin. It lasted for eight hours on me. NARS Ithaca (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Strong Currant (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Cocoa Chili (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Pumped (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Flora (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #7 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Style (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S-60 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) (LE, ) is brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haunting is a muted, light-medium mauve with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was dusty and prone to sheering out on the skin. I don’t think this works well without a good primer, and then it should be patted in place but minimal blending should occur or else the shimmer pulls away from the base color. This shade wore well for seven hours before fading noticeably. Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Aglow (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Lotus (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Uncommon is a medium taupe-brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was excellent, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too soft or too firm. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Cashmere (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel City Lights #4 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC French Clay (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Morphe Hustle (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Light Pewter (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clarins Nude #3 (P, ) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mancat is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though was not fully opaque, with a very soft, finely-milled texture that didn’t sheer out too much when I worked with it. This shade blended out fairly well and wore for eight hours. Chanel Pulsion (112) (P, $29.50) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Editor (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Plums Up (LE, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Sexy (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Miss (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Fur Elise (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte BFF (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #2 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Stiletto (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #16 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Swamp Queen
Swamp Queen
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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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.

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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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