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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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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured ($38.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, bronzy undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Island (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (Original) (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Beach Babe (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is cooler (95% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Poured formula is described as a “smooth cream formula” with “high color payoff.” It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a creamy, smooth texture that is non-tacky and very blendable on the skin. I find it lifts foundation just slightly if I’m not careful (particularly using fingertips), but brushes are more forgiving. It is darker, less peach/more gold compared to the Pressed and much darker than the Liquid version. It is subtle on the skin with a soft sheen but much subtler than the pressed version. On me, it wore for seven hours before starting to migrate/shift.

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid ($41.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and fine pearl. Urban Decay Sin (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Crystal Glare (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Beach Babe (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Pure Strobe Light (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Starburst (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Happy Face (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NYX Moonbeam (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gimme That! (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Perla (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Flexitarian (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Liquid formula is described as a “soft focus, healthy glow” liquid highlighter. The consistency of the Liquid is very thin, more water-like and spreadable, and it’s the kind of product that can be mixed in with primer, moisturizer, foundation, or patted over your foundation. It’s incredibly subtle when patted on the skin but doesn’t provide much color–it might provide a little warmth on very fair skin tones. When I wore it over bare skin as a highlighter, it lasted for just over seven and a half hours. It didn’t seem to impact the longevity of my foundation when mixed with it.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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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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). 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 Frenzy (Left) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (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). 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). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, 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). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #17 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (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 Dripping in Gold (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Golden Dawn (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Gold Addict (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Spotlight (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is lighter (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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