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MAC Dark Energy Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Dark Energy Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Dark Energy Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Dark Energy Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad ($46.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bluish take on a smoky eye–a mix of silvery white, pale blue, light-medium blue, and black. The first three shades were decent, while the last shade was a pain to work with for a myriad of reasons. The Mineralize Eyeshadow formula is wet/dry, and it is designed to have sheerer coverage applied dry while stronger color payoff requires working with the product using a damp brush; this isn’t always an extra step everyone wants to do, but it’s absolutely necessary with this palette if you want opaque coverage, so keep that in mind!

Dark Energy #1 is a bright, silvery white with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque coverage both dry and damp; the only difference seemed to be that the finish became more metallic when applied damp. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. The color lasted for six and a half hours dry, seven hours damp. Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Rue Allent (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Holy, Holy (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Letty Lynton (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tassel (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #14 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Energy #2 is a muted, light cloudy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it had sheer coverage and looked more white than blue; it also wore for six hours before fading. Applied damp, it had mostly opaque coverage with a stronger blue tint, and it started to fade after seven hours of wear. Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Promesse #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rondelle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Smashbox Sky (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Atlantis (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Icy (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Energy #3 is a light-medium blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and six-hour wear when applied dry. Applying the eyeshadow damp yielded more opaque coverage with a stronger sheen, and it stayed on better at seven hours of wear. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #22 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Moon (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Sky (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Citadel (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #429 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). CoverGirl Ice Flame (345) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Milani Bella Sky (08) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Energy #4 is a sooty black with cool undertones and a satin finish. Unfortunately, while the rest of the palette was decent, this one was a major let-down due to a very dusty, thin texture that was hard to apply and blend out on the skin, as it would adhere to some places but not others. MAC Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Black Tie Beauty (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Black (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Lancome It list (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad ($46.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a subdued mix of taupes and pewters–it’s an interesting set of shades, though two of them are fairly similar to each other in practice, so more contrast would have been great between the two darker shades in the palette. It is one of three limited edition quads releasing with Future MAC collection, which launches online on March 31st.

Full Orbit #1 is a light pewter with a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff both dry and damp, though it was definitely more opaque applied damp. The eyeshadow lasted for seven hours on me both wet and dry. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with. Buxom Designer or Die (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Camel Coat (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Full Orbit #2 is a muted, medium dirty gray with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff dry and lasted for six hours before fading. It had good pigmentation applied damp, and the wear time was closer to seven and a half hours. The texture was a little dusty/dry to work with, so damp application helped a lot. Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #454 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Just Breathe #2 (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Full Orbit #3 is a medium-dark pewter with warm, olive undertones and a frosted sheen. It had sheer coverage applied dry, which lasted for six hours before fading on me. When I applied the color with a damp brush, it was opaque but still a little dusty, though it wore for seven hours. Tarte Grind (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mega-Moody (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Substance (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Antique Diamond (P, $18.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Victorian (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Full Orbit #4 is a muted, dark taupe with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had sheer pigmentation when applied dry, and it started to fade after six hours. It applied with mostly opaque coverage with a damp brush, and the wear time improved to seven hours. Tarte Grind (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Mega-Moody (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 9 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cumulus (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Substance (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Ash (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Melancholia (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes 18 eyeshadows inspired by peach (the fruit!). There are winners and losers in the palette; most of the mattes were soft enough that they kicked up a lot of excess and sheered out on the lid, while the more matte shades with sparkle didn’t have much sparkle translate. There were two major duds in the palettes (both purples–wasn’t totally surprised), and then in general, Too Faced eyeshadow formula is one that really requires a primer for pigmentation, blendability, and longevity. If you use primer and don’t already have a slew of go-to warm neutrals to go to, you might still consider it. It has a sweet, peachy scent that I can smell with the palette closed (but in the same room), but I don’t notice any lingering scent when the eyeshadows are applied.

White Peach is a light beige with warm, yellowy undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well and lasted for seven and a half hours. LORAC Pancakes (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Fearless (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Orb (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Flagstone (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Divinity (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte In a Flurry (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Wipe Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Queen Bee (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Lyric (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Joy to the Pearl (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Lucius (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Jouer Crème (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Tempera (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Porcelain (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Pretty (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty She Was (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Luscious is a muted, medium coppery brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was smooth, lightly dense, and very easily blended on the skin. The color applied well to bare skin and yielded opaque coverage. It wore well for seven and a half hours. LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #12 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Siros (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC All That Glitters (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Fit (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Molasses Chip (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (P, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Blast (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Just Peachy is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a gold, shimmered finish. It had semi-opaque coverage, but the texture was very dusty and prone to sheering out. I felt like this ruined any look I attempted over bare skin; it wasn’t worth using without a primer. It faded noticeably after six hours. Make Up For Ever I804 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion's Field Day (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #3 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sushi Flower (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Alien (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Kitten Parade (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Capital of Light #3 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Bloody Mary (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Paradisco (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bless Her Heart is a muted, medium-dark olive green with warm, brown undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation paired with a slightly dusty texture, so it tended to sheer out a bit when applied. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Making a Scene (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Green Clean #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Khaki Design #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Left) (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Never Too Late (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). bareMinerals Flicker (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sumptuous Olive (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Jardins de Lumieres #1 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fiction (DC, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Jardin #3 (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Jaded (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tempting is a blackened brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very dense, almost cream-like texture–noticeably different than almost every Too Faced eyeshadow I can recall trying. It applied well and lasted for eight hours. NARS Rue Allent (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Dark Chocolate Shimmer (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Cup of Joe (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Baalbek (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Capital of Light #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Fetiche #3 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S622 Black Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Zagreb (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Witch (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Well Put Together (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charmed, I’m Sure is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, blendable consistency but ran a little dry and powdery, so it would perform better over a primer than bare skin, as it was harder to get even coverage without a base. It started to fade after seven and a half hours. Dior Undress #5 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #11 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Cedar (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Dark Roast (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Earth (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Heartbreaker (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #342 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Style (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Swoop (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Unedited (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lockout (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Espresso (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nectar is a light-medium, golden yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation, though the more loosely-packed texture meant it was easily sheered out, which was great for blending, but less ideal if you wanted it to really pop. It’s better patted on to maximize impact. This shade lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Big Kahuna (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rapunzel (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Enchanting (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Ceska (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Enjoy (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Gorgeous Gold (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Gold Rush (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Dreammaker (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cobbler is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that was easy to use and to apply. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. NARS Beaumaris (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Party Time (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Waltz of the Flowers (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Stila Peace (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Kingdom (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cocoa Rose (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Desire (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Codes Subtils #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Unattainable (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Marais (P, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candied Peach is a muted, medium orange with a hint of pink and a smattering of pink micro-glitter. It was powdery and hard to blend on bare skin, and it faded quickly at five hours. It’s a shade that needed a tacky base to show any hope of performing half-decently. Sephora Rio (91) (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S748 Coral (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Lantana (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Macaron (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Poppy (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Coral (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Suburbia (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). MAC Well-Behaved (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sugarpill Charmy (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Shop (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bellini is a light-medium, peachy-pink with warm, golden shimmer and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that went on nicely and wore for seven hours before fading. MAC Paradisco (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Cascade (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Future (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mai Tai (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D750 Frosted Peach (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Freelove (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peach Pit is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had good pigmentation with a slightly firmer, drier texture that made it harder to blend out, but it still lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Peppermint Mocha (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Truffle (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Black Nutmeg (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Silk Robe (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Antique Bronze (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Buckwheat (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Copper (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Brown Sugar (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Delectable is a dark, purple-burgundy with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had a drier, dustier texture that was harder to work with over bare skin, as it would adhere unevenly and be difficult to blend or diffuse, so it always looked patchy. It wore strongly for six hours on me. Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) (P, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Exposure #2 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Eclectic #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Fur Elise (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Stallion (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Palace Pedigreed (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 16 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightcap (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Inglot #325 (P, $6.00) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peaches ‘n Cream is a light, yellowed peach with a matte finish. It was so soft that it was on the powdery side, though it was very easy to blend and smooth out on the skin. It had good color payoff and lasted for seven hours. Smashbox Relaxed (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Walking in the Sand (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Praline (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Flower Child (P, ) is more muted, more pigmented (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M534 Oat (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Mimosa (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Framed (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Stark (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Chip In (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Pale Peach (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Georgia is a medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a powdery texture that was blendable but hard to work with without a primer. It wore for six and a half hours. Urban Decay Reflection (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom 5" Stiletto (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Supermodel (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Nectar (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Reindeer (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Bermuda (130CM) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC You're Bluffing (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Sweet Praline (LE, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Caramelized is a medium-dark, warm-toned bronze with a frosted sheen. It had great pigmentation with a soft, blendable, and smooth texture that was easy to work with and apply to skin. On me, it went for a full eight hours before fading. Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Morphe Meeks (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Memory (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Softened Up (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Kim (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Burberry Gold #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tiger's Eye (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Nutmeg (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #3 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bronze Cuff (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pocket Change (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Persona Goddess (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Cinnamon (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Puree is a muted, medium caramel-brown with warm, reddish tones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a firmer texture in the pan–noticeably so compared to other shades–and while it wasn’t powdery or dusty like other mattes (which often make them easier to blend out), this was harder to apply or diffuse along the edges. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Morphe Pooter (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #10 (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Auburn (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #9 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Seaside (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Lil' Boat (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #5 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mocha Minded (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Cocoa (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sand Bar (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Atik (117CM) (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Summer Yum is a medium-dark, red-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a very smooth, finely-milled consistency that applied well and blended out easily. Despite being powdery, it didn’t seem to sheer out and didn’t give me problems during application–just make sure to tap off excess to avoid fall out. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Top Notch (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Cheap Bar (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Persona Audacious (P, )(95% similar). Anastasia Brick (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Popular Demand (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Romance (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Not For Sale (LE, $19.00) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Native (P, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Whimsy (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Throwback (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Hot Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Formation (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Extra Bitter (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay He Devil (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dogman (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Morphe Jacz (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Talk Derby to Me is a blackened purple with a satin sheen and fine sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a drier, dustier texture that was hard to work with. It was best applied in thin layers, built-up, and blended with a clean brush to minimize patchiness. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Stroke of Midnight (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Exotic Purple (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Play Nice (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #12 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Fan Girl (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Graphology (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sugar Plum Fairy (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Arabian Nights #1 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Heirloom (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sweet Peach
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
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Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact ($108.00 for 0.70 oz.) is a mega-sized compact that features three products: a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. It’s limited edition for summer and features the brand’s signature white packaging they often used for the summer collections. I was dismayed at the price point when pre-ordering, but it is massive; it is the size of their large-sized bronzing compacts, but the content weight is really the equivalent of three full-sized cheek colors. Though I’m not sure about ever hitting pan on something like this, the upside is that each shade is contained inside its own well and each well is large enough to use the shades individually. Small to medium brushes worked best; large brushes were too big for individual use. The brand states that the compact can be used individually or together for “sheer to medium coverage” and “both matte and radiant.” All three shades were smooth, while the blush and bronzer were a little firmer in the pan, fairly blendable, had medium coverage, and lasted for at least eight hours. The colors are more dupable, and the pigmentation is medium–which is as described–but may not be what you’re looking for.

The Afternooner (Highlighter) is a light, peachy-gold with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It read as a subtle highlighter on the skin; enough that it’s more than a finishing powder but was not overtly shimmery or metallic in the least bit. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to apply and never emphasized pores. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Beach Babe (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Champagne Dream Flashes Bellini (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Mean Money (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Capri (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Afternooner (Blush) is a slightly muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, though it could be layered another time or two for nearly opaque coverage, I think. The texture was smooth and blendable, but it was a little firmer in the pan so you might want to use a denser brush to apply this shade unless you want a very sheer wash of color. It wore well for eight hours.
KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever B314 (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (-, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Mod (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Desert (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Torrid (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Blush) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Afternooner (Bronzer) is a subdued, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that was a little firm in the pan. I actually thought it was a contour powder (given that it’s a “Contouring Compact”), but Tom Ford’s website calls it out as a bronzer–but this is why in the swatch photo, I’m wearing it as a contour. There’s enough rosiness to the color that it could work as a contour for some skin tones. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Jawbone (LE, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (LE, $49.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Bronzed Bondi (P, $38.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Unique (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Baiana Bronze (LE, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Medium Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad ($46.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral set of shades. The Mineralize Eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “silky-smooth, buildable coverage.” When applied dry, you’ll get “low to medium coverage” while wet application will yield “more intense coverage and colour.” This is one of three quads that will be available in the Future MAC collection, which debuts online on March 31st. It is limited edition.

Nano Nude #1 is a light beige with a satin finish. It had good coverage both dry and damp, with the damp application giving a more noticeable sheen and more subdued color (seemed less warm to me). The color lasted for six hours dry, seven hours damp. The consistency was soft and smooth, but I didn’t like using it wet as it seemed to leave a hardened spot/film behind. Lancome Chouquette (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #3 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Ulta Bone (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Divergent Serene Vanilla (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty She Was (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced St. Tropez (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Fresco (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Tempera (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Orb (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nano Nude #2 is a medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a sparkly, metallic finish. It had a looser, dustier consistency in the pan, so the color was harder to apply without a good base for it to adhere to–it was messy otherwise! It wore for six hours before fading noticeably when applied dry, and it was slightly longer-wearing at seven hours when applied damp. MAC Copper Aura (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Amber (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Penny (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) (P, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nano Nude #3 is a muted, light-medium beige with warm, peachy tones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry as well as damp, so it didn’t seem to matter for coverage, and I found applying the eyeshadow dry was easier for blending. The color lasted for six and a half hours both wet and dry. Sugarpill Heart-Shaped Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bellissima #1 (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nano Nude #4 is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry with more opaque coverage when applied damp. The color also darkened noticeably when applied damp. It wore well for six and a half hours with both application methods. Lancome Trenchcoat (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Divergent Radiant Initiation (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Undress #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sax Appeal (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Era (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Cookie Swap (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Soba (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Delicate #3 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #4 (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Camel (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals Yes Please (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Sable (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Burro (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Party Favored (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Nano Nude #4

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MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x9 Palette

MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette ($40.00 for 0.18 oz.) is an interesting mix of lighter pastel greens and purples with a few neutral shades thrown in. It’s decent–not bad for a pre-made MAC palette–but not amazing. There are two Lustres in the palette, which have the fall out that they’re prone to, while a couple of the shades had firmer/stiffer textures that made them hard to blend.

Gleam is described as a “barely pinked gold [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with a gold, frosted finish. It had good color payoff (but it’s actually too pigmented for this type of finish, which is usually sheerer) with a slightly looser, more sparkly consistency where some of the sparkle fell out during application and didn’t bind with the underlying color. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading, but I had some fall out over time. This shade is part of the permanent range. NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Future (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mai Tai (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Outfitted (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Midnight Sun is described as a “shimmering mocha [with a Frost finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bamboo (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #8 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Gingerbread Mansion (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #3 (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Topaz (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Python (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay YDK (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Reef (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Revelry is described as a “mauvey purple grey [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, dark plummy taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a lightly powdery texture that was a little hard to blend out without it turning patchy. It lasted for eight hours. LORAC Cool Gray (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE, )(95% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay DTF (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Fate (P, ) is darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Embrace (P, ) is warmer, better quality (85% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Charming #5 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vulnerable is described as a “soft pearly purple [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, pinky-lavender with silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage–as anticipated for a Lustre–and a sparkly texture where a lot of the sparkle didn’t make it to the lid. There was some fall out during wear, though the pinkish base color lasted for seven hours. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D914 Crystalline Mauve (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Lavender (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Quarry is described as a “soft muted plum-brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It was nicely pigmented with a smooth, silky texture that was easy to work with. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Tease (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Rum Pum Plum (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Mint Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Diadem (110CM) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 15 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fogged In (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Unconditional (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #3 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Becca Cordial (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is described as a “deep purple with pink pearl [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark bluish-purple with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a dry, firm texture that was hard to apply and blend out. The color lasted for eight hours on me. LORAC Ash (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Light Violet (LE, $32.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Exotic Purple (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stay Sultry (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Benefit Always a Bridesmaid (P, $20.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #4 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ron Ron Run (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flame is described as a “mint silver shimmer [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a bright, very light yellowed green with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, smooth texture that applied well and blended out nicely. This shade wore well for eight hours. Sephora Julie T (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Dulcinee #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Lucky Clover (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop The Big 3 (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Zestful (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Harmony (Right) (P, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

All Hands on Deck is described as a “light green shimmer [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium green with warm, golden undertones and a frosted sheen. It had fairly good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to work with. On me, it started to fade after eight hours. Cle de Peau Harmony (Right) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Wicked (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Titane (38) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). City Color Tide Pool (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Shimmermint (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Silver Sun (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Fantasy (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Water is described as a “black with gold pearl [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark black with fine gold shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was a bit dense and firm in the pan, so it was harder to blend out on the skin as it would become uneven if I wasn’t very, very careful and very, very patient. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Noir #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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