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Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set

Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set
Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set

Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set ($28.00 for 0.84 fl. oz.) includes six lipglosses. They’re supposed to be “playful pastels” that give “high-shine color payoff in a single stroke” with “deep hydration and conditioning.” They’re pretty subpar lipglosses; they’re the kind of product that gives house brands/drugstore brands a bad name. They’re uneven, lightly tacky, not moisturizing, and come off in an hour or two. The applicator is rough and barely flocked, so it feels a little sharp at times, and hardly any gloss gets on the applicator. I’m trying to understand the concept of “high-shine color payoff in a single stroke” when the gloss is neither pigmented nor high-shine; these are less shine than some lip balms at times. Though I’m not entirely surprised that a range of pastels ended up sheer and applied dismally, I know Sephora can do better (one of my favorite gloss formulas is by Sephora!).

Cantaloupe is a softened, light-medium orange with a cream finish. It had sheer coverage with barely-there shine as the gloss texture was quite thin and difficult to spread across the lips. It lasted for an hour or less on me. Maybelline Berry Chic (P, $4.49) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Poppin' Peach (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Citrus Evolution (115) (LE, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Craze (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE, ) is more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) (P, $12.00) is glossier (90% similar). LORAC Belle-ieve (LE, ) is glossier (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Foxglove is a muted, medium pink with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had sheer color payoff that applied unevenly and emphasized lip lines. It was gone within an hour of wearing it. Urban Decay Failbait (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Becca Lychee/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Paradise Pink (15) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Petite Indulgence (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sixxx Pack (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Baie Rose (89) (LE, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Khaaannnn! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Quartz is a pale, milky pastel pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, but the milky quality of the color made it prone to emphasizing lip lines. The gloss lasted for less than an hour. Bite Beauty Three (Watercolor) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tender (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Picture Pink (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Two (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Wanting More (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Passionate Peony (120) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Serenity is a pale, medium periwinkle blue with cool undertones and a cream finish. It made my lips appear almost purple as it had semi-sheer coverage yet a milky quality persisted. It didn’t emphasize lip lines as much as the previous three shades, but it only lasted for an hour. MAC Norwegian Sky (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC New Galaxy (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Borealis (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pale Banana is a pale, light yellow with a cream finish. It had sheer pigmentation that didn’t look too streaky, but it still seemed to emphasize the lines on my lips a lot. It was gone before an hour was even up. MAC Bright Side (LE, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty One (Watercolor) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sunlit Allium is a light-medium, cool-toned lavender with a cream finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a thin consistency that emphasized the lines on the lips. It lasted for an hour or less. MAC Marvel-Lush (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Cinestyle (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Japanese Spring (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Annees (P, $26.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Four (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Illamasqua Fierce (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Texture
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Longevity
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Application
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NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral-hued duo for spring (January 15th at NARS, February 1st at all other retailers). It’s a nice set of shades that performs well, though they’re more dupable than not.

Hammamet (Left) is described as a “matte beige.” It’s a light-medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It blended out well and wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Viseart Beige (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Spoiled (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bamboo (DC, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S710 Peach (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Clay (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) (P, $39.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hammamet (Right) is described as a “bronzed rose.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It was nicely pigmented with a soft, moderately dense texture that blended out well and adhered nicely to bare skin. On me, the color wore for eight hours before it started to fade. Viseart Melonie (P, ) is darker (100% similar). MAC To Boldly Go (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). City Color Homecoming Queen (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Iced Coffee (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Screw It (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Adore (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Ego (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Fauves #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Expensive Pink (P, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Star Bronze (139CP) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Blue Garden Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a mix of white, silver, gray, blue, and orange. The orange is an interesting addition (certainly makes it more unique), but whether that’s a good addition or not is quite subjective. I couldn’t find anything online that described this as a wet/dry formula, but it felt like that to me, so I did swatch it both dry (left) and damp (right) for your viewing pleasure. The ratings are based solely on performance dry, though, which was disappointing across the board.

Blue Garden #1 is a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff dry with a lightly dusty consistency that made it harder to build up as it would just sheer/fade as I blended it. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Clarins Nude #1 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Sailor (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Peach (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora #happydays (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Faithful (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Outfitted (LE, )(80% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Mortal #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #2 is a bright, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. It had sheer coverage when applied dry, though damp application seemed to go a long way with this one (almost opaque). The texture was powdery and hard to apply evenly to the skin. It wore well for six hours. Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Too Cool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Early Frost (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC White (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #14 (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Hologram (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #3 is a muted, light bluish-white with a frosted finish. It had sheer pigmentation applied dry, so it was again, a shade that you’d have to use damp or with a good base (I’d reach for something thicker than regular primer). It had a dusty, thin texture that was prone to sheering out. The color was faded by the sixth hour of wear. Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). theBalm A3 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Hologram (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Joy (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Sky (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Citadel (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #22 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #4 is a light-medium, silvery gray with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty/dry texture that was hard to apply over bare skin. The color wore for six and a half hours on me. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Lusty Lee (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Liberty (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #11 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Uninhibited #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Mysterio (102) (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Steel Wool (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #17 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #5 is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had decent pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency that was blendable but easily sheered out on the skin (harder to retain intensity). It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tory Burch Beauty Stone Cold (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mercury (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cyber (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Cathedral (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tundra (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tin Man (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Silver (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Cloud (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Silver (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Cafe/Pepper Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cafe/Pepper Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Cafe/Pepper Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cafe/Pepper Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dual-ended lipstick, so there is a lipstick shade on each side. For reference, Pepper is part of the permanent range. This duo features a lighter, warm pink paired with a darker, warm plum. It is sold out online presently but may still be available in stores.

Cafe is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that applied without dragging on the lips. The texture seemed a smidgen thinner and more prone to emphasizing the natural texture–most Bite lipsticks make my lips look smoother, but this one didn’t. The color wore for three and a half hours on me but was hydrating. Makeup Geek Naive (P, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Meringue (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Tantric (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $23.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Julianne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pepper is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with soft, warm undertones and a light sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a creamy, light-to-medium-weight consistency that was comfortable to wear but didn’t slide around. This shade stayed on for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Anita (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Primrose (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Heaven (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Break Away (LE, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals XOX (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

B+

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
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Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dual-ended lipstick, so there is a lipstick shade on each side. This duo features a warm, rosy plum and a lighter, rosy brown. The duo is sold out online, though you may be able to find it in store still. Definitely making a mental note to cave on these earlier in the season for next holiday.

Cortado is a muted, medium rosy plum with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, lightweight consistency that applied well without feeling heavy or sliding around. It wore well for four hours on me and was nicely hydrating. Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rose Violine (P, $37.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Party Alice (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau China Doll (P, $65.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Set Sail (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) (LE, $58.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Black Honey (P, $15.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Torte (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a muted, light-medium rosy peach-brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that allowed the natural lip color to still come through. The texture was creamy, comfortable without being too slippery or thick. It lasted for four hours and was hydrating over time. Estee Lauder Naked Desire (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Nude (P, $37.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Hourglass Futurist (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Fresh Brew (P, $17.50) is less pigmented, cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cinnful (P, $25.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bare Instinct (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Peacemaker (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Joan (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC It's Really Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pure Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Cult (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Raquel (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Idealist (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $17.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

A-

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette

NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour Eyeshadow Palette
NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette

NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that features twelve eyeshadows; four are over-sized and eight are more normally sized. What’s interesting to me is that I can’t find a single call out from the bran that the formula is any different than their typical powder eyeshadow, and I think that with the exception of mattes, they’re quite different. They have a much denser and creamier consistency–you can feel the silicone in it–that makes it comparable to newer formulas like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows, MAC Colour Drenched Pigments, and Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows (to name a few). I personally find that NARS’ standard eyeshadow formula to be one of the weaker high-end formulations, though there are some that are great. This palette, overall, is significantly more pigmented, easier to work with, and more blendable than the majority of NARS eyeshadows I have tried to-date. I think the weakest point is that these creased on me at the seven-hour mark, so they definitely require a primer based on my testing for longevity.

The palette has a mirrored top, which collects fingerprints, and it feels slightly bulky overall (it’s similar in thickness as other NARS palettes released in the last year or so). The palette seems like a great value, which isn’t something that is always associated with higher-end palettes, but taking the price per ounce of their eyeshadow singles ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) means that this palette includes $300 worth of product.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #1 is described as a “cream bisque.” It’s a light, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Creamed Honey (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Ciate My Tribe (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Cool Taupe (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Baby Face (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Linen (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Nighthawks (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Blanc (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Shade I (2015) (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #2 is described as a “shimmering pink sand.” It’s a light, peachy-gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a creamy, smooth texture that applied well and blended out easily. The color started to crease after seven hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty Lights On (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Super Hard Core (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #3 is described as an “amethyst ash.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a really smooth, almost cream-like texture that blended out well on the skin without losing intensity. The downside was that it creased after seven hours of wear. Dior Univers (655) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Jouer Magic Hour (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Vanity Fair (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #4 is described as a “black truffle.” It’s a muted, dark gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a slightly drier texture that made it harder to blend out. This was one of the more disappointing shades in the palette, though it was workable. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Stone (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cinder (Right) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Amnesia (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Smokeshow (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Les Gris #1 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cast Iron (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Shadow (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Nehru (DC, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Bad Influence (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Soot (DC, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Typographic (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Claudia (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #7 #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar After Midnight (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Russian Blue (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #5 is described as a “golden starlight.” It’s a bright, light buttery yellow with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a really thick, dense consistency that adhered well to bare skin but was a little hard to blend out without it “thickening” over the lid and emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. It lasted for seven hours before creasing. City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Newbury Street (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Glisten (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Gold (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Rager (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Lucid (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora White Gold (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Born Glam (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Next Season (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #6 is described as a “sunburst copper.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium copper orange with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The pigmentation was excellent, while the powder was smooth, blendable, and dense–almost cream-like. It started to crease after seven hours. NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Desert Roadtrip (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Butterscotch (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #7 is described as a “cafe au lait.” It’s a muted, medium taupe with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that blended out well and wore for just over seven hours on me. Too Faced Pecan Praline (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Lazarus (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cover (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Café au Lait (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Give In Take V (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M549 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Feeling Grey-t (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Au Naturel (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Coffee (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M548 Pink Gray (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 15 (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #8 is described as a “pistol grey.” It’s a dark gray with neutral-to-warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish. It was richly pigmented and was easy to blend out on the lid. The texture was dense and smooth, but it only wore for seven hours before creasing. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #20 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Stila Black Diamond (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Knight Divine (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Granite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Inglot #444 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bento Box (LE, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Lysithea (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). LORAC Gunmetal (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Polished Jet (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #9 is described as an “industrial steel.” It’s a dark, bluish gray with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a dense, buttery texture that applied well to bare skin. The color wore well for seven hours before creasing. Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Denim Smokey (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Nuit (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Seascape (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). Pretty Vulgar Silver Spoon (P, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Riptide (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). bareMinerals Vapor (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #10 is described as a “regal blue.” It’s a muted, dark blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff with a powdery texture that was harder to work with–it tended to look splotchy and uneven applied. I think a base would help it to some degree, but it is best applied in sheerer layers and built up to manage it. It started to fade after seven hours. Natasha Denona Navy (01V) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Azure (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Beast Mode (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Navy (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Saphir (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Inglot #336 (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #9 (P, ) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #11 is described as a “shimmering taupe cashmere.” It’s a medium, taupe brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had good color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that applied well and wore for seven hours before creasing. MAC I'd Give My All (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D-12 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Whirling (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Nostalgic (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Substance (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Victorian (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Oaxaca (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Rocker (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Put Me to Shame (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora June Gloom (P, $10.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Trance (P, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Full Orbit #3 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #12 is described as a “shimmering licorice.” It’s a blackened burgundy with warm, brown undertones and silver micro-sparkle. The consistency was dense, lightly creamy, and blended out well for the most part. It creased after seven hours of wear. NARS Debauched (Right) (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D830 Black Rose (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Dark Matter (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Oyster (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Talk Derby to Me (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Roller Girl (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #5 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Gravity (094) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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