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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette ($39.50 for 0.15 oz.) includes six eyeshadows in the warm, neutral family. It’s decent, and it seems to come together better in practice than it otherwise may appear in swatches, but you can find so many neutral palettes these days that are better.

Seasonal Spirit is described as a “warm yellow-tan [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a light, orange-toned gold with a frosted finish. It had so-so color coverage with a firm but not too stiff texture that blended well on the skin, but there was some fall out and a tendency to sheer out. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Fairy Tale (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sunstoned (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Dearest (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby (P, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Retrospeck is described as a “beached blonde [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium gold with warmer, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. This shade is part of the permanent range, and the permanent version is sheerer with chunkier sparkle, but this version seemed smoother and had finer shimmer. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Chanel Convoitise (90) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Rivage #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Moon on Their Wings (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC 2x Dare #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Bronze (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Blazing (631) (LE, $31.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fool's Gold (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Bronze Antique (32) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Peach Sorbet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Benefit Bikini-tini (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sax Appeal is described as a “soft taupe-brown [with a Satin finish].” It’s a light-medium brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a firmer consistency that made it hard to get color out of the pan. It stayed on for seven and a half hours on me but was difficult to use. Kevyn Aucoin Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Dancer & Prancer (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S642 Sahara (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Lancome Trenchcoat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Undress #4 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 (P, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). theBalm Epic (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moodmaker is described as a “rich oak-brown [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark, bronzy brown with softer, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was on the drier side, so it looked a little powdery/dry on the lid unless really buffed and worked into the skin (and if you have drier lids, that might not help enough). This eyeshadow lasted for eight hours on me. Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Chronosphere (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Splendor (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Luxury Cachet (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Cocoa Pop (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Hell Ya (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #3 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Elitist (P, ) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Smokin' (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charcoal Brown is described as a “muted taupe-brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of gray and warm, reddish undertones paired with a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that easily blended on the skin. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. This is part of the permanent range. Stila Being (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Sultry (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #2 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Jetsetter (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bewitchin’ is described as a “warm chestnut-brown [with a Velvet finish].” It’s a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was dry, stiff, and difficult to blend on the skin. It may have lasted for eight hours on, but it was just a pain to use. NARS Shade III (2015) (LE, $25.00) is less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Roasted Chestnuts (P, $10.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Well Put Together (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Clinique French Roast (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Cyprus Umber (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Zagreb (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Aromatic (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Two Clocks (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Chocolat (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Spoil Yourself (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Seasonal Spirit

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Sax Appeal

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NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set

NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set
NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set

NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set ($49.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes five miniature-sized lipsticks from NARS past and present range. It is a Sephora exclusive, so it’ll launch on November 1st. NARS’ Lipsticks retail for $27.00 for 0.12 oz., so the kit has a total value of $56.25.

Fire Down Below is described as a “pure blood red with no blue or orange.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown-based red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that adhered well without sliding around but wasn’t uncomfortable to wear. The color wore for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I don’t have a full-sized version to compare it to, but some readers noted that it seemed sheerer in the swatches than the version they remembered. This shade is part of the permanent range. NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass At Night (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Little Darling is a light beige with subtle warm undertones and soft shine. It was previously available, but it doesn’t appear to be part of the brand’s permanent range any longer. The last time I recall seeing it, the color was part of the Sheer Lipstick range, which would account for its sheerness here. The texture has some slip and resulted in a streakier application. It lasted for an hour and a half on me. Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $55.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silk Scroll (P, $65.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals Nudist (P, $20.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). bareMinerals Sexpot (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Joyous Red is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, red tones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without tugging and lasted for four hours on me. This is another shade that was released previously but isn’t part of the current range. It seemed warmer and sheerer compared to the original one I have. Estee Lauder Slowburn (130) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Chula (P, $21.00)(90% similar). NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jungle Red is described as a “bright red from the 1950’s silver screen.” It’s a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It appeared more as a pinky-red applied on my lips, but it seemed warmer in the tube. The texture was lightly creamy and yielded mostly opaque coverage. It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. This is part of the permanent range. Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Fighter (DC, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Milani Desire (LE, $8.99) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $37.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker Rouge (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Heroic Red (321) (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Scarlett (LE, $36.00) is more muted, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warren (P, $36.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Rita (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mayflower is a muted, rosy plum with warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer color payoff that went on fairly evenly, though the more slippery consistency showed slight lines on the lips. It had faint shimmer, which I could feel just slightly. On me, the color wore for two and a half hours. This shade was also previously available but is no longer part of the current line-up. Milani Beloved (LE, $8.99) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Break Away (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Bear (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Ballade (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set

NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set
NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set

NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set ($49.00 for 0.188 oz.) includes three warm red-hued lip products. You can wear them together or alone, and they coordinate well together.

Flamenco (Lipstick) is described as a “sheer candy apple red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium pinky-red with warm undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that had a little slip but didn’t slide around on the lips. The color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Histoire (206) (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Dialogue (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (DC, $22.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mysterious Red (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, velvety consistency that glided across the lips easily and sat well. This shade wore for over six hours and was very lightly drying after four hours of wear. Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (DC, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $34.00) is more muted, glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Flamenco (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.50) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Misdmeneaor (Velvet Lip Liner) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a medium, pinky-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture is slightly stiff/dry, so it does tug on the lips when used. It will wear for five to six hours, but I did find it somewhat drying on its own. MAC Redd (P, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret

NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret
NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret

NARS An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret ($65.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes three full-sized Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, and all three are shades that are part of the permanent range, so if you like one, you may find it better to just pick up the one you want. Of all the packaging in the collection, this is the most unique, and it is more unique relative to other special edition packaging I’ve seen from brands in general. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil formula can be drying, and it doesn’t always have the pigmentation expected, which are its major downsides.

413 BLKR is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with lighter iridescent fuchsia shimmer over a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, but the texture of the pencil was a smidgen dry compared to the other two shades. It didn’t tug much, but it seemed to take longer to apply. The color wore well for five and a half hours, and it left behind a stain, but it was somewhat drying after two hours of wear. Too Faced Troublemaker (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Dance Off, Pants Off (LE, $17.50) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Atomic (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Inspiration (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Milani Raspberry Rush (P, $5.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Firebird (LE, $18.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Fuchsia (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $36.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Cherry Cape (067) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, more muted, glossier (90% similar). NARS Janet (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $28.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pink, You Think? (P, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop The Rabbit (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sex Machine is a dusty, medium-dark pinky-plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a soft, velvety consistency that glided on. The texture is thin and feels a little clingy. On me, the color lasted for four hours but was drying. MAC Mehr (P, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brave (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $54.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Petal (135) (P, $33.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Flower Beauty Petal Kiss (P, $6.98) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Nude Rose (No. 405) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Catfight (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dragon Girl is a rich, bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a very smooth, even application as the texture was velvety and soft in the pencil. On me, the color wears for a solid six hours and feels lightly drying after four hours of wear. Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Honey Pie (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Bloody Mary (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Anything Goes (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Feisty (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D XO (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Clinique Mightiest Maraschino (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Heaux (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rioja (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set

NARS A Woman's Face Lip Set
NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set

NARS A Woman’s Face Lip Set ($49.00 for 0.188 oz.) includes a lipstick, lip pencil, and lip liner coordinated in the hue of warm plum. These are all permanent shades, so if you like one, you could grab it individually. The set coordinates well, so they can be layered easily; what’s nice is that the lipstick is a sheerer, glossier version of the pencil and lip liner, which means it adds a more hydrating element to the trio.

Dolca Vita (Lipstick) is a muted, medium-dark plummy red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It is part of the Sheer Lipstick range, so it is, as you might expect, on the sheerer side. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a lightweight, somewhat slippery consistency that is thin and looks and feels more like a light lip balm than traditional lipstick. It applied evenly with smooth color that looked a lot like a lip stain (but this shade may not appear like much on those with naturally redder or darker lips). The color lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Punch (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Givenchy Moka Imprime (304) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Noir Moderne (128) (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Amor Prohibido (LE, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dolca Vita (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, velvety feel applied to the lips, so it didn’t tug and glided across easily. This is a pencil you’ll need to sharpen, which is sometimes a deal-breaker. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Sucker (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Mrs. (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Double Dare (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $22.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D OG Lolita (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace (P, $34.00) is brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Schnookums (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Etonnante (131) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Protest (DC, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Double Dare (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Natalie (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Colour Pop Bumble (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $23.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sweet Cream (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bachelorette (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Walk This Way (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Patong Beach (Velvet Lip Liner) is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, but it is buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The Velvet Lip Liner formula is supposed to be “pigment-rich” while filling and preventing feathering on the lips with “long-wearing, comfortable wear.” I find that they tend to be a little dry so they tug on the lips, and while not the most drying lip pencil, it’s not comfortable on its own for me. It is clingy and lightly to moderately drying, even though it does last for six hours. MAC Half-Red (P, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #032 (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D OG Lolita (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.13 oz.) includes four Dual-Intensity eyeshadows and a travel-sized Via Veneto eyeliner, which is part of the permanent range. The palette includes Subra, which is also part of the permanent range. The palette contains $69.60 worth of eyeshadow and $12.50 worth of eyeliner, making the palette worth $82.10. (Note: the back of the palette says 0.30 oz. worth of product, but each shade is 0.03 oz., which is what is written on the box packaging alongside the ingredient lists). I liked the palette, but the shades are on the dupable end, and Subra has been released previously in a palette, so seeing it again feels unnecessarily repetitive. The Dual-Intensity formula is supposed to give eight-hour, can be used wet or dry (dry for “sheer soft touch of sensual color” and wet for “high-impact finish”). They are sheerer applied dry, but I find them surprisingly buildable dry as well, so it takes two to three layers, and it doesn’t take real packing on, just going back for a little more product. They will be more intense right off the bat if applied with a damp brush, though, which is as described. The formula has a soft, finely-milled feel to it, and they’re very smooth and easily blended on the skin. The only downside is the wear varies anywhere from six to nine hours, and dry application seems to consistently wear between six and seven hours before creasing, whereas damp application lasts slightly longer with seven to nine hours of wear.

Studly is a light-medium, yellow gold with a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque, and applied damp, it was opaque with a stronger sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and just a smidgen “dry” to the touch, but it didn’t seem to impede application or blending on the skin. It wore well for seven hours dry, eight hours damp.
L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Mermaid (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Karma (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia 10K (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Brass (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Pearl (56P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stag Film is a medium-dark taupe brown with rosier undertones that was neutral-to-cool (I think it may looker cooler-toned on those with naturally cooler undertones!) and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer and appeared a little warmer, while damp application yielded opaque coverage with a smoother sheen. It lasted for seven and a half hours when applied dry, and it wore well for eight and a half hours applied damp. Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Phresh Out #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Clarins Nude #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte First Kiss (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Subra is a dark, purpled burgundy with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque coverage applied dry with richer, darker color payoff applied damp. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours when applied dry and nearly nine hours when applied damp. Urban Decay Blackheart (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Round Midnight (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Yoga (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cocoa (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #5 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #5 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Right) (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Magic Moor (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Lavender Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Trafalgar #5 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #2 (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blackmail is a muted, medium-dark gray-black with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, and it was fully opaque and much smoother when applied damp. The texture is a little drier initially, but it seems to get softer and easier to blend over time. It wore well for six and a half hours dry, seven and a half hours damp. theBalm A4 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Siouxsie-sioux (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #26 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Reykjavik (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Studly

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Stag Film

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Subra

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Blackmail

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