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ColourPop Forever Freshman Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection
ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection

ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection ($30.00 for 0. oz.) is a set of six cream eyeshadows in shades of the 90s, and they continue to deliver what we’ve come to expect from ColourPop’s cream formula: good pigmentation and long-wear. The set works well together, and you can easily use two or three at a time to get even more versatility out of the combination. On one hand, they’re all loose pots so it’s not as convenient as a palette, but on the other hand, they’re readily incorporated with whatever other eyeshadows you own.

90210 is described as a “greyed out taupe softly sprinkled with pink and gold glitter in a satin luxe finish.” It’s a soft, medium-dark taupe brown with strong, warm brown undertones and gold and copper sparkle over a matte finish. The cream formula makes it so the sparkles actually bind/adhere with the base color, so you can actually get the sparkles to appear on the eye. I do get some fall out if I do a lot of blending, but the sparkles that are still left on seem to stay on pretty well throughout the ten-hour wear time. Urban Decay Low (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jackpot (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Jagged (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

As If is described as a “mid-tone cool taupe in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a fairly soft and smooth texture, but it wasn’t quite as creamy (more velvety) in texture. It lasted for ten hours without creasing or fading. Becca Cognac (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Taupe (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Brown Sugar (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Stone (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Voyage (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Sophia (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Baby T is described as a “deep blackened blue in matte finish.” It’s a rich, navy blue with fine lighter blue pearl. It was nicely pigmented with a creamy consistency that applied evenly and smoothly, but it did have a tendency to sheer out slightly due to the amount of slip. Once on, the color didn’t show signs of fading even after ten hours of wear. Colour Pop School Bus (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Wing It (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Bleu Soie (4) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Glenan (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry Midnight Blue (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Aphrodisiatic (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Night Sky (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Serenity (Left) (P, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Erogenous Zone (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crimper is described as a “soft gold with multi-dimensional gold glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and gold sparkle. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with and apply (even with a brush). It wore well for ten hours with minor fall out. Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Seasonal Spirit (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Take It Slow (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Rivage #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Faire Maiden (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Koosh is described as an “icy silver taupe with an ultra-metallic finish.” It’s a light-medium, bronzy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation with a really creamy, smooth texture that felt wet but dried down without being stiff or clingy. It wore well for ten hours on me. Too Faced Café au Lait (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $16.50) is darker (90% similar). Chantecaille Seashell (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mushroom (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Humble Sheen (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Silver Mirage (18) (LE, $39.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Arc de Triomphe (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #397 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00)(85% similar). MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Melrose is described as a “true rust in a matte finish.” It’s an intense, medium-dark copper brown with warm, orange-red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was incredibly pigmented with a lightly creamy consistency that blended out easily but never lost its vibrancy on the skin. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M738 Auburn (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Nuts About U (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duke (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Cleopatra (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #3 (P, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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90210

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As If

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Baby T

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Koosh

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Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set
Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

Tarte Holiday 2015 Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set ($21.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a travel-sized set of four of the brand’s Amazonian Butter Lipsticks, which are okay if you like a more balm-like, semi-sheer, lightly shiny formula, but not so much if you were banking on Tarte delivering on their promise of “hydrating creamy, full-coverage.” I reviewed the formula here when it first launched, and they’re very lightly hydrating with short wear time; unfortunately, these were consistent with that prior experience. They have a lightweight, balm-like consistency that goes on without tugging but wear away with two hours (except one shade, Sangria, lasted closer to three hours) and aren’t nearly as hydrating as they claim. They are mint-scented and packaged in cardboard tubes (same as the full-sized versions). If you’re unfamiliar with minis, they tend to be quite narrow, but I didn’t have any issues with the bullets breaking. The formula has a stronger mint scent and a very light mint taste (at times). A full-sized Amazonian Butter Lipstick retails for $17.00 and contains 0.10 oz. (or $170.00/oz.), so this set contains $23.80 worth of lipstick (I’m not sure how they got to a $32 value, which is what is listed on Sephora).

Punch is described as a “mauve pink.” It’s a subdued, medium pink with soft, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that applied without dragging and deposited color evenly. The color lasted for two and a half hours, and it was slightly hydrating. Dior Diorkiss (578) (P, $35.00) is more muted, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (DC, $22.00) is lighter, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Leather Blazer (013) (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Aura (96) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bellini is described as a “golden pink.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with gold shimmer. It had sheer color payoff that lightened my natural lip color while adding light shine and noticeable shimmer. It was gone within two hours of wear, and it was neither hydrating nor drying. Surratt Beauty Jolie Laide (P, $36.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Julianne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Blossom Culture (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Alice (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Secret (85) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mimosa is described as a “peachy nude.” It’s a soft, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, though it had a bit more slip and could look streaky if you pressed your lips together. This shade wore for two hours on me and was lightly moisturizing. MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Crystal Baby (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft Talkin' (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Jubilee (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Shy Girl (P, $17.50) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Naive (P, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Koi Coral (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Highlights (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Conquise (144) (P, $37.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sangria is described as a “berry red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly and had a comfortable feel to it. The color wore well for three hours and was lightly hydrating. Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Love Pop (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $35.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
80%
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Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 1.93 oz.) is a large, limited edition holiday set that has a little bit of everything, but it is primarily an eyeshadow and blush palette with a few extras thrown in. There are a lot of chunky, glittery eyeshadows included in the palette, which are difficult to use without a really good tacky primer (which is why I think they should have included their own Glitter Glue adhesive instead of their regular eyeshadow primer!). The packaging is very giftable, but it is bulky, so those who have a fair amount of palettes in their stash may find that a lot of the packaging ends up in the recycling bin. This review is focused only on the eyeshadows and cheek products and excludes the primer, mascara, and liquid lip color (that I’ve reviewed as a standalone product in the past).

The value is more complicated to calculate, as Too Faced’s eyeshadow formula is the one they use in palettes but seems quite different from their only available single formula (Exotic Color). They also don’t indicate that the blushes in the palette are anything more than their go-to blush formula in palettes (I don’t think they’re the new Love Flush formula). That being said, here is what I did calculate:

  • Eyeshadows: 1.11 oz. = $102.46 value (palette price per ounce) or $333.00 (single price per ounce)
    • I think the price per ounce of their eyeshadows in their 9-pan palettes, which are $36.00 for 0.39 oz. or $92.31/oz. is more comparable, but if you go with the price per ounce of their Exotic Color Eyeshadow singles, then it would be $300.00/oz.
  • Blushes: 0.16 oz. = $19.81 value
    • Even though the blushes don’t seem to be the Love Flush formula, the $26.00 for 0.21 oz. or $123.81 seems about right for an equivalent standalone blush formula.
  • Highlighter: 0.08 oz. = $6.86 value
    • Their Candlelight Glow highlighter duo is $30.00 for 0.35 oz. or $85.71/ oz.
  • Bronzer: 0.08 oz. = $6.86 value
    • Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer is $30.00 for 0.35 oz. or $85.71/oz.
  • Shadow Insurance: 0.17 oz. = $9.71 value
    • The full-size is $20.00 for 0.35 oz. or $57.14/oz.
  • Melted Peony: 0.16 fl. oz. = $8.40 value
    • The full-size is $21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz. or $52.50/oz.
  • Better Than Sex Mascara: 0.17 oz. = $14.48 value
    • The full-size is $23.00 for 0.27 oz. or $85.19/oz.
  • Total Value: $168.58 or $399.12

White Christmas is a cool-toned white with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, was lightly powdery, and lasted seven and a half hours. Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $6.00)(100% similar). Smashbox Snow (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #10 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Pick Me Up (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Zoeva Stitch by Stitch (P, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Ivy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Satin Sheets is a pink-tinged peach with a frosted finish and warm undertones. It had so-so pigmentation with a slightly drier texture that was prone to sheering out when applied. It faded after seven and a half hours of wear. Anastasia Treasure (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Champagne Rose (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Rose (White) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Thessalonique (Left) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vintage Lace is a light-medium, pale yellow with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage and was powdery to work with. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Kat Von D Entomology (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #11 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Summer Breeze (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Glamour Light (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Pre-Game (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Delightful is a bright, pale pinky-white with a metallic sheen. It had decent color payoff with a fairly soft, blendable texture that lasted for eight hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Let's Skate (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Coated (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lily (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Rose Quartz (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Poodle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moon on Their Wings is a glittery, light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. The glitter doesn’t bind with the eyeshadow, which is also on the more powdery side, so this shade has a ton of fall out during application as well as during wear, plus it sheers out too readily. The color started to crease after seven hours of wear. Divergent Choose (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Night Golds #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunlight Gold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Retrospeck (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Rich Glance (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Natural Vigor #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC 2x Dare #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sunstoned (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cobblestone is a muted, medium brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was easily blended on the lid. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Suede (58V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Clay (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Jetsetter (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sandstone (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Anaheim (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Lights is a brightened, medium-dark orange-toned brown with subtle, gold micro-shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It wasn’t glittery, but you’ll find this works more as a matte than a shade with shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wore for eight hours. Urban Decay Riff (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Dormouse (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Stinger (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop As If (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Melon (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Clay (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Bazaar (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Crenshaw (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dreamlight is a medium-dark, bronzyb rown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted sheen. It had fantastic color coverage with a rich, smooth, and buttery texture that applied beautifully to the skin. This shade started to crease after eight hours of wear. Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Don't Tell (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Boss (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mosaic (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #6 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome My French #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Songbird (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

String of Lights is a glittery, silvery-white with iridescent glitter that flashes violet and blue. This seemed more like a shade you’d layer over something else for a pop of sparkle, but it functioned horribly as a standalone eyeshadow as it was chunky and got everywhere but where you wanted it. Too Faced Frost (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Cosmic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Electric Illumination (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is more pigmented (95% similar). Sephora Ice (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Plumluxe #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Eau d'Argent (02) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Tower Bridge (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Opal Coast (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Swan (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Filament (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Yule Log is a muted, dark brown with multi-colored shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a dusty texture that made it hard to blend out without looking patchy and uneven. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. Dior Exuberante #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Cocoa Berry (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #1 (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Audacious (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Jagged (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Gilded Ganache (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Right) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Low (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Zagreb (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Friendly (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Night Golds #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wish List is a bright, orange-leaning gold with a metallic sheen. The texture is almost crumbly, as it is very soft but also quite dense, so it can “thicken” on itself on the lid, which can emphasize the texture of the lid. It wore for seven and a half hours before creasing. Too Faced Bonjour (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Vision (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Stila Vitality (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Amber (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Hoopla (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Golden Copper (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Arc de Triomphe is a muted, light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones, metallic sheen, and slight glitter. It had good pigmentation with a blendable, smooth texture, though there was fall out while it wore for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay High (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome My French #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Benefit RSVP (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Jouer Bikini (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Devotion (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Oyster (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Belle Femme is a muted, dark brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a silky, soft texture that ran a little powdery but blended out well on the skin. It started fade after eight hours of wear. LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00)(100% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, )(100% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is warmer (100% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC How You Thrill Me (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M620 Gray Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Sephora Pick Me Up at 8 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Don't Turn A-Brown (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stiletto is a deep black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was somewhat dusty and a little firm in the pan, but it was okay. The coverage was semi-opaque, while it didn’t fade until after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00)(100% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Black Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Overnight (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Noir Satin (26) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Devotion (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte On a Good Notre Dame (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eiffel is a glittering, warm-toned gray with gold and olive glitter. It was chunky, dry, and prone to fall out during wear. It was a real mess to work with. MAC Antique Diamond (P, $18.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Diverge (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Hazy Day (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Garden Roses #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop That Girl (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #5 (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Disco Ball (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Midnight in Paris is a glittery, navy blue with chunky sparkle. The texture was crumbly, almost like sand (not quite that bad), and virtually unusable without an adhesive base as none of it would stick. I could blow lightly at the swatch I did and watch the glitter fly. Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Occupy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Stormy Seas (113) (LE, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Sapphire (P, )(90% similar). Too Faced Party Time (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). The Estee Edit Trip (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champs Elysees is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a drier, slightly firm texture in the pan. It lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Plumluxe #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Campanule (107) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Black Grape (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Lunacy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Violet Sugar (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Get Physical (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Canberra (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Dance Party (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Party Dress is a bright, fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and faint gold sparkle. It was dry, dusty, and prone to sheering out on the skin, plus the gold sparkle fell below the lid while worn over a seven hour period. Urban Decay Woodstock (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Noise (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Available in Petite (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Monaco (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). CoverGirl Fired-up Pink (305) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Infra-violet (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Bright Eyes (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.75) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stardust is a muted, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was firm in the pan and had semi-sheer coverage that was hard to build-up on the skin. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Every Time You Go (LE, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00)(90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (-, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $23.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $27.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Skyline is a muted, light-meidum pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture with color that lasted for seven and a half hours. Makeup Geek Valentine (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Bonnie (Shade) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). YSL Singuliere (1) (P, $47.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $23.00)(90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S214 (P, $23.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $60.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flush is a soft, light-medium yellow gold with a fine, pearly sheen. This illuminated the skin beautifully without emphasiznig pores, though it was a little thin in texture. It wore well for eight hours. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Happy Face (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bare End (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bliss (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Spoon (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Capri (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sun Bunny #1 is a medium-dark, orange-toned brown with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, but the texture was powdery and thinner. The standalone version (and past ones I’ve tried) had greater density, because I noticed with this palette’s version, a lot of the shimmer dusted away and didn’t remain on the face–it looked more like a satin finish applied, which was quite strange. It lasted for eight hours. Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (-, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Vientiane (P, $39.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Gilded (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Desert Roadtrip (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Craving (Right) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
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Tarte Bling It On Blush Palette

Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.75 oz.) is a decent to good blush palette if you like your blushes mid-tone and warm-toned with more satin-like finishes–and 12-hour wear-time isn’t a must. Four of the five are new (as far as I can tell), with Dollface being a shade in the permanent line (but I think the one in this palette isn’t quite as blue-based). That being said, Tarte has released a lot of limited edition blushes in the same type of shades, so you may already have ones similar enough. I’m not a fan of the packaging, as the black glitter is quite chunky and flakes off the palette. Tarte’s full-sized, standalone blushes cost $28.00 and contain 0.20 oz. or $140.00/oz. This palette contains $105.00 worth of blush for those of you keeping track of value this year!

The Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush formula is supposed to last for twelve hours (shocker!) with “soft to vivid” colors. They are longer-wearing than the average blush, but the tend to wear between eight and ten hours on me. The coverage is semi-sheer to mostly opaque, while the finishes are usually semi-matte to satin. One issue I have with the blushes is that they tend to develop hardened surfaces as they seem particularly sensitive to any oil getting on the surface (e.g. oils from your face transfer to your blush brush, which is dipped into the pan).

Fetching is a muted, medium rosy pink with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a fairly soft, smooth texture that blended out easily on the skin while the color lasted for nine hours on me. theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Blush (Original) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dollface is a soft, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage. The texture was soft, a little dusty, but applied well and didn’t look dusty or dry on the skin. On me, the blush lasted for eight and a half hours. Anastasia Babe (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Lollipop (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (-, ) is darker (90% similar). NYX Baby Doll (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior My Lady (002) (LE, $60.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B212 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prim is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The texture on this shade was a little firmer, which made it harder to get color payoff out of it, so it was more semi-sheer to semi=opaque and needed two to three layers to be visible on my medium skin tone. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarte Impress (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC See Beyond (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Clinique Pink Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Wisteria (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Blasphemy (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashing is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade was very soft and silky, but it kicked up excess powder in the pan, so it was also more powdery to work with. Luckily, it didn’t read powdery on the skin. It had good pigmentation and blended out with ease. On me, this shade lasted for nine hours.
Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Matchmaker (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tweed Coralline (LE, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beaming is a soft, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and silver sparkle and shimmer. The texture was somewhat dry and dusty to work with, and this is a shade that really sheered out when applied to bare skin. The sparkle/shimmer didn’t bind well with the base powder, so it actually looked quite matte applied. It wore for eight hours on me. Chanel Infiniment Chanel (P, $70.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nude Pink (LE, $35.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Unimaginable (LE, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bling It On
Bling It On
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Prim

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Marc Jacobs The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette ($99.00 for 0.564 oz.) includes twenty eyeshadows with two being repeats (though not sure exactly from what palette) and eighteen being brand new. It’s an interesting mix of shades; it’s not your typical holiday assortment with a lot of golds and neutrals, nor is it full of jewel-tones. It skews a bit lighter, and there could be more mid-tone shades in it, but I liked it overall. I think if you like the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow formula, you’ll probably like this set. Overall, the eyeshadows have good color payoff, soft and blendable textures, and are long-wearing.

For a designer brand like this, the price is really in line with what I’d expect to see for this many shades, and it may actually be more product than you’d see from similarly-priced brands (think Chanel, Dior, etc.). It is a good chunk of change to plunk down at once, so I still think it’s a good idea to really consider what shades you’d use and how often on whether this is the right palette to invest in this season. For those keeping track of value:

  • Style Eye-Con No. 20 | $99.00 for 0.564 oz. or $175.53 oz.
    • Value: Using the 7-pan palettes, this contains $138.65 worth of eyeshadow; using the trios, this contains $169.20 worth of eyeshadow
  • Style Eye-Con No. 07 | $59.00 for 0.24 oz. or $245.83/oz.
  • Style Eye-Con No. 03 | $42.00 for 0.14 oz. or $300.00/oz.

The Free Spirit No. 1 is an icy, pink-tinged white with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, silky, and blendable texture that lasted for eight hours. Sephora Gal Pal (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Lavender (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Colour Me Spoiled (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Douce France #1 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Matt Chung (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 2 is a muted, light-medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was really easy to use and worked well as a blending shade in the crease (for my skin tone). It also mixed nicely with some of the lighter shades to adjust to a brow bone highlighter. This shade lasted for eight hours. Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Kid (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Suede (58V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Anaheim (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Cookie Swap (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 3 is a soft, light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a really smooth, creamy consistency that applied well and had good color coverage. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, )(100% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Cashmere (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M530 Eggshell (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Divinity (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Full Moon (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Conch (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Rockabilly (P, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Eggnog (LE, ) is more muted, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Colour Pop Hear Me Out (P, $5.00) is more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 4 is a pale, muted yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable texture, but it was powdery and tended to look a bit dry on the skin. This shade wore nicely for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Preview (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Porcelain (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #11 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Puppy Love (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Custard (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Heaven (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 5 is a muted, light-medium peach with a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm. This shade stayed on well for eight hours. Tarte Tartetini (LE, )(95% similar). Too Faced Reindeer (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Party Girl (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). L'Oreal Little Beige Dress (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom 5" Stiletto (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Hour by Hour (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Chic (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Clinique Nude Rose (P, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 6 is a muted, medium-dark purple-taupe with subtle, cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice color coverage with a soft, buttery texture that adhered well to bare skin and blended easily. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #2 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Rockstar (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR #1 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Front Row (P, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Tendersmoke (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 7 is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, creamy, and dense consistency that made it apply well to bare skin. The color lasted well for eight and a half hours on me. Disney by Sephora Drizella (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #3 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Retrospeck #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #6 #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Ethereal (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Pret-a-porter (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Fallen (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Night Golds #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 8 is a muted, medium olive green with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was dusty and a little dry, so it sheered out a bit when applied. The color wore for eight hours on me. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $39.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Take Two (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Chains (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Moss (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Bronx (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #7 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 9 is a muted, silvery pewter with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a buttery, blendable texture that was easy to work with. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC Antique Diamond (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Grind (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Full Orbit #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Melancholia (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Mega-Moody (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Substance (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Ash (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 10 is a brightened, medium-dark molten gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was richly pigmented with a really smooth, creamy, buttery texture that was a dream to use. The color started to show signs of wear after eight and a half hours. MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #430 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Queen Bee (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Old Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Girls Night Out (03) (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Jouer Tan Lines (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Superstar (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Gold (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 02 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Rose Gold (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Goldmine (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Natasha Denona Cosmo (109K) (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 11 is a muted, medium purple-taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had great color coverage with a really silky, smooth texture that was very blendable on the skin. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Zoeva Gallery (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Harley (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Guilt-Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Stormy Pink (P, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Energetic (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 12 is a bronzy taupe with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly buttery texture that was blendable and adhered well to the skin. The color started to fade after eight and a half hours. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dark Mocha (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Regal (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Good Girl & U Know It (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Midnight Sun (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D 3AM (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Hazy (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rum Raisin (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 13 is a medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that went on evenly on the skin and blended out easily. It wore well for eight and a half hours. Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE, ) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Wine (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Melonie (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Terre Brulee (806) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Liquid Fire (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cindi (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Peanut Brittle (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Brash (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). YSL Steamy Coral (05) (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sexy Eyes (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 14 is a medium-dark, bluish-gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was totally opaque, while the texture was soft, silky, and very smooth, which made it easy to work with. This shade started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Inglot #387 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Stealth (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) (P, $29.00) is less pigmented, cooler, lower quality (90% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cloud (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Contour) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey #3 (P, $2.29) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty For Less (P, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Our Guest (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 15 is a muted, medium-dark violet purple with subtle, cooler undertones and a satin finish. It had so-so pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency, which made it harder to get true-to-pan color out of. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Too Faced Provence (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pin-up Purple (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Follow Me (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nocturnelle (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 16 is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. This was the worst shade in the palette, as it was dusty an had sheerer color payoff. It was somewhat buildable, and it wasn’t too hard to blend, but this was a miss. It wore well for eight hours on me. Viseart Amethyst #3 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Eclectic #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Snappy Style (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #7 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #6 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #160 (DC, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Delectable (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Magnify #5 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Palace Pedigreed (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Neo (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 17 is an intense, blackened brown with hints of red in its undertone paired with a dusting of shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture, and I was surprised to see that some of the shimmers actually translated to the lid (but they are subtle!). The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty As Well (P, )(100% similar). MAC Celestial Black (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Noir Satin (26) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR #2 (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Dark (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Cinders (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Glamour (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Miss Sparkles (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Overnight (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Desires (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #1 (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Topkapi #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D830 Black Rose (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 18 is a deepened purple-burgundy with warm, brown undertones and soft, violet and purple micro-shimmer over a more satin-like finish. It had great color payoff with a soft, silky texture that wasn’t powdery nor was it too firm. The color blended out nicely and lasted for eight hours. Tarte Glamorous (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 19 is a muted, medium black with subtle, iridescent micro-shimmer over a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it was noticeably firmer/stiffer in the pan, though I wouldn’t describe it as firm… but it had less give compared to other shades in the palette. The color wore well for eight hours, but it could have been easier to blend out on the skin. bareMinerals Penthouse (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Black (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Spirit Rock (LE, $12.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Les (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Blackmail (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #7 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Blackout (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Zeitgeist (P, $25.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 20 is a muted, dark taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nice pigmentation with a silky-smooth consistency that easily blended out along the edges. On me, it wore for eight hours beforre fading. MAC Bowl Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Saleos (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Big White Lie (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Licorice Lane (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (P, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Persuade (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Factor (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Downtown (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Sumatra (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Serious (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cocktail Black (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) includes three Ambient Lighting Powders, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Ambient Lighting Bronzer in a large, plastic palette with an interior mirror. If you don’t mind having to finagle your brushes just so or have no issues using two or three shades at a time, and you’re a fan of the Hourglass Ambient formulas, then it might be worth looking at. I think that with how out of line it is compared to their other palettes that it is hard to recommend, even if the quality is good, because I see more value in picking up one or two that you’d use often and love. I had some texture issues with Luminous Flush, which was much more powdery/dusty this time around. Otherwise, the blushes/bronzers were more or less of one shade due to the nature of it being a mixed composition (so they can vary from pan to pan quite a bit).

With respect to the size and quantity of the palette, here is what I wrote previously: One of the main concerns I saw from readers when the palette was announced was with respect to the size of the palette, both actual size as well as quantity. The pans are smaller than prior palettes, and the majority of blush brushes are too small (even my SUQQU/Chikuhodo Z brushes barely fit, and those are smaller cheek brushes). Here is how it breaks down for value:

  • Ambient Lighting Edit:  0.294 oz. for $80.00 = $272.11/oz.
    • Contains:  $18.90 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder; $22.87 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush; and $6.28 worth of Ambient Lighting Bronzer
    • Value:  $48.05
  • Ambient Lighting Blush Palette: 0.33 oz. for $58.00 = $175.76/oz.
    • Value:  $77.00 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush
  • Ambient Lighting Powder Palette: 0.35 oz. for $58.00 =$165.71/oz.
    • Value:  $45.00 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder
  • Ambient Lighting Powder: 0.35 oz. for $45.00 = $128.57/oz.
  • Ambient Lighting Blush: 0.15 oz. for $35.00 = $233.33/oz.
  • Ambient Lighting Bronzer: 0.39 oz. for $50.00 = $128.21/oz.

It’s a real shame that Hourglass priced this year’s palette so high; the value is really out of sync compared to the past palette releases.  On one hand, you can justify spending more even if the quantity isn’t a great value to get six shades for the price of 2-3 products, but the difference in value of products to what you pay is so much more than most kits and palettes where a pesky thing like principles can come into play.  I also think that having the actual size of each pan being so small makes it very hard to use; you really can’t use a powder brush for all-over dusting with the Ambient Lighting Powders (which is how they’re often used) or a blush brush (and forget about a bronzer brush!).

Dim Light is described as a “neutral peach beige powder.” It’s a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a fine, satiny shimmer. It’s very close to my skin tone, so it doesn’t add or take away from my natural coloring, but on fairer skin tones, it may warm up the skin. I find it works well as setting or finishing powder dusted all-over, and it does a nice job of making the skin appear smoother and more diffused without reading powdery or heavy.

Iridescent Light is a “sheer illuminating highlighter.” It is a very light, peach-hued beige with white shimmer. The texture is soft but dusty (more so than most Ambient Lighting products) and produces a light sheen. I imagine it will be appealing to anyone who finds the average highlighter too much. I’m not sure if this will work as well over deeper skin tones, as it has a whiter base against my skin tone, but it may work and it may also work if layered over a blush. It wore well for eight hours on me. Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Hot Sensation (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mystery Princess (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Coupe d'Chic (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Diffused Light is described as a “soft, warm pale yellow.” It’s a very light, yellowed white with very subtle shimmer. This shade is supposed to “reduce redness and give skin clarity.” It should work as a finishing or setting powder on some skin tones, and then will likely be too light for deeper skin tones. The powder softens and gives skin a smoother appearance without making it look flat or totally matte. Though it is more of a finishing powder by design, Hourglass’ formula has enough powderiness to it that it also extends the wear of my base by an hour or two.

Mood Exposure is described as a “soft plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with warm undertones and a satin sheen. This performed just like the full-sized blush I have–soft, smooth, blendable–with eight hour wear. Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Perfect Peach (P, $60.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip Blush (-, ) is lighter (90% similar). Black Opal Hibiscus (P, $8.95) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Baby Love (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Beach Blush (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Light Rose (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Lavish Living (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Luminous Flush is described as a “champagne rose.” It’s a soft, medium coral-pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color was similar to the full-sized version I have, but the texture was more powdery and prone to sheering out. It seemed drier, though it still sat well on the skin and didn’t look powdery applied.
MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Pink Me Up (P, $52.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Frat Boy (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #215 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (-, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Luminous Bronze Light is described as a “medium tan shade infused with Luminous Light.” It’s a soft, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and soft shimmer. It had good color payoff with a glowing finish that didn’t emphasize pores but was still noticeable. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Ete (LE, $70.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, lower quality (90% similar). Urban Decay Lit (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Nude on Board (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (-, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Gold Go Lightly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sunny Side (LE, $33.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) (P, $64.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sun Dipped (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
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