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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Navy Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Navy Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Navy Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Navy Eyeshadow Palette ($39.50 for 0.15 oz.) includes six eyeshadows with a muted, smoky, blue-leaning vibe. Again, it’s a palette with three so-so shades and three misses, so there’s nothing here that’s particularly impressive. You’re better off choosing a quad of your own MAC eyeshadows, so you can pick good ones instead of this mish-mash!

Backlit is described as a “soft cream nude [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a light beige with subtle, cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft consistency, but admittedly, mine arrived broken so it can be harder to tell as it looser overall. It wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Smoked Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Creamy Bisque (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Silk Sheets (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Nude Beach (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Acorn (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Softly Rockin’ is described as a “warm taupey grey [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted finish. This shade also arrived broken, so it was harder to tell just how smooth it was, but it didn’t seem that sparkly or glittery as you might expect a Lustre to feel like. It had semi-opaque coverage and lasted for eight hours on me. Sephora Morning Freshness (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). YSL Saharienne #5 (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #3 (P, ) is darker (80% similar). MAC Breaking Ground (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Rockstar (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Beat is described as a “creamy light brown [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium brown with a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that applied well and lasted for seven and a half hours. MAC Fabness (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Dancer & Prancer (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Navy #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Stone (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Prelude #3 (P, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #2 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Dior Minimalism (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

See the Stars is described as a “warm mid-tone grey [with a Frost finish].” It’s an iridescent navy blue with a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a firm texture that was harder to apply and use. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Sephora + Pantone Universe Citadel (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #3 (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Steel (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Velvet is described as a “vibrant midnight blue [with a Velvet finish].” It’s a blackened navy blue with a satin finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dry, firm, and difficult-to-blend consistency. The color wore for seven hours. Tarte Starry Night (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced De La Mer (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Waft (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Indigo Blend #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Lancome Midnight Purple (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cool Dive is described as a “soft charcoal [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It was incredibly stiff in the pan, and the resulting color payoff was sheer and uneven. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Stila Essence (P, ) is lighter, more pigmented (95% similar). Anastasia LBD (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coal (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00) is more pigmented, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE, ) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Blackboard (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Mauve Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Mauve Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Mauve Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Mauve Eyeshadow Palette ($39.50 for 0.15 oz.) includes six eyeshadows with a mauve (more purple to me) theme. Three of the shades (Lightfully, Subtly Elegant, and Magic Moor) have been released in past palettes but are not part of the permanent range. This is a dud palette to me, and it’s pretty much a good example of why MAC’s holiday palettes are no longer highly anticipated. The holidays used to mean a good deal on great eyeshadows from MAC, but now it seems like rinse and repeat with so-so shades that do more to ruin the brand’s reputation than enhance it. Their lip and pigment sets are still (usually) worth checking out, at least.

Lightfully is described as a “white with pink reflects [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a pink-tinged white with larger white sparkle and a frosted finish. It was powdery and dry, which yielded semi-sheer color payoff. The color looked faded after seven hours of wear. MAC Radial Pink (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Purity (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC She's Got Class (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC 2x Dare #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Open (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pretty Jazzed is described as a “soft lavender mauve [with a Velvet finish].” It appeared as a pinky-lavender with a satin finish in the pan, but there was virtually no color payoff whatsoever when I tried to swatch it. Even scraping at it, I just couldn’t seem to get much of anything to stick/show up. Hopefully, you’ll understand that this was difficult to test since it barely adhered, so the best I could tell was maybe four hours of wear. I tried to pick dupes that represented what you see in the pan, not necessarily the swatch. MAC Digit (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Fizzy Rose (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Swing Out is described as a “pinky violet [with a Satin finish].” It’s a light-medium lavender purple with cool undertones and a satin to pearl finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly soft texture (a little firm) that wore well for seven and a half hours. Lancome Rich History (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Violet (14) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). MAC Digit (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Frostine (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Tainted (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

A Different Vibe is described as a “light beige-grey [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a sparkling, light-medium taupe brown with warm undertones and larger flecks of glitter. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which is better than some Lustres, though it has that chunkier consistency where the glitter typically separates from the base more. The color wore well for eight hours but had fall out issues. Stila Rose Pewter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Morning Freshness (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Lancome Tenacity (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Subtly Elegant is described as a “light grey lilac [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, dark taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was dusty, thin, and semi-sheer while also suffering from issues blending out–it turned quite patchy. It lasted for seven hours. theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Suspense (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade II (2015) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Cashmere Coat (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Tabac (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Persona Maverick (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Taupe Berry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Priceless (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Coffee (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Magic Moor is described as a “rich blackened plum with pearlized pigment [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a blackened purple with neutral-to-warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was oddly dry and thin, particularly for a Veluxe Pearl! It came together as I pressed it against the skin, but it applied horribly with a fluffier brush (like the 239). It wore well for eight hours, so I guess that was the upside! LORAC Deep Purple (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Slip (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC 2x Dare #5 (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Darkside (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 3 #1 (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Lavender Bubble Bath (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Violet Steel (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackheart (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Moth Brown (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pepper (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Twilight Falls (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Beautymarked (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Alchemist's Curse (P, $6.80) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Poesie #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Pretty Jazzed

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A Different Vibe

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Subtly Elegant

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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charcoal Brown is described as a “muted taupe-brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of gray and warm, reddish undertones paired with a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that easily blended on the skin. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. This is part of the permanent range. Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Sultry (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Stila Being (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #2 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Jetsetter (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set

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

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

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

Little Darling is a light beige with subtle warm undertones and soft shine. It was previously available, but it doesn’t appear to be part of the brand’s permanent range any longer. The last time I recall seeing it, the color was part of the Sheer Lipstick range, which would account for its sheerness here. The texture has some slip and resulted in a streakier application. It lasted for an hour and a half on me. Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $58.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silk Scroll (P, $65.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals Nudist (P, $20.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). bareMinerals Sexpot (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

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

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NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set

NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set
NARS Magnificent Obsession Lip Set

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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