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Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “bright tangerine red infused with golden bronze.” It’s a rich, copper-shimmered reddish bronze with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is redder, less warm-toned. MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is less red-toned, powder. MAC Exotic Ember (LE, $25.00) is darker, less golden. Illamasqua Supernatural (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $21.00) is less red-toned, powder. See comparison swatches / a href=”https://www.temptalia.com/makeup-dupe-list?id=165142″>view dupes.

Of all the shades in the range, this is the deepest and darkest, but the formula is forgiving, blendable, and buildable, so it can be worn very sheerly or applied at full-strength. Becca’s newest cream blush is supposed to give a “pop of color” while still highlighting the skin, as it combines their Beach Tints and Shimmering Skin Perfectors into a single product. The texture is wet to the touch, spongy, airy, and whipped, and on the skin, it applies smoothly, evenly, and sets and feels more powder-like once on. It has a tropical, sweet fruity scent that I can detect in the jar but not really applied. One downside is the high-shimmer content did just slightly emphasize pores along my cheeks–not too noticeably but still a bit. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours when I tested it.

Papaya/Topaz
Papaya/Topaz
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Dior Front Row (769) Vernis Gel Nail Lacquer

Dior Front Row (769) Vernis Gel Nail Lacquer
Dior Front Row (769) Vernis Gel Nail Lacquer

Dior Front Row (769) Vernis Gel Nail Lacquer ($25.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a fuchsia-shimmered, pink-red with cool, bluish undertones. Formula X Spectrum (P, $12.50) has larger shimmer. Formula X A+ (P, $12.50) has no shimmer. Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (LE, $23.00) is darker, no shimmer. China Glaze Love’s a Beach (LE, $7.50) is brighter. China Glaze 108 Degrees (LE, $7.50) is more of a jelly-finish. Essie Super Bossa Nova (LE, $8.00) is more fuchsia. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Recently, Dior revamped their polish formula to a “gel-effect nail polish” that is supposed to have a “glass-like shine and extended wear.” They also changed the brush, which is still slightly widened at the edge, but it isn’t as wide as the previous brush, so it is easier to maneuver on narrower nails (for me, the previous brush was almost too wide for my pinky nail, but this one is just right). After applying two coats, it was fully opaque, and the color applied evenly, smoothly, and didn’t bubble or streak. The consistency is on the thinner side but not watery. I thought the finish was only somewhat shiny after it dried down, though not truly glossy so you may still want a top coat for true shine. It wore well for seven days with very minor tip wear, which is slightly better than average for me, though very few polishes chip on me. After ten days, there was more noticeable tip wear, but it was still mostly intact.

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Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick
Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “papaya coral.” It’s a brightened, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a soft shine. Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is more orange. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (LE, $24.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Firecracker (06) (LE, $49.00) is a touch darker. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker, redder. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is darker. MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $16.00) is more matte, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The formula is supposed to be “semi-sheer” and moisturizing with a “hint of luminescence.” It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the only way I could achieve “semi-sheer” color is if I only applied color to the bottom lip, then pressed my lips together, and used a lip brush to even it out–which is really how one might get sheerer coverage out of any fuller coverage formula. For some, this might be a happy accident, for others, it may make this shade to bold or rich. The consistency is lightly creamy, a bit emollient, so it glides on easily and applies the color evenly, but it’s not thick or heavy on. It lasted for five hours on me, and it left behind a soft stain, though it was just lightly hydrating for me.

Jungle Queen
Jungle Queen
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Copper Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

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Amber Lights is described as a “peachy brown with shimmer [with a Frost finish].” It’s a rich, gold-shimmered, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Antiqued is described as a “ash brown with bronze [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a medium-dark, red-toned brown with a soft, frosted finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Coppering is described as a “orange copper.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange-red copper with warm undertones and a gold, frosted finish.See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Expensive Pink is described as a “pink with duochrome [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a pinky-coral with a strong, golden orange frosted sheen. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Mythology is described as a “copper [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with flecks of copper sparkle. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

What’s Swatch Saturday? I can’t always review products with full, in-depth reviews, but sometimes, I can at least give you photos and swatches, and then also provide a link to dupes and comparisons for those interested! This also helps us to build up our Swatch Gallery and add even more entries to The Dupe List, which can be helpful to readers at any point.

Becca Lychee/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Lychee/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Lychee/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Lychee/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “bubblegum pink infused with golden opal.” It’s a medium, peach-shimmered coral with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is lighter, powder. NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is warmer, more orange, powder. NARS Orgasm (P, $29.00) is pinker, powder. MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $30.00) is less metallic, powder. See comparison swatches / a href=”https://www.temptalia.com/makeup-dupe-list?id=165134″>view dupes.

The Shimmer Souffle formula is supposed to add a “pop of color” to the cheeks while also illuminating the skin. Lychee/Opal really seems to achieve the concept Becca was going for, as it yields noticeable color while illuminating the skin, but not in a way that emphasizes pores or looks too heavy. It manages to give skin a luminous sheen that doesn’t look oily or overly dewy. I wouldn’t say it softens the look of pores or skin imperfections, only that it doesn’t make them look more prominent. The texture is airy, whipped, spongy, and wet to the touch, and it blends easily on the skin whether applied over bare skin or over foundation (I used liquid). It has a sweet, fruity scent that I can detect in the jar but not really applied. This particular shade wore well for almost eight hours before it started to look faded.

Lychee/Opal
Lychee/Opal
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Becca Guava/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Guava/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Guava/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Guava/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “coral infused with pale gold.” It’s a light-medium, golden bronze with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is more muted, less warm-toned. Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is more champagne. MAC Fairly Precious (LE, $30.00) is a smidgen lighter, powder. Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is a touch darker, powder. See comparison swatches / a href=”https://www.temptalia.com/makeup-dupe-list?id=165114″>view dupes.

The Shimmer Souffle formula is supposed to add a “pop of color” to the cheeks while also illuminating the skin. The texture is spongy, wet, and almost cool to the touch, while the color can be applied as a sheer wash of barely-there color and more obvious shimmer to semi-opaque color and shimmer. Fig/Opal was less shimmery compared to this one, as I felt like Guava/Moonstone did emphasize pores slightly. This shade would also be better on lighter skin tones than mine, as the color was barely visible on my medium complexion (it ends up being primarily a highlighter on my complexion). It’s easy to apply, blend, and wears seven and a half hours on me.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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