Urban Decay Bordello is a slightly warm-toned, light-medium mauve with a glitter finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
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Bordello is described as a "pale mauve shimmer with gold micro-glitter." It's a pinky-plum with warm undertones and copper sparkle. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was noticeably chunky due to the amount of glitter in it. It applied well enough, but it's a shade you'll want to apply before any base products as it drops a lot of glitter during application and some more during wear. Worth noting, this seemed improved from the last time I tested it. theBalm A1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Eve's Kiss (PiP, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Catch Me If (PiP, ) is more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Stone Cold (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Twilight (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tokyo Drifter (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Ask For (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (PiP, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Shiver (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Plum Tulle #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Piece of Me (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Bisous (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Dream On (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Shimmer Lilac (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. May contain: CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet).