Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette ($65.00 for 1.24 oz.) includes 32 eyeshadows, six blushes, and two highlighters. It’s a disappointing palette as the majority of the shades were somewhere between dry, powdery, and dusty (or some combination thereof) with sheerer coverage and a short-wearing formula.

Cheek Colors

Posy Pink is a bright, medium pink with gold shimmer and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dry and dusty texture that blended fairly well and lasted eight hours. NARS Adoration (Right) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Panic (Left) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Supernova (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Bellini (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sunset is a muted, medium-dark orange-toned brown with a semi-matte finish. It was lightly powdery but had good color payoff and wore for seven and a half hours on me. Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (PiP, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $31.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Persimmon is a bright, light-medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a somewhat powdery texture. It wore well for eight hours on me. Tower 28 Rush Hour (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Desert (PiP, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Coral Lumineux (LE, $70.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Under Pressure (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Groovy (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Praline (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). OFRA Ollie Need is Love (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B402 (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Samson (Shade) (DC, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Ginger (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop She's in Bold (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Left) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Bounty (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Shook to the Coral (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glow is a pale yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency but blended out well on the skin and just slightly emphasized pores but yielded more of a metallic shine on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Now's the Time (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Highlight) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Gold Bar (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (DC, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gimme That! (LE, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Beauty Beam #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Gold Radiance (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Star Brite (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Champagne Bubbles (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Starburst (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Drop a Pin (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Burst (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Bullz Eye (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bitten is a muted, medium-dark plummy pink with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wore well for eight hours. Urban Decay NOHO (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sentiment (LE, $29.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (-, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Prenup (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Candid (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Divine Desire (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Cheap Shot (DC, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). ColourPop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Soulmate (P, $10.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Dipped in Stars (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). CoverGirl Deep Mauve (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Confident (783) (LE, $46.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gratuitous (P, $60.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Plum Sparkle (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Chic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prism is a light, pale pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a dusty texture that lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fleur Real (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Lies (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (DC, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plum is a muted, medium-dark reddish-plum with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It was dry and looser in the pan, which made it harder to apply and get even coverage with. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S502 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Velvet (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). KVD Beauty Morticia (Shade) (DC, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever B500 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S404 (P, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Love (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shimmer is a golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was soft but powdery with good color coverage and was fairly blendable. It wore well for seven and a half hours, and it didn’t really emphasize pores but was very shiny. NARS Queen (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC She's a Rainbow (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay NSFW (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Milani Dayglow (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Highly Waisted (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Le Lion de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Jouer Citrine (PiP, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Lit (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Wished I Stayed (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Crank It Up Pearl (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chantecaille Sunlight (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Holo Gold (002) (DC, $56.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eyeshadows

Naked is a pale pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque, soft but powdery, and lasted for six hours on me. bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (DC, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00)(95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Pink Leather (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE, )(90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Petale (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charmed is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It was sheer, powdery, dry, and a pain to use. It barely applied and had a lot of fall out; plus, it faded within five hours (what little made it onto the eye, of course). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cover FX Magic (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Lifted (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper Pink (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Celestial (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sugared (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Dust (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Specter (PiP, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sway (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy is medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was very powdery and loose, which made application difficult as it was patchy, uneven on the skin. It faded after six hours. NABLA Cosmetics Bolero (PiP, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M860 Powdery Pink (DC, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Concierge (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Venusian Orchid (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Giulietta (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Lily (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Wildflower (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Love is Love (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M860 Powdery Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kaja Ruby Skies (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Applejack (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Made U Blush (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M856 Fresh Pink (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Monte Carlo (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Poodle (P, $4.50) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Palpitation (104) (LE, $29.50) is more muted (85% similar). Huda Beauty Amethyst #7 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cotton Candy (GPV1 #18) (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Midsommer (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Framboise is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a dusty, loose consistency that applied patchy on the skin. It lasted for six hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cat Fight (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm Seeing Triples Eyelid (DC, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Serenade (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Hustle (LE, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Plum Dressing (DC, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Porter (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Hidden Motive (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Java is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a powdery consistency, which made it harder to blend out and apply, as it went on unevenly and tended to stick wherever it initially landed and not want to diffuse out. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Hickory (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Undercover (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Played Out (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Cloud Nine (P, $4.50)(95% similar). Giorgio Armani Leather Smoke (20) (DC, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #7 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Bitter Clove (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Pat McGrath Disobedient (PiP, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora #tbt (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Fairfax (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Eight (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Chocolate (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Oxidize is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly sparkly, finish. It had nice pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, but it was a little dry to work with. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Morphe S.B.N. (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (DC, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Sequin (P, $6.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Scandal (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Drill (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (PiP, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). City Color Yas! (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Delirious (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Desert Getaway (PiP, $5.99) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Bling (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Milani Sunsets by the Beach (PiP, $5.99) is cooler (90% similar). NARS California (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Faster Pussycat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nutmeg is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Burberry Gold Shimmer #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Tiki (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Gold #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Influence (Lightbeam) (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Memory (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Bronze Struck (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #9 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Dose of Colors Sunglow (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Noli (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Sextrovert (DC, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Desert Baked (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Adorn (DC, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME654 Cauldron (DC, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Brav-O (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Alabaster is a light beige with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-sheer, firm, and short-wearing at five hours. Hourglass Color Field #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Peche (Sable) (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Bare (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Rust (Highlight) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (DC, $10.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #1 (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Divinity (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Nassau (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Undressed (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Foxy (DC, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Custard is a light-medium orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a powdery texture. It lasted for seven hours. Urban Decay Sweet (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC She's Gravy (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Sandcastle (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Antique (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Geek (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Swarm (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Beige (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Valley of the Goddess (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Twilight Flash (LE, $4.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Cream (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Stripped (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Just a Sip (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Running Late (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Ludwin (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Tres Chic (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop I Spy (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (DC, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Ciate Coco (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Torch is a medium-dark orange with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had decent pigmentation but was dusty to work with, so it was hard to use over bare skin without it losing a lot of its intensity and payoff. The color faded after seven hours. MAC Fresh Daily (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I724 Rust (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Pumpkin Pie (DC, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Torch (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Volcanic #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX4 (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay First Offense (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Orange You Fancy (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Independent (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I730 Pumpkin (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME734 Tangerine (DC, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Chessa (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sin City (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Apricot (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #4 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #20 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Smelted (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Goldenrod is a light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, was dry and powdery, and lasted for six hours. Anastasia Gold Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). KVD Beauty Legend (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm #40 (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). ColourPop Rule Breaker (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Major (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Crown (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Pixel Dust (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #403 (P, $7.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Play by Play (P, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Rust (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Fun in the Sun (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sun's Out, Buns Out (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gold is a medium, honey gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was really chunky; it felt soft, but it came away from the pan in chunks and didn’t bind together. It lasted for four hours. Inglot #430 (P, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Oro (DC, $37.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Rule Breaker (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Gold Shimmer #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Fairy (PiP, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Pixel Dust (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Above the Clouds (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Crown (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Goldmine (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ice Cream (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Buillion (GPV2 #12) (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Major (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Relic (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sun's Out, Buns Out (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Mermaid (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Electric (DC, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gypsy is dark, charcoal gray with a pearly sheen. It had so-so pigmentation with a drier, harder-to-blend texture. The color faded after six hours. MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Heartbreaker (DC, $25.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spruce is a medium, dirty olive green with a sparkling gold sheen. It had good pigmentation but was dusty, and it was messier to use, so I would recommend a lightly tacky base. It lasted for seven hours. Chanel Empreinte du Desert #3 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Division (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Clover (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $7.00) is darker (80% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is warmer (80% similar). Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Gold Hercule (32) (DC, $33.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). theBalm Runaround Rebecca (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoom is a light-medium, meadow green with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but was very, very dusty to use, which resulted it in it sheering out a lot. It lasted for six hours before fading. LORAC Sea Haze (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Up and Up (P, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Fantasy (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Give Me Glow Spring Fling (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lady Grey (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC In the Meadow #3 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Game Changer (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Gold Hercule (32) (DC, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (DC, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Emerald #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Splendeur et Audace #2 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Yoo-Hoo! (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sydney Grace Green Mango (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (80% similar). bareMinerals Wicked (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sea is a very light, minty green with a metallic sheen. This shade also applied in chunks; the product just didn’t hold up or bind together. It wore for five hours. Stila Admiral (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC So Jaded (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Fashion Forward (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Skylight (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Daze (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Celestial (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Mint Frost (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Quintessence #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Terra Moons Half Moon (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Clionadh Arctic Fox (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Promesse #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Sensational (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sky is a muted, light-medium bluish-white with cool undertones and a pearly finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a bit powdery–it was surprisingly good compared to how dusty other shades were (and pastels tend to be the worst offenders!). It lasted for seven hours on me. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (DC, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nile is a medium blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a powdery consistency that felt dry and loose. The color started to fade after six hours. Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay 5.0 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Baltimore (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #12 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). City Color It's a Boy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Deadbolt (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Starling (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Glacier Gang (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Stila Sapphire (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Two Piece (P, $4.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). KKW Beauty Libra (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Denim #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Azure is a dark, muted blue with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture, which made it prone to sheering out and turning patchy on the skin. The color wore well for seven and a half hours, though! Urban Decay Bandersnatch (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Navy (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #10 (DC, $25.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Enigma (268CP) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Quintessence #8 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Sapphire #1 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Lapis (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Defiance (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pacific is a medium-dark, bluish-teal with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry texture, but it applied fairly well and lasted for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Blue Karma (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Autumn Breeze (DC, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Splendeur et Audace #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Deep End (DC, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Moskova #1 (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Aqua Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #413 (P, $7.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is darker (85% similar). Milani Teal the Truth (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Radio (PiP, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). L'Oreal Teal Couture (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Superzoom (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Teal Appeal (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Harbor is a blackened purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was slightly powdery, which in turn made for poor, uneven application, but it had semi-opaque pigmentation and lasted for seven hours. MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Pseudonym (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Dark Navy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Inked (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Zodiac (PiP, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Crow's Nest (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Graphology (DC, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #376 (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Le Cordon Bleu (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). ColourPop Merryweather (LE, $4.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 4 #2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steel is a medium, silvery-blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dry texture but applied decently. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Flash (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Lavender/Gold and Silver (3) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (PiP, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (DC, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (PiP, $9.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cement is a dusty, muted gray with a matte finish. It was sheer, powdery, and further proof of just how dismal this year’s offering is from Smashbox. It lasted for four hours. MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Dagger (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Lovey Dovey (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wayne Goss Pearl Moonstone #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #6 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shrunken Head (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #22 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cosmic is white with iridescent blue shimmer. It had a clumpy texture; and I don’t know that I’ve ever had to say that before, but it was bizarre and difficult to apply, as nothing wanted to stick to the lid. Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Early Frost (DC, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #1 (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is warmer, better quality (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Luna (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Pay the Piper (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Ice (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Decadent (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Supermoon (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). ColourPop New Magic (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). LORAC White Diamond (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Breeze is a muted, light-medium lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that lasted for six hours. LORAC Lilac (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Winter Wonder (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Undress Me (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Marzipan (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Celestial is a light-medium pink with cool undertones and a sparkly finish. It had a drier feel to it, which resulted in coverage that sheered out on the lid. The color faded after six hours. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sheepish (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Say It (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Viseart Pink Quartz (Amethyst #4) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Kittens (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Harajuku (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #22 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Cosmic (PiP, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Ice (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Candy Mauve (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Capricious Nightingale (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sunphoria (Feminine Wiles) (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop So Fine (Stone Cold Fox) (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ice Cream Kisses (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Danessa Myricks Ballerina (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eggplant is a muted, dark plum with cooler purple shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier texture that applied unevenly. The color lasted for seven hours. Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Lullaby (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Cabernet (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Dream Big (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Orchid #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (DC, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Debauched (Left) (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Slow as You Glow (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #5 (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Master (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Jardins de Lumieres #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Black Violet (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Orchid is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It applied unevenly and turned patchy when I tried to blend it. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and wore well for seven hours on me. Urban Decay Faded (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Spice of Life (Pumpkin Spice) (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Ribbon (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Curfew (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Violet (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Give Me Glow Punk (PiP, $7.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Autumn Breeze (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). KVD Beauty Venom (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Redeemed (DC, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #386 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Bon Nuit (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Fig. 1 (DC, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Video Emotions (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ebony is a medium-dark black with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a slightly firm texture that made blending more challenging. It wore well for seven hours before fading. MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Raven Eyed (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Shax (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Xtreme Black (PiP, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noir (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Roulette (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Coal (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Devotion (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Killing Moon (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cool Dive (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoke is a medium-dark, taupe gray with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty texture that was prone to sheering out on the skin. It lasted for six hours before fading. Urban Decay Serious (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ciate Mecha (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #4 (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Boaz (Light) (PiP, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Iron (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gagging for Gifts (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Charcoal (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC First Class (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Untamed (PiP, $5.99) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Quiet Revolution #4 (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ashbury (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Boaz (Deep) (PiP, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Cendre (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Tenebra (PiP, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Silver Moon is a silvery white with a sparkling sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a lightly dusty, dry texture. The color lasted for six hours before fading. Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #31 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Steam (LE, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Nimbus Cloude (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Dior Pastel Fontanges #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Silver Screen (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC In the Meadow #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Ulta Silver (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Platinum Love (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 101 White (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). NARS Flowers 3 #1 (DC, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Snow is a medium white with a matte finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer color coverage and was soft but dusty. It lasted for five and a half hours. Zoeva Stitch by Stitch (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced White Christmas (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Liberatus (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Skull (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Linen (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Banshee (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). KVD Beauty Fawn (Highlight) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC White (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Ivy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Art. Love. Color.

LELimited Edition. $65.00.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total

Persimmon

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Glow

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Bitten

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Prism

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Plum

LELimited Edition.
C-
C-
7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
3.5
Application
71%
Total

Shimmer

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Naked

LELimited Edition.
C
C
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
74%
Total

Charmed

LELimited Edition.
F
F
4.5
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
4
Texture
4
Longevity
1.5
Application
41%
Total

Candy

LELimited Edition.
F
F
5
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
53%
Total

Oxidize

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Nutmeg

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Torch

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Gold

LELimited Edition.
F
F
1.5
Product
4
Pigmentation
4
Texture
4.5
Longevity
2
Application
36%
Total

G*psy

LELimited Edition.
D-
D-
5
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
60%
Total

Spruce

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Sea

LELimited Edition.
F
F
2.5
Product
4
Pigmentation
4
Texture
5.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
41%
Total

Nile

LELimited Edition.
D-
D-
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
62%
Total

Breeze

LELimited Edition.
C
C
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
74%
Total

Celestial

LELimited Edition.
C-
C-
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total

Smoke

LELimited Edition.
D
D
5.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
63%
Total

Snow

LELimited Edition.
D-
D-
6
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
61%
Total

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette

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Smashbox Java Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Alabaster Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Gypsy Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Spruce Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Spruce Photo Op Eyeshadow

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Smashbox Zoom Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Sea Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Sky Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Holiday 2015 Palette
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Smashbox Nile Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Azure Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Pacific Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Smashbox Harbor Photo Op Eyeshadow
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Karin Avatar

Wow you did so much work on this one!! I love this palette. Found almost every shade pigmented, buttery and easy to blend though some did kick up a lot of powder. I always like reading other views on stuff and seeing the differences. Thanks for the hard work again.

Karin Avatar

Really no. I think since I’m paler maybe the coverage is better. Not sure. I don’t always use primer and I have pretty dry skin. Makeup is definitrly an art not science. Thanks for the great reviews.

Katherine T. Avatar

I swatched a few shades in store yesterday, wasn’t too impressed. Your review confirms it. It’s an absolute shame, as I love the way they laid out the color combos, so it’s easy to figure out eye looks, the colors are pretty, and some are unique (Spruce, Zoom, Steel). Sob 🙁 BTW, what is that lipstick you have on ? I don’t see it described

Neonails Avatar

Oof! Man, I am glad I skipped over this in favor of the KvD palette! I’m loving the Mi Vida Loca, especially some of the warmer shades (unlike the vast majority, I don’t actually have many warm palettes, because I only started wearing those shades in the last year… Oops).

I’m still sad to see this get such a disappointing review, considering my love for the Master Class III & last year’s Ulta exclusive palette. I feel like they definitely sacrificed the usual quality for quantity with this palette–I have the shade Zoom, & mine is not that chalky/lacking in pigmentation. :/

Neonails Avatar

It definitely seems out of character for their usual Photo Op formula! I know the Full Exposure palettes have been known to be more on the powdery/overly glittered side, but it’s sad to see that happening to the formula I actually like. Hopefully this is just one of those disappointing holiday flukes, like with TF.

KJH Avatar

The intense labor on this one reinforces that some of your job is agony, not ecstasy. So, I hate to ask you a question about something you already have tutu red yourself with…. But, since the product amounts are given in aggregate, rather than individually, it is impossible to tell. It seems that the layout is by shade family, with the coordinated cheek product in that line. But it also looks as if two e/s shades are bigger (more base-y) than two others (more accent colorish.). Is that true, or is it an optical illusion? This even makes MUG look redeemed. I’m sure some folks will make it work…and others might have to! Never been a big fan of SmashBox e/s, and usually talk myself out of most of their products. Oh, yeah, forgot to snag that Mauvey-plummy liner from them. Swatched well and played well with others. It’s an EL family company, now, right?

Nancy T Avatar

When I first spotted this behemoth at Sephora a month or so back, I did swatch quite a few of the eyeshadows in it, and was so NOT impressed. They felt powdery and cheap in quality. I knew back then that it would be by some truly bizarre twist that this palette would ever get any high marks! Yeah, it’s THAT bad. The only exception is for the cheek products!

Christina D. Avatar

Wow…this is surprisingly disappointing. I normally have good luck with Smashbox’s Photo Op formula and had been debating purchasing it for ages, perhaps giving in during the Sephora VIB Rouge 20% off. I’ll probably pass and opt for more Viseart palettes!

Rachel R. Avatar

This really surprises me. I had swatched a good amount of this palette at Sephora (though not every shade), and it seemed really buttery and pigmented. A couple shades were a bit chunky, like that gold shade.

I’m glad I didn’t buy it then, as it looks like it’s not as good in practical application. Money saved for other goodies.

Katherine Avatar

Thank you so much–this review was quite helpful! Glad I read this because this palette was on my list and I was on the fence about it. This helped make my decision easier. 😉

Question–what is your pick for the best eyeshadow palette this season so far? On an unrelated note, between Viseart and ByTerry, which would you go with?

Kathy Avatar

I bought this based on the quality of last years but have only used it twice so far. It produced nice looks but fallout was an issue and I usualy buy higher quality as I dont want to deal with that at this point. My advice is do your eyes first!~! A good Canadian brand that has seasonal collections is Lise Watier available online to the US are you familiar with it, buttery gorgeous eye colours and liners. Thanks for the thorough review disappointing but it happens

Genevieve Avatar

This was a mammoth review – thank you so much Christine. But what a disaster this palette is overall.
Smashbox should have just taken their A and B rating eye shadows and made a much smaller, but better quality palette instead of one that is filled with failures or semi failures.
There are some unique colours here like Gypsy. Very pretty; yet there are also lots of dupes of each other: the two golds and two very similar teals. I think you have just saved a few people some money here Christine.
By the way – when I was checking the dupe list for a few of the colours, I came across that BEAUTIFUL colour Strip by UD – which is now, apparently discontinued. What a lovely, gorgeous colour that is – now why isn’t that colour in the Spectrum palette or Vice 4? What a shame.

Kayle Avatar

I don’t really enjoy mega palettes so I don’t think I would have bought this even if it had gotten an A+ from you, but jeez, this really did look so gorgeous in the pan! 🙁 I loved how the colors were arranged and everything so I was hoping it would be one of the better mega palettes to be thrown into the growing holiday pile. You’d think that for $65 they’d perform at a B+ or higher. Sucks that you sometimes don’t get what you pay for in high-end cosmetics land!

Jenny Avatar

I really wanted this palette after seeing how pretty it looked but thanks to your review you definitely saved me some money. I’m gonna go for the latest MUFE palette that you gave an A to 🙂

Helene Avatar

I haven’t had a great experience with Smashbox to be honest, so I tend to stay away from their products, though I used to love their original primer, but that was such a long time ago. My Full Exposure palette is kind of disatrous, though I know others have really good experiences with theirs.
I will absolutely stay away from this palette, though it might have lured me to do an exeption on my no Smashbox rule as it sure looks good when you just see all the pretty colours in the pans.
Thank you for reviewing this. Must have been an experience with some fun moments, like finding an es bizarre. 🙂

Sarah S. Avatar

Thanks for the review! I was going to get this or put it on my Christmas list, but with a C- I’m going to choose something else instead!

Pia Avatar

I have not been excited about a Smashbox product until this one. (I have their cherry smoke palette but I have never purchased any of their mega palettes nor do I keep tab of their products and eagerly await them. The Shapematters palette, and the full exposure palette all looked like duds). I like this palette, and I rarely like a product you don’t like. LOL. (This wasn’t the best of Holiday 2015 though, I still think the MUFE 15-pan holiday palette and the KVD Mi Vida Loca Remix are the best picks from Holiday 2015)

VAL MARTIN Avatar

Hi Christine, wonder if you can help. My daughter recently tried Glow at a friend’s house and loved it. This was limited edition here in the UK and I don’t want to spend crazy eBay prices to buy the full kit so do you know of any newer dupes for this? Thanks.

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