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THE SWATCH REQUEST THREAD !

alright, here it is. use this thread to request swatches. the guidelines are up to you and your needs: single swatches, comparison swatches, specific skin tone swatches

 

when comparisons are requested, feel free to provide whatever you have of that request--i want anyone to participate and contribute if they want to. have fun, hope this is helpful !

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@itsfi @Sunnysmom 

 

top is VB Pearl highlighter, middle is PMG nude duo without the balm

applied, bottom is PMG nude duo

balm with the balm applied on top. 

The colors are so similar. The only difference is that VB looks sheerer and glides on but you can get the exact same feel and look when applying the balm on top of the PMG nude

shade. 

 

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thanks for the comparison @SportyGirly125 !

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@makeitup305 @Welcome 

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Thanks @SportyGirly125 , it does look similar. I love the sheerness and feel of VBB. Good to know I can save my money and not get the Pat tho it’s lovely too! 

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MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eyeliner

Black-Glide or Die

Lavender-Commitment issues

Blue-Perpetual Shock!

 

Frankie at MAC swatched them on my hand and I was shocked. These liners give you a little play time to smudge out but after that they do not budge. I rubbed my fingers back and forth after a few minutes and it was smudge proof. I also tested it out in 94 degree weather and washed my hands and it’s still there. I am obsessed. I picked up Nudge Nudge, Ink Ink since she said it was a hot seller and was similar to Costa Riche. They have so many amazing colors to choose from. I really want Commitment Issues next.

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MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt® Transforming Skin Enhancer Light Medium , Chanel Soleil Tan Medium, Saie Sun Melt Natural Cream Bronzer Light Bronze . Hard to tell with the lighting, but Mario is more cool toned/neutral, Chanel is more peachy/warm, Saie has more of a sheen. They all have a similar slippy texture.

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So helpful @makeitup305 ! Love the sheen of the Saie, are you liking it? Have to try it! 

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@Sunnysmom I like all of them so far. I think the main difference between the Saie and the Chanel is that, even though they both feel kind of slippery/balmy when first swatched, the Saie stays balmy longer and thins out eaiser. I wouldn't say it's radiant or that glowy after it's set down. 

I swatched all my cream bronzers the other day just for future reference.'

Before blending it out

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After blending

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Spoiler
From wrist to elbow- Salt New York Sculpt + Bronze Creme Tint Pro in Taupe, Makeup by Mario SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer in Light Medium, Westman Atelier Face Trace Cream Contour Stick in Biscuit, Tarte Sea Breezy Cream Bronzer in Seychelles, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in Soleil Tan Medium Bronze, Saie Sun Melt Cream-Balm Bronzer in Light, Rose Inc Solar Infusion Soft-Focus Cream Bronzer in Kauai, Hourglass Illume Sheer color trio (bronzer shade), Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate in Intensity 1.0, Salt New York Bronzer Sculpt + Bronze Creme Tint Pro in Light Medium.

WM Biscuit is considerably more cool toned than anything else, and more pigmented than Salt New York Taupe and the Mario. The Saie, Salt New York, and Mario were the thinnest and took the longest to set down and the Mario was by far the most balmy. It needs something on top (it seems it was designed that way). Tarte Seychelles and the Hourglass seemed to have the most standard, thicker cream formula and Seychelles is quite pigmented but blends out well. Chanel feels slippery when applying but sets down. Rose Inc Kauai feels the most cream to powder when applying and is the most golden out of all. Tom Ford looks patchy because it set down before I blended it. Honestly, they're all good. The only one that might need more work is the Mario.

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I love seeing these comparisons, @makeitup305. Thank you!

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You’re welcome @curlychiquita !

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GREAT info @makeitup305 , thank you,  so helpful! 😘 Blending is key isn’t it, yours looks so good. Did we discuss your favorite brushes?! My brain. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I’ll look back too. 🥰

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@Sunnysmom a lot of the ones I use I feel are discontinued. The Real Techniques Stippling brush is only available on Amazon now. I’ve been using the Sonia Kashuk foundation stippling brush and It works well, although it’s quite dense so I use more of a bouncing motion rather than buffing. If you have any of the Sephora Collection #56 brushes, I think those would work well, too. I haven’t tried it with any of my natural hair brushes but those will probably do a good job. What have you been using?

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I have basically been using my older powder/ bronzer brushes from Chanel, Chantecaille , a Sonia one and the Merit brush @makeitup305 . So far so good. I don’t have those Sephora brushes so I’ll take a look, thanks! 🥰

MERIT Brush No. 1 Tapered Blending Brush is my newest and was gifted to me by a sweet friend and it’s so useful for a lot of things. The Saie big brush looks good too! 

Saie The Big Buffing Bronzer Brush 

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@Sunnysmom I think those probably work just fine. I’ve had no issues with blending at all, no matter what brush I’ve used, with any of the bronzers so far. I saw that Saie brush and thought about picking it up during the Saie sale but I’ve got so many brushes I held off. That Merit brush looks great, glad you’re enjoying it.

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Swatches of the Oversized Chanel Bronzer in Medium and Deep (not that deep)

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Nars radiant long wear in Light 3-Gobi

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Hi @Lovelaurenbeth, I was in Sephora earlier today and remembered you were looking for a swatch of NARS Gobi. I swatched that shade along with the 2 shades next to it, one lighter, one darker.

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This was shot in store lighting.

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Perfect swatches! Thank you so much! 

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Happy to help @Lovelaurenbeth. The formula on it felt nice going on.

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