I recently watched a Youtube video on how to dupe the shades in The Gilded Age trio, a LE palette released by Wet n Wild. I wasn’t too convinced when I saw the shades chosen as dupes, so I decided to swatch the shades I own that were featured in the video.
The Lid Shades:
L-R: NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look palette (middle shade), WnW I’m Getting Sunburned (lid shade), UD Smog, E.L.F Butternut quad (far right shade), WnW The Gilded Age Lid Shade.
My thoughts: the eyelid shade turned out to be a complex shade of gold. Every time I thought I had a dupe for it, I was proven wrong when I swatched it. I thought UD Baked would be a match, but Baked is much brighter and yellower.
The Crease Shades:
L-R: Wet n Wild Vanity palette (bottom right), E.L.F Butternut quad (far right shade), Gilded Age Crease Shade, NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look palette (bottom row, far right shade), Coastal Scents 88 Warm palette (the shade directly to the right of center, bottom row), MAC Mulch.
My thoughts: Like the Eyelid Shade, the Crease Shade was a PITA to dupe. It’s surprisingly complex for a bronzy-brown shade. I thought MAC Mulch could be a potential dupe, but Mulch is more red-toned, while the Crease Shade is distinctly more copper. It’s also a little strange that the Youtuber chose the Butternut quad’s bronze shade as a dupe for two different shades from the Gilded Age palette. They are clearly not the same color!
The Highlight Shade:
My thoughts: After all that swatching and rubbed raw skin, we finally have a match! NYX’s NoN palette contains a shade that is close in color to the Browbone shade.
So, have you found any shades that come close?