Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner (Part 2)

Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks.. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Bump 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright white with a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which applied fairly fluidly and didn’t skip. In order to get truly opaque coverage, a second layer is needed, but be sure to wait until the first layer dries down. It lasted for ten hours on me. Make Up For Ever M16 Matte White (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Polar Ice (P, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Fascinating (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Exit (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Alpine (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Exit (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Santa Monica Blvd. (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Cuff 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright silver with a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage, even after I spent a good bit of time shaking up the tube; on the best application, I was able to get semi-opaque coverage, but three of the four times I tried swatching for better coverage, it was just semi-sheer. If you want to layer this for true opacity, just make sure to let the first layer dry. MAC Sterling Silver (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Diamonds are Forever (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Silverstroke (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Bump
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
84%
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Cuff
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
73%
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Revolver
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
10
Application
3
Total
69%
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Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a very light pink with subtle, warm undertones and a shimmery, lightly sparkly finish. Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees (LE, $75.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It has a warmer base color, while the shimmer seemed cooler and icier (particularly noticeable when I applied it to the face and blended out). The texture was fairly soft, not as smooth as the other two shades in the range, but it remained blendable and easy to apply to the skin. The texture didn’t emphasize pores on me, and it had buildable, medium coverage. While this had the most noticeable shimmer, it actually seemed to have the least amount of sheen between the three shades in the line; it yields a noticeable glow–somewhere between subtle and moderate. This shade stayed on well for seven hours on me.

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Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Peach Lights
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
84%
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MAC x Star Trek Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder ($34.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “sheer wash of soft rose shimmer.” MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Enigmatic (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition formula for the brand’s collaboration for Star Trek. I have next to no specific information regarding the formula, so I’m assessing it as a typical highlighting powder as they seem designed to impart luminosity over strong color (all three shades are described as sheer and have shimmer/pearl). This shade had sheer to semi-sheer coverage with a fairly soft, smooth consistency that blended out easily on the skin and sat well without emphasizing pores or the skin’s texture. I believe this is the lightest of the three shades that will be available, and it gives a soft glow to my skin tone (light-medium to medium, for reference) but may add a little bit of color on very fair complexions. This wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

The Star Trek collection will be available online on August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America). There are two more shades–Strange New Worlds (sheer wash of golden coral pearl) and Highly Illogical (sheer wash of golden plum with fine pearl) also released.

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MAC Trip the Light Fantastic Powder Luna Luster
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette ($14.99 for 0.32 oz.) consists of four highlighters–three powder, one cream. They’re designed as “highly pigmented metallic finishes” that give a “luminous sheen” on the “face and body.” It’s a fun palette for highlighting that doesn’t break the bank, and I think that the biggest issue is that not all shades were “highly pigmented” but imagine for many, that’s not a deal-breaker when it comes to highlighters.

Ecliptic is a subdued, light-medium rose pink with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was somewhat buildable but never to more than medium coverage. The creamier consistency made it prone to sheering out as it was blended onto the skin, though I think that works well for the type of product it is as it is hard to overdo. On me, the cream highlighter wore for seven hours before becoming patchy. Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Celestial (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Starburst (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hemisphere is a cooler, pinky lavender with a luminous sheen. The consistency was soft and blendable, but it was a touch drier and looser in the pan, so it didn’t have the same finely-milled feel as some highlighters/powders can. I don’t think this is something really seen on the skin (at least not for me), as it imparted a nice, glowy finish that didn’t emphasize pores or look dry on. It had good pigmentation and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Anastasia Purple Horseshoe (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Monster (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Pearl Dust (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Hippo (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Subsolar is a very light yellow with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It doesn’t seem warm enough to be your traditional take on a gold highlighter–it almost has a green cast to it at some angles. The texture was smooth but had a firmer press to it compared to the right two highlighters, which resulted in more semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage. It gave my skin a subtle glow without adding warmth to it (I am warm-toned, though) and did not emphasize pores or my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore nicely for seven and a half hours. Anastasia Marshmallow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette Solstice
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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