Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Shore Thing Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “true pastel, mint green with a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium, aqua green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was powdery to work with and tended to look almost chalky against my skin. With a primer, it would work better, but it doesn’t apply well on bare skin–sheer, uneven, and dry-looking. On bare skin, it lasted for six hours before fading. Colour Pop Flux (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green (P, $21.00) is darker. Kat Von D Archangel (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. MAC Aqua (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter, cooler, less glossy. Inglot #345 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Poppy Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte orange with subtle pink undertones.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was slightly powdery, so it is best patted onto the skin with minimal blending along the edges or else it can sheer out a bit. On me, it lasted for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Macaron (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Mandala (LE, ) is darker. MAC Red Brick (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Farasha (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Orange (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Ablaze (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #5 (DC, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light peachy champagne with a metallic finish.” It’s a muted, light-medium yellow gold with a frosted sheen. It had a really soft, smooth texture that wasn’t powdery, and the color payoff was fully opaque. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #3 (P, ) is less shimmery. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is lighter. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Aspire (P, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Wisteria Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte pale purple.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned lavender purple with a satin finish. It had decent color payoff but was on the powdery side. It tended to sheer out and apply unevenly over bare skin, so it was hard to work with. I could only see using this over a more opaque, lightly tacky base to help overcome its issues. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. This is supposed to be the new and improved version (for 2015), and it seems better than the original, but it still has its problems. Illamasqua Can Can (P, ) is brighter, cooler. Burberry Lavender Blue (13) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted, warmer. Inglot #334 (P, $6.00) is darker. Wet ‘n’ Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up #2 (LE, $2.29) is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Tainted (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Pin-up Purple (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Purple Haze (DC, $16.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek High Tea Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte medium brown with strong gray undertones.” It’s a medium-dark, muted olive brown with hints of almost cooler-toned green and a more semi-matte finish. I consulted with Makeup Geek on this shade while they were still working on it about a year ago, so I’m abstaining from reviewing it, but I have swatched it and pulled dupes! theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Pewter (P, $22.00) is lighter. MAC Flourishing (P, $16.00) is brighter. Burberry Khaki (08) (P, $29.00) is darker. Chanel Olivine (137) (LE, $34.00) is cooler. Laura Mercier Fog (LE, $22.00) is lighter. NARS Shade III (LE, $25.00) is darker. MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Stony (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Roulette Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “rosy, burnt sienna with a shimmery finish.” It’s a rich coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. The color payoff was incredibly intense and opaque with a smooth, buttery consistency that made it easy to apply and blend out. It wore well for nine hours before fading. This shade was previously available in the Vegas Lights palette but is now part of the permanent line (and available individually). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is more shimmery. Guerlain Cuivre Ora (LE, $35.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is more muted. Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is warmer. YSL Steamy Coral (05) (P, $30.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $42.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is darker. Too Faced Bon Bon #2 (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is warmer, darker. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte Copper Kettle (LE, ) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium camel brown with warm yellow undertones and a matte finish.” (It was originally described as a “medium terracotta matte.”) It’s a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade was originally released in the Vegas Lights palette, but it is now available individually (and permanently). The texture is incredibly soft, smooth, and silky without being powdery (one of the brand’s best matte eyeshadows). It lasted well for nine hours before fading. MAC Socialite (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Desert (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. LORAC Camel (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Selfie (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Undeniable (P, ) is darker, cooler. Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is darker. Givenchy Delicate #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Uninterrupted (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Baby Face Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “very light brown with cool gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a light, neutral beige with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a soft, silky texture that was a tiny bit powdery. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Laetus (P, ) is darker. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is cooler. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is cooler. Hourglass Infinity #1 (P, ) is . Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is . Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE, ) is cooler. Laura Mercier Vanilla Nuts (P, $23.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is cooler. Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm Adagio (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

It used to be hard to find a more yellow-based orange (most of the orange-hued eyeshadows would have a strong red base), but now, there is more variety than other. I think that yellow-toned oranges can sometimes be easier to wear if you’re new to orange eyeshadow! Here are some of my current favorites:

  1. Burberry Shell — a shimmery, golden orange
  2. ColourPop Sunnies — a pop of yellowed orange with a satin finish
  3. Makeup Geek Chickadee — a yellowed, medium orange with a matte finish
  4. OCC Mimosa — a shimmering tangerine
  5. Milani Bella Mandarin — a muted, yellowed orange

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

As a coral fiend, summer is often one of my favorite times of the year for new products, because brands tend to release corals, but there are plenty of corals to choose from year-round. Here is my current list of favorites! What are yours?

  1. Urban Decay Quiver — a bold, coral-red
  2. Makeup Geek Love Affair — a warm, pink-coral
  3. Chanel Malice — a luminous coral
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a shimmery, peachy-coral
  5. Tom Ford Love Lust — a luminous, medium-dark coral

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow

Here are the last four shades of the newly released Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) shades! :) As previously mentioned, the formula is designed as a cross between a powder and cream eyeshadow, and it’s supposed to have “intense pigmentation” with a “smooth, silky” texture. The brand has stated that those with oilier skin types will need a primer as these are prone to creasing due to the ingredients used in it. My testing showed that this formula creased faster over primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion and NARS Smudgeproof compared to just applying them to my bare lids, which are normal-to-dry. When applied over MAC Painterly Paint Pot, wear seemed to extend for about two hours longer than on bare lids.

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light champagne beige with slight pink undertones and a foiled finish.” It’s a muted, light-medium beige with hints of peach, warm undertones, and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff that went on very smoothly. The texture was dense, thicker, and very smooth, but it sometimes can emphasize the texture of the lids if you over-apply it. Over NARS/Urban Decay primers, it lasted for five hours; on bare lids, seven hours; and over MAC Painterly, nine hours. Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) (P, $38.00) is lighter. NARS Valhalla (P, $24.00) is lighter. Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE) is lighter. Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is pinker. Stila Kitten (P) is very similar. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is pinker. theBalm #7 (P, $6.50) is warmer. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P) is lighter. Urban Decay Sin (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is pinker. Benefit RSVP (P, $10.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “true yellow gold with a foiled finish.” It’s a brightened, true yellow gold with subtle warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth texture that was easily blended on the skin. It wore for five and a half hours over NARS/Urban Decay primers, seven and a half hours over bare lids, and nine and a half hours over MAC Painterly. LORAC Unlimited (P) is warmer. Anastasia Gold Bar (P, $12.00) is lighter, less metallic. Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P) is cooler-toned, lighter. Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is less shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is darker. NARS Corcovado (P, $24.00) is a cream product. MAC Gorgeous Gold (P, $16.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is slightly darker. bareMinerals Remix (LE) is more muted. Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is less metallic, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Untamed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright coppery orange with warm undertones and a foiled finish warm coppery bright orange.” It’s a vibrant, copper gold with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. This shade had a lot of richness and depth to the color. It was intensely pigmented and really smooth and creamy to the touch. It wore for five and a half hours over NARS/Urban Decay primers, seven and a half hours on bare skin, and nine and a half overs over MAC Painterly. Colour Pop KathleenLights (LE, $5.00) is darker. Urban Decay Heat (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #3 (P) is darker, cooler-toned. Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Rap (P, $16.00) Makeup Geek Gold Digger (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE) is lighter. MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone (P, $30.00) is less metallic. bareMinerals Connoisseur (LE) is darker. bareMinerals Louder (LE) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Charmed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “muted silvery light olive with taupe undertones and a foiled finish.” It’s a dirty, green-ish pewter with warm, khaki undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good color payoff, but it wasn’t as opaque as other shades in the launch. The texture was soft, creamy, and blendable on the skin. On me, it lasted for five hours over NARS/Urban Decay Primer Potion, seven and a half hours over bare skin, and nine hours over MAC Painterly. This was one of the more unique shades in the collection. Giorgio Armani Onyx (05) (P, $38.00) is darker, cream. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #3 (LE) is darker, less shimmery. Colour Pop Snow Flurry (P, $5.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Division (LE) is darker. Hello Kitty Cookie (LE) is slightly warmer. Kat Von D Melancholia (P) is darker. Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is lighter. MAC Cakeshop (LE) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow

This post features three of the new Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) shades that have just been released. The formula is supposed to be a cross between a cream and powder eyeshadow that has “intense pigmentation” with a “smooth, silky formula.” The brand has said that the formula may be prone to creasing on oilier lids and recommends a primer. The color payoff of these shades ranged from mostly opaque to fully opaque with dense, thick, creamy textures. The wear was actually shorter when used over primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion and NARS Smudgeproof than it was without any primer or base; when I tested with MAC Painterly Paint Pot, I had the longest results, though shorter than I typically get with Paint Pots.

Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light silvery pink with a foiled finish frosted silvery pale pink.” It’s a very light pink with subtle cool undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that was easily built-up to full coverage on the lid once blended and worked into the skin. The color lasted for seven hours on bare lids, five and a half hours over NARS/Urban Decay primers, and nine hours over MAC Painterly. Maybelline Petunia Punk (120) (LE, $6.99) is a cream product, darker. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE) is less metallic. Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is less metallic. Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is less metallic. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is darker. MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE) is darker. Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (P) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (LE) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #2 (LE) os similar. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE) is cooler-toned. MAC Fresh & Mint #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is darker. bareMinerals Muse (P) is less metallic. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Daydreamer Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light lilac purple with cool undertones and a foiled finish cool light lilac purple.” It’s a cool-toned, light-medium lavender purple with a metallic sheen. It had nice pigmentation that went on very smoothly and evenly, and it was easy to blend out on the skin. It started to crease after seven hours on bare skin, five and a half hours over NARS/Urban Decay primers, and nine hours over MAC Painterly. Urban Decay Tonic (P, $18.00) is warmer, pinker. Kat Von D Astrological (LE) is less metallic, lighter. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #4 (LE) is lighter. MAC Tropica (LE, $21.00) is less metallic. Urban Decay Grifter (P, $18.00) is pinker. NARS Marie-Galante #1 (LE, $24.00) is darker. MAC Light Violet (LE, $32.50) is more sparkly. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Masquerade Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright medium plum with warm undertones and a foiled finish bright warm plum.” It’s a brightened, pink-based purple with warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. This shade wasn’t as metallic as others in the range. It had fairly good pigmentation with a soft, creamy consistency that was easy to blend on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on bare lids, six hours over Urban Decay/NARS primers, and nine hours over MAC Painterly. MAC Frizzyplum (LE, $16.00) is more muted, warmer. Colour Pop Dare (P, $5.00) is purpler. Colour Pop Fantasy (P, $5.00) is more sparkly, brighter but isn’t eye safe. Ardency Inn Orchid (P, $21.00) is brighter but isn’t eye safe. Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid (P, $21.00) is lighter but isn’t eye safe. NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Fishnet (P, $18.00) is lighter, less shimmery. MAC Power Boosted (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Stars ‘n’ Rockets (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Femininity (LE, $32.50) is lighter, more sparkly. Sugarpill Magentric (P, $13.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow

Ten new shades of the Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) have been released. This time around, the brand has made it a point to state that those with oilier lids will need to use a primer for longevity if you have oilier lids as they are prone to creasing without one. They’re still supposed to have “intense pigmentation” with a “smooth, silky formula.” In general, they are fairly pigmented (mostly opaque to opaque) with a dense, creamy consistency that tends to be very metallic and high-shine.

The formula didn’t seem to wear well over primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion (extending wear to as long as 8-9 hours) or NARS Smudge Proof (extending wear to 12+ hours), and instead, it actually creased faster than when I applied them over my bare lids, which are normal-to-dry. I was able to prevent creasing for longer using a MAC Paint Pot (extending wear to as long as 12+ hours), which is a much heavier and opaque base, and it prevented creasing for an additional two hours beyond if I wore them without any base or primer. A more opaque, thicker base helps extend wear, but whatever oils are used in the product definitely seem to break down even the best of primers/bases, because while I could normally get 12 hours easily with a MAC Paint Pot, I could see faint creasing developing at the nine hour mark.

Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium silver with subtle blue undertones medium silver with hint of blue.” It’s a cool-toned, silvered purple with a frosted, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff with a creamy, thick consistency that felt almost like a cream eyeshadow. It is quite metallic, so paired with the thickness of the formula, it can emphasize the lid’s texture if over-applied. It started to crease after five hours over NARS/Urban Decay primers, seven and a half hours on bare lids, and nine and a half hours over MAC Painterly. Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Fathoms Deep (P, $20.00) is darker. Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) (LE, $33.00) is darker. MAC Water & Ice #2 (P, $21.00) is darker. L’Oreal Liquid Diamond (P, $7.99) is similar. Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Fantasy Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “int green with a foiled finish frosty mint green.” It’s a softened, light-medium green with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly on the skin. It wore well for seven hours on bare lids, five and a half over NARS/Urban Decay primers, and nine hours over MAC Painterly. Sleek MakeUP Evergreen (P, $9.99) is slightly darker. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is more muted, darker. Makeup Geek Shimmermint (P, $5.99) is less metallic. Fyrinnae Electric Stardust (P, $6.80) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Atlantica (LE) is lighter, less shimmery. MAC Golden Olive (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light, bright aqua with a foiled finish intensely bright light aqua.” It’s a light-medium, green-leaning teal with a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency, so I was surprised when it seemed a little prone to crumbling/flaking when I applied it to the lid. I had better luck using a firm, flat brush (MAC 242) to pat it into black, and then using a fluffier brush to soften the edges, but it wasn’t as foolproof to use it as I expected, given how it felt and how pigmented it was. It wore well for seven hours on bare lids, six hours over NARS/Urban Decay primers, and nine and a half hours over MAC Painterly. I did notice that application was smoother over a primer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (P) is darker, bluer. Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is lighter, bluer. Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE) is bluer. Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is darker. Milani Teal the Truth (P, $6.99) is darker, brighter. Maybelline Edgy Emerald (P, $6.99) is a cream product. MAC Shimmermoss (P, $16.00) is less metallic. Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is bluer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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