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Sneak Peek: Makeup Geek In the Nude Collection Photos & Swatches

01/05

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Collection features a new, limited edition nine-pan eyeshadow palette and three shades of Bronze Luster, the brand’s new powder bronzer. The collection will be available June 15th online. Full reviews to come (likely deferred until we’re a bit closer to the launch date, as a heads up).

Makeup Geek In the Nude Collection

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Round-up: Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stains

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain
Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a new, limited edition formula that’s “highly pigmented that offers effortless, buildable coverage” and “long-lasting.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Makeup Geek Do-si-do, Curtsey, Salsa Showstopper Crème Stains

01/06

Makeup Geek Do-si-do Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Do-si-do Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Do-si-do Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Do-si-do Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Do-si-do Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Do-si-do Showstopper Crème Stain

Do-si-do

Makeup Geek Do-si-do Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a light-medium beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered fairly evenly, but it was slightly tacky and lifted away if I pressed my lips together within the first hour of wear. It looked a lot darker swatched than on my lips, though. The texture was thin, watery, and after it had dried down, it was extremely clingy and made my lips feel tight. The color lasteed for three and a half hours before there were serious pieces totally missing as it flaked off over time. The formula felt fairly drying.

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain Do-si-do
Do-si-do
Do-si-do
D+

Limited Edition

5.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
67%
Total

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D

Curtsey

Limited Edition
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C-

Salsa

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Foxtrot, Jitterbug, Tango Showstopper Crème Stains

01/06

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Foxtrot

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium, peachy pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that didn’t look too patchy, but it was noticeably streaky, even after it had fully dried down. The consistency was thin, watery, and dried down very quickly, so it was hard to correct any mistakes. It lasted for four hours on me and was slightly drying.

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain Foxtrot
Foxtrot
Foxtrot
C+

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
3.5
Application
78%
Total

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F

Jitterbug

Limited Edition
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C+

Tango

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Bunny Hop, Moonwalk, Cha Cha Showstopper Crème Stains

01/06

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Bunny Hop

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is bright, medium-dark pink with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage, which was hard to build up as the first layer pulled up and became very patchy and uneven when I tried to put on a second layer. The consistency was smooth, thin, but it spread decetnly across the lips and only had some streaking. It lasted for four and a half hours before fading strongly from the center first, and the formula was slightly drying.

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain Bunny Hop
Bunny Hop
Bunny Hop
C+

Limited Edition

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

Also In This Review

D

Moonwalk

Limited Edition
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B-

Cha Cha

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Arabesque, Grapevine, Charleston Showstopper Crème Stains

01/06

Makeup Geek Arabesque Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Arabesque Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Arabesque Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Arabesque Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Arabesque Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Arabesque Showstopper Crème Stain

Arabesque

Makeup Geek Arabesque Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is light-medium, pinky lavender with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was thin, almost watery, but this one actually spread better across the lips compared to many shades. It had more even, semi-opaque coverage, though it dried down with some streakiness and looked “cracked” when I smiled as the color separated at my lip lines. This shade lasted for four hours and was slightly drying.

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain Arabesque
Arabesque
Arabesque
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
80%
Total

Also In This Review

D+

Grapevine

Limited Edition
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D

Charleston

Limited Edition
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