Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette

Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette ($39.00 for 0.75 oz.) has three warm-toned highlighters–peachy gold, rosy pink, golden bronze–that leans toward the more extreme of highlighters, as they’re very shimmery and produce a strong sheen when applied. They are easiest to use at medium or higher coverage, but with a light touch and a feathery brush, you can get a less intense look. The powders were consistent in feel, performance, and payoff: they were soft, just a smidgen dusty but blendable on the skin with rich color payoff and a high-shine, frosted finish. I had a noticeable emphasis of pores when I wore the shades at medium or greater coverage. All three shades lasted a solid eight hours on me before fading. On my light-medium skin tone, all three produced some color as well as shine, so I expect that lighter skin tones will find these more to work as highlighting blushes, while darker skin tones will appreciate the lack of white in the bases across these shades.

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Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette
Makeup Geek Highlighter Palette Kathleen Lights
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette Now Available

Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette
Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette


Makeup Geek has partnered with popular beauty vlogger KathleenLights to bring you a limited-edition highlighter palette that includes three exclusive shades lovingly created by Kathleen

“I’m so happy and in love with this highlight palette! I wanted to create three wearable shades that suit every single skin tone in one place! A shade for fair skin, medium skin and deeper skin tones! So, no matter who you are, you can rock these highlights and be glowy and beautiful! You can even mix them to create your custom shade! Hope you love it as much as I do!” XOXO, KathleenLights

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The Details

Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette | $39.00 | Limited Edition

  • Nightlight Light gold with a reflective luminous finish
  • Starlight Rosy pink with a reflective luminous finish
  • Sunlight Soft copper with a reflective luminous finish

Round-up: Makeup Geek Blushes Overview + Report Card

Makeup Geek Valentine Blush
Makeup Geek Valentine Blush

Makeup Geek Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) released 20 shades in an updated formula, and there were some winners and some so-so shades. For the most part, ones that fell short were sheerer (sheer to medium in coverage) rather than the pigmented as described. Most of the shades are very soft but thinner and don’t kick up as much excess powder as the original formula, though I personally found the original formula to be smoother and more luxurious in feel.

The color range is definitely more muted than the original shade range, so some shades are more unique, which is great, but even the shades that were carried over often lost vibrancy or were lightened. They also went into a different direction for the finish, which is pretty matte, compared to the more satiny finish of their original formula, which was intentional. I wish they had not changed the original shades so much in the new formula, as I think it’s odd to change both the color intensity/saturation as well as the finish and keep the same names (confusing!). I think if you like more matte blushes, don’t mind medium coverage, and like the shade range, it could definitely be worth checking out.

On a personal level, I was really disappointed to see the satin finish get axed, because it was the highlight of the formula; it was what made it more unique and versatile, and it was the reason why it was a favorite blush formula. If they had kept the original shades the same, then the range would have a good mix of satin and matte, richer and desaturated shades. It’s always a bummer when a brand tweaks one of your favorite formulas and turns it from a holy grail to an easy skip. It’s still a good blush formula overall, but it’s just not a favorite for me any longer!

01

Makeup Geek Infatuation

Permanent. $10.00/0.15 oz.

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a mostly matte finish.

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
A

02. Makeup Geek Covet

Makeup Geek Covet Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with warm undertones and a barely-there golden sheen. Read full review.

A-

03. Makeup Geek Heart Throb

Makeup Geek Heart Throb Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium coral-brown with warmer undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

04. Makeup Geek Promise Ring

Makeup Geek Promise Ring Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a pale, light pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A-

05. Makeup Geek Secret Admirer

Makeup Geek Secret Admirer Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A-

06. Makeup Geek Desire

Makeup Geek Desire Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

A-

07. Makeup Geek Puppy Love

Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-y brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A-

08. Makeup Geek Blind Date

Makeup Geek Blind Date Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a matte finish.. Read full review.

A-

09. Makeup Geek Valentine

Makeup Geek Valentine Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Makeup Geek XOXO

Makeup Geek XOXO Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

B+

11. Makeup Geek Love Letter

Makeup Geek Love Letter Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender purple with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

B+

12. Makeup Geek Rendezvous

Makeup Geek Rendezvous Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark pinky-plum with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

B+

13. Makeup Geek Summer Fling

Makeup Geek Summer Fling Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

B+

14. Makeup Geek Chivalry

Makeup Geek Chivalry Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B

15. Makeup Geek Bliss

Makeup Geek Bliss Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a pop of light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

B

16. Makeup Geek Romance

Makeup Geek Romance Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium, peach-pink with warm undertones and a gold, frosted finish. Read full review.

B

17. Makeup Geek Spell Bound

Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

C+

18. Makeup Geek Cherish

Makeup Geek Cherish Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, light-medium rosy pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

C

19. Makeup Geek Soulmate

Makeup Geek Soulmate Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medim-dark plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

C

20. Makeup Geek Main Squeeze

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

88%

Average Score
A
10
B
7
C
3
D
0
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush

Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Spell Bound
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
84%

Makeup Geek Romance Blush

Makeup Geek Romance Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium, peach-pink with warm undertones and a gold, frosted finish. Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC New Romance (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Unimaginable (LE) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Palace Door (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Who's Your Poppy (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Romance Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Romance
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
84%

Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush

Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-y brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Puppy Love
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%