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Makeup Geek Quickstep, Waltz, Flamenco Showstopper Crème Stains

01/07

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain

Quickstep

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a muted, light-medium rosy beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color coverage, which was slightly buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but I found that layering tended to amplify how patchy/uneven it looked. It did take three pulls of product to get enough product to yield a single layer as the packaging seemed to wipe away a lot of product from the applicator. It gathered in my lip lines and looked more pronounced as I smiled. It applied unevenly but only had a couple of visible streaks. This shade lasted for three hours and was just 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 Quickstep
Quickstep
Quickstep
D+

Limited Edition

6
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
67%
Total

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Waltz

Limited Edition
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D-

Flamenco

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Mambo, Electric Slide, Twerk Showstopper Crème Stains

01/06

Makeup Geek Mambo Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Mambo Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Mambo Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Mambo Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Mambo Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Mambo Showstopper Crème Stain

Mambo

Makeup Geek Mambo Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a rich, raspberry pink with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It was one of the more pigmented and easier-to-apply shades with minimal streaking, just “cracking” when I smiled where it was clear the color was pulling away at my lip lines. It had semi-opaque coverage, though it required three pulls of product just to get enough product on the lips for one layer. The consistency was thin, quick-drying, and lightly tacky after it dried down. It lasted for four hours before there was noticeable fading along the center of the lips, and it was drying after three hours of wear. (Surprisingly, it did not leave behind stain.)

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offer 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 than 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 Mambo
Mambo
Mambo
C

Limited Edition

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
74%
Total

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F

Electric Slide

Limited Edition
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F

Twerk

Limited Edition
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Sneak Peek: Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stains Photos & Swatches

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.” These launch March 23rd! Here are swatches:

Showstopper Creme Stain

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Round up: Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Glosses

Makeup Geek
Foiled Lip Glss

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01

Makeup Geek Groupie

PPermanent. $15.00/0.27 oz.

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky-red with bright, fuchsia pearl. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

02. Makeup Geek Headliner

Makeup Geek Headliner Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep bronze with warm, copper undertones and gold, red, and copper pearl. Read full review.

A-

03. Makeup Geek Set List

Makeup Geek Set List Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A-

04. Makeup Geek Replay

Makeup Geek Replay Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a bright, pinky-red with subtle, cool undertones and very fine red pearl. Read full review.

A-

05. Makeup Geek Drumroll

Makeup Geek Drumroll Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark magenta purple with cooler, violet and fuchsia pearl. Read full review.

A-

06. Makeup Geek Mixtape

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a dark burgundy-brown with warm undertones and multi-colored pearl. Read full review.

A-

07. Makeup Geek Acoustic

Makeup Geek Acoustic Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a dark burgundy with warm undertones and red and magenta pearl. Read full review.

B+

08. Makeup Geek Backstage

Makeup Geek Backstage Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a rich, dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and fine violet and plum pearl. Read full review.

B+

09. Makeup Geek Vinyl

Makeup Geek Vinyl Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a deep taupe with warm, brownish undertones and green and gold pearl (and seemingly other colors, too, but predominantly green and gold). Read full review.

B

10. Makeup Geek VIP

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a dark peach with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. Read full review.

B

Glossover Breakdown

90%

Average Score
A
6
B
4
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
8.5
texture
8.5
longevity
10
application
5
Total
90%
product
8.5
pigmentation
8.5
texture
8.5
longevity
10
application
5
Total
90%

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Makeup Geek Telepathic, Gargoyle, Illusion, Firefly Foiled Pigments

01/05

Makeup Geek Telepathic Foiled Pigment

Makeup Geek Telepathic Foiled Pigment

Makeup Geek Telepathic Foiled Pigment

Makeup Geek Telepathic Foiled Pigment

Makeup Geek Telepathic Foiled Pigment

Telepathic

Makeup Geek Telepathic Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light white gold with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The finish became more reflective and less frosted when I used it damp, but the coverage level was the same–opaque–regardless of dry or damp application. The texture was smooth, finely-milled but not dusty, and it applied evenly on the lid without primer. The color started to crease after eight hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Foiled Pigment Telepathic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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A

Gargoyle

Permanent
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B+

Illusion

Permanent
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B+

Firefly

Permanent
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