ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 2)

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool grey.” It’s a medium, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and applied very true-to-pan. The wear was fantastic–there was no fading or creasing after ten hours of wear. Sephora Collection Swell (P, $13.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Mixed Tape
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
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Kat Von D Magick, Tijuana, Mercy Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Magick Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sweet dusty pink.” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and very fine shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with creamy texture that glided across lips easily. It was much thicker and creamier compared to the Studded Kiss shades I tried when they first launched. The color wore for six hours and was just a touch drying after four hours of wear. Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $22.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Milani Lust (LE, $8.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is brighter, less pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Magick Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Magick
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 1)

ColourPop Supermodel Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft golden ivory.” It’s a brightening, light-medium golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable, and smooth texture that applied easily to the lid and didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Elektron (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #395 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Flirt (P) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Halo (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Galore (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Supermodel
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
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Kat Von D Piaf, Nayeon, Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool chocolate with purple shimmer.” It’s a deepened red-toned brown with fine violet shimmer. The shimmer is what makes it harder to dupe. It’s a chameleon of a color as the undertone seems to shift a lot depending on the natural light; sometimes it looks cooler, sometimes it is warmer, and sometimes it appears very dark and other times more of a true brown. The texture had some slip, and it applied without tugging, though the consistency has some tackiness to it applied. It didn’t apply evenly, and it only had semi-opaque coverage. The lipstick lasted for six hours, was lightly drying, and settled into lip lines noticeably after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Piaf
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
80%
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Top 5: Plum Blushes for Fall 2015

Plum is one of my favorite cheek colors to wear (right after coral!), because they can run cool or warm in tone, so they work with a lot of looks. It’s also a great shade to pair with the deeper lip colors that we often see in fall and winter. What are your favorites?

  1. Urban Decay Rapture — a purply-plum with subtle pearl
  2. theBalm Cabana Boy — a cooler-toned plum with sheen
  3. IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose — a rosy plum with a luminous finish
  4. Sleek Pomegranate — a brightened, berry-plum with a frosted sheen
  5. NARS Oasis — a warm plum with gold pearl

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Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush

Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $21.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (P, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush Flirt It Up (06)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
87%