Makeup Geek Summer 2015 Eyeshadows

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.

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Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shore Thing
D+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
69%
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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow (Part 3)

Milani Bella Copper (23) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, gold sheen and copper sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry with richer, mostly opaque coverage when applied damp. The texture was dry and dusty, so it was better when used damp or over a tacky base. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on me, but it had some fall out over time. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is darker. LORAC Gold (P, ) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, brighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted. Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Bella Copper (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Copper (23)
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow (Part 2)

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is deepened, medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage applied dry and richer coverage applied damp, but the texture was a smidgen powdery, so dry application could be messy, yet it was a little harder to blend when used damp. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is lighter. Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. MAC Smokeluxe #5 (P, ) is darker. NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $24.00) is warmer. MAC Bleuluxe #5 (P, ) is darker. MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium coppery peach with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and easily blended on the skin. It had semi-sheer pigmentation applied dry and mostly opaque pigmentation when applied damp. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC All That Glitters (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC All That Glitters (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is cooler. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P, ) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Future (P, ) is lighter. MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had good color payoff both wet and dry, though dry came together more smoothly, as the texture was a little on the drier/powdery side. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading. bareMinerals Eureka (P, ) is darker, warmer. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Mildew (P, $18.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Spectacular (P, ) is more pigmented, warmer. Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $6.99) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE, ) is warmer. Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Hourglass Color Field #4 (P, ) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a darkened forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, and the color leaned warmer when applied dry. When applied damp, it was much more intense and metallic. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. Fyrinnae Are You My Mummy? (P, $6.80) is cooler. Inglot #418 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer. Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (P, ) is warmer. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Christmas Tree (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Sephora Collection Walk on the Wild Side (08) (P, $13.00) is cooler. Sephora Collection Rolling in the Grass (10) (P, $13.00) is more shimmery. NARS Night Porter (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium silver with a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. The dry application yielded semi-opaque color payoff, but the drier, lightly powdery texture made it prone to sheering out and fading more quickly. Damp application was more intense and easier to work with, as the color smoothed out. This shade started to fade after seven hours of wear. Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Guise (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Dior Trompe L’Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter, less pigmented. Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Too Faced Jailbird (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is medium-dark, bluish-teal with a warmer, golden-green frosted sheen that gives it a mostly metallic finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with no powderiness. It had good color payoff applied dry, though it was slightly truer-to-pan and more opaque when applied damp. It wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Shimmermoss (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $5.99) is lighter. Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE, ) is lighter. Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is warmer. Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Black (12)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Champagne (16)
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
83%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Khaki (17)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Emerald (18)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Silver (20)
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Teal (21)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow (Part 1)

Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe gray with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage applied damp. The texture was a little dry and powdery, so it would benefit from a primer to improve adhesion and blendability. On me (without primer), it lasted for seven hours before fading. bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is lighter. Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is cooler. MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is cooler. LORAC Cool Gray (P, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is warmer. MAC Rose Blend #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. LORAC Stone (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. Kat Von D Night Crawler (LE, ) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is lighter. bareMinerals Rowdy (P, ) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella White (07) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, medium white that leans very slightly warm-toned with a frosted sheen. It was smoother and brighter when applied damp and thicker in its opacity, but it was pretty opaque applied dry. The texture was fairly soft and smooth, and it blended well. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P, ) is darker. Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is brighter. MAC Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Giorgio Armani Open (LE, ) is more shimmery. theBalm Metal-ica (P, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Anna Sui Pearl White (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel L’Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. Stila Moonstone (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Sky (08) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, muted blue with a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was semi-opaque and smoother. The texture was drier, lightly powdery, and prone to sheering out on the skin, and unsurprisingly, it only lasted for six hours before fading. Chanel Destination (LE, $36.00) is darker. MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. L’Oreal Infinite Sky (P, $7.99) is darker. L’Oreal Infinite Sky (P, $7.99) is darker. MAC Moon’s Reflection (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. Sephora Collection Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $13.00) is lighter. MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. CoverGirl Ice Flame (345) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild I’m His Breezey #4 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker. Dior Rivage #1 (LE, ) is darker. Dior Rivage #1 (LE, ) is darker. Dior Rivage #3 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Indigo Blend #1 (LE, ) is darker, brighter. Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Navy (09) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a blackened navy blue with lighter blue and medium-dark navy blue pearly shimmer that gives it a soft, frosted finish. It had nice color payoff both wet and dry, with the damp application yielding smoother, slightly richer intensity. The texture was soft, blendable with just a smidgen of dryness. It wore well for eight hours before fading. bareMinerals Climax (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is warmer. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever I220 Sapphire (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Navy #6 (LE, ) is lighter. Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $5.99) is lighter. Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $18.00) is lighter. a href=”http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?sg=197602,189022,182344,180572,179927,174232,171187,171088,170349,155192,117166,116860,115165,114470,107982,105094,101719,97865,94342″>See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Gray (10) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with a lighter silver shimmer and frosted finish. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer and very dry and powdery to work with. Applied damp, it was richer in color and easier to work with, but it still only lasted for six and a half hours on. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P, ) is warmer. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #5 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Just Breathe #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Piaf (LE, ) is cooler. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker. CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Charcoal (11) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a dirty taupe brown with subtle, cooler undertones in its brown base with a frosted finish. It was on the drier side, so I would recommend applying it damp to minimize it looking dry/powdery on the skin. It had good color payoff dry, but it was richer and smoother when applied damp. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Trusted Instinct #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P, ) is lighter. Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Soul Serenade (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P, ) is lighter. theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Benefit Skinny Jeans (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Taupe (05)
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella White (07)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Sky (08)
D+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
68%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Navy (09)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Gray (10)
D+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
69%
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Charcoal (11)
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%

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ColourPop Paradise Cove, Poolside, Skinny Dip Super Shock Bronzers

ColourPop Paradise Cove Super Shock Cheek (Bronzer) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “golden beige in a satin finish.” It’s a medium brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a lighter gold shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice pigmentation that applied really evenly and smoothly as the texture was creamy enough to make it apply well but still dry down and set to a powder finish. On me, the color stayed on well for eight hours. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery. Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is more shimmery. Too Faced Spice (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks (Bronzers)
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronzer Paradise Cove
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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ColourPop Bon Voyage, Carry-on, Happy Hour Super Shock Bronzers

ColourPop Bon Voyage Super Shock Cheek (Bronzer) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “soft tan in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, light-medium brown with subtle, warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly velvety texture–a little drier than the highlighter formula but on par with the matte blushes–that is easily blended on the skin. The color wore well for nine hours on me. Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is warmer. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter, warmer. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer. MAC Aphrodite’s Shell (LE, $33.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $65.00) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Close-Up #2 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter. Benefit Hoola (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks (Bronzers)
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronzer Bon Voyage
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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