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Makeup Geek Chivalry Blush

Makeup Geek Chivalry Blush
Makeup Geek Chivalry Blush

Makeup Geek Chivalry Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Raizin (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Anise (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Bronze #3 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Melina (Contour) (P) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). The blush was incredibly rich in pigment, and it was easy to get full coverage with very little product–which means it can be easy to overdo it if you aren’t used to working with such rich and deep shades. The consistency was a little firmer, though soft, and for as rich as the shade was, it would have been more preferable if it was easier to blend out. When I worked with it, the blush applied unevenly, and it was a challenge to diffuse and move the powder enough to even out. I would recommend applying a layer of translucent powder over the skin (or base/foundation) before applying the blush, which helps with blending. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours.

Makeup Geek Blush Chivalry
Chivalry
Chivalry
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters & Bronzers Photos & Swatches

Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

I’m hoping to test these later this month or into August, but I thought I’d share swatches now: there are three shades for Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) and Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.).

Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighters & Bronzers

Makeup Geek Cherish Blush

Makeup Geek Cherish Blush
Makeup Geek Cherish Blush

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. LORAC Prism (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Simply Bliss (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is brighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Breathless (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ariana (P, $37.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage–to about medium–that was blendable and easy to apply to the skin. It just barely shows up on me, and I’m around light-medium to medium in skin tone, so my guess is this will be more suitable for fairer complexions overall. The texture felt incredibly finely-milled, but it could have been less powdery. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading was noticeable.

Makeup Geek Blush Cherish
Cherish
Cherish
8
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total

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Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder

Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder
Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder

Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder ($5.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft sheen. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Releve (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00)(90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Catrice’s Highlighting Powder is supposed to be “soft and velvety” that gives a “soft glow” to the skin and is available in two shades (I reviewed Stardust previously). The texture was soft, lightly powdery, and blendable on the skin. It kicked up excess product in the pan easily, so I would recommend using a lighter touch than usual to avoid creating too much of a mess each time you use the product. The powder sat well on the skin and didn’t emphasize the texture of mine at all, and the sheen is noticeable but subtle overall. If you like more metallic highlighters, this one is going to leave you wanting more, but if you find a lot of highlighters to be too much, then this might be your cup of tea. This shade lasted for seven hours before fading on me. There was a stronger, more powdery scent coming from the powder, in case you’re sensitive to scents.

Catrice Highlighting Powder Champagne Campaign
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Makeup Geek Bliss Blush

Makeup Geek Bliss Blush
Makeup Geek Bliss Blush

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. Zoeva CR040 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Gretel (Light) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Smitten (P, $9.99) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is brighter, darker (80% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is brighter, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). The color payoff was buildable from medium to semi-opaque coverage, and the color did darken slightly once I applied to my bare skin. In the reformulation, the color got lighter and has less pink in it compared to the original shade. The consistency was soft, but it was dusty enough to kick up quite a bit of powder in the pan and looked a smidgen dry applied to the skin, even though it was easily blended out. On me, it wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

Makeup Geek Blush Bliss
Bliss
Bliss
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder ($5.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light, pinkish-white with cool undertones and a soft, shimmery finish. MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glitz (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Pearl Dust (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Pandora (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Catrice’s Highlighting Powder is supposed to be “soft and velvety” that gives a “soft glow” to the skin and is available in two shades (I will review the other shade as well). The powder was soft and blendable with a lightly powdery consistency that kicked up excess product in the pan but did not look dry applied to the skin. It imparted a faint glowing finish that wasn’t metallic or shiny, so there were no issues with it emphasizing pores or my skin’s natural texture. It had good pigmentation that could easily be diffused or sheered out, if desired. The highlighter wore well for seven hours before fading on me. One thing I noticed is that it has a stronger, powdery smell to it.

Catrice Highlighting Powder Stardust
Stardust
Stardust
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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