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ColourPop Fall Edit Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium gold with stronger, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, that applied smoothly and evenly to bare skin. The texture was lightweight, emollient with a wetter feel to it than some of the other Super Shock Shadows, and blended out with ease. I used a flat, synthetic brush to apply it, and I didn’t have any issues doing so. The color wore well for ten hours before creasing faintly. Too Faced Praline (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ceska (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Hype (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Suede (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Just In Time (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (100% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is darker (95% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Intuition #2 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Lights (P) is lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Glowing (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Elixir Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had intense color payoff that applied well to bare skin, and it was smooth, blendable, and worked well with synthetic brushes. The color wore for ten hours and had no signs of fading or creasing. Colour Pop Criss Cross (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom It Crowd (P, $12.00) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Morocco (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Red Brick (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Hot Paprika (DC, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sidekick (P, $6.00) is cooler, more muted (85% similar). NARS Persia (P, $25.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Contour) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #8 (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Poppy (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Paradox Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry-red with subtle, warmer undertones with cooler-toned pearl. It had full-color coverage in a single stroke, but it seemed more prone to sheering out and losing its initial richness in practice. The color didn’t turn patchy, though, which was surprising. Like most of the brand’s eyeshadows, this too lasted for ten hours and still looked the same as it did when I initially applied it. MAC Posthaste (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M844 Burgundy (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Honeymoon in Hollywood (LE, $9.99) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Sha La La (LE) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Seeker Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rich reddish-copper with hints of warm, brown undertones and a fine violet pearl. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, lightly emollient but not wet or slippery, but still easily blended around the edges for a soft, diffused look. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Viseart Warm Mattes #12 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Beverly (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Thrilling Chase (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #4 (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). MAC Spicy Smoke (LE, $32.50) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stereo Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a blackened plum with warm undertones and a light, lighter plum sparkle over a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, spongy texture that was smooth, lightweight, and blendable. The color applied well to my lid using a flat, synthetic brush and wore for ten hours with no fading or creasing. This shade is a repromote. Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Deep Plum (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Black Forest Truffle (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Variation #4 (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Tang Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium mauvy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, spongy texture that seemed a touch drier than other shades, but it wasn’t actually dry. The texture was also denser, and the color took more effort to blend out on the lid. I felt like it was harder to get an even layer of coverage, though it was not so noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color itself wore for a solid ten hours with little evidence of change. Kat Von D Silk (LE) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #5 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #3 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Ciate Jet Setter (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Bill (P, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Jinxie
Jinxie
Jinxie
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Paradox
Paradox
Paradox
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Seeker
Seeker
Seeker
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Tang
Tang
Tang
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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ColourPop Calypso & Hutch Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Calypso Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Calypso Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Calypso Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The product was extremely pigmented with opaque coverage in one pass. It had a smooth, lightweight consistency that was thin and almost runny, but it had some body to it and spread well across the lips. It took about an hour for it to “dry” down to a true satin finish, and while it was not transfer-proof, it barely transferred after one or two presses on the back of my hand. This shade wore well for almost eight hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Burberry Fawn (05) (P, $34.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Panko (P, $20.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Tarte Mani (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Toasty (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Avarice (P, $49.50) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Givenchy Moka Imprime (304) (P, $36.00) is less pigmented, lighter (80% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is warmer, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Hutch Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep, plummy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was nearly opaque in coverage, but it is a very deep, rich shade that it was hard to tell it wasn’t fully opaque. The consistency was thin, smooth, and easily spread across the lips without becoming uneven or patchy, though it was a little more emollient than other Ultra Satins and seemed to gather in lip lines very slightly. It wore well for seven and a half hours, but it was prone to wearing away more readily from the center of the mouth. It was a little drying toward the end of wearing it. Urban Decay Troublemaker (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Berry Rouge (LE, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cyber (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Blackest Berry (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Power My Spirit (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Nevermind (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Extrovert (P, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). MAC Which Witch (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Feminist (DC, $5.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Dark Purple (600) (P, $24.00) is glossier, more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Calypso
Calypso
Calypso
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Hutch
Hutch
Hutch
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Makeup Geek Bake Sale, Pocket Change, Lucky Penny, Tan Lines, Sidekick Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and very blendable on the skin; it felt a touch dusty in the pan, but it didn’t translate that way on the lid and was effortless to use. It was nicely pigmented and wore well for eight hours on me. Tarte Van Gogh With It (LE) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Voyage (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (P) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Mocha Minded (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly buttery consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color applied well to bare skin with full coverage, while the edges diffused nicely. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Tarte Firecracker (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #6 #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). City Color Sandstorm (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cinnamon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze Glow (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Beach House (P) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $6.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Nutmeg (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Drizella (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark plummy brown with warm, rosy undertones paired with a frosted finish. The consistency felt soft to the touch, but it was a little denser and had more bulk to it, which helped it adhere well to bare skin while blending out beautifully. It was easy to use and wore well for eight hours on me. Anastasia Muse (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #2 (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Amaretto (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Peppermint Mocha (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sable (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #28 (P) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 14 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Raffinement #3 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Copper (P) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Mortal #5 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled, and smooth consistency that was a touch powdery. I had no trouble applying it to bare skin, though, and it blended out nicely without sheering out unduly. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC No Me Queda Mas (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (LE, $2.29) is lower quality, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Seaside (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Toffee Crunch (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Mocha Minded (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Moleskin (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Mocha (P, $16.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Puree (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange (P, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture was soft and smooth without being too dusty or too powdery. The color applied well to bare skin and blended out without issue. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Tarte Whimsy (P) is warmer (100% similar). Anastasia Blazing (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Cheap Bar (P) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Top Notch (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Popular Demand (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Native (P, $6.99) is cooler, brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Throwback (P) is cooler (95% similar). Huda Beauty Henna (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Wrath (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M738 Auburn (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Elixir (LE, $5.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Nuts About U (LE, $16.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Cleopatra (P) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a powder formula that is supposed to be “highly pigmented.” They come in a variety of finishes and shades, and the range has some winners but more than a few misses, too, so your mileage may vary from shade to shade. The formula tends to be softer and a little more powdery/dusty as they are not as firmly pressed into their pans, but they aren’t typically crumbly or so loose that they are prone to breakage. I find the more shimmery shades to be the most consistent in pigmentation, blendability, and wear, while the more neutral-hued matte shades are often finely milled, blendable, and easy to use. The brighter pops of color, both shimmer and more matte, can run the gamut on quality. Some shades are better built-up than immediately opaque, which can suit some application styles better. The wear tends to fall between seven and eight hours as some shades are more prone to fading as a result of the dustier texture. (Note: this applies to their standard powder formula, not their Foiled line, which is a different formulation.)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Bake Sale
Bake Sale
Bake Sale
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pocket Change
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Lucky Penny
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Tan Lines
Tan Lines
Tan Lines
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Sidekick
Sidekick
Sidekick
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rusty red copper.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery red with warm, red-orange undertones and fine pinky-red and gold shimmer. MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Evening Beige (340) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $32.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ambering Rose (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). NYX Rose Quartz (P, $6.99) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). MAC Margin (P, $22.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Super Shock Cheek formula is supposed to be buildable with sheerer coverage when used with brushes and richer coverage when applied with fingertips. The texture of this was very smooth, and it felt wetter than past iterations of this formula. It was intensely pigmented when applied with fingertips, but it blended out easily and could be buffed out if over-applied. When I used a synthetic stippling brush with it, the color was definitely sheerer but blended better with fingertips than a synthetic brush. While it is a cream-based product, it dries down to a more powder-like finish and was never tacky or glossy on the skin. It wore well for over nine hours before starting to fade on me.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bardot
Bardot
Bardot
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Makeup Geek Fall 2016 Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

There are nine new Makeup Geek Eyeshadows ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) for fall! As you might expect, I am buried under holiday palette and kit releases this weekend, so all I can give you are swatches right now, but I’ll be testing soon!

Fall 2016 Eyeshadows

Essence Be My Highlighter Pure Nude Highlighter

Essence Be My Highlight Baked Highlighter Powder
Essence Be My Highlight Baked Highlighter Powder

Essence Be My Highlight Baked Highlighter Powder ($4.49 for 0.23 oz.) is a soft, light-medium golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a baked, powder formula that is supposed to give “natural luminescence” that “blends easily” and “applies smoothly.” For those who like their highlighters warmer and a bit darker (with more color), this is an excellent option that won’t break the bank. The consistency was smooth, lightly dusty (as much as is typical with baked products), and blendable on the skin. It didn’t look dry, dusty, or powdery applied, and I felt like it “melted” within five minutes of application which gave it an even smoother finish and glow. It is a medium to heavy highlighter, though a fan brush can give it a more diffused, lightly shiny finish, but when I applied it with typical highlighter brushes, it was noticeable and yielded a metallic sheen–but it did not emphasize my pores or my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before it started to fade.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter Be My Highlight
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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