Makeup Geek Chit Chat, Pillow Talk, Toxic, Rebel, Hot Pants Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Chit Chat Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium periwinkle with strong, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It seemed really promising, but it was surprisingly hard to work with, especially for a shimmer–it had a dustiness to it that made it hard to apply evenly. I could only get it to apply decently with a damp brush. It lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Blue Orbit (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay UV-B (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Pool Shark (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Moon's Reflection (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Chit Chat Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Chit Chat
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
79%
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Makeup Geek Fashion Addict, Tuscan Sun, Hopscotch, Sand Dollar, Taboo Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Fashion Addict Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, magenta-purple with warmer undertones and a matte finish. Like a lot of the other mattes from recent spring release, it was powdery and hard to work with–regular primer doesn’t cut it, either–only a white, lightly tacky base is of any help. I found it incredibly disappointing and a utter pain to use as it would sheer out easily (resulting in a lot of fall out) and did not build well. It had noticeably faded within six hours. Buxom VIP (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #11 (P) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Statement (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Fashion Rebel #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Vibrant Grape (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Ooh la Orchid (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #6 (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Fashion Addict Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Fashion Addict
D+
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
68%
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Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Hourglass Mood Exposure (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Baby Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Baked Blush Hibiscus
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
71%

Makeup Geek Anarchy, Casino, Sin City, Venom Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture that ran a little dry but was workable on the lid and only sheered out a little when applied. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Trust Me (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Miss Minnie (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE) is darker, more muted (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #28 (P) is darker (80% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Anarchy
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
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ColourPop Pillow Talk, Hollywood Blvd., Chateau Matte X Lippie Stix

ColourPop Pillow Talk Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a very smooth, velvety consistency that glided on effortlessly, but the texture did feel a bit thin and clingy once on. This one highlighted the natural texture of my lips slightly and would visibly pull apart when I widened my mouth or smiled. The color lasted for six hours with slightly more fading from the center of the lips. It was somewhat drying over time. Colour Pop Mess Around (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Chi (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Styled in Sepia (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Pillow Talk Matte X Lippie Stix
Colour Pop Matte X Lippie Stix Pillow Talk
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Makeup Geek Tiki Hut, Wild West, Brownie Points, Friend Zone Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Tiki Hut Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, yellow tones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, finely-milled consistency that was a smidgen powdery but easy to blend out on the skin and did not look dry on the eye. The color lasted well for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Base) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Flutes (LE, $5.00)(90% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Puree (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Tiki Hut Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Tiki Hut
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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