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ColourPop Flitter, DM, Mugshot Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Flitter Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Flitter Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Flitter Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark rosy pink with a ton of orange-gold shimmer that gives it a more metallic finish. The color dries down to a mostly matte finish, but it is also very shimmery–a matte metallic finish, if you will. The color itself is more uncommon due to the pinker base color and more matte finish, but I wish it applied more evenly and was more opaque (it’s nowhere near “super intense”). The texture was thin and yielded semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation. The dry down did emphasize my lip lines and “cracked” slightly. On me, the color lasted for five hours and was a little drying. Too Faced Metallic Debutante (P, $21.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Metallic Peony (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Demsey (DC, $35.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Mugshot Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty red with warm undertones and a metallic finish. Finally! This shade was nearly opaque in coverage, and the color applied evenly and smoothly across the lips with a minimal emphasis of lip lines. The formula was comfortable to wear, non-drying, and lasted for five and a half hours on me. MAC Pre-Raphaelite (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Kween (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Show-All (LE, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop DM Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a rich, coppery bronze with warm, red undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was thin and was fairly easy to spread across the lips, but the color could have applied more evenly (which became more apparent after it dried down). It was comfortable to wear, as it wasn’t too clingy, but my lips “cracked” slightly when I smiled after the dry down. This shade wore for six hours but was a bit drying. Urban Decay Roach (LE, $17.00) is glossier, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Smog (LE, $17.00) is glossier, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Omar (LE, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). MAC Bronze Shimmer (P, $17.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). NYX Wrath (P, $6.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “super intense” with “high impact metallic pearls” and a “non-drying formula” that “is extremely long-wearing” (but it is “not completely transfer resistant”). Of ColourPop’s liquid lipstick formulas, this had the most slip and least pigmentation (across all four shades)–more semi-opaque, though they were buildable. The consistency spread well across the lips, but it could look more even; I think the darker coloring of the shades made some of the translucency less apparent. They dry down to a mostly transfer-proof finish, and they are flexible and comfortable to wear. I got between four and six hours of wear with these, and they seemed to break down easily with food compared to the Ultra Satins/Mattes. Two of the four shades were a little drying, while the other two were non-drying.

Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick Flitter
Flitter
Flitter
C

Permanent

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick Mugshot
Mugshot
Mugshot
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick DM
DM
DM
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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ColourPop Time Square & Love Bug Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Time Square Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Time Square Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Time Square Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy beige with subtle, warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was thin, almost runny, but smooth and very pigmented. The color was easy to apply on the lips before it dried down, though it didn’t fully dry down for almost an hour (there were a few areas that still has very light transfer). This shade wore well for six and a half hours before starting to fade noticeably, and it was moderately drying after four hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Love Bug Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. This might be one of the worst liquid lipsticks I’ve had the displeasure of trying, because it felt heavy on the lips, clung and emphasized every lip line I had, and then the color flaked off as it cracked when I tried to move my lips. It was very pigmented, and I had no trouble applying an even layer of product before it dried down, but it looked awful on. It wore terribly, as it flaked away just by talking, and it faded significantly faster from the center of the mouth–noticeable after five hours. The formula was also painfully drying. Kat Von D Plath (LE, $20.00) is brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Sis (P, $20.00) is brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Crucifix (P, $20.00) is cooler, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Hawkwind (P, $20.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $35.00) is glossier, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Christopher (P, $35.00) is glossier, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia #6 (Vol. 1) (P) is glossier, darker (80% similar). Tarte Front Row (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is glossier, lighter (80% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $17.00) is glossier, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Time Square
A-

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Love Bug
Love Bug
Love Bug
D+

Permanent

4
Product
10
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
69%
Total

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ColourPop Candyman & Do Not Disturb Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Candy Man Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Candy Man Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Candy Man Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is deep, coppery bronze with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, lightly wet to the touch, creamy, and seemingly blendable, but despite blending and building the color up, it looked a little patchy with some color dotting my cheeks almost like freckles. It was richly pigmented when applied with fingertips and more buildable with a brush. This shade lasted for over ten hours on me. Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Golden Age (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $39.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior #004 (P, $56.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilty Bronze (LE, $29.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Glorify (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Do Not Disturb (P, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Do Not Disturb Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It’s a darker, less shimmery version of Candy Man, but the two are quite similar applied lightly. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and spread easily but looked a little patchy on my skin. This shade wore well for nine hours. NARS Laguna (P, $39.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilty Bronze (LE, $29.50) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Candyman (P, $8.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior #004 (P, $56.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have buildable coverage–sheerer coverage when applied with a brush and intense coverage when applied with fingertips–that is long-wearing. It is a cream-to-powder formula that has a very dense, pliable texture in the pot, so it doesn’t have the same wet, emollient consistency of traditional cream blushes–this is more spongy. The texture remains very blendable on the skin, whether using fingertips or synthetic brushes, and sets to a more powder-like consistency. The pigmentation is usually buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with a more subdued sheen, even when more metallic, on the skin. I get anywhere from eight to ten hours of wear with this formula

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Candyman
Candyman
Candyman
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Do Not Disturb
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
91%
Total

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ColourPop Flexitarian & Might Be Disturb Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Flexitarian Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Flexitarian Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Flexitarian Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was very smooth, moderately emollient, and blendable on bare skin or over my base products. It had medium, buildable coverage when applied with a brush and intense, opaque coverage when I used my fingertips. While it looked very metallic in the pot and swatched, once blended, it had more of a medium shimmer finish. This shade stayed in place for ten hours. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P) is lighter (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Ever After (P, $7.50) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Spoon (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Might Be Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation with opaque coverage easily achieved if applied with fingertips rather than a brush. The texture was more emollient and wetter to the touch compared to the majority of shades in this formula (I would say it is comparable to the equally metallic shades in the eyeshadow formula). It blended out easily and wore well for nine hours. Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Modern Mercury (LE, $65.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Amber Gold (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Jouer Topaz (P, $24.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have buildable coverage–sheerer coverage when applied with a brush and intense coverage when applied with fingertips–that is long-wearing. It is a cream-to-powder formula that has a very dense, pliable texture in the pot, so it doesn’t have the same wet, emollient consistency of traditional cream blushes–this is more spongy. The texture remains very blendable on the skin, whether using fingertips or synthetic brushes, before it sets to a more powder-like consistency. The pigmentation is usually buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with a more subdued sheen, even when more metallic, on the skin. I get anywhere from eight to ten hours of wear with this formula

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Flexitarian
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Might Be
Might Be
Might Be
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (-) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It’s a baked powder, so the texture is drier and looser as a brush passes over the pan, but it doesn’t look dry, powdery, or dusty applied to my skin, which is normal-to-dry. Of the three shades in the range, this had the driest, loosest texture that was almost a little grainy (possibly due to the larger shimmer). It didn’t blend as easily as the other shades either, which was a disappointment. It does, eventually, diffuse enough to be acceptable with some extra effort. It had medium, buildable coverage with enough sheen that it did emphasize pores just slightly on my skin. I noticed fading occur after seven hours of wear.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Rock on World
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush

Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush
Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush

Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Tinge (P, $23.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is warmer (80% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is warmer, more shimmery (80% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (P, $60.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 a lightly dusty consistency, though very soft and finely-milled, that had a tendency to sheer out on the skin, so it was hard to achieve opaque coverage. It had more semi-sheer to medium pigmentation overall. Compared to the previous formulation, this version is just more matte and has a lot less dimension on the face. I didn’t have any trouble applying or blending out the blush, and it sat well on the skin. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Blush Spell Bound
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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