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City Color Shimmer Shadows (Part 1)

City Color Pharaoh Shimmer Shadow
City Color Pharaoh Shimmer Shadow

City Color Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “heavy metallic finish” that also has “long-wear.” There are 16 shades in the range, and this post features six of them. The majority of the shades in the formula have a very dense, thick, and cream-like consistency–I have best results using a firmer, flatter and synthetic brush than I do with a really soft, natural hair brush, though natural brushes offer a little more control over how metallic the finish gets and my MAC 239s were just fine with it (and those are natural hair). They are intensely pigmented, and they blend out and apply well to bare skin. The formula wore for around eight to eight and a half hours on me with very slight creasing. A few of the very frosted, metallic shades seemed to emphasize the natural texture of parts of my lid and need a little extra blending to smooth out. These reminded me of Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (but City Color’s are much denser) as well as Sleek’s more metallic eyeshadows.

City Color Pharaoh Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had intense color payoff with a cream-like, dense consistency that applied well to bare skin. It blended out without issue and wore for eight hours. NARS Corcovado (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Sinful (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Waking Dawn (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sunny Outlook (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Lemon Drop (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME400 Buttercup (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #1 (P) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Just In Time (P, $5.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Cheers to Life Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very dense, thick consistency that blended out well but can emphasize the texture of the lid (particularly the inner lid for me). The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours before creasing very slightly on me. Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cider (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Belle-Ile (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Wine (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duchess (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Penny (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Homecoming Queen Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium coppery-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had totally opaque color payoff with a smooth, creamy texture that was dense and thick. I feel like the thicker consistency should make it hard to work with, but as long as I treat it more like a cream eyeshadow (so using it with a synthetic brush), everything maneuvers and blends on the skin nicely. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Quite Yummy! (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Reward Yourself (LE, $16.50) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hocus Pocus (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Tym (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Melonie (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 06 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Adore (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Who Me (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Catnap (-, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE) is more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duchess (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Ladylike Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm, copper undertones and a frosted finish. It had great pigmentation with a creamy, smooth texture that was one of the shades that seemed to look a little thick on the lid. The color lasted well for eight and a half hours. Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Buzz (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Come and Get It (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #399 (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I838 Slate Pink (P, $21.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color It’s a Girl Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark, berry-red with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The consistency was smooth in the pan with a dense, cream-like feel that blended out well without actually losing its intensity. This shade lasted a bit longer than most at eight and a half hours. I didn’t notice any staining. Ciate Fierce (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Sprinkles (Holiday 2016) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #9 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Alchemy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Porter (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Marry in Monte Carlo (LE, $9.99) is cooler (85% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is darker, more muted (80% similar). LORAC Merlot (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Plum Dressing (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Marsala Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, orange-brown undertones and a pearly sheen. This was one of the shades that was much thinner and slightly powdery–it felt noticeably different in the pan as well as when applied to the lid compared to the other shades in this review. It felt more like a traditional powder eyeshadow. It had good pigmentation and blended out well but sheered out slightly. This one wore for eight hours. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Plummed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Shimmer Shadow Pharaoh
Pharaoh
Pharaoh
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Cheers to Life
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Homecoming Queen
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Ladylike
Ladylike
Ladylike
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow It's a Girl
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Marsala
Marsala
Marsala
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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ColourPop Bronze Me, Flush’d, Glo Up Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm bronze in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish–there’s a light sheen and very, very fine shimmer. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin and played well with bare skin as well as liquid foundation. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Compassion (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Semi-Sweet (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeywheat (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is cooler, lower quality (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Bronze Glow (P, $27.00) is lighter (80% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $29.00) is lighter (80% similar). The Estee Edit Beachy (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flush’d Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rusty deepened peach in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark, orange-coral with hints of warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was fairly blendable but one of the less easily blended-out shades that I’ve tried in the formula. It’s best patted on with fingertips and lightly swept with the side of the finger for blending, but it didn’t apply well with a stippling brush for me. It wore for eight hours. Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Coy Coral (02) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Glo Up Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich gold with flashes of golden copper.” It’s a muted, medium-dark bronze with warm, copper undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. There was something in it that was almost mauve-like applied. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly emollient consistency that was smooth and easily blended on the skin. The shimmer didn’t emphasize pores. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Kitten (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronze Me
Bronze Me
Bronze Me
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Flush'd
Flush'd
Flush'd
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Glo Up
Glo Up
Glo Up
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Sneak Peek: City Color Shimmer Shadows Photos & Swatches

City Color Shimmer Shadows

City Color Shimmer Shadows ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a powder-based formula available in 16 shades. These came highly recommended by reader Katherine and having a similar consistency to Make Up For Ever’s Artist Shadows, so when they had a sale a few weeks back, I picked up all 16 to try (who could narrow it down? certainly not I!). I must also give props to City Color for listing all of the ingredients for each shade on their website — if only more brands did that. Reviews to come! 🙂

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ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set
ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set ($20.00 for 4 x 0.07 oz.) includes four full-sized cream eyeshadows. ColourPop split up the set again, so if you only like one or two shades, you can pick them up individually (there’s no price discount for buying all four, but it’ll come in a square, cardboard box when purchased as a set). The wear across all four shades was great–over ten hours strong–and I only had some application issues with Beverly, which was less pigmented and prone to becoming patchy if I wasn’t careful (it is easier to work with layered over one of the other shades as a result).

Sunset Blvd. is described as a “warm golden bronze.” It’s a medium, golden orange with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice pigmentation with a lightly emollient (slightly wet-to-the-touch) consistency that applied fairly well to bare skin. I noticed that it didn’t quite apply as smoothly with a brush as other ColourPop shades did (for true opacity, fingertips did work best, which is what the brand recommends, but I usually can use flat, synthetic brushes with the same results as well). It wore well for ten hours on me. LORAC Undiscovered (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Compass (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rocket Girl (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Nuance #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Orangerie (P) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #1 (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wilshire is described as a “mid-tone warm peachy beige.” It’s a light-medium brown with warm, peachy-orange tones and a semi-matte finish. It had great color payoff with a really smooth, blendable texture that adhered well to bare skin and had no signs of fading or creasing even after ten hours of wear. LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Madrague #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Terracotta (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #7 (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Marina (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Smarty Pants (P) is more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crenshaw is described as a “warm saddle brown.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, caramel undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly while still blending easily (and didn’t turn patchy!). The color didn’t fade or crease even after ten hours after wear. Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Dior Atlantique #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bandit (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Uninterrupted (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beverly is described as a “deepened blackberry.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish purple with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, smooth consistency that was harder to blend out evenly, as it tended to look a little patchy (kind of like a dark lipgloss or overly emollient lipgloss can on the lips). It wore well, at least, and was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Makeup Geek Bitten (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Mod (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Seeker (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Thrilling Chase (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #12 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Bloodmilk (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Venetian Red (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Out (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Relish (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Mars (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Hunger (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad KaePop
KaePop
KaePop
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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Sunset Blvd.

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Wilshire

Limited Edition
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Crenshaw

Limited Edition
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C+

Beverly

Limited Edition
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ColourPop Chi, Kae, Rooch Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Chi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Chi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Chi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool-toned nude beige.” It’s a muted, medium brown with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a slight rosy tint. It had a matte finish with rich, opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. It dried down to a transfer-free finish, but it wasn’t as flat/pure matte as a lot of liquid lipsticks can be. It tended to stretch and show lip lines when I smiled, though the color itself lasted for six hours before fading. It was slightly drying. MAC Styled in Sepia (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Pillow Talk (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mess Around (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Neutral Beige (107) (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Kae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep warm yellow brown.” It’s a muted, dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a matte finish. The consistency was thin and runny but applied fairly smoothly and evenly. It dried down fairly quickly and tended to emphasize lip lines when I smiled or stretched my lips at all. The color faded a little more noticeably from the center of the lips, though most of the color was intact after seven horus of wear. This shade was moderately drying on me. Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Naughty by Nature (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Maison (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia #8 (Vol. 1) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Tarte Fortune (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Plath (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Love Bug (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Crucifix (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Milani Crush (LE, $8.99) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Chocotease (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Rooch Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deepened russet wine.” It’s a dark, burgundy red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It reflects almost copper at times (I noticed this even in person; it’s an effect that seems heightened by camera but I noted it as I watched it dry down before seeing the photos for once!), even though it doesn’t seem shimmery. This one dried down unevenly with some parts of it drying down surprisingly quickly while other areas seemed to take longer to fully dry down. The texture was drier, not smooth to the touch, and flaked away and faded heavily from the center of the mouth. It was pretty drying over the six and a half hours it lasted. Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Milani Crush (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Chi
Chi
Chi
B+

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Kae
Kae
Kae
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Rooch
Rooch
Rooch
C

Limited Edition

6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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Milani Red Vino Baked Blush

Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush
Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush

Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and gold sparkle. MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Drop of a Hat (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rouge (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Red Vino had larger, more noticeable sparkle than a lot of the blushes I’ve tried in the range. The texture was thinner, a little drier, and was harder to work with, though it blended out more easily than I expected after swatching. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque. There were some noticeable sparkles on the skin, but it was more of a satin sheen overall, once blended in. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Milani Baked Blush Red Vino
Red Vino
Red Vino
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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