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ColourPop Puppy, Stomper, Overboard Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Puppy Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Puppy Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Puppy Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vibrant warm orange.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, orange-red undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented in one stroke, and the consistency was creamy without being too slippery. This shade is “not recommended for the eye area,” so I tested it as a lip pencil, and it was less comfortable to apply than their actual lip liners but not too difficult. As a lip liner, it was still going strong after six hours. Colour Pop Puppy (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Cocorange (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Puppy Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vibrant warm orange.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, orange-red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff with a creamy texture that was easy to work with and draw thin lines with… except this shade is “not recommended for the eye area.” It felt a bit weird applying this more as a lip liner, and it was drying over the six hours it lasted. Colour Pop Puppy (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Cocorange (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stomper Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned brown.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one pass, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. It was lighter and less intense compared to the pot version. The consistency was lightly creamy, but I wish it had been creamier. The color lasted for eight hours. Chanel Mat Taupe (932) (P, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Tiramisu (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Stubborn Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Broque (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Brown)ie (P, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Long Espresso (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Duck (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stomper Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned brown.” It’s a dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a moderately creamy texture that glided on smoothly and evenly, while the quick-drying formula still dried down fast. On me, the color wore well for nine hours before fading. Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Rich Experience (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Burberry Chestnut Brown No. 02 (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Long Espresso (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M60 Matte Dark Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Espresso (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Express-Oh! (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Overboard Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “warm metallic bronze.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was lightly creamy and smooth and glided on with even coverage and never tugged on the lash line. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Plank (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Groundbreaker (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Rich Ground (DC, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Overboard (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Overboard Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “warm metallic bronze.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was just as pigmented as the pencil, but it seemed less reflective and a little darker as a result. The consistency was creamy without being too slippery, but I wish it was just a hair creamier. This one lasted for nine hours on me. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Groundbreaker (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rich Ground (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Overboard (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Plank (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Puppy
Puppy
Puppy
A

Discontinued

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Puppy
Puppy
Puppy
B+

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Stomper
Stomper
Stomper
B-

Permanent

8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Stomper
Stomper
Stomper
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Overboard
Overboard
Overboard
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Overboard
Overboard
Overboard
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s an interesting shade, as it takes on a more plum-like colorinmg when applied heavily, but as it is blended and sheered out, the warmer, coppery tones come through. The finish also becomes more luminous the more the powder is buffed into the skin, but it is never too much so it doesn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. It was nicely pigmented with a lightly dusty consistency, but it was very soft and easily blended on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

NYX HD Blush Deep Plum
Deep Plum
Deep Plum
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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ColourPop Kicker, Timber, Swerve Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “bright true silver.” It’s a bright, light silver with a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy, so it glided on well and never tugged on the lash line. I was able to get eight hours of wear out of this shade. Urban Decay Cuff (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Certainly Sterling (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sterling Silver (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chrome (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chrome (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright true silver.” It’s a bright, light silver with a metallic sheen. The pot version seemed slightly darker than the pencil version. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that applied well without having drier, jagged edges, but it still dries down quickly, so I don’t think it works well as a base. This shade stayed on well for nine hours. L'Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Certainly Sterling (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sterling Silver (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chrome (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chrome (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Timber Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned slate grey.” It’s a dark gray with cool undertones and a bluish tinge paired with a matte finish. It had a drier consistency that tugged on the lash line when I tried to apply it. The color payoff was semi-sheer, though it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Mood (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M14 Matte Charcoal Grey (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS London (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Madison Ave. (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Mute (P, $7.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Timber Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned slate grey.” It’s a dark gray with cool undertones and a bluish tinge paired with a mostly matte finish. The texture was lightly creamy, and it glided on without dragging or becoming uneven. It seemed a little richer compared to the pencil. On me, it stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Make Up For Ever M14 Matte Charcoal Grey (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Mood (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS London (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Madison Ave. (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Swerve Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “true onyx black.” It’s a medium black with a mostly matte finish. It was smooth and glided on without tugging, but it seemed almost waxy, as it just didn’t yield that much payoff in one stroke. Even building it up, it wasn’t that intense. It wore well for eight hours. Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Blackjack (P, $31.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Swerve Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “true onyx black.” It’s a deep, dark black with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a nice creaminess that made it easy to apply. This shade still dried down quickly, as the gel pots tend to do, so you’ll want to work quickly. On my lower lash line, the color lasted for nine hours. Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Blackjack (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Kicker
Kicker
Kicker
B

Permanent

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Kicker
Kicker
Kicker
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Timber
Timber
Timber
C

Discontinued

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Timber
Timber
Timber
A-

Discontinued

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Swerve
Swerve
Swerve
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Swerve
Swerve
Swerve
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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NYX Electro HD Blush

NYX Electro HD Blush
NYX Electro HD Blush

NYX Electro HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Desire (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Heavenly (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, glossier (95% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Florida (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s so nice when you find a budget-friendly product that really performs well! That is the case with Electro. It was richly pigmented paired with a soft, smooth consistency that was easily blended out along the edges for a diffused application. If you prefer subtler blush, I’d recommend using a fan brush or duo-fiber brush, which will allow you to apply less product, and a lighter hand, as a little does go a long way. On me, the blush wore well for eight hours before fading along the edges.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

NYX HD Blush Electro
Electro
Electro
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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ColourPop Fast Lane, Zulu, Work Out, Maybe Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Fast Lane Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Fast Lane Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Fast Lane Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “intense blackened teal.” It’s a muted, dark bluish-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one pass with a lightly creamy consistency that didn’t tug at the lash line. The color wore well for eight hours on me before thinning. It is a little more teal-leaning than the pot version. Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Street (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals 1PM (LE, $15.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Street (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Suede Shoes (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shade (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Emerald (P) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Fast Lane Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “intense blackened teal.” It’s a dark, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy consistency that was easy to work with and didn’t look jagged on the edges when applied (I used a thin eyeliner brush). When I wore it on my lower lash line, it stayed on well for nine hours before smudging. Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals 1PM (LE, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Suede Shoes (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Street (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Shade (P, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Revlon Emerald (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Zulu Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vivid pastel sea foam green.” It’s a bright, light-medium aqua blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, and the consistency was creamy and smooth, so it glided on well, but it didn’t go on as evenly as I would have liked. On me, this shade starts to fade after seven hours. Colour Pop Zulu (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M30 Matte Pastel Green (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Stila Turquoise (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Mint (P, $9.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Zulu Baby Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vivid pastel sea foam green.” It’s a bright, light-medium aqua blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It is very similar in color to the pencil form, and it also performs similarly, just slightly better, as the texture was creamier and the product more pigmented. It wore well for eight hours. Colour Pop Zulu (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M30 Matte Pastel Green (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mint (P, $9.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Turquoise (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Work Out Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “blackened forest green.” It’s a blackened green with hints of olive and an ultra-matte finish. This was moderately dry, which gave it a stiffer feel when used on the skin, so it tugged. It also looked jagged along the edges and needed to be smudged or cleaned-up to get a crisp edge. It lasted for seven hours on me. Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Work Out (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hunter (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Cult (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Work Out Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “blackened forest green.” It’s a deep, forest green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It is lighter, brighter, and more cool-toned (less brow/olive) compared to the pencil. It could have been creamier and smoother to work with, as it tended to skip if I wasn’t careful. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Work Out (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Cult (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Hunter (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Maybe Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vibrant grass green.” It’s a brightened, lime green with warm, yellow undertones and a cooler over-tone and a matte finish. This seemed a little more subdued and less yellow-based compared to the pot version. It had semi-sheer color payoff, which was buildable to truer color after two to three layers. This shade wore well for eight hours. Ardency Inn Grass (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Maybe (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Kush (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Maybe Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vibrant grass green.” It’s a brightened, medium green with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The pot’s consistency was drier than a lot of other shades I’ve tried, and it was harder to get good coverage that was even without really loading up the brush. This one was prone to flaking away instead of more evenly fading over time. Ardency Inn Grass (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Maybe (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Kush (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Fast Lane
Fast Lane
Fast Lane
B+

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Fast Lane
Fast Lane
Fast Lane
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Zulu
Zulu
Zulu
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Zulu
Zulu
Zulu
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Work Out
Work Out
Work Out
D+

Permanent

6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
69%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Work Out
Work Out
Work Out
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Maybe
Maybe
Maybe
B-

Discontinued

8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Maybe
Maybe
Maybe
C

Discontinued

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and gold pearl. MAC Petal Power (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Lotus (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Tweed Coralline (LE, $48.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This was one of the more shimmery shades in the HD Blush round-up that I’ve tried so far. It’s definitely not frosted, though, and it has a very luminous sheen on the skin as the shimmer is fine. The blush was richly pigmented with a soft, silky texture that applied well to the skin and blended out with ease. It was just a smidgen powdery, but it was so much better than a lot of the other shades in the range! When I tested it, the color stayed on well for eight hours before fading.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

NYX HD Blush Summer
Summer
Summer
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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