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Makeup Geek Tiki Hut, Wild West, Brownie Points, Friend Zone Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Tiki Hut Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tiki Hut Eyeshadow

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. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #13 (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Hot Cocoa (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Base) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Prerogative (LE, $6.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Flutes (LE, $5.00)(90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Titania (108CM) (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Puree (P, $16.00)(85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Wild West Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with a matte finish. The consistency was really powdery, even though it was finely-milled and soft, so it tended to sheer out and have a more faded coloring applied than it did when viewed in the pan. The color started to fade noticeably after six hours on the eye. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Red Earth (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Voyage (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS New York (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Dusty Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rebel (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Strapless (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Brownie Points Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, dark taupe with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones with a matte finish. It was very, very powdery and prone to sheering out; it was difficult to layer or build-up the color as it wouldn’t stick to itself, just dust away. This shade wore well for five and a half hours. Makeup Geek Bandwagon (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Profesh (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Maple Syrup (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Vow (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M548 Pink Gray (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pecan Praline (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #7 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Friend Zone Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium, gray-taupe with cool, lavender tones and a matte finish. It was very soft and finely-milled, but it was powdery and prone to sheering out on the skin. Even over a regular primer, it doesn’t stick that well, so I would use something lightly tacky to keep it in place if you want true-to-pan color and full coverage. It wore well for seven hours. Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Copperplate (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Gallery (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Portobello (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Harley (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Energetic (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Haze (P, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is supposed to be a “highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadows. 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 Tiki Hut
Tiki Hut
Tiki Hut
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Wild West
Wild West
Wild West
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Brownie Points
4
Product
4
Pigmentation
4
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
48%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Friend Zone
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

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ColourPop She Bad, Cami, Tickler Matte X Lippie Stix

ColourPop She Bad Matte X Lippie Stix
ColourPop She Bad Matte X Lippie Stix

ColourPop She Bad Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a medium peach with warm, orange-brown tones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a lightweight, velvety consistency that was easy to maneuver and apply across the lips. The texture seemed to emphasize the natural texture of my lips, and it appeared “cracked” slightly when I smiled or widened my mouth. The color lasted for five and a half hours and started to feel drying after four hours of wear. Maybelline Nude Embrace (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced When In Doubt (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Adore (LE, $8.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Platform (DC, $6.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Precocious (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Wholesome (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Do-si-do (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Cami Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a creamy, velvety-smooth consistency that applied without tugging. The texture was less forgiving and did accentuate the natural texture of my lips, so if you have lips prone to cracking/peeling/flaking, this might be a flattering formula on. The color wore well for six hours and was lightly drying over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Slowburn (246) (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cami (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Magick (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Dusty Rose (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS American Woman (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Jouer Blush (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Jiffy (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Lust (LE, $8.99) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Festival (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Euro Trash (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC So Select (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Tickler Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a bold, bright medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff with a very smooth, velvety texture that applied without tugging or dragging. I was surprised that the color appeared slightly “cracked” despite being a darker/brighter shade, though it was not as apparent as it was in She Bad. The color lasted for over seven hours and was lightly drying after five hours. Urban Decay Savage (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bachelorette (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Whipped Blush (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M202 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Electric Pink (P, $7.99) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Talk to Me (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Fashion Tide (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Buds (DC, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Satsuma (LE, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Babe (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Moonwalk (LE, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Sephora African Violet (LE, $14.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Doo Wop (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is supposed to have “full coverage” in one stroke that is “long-wearing” with “the smoothest, most velvety glide” while still retaining a “super matte finish.” The formula glides on really well, and they have a smooth, lightweight texture that feels thin and has a more powdery, matte finish on the lips. Some are really comfortable to wear for most of the time, a few are somewhat drying earlier on and may look drier or “cracked,” though the majority look good applied. They are longer-wearing; not quite as long as the Ultra Matte or Ultra Satin range but longer than the average lipstick. I found most shades that I’ve tested thus far (about half the range) to be comfortable for most of the time. The formula held up fairly well to eating and very well for drinking/sipping out of a cup or mug. As they are thin, they don’t really slide or move around on my lips, so once they do start to fade or lose color, it’s better to re-apply than try to smooth back into place. The formula has a light vanilla scent but no discernible taste. They come in the same type (and amount) as the regular Lippie Stix range, so it’s worth noting that they contain less than a standard lipstick tube at 0.035 oz. (the average tube is around 0.10 oz.).

Colour Pop Matte X Lippie Stix She Bad
She Bad
She Bad
B+

Permanent

7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Colour Pop Matte X Lippie Stix Cami
Cami
Cami
A-

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Matte X Lippie Stix Tickler
Tickler
Tickler
A-

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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ColourPop Boa, Back Up, Climax Matte X Lippie Stix

ColourPop Boa Matte X Lippie Stix
ColourPop Boa Matte X Lippie Stix

ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is supposed to have “full coverage” in one stroke that is “long-wearing” with “the smoothest, most velvety glide” while still retaining a “super matte finish.” The formula glides on really well, and they have a smooth, lightweight texture that feels thin and has a more powdery, matte finish on the lips. Some are really comfortable to wear for most of the time, a few are somewhat drying earlier on and may look drier or “cracked,” though the majority look good applied. They are longer-wearing; not quite as long as the Ultra Matte or Ultra Satin range but longer than the average lipstick. I found most shades that I’ve tested thus far (about half the range) to be comfortable for most of the time. The formula held up fairly well to eating and very well for drinking/sipping out of a cup or mug. As they are thin, they don’t really slide or move around on my lips, so once they do start to fade or lose color, it’s better to re-apply than try to smooth back into place. The formula has a light vanilla scent but no discernible taste. They come in the same type (and amount) as the regular Lippie Stix range, so it’s worth noting that they contain less than a standard lipstick tube at 0.035 oz. (the average tube is around 0.10 oz.).

Neat discovery: the consistent, thinner (but opaque) formula makes them very easy to blend into each other for an ombre lip effect.

ColourPop Boa Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky lavender with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff, but the texture “cracked” visibly on me from the get-go, even though it had seemingly good coverage and didn’t drag at all (very velvety applied). The color wore six hours with the color still remaining “cracked” but didn’t seem to work into lip lines from there. It was drying after six hours. Makeup Geek Arabesque (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Pepper (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Seesaw (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Koala (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Back Up Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a muted, purpled plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with even, smooth coverage that applied without tugging or dragging on the lips. The color lasted for seven hours and was lightly drying. MAC Evening Rendezvous (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dancing Flowers (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tomboy (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Are & Be (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Viper (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS London Calling (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Urbanista (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Climax Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a slightly muted, deep purpled-blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff, but it could have been richer for true, one-stroke opaque coverage. The texture felt smooth and glided on without dragging, but the thinner consistency seemed prone to emphasizing lip lines and natural texture of my lips. The color lasted for six and a half hours with slightly uneven fading overall. The biggest upside is the non-liquid format makes it easier to apply around the edges. Too Faced Who's Zoomin' Who (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Indigo-go (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Echo (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Midnight Troll (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D Poe (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Wild Child (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Dagger (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Matte X Lippie Stix Boa
Boa
Boa
B+

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Colour Pop Matte X Lippie Stix Back Up
Back Up
Back Up
A

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Matte X Lippie Stix Climax
Climax
Climax
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Best ColourPop Super Shock Shadows — Top 25

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented. From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).
01

Colour Pop Bae

PPermanent. $5.00/0.07 oz.

ColourPop Bae Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "rich eggplant purple with an emerald and turquoise, glittery duo chrome [with a metallic finish]." Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

02. Colour Pop Porter

Porter is described as a "warm burgundy with gold multi-dimensional gold glitter on top [of] a metallic finish." Read full review.

A+

03. Colour Pop Telepathy

Telepathy is described as a "bright gold with a green undertone in an ultra-metallic finish." It's a bright, light-medium yellow gold with an almost "cool" undertone (compared to most golds, which are often orange-based) paired with a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A+

04. Colour Pop Get Lucky

ColourPop Get Lucky Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "liquid-like true gold." Read full review.

A

05. Colour Pop Partridge

ColourPop Partridge Super Shock Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "saddle brown undertone with a green duochrome finish [with a Pearlized finish]." Read full review.

A

06. Colour Pop Truth

ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "neutral light beige." It's a light beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

07. Colour Pop Smash

ColourPop Smash Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "neutram medium warm beige." Read full review.

A

08. Colour Pop On the Rocks

ColourPop On the Rocks Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "vibrant true bronze with gold and violet glitter." Read full review.

A

09. Colour Pop Cornelious

Cornelious is described as a "mid-tone warm caramel with a matte finish." It's a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

10. Colour Pop Coconut

ColourPop Coconut Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "bright peacock teal in a pearlized finish." Read full review.

A

11. Colour Pop Weenie

Weenie is described as a "pinky rose gold in a pearlized finish." It's a slightly muted, medium-dark coppery bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

12. Colour Pop Game Face

ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "penny copper [with a metallic finish]." Read full review.

A

13. Colour Pop Mooning

ColourPop Mooning Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "rich blackened bronze ... Read full review.

A

14. Colour Pop Eye Candy

ColourPop Eye Candy Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "cool-toned ... lavender ... Read full review.

A

15. Colour Pop Hanky Panky

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.

A

16. Colour Pop Girly

ColourPop Girly Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "creamy vanilla with a flash of pink and gold duochrome." Read full review.

A-

17. Colour Pop So Quiche

ColourPop So Quiche Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "soft olive with ... gold and pink violet glittery duochrome metallic finish." Read full review.

A-

18. Colour Pop Mittens

ColourPop Mittens Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "deep warm brown [with a matte finish]." Read full review.

A-

19. Colour Pop I Heart This

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.

A-

20. Colour Pop 3 (Three)

ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “neutral light beige.” It’s a light beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A-

21. Colour Pop Puppy Love

ColourPop Puppy Love Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, light peach with an iridescent pink to gold shift paired with a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A-

22. Colour Pop Hammered

ColourPop Hammered Super Shock Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "smoky olive with tons of gold glitter [with a Metallic finish]." Read full review.

A-

23. Colour Pop Lace

ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "deep rich blue violet with a pearlized finish." Read full review.

A-

24. Colour Pop Midnight

Midnight is described as a "black undertone with a ton of gold glitter on top in a metallic finish." Read full review.

A-

25. Colour Pop Amaze

ColourPop Amaze Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "metallic rose gold with [glitter]." Read full review.

B+

Glossover Breakdown

90%

Average Score
A
24
B
10
C
1
D
2
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
9
longevity
9.5
application
4.5
Total
90%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
9
longevity
9.5
application
4.5
Total
90%

Reader Reviews

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4.4
5 Stars
122
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4

Based on 23 Reviews, 236 Quick Reviews

The Good: Great Value (158), Long-wearing (122), Easy To Apply (70), Blendable (58), Buttery (56), Creamy (50), Crease-resistant (50), Smooth (39), Travel-friendly (21)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (70), Buildable (47), Sheer (4)

The Bad: Hard To Apply (11), Hard To Blend (10), Fall Out (9), Fades (4), Chalky (3), Powdery (3), Creases (2), Too Little Product (2)

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The Good: Great Value (158), Long-wearing (122), Easy To Apply (70), Blendable (58), Buttery (56), Creamy (50), Crease-resistant (50), Smooth (39), Travel-friendly (21)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (70), Buildable (47), Sheer (4)

The Bad: Hard To Apply (11), Hard To Blend (10), Fall Out (9), Fades (4), Chalky (3), Powdery (3), Creases (2), Too Little Product (2)

Sneak Peek: ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix Photos & Swatches

ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix
ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix

ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a new, permanent formula that launches today. There are 15 shades available from light beige to deep burgundy. According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “super intense, super matte” formula that is still flexible and lightweight. Full reviews to come!

ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadows (Part 2)

L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be “soft, velvety” in texture with “intense pigments for exquisite color richness” and “lasts all day.” The texture is incredibly soft; to the point where I’m not sure these would travel as well as your average powder eyeshadow. The lighter, more matte shades are very white-based and can look chalky on my skin tone but should work better on fairer skin tones or coupled with a smoothing primer. Most of the shades were fairly pigmented and blendable on the lid with good adhesion without a primer with a few exceptions. Unsurprisingly, neutrals were more consistently higher-performing than the bolder/more colorful shades. I did run into wear issues, as all the shades I tried either faded and/or creased within six hours of wear, so I would recommend a primer with these. Initially, they reminded me of formulas like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow, Kat Von D Metal Crush, etc., but while these have a similar velvety, smooth feel, they are looser once you touch your brush to them.

L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a light white with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a fairly smooth texture, but it was harder to apply on the lid without it applying unevenly (almost like the color bunched up/thickened in places). The color started to crease after six hours of wear. Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is cooler, better quality (95% similar). NARS Rue Allent (Left) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vapour (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a really soft, lightly loosened consistency in the pan, so there was some fall out during application, but it adhered well enough that I didn’t have issues with further fall out during wear (though it creased after six hours). bareMinerals Midnight Luminance (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour #2 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Peacock (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Silver Sun (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Onyx (05) (P, $39.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark green-teal with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a drier, firmer texture that made it harder to get decent color payoff out of it. I also had issues with applying it to my lid, as it didn’t seem to blend out without becoming patchy/uneven. Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Watt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Flower Shop (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sea Mist (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Banana Daiquiri (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shimmermoss (DC, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, but I found the color to be more challenging to apply and blend out without it becoming somewhat patchy. It started to crease after six hours of wear.
Sephora Aja (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Dina (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #22 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Blue Magic (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Nebula (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, velvety-smooth texture that applied well and diffused nicely on the skin. This shade started to have signs of fading after six hours of wear. Kat Von D Smoke (Contour) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Dagger (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Stealth (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Berlin Underground (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Print (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Our Guest (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Noir C’est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff paired with a fairly soft consistency that felt a little dry compared to other shades in the range, but it still blended out without too much effort. The color looked faded after six hours of wear. Viseart Chroma #3 (P, )(100% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Devotion (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a light, silverly blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a denser, slightly firm texture that blended out fairly well. The eyeshadow started to crease after six hours. Tarte Flask (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Petite Perle
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Green Promenade
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Teal Couture
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
71%
Total
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Grand Bleu
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Meet Me in Paris
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Noir C'est Noir
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow Argentic
Argentic
Argentic
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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