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Sneak Peek: ColourPop Boogie Nights Holiday Collection Photos & Swatches

ColourPop Boogie Nights Holiday Collectionr
ColourPop Boogie Nights Holiday Collection

ColourPop Boogie Nights Collection is their limited edition holiday collection (of individual products). There are eight Super Shock Shadows, tree Creme Gel Colours, three Lippie Stix, two Super Shock Cheeks, and one Pressed Pigment. Reviews to come, but please enjoy swatches in the meantime!

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ColourPop No Shame, Best O, Call Me Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop No Shame Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop No Shame Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop No Shame Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “saturated blackened violet.” It’s a muted, blackened plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture wasn’t as creamy as other pencils in the range, though it wasn’t dry and didn’t tug on the lash line when I tried using it. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but it didn’t layer as well as I had hoped (it almost lifts the color in places). The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me. The pot version is darker, richer. Stila Black Amethyst (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop No Shame (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ash Violet (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Nightcast (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Twilight Night (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M80 Matte Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop No Shame Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “saturated blackened violet.” It’s a blackened purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency–creamy enough that it was pigmented and didn’t skip on the skin, but it dries down very, very quickly and becomes unworkable once it is applied so be patient and careful when using. It wore well for ten hours on me before thinning subtly. Colour Pop No Shame (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Black Amethyst (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ash Violet (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Nightcast (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Twilight Night (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M80 Matte Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Best O Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deepened burgundy.” It’s a dark, burgundy with warm, plummy red undertones and an ultra-matte finish–it’s very flat and appears almost dry. The texture is actually creamy, but it dries down to an all-matte finish with absolutley no sheen. Once it dries down, it is hard to smudge, so it’s an eyeliner that wears better but can be unforgiving if you make mistakes (you’ll need remover to fix!). On me, the eyeliner wore well for nine hours before thinning slightly. The pencil is quite a bit lighter and has a stronger warm tone to it than the pot version. Colour Pop Best O (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Burgundy Suede (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals 6AM (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Best O Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deepened burgundy.” It’s a deep, dark burgundy with a slightly muted and a matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single pass and didn’t skip or drag when I applied it to the lower lash line with an angled brush. The color is deeper in the pot form than in the pencil. The color lasted for ten hours without fading or smudging on me. MAC Dark Diversion (DC, $16.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Best O (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals 5PM (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Earth Sign (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Pale Grape No. 04 (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Illamasqua Havoc (P, $27.50) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Chanel Cassis (P, $33.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Raisinette (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Love Affair (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Macroviolet (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Plum (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Call Me Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep, plummy brown.” It’s a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a totally flat, matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single stroke, and it was fairly buildable to opaque coverage with two to three layers. The pencil was lightly creamy and didn’t skip or drag on the lash line, despite looking dry in the swatch, it is quite creamy until it dries down (which is almost instantly). This shade wore well for eight and a half hours. It appeared lighter and warmer compared to the pot version. Make Up For Ever M60 Matte Dark Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Espresso (P, $9.00) is glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Stubborn Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Tiramisu (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Gypsy (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Coffee (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Duck (P, $16.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brown Border (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Mambo (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Call Me Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep, plummy brown.” It’s a rich, dark chocolate brown with warm, reddish undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a lightly creamy consistency that made it easy to work with, but it dries down quickly and doesn’t budge after that, so you have to be careful and have a steady-hand to avoid mistakes. Once it dries down, the color doesn’t move. MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rich Experience (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Here's My Number (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Espresso (P, $9.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Added Goodness (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Cocoa (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Coffee (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner No Shame
No Shame
No Shame
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour No Shame
No Shame
No Shame
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Best O
Best O
Best O
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Best O
Best O
Best O
A

Permanent

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

Permanent

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Call Me
Call Me
Call Me
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

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Makeup Geek Confection, Bedrock, Enchanted Forest, Concrete Jungle, Vintage, Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Petal Pusher Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Petal Pusher Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “blush pink with very subtle gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a pale, light pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was soft but powdery, and it accentuated the texture of my lid and clung to it in patches, which made the area look drier. It lasted for six and a half hours. MAC Elementary Pink (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Dior House of Pinks #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Exhibit (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Parfait (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Sweetness (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Amour (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Giddy (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium gray with strong brown undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a soft, medium-dark taupe that leans gray with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was very soft but also quite powdery, so you’ll want to apply less than you think you need and then build-up the color if necessary. It had good color payoff and lasted for seven hours on me. bareMinerals Priceless (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Hard Currency (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Souris (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tailor Grey (P, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Hello Kitty 1974 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals Suspense (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep ivy green with black undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that was prone to sheering out on the lid and took some extra time to blend out. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. LORAC Forest (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Utopia (P) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Define) (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Femme Noir (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black Ivy (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard #3 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Punk (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep gray with subtle purple undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty, thin consistency that was quick to fade (six hours). It was hard to maintain intensity on bare skin, as it would sheer out. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Souris (P) is warmer (95% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Magnet (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Howzat (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bedrock (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Interior Life (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Johnny Guitar (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Berlin Underground (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium brown with mauve undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that was somewhat buildable. The texture was thin, lightly dusty, and prone to sheering out. On me, the color wore for six hours before fading. Zoeva Exquisite (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Flash (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Contour) (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). NARS New York (P, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Confection
Confection
Confection
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Enchanted Forest
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Concrete Jungle
6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
67%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Bedrock
Bedrock
Bedrock
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Vintage
Vintage
Vintage
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
71%
Total

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Makeup Geek Fuji, Dragonfly, Boo Berry, Time Travel, Stealth Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright apple green with a demi-matte finish.” It’s a light-medium, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly powdery texture. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever S336 Lime (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer, better quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Vinyl (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Lime (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, better quality (90% similar). Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, better quality (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Juxt (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (90% similar). Colour Pop Sour (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh Green (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #2 (P) is darker, warmer, better quality (85% similar). MAC Lisa's Spikes (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Checkmate (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright medium teal with a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green with a hint of cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, fairly smooth texture that was rather dusty. It sheered out quite a bit on bare skin, and it faded after six hours. Inglot #372 (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Newly Minted (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Kelly (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Snapdragon (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “denim blue with gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had sheer color payoff that was difficult to build-up, even when patted on with a flat, dense brush. The only way it could be workable is over a slightly tacky, white base, which would give it something to cling to and help intensify the shade. The texture was incredibly powdery, which made it even harder to work with and prone to patchiness on the skin. Inglot #388 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #9 (P) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 2 #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #336 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Outremer (P, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Royal (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 1 #2 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Neptune (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Cobalt (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Frisky Blue (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Sadist (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Starflyer (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Whoopee Party (LE) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep teal with gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, dark teal with subtle, cool undertones and a very fine shimmer. The texture was thin, dusty, but it was fairly smooth at least! It yielded mostly opaque color payoff, as long as you don’t dare to blend it–otherwise it sheers out considerably and gets everywhere. Yet another disappointing eyeshadow from this release, and it makes one wonder what happened.
Colour Pop Burnout (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M240 Prussian Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Effect (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Indigogo (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Blue Satin Sashes (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Matt Schilling (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Peacock (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium gray with strong slate blue undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium bluish-gray with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was so powdery; it was like the product wasn’t binding together when pressed against the skin. It was messy to use, turned patchy, and was unimpressive. It lasted for six hours before fading noticeably. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cloud (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Linger Softly (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey #3 (P, $2.29) is darker (90% similar). MAC Naval (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #387 (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Interior Life (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Fuji
Fuji
Fuji
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Boo Berry
Boo Berry
Boo Berry
4
Product
3.5
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
6
Longevity
2.5
Application
46%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Time Travel
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
73%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Stealth
Stealth
Stealth
6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total

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ColourPop Show Me, Get Paid, Dirty Talk Creme Gel Liner & Colours


ColourPop Show Me Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Show Me Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is supposed to have a “creamy” texture and “long-lasting wear” with “smooth glide for easy and comfortable waterline application.” The brand cautions not to twist-up too much product, as they are soft enough they’ll break, and I’ll reiterate that this is imperative, as the tip will easily break off if there’s much more than two or three millimeters exposed at a given time. They are creamy and glide on without skipping, and most shades are pretty opaque in a single stroke. Some shades build better than others; the metallic finish tended to be less desirable for building up. The wear ranged from seven to nine hours on the lower lash line. The lighter shades were better on the waterline, but some of the darker and blacker shades showed signs of transfer after six hours on the waterline.

ColourPop Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is supposed to offer the “precision of a liquid with the ease of a gel based formula.” The brand recommends to apply it with a fine synthetic brush and to avoid picking up too much product. They’re supposed to be transfer-resistant and long-wearing. The majority of the range is of a matte finish, but there are a few in the metallic finish. The metallic finish is more emollient and has more slip than the matte finish, which resulted in slightly less intense coverage that was more buildable. All of the shades dry down very quickly, and they don’t work as cream eyeshadows if you want to be able to blend out the edges at all, as they just dry down and flake away rather than smudge. The metallic finish tends to flake away if you try to blend it out, while the matte finish takes longer to do so. Some of the matte shades are drier than others, and some are very pigmented and others need two to three layers of product to achieve true-to-pan intensity. The wear ranges from eight to twelve hours with some shades thinning more noticeably than others.

ColourPop Show Me Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vivid true copper.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with a metallic sheen. It had opaque coverage in a single pass, but it is applied best in short, quick strokes rather than in layers (or back-and-forth motions) to maximize the opacity. The consistency is creamy, glides right on, and the eyeliner wore well for eight hours. Colour Pop Show Me (P, $6.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Scorch (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Sun Tan (08) (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Sweet Tooth (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Gilded (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bountiful Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Smog (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Show Me Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vivid true copper.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with a metallic sheen. It has a more emollient texture compared to the matte shades in the formula, but it isn’t really slippery or too wet to work with. It worked better applied more heavily and then pulled out, but it can be layered as long as you use a finer brush–nothing fluffy or else it will flake off the product already applied. The color wore well for ten hours before starting to fade. Colour Pop Show Me (P, $5.00)(100% similar). Sephora Sun Tan (08) (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Gilded (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Smog (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorch (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Bountiful Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Get Paid Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “metallic rose gold.” It’s a medium copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage in a single pass, and it layered well without skipping on the lash line. The color wore well for eight hours on me. The pencil version seems slightly lighter/more metallic than the pot version. Colour Pop Get Paid (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Copper (05) (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Copperthorn (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Get Paid Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “metallic rose gold.” It’s a medium copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. The pot version has more depth and a richer tone to it than the pencil. It seemed quite emollient, so it was harder to apply in a really opaque line (using a fine synthetic brush), but it was very pigmented when applied with a flat, firm synthetic brush. The color wore well for nine and a half hours, but it seemed prone to flaking off in small chunks after that, which was annoying to catch in my eye. Colour Pop Get Paid (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Trick (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Copper (05) (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Copperthorn (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Dirty Talk Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “soft metallic gold.” It’s a light-medium, antique gold with subtle, brown undertones and a metallic sheen. The pencil version seems brighter and less brown compared to the pot. It had great color payoff in a single pass, and it was nicely creamy without sliding around. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Dirty Talk (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals 5AM (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Stargazer (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Dirty Talk Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft metallic gold.” It’s a light-medium, muted gold with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque without two layers, paired with a creamy, lightly emollient consistency that glided on fairly evenly. The color wore well for ten hours on me, and it didn’t come away in flakes (just faded/thinned). Colour Pop Dirty Talk (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilt Gourmet (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Stargazer (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Show Me
Show Me
Show Me
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Show Me
Show Me
Show Me
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Get Paid
Get Paid
Get Paid
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Get Paid
Get Paid
Get Paid
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Dirty Talk
Dirty Talk
Dirty Talk
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Dirty Talk
Dirty Talk
Dirty Talk
A

Permanent

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

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Makeup Geek Sorbet, Mirage, Morocco, Cherry Cola, Americano Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “pastel melon pink with a matte finish.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was powdery and dry, and it looked dry, flaky, and chalky on my lid. Chalkiness could just be due to my skin tone, but it made my lid look like it was so dry that it was flaking (but in reality, it wasn’t flaking at all!). It applied unevenly and was quick to crease after six and a half hours. Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Yogurt (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Sweetness (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Base) (P) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “warm buttercream with a satin matte finish.” It’s a light, pastel yellow with a satin finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, but the texture was ridiculously powdery and dry. It kicked up so much excess in the pan, and it generally over-applies, even with a light touch. This shade was powdery when it was released in the Vegas Lights palette, but it seemed even worse in its permanent form. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Glamour Light (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Instinct (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Entomology (P) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #3 (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Hello (DC, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Pre-Game (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “rich, burnt orange with a matte finish.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. This shade applied well to bare skin without losing its intensity, and it wore well for eight hours before fading. Viseart Warm Mattes #8 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Mandala (LE) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Empress (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Red Brick (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spike (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). NARS Persia (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Farasha (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Zoeva Chat Late at Night (P) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Elixir (LE, $5.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Orange (DC, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Contour) (P) is more muted (85% similar). Sugarpill Flamepoint (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Criss Cross (P, $5.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep brown with strong red undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, dark burgundy with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that applied fairly well, but it took a little extra work to keep it from looking patchy on me. The color started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Everyone's Darling (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Huda Beauty Bossy (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte BFF (LE) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Rich Velvet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Dusty Plum (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 20 (LE) is more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Beverly (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Contraste (132) (LE, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Cherry Cordial (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “dark brown with subtle purple undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a deepened, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture. I had trouble with blending this shade out, as it looked uneven and patchy. It lasted for seven hours before creasing. MAC Black Plum (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Strong Currant (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Ensemble (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Haute Chocolate (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #378 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Risque (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Vow (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Sorbet
Sorbet
Sorbet
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
72%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Mirage
Mirage
Mirage
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Cherry Cola
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Americano
Americano
Americano
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

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