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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. Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Petal Power (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Fleur de Lotus (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Tweed Coralline (LE, $48.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% 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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NYX Crimson HD Blush

NYX Crimson HD Blush
NYX Crimson HD Blush

NYX Crimson HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a satin shimmer. MAC Contrary (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Poppy Passion (P, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC News Flash! (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Fira (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Erotic (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Adobe Brick (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had good pigmentation, and finally, a shade that wasn’t terribly powdery. The consistency was still soft, smooth, and fairly blendable (but it takes some patience and a light touch to get even application). Crimson is quite pigmented with a soft shimmer to it that becomes more pronounced as you buff it into the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me.

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

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ColourPop Piggy Bank, Cry Baby, Boots Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Piggy Bank Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Piggy Bank Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Piggy Bank Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vivid red violet.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky purple with warm undertones and a matte finish. So, this shade is “not recommended for the eye area.” Effectively, that kind of makes it a lip liner, I suppose. I wore it as such, and it was a little drying and clingy, but it lasted for six hours and was still going strong (just was not particularly comfortable). Colour Pop Piggy Bank (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Violet (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Purple Stilettos (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Orchid (P, $9.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). L'Oreal Pure Purple (240) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Piggy Bank Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vivid red violet.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky purple with an ultra-matte finish. The texture was dry and harder to apply; it tended to skip and drag with really jagged edges even when I really loaded up a very fine eyeliner brush with product. This one is “not recommended for the eye area,” so I tested it as a lip liner, but it was pretty weird to do so as it was almost chalk-like on the lips. It seemed long-wearing from that test; these are the uncertain results you get when a product seems like one thing but is specifically not. Colour Pop Piggy Bank (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Violet (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Pure Purple (240) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Purple Stilettos (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Orchid (P, $9.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Cry Baby Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned pastel lavender.” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, but it had a drier texture that was harder to layer/build-up without it making the layer underneath it uneven. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Cry Baby (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M92 Matte Pastel Purple (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Mist Me (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Cry Baby Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned pastel lavender.” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that glided on well without dragging. The dry down is quite matte, and the white base of this comes through a lot on my skin tone at that point. It lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Cry Baby (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M92 Matte Pastel Purple (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Mist Me (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Boots Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “true hot pink.” It’s a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, and it had a lightly creamy texture that helped it apply smoothly without tugging on the skin. That being said, this shade was also “not recommended for the eye area.” I tested it as a lip liner, and it lasted for over six hours, but it was drying. Colour Pop Boots (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora On Wednesdays We Wear Pink (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Process Magenta (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Berry Lucky (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Boots Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “true hot pink.” It’s a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. Again, this shade is “not recommended for the eye area.” I tried to use it as a lip liner, but there’s a dryness about the gel eyeliners when they are applied to lips that makes it feel less like a traditional lip liner (whereas the liner is comparable to a lip pencil). This had good pigmentation, and the consistency was lightly creamy without being too firm or dry in the pot. It seemed to wear a solid six to eight hours. Colour Pop Boots (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora On Wednesdays We Wear Pink (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Berry Lucky (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Process Magenta (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Piggy Bank
B+

Discontinued

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Piggy Bank
C

Discontinued

6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
73%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Cry Baby
Cry Baby
Cry Baby
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Cry Baby
Cry Baby
Cry Baby
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Boots
Boots
Boots
A-

Discontinued

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

Discontinued

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

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NYX Hamptons HD Blush

NYX Hamptons (19) HD Blush
NYX Hamptons (19) HD Blush

NYX Hamptons HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Fab (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Motu Tane (LE, $39.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This blush had that unfortunate powdery consistency I have found all too common in this range, which is really the formula’s biggest downfall! (Such a shame, too!) The color payoff is mostly opaque, and it is easily sheered out or blended along the edges or built-up in layers without looking powdery on the skin. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

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 Hamptons
Hamptons
Hamptons
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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ColourPop DTLA, Bee Sting, Prance Creme Gel Colour & Liners

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened blue.” It’s a deep, navy blue with very fine pearl. It had good color coverage in one pass, and the texture of the eyeliner was creamy, so it glided on without tugging on the lash line. I was able to wear it for a full eight hours before it started to thin along the outer edge. Marc Jacobs Beauty Over(night) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Sudsy (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Noon (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Waveline (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Petrol Blue (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Wave)length (68) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Stripe (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Pick Me Up (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Sailor Suit (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Female Attraction (P, $7.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cool Jazz (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened blue.” It’s a darker, blackened navy blue with a mostly matte finish. I didn’t notice any pearl in this shade, whereas the pencil form definitely has some! This also appeared more muted, a bit darker. It was richly pigmented with a lightly creamy consistency that applied smoothly. The formula is quick-drying, so it doesn’t work as a base in my experience, and you’ll want to apply one eye at a time. It lasted for eight and a half hours as an eyeliner. Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $29.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Waveline (DC, $16.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “intense turquoise blue.” It’s a medium-dark, true blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had very nice pigmentation in a single stroke, and the consistency was creamy and smooth. The color wore well for eight hours before thinning on me. NARS Curacao (P, $24.00)(95% similar). Stila Cobalt (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Bee Sting (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Satellite (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “intense turquoise blue.” It’s a rich, medium-dark blue with a semi-matte finish. I think the gel eyeliner is deeper and has more depth, partially because it is more pigmented. The texture of the gel was creamy, lightweight, but it will dry down fast, so you’ll want to work quickly and probably one eye at a time. It glides on well, though, and it doesn’t drag or skip. Once on, the color wore well for nine hours before starting to fade. NARS Curacao (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bee Sting (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Cobalt (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Satellite (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “bright periwinkle blue.” It’s a bright, medium cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency, though it was less creamy compared to the majority of the range. I found it hard to build-up coverage with this one without lifting the layer beneath it. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Prance (P, $6.00) is more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Nietzsche (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Deja Blue (P, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright periwinkle blue.” It’s a bright, medium cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though the texture was a little denser and less creamy compared to other shades in the formulation. It definitely applies better and with better coverage than the pencil. This shade wore well for nine hours on me before fading. Colour Pop Prance (P, $5.00) is less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Nietzsche (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Deja Blue (P, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner DTLA
DTLA
DTLA
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour DTLA
DTLA
DTLA
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Bee Sting
Bee Sting
Bee Sting
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Bee Sting
Bee Sting
Bee Sting
A

Discontinued

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Prance
Prance
Prance
C

Permanent

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Prance
Prance
Prance
B+

Permanent

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

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NYX Tuscan HD Blush

NYX Tuscan (07)  HD Blush
NYX Tuscan (07) HD Blush

NYX Tuscan (07) HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bold, bright coral-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Bottom) (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Peep Show (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Orange #3 (P) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $27.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. Tuscan is an intensely pigmented blush where a little goes a long way. The powder is very silky and soft, but it is prone to kicking up excessive powder as it is just so soft. That softness does seem to help make it incredibly blendable and forgiving, which is key for something this bright and pigmented. On me, the blush managed to last for eight hours before fading noticeably.

NYX HD Blush Tuscan
Tuscan
Tuscan
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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