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Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Chameleon Pigment
Makeup Geek Chameleon Pigment

Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) just launched with seven new shades (plus one repromote, which was part of the line before). I think if you’re looking for duochromes, the pigments offer stronger shifts than the eyeshadows, but you’ll have to be happy using loose eyeshadow! They can be used wet or dry, and some shades are more pigmented applied damp while others are about the same either way. The ones that were sheerer applied dry were buildable with dry application. They apply more smoothly and have less fall out during application if you use a lightly dampened brush (even with just water).

The pigments also launched with new packaging, but many customers are having issues with the package integrity. When I initially received mine, I didn’t have any glaring issues, though one or two jars looked like they had stress fissures/cracks, but I wasn’t sure if it was actually cracked or how the plastic was put together (wasn’t sure if there were multiple pieces). However, after using them each a few times–unscrewing and screwing the caps back on–the cracks got worse and one of mine had a piece of plastic break off entirely. When I came across this thread on Reddit, it was apparent it wasn’t one-off but widespread, so I reached to Makeup Geek and pass along how they’re handling the situation and what to do if you received defective packaging with the new pigments:

We are so thankful for all the support on our Duochrome project, but we also sincerely apologize for any broken pigments that were received. We are diligently working on resolving this issue and have been in contact with our manufacturers to remedy this issue quickly in future shipments. If you have broken jars we would greatly appreciate if you could contact our customer service department at [email protected] They will need you to send a picture of the broken pigment jar and the name of the pigment.

Since everyone’s situation is a bit different, we are resolving this issue on a case by case basis. We would be happy to replace the full products from jars that are ruined and resulting in loss of product. The damage to some jars is much more severe for some customers, and any customer that is experiencing heavy leaking of pigment should get a replacement pigment. In some instances, the option to replace the empty jar provides an adequate solution for some customers.

Overall, the satisfaction of our customers is the most important, and we appreciate all contact we’ve received from customers about this issue. We look forward to helping resolve any issues or concerns.

Makeup Geek Kaleidoscope Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “slate blue base with pink, purple, and teal reflects.” It’s a dirty gray with lighter blue, green, pink, and silver metallic shimmer. It had a lot going on, but it looked almost muddied when applied and blended on the skin, so I think it is one that would really benefit from being layered over some sort of base color. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry, and then mostly opaque pigmentation applied damp. It is a more frosted texture, so it isn’t quite as finely-milled as some of the range, but it isn’t chunky and is fairly blendable on the lid. The color started to crease after eight hours of wear. Colour Pop Sugar (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Moss Garden (LE, $32.50) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Riviere (LE, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fresh & Mint #1 (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Enduring Vert (P, $24.50) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Jubilee (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Euphrate (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $33.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Lysithea (P, $29.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Mood Ring Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pale gray base with purple-pink reflects.” It’s a muted, light bluish-gray that shifts to pink and violet as the light reflects off of the shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry and full intensity applied damp, and it was smoother to work with when it was damp, as the texture was so finely milled that it almost didn’t bind as well without added moisture. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing. Chanel Iridescent (112) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blacklight (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rockstar (P, $6.00) is more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Iridescent Iris (LE, $14.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Skinny Dip (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Buxom Silver Screen (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Sugar Rush Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “translucent base with icy blue and purple reflects.” It’s a bright, pink-tinged white base with iridescent green-to-teal shimmer that creates a frosted, metallic finish. The color shifted from more green iridescence to pinky-violet iridescence. It had semi-sheer pigmentation applied dry and fully opaque coverage applied damp. The consistency was soft, blendable, and smooth. It wore well for eight hours on me. Kat Von D Saphyre (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Amethyst (P) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Waves of White (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Iridescent (112) (LE, $32.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Optic White (000) (P, $29.00) is brighter, less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Chameleon Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep teal base with gold reflects.” It’s a muted, medium blue base with lighter gold frost that gives it a mostly metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry, but it was a much softer, lighter blue when compared to damp application, which was deeper and fully opaque. This shade lasted for eight hours before creasing on me. Urban Decay Shattered (P, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D 8 Bit (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Jubilee (P, $14.00) is lighter (85% similar). Lancome My French #7 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). L'Oreal Endless Sea (P, $7.99) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS China Seas #1 (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Lucky in Love (LE, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Dive Right In (LE, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Crux (P, $20.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). theBalm Big Kahuna (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Lancome Enduring Vert (P, $24.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Pigment Kaleidoscope
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Makeup Geek Pigment Mood Ring
Mood Ring
Mood Ring
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Makeup Geek Pigment Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Makeup Geek Pigment Chameleon
Chameleon
Chameleon
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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ColourPop Bad Habit, Chilly Chili, First Class, Instigator, More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Just released, there are five new, limited edition shades of ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.), which you’ll find reviewed below. Unsurprisingly, the colors were really interesting and perfect for their current 90s theme, as well as fall, but I had issues with the dry down on these… three of them felt like they never dried down. The color didn’t lift easily when I pressed my lips together, but it was clear that they weren’t completely dry, even after twenty minutes, and after wearing them for testing, they still never had that totally dry, ultra matte look. You have plenty of time to work with the ones that don’t dry down, so at least there’s that. It’s almost like a new product type, vinyl matte.

ColourPop Bad Habit Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky plum with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff with a thin, liquid-y consistency that applied with smooth, even coverage. This one never fully dried down to me, even though I could press my lips without destroying the coverage/evenness of the color–it just didn’t go to fully matte. It wore well for six hours, but it seemed to break down more with food than the Ultra Mattes that dry down. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Bite Beauty Barberry (LE, $24.00) is glossier, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Thomas (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (P, $34.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lively (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Perf (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay WSM (P, $18.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (P) is warmer, more muted, darker (85% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is glossier, warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.00) is warmer, more muted, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 (LE, $26.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Embrace (LE, $8.99) is less glossy, cooler, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Eggplant (P, $26.00) is glossier, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Baewatch (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Viper (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $18.00) is cooler, more muted (80% similar). Maybelline Brown Blush (P, $7.99) is more muted, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Chilly Chili Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “muted plummy brown.” It’s a muted, dark brown with hints of rose and warmth. It had a semi-matte finish due to the formula never fully drying down, so it had a vinyl-like look to it. The color coverage was intense, and a little went a long way. The color lasted for six and a half hours with even fading, while it was comfortable to wear, it was a smidgen drying. Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is glossier, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hawkwind (P, $20.00) is less glossy, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Love Bug (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Fortune (P, $20.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Christopher (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is less glossy, warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop TooLips (P, $6.00) is glossier, cooler, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plath (LE, $20.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). MAC Stone (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Crucifix (P, $20.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (80% similar). Maybelline Grey Over It (P, $7.49) is cooler, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop First Class Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “vivid orange red.” It’s a bold, bright, totally neon orange-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the consistency was on the watery side, so it applied streakily and took a lot of work to maneuver into place. It dried down completely, though it didn’t seem as flat matte as other shades that dry down, and it had a tendency to come away in flakes over time, even if wear was closer to six hours. Urban Decay Tilt (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is glossier, more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is less glossy, warmer, darker (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is glossier, more muted, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Instigator Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone peachy nude.” It’s a muted, medium-dark peach-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. This was the third shade that didn’t fully dry down, and I had the same experience where the color didn’t lift after pressing my lips together, but it remained lightly tacky. It lasted for five hours, and this one “cracked” a little after an hour of wear. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Naked Coral (P, $7.99) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Homeslice (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pander Me (LE, $17.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Parker (LE, $5.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Soccer Mom (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $26.00) is glossier, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Jane (P, $32.00) is glossier, brighter, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Donut (P, $6.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). MAC Frolic (P, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Feelin' Myself (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep violet wine.” It’s a dark, berry-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that dried down quickly but with enough time to apply it. The texture was soft, a little dry in feel to the touch, and it lasted for five hours on me–but it faded unevenly. It was somewhat drying. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Jam On It (P, $21.00) is glossier, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Endangered Red (P, $27.00) is cooler, more muted (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Bad Habit
Bad Habit
Bad Habit
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Chilly Chili
Chilly Chili
Chilly Chili
A-

Discontinued

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick First Class
C+

Discontinued

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Instigator
Instigator
Instigator
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick More Better
More Better
More Better
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows (Part 2)

Makeup Geek Havoc Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Havoc Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Havoc Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “warm red-brown base with teal reflects.” It’s a dark, coppery brown with green-teal shimmer and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was on the denser side compared to most Makeup Geek eyeshadows (not quite as dense as their Foiled range). The green-teal shift is subtle, and a lot of the shimmer seems to get eaten up by the warmer base. This is one of the more dupable duochrome shades out there, as a lot of brands have it (not a bad thing to have more options, but you may have something like it already). The color wore well for eight hours. Too Faced Girly (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Castor Gray (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D On the Road (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Ardency Inn Peacock (P, $21.00) is cooler, more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $12.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC I've Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lounge (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #21 (P) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek I’m Peachless Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “buff base with peachy-pink reflects.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-peach with soft, gold sparkle and shimmer that shifts from a light white-beige to a warmer peach. It had fairly good pigmentation with a lightly crumbly, though blendable, texture. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Zoeva Handmade (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Show Gold (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Light Coral (87M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Puppy Love (P, $5.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Satin Sheets (P, $16.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Starry Eyed (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) (P, $29.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE) is more muted, darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Glam (P) is more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Ritzy Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “warm red-brown base with green and gold reflects.” It’s a reddish-brown base with lighter green-gold shimmer–their description is very accurate on this one. The finish is more of a frosted sheen with a subtle duochrome (more nuanced but it goes from more or less reflective than really shifting). The texture was dense, smooth, and blendable with good pigmentation. The color wore for eight hours on me. Buxom Rose Gold (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Steampunk Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “black base with rich copper reflects.” It’s a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. I can see the black base peeking through, but it doesn’t shift–no matter how I angled my arm, I really couldn’t detect the color really changing. It’s an interesting shade, but I wouldn’t call it a duochrome. It had great color payoff with a smooth, buttery texture that applied well. It wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing. Urban Decay Barlust (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Fahrenheit (781) (LE, $31.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Audacious (P, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is warmer, darker (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Thunderbird (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Unafraid (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). LORAC Dark Roast (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (P, $39.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #10 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Genie (LE, $9.99) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Voltage Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “vanilla base with champagne-yellow reflects.” It’s a yellowed, white gold with a metallic sheen that shifts from light white to warmer, pale gold. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too dense or too soft. It applied well with even, smooth coverage and wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing. LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Lucky Clover (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Left) (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (P) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P) is more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P) is more muted, darker (85% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Emerald (P) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $21.00) is warmer, more muted, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Karma Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “golden base with yellow-green reflects.” It’s a bright, golden yellow with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. I don’t get a real green shift; it goes from brighter yellow to more of a yellowed orange with less of a reflective sheen. The texture was soft, blendable, but a little crumbly, and it creased after seven and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Sideline (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Pearl (56P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Studly (LE, $29.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gorgeous Gold (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hologram (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #2 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). YSL Dewy Gold (08) (P, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #3 (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Havoc
Havoc
Havoc
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow I'm Peachless
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Ritzy
Ritzy
Ritzy
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Steampunk
Steampunk
Steampunk
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Karma
Karma
Karma
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “electric purple base with icy blue reflects.” It’s a light-medium, warm lavender purple with an iridescent, blue-to-violet frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly buttery texture that was denser than most of Makeup Geek’s powder eyeshadow range. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours before creasing on me. I think the duochrome shift is subtle in this one, but it is more iridescent, so you get more of a nuanced look at all angles (but just less shift). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Purple Horseshoe (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom La-La-Lavish (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Lunar (LE, $25.00) is more muted, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Arcadia (LE) is darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Daydreamer (P, $9.99) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Marie-Galante #1 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Amethyst (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Tropica (LE, $21.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $9.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Electro (P, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). CoverGirl Blazing Purple (340) (P, $4.99) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Mai Tai Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “apricot base with orchid reflects.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed orange with a pinkish lavender shift. At certain angles, it appears warmer and more orange, and at others, it appears much pinker. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well to bare skin and wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing. Urban Decay Duchess (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Time Out (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay OC (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Bouquet Toss (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sunday Funday (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Shazam (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Coloured Raine Happy Daze (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bellini (P, $16.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Freelove (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Gleam (P, $16.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #3 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sphinx (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Shark Attack (DC, $5.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Phantom Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “white base with violet purple reflects.” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly powdery texture–it tended to look a little dry and chalky on my skin–that I bet would look great over a stronger base color. I couldn’t detect any genuine shifting of the color (even in person and contorting my arm into odd positions!), just a general iridescence/shimmer. It lasted for seven hours before fading and creasing. Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $9.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I918 Lavender (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Chameleon (P, $6.99) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Astrological (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Amethyst (P) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Arcadia (LE) is darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #1 (LE) is warmer, darker (80% similar). MAC Beautiful Iris (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Rockstar Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “pale silver with purple iridescence.” It’s a murky, light beige with cool undertones and a very subtle, pink-to-green shift. The texture on this is unlike the other duochrome eyeshadows released (and this was released prior); it has a much more powder-like feel and is less dense. It lasted for eight hours on me. bareMinerals Iridescent Iris (LE, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vex (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #2 (P) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Gecko (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Sandbar (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Heart (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Typhoon Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “deep teal base with green and gold reflects.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green-teal base with lighter green and gold frost. This was another shade that I wasn’t able to see a real shift in it; the color seems more complex to me as the undertone reads cooler while the shimmer is bountiful and warmer in tone. The consistency was soft, smooth, and buttery, and it applied well to the skin. On me, it started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. Sugarpill Clickbait (P, $13.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Griffith Green (126) (LE, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Hello Kitty Three Apples (LE) is less shimmery (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #2 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Secret Garden Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “deep espresso base with bright teal reflects.” It has purple-burgundy base with strong teal shimmer. I don’t get a lot of shifting from one color to the next, rather it is a complex color as the base is warmer and browner, and the shimmer is dense and produces strong teal color on top of the base–it has the effect of layering two dissimilar shades. The texture was dense and seemed to be pressed into the pan a bit harder than other shades, so it didn’t blend out quite as easily as anticipated. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.
Buxom Twilight Tryst (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Trendy (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is warmer, more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Mermaid Tail (112) (LE, $13.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Dazzle (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Houdini (P, $9.99) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Insomnia (LE, $9.99) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC I've Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Blacklight
Blacklight
Blacklight
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Mai Tai
Mai Tai
Mai Tai
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Phantom
Phantom
Phantom
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Rockstar
Rockstar
Rockstar
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Secret Garden
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Swatches: ColourPop Lippie Stix & Lip Pencils (September ’15 Last Chance Shades)

ColourPop Addict Lippie Stix
ColourPop Addict Lippie Stix

ColourPop just announced that there are over 40 shades getting discontinued (or were limited edition and are getting removed shortly). Some of these already appear to be out of stock, but I had all of these swatched so this is mostly just a dump of all those photos/swatches. There are also eyeshadows and blushes getting discontinued (but I think I’ve reviewed all the ones I have that are on that list!).

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ColourPop Forever Freshman Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection
ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection

ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection ($30.00 for 0. oz.) is a set of six cream eyeshadows in shades of the 90s, and they continue to deliver what we’ve come to expect from ColourPop’s cream formula: good pigmentation and long-wear. The set works well together, and you can easily use two or three at a time to get even more versatility out of the combination. On one hand, they’re all loose pots so it’s not as convenient as a palette, but on the other hand, they’re readily incorporated with whatever other eyeshadows you own.

90210 is described as a “greyed out taupe softly sprinkled with pink and gold glitter in a satin luxe finish.” It’s a soft, medium-dark taupe brown with strong, warm brown undertones and gold and copper sparkle over a matte finish. The cream formula makes it so the sparkles actually bind/adhere with the base color, so you can actually get the sparkles to appear on the eye. I do get some fall out if I do a lot of blending, but the sparkles that are still left on seem to stay on pretty well throughout the ten-hour wear time. Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #5 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Low (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jackpot (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #4 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Jagged (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

As If is described as a “mid-tone cool taupe in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a fairly soft and smooth texture, but it wasn’t quite as creamy (more velvety) in texture. It lasted for ten hours without creasing or fading. Becca Cognac (LE) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Stone (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Voyage (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Taupe (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Baby T is described as a “deep blackened blue in matte finish.” It’s a rich, navy blue with fine lighter blue pearl. It was nicely pigmented with a creamy consistency that applied evenly and smoothly, but it did have a tendency to sheer out slightly due to the amount of slip. Once on, the color didn’t show signs of fading even after ten hours of wear. Colour Pop School Bus (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Bleu Soie (4) (P, $23.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Aphrodisiatic (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Glenan (P, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Midnight Blue (P, $29.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Night Sky (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Erogenous Zone (LE, $21.00) is glossier, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crimper is described as a “soft gold with multi-dimensional gold glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and gold sparkle. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with and apply (even with a brush). It wore well for ten hours with minor fall out. Smashbox Champagne (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Seasonal Spirit (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Take It Slow (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #5 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dearest (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Disco (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Rivage #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Nectar (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fairy Land (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Koosh is described as an “icy silver taupe with an ultra-metallic finish.” It’s a light-medium, bronzy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation with a really creamy, smooth texture that felt wet but dried down without being stiff or clingy. It wore well for ten hours on me. Too Faced Arc de Triomphe (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Café au Lait (P, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $16.50) is darker (90% similar). Chantecaille Seashell (P, $34.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mushroom (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Silver Mirage (18) (LE, $39.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #397 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Kitten (P) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome My French #4 (LE) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00)(85% similar). MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Melrose is described as a “true rust in a matte finish.” It’s an intense, medium-dark copper brown with warm, orange-red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was incredibly pigmented with a lightly creamy consistency that blended out easily but never lost its vibrancy on the skin. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Nuts About U (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M738 Auburn (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Wrath (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duke (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Cleopatra (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #3 (P) is cooler, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Set Forever Freshman
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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90210

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As If

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Baby T

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Crimper

Limited Edition
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Koosh

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Melrose

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