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CoverGirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush
CoverGirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. NARS Liberation (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). LORAC See Beyond (LE, $23.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Pink Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Blasphemy (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Antigua (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Motu Tane (LE, $39.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The TruBlend Blush formula is supposed to be blendable and create a “multi-toned result.” The texture is very soft and smooth, though it is a little on the powdery side; it tended to darken on the skin, but this seemed to ensure that it didn’t look dry or powdery when applied. It is, as described, easily blended and effortless to apply. The finish is really flattering on the skin without being too shimmery or too matte. The downside is that the more powdery texture makes it harder to build-up the color (it’s semi-sheer to semi-opaque), and it only lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

CoverGirl TruBlend Blush Medium Rose
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total

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ColourPop Magic Wand & Echo Park Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Magic Wand Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Magic Wand Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Magic Wand Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “light nude.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin sheen. The consistency of this one had more slip and felt wetter overall, so it took a bit longer to “dry” down (they never fully set, but they become mostly transfer-proof when they dry) and was more prone to highlighting lip lines, even from the initial application. This shade wore well for five hours, but it had some color settled into lip lines over time and faded more noticeably from the center of the lip than other shades in the range. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Yash (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Fawn Over Me (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Embrace (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop She Bad (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Nearly Nude (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced When In Doubt (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty No Angel (242) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Doe (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Peachstock (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Platform (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Precocious (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Echo Park (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Echo Park Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “warm peachy nude.” It’s a muted, medium peachy-beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had great color payoff that applied evenly and yielded smooth color that sat well on the lips. The color wore really well–six hours–and very slightly maneuvers into lip lines at the four and a half hour mark. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Doe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Impulse (Left) (LE, ) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Fawn Over Me (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Magic Wand
Magic Wand
Magic Wand
B

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Echo Park
Echo Park
Echo Park
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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Zoeva Shy Beauty Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Shy Beauty Luxe Color Blush
Zoeva Shy Beauty Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Shy Beauty Luxe Color Blush ($9.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, light-medium peach with a semi-matte finish. Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Prism (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Gretel (Light) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Valiant (LE, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Luxe Color Blush formula is supposed to be a “silky” powder that is “long-lasting and fade-proof.” It had semi-opaque coverage that was easily sheered out if desired, and it could be layered for true-to-pan color (though it is a lighter shade, so it may not work for all skin tones). The texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable on the skin. It didn’t look cakey or powdery, despite being more matte. This one seemed the most matte out of the three I bought to review. I also noticed that this shade darkened one to two shades compared to the pan when I applied it to the skin. The blush stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Zoeva Luxe Color Blush Shy Beauty
Shy Beauty
Shy Beauty
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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ColourPop Dopey & Frick ‘n’ Frack Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Dopey Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Dopey Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Dopey Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve.” It’s a muted, medium mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had fantastic pigmentation with a thin, smooth texture that applied easily with even coverage that didn’t emphasize lip lines. You might have thought that a lighter shade wouldn’t wear as long, but the color just kept going on and on and on; I wore this all-day, and there was still 75% color after 12 hours of wear (including two meals) and it was fading evenly. The formula was comfortable to wear, and my lips didn’t start feeling a little dry until after ten hours of just wearing this product. Tarte Salt Lyfe (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sake (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #050 (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Till Tomorrow (DC, $18.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Driftwood (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Personal Pick (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Trap (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Gone Greige (P, $7.49) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Trailblazer (P, $12.00) is cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Urban Decay Oblivion (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Frick ‘n’ Frack Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “rosy terracotta.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had great color payoff that covered the lips with smooth, even color. The texture was thinner but had enough substance that it sat well on the lips and didn’t gravitate or pool into lip lines. The color was still going strong after seven hours of wear and was neither drying nor hydrating. Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Burberry Dark Nude (408) (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Burberry Fawn (05) (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Bumble (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Chanel Farouche (122) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Dopey
Dopey
Dopey
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Frick 'n' Frack
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Zoeva Gentle Touch Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Gentle Touch Luxe Color Blush
Zoeva Gentle Touch Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Gentle Touch Luxe Color Blush ($9.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. Guerlain Happy Glow (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Impassioned (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Cult (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry S/S15 Runway (LE, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Plum #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Threesome (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Stila Light Pink (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $74.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Illamasqua Naked Rose (P, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Luxe Color Blush formula is supposed to be a “silky” powder that is “long-lasting and fade-proof.” The powder was soft, smooth, and finely-milled with a lightweight texture that sat well on the skin and didn’t look powdery or dry on. The consistency was a little thinner than Burning Up, for reference. It blended well and had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a finish that became had a natural bit of sheen to it as it was buffed into the skin. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Zoeva Luxe Color Blush Gentle Touch
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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City Color Shimmer Shadows (Part 3)

City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow
City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow

City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, light-medium green with cooler undertones and warmer, green shimmer paired with a metallic finish. It was very, very pigmented with a creamy, dense texture that worked best with a flat, synthetic brush (rather than natural hair brushes). It applied well, blended out easily, and wore for eight hours. Milk Makeup Mermaid Parade (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #28 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Keytar (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Isla (LE, $12.00) is more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a dark black with a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied well and blended out surprisingly easily. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly. Viseart Chroma #3 (P, )(100% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Define) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Obscur (816) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel RĂªve d'Orient #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Deadline (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium, sky blue with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a really thick, almost cream-like texture, but it was harder to work with than some of the other shades as it was thick without the slip of other shades, so it tended to separate a little when applied to the skin (you can see it in the swatch). It lasted for eight hours before creasing. Buxom Schmooze (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Grand Large (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Divine Blue (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I210 Light Turquoise (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Haight (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Fancy (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Unhinged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Shattered (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium green with warm, golden shimmer and a metallic finish. The texture was slightly thicker and denser, which resulted in it easily adding texture to the lid. It applies best with a flat, synthetic brush and in one layer (more layers can add thickness and make it appear uneven in texture). It had great color payoff and wore for eight hours before creasing. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Jealous Girl (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Fyrinnae Electric Stardust (P, $6.80) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had really good color payoff with a creamy, dense consistency that spread across the skin well and wore for eight hours before creasing. Smashbox Nile (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Two Piece (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Cobalt (25) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #25 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is an inky, deep black with charcoal shimmer. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth texture that applied on the skin like a cream eyeshadow but didn’t lose any intensity. The edges were easily blended out, while the color wore well for eight hours. Buxom Black Tie (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Black Myrrh (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Lancome The New Black (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Black (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP 1001 Nights (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Burnt Anise (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | City Color Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “heavy metallic finish” that also has “long-wear.” There are 16 shades in the range, and this post features six of them. The majority of the shades in the formula have a very dense, thick, and cream-like consistency–I have best results using a firmer, flatter and synthetic brush than I do with a really soft, natural hair brush, though natural brushes offer a little more control over how metallic the finish gets and my MAC 239s were just fine with it (and those are natural hair). They are intensely pigmented, and they blend out and apply well to bare skin. The formula wore for around eight to eight and a half hours on me with very slight creasing. A few of the very frosted, metallic shades seemed to emphasize the natural texture of parts of my lid and need a little extra blending to smooth out. These reminded me of Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (but City Color’s are much denser) as well as Sleek’s more metallic eyeshadows.

City Color Shimmer Shadow Beach Cottage
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Black Widow
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Breezy
Breezy
Breezy
B

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Hint of Mint
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow It's a Boy
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Oh So Naughty
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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