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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 Club Tropicana #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% 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 Rêve 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). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #18 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% 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). Urban Decay Unhinged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Fancy (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (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. Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Cobalt (25) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Two Piece (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Nile (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #25 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (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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ColourPop Lyin’ King & London Fog Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Lyin' King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Lyin’ King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Lyin’ King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “saturated raspberry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The color was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightweight consistency that applied well and didn’t gather into lip lines. The texture is satiny as it dries down, and then there’s a light tackiness if I pressed my lips together, but the color didn’t separate where my lips touched. There was still much of the color left intact after eight hours of wear, while the formula was neither drying nor hydrating but comfortable to wear. Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Luxuriant (150) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC D for Danger (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (DC, $6.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #096 (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Merlot (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Claretcast (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Wicked Aura 01 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Heaux (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Hey Gurrl (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop London Fog Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool-toned blue red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark ruby red with cool undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, thin consistency that applied well with even, smooth coverage. There were very light streak marks at the edges that self-leveled after about ten to fifteen minutes. It was comfortable to wear with a light tackiness, but the color didn’t lift if I pressed my lips together. The color was still going strong after eight hours of wear, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Chic Red (P, $4.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Trophy Wife (P, $12.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Red Rage (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Luxuriant (150) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 Lyin' King
Lyin' King
Lyin' King
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick London Fog
London Fog
London Fog
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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City Color Shimmer Shadows (Part 2)

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium peachy-beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a cream-like, dense, and smooth consistency that adhered well to bare skin. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Codes Subtils #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Friendship File (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Brighten) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Nude #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Kitten (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, light yellowed white gold with warm undertones paired with a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, dense texture that applied with opaque coverage to the lid, but it was easy to over-apply and emphasize the texture of the lid itself. This shade started to crease after eight hours on me. Coloured Raine Glisten (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #5 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Champagne Life (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Moonbeam (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dusty, drier consistency that sheered out easily and had some fall out while applying. The color started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #2 (LE, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Getaway (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Rockstar (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Grape Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Garden Roses #3 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark tuape brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, dense consistency that applied well to bare skin, but it is pretty thick and firm in the pan (not in a stiff way) that I highly recommend using a flat, synthetic brush. It blended out well, which was a surprise, since it was a thicker/denser product. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Acute (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Don't Get Me Wrong (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Magic Hour (LE, ) is 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 Bubble Bath
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow New Year, New Me
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow Spring Fling
C

Permanent

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
City Color Shimmer Shadow All Eyes On Me
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Zoeva Burning Up Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Burning Up Luxe Color Blush
Zoeva Burning Up Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Burning Up Luxe Color Blush ($9.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Destiny (61) (DC, $38.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Coppertone (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is 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.” The texture is incredibly smooth with just the right firmness of press–not stiff but not powdery or dusty–and finely-milled. It blends out beautifully on the skin with a natural finish that’s not overtly shimmery but doesn’t look flat on the skin. It was nicely pigmented, while it was still easy to diffuse for sheerer coverage, if that’s your preference (or you over-apply). On me, the color lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably. I was impressed by this one that it definitely made me want to get the other shades in the range next time I buy from Zoeva (I bought three of the six shades–two more to be reviewed!).

Zoeva Luxe Color Blush Burning Up
Burning Up
Burning Up
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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ColourPop Marshmallow & Petit Four Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Marshmallow Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Marshmallow Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

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.

ColourPop Marshmallow Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “greyed out lavender.” It’s a muted, light-medium lavender with strong, cool gray undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff and was easy to apply and get smooth, even coverage. The color was still going strong after eight hours of wear and started to get a little drying right around that point. I was surprised that the color didn’t pull into lip lines, nor did the color fade unevenly, despite going through two meals and two cups of coffee. Kat Von D Zero (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Ionized (LE, $23.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Requiem (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Galaxy Grey (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NYX Playdate (P, $6.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Petit Four Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep charcoal grey.” It’s a rich, medium-dark bluish-gray with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had a little more shine than most shades in the range, though it wasn’t glossy, and it was a true satin finish after two to three hours of wear. The color was still mostly intact after eight hours of wear with very minimal fading. The formula was comfortable to wear for six to seven hours and became clingier after that. MAC Halsey (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Punked (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Space Cake (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Marshmallow
Marshmallow
Marshmallow
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Petit Four
Petit Four
Petit Four
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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