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

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Makeup Geek Petal Pusher, Carnival, Curfew, Motown, Fairytale Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Petal Pusher Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Petal Pusher Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Petal Pusher Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium rose brown with a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was easily applied to the skin. The texture didn’t look dry on the skin, and it held up well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Instinct (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Lancome My French #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Limit (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Lingerie Lover (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Quite Spoiled (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Amethyst #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Jet Setter (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Rum Pum Plum (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Overcast (LE, $19.00) is cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Silk (LE) is darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 18 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Carnival Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright medium orchid with a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium, pink-tinged lavender purple with a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth, finely-milled texture that was a smidgen dusty. It applied better than I thought I would and didn’t lose too much of its intensity on bare skin, but I would recommend a primer as this one lost some vibrancy after six hours, even though it took eight hours before I saw creasing. Kat Von D Meow (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Orchid Haze (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up #2 (LE, $2.29) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Wisteria (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Buxom VIP (P, $12.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Inglot #334 (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Curfew Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium plum purple with a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, but powdery, texture that made it prone to sheering out on the lid and will have a fair amount of fall out during application. I would use a primer, possibly even a lightly tacky primer, to maximize impact and longevity with this shade. It faded after seven hours of wear. Kat Von D Venom (LE) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Fashion Rebel #2 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Mulberry (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Orchid (LE) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #386 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Inglot #334 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Silver Lining (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Shock-a-holic (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Motown Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep eggplant purple with a matte finish..” It’s a dusty, medium-dark purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was powdery, a little dry, and it looked patchy on the skin when blended out. I could only fake it by layering it with other purples (like Fairytale) to minimize some of the patchiness–at best. The color payoff is semi-opaque but uneven. It lasted for seven hours before fading (I was surprised it wore as long as it did). Makeup Geek Duchess (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Violet Blend #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Purple (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fairytale (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes (Cream) (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #377 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Indian Ink (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Purple Haze (DC, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Fairytale Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “muted lavender with gray undertones.” It’s a muted, medium purple with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was good, though not opaque, but the texture was so soft that it was powdery, which made it harder to work with on bare skin. It blended out easily, but it was just hard to keep the color in place and looking true-to-pan. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Motown (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Duchess (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Violet Blend #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Purple (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes (Cream) (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Purple Haze (DC, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Petal Pusher
Petal Pusher
Petal Pusher
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Carnival
Carnival
Carnival
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Curfew
Curfew
Curfew
6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
70%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Motown
Motown
Motown
6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Fairytale
Fairytale
Fairytale
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments (Part 2)

Makeup Geek Prism Pigment
Makeup Geek Prism Pigment

Makeup Geek Insomnia Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “red-brown base with blue reflects.” It’s a warm, coppery-red base with bluish-teal shift. It’s one of the more common duochromes that you’ll find across brands (sometimes they lean blue, sometimes they lean green). The texture is smoother than the original iteration of this shade was, and it had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry but was more opaque damp. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC I've Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Insomnia (LE, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Ardency Inn Peacock (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom No Faux (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lounge (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Castor Gray (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Havoc (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Partridge (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Pinija (85P) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D On the Road (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Orion (105DC) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Malacca (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Woodsmoke (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Solstice (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Black Pearl (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Girly (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Fireside (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #21 (P) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Hologram Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “orange-pink base with green and gold reflects.” It’s a medium pink-coral with warm undertones that shifts to a green-tinged gold with a metallic finish. It had one of the stronger duochromes in the release. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth. It had semi-opaque coverage dry, fully opaque coverage damp, and damp application also yielded a brighter, more metallic sheen. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Karma (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sideline (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Rose Gold (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Wildfire Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “red-coral base with gold reflects.” It’s a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones paired with gold frost. It was less of a duochrome and more of a nuanced color. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the coverage was semi-sheer applied dry and mostly opaque applied damp. This shade wore well for eight hours. Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Angelic (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Come and Get It (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Pink Lagoon (LE, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Abstraction (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Kitten Parade (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Recharged (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Boxes & Bows (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Prism Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “white base with peachy-pink reflects.” It’s a light, gray-ish white with a frosted sheen that shifts to a warm pink-peach. The texture is very finely-milled but almost powdery on me, and it applied and was easier to work with over a base or patted over another eyeshadow to add a sheen as it looked dry on its own. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (Self-Made) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Opal (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Sheers & Voiles (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Emerald (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Pink Heart (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Please see part one for overall thoughts + packaging issues.

Makeup Geek Pigment Insomnia
Insomnia
Insomnia
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Makeup Geek Pigment Hologram
Hologram
Hologram
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Makeup Geek Pigment Wildfire
Wildfire
Wildfire
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Makeup Geek Pigment Prism
Prism
Prism
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set

ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set
ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set

ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set ($30.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes six full-sized Lippie Stix for fall. All six are exclusive to the set, and the set is limited edition. It’s another set full of mostly matte/satin type shades with good color payoff and long-wear. A few shades were a bit drying towards the end of wear, which was the only “big” issue I had.

Baewatch is described as a “dusty rose in a matte finish.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark pinky plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightly creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t tug but doesn’t slide around either. It wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Vivien (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Tiger (P, $5.00) is darker, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay WSM (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $50.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Barberry (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Seismic (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Choker is described as a “light cool-toned beige in a creme finish.” It’s a light, rosy beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage with just a little of the natural lip coming through. The color was creamy with a light tackiness that lasted for four hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating. bareMinerals Nudist (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Sexpot (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Structure (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Believer (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Peachstock (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Close Contact (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Topless (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Safe Word (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC French Twist (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mosh Pit is described as a “mid-tone warm brown in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice color coverage that applied beautifully–smooth, even color–without tugging on the lips. The consistency had just enough slip not to tug, but it adheres well to the lip so wear time is longer at six hours. It was a smidgen drying after four hours of wear. Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Inspiree (164) (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Milani Beloved (LE, $8.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty So Vain (50) (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Out of Sync is described as a “bright blue fuchsia in a matte finish.” It’s a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even coverage. The texture was a little drier than the other shades but not too stiff–it doesn’t glide across perfectly, though. On me, it was still going strong after six hours of wear but was somewhat drying after four hours. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Just My Type (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Highball (DC, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Let's Go Crazy (P, $27.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop The Rabbit (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $35.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Menace (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $27.00) is more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

TGIF is described as a “true brick red in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without dragging on the lip. The color lasted for six hours and was a little drying at the end. Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Poison (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Silk (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mondore (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Kat Von D Chula (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Sexy is described as a “deep red violet with a subtle blue flash in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia-shimmered raspberry pink with cool undertones and a frosted, matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a firmer, stiffer texture. It still managed to apply evenly, but it does drag and skip across the lips at times. The color lasted for six hours strong but was drying. Urban Decay After Dark (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Afterdark (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabotage (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Disobedient (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Lure Me On (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). NYX Aria (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Lippie Stix Set Back to Cool
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Baewatch

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Choker

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Mosh Pit

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Out of Sync

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TGIF

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Too Sexy

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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 more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Riviere (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh & Mint #1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Enduring Vert (P, $24.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Jubilee (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Euphrate (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $33.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Lysithea (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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 less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Iridescent Iris (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Skinny Dip (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Silver Screen (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE) is less shimmery, darker (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). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Amethyst (P) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (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). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% 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 less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Iridescent (112) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Orion (P) is less shimmery, warmer (95% 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 less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D 8 Bit (LE) is less shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS China Seas #1 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (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 more shimmery, darker, cooler (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 lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Thomas (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay WSM (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lively (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Perf (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (P) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Never Say Never (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% 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 brighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Baewatch (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Eggplant (P, $26.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Viper (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $18.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Hawkwind (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Love Bug (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fortune (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (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 darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop TooLips (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plath (LE, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stone (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Crucifix (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Maybelline Grey Over It (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (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 darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Makeup Geek Salsa (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (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 lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Homeslice (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pander Me (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Parker (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Soccer Mom (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Jane (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Donut (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Frolic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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 lighter, brighter (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. NARS Blindfold (LE, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Jam On It (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (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 more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (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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