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CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer

CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer
CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer

CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a golden, medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. MAC Global Glow (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Pyrite (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The TruBlend Bronzer formula is supposed to be blendable and create a “perfect bronze glow.” It had great color payoff with a very smooth, blendable texture that was just a tiny bit powdery, but it was noticeably denser than the TruBlend Blush formula. The one thing I was caught off guard by was how the shimmer didn’t translate nearly as strongly on the cheeks once blended as it did just swatched on my arm–it was much more subdued, and as a result, there was no emphasis of pores either. On me, the bronzer wore well for seven hours before fading.

CoverGirl TruBlend Bronzer Bronze (200)
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner (Part 3)

Zoeva Glance Graphic Eyes Eyeliner
Zoeva Glance Graphic Eyes Eyeliner

Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is introducing six new shades, plus a limited edition collector’s box of all 16 shades (plus a pencil sharpener) on March 21st. I will be reviewing all 16 shades across three posts over the next week! 🙂 This is part three (view part one and part two here)…

Zoeva Glance Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, bronzy brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, smooth consistency that applied evenly and easily. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Burberry Midnight Brown (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D62 Diamond Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Cocoa (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Groundbreaker (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lord It Up (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Come Over (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Broque (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Myth Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a light, champagne beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one stroke, which was somewhat buildable, but the texture, while very smooth and non-tugging, felt waxier and was harder to achieve really crisp, opaque lines with. The color had noticeably faded after seven and a half hours. MAC Paragon (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Blonde Ambition (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Venus (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Snowed In (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Opulence Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coppery red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage in one pass, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. The texture was smooth and creamy, so it glided on easily and didn’t tug at the lash line. The color lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Fireball (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a blackened brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine ruby red shimmer. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and it was creamy, though a little more slippery than it needed to be, and glided on well. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours before thinning. Urban Decay Dark Force (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Muse (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva The Truth Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, shimmering white with neutral-to-cool undertones. It had semi-opaque coverage but was hard to build up as it would apply unevenly, so some areas looked more opaque but denser/thicker than others. The color itself stayed on for eight hours. Urban Decay Cosmic (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Crystal Gun (P, $15.00) is brighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be a smooth, pigmented, long-wearing, and waterproof eyeliner. Overall, when they’re good, they’re really good, and when they’re less good, they’re still long-wearing, just less pigmented (but often buildable). The texture is very creamy, so they glide effortlessly and never tug on the lash line. The line has some more interesting shades than the standard eyeliner range, which is always nice to see. The wear varies between seven and nine hours depending on the shade.

Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Glance
Glance
Glance
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Myth
Myth
Myth
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Opulence
Opulence
Opulence
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Rock 'n' Roll Bride
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner The Truth
The Truth
The Truth
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner (Part 2)

Zoeva After the Disco Graphic Eyes Eyeliner
Zoeva After the Disco Graphic Eyes Eyeliner

Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is introducing six new shades, plus a limited edition collector’s box of all 16 shades (plus a pencil sharpener) on March 21st. I will be reviewing all 16 shades across three posts over the next week! 🙂 This is part two (view part one here)…

Zoeva After the Disco Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen with slight gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque coverage in one pass, and it was mostly opaque after two layers. The texture was lightly creamy, glided on well, and wore for eight hours with a bit of fall out. Urban Decay Goldrush (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Atomic Ore (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Stargazer (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Campo de' Fiori (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Powerline (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Cool Factor Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark blue with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had sheer color coverage in a single layer, and it was somewhat buildable to semi-opaque coverage. The texture had a lot of slip to it, so it tended to go on more unevenly than other shades. It wore for eight hours but had sparkle migrate over time. MAC Industrial (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Skyscape (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Whirlpool (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Good Karma Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark, blue-teal with gold and green sparkle. It had semi-opaque coverage but had a more stained quality to it, where there was translucency that was more even yet subdued compared to the way it looked in the pencil. The texture was sparkly, and it felt a little rough against the lower lash line. This is one of the more sparkly shades, and there is some fall out/movement of that sparkle during wear. The underlying color stayed in place for closer to eight hours. MAC Undercurrent (P, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Siahi (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Fairytale (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Take the Plunge (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Emerald Volt (P, $28.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Mr. Marvelous Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a blackened purple base with a ton of cool-toned violet sparkle. It is a more glittery shade, though not noticeably gritty when applying, but the base is streakier in one stroke. I was able to layer for greater opacity, at least. The eyeliner wore nicely for eight hours with some glitter fall out/travel. Urban Decay Retrograde (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Nymph (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva New Jewels Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had medium coverage in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two to three layers. The texture was lightly creamy but less emollient than about half the range. It wore well for eight hours on me before thinning. Colour Pop Ho Ho (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Designer Purple (P, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Ransom (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Nymph (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Perfect Purple (P, $6.99) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Homie (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Eccentric Diva (P, $10.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Plum)age (60) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be a smooth, pigmented, long-wearing, and waterproof eyeliner. Overall, when they’re good, they’re really good, and when they’re less good, they’re still long-wearing, just less pigmented (but often buildable). The texture is very creamy, so they glide effortlessly and never tug on the lash line. The line has some more interesting shades than the standard eyeliner range, which is always nice to see. The wear varies between seven and nine hours depending on the shade.

Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner After the Disco
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Cool Factor
5.5
Product
4
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
64%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Good Karma
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Mr. Marvelous
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner New Jewels
New Jewels
New Jewels
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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ColourPop Cozy & Tansy Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Cozy Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Cozy Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Cozy Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “true orange red.” It’s a bold, bright medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had totally opaque pigmentation with a creamy, thinner texture that applied with smooth, even coverage. The finish was more matte than the majority of the range from the beginning (less satiny). On me, the color wore really well for over eight hours, but it was a little drying. Urban Decay Tilt (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize (Right) (LE, ) is glossier (95% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty GTA (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Daiquiri (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Rozz (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder High Level (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Givenchy Coral Gypsophila (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Tansy Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “medium-toned yellow brown.” It’s a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff with a lightweight, thin consistency that applied with even, smooth coverage. The color dried down to a satin finish with light tackiness but didn’t lift off when I pressed my lips together. I only get a little transfer of color along the edges. The color wore for seven and a half hours well with little noticeable fading. It was very slightly drying overall. Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeywheat (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Portobello (P, $26.00) is more muted, glossier (85% similar). Tarte Choker (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Toast and Butter (P, $21.00) is more muted, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cremini (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted, glossier (80% similar). Bite Beauty Porcini (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted, 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 Cozy
Cozy
Cozy
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Tansy
Tansy
Tansy
A

Permanent

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

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Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner (Part 1)

Zoeva Black to Earth Graphic Eyes Eyeliner
Zoeva Black to Earth Graphic Eyes Eyeliner

Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is introducing six new shades, plus a limited edition collector’s box of all 16 shades (plus a pencil sharpener) on March 21st. I will be reviewing all 16 shades across three posts over the next week! 🙂 Here is part one…

Zoeva Black to Earth Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep black with a satin sheen. It was incredibly pigmented with a really creamy, glide-on texture that was easy to apply as well as worked great for smudging as it took a little longer to dry. It didn’t, however, slide around while setting. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before thinning on me. Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (P, $25.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Skully (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Clubbing Stilettos (P, $10.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Black Moon (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva It’s Never Over Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark rose with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single stroke, and it was fully opaque after two layers. The texture was creamy and easy to apply to the lash line. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Zoeva Mute Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe with strong gray tones and a warmer undertone. It had good color payoff in one stroke, and the consistency was creamy enough to apply without tugging on the skin but still layered without lifting or moving the first layer of color. This shade wore for eight hours before fading. MAC Shoreline (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Metropolis (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Moody (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S50 Satiny Taupe (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Desperation (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Pluie (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Slate (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Smoke (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Taupe Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe brown with cooler undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer coverage in one pass, while it was somewhat buildable, it was hard to get really opaque, even coverage out of it as the pencil seemed waxier and more prone to lifting the color at times. On me, it wore for eight hours. Sephora Welcome to My Loft (LE, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Nude Reflection Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, taupe brown with warm undertones and lighter taupe frosted shimmer. It had good pigmentation in one pass, and I was able to build it to opaque coverage with two layers. It was lightly creamy with good glide and even coverage when applied to the lower lash line. The color wore well for eight and a half hours. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Grey Tide (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC It's Physical (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Perle de Lune (916) (LE, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Regency Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark purple with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage in one pass, which was buildable to very nearly opaque coverage in two to three layers. The texture was lightly creamy with less slip than some of the other shades in the range (like Black to Earth). This shade wore for eight and a half hours before fading. However, worth noting is that I purchased this shade previously, and it was sheerer and more emollient. Kat Von D Homie (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Ho Ho (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Roxy (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Ransom (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I90 Iridescent Pop Purple (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS St. Marks Place (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be a smooth, pigmented, long-wearing, and waterproof eyeliner. Overall, when they’re good, they’re really good, and when they’re less good, they’re still long-wearing, just less pigmented (but often buildable). The texture is very creamy, so they glide effortlessly and never tug on the lash line. The line has some more interesting shades than the standard eyeliner range, which is always nice to see. The wear varies between seven and nine hours depending on the shade.

Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Black to Earth
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner It's Never Over
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Mute
Mute
Mute
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Taupe
Taupe
Taupe
6.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Nude Reflection
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Regency
Regency
Regency
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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ColourPop Mess Around & TooLips Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Mess Around Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Mess Around Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Mess Around Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone grey beige.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that was lightweight and comfortable to wear. There was a slight tackiness if I pressed my lips together, but it didn’t create uneven color. The color wore well for over seven hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Stone (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Cold Hard Cash (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Strut (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Pillow Talk (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Café au Chic (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Makeup Geek Offbeat (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rare (P, $15.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Butter (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Grey Over It (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). MAC Styled in Sepia (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Chi (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop TooLips Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deepened plum brown.” It’s a deep, muted plummy-brown with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was totally opaque, while the product applied with smooth, even coverage and was a cinch to apply. The color wore on and on–it was still going strong after eight hours of wear–and was comfortable and non-drying to wear. Coloured Raine Soul (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Teeny Tiny (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Rave (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Socialite (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Bond (P, $35.00) is cooler (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 Mess Around
Mess Around
Mess Around
A+

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick TooLips
TooLips
TooLips
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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