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ColourPop Holiday, Homie, Mochi Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Homie Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Homie Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Holiday Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “true mid-tone peachy pink in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. There’s a very faint shimmer in the finish when swatched or looked at closely, but on the skin, it’s more of a natural matte finish–not flat but not shimmery. It had good, opaque coverage when applied with a fingertip and more buildable, medium coverage when applied with a duo-fiber brush. The texture was velvety and smooth with a thin, lightweight feel on the skin that was easily blended. On me, it lasted for eight hours. NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Royal Sunset (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Royal Sunset (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Overexposed (LE, ) is less shimmery. Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is warmer. Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is lighter. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Tarte Unleashed (LE, $26.00) is more muted. Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Homie Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “vivid magenta in a matte finish.” It is an intensely brightened, medium-dark magenta purple with cool, violet undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a fingertip, which was buildable to mostly true-to-pan color, if desired, while a duo-fiber brush will give semi-sheer coverage. The consistency is smooth, velvety, but a smidgen drier than other shades, though it doesn’t seem to impact the application/finish on the skin (but I think it is why it isn’t as opaque). On me, the color wore well for ten hours. NARS Desire (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Savage (P, ) is darker, warmer. Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. LORAC Unashamed (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter. NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is cooler. Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Colour Pop Pie (P, $8.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Mochi Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bright blue pink in a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium pink with moderate, blue undertones with a satin-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage when applied with a fingertip, which was somewhat buildable but never fully opaque (even after three layers). The texture had that smooth, velvety, spongy feel that felt like powder when it was applied and worked with on the skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is more muted. MAC I’m the One (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Peony Petal (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler. NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is warmer. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter. Urban Decay Quickie (LE, ) is darker, brighter. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter. MAC I’m a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Roman Holiday (LE, $30.00) is darker. Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler. Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier. Urban Decay Blush (P, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Holiday
Holiday
Holiday
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Homie
Homie
Homie
A-

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Mochi
Mochi
Mochi
B+

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Makeup Geek Summer 2015 Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Shore Thing Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “true pastel, mint green with a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium, aqua green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was powdery to work with and tended to look almost chalky against my skin. With a primer, it would work better, but it doesn’t apply well on bare skin–sheer, uneven, and dry-looking. On bare skin, it lasted for six hours before fading. Colour Pop Flux (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green (P, $21.00) is darker. Kat Von D Archangel (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. MAC Aqua (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter, cooler, less glossy. Inglot #345 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Poppy Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte orange with subtle pink undertones.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was slightly powdery, so it is best patted onto the skin with minimal blending along the edges or else it can sheer out a bit. On me, it lasted for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Macaron (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Mandala (LE, ) is darker. MAC Red Brick (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Farasha (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Orange (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Ablaze (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #5 (DC, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light peachy champagne with a metallic finish.” It’s a muted, light-medium yellow gold with a frosted sheen. It had a really soft, smooth texture that wasn’t powdery, and the color payoff was fully opaque. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #3 (P, ) is less shimmery. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is lighter. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Aspire (P, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Wisteria Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte pale purple.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned lavender purple with a satin finish. It had decent color payoff but was on the powdery side. It tended to sheer out and apply unevenly over bare skin, so it was hard to work with. I could only see using this over a more opaque, lightly tacky base to help overcome its issues. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. This is supposed to be the new and improved version (for 2015), and it seems better than the original, but it still has its problems. Illamasqua Can Can (P, ) is brighter, cooler. Burberry Lavender Blue (13) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted, warmer. Inglot #334 (P, $6.00) is darker. Wet ‘n’ Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up #2 (LE, $2.29) is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Tainted (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Pin-up Purple (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Purple Haze (DC, $16.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek High Tea Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte medium brown with strong gray undertones.” It’s a medium-dark, muted olive brown with hints of almost cooler-toned green and a more semi-matte finish. I consulted with Makeup Geek on this shade while they were still working on it about a year ago, so I’m abstaining from reviewing it, but I have swatched it and pulled dupes! theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Pewter (P, $22.00) is lighter. MAC Flourishing (P, $16.00) is brighter. Burberry Khaki (08) (P, $29.00) is darker. Chanel Olivine (137) (LE, $34.00) is cooler. Laura Mercier Fog (LE, $22.00) is lighter. NARS Shade III (LE, $25.00) is darker. MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Stony (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Roulette Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “rosy, burnt sienna with a shimmery finish.” It’s a rich coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. The color payoff was incredibly intense and opaque with a smooth, buttery consistency that made it easy to apply and blend out. It wore well for nine hours before fading. This shade was previously available in the Vegas Lights palette but is now part of the permanent line (and available individually). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is more shimmery. Guerlain Cuivre Ora (LE, $35.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is more muted. Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is warmer. YSL Steamy Coral (05) (P, $30.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $42.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is darker. Too Faced Bon Bon #2 (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is warmer, darker. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte Copper Kettle (LE, ) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium camel brown with warm yellow undertones and a matte finish.” (It was originally described as a “medium terracotta matte.”) It’s a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade was originally released in the Vegas Lights palette, but it is now available individually (and permanently). The texture is incredibly soft, smooth, and silky without being powdery (one of the brand’s best matte eyeshadows). It lasted well for nine hours before fading. MAC Socialite (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Desert (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. LORAC Camel (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Selfie (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Undeniable (P, ) is darker, cooler. Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is darker. Givenchy Delicate #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Uninterrupted (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Baby Face Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “very light brown with cool gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a light, neutral beige with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a soft, silky texture that was a tiny bit powdery. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Laetus (P, ) is darker. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is cooler. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is cooler. Hourglass Infinity #1 (P, ) is . Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is . Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE, ) is cooler. Laura Mercier Vanilla Nuts (P, $23.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is cooler. Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm Adagio (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shore Thing
Shore Thing
Shore Thing
D+

Permanent

6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Poppy
Poppy
Poppy
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Wisteria
Wisteria
Wisteria
C

Permanent

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow High Tea
High Tea
High Tea
-

Permanent

0
Product
0
Pigmentation
0
Texture
0
Longevity
0
Application
0%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Roulette
Roulette
Roulette
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Desert Sands
Desert Sands
Desert Sands
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Baby Face
Baby Face
Baby Face
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow (Part 3)

Milani Bella Copper (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Copper (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Copper (23) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, gold sheen and copper sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry with richer, mostly opaque coverage when applied damp. The texture was dry and dusty, so it was better when used damp or over a tacky base. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on me, but it had some fall out over time. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is darker. LORAC Gold (P, ) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, brighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted. Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark brown with warm, bronzy shimmer and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented both wet and dry, while the texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth. This shade was easy to use, blended out well, and wore for eight hours. MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Antiqued (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is darker. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Milani Intermix (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, more muted. Milani Intermix (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, more muted. NARS Fez (P, $24.00) is lighter. Clinique Fuller Fudge (P, $17.00) is darker. Clarins The Essentials #7 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Divine Decadence (P, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is lighter. Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Deluxe (P, $5.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark blue with a frosted sheen and cool undertones. The texture was slightly dry, and the resulting color payoff dry was semi-opaque. When applied with a dampened brush, it was fully opaque and smoother. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Freshwater (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. CoverGirl Sapphire Flare (315) (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. CoverGirl Sapphire Flare (315) (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. NARS Wishful Thinking (LE, $24.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (P, $9.99) is cooler. MAC Indigo Blend #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Dior Atlantique #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a softened, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a soft, pearly finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff applied dry and was only slightly richer applied damp, but it was still noticeably sheer with a drier, dusty texture that was prone to sheering out. It lasted for a mere six hours. Sugarpill Birthday Girl (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Stylishly Merry (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I858 Flamingo (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Milani Pink Twice (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with a metallic sheen and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, which intensified to opaque coverage when applied damp, and the finish became much more metallic when used damp as well. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted. LORAC Unlocked (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Hourglass Color Field #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Cashmere (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. LORAC Opal (LE, ) is less shimmery. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P, ) is lighter. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium pink with cooler undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. The texture was on the drier side so it looked dusty applied dry, where it had semi-sheer coverage. Applied damp, it was mostly opaque and smoother, so it sat better on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is cooler. MAC Maribu (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC A Medley of Mauves #1 (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. theBalm Safe Bet Annette (P, $16.00) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, warm white with a soft, frosted finish. The texture was powdery and slightly dry, so it’s not a shade that works well dry as it is prone to sheering out. It gets brighter and slightly more opaque when you apply it with a dampened brush. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery. theBalm Envious Erin (P, $16.00) is warmer. NARS Flowers 1 #1 (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Copper (23)
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Bronze (24)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Cobalt (25)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Fuchsia (26)
6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
64%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Chiffon (28)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Rose (29)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Diamond (30)
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total

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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow (Part 2)

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is deepened, medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage applied dry and richer coverage applied damp, but the texture was a smidgen powdery, so dry application could be messy, yet it was a little harder to blend when used damp. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Chanel RĂªve d’Orient #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is lighter. Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. MAC Smokeluxe #5 (P, ) is darker. NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $24.00) is warmer. MAC Bleuluxe #5 (P, ) is darker. MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium coppery peach with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and easily blended on the skin. It had semi-sheer pigmentation applied dry and mostly opaque pigmentation when applied damp. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC All That Glitters (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC All That Glitters (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is cooler. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P, ) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Future (P, ) is lighter. MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had good color payoff both wet and dry, though dry came together more smoothly, as the texture was a little on the drier/powdery side. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading. bareMinerals Eureka (P, ) is darker, warmer. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Mildew (P, $18.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Spectacular (P, ) is more pigmented, warmer. Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $6.99) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE, ) is warmer. Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Hourglass Color Field #4 (P, ) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a darkened forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, and the color leaned warmer when applied dry. When applied damp, it was much more intense and metallic. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. Fyrinnae Are You My Mummy? (P, $6.80) is cooler. Inglot #418 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer. Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (P, ) is warmer. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Christmas Tree (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Sephora Collection Walk on the Wild Side (08) (P, $13.00) is cooler. Sephora Collection Rolling in the Grass (10) (P, $13.00) is more shimmery. NARS Night Porter (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium silver with a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. The dry application yielded semi-opaque color payoff, but the drier, lightly powdery texture made it prone to sheering out and fading more quickly. Damp application was more intense and easier to work with, as the color smoothed out. This shade started to fade after seven hours of wear. Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Guise (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Dior Trompe L’Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter, less pigmented. Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Too Faced Jailbird (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is medium-dark, bluish-teal with a warmer, golden-green frosted sheen that gives it a mostly metallic finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with no powderiness. It had good color payoff applied dry, though it was slightly truer-to-pan and more opaque when applied damp. It wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Shimmermoss (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $5.99) is lighter. Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE, ) is lighter. Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is warmer. Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Black (12)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Champagne (16)
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Khaki (17)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Emerald (18)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Silver (20)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Teal (21)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow (Part 1)

Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Taupe (05) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe gray with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage applied damp. The texture was a little dry and powdery, so it would benefit from a primer to improve adhesion and blendability. On me (without primer), it lasted for seven hours before fading. bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is lighter. Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is cooler. MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is cooler. LORAC Cool Gray (P, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is warmer. MAC Rose Blend #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. LORAC Stone (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. Kat Von D Night Crawler (LE, ) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is lighter. bareMinerals Rowdy (P, ) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella White (07) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, medium white that leans very slightly warm-toned with a frosted sheen. It was smoother and brighter when applied damp and thicker in its opacity, but it was pretty opaque applied dry. The texture was fairly soft and smooth, and it blended well. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P, ) is darker. Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is brighter. MAC Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Giorgio Armani Open (LE, ) is more shimmery. theBalm Metal-ica (P, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Anna Sui Pearl White (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel L’Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. Stila Moonstone (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Sky (08) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, muted blue with a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was semi-opaque and smoother. The texture was drier, lightly powdery, and prone to sheering out on the skin, and unsurprisingly, it only lasted for six hours before fading. Chanel Destination (LE, $36.00) is darker. MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. L’Oreal Infinite Sky (P, $7.99) is darker. L’Oreal Infinite Sky (P, $7.99) is darker. MAC Moon’s Reflection (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. Sephora Collection Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $13.00) is lighter. MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. CoverGirl Ice Flame (345) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild I’m His Breezey #4 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker. Dior Rivage #1 (LE, ) is darker. Dior Rivage #1 (LE, ) is darker. Dior Rivage #3 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Indigo Blend #1 (LE, ) is darker, brighter. Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Navy (09) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a blackened navy blue with lighter blue and medium-dark navy blue pearly shimmer that gives it a soft, frosted finish. It had nice color payoff both wet and dry, with the damp application yielding smoother, slightly richer intensity. The texture was soft, blendable with just a smidgen of dryness. It wore well for eight hours before fading. bareMinerals Climax (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is warmer. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever I220 Sapphire (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Navy #6 (LE, ) is lighter. Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $5.99) is lighter. Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $18.00) is lighter. a href=”http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?sg=197602,189022,182344,180572,179927,174232,171187,171088,170349,155192,117166,116860,115165,114470,107982,105094,101719,97865,94342″>See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Gray (10) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with a lighter silver shimmer and frosted finish. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer and very dry and powdery to work with. Applied damp, it was richer in color and easier to work with, but it still only lasted for six and a half hours on. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P, ) is warmer. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #5 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Just Breathe #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Piaf (LE, ) is cooler. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker. CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Charcoal (11) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a dirty taupe brown with subtle, cooler undertones in its brown base with a frosted finish. It was on the drier side, so I would recommend applying it damp to minimize it looking dry/powdery on the skin. It had good color payoff dry, but it was richer and smoother when applied damp. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Trusted Instinct #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P, ) is lighter. Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Soul Serenade (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P, ) is lighter. theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Benefit Skinny Jeans (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Taupe (05)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella White (07)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Sky (08)
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
68%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Navy (09)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Gray (10)
6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Charcoal (11)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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ColourPop Paradise Cove, Poolside, Skinny Dip Super Shock Bronzers

ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks (Bronzers)
ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks (Bronzers)

ColourPop Paradise Cove Super Shock Cheek (Bronzer) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “golden beige in a satin finish.” It’s a medium brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a lighter gold shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice pigmentation that applied really evenly and smoothly as the texture was creamy enough to make it apply well but still dry down and set to a powder finish. On me, the color stayed on well for eight hours. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery. Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is more shimmery. Too Faced Spice (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Poolside Super Shock Cheek (Bronzer) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “golden bronze in a satin finish.” It’s a lightly softened, medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a golden sheen. It had excellent color payoff, while the consistency was lightly creamy, blendable, and easy to work with. I definitely felt like the more shimmery bronzers were easier to sheer out and diffuse around the edges as they had a little more slip. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. NARS Craving (Right) (P, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P, ) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $65.00) is brighter, warmer. Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Skinny Dip Super Shock Cheek (Bronzer) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm tan in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly smooth, velvety texture that blended out well, but it could have been creamier to work with on the skin. It lasted for eight hours on me. Benefit Hoola (P, $28.00) is darker. Illamasqua Disobey (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer. MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter, cooler. Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Aphrodite’s Shell (LE, $33.00) is lighter. NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter, more muted, cooler. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronzer Paradise Cove
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronzer Poolside
Poolside
Poolside
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronzer Skinny Dip
Skinny Dip
Skinny Dip
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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