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NYX Magnetic & Ritualistic Illuminators

NYX Magnetic Illuminator
NYX Magnetic Illuminator

NYX Magnetic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, slightly dry consistency in the pan, but it applied well to the skin without looking caked on. The shimmer was just shy of pore-emphasizing-territory, so that was nice! I think this one is a more versatile shade that can be worn as a subtler highlighter or layered for greater glow. It wore well for seven hours on me. Becca Beach Nectar (LE, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Top) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Perfect Topping (2014) (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Ibiza (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dose of Colors Melonade (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Zanzibar (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Ritualistic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, white gold with a lighter, ivory base and stronger, darker gold shimmer. It had nice color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too dry or too stiff. The white base is strong enough that it may show through and look chalky on darker skin tones, but it shouldn’t impart much color on fair skin tones. It lasted for six and a half hours for me. MAC Let It Rock (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Auréole (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Double-Gleam (P, $33.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Glowing Still (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is supposed to have “radiant shimmer” that gives skin a “subtle glow.” Most of the shades in the range (there are five) are moderately shimmery/frosty; only one is on the truly subtle side. The texture tended to be on the drier side, though I didn’t find them to appear dry on my skin (which is normal-to-dry). There is slight emphasis of pores, and the wear time varies from six to seven hours.

NYX Illuminator Magnetic
Magnetic
Magnetic
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
NYX Illuminator Ritualistic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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NYX Narcissistic & Chaotic Illuminators

NYX Narcissistic Illuminator
NYX Narcissistic Illuminator

NYX Narcissistic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had a soft, lightly powdery consistency that was blendable and didn’t read dry or powdery on the skin. The powder imparted a soft but noticeable glow to the skin without adding a lot of color on my skin tone (but fairer complexions may see more warmth). It wore well for seven hours on me. Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC She's a Rainbow (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion Twinkle (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Lit (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Dayglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Medium Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Chaotic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a golden shimmer and sparkle. The texture was looser–noticeably drier–and a little powdery to work with. The shimmer was stronger in this shade than in Narcissistic as well. It worked more as a highlighting blush on my skin tone, and it may be more or less a blush or highlighter depending on your own skin tone. It just barely emphasized pores on my cheeks. The highlighter started to fade after seven hours of wear. Benefit CORALista (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Who's Your Poppy (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Score (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Feather (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is supposed to have “radiant shimmer” that gives skin a “subtle glow.” Most of the shades in the range (there are five) are moderately shimmery/frosty; only one is on the truly subtle side. The texture tended to be on the drier side, though I didn’t find them to appear dry on my skin (which is normal-to-dry). There is slight emphasis of pores, and the wear time varies from six to seven hours.

NYX Illuminator Narcissistic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
NYX Illuminator Chaotic
Chaotic
Chaotic
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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ColourPop Puppy, Stomper, Overboard Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Puppy Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Puppy Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Puppy Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vibrant warm orange.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, orange-red undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented in one stroke, and the consistency was creamy without being too slippery. This shade is “not recommended for the eye area,” so I tested it as a lip pencil, and it was less comfortable to apply than their actual lip liners but not too difficult. As a lip liner, it was still going strong after six hours. Colour Pop Puppy (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Cocorange (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Puppy Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vibrant warm orange.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, orange-red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff with a creamy texture that was easy to work with and draw thin lines with… except this shade is “not recommended for the eye area.” It felt a bit weird applying this more as a lip liner, and it was drying over the six hours it lasted. Colour Pop Puppy (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Cocorange (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Torch (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stomper Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned brown.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one pass, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. It was lighter and less intense compared to the pot version. The consistency was lightly creamy, but I wish it had been creamier. The color lasted for eight hours. Chanel Mat Taupe (932) (P, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Tiramisu (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Stubborn Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Broque (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Brown)ie (P, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Long Espresso (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Duck (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stomper Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned brown.” It’s a dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a moderately creamy texture that glided on smoothly and evenly, while the quick-drying formula still dried down fast. On me, the color wore well for nine hours before fading. Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Rich Experience (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Burberry Chestnut Brown No. 02 (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Long Espresso (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M60 Matte Dark Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Espresso (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Express-Oh! (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Overboard Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “warm metallic bronze.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was lightly creamy and smooth and glided on with even coverage and never tugged on the lash line. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Plank (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Groundbreaker (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Rich Ground (DC, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Overboard (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Overboard Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “warm metallic bronze.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was just as pigmented as the pencil, but it seemed less reflective and a little darker as a result. The consistency was creamy without being too slippery, but I wish it was just a hair creamier. This one lasted for nine hours on me. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Groundbreaker (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rich Ground (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Overboard (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Plank (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Puppy
Puppy
Puppy
A

Discontinued

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Puppy
Puppy
Puppy
B+

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Stomper
Stomper
Stomper
B-

Permanent

8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Stomper
Stomper
Stomper
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Overboard
Overboard
Overboard
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Overboard
Overboard
Overboard
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s an interesting shade, as it takes on a more plum-like colorinmg when applied heavily, but as it is blended and sheered out, the warmer, coppery tones come through. The finish also becomes more luminous the more the powder is buffed into the skin, but it is never too much so it doesn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. It was nicely pigmented with a lightly dusty consistency, but it was very soft and easily blended on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

NYX HD Blush Deep Plum
Deep Plum
Deep Plum
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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ColourPop Kicker, Timber, Swerve Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “bright true silver.” It’s a bright, light silver with a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy, so it glided on well and never tugged on the lash line. I was able to get eight hours of wear out of this shade. Urban Decay Cuff (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Certainly Sterling (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sterling Silver (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chrome (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chrome (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright true silver.” It’s a bright, light silver with a metallic sheen. The pot version seemed slightly darker than the pencil version. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that applied well without having drier, jagged edges, but it still dries down quickly, so I don’t think it works well as a base. This shade stayed on well for nine hours. L'Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Certainly Sterling (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sterling Silver (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chrome (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chrome (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Timber Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned slate grey.” It’s a dark gray with cool undertones and a bluish tinge paired with a matte finish. It had a drier consistency that tugged on the lash line when I tried to apply it. The color payoff was semi-sheer, though it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Mood (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M14 Matte Charcoal Grey (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Zinc (LE, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS London (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Madison Ave. (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Mute (P, $7.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Timber Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned slate grey.” It’s a dark gray with cool undertones and a bluish tinge paired with a mostly matte finish. The texture was lightly creamy, and it glided on without dragging or becoming uneven. It seemed a little richer compared to the pencil. On me, it stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Make Up For Ever M14 Matte Charcoal Grey (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Mood (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer, lower quality (95% similar). NARS Zinc (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS London (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS Madison Ave. (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Swerve Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “true onyx black.” It’s a medium black with a mostly matte finish. It was smooth and glided on without tugging, but it seemed almost waxy, as it just didn’t yield that much payoff in one stroke. Even building it up, it wasn’t that intense. It wore well for eight hours. Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Blackjack (P, $31.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Skully (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Swerve Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “true onyx black.” It’s a deep, dark black with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a nice creaminess that made it easy to apply. This shade still dried down quickly, as the gel pots tend to do, so you’ll want to work quickly. On my lower lash line, the color lasted for nine hours. Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Blackjack (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Kicker
Kicker
Kicker
B

Permanent

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Kicker
Kicker
Kicker
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Timber
Timber
Timber
C

Discontinued

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Timber
Timber
Timber
A-

Discontinued

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Swerve
Swerve
Swerve
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Swerve
Swerve
Swerve
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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NYX Electro HD Blush

NYX Electro HD Blush
NYX Electro HD Blush

NYX Electro HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. NARS Desire (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Heavenly (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Florida (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s so nice when you find a budget-friendly product that really performs well! That is the case with Electro. It was richly pigmented paired with a soft, smooth consistency that was easily blended out along the edges for a diffused application. If you prefer subtler blush, I’d recommend using a fan brush or duo-fiber brush, which will allow you to apply less product, and a lighter hand, as a little does go a long way. On me, the blush wore well for eight hours before fading along the edges.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

NYX HD Blush Electro
Electro
Electro
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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