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Makeup Geek Fuji, Dragonfly, Boo Berry, Time Travel, Stealth Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright apple green with a demi-matte finish.” It’s a light-medium, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly powdery texture. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Vinyl (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S336 Lime (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer, better quality (95% similar). MAC Lime (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, better quality (90% similar). Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, better quality (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Juxt (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (90% similar). Colour Pop Sour (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh Green (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer, better quality (85% similar). MAC Lisa's Spikes (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Checkmate (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright medium teal with a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green with a hint of cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, fairly smooth texture that was rather dusty. It sheered out quite a bit on bare skin, and it faded after six hours. Inglot #372 (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Morphe Jada (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Newly Minted (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Kelly (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Snapdragon (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “denim blue with gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had sheer color payoff that was difficult to build-up, even when patted on with a flat, dense brush. The only way it could be workable is over a slightly tacky, white base, which would give it something to cling to and help intensify the shade. The texture was incredibly powdery, which made it even harder to work with and prone to patchiness on the skin. Inglot #388 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #9 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 2 #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #336 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Outremer (P, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Royal (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 1 #2 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Neptune (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Cobalt (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Frisky Blue (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Sadist (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Starflyer (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Whoopee Party (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep teal with gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, dark teal with subtle, cool undertones and a very fine shimmer. The texture was thin, dusty, but it was fairly smooth at least! It yielded mostly opaque color payoff, as long as you don’t dare to blend it–otherwise it sheers out considerably and gets everywhere. Yet another disappointing eyeshadow from this release, and it makes one wonder what happened.
Colour Pop Burnout (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Effect (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Indigogo (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Blue Satin Sashes (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M240 Prussian Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). theBalm Matt Schilling (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Peacock (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Nevermore (P, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium gray with strong slate blue undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium bluish-gray with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was so powdery; it was like the product wasn’t binding together when pressed against the skin. It was messy to use, turned patchy, and was unimpressive. It lasted for six hours before fading noticeably. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cloud (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Linger Softly (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey #3 (P, $2.29) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Naval (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #387 (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Interior Life (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Fuji
Fuji
Fuji
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Boo Berry
Boo Berry
Boo Berry
4
Product
3.5
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
6
Longevity
2.5
Application
46%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Time Travel
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
73%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Stealth
Stealth
Stealth
6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total

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ColourPop Show Me, Get Paid, Dirty Talk Creme Gel Liner & Colours


ColourPop Show Me Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Show Me Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is supposed to have a “creamy” texture and “long-lasting wear” with “smooth glide for easy and comfortable waterline application.” The brand cautions not to twist-up too much product, as they are soft enough they’ll break, and I’ll reiterate that this is imperative, as the tip will easily break off if there’s much more than two or three millimeters exposed at a given time. They are creamy and glide on without skipping, and most shades are pretty opaque in a single stroke. Some shades build better than others; the metallic finish tended to be less desirable for building up. The wear ranged from seven to nine hours on the lower lash line. The lighter shades were better on the waterline, but some of the darker and blacker shades showed signs of transfer after six hours on the waterline.

ColourPop Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is supposed to offer the “precision of a liquid with the ease of a gel based formula.” The brand recommends to apply it with a fine synthetic brush and to avoid picking up too much product. They’re supposed to be transfer-resistant and long-wearing. The majority of the range is of a matte finish, but there are a few in the metallic finish. The metallic finish is more emollient and has more slip than the matte finish, which resulted in slightly less intense coverage that was more buildable. All of the shades dry down very quickly, and they don’t work as cream eyeshadows if you want to be able to blend out the edges at all, as they just dry down and flake away rather than smudge. The metallic finish tends to flake away if you try to blend it out, while the matte finish takes longer to do so. Some of the matte shades are drier than others, and some are very pigmented and others need two to three layers of product to achieve true-to-pan intensity. The wear ranges from eight to twelve hours with some shades thinning more noticeably than others.

ColourPop Show Me Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vivid true copper.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with a metallic sheen. It had opaque coverage in a single pass, but it is applied best in short, quick strokes rather than in layers (or back-and-forth motions) to maximize the opacity. The consistency is creamy, glides right on, and the eyeliner wore well for eight hours. Colour Pop Show Me (P, $6.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Scorch (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Sun Tan (08) (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Sweet Tooth (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Gilded (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bountiful Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Smog (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Show Me Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vivid true copper.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with a metallic sheen. It has a more emollient texture compared to the matte shades in the formula, but it isn’t really slippery or too wet to work with. It worked better applied more heavily and then pulled out, but it can be layered as long as you use a finer brush–nothing fluffy or else it will flake off the product already applied. The color wore well for ten hours before starting to fade. Colour Pop Show Me (P, $5.00)(100% similar). Sephora Sun Tan (08) (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Gilded (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Smog (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorch (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Bountiful Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Get Paid Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “metallic rose gold.” It’s a medium copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage in a single pass, and it layered well without skipping on the lash line. The color wore well for eight hours on me. The pencil version seems slightly lighter/more metallic than the pot version. Colour Pop Get Paid (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Copper (05) (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Copperthorn (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Get Paid Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “metallic rose gold.” It’s a medium copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. The pot version has more depth and a richer tone to it than the pencil. It seemed quite emollient, so it was harder to apply in a really opaque line (using a fine synthetic brush), but it was very pigmented when applied with a flat, firm synthetic brush. The color wore well for nine and a half hours, but it seemed prone to flaking off in small chunks after that, which was annoying to catch in my eye. Colour Pop Get Paid (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Trick (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Copper (05) (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Copperthorn (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Dirty Talk Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “soft metallic gold.” It’s a light-medium, antique gold with subtle, brown undertones and a metallic sheen. The pencil version seems brighter and less brown compared to the pot. It had great color payoff in a single pass, and it was nicely creamy without sliding around. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Dirty Talk (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals 5AM (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Stargazer (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Dirty Talk Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft metallic gold.” It’s a light-medium, muted gold with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque without two layers, paired with a creamy, lightly emollient consistency that glided on fairly evenly. The color wore well for ten hours on me, and it didn’t come away in flakes (just faded/thinned). Colour Pop Dirty Talk (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilt Gourmet (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Stargazer (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Show Me
Show Me
Show Me
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Show Me
Show Me
Show Me
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Get Paid
Get Paid
Get Paid
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Get Paid
Get Paid
Get Paid
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Dirty Talk
Dirty Talk
Dirty Talk
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Dirty Talk
Dirty Talk
Dirty Talk
A

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “pastel melon pink with a matte finish.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was powdery and dry, and it looked dry, flaky, and chalky on my lid. Chalkiness could just be due to my skin tone, but it made my lid look like it was so dry that it was flaking (but in reality, it wasn’t flaking at all!). It applied unevenly and was quick to crease after six and a half hours. Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Yogurt (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Sweetness (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Base) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Makeup Geek Petal Pusher Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Petal Pusher Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Petal Pusher Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium rose brown with a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was easily applied to the skin. The texture didn’t look dry on the skin, and it held up well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Instinct (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Lancome My French #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Limit (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Chic Happens (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Lingerie Lover (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #3 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Quite Spoiled (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sundown (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Viseart Amethyst #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Jet Setter (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Heather Grey (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Unruffled (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Rum Pum Plum (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

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

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

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

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Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments (Part 2)

Makeup Geek Prism Pigment
Makeup Geek Prism Pigment

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

Makeup Geek Hologram Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “orange-pink base with green and gold reflects.” It’s a medium pink-coral with warm undertones that shifts to a green-tinged gold with a metallic finish. It had one of the stronger duochromes in the release. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth. It had semi-opaque coverage dry, fully opaque coverage damp, and damp application also yielded a brighter, more metallic sheen. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Karma (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sideline (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Lou (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Rose Gold (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Wildfire Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “red-coral base with gold reflects.” It’s a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones paired with gold frost. It was less of a duochrome and more of a nuanced color. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the coverage was semi-sheer applied dry and mostly opaque applied damp. This shade wore well for eight hours. Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Angelic (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Morphe Sissy (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Abstraction (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Posh (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Pink Lagoon (LE, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Kitten Parade (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Come and Get It (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Boxes & Bows (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Recharged (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Prism Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “white base with peachy-pink reflects.” It’s a light, gray-ish white with a frosted sheen that shifts to a warm pink-peach. The texture is very finely-milled but almost powdery on me, and it applied and was easier to work with over a base or patted over another eyeshadow to add a sheen as it looked dry on its own. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Magnify #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (Self-Made) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Opal (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Sheers & Voiles (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Emerald (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Pink Heart (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Please see part one for overall thoughts + packaging issues.

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

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ColourPop Back to Cool Lippie Stix Set

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

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

Baewatch is described as a “dusty rose in a matte finish.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark pinky plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightly creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t tug but doesn’t slide around either. It wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Huda Beauty Trophy Wife (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Lolly (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Barberry (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay WSM (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Tiger (P, $5.00) is darker, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $50.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Seismic (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

Mosh Pit is described as a “mid-tone warm brown in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice color coverage that applied beautifully–smooth, even color–without tugging on the lips. The consistency had just enough slip not to tug, but it adheres well to the lip so wear time is longer at six hours. It was a smidgen drying after four hours of wear. Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Inspiree (164) (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Milani Beloved (LE, $8.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty So Vain (50) (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

TGIF is described as a “true brick red in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without dragging on the lip. The color lasted for six hours and was a little drying at the end. Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Poison (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Lee Hi (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Silk (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mondore (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Kat Von D Chula (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

Colour Pop Lippie Stix Set Back to Cool
A-

Limited Edition

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

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Too Sexy

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