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ColourPop Baracuda & Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Baracuda

ColourPop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was more matte than most of the Ultra Satins are in the beginning, as most of the Ultra Satins have a bit of a sheen that then wears down to a matte finish after a few hours of wear. The texture was smooth, but thin, and spread evenly across the lips. I felt like this was one of the few Ultra Satins that seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips (more like an Ultra Matte would), but it was still more comfortable to wear than the average liquid lipstick. The formula was lightly drying after four hours, while the color lasted closer to eight hours.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Baracuda
Baracuda
Baracuda
A-

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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A

Femme

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ColourPop Donna, 8 Track, White Rabbit, Static Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Studio 1400 Super Shock Shadow Set
ColourPop Studio 1400 Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Studio 1400 Super Shock Shadow Set ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes four cream eyeshadows. You can also purchase the shades individually if all four do not appeal to you. I’ve always liked the Super Shock Shadow formula, because when it’s good, it’s really good–pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable. They are a cream formula, and I find it works best with flat, synthetic brushes over fluffier brushes, though I’ll use a fluffier brush for crease work or blending.

Donna is a rich, medium-dark emerald green with a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was fully opaque, while the eyeshadow had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that felt spongy, thin, but remained opaque on the lid when applied with a flat, synthetic brush. It lasted for ten hours on me. Kat Von D Scarab (LE) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Indo (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Spruced (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #4 #1 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Central Perk (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hello Kitty Three Apples (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Emerald Power (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Seafoam Green (P, $4.50) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Fyrinnae Jaguar (DC, $6.75) is darker, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8 Track is a medium-dark olive brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a fine, metallic sheen. It had excellent color payoff with a smooth, lightly emollient consistency–it felt wetter to the touch than other Super Shock Shadows–but applied beautifully to the lid with even coverage. It wore well for ten hours without creasing or fading on me. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sumptuous Olive (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Spectacular (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Psyche (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fiction (DC, $16.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Metal Saffron (LE) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (P) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC In the Meadow #4 (LE, $21.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Spread the Wealth (LE, $16.50) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Amazon #3 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is more muted (85% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (LE) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

White Rabbit is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. This shade had a few larger sparkles to it than the other shades, which were more pearlized. The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient, and blended out nicely on the skin. I didn’t notice any fading or creasing after a ten-hour period. Anastasia Henna (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Brule (128) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Warning (LE, $19.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Trust Fund (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Cle de Peau #121 (LE, $45.00) is warmer, less shimmery (80% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Goddess (P, $6.00) is warmer, less shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Static is a rich, deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had intense pigmentation with a creamy, lightweight consistency that applied well with fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush. The color blended out along the edges with ease and lasted all day long (over ten hours).
MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Festive Delight (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Brazenly (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Eclosion #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #452 (P, $6.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Dior Destinee (875) (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Rosette (P, $12.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #4 (P) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Scarlet (LE, $14.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Crucible (LE, $30.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Bordeaux (P, $30.00) is warmer, more shimmery (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad Studio 1400
A+

Limited Edition

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

Donna

Limited Edition
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A+

8 Track

Limited Edition
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A+

White Rabbit

Limited Edition
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A+

Static

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Bandwagon, Faux Fur, Cabin Fever, Early Bird Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage on the lid. The consistency was soft, thin and a bit dusty, but it blended well and didn’t fade quickly. It lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M548 Pink Gray (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Lula (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Maple Syrup (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Inglot #344 (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture was blendable and maintained its intensity on the lid–a smidgen dusty overall–but soft and finely-milled. It applied well to bare skin, and it wore for eight hours. MAC Revelry (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (P, $6.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Tarte Profesh (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Mulberry (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bandwagon (P, $6.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Pecan Praline (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #7 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). Natasha Denona Diadem (110CM) (P) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was very soft, but it was dustier and had more excess product kicked up in the pan. The color was buildable on the lid but more prone to sheering out, so it was hard to get and keep opaque coverage without a primer in place. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Good Spirits (LE)(100% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Hot Chocolate (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Coco (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation, but the texture was powdery, despite being soft to the touch. It blended well on the skin, but it had a tendency to sheer out and look somewhat faded on bare skin, so this is another shade that I would only use with a primer. It lasted for seven hours before fading noticeably. Viseart Dark Matte #7 (P) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Rule (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M726 Sienna (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #6 (P) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Tangerine (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Cheer Me On (LE, $16.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Chickadee (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Flesh (104CM) (P) is lighter (80% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #1 (LE, $2.29) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M720 Apricot (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a powder formula that is supposed to be “highly pigmented.” They come in a variety of finishes and shades, and the range has some winners but more than a few misses, too, so your mileage may vary from shade to shade. The formula tends to be softer and a little more powdery/dusty as they are not as firmly pressed into their pans, but they aren’t typically crumbly or so loose that they are prone to breakage. I find the more shimmery shades to be the most consistent in pigmentation, blendability, and wear, while the more neutral-hued matte shades are often finely milled, blendable, and easy to use. The brighter pops of color, both shimmer and more matte, can run the gamut on quality. Some shades are better built-up than immediately opaque, which can suit some application styles better. The wear tends to fall between seven and eight hours as some shades are more prone to fading as a result of the dustier texture. (Note: this applies to their standard powder formula, not their Foiled line, which is a different formulation.)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Bandwagon
Bandwagon
Bandwagon
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Faux Fur
Faux Fur
Faux Fur
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Cabin Fever
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Early Bird
Early Bird
Early Bird
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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ColourPop Fall Edit Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium gold with stronger, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, that applied smoothly and evenly to bare skin. The texture was lightweight, emollient with a wetter feel to it than some of the other Super Shock Shadows, and blended out with ease. I used a flat, synthetic brush to apply it, and I didn’t have any issues doing so. The color wore well for ten hours before creasing faintly. Too Faced Praline (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Hype (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is darker (95% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Ceska (P) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (100% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Suede (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Lights (P) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Intuition #2 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Inside Scoop (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Elixir Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had intense color payoff that applied well to bare skin, and it was smooth, blendable, and worked well with synthetic brushes. The color wore for ten hours and had no signs of fading or creasing. MAC Hot Paprika (DC, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom It Crowd (P, $12.00) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Morocco (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Red Brick (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sidekick (P, $6.00) is cooler, more muted (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #8 (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NARS Persia (P, $25.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Contour) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Poppy (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Paradox Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry-red with subtle, warmer undertones with cooler-toned pearl. It had full-color coverage in a single stroke, but it seemed more prone to sheering out and losing its initial richness in practice. The color didn’t turn patchy, though, which was surprising. Like most of the brand’s eyeshadows, this too lasted for ten hours and still looked the same as it did when I initially applied it. MAC Posthaste (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M844 Burgundy (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Honeymoon in Hollywood (LE, $9.99) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Sha La La (LE) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Seeker Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rich reddish-copper with hints of warm, brown undertones and a fine violet pearl. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, lightly emollient but not wet or slippery, but still easily blended around the edges for a soft, diffused look. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Viseart Warm Mattes #12 (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Beverly (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Thrilling Chase (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #4 (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). MAC Spicy Smoke (LE, $32.50) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stereo Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a blackened plum with warm undertones and a light, lighter plum sparkle over a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, spongy texture that was smooth, lightweight, and blendable. The color applied well to my lid using a flat, synthetic brush and wore for ten hours with no fading or creasing. This shade is a repromote. Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Deep Plum (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Black Forest Truffle (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Variation #4 (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Tang Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium mauvy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, spongy texture that seemed a touch drier than other shades, but it wasn’t actually dry. The texture was also denser, and the color took more effort to blend out on the lid. I felt like it was harder to get an even layer of coverage, though it was not so noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color itself wore for a solid ten hours with little evidence of change. Kat Von D Silk (LE) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #5 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #3 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Ciate Jet Setter (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Bill (P, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Jinxie
Jinxie
Jinxie
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Paradox
Paradox
Paradox
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Seeker
Seeker
Seeker
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Tang
Tang
Tang
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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ColourPop Calypso & Hutch Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Calypso Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Calypso Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Calypso Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The product was extremely pigmented with opaque coverage in one pass. It had a smooth, lightweight consistency that was thin and almost runny, but it had some body to it and spread well across the lips. It took about an hour for it to “dry” down to a true satin finish, and while it was not transfer-proof, it barely transferred after one or two presses on the back of my hand. This shade wore well for almost eight hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Burberry Fawn (05) (P, $34.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Panko (P, $20.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Tarte Mani (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Toasty (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Avarice (P, $49.50) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Givenchy Moka Imprime (304) (P, $36.00) is less pigmented, lighter (80% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is warmer, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Hutch Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep, plummy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was nearly opaque in coverage, but it is a very deep, rich shade that it was hard to tell it wasn’t fully opaque. The consistency was thin, smooth, and easily spread across the lips without becoming uneven or patchy, though it was a little more emollient than other Ultra Satins and seemed to gather in lip lines very slightly. It wore well for seven and a half hours, but it was prone to wearing away more readily from the center of the mouth. It was a little drying toward the end of wearing it. Urban Decay Troublemaker (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Berry Rouge (LE, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cyber (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Blackest Berry (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Power My Spirit (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Nevermind (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Extrovert (P, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). MAC Which Witch (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Feminist (DC, $5.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Dark Purple (600) (P, $24.00) is glossier, more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Calypso
Calypso
Calypso
A

Limited Edition

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

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Makeup Geek Bake Sale, Pocket Change, Lucky Penny, Tan Lines, Sidekick Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and very blendable on the skin; it felt a touch dusty in the pan, but it didn’t translate that way on the lid and was effortless to use. It was nicely pigmented and wore well for eight hours on me. Tarte Van Gogh With It (LE) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Voyage (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (P) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly buttery consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color applied well to bare skin with full coverage, while the edges diffused nicely. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Tarte Firecracker (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #6 #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). City Color Sandstorm (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cinnamon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze Glow (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Beach House (P) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $6.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Nutmeg (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Drizella (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark plummy brown with warm, rosy undertones paired with a frosted finish. The consistency felt soft to the touch, but it was a little denser and had more bulk to it, which helped it adhere well to bare skin while blending out beautifully. It was easy to use and wore well for eight hours on me. Anastasia Muse (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #2 (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Amaretto (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Peppermint Mocha (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sable (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #28 (P) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 14 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Raffinement #3 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Copper (P) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Mortal #5 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled, and smooth consistency that was a touch powdery. I had no trouble applying it to bare skin, though, and it blended out nicely without sheering out unduly. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC No Me Queda Mas (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (LE, $2.29) is lower quality, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Seaside (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Toffee Crunch (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Moleskin (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Puree (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Mocha (P, $16.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Tete-a-Tint (DC, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange (P, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture was soft and smooth without being too dusty or too powdery. The color applied well to bare skin and blended out without issue. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Tarte Whimsy (P) is warmer (100% similar). Anastasia Blazing (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Throwback (P) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Wrath (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Henna (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M738 Auburn (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Elixir (LE, $5.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Nuts About U (LE, $16.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Cleopatra (P) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a powder formula that is supposed to be “highly pigmented.” They come in a variety of finishes and shades, and the range has some winners but more than a few misses, too, so your mileage may vary from shade to shade. The formula tends to be softer and a little more powdery/dusty as they are not as firmly pressed into their pans, but they aren’t typically crumbly or so loose that they are prone to breakage. I find the more shimmery shades to be the most consistent in pigmentation, blendability, and wear, while the more neutral-hued matte shades are often finely milled, blendable, and easy to use. The brighter pops of color, both shimmer and more matte, can run the gamut on quality. Some shades are better built-up than immediately opaque, which can suit some application styles better. The wear tends to fall between seven and eight hours as some shades are more prone to fading as a result of the dustier texture. (Note: this applies to their standard powder formula, not their Foiled line, which is a different formulation.)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Bake Sale
Bake Sale
Bake Sale
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pocket Change
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Lucky Penny
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Tan Lines
Tan Lines
Tan Lines
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Sidekick
Sidekick
Sidekick
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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