Makeup Geek Love Letter Blush

Makeup Geek Love Letter Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender purple with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Pansy Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Nectar (P, $24.00) is cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Rain (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Love Letter Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Love Letter
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

Makeup Geek Summer Fling Blush

Makeup Geek Summer Fling Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Samson (Shade) (P) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Smashbox Persimmon (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Summer Fling Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Summer Fling
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
87%

City Color Tide Pool, Evergreen, Under the Sea, Sandstorm Shimmer Shadows

City Color Tide Pool Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.129 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium green with subtle, warmer undertones but a cooler shimmer finish. It had good color coverage with a blendable, dense, and almost cream-like feel. I felt like this one wasn’t quite as intense or as easy to apply compared to the other shades. It wore well for eight hours on me. Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #5 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Jade Shore (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #5 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Tarvos (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sea Green (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Jealous Girl (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (P) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #5 (LE) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Dior Jardin #1 (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC All Hands on Deck (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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City Color Tide Pool Shimmer Shadow
City Color Shimmer Shadow Tide Pool
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Maybelline Midnight Merlot, Smoking Red, Dynamite Red, Orange Danger The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Midnight Merlot Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark, red-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a fine pearl. It had a more natural sheen to its finish without being truly glossy, but it did suffer from more uneven application and sheerer coverage due to the extra slip. If it had been more satiny like other shades, I think it would have applied better. This shade lasted for six hours on me, left a stain behind, and only had minor settling into lip lines for me over time. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid (LE, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Maybelline Midnight Merlot Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Midnight Merlot
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Makeup Geek Valentine Blush

Makeup Geek Valentine Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. Benefit Hervana (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva PK030 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Blush (P)(85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is lighter (85% similar). YSL Singuliere (1) (P, $47.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Valentine Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Valentine
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%

City Color Gypsy, Cleo, U Jelly?, Yas! Shimmer Shadows

City Color Gypsy Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.129 oz.) is a medium-dark, warm-toned purple with reddish tones and a pearly sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t quite as dense as other shades–somewhere between the cream-like feel of formulas like the Shimmer Shadow and traditional powder eyeshadow. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. MAC Frizzyplum (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Cosmic (275) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fyrinnae Meerkat (Pressed) (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Sangria (LE, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Masquerade (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Caravaggio #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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City Color Gypsy Shimmer Shadow
City Color Shimmer Shadow Gypsy
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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