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Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It’s a baked powder, so the texture is drier and looser as a brush passes over the pan, but it doesn’t look dry, powdery, or dusty applied to my skin, which is normal-to-dry. Of the three shades in the range, this had the driest, loosest texture that was almost a little grainy (possibly due to the larger shimmer). It didn’t blend as easily as the other shades either, which was a disappointment. It does, eventually, diffuse enough to be acceptable with some extra effort. It had medium, buildable coverage with enough sheen that it did emphasize pores just slightly on my skin. I noticed fading occur after seven hours of wear.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Rock on World
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush

Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush
Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush

Makeup Geek Spell Bound Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tinge (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is brighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). It had a lightly dusty consistency, though very soft and finely-milled, that had a tendency to sheer out on the skin, so it was hard to achieve opaque coverage. It had more semi-sheer to medium pigmentation overall. Compared to the previous formulation, this version is just more matte and has a lot less dimension on the face. I didn’t have any trouble applying or blending out the blush, and it sat well on the skin. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Blush Spell Bound
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Ready to Go Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Rock on World (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Days (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It’s a baked powder, so the texture is drier and looser as a brush passes over the pan, but it doesn’t look dry, powdery, or dusty applied to my skin, which is normal-to-dry. The texture was smooth, lightly shimmered and did emphasize pores just a bit, but it remained blendable and diffused easily along the edges for a seamless look on the skin. It had medium, buildable coverage–in line with the description–that didn’t feel like I had to cake it on to get color payoff but does require a layer or two if you want truer-to-pan color. When I tested it, this shade wore well for seven hours.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Ready to Go
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Makeup Geek Romance Blush

Makeup Geek Romance Blush
Makeup Geek Romance Blush

Makeup Geek Romance Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium, peach-pink with warm undertones and a gold, frosted finish. Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Strapped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC New Romance (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Who's Your Poppy (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Unimaginable (LE) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Palace Door (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). Of the entire range, this was the most shimmery, though it was more moderate compared to how frosted/metallic a powder blush or highlighter can get, so it was still easy to wear and didn’t emphasize pores. It had a very soft, looser consistency; it didn’t feel like the shimmer (mostly gold) was as blended with the peach-pink base, so when I blended it out, I kept getting a much stronger pink coloring than when I looked at it in the pan or as a heavier swatch. It is still lighter overall than the same-named shade in the original formula. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before it started to break down.

Makeup Geek Blush Romance
Romance
Romance
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a warm, golden, metallic sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It’s a baked powder, so the texture is drier and looser as a brush passes over the pan, but it doesn’t look dry, powdery, or dusty applied to my skin, which is normal-to-dry. The texture was fairly smooth, blendable, and easy to apply the skin with a gentle sweeping and buffing motions using a moderately-dense brush. This one looked more high-shine when buffed and worked into the skin than initially swatched, though the high-shine seemed to do more to reflect and smooth out the skin’s surface than amplify the size of pores and the like. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage. The color started to fade after six and a half hours of wear, which was really the only downside!

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Golden Days
B+

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush

Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush
Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush

Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-y brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Royal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ven Conmigo (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). This blush was very pigmented, and the texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth, but it wasn’t dusty or powdery, so it didn’t sheer out immediately upon being blended. It was easy to maneuver and diffuse the edges of the blush on the skin for a very blended look. This shade wore well for just over eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Makeup Geek Blush Puppy Love
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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