Milani Chilled Brandy & Hot Pink Rage Color Statement Lipsticks

Milani Chilled Brandy Color Statement Lipstick ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “pearl red mauve.” It’s a cool-toned, medium-dark burgundy with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly for the most part. It wore well for five and a half hours, though it was just slightly drying. MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $15.00) is darker, less metallic. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is purpler. MAC Musky Amethyst (LE, $15.00) is slightly purpler. Make Up For Ever #13 (P, $19.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

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Milani Chilled Brandy Color Statement Lipstick
Milani Color Statement Lipstick Chilled Brandy
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Makeup Geek Cinderella, Cupcake, Burlesque, Bitten Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Cinderella Eyeshadow Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “pale shimmery pink.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-beige with a frosted finish. In the pan, there is an almost pink tint, but it wasn’t visible when swatched–if you have significantly pink undertones, you might see it come through on your skin. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft, blendable, though a smidgen powdery. It wore well for eight and a half hours without creasing or fading. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 is lighter, less warm-toned. (LE) theBalm Third Eye Blinded (P, $16.00) is lighter. NARS Nepal (P, $24.00) is similar. MAC Jete (LE, $15.00) is pinker. Estee Lauder Violet Underground #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Jest is a little lighter. See comparison swatches.

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Makeup Geek Cinderella Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Cinderella
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Makeup Geek Bewitched, Blitz, Paparazzi, Prince Charming, Utopia Pigments

Makeup Geek Bewitched Pigment ($6.99 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “light amethyst purple with a slight shimmer.” It’s a medium purple with subtle warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish–almost pearly but a little higher in shimmer. Applied dry, it’s sheer and tended to blend away into an even sheerer color, and then applied with a damp brush, it was more pigmented but didn’t seem to apply as evenly. The texture was somewhat drier and powdery; it wasn’t as easy to work with as other pigments in the range. It showed some signs of fading after eight hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #1 (P) is darker. Dior Constellation (864) #4 (LE) is similar. Urban Decay ACDC (P, $18.00) is slightly brighter. Dior Garden Roses #3 (LE) is similar. bareMinerals Encore (P) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Makeup Geek Bewitched Pigment
Makeup Geek Pigment Bewitched
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Makeup Geek Twilight, Sensuous, Last Dance, Drama Queen Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Twilight Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “pale shimmery muted purple.” It’s a soft, pinky-mauve with subtle warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft without being powdery. I saw very faint signs of fading after eight hours of wear. theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is a touch darker. MAC Performance Art (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches.

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Makeup Geek Twilight Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Twilight
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie, Gold Digger, Cosmopolitan, Razzleberry Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) are available in over sixty shades, and I have four of them to review in this post. The matte finishes are really soft, silky, but sometimes powdery, so on one hand, it makes them easier to blend, but on the other, there can be excess fall out during application, and sometimes they’ll sheer out if you sweep/blend them.  If you use an eyeshadow primer and pat on the color initially, then blend, there shouldn’t be much fall out or sheering out.  The frosts have a soft, buttery texture, great color payoff overall, and are very, very blendable–they’re just easy to apply and use. Over a eight-hour period, I only had fading issues with Peach Smoothie, while the other shades remained intact and none creased on me.

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Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Peach Smoothie
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Makeup Geek New Year’s Eve, Enchanted, Vegas Lights Pigments

These next three Makeup Geek Pigments ($6.99 for 0.05 oz.) showcase three different textures from the range–from finely-milled with sparkle to frost to chunky frost/glitter.  The thing with glitter in loose eyeshadows (and even pressed) is that it doesn’t usually stay put without some sort of adhesive base, and the same is true with these.  I had some fall out with both shades that contained sparkle during wear, and I would recommend applying the eyeshadows first and then your base makeup so you can clean up any fallen product during application.  I would also recommend using an adhesive base or a slightly tacky/creamy base to help everything stick to the lid better.  Enchanted was the best out of the three, as it is nearly foolproof to use–nicely pigmented, finely-milled, and smooth on the lid, whereas the other two take a little more patience to use.

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Makeup Geek New Year's Eve Pigment
Makeup Geek Pigment New Year's Eve
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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