Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) just launched with seven new shades (plus one repromote, which was part of the line before). I think if you’re looking for duochromes, the pigments offer stronger shifts than the eyeshadows, but you’ll have to be happy using loose eyeshadow! They can be used wet or dry, and some shades are more pigmented applied damp while others are about the same either way. The ones that were sheerer applied dry were buildable with dry application. They apply more smoothly and have less fall out during application if you use a lightly dampened brush (even with just water).

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Makeup Geek Chameleon Pigment
Makeup Geek Pigment Kaleidoscope
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
87%
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ColourPop Bad Habit, Chilly Chili, First Class, Instigator, More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Just released, there are five new, limited edition shades of ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.), which you’ll find reviewed below. Unsurprisingly, the colors were really interesting and perfect for their current 90s theme, as well as fall, but I had issues with the dry down on these… three of them felt like they never dried down. The color didn’t lift easily when I pressed my lips together, but it was clear that they weren’t completely dry, even after twenty minutes, and after wearing them for testing, they still never had that totally dry, ultra matte look. You have plenty of time to work with the ones that don’t dry down, so at least there’s that. It’s almost like a new product type, vinyl matte.

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ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Bad Habit
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%
Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows (Part 2)

Makeup Geek Havoc Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “warm red-brown base with teal reflects.” It’s a dark, coppery brown with green-teal shimmer and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was on the denser side compared to most Makeup Geek eyeshadows (not quite as dense as their Foiled range). The green-teal shift is subtle, and a lot of the shimmer seems to get eaten up by the warmer base. This is one of the more dupable duochrome shades out there, as a lot of brands have it (not a bad thing to have more options, but you may have something like it already). The color wore well for eight hours. Too Faced Girly (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D On the Road (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Castor Gray (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Ardency Inn Peacock (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Lounge (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC I've Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Havoc Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Havoc
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “electric purple base with icy blue reflects.” It’s a light-medium, warm lavender purple with an iridescent, blue-to-violet frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly buttery texture that was denser than most of Makeup Geek’s powder eyeshadow range. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours before creasing on me. I think the duochrome shift is subtle in this one, but it is more iridescent, so you get more of a nuanced look at all angles (but just less shift). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Arcadia (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS Marie-Galante #1 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom La-La-Lavish (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Daydreamer (P, $9.99) is cooler (85% similar). Stila Amethyst (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Tropica (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). CoverGirl Blazing Purple (340) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister (P, $18.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Blacklight
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
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Swatches: ColourPop Lippie Stix & Lip Pencils (September ’15 Last Chance Shades)

ColourPop Addict Lippie Stix
ColourPop Addict Lippie Stix

ColourPop just announced that there are over 40 shades getting discontinued (or were limited edition and are getting removed shortly). Some of these already appear to be out of stock, but I had all of these swatched so this is mostly just a dump of all those photos/swatches. There are also eyeshadows and blushes getting discontinued (but I think I’ve reviewed all the ones I have that are on that list!).

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ColourPop Forever Freshman Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection ($30.00 for 0. oz.) is a set of six cream eyeshadows in shades of the 90s, and they continue to deliver what we’ve come to expect from ColourPop’s cream formula: good pigmentation and long-wear. The set works well together, and you can easily use two or three at a time to get even more versatility out of the combination. On one hand, they’re all loose pots so it’s not as convenient as a palette, but on the other hand, they’re readily incorporated with whatever other eyeshadows you own.

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ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Set Forever Freshman
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
Limited Edition
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