Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead Baked Blusher

Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light-medium pinky-peach with warm undertones and a lightly frosted sheen. CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). CoverGirl Light Rose (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Porcelain Pink (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Pink Cloud (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Top) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals The Big Break (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead Baked Blusher
Makeup Revolution Baked Blusher Make Love Instead
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Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
74%
Permanent

Sneak Peek: Makeup Geek Blushes Photos & Swatches (2016)

Makeup Geek Desires Blush
Makeup Geek Desires Blush

A few days ago, Makeup Geek Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) launched with an updated formula and in 20 shades, which expands on the previous shade range (about half of the previously existing shades are MIA from the new range). I’ll have full reviews as I work through testing them, but the photos and swatches are already available for you to peruse. One thing worth noting is that several of the shades carried over from the prior formula aren’t quite the same in color–some looked more different in the pan than swatched, but some did look different swatched (might not be as apparent when applied, diffused, and worn with semi-sheer/semi-opaque coverage, of course).

Here are my notes:

  • Spell Bound is less satiny, darker (Blind Date is more similar to previous Spell Bound)
  • Romance is lighter and goes on pinker
  • Rendezvous is deeper and richer
  • Secret Admirer has a stronger purple tone in the pan and to a lesser degree on
  • Summer Fling is deeper and more red-toned but less saturated
  • Infatuation is deeper, more red-toned, less orange
  • Bliss is lighter, more peach than coral now
  • I felt like Promise Ring was very similar to First Love (now discontinued).

Makeup Geek Blushes

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Maybelline Mauve It, Raging Raisin, Coffee Addiction, Chocoholic The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Mauve It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, muted mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, velvety consistency that glided on easily and delivered the coverage as promised–one-stroke intensity. The only drawback to this shade was that some of the color seemed to gather in lip lines as the color wore down, but the creamier formula made it easier to press my lips together to smooth the color out of the lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Positively Dashing (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $50.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Deliciously Forbidden (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Maybelline Mauve It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Mauve It
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Maybelline Wickedly White, Nude Thrill, Gone Greige, Grey Over It The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Wickedly White Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a stark white with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that glided across the lips without tugging, but it is more unforgiving applied directly to the lips–it’s something that will be better over a lip liner or primer, but it’s probably most usable as a layering or mixing shade to lighten other colors than worn on its own. It lasted for three hours on me, gathered in lip lines, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Blanc (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frosting (P, $17.00) is lighter, more pigmented (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C600 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Iced (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Maybelline Wickedly White Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Wickedly White
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Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
80%
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Makeup Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and fine copper and warm pink shimmer. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher
Makeup Revolution Baked Blusher Loved Me the Best
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Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
77%
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Maybelline Violet Vixen, Sapphire Siren, Midnight Blue, Pitch Black The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.

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Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Violet Vixen
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
69%
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