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Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush
Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is lighter (95% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). The texture was dustier and more prone to sheering out than a lot of the other shades I’ve tested in the new formula. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff, and it didn’t seem to last as long–only six and a half hours–on me. The only bright spot on this product was that it was still blendable on the skin, but it might look drier on dry skin types.

Makeup Geek Blush Main Squeeze
C

Permanent

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
73%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light, pinky-beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Tarte Gleam (P) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Crafty (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees (LE, $75.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% 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.” The texture of this shade was much smoother and more finely-milled compared to Golden Lights, and as a result, it didn’t feel dry or powdery, though it was very blendable and easy to work with. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. The shimmer seemed a little more refined as well, so it had more of a light-medium level of sheen that didn’t appear metallic or shiny. On my warmer complexion, it’s a highlighter hue that can work well with many blushes, as it doesn’t alter the color of them much when paired with my skin tone, but very fair and/or cooler skin tones may find it adds some warmth when used. The highlighter lasted seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Radiant Lights
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush
Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a mostly matte finish. Surratt Beauty Chaleur (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Burning Up (P, $11.80) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Destiny (61) (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Blazing Haute (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $32.00) is lighter, 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). While it is part of the blush range, it could also be used as a bronzer, as it will (obviously!) add warmth to the skin. The texture was finely-milled with a silky, smooth feel to the touch, which translated into easier application and blending on the skin. It had excellent pigmentation, but that softer consistency made it versatile and more buildable depending on how much you applied. The reformulated version is slightly darker and richer than the original shade. The blush wore well for just over eight hours on me when I tried it out.

Makeup Geek Blush Infatuation
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a white gold with strong, yellow-gold shimmer. Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lit (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit Snowlit (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is lighter (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 has a stronger, more dramatic golden sheen compared to some versions of this shade (probably the most well-known is NARS’ Albatross) that pulls yellower on me rather than white, which should make it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. However, the white base is visible and almost appears grayish against my warmer skin tone, which may or may not be something that you’re looking for. The shimmer gives a noticeable sheen and glow to the skin, not quite metallic or frosted, but it is a medium-level highlighter overall. The texture was blendable but felt a little soft, powdery, and a smidgen dry in the pan, but I didn’t find it looked that way on the skin. On me, the highlighter lasted just over six and a half hours.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Golden Lights
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Makeup Geek Desire Blush

Makeup Geek Desire Blush
Makeup Geek Desire Blush

Makeup Geek Desire Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fever (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Debbie Harry Blush (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Restores Dazzle (LE, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Plum Attraction (LE, $45.00) 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 good pigmentation that was mostly opaque to begin with, but it would be fully opaque in a layer and a half. The consistency was soft, smooth, and silky to the touch, which was fantastic to find, as it helped make this shade blendable on the skin. Despite the intensity and richness of the shade, it was easy to work with and diffuse on the skin. If you are fairer, you may want to use a feathery brush and very light hand, but it is forgiving enough that it can be sheered out if over-applied. When wore at less-than-opaque coverage, it tended to look pinker rather than red/plum. This shade lasted for nine hours on me before fading.

Makeup Geek Blush Desire
Desire
Desire
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Makeup Geek Covet Blush

Makeup Geek Covet Blush
Makeup Geek Covet Blush

Makeup Geek Covet Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with warm undertones and a barely-there golden sheen. MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Out There (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Dazzled (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Flush'd (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is lighter, brighter, 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). This was one of the more “shimmery” shades in the new range, which has more of a satin-level of shimmer/sheen. It was nicely pigmented and yielded opaque results, if desired, but it was still soft and silky enough to easily diffuse and blend out if you wanted sheerer coverage. The finish was natural–it looked like skin–but not overtly shimmery. When I tested this blush, it wore well for eight and a half hours before visibly fading.

Makeup Geek Blush Covet
Covet
Covet
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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