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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ColourPop Midi & Seesaw Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft neutral beige.” It’s a light, pinky-beige with a matte finish. The texture was really clingy when it dried down and emphasized the lines/texture of the natural lip. I found this shade flaked off as it wore, and it wore away more readily from the center of the mouth within four hours. The formula was also drying and extremely fast-drying. Colour Pop Vice (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Promise Me (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Strip Poker (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Agatha (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is cooler, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Shimmy (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Peach Beige (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Midi
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
73%
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ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “true bright orange.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium orange with reddish tones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but the dry down was quite fast which led to streaky application as it dried as I was applying! The texture is lightweight and feels soft to the touch, but I had some issues with the color coming away in flakes around the center of the mouth. This shade lasted for near to six hours but wasn’t as intact as some of the better-performing shades in the range at that point. It was drying after five hours of wear. MAC Neon Orange (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Illamasqua Flare (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Rich & Restless (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is darker, glossier (85% similar). NARS Catherine (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Morange (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Sephora Collection Samba (LE, $12.50) is glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Pacific
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
81%

ColourPop Creeper & Ouiji Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “true classic blue red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft feel to the touch once dried down. It didn’t budge at all for eight hours, and it faded evenly overall. I found the formula a little drying after five hours of wear. Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Cruella (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Creeper
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
91%
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NYX Rose Gold & Intuition HD Blushes

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange-coral with warm, reddish undertones and a strong, golden frost. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to mostly true-to-pan color. The texture was silky to the touch, which made it easy to blend and work into the skin, and the fineness of the powder helped it adhere smoothly. The only downside is that it is a little powdery and kicks up excess in the pan, but luckily, that powderiness doesn’t translate on the skin. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Rose Gold HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Rose Gold
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%
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Milani Embrace & Flirt Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep reddish plum.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry with strong, cool pink undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but there was some slight “streaking” where the color appeared lighter/darker in areas. The formula was thin and easily spread across the lips, but it was also easily spread past the natural lip line with the amount pulled on the applicator so be careful or wipe off excess prior to using. The color lasted for eight hours with minimal fading and was just a tad drying after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Twerk (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is more muted, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Embrace
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
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