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Sneak Peek: Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters & Bronzers Photos & Swatches

Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Peach Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

I’m hoping to test these later this month or into August, but I thought I’d share swatches now: there are three shades for Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) and Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.).

Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighters & Bronzers

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Makeup Geek Cherish Blush

Makeup Geek Cherish Blush
Makeup Geek Cherish Blush

Makeup Geek Cherish Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, light-medium rosy pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. LORAC Prism (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Simply Bliss (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Breathless (LE, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ariana (P, $37.00) is darker (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 semi-sheer, buildable coverage–to about medium–that was blendable and easy to apply to the skin. It just barely shows up on me, and I’m around light-medium to medium in skin tone, so my guess is this will be more suitable for fairer complexions overall. The texture felt incredibly finely-milled, but it could have been less powdery. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading was noticeable.

Makeup Geek Blush Cherish
Cherish
Cherish
C+

Permanent

8
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total

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Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder

Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder
Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder

Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighting Powder ($5.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft sheen. MAC Climax (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Releve (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00)(90% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Catrice’s Highlighting Powder is supposed to be “soft and velvety” that gives a “soft glow” to the skin and is available in two shades (I reviewed Stardust previously). The texture was soft, lightly powdery, and blendable on the skin. It kicked up excess product in the pan easily, so I would recommend using a lighter touch than usual to avoid creating too much of a mess each time you use the product. The powder sat well on the skin and didn’t emphasize the texture of mine at all, and the sheen is noticeable but subtle overall. If you like more metallic highlighters, this one is going to leave you wanting more, but if you find a lot of highlighters to be too much, then this might be your cup of tea. This shade lasted for seven hours before fading on me. There was a stronger, more powdery scent coming from the powder, in case you’re sensitive to scents.

Catrice Highlighting Powder Champagne Campaign
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Makeup Geek Bliss Blush

Makeup Geek Bliss Blush
Makeup Geek Bliss Blush

Makeup Geek Bliss Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a pop of light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. Kat Von D Gretel (Light) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva CR040 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is cooler (90% similar). Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Smitten (P, $9.99) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (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). The color payoff was buildable from medium to semi-opaque coverage, and the color did darken slightly once I applied to my bare skin. In the reformulation, the color got lighter and has less pink in it compared to the original shade. The consistency was soft, but it was dusty enough to kick up quite a bit of powder in the pan and looked a smidgen dry applied to the skin, even though it was easily blended out. On me, it wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

Makeup Geek Blush Bliss
Bliss
Bliss
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder ($5.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light, pinkish-white with cool undertones and a soft, shimmery finish. MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Pearl Dust (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glitz (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Pandora (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Catrice’s Highlighting Powder is supposed to be “soft and velvety” that gives a “soft glow” to the skin and is available in two shades (I will review the other shade as well). The powder was soft and blendable with a lightly powdery consistency that kicked up excess product in the pan but did not look dry applied to the skin. It imparted a faint glowing finish that wasn’t metallic or shiny, so there were no issues with it emphasizing pores or my skin’s natural texture. It had good pigmentation that could easily be diffused or sheered out, if desired. The highlighter wore well for seven hours before fading on me. One thing I noticed is that it has a stronger, powdery smell to it.

Catrice Highlighting Powder Stardust
Stardust
Stardust
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Makeup Geek Blind Date Blush

Makeup Geek Blind Date Blush
Makeup Geek Blind Date Blush

Makeup Geek Blind Date Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a matte finish.. MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% 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 nice color payoff that was easy to work with as the texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled without being dusty or too thin. The blush darkened just slightly against my bare skin, which isn’t uncommon with more matte blushes for me. I had no trouble blending and diffusing the color on the skin, and it didn’t make my skin look dry, though it is matte, so did look a little flat overall. It lasted for seven and a half hours before I noticed slight fading.

Makeup Geek Blush Blind Date
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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