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ColourPop Honeymoon, Over the Moon, Perilune Super Shock Cheek

01/06

Colour Pop Honeymoon Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Honeymoon Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Honeymoon Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Honeymoon Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Honeymoon Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Honeymoon Super Shock Cheek

Honeymoon

ColourPop Honeymoon Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a very light, bright white with iridescent shimmer that shifted from aqua blue to violet. It was very, very glittery, and on the skin, it looked like sparse glitter that applied with little rhyme or reason. I felt like there was no real sheen or highlighting effect, just random sparkle. The texture felt smoother than it looked, and it didn’t seem like it was going to have such a translucent, barely-there base. There was definite fall out during the day, though what little “sheen” I saw lasted for eight hours.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Honeymoon
Honeymoon
Honeymoon
C-

Limited Edition

6.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
70%
Total

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C-

Over the Moon

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C+

Perilune

Limited Edition
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MAC Ginger Spiked/Counterpoint QuikTrik Stick

01/04

MAC Ginger Spiked/Counterpoint QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Ginger Spiked/Counterpoint QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Ginger Spiked/Counterpoint QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Ginger Spiked/Counterpoint QuikTrik Stick Duo

Ginger Spiked/Counterpoint

MAC Ginger Spiked/Counterpoint Studio QuikTrik Stick ($32.00 for 0.42 oz.) has a soft peach on one end and a brighter, medium pink on the other side.

The QuikTrik Stick is a double-ended, cream-based stick that’s supposed to work for highlighting, contouring, bronzing, or blushing. It is supposed to have buildable, blendable color and can be worn over bare skin or foundation. One side is more shimmery, while the other is darker and more natural (but still has a sheen from the creamier consistency) in finish. In general, the formula applies well to bare skin or over liquid foundation, as it is very emollient, blendable, and easy to spread across the skin, but I notice that it seemed to break up my foundation a bit after six hours of wear.

MAC QuikTrik Stick Duo Ginger Spiked/Counterpoint
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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B-

Ginger Spiked

Limited Edition
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B+

Counterpoint

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter

01/06

Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter

Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter

Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter

Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter

Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter

Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter

Daybreak

Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium peachy orange with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. This had a nearly metallic sheen, but it was very smooth and reflective without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture or the look of my pores (I was rather surprised!). A little went a long way, so I would recommend using a fan brush to get a sheen without blinding everyone near you!

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The highlighter was richly pigmented with full, opaque coverage. It had a soft, smooth, denser texture that wasn’t powdery but was soft enough to allow a highlighting brush to easily pick up the product. It blended out easily across the skin, and while it can be quite intense, I was able to sheer and buff it out to something more subtle, if desired. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Daybreak
Daybreak
Daybreak
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

01/07

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

Celestial

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, icy lavender with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. The finish was somewhere between luminous and metallic, but the shimmer seemed very fine and had a smoother look, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. I didn’t notice much of a shift with this one–it always looked icy and purplish.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t quite opaque and seemed less pigmented compared to most of the range. I don’t think that this is, functionally, a bad thing, as it was still buildable, and I expect that many apply their highlighter with sheer to medium coverage in mind anyway. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly dense so that there wasn’t any excess powder that kicked up in the pan, but there was also no difficulty in getting product onto the brush. I noticed signs of fading around the tops of my cheek bones after eight hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Celestial
Celestial
Celestial
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

MAC All Aflush/Here You Go QuikTrik Stick

01/04

MAC All Aflush/Here You Go QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC All Aflush/Here You Go QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC All Aflush/Here You Go QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC All Aflush/Here You Go QuikTrik Stick Duo

All Aflush/Here You Go

MAC All Aflush/Here You Go Studio QuikTrik Stick ($32.00 for 0.42 oz.) consists of a gold-shimmered plum and a deeper, red-berry. This is one of the deeper, darker duos in the line-up, so it should be wearable by a lot of skin tones and complexions.

The QuikTrik Stick is a double-ended, cream-based stick that’s supposed to work for highlighting, contouring, bronzing, or blushing. It is supposed to have buildable, blendable color and can be worn over bare skin or foundation. In general, the formula applies well to bare skin or over liquid foundation, as it is very emollient, blendable, and easy to spread across the skin. I had better luck with the wear with both shades compared to other duos I’ve tested, which seemed to be partially the result of the thinner, less emollient texture that still had enough slip to remain fairly blendable but didn’t stay as dewy or as wet on the skin.

MAC QuikTrik Stick Duo All Aflush/Here You Go
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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B

All Aflush

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Here You Go

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter

01/06

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter

Glitz

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light lavender with a hint of pink paired with a frosted sheen. It’s a very light highlighter, so it seems like it will suit fairer complexions rather well without adding a lot of color. I think it can be layered over blushes to add shimmer and shine, though.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan, which made it really easy to work with. There’s no doubt that this is a formula designed for someone who likes a fair amount of sheen and highlight on their skin, but thus far, I’ve been impressed by how well the texture sits on my skin–like others I’ve tested, this shade did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. I noticed fading after wearing the highlighter for eight hours.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Glitz
Glitz
Glitz
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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