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Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter

01/07

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter

Electrify

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a bright, very lite white with a reflective, golden sheen. This shade had one of the stronger white bases, so it was one that I think is going to be better for very fair skin tones or layered over a bolder blush/bronzer when used on other skin tones to avoid the white base lightening the skin. It seemed to have less of a shine compared to other shades, too, but I’d still describe it as a moderate highlighter.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, finely-milled, and easily blended on the skin, but it had a little more powderiness to it compared to other shades in the range. I liked this one applied with a fan or less dense brush, which I felt helped it apply better and look less powdery on the skin. The color wore nicely as a highlighter for eight hours before it started to fade a bit.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Electrify
Electrify
Electrify
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter

01/06

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter

Rekindle

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It looked pinker in the pan, and then it looked lighter on than in the pan, so it was rather different applied than merely viewed in the compact! The finish had a very strong sheen to it, but it was smooth and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. On my skin tone, I saw a touch of color, but it worked mostly as a highlighter.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The highlighter had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, slightly dense texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm to the touch. It didn’t kick up an excess product in the pan, but it wasn’t difficult to blend; in fact, it easily diffused and spread across the skin. I noticed a bit of fading after eight hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Rekindle
Rekindle
Rekindle
A

Permanent

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

MAC Bare End/Earthnut QuikTrik Stick

01/04

MAC Bare End/Earthnut QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Bare End/Earthnut QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Bare End/Earthnut QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Bare End/Earthnut QuikTrik Stick Duo

Bare End/Earthnut

MAC Bare End/Earthnut Studio QuikTrik Stick ($32.00 for 0.42 oz.) has a light-medium, pearly gold on one end and then a medium, warm brown on the other end. The gold seems ideal for highlighting, while the darker shade could be used to bronze or contour (on warmer skin tones). This one applied a bit better and lasted a touch longer than some of the other duos, but it’s still faster to wear away than most powder blushes on me.

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 Bare End/Earthnut
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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B

Bare End

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Earthnut

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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

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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
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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