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Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

01/06

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Ignite

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. The color looked redder and less brown when it was worn at semi-sheer coverage, even on my warmer skin tone. It looked less bronze and more coppery applied–not a bad thing, but it might not be what you’re looking for either.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” Ignite had a very soft, smooth texture that felt denser than most of the brand’s powders (for eyeshadow, blush, etc.) but not as dense as their Foiled eyeshadows (which have a creamier, thicker feel overall). I had no issues with the powder getting on the brush, but there was no excess product kicked up in the pan either. The powder was richly pigmented and blended out with ease on the skin, which made it easy to work with at sheerer coverage levels, if desired. I saw a bit of fading along the edges after eight hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Ignite
Ignite
Ignite
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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ColourPop x Hello Kitty School is Fun & Coin Purse Super Shock Cheek

01/05

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

School is Fun

ColourPop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a very light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a subtle finish on the skin, as it had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) and definitely did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or look shiny/metallic. The texture was smooth, moderately emollient with some wetness to the touch, and blended out nicely on the skin. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek School is Fun
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

Coin Purse

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ColourPop x Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Set

ColourPop Yummy Cookies Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Yummy Cookies Super Shock Cheek

Hello Pretty

ColourPop Hello Pretty Makeup Set ($42.00) includes two cheek products, three eyeshadows, and two lip colors. It is presently sold out (I’m writing this the day before), but there’s supposed to be a restock for the Hello Kitty collection at 10AM PST today (11/16), so you might want to keep your eye out if it’s on your list!

Overall, it’s a nice set! I didn’t have any issues with longevity across the included products, and they were, largely, consistent with past experiences with the Super Shock formula (pigmented, blendable, long-wearing) and Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick (long-wearing, pigmented but drying).

Colour Pop Hello Kitty Makeup Set Hello Pretty
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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A

Yummy Cookies

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A

Fun with Friends

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B

Juicy Apple

Limited Edition
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B+

Sticker Sheet

Limited Edition
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A

Bento Box

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B+

KT

Limited Edition
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A-

Ribbon

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Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

01/07

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

Ablaze

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen finish. This shade looked pinker and redder buffed and blended out with a warmer, more golden/copper sheen. When it was applied more heavily, it appeared a bit darker and less rosy.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” Ablaze was intensely pigmented with a soft, smooth, almost cream-like texture. The finish was nearly metallic, but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or the look of my pores. I can imagine this will be particularly stunning on deeper skin tones (which it was designed for), while other lighter skin tones could easily wear it as a highlighting blush. The highlighter was easy to apply, spread across the skin, and diffuse for subtle edges. It lasted just over eight and a half hours on me.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Ablaze
Ablaze
Ablaze
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter

01/07

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter

Lit

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light white with a hint of warmer, yellow shimmer and shine. There was supposed to be a “peachy-pink” duochrome to it, but I had a lot of trouble picking it up, even as I contorted my arm to try and find the shift. There is something there, but it seemed more like a warmer, light peach that kept it from looking really white against my skin.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The highlighting powder had good pigmentation–not quite opaque but definitely buildable–while the consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable. It had a nice formula that was forgiving on the skin, as it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture, and could be applied with a lighter hand or a heavier hand and diffused with ease. I was able to wear the highlighter for eight hours before I noticed any signs of wear.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Lit
Lit
Lit
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick

01/04

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick Duo

A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet Studio QuikTrik Stick ($32.00 for 0.42 oz.) has a medium, shimmery copper shade on one end and a medium-dark, reddish-brown on the other. The duo seems like the bronzing pairing to me, as both shades will add warmth, luminosity, and a healthy sheen to the skin–very summer to my eye!

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 A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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B

A Latte Sheen

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B+

Semi-Sweet

Limited Edition
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