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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
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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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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

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

SUQQU Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

01/07

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Yawakouki (05)

SUQQU Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush ($34.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones–leaning yellower–paired with fine, golden shimmer. The finish had a low to moderate luminosity to it, enough that it was detectable but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or look truly shiny.

The powder formula is supposed to combine a “subtle glow” and a “pop of color.” It had an incredibly soft, smooth, and finely-milled consistency that kicked up a bit of powder in the pan, but it sat well on the skin and did not appear dry or dusty at all. The color blended out with ease, but it is light enough that it is going to work better on lighter skin tones than mine as it just barely showed on me. It was richly pigmented, which seemed more pigmented than as described, but I think the formula is forgiving enough that it is easily sheered out, so it is unlikely to be an issue for most. I could see the blush starting to fade slightly after eight hours of wear.

Suqqu Pure Color Blush Yawakouki (05)
A-

Permanent

9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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