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MAC Best Makeup, Girls Girls, Bounce Around, Put Me To Shame Soft Serve Shadows

MAC Best Makeup Soft Serve Shadow
MAC Best Makeup Soft Serve Shadow

MAC Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition cream eyeshadow formula that’s described as “buildable colour that’s long-wearing [and] non-creasing.” They are similar to formulas like ColourPop Super Shock, Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, and MAC’s own Electric Cool–it actually made me wonder why they didn’t continue to extend that range, but worth noting: these contain far more product than Electric Cool (those were only 0.07 oz.). I would say these are most like Chanel’s, as the majority are rather sparkly and offer less coverage than ColourPop or Electric Cool (on average). The texture is sponge-like, where you can press on the surface without leaving strong indentations with your brush, but if you pressed your fingertip in it, you would see a depression and even subtle fingerprints left behind. It’s not particularly emollient; it is one of the drier types of this kind of product that I’ve encountered. Most of them aren’t dry to the point where it would impede application. They are, as described, buildable, and I think the formula is best suited for someone who likes semi-sheer washes of lighter color with a fair amount of sparkle. I get all-day wear (10+ hours) with every shade–no creasing, fading, and very little fall out. I used MAC’s 242 brush to apply these, which applied most shades well enough, but some shades would thicken and bunch up, appearing uneven, if I attempted to build up the coverage. I think the finish and end result is similar to the Foiled Eyeshadows, which were a powder formula, but those were easier to work with overall (not as long-wearing, though). The collection launches online on May 26th, in-stores June 2nd.

MAC Best Makeup Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light golden highlighter.” It’s a light gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to about semi-opaque) that applied fairly evenly with a brush and lasted for ten hours without creasing or fading. Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Moon Rock (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Artemis (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Plead Gilty (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Girls, Girls! Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “soft pastel purple.” It’s a soft, light-medium lavender with warmer undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff, and this was a shade that tended to thicken/bunch up and appear uneven if I attempted to build it up beyond two layers of product. The eyeshadow was blendable but didn’t crease while drying down. It wore well for ten hours with minimal fall out. MAC Amethyst (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Magnify #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Past Midnight #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Silvermist (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Steele (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D914 Crystalline Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Pallor (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Smoothie (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Silver Screen (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Hibiscus Heartbreak (125) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Honey Lavender (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bounce Around Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light, cool taupey silver.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe with cooler, gray and silver chunky sparkle and a warmer, browner base color. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage when built up. The texture was lightweight, fairly blendable, but the sparkle tends to pull away from the base color the more you blend it out. The color wore well for ten hours with light fall out appearing after six hours (not too noticeable, though). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Rocker (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Tenacity (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Velvet (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Clarins Silver Plum (07) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Put Me to Shame Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dirty taupe.” It’s a muted, dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a more metallic sheen with faint micro-sparkle. The sparkle in it was definitely finer and less prevalent compared to the other three shades featured in this review. The texture was a little more emollient, and the color payoff was semi-sheer to mostly opaque. It applied well, built-up without creating texture issues, and lasted for ten hours without creasing or fading. Tarte Rocker (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Au Revoir (406) (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Superwatt (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Soft Serve Shadow Best Makeup
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Girls, Girls!
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Bounce Around
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Put Me to Shame
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 4)

MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick

MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark greenish-teal with subtle, warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer color payoff that wasn’t really buildable; it tended to look uneven and patchy. The texture had slight creaminess but dried down quickly once applied. It didn’t seem to apply well with a brush or fingertips–I had the best luck using it directly from the tube. It wore for ten hours. MAC Green Room (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sea Mist (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Colourful Life (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Emerald Power (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Iridescent Jade (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Midnight Shadows Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a deep, purpled-blue with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque pigmentation. The texture was lightly creamy and applied easily to the lower lash line and minimal tugging when applied to the lid. The richness of the color made the sharper edges particularly apparent on my skin tone, as it set quickly and was difficult to diffuse the edges. The color was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Tarte Le Cordon Bleu (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #5 (P, ) is more muted (85% similar). bareMinerals Maven (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (LE, $19.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #9 (P, ) is more muted (80% similar). Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sweet Viola Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium, lavender purple with warmer, pink tones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture that glided across the list with minimal drag. The texture, once again, sets quickly and gives one almost no time to diffuse, blend, or otherwise even out the coverage. The color wore for over ten hours on me without fading or creasing. LORAC Smoothie (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Fatal #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pussy Cat (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lilacked Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with warm, pinky tones and gold, frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that was hard to apply evenly when going back-and-forth as color would lift in some places while thickening in others. The texture was quick to set, which made it hard to blend out the color. It wore for ten hours without issues. Laura Mercier Orchid (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Flirty (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Magnify #4 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Madly Sunny Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a bright, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a lightly creamy texture that wasn’t uncomfortable to apply to the lid or lash line, and it had a slightly longer working time (not long, though, so I’d still work immediately after applying it) to blend it out compared to other shades. It wore well for ten hours on me. MAC Bitter (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Thrash (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Celebrate (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lemon Rush (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Sour Lemon (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Inglot #343 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Savant (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Shock Factor (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Royally Blue Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium-dark blue with cool undertones and fine, pearl shimmer. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage; it was drier and difficult to apply even on the arm (an area where it’s easier to use stronger pressure than the lash line/lid). The texture was challenging on the lid, as it would not budge or move at all, so the area doesn’t have a blended or even look to it at all. The color, while uneven and patchy, stays exactly that way for ten hours. Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Exuberante #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is supposed to be a “medium-to-full coverage” cream eyeshadow pencil that can be used “all-over” the lid or as “statement liner.” The formula is described as “long-wearing, vibrant, and impactful” as well as waterproof. They have decent to good color payoff with fairly smooth consistencies, but they aren’t the creamiest nor the most emollient, so some shades can tug (the more metallic/shimmery shades tended to be the more emollient, while some of the matte to semi-matte shades were drier) or pull on the lid or lash line. The formula is waterproof and fade/smudge-proof; I didn’t have any issues with creasing after ten hours of wear with any of them. I did, however, find them hard to apply and blend out, as they dry down almost instantly. They are pretty hard to use together, as they don’t like to blend into each other, whether you use fingertips, a brush, silicone applicator, foam applicator, damp brush, synthetic brush, natural brush, or the shadow stick itself. This is also true with an attempt to use it all over the lid as a single color; I had the best luck using some of the lighter shades as a wash of color and applying with my fingertip, which helped to keep the product a little more malleable. They are easiest to use as a base, but they have a drier texture that made powders look a little dry/chalky on top at times. They can work as a liner as well (eight to ten hours), and a few of the lighter shades I tried on my lower waterline with varying degrees of success (six to eight hours), though I am not sure if they are recommended for waterline usage (MAC should likely have that info listed when they go live on the website).

MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Ever Evergreen
6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
74%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Midnight Shadows
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
86%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Sweet Viola
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Lilacked
Lilacked
Lilacked
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Madly Sunny
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Royally Blue
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
2
Application
67%
Total

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 3)

MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick

MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. This one has micro-sparkle/glitter in it, but I didn’t notice any fall out over time unless I rubbed my eye, where a few bits dropped but the color stayed intact. The texture was very lightly emollient so it didn’t tug too much when initially applied, but it dries down almost instantly leaving little room for blending it out. Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Boxer (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Beaumaris (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Cold Brew (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Splendor (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Soft Steel Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium-dark, taupe-brown withw arm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a thin, lightly emollient texture that glided across the skin without dragging much, but it was hard to build-up color coverage. It also set very quickly, which made diffusing the edge more difficult. The color wore for ten hours on me. Too Faced Ska (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Yes Please (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Brown #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cold Brew (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Smokin' (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Splendor (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Reef (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Put Me to Shame (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tarte Gingerbread Mansion (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Copper Pot Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, ornage undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had semi-opaque to fully opaque color payoff. The texture was lightly creamy–just enough to apply without being terribly uncomfortable to use–but difficult to blend out once it hits the skin as it seems to set almost instantly. The color wore for over ten hours without fading or creasing. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Ambient (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sand Bar Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish tones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque to fully opaque coverage, and it applied very smoothly and evenly without a lot of fuss. The consistency was more emollient than the majority of the range, which helped it apply better whether used as an eyeliner or as an all-over lid shade. It doesn’t blend out that well, because it sets quickly, but there is a little wiggle room if you work very, very quickly. It lasted for over ten hours on me. Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Feelin' Nutty (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Puree (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Sandalwood (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Atik (117CM) (P, ) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sora (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bitter Clove Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a dark, chocolate brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color coverage (in two to three passes). The texture was slightly stiff when trying to work with the product on the skin, though it didn’t tug much when used as an eyeliner. It was very, very hard to blend out, and after a certain point, I tried using a lighter beige shade to try to help it blend out, but that didn’t work well at all either. The color itself stayed in placed for ten hours. Hourglass Monochrome #5 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Take on Bordeaux (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Minx #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Java (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Stila Bark (LE, $18.00)(90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #4 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bittersweet (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Farah (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is supposed to be a “medium-to-full coverage” cream eyeshadow pencil that can be used “all-over” the lid or as “statement liner.” The formula is described as “long-wearing, vibrant, and impactful” as well as waterproof. They have decent to good color payoff with fairly smooth consistencies, but they aren’t the creamiest nor the most emollient, so some shades can tug (the more metallic/shimmery shades tended to be the more emollient, while some of the matte to semi-matte shades were drier) or pull on the lid or lash line. The formula is waterproof and fade/smudge-proof; I didn’t have any issues with creasing after ten hours of wear with any of them. I did, however, find them hard to apply and blend out, as they dry down almost instantly. They are pretty hard to use together, as they don’t like to blend into each other, whether you use fingertips, a brush, silicone applicator, foam applicator, damp brush, synthetic brush, natural brush, or the shadow stick itself. This is also true with an attempt to use it all over the lid as a single color; I had the best luck using some of the lighter shades as a wash of color and applying with my fingertip, which helped to keep the product a little more malleable. They are easiest to use as a base, but they have a drier texture that made powders look a little dry/chalky on top at times. They can work as a liner as well (eight to ten hours), and a few of the lighter shades I tried on my lower waterline with varying degrees of success (six to eight hours), though I am not sure if they are recommended for waterline usage (MAC should likely have that info listed when they go live on the website).

MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Tea Leaves
Tea Leaves
Tea Leaves
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Soft Steel
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Copper Pot
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Sand Bar
Sand Bar
Sand Bar
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Bitter Clove
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
81%
Total

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 2)

MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick

MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light, peachy beige with a pearly sheen and warm undertones. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture that made it one of the more blendable shades in the launch. It lasted for over ten hours with no fading or creasing. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Beige (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Truth (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Overdressed (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Arena (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Crème-filled Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque coverage at most that applied fairly evenly. The texture was slightly more emollient than the more matte shades, but it still sets nearly instantly after being applied, so there isn’t a lot of room to diffuse and blend out the edges if that is desired. Once it place, it doesn’t budge, smudge, or flake. Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P, ) is warmer (100% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Galore (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00)(95% similar). Urban Decay Ounce (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Feel #2 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Presto (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Throttle (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Bleached Out Beige (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #2 (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bleached Out Beige Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light beige with warm, golden undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but the drier texture made it hard to layer without the color becoming uneven as some color would lift or would layer more intensely over some parts and not at all on other areas. Once in place, it was difficult to blend out at all, but it had bulletproof wear. Rouge Bunny Rouge Rain Dove (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Air (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Ginger Sugar (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Fashion Beat (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Crème-filled (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Tabby Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was slightly creamy so it didn’t tug when used as a lower lash eyeliner, but it wasn’t creamy enough to really maneuver easily over the lid itself without tugging moderately. It had semi-opaque coverage that was somewhat buildable to greater intensity, though it was never full coverage. It did apply well to the waterline, and it lasted for six hours well and I could still see bits of it remaining after eight hours. As a lower lash liner/lid color, it wore for ten hours without issue. Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Lace (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Nudes (LE, ) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Flounder (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Cozy Sweater (P, $10.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sweet Praline Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage with a smooth, barely-creamy texture. It didn’t tug when I used it along the lower lash line, but it was hard to apply directly from the tube onto the lid. I tried using brushes as well as fingertips, but the color tends to cling to whatever instrument and doesn’t transfer as well to the skin. Once on the lid, it lasted for ten hours. Make Up For Ever M534 Oat (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Flower Child (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom 5" Stiletto (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Reindeer (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Peaches 'n Cream (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Reflection (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (P, ) is warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Georgia (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is supposed to be a “medium-to-full coverage” cream eyeshadow pencil that can be used “all-over” the lid or as “statement liner.” The formula is described as “long-wearing, vibrant, and impactful” as well as waterproof. They have decent to good color payoff with fairly smooth consistencies, but they aren’t the creamiest nor the most emollient, so some shades can tug (the more metallic/shimmery shades tended to be the more emollient, while some of the matte to semi-matte shades were drier) or pull on the lid or lash line. The formula is waterproof and fade/smudge-proof; I didn’t have any issues with creasing after ten hours of wear with any of them. I did, however, find them hard to apply and blend out, as they dry down almost instantly. They are pretty hard to use together, as they don’t like to blend into each other, whether you use fingertips, a brush, silicone applicator, foam applicator, damp brush, synthetic brush, natural brush, or the shadow stick itself. This is also true with an attempt to use it all over the lid as a single color; I had the best luck using some of the lighter shades as a wash of color and applying with my fingertip, which helped to keep the product a little more malleable. They are easiest to use as a base, but they have a drier texture that made powders look a little dry/chalky on top at times. They can work as a liner as well (eight to ten hours), and a few of the lighter shades I tried on my lower waterline with varying degrees of success (six to eight hours), though I am not sure if they are recommended for waterline usage (MAC should likely have that info listed when they go live on the website).

MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick At the Beach
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Crème-filled
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Bleached Out Beige
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Tabby
Tabby
Tabby
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Sweet Praline
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 1)

MAC Flat White Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Flat White Pro Longwear Colour Stick

MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is supposed to be a “medium-to-full coverage” cream eyeshadow pencil that can be used “all-over” the lid or as “statement liner.” The formula is described as “long-wearing, vibrant, and impactful” as well as waterproof. They have decent to good color payoff with fairly smooth consistencies, but they aren’t the creamiest nor the most emollient, so some shades can tug (the more metallic/shimmery shades tended to be the more emollient, while some of the matte to semi-matte shades were drier) or pull on the lid or lash line. The formula is waterproof and fade/smudge-proof; I didn’t have any issues with creasing after ten hours of wear with any of them. I did, however, find them hard to apply and blend out, as they dry down almost instantly. They are pretty hard to use together, as they don’t like to blend into each other, whether you use fingertips, a brush, silicone applicator, foam applicator, damp brush, synthetic brush, natural brush, or the shadow stick itself. This is also true with an attempt to use it all over the lid as a single color; I had the best luck using some of the lighter shades as a wash of color and applying with my fingertip, which helped to keep the product a little more malleable. They are easiest to use as a base, but they have a drier texture that made powders look a little dry/chalky on top at times. They can work as a liner as well (eight to ten hours), and a few of the lighter shades I tried on my lower waterline with varying degrees of success (six to eight hours), though I am not sure if they are recommended for waterline usage (MAC should likely have that info listed when they go live on the website).

MAC Flat White Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a stark, bright white with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was a little stiff and thicker than other shades and emphasized the texture/lines of my lid. On me, it wore for a full ten hours without issue, but it was very hard to blend out on the skin. Kat Von D Linen (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Por Vida (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Milk (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Peppermint Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #1 (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Daisy's My BFF (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Silver Coin Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light-medium, bright silver with a sparkling, metallic finish. It had sheer to semi-opaque color payoff after three layers. The texture had some slip, but it could have used more to apply more evenly and have some semblance of blendability. The color lasted for ten hours without fading or creasing. Viseart Boheme Dream #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Flashing Lights (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Extra Silver (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Silver Sky (757) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Pure Platinum (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Silver (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Glacier (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Interstellar (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #11 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Iris Eyes Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medum, steely bluish-silver with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque, buildable coverage with a lightweight, somewhat emollient texture that applied more smoothly and evenly than other shades featured in this review. The color was very slightly blendable if I worked immediately (about 10 seconds maximum to work), and once it set, it was on for ten hours without fading or creasing. MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Steel (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Starry Night (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Frisky Blue Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium-dark cobalt blue with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. The texture was thinner and waxier, which resulted in the color being pushed around more than it did layering/building when I tried to get better coverage out of it. It was hard to blend out regardless of tool. The color lasted for ten hours without fading or creasing. Buxom Luxe Life (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Dear Daniel (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Atlantic Blue (P, $16.00)(95% similar). MAC Heroine (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Neptune (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Sugarpill Velocity (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Starflyer (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Sadist (P, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Boo Berry (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #388 (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Chaos (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Cinderblack Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a dark black with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to fully opaque coverage. The texture was lightly emollient and didn’t tug too much on the skin when applied, but it was incredibly difficult to blend out the edges if attempting to use it as smudged liner or as a cream eyeshadow. The color lasted for ten hours with no creasing or fading. Chanel Obscur (816) (LE, $36.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is less glossy (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Flat White
Flat White
Flat White
7
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
10
Longevity
2.5
Application
79%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Silver Coin
6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
73%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Iris Eyes
Iris Eyes
Iris Eyes
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Frisky Blue
5
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
2.5
Application
66%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Cinderblack
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
78%
Total

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ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “translucent peachy tone.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, glittery finish. It has a “Glitter Sheer” finish, which is nice to read, because it explains the coverage level of this particular shade well–it’s semi-sheer. It was somewhat buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but it is a shade that could be patted over another eyeshadow for a glittery finish or worn all-over the lid as a sparkling wash. I liked it near the inner tear duct for its brightening effect. It wore well for nine and a half hours before creasing slightly, and there was minimal fall out over time (but still, there was a bit). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Pop (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Galaxia (112K) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Starry Eyed (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Sailor (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Knight Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft, silky black.” It’s a medium-dark black with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had a thin, lightly velvety texture that glided across the skin well without losing its intensity/opacity. On me, it was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Black Sands (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sense of Doubt (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Swept Up (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Vanity Fair Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned silvery taupe.” It’s a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth texture that blended beautifully on the skin without losing its initial intensity. The color was still fade- and crease-free after ten hours of wear. MAC Earthly (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #3 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Mystify (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #3 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Alchemy
Alchemy
Alchemy
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Knight
Knight
Knight
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Vanity Fair
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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