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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). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is darker, warmer (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). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Cold Brew (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (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). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (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). Too Faced Cold Brew (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Brown #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #3 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (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 Free Spirit No. 13 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Ambient (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE) is darker, warmer (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. MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Puree (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Atik (117CM) (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Sandalwood (LE) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sora (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) 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. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Take on Bordeaux (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Minx #3 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #4 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Java (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Bark (LE, $18.00)(90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Farah (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Bittersweet (LE, $28.00) 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). YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Beige (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is cooler (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). Colour Pop Truth (P, $5.00) is 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). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00)(95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Galore (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Presto (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is cooler (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. bareMinerals Air (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Rain Dove (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Ginger Sugar (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Beat (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (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. Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Lace (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Nudes (LE) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Cozy Sweater (P, $12.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Flounder (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Undressed (P, $19.00) is lighter (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). Urban Decay Reflection (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Reindeer (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Peaches 'n Cream (LE, $16.00) is lighter (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 (LE, $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). NYX Milk (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Peppermint Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #1 (P) is more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Daisy's My BFF (LE) is darker, 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. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Extra Silver (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) 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). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Interstellar (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Silver (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Glacier (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Pure Platinum (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Silver Sky (757) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% 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). Smashbox Steel (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% 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). MAC Atlantic Blue (P, $16.00)(95% similar). Hello Kitty Dear Daniel (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Neptune (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Heroine (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Velocity (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Starflyer (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Boo Berry (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Sadist (P) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Chaos (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Inglot #388 (P, $6.00) is darker (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. L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is cooler (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). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). 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). Natasha Denona Galaxia (112K) (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Pop (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% 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). MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is darker (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Black Sands (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (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). 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 Chrome (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Mystify (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #3 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (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). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #3 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% 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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ColourPop Summer 2016 Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Belladonna Lilly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Belladonna Lilly Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Belladonna Lilly Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft pastel aqua.” It’s a bright, bluish aqua with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was a little thin and a bit drier than some of the other ColourPop eyeshadows, though not actually dry. I found it hard to layer this one for opaque coverage, unfortunately, even with fingertips. On me, it lasted for ten hours. Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flower Shop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “vibrant blue green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark teal with subtle, green tones that runs neutral-to-cool in tone. The finish was more metallic with a blackened base (I think this is why it appeared more muted). The texture was very emollient and a little thin, so it spread well across the skin and blended out well, but it did have a tendency to sheer out. The color was still going strong after ten hours of wear. MAC Steamy (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS China Seas #1 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Ignite (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bavaria (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Deep End (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Teal Couture (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rain Drop (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #11 (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Teal (19M) (P, $29.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Luckfully Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright cobalt blue.” It’s a medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to use. On me, it wore well for ten hours. Inglot #428 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Rivage #5 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Weirdly Wonderful (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC In the Shadows (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Tonight's Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Blue Spruce (02M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Radium (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Aja (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Wattles Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “dusty beige pink.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It was nicely pigmented with a lightly creamy, blendable consistency that applied with full coverage on the lid. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear! MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Clinique Lucky Penny (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). MAC Girlie (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Sandy Toes (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flutes Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone yellow brown.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy, velvety consistency in the pot. It blended out well and adhered nicely to bare lids. The color was still wearing well after ten hours. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00)(100% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Outre (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Burlap (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00)(90% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Uninterrupted (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Base) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is more muted (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 Belladonna Lilly
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Flower Shop
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Luckfully
Luckfully
Luckfully
A

Limited Edition

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

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Flutes
Flutes
Flutes
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set
ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set ($20.00 for 4 x 0.07 oz.) includes four full-sized cream eyeshadows. ColourPop split up the set again, so if you only like one or two shades, you can pick them up individually (there’s no price discount for buying all four, but it’ll come in a square, cardboard box when purchased as a set). The wear across all four shades was great–over ten hours strong–and I only had some application issues with Beverly, which was less pigmented and prone to becoming patchy if I wasn’t careful (it is easier to work with layered over one of the other shades as a result).

Sunset Blvd. is described as a “warm golden bronze.” It’s a medium, golden orange with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice pigmentation with a lightly emollient (slightly wet-to-the-touch) consistency that applied fairly well to bare skin. I noticed that it didn’t quite apply as smoothly with a brush as other ColourPop shades did (for true opacity, fingertips did work best, which is what the brand recommends, but I usually can use flat, synthetic brushes with the same results as well). It wore well for ten hours on me. LORAC Undiscovered (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Rocket Girl (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Orangerie (P) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #1 (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wilshire is described as a “mid-tone warm peachy beige.” It’s a light-medium brown with warm, peachy-orange tones and a semi-matte finish. It had great color payoff with a really smooth, blendable texture that adhered well to bare skin and had no signs of fading or creasing even after ten hours of wear. Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Madrague #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Terracotta (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Can't Escape Me (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Smarty Pants (P) is more muted (85% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crenshaw is described as a “warm saddle brown.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, caramel undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly while still blending easily (and didn’t turn patchy!). The color didn’t fade or crease even after ten hours after wear. Dior Atlantique #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bandit (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is darker (85% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Uninterrupted (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beverly is described as a “deepened blackberry.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish purple with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, smooth consistency that was harder to blend out evenly, as it tended to look a little patchy (kind of like a dark lipgloss or overly emollient lipgloss can on the lips). It wore well, at least, and was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Makeup Geek Bitten (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Seeker (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Mod (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Thrilling Chase (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Venetian Red (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Bloodmilk (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mars (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Hunger (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad KaePop
KaePop
KaePop
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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