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Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliners (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner
Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner

Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be an “ultra creamy” and “ultra pigmented.” They have a smoother, more waxy consistency, so they skim across the skin without tugging or dragging, but the pigmentation varies a lot from shade to shade, though it fell between semi-sheer to semi-opaque in one stroke. They weren’t particularly buildable, as they seemed to push the color around rather than really gradually build it up. They are really, really soft, so use less pressure than you think or else chunks of the eyeliner will break off. They wore between six and seven hours on me before migrating. Their biggest upside is comfort; very creamy and soft, but the downside is weaker pigmentation and wear. As an aside, the price point seems a little high for the brand, given that eyeliners and eyeshadows are (usually) similarly priced, but these are 50% more expensive than the eyeshadows.

Makeup Geek Nude Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, while the consistency was creamy and comfortable to apply. This shade wore for seven hours on me. LORAC Nude (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Rue Bonaparte (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Spice Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, while the creamy texture wasn’t too wet or too dry, so it glided on well and lasted for seven and a half hours. This was a more unique shade. Urban Decay Faint (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Espresso Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, red-toned brown with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, natural finish–not quite matte but not really shimmery either. It had semi-opaque color payoff in one stroke, and this shade had a more emollient, wetter texture as it glided on, which made it prone to migrating as it was drying down. This was one where I didn’t have much success with longevity, as it had migrated noticeably after five hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bourbon (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Coffee (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Spice (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Seasonally Spicy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Brown Border (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Here's My Number (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Obsidian Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium black with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so pigmentation in one pass, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. For a black eyeliner, in particular, I was surprised it was richer and smoother applied. This shade lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Flourish Me Deep (LE, $18.00)(100% similar). Hourglass Obsidian (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Black Walnut (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Zero (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Absolute Black (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Puro Amor (P, $10.00) is cooler (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Stila Stargazer (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (931) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Clubbing Stilettos (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Plumeria Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep red with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one pass with a slightly drier texture that tended to bunch up on itself rather than build up in color. The color started to migrate noticeably after six and a half hours of wear. This was the most unique shade in the brand’s range. Marc Jacobs Beauty Fine(wine) (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Deep Fuchsia (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Nude
Nude
Nude
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Spice
Spice
Spice
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Espresso
Espresso
Espresso
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
76%
Total
Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Obsidian
Obsidian
Obsidian
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Plumeria
Plumeria
Plumeria
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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ColourPop HoneyDude & Teaspoon Creme Gel Liners

ColourPop HoneyDude Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop HoneyDude Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Honeydude Creme Gel Liner ($6.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “creamy warm nude.” It’s a light peachy-beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, and it adhered well to both the waterline and lower lash line. It wore well for seven hours on the waterline, nine hours on the lower lash line. MAC Risque (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Nude (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Rue Bonaparte (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Teaspoon Creme Gel Liner ($6.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “intense emerald green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff in a single pass, which may have been due to the texture that felt a little drier compared to other shades I’ve tried in this formula. It builds up fairly well, so opaque coverage is possible. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Teaspoon (LE, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Buxom Ring My Bell (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Indulge Yourself (22) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner HoneyDude
HoneyDude
HoneyDude
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Teaspoon
Teaspoon
Teaspoon
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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ColourPop Descanso & Teaspoon Creme Gel Colours

ColourPop Descanso Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Descanso Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Descanso Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright purple.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and bluish micro-glitter. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy consistency that wasn’t too heavy, nor did it take too long to dry (it is quicker-drying). The color is so vibrant and pops well on the lash line, but I had issues with the glitter and color flaking on me over time, even though much of the color remained visible for over eight hours. NARS Blue Lotus (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS St. Marks Place (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Homie (P, $10.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Door's Unlocked (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Eccentric Diva (P, $10.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Teaspoon Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “intense emerald green.” It’s a medium-dark green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a thin, creamy texture that tended to sheer out when applied, so it is better applied in deliberately thin layers or in shorter strokes to maximize opacity. The consistency looks drier in the swatch than it felt and worked out in person. The color wore for over eight hours on me. Colour Pop Teaspoon (LE, $5.00) is more muted (95% similar). Buxom Ring My Bell (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Indulge Yourself (22) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Descanso
Descanso
Descanso
B-

Discontinued

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Teaspoon
Teaspoon
Teaspoon
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay Walk of Shame 24/7 Waterline Eyeliner

Urban Decay Walk of Shame 24/7 Waterline Eyeliner
Urban Decay Walk of Shame 24/7 Waterline Eyeliner

Urban Decay Walk of Shame 24/7 Waterline Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “nude.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. MAC Risque (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop HoneyDude (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Revlon Empire (P) is darker (80% similar). LORAC Nude (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Nothing On (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Rue Bonaparte (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil formula is supposed to have “waterproof color that lasts all day” specifically for use “on the inner rim in the waterline.” The texture is described as “creamier” than their standard eyeliner. You might remember my review on the formula from before, where these marked one of the bigger misses from the brand for me (based on my experience). The texture is significantly different from those; it was extremely soft, smooth, and creamy–it glided on easily across the skin and the lower lash line. There was no tugging, no skipping, and no ragged dry edges like I experienced with the other shades. The color deposited evenly and with full coverage on the lower waterline. It had good color payoff–pretty much opaque in one stroke, which is always a spectacular achievement for an eyeliner–that went on evenly. The disappointment, though, is in the wear–four hours on the waterline, but it did last closer to seven hours on the lower lash line.

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Walk of Shame
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Urban Decay Heartless 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner

Urban Decay Heartless 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner
Urban Decay Heartless 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner

Urban Decay Heartless 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “light frosted pink.” It’s exactly that: a light pink with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink of Me (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Broken Doll (P, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil formula promises “creamy, forever-lasting, … waterproof” wear. In general, I consider them to be a more waxy eyeliner pencil, so they typically glide on easily as they’re very smooth, but some shades are creamier with better color payoff (e.g. Perversion, which is their richest shade in the line-up), while others are smooth but waxier and have more medium coverage. They usually build-up well if you go back-and-forth a couple of times on the lash line. Heartless falls somewhere in-between; it had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke with good glide and applied well to the lash line. It doesn’t, however, seem to build up to fully opaque coverage, so it’s one that I’d recommend smudging with a dry eyeshadow brush to manage coverage better. On my lower lash line, the eyeliner lasted for eight hours before fading. This shade may work well for those seeking more brightening hues, as the cooler pink keeps it from looking too red, and the lighter color is closer to white (but not as stark).

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Heartless
Heartless
Heartless
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner (Part 3)

Zoeva Glance Graphic Eyes Eyeliner
Zoeva Glance Graphic Eyes Eyeliner

Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is introducing six new shades, plus a limited edition collector’s box of all 16 shades (plus a pencil sharpener) on March 21st. I will be reviewing all 16 shades across three posts over the next week! 🙂 This is part three (view part one and part two here)…

Zoeva Glance Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, bronzy brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, smooth consistency that applied evenly and easily. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Burberry Midnight Brown (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D62 Diamond Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Cocoa (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Groundbreaker (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lord It Up (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Come Over (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Broque (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Myth Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a light, champagne beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one stroke, which was somewhat buildable, but the texture, while very smooth and non-tugging, felt waxier and was harder to achieve really crisp, opaque lines with. The color had noticeably faded after seven and a half hours. MAC Paragon (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Blonde Ambition (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Venus (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Snowed In (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Opulence Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coppery red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage in one pass, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. The texture was smooth and creamy, so it glided on easily and didn’t tug at the lash line. The color lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Fireball (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a blackened brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine ruby red shimmer. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and it was creamy, though a little more slippery than it needed to be, and glided on well. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours before thinning. Urban Decay Dark Force (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Muse (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zoeva The Truth Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, shimmering white with neutral-to-cool undertones. It had semi-opaque coverage but was hard to build up as it would apply unevenly, so some areas looked more opaque but denser/thicker than others. The color itself stayed on for eight hours. Urban Decay Cosmic (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Crystal Gun (P, $15.00) is brighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be a smooth, pigmented, long-wearing, and waterproof eyeliner. Overall, when they’re good, they’re really good, and when they’re less good, they’re still long-wearing, just less pigmented (but often buildable). The texture is very creamy, so they glide effortlessly and never tug on the lash line. The line has some more interesting shades than the standard eyeliner range, which is always nice to see. The wear varies between seven and nine hours depending on the shade.

Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Glance
Glance
Glance
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Myth
Myth
Myth
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Opulence
Opulence
Opulence
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner Rock 'n' Roll Bride
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Zoeva Graphic Eyes Eyeliner The Truth
The Truth
The Truth
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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