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ColourPop Kicker, Timber, Swerve Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “bright true silver.” It’s a bright, light silver with a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy, so it glided on well and never tugged on the lash line. I was able to get eight hours of wear out of this shade. Urban Decay Cuff (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Certainly Sterling (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sterling Silver (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chrome (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chrome (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Kicker Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright true silver.” It’s a bright, light silver with a metallic sheen. The pot version seemed slightly darker than the pencil version. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that applied well without having drier, jagged edges, but it still dries down quickly, so I don’t think it works well as a base. This shade stayed on well for nine hours. L'Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Certainly Sterling (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sterling Silver (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chrome (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chrome (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Timber Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned slate grey.” It’s a dark gray with cool undertones and a bluish tinge paired with a matte finish. It had a drier consistency that tugged on the lash line when I tried to apply it. The color payoff was semi-sheer, though it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Mood (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M14 Matte Charcoal Grey (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Zinc (LE, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS London (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Madison Ave. (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Mute (P, $7.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Timber Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned slate grey.” It’s a dark gray with cool undertones and a bluish tinge paired with a mostly matte finish. The texture was lightly creamy, and it glided on without dragging or becoming uneven. It seemed a little richer compared to the pencil. On me, it stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Make Up For Ever M14 Matte Charcoal Grey (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Mood (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer, lower quality (95% similar). NARS Zinc (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS London (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS Madison Ave. (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Swerve Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “true onyx black.” It’s a medium black with a mostly matte finish. It was smooth and glided on without tugging, but it seemed almost waxy, as it just didn’t yield that much payoff in one stroke. Even building it up, it wasn’t that intense. It wore well for eight hours. Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Blackjack (P, $31.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Skully (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Swerve Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “true onyx black.” It’s a deep, dark black with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a nice creaminess that made it easy to apply. This shade still dried down quickly, as the gel pots tend to do, so you’ll want to work quickly. On my lower lash line, the color lasted for nine hours. Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Blackjack (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Kicker
Kicker
Kicker
B

Permanent

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Kicker
Kicker
Kicker
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Timber
Timber
Timber
C

Discontinued

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Timber
Timber
Timber
A-

Discontinued

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Swerve
Swerve
Swerve
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Swerve
Swerve
Swerve
A

Permanent

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

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ColourPop Fast Lane, Zulu, Work Out, Maybe Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Fast Lane Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Fast Lane Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Fast Lane Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “intense blackened teal.” It’s a muted, dark bluish-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one pass with a lightly creamy consistency that didn’t tug at the lash line. The color wore well for eight hours on me before thinning. It is a little more teal-leaning than the pot version. Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Deep Teal (P, $40.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Street (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals 1PM (LE, $15.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Baller (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Street (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Suede Shoes (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shade (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Emerald (P, ) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Fast Lane Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “intense blackened teal.” It’s a dark, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy consistency that was easy to work with and didn’t look jagged on the edges when applied (I used a thin eyeliner brush). When I wore it on my lower lash line, it stayed on well for nine hours before smudging. Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals 1PM (LE, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Deep Teal (P, $40.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Baller (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Street (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Suede Shoes (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Shade (P, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Revlon Emerald (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Zulu Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vivid pastel sea foam green.” It’s a bright, light-medium aqua blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, and the consistency was creamy and smooth, so it glided on well, but it didn’t go on as evenly as I would have liked. On me, this shade starts to fade after seven hours. Colour Pop Zulu (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M30 Matte Pastel Green (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Stila Turquoise (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Mint (P, $9.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Zulu Baby Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vivid pastel sea foam green.” It’s a bright, light-medium aqua blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It is very similar in color to the pencil form, and it also performs similarly, just slightly better, as the texture was creamier and the product more pigmented. It wore well for eight hours. Colour Pop Zulu (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M30 Matte Pastel Green (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mint (P, $9.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Turquoise (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Work Out Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “blackened forest green.” It’s a blackened green with hints of olive and an ultra-matte finish. This was moderately dry, which gave it a stiffer feel when used on the skin, so it tugged. It also looked jagged along the edges and needed to be smudged or cleaned-up to get a crisp edge. It lasted for seven hours on me. Colour Pop Work Out (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hunter (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Cult (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Work Out Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “blackened forest green.” It’s a deep, forest green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It is lighter, brighter, and more cool-toned (less brow/olive) compared to the pencil. It could have been creamier and smoother to work with, as it tended to skip if I wasn’t careful. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Work Out (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Cult (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Hunter (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Maybe Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vibrant grass green.” It’s a brightened, lime green with warm, yellow undertones and a cooler over-tone and a matte finish. This seemed a little more subdued and less yellow-based compared to the pot version. It had semi-sheer color payoff, which was buildable to truer color after two to three layers. This shade wore well for eight hours. Ardency Inn Grass (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Maybe (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Kush (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Maybe Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vibrant grass green.” It’s a brightened, medium green with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The pot’s consistency was drier than a lot of other shades I’ve tried, and it was harder to get good coverage that was even without really loading up the brush. This one was prone to flaking away instead of more evenly fading over time. Ardency Inn Grass (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Maybe (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Kush (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Fast Lane
Fast Lane
Fast Lane
B+

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Fast Lane
Fast Lane
Fast Lane
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Zulu
Zulu
Zulu
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Zulu
Zulu
Zulu
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Work Out
Work Out
Work Out
D+

Permanent

6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
69%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Work Out
Work Out
Work Out
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Maybe
Maybe
Maybe
B-

Discontinued

8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Maybe
Maybe
Maybe
C

Discontinued

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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ColourPop Piggy Bank, Cry Baby, Boots Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop Piggy Bank Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Piggy Bank Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Piggy Bank Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vivid red violet.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky purple with warm undertones and a matte finish. So, this shade is “not recommended for the eye area.” Effectively, that kind of makes it a lip liner, I suppose. I wore it as such, and it was a little drying and clingy, but it lasted for six hours and was still going strong (just was not particularly comfortable). Colour Pop Piggy Bank (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Violet (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Purple Stilettos (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Orchid (P, $9.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). L'Oreal Pure Purple (240) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Piggy Bank Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vivid red violet.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky purple with an ultra-matte finish. The texture was dry and harder to apply; it tended to skip and drag with really jagged edges even when I really loaded up a very fine eyeliner brush with product. This one is “not recommended for the eye area,” so I tested it as a lip liner, but it was pretty weird to do so as it was almost chalk-like on the lips. It seemed long-wearing from that test; these are the uncertain results you get when a product seems like one thing but is specifically not. Colour Pop Piggy Bank (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Violet (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Pure Purple (240) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Purple Stilettos (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Orchid (P, $9.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Cry Baby Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned pastel lavender.” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, but it had a drier texture that was harder to layer/build-up without it making the layer underneath it uneven. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Cry Baby (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M92 Matte Pastel Purple (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Mist Me (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Cry Baby Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned pastel lavender.” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that glided on well without dragging. The dry down is quite matte, and the white base of this comes through a lot on my skin tone at that point. It lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Cry Baby (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M92 Matte Pastel Purple (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Mist Me (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Boots Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “true hot pink.” It’s a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, and it had a lightly creamy texture that helped it apply smoothly without tugging on the skin. That being said, this shade was also “not recommended for the eye area.” I tested it as a lip liner, and it lasted for over six hours, but it was drying. Colour Pop Boots (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora On Wednesdays We Wear Pink (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Process Magenta (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Berry Lucky (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Boots Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “true hot pink.” It’s a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. Again, this shade is “not recommended for the eye area.” I tried to use it as a lip liner, but there’s a dryness about the gel eyeliners when they are applied to lips that makes it feel less like a traditional lip liner (whereas the liner is comparable to a lip pencil). This had good pigmentation, and the consistency was lightly creamy without being too firm or dry in the pot. It seemed to wear a solid six to eight hours. Colour Pop Boots (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora On Wednesdays We Wear Pink (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Berry Lucky (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Process Magenta (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Piggy Bank
B+

Discontinued

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Piggy Bank
C

Discontinued

6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
73%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Cry Baby
Cry Baby
Cry Baby
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Cry Baby
Cry Baby
Cry Baby
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Boots
Boots
Boots
A-

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Boots
Boots
Boots
A

Discontinued

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

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ColourPop DTLA, Bee Sting, Prance Creme Gel Colour & Liners

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened blue.” It’s a deep, navy blue with very fine pearl. It had good color coverage in one pass, and the texture of the eyeliner was creamy, so it glided on without tugging on the lash line. I was able to wear it for a full eight hours before it started to thin along the outer edge. Marc Jacobs Beauty Over(night) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Bionic Bae (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Waveline (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Petrol Blue (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Wave)length (68) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blue Stripe (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sudsy (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Noon (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Pick Me Up (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Sailor Suit (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cool Jazz (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Zoeva Female Attraction (P, $7.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened blue.” It’s a darker, blackened navy blue with a mostly matte finish. I didn’t notice any pearl in this shade, whereas the pencil form definitely has some! This also appeared more muted, a bit darker. It was richly pigmented with a lightly creamy consistency that applied smoothly. The formula is quick-drying, so it doesn’t work as a base in my experience, and you’ll want to apply one eye at a time. It lasted for eight and a half hours as an eyeliner. Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $29.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Waveline (DC, $16.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “intense turquoise blue.” It’s a medium-dark, true blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had very nice pigmentation in a single stroke, and the consistency was creamy and smooth. The color wore well for eight hours before thinning on me. NARS Curacao (P, $24.00)(95% similar). Stila Cobalt (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bee Sting (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Vivid (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Satellite (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “intense turquoise blue.” It’s a rich, medium-dark blue with a semi-matte finish. I think the gel eyeliner is deeper and has more depth, partially because it is more pigmented. The texture of the gel was creamy, lightweight, but it will dry down fast, so you’ll want to work quickly and probably one eye at a time. It glides on well, though, and it doesn’t drag or skip. Once on, the color wore well for nine hours before starting to fade. Colour Pop Bee Sting (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Curacao (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Cobalt (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Satellite (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Vivid (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “bright periwinkle blue.” It’s a bright, medium cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency, though it was less creamy compared to the majority of the range. I found it hard to build-up coverage with this one without lifting the layer beneath it. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Prance (P, $6.00) is more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Nietzsche (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Deja Blue (P, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright periwinkle blue.” It’s a bright, medium cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though the texture was a little denser and less creamy compared to other shades in the formulation. It definitely applies better and with better coverage than the pencil. This shade wore well for nine hours on me before fading. Colour Pop Prance (P, $5.00) is less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Nietzsche (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Deja Blue (P, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner DTLA
DTLA
DTLA
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour DTLA
DTLA
DTLA
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Bee Sting
Bee Sting
Bee Sting
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Bee Sting
Bee Sting
Bee Sting
A

Discontinued

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Prance
Prance
Prance
C

Permanent

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Prance
Prance
Prance
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Holiday 2015 Highliner Eyeliner Set (Update)

Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Holiday 2015 Highliner Eyeliner Set
Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Holiday 2015 Highliner Eyeliner Set

UPDATE:  Marc Jacobs Beauty has fixed packaging issues that resulted in the eyeliner formula drying out.  I found the following posted as a “review” on the product listing for the Highliner Eyeliner Set. I also purchased another set after I noticed Sephora restocked, and I can personally confirm that the eyeliners are much improved!  They feel and apply consistently with the better Marc Jacobs Highliners I have used in the past, not dry at all.  All seven shades were creamy and glided-on without tugging. Here’s hoping the full-sized eyeliners make it back soon as well.  Of course, I would have preferred to have seen MJB make the same overture as Bite Beauty did earlier this year and resend the non-defective set to customers who purchased a defective set. The review below has NOT been updated to reflect the update at this time.

Hi Beauty Insiders,

Thank you for your review. The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Gel Eye Crayon collection that is now available at Sephora is completely new and updated. Recently, Highliner experienced a temporary production issue with the cap—it wasn’t airtight, and was causing the formula to dry out. This issue is now fixed. Marc Jacobs Beauty pulled all Highliners from stores, reproduced them, tested them, and replaced them, including The Sky-Liner Set. We are so sorry if you have had a bad experience. We are confident that we have addressed the issue and we hope that you continue to love Highliner.

The Marc Jacobs Beauty Team

Marc Jacobs Holiday 2015 The Sky-Liner Highliner Gel Crayon Set ($48.00 for 0.07 oz.) includes seven, travel-sized eyeliners; two shades are limited edition and exclusive to the set, while five are from the permanent range. I don’t see it on Sephora currently, but it is still available through Marc Jacobs directly. I was really disappointed by the set, because every single eyeliner was dry as a bone when swatched to the point where just trying to swatch it resulted in all but one of the eyeliner’s tips breaking off. After the tip broke, the eyeliners were soft and creamy, which is why it’s so frustrating that the exterior coating to the pencil is so bad that it completely impedes the product’s performance. The one eyeliner that didn’t break still remains firmer and harder to use after three uses. This makes it harder to rate, because unless you break off the tip, they’re difficult and poor-performing, but since by the nature of just how firm they were, they inevitably broke (without me trying at all; in fact, I was trying NOT to!) and were much better. I’ve found that the full-sized, permanent formula has similar issues where some shades are creamy and easy-to-apply from the get-go and others are drier, firmer (and some have never gotten better for me). This inconsistency is the worst part about an otherwise impressive formula that wears nine to ten hours and comes in an assortment of more unique shades (some are more typical shades, of course). I didn’t have such significant texture issues with last year’s set. That being said, you will find the scores reflecting that these are not of the same quality as others I have tried (primarily in the overall quality and texture scores).

In the set, each pencil contains 0.37g/0.01 oz. while the full-sized eyeliners are 0.5g/0.01 oz. When I convert grams to ounces (using Google), 0.37g is really 0.0131 oz. and 0.5g is really 0.0176 oz. So this set contains 0.0917 oz. worth of eyeliner, or $130.26 worth of eyeliner. Or, if you’re not apt to finish products, for less than the cost of two shades, you get to try seven.

In the Buff is described as a “champagne shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, golden champagne with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one stroke, and it was fairly buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was firm initially, but after the tip broke off, it was creamier and easier to apply. It wore well for nine hours on me. Smashbox Bubbly (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Girl Talk (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Pearl (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Express-Oh! is described as a “espresso shimmer.” It’s a blackened brown with subtle, gold pearl and a more satin-like sheen overall. It had semi-opaque coverage but was very, very stiff to work with and tugged on the lash line. This was the only pencil that didn’t have the tip break on me just by swatching lightly on my arm, and after three uses, it still remains pretty firm to use. It wore for ten hours without fading or smudging. Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake (P, $25.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Rich Experience (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Chestnut Brown No. 02 (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Force (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Long Espresso (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Here's My Number (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Burberry Midnight Brown (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boys & Berry is described as a “boysenberry shimmer.” It’s a muted, dark plum purple with warm undertones and gold and eggplant-hued shimmer. It had so-so pigmentation in a single stroke, which was somewhat buildable but never opaque on the lash line. It had the same frustrating, firmer texture that snapped the tip off and revealed a creamier center. It lasted for ten hours. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Love Affair (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Strong Willed (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Macroviolet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ultraviolet (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals 6AM (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Black Amethyst (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nightshade (DC, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Bourbon Street (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Bling Bling (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

(Stone)fox is described as a “metal gray.” It’s a dark, warm gray with silver sparkle and shimmer. The version in the set seemed to have more shimmer than the one I have in the full-size. The texture was firm until the tip broke off (just lightly swatching!! after the first broke, I was trying even harder not to break them, ha!), and the interior part of the portion was creamier but had some texture to it due to the amount of sparkle. It had semi-opaque coverage that built up to opaque coverage after two to three layers. It lasted for nine hours with some shimmer fall out.
MAC Coin Operated (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Uzi (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Little Black Bow (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Gris Scintillante (P, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Steadfast Slate (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Moonspoon (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Clay (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Stila Triggerfish (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Steelpoint (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Palm Tree (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Buxom I'll Be Waiting (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Starry Sky (P, $10.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Counterfeit (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blacquer is described as a “black.” It’s a deep black with neutral undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was firm, and even after the tip snapped off, it wasn’t as creamy as the full-sized version I have (which is VERY creamy!). It lasted for ten hours, at least, but I wish the texture and color payoff were more comparable to the full-sized version. MAC Superfly (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Skully (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Black (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Black Moon (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Obsidian (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Absolute Black (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flourish Me Deep (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Puro Amor (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

(Wave)length is described as a “midnight blue.” It’s a medium-dark, navy blue with a pearly shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage in a single stroke, which was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation after two to three passes. The texture was firm until the tip broke off, and then the center was creamier and easier to use without tugging on the lash line. It wore well for nine and a half hours on me. Sephora Sailor Suit (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #3L (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Pick Me Up (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sudsy (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Ultramarine (P, $22.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Bionic Bae (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Ocean Liner (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Petrol Blue (P, $15.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Blue Stripe (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ody(sea) is described as a “teal green.” It’s a bright, green-leaning teal with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage, and the texture was firm and comparable to the firmness I experienced with the full-sized version, though after the tip snapped off while swatching, it was very creamy but almost thick to the point where it layered on itself unevenly. It wore for ten hours on me. MAC New Marine (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Whirl(pool) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Lancome Paradis (P, $23.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I32 Iridescent Lagoon Green (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Top Seacret (88) (P, $25.00) is cooler (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Fairytale (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever #52L (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Flourish Me Vibrant (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Petite Highliner Collection Holiday 2015
Holiday 2015
Holiday 2015
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Charlotte Tilbury On the Prowl + Supernova Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury On the Prowl + Supernova Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury On the Prowl + Supernova Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury On the Prowl + Supernova Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) consists of a deep, taupe brown eyehadow paired with a violet eyeliner. The eyeshadow is the better of the two products. Here’s hoping that Charlotte Tilbury will sell the products individually some day.

On the Prowl is described as an “antique aubergine.” It’s a dark, smoky taupe brown with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a really soft, blendable texture that was a little dry in the pan, but it didn’t look dry on the skin. The color wore well for close to eight hours before I noticed fading. Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #4 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC 2x Dare #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Milani Bella Charcoal (11) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Saint Germain (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Univers (655) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Supernova is described as a “smoky plum.” It’s a blackened purple base with lighter purple and violet sparkle. The consistency was drier, which resulted in a very dragged-out, uneven color that was sheer and hard to build-up. On me, what I managed to get on the skin did last for seven and a half hours with some sparkle fall out. Sephora Phat Rock (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Delinquent (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Purple Tang (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Night Bird (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Permaplum (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot (P, $15.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Duo On the Prowl + Supernova
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
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On the Prowl

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Supernova

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