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Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Duo

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a duo that features a powder eyeshadow and a miniature-sized pencil eyeliner. This is one of four duos available (I will review the others).

The Huntress is described as a “smoky golden-bronze.” It’s a smoky, gray-ish taupe with hints of warmer brown in its undertone paired with fine gold shimmer and a metallic sheen. The formula is supposed to have rich color payoff with a “metallic effect.” It had good pigmentation, and the texture was fairly smooth, but there was a dryness there that made it harder to apply evenly to bare skin. If I used it damp, it applied just fine, but dry, it didn’t look quite right (and I didn’t see anything on Charlotte Tilbury’s website about using these damp). The color started to crease and breakdown after seven hours. Stila Substance (P) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #444 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Full Orbit #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Charcoal (11) (P, $4.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury On the Prowl (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Full Orbit #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #4 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #5 (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #8 (LE, $25.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amber Moon is described as a “rich amber.” It’s a dark, chocolate bronze with fine gold pearl. The formula is supposed to be “pigment-rich,” “glide on easily,” with a “long-lasting finish.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation in single pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was moderately creamy and glided on without tugging on the lash line. It lasted for nine hours on me before noticeably thinning.
Burberry Midnight Brown (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Broque (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Cocoa (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Our Secret (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Groundbreaker (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Locket Book (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lord It Up (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Overboard (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Duo The Huntress + Amber Moon
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Fauncy Creme Gel Colour Collection

ColourPop Fauncy Creme Gel Colour Set
ColourPop Fauncy Creme Gel Colour Set

ColourPop Fauncy Creme Gel Colour Set ($33.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes three eyeliner pencils and three gel eyeliners (in pots); all six shades are limited edition. This was a bit of a mixed bag; none of these were super pigmented in one stroke, with some that layered better than others. They are more unique in color, though, particularly Frill and Soiree.

Frill (Creme Gel Liner) is described as a “soft icy lavender.” It’s a muted, light-medium lavender with cool undertones and faint shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. The consistency was creamy enough to glide without tugging, but it didn’t migrate, and it’s not what I’d call smudgeable (which is often great news for longevity, but some may prefer a more smudging formula). It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. It’s a pretty unique color, which is a plus! Marc Jacobs Beauty (Luna)tic (64) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Soiree (Creme Gel Liner) is described as a “deep gunmetal with gold and silver.” It’s a dark, charcoal gray with warm, brown undertones and lighter gold pearl. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was somewhat buildable, but it didn’t layer as well as most of the other shades in the formula have for me. The texture doesn’t feel dry, but it could be creamier. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before thinning. Colour Pop Soiree (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Proud Peacock (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Water Willow (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Night Porter (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bustier (Creme Gel Liner) is described as a “deep blackened olive.” It’s a murky, blackened brown with hints of khaki/green in the base, but it reads fairly black overall. There appear to be very, very fine emerald shimmers in it. The texture was lightly creamy and didn’t tug on the lash line. One stroke yielded semi-opaque pigmentation, while two to three layers achieved full opacity. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Work Out (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Work Out (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Blitz & Glitz (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Darkness of Calm (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Black Line (P, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Soiree (Creme Gel Colour) is described as a “deep gunmetal with gold and silver.” It’s a smoky, blackened teal with green tones and slight gold sparkle. It is brighter and lighter compared to the eyeliner, as the shimmer seems more prominent (and larger in particle size) in the pot version. The texture was very lightly creamy–wish it had a little more slip–and fairly pigmented. The color wore for close to nine hours, but I had some sparkle that traveled. Colour Pop Soiree (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Proud Peacock (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Water Willow (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Night Porter (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bustier (Creme Gel Colour) is described as a “deep blackened olive.” It’s a blackened brown with hints of murky olive in its base paired with a semi-matte finish. It was darker and had more depth than the pencil form, though they are similar in color. The texture is lightly creamy and applies fairly evenly in a single stroke. The pot version wore for nine and a half hours. Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Darkness of Calm (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blitz & Glitz (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Work Out (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Black Line (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Work Out (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Polar (Creme Gel Colour) is described as a “true black with multi-coloured glitter.” It’s a plum-tinged black with large silver, green, and violet glitter. The texture of this seemed dry to me; it was noticeably less creamy compared to the majority of the shades I’ve tried in the formula. I felt like this made for eyeliner that applied in dragged lines, where the edges were splayed and the color was uneven. The underlying black base lasted for nine hours, but there was fall out and migration from the some of the sparkle. With some sort of mixing medium, this might be workable, but just as-is, the dryness made it problematic. Bobbi Brown Twilight Night (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS 47th Street (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Black Swan (P, $15.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Ether (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Collection Fauncy
Fauncy
Fauncy
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Frill

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Soiree

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Bustier

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Soiree

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Bustier

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Polar

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MAC Into the Well Eyeshadows

MAC Beg For It Into the Well Eyeshadow
MAC Beg For It Into the Well Eyeshadow

MAC Into the Well Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula that can be used dry or wet, and there is a well in the middle for mixing the powder with water. I think they are better as eyeliners–used with a wet brush–than as eyeshadow, as they have a tendency to turn patchy and apply unevenly on the skin without a really solid base and some patience. If you’re applying it dry as an eyeliner, I recommend a small, flat edge brush and pressing into the lash line rather than sweeping. If you’re applying it wet as an eyeliner, use enough water that the surface of the powder darkens but not enough that the water is visibly sitting on the surface of the powder. I felt like there was a decent learning curve between too much and too little water; too much resulted in uneven and sheer coverage while too little resulted in dry, dragged-out lines. I think they’re best patted over pencil eyeliner to really set and lock in place–these will add two to three hours on top of my pencil eyeliner’s wear. There are six shades, and I have three of them, which are reviewed below:

MAC Beg For It Into the Well Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “black.” It’s a medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It was fairly pigmented with a really soft texture, but I wish it was easier to blend out on the skin–it had a tendency to stick wherever it applied initially but then turn patchy any time I tried to diffuse or even it out. The product performed better as an eyeliner, where it lasted for eight hours when applied dry, nine hours when applied wet. City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Noir (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #5 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is warmer (100% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Define) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Dark Desires Into the Well Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “blackened eggplant.” It’s a blackened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was very soft, but it ran powdery, so use less than you think you need and build-up the color in layers to avoid a lot of fall out. It applied decently as an eyeshadow, but it was somewhat uneven in places. It applied well both dry and wet as an eyeliner, but the wear was longer with wet application (nine hours). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackheart (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Ensemble (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). theBalm #27 (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Switch Me On Into the Well Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “dark navy.” It’s a blackened navy blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt very soft and smooth, but it was ultimately on the powdery side and didn’t apply evenly. When I tried to blend it (as an eyeshadow), it just turned so patchy. It faded after seven hours as an eyeshadow, while it lasted about eight hours on the lower lash line dry and nine hours applied wet. Tarte Inked (LE)(100% similar). Smashbox Harbor (LE) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Maven (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE) is less pigmented (95% similar). LORAC Dark Navy (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Mandchourie #1 (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Deep Night (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #02 (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Midnight Shadows (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Into the Well Eyeshadow Beg For It
Beg For It
Beg For It
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
MAC Into the Well Eyeshadow Dark Desires
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
MAC Into the Well Eyeshadow Switch Me On
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

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Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Eyeliner Set

Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Eyeliner Set
Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Eyeliner Set

Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($29.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes five travel-sized eyeliners. Three of the five shades could be significantly more pigmented and apply better (they just don’t go on very evenly!), and whoever depicted the color of Zodiac on the box made it appear like a teal hue, when it is nothing like that at all.

Zodiac is a blackened brown with lighter forest green and gold shimmer and pearl, so it appears more as a forest green with warm undertones. It had sheer coverage in one stroke, but it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with three passes. The texture glided well across the skin, but it just didn’t deposit color–almost like it was too waxy. Applied, it wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Swamped (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Rue de Rivoli (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dark Green (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Accuse is a medium-dark, slightly brightened, blue with a lighter blue and navy blue sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two layers. The texture had a noticeable chunkiness to it due to the amount of sparkle, though it didn’t feel rough on the lash line. It lasted for eight hours with some sparkly pieces that traveled. MAC Hyacinth (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Electric Cobalt (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Delirious is a muted, medium-dark eggplant purple with warm undertones and lighter violet shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one stroke, and it was buildable to almost solid color after two layers. It wore well for eight hours on my lower lash line, but the texture could have been a little creamier/denser to enable more even coverage. MAC Fancy Moves (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Resort (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Bourbon Street (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Image Conscious (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals 6AM (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ultraviolet (P, $15.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Plum)age (60) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Muse is a dark, chocolate brown with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and it was lightly creamy and glided on with even, smooth coverage. It lasted for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Corrupt (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Rock 'n' Roll Bride (P, $7.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Orpheus (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D62 Diamond Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Midnight Brown (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lord It Up (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Force (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Cocoa (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Brown(out) (54) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Perversion is a deep, rich black with a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented and very creamy, while still wearing well (eight and a half hours). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00)(100% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Black (LE, $20.00)(100% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Make Up For Ever #1K (P, $17.00)(100% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00)(100% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00)(100% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smooth Manoeuvre (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Obsidian (P, $16.00) 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 cooler (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Holiday 2015 Set Delirious
Delirious
Delirious
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils

Urban Decay Legend 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil
Urban Decay Legend 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil

Urban Decay Legend 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new, permanent formula designed to yield “waterproof color” for use on the waterline that is “even creamier” than their original eye pencils. I had so many issues wearing these, and I have tried them over the last few months. These smudge within an hour and have horrific migration (as if I had sobbed for an hour and all my mascara ran!) within four hours. They just don’t stay at all on the waterline or the lash line. The texture is drier, stiffer, and definitely not creamier than their original range (which is waxier to me–they glide better). The pigmentation varied from shade to shade. It was difficult to apply even color on the lower lash line or waterline, and the formula would not last at all.

Legend is a dark black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque, slightly stiff, and lasted for an hour before it started to breakdown; by the fourth hour, it was a makeup emergency kind of situation! MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Black Velvet (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mood is a medium-dark gray with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pencil dragged and skipped on the waterline (as well as the lash line), which made it difficult to get even, opaque coverage. I had issues with it starting to migrate and smudge within an hour of wear. Make Up For Ever M14 Matte Charcoal Grey (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $6.00) is more pigmented, cooler, better quality (95% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Madison Ave. (P, $24.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). NARS London (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Push is a slightly muted, navy blue with a matte finish. It was stiff, dry, and applied almost in chunks, as it dragged a lot and didn’t build-up well. Within an hour of applying it, I could see it had started to move and slide around. Stila Midnight Blue (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Waveline (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Minx (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Push (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rail is a deep, chocolate brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, and it was the most buildable and creamiest of the five. Unfortunately, the wear was still terrible at less than an hour. NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Mahogany (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Cocoa (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Here's My Number (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Street is a muted, heavily green-leaning teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was drier and applied unevenly with semi-opaque coverage. It started to pull into the outer and inner corners of my lower waterline/lash line within an hour. MAC Shade (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Ring My Bell (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Legend
Legend
Legend
2
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
1
Longevity
4
Application
48%
Total
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Mood
Mood
Mood
1.5
Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
1
Longevity
3.5
Application
36%
Total
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Push
Push
Push
1.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
1
Longevity
2.5
Application
36%
Total
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Rail
Rail
Rail
2
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
1
Longevity
4
Application
42%
Total
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Street
Street
Street
2
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
1
Longevity
3.5
Application
41%
Total

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ColourPop No Shame, Best O, Call Me Creme Gel Liner & Colours

ColourPop No Shame Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop No Shame Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop No Shame Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “saturated blackened violet.” It’s a muted, blackened plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture wasn’t as creamy as other pencils in the range, though it wasn’t dry and didn’t tug on the lash line when I tried using it. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but it didn’t layer as well as I had hoped (it almost lifts the color in places). The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me. The pot version is darker, richer. Stila Black Amethyst (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop No Shame (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ash Violet (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Nightcast (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Twilight Night (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M80 Matte Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop No Shame Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “saturated blackened violet.” It’s a blackened purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency–creamy enough that it was pigmented and didn’t skip on the skin, but it dries down very, very quickly and becomes unworkable once it is applied so be patient and careful when using. It wore well for ten hours on me before thinning subtly. Colour Pop No Shame (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Black Amethyst (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Twilight Night (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Nightcast (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Ash Violet (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M80 Matte Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Best O Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deepened burgundy.” It’s a dark, burgundy with warm, plummy red undertones and an ultra-matte finish–it’s very flat and appears almost dry. The texture is actually creamy, but it dries down to an all-matte finish with absolutley no sheen. Once it dries down, it is hard to smudge, so it’s an eyeliner that wears better but can be unforgiving if you make mistakes (you’ll need remover to fix!). On me, the eyeliner wore well for nine hours before thinning slightly. The pencil is quite a bit lighter and has a stronger warm tone to it than the pot version. Colour Pop Best O (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Burgundy Suede (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals 6AM (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Best O Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deepened burgundy.” It’s a deep, dark burgundy with a slightly muted and a matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single pass and didn’t skip or drag when I applied it to the lower lash line with an angled brush. The color is deeper in the pot form than in the pencil. The color lasted for ten hours without fading or smudging on me. MAC Dark Diversion (DC, $16.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Best O (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Earth Sign (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals 5PM (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Havoc (P, $27.50) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Burberry Pale Grape No. 04 (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Raisinette (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Plum (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Macroviolet (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Cassis (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Love Affair (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Call Me Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep, plummy brown.” It’s a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a totally flat, matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single stroke, and it was fairly buildable to opaque coverage with two to three layers. The pencil was lightly creamy and didn’t skip or drag on the lash line, despite looking dry in the swatch, it is quite creamy until it dries down (which is almost instantly). This shade wore well for eight and a half hours. It appeared lighter and warmer compared to the pot version. Make Up For Ever M60 Matte Dark Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Espresso (P, $9.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Coffee (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Stubborn Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Gypsy (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Tiramisu (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Duck (P, $16.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). MAC Brown Border (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Mambo (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Call Me Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep, plummy brown.” It’s a rich, dark chocolate brown with warm, reddish undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a lightly creamy consistency that made it easy to work with, but it dries down quickly and doesn’t budge after that, so you have to be careful and have a steady-hand to avoid mistakes. Once it dries down, the color doesn’t move. MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Here's My Number (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Rich Experience (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Espresso (P, $9.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Coffee (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Cocoa (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Added Goodness (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner No Shame
No Shame
No Shame
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour No Shame
No Shame
No Shame
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Best O
Best O
Best O
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Best O
Best O
Best O
A

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner Call Me
Call Me
Call Me
B+

Permanent

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour Call Me
Call Me
Call Me
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

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