Makeup Geek Chit Chat, Pillow Talk, Toxic, Rebel, Hot Pants Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Chit Chat Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium periwinkle with strong, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It seemed really promising, but it was surprisingly hard to work with, especially for a shimmer–it had a dustiness to it that made it hard to apply evenly. I could only get it to apply decently with a damp brush. It lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Blue Orbit (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Pool Shark (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay UV-B (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Moon's Reflection (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Chit Chat Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Chit Chat
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
79%
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Dior Minimalism, Cosmopolite, Front Row Diorshow Eyeshadows

Dior Diorshow Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a new (well, reformulated) powder eyeshadow formula that’s supposed to be “super-saturated” that is “long-lasting.” Since Dior has been pretty hit or miss with their powder eyeshadows lately, I only bought three to try. They are decent to good; not particularly impressive but not misses either. Two of the three shades were on the powdery side, as they were so soft and loosely pressed in the pan, while one was much denser and more cream-like (which, in turn, applied better to bare skin). Two had decent pigmentation but not fully opaque and not buildable either.

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Dior Diorshow Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Fashion Addict, Tuscan Sun, Hopscotch, Sand Dollar, Taboo Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Fashion Addict Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, magenta-purple with warmer undertones and a matte finish. Like a lot of the other mattes from recent spring release, it was powdery and hard to work with–regular primer doesn’t cut it, either–only a white, lightly tacky base is of any help. I found it incredibly disappointing and a utter pain to use as it would sheer out easily (resulting in a lot of fall out) and did not build well. It had noticeably faded within six hours. Buxom VIP (P, $0.05) is cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #11 (P) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Statement (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Fashion Rebel #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Vibrant Grape (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Ooh la Orchid (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #6 (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Fashion Addict Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Fashion Addict
D+
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
68%
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Makeup Geek Anarchy, Casino, Sin City, Venom Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture that ran a little dry but was workable on the lid and only sheered out a little when applied. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Trust Me (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Miss Minnie (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE) is darker, more muted (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #28 (P) is darker (80% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Anarchy
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
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Makeup Geek Tiki Hut, Wild West, Brownie Points, Friend Zone Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Tiki Hut Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, yellow tones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, finely-milled consistency that was a smidgen powdery but easy to blend out on the skin and did not look dry on the eye. The color lasted well for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Base) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Flutes (LE, $5.00)(90% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $0.05) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Puree (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Tiki Hut Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Tiki Hut
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad ($65.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a warm, bronzy set of shades with a pop of warmer green. There was something about the texture that made this really sing when applied; it didn’t seem particularly special (not bad, just more dupable than not) when I initially opened it up nor when I swatched it, but on the lids, the finish is very pearly and shiny–almost wet-looking. It yielded a very bronzy, beachy vibe to me applied, a melted, lived in look that wasn’t messy. The three neutral shades were really nice, while the darker green was blendable and wore well, it could have been more pigmented, though at least it was buildable.

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Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Summer 2016 Eyeshadow Quad Empreinte du Desert
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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