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Makeup Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Loved Me the Best Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and fine copper and warm pink shimmer. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Burberry Silk and Bloom (LE, $68.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC All Aflush (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Blissful (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage (when built up) that had a lightly dusty texture that kicked up some excess in the pan but did not appear dry or chalky applied to the skin. The shimmer diffuses to a beautiful, glowy finish that didn’t emphasize pores or my skin’s natural texture–just a smooth, luminous sheen. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. I really wish these were either more pigmented or the brand more accurately described them, as they have all been sheer to medium in coverage.

C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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Maybelline Violet Vixen, Sapphire Siren, Midnight Blue, Pitch Black The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color
Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.

Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark purple with warm, red undertones and a satiny sheen with very fine pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied unevenly and tended to clump up. It gathered in my lip lines noticeably within two hours of wear–I think it’s too emollient for the type of color it is. The color lasted for four and a half hours while leaving behind a very strong, fuchsia-tinted stain. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Alt-Girl (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hellebore (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Sapphire SIren Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and as atin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, which applied decently, but I had a tough time getting it to stay perfectly in place as it had moderate slip. I think a lip liner or primer would really help this one, since it’s biggest issue is just evenness. The color wore well for five hours, left behind a stain, and was lightly hydrating. Anastasia Cobalt (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Beat (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #054 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Wild Child (P, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Midnight Blue (P, $7.49) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Midnight Blue Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a blackened blue with cool undertones and very fine shimmer with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part, though it wasn’t perfect. Again, it’s a shade that I think would be helped by a lip liner or primer to fill in lip lines as well as help it adhere evenly. This shade lasted for five hours and left behind a bluish-purple stain. Bite Beauty #054 (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Poe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Deep (P, $21.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blue Beat (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Unspoken (P, $27.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Time (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty Squid Ink (P, $26.00) is cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Echo (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Sapphire Siren (P, $7.49) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Who's Zoomin' Who (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Pitch Black Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a natural sheen. This is best applied with a lip brush over a lip liner or primer, because it just doesn’t go on evenly due to having a lot of slip–it slides around and gathers in lip lines. If you press your lips together, it moves and creates “lines.” This shade wore for four hours, feathered slightly on me, and further gravitated towards lip lines. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is darker, better quality (90% similar). Smashbox Bankrolled (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Black Night (LE, $17.50) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Go Rogue (P, $7.50) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is darker, better quality (90% similar). Kat Von D Nayeon (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
69%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total

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Makeup Geek Launches Reformulated Blush in 20 Shades for June 2016

Makeup Geek Blushes Reformulation & New Shades
Makeup Geek Blushes Reformulation & New Shades

Get cheeky! Soft and subtle to bright and bold, Makeup Geek Blushes blend effortlessly into the skin to add the perfect dose of radiance to your cheeks. Their finely milled powder guarantees a smooth, buttery feel and a flawless application, every time. Rich pigmentation combined with a fade-resistant formula offers buildable, long-lasting color. This Talc-free formula is also great for sensitive skin.

Now available

The Details

Blush, $10.00 (Pan) / $15.00 (Compact) (Permanent)

  • Promise Ring Ballet pink (Matte)
  • Blind Date Cantaloupe pink (Matte)
  • Secret Admirer Light orchid (matte)
  • Bliss True peach (matte)
  • Cherish Soft apricot tan (Matte)
  • Spell Bound Light salmon (Matte)
  • Heart Throb Salmon brown (Matte)
  • Main Squeeze Muted coral (Matte)
  • Romance Peachy coral (Shimmer)
  • Love Letter Dusty mauve (Matte)
  • Soulmate Rosy mauve (Matte)
  • XOXO Watermelon pink (Matte)
  • Valentine Bubblegum pink (Matte)
  • Puppy Love Rose brown (Matte)
  • Infatuation True terracotta (Matte)
  • Chivalry Deep terracotta (Matte)
  • Covet Gold-flecked deep salmon (Satin)
  • Desire Deep marsala (Matte)
  • Rendezvous Muted fuchsia (Matte)
  • Summer Fling Deep papaya (Matte)

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Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution Bang Bang You’re Dead Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium, pinky-plum with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. Colour Pop Boba (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Revolution One for Playing Games (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Justine Skye (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” The texture was smooth without being dusty or powdery, and it applied easily and blended out nicely on the skin. Despite seeming to have al ot of shimmer, it gave the skin a moderate glow but did not emphasize pores for me. The downside to this shade was that it was nowhere near “highly pigmented” and just barely shows up on my medium complexion, so I would tend to recommend this to those with lighter skin tones or looking more for a highlighter in this hue. The color wore well for seven hours before fading.

B-

Permanent

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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