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ColourPop Lyin’ King & London Fog Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Lyin' King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Lyin’ King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Lyin’ King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “saturated raspberry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The color was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightweight consistency that applied well and didn’t gather into lip lines. The texture is satiny as it dries down, and then there’s a light tackiness if I pressed my lips together, but the color didn’t separate where my lips touched. There was still much of the color left intact after eight hours of wear, while the formula was neither drying nor hydrating but comfortable to wear. Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Luxuriant (150) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC D for Danger (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (DC, $6.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #096 (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Merlot (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Claretcast (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Heaux (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Wicked Aura 01 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Hey Gurrl (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Under My Thumb (P, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop London Fog Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool-toned blue red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark ruby red with cool undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, thin consistency that applied well with even, smooth coverage. There were very light streak marks at the edges that self-leveled after about ten to fifteen minutes. It was comfortable to wear with a light tackiness, but the color didn’t lift if I pressed my lips together. The color was still going strong after eight hours of wear, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Chic Red (P, $4.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.50) is more muted (95% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alain (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Trophy Wife (P, $12.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass My Icon Is (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Red Rage (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Lyin' King
Lyin' King
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
London Fog
London Fog
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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City Color Shimmer Shadows (Part 2)

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium peachy-beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a cream-like, dense, and smooth consistency that adhered well to bare skin. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Cider (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Codes Subtils #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Friendship File (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Brighten) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Clarins Nude #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, light yellowed white gold with warm undertones paired with a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, dense texture that applied with opaque coverage to the lid, but it was easy to over-apply and emphasize the texture of the lid itself. This shade started to crease after eight hours on me. Coloured Raine Glisten (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #5 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Champagne Life (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora White Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel RĂªve d'Orient #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Sandcastle (LE, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dusty, drier consistency that sheered out easily and had some fall out while applying. The color started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #2 (LE, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Getaway (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Rockstar (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Grape Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Garden Roses #3 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark tuape brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, dense consistency that applied well to bare skin, but it is pretty thick and firm in the pan (not in a stiff way) that I highly recommend using a flat, synthetic brush. It blended out well, which was a surprise, since it was a thicker/denser product. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Acute (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Don't Get Me Wrong (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Magic Hour (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | City Color Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “heavy metallic finish” that also has “long-wear.” There are 16 shades in the range, and this post features six of them. The majority of the shades in the formula have a very dense, thick, and cream-like consistency–I have best results using a firmer, flatter and synthetic brush than I do with a really soft, natural hair brush, though natural brushes offer a little more control over how metallic the finish gets and my MAC 239s were just fine with it (and those are natural hair). They are intensely pigmented, and they blend out and apply well to bare skin. The formula wore for around eight to eight and a half hours on me with very slight creasing. A few of the very frosted, metallic shades seemed to emphasize the natural texture of parts of my lid and need a little extra blending to smooth out. These reminded me of Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (but City Color’s are much denser) as well as Sleek’s more metallic eyeshadows.

A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
C

Permanent

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Zoeva Burning Up Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Burning Up Luxe Color Blush
Zoeva Burning Up Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Burning Up Luxe Color Blush ($9.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Destiny (61) (DC, $38.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Coppertone (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Luxe Color Blush formula is supposed to be a “silky” powder that is “long-lasting and fade-proof.” The texture is incredibly smooth with just the right firmness of press–not stiff but not powdery or dusty–and finely-milled. It blends out beautifully on the skin with a natural finish that’s not overtly shimmery but doesn’t look flat on the skin. It was nicely pigmented, while it was still easy to diffuse for sheerer coverage, if that’s your preference (or you over-apply). On me, the color lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably. I was impressed by this one that it definitely made me want to get the other shades in the range next time I buy from Zoeva (I bought three of the six shades–two more to be reviewed!).

Burning Up
Burning Up
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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ColourPop Marshmallow & Petit Four Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Marshmallow Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Marshmallow Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

ColourPop Marshmallow Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “greyed out lavender.” It’s a muted, light-medium lavender with strong, cool gray undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff and was easy to apply and get smooth, even coverage. The color was still going strong after eight hours of wear and started to get a little drying right around that point. I was surprised that the color didn’t pull into lip lines, nor did the color fade unevenly, despite going through two meals and two cups of coffee. Kat Von D Zero (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Ionized (LE, $23.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Requiem (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Galaxy Grey (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NYX Playdate (P, $6.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Petit Four Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep charcoal grey.” It’s a rich, medium-dark bluish-gray with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had a little more shine than most shades in the range, though it wasn’t glossy, and it was a true satin finish after two to three hours of wear. The color was still mostly intact after eight hours of wear with very minimal fading. The formula was comfortable to wear for six to seven hours and became clingier after that. Anastasia Smoke (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Halsey (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Punked (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Space Cake (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marshmallow
Marshmallow
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Petit Four
Petit Four
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Sneak Peek: ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

For spring, ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a new, just-launched formula that is available in 16 shades. The new formula is designed to give you opaque coverage, long-wear, but it doesn’t dry down completely and isn’t transfer-proof like the Ultra Matte formula. This is a permanent addition, so while some shades are out of stock, they will be restocked. I’ll be reviewing these as I test them, but my lip product queue is hefty, so you’ll see a rotation through what I have — it may be a few weeks before I get through all of these! Thank you for your patience!

City Color Shimmer Shadows (Part 1)

City Color Pharaoh Shimmer Shadow
City Color Pharaoh Shimmer Shadow

City Color Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “heavy metallic finish” that also has “long-wear.” There are 16 shades in the range, and this post features six of them. The majority of the shades in the formula have a very dense, thick, and cream-like consistency–I have best results using a firmer, flatter and synthetic brush than I do with a really soft, natural hair brush, though natural brushes offer a little more control over how metallic the finish gets and my MAC 239s were just fine with it (and those are natural hair). They are intensely pigmented, and they blend out and apply well to bare skin. The formula wore for around eight to eight and a half hours on me with very slight creasing. A few of the very frosted, metallic shades seemed to emphasize the natural texture of parts of my lid and need a little extra blending to smooth out. These reminded me of Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (but City Color’s are much denser) as well as Sleek’s more metallic eyeshadows.

City Color Pharaoh Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had intense color payoff with a cream-like, dense consistency that applied well to bare skin. It blended out without issue and wore for eight hours. NARS Corcovado (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Sinful (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Waking Dawn (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sunny Outlook (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Poudre d'Or (34) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Lemon Drop (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME400 Buttercup (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Wendy G (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #1 (P, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Pleather Python (P, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Just In Time (P, $5.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Cheers to Life Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very dense, thick consistency that blended out well but can emphasize the texture of the lid (particularly the inner lid for me). The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours before creasing very slightly on me. Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Wine (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cider (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Illusion (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Belle-Ile (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Penny (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duchess (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Homecoming Queen Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium coppery-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had totally opaque color payoff with a smooth, creamy texture that was dense and thick. I feel like the thicker consistency should make it hard to work with, but as long as I treat it more like a cream eyeshadow (so using it with a synthetic brush), everything maneuvers and blends on the skin nicely. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cause a Fuss (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #16 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Quite Yummy! (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hocus Pocus (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Reward Yourself (LE, $16.50) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 06 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Tym (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Melonie (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Who Me (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Adore (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Catnap (-, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Quartz (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Ladylike Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm, copper undertones and a frosted finish. It had great pigmentation with a creamy, smooth texture that was one of the shades that seemed to look a little thick on the lid. The color lasted well for eight and a half hours. Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Rosewood (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Dainty (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #399 (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Rose (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Buzz (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Come and Get It (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Posh (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I838 Slate Pink (P, $21.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color It’s a Girl Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark, berry-red with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The consistency was smooth in the pan with a dense, cream-like feel that blended out well without actually losing its intensity. This shade lasted a bit longer than most at eight and a half hours. I didn’t notice any staining. Ciate Fierce (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Sprinkles (Holiday 2016) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Sunset (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Lit (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Alchemy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Porter (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Marry in Monte Carlo (LE, $9.99) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Merlot (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Plum Dressing (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Marsala Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, orange-brown undertones and a pearly sheen. This was one of the shades that was much thinner and slightly powdery–it felt noticeably different in the pan as well as when applied to the lid compared to the other shades in this review. It felt more like a traditional powder eyeshadow. It had good pigmentation and blended out well but sheered out slightly. This one wore for eight hours. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Plummed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pharaoh
Pharaoh
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Ladylike
Ladylike
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Marsala
Marsala
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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