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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). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Friendship File (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (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). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Brighten) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Nude #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Kitten (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (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. NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #5 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Glisten (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (LE, ) 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). Dior Ruby #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rêve 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). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Dirty Talk (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker (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). 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 (DC, $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). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (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). LORAC Cider (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Illusion (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Belle-Ile (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duchess (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (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). Kat Von D Rosary (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Sunset (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (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). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is more muted (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). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). LORAC Merlot (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Stila Next to Notte (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Plum Dressing (P, $16.00) is darker (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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ColourPop Bronze Me, Flush’d, Glo Up Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm bronze in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish–there’s a light sheen and very, very fine shimmer. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin and played well with bare skin as well as liquid foundation. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeywheat (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Compassion (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Semi-Sweet (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is cooler, lower quality (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Bronze Glow (P, $27.00) is lighter (80% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $29.00) is lighter (80% similar). The Estee Edit Beachy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flush’d Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rusty deepened peach in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark, orange-coral with hints of warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was fairly blendable but one of the less easily blended-out shades that I’ve tried in the formula. It’s best patted on with fingertips and lightly swept with the side of the finger for blending, but it didn’t apply well with a stippling brush for me. It wore for eight hours. Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Coy Coral (02) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Melba (P, $23.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Glo Up Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich gold with flashes of golden copper.” It’s a muted, medium-dark bronze with warm, copper undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. There was something in it that was almost mauve-like applied. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly emollient consistency that was smooth and easily blended on the skin. The shimmer didn’t emphasize pores. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Gilded (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze Me
Bronze Me
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Flush'd
Flush'd
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Glo Up
Glo Up
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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