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Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “electric purple base with icy blue reflects.” It’s a light-medium, warm lavender purple with an iridescent, blue-to-violet frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly buttery texture that was denser than most of Makeup Geek’s powder eyeshadow range. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours before creasing on me. I think the duochrome shift is subtle in this one, but it is more iridescent, so you get more of a nuanced look at all angles (but just less shift). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cake Walk (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Purple Horseshoe (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom La-La-Lavish (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Daydreamer (P, $9.99) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Lunar (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Marie-Galante #1 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Arcadia (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Twilight (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Amethyst (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tropica (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). CoverGirl Blazing Purple (340) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Electro (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Mai Tai Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “apricot base with orchid reflects.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed orange with a pinkish lavender shift. At certain angles, it appears warmer and more orange, and at others, it appears much pinker. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well to bare skin and wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing. Urban Decay Duchess (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Time Out (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay OC (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Heavy Glam (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Honeymoon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Shazam (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Bouquet Toss (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sunday Funday (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Coloured Raine Happy Daze (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bellini (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #3 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Gleam (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sphinx (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Freelove (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Shark Attack (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Phantom Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “white base with violet purple reflects.” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly powdery texture–it tended to look a little dry and chalky on my skin–that I bet would look great over a stronger base color. I couldn’t detect any genuine shifting of the color (even in person and contorting my arm into odd positions!), just a general iridescence/shimmer. It lasted for seven hours before fading and creasing. Sephora Moonstone (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $9.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I918 Lavender (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Chameleon (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Astrological (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Amethyst (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Arcadia (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Beautiful Iris (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Rockstar Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “pale silver with purple iridescence.” It’s a murky, light beige with cool undertones and a very subtle, pink-to-green shift. The texture on this is unlike the other duochrome eyeshadows released (and this was released prior); it has a much more powder-like feel and is less dense. It lasted for eight hours on me. bareMinerals Iridescent Iris (LE, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Gecko (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Sandbar (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Vex (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Heart (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Typhoon Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “deep teal base with green and gold reflects.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green-teal base with lighter green and gold frost. This was another shade that I wasn’t able to see a real shift in it; the color seems more complex to me as the undertone reads cooler while the shimmer is bountiful and warmer in tone. The consistency was soft, smooth, and buttery, and it applied well to the skin. On me, it started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. Sugarpill Clickbait (P, $13.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Griffith Green (126) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Morphe Diva (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Hello Kitty Three Apples (LE, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Secret Garden Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “deep espresso base with bright teal reflects.” It has purple-burgundy base with strong teal shimmer. I don’t get a lot of shifting from one color to the next, rather it is a complex color as the base is warmer and browner, and the shimmer is dense and produces strong teal color on top of the base–it has the effect of layering two dissimilar shades. The texture was dense and seemed to be pressed into the pan a bit harder than other shades, so it didn’t blend out quite as easily as anticipated. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.
Buxom Twilight Tryst (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Trendy (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Mermaid Tail (112) (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Dazzle (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Houdini (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Insomnia (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC I've Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blacklight
Blacklight
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Mai Tai
Mai Tai
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Phantom
Phantom
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Rockstar
Rockstar
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Typhoon
Typhoon
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Swatches: ColourPop Lippie Stix & Lip Pencils (September ’15 Last Chance Shades)

ColourPop Addict Lippie Stix
ColourPop Addict Lippie Stix

ColourPop just announced that there are over 40 shades getting discontinued (or were limited edition and are getting removed shortly). Some of these already appear to be out of stock, but I had all of these swatched so this is mostly just a dump of all those photos/swatches. There are also eyeshadows and blushes getting discontinued (but I think I’ve reviewed all the ones I have that are on that list!).

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ColourPop Forever Freshman Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection
ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection

ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection ($30.00 for 0. oz.) is a set of six cream eyeshadows in shades of the 90s, and they continue to deliver what we’ve come to expect from ColourPop’s cream formula: good pigmentation and long-wear. The set works well together, and you can easily use two or three at a time to get even more versatility out of the combination. On one hand, they’re all loose pots so it’s not as convenient as a palette, but on the other hand, they’re readily incorporated with whatever other eyeshadows you own.

90210 is described as a “greyed out taupe softly sprinkled with pink and gold glitter in a satin luxe finish.” It’s a soft, medium-dark taupe brown with strong, warm brown undertones and gold and copper sparkle over a matte finish. The cream formula makes it so the sparkles actually bind/adhere with the base color, so you can actually get the sparkles to appear on the eye. I do get some fall out if I do a lot of blending, but the sparkles that are still left on seem to stay on pretty well throughout the ten-hour wear time. Urban Decay Low (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jackpot (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Jagged (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

As If is described as a “mid-tone cool taupe in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a fairly soft and smooth texture, but it wasn’t quite as creamy (more velvety) in texture. It lasted for ten hours without creasing or fading. Becca Cognac (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Taupe (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Brown Sugar (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Stone (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Voyage (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Sophia (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Baby T is described as a “deep blackened blue in matte finish.” It’s a rich, navy blue with fine lighter blue pearl. It was nicely pigmented with a creamy consistency that applied evenly and smoothly, but it did have a tendency to sheer out slightly due to the amount of slip. Once on, the color didn’t show signs of fading even after ten hours of wear. Colour Pop School Bus (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Wing It (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Bleu Soie (4) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Glenan (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry Midnight Blue (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Aphrodisiatic (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Night Sky (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Serenity (Left) (P, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Erogenous Zone (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crimper is described as a “soft gold with multi-dimensional gold glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and gold sparkle. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with and apply (even with a brush). It wore well for ten hours with minor fall out. Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Seasonal Spirit (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Take It Slow (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Rivage #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Faire Maiden (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Koosh is described as an “icy silver taupe with an ultra-metallic finish.” It’s a light-medium, bronzy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation with a really creamy, smooth texture that felt wet but dried down without being stiff or clingy. It wore well for ten hours on me. Too Faced Café au Lait (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $16.50) is darker (90% similar). Chantecaille Seashell (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mushroom (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Humble Sheen (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Silver Mirage (18) (LE, $39.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Arc de Triomphe (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #397 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00)(85% similar). MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Melrose is described as a “true rust in a matte finish.” It’s an intense, medium-dark copper brown with warm, orange-red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was incredibly pigmented with a lightly creamy consistency that blended out easily but never lost its vibrancy on the skin. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M738 Auburn (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Nuts About U (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duke (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Cleopatra (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #3 (P, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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90210

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As If

Limited Edition
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Baby T

Limited Edition
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Crimper

Limited Edition
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Koosh

Limited Edition
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Melrose

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ColourPop Midi & Seesaw Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft neutral beige.” It’s a light, pinky-beige with a matte finish. The texture was really clingy when it dried down and emphasized the lines/texture of the natural lip. I found this shade flaked off as it wore, and it wore away more readily from the center of the mouth within four hours. The formula was also drying and extremely fast-drying. Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Promise Me (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Vice (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Strip Poker (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Do-si-do (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Calm Heat (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Agatha (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is cooler, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Shimmy (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). Too Faced Melted Ice Cream (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Peach Beige (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Seesaw Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel lavender pink.” It’s a brightened, pinky lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. This one had good pigmentation but dried down quickly and cracked as soon as it finished drying, so it flaked a lot during wear. It felt awkward to wear (you could just feel something was on your lips) and lasted four hours before it had flaked too much to keep wearing. It was drying while worn. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Steady Going (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Boa (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Armageddon (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Requiem (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Brills (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Makeup Geek Arabesque (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mannequin (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Midi
Midi
C

Permanent

6
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Seesaw
Seesaw
D+

Permanent

6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
68%
Total

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ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “true bright orange.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium orange with reddish tones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but the dry down was quite fast which led to streaky application as it dried as I was applying! The texture is lightweight and feels soft to the touch, but I had some issues with the color coming away in flakes around the center of the mouth. This shade lasted for near to six hours but wasn’t as intact as some of the better-performing shades in the range at that point. It was drying after five hours of wear. Makeup Geek Quirky (P, $15.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Illamasqua Flare (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Rich & Restless (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Catherine (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Salsa (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Morange (P, $17.50) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Sephora Samba (LE, $12.50) is glossier (85% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Botanical (LE, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Pacific
Pacific
B-

Permanent

7
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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ColourPop Creeper & Ouiji Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “true classic blue red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft feel to the touch once dried down. It didn’t budge at all for eight hours, and it faded evenly overall. I found the formula a little drying after five hours of wear. Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (DC, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Weekender (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #078 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Cruella (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Ouiji Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright coral red.” It’s a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color payoff with a consistency that ran a little thin and streaked just slightly–the vibrancy of the color made the streaks less apparent, but this is one to work quickly with. The color lasted for seven hours on me with light fading beginning from the center of the mouth. The formula felt lightly drying after five hours of wear. MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Famous Red (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rouge Immortel (LE, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tryst (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Naked Ladies (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tango (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Kelly (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chatterbox (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Bikini (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). NYX Angel (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). NARS Grace (P, $34.00) is glossier (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry (P, $34.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). NYX Street Cred (P, $6.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Vivant (144) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Rouge Palatin (LE, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $28.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Beloved (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Creeper
Creeper
A-

Permanent

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

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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