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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. MAC Seasonal Spirit (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Take It Slow (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is lighter (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). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Faire Maiden (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Dirty Talk (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dearest (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is lighter (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). Viseart Chroma #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mushroom (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $16.50) is darker (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). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chantecaille Seashell (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (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). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter (90% 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). Colour Pop Summer Side (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Cleopatra (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Spice (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duke (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #3 (P, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

A

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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A+

Melrose

Limited Edition
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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 Morange (P, $17.50) is darker, glossier (85% 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). 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 Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (DC, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapid (P, $18.00) is more muted (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). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #078 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Cruella (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE, ) 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). 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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NYX Rose Gold & Intuition HD Blushes

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush
NYX Rose Gold HD Blush

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange-coral with warm, reddish undertones and a strong, golden frost. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to mostly true-to-pan color. The texture was silky to the touch, which made it easy to blend and work into the skin, and the fineness of the powder helped it adhere smoothly. The only downside is that it is a little powdery and kicks up excess in the pan, but luckily, that powderiness doesn’t translate on the skin. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Romance (DC, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Haute Contour (Blush) (LE, ) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Just a Pinch (P, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $60.00) is cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Trippin (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Bellini (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Vu (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Corallina (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Kitty Kat (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Palace Door (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Siena (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Extraordinary (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Intuition HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish. This blush has an incredibly soft, finely-milled consistency… that gets everywhere, because it is so powdery that is easy to get far more product than you need on the brush and onto your face (it also wastes some!). You need a really, really light touch and just lightly pat the surface of the blush with your brush to minimize the mess. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a more heavily frosted finish, though it didn’t emphasize pores once it is blended out. I noticed fading with this one after seven hours. Stellar Beauty Flare (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Pearlescent Pink (P, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Star Wonder (LE, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kelp Me (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Peony (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Extraordinary (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Benefit GALifornia (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

Rose Gold
Rose Gold
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Intuition
Intuition
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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