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Makeup Geek Foxtrot, Jitterbug, Tango Showstopper Crème Stains Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Foxtrot

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium, peachy pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that didn’t look too patchy, but it was noticeably streaky, even after it had fully dried down. The consistency was thin, watery, and dried down very quickly, so it was hard to correct any mistakes. It lasted for four hours on me and was slightly drying.

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.19 oz. - $63.16 Per Ounce

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy.

I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it).

It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain swatches.

Foxtrot
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
3.5
Application
78%
Total

01/06

Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Crème Stain

Jitterbug

Makeup Geek Jitterbug Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied unevenly and had noticeable streakiness. After it dried down, it looked “cracked” when I smiled, and this one flaked off within an hour of wear. There were just large chunks of product that came away, and I hadn’t had anything to eat or drink, so it was unexpected. It wore for two and a half hours before it had just looked horrendous, and it was extremely drying and tight to wear.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.19 oz. - $63.16 Per Ounce

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy.

I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it).

It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain swatches.

Jitterbug
4
Product
9
Pigmentation
4
Texture
2
Longevity
4
Application
51%
Total

01/06

Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Crème Stain

Tango

Makeup Geek Tango Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium coral-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied decently, though there was a bit of streaking and some unevenness–the brightness of the color helped distract from those things, though. The texture was thinner, very quick to dry, and clingy on the lips. This shade lasted for five hours and was drying over time.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.19 oz. - $63.16 Per Ounce

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy.

I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it).

It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain swatches.

Tango
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Tarte Pop Rock Metallics Shadow
  • Tarte Vintage Metallics Shadow
  • Tarte Clueless Metallics Shadow
  • Tarte Revel Metallics Shadow
  • Tarte Amethyst Metallics Shadow
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner
  • Tarte Jaded Metallics Shadow

Product Availability

Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain $12.00/0.19 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Since Tango is such a pretty shade, albeit with terrible quality issues, I sure am glad to have MAC La Vie En Rouge and UD Tilt (Revolution formula)!
Jitterbug sounds like something out a very, very bad nightmare! Yes, I actually have makeup dreams and nightmares, but I’m just weird that way! LoL!

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