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Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain

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Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain
Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Quickstep is a slightly warm-toned, light brown with a matte finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $12.00 and contains 0.19 oz.

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Editor's Review

Makeup Geek Quickstep Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a muted, light-medium rosy beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color coverage, which was slightly buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but I found that layering tended to amplify how patchy/uneven it looked. It did take three pulls of product to get enough product to yield a single layer as the packaging seemed to wipe away a lot of product from the applicator. It gathered in my lip lines and looked more pronounced as I smiled. It applied unevenly but only had a couple of visible streaks. This shade lasted for three hours and was just 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.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.

Quickstep

LELimited Edition. $12.00.
D+
D+
6
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
67%
Total
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