Naturally I bought all of the new Colourpop pressed eyeshadows. As I was swatching, I began to notice a lot of similarities to my beloved Makeup Geek shadows. I quickly did some poking around and put together the photo above. I knew that there were going to be a few similarities but I wasn’t expecting this many! Top rows are CP and the potential MUG dupes are underneath them. This is my second comparison of the two brands. Here’s the first.
🔹️MUG Legend vs Paper Crane- Paper Crane is more red. Not an exact dupe but close enough that you probably don’t need both.
So according to the book of AMT, we’ve got 4 dupes here. Which ones are better? Ummmm… that’s a matter of opinion I guess. I like both. In general I prefer Makeup Geek but with Untamed/ Two birds and Legend/Paper Crane, I’d say go Colourpop because of the price difference. Regular mug shadows are $6 but their foiled eyeshadows are $10. CP shadows are only $4 (or $5?).
Part 2: Cool tones
🔹️MUG Corrupt vs CP Let’s Do It- it’s hard to judge from these pics but Corrupt is darker than Let’s Do It, which almost looks grayish in comparison. Also Corrupt has more of a satin finish than a true matte
So really there’s no exact dupes here. But with the exception of Starry Eyed/ Snake Eyes, I think they’re close enough that you don’t need both. Also I haven’t even posted swatches of the new CP shadows on here! I allowed myself to be distracted by dupe hunting. Tsk tsk. I’ll correct that soon! But in the meantime, you can check out them out on my instagram! Next time I find myself with some free time, I might do an enormous Colourpop/Makeup Geek comparison!