Makeup Geek Poolside & Saucebox Cosmetics teal from the Temptation palette: A comparison

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As you can see side-by-side these two are nearly identical and I found both to be 99% dupable for the other.​
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Left swatch Makeup Geek's Poolside, right swatch Saucebox Cosmetics teal from Temptation​
Left pic indoor with flash, right pic natural light no flash

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Makeup Geek's Poolside
Weight: 1.8 g / 0.06 oz
Price: $5.99 pan only, $7.99 compact
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Saucebox Cosmetics' Temptation palette
Weight: 5 g / 0.18 oz
Price: $26 whole palette only

Which do I like better? Both really and here's why.

In terms of quality applying it I don't see much of a difference as both are soft, creamy and pigmented. I think Saucebox looks wee bit darker to me in person but honestly not by much and it could be that I had a little more color on my finger than MUG.

What I like about Poolside from MUG - you can buy it individually while the teal from Saucebox is not available for individual sale, so point to MUG. What I like about the teal from Saucebox you get more product, 5 grams versus 1.8 grams from MUG, so point to Saucebox. So to me it's tied and I'll end up using both. Which ever color you choose I think you'll be happy with your choice.

 
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Wow, 5 grams?? That's huge! They both look like they're amazing quality. I've gotta try out some Saucebox products! I don't have Poolside simply because I don't use blue shadows much, but I've got all of the green MUG shadows - I believe I have all of the green ones but haven't checked her website in a while. Envy (nearly identical to theBalm's Jealous Jordana & the shimmer version of MAC's Bottle Green), Dirty Martini, Sea Mist (more bluish-green) & Poison Ivy (more or less the shimmer version of Dirty Martini). For the most part, they're really greàt quality. Haven't tried one yet that I regret buying.

 
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I just looked at their website.....I'm wondering if this is one of the brands I saw at IMATS last year. The packaging looks somewhat familiar. Hmmmmm.....

 
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Saucebox Cosmetics was at IMATS LA and IMATS Vancouver last year so if you attended one of those then chances are you saw these there. :D /emoticons/[email protected] 2x" width="20" height="20" />

 
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At first I thought this was a typo for Smashbox Cosmetics but man was I wrong lol. Saucebox.. how cute, but the colors are specially fabulous!

 
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