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Dose of Colors Smokey Soiree Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Smokey Soiree Dose of Colors Smokey Soiree Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.3 oz.) includes three matte shades and two shimmers (and shimmers are new to the brand’s five-pan format!). If you’ve experienced Dose of Colors’ previous palettes, I suspect this will live up to those expectations. The matte eyeshadows were denser, more velvety with great pigmentation and were blendable. The shimmers were lightly creamy, dense but not too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan, and while the brand recommended…

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Wayne Goss Eye Kohls Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Precious Opal Wayne Goss Precious Opal Eye Kohl Pencil ($14.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a very fine pearl throughout–it almost looked matte from a distance but had a bit of extra oomph. The texture felt smooth and a bit creamier than other shades in the formula–more like a cross between modern pencils (waxier, more silicone-heavy, like Urban Decay’s pencil eyeliners) and old school pencils (firmer, sharper). It had nearly opaque coverage in…

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Wayne Goss Imperial Topaz Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Imperial Topaz Wayne Goss Imperial Topaz The Luxury Eye Palette ($55.00 for 0.57 oz.) includes six shades housed in a glossy, black palette with a mirror. There are three shimmery shades, one sparkly shade, and two matte shades. It’s a warmer-toned neutral palette with a cooler-toned black. I’ve always maintained that you never know when someone is in the market for the perfect [insert color story here] palette so what’s boring to one is exciting to another… and as long…

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ColourPop Laurel & Moonbeam Creme Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pinned for easy access. Scroll down for more posts! Laurel Colour Pop Laurel Crème Shadow ($8.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light peach with moderate, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, but it was the driest shade in the release of four–even after working away the top layer. It was almost putty-like initially, and while normally, I find the warmth of a fingertip aids in application… this formula merely laughed…

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ColourPop Wild Nothing Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Wild Nothing Colour Pop Wild Nothing 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new release that includess six matte shades and six shimmer shades. The quality was so-so; for a ColourPop release, it was below the bar they’ve set so high in the past. There was some powderiness present that resulted in sheerer coverage or fallout, and two shades were quite sheer without being described as such (so they rated very poorly for pigmentation). I didn’t…

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ColourPop Bronco & Camouflage Creme Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $8.00/0.13 oz. – $61.54 Per Ounce The formula is supposed to be a “primer and shadow in one” that is long-wearing, “crease-proof and water-resistant” that can be used to “even out lid color” or worn “alone for a minimal look” or used under eyeshadow to “intensify color and extend wear.” Per the brand, it can be applied with either fingertips or a “larger shade brush.” These were a true struggle to work with. I spent one day just…

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Sydney Grace Colorful (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Colorful (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) Colorful (Deep) Sydney Grace Colorful (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that included five eyeshadows, one blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. This is the deep version of the bag, which had an exclusive blush, loose highlighter, and two eyeshadows (Truth and Beauty and Once in a Lifetime) included in it. I hope the brand either restocks the sets (looked like all the…

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ColourPop Mojave Moves & Mystical Jelly Much Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Mojave Moves Colour Pop Mojave Moves Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a soft, whitish-beige that appeared warmer in the pot than actually applied. It seemed to have a more translucent base to it that had more medium “coverage” from the inclusion of shimmer/sparkle, which could have dispersed more evenly. Placed with a firm brush on the inner tearduct, it brightened and added sparkle, but it was hard to apply it evenly on its own so I would…

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Lethal Cosmetics Hive Collection Reviews & Swatches (Part 2 of 2) – Beauty Article

Lethal Cosmetics Spawn Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Spawn Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Spawn Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Spawn Pressed Powder Shadow Spawn Lethal Cosmetics Spawn Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep copper with strong, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture felt smooth, velvety, and finely-milled so there didn’t appear to be fallout, though I could see some fine dusty flyaway as I applied the product to bare skin. It had…

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Lethal Cosmetics Hive Collection Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 2) – Beauty Article

Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow Nymph Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, golden beige with moderate, warm undertones and an intense, metallic finish. It had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan that yielded full coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight…

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Lethal Cosmetics Hysteria Collection Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Lethal Cosmetics Catatonic Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Catatonic Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Catatonic Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Catatonic Pressed Powder Shadow Catatonic Lethal Cosmetics Catatonic Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, caramel brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had an incredibly soft, silky-smooth texture but had some powderiness to it, so you’ll want to use a lighter touch to avoid fallout or getting too much excess product kicked up…

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Lethal Cosmetics Alchemy Collection Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Lethal Cosmetics Calcination Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Calcination Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Calcination Pressed Powder Shadow Lethal Cosmetics Calcination Pressed Powder Shadow Calcination Lethal Cosmetics Calcination Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, purple-taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The consistency was soft, velvety, and finely-milled but was moderately powdery so there was excess product kicked up in…

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Socialeyes Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Socialeyes (780) Marc Jacobs Beauty Socialeyes (780) Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette ($49.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a neutral palette that has a slightly more neutral-to-cool lean until you get to the brighter, yellow gold that contrasts a lot with the other shades in the palette. The quality of the eyeshadows was good; they were pigmented, blendable, and lasted around eight hours on average. The worst shade was the deepest shade–Dancin’ Shoes–and could have been more blendable and more pigmented but…

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Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow Mom Ride Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to work with as the product applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The texture…

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Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) Gray (Deep) Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (three mattes, two shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing and performed consistently with the brand’s formulations for past shades. This is the Deep version of the bag, which includes a different blush, highlighter, and one matte eyeshadow compared to the Light version. I…

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Clionadh Cosmetics 66.5° N Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 4) – Beauty Article

Clionadh Tree Line Metallic Eyeshadow Clionadh Tree Line Metallic Eyeshadow Clionadh Tree Line Metallic Eyeshadow Clionadh Tree Line Metallic Eyeshadow Tree Line Clionadh Tree Line Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium green with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, golden shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. The texture was smooth to the touch, creamy and dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan, so it was easy to pick up with a dry brush and had…

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Clionadh Cosmetics 66.5° N Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 3) – Beauty Article

Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow Borealis Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow ($4.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium purple with subtle,w arm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, though the consistency was somewhat powdery, so it sheered out a bit when applied to bare skin. There was also light fallout, even when I was careful to tap off excess product.…

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Clionadh Cosmetics 66.5° N Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 2) – Beauty Article

Clionadh Midnight Sun Metallic Eyeshadow Clionadh Midnight Sun Metallic Eyeshadow Clionadh Midnight Sun Metallic Eyeshadow Clionadh Midnight Sun Metallic Eyeshadow Midnight Sun Clionadh Midnight Sun Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was very creamy–felt more like a cream-powder hybrid than a true powder eyeshadow!–and had slip to the touch. It yielded opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin…

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Sydney Grace Geese a Laying, Toffee, Fairytale, Iced Mocha, Harvest, Lords a Leaping Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Geese a Laying Matte Shadow Sydney Grace Geese a Laying Matte Shadow Sydney Grace Geese a Laying Matte Shadow Sydney Grace Geese a Laying Matte Shadow Geese a Laying Sydney Grace Geese a Laying Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, a smidgen powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout or sheering out too readily during application. It had opaque…

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Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Colorful (Light) Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (one matte, four shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, and easy to use. Pink Fury looked less vivid after the initial application but…

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Sydney Grace Cool (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Gray (Light) Sydney Grace Gray (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (three mattes, two shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing and performed consistently with the brand’s formulations for past shades. This is the Light version of the bag, and I don’t have the Deep version, so I am not sure what is different between the two bags exactly at this time.…

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Sydney Grace Antique Coin, Frosted Morning, Fire Catcher, Forbidden Love, Designer Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Antique Coin Sydney Grace Antique Coin Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan nor was it thick to work with, so it picked up well with a dry brush and had excellent adhesion to bare skin. The pigmentation was opaque and lasted nicely for nine hours before fading a bit. FURTHER READING: Formula…

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Clionadh Cosmetics 66.5° N Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 1) – Beauty Article

Snowdrift Clionadh Snowdrift Duochrome Eyeshadow ($5.15 for 0.06 oz.) is a very light, brighter blue with pink iridescent shimmer paired with a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was dense, lightly creamy, and smooth to the touch, so it was easy to work with. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit. FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on…

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Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2020) – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) Sydney Grace Mystery Bag Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) Warm (Deep) Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains one loose highlighter, one blush, five eyeshadows (two shimmers, three mattes), and one loose glitter (which I didn’t review as it was pure, loose glitter with no real claims to test!). The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with,…

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Sydney Grace Summer 2020 Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Desert Sun Sydney Grace Desert Sun Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and fine flecks of pink and gold sparkle over a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that diffused well along the edges. The consistency dense, smooth, and lightly creamy without being too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan.…

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Sydney Grace Summer Days (Light) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Summer Days (Light) Sydney Grace Summer Days (Light) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($33.00 for 0.54 oz.) is a new, lighter version on a warmer, neutral color story that included five matte shades paired with four shimmer shades. All nine eyeshadows had great color payoff, were blendable, and lasted for eight to nine hours. Blood Orange had a bit more slip than ideal, while Cherry Picking was a touch firmer than ideal and Daystar was a bit powdery. The shades with “(Light)”…

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Clionadh Flame-blown, Gothic, & Smoulder Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $19.00/0.05 oz. – $380.00 Per Ounce The formula was described as “finely milled, ultra rich pigments” that have a “black base and intense colour shifting reflects” with the “end result [being] a saturated, vibrantly shifting shadow.” For those new to Multichromes, the brand has a nice application guide that walks customers through application. The big takeaway is with black-based Multichromes, less is more when it comes to blending as the more one blends, the more the base comes…

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Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2020) – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Sydney Grace Mystery Bag Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Warm (Light) Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (two shimmers, three mattes), one blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. Everything performed consistently with past products I’ve tried in the respective formulas; all the products were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Belle of Georgia, Sweet Peach, and…

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Sydney Grace Summer Days (Deep) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Summer Days (Deep) Sydney Grace Summer Days (Deep) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($33.00 for 0.54 oz.) is the deeper version of the warmer, neutral-toned color story that has five matte shades paired with four shimmer shades. The shades with “(Deep)” in the name note which shades are specific to this version of the palette; three shades are different between the two versions offered for this palette. The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, soft and easy to pick up, and were long-wearing, though…

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Clionadh Trefoil & Anneal Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $19.00/0.05 oz. – $380.00 Per Ounce The formula was described as “finely milled, ultra rich pigments” that have a “black base and intense colour shifting reflects” with the “end result [being] a saturated, vibrantly shifting shadow.” For those new to Multichromes, the brand has a nice application guide that walks customers through application. The big takeaway is with black-based Multichromes, less is more when it comes to blending as the more one blends, the more the base comes…

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