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ColourPop Whatever Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Whatever Colour Pop Whatever 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.36 oz.) is new release for fall, which features seven matte eyeshadows, one cream eyeshadow, three shimmer eyeshadows, and one glitter (which isn’t intended to be used on the eyes). The mattes performed well; I feel like ColourPop has tweaked their matte formula slightly, as they’ve been feeling a little more velvety and smoother overall in the last palettes I’ve tried from them. The three traditional shimmer shades were…

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Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Radioactive Melt Cosmetics Radioactive 8-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette ($48.00 for 0.66 oz.) is the newest palette from the brand, which seems like a replacement from the Radioactive Stack, which shares the first four shades (on the left), while the last four shades (on the right) are new. At a glance, it looks like a fun palette, and I love working with color, but I was left disappointed by this palette. A few of the shades were under-pigmented, while others were…

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Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet Blushlight (Trio) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ultraviolet Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet Blushlight (Trio) ($22.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a jumbo-sized blush compact that contains a pan that’s been split into three distinctive shades. The brand says that it can be used “on face and around eyes as desired” (I wonder if “around” is code for “not for the immediate eye area,” though). As a blush formula, the heavy, denser, and thicker consistency made it difficult to pick up product, left them often looking thick and textured on…

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ColourPop Exes and Oh’s Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Exes and Oh’s Colour Pop Exes and Oh’s 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, Ulta-exclusive palette that features muted tones of red- and orange-toned neutrals in both shimmery and matte finish. For anyone who likes to wear these types of tones, it should be an easy palette to work with as the majority of the eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. A few of the mattes needed to be built up slightly for full…

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Fall 2019 O!Mega Gel Powder Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Moment-o (590) Marc Jacobs Beauty Momento-o (590) O!Mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium taupe with cooler, purplish undertones and a matte finish. It had an incredibly smooth, silky texture that was slightly powdery in the pan, but the product applied beautifully to bare skin and blended out effortlessly. The color sheered out slightly from its initial opaque coverage, but the actual powder seemed to “melt” a bit on my skin for a velvety look.…

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Sugarpill Fun Size Mini Color Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fun Size Sugarpill Fun Size 9-Pan Mini Color Palette ($28.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a slim, travel-friendly palette of brighter pops of matte eyeshadow that range from richer pastels like aqua and lavender to vivid hues of orange-red and fuchsia. The formula was a little thinner and drier than most matte formulas on the market, which made them less prone to fallout and had better adhesion with pigmentation that ranged from semi-opaque to opaque but was often easily built up.…

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo Line Up Marc Jacobs Beauty Line Up Mini Highliner Duo ($20.00 for 0.026 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a matte brown (part of the permanent range) and a matte purple (exclusive to the set). The longevity of both shades was excellent, while Purple Reign…

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Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Naked Honey Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.492 oz.) is the newest to the Naked series of palettes. It features “honey” hued shades–translation: warmer, yellower tones with less orange/red-based warmth–across an assortment of mattes and shimmers. The overall quality was there; almost every shade received perfect marks no pigmentation, though some were a bit thin, dusty, or had some fallout, which was where some fell a little short. Those who tend to user primer or don’t mint…

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Pat McGrath Midnight Sun Mothership Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Midnight Sun Pat McGrath Midnight Sun Mothership Eyeshadow Palette ($125.00 for 0.47 oz.) is new, permanent palette that features 10 shades across a myriad of finishes. There are three matte finishes, while the rest of the shades are shimmers with four (on the right side) being the more sparkly, dome-shaped variety. The mattes were very pigmented, silky, and blendable, while most of the shimmers were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with. I did have a bit of fallout with…

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Viseart Dark Edit Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Dark Edit Viseart Dark Edit Edit Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition mix of autumnal tones, per the brand, that is designed to be universal across skin tones. There are four shimmers and eight matte shades. I’m still waiting on confirmation with respect to which shades are Pressed Pigments along with which shades are from what palette, but in the meanwhile, I’ve lined them up the best I can comparing these shades to shades found…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Vol. 1 Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00 for 1.575 oz.) includes an array of brightly-hued matte shades paired with a few pops of shimmer. The only shimmer I had issues with was D2, which was drier, thin, and weak in pigment/more prone to fading, while the mattes were typically quite pigmented with light to moderate powderiness, slight fallout, and decent wear (seven to eight hours). The mattes were inconsistent when it came to blending out; some…

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Tarte Caramel Apple Chrome Paint Shadow Pot Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Caramel Apple Tarte Caramel Apple Chrome Paint Shadow Pot ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm orange undertones (that are slightly muted, almost brownish) paired with an intense, sparkling, metallic finish. It was loosely-pressed upon arrival, but the box contained a small, plastic tamper, which quickly presses it into a more compacted form. Because the tamper isn’t included in the pot to begin with, there was some messiness initially working it into the pot (and some product…

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Pat McGrath Subversive Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Subversive Pat McGrath Subversive Eye Ecstasy Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a rich, more jewel-toned combination of shades. Two of the shades (Crimson Fire and Synthetica) in the palette are available as single eyeshadows, while the other three are from the Decadence palette (the one I rave about incessantly). I’m pleased to report that the eyeshadows are fantastic: pigmented, creamy, blendable, long-wearing, and all-around a dream to work with; they were fairly consistent with the original releases–I’d…

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Pat McGrath Sublime Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sublime Pat McGrath Sublime Eye Ecstasy Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new, five-pan eyeshadow palette with four metallic shades and one semi-matte shade (matte with fine shimmer/micro-sparkle). All five shades have been released previously, so those who have a lot of the brand’s past palette releases, this may be redundant. For those who have always wanted to try the formula but have held back due to the price point, it’s an excellent way to enjoy it.…

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ColourPop Baby Got Peach Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Baby Got Peach Colour Pop Baby Got Peach 9-Pan Pressed Shadow Palette ($12.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a new, warm-toned palette that features seven eyeshadows, one Pressed Pigment, and one Pressed Glitter; the latter two come with the warning “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” (please see the respective shade below for more information). I very much wish that ColourPop, at a minimum, would discontinue placing their Pressed Glitters into what otherwise looks and feels like an…

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Coloured Raine Power Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Power Coloured Raine Power 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that contains a deeper, purple/plum-themed mix of hues. There are five shimmers and four mattes. The shimmers all have a more emollient, denser/thicker nature to them and most felt a bit more cream-like as a result. The mattes were the least consistent as the pigmentation ranged from semi-sheer to nearly opaque, though they were all buildable, and they varied in how readily…

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ColourPop Golden Hour Super Shock Shadow Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Golden Hour Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light gold with moderate, warm undertones and a glittering finish. It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage with two to three layers. The consistency felt lightly wet to the touch, but it felt more powder-like once it came into contact with my lid/fingertip. It worked best patted onto a larger surface area for a more one-and-done effect as it was sheerer or applied on…

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Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Walk of Shame Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.18 oz.) is the newest quad in the brand’s line-up, inspired by their Walk of Shame Matte Revolution Lipstick. I imagine if you’re someone typically likes the brand’s formula, the quad seemed consistent with that. The Pop shade (#3) under-performed but not much of a surprise in its performance. I wish the last shade was a bit softer and more yielding. Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame #1 Eyeshadow…

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Natasha Denona Cranberry (2019) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cranberry (2019) Natasha Denona Cranberry (2019) Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.4 oz.) has arrived in its permanent, white-hued packaging (compared to its special packaging from last holiday), and the formulas were tweaked. Sakura and Blossom have been changed from the Cream-Powder formula to a pure powder form, though the back of the packaging still listed them as “CP,” the ingredient list was quite close to Creamy Matte shades released in the last few months. That being said, I noticed…

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Persona Identity Two Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Identity Two Persona Identity Two Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.48 oz.) is the brand’s second palette, which features a deeper color story with a mix of mattes (five shades) and shimmers (seven shades). The shimmers were lovely; pigmented, smooth and blendable, and easy to work with. The mattes were softer and a little powdery, so there was a bit of fallout with them, but they were pigmented and blendable. Persona Honest Eyeshadow Persona Honest Eyeshadow Honest Honest is a pale…

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Fyrinnae Mythical Dalliance, Symphonic, Venus Sunset Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fyrinnae Mythical Dalliance Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Mythical Dalliance Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Mythical Dalliance Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Mythical Dalliance Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Mythical Dalliance Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Mythical Dalliance Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Mythical Dalliance Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow Gold, Copper, & Plum | Look Details Gold, Copper, & Plum | Look Details Gold, Copper, & Plum | Look Details Gold, Copper, & Plum | Look Details, Low light, f/4.5 Gold, Copper, & Plum | Look Details,…

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust & Stardust See-quins Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Glitter Rock Marc Jacobs Beauty Glitter Rock See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow ($28.00 for 0.12 oz.) has a darker, gray base with subtle, cool undertones packed with a ton of silver shimmer and glitter. It had nearly opaque pigmentation applied dry and had full coverage when applied with a wet brush. The texture was loosely-pressed, slightly drier and chunkier, so there was some fallout during application when I used it dry. To minimize fallout and ensure a smoother application, I’d highly…

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Fyrinnae Pressed Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 3) – Beauty Article

Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur Pressed Eyeshadow Reindeer Fur Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur Pressed Eyeshadow ($7.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, soft, and blendable consistency that was a smidgen powdery in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin and looked seamless with the smooth, shiny finish. It wore well for…

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Viseart Neutral Mattes Milieu Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Neutral Mattes Milieu Viseart Neutral Mattes Milieu Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, permanent palette designed to be the follow-up to the brand’s original Neutral Mattes palette. It contains twelve shades with all being new except for Penombre (the deep blue). There are four shades that are considered Pressed Pigments (containing Red 7 or Red 28), and they are: Groseille, Cacao, Dahlia, and Baie. For those looking for slightly deeper, richer neutrals that lean a bit redder,…

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Fyrinnae Pressed Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 2) – Beauty Article

Mermaid Masquerade Fyrinnae Mermaid Masquerade Arcane Magic Pressed Eyeshadow ($8.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, darker blue with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation applied dry with a brush and full color coverage when applied over Pixie Epoxy. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a touch of fallout during application. It wore nicely for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading. Sydney Grace Deep Water (P, $5.00) is less shimmery,…

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Fyrinnae Beyond This World & Chaotic Nebula Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Beyond This World Fyrinnae Beyond This World Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow ($14.50 for 0.07 oz.) has a sheerer base with chunky, larger sparkles and shimmer to it that give it a warm, plummy color straight-on that shifts to copper to gold to slightly greenish-gold. In person, I felt like the most noticeable shift I caught (without contorting myself!) was a sparkling pink to a warmer gold along the edge. The brand specifically stated that this particular shade “does not have an…

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Fyrinnae Pressed Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 1) – Beauty Article

Fyrinnae Alpaca Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Alpaca Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Alpaca Pressed Eyeshadow Fyrinnae Alpaca Pressed Eyeshadow Alpaca Fyrinnae Alpaca Pressed Eyeshadow ($7.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium bronze with subtle, warm undertones and a bright, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too loosely pressed in the pan, so I didn’t have any issues with fallout but it was still easy to pick up with a dry brush and blend…

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ColourPop Viva Eyes Super Shock Shadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Viva Eyes Colour Pop Viva Eyes Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition foursome that features all shimmers: fuchsia, gold, teal, and orange. They were consistent with past Super Shock Shadows; they were creamy, emollient, fairly pigmented with good wear, but I did have a bit of unevenness during application with Rosa (which looked a bit less impressive in person than in photos) and Cielo (which actually looked better in person than in the…

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Anastasia x Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Jackie Aina Anastasia Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.392 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features 14 shades across three Pressed Pigments and 11 eyeshadows in various finishes, from matte to pearl to metallic. Where this palette shines is in its cohesive, yet versatile, color scheme. The left side of the palette has a pink/purple vibe, while the right side is warmer, earthier with taupe and green brown. There’s a nice mix of depth, undertone, and finish…

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NARS Broadway, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard High-Pigment Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Broadway High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner NARS Broadway High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner NARS Broadway High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner Broadway NARS Broadway High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single stroke, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was smooth with excellent glide but never felt too creamy or emollient, so the liner…

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