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Sneak Peek: Too Faced Stardust Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

Too Faced Stardust Eyeshadow Palette
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Too Faced Stardust Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette exclusively available at ULTA in collaboration with @vegas_nay. It contains twelve eyeshadows, and it is a predominantly warm-toned palette with shades that range from mostly matte white to terracotta brown to glittery gold. It also includes a travel-sized mascara, primer, and glitter pigment. Full review to come, but hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

Kat Von D Doce Metal Crush Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Doce Metal Crush Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Doce Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “metallic copper.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark copper with warm, red-orange undertones and a frosted finish. MAC Double Feature #8 #1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Star Myth (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Brash (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau #121 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). YSL Steamy Coral (05) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Goddess (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Copper Sparkle (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Innocence (DC, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Melonie (P) is lighter (85% similar). Divergent Peaceful Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Fyrinnae Fireside Interlude (P, $6.80) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

At last, the final shade in the Metal Crush Eyeshadow range has been released! It’s a really stunning range, and certainly one of the better eyeshadow formulas to-date. I was impressed by the other nine, and Doce is another slam dunk. It was intensely pigmented with a dense, buttery, and creamy consistency that glided across the skin beautifully without losing intensity. The texture adhered well to bare lids and lasted for nine hours on me.

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Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow Doce
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a pearly sheen. Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Third Eye Blinded (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Enjoy (LE) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Stubborn (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Empress (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Collection Desert Rose (P, $13.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I’m happy to say that this is a better product than Fleur de Pierre! The newest iteration of the Illusion d’Ombre family is supposed to be a matte version, though I’m not sure where shimmer and matte became interchangeable; these have a drier, smoother consistency and much less sparkle/glitter compared to the permanent Illusion d’Ombre line-up, but this shade is nowhere near matte. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was blendable and could be sheered out for more of a wash of color (brightening for fair to medium skin tones) or used as a base. The color lasted for nine hours on me before fading.

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Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow Melody (98)
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
86%

Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated

Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated

Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated ($30.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “soft bronze shimmer with golden bronze sparkle.” It’s a muted, medium-dark tan brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and gold sparkle. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Ete (LE, $65.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gilded (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is a baked formula that is supposed to have “microfine shimmer” and the “color payoff of a loose powder, with the convenience of a pressed powder.” Urban Decay’s idea of “microfine” and “just-perfect shimmer” is much larger in particle size than what I think of when I think of finely-milled shimmer–these are more like sparkle; visible as individual particles on the skin. You can buff and brush away much of the more obvious particles, which gives the skin more of a luminous sheen, but there are still some sparkles that I can detect on the skin. The texture is thin, lightweight, and very blendable on the cheeks. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading.

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder Lit
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%