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Natasha Denona Glaze, Gray-Brown, Vintage, Calypso Blue, Electric Violet, Powder Blue, Navy Eyeshadows

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.08 oz.) comes in 66 shades with four distinct finishes (Matte, Duo-Chrome, Metallic, and Sparkling). According to the brand, the eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “full, rich and intense color that won’t fade out, be “long-lasting,” and smooth. The majority of the shimmery shades were very pigmented with a soft consistency that was something just right and other times a little prone to crumbling/loosening in the pan, while the mattes were smooth but quite powdery, which resulted it color that didn’t adhere to bare skin as readily. The texture of most shades is soft, blendable, and most of the shimmery shades I’ve tested applied well to bare skin. The wear was fairly consistent, but there was some variance from shade to shade (which didn’t seem related to finish). The wear has ranged from five to eight hours, depending on the shade. Primer helps with longevity, adding two to three hours to the shade’s no-primer wear time, but they seem like shorter-wearing eyeshadows compared to most powder formulas I’ve tried.

Check out my first review for more depth about the formula as well as a pricing breakdown for singles compared to palettes.

Glaze (12M) is a light-medium champagne with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended well and stayed on for seven hours before creasing slightly.

Gray-Brown (38M) is a medium-dark, taupe brown with cooler gray leanings but still had a warmer base paired with a frosted sheen. It had great pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft. This shade applied well, blended out nicely, and wore for seven and a half hours on me.

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Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Glaze (12M)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
Permanent
Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Gray-Brown (38M)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
Permanent
Natasha Denona Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow Vintage (49M)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
96%
Permanent
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Anastasia Ash Brown, Pose, Rose, Victorian, Penny Eyeshadows

Anastasia Ash Brown Eyeshadow

Anastasia Ash Brown Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, dark taupe-brown with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a powdery, drier consistency that made it prone to sheering out. It was harder to apply to bare skin (definitely recommend a primer!) and lasted for seven hours on its own. Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Felt (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Secret Service (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Tabac (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Couture (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Cross-Cultural (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Pose Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dusty. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Dior Blazing Gold #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Garnet (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rose Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a denser, lightly creamy consistency that blended out easily and still retained its intensity on the lid. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Aurora (825) (LE, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Reward Yourself (LE, $16.50) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Victorian Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pewter with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry, dusty consistency that tended to kick up excess product. It sheered out slightly applied to the skin, but it didn’t lose too much of its coloring–it would benefit from a primer. The color faded noticeably after seven hours of wear. NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Pear (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #3 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Ash Brown
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
74%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Pose
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Rose
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick for Spring 2016

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick


Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.

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The Details

Amuse Bouche Lipstick | $26.00 | New, Permanent

  • Sugarcane Pale pink
  • Souffle Marshmallow pink
  • Meringue Peachy nude
  • Honeycomb Beige nude
  • Molasses Rich toffee
  • Chai Mauve brown
  • Verbena Rose terracotta
  • Rhubarb Bright, cool pink
  • Sake Dusty mauve
  • Sorbet Juicy watermelon
  • Fig Nude rose
  • Gingersnap Fresh peach
  • Sweet Cream Muted peach
  • Cotton Candy Blue-toned violet
  • Gin Fizz Orchid pink
  • Spritzer Plum rose
  • Kimchi Shocking pink
  • Sangria Rich fuchsia
  • Eggplant Smokey plum
  • Pickled Ginger Electric coral
  • Dragonfruit Magenta violet
  • Gazpacho True blue-red
  • Cayenne Bright red
  • Persimmon Intense red-orange
  • Sour Cherry Maraschino red
  • Jam Rich merlot
  • Radish Deep magenta
  • Beetroot Bold berry
  • Pepper Dusty rose
  • Maple Brick red
  • Liquorice Oxblood
  • Tannin Poppy red
  • Black Truffle Black violet
  • Nori Deep brown-red

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