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Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/08

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Golden Hour

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features a warm, gold and plum-themed color scheme across eight shades. What I liked about this palette was that each well was large enough for regular eyeshadow brushes, and there was enough product across each that nothing felt skimpy. It actually is a more realistic amount of product, where one can finish and work through it, particularly for those of us with less modest stashes!

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. The eyeshadows in this palette had good to great pigmentation, softer, slightly dustier textures that were blendable but a couple shades were more prone to sheering out without a primer underneath. It did seem like a formula that I would not wear without a primer, but it was workable on bare skin. The wear was between seven and eight hours, depending on the shade, which is about average for me. The biggest issue I had when I worked without a primer was just that the formula was more prone to fallout during the application.

The palette should release officially on December 7th.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Golden Hour
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Catnap & Puppy Love Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Catnap Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Catnap Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Catnap Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Catnap Super Shock Shadow

Catnap

ColourPop Cat Nap Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with hints of pink and copper sparkle over a metallic finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was not very buildable, unfortunately. This is a shade that would work best as an all-over wash of color or patted on top of another, more opaque eyeshadow to add sparkle and shine. I didn’t see any indication that was designed to be sheer on ColourPop’s website, as sometimes they release glittery, sheer shades. The texture was smooth, lightly wet, and blendable on the skin, and the eyeshadow wore for ten hours with minimal fallout.

This shade along with Puppy Love are both charity products, where all proceeds from the sale of both shades will be donated to “Best Friends Animal Society and their NKLA effort to Save Them All.” (All proceeds is always nice to see!)

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Catnap
Catnap
Catnap
B-

7.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Lancome Holiday 2016 Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eyeshadows

01/09

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Blanc Scintillant

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Eyeshadow ($26.00 for 0.045 oz.) is a bright, sparkling white with subtle, warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and semi-opaque coverage applied damp. The consistency was soft, a little dry and looser in the pan, and this particularly shade was better used with a damp brush, as it applied more evenly. The color lasted for eight and a half hours both dry and damp, but this was nowhere near the 16-hours claimed.

The Petit Tresor formula is supposed to have a “delicate and creamy formula” that “does not crease” and can be used “dry or wet to increase color intensity,” per Lancome’s website. One additional claim, which was on several other retailers for this product, was that the formula is supposed to have 16-hour wear. The formula is comparable to ones like MAC Extra Dimension and NARS Dual-Intensity. It felt smooth in the pan, blended out easily on the skin, and tended to have richer pigmentation and a stronger, more metallic finish applied damp than when used dry. I think that the formula looks better in person than in just photos, as it has a very “lived-in” kind of finish–a little melted in, so there’s an illusion of wetness but not creasing on the skin.

As long as you’re not a stickler for wear time, I actually quite enjoyed these and felt like they created a beautiful, sparkling finish on the lid.

Lancome Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow Blanc Scintillant

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Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eye Color Quad

01/05

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Modern Era (315)

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a shimmery, green-themed “quad.” All four shades were decent to good with slightly softer, looser consistencies, which made a couple shades appear sheerer and fade a bit faster. Both were solvable with regular eyeshadow primer as a base. The pop of brighter, lighter green was interesting, as it had a starker appearance but still paired well with the other shades when I tried it.

Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Modern Era (315)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Modern Era #1

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B+

Modern Era #2

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A-

Modern Era #3

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B

Modern Era #4

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Clarins Nude (01) Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Clarins Nude (01) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Nude (01) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Nude (01) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Nude (01) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Nude (01) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Nude (01) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Nude (01) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Nude (01) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Nude (01)

Clarins Nude (01) Eyeshadow Palette ($43.00 for 0.20 oz.) is consists of four powder eyeshadows that are supposed to be usable both wet and dry and have long-wearing results. It’s a peachy twist on neutrals–not quite orange, not quite pink. I like that there was a really deep shade, which made it more versatile and added much-needed contrast to the palette. While you can apply them wet or dry, I only felt one of the four shades really benefited from damp application significantly, so it is definitely wearable if you prefer to use your eyeshadows dry.

Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette Nude (01)
Nude (01)

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B+

Nude #1

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A-

Nude #2

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B+

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ColourPop Holiday 2016 Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Just Fur Fun Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Just Fur Fun Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Just Fur Fun Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Just Fur Fun Super Shock Shadow

Just Fur Fun

ColourPop Just For Fun Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium pink with soft, yellow undertones and gold glitter. It had semi-opaque coverage, which was somewhat buildable but never looked fully opaque. It had a smooth, lightly wet texture that blended out easily, while the flecks of glitter seemed flatter and adhered better to the skin. The eyeshadow wore well for ten hours without creasing and had just a touch of fallout.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Just Fur Fun
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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