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NARS Wildfire (Spring 2017) Velvet Shadow Sticks

01/04

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick

Belle-Ile

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a golden, pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage, which I was able to build to nearly full coverage with three layers of product. The texture was smooth, slightly creamy but not quite as emollient as most shades in the range. There was some unevenness in the texture as I layered the color, though it did not appear patchy. I noticed creasing after six hours of wear.

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Belle-Ile
Belle-Ile

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MAC Cracked Emerald, Holy Holy, Overnight Sensation, Win Paints

01/04

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

Cracked Emerald

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint ($22.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a vibrant, medium emerald green with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, green-teal pearl. It was smooth, creamy without being too wet, and easy to work with; the coverage was easily opaque but just as easily sheered out for a softer, sheerer look. It dried down and set, so it actually lasted for a solid nine hours on me before creasing faintly.

The Paint formula is supposed to be a cream eyeshadow that dries to a “powdery finish in just ten seconds” that is “long-wearing” and can be applied from “sheer to full.” Many years ago, I remember this formula being one of the must-have primers/bases for making eyeshadows pop, and MAC has discontinued all but two shades at this point, so it was a real surprise (and treat) to see four new, limited edition shades released recently. I highly recommend un-crimping the tube once or twice, which alleviated issues I had with the tube squirting out more products than I wanted.

MAC Paint Cracked Emerald
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Shadow Palette

01/07

MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Base Eye Shadow Palette x 6

MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Base Eye Shadow Palette x 6

MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Base Eye Shadow Palette x 6

MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Base Eye Shadow Palette x 6

MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Base Eye Shadow Palette x 6

MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Base Eye Shadow Palette x 6

MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Base Eye Shadow Palette x 6

Glamourize Me

MAC Glamourize Me Cream Colour Shadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.21 oz.) features six Cream Colour Shadows. The formula is supposed to have “medium, buildable colour” that is long-wearing, water-resistant, and non-drying. They felt a lot like the Cream Colour Base formula to me: soft, very emollient, and almost “greasy” in a way. They go on thin and have a slight tackiness, and they are hard to build-up or use more than one or two shades at a time, as they look uneven and patchy with more than that. The wear ranged from a few hours to six hours, but a couple of shades creased soon after applying but did not worsen for a few hours later (think of it as “initial creasing” because they don’t really dry down). I think the formula is most suited used all over the lid as a wash or as a lightly tacky, wet base for powder eyeshadows.

MAC Cream Colour Base Eye Shadow Palette x 6 Glamourize Me
6.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5
Longevity
2.5
Application
66%
Total

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ColourPop x Amanda Steele Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Steele

ColourPop Steele Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a very pale pink with lavender and silver glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was not buildable, and the consistency felt drier than average so it did not blend out as easily. I had the best luck using my fingertip to blend out the color (I think the warmth of my skin helped). The color lasted for nine hours before creasing subtly.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Steele
Steele
Steele
C

Limited Edition

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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ColourPop Never Not Chillin Super Shock Shadow Set

01/04

Colour Pop Never Not Chillin Holiday 2016 Sets

Colour Pop Never Not Chillin Holiday 2016 Sets

Colour Pop Never Not Chillin Holiday 2016 Sets

Colour Pop Never Not Chillin Holiday 2016 Sets

Never Not Chillin

ColourPop Never Not Chillin’ Super Shock Shadow Set ($30.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six cream eyeshadows housed in a “record,” but each eyeshadow is self-contained (just like a single Super Shock Shadow). The set is sold out, but you can purchase any of the shades individually, which is why I still wrote this review!

I’m a huge fan of the Super Shadow formula because it offers the blendability and intensity of a cream eyeshadow but with the maneuverability of a more traditional powder eyeshadow, as it dries down completely but can still be blended along the edges. The texture is less like a cream and more spongy with a greater density overall, but they still have some slip (the more shimmery/metallic shades have a wetter feel overall). I also get incredible wear out of the formula–often over 12 hours and still going strong!

The quality of the set was consistent with my past experiences with the formula, so if any of the shades catch your eye, they’re all worth a look!

Colour Pop Holiday 2016 Sets Never Not Chillin
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

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ColourPop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad

01/03

Colour Pop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad

Peachy Keen

ColourPop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes four warm-toned neutrals. Three of the shades are ones we’ve seen before; only Kennedy is new (at least, I can’t recall that one). All four performed well, and they coordinated well with enough contrast and variety of finishes to create a few looks out of them.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad Peachy Keen
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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