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Chanel Lilas d’Or, Obscur, Silver Pink Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

01/06

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Lilas d'Or (808)

Chanel Lilas d’Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, cooler undertones and warmer, golden pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was only buildable to medium coverage, but it seemed creamier than other shades, so it was also more forgiving during application as it took a bit longer to dry down. I had more time to work with it, and it seemed more blendable in practice as a result. I could see it working best as a one-and-done lid color or as an eyeshadow base. It wore well for 14 hours, and even at that point, it did not look any different.

Chanel describes the formula as a “smooth-textured cream shadow [that] glides on effortlessly” and is “long-wearing.” There are eight shades (view swatches) released with one (Obscur) being limited edition. Overall, the consistency has moderate slip–emollient but not greasy or overly wet in feel–and feels more like a traditional cream eyeshadow than Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres. They go on as a thin layer but have fairly good pigmentation. The formula dried down quite quickly leaving little time for blending or diffusing edges, even when working one eye at a time, which was where I struggled. I think some of them tended to work better as lid colors and using something else for a more diffused/blended out crease color. They did, however, wear impeccably for as long as fourteen hours on me–no creasing, fading, or flaking.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Lilas d'Or (808)
8.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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Chanel Noir Petrole, Pourpre Profond, Scintillance Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

01/06

Chanel Noir Petrole (812) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Noir Petrole (812) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Noir Petrole (812) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Noir Petrole (812) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Noir Petrole (812) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Noir Petrole (812) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Noir Petrole (812)

Chanel Noir Petrole (812) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, smoky brown with subtle, warm undertones and barely-there red pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to opaque coverage. The consistency was smooth, thin but not too thin, and dried down quickly. I found it hard to blend the color out evenly and felt like it was best used as a base rather than a standalone eyeshadow as it was hard to get it to appear even at less than opaque coverage. It was still going strong after twelve hours of wear.

Chanel describes the formula as a “smooth-textured cream shadow [that] glides on effortlessly” and is “long-wearing.” There are eight shades (view swatches) released with one (Obscur) being limited edition. Overall, the consistency has moderate slip–emollient but not greasy or overly wet in feel–and feels more like a traditional cream eyeshadow than Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres. They go on as a thin layer but have fairly good pigmentation. The formula dried down quite quickly leaving little time for blending or diffusing edges, even when working one eye at a time, which was where I struggled. I think some of them tended to work better as lid colors and using something else for a more diffused/blended out crease color. They did, however, wear impeccably for as long as fourteen hours on me–no creasing, fading, or flaking.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Noir Petrole (812)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
89%
Total

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Tom Ford Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

01/09

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color

Paradiso

Tom Ford Paradiso Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes a sparkling, powder eyeshadow and a cream eyeshadow. I’m a huge fan of Tom Ford’s Cream Color for Eyes formula, as it is typically very pigmented, easy to work with, and long-wearing, but the sparkling Eye Color I’m often less enthusiastic over. The two products worked well together, but I would have preferred a more contrasting powder eyeshadow to pair with the cream eyeshadow to make it a more versatile duo. The cream eyeshadow was excellent–pigmented, long-wearing, blendable–while the powder eyeshadow was decent but could have been more pigmented and had less fallout over time.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream & Powder Eye Color Paradiso
Paradiso
Paradiso
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Stila Ballet Baby & Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadows

01/08

Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Ballet Baby

Stila Magnificent Ballet Baby Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a soft, light pink with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, silver and pink glitter/shimmer. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that went on fairly evenly. The lighter color made it a little easier to buff and blend out to wear as a wash of shimmer on the lid (on its own), but I think it tended to look its best patted on the inner corner (no swiping maximizes the payoff) or patted over a more opaque eyeshadow or base. Once it dried down, it lasted fairly well for eight hours with minimal fallout.

Stila says that it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, sparkle eye shadow” in a “water-infused texture” that “dries down smoothly” with “minimal fallout.” There’s a lot to be impressed by with the formula, but there was some inconsistency in opacity and overall wateriness between shades so not all shades were equally impressive. When they’re good, they were pigmented, dried down evenly without creasing, and were long-wearing with minimal fallout. When they’re less impressive, they are more watery, semi-sheer to semi-opaque, prone to creasing as they dry down, though the wear is similar across all shades.

I felt like there was less fallout with the less blending done with them, e.g. applying directly to lid and only minimally working along the edges yielded the least fallout compared to diffusing and blending out the color with a brush. If I accidentally rubbed an eye, it seemed to interfere with the integrity of the wear completely–it was like a downhill avalanche of glitter that could not be stopped. They were easiest to use as the last step in a look, patted over eyeshadow with fingertip or swiped on with the sponge applicator for more of a “cut crease” kind of effect, or used along the lash line as eyeliner (I liked using a thin, liquid eyeliner brush to get a thinner line). They removed fairly well, but it was hard to get every last bit of glitter off the skin, though it was never painful or uncomfortable to remove them.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Ballet Baby
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Stila Into the Blue, Sea Siren, Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadows

01/11

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Smoldering Gold, Copper, & Blue | Look Breakdown

Smoldering Gold, Copper, & Blue | Look Breakdown

Smoldering Gold, Copper, & Blue | Look Breakdown

Into the Blue

Stila Magnificent Into the Blue Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purpled blue with iridescent shimmer and micro-glitter that shifts from cooler blue to brighter violet. The particles used in this shade seemed finer than the average shade in the formula, though it was quite sparkly and reflective. It had a more watery consistency that made it harder to build up, so it tended to have medium coverage at best. The shift was more visible when the product was layered over something more opaque. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fallout.

Stila says that it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, sparkle eye shadow” in a “water-infused texture” that “dries down smoothly” with “minimal fallout.” There’s a lot to be impressed by with the formula, but there was some inconsistency in opacity and overall wateriness between shades so not all shades were equally impressive. When they’re good, they were pigmented, dried down evenly without creasing, and were long-wearing with minimal fallout. When they’re less impressive, they are more watery, semi-sheer to semi-opaque, prone to creasing as they dry down, though the wear is similar across all shades.

I felt like there was less fallout with the less blending done with them, e.g. applying directly to lid and only minimally working along the edges yielded the least fallout compared to diffusing and blending out the color with a brush. If I accidentally rubbed an eye, it seemed to interfere with the integrity of the wear completely–it was like a downhill avalanche of glitter that could not be stopped. They were easiest to use as the last step in a look, patted over eyeshadow with fingertip or swiped on with the sponge applicator for more of a “cut crease” kind of effect, or used along the lash line as eyeliner (I liked using a thin, liquid eyeliner brush to get a thinner line). They removed fairly well, but it was hard to get every last bit of glitter off the skin, though it was never painful or uncomfortable to remove them.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Into the Blue
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

01/08

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Sea Siren

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a medium, pink lavender with flecks of greenish-gold, icy lavender, and pink pearl and glitter. It had medium, buildable pigmentation–to about semi-opaque coverage–that applied fairly evenly. When I used a very small, flat brush, I was able to get nearly semi-opaque coverage in one press, but I had to be careful not to blend it out as the texture was a little thin and watery so it sheered out too quickly. This shade shifted to a greenish-gold finish. Once it dried down, the color stayed in place well for eight hours and had slight fallout.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Sea Siren
Sea Siren
Sea Siren
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

01/08

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Sunset Cove

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium pinky lavender with warmer pink undertones and a mix of cooler pink, lavender, and violet pearl. It had a more metallic sheen than overtly glittery finish, but it was quite reflective. It had medium, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque coverage) that applied fairly evenly. There was a shift from brighter pink to a cooler lavender that was more prominent when layered over another product. The color lasted for eight and a half hours with slight fallout over time.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Sunset Cove
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

ColourPop Sand, Pink, Nectar Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Super Hard Core

ColourPop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light, buttery yellow with warm undertones and a sparkling, pearly sheen. It had opaque color payoff that applied nicely to bare skin–even, smooth, and never patchy. The texture was smooth, blendable, and just emollient enough to feel like a cream going on but it dried down to a powder-like finish that lasted all day (over ten hours).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Super Hard Core
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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A

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