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Tom Ford Beauty Siren Blue, Burnished Copper, Opale, Platinum Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Opale Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Opale Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) has eight new shades for spring. According to Tom Ford PR, the Cream Color for Eyes shades are limited edition, though a couple of stores/counters have said differently (and some have agreed). Worth noting, the jars are different and contain less, while the price has increased; the shade released last spring was $42 for 0.21 oz. and these are $45 for 0.17 oz. The jar is slightly taller with a shorter diameter. Practically speaking, I don’t think the missing amount is going to be “felt” by the user as they have been rather large, but I was disappointed to see the squeeze on both ends–price and quantity.

The Cream Color for Eyes formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “metallic” with a “creamy formula” that doesn’t “crease or smudge.” The majority of the shades I’ve tried in the range live up to those things–good pigmentation but can be applied sheerly (use less and/or apply with a fluffy brush) or kept opaque (a little goes a long way) with eight to twelve hours of wear (no primer). They’re blendable and dry down fast enough not to crease too easily while you’re working on them but not so quickly that they don’t budge. I did find that a couple of the new shades were more emollient than past shades and did have a longer dry down time and were harder to keep out of creases (in this review, that would be Siren Blue).

Tom Ford Siren Blue Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, aqua blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a creamy consistency that had a wetter feel than most shades I’ve tried in this formula. The dry down took longer, and it was hard to keep from gathering in the creases when I tried using it on my inner corner/lid area; when I tried it on the outer lid, I had less trouble. Once it set, I didn’t get further creasing or movement until eight and a half hours later.
Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is brighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Malibu (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Lancome My French #7 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #5 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). CoverGirl Turquoise Glow (325) (LE, $4.99) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Big Kahuna (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Griffith Green (126) (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Burnished Copper Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a dark, olive green with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen with faint gold micro-sparkle. It was intensely pigmented, and a little went a very, very long way. The texture was creamy without being too wet, but it still blended out well. The color lasted for ten hours before creasing slightly. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Venom (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Gargoyle (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mysterious Influence (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Left) (P) is more muted (90% similar). Clinique Willow Pop (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I328 Bronze (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #14 (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #24 (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Opale Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, shimmer finish. It had good pigmentation with a creamy, lightweight consistency that applied well and blended out nicely, though some of the sparkle dropped below the lid as it dried down and was blended. However, once it dries down (and you’re not rubbing off the sparkles with a brush), there didn’t appear to be fall out while worn. It lasted for eight and a half hours before lightly creasing on me. MAC Seasonal Spirit (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Flirt (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Bikini-tini (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Devotion (P) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Funny Girl (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Kitten (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted sheen. It was noticeably warmer with stronger red tones than the one I have from before. It still had great coverage with a creamy, blendable texture that wore well for ten hours before lightly creasing, but the undertone difference was noticeable. Sleek MakeUP Python (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Night Hopper (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Iraklion (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Champagne Shimmer (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Ulta Taupe (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Mink Magnet (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Les Poissons (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Siren Blue
Siren Blue
Siren Blue
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Burnished Copper
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Opale
Opale
Opale
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes Prismatique Eyes

The following was previously written for my first review on this formula, as all three I tried were very consistent in performance: Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

Based on the fact that the cream eyeshadow is the long-wearing part and has the most claims, I rated this as a standalone product plus how well it did hold the glitter eyeshadow, but the wear considers it on its own as well as when worn with the glitter eyeshadow. On the other hand, the glitter eyeshadow’s wear is based on how long it wears over the cream base (there seem to be next to no claims made for the eyeshadow, other than calling it a top coat and it designed to be very sparkly!). The cream eyeshadow worked decently as an eyeliner without the glittery eyeshadow on top of it, but on the lid, it had a tendency to crease before it had a chance to set due to a longer dry-down time. If I applied the glittery eyeshadow on top of the cream base as it was drying down, the glitter was fairly locked on and seemed to prevent any initial creasing. Then the whole layer cake of product lasted for nine hours before I noticed faint creasing. The cream eyeshadow was fairly crease-resistant, but the longer dry down time meant keeping the lid close and lightly patting the cream eyeshadow back into place after 15-20 seconds until it was fully dried at about 45 seconds. I recommend a flat, slightly narrow, synthetic brush to pat on the glitter eyeshadow for best results.

The glitter eyeshadow will get everywhere without the cream base to lock on, and the glitter seemed like flecks, which were a pain to remove from the skin (it is always amusing that glitter won’t stick to the lid, but it’ll stick to your nose no problem!). The cream eyeshadow was generally pigmented but had a fair amount of slip to it without being really thick, so it tended to look patchy and uneven on the lid, especially the more I blended out the edge. It is the type of product that is easier to use as a base on the lid and then use traditional powder eyeshadow to do crease work. The packaging felt flimsy to me, and I’ve too often swiveled open the lower level and nicked the edge of the pan as a result. I had consistent results across the three shades I purchased inasmuch as wear and application went.

Scandal Eyes (Cream) is described as a “deep black.” It’s a very dark, inky black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It was intensely pigmented–the most pigmented of the three–and had the least slip, so it also applied the best out of the ones I purchased. The color was only slightly streaky but remained mostly opaque on the lid. The color didn’t take as long to dry down, but I still had to be careful about keeping the product out of creases while it was drying down. Once it set, the color was crease-resistant for eight and a half hours. When I patted the glitter eyeshadow on top, the wear was over nine hours with minimal fall out. The edges were difficult to diffuse; I tried fingertips, synthetic flat and fluffy brushes, as well as natural brushes. Laura Mercier Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Zeitgeist (P, $25.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Scandal Eyes (Glitter) is described as a “sparkly bewitching black duo-chrome.” It’s a multi-colored shimmered dark charcoal gray with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a fair amount of glitter. The texture felt smooth in the pan, but it was so soft that it was also a little crumbly to work with, so it was harder to blend out the eyeshadow over the base and was better only patted on with a firm, flat synthetic brush with only very subtle blending on the edges to keep it from getting everywhere. Givenchy Inattendue #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Let's Boogie (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Jet Couture (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Dark Matter (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Smoke & Mirrors (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Cygne Noir #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Scandal Eyes
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Clarins Spring 2016 Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadows

Clarins Silver Ivory Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow
Clarins Silver Ivory Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a cream-to-powder eyeshadow that is supposed to adhere well to skin, last long, and give “pure color.” The texture is lightly spongy, where it has give if you press against it, but it doesn’t have the wetness of your traditional cream eyeshadow. The texture is smooth, lightweight, and blendable, while color coverage was mostly opaque to opaque. The three I tried lasted between seven and eight hours on me. You’ll notice that Silver Ivory has come away from the edges of the pot, but it didn’t seem drier in texture compared to the others and pretty much performed similarly!

Clarins Silver Ivory Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, light-medium golden pewter with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was easy to use, blendable, and retained most of its opacity when applied to the lid without sheering out too readily. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours before creasing. Cle de Peau Serenity (Right) (P) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC French Toast (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #1 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, $33.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Lunar Cycle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #5 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Palladium (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Fly by Twilight (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Bling (LE) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Golden Pear (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Antares (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Indulge (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Greenluxe #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clarins Silver Pink Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium pink-mauve with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, blendable consistency that applied well and was easy to use. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing on me. Tarte Haunting (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lilacked (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #32 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Winter Dream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Rose Riot (140) (LE, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Aglow (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Lavender (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #7 (P, $33.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Inked in Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sugared Raisin (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clarins Silver Plum Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark, mauvey taupe with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great pigmentation with a lightly creamy, smooth texture that applied nicely to the skin and blended out easily. This was the longer-wearing of the three, as it made it to eight hours before light creasing was noticeable. Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Zoeva Outline (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Golden Snow #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow Silver Ivory (04)
Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow Silver Pink (05)
Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow Silver Plum (07)

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Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes

The following was previously written for my first review on this formula, as all three I tried were very consistent in performance: Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

Based on the fact that the cream eyeshadow is the long-wearing part and has the most claims, I rated this as a standalone product plus how well it did hold the glitter eyeshadow, but the wear considers it on its own as well as when worn with the glitter eyeshadow. On the other hand, the glitter eyeshadow’s wear is based on how long it wears over the cream base (there seem to be next to no claims made for the eyeshadow, other than calling it a top coat and it designed to be very sparkly!). The cream eyeshadow worked decently as an eyeliner without the glittery eyeshadow on top of it, but on the lid, it had a tendency to crease before it had a chance to set due to a longer dry-down time. If I applied the glittery eyeshadow on top of the cream base as it was drying down, the glitter was fairly locked on and seemed to prevent any initial creasing. Then the whole layer cake of product lasted for nine hours before I noticed faint creasing. The cream eyeshadow was fairly crease-resistant, but the longer dry down time meant keeping the lid close and lightly patting the cream eyeshadow back into place after 15-20 seconds until it was fully dried at about 45 seconds. I recommend a flat, slightly narrow, synthetic brush to pat on the glitter eyeshadow for best results.

The glitter eyeshadow will get everywhere without the cream base to lock on, and the glitter seemed like flecks, which were a pain to remove from the skin (it is always amusing that glitter won’t stick to the lid, but it’ll stick to your nose no problem!). The cream eyeshadow was generally pigmented but had a fair amount of slip to it without being really thick, so it tended to look patchy and uneven on the lid, especially the more I blended out the edge. It is the type of product that is easier to use as a base on the lid and then use traditional powder eyeshadow to do crease work. The packaging felt flimsy to me, and I’ve too often swiveled open the lower level and nicked the edge of the pan as a result. I had consistent results across the three shades I purchased inasmuch as wear and application went. This particular duo had a more pigmented, buildable cream eyeshadow in it, though it was even more slippery than Glamour Eyes, so it easily looked patchy and streaky applied.

Mesmer Eyes (Cream) is described as a “khaki green.” It’s a murky, medium-dark olive green with warm, brown undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage after two passes, but it takes some doing to manage the formula as it dries down. I kept my eyelid closed and patted lightly over the natural crease about half-way through the dry down phase, which helped to push color out of the crease. Once it dried down, the color would last for eight and a half hours. Makeup Geek Dirty Martini (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #12 (P) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm D4 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Shade III (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Mozambique (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mesmer Eyes (Glitter) is described as a “glistening green-gold duo-chrome.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold base with a green-to-gold shift that is most apparent when it is layered but is very subtle on its own. The texture was smoother and less crumbly than Glamour Eyes, so it was easier to use and applied more smoothly over the cream eyeshadow. MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Gorgeous Gold (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Mesmer Eyes
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
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Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

Based on the fact that the cream eyeshadow is the long-wearing part and has the most claims, I rated this as a standalone product plus how well it did hold the glitter eyeshadow, but the wear considers it on its own as well as when worn with the glitter eyeshadow. On the other hand, the glitter eyeshadow’s wear is based on how long it wears over the cream base (there seem to be next to no claims made for the eyeshadow, other than calling it a top coat and it designed to be very sparkly!). The cream eyeshadow worked decently as an eyeliner without the glittery eyeshadow on top of it, but on the lid, it had a tendency to crease before it had a chance to set due to a longer dry-down time. If I applied the glittery eyeshadow on top of the cream base as it was drying down, the glitter was fairly locked on and seemed to prevent any initial creasing. Then the whole layer cake of product lasted for nine hours before I noticed faint creasing. The cream eyeshadow was fairly crease-resistant, but the longer dry down time meant keeping the lid close and lightly patting the cream eyeshadow back into place after 15-20 seconds until it was fully dried at about 45 seconds. I recommend a flat, slightly narrow, synthetic brush to pat on the glitter eyeshadow for best results.

The glitter eyeshadow will get everywhere without the cream base to lock on, and the glitter seemed like flecks, which were a pain to remove from the skin (it is always amusing that glitter won’t stick to the lid, but it’ll stick to your nose no problem!). The cream eyeshadow was generally pigmented but had a fair amount of slip to it without being really thick, so it tended to look patchy and uneven on the lid, especially the more I blended out the edge. It is the type of product that is easier to use as a base on the lid and then use traditional powder eyeshadow to do crease work. The packaging felt flimsy to me, and I’ve too often swiveled open the lower level and nicked the edge of the pan as a result. I had consistent results across the three shades I purchased inasmuch as wear and application went, but this particular duo had the least pigmented cream shade–but since these are intended to be layered on the lid, it did not really make a difference once the glitter eyeshadow as patted on top. It was, of course, noticeably sheer and even more muted on than in the pot when used as an eyeliner.

Glamour Eyes (Cream) is described as a “royal plum.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark lavender purple with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer, streaky coverage unless really piled on, but this made it extremely difficult for the product to dry down evenly without gathering into the creases. When used as a base, I really did not find it to be an issue that the coverage was sheerer or uneven, as patting the glitter on top hid it entirely while still acting as an adhesive for the flecks of glitter. MAC Nearing Dark (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fairytale (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Motown (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Charade #2 (P, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Mulberry (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Purple Haze (DC, $16.00) is cooler, better quality (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glamour Eyes (Glitter) is described as a “brilliant blue-violet duo-chrome.” It is more of a medium, pink-mauve base with blue-to-violet shift with a very glittery, chunky consistency. I think the chunkiness is actually due to how soft the product is, so a lot more product gets dislodged from the surface of the pan than you’d expect, so a very light touch is best. I might even consider using a slightly dampened brush as well. It looks cooler-toned once layered over the cream eyeshadow, and you can start to see the duochrome come through, but on its own, it just seemed like a warmer shade with a lot of glitter. Urban Decay Horizon (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Garden Rose (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Passion (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Smoky Mauve (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Glitterrock (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Halo (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Parallel Universe (Left) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #7 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Blossom (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Mauvelous (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Glamour Eyes
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
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ColourPop Where the Night Is Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Midnight Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Midnight Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Midnight Super Shock Shadow ($20.00 for 0.28 oz. or $5.00 for each 0.07 oz. shade) is a collection of four Super Shock Shadows that can be purchased a “set,” but you can also purchase each shade alone. There’s no monetary advantage to purchasing the set; the only difference is you would get the packaging that reflects the collaboration and collection’s name. It’s a nice selection of shades, and all four shades performed well for me and were consistent with the formula I’ve come to know and love. If you’re unfamiliar with the Super Shock Shadow formula, it is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

Midnight is described as a “black undertone with a ton of gold glitter on top in a metallic finish.” It’s a blackened olive green with warm undertones and gold glitter. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage with two to three layers of product. The texture was lightly emollient and blended out well without turning patchy. The eyeshadow was still going strong after ten hours of wear (no primer), but I did have a few stray glittery bits underneath my eye. Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #3 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Greenluxe #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D308 Aquatic Khaki (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Gabon (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #24 (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Hammered (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #5 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I328 Bronze (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Crowbar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Porter is described as a “warm burgundy with gold multi-dimensional gold glitter on top [of] a metallic finish.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark cranberry with hints of warm, pinky-copper tones and subtle gold sparkle. The texture had a really creamy, smooth feel to it, and it applied with true-to-pot color with full coverage. It blends out with ease and doesn’t look patchy or faded. On me, I didn’t have any fading or creasing even after ten hours of wear. Colour Pop Lectra (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Hidden Motive (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). City Color It's a Girl (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Plummed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Framboise (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Brazenly (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Delicatesse #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). YSL Scandal #3 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Telepathy is described as a “bright gold with a green undertone in an ultra-metallic finish.” It’s a bright, light-medium yellow gold with an almost “cool” undertone (compared to most golds, which are often orange-based) paired with a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had great color payoff with a smooth, blendable consistency that applied beautifully and was still in pristine condition after ten hours of wear. Kat Von D Prophet (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Thrasher (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Goldmine (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 02 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Blitz (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #3 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Hourglass Color Field #2 (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Weenie is described as a “pinky rose gold in a pearlized finish.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark coppery bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was nicely pigmented with full coverage and a creamy, moderately emollient texture (it felt “wetter” than most ColourPop eyeshadows). It sheered out just a wee bit when applied, but it layered well if you needed pristine, opaque pigmentation. It wore well for ten hours. Coloured Raine Who Me (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Reward Yourself (LE, $16.50) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Quite Yummy! (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). City Color Homecoming Queen (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #7 (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (Eye Color) (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). City Color Yas! (P, $6.99) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Hocus Pocus (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Catnap (-, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Blast (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duchess (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Divergent Peaceful Shimmer (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad Where the Night Is
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Permanent

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
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