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MAC Imaginary & Nice Composure Pro Longwear Paint Pots

MAC Imaginary Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Imaginary Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Imaginary Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “deep blue plum shimmer.” It’s a deepened, muted, navy blue with fine navy blue and violet pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency, but it is really dense in the pot. The denser texture made it less blendable on the skin; it was better as a defined area rather than used as a cream eyeshadow (so I preferred it as an eyeliner). The color lasted for twelve hours on me before starting fade (the formula has a stated wear time of 15 hours per MAC’s site). Tom Ford Beauty Night Sky (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Goddess (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (LE, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Ubangi (P, $25.00) is glossier, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora So Demure (LE) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Bleu Soie (4) (P, $23.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #4 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced De La Mer (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nice Composure Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool grey.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray with cool, almost purple-like tones, and a satin finish. It had nice color payoff with a creamy enough formula that it applied well and still retained some blendability if you wanted to use it as a base or cream eyeshadow. The texture is still denser than your average cream eyeshadow, so you’ll want to work one eye at a time to maximize the time you have to blend out any edges. This shade lasted for twelve hours on me before fading. Urban Decay Slanted (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Fit (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Granite (P) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Silver Gull (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Trumpeter Koel (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Rose Blend #2 (LE) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Imaginary
Imaginary
Imaginary
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Nice Composure
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a pearly sheen. theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Party Girl (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Enjoy (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Third Eye Blinded (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Stubborn (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Christmas Blend (LE, $16.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Desert Rose (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I’m happy to say that this is a better product than Fleur de Pierre! The newest iteration of the Illusion d’Ombre family is supposed to be a matte version, though I’m not sure where shimmer and matte became interchangeable; these have a drier, smoother consistency and much less sparkle/glitter compared to the permanent Illusion d’Ombre line-up, but this shade is nowhere near matte. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was blendable and could be sheered out for more of a wash of color (brightening for fair to medium skin tones) or used as a base. The color lasted for nine hours on me before fading.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow Melody (98)
Melody (98)
Melody (98)
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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ColourPop Intoxicate & Jet Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “caramel brown.” It’s a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and creamy consistency that blended out nicely on the skin without sheering out. I had no issues applying it with a brush (MAC 242), but you can also use fingertips if you prefer. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals True Chocolate (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Outre (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is more muted, lighter (80% similar). MAC Brownluxe #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Desire (P) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Jet Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “almost black with the slightest hint of warmth.” It’s a blackened purple with warm, brown edges and a mostly matte finish. It had fairly opaque pigmentation with a smooth consistency that wasn’t wet to the touch, but it wasn’t dry or stiff to use. It does have a tendency to sheer out a bit along the edges and looks more maroon than black unless really layered. The color lasted for ten hours before I noticed any fading. theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Shadowy Lady (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Bombshell (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Aubergine (P) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #5 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Spellcaster (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 4 #2 (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Both of these shades were released a few months ago, and they are limited edition–they fell through the “cracks” so-to-speak when it came to reviewing in a more timely fashion but are still available, so lucky for me 🙂

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Intoxicate
Intoxicate
Intoxicate
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Jet
Jet
Jet
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Laura Mercier Gilded Gold, Orchid, Plum, Seashell Caviar Sticks

Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dirtied, medium yellowed gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage but was more challenging to blend for me. It seemed prone to skipping on the skin, and it was one that applied a lot better with a separate brush (try a flat, synthetic one). It wore well for nine hours before creasing. Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Unwind (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blitz (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Cheap Date (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is better quality, warmer, more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 02 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Goldilux (P, $13.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Thrasher (P, $21.00) is better quality, more pigmented, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Goldmine (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Old Gold (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Gold (P, $25.00) is more muted, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Iskandar (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Orchid Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a softened, light-medium lavender with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable consistency that lasted for eight hours before showing signs of creasing. I wish it had been a little creamier in consistency to make for better application. Giorgio Armani #14 (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kylie Cosmetics North Star (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Utopia (96) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lilacked (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Macaroon (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Plum Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a blackened plum purple with warm undertones and a soft, sprinkling of plum shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with some creaminess, but it was a challenge to blend due to it drying down very quickly–I didn’t feel like I had much time to work with it before the edges became unmovable. Once it set, it stayed on well for nine hours. MAC Deceit (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #5 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunset (15) (LE, $39.00) is cooler (90% similar). Fyrinnae Alchemist's Curse (P, $6.80) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #1 (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Young Punk (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Drama Queen (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #4 (P) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Violet (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Cabernet (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #4 (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Smoldering Plum (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Seashell Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, white gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, and this shade was more like I remember the formula being: creamy without being too slippery, so it applied with even, smooth coverage on the lid and then wore all day long (nine hours)–but it was still blendable and easy to use. The others weren’t as foolproof. Makeup Geek Voltage (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is more muted, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is touted as “long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant” with “rich color payoff.” My experience has been that the more neutral shades (browns, taupes, beiges) tend to out-perform the colored ones.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Gilded Gold
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Orchid
Orchid
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Plum
Plum
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Seashell
Seashell

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MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadows (2015)

MAC Black Sands Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Black Sands Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC Black Sands Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “black with green pearl.” It’s a medium-dark black with light blue and green pearl paired with neutral-to-cool undertones. It had semi-sheer coverage, and it was really patchy/difficult to blend as it never looked even. It lasted for seven hours before creasing. Viseart Diane (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #5 (LE) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is better quality, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Black Tie (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Black Lab (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (P, $5.00) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Emerald Power Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “emerald green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark emerald green with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly sheen. There was a lot of slip to the texture, which resulted in more uneven, patchy coverage. The color wore for eight hours at least! Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Pre-nup (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Buxom Saint Bernard (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Grasshopper (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Walk on the Wild Side (08) (P, $10.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Estee Lauder Extreme Emerald (P, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Donna (LE, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Milani Green Safari (P, $6.49) is warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Midori (P, $12.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Indo (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ever Evergreen (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Iggy (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Fins (LE) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Central Perk (LE, $16.00) is darker, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC In Orbit Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light warm neutral.” It’s a sparkling, golden copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen paired with copper sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was somewhat buildable. This was the better-applyling shade out of the four, but it added a noticeable texture to the lid due to the chunkier consistency. I had some fall out over the eight hours it lasted. Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Natural Vigor #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gilded Thrill (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Vision (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Creative Copper (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC I Like 2 Watch (LE, $21.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Electric Illumination Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright silver.” It’s a bright, very light silver with lighter white and silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and the texture was noticeably chunky, so it didn’t apply evenly and the glittery bits often clumped together. I had some fall out over time, though the “color” didn’t seem to crease for eight hours. Too Faced String of Lights (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is brighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #1 (P) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Tinsel (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #2 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Tower Bridge (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Filament (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Silver Dollar (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) has a sponge-like texture with some spring, so they are a cream eyeshadow but dry down and set to more of a powder finish. If you’ve tried Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres, ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, Dior Diorshow Fusion Ombres, or Buxom Stay There Eyeshadows, these are similar in regards to texture. The performance of these really ranges from shade to shade, and the major weakness is really in the application/texture as some shades sheer out easily or apply unevenly (usually the darker shades). I recommend MAC’s 242 for application, as it lays down color well and you can use it to blend out the edges. They wear well without creasing or fading, but there is some fall out with the more sparkly shades. For summer, MAC is re-releasing the formula with a lot of repromotes that I’ve reviewed previously here as well as seven new shades.

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Black Sands
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
71%
Total
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Emerald Power
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow In Orbit
In Orbit
In Orbit
6.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
67%
Total
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Electric Illumination
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
64%
Total

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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 2)

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool grey.” It’s a medium, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and applied very true-to-pan. The wear was fantastic–there was no fading or creasing after ten hours of wear. Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $10.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is cooler, brighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Espresso (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve grey.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple-taupe with a sprinkling of very, very fine shimmer over a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture had the drier (but smooth) consistency of a lot of the ColourPop’s mattes, but it wasn’t too dry; the eyeshadow still spread out without losing intensity and was easy to apply on the lid. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. Too Faced Mulberry (LE, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Plum Smoke (P, $23.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Charade #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte I Think I Cannes (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #4 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #3 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Zoeva Old Master (P) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Straight Trippin’ Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep black with a slight hint of a violet hue.” It’s a purpled burgundy with warm, plummy undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, but it ran a little drier, so it needed extra blending to ensure it didn’t look uneven or patchy when applied. The color lasted for ten hours without any fading or creasing that I could see. Too Faced Meow! (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Jet (LE, $5.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #5 (LE) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Shana (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Huckleberry (LE, $16.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Beverly Hills #4 (P) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened olive.” It’s a deepened olive green with subtle, warm khaki undertones and fine khaki and green shimmer. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, blendable texture that still applied with full intensity to the lid. At this point, I sound like a broken record, but after ten hours of wear, it still looked as good as it did initially applied. Clarins Forest #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shade V (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cobra (LE, $19.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is more muted, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

All of these eyeshadows are limited edition and will be available on August 27th.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Mixed Tape
Mixed Tape
Mixed Tape
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Party Time
Party Time
Party Time
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Straight Trippin'
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Plaid
Plaid
Plaid
A+

Limited Edition

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

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