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ColourPop Boogie Nights Super Shock Shadows (Part 1)

ColourPop Famous Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Famous Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Famous Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft subtle gold.” It’s a light, yellowed gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, creamy texture that felt almost wet to the touch, but it still had the mousse-like consistency you’d expect from ColourPop’s eyeshadow formula. It applied well with true-to-pot color and coverage, and the eyeshadow looked as good ten hours later as it did when I applied it. Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Super Hard Core (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Cheap Date Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “true gold … with silver sparkles.” It’s a medium, yellow gold with warm, brown undertones and silver sparkle over a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, smooth texture that was easy to blend out. It has a little more texture to it, so it could have gone on a little more smoothly on the lid with a brush (with a fingertip, it was fine). The color showed no signs of fading or creasing after ten hours of wear. Laura Mercier Gilded Gold (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Topkapi #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel RĂªve d'Orient #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Goldmine (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Brass Knuckles (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Spell #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Studly (LE, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Gold Goddess (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop DGAF Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “medium-toned rusty brown … with gold glitter.” It’s a medium, reddish-brown with warm, orange undertones and a lot of gold glitter. It was richly pigmented, creamy, smooth, and blendable. A few sparkles fell out while blending out the edges, but I didn’t have any fall out during wear, and it was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Oxidize (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Solar Flare (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Soleil (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Boy Band (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Moonshine Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rich chocolate brown coated with gold glitter.” It’s a medium-dark, chocolate brown with warm, orange undertones and a gold sparkle. It was incredibly soft, creamy, and smooth–very dense–and intensely pigmented. This shade went on beautifully, and it was easy to work with as it didn’t lose intensity but still diffused around the edges without a lot of work. The color wore for ten hours without fading or creasing. Too Faced Cocoa Chili (P, $16.00)(90% similar). Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Papilio (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Surabaya #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Dart (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Satellite (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Deluxe (DC, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Jackpot (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S632 Hazelnut (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Inattendue #1 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Thunderbird (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Laura Mercier Choco Glace (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop On the Rocks (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Rhinestone Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep blue green.” It’s a muted, blackened bluish-teal with a pearly shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage, and it was somewhat buildable, but it had a little more slip to the consistency that made it harder to really layer for opaque coverage. The texture was smooth and blendable, and it still lasted a long time (ten hours).
Gucci Beauty Malachite (Right) (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #18 (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V) (P, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Mermaid (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Celestial Peak (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Jardin #5 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Give In Take III (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #17 (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Scandal #5 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Stormy Seas (113) (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Emerald Dusk (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Hijack (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Misdemeanor (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Famous
Famous
Famous
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow DGAF
DGAF
DGAF
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Cheap Date
Cheap Date
Cheap Date
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Moonshine
Moonshine
Moonshine
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Rhinestone
Rhinestone
Rhinestone
A-

Limited Edition

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

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MAC Dark Desires Studio Eye Glosses

MAC Erogenous Zone Studio Eye Gloss
MAC Erogenous Zone Studio Eye Gloss

MAC Studio Eye Gloss ($22.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is one of those products that really mystifies me, because I don’t know why it’s launched and included in consumer-geared collections. I wish they were touted as lipglosses, because at least they might be wearable (though the texture is like glue). You can read my in-depth review of the formula here, but I’ll also summarize here. The formula is incredibly sticky, glue-like, and is so tacky that as you apply the product, you can feel your skin lift off of your eyeball, because the eyelid is sticking to your fingertip or a brush and snap back in place. On the lid, my eyelid gets stuck against the skin above my crease. It creases within five minutes (and I’d even just apply it to the lid, but it’s such a jetsetter that it finds its way well past the crease line anyway). The color goes on unevenly and migrates around. It transfers to the lower lash line (from the eyelid). It gets into the inner corner and causes the upper and lower lash lines to stick. I’ve tried barely a dab and a full glob, and the wear is always the same–disappointing and futile. It is more comfortable to apply a similarly-colored eyeshadow and apply a gloss or petroleum jelly on top for a glossy effect that is far more comfortable and less painful to use. MAC says they’re a “gloss for eyes that provides high shine with buildable coverage” and can be used to enhance pigments (which just causes them to crease, migrate, and move everywhere) or worn alone.

If you are so brave as to try, from all the attempts I have made using this formula, my best have been using downward strokes with a flat, synthetic brush (but only in one direction and never repeating over the same area), though this has not solved wear issues, only minimized the pain of applying. I think this, at best, a PRO product, and it would have been great if MAC made it for all-over – so it could be used on lips or cheeks, not just the eyes, which is probably the hardest and least practical area to apply something that feels like thick glue.

MAC Erogenous Zone Studio Eye Gloss ($22.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “violet with multi-coloured glitter.” It’s a muted, navy blue with fuchsia, blue, and violet pearl in a glossy base. It creased within two minutes, was incredibly thick and tacky (like applying glue to your lids), made my skin stick to my fingertips/brushes and then later my lid stick to the skin above my lid, or my lash lines to stick together as the gloss migrated into my inner and outer corners and below the lash line. Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Banafsaji (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Baby T (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Givenchy Bleu Soie (4) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Beat Down (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Sapphire (LE, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Spank Me Studio Eye Gloss ($22.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “black with multi-coloured glitter.” It’s a dark black with warm, olive undertones and multi-colored pearl–a lot of green, pink, and blue–paired with a glossy finish. The color is gorgeous in the pot and swatched, but it is a nightmare applied and in use. Buxom Black Lab (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Inattendue #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Jet Couture (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Studio Eye Gloss Erogenous Zone
2.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
0
Texture
0
Longevity
1.5
Application
28%
Total
MAC Studio Eye Gloss Spank Me
Spank Me
Spank Me
2.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
0
Texture
0
Longevity
1.5
Application
27%
Total

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ColourPop Blitzed Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Blitzed Super Shock Shadow Set
ColourPop Blitzed Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Blitzed Super Shock Shadow Set ($30.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six full-sized Super Shock Shadows. All six are limited edition and exclusive to the set. All six shades wore for twelve hours without creasing or fading, and I only had minimal fall out with the really glittery shades (like a handful, not a disco party!). They were consistent with ColourPop’s formula in general.

Valley Girl is described as a “soft vanilla with tons of gold highlights.” It’s a white gold with warm undertones and a darker champagne gold shimmer and sparkle. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that glided on easily and covered well. The color lasted for twelve hours, which is when I removed it, but I saw no signs of wear. Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Helia (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #2 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Snowflakes (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Telepathic (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Born Glam (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Crown (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Plead Gilty (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Newbury Street (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Party Girl is described as a “soft dusty pink.” It’s a muted, light-medium peachy-pink with warm undertones and barely-there shimmer. The texture was slightly drier than the more shimmery shades in the set, but it wasn’t stiff or difficult to blend out. It had good color payoff with a blendable consistency that lasted for twelve hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Tartetini (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Flamingo (57V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Melody (98) (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Thirsty Girl is described as a “warm bronze drenched with gold glitter.” It’s a molten, gold-tinged bronze with warm undertones and lighter gold glitter. It was intensely pigmented with a really rich, dense, and creamy texture that glided on easily without losing its depth. The glitter didn’t fall out unless I sheered it out a lot, but I didn’t have any fall out while worn (and the color stayed put for twelve hours!). Colour Pop Amira (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #6 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Ore (P, $25.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Romp (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Stun (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Gold (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Utopia (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Eve (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Chains of Love (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bette (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Cognac (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fan Girl is described as a “cool-toned violet grey.” It’s a blackened navy blue with cool undertones and multi-colored shimmer and micro-sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a creamy, blendable consistency that felt a bit more emollient than the average shade in the formula. It was buildable to more opaque coverage. This shade lasted for twelve hours on me. Chanel Apparition (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Party Time (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Erudite Sapphire (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Naval Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Talk Derby to Me (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Dance Party (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

That Girl is described as a “charcoal grey drizzled with lots of silver and gold glitter.” It’s a murky, green-ish gray with warmer undertones and silver and gold glitter. It had so-so color payoff, which I found buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but I couldn’t get it fully opaque. With the cream-based formula, the glitter binds with the base, and it applied smoothly and evenly, while I only had minimal fall out over a twelve-hour period. Giorgio Armani Onyx (05) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Enviable (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Black No. 1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Eiffel (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Jade Shore (LE, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sultan's Garden (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Roller Girl is described as a “true black topped with rainbow glitter.” It’s an intense, deep black with subtle, warm undertones and multi-colored sparkle. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, smooth texture that applied beautifully. It didn’t lose its richness at all, and the glitter was noticeable. This shade lasted for twelve hours with just a smidgen of fall out. Buxom Black Lab (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome The New Black (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) is less pigmented, cooler, lower quality (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Grommet (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Envy (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #12 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Blacklit (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Set Blitzed
Blitzed
Blitzed
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total
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Party Girl

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Thirsty Girl

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Fan Girl

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That Girl

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Roller Girl

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Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set
Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set ($58.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes six miniature-sized eyeshadow pencils. Four shades are part of the permanent range, while two (Ganache and Aubergine) are limited edition. The Caviar Stick formula is supposed to “glide on smoothly” and “blend effortlessly” while also being “long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant” with “rich colour payoff.” Most of the shades I have tested from the formula are very good and true to the claims, though occasionally a shade is less pigmented or less blendable (but wear seems to be most consistent). The set contains $86.90 worth of product.

Sugar Frost is a light-medium champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–about 85% coverage or so to my eye–with a creamy, slightly “wet” feel to it that glided across the lid without skipping or tugging. It was blendable for about twenty seconds, and after it mostly dried down, you could still diffuse the edge a bit with a stiffer brush, so the formula is forgiving and easy enough to work with if you’re comfortable with pencils. The color lasted for nine hours before creasing. Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Ciate Vaycay (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Vitality (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosegold is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was creamy and comfortable to apply, though the pigmentation was less impressive–at least it was buildable on the lid without lifting the first layer (the other one I have from last year is more pigmented). On, the color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Gold Leaf (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Sandalwood (LE, $18.00) is more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a medium-dark, bronzy taupe with warm, red-brown tones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a nice creaminess that nearly applied itself with great coverage and adherence to the skin. It was easily blended out and lasted for nine hours. MAC Mortal #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage (49M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Minx (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Rose Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Khaki is a muted, medium-dark olive brown with lighter green shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied evenly. The eyeshadow wore well for nine hours before creasing slightly. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Covenant (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bedazzled Spruce (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Seaside (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Jade (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Forest #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I628 Reptile (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Never Too Late (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Kaki Brocart (6) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Green Clean #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ganache is a medium-dark, orange-toned brown with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice pigmentation, though not totally opaque; almost like lipstick that has a little translucency and enables the natural lip color to come through. The consistency was creamy, but I found it dried down faster than the shimmery shades and was a little harder to blend out. It lasted for nine hours. Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dark Brew (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Bandit (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Russet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cocoa (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #5 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sisley Paris Toffee (7) (P, $47.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Terre (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #4 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Atlantique #5 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Dolomites (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Aubergine is a muted, plummy purple with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was really creamy, so I initially worried about wear, but it still held on well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. It had good pigmentation and took about thirty seconds to dry down to a semi-matte finish, but it was never totally matte unless blended out quite a bit. MAC Worthy (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Two Much (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE, ) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #5 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Zoeva Exquisite (P, ) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Mancat (LE, ) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Dior Magnify #5 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Sketch (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Delectable (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum, Hollywood, Silver Mirage Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a very pale, light-medium silvery lavender with flecks of warmer gold micro-shimmer. The color is interesting, because it’s both cool and warm; when applied at full coverage, it is cooler, but if sheered out, the gold shimmer seems to come more to the forefront and gives it a warmer appearance. The texture was lightweight, smooth, blendable, and semi-opaque to opaque. I prefer using a separate brush with these than the applicator (also, more sanitary! and given each of these contain so much product, I avoid double-dipping to maximize the life of the product!). The color lasted for twelve hours before creasing slightly (marketed as 16-hour wear). LORAC Silvermist (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Look at the Eyes (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Pallor (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Silver Screen (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Elegant Friend (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #4 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Harlot (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Hollywood (17) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a subdued, light-medium peachy gold with warm, brown udnertones and a metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy, blendable texture that didn’t dry too fast or too slow, so it was easy to work with. The color lasted for thirteen hours on me. Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Natural Vigor #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Silver Mirage (18) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and almost silver-like sheen. It had good pigmentation, and it was totally opaque when I later applied it on my lid with a brush, but the formula seems to yield somewhat variable results based on the pull of product–sometimes it is thinner, sometimes it is thicker. The texture is lightweight, easy to blend and apply to the skin, and dries down nicely. The color started to crease slightly after thirteen hours of wear. Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Rose Pewter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Rocker (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Morning Freshness (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Rose Platinum (16)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Hollywood (17)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Silver Mirage (18)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Tom Ford Night Sky (01) Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Night Sky (01) Cream and Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Night Sky (01) Cream and Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Night Sky (01) Cream and Powder Eye Color ($66.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes a full-sized powder eyeshadow and full-sized cream eyeshadow housed in a two-tiered component. They worked well together, but both were weaker on their own and less impressive as a result. The cream eyeshadow was hard to apply evenly; the darker color paired with greater slip yielded sheerer, streakier results, but the formula is buildable and opaque in two layers, so it can work. I just don’t think it’s as good as past iterations of the cream eyeshadow formula (which I’m normally a huge fan of).

Also, surprised to see this product already increase by $6 since the last release!

Night Sky (Powder) is a muted, blackened blue with hints of gray and multi-colored shimmer (primarily violet, blue, and aquamarine) over a mostly matte base. The texture was soft, smooth, and thinner than most Tom Ford eyeshadows that I’ve come across. It had good color payoff, but it was prone to sheering out a bit in practice, so it is a shade better applied over the cream eyeshadow or over a base and patted on, rather than swept on, if you want to maintain intensity. The color lasted for eight hours on me. NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced De La Mer (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Night Sky (Cream) is a blackened navy blue with fine shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. It was very pigmented, but it was also quite emollient, yet thick, which made it apply with more semi-opaque coverage. I was able to layer to get totally opaque coverage, but it was very difficult to do in just one stroke. The color looked streaky without a second layer as well. Once it dried down, the color didn’t budge or fade for twelve hours. MAC Aphrodisiatic (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Glenan (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $16.00)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Thru the Night (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Imaginary (P, $18.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced De La Mer (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC No Taboos (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Ubangi (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Climax (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Dark Rite (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Midnight Blue (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Baby T (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream & Powder Eye Color Night Sky (01)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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