Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow

Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a “creamy, waterproof, long-lasting eyeshadow.” The formula says that it will last for 16-hours (!). The three shades wore around 12 hours well on me, which is good wear but not quite 16, before I saw some slight creasing. I did have some fall out with the more sparkly shades, which are deceptively matte-looking in the pots initially, but as soon as you disturb the top layer, you’ll see the sparkles. The pigmentation across all three shades was good, and the consistency was lightly creamy without being heavy or thick, but the colors spread evenly and smoothly over the lid.

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Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows
Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Beige Mousseline (2)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Color Tattoo Eyeshadows

For spring, Maybelline released six limited edition shades (so says the display) of Color Tattoos in its Dare to Go Nude Collection. I’ve been trying to find these for a few weeks now, and by some miracle, I was able to find five of the shades. Unfortunately, I don’t have Stroke of Midnight (but you can see it swatched on Musings of a Muse for reference). Most of the stores I’ve visited haven’t even had displayers (empty or not), but a CVS about ten miles away did have a display that was only partially ravaged (many of the seals on lip products had been removed). It’s a real shame that these aren’t permanent, because they would be welcomed additions to the permanent range. Though in some ways, they might seem “boring” to some, they’re very core, basic shades. They reminded me a lot of Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow range in color selection as well as feel and finish–these all felt a little thinner than the original formula, a smidgen more emollient, but they applied and wore as well as the original shades do. As always, I’m not keen on actually wearing makeup for 24-hours, so I didn’t test any of these for a full 24-hours, but I tested all five for sixteen hours.

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Pure Nude (80)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Dior Celeste, Fantasie, Mirage Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadows

As I mentioned in my review for Nocturne and Rosee, Dior released four shades under the Fusion Mono Matte formula for spring. According to Dior, the new formula is “soft” (presumably sheer) when applied with fingertips and then “bold” (presumably pigmented) when using an applicator “to reveal pure matte color.” It’s an interesting formula; it has a much drier feel once applied, but it’s not actually dry. The consistency isn’t quite as emollient as the regular range, but it’s not stiff or difficult to work with. They do not sheer out as readily as the more shimmery shades, though. It almost seems like putty in the jar–you could just shape it however you’d like. If you have any natural dryness on your lid or around your eye area, the texture can be unforgiving and will catch onto some of that dryness. All three wore well for nine hours and had minor fading after ten hours of wear.

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Dior Celeste (121) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow Celeste (121)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Dior Nocturne & Rosee Fusion Mono Eyeshadows

For spring, Dior’s released a new finish to their Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow range called Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte. They also released one additional shade of the range, Rosee, as a Nordstrom exclusive. This post is a review of Nocturne, which is from the Fusion Mono Matte range, and Rosee, as they’re both shimmery–Nocturne has a lot more in common with the original formula than the matte one. According to Dior, the new formula is “soft” (presumably sheer) when applied with fingertips and then “bold” (presumably pigmented) when using an applicator “to reveal pure matte color.”

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Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow Nocturne (091)
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Chanel Diapason (92) & Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows

Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “luminous deep purple.” It’s a dark, warm purple over a burgundy-brown base with a frosted, shimmering finish. It had fairly good color payoff, which could be sheered out for a warmer, browner color. The finish was fairly metallic and quite sparkling. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and blendable. I wore this on the outer half of my lid, and it lasted well for eight hours and had faint creasing and fading apparent after nine hours of wear. Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $5.99) is a powder, less purple. Urban Decay Remix (LE, $18.00) is also powder but similar in color. Disney by Sephora Master (LE) is darker, powder. MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Diapason (92)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “beige gold.” It’s a pale, champagne gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff in a single stroke and built up nicely. The consistency was lightly creamy–enough to glide across lids without skipping but it didn’t take forever to set. Once set, it stays in place and wore well for eight hours. This is particularly nice for highlighting the inner corner of the eye to brighten. Too Faced Crème Brulee (P) is darker, powder. L’Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is yellower, power. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is slightly warmer, yellower, and powder. Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is powder, slightly yellower. Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is warmer, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick 24 Karat
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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