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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 1)

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Supermodel Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft golden ivory.” It’s a brightening, light-medium golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable, and smooth texture that applied easily to the lid and didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Elektron (P) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Mother's Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #395 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #2 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Crème-filled (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop I Spy Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft yellow peach.” It’s a light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was drier and more challenging to apply as the color would turn patchy and just sit on the lid very unevenly. I couldn’t get it to look as smooth on the lid as it did on the skin, even when patting it on with fingertips. Colour Pop Just a Sip (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Geek (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Ludwin (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Shhh... (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Kennedy (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Spread the Love (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #1 (LE, $2.29) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Custard (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Selfie (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M720 Apricot (P, $21.00) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Orange Soda (P, $12.00) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #5 (LE) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #3 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Boy Band Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “intense red copper.” It’s a muted, medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and pink and gold shimmer. The consistency is soft, smooth, and extremely blendable on the lid without losing its intensity. It had fantastic color payoff and was fully intact after ten hours of wear. Guerlain Petrouchka #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Antiqued (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cedar (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Umber (78M) (P, $29.00) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Maroon (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Sequoia (LE, $19.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Brown Sugar (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Cognac (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Malibu Bronze (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Comfort (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blitz (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar). NARS Fez (P, $25.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stereo Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “blackened burgundy with copper and pink violet duo chrome glitter.” It’s a deepened, burgundy-brown with warm undertones and lighter gold and plum sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a more emollient, thin consistency compared the average ColourPop eyeshadow. It applied better with fingertips or patted on in two to three layers for truer-to-pan intensity in practice. It wore well for ten hours with minimal fall out but no fading or creasing. Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Deep Plum (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Black Forest Truffle (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Variation #4 (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Central Perk Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “dirty maroon.” It’s a medium-dark burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a drier consistency compared to other shades, though it wasn’t actually dry. The texture was smooth, squishy as you’d expect, but it could been more emollient to make blending easier. I liked how it applied with some effort, but just know that it takes some patience to work with. It wore for a full ten hours without fading or creasing. Makeup Geek Bitten (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Goji (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Beverly (LE, $5.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Mod (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Stained Glass (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Plum (LE, $19.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (80% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is darker (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 Supermodel
Supermodel
Supermodel
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow I Spy
I Spy
I Spy
B-

Discontinued

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
80%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Boy Band
Boy Band
Boy Band
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Central Perk
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Dior Addict Fluid Shadows

Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow

Dior Addict Fluid Shadow ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid eyeshadow formula available in five shades. It’s supposed to be a “lightweight, fluid eye shadow” that can be used “as a liner or as allover shadow” that is long-wearing with “enamel shine.” If you’re not a fan of liquid eyeshadow, I don’t suspect these will be converting you any time soon. The texture is thin and watery. They’re very, very difficult to work with, and they do not layer, blend, or dry down well on the lid; they tend to crack and flake off in chunks. If you attempt to layer, the next layer will lift the color underneath it, and the second layer won’t stick to anything. The only way to wear these was by applying a small dab on the center of lid and then using a fingertip to blend to the point where the color wasn’t noticeable and only some shimmer remained. I don’t recommend using the applicator, as it applies a lot of product and makes it difficult to achieve precision. These were a complete disappointment with no redeeming qualities.

Dior Cosmic (275) Dior Addict Fluid Shadow ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and lighter violet pearl. When swatched, it looks much more vibrant and purple-like, but it doesn’t show up as opaque color and the sheered out color is much darker and warmer–more subdued and easier to dupe. I couldn’t build up the color without lifting up the initial layer simultaneously, and it was very hard to diffuse any of the edges. The product flaked off in significant chunks after six hours. City Color Gypsy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Can't Stop, Won't Stop (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Coloured Raine Queen Mother (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Shockwave (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (P, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Phenix (545) Dior Addict Fluid Shadow ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with a sparkly, metallic sheen. It looked chunky applied and settled into the lines on my lid (which I wouldn’t consider having that many of!), and it dried unevenly so it would look thicker/raised in places. The sparkle fell out after four hours, while chunks came off after six hours of wear. Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is cooler, darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Hoopla (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS Studly (LE, $29.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine St. Germain Cocktail (P, $6.99) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Bronze (Eye Color) (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Vision (LE, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #1 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gold Souk (LE, $9.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cushy Life (LE, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Hype (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Zenith (13) (LE, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Interstellar (P, $20.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE) is better quality, cooler, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Praline (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Univers (655) Dior Addict Fluid Shadow ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a dark taupe brown with warmer undertones and a cooler overtone. As it was very difficult to achieve opaque color out of it, the sheered out version was much warmer as bronzy gold frost dominated. It dried down quickly and wasn’t capable of being layered. There was flaking within six hours. NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #3 (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #5 (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Force (P, $20.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Sephora June Gloom (P, $10.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Hell (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Outline (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #2 (LE, $21.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #4 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Resist (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Aurora (825) Dior Addict Fluid Shadow ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium rose gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to mostly opaque), and it was the only shade that I found could be somewhat layered. It did seem to thicken and emphasize the lid for me, though. It lasted for six hours before flaking off. MAC Mineral Mode (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Parallel Universe (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Pink Cascade (06) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Catnap (-, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #16 (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Buzz (P, $19.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Toxic (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Sun Tweaked (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Quite Yummy! (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D750 Frosted Peach (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Destinee (875) Dior Addict Fluid Shadow ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deepened burgundy with warm, reddish-brown undertones and lighter plum-burgundy shimmer that gives it a frosted sheen. It dried down quickly and emphasized the texture of the lid, and it was utterly impossible to layer this without it lifting in giant patches. It started to flake off after six hours of wear. Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is better quality, more pigmented, lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Seduction #1 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is better quality, warmer, more pigmented (90% similar). Inglot #452 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Idyllic (DC, $18.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Crucible (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Fatal (837) (LE, $32.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Burlesque (P, $6.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Chantecaille Starfish (P, $34.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow Cosmic (275)
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow Phenix (545)
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow Univers (655)
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow Aurora (825)
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow Destinee (875)

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Chanel Rouge-Gorge & Fleur de Pierre Illusion d’Ombres

Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) Illusion d'Ombre Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) Illusion d’Ombre Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark gray with cool undertones and fine blue and silver pearl. Chanel’s not the first brand to take liberty with the world “matte” (“the best-loved, gel-cream shadow goes matte”), but this is certainly not matte–there is quite a bit of shimmer in this shade. The texture was noticeably drier with a very thin consistency that made blending more difficult, as the color appeared patchy and uneven. It’s better used at its semi-opaque intensity and then built-up to mostly opaque coverage. It wore for eight hours before creasing slightly. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Ace (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is lighter. Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $5.99) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE, ) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Hourglass Graphite #4 (P, ) is darker. Urban Decay Dagger (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Slanted (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge-Gorge (116) Illusion d’Ombre Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened pop of tangerine orange with warm, yellow undertones and a fine, light gold pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was slightly buildable, but I couldn’t achieve full coverage with this product. I think it would work better as a base product or really blended out for a warm wash of color. The texture was mousse-like with light spring but has a thin, blendable feel on the skin that makes it feel more like a powder once applied. The lasting power came in at eight and a half hours before creasing. Inglot #123R Top (P, $6.00) is less shimmery. MAC Body Conscious (LE, $16.00) is darker. Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever I724 Rust (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever I722 Mandarin (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Play (P, $5.00) is lighter. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #1 (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler. Anastasia China Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery. Anastasia Fresh Peach (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter. LORAC Apricot (LE, ) is more shimmery. Too Faced Macaron (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Milani Bella Mandarin (27) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow Fleur de Pierre (106)
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Rouge-Gorge (116)
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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MAC Iced, Photosphere, Gravitational Electric Cool Eyeshadows

MAC Iced Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Iced Electric Cool Eyeshadow

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. I have three ready to review in this post, and I just received my order of the remaining four this week. The collection is online now and will be available in stores on August 6th.

MAC Iced Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “pearly white.” It’s a sparkling, lightly brightened white with a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that applied fairly smoothly but may look odd without a base, since it is still translucent. It lasted for eight hours on me before creasing slightly. (I also have no idea why it arrived cracked, because it wasn’t dry!) Buxom Sheepdog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Glinda’s Kiss (LE, ) is warmer. MAC 2x Dare #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE, ) is cooler. MAC White (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC She’s Got Class (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery. MAC Pearl (LE, $32.50) is cooler. Viseart Yves (P, ) is warmer. Burberry Optic White (000) (P, $29.00) is brighter. Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. YSL Eau d’Argent (02) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is brighter. Colour Pop Tassel (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Photosphere Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft gold.” It’s a softened, light-medium champagne gold with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had semi-opaque coverage at best, which tended to apply with semi-sheer color payoff in practice. The texture of this seemed slightly drier compared to past iterations of the formula, and it “thickened” on the lid and emphasized the skin’s natural texture while applying unevenly. On me, the color lasted for eight hours before fading. Viseart Champagne (P, ) is darker, warmer. Dior Contraste Horizon #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is darker. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is brighter, cooler. Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. LORAC Uninhibited (P, ) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is darker. Burberry Gold #4 (LE, ) is darker. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Gravitational Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “coppery neutral.” It’s a rich, medium-dark copper brown with warm undertones and fine, gold pearl. It had rich color payoff and went on with full coverage without having to layer it on, but it remained blendable on the skin. The color started to crease after nine hours of wear. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Hot Tamale (LE, $5.00) is darker. Anastasia Truffle (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Deluxe (P, $5.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Brown Sugar (P, $5.99) is lighter. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Sisley Paris Toffee (7) (P, $47.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Untamed (P, ) is darker. Colour Pop Bandit (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Exposed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Antiqued (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Viseart Chantille (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Iced
Iced
Iced
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Photosphere
Photosphere
Photosphere
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Gravitational
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Burberry Gold Copper & Dusky Mauve Eye Colour Creams

Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream
Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream

Burberry Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a new cream eyeshadow formula that is available in eight shades. The formula is supposed to be “creamy, blendable” in texture with a “long-lasting” and “crease-free” wear. Burberry says it can be used to “deliver an effortless wash of luminising colour.” The texture is lightly spongy, though the two shades I tried had a firmer consistency with less spring compared to other formulas I’ve tried. They’re very blendable with semi-opaque coverage that’s easily taken down to more of a wash of color or layered for more opaque coverage, but they’re more medium buildable than a true wash of color. They lasted for six to eight hours on me before creasing.

Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with a gold, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one layer, though it can be sheered out by blending more or layered once more for opaque coverage. The texture is smooth but firmer and less emollient in the pot. This shade started to crease after six hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Praline (LE, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is darker. Stila Peace (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. LORAC Sienna (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Makeup Geek Purely Naked (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is darker. Sephora Collection Selfie (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Desire (P, ) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a blendable consistency. It had more slip than Gold Copper but was dry enough that pressing at the mound in the jar showed it to “crack” almost, even though it did have some slip and was certainly still a cream eyeshadow. It wore well for eight hours before creasing on me. Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker. MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever S560 Taupe (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Anastasia Pink Champagne (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Burberry Rosewood (202) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Burberry Eye Colour Cream Gold Copper No. 100
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Burberry Eye Colour Cream Dusky Mauve No. 108
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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NARS Velvet Shadow Sticks

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to be a “long-wearing, crease-proof” formula with a “velvety matte finish” that “glides smoothly” with “high impact.” The formula is certainly an improvement from the Soft Touch Shadow Pencils, which were some of the fastest-creasing products I have ever tested. This formula doesn’t crease as quickly, though wear is only five to six hours, which isn’t stellar.

The texture is creamy enough that it doesn’t tug, but it dries down to a “semi-dry” texture quickly and becomes difficult to really smooth out. Consistently, when blended, the shades often looked patchy and uneven. This was least apparent with lighter shades that were closer to my skin tone, as the natural skin makes the patchiness less obvious, while in contrast, darker shades showed just how patchy and uneven the colors blended out. They’re better as eyeshadow bases, as they’ll last a bit longer with powder on top to set and the powder eyeshadow will help even out the base. In order to use these as an eyeliner, I highly recommend using a separate brush to grab color from the stick, because the stick is very rounded and large, which made it a real challenge to get it close enough to the lash line to line as well as keep the color precise (it always gave me a more jagged line).

NARS came up with some really interesting colors, and they’re ones you don’t see as often with this type of formula, but for me, the formula just didn’t perform well. If you’re looking for a cream-based eyeshadow from NARS, try their Eye Paints, which are far superior.

NARS Aigle Noir Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “black infused with gold shimmer.” It’s a blackened brown with warm undertones and lighter gold shimmer that almost looks like a dirty taupe to me. The finish is just shy of frost and appears more as a pearly sheen. It had decent coverage in a single stroke but was buildable to full opacity in two layers. The color looked patchy when blended and was difficult to keep looking intense/opaque. It creased after six hours of wear. Rouge Bunny Rouge Olive Violetear (P, $19.00) is lighter. Too Faced Everlasting (P, ) is warmer. Zoeva Infusion (P, ) is darker, cooler. MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $42.00) is lighter. Milani Melange (P, $6.99) is darker. Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (P, $21.00) is darker. Hello Kitty The Original (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

NARS Filbuste Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “black.” It’s an inky black with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff in a single stroke as the consistency was very creamy with some slip, which seemed to impact the wear, as it had bled and migrated as an eyeliner after five hours and creased after four. Urban Decay Crave (P, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Blackout (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, less glossy. MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is less glossy. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less glossy. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is less shimmery. theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is darker. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter. Smashbox Blackout (P, ) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (P, ) is darker. Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NARS Glenan Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “navy.” It’s a dark, navy blue with fine blue pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was slightly buildable but was never opaque for me. It had a tendency to skip and “feather” in a way when applied, and it was a shade that easily became patchy when blended. It started to crease after five and a half hours of wear. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced De La Mer (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. NARS Dark Rite (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter. Viseart Dark Matte #10 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted, warmer. Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Etiquette (P, $5.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Heroine (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever ME224 Navy Blue (P, $21.00) is warmer. NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NARS Goddess Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pink champagne.” It’s a pinky-peach with lighter gold and pink shimmer. It is a more frosted shade with semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke that tended to thicken and apply unevenly when I tried to build it up, so it seemed best used in a single layer. This shade lasted for six hours before creasing. bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. Estee Lauder Pink Zinc (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Naked Lunch (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Artistic License (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is cooler. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer. bareMinerals Future (P, ) is less shimmery. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler. NARS Valhalla (P, $24.00) is lighter. Zoeva Sweeter End (P, ) is more muted. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NARS Hollywoodland Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale gold.” It’s a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with a frosted sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage in one stroke, and you could layer and blend without too much work. It tended to keep its color without lifting or turning patchy, unlike the other shades in the formula. The color started to crease after six and a half hours for me, so it didn’t wear that well. Chanel Intuition #2 (P, ) is darker. bareMinerals Surreal (P, ) is darker. bareMinerals Surreal (P, ) is darker. Urban Decay Blunt (P, $18.00) is darker. Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, darker. Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Lithe (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Viseart Ceska (P, ) is less shimmery. Tarte Dare to Be Gold (LE, ) is darker. Smashbox Champagne (P, ) is lighter. Milani Drenched in Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Sweet & Sour #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler, lower quality. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NARS Oaxaca Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “quartz.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with warm, rosy undertones and a lighter bronze shimmer. It had sheer coverage in one stroke, and it was noticeably drier than the other shades. I was able to build up the color with three layers, but it was very difficult to blend out the edges. The color lasted for six hours before creasing on me. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is lighter. Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. Clarins Garden Escape #6 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Era (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NARS Reykjavik Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “grey.” It’s a deepened gray with a cool, bluish tint and satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single pass, and it was buildable to opaque color with ease, as it was rather creamy. It wasn’t as quick to crease as Filbuste, but it only lasted for five and a half hours. It was more blendable along the edges but still had a tendency to look uneven. MAC Soot (P, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. bareMinerals Amnesia (P, ) is darker. MAC Nehru (P, $16.00) is less glossy. MAC Cinder (Right) (LE, ) is darker, less glossy. Givenchy Gris Organza (7) (P, $23.00) is lighter. theBalm #26 (P, $6.50) is less glossy. bareMinerals Panorama (LE, ) is darker, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #4 (P, ) is lighter. Makeup Geek Paparazzi (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer, less glossy. MAC Typographic (P, $16.00) is warmer, better quality. NARS Transvaal (P, $25.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NARS Sukhothai Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering peacock.” It’s a warm, plummy purple base with blackened teal shimmer. It’s a very interesting shade to see in a cream-based formula, but this was so patchy and uneven applied. I really wish this shade performed better, because it’s really quite interesting and somewhat complex, even on the actual eye (most eyeshadows lose their nuances once applied). I saw creasing after five and a half hours of wear. Tarte Fingerpaint Art (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Woodsmoke (LE, $16.00) is darker. NARS Malacca (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Queen (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Aigle Noir
Aigle Noir
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Filbuste
Filbuste
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Glenan
Glenan
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Goddess
Goddess
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Hollywoodland
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Oaxaca
Oaxaca
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Reykjavik
Reykjavik
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Sukhothai
Sukhothai

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