We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Glamglow25% off with code FF25OFF (has some exclusions), ends 5/01.
  • Macy's10% off beauty with code FRIEND, ends 5/07.

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 (P, $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 darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 02 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Goldilux (P, $13.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Thrasher (P, $21.00) is brighter, more pigmented, better quality (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 shimmery, darker, more muted (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 brighter, warmer (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). Colour Pop Double Date (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Lilacked (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Utopia (96) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Macaroon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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 lighter, brighter (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 more muted, warmer (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 less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #4 (P) is lighter, brighter (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 less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (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

See more photos & swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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 more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, better quality (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (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 darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (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! MAC Neoprene Green (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Pre-nup (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Saint Bernard (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Grasshopper (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Indo (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cracked Emerald (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Donna (LE, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Walk on the Wild Side (08) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Extreme Emerald (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Milani Green Safari (P, $6.49) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Ever Evergreen (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sugarpill Midori (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Iggy (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Central Perk (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Fins (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Graffiti (LE, $19.00) is darker (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 darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is more shimmery, brighter (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 less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC I Like 2 Watch (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, brighter (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 less shimmery, brighter (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 less shimmery, darker (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

See more photos & swatches!

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 darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Espresso (LE) is less shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, warmer (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 less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Charade #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte I Think I Cannes (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #4 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (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 lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Jet (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #5 (LE) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Shana (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Huckleberry (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (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 lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (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 less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). LORAC Menace (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (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

See more photos & swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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 less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Mother's Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE) is more shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Orange Soda (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #3 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (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 less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Maroon (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cedar (LE) is lighter (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). Natasha Denona Umber (78M) (P, $29.00) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Sequoia (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Cognac (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Malibu Bronze (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Blitz (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Comfort (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar). NARS Fez (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (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 less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Black Forest Truffle (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is lighter, brighter (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 less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (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. MAC Everyone's Darling (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bitten (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Goji (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Beverly (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Stained Glass (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Pretty Cruel (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Mod (P) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Plum (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (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

See more photos & swatches!

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 less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Can't Stop, Won't Stop (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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 more shimmery, lighter (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 less shimmery, darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is darker, cooler (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). NARS Privilege (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Vision (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Studly (LE, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Coloured Raine St. Germain Cocktail (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gold Souk (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #1 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Zenith (13) (LE, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cushy Life (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hype (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Interstellar (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE) is darker, cooler, better quality (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Hoopla (LE) is 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 more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Force (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora June Gloom (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (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 less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Outline (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #4 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Resist (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (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 more shimmery, lighter (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 darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #16 (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Buzz (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (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 lighter, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is darker, warmer (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 less shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (95% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Idyllic (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Extragalactic (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Crucible (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Seduction #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #452 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Fatal (837) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Burlesque (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chantecaille Starfish (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (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)

See more photos & swatches!

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

See more photos & swatches!

On Instagram