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Stila Into the Blue, Sea Siren, Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadows

01/11

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Into the Blue Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Smoldering Gold, Copper, & Blue | Look Breakdown

Smoldering Gold, Copper, & Blue | Look Breakdown

Smoldering Gold, Copper, & Blue | Look Breakdown

Into the Blue

Stila Magnificent Into the Blue Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purpled blue with iridescent shimmer and micro-glitter that shifts from cooler blue to brighter violet. The particles used in this shade seemed finer than the average shade in the formula, though it was quite sparkly and reflective. It had a more watery consistency that made it harder to build up, so it tended to have medium coverage at best. The shift was more visible when the product was layered over something more opaque. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fallout.

Stila says that it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, sparkle eye shadow” in a “water-infused texture” that “dries down smoothly” with “minimal fallout.” There’s a lot to be impressed by with the formula, but there was some inconsistency in opacity and overall wateriness between shades so not all shades were equally impressive. When they’re good, they were pigmented, dried down evenly without creasing, and were long-wearing with minimal fallout. When they’re less impressive, they are more watery, semi-sheer to semi-opaque, prone to creasing as they dry down, though the wear is similar across all shades.

I felt like there was less fallout with the less blending done with them, e.g. applying directly to lid and only minimally working along the edges yielded the least fallout compared to diffusing and blending out the color with a brush. If I accidentally rubbed an eye, it seemed to interfere with the integrity of the wear completely–it was like a downhill avalanche of glitter that could not be stopped. They were easiest to use as the last step in a look, patted over eyeshadow with fingertip or swiped on with the sponge applicator for more of a “cut crease” kind of effect, or used along the lash line as eyeliner (I liked using a thin, liquid eyeliner brush to get a thinner line). They removed fairly well, but it was hard to get every last bit of glitter off the skin, though it was never painful or uncomfortable to remove them.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Into the Blue
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

01/08

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown

Sea Siren

Stila Sea Siren Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a medium, pink lavender with flecks of greenish-gold, icy lavender, and pink pearl and glitter. It had medium, buildable pigmentation–to about semi-opaque coverage–that applied fairly evenly. When I used a very small, flat brush, I was able to get nearly semi-opaque coverage in one press, but I had to be careful not to blend it out as the texture was a little thin and watery so it sheered out too quickly. This shade shifted to a greenish-gold finish. Once it dried down, the color stayed in place well for eight hours and had slight fallout.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Sea Siren
Sea Siren
Sea Siren
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

01/08

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Sunset Cove

Stila Sunset Cove Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium pinky lavender with warmer pink undertones and a mix of cooler pink, lavender, and violet pearl. It had a more metallic sheen than overtly glittery finish, but it was quite reflective. It had medium, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque coverage) that applied fairly evenly. There was a shift from brighter pink to a cooler lavender that was more prominent when layered over another product. The color lasted for eight and a half hours with slight fallout over time.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Sunset Cove
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Sand, Pink, Nectar Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Super Hard Core

ColourPop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light, buttery yellow with warm undertones and a sparkling, pearly sheen. It had opaque color payoff that applied nicely to bare skin–even, smooth, and never patchy. The texture was smooth, blendable, and just emollient enough to feel like a cream going on but it dried down to a powder-like finish that lasted all day (over ten hours).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Super Hard Core
A+

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

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Tom Ford Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford S/S 2017 | Look Breakdown

Tom Ford S/S 2017 | Look Breakdown

Sun Worship

Tom Ford Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes a glittery, powder eyeshadow in the top portion of the duo and then a cream eyeshadow housed in the bottom portion of the duo. The cream eyeshadow is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” while the powder eyeshadow is supposed to “intensify eyes with alluring shimmer.” For those familiar with Tom Ford, the cream eyeshadow is the Cream Color for Eyes formula, which I’ve found to be pigmented, easy to use, and long-wearing, while the powder eyeshadow is comparable to the glittery eyeshadow often included in the brand’s eyeshadow quads, which tend to be sparkly/glittery with sheerer base coverage and can have minimal to some fallout. The two shades are so similar to each other that the major difference was in pigmentation and texture (cream compared to powder), but I felt like it was rather redundant to have them be that similar–I think the duos where the two shades have more notable color differences gives them reason to be layered and mixed for varying effects.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream & Powder Eye Color Sun Worship
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Tom Ford Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford S/S 2017 | Look Breakdown

Tom Ford S/S 2017 | Look Breakdown

Young Adonis

Tom Ford Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes a glittery, powder eyeshadow in the top portion of the duo and then a cream eyeshadow housed in the bottom portion of the duo. The cream eyeshadow is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” while the powder eyeshadow is supposed to “intensify eyes with alluring shimmer.” For those familiar with Tom Ford, the cream eyeshadow is the Cream Color for Eyes formula, which I’ve found to be pigmented, easy to use, and long-wearing, while the powder eyeshadow is comparable to the glittery eyeshadow often included in the brand’s eyeshadow quads, which tend to be sparkly/glittery with sheerer base coverage and can have minimal to some fallout. I wish the powder eyeshadow’s actual color was more different compared to the cream eyeshadow, as it would have made it a more versatile duo to me.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream & Powder Eye Color Young Adonis
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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NARS Wildfire (Spring 2017) Velvet Shadow Sticks

01/04

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick

Belle-Ile

NARS Belle-Ile Velvet Shadow Stick ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a golden, pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage, which I was able to build to nearly full coverage with three layers of product. The texture was smooth, slightly creamy but not quite as emollient as most shades in the range. There was some unevenness in the texture as I layered the color, though it did not appear patchy. I noticed creasing after six hours of wear.

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Belle-Ile
Belle-Ile

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MAC Cracked Emerald, Holy Holy, Overnight Sensation, Win Paints

01/04

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

Cracked Emerald

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint ($22.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a vibrant, medium emerald green with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, green-teal pearl. It was smooth, creamy without being too wet, and easy to work with; the coverage was easily opaque but just as easily sheered out for a softer, sheerer look. It dried down and set, so it actually lasted for a solid nine hours on me before creasing faintly.

The Paint formula is supposed to be a cream eyeshadow that dries to a “powdery finish in just ten seconds” that is “long-wearing” and can be applied from “sheer to full.” Many years ago, I remember this formula being one of the must-have primers/bases for making eyeshadows pop, and MAC has discontinued all but two shades at this point, so it was a real surprise (and treat) to see four new, limited edition shades released recently. I highly recommend un-crimping the tube once or twice, which alleviated issues I had with the tube squirting out more products than I wanted.

MAC Paint Cracked Emerald
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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