Chanel Fatal (837) & Initiation (827) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows

Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “silver purple.” It’s a plummy burgundy with soft warm, brown undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was still creamy and soft, so it could be sheered out to a softer color–I found the warmth of the undertone came through the more I blended it out. It wore well for nine and a half hours and was somewhat faded (but no creasing) after ten and a half hours of wear. Disney Rococo is browner, darker. Kat Von D Fur Elise is matte. theBalm Just This Once Jamie is browner. MAC Universal Appeal is similar. MAC Star Violet is browner, warmer. Giorgio Armani #27 is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Fatal (837)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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Le Metier de Beaute Champagne Shimmer & Starry Night True Colour Creme Eyeshadows

Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Creme Eyeshadow ($28.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “long-wearing,” “waterproof,” and crease-resistant. I will respectfully disagree with all three things and not just slightly but fully. Both shades were extremely emollient, and they never set or dried down; they remained movable, slippery, and as a result, slid around and settled into creases with great delight within a half hour. This occurred whether applied at more opaque color or as a barely-there, sheer wash of color. So, long-wearing and crease-resistant–not at all. They’re more water-resistant than waterproof (which is actually a separate claim that gets made: -resistant vs. -proof), as they won’t immediately start running or bleeding when in contact with water, but they do migrate somewhat and will move if you rub. The latter probably has more to do with the fact that they don’t set/dry down.

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Le Metier de Beaute Champagne Shimmer True Colour Creme Eyeshadow
Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Crème Eyeshadow Champagne Shimmer
F
Product
2
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
1
Application
2
Total
51%
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Illamasqua Reflection Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Reflection Eyeshadow Palette ($46.50 for 0.20 oz.) is new for fall, and it is supposed to contain four “highly pigmented” eyeshadows with a “water-resistant” and “long-lasting” formula that is “silky” and “effortless” when applying and blending (per Illamasqua’s website). This is really a product that I think translates better in real life, under normal use, than it does in photos. It’s just not something that looks phenomenal in a close-up; no matter how lovely it seemed in person, the camera made the shades look a little iffy. If you like shimmering, sparkling cream eyeshadows, and you’re not going to be taking macro photos of your eye, I suspect you’ll still enjoy it. If you want your makeup to be immaculate, you’ll want to pass.

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Illamasqua Reflection Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Eyeshadow Quad Reflection
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Bobbi Brown Bittersweet Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bittersweet Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark brown with a satin finish and strong warm, orange undertones. Tom Ford Illicit is redder-toned and shimmery. MAC Life’s Luxury is darker, less warm-toned. MAC Eclair is lighter, more coppery. Chanel Ebloui is less orange. Make Up For Ever #14 is shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Bobbi Brown Bittersweet Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Bittersweet
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
97%

NARS Tatar Eye Paint

NARS Tatar Eye Paint ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “black with purple shimmer.” It’s a subtly violet-tinted black with violet, purple, and fuchsia micro-shimmer–which translates as a shimmery, blackened purple. Urban Decay Delinquent appears lighter with larger purple sparkle. MAC Permaplum is lighter, less shimmery. Estee Lauder Blackened Plum is matte. Bobbi Brown Twilight Night is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches.

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NARS Tatar Eye Paint

MAC Rubenesque, Layin’ Low, Constructivist Pro Longwear Paint Pots

Here is the final set of three MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($20.00 for 0.17 oz.) that have been added to the permanent range of shades available. Shades I’ve covered previously can be found here: Antique Diamond, Blackground, and Let’s Skate. You can also view all of the Pro Longwear Paint Pots I’ve ever reviewed here (as well as read what readers are saying!).

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MAC Rubenesque Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Rubenesque
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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