Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is aptly named, as it is a pale white with an iridescent sheen that flashes pink, lavender, and blue paired with a soft, frosted finish. bareMinerals Skinny Dip (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Left) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Heart (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Iridescent (112)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
92%

Chanel LA Sunrise Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows

Chanel Spring 2016 Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) are an unexpected miss. Chanel was one of the first brands to debut this type of product, where it’s a cream eyeshadow but applies and feels more like a powder on the skin with a spongy texture. It’s been a favorite for a long time, but I had serious issues with application with two of the three shades.

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Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Moonlight Pink (118)
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
74%
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ColourPop Puppy Love Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Puppy Love Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft peach with pink and gold duochrome.” It’s a light peach with warm undertones and an iridescent pink sheen. It read more pink sheen than duochrome to me (I couldn’t detect as much of a shift when moving my arm). Dior Rose Garden #4 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Puppy Love Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Puppy Love
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
88%

ColourPop Boogie Nights Super Shock Shadows (Part 2)

ColourPop Glitterati Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “silver undertone with gold glitter.” It’s a light silvery white with gold glitter. It is packed with larger, chunky glitter, which makes this shade more troublesome to use, as it tends to thicken on the lid and go on unevenly. It is really best applied by patting it over another shade. It is usable on its own, but I find it tends to be a little uneven and sheer in places. There was a small amount of fall out over time, though the color was going strong after ten hours. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Fyrinnae Sled Puppies (P, $6.75) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Reflects Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Snow Flurry (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Ice (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Sleigh (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Glitterati Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Glitterati
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
81%
Limited Edition
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ColourPop Boogie Nights Super Shock Shadows (Part 1)

ColourPop Famous Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft subtle gold.” It’s a light, yellowed gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, creamy texture that felt almost wet to the touch, but it still had the mousse-like consistency you’d expect from ColourPop’s eyeshadow formula. It applied well with true-to-pot color and coverage, and the eyeshadow looked as good ten hours later as it did when I applied it. Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Famous Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Famous
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
Limited Edition
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MAC Dark Desires Studio Eye Glosses

MAC Studio Eye Gloss ($22.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is one of those products that really mystifies me, because I don’t know why it’s launched and included in consumer-geared collections. I wish they were touted as lipglosses, because at least they might be wearable (though the texture is like glue). You can read my in-depth review of the formula here, but I’ll also summarize here. The formula is incredibly sticky, glue-like, and is so tacky that as you apply the product, you can feel your skin lift off of your eyeball, because the eyelid is sticking to your fingertip or a brush and snap back in place. On the lid, my eyelid gets stuck against the skin above my crease. It creases within five minutes (and I’d even just apply it to the lid, but it’s such a jetsetter that it finds its way well past the crease line anyway). The color goes on unevenly and migrates around. It transfers to the lower lash line (from the eyelid). It gets into the inner corner and causes the upper and lower lash lines to stick. I’ve tried barely a dab and a full glob, and the wear is always the same–disappointing and futile. It is more comfortable to apply a similarly-colored eyeshadow and apply a gloss or petroleum jelly on top for a glossy effect that is far more comfortable and less painful to use. MAC says they’re a “gloss for eyes that provides high shine with buildable coverage” and can be used to enhance pigments (which just causes them to crease, migrate, and move everywhere) or worn alone.

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MAC Erogenous Zone Studio Eye Gloss
MAC Studio Eye Gloss Erogenous Zone
F
Product
2.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
0
Longevity
0
Application
1.5
Total
28%
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