Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes

The following was previously written for my first review on this formula, as all three I tried were very consistent in performance: Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

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Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Mesmer Eyes
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
80%
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Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

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Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Glamour Eyes
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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ColourPop Where the Night Is Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Midnight Super Shock Shadow ($20.00 for 0.28 oz. or $5.00 for each 0.07 oz. shade) is a collection of four Super Shock Shadows that can be purchased a “set,” but you can also purchase each shade alone. There’s no monetary advantage to purchasing the set; the only difference is you would get the packaging that reflects the collaboration and collection’s name. It’s a nice selection of shades, and all four shades performed well for me and were consistent with the formula I’ve come to know and love. If you’re unfamiliar with the Super Shock Shadow formula, it is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

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ColourPop Midnight Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad Where the Night Is
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
Permanent
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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). Urban Decay Blow (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Rose Garden #4 (LE) is more shimmery (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). Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (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%