MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadows (2015)

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). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, better quality (90% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (P, $5.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #5 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Buxom Black Lab (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Black Sands Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Black Sands
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
71%
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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 2)

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. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Espresso (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Mixed Tape
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 1)

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. Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mother's Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Elektron (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Almond Pearl (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Supermodel
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
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Dior Addict Fluid Shadows

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.

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Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow

Chanel Rouge-Gorge & Fleur de Pierre Illusion d’Ombres

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.

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Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) Illusion d'Ombre Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow Fleur de Pierre (106)
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Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
Total
76%
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MAC Iced, Photosphere, Gravitational Electric Cool Eyeshadows

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. I have three ready to review in this post, and I just received my order of the remaining four this week. The collection is online now and will be available in stores on August 6th.

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MAC Iced Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Iced
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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