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ColourPop Summer 2016 Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Belladonna Lilly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Belladonna Lilly Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Belladonna Lilly Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft pastel aqua.” It’s a bright, bluish aqua with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was a little thin and a bit drier than some of the other ColourPop eyeshadows, though not actually dry. I found it hard to layer this one for opaque coverage, unfortunately, even with fingertips. On me, it lasted for ten hours. Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flower Shop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “vibrant blue green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark teal with subtle, green tones that runs neutral-to-cool in tone. The finish was more metallic with a blackened base (I think this is why it appeared more muted). The texture was very emollient and a little thin, so it spread well across the skin and blended out well, but it did have a tendency to sheer out. The color was still going strong after ten hours of wear. MAC Steamy (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Dream (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS China Seas #1 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Bavaria (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Chiang Mai (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Ignite (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Deep End (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #11 (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rain Drop (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Teal Couture (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Teal (19M) (P, $29.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Luckfully Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright cobalt blue.” It’s a medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to use. On me, it wore well for ten hours. Inglot #428 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tonight's Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Weirdly Wonderful (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Rivage #5 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Blue Spruce (02M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC In the Shadows (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Radium (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Sephora Aja (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Wattles Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “dusty beige pink.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It was nicely pigmented with a lightly creamy, blendable consistency that applied with full coverage on the lid. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear! MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Girlie (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Clinique Lucky Penny (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Sandy Toes (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flutes Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone yellow brown.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy, velvety consistency in the pot. It blended out well and adhered nicely to bare lids. The color was still wearing well after ten hours. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00)(100% similar). MAC Outre (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Urban Culture (P) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Burlap (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00)(90% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Uninterrupted (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Feelin' Nutty (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Base) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is more muted (80% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) 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).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Belladonna Lilly
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Flower Shop
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Luckfully
Luckfully
Luckfully
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Wattles
Wattles
Wattles
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Flutes
Flutes
Flutes
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set
ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop KaePop Super Shock Shadow Set ($20.00 for 4 x 0.07 oz.) includes four full-sized cream eyeshadows. ColourPop split up the set again, so if you only like one or two shades, you can pick them up individually (there’s no price discount for buying all four, but it’ll come in a square, cardboard box when purchased as a set). The wear across all four shades was great–over ten hours strong–and I only had some application issues with Beverly, which was less pigmented and prone to becoming patchy if I wasn’t careful (it is easier to work with layered over one of the other shades as a result).

Sunset Blvd. is described as a “warm golden bronze.” It’s a medium, golden orange with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice pigmentation with a lightly emollient (slightly wet-to-the-touch) consistency that applied fairly well to bare skin. I noticed that it didn’t quite apply as smoothly with a brush as other ColourPop shades did (for true opacity, fingertips did work best, which is what the brand recommends, but I usually can use flat, synthetic brushes with the same results as well). It wore well for ten hours on me. LORAC Undiscovered (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Orangerie (P) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rocket Girl (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #1 (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wilshire is described as a “mid-tone warm peachy beige.” It’s a light-medium brown with warm, peachy-orange tones and a semi-matte finish. It had great color payoff with a really smooth, blendable texture that adhered well to bare skin and had no signs of fading or creasing even after ten hours of wear. LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Madrague #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Terracotta (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #7 (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Marina (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Smarty Pants (P) is more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crenshaw is described as a “warm saddle brown.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, caramel undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly while still blending easily (and didn’t turn patchy!). The color didn’t fade or crease even after ten hours after wear. Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Dior Atlantique #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bandit (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Uninterrupted (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beverly is described as a “deepened blackberry.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish purple with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, smooth consistency that was harder to blend out evenly, as it tended to look a little patchy (kind of like a dark lipgloss or overly emollient lipgloss can on the lips). It wore well, at least, and was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Makeup Geek Bitten (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Mod (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Seeker (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Thrilling Chase (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #12 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Bloodmilk (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Venetian Red (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Out (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Relish (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Mars (LE, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Hunger (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad KaePop
KaePop
KaePop
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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Sunset Blvd.

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A+

Wilshire

Limited Edition
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Crenshaw

Limited Edition
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C+

Beverly

Limited Edition
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Tom Ford Caviar, Midnight Violet, Sphinx Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Caviar Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Caviar Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) has eight new shades for spring. According to Tom Ford PR, the Cream Color for Eyes shades are limited edition, though a couple of stores/counters have said differently (and some have agreed). Worth noting, the jars are different and contain less, while the price has increased; the shade released last spring was $42 for 0.21 oz. and these are $45 for 0.17 oz. The jar is slightly taller with a shorter diameter. Practically speaking, I don’t think the missing amount is going to be “felt” by the user as they have been rather large, but I was disappointed to see the squeeze on both ends–price and quantity.

The Cream Color for Eyes formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “metallic” with a “creamy formula” that doesn’t “crease or smudge.” The majority of the shades I’ve tried in the range live up to those things–good pigmentation but can be applied sheerly (use less and/or apply with a fluffy brush) or kept opaque (a little goes a long way) with eight to twelve hours of wear (no primer). They’re blendable and dry down fast enough not to crease too easily while you’re working on them but not so quickly that they don’t budge. I did find that a couple of the new shades were more emollient than past shades and did have a longer dry down time and were harder to keep out of creases (in this review, that would be Caviar, but it seemed to eek by just fast enough to set without creasing early on).

Tom Ford Caviar Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a dark, grayish black with silver pearl that gives it a strong sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage with a creamy, blendable texture that had a little more slip than the average shade in the formula but not so much that it took too long to dry down (so it didn’t gather in the creases as it set). The color lasted for nine and a half hours before creasing on me. Estee Lauder Grey Amber (LE) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #4 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Retrograde (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Diane (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Asphalt (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Graphica (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Midnight Violet Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark plum purple with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had opaque coverage that could be applied with a lighter touch or blended out for sheerer coverage, if desired, though it was harder to keep coverage even and sheer (I think it may be slightly too emollient). The color lasted for ten hours before creasing slightly. Illamasqua Queen of the Night (P, $25.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Drama Queen (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bondage (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Hypnotique (881) (P, $31.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Sphinx Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm pink sparkle and shimmer that gives it more of a duochrome shift. This is one of the more sparkly shades from spring with larger particles in it, but I don’t get much fall out once it dries down and I leave it alone–the sparkles will drop down if blended while drying down/dry. The texture is lightweight, creamy, and blendable on the skin with good color payoff. It lasted for nine hours before creasing on me. NARS Outer Limits (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unpredictable (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Outer Limits (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Jones (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mai Tai (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Stellar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Faithful (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Caviar
Caviar
Caviar
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Midnight Violet
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Sphinx
Sphinx
Sphinx
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Tom Ford Beauty Siren Blue, Burnished Copper, Opale, Platinum Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Opale Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Opale Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) has eight new shades for spring. According to Tom Ford PR, the Cream Color for Eyes shades are limited edition, though a couple of stores/counters have said differently (and some have agreed). Worth noting, the jars are different and contain less, while the price has increased; the shade released last spring was $42 for 0.21 oz. and these are $45 for 0.17 oz. The jar is slightly taller with a shorter diameter. Practically speaking, I don’t think the missing amount is going to be “felt” by the user as they have been rather large, but I was disappointed to see the squeeze on both ends–price and quantity.

The Cream Color for Eyes formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “metallic” with a “creamy formula” that doesn’t “crease or smudge.” The majority of the shades I’ve tried in the range live up to those things–good pigmentation but can be applied sheerly (use less and/or apply with a fluffy brush) or kept opaque (a little goes a long way) with eight to twelve hours of wear (no primer). They’re blendable and dry down fast enough not to crease too easily while you’re working on them but not so quickly that they don’t budge. I did find that a couple of the new shades were more emollient than past shades and did have a longer dry down time and were harder to keep out of creases (in this review, that would be Siren Blue).

Tom Ford Siren Blue Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, aqua blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a creamy consistency that had a wetter feel than most shades I’ve tried in this formula. The dry down took longer, and it was hard to keep from gathering in the creases when I tried using it on my inner corner/lid area; when I tried it on the outer lid, I had less trouble. Once it set, I didn’t get further creasing or movement until eight and a half hours later.
Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is brighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Malibu (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Lancome My French #7 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #5 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). CoverGirl Turquoise Glow (325) (LE, $4.99) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Big Kahuna (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Griffith Green (126) (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Burnished Copper Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a dark, olive green with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen with faint gold micro-sparkle. It was intensely pigmented, and a little went a very, very long way. The texture was creamy without being too wet, but it still blended out well. The color lasted for ten hours before creasing slightly. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Venom (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Gargoyle (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mysterious Influence (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Left) (P) is more muted (90% similar). Clinique Willow Pop (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I328 Bronze (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #14 (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #24 (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Opale Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, shimmer finish. It had good pigmentation with a creamy, lightweight consistency that applied well and blended out nicely, though some of the sparkle dropped below the lid as it dried down and was blended. However, once it dries down (and you’re not rubbing off the sparkles with a brush), there didn’t appear to be fall out while worn. It lasted for eight and a half hours before lightly creasing on me. MAC Seasonal Spirit (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Flirt (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Bikini-tini (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Devotion (P) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Funny Girl (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Kitten (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted sheen. It was noticeably warmer with stronger red tones than the one I have from before. It still had great coverage with a creamy, blendable texture that wore well for ten hours before lightly creasing, but the undertone difference was noticeable. Sleek MakeUP Python (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Night Hopper (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Iraklion (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Champagne Shimmer (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Ulta Taupe (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Mink Magnet (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Les Poissons (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Siren Blue
Siren Blue
Siren Blue
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Burnished Copper
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Opale
Opale
Opale
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Scandal 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.

Based on the fact that the cream eyeshadow is the long-wearing part and has the most claims, I rated this as a standalone product plus how well it did hold the glitter eyeshadow, but the wear considers it on its own as well as when worn with the glitter eyeshadow. On the other hand, the glitter eyeshadow’s wear is based on how long it wears over the cream base (there seem to be next to no claims made for the eyeshadow, other than calling it a top coat and it designed to be very sparkly!). The cream eyeshadow worked decently as an eyeliner without the glittery eyeshadow on top of it, but on the lid, it had a tendency to crease before it had a chance to set due to a longer dry-down time. If I applied the glittery eyeshadow on top of the cream base as it was drying down, the glitter was fairly locked on and seemed to prevent any initial creasing. Then the whole layer cake of product lasted for nine hours before I noticed faint creasing. The cream eyeshadow was fairly crease-resistant, but the longer dry down time meant keeping the lid close and lightly patting the cream eyeshadow back into place after 15-20 seconds until it was fully dried at about 45 seconds. I recommend a flat, slightly narrow, synthetic brush to pat on the glitter eyeshadow for best results.

The glitter eyeshadow will get everywhere without the cream base to lock on, and the glitter seemed like flecks, which were a pain to remove from the skin (it is always amusing that glitter won’t stick to the lid, but it’ll stick to your nose no problem!). The cream eyeshadow was generally pigmented but had a fair amount of slip to it without being really thick, so it tended to look patchy and uneven on the lid, especially the more I blended out the edge. It is the type of product that is easier to use as a base on the lid and then use traditional powder eyeshadow to do crease work. The packaging felt flimsy to me, and I’ve too often swiveled open the lower level and nicked the edge of the pan as a result. I had consistent results across the three shades I purchased inasmuch as wear and application went.

Scandal Eyes (Cream) is described as a “deep black.” It’s a very dark, inky black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It was intensely pigmented–the most pigmented of the three–and had the least slip, so it also applied the best out of the ones I purchased. The color was only slightly streaky but remained mostly opaque on the lid. The color didn’t take as long to dry down, but I still had to be careful about keeping the product out of creases while it was drying down. Once it set, the color was crease-resistant for eight and a half hours. When I patted the glitter eyeshadow on top, the wear was over nine hours with minimal fall out. The edges were difficult to diffuse; I tried fingertips, synthetic flat and fluffy brushes, as well as natural brushes. Laura Mercier Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Zeitgeist (P, $25.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Scandal Eyes (Glitter) is described as a “sparkly bewitching black duo-chrome.” It’s a multi-colored shimmered dark charcoal gray with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a fair amount of glitter. The texture felt smooth in the pan, but it was so soft that it was also a little crumbly to work with, so it was harder to blend out the eyeshadow over the base and was better only patted on with a firm, flat synthetic brush with only very subtle blending on the edges to keep it from getting everywhere. Givenchy Inattendue #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Let's Boogie (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Jet Couture (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Dark Matter (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Smoke & Mirrors (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Cygne Noir #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Scandal Eyes
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Clarins Spring 2016 Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadows

Clarins Silver Ivory Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow
Clarins Silver Ivory Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a cream-to-powder eyeshadow that is supposed to adhere well to skin, last long, and give “pure color.” The texture is lightly spongy, where it has give if you press against it, but it doesn’t have the wetness of your traditional cream eyeshadow. The texture is smooth, lightweight, and blendable, while color coverage was mostly opaque to opaque. The three I tried lasted between seven and eight hours on me. You’ll notice that Silver Ivory has come away from the edges of the pot, but it didn’t seem drier in texture compared to the others and pretty much performed similarly!

Clarins Silver Ivory Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, light-medium golden pewter with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was easy to use, blendable, and retained most of its opacity when applied to the lid without sheering out too readily. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours before creasing. LORAC French Toast (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #1 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lunar Cycle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, $33.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #5 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Palladium (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Fly by Twilight (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Bling (LE) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Golden Pear (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Greenluxe #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Antares (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Indulge (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clarins Silver Pink Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium pink-mauve with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, blendable consistency that applied well and was easy to use. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing on me. Tarte Haunting (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lilacked (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #32 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Winter Dream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Rose Riot (140) (LE, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Aglow (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Lavender (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #7 (P, $33.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Inked in Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sugared Raisin (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clarins Silver Plum Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark, mauvey taupe with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great pigmentation with a lightly creamy, smooth texture that applied nicely to the skin and blended out easily. This was the longer-wearing of the three, as it made it to eight hours before light creasing was noticeable. Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Zoeva Outline (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Golden Snow #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow Silver Ivory (04)
Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow Silver Pink (05)
Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream Eyeshadow Silver Plum (07)

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