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Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadows (x5)

01/07

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Bronze Antique (32)

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was smooth, soft, and blendable but was somewhat dusty in the pan and prone to sheering out a bit on the lid. There were also a few larger sparkles that seemed to spread away from the color itself and resulted in a bit of fallout. It had opaque pigmentation, though, and applied evenly to bare skin. This shade lasted for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

The formula is described as a “richly-pigmented” and “longwearing.” There are 16 shades available, and I’ve tried eight of them and have found that most are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage with soft, blendable textures that are often on the dustier side. Some shades were prone to sheering out on the lid and applied best by layering and building up the color than trying to pack it on. They lasted between six and seven and a half hours on me, which was below average. I think Chanel’s formula in their quads is better overall, as they are not as dusty but still are blendable. I think the quad formula also sat better on the lids.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow Bronze Antique (32)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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B-

Carbone (20)

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ColourPop x 3rd Birthday Collection Shadows

01/08

Colour Pop Birthday Swag Bag

Colour Pop Birthday Swag Bag

Colour Pop Birthday Swag Bag

Colour Pop Birthday Swag Bag

Colour Pop Birthday Swag Bag

Colour Pop Birthday Swag Bag

Colour Pop Birthday Swag Bag

Colour Pop Birthday Swag Bag

Birthday

ColourPop Birthday Swag Bag ($35.00) includes a cream blush, four powder eyeshadows, and three glosses. The set will be available at 10AM PST today (May 26th) for $35. If you’re a fan of ColourPop and like these types of shades, it’s certainly worth considering as the products were consistent in quality as I’ve experienced with these formulas in the past!

Colour Pop Swag Bag Birthday
Birthday
Birthday
A-

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Touch Me Baby Eyeshadow Duo

01/08

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Steve J & Yoni P Look | Look Details

MAC Steve J & Yoni P Look | Look Details

Touch Me Baby

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyeshadow Duo ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) features two powder eyeshadows with one of them–Soba–being part of MAC’s permanent range. The two shades worked well paired together, but it was the type of duo that still made me want to reach for other shades. I was pleasantly surprised at how well Soba incorporated with Keep On Twinkling as the latter had a much more shimmery texture and sometimes mattes and shimmers do not play well together for blending/layering next to each other.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

MAC Eyesahdow Duo Touch Me Baby
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Keep on Twinkling

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A-

Soba

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MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Midnight Fever Dazzleshadow Duo

01/05

MAC Midnight Fever Dazzleshadow Duo

MAC Midnight Fever Dazzleshadow Duo

MAC Midnight Fever Dazzleshadow Duo

MAC Midnight Fever Dazzleshadow Duo

MAC Midnight Fever Dazzleshadow Duo

Midnight Fever

MAC Midnight Fever Dazzleshadow Duo ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) features two shades of Dazzleshadow, which is supposed to be an “eyeshadow with rich, stay-true pigments that impart a beautiful, twinkling sheen” that has “minimal fallout.” One of the shades–Let’s Boogie–is part of the permanent range and can be purchased individually for $18. The palette contains two full-sized eyeshadows, though, so it is a great value if you like both shades. The Dazzleshadow works best with a damp brush or over an adhesive base, as it helps intensify the sparkling finish and ensure better adhesion. The only issue is that using them damp can make them harder to blend out, so my technique is to apply them damp when using as a lid color or deeply in the crease but then using the product dry to layer and diffuse the edges.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

MAC Dazzleshadow Duo Midnight Fever
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

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D+

Let's Boogie

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B

Sparkling Moment

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Anastasia Summer 2017 Eyeshadows (Part 2)

01/07

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

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Anastasia Warm Neutrals | Look Details

Vermeer

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a smooth, frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very smooth, finely-milled consistency that applied beautifully to the lid as it adhered evenly. This eyeshadow appears in the Modern Renaissance palette and is quite similar, but the single had a better texture–less powdery–and wasn’t messy to use. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

The new single eyeshadows will be available at online retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd but are available through Anastasia now.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Vermeer
Vermeer
Vermeer
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Realgar

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Brick

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Ballet

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A-

Gemstone

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Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

01/12

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Sunset

Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 1.20 oz.) includes 15 eyeshadows in various warm-toned hues–a lot of red/orange-toned coppers, oranges, and browns–with a mix of matte, shimmer, and sparkle finishes. I think it is actually one of the best Natasha Denona palettes that has been released with respect to cohesiveness and quality. I also feel like 15 is a solid number of shades to create a curated, cohesive, and useful palette from, and for the brand, while still pricey, still a more palatable price compared to the larger 28-pan palettes. The more sparkly shades included in this palette were a serious improvement from the Star palette as well, though I would still recommend using them damp for maximum performance. The majority of the eyeshadows also wore better without primer on me this time around than they have in the past.

It’s a real shame that this palette is limited edition–I think the brand should consider adding it to the permanent line-up or else doing a major re-release. I know that some retailers that carried this palette are working on a limited restock, but I have not heard anything solid or a confirmed date yet. Alternatively, an excellent palette with a similar vibe (very warm-toned) is Viseart Warm Mattes, which I would then supplement with shimmers within one’s stash or some of these single eyeshadows or BH Foil Eyes, which has a lot of frost/metallic shades.

Edit: As of 2:54PM PST, Sephora has it back in stock.

Natasha Denona Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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