Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette ($95.00 for 0.25 oz.) contains six, shimmery eyeshadows that feature a wet/dry powder formula. I think if you like more pigmented eyeshadows that are blendable and wear well, you will enjoy this palette. That being said, there was not much of a difference between wet and dry for most shades; a couple of shades became more metallic and one had better color payoff applied damp. The formula was soft, smooth, and finely-milled and felt almost velvety to the touch, as it didn’t kick up powder but wasn’t really dense or cream-like either.

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette
Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Eye Palette Original
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC x Selena Eyeshadows

MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “light pinky nude beige [with a Matte finish].” It’s a soft, light-medium, pink with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with. I was surprised that it did not darken too much on bare lids, nor did it become dry or patchy. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours. YSL Paris #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Too-Too (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Base) (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC x Selena Collection
MAC Eyeshadow Missing My Baby
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
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Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette ($46.00 for 1.32 oz.) includes 20 eyeshadows arranged into four combinations. I like how they separated the colors, as it gives you a good idea of how to start pairing colors together, but if you want to go rogue, there’s nothing stopping you either! It’s a mixed bag; some shades are nice, some shades are difficult to work with, and the rest are somewhere in the middle. I like that there’s a mix of warmer and cool(er) shades, and there is a nice mix of finishes and depths, so you can get a variety of looks out of the palette. I also liked that this was a much slimmer palette compared to Tarte’s other holiday offerings, which are housed in bulky containers, so this would work better for traveling and take up less room when stored. I wish, though, that the quality was more consistent. The formula felt a little less smooth and silky compared to the brand’s permanent palettes (like Tartelette) but was also less dusty/powdery, though I had similar issues with the colors fading faster than average.

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Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Holiday 2016 Palette Color Vibes
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Dior Fusion, Temptation, Gravity Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadows

Dior Fusion (764) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and warmer gold sparkle. It had good pigmentation applied dry (though I also tried it damp, where it was smoother in appearance) and a glittery, but fairly smooth, texture that applied well to bare skin. For as much sparkle is in it, there was only a little bit of fall out after eight hours of wear. I had noticeable creasing after seven hours of wear. MAC Rose (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). YSL Paris #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Wildfire (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Recharged (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). City Color Ladylike (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Fusion (764) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow

Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows (Part 2)

Urban Decay Snow Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “neutral pearl with gold shift.” It’s a light, white gold with a cooler, whiter base color and warmer, light gold shimmer. The texture was a little powdery, but it applied without too much fuss overall–it would benefit from a primer, though. It had mostly opaque color payoff and wore well for seven and a half hours. Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #101 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Dior Exuberante #3 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pelican (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Snow Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Snow
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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Dior Fire, Reflection, Fever Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadows

Dior Fire (584) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, bronzy brown with warm undertones and gold sparkle over a pearlized finish. The texture was smooth, but noticeably glittery, with a denser feel so that the glitter melded with the base color and didn’t just disappear upon application. It had good pigmentation and applied well to bare skin without losing intensity. Some of the sparkle separated from the base color as I blended, but it just seemed to move it beyond the initial area I put it but didn’t fall off the lid. This shade lasted for seven hours on me before creasing but had minimal fallout. Colour Pop Nillionaire (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). City Color Sandstorm (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Taupe (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Shade II (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Mirage (95) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Zap (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Crush (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Firm (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). bareMinerals Santorini (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Permanent Press #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Fire (584) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow