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Tom Ford AW ’16 Eyeshadow Duo

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

AW '16

Tom Ford AW ’16 Eyeshadow Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a neutral duo with a beige and brown, both shimmery shades, housed in small compact. The formula can be used both wet and dry (it is similar to the formula used in Nude Dip, and the colors are reminiscent of the same quad as well, but the texture of these is firmer and a little thinner overall). Both shades were nice, but dupable so I’d say that if they’re shades you don’t have and want, you’d be better off buying a quad, which will run you $82 but contains over double (0.35 oz.) the product.

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Duo AW '16
AW '16
AW '16
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

01/09

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

White

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette ($26.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes 11 eyeshadows in a small, compact case. I had no trouble getting an average-sized eyeshadow brush into each pan, but the quality of the palette was actually surprisingly bad–there was a cheapness to the formula that made colors look lighter and more white-based to the point where half the shades looked alike once on the lid. This was compounded by the fact that the palette itself lacks variety; a lot of light and light-medium shades and the one really dark shade (which ends up making more work for you as it was so difficult to blend and keep to small areas due to how dusty it was).

I have found that Too Faced’s formula tends to require eyeshadow primer to adhere and last awhile, but I can normally apply and get something decent without primer; these looked like utter garbage even over primer (like I just threw and rubbed glitter and pearl on my lid with no differentiation between colors). As I tested the palette, all I could think was, “Did Too Faced even try?” This palette made their holiday palettes–which weren’t so hot–look like winners. The funniest part is that there are several repeated shades from one of the holiday palettes, and they were better in that palette than they were here.

Too Faced Chocolate Chip Palette White
White
White
6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Eye Shadow Palette

01/09

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Palette Ors Audacieux

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Eye Shadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday quartet that features four, shimmering shades. The formula is a wet/dry one, where wet application increases the “density and brilliance.” For the most part, I did not notice significant differences between dry and damp application, except with the third one, which had the most glitter. I could see this working best with other shades in one’s stash, like a few matte shades, perhaps a black or deep brown for more contrast, as it could use more contrast for greater versatility.

Givenchy Holiday 2016 Quartet Palette Ors Audacieux
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/08

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Golden Hour

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features a warm, gold and plum-themed color scheme across eight shades. What I liked about this palette was that each well was large enough for regular eyeshadow brushes, and there was enough product across each that nothing felt skimpy. It actually is a more realistic amount of product, where one can finish and work through it, particularly for those of us with less modest stashes!

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. The eyeshadows in this palette had good to great pigmentation, softer, slightly dustier textures that were blendable but a couple shades were more prone to sheering out without a primer underneath. It did seem like a formula that I would not wear without a primer, but it was workable on bare skin. The wear was between seven and eight hours, depending on the shade, which is about average for me. The biggest issue I had when I worked without a primer was just that the formula was more prone to fallout during the application.

The palette should release officially on December 7th.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Golden Hour
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Lancome Holiday 2016 Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eyeshadows

01/09

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Blanc Scintillant

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Eyeshadow ($26.00 for 0.045 oz.) is a bright, sparkling white with subtle, warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and semi-opaque coverage applied damp. The consistency was soft, a little dry and looser in the pan, and this particularly shade was better used with a damp brush, as it applied more evenly. The color lasted for eight and a half hours both dry and damp, but this was nowhere near the 16-hours claimed.

The Petit Tresor formula is supposed to have a “delicate and creamy formula” that “does not crease” and can be used “dry or wet to increase color intensity,” per Lancome’s website. One additional claim, which was on several other retailers for this product, was that the formula is supposed to have 16-hour wear. The formula is comparable to ones like MAC Extra Dimension and NARS Dual-Intensity. It felt smooth in the pan, blended out easily on the skin, and tended to have richer pigmentation and a stronger, more metallic finish applied damp than when used dry. I think that the formula looks better in person than in just photos, as it has a very “lived-in” kind of finish–a little melted in, so there’s an illusion of wetness but not creasing on the skin.

As long as you’re not a stickler for wear time, I actually quite enjoyed these and felt like they created a beautiful, sparkling finish on the lid.

Lancome Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow Blanc Scintillant

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Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eye Color Quad

01/05

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Modern Era (315)

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a shimmery, green-themed “quad.” All four shades were decent to good with slightly softer, looser consistencies, which made a couple shades appear sheerer and fade a bit faster. Both were solvable with regular eyeshadow primer as a base. The pop of brighter, lighter green was interesting, as it had a starker appearance but still paired well with the other shades when I tried it.

Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Modern Era (315)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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