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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bitter Clove & Charred Emerald Eye Metals

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bitter Clove Eye Metals
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bitter Clove Eye Metals

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Metals ($45.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a “rich color powder eyeshadow” that is “densely pigmented” that can be worn alone or layered. There are two shades in the collection, and they performed similarly, though Bitter Clove is a bit richer overall and longer wearing. They were nicely pigmented with very dense, almost cream-like textures that blended out easily on the lid and adhered to bare lids. I found that they were prone to creasing within six hours of wear, but the wear time improved to eight hours (before creasing) over primer, so primer helped but can’t say these are the longest wearing formula. I did not experience much fall out, though, despite the high sparkle content in Bitter Clove (Charred Emerald has more of a pearly sheen). I liked them, but at the price point, it’s definitely a lot for a single eyeshadow, so they’re not going to be worth it for everyone.

They come in the same leather (or leather-like, even in the official press release I now have, there is almost nothing on packaging) compact with heavy-duty gold clasps and good weight to them. These are larger eyeshadows in terms of overall size, and the weight is about double most eyeshadows (MAC, Urban Decay, etc.).

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bitter Clove Eye Metals ($45.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark golden blackened-brown with larger, gold flecks of sparkle and shimmer that has a more metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a dense, cream-like texture that blended and adhered well to the lid. The color started to crease faintly after six hours of wear. Gucci Beauty Iconic Gold (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Shake Down (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop So Quiche (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Amira (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Raw Gold (13M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Zap (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Burn (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Chiffon (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Oz #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Charred Emerald Eye Metals ($45.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, blackened teal with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic and was easy to apply to the skin. While it was intense on the lid initially, I noticed that the brightness seemed to fade within a few minutes, and it had more of a blackened look. From there, the color wore well for six hours before it started to crease on me. Milani Mix It Up (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Cleopatra (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Tonight's the Night (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Storm Cloud (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Dazzle (P) is more muted (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #10 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Eye Metals Bitter Clove
Estee Lauder Eye Metals Charred Emerald

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette
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.

The compact itself has heft and has a very solid clasp. The black-hued portion is not plastic, and it has a softer, slightly plush feel–like leather (or pleather), but I’m not certain if it’s real leather or not, and it is carried through all of the collection’s compact products.

Fired Sapphire is a bright, medium blue with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. Applied dry, it was mostly opaque and wasn’t as pearlized as it was when it was applied damp, where the shimmer was more noticeable and gave the color a brighter look overall (and it was totally opaque). The consistency was soft, blendable, and silky, so it was easy to work with on bare skin and did not need a primer to perform well at all! This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading on me. NYX Kiss in Casablanca (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Radium (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Stormer (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Freshwater (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #426 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Nebula (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). City Color It's a Boy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Moon (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Nile (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Weirdly Wonderful (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Wishful Thinking (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Nile (LE) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #12 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Milani Bella Cobalt (25) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blonde Cumin is a light-medium gold with warm, brown undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It was richly pigmented both applied dry and damp, while damp application made the shimmer appear smoother and more reflective. The texture was soft, smooth, and easy to work with on the lid as the color blended out easily without losing its intensity. On me, it wore for eight hours before I noticed subtle fading. Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Shalimar (Bottom) (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Sugar Frost (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Gold #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Sorbet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC My Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Retrospeck (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Yellow Topaz (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Montaigne (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Standing O (P) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Metal Saffron is a medium, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a golden bronze shimmer. It had opaque color payoff both wet and dry, while the damp application was slightly smoother and more reflective. The texture was silky, smooth, and finely-milled, but it wasn’t powdery or dusty, so it adhered beautifully to bare skin and I had no trouble diffusing and blending out the edges. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing slightly. Anastasia Chiffon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Starfish (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Raw Gold (13M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME658 Golden Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Chase (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burnished Sage is a medium-dark forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Again, the color payoff was the same regardless of application method–totally opaque–which isn’t as described but I expect that to be welcomed by most. The texture was soft, just a smidgen dusty, but it applied well to the lid without sheering out or becoming patchy when blended. It wore well for almost nine hours before I saw signs of fading. Makeup Geek Epic (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #11 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 (DC, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Empire (DC, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Christmas Tree (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gray Amber is a dark, charcoal gray with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft, satiny shimmer. It was semi-opaque and appeared warmer and lighter when applied dry, while the damp application yielded opaque coverage that was much more intense and appeared deeper in overall color. The texture was soft, lightly dusty but not prone to sheering out or fading over time, as it still wore for a solid eight hours before I detected changes in intensity. MAC Nighttrain (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Caviar (LE, $45.00) is glossier (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Diane (P) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Nutmeg is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. When I applied it dry, it appeared less intense and a little lighter than when I applied it damp, though the coverage was opaque applied both wet and dry. The powder had a soft, smooth, and silky texture that wasn’t powdery or dusty. It adhered well to bare skin and blended out with ease, and it stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (P, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Burn (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Lost (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Havana (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Buckwheat (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Pit (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Antique Bronze (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Mosaic (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Speakeasy (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Dreamlight (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Eye Palette Original
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Fired Sapphire

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Blonde Cumin

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Metal Saffron

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Burnished Sage

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Black Nutmeg

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MAC x Selena Eyeshadows

MAC x Selena Collection
MAC x Selena Collection

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. bareMinerals Beautiful (LE) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Paris #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% 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). Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright warm pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink with warm, yelow undertones and barely-there gold shimmer. It looked more matte on the lid than satin, as there wasn’t much shimmer or sheen, and the dustier, thinner texture made it look drier and flatter, like a matte finish, on the eye. The pigmentation was semi-sheer, and it was very prone to sheering out and applying unevenly. I would recommend a tacky base underneath this one to help it pop and apply better. It lasted for six and a half hours before fading noticeably. Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sushi Flower (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Douce France #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Palpitation (104) (LE, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Selena Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “intense pearly violet [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a slightly brightened, medium-dark purple with warm, pinkish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered well, and it adhered nicely to bare skin. The texture was firmer in the pan, so I would recommend using a denser or firmer brush with this one. The eyeshadow blended out without trouble on the skin, and it wore for eight hours before creasing very faintly. Too Faced Jingle Berry (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Violet Cassis (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Wham Bam (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Hysteric (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm dusty brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warmer, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, not too thin or too dense, and easy to work with on bare skin. It blended out beautifully and applied with true-to-pan coverage, as it was very pigmented. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rebel (P)(100% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep black [with a Matte finish].” It’s a deep, cool black with an almost bluish/gray cast paired with a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, very finely-milled, but there was denseness to it that made it adhere well to the skin. It was far, far superior to MAC’s Carbon in the permanent range and reminded me more of the feel of Typographic, though not quite as silky. It had good pigmentation, but you could still use just the barest tap and build up color if you wanted to darken the crease and be able to blend it out without it turning patchy. It wore well for eight hours on me. Kat Von D Jet (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P)(95% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tuxedo (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC x Selena collection will be available online September 28th for MAC Select members and October 1st for all others. It will be in select store locations on October 6th–call your local store to find out if they will be one of those locations.

MAC Eyeshadow Missing My Baby
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
MAC Eyeshadow Fotos Y Recuerdos
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
67%
Total
MAC Eyeshadow Selena
Selena
Selena
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
MAC Eyeshadow No Me Queda Mas
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
MAC Eyeshadow Is It the Beat
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Color Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
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.

Pixel is a light peachy beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was blendable and applied well to bare skin. It wore well for seven hours for me. MAC Pretty (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Promiscuous Pearl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #6 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Pure Nude (80) (LE, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #2 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Tulle (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S522 Pinky Nude (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Vermeer (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Seduction #2 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I526 Pearl Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Transforming Pearl (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Love Hue is a soft, light-medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a mostly matte finish, though there is a dusting of silvery sparkle, but it doesn’t bind with the base, so it has little impact on the finish. The texture was firmer, so it was hard to get pigment out of the pan, which resulted in medium coverage at best. It wore well for six hours before fading. Kat Von D Noble (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Different Strokes is a medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too dusty or too firm, which made it easy to work with. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. LORAC Nectar (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Lantana (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Haze (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Coral (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

On the Monet is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. The pigmentation was good, but the texture was thin and drier to the touch–it was surprisingly thin for a richer, warmer, and more bronzy shade. I found it prone to fading, as it only lasted for six hours, and sheering out on the lid. Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Scandal (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Supernova (114DC) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Winter Pursuit (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Iced Coffee (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Faux Gold (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Garnet (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #7 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Copper Kettle (LE) is warmer, better quality (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cedar (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Metal Work (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #22E (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Les Fauves #4 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Style is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was dry, dusty, and difficult to blend as it looked patchy and uneven on the skin. it had sheer coverage, which was not really buildable. It lasted for seven hours on me when I tested it. LORAC Dark Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Malted (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #5 (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Chocolate (P, $19.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is darker, better quality (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Maple Syrup (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #4 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Nude #7 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Risque (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Ash Brown (P, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Base Coat is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth, and silky texture that had a little excess powder that kicked up in the pan but was very blendable. This shade started to fade after seven hours of wear. LORAC Blanc (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Compassionate (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 01 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sand (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Heaven (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Medium is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frost finish. It had nice pigmentation that covered the skin well and blended out easily. This shade wore for eight hours before creasing slightly. bareMinerals Bubbles (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC All That Glitters (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Marina (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

A Beautiful Degas is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth and blendable without being thin or too powdery. It wore well for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading. Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00)(100% similar). LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is darker, more pigmented (95% similar). Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte One Too Manet (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Edgy (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00)(90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Coco (LE) is lower quality (85% similar). Tarte Rebel (P) is lighter (80% similar). Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Venus is a medium-dark, bronzy brown with warm, golden undertones and a shimmering finish. It yielded opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly dense texture that applied well to skin with even coverage that remained blendable without losing its intensity. This eyeshadow wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Magical Mist (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Paris (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Amazon #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Softened Up (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mosaic is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had full color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely around the edges. It was easy to use and lasted for eight hours on me. Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Copper (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Dreamlight (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Romantico (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sable (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Aurora (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Black Nutmeg (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #5 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Charming #3 (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glaze is a soft, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, fairly blendable texture on the skin, but it was easier to use with a firmer, flatter brush than a fluffy one, as the shimmer did not diffuse as easily with a fluffy brush. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. NARS Delphes #1 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #18 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ciate Dainty (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #6 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Jest (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Beige (P, $19.00)(90% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (P) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Rose Satin (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Glam (P) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For Realism is a muted, medium-dark purply taupe with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was blendable and did not appear dry on the eye. I noticed fading with this shade after seven hours of wear. YSL Paris #9 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Tease (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Mint Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $29.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Rose Such a Clatter (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #2 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Tempted (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Unconditional (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Color Vibes is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a subtle, grayish cast paired with a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though it appeared lighter and brighter swatched than it did in the pan. The texture was firmer but not stiff, so it was still blendable when I tried using it on the lid. It wore well for seven hours before fading. NARS Look Closer II (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Stand-offish (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Agate (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Satisfaction (DC, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seascape is a deep, steely gray with cool, blue undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff that applied well to bare skin and was easy to blend out. The texture wasn’t too firm or too soft. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours. Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #3 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Denim Smokey (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Slanted (P, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Graphic Style (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Inked is a deep navy blue with a hint of purple paired with a matte finish. The texture was very dusty–almost chalky–and very prone to adhering better in some places and less so in others, which resulted in an uneven application that couldn’t be corrected by trying to blend it out (it just wouldn’t move). It wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00)(100% similar). Laura Mercier Deep Night (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Maven (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Harbor (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Dark Navy (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #389 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #02 (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #6 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Apres l'Ondee #5 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Tornay (P) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibit is a soft, light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency that was thin and prone to sheering out. It worked better to help blend out or diffuse darker plums/purples along the edges (almost like a transition shade) than alone as a result. It wore well for six hours before fading noticeably. Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Parfait (P) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Confection (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is more pigmented (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC The Wrong Man (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pop Art Princess is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a sparkly, metallic finish. The texture was drier and a little gritty, so there was fall out during application. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which applied better with a firm brush or fingertip, as I noticed some skipping and patchiness when I used a regular domed eyeshadow brush. It wore well for six and a half hours before creasing. Laura Mercier Primrose (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pink Frontier (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 1 #1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pampered Pink (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Tiny Pansie (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #2 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Love Spice (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Sandy Toes (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Burnout (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Modern Icon is a muted, medium pinky-mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a thinner, drier texture that absorbed the skin’s natural oils very easily, which resulted in more uneven color that was difficult to blend out. This shade wore for seven hours on me. MAC Quite Spoiled (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Benefit Pause for Applause (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome My French #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pen 'n' Pink (DC, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sugar Snack (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC The Wrong Man (LE, $16.00)(85% similar). MAC Paradise Island (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Limit (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Bon Bon (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Getty Up & Go is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was fairly blendable and didn’t turn patchy when blended out. The color wore well for just over seven and a half hours when I tested it. Ciate Flirt (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #160 (DC, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #325 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fig. 1 (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Inglot #375 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (P) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Illusion is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was on the drier side, which made it harder to blend out for more diffused edges. I noticed a bit of fading after seven hours of wear. Urban Decay Tornado (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS High Society #3 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm All the Way Annie (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Claretluxe #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Violet (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Gravity (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Plumluxe #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gravity's Pull (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Encore (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Licorice (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

Dior Fusion (764) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow
Dior Fusion (764) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow

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). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Wildfire (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Paris #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (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). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Temptation (184) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warmer, pink undertones and a glittery, sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a drier, dustier texture that didn’t adhere as well to bare skin, and it was one of the weaker shades in the new formula. I would recommend using an adhesive base with this one to help amplify the color, but you could try it damp (I haven’t had anything happen to the surface of mine from using them damp). This shade wore well for seven hours before it creased a bit, though I had very little fallout. MAC Butterfly Party (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Highly Charged (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Vice (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Grape (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Delinquent (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Lunacy (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Satellite Dreams (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Prune (P) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Hello Kitty Happy (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Gravity (094) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, smoky purple with cooler shimmer and warmer undertones. It looked more like a deep gray in the pan, but it ended up swatching more purple, so that was interesting! Though I’m not rating it on damp usage (it doesn’t say it is a wet/dry formula), I did notice it was much smoother and more pigmented damp than dry with the dry application being mostly opaque and more noticeably glittery. On the lid, it was a little challenging to blend out the shade without it looking a bit patchy and uneven, so I would recommend using a primer with this one (and an adhesive base would be even better). The color started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear with minimal fallout. Urban Decay Half Truth (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Starless Night (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Purple Priority (758) (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #12 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Dior Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.06 oz.) is supposed to be a metallic, shiny, pigmented powder eyeshadow that will mimic a “wet lid.” The texture was smooth, but I could feel the texture of the glitter and sparkle, as several shades are full of glittery bits. The good news was that the texture is also denser and creamier, which enabled the sparkles and glitters to bind better with the base. I noticed the sparkles would separate from the base when I would diffuse and blend out the edges, but the flecks tended to move rather than fall off the eye. The formula varied from semi-opaque to totally opaque. The eyeshadows wore six to seven hours on me before they started to crease, but I had very minimal fall out over time, though. I didn’t see any mention of using these wet, but I had no issues using it wet as well as dry, for reference (wet application was not considered for purposes of rating the products).

I’m not certain if these are limited edition or permanent, because Dior’s website doesn’t call them out as limited edition (as they did for their fall quints). I’m also not certain about what retailers will get these, because Dior is the only U.S. retailer I’ve seen carrying them, but they are available at a slew of international retailers: Selfridges, Harrods, John Lewis, Escentual, House of Fraser, and David Jones.

Dior Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Fusion (764)
Dior Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Temptation (184)
Dior Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Gravity (094)

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Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows (Part 2)

Urban Decay Snow Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Snow Eyeshadow

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.

Urban Decay Rust Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “yellow-orange with gold shift.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed gold with warm, orangey undertone paired with a metallic finish. It had a fairly smooth texture that applied well to bare skin and blended out without losing its intensity. The pigmentation was opaque, while the lasting power neared eight hours on me. Anastasia Gold Rush (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Gold (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Goldenrod (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gorgeous Gold (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Goldfinger (P, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Burberry Gold Shimmer #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Unwind (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Acid Rain Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale yellow-green pearl with slight gold shift.” It’s a light-medium chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a touch thin but didn’t sheer out immediately, and it seemed to have a denser texture compared to the last version in a palette. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading on me. bareMinerals Wicked (P) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D316 Crystalline Pinky Green (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I318 Linen Khaki (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Rose Garden #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Floridazzle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Darling (P) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #412 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #7 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Secret Pond (LE) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 (LE) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Chains Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “moss green with patina shimmer.” It’s a deep, olive green with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was lightly dusty, so it sheered out a bit when blended and was slightly uneven when applied over bare skin (primer will fix this issue). It had opaque color payoff and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. LORAC Jade (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). YSL Scandal #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bronx (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Take Two (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Snakeskin Dress (02) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D320 Golden Khaki (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Green Clean #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Speaker Box (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fiction (DC, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic brick red.” It’s a medium-dark red with warm, rusty undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It seemed a bit deeper and more red-toned with a weaker warm undertone than the last release of this shade. The texture was smooth, soft without being dusty, and easy to apply to the skin. The color wore well for eight hours before I noticed subtle signs of fading. Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Raw Power (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sonic (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Anarchy (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Seeker (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D WTF (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Claretluxe #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Spare Change Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic gray.” It’s a light-medium neutral gray with a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slightly firmer texture that wasn’t as easy to blend as the other shades (though it adhered better to bare skin overall). On me, I noticed it fading after seven and a half hours of wear. LORAC Gunmetal (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sex & the Oyster (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is powder eyeshadow that is supposed to be long-wearing, richly pigmented, and blendable. In general, the performance varies from decent to exceptional with their satin, shimmer, and duotone finishes performing better on average, while the matte and sparkle finishes can vary. The wear ranges from six to nine hours (without primer) and longer with most primers. The one finish that you’ll want to take note of is sparkle, which often has micro-glitter that doesn’t bind as well with the base, so there can be fall out. The texture of Urban Decay eyeshadows is softer, less firmly pressed, so some shades have some excess powder kicked up in the pan but are often very blendable on the skin. Their permanent shade range tends to be higher-performing than some of the shades found in limited edition palettes as well.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Snow
Snow
Snow
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Rust
Rust
Rust
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Chains
Chains
Chains
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Gash
Gash
Gash
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Spare Change
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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