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NARS Euphrate Eyeshadow

NARS Euphrate Eyeshadow
NARS Euphrate Eyeshadow

NARS Euphrate Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “frosted mint steel.” It’s a cool-toned, green-tinged, light-medium gray with a frosted, silver shimmer. MAC Moss Garden is more metallic. Chanel Riviere is warmer, less gray. MAC Fresh & Mint is more frosted. Urban Decay Money is darker. It’s funny: I thought this was more unique than not, but it turns out that is not quite the case! The finish of Euphrate is smoother/less metallic in comparison to other shades, though.

Euphrate had good color payoff, and it applied smoothly overall. It was a smidgen powdery when I applied all over the lid directly (no primer), but it applied more smoothly when I applied it over NARS’ eyeshadow primer. The color worked well when paired with NARS Barrow Street eyeliner (from this collection as well). Without a primer, it lasted for eight hours but was slightly faded along the edges. NARS’ eyeshadow is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-wearing, [and] crease-resistant.”

NARS Eyeshadow Euphrate
Euphrate

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MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool mauve.” It’s a plummy mauve with a frosted finish. MAC Daylight is lighter. Jasmine Carpet is pinker. Girogio Armani #27 is a touch darker. MAC Universal Appeal has more plum in it. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #1 is cooler-toned.

Of the six, this was my favorite, because it applied the best–it was so, so smooth and had only a smidgen of dryness. It was soft without being powdery, and it melted against the skin when applied. The dry application is quite pigmented, and the damp application just made the finish slightly more metallic, but they were about the same either way. Smoky Mauve had the best texture, as the product seemed to bind with itself better, which helped to create that smoother finish. It lasted seven hours without fading or creasing (and it’s only designed to last for six).

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Smoky Mauve
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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MAC Triple Impact Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Triple Impact Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Triple Impact Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Triple Impact Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “opalescent lavender with violet pearl.” It’s a cool-toned lavender with a frosted finish and lavender shimmer. MAC Amethyst is warmer and much more sparkly. OCC Datura is very similar in color but has a smoother sheen. MAC Light Voilet is pinker and has larger sparkles.

This shade had sheer color when applied dry, and when applied damp, the color was buildable to semi-opaque payoff–noticeably translucency but a fair amount of color. With enough patting and packing on of the color, mostly opaque color is possible. It had a slightly dry consistency, and I actually felt this shade was not as soft or as blendable as the others–it tended to stick in places, especially when I used it damp. If I applied it dry, then it was more blendable, but it was so sheer that it was hard to get really even color. When I wore Triple Impact, it wore for six hours well, but it was slightly faded after seven hours (but it’s only marketed as six-hour wear).

MAC Triple Impact Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Opalesse Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Opalesse Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Opalesse Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Opalesse Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “opalescent white with pink pearl.” It’s a pale white with an iridescent pearl shimmer/sheen. MAC Defiance is lighter. I also think MAC Pink Opal is similar but perhaps less metallic. MAC Ready to Party is cooler-toned. MAC Young Venus is pinker, less iridescent.

The texture of this still has that slightly dry feeling that the Extra Dimension finish seems to have (a dryness that’s not really bad, but it is still there), but it applies very smoothly–almost as if it melts against the skin. Applied dry, it has semi-opaque color coverage, and applied damp, it intensifies the color payoff to mostly opaque with a stronger reflective sheen. It blended well on the lid, and it wore for seven hours without creasing or fading (MAC claims six).

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Opalesse
Opalesse
Opalesse
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total

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Urban Decay Glitterrock Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Glitter Rock Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Glitter Rock Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Glitterrock Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic pink with pink 3-D sparkle.” It’s a plummy pink with silver sparkle and a frosted, metallic finish. It’s a bit like a cross between Urban Decay Provocateur and Urban Decay Bordello. MAC Neo Nebula is pinker. Giorgio Armani #7 is a touch warmer.

The consistency was softer and smoother than the last few I’ve reviewed, but the color was less buildable than the best of this range. It is sheer when applied dry, and then it builds to semi-opaque coverage when applied damp but really has to be patted and packed on. Glitterrock had similar fall out issues to the rest of the range, but it wore for eight hours without creasing, fading, or getting patchy. ¬†On the lid, it looked smokier than it did when swatched; as it blends out, the underlying base color seems to darken and gray out. For a comparison to their Stardust eyeshadows, please read this review.

Urban Decay Glitterrock Moondust Eyeshadow

C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

Urban Decay Moonspoon Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Moonspoon Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Moonspoon Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Moonspoon Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “medium gray with bright silver sparkle.” It is a warm gray base color with brighter silver sparkle. MAC Double Feature 2 #2 is satiny but similar in darkness. Inglot #444 is warmer, no sparkle.

It was rather sheer when applied dry, and it was more pigmented when applied damp but only managed to get to semi-opaque color–it was amplified by a lot of sparkle and shimmer but the base color stayed rather subtle. Moonspoon wasn’t as smooth as the other shades; there was a touch of grittiness to the larger particles of sparkle. It did not apply as smoothly or as evenly, and it was harder to blend it out when I tried using it on the lid. It seemed to stick in places. This shade lasted for eight hours without creasing, but it did seem a bit patchy, and of course, there was fall out during application but continued fall out throughout the day. For a comparison to their Stardust eyeshadows, please read this review.

Urban Decay Moonspoon Moondust Eyeshadow

C-
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
71%
Total

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