Urban Decay Ransom Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Ransom Deluxe Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “vibrant iridescent purple.” It’s a medium-dark blue-based violet purple with a frosted finish. MAC Pink Union is warmer, less blue-based. Urban Decay Blue Bus is bluer. MAC Parfait Amour is comparable but has more of an iridescence. Inglot #379 is a matte version. Urban Decay Ecstasy is less blue-based.

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Urban Decay Ransom Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Ransom Deluxe Eyeshadow

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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a pale, almost cool-toned medium-dark brown with a wheaten gold shimmer and sheen. Think taupe meets gold–it’s warmer, less gray than a true taupe, but it’s the warmth comes from the shimmer rather than an undertone. Urban Decay Suspect is warmer, less gray. theBalm Sultry is similar but doesn’t have any shimmer. MAC Patina is grayer, less golden. MAC Era has less of a golden shimmer.

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Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow Pale Barley
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “glistening gold.” It’s a rich, luxurious yellowed gold with hints of antique gold and a softly frosted finish. NARS Paramaribo is darker, more burnished. Make Up For Ever #11 is cooler-toned, less yellowed. Le Metier de Beaute Chameleon is browner, less golden. Inglot #404 is more coppery. Inglot #430 is brighter but the closest.

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Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows Duos for 2012

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) now include: Fresh & Mint (white with silver and green veining/icy green), Joy & Laughter (dirty pink with hot pink and charcoal grey veining/icy pink), Love Connection (pale beige with gold and blue veining/warm gold), Sweet & Sour (dirty gold with green and deep blue veining/warm gold), and Water & Ice (creamy peach with blue and silver veining/sterling silver). These are now permanent (at least for an extended period of time, I haven’t been able to get a definite answer on how long).

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MAC Fresh & Mint Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows Duos for 2012

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
81%

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows for 2012

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) now include: Blue Flame (mineralize black with blue pearl), Cinderfella (mineralize black with silver pearl), Gilt by Association (mineralize black with gold bronze pearl), Smutty Green (cream, warm green, black veining), and Young Punk (mineralize black with pinkish purple pearl). With the exception of Smutty Green, these were originally limited shades that have been brought back for a stint as permanent products. At least once a year, MAC rotates in new mineralize eyeshadows that become permanent for a time, and these are five of ten shades that are now available.

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MAC Blue Flame Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows for 2012

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
81%

MAC Chen Man Love & Water Collection: Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos

There are three limited edition MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos ($20.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) in the new Love & Water Collection: Love Cycle (light blue, white, dark blue melange/dark royal blue), Pink Union (taupe, lavender, brown melange/dark violet), and Supersweet (bronze, pink, gold melange/golden pink).

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MAC Love Cycle Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Chen Man Love & Water Collection: Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
81%