MAC x Chris Chang Eyeshadows

MAC Royal Woo Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pastel lemon yellow [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, lightly powdery texture that was a bit dry and emphasized the dryness on my lids. I happened to have a “free” eye for testing, and I was expecting these to fall pretty flat without primer (they actually applied decently without it, though), so I figured I’d try them over primer as well, and the primer helped to smooth out the drier, chalkier consistency of the eyeshadow. Inglot #370 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #7 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Chrome Yellow (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #323 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bright Yellow (DC, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Phresh (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Hype (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Royal Woo Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Royal Woo
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Viseart Boheme Dream (Ribbons Boheme) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Boheme Dream Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for summer that features a slightly lighter (almost pastel-like but not quite light enough, at least not to me) take on a “brights” palette. All twelve shades are shimmery, and they vary from pearly to metallic (most are somewhere between frost and metallic). The twelve shades do work together to create looks, but you’ll likely want to add-in your favorite mattes/satins to get more dimension and depth out of the palette. The color payoff was good to great with soft, blendable texture that wore well; a few shades were a little looser in press (not quite as dense as the metallic shades in the newer Theory palettes) but were all easy to work with on the lid.

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Viseart Boheme Dream Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Eyeshadow Palette Boheme Dream (Ribbons Boheme)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
Limited Edition
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MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “taupe.” It’s a light-medium pewter with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. Stila Warm Silver (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Palladium (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Lunar Eclipse (98) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Foiled Eyeshadow Fly by Twilight
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

NARS Summer 2016 Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering teal-green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark teal with subtle, cooler undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage dry, while damp application yielded mostly opaque coverage that had a stronger, smoother sheen. The texture was fairly smooth but slightly firm in the pan, and I had trouble getting true-to-pan, opaque coverage out of this (even when used with a damp brush) as it kept fading down and didn’t blend out evenly. It lasted for six hours before creasing on me. NARS Bavaria (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Steamy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Flower Shop (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Deep End
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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Viseart Chroma Theory Palette

Viseart Chroma Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. It’s a slightly warmer take on a smoky eye with more taupe-like grays than silver-like grays, but you have the very cool-toned white shade that can be used to lighten and give a cooler cast when mixed or layered with other shades.

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Viseart Chroma Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette Chroma
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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Viseart Minx Theory Palette

Viseart Minx Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. Viseart manages to continue to impress with a formula that applies exceptionally well–long-wearing, pigmented, blendable, and just next to effortless to use.

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Viseart Minx Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette Minx
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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