Laura Mercier Deep Garnet Luster Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Deep Garnet Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep, dark purple-burgundy with a soft, frosted finish and tiny flecks of ruby red shimmer. It is darker than MAC Deceit. The base of Deep Garnet is similar to MAC Shadowy Lady.  I think the intensity and depth of this particular shade is what really makes it sing.

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Laura Mercier Deep Garnet Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Deep Garnet Luster Eyeshadow

A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
96%

Giorgio Armani #1 Madreperla Face & Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani #1 Madreperla Face & Eye Palette ($59.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new and limited edition holiday compact that includes a “beige pearl, metallic gold, [and] light green pearl.” You can use this on the face or on the eyes–it’s more like a highlighter for the face, and then the eyeshadows can be used to create a soft look.

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Giorgio Armani #1 Madreperla Face & Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani #1 Madreperla Face & Eye Palette

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “warm minted green” with a metallic finish. It looks absolutely NOTHING! like the swatch/photo of it on Lancome’s website, which makes it look more like a vibrant neon lime green. Instead, what we have is a pastel mint green with a subtle iridescent sheen. The color payoff is decent but could use a little more oomph or better binders so it would apply more opaquely. I know shades like this have to exist, but I couldn’t find anything in the Swatch Gallery; MAC Aqua was the closest, but it’s darker and more aqua, less green. It might be a little lighter than something like MAC Aquavert (which is a few years old now). Sugarpill Lumi has more of a teal iridescence.

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Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Tarina Tarantino Wonderful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

On the left, there’s a soft yellow with a frosted, slightly metallic finish. The color payoff is nice, and the texture is smooth. Make Up For Ever #102 is a bit darker and matte. It’s closer to theBalm Wild Child and MAC Nylon.

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Tarina Tarantino Wonderful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Wonderful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
90%

MAC Daphne Guinness Pigments

With the Daphne Guinness collection (due in-stores on December 26th), there are three shades of MAC Pigments ($20.00 for 0.15 oz.): Aurora (pinked taupe), Circa Plum (frosty dirty mid-tone lavender), and Nebula (dark greyed brown with pearl).

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MAC Aurora Pigment

MAC Daphne Guinness Pigments

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
91%

MAC Interior Life Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Interior Life Eyeshadow Quad ($38.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes these four shades: Stratus (light pink), Bruised Sky (dark lavender gray), Interior Life (mid-tone gray blue), and Heather Belles (dark charcoal/carbon).  It’s new and limited edition for MAC for Daphne Guinness, which will launch in-stores on December 26th.

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MAC Interior Life Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Interior Life Eyeshadow Quad

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Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
5
Longevity
8
Application
2.5
Total
57%