Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.41 oz.) contains eight shades of warm, pinky neutrals. Three shades are from other palettes (duo/quad/palette, actually), and then five are from the singles range. I half-hoped that this was going to be a cooler-toned neutral palette, but it ended up quite warm-toned overall. The All About Shadow formula is supposed to be long-wearing, crease-resistant, fade-resistant, and have “creamy colour [that] glides on in one smooth stroke.” The formula is more what you might associate with Clinique: subdued, sheerer, better for those who like exactly that type of application and look, but if you want intense coverage, you’ll want to look elsewhere. The colors have some overlap within the palette, which makes it easy to use and blend everything together, but it could be more contrasting and versatile.

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Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique All About Shadow Palette A Pink Honey Affair
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes

The following was previously written for my first review on this formula, as all three I tried were very consistent in performance: Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

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Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Mesmer Eyes
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
80%
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Tom Ford Last Dance Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Last Dance Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of gold, green, and a pop of glittering blue. Overall, all four shades had good or better color payoff, wore for eight hours (the glitter shade had fall out), and were easy enough to use. I wish the two more satin-like shades had a slightly less dusty consistency.

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Tom Ford Last Dance Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Last Dance
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Anastasia Surface of the Sun, Wine, Truffle Glitter, Chocolate Eyeshadows

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well and wore for eight hours. Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #1 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow Surface of the Sun
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of mid-tone neutrals with warmer undertones. There are two satins, one shimmer, and one glitter shade in the palette. The glitter shade was the most troublesome in the palette, as it had fall out while worn and a tendency to sheer out; I also found it harder to blend with the other shades as it had a denser consistency.

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Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Disco Dust
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
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Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades with a more frosted/metallic finish. All four shades performed well, had good pigmentation, blended out nicely, and lasted for eight to nine hours on me (without primer). The formula can be used wet or dry, with damp application yielding a slightly darker, smoother, and richer color overall that was sometimes more metallic. Tom Ford’s wet/dry formula doesn’t have a lot said about it, only that it can be applied dry for a “sleek and soft finish” or “wet for a bold and chromatic finish.” It performs well, and it’s easy to use, but the shades are very dupable, so if you’re looking for something unique to justify the price tag, I don’t think this it. If you’re focused on quality and like this combination of shades, it’s certainly worth a look.

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Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Wet/Dry Eye Color Quad Honeymoon
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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