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NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

01/06

NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Spring 2017 Look | View Breakdown

NARS Spring 2017 Look | View Breakdown

Chiang Mai

NARS Chiang Mai Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) features a shimmery bluish-teal and a shimmery red brown. I think you can combine the two shades together, but they were easier for me to pair with other shades for a better gradient. The left shade could be better and often looked more faded applied than it did in the pan, while the right shade was easy to use.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai (Left)

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Anastasia Brown & Plum Eyeshadows

01/05

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Custom

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was somewhat dusty. The eyeshadow had a tendency to sheer out to semi-opaque coverage without a primer underneath to help it adhere to the lid better. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Custom
Custom
Custom
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Editor’s Note: I’ve previously reviewed all of these shades when they appeared in palettes. During the brand’s Black Friday sale, I picked up the permanent, single pans of all of the palette shades to see if there were any differences/improvements.

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Sangria

Permanent
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Glisten

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Topaz

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B+

Truffle

Permanent
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Coloured Raine Neutral Eyeshadows

01/04

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow

Who Me

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a deep coppery bronze with warm, red undertones and a frosted sheen. The consistency was soft, dense without being firm or stiff in the pan, and very blendable on the lid. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied well without primer and lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing.

Coloured Raine Eyeshadow Who Me
Who Me
Who Me
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Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/06

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Matte

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features all matte eyeshadows in warmer, neutral hues. The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. The mattes in the palette are decent to good, but they definitely beg for a primer to perform well; without, they had a tendency to sheer out, apply a bit unevenly, and had moderate fallout during wear. The wear time varied from shade to shade–six to seven hours–but all eight had softer textures and none felt firm/stiff in the pan.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Matte
Matte
Matte
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Coloured Raine Bolds & Brights Eyeshadows

01/04

Coloured Raine Bay Breeze Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Bay Breeze Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Bay Breeze Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Bay Breeze Eyeshadow

Bay Breeze

Coloured Raine Bay Breeze Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, light-medium lime green with warm, golden sparkle over a metallic finish. The color payoff was fantastic, while the texture was dense, cream-like, and smooth. It applied evenly to the lid, and it remained blendable around the edges while still maintaining opaque, bright coverage. The color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear.

Coloured Raine Eyeshadow Bay Breeze
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Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Fetish

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Malibu

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Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

01/08

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette over Giorgio Armani Shadow Eye Tint

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette over Giorgio Armani Shadow Eye Tint

Alchemist

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) contains four shades that can be used on the eyes, lips, or face and are designed to be used over other products as transformers. The formula is supposed to be pigmented. Three of the four shades have real shifts, so depending on the viewing angle, can appear more like one color or another distinct color. One shade was more iridescent in its effect.

The texture of the formula was dustier, a little drier to the touch, and I found they layered best over still-drying cream products or shimmery eyeshadows but did not work well over a dried, matte cream eyeshadow. The dustier formula made them very blendable as a cheek highlighter, though, and of all the ways I tried the product, they were easiest and had the most noticeable shift applied as highlighters, whether alone or layered over another cheek color. They layered best over matte and satin finish lip products, as they seemed to get absorbed and muted by more emollient formulas.

The pan size is that of a standard eyeshadow (MAC, Urban Decay, Anastasia, etc.), but there is good spacing between each shade to use them as cheek highlighters as well. The palette itself is unusually shaped, and that extra space means that it seems unnecessarily large, though I felt like the whole palette ended up being rather small.

Kat Von D Holographic Palette Alchemist
Alchemist
Alchemist
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Emerald

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Saphyre

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Amethyst

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Opal

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