Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

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 Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Glamour Eyes
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette ($56.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes twenty eyeshadows that celebrate the brand’s 20-year history; some shades are from many years ago (and have been discontinued for awhile), others are part of the current range, and a few are new to the palette. I think it’s a solid palette overall, but it’s one that begs for primer. I have discovered that over the last year or two that more often than not, Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes need primer to function well, whereas in the past, I did not have that much trouble using them without primer, but a lot of the more recent iterations have been thinner, dustier, or looser as a whole, which makes them prone to sheering out without a smooth base to adhere to.

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Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette XX Vice LTD Reloaded
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette ($21.00 for .018 oz.) includes six neutral eyeshadows in a slim, cardboard palette with a mirror on the inside. I could see it being an easy go-to or travel palette for those who like warmer neutrals and typically use a primer when they apply their eyeshadow. It’s not a particularly unique or the best performing palette, but it’s solid and a decent value.

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Tarte Tartelette Tease Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Spring 2016 Tartelette Travel Palette Tartelette Tease
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of cooler-toned shades in hues of blue-teal, dark gray, pewter, and bright silver. Not particularly enamored with this quad, as each shade has some sort of issue, and at this price point, it becomes hard to justify or excuse the downsides.

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Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Pewter Veil (311)
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Cle de Peau Golden Lace (313) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Golden Lace (313) Eyeshadow Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of warmer neutrals. The strength of Cle de Peau’s eyeshadow formula is in how soft, silky, and smooth they typically are, so they blend out easily and sit nicely on the eyelid without looking powdery or dusty. They also seem to “melt” against the skin after an hour for a really luminous sheen. This one has a sparkly shade in it, which gave me some trouble as it was looser and had a little fall out, but all told, the four shades were easy to apply, were fairly pigmented, and lasted seven to eight hours.

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Cle de Peau Golden Lace (313) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Golden Lace (313)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
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Clinique Cream Pop, Aqua Pop, Surf Pop Lid Pops

Clinique Cream Pop Lid Pop ($17.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a firmer, drier texture that was harder to get out of the pan. It sheered out somewhat on the skin and couldn’t be built-up more than 85% opacity on bare skin (you have to use a good primer/base). It lasted for six hours before fading. LORAC Black #2 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Bonifacio (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S516 Sand (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Naked (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Kitten (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Sovereign (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced New Romantic (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Grain (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Suede (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Eclosion #3 (P) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Presto (P) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Clinique Cream Pop Lid Pop
Clinique Lid Pop Cream Pop
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
77%
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