Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes 14 eyeshadows that come in a mix of warmer neutrals and pops of pink/red. For a mostly matte palette, it actually applied quite well to bare skin, and I didn’t have issues blending out the majority of the shades. I was surprised, because a lot of the new matte eyeshadows in the palette feel much softer and smoother compared to most of Anastasia’s matte eyeshadow range that I’ve tried–they felt more like LORAC’s formula–but they still adhered exceptionally well to bare skin without sheering out or becoming patchy. The majority of the shades were pigmented and wore for seven to eight hours. As a note, it is packaged with a velvety exterior (like the original Urban Decay Naked palette), not the standard cardboard.

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Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette Modern Renaissance
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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MAC She’s a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC She’s a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, miniature-sized eyeshadows in a black compact with a clear lid. It’s an interesting mix of colors, because it contains seven neutrals, which run cooler compared to most neutral-hued shades. There are two pops of color–a brighter yellow and a blackened blue-teal–with the yellow being the harder shade to incorporate, at least for me. The quality is so-so with some shades under-performing and others being decent to good.

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MAC She's a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette She's a Model
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Make Up For Ever Iridescent Artist Shadows (Part 1)

Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium, bluish gray with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had rich color payoff with a creamy, moderately dense texture that was smooth and blendable on the skin, while the color adhered well to bare lids. On me, this shade wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing. Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Destination (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Frozen Blue (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P) is brighter (90% similar). Viseart Sapphire (P) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Be My Bow (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cyber (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Stone Blue (307) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Stealth (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). bareMinerals Mingle (P) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Milani Bella Sky (08) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #2 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow I112 Chrome
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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Make Up For Ever Diamond Artist Shadows (Part 3)

Make Up For Ever D750 Frosted Peach Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, coral-orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage with a soft, blendable consistency that was very smooth but had a dense feel and firmer press. The color wore well for nine hours but had some fall out. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #153 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Flame (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Freelove (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Summer Sun (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cheeky (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Bellini (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Inglot #407 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Shark Attack (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Mrs. Baily (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Say, Yeah! (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Expensive Pink (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Aurora (825) (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Sun Tweaked (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Suspiciously Sweet (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever D850 Nitro Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D750 Frosted Peach
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows (Spring 2016) Part 1

Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-lasting” powder eyeshadow with 10-hour wear and “an ultrasmooth, blendable texture.” For the most part, I find the range to have good color payoff, blendability, and wear, though they do not typically last as long as 10 hours (more like eight).

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Sephora Morning Freshness Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Morning Freshness
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.19 oz.) consists of nine eyeshadows, most in a pink/plum theme. There are some misses in the palette, while the rest are decent to good but nothing spectacular, so the whole palette ends up being rather ho-hum without any strong shades in it.

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MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Runway Worthy
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
78%
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