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Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Palette

01/10

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette Look | View Breakdown

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette Look | View Breakdown

Royal Peach

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in a range of hues (all warm-toned except the blue) and finishes. The palette also has a fluffy brush, which I did not find particularly useful for applying other than diffusing transition shades in or around the crease (just too fluffy for lid color application for my application style).

What you might not know about the Kyshadow formula is that they are supposed to have “medium buildable coverage and a velvety smooth texture.” It’s unusual to see a brand proclaiming anything less than opaque coverage, and most of the eyeshadows were actually quite pigmented. I didn’t realize that until after I had scored the palette based on the eyeshadows needing to be pigmented, so I happen to know that score–83%–but when I re-rated based on the pigmentation claim, it still ended up coming to 83% (as the sheerer shades were boosted and the opaque shades were lowered). I liked the shimmer formula, but I didn’t care for the more sparkly shades (Duchess, North Star), as they had fallout and poorer application. The mattes were easy to use, blendable, and mostly buildable.

Edited to add: A reader asked me if my palette had any chemical scent, and I had not noticed anything prior. I went back to double check, and I couldn’t smell anything out of the ordinary with the palette closed, just opened, or in use. I put my nose right next to each shade, and I went up down the rows sniffing to see if there was anything I could smell, and around Royal (the blue shade), I did notice something, possibly metallic but sharp and definitely not a “powder” or typical “makeup” scent. I also then went and smelled a few other cobalt blue eyeshadows I have, and only one had a faint smell of metal but could not be sure as it was held in a metal palette, too.

Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette Royal Peach
Royal Peach
Royal Peach
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes Look | Look Breakdown

Viseart Warm Mattes Look | Look Breakdown

Warm Mattes (10)

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is an unabashedly warm-toned palette filled with a mix of beige, brown, orange, and red. There are a lot of yellow and orange-based shades here. The palette worked well on its own, but it was easy to incorporate with other Viseart palettes as well. Overall, the quality was consistent with my past experience with Viseart’s matte formula–pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable.

Viseart Eyeshadow Palette Warm Mattes (10)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Petit Pro (01)

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Palette ($30.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a miniature-sized, slim palette. This would be a good way to try the Viseart formula without breaking the bank; there is plenty of product in each pan, and each shade is quite pigmented so you’ll be able to get plenty of use out of it. The matte eyeshadows blended and layered well with the denser, more shimmery eyeshadows. The shimmery eyeshadows felt smoother and more cream-like compared to past shimmer finishes from the brand. Overall, it’s a nice palette if you don’t have these types of shades in your arsenal already.

Viseart Petit Pro Palette Petit Pro (01)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box (Palette)

01/12

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay - Nocturnal - Palette

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Nocturnal

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in a slim, cardboard palette with a dual-ended eye brush. The shades include “eight must-haves” from the permanent line along with “four exclusives from past sets.” I liked the palette overall; it was more consistent with the brand’s permanent range with respect to quality, though shades like Fireball (not as pigmented as the permanent version), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (glitter fallout), and Heroine (sheer) could be better. The eyeshadows were, overall, pigmented, long-wearing (seven to eight hours), and blendable. It wasn’t hard to use them together, and I didn’t feel like it was a struggle to apply and blend them out.

If you’ve picked up any Urban Decay palettes in the last couple of years, this palette might be totally redundant. I think that this palette is most suitable for someone looking to try the brand’s formula or likes this specific color combination and would like it for traveling. It’s a smaller palette, though it is thicker than you’d expect as each eyeshadow only contains 0.01 oz. (a full-sized Urban Decay eyeshadow contains 0.05 oz.). It’s still a value-packed palette compared to purchasing individual shades, but it is not quite the deal that some of the larger palettes (like Afterdark, Naked, etc.) are. The palette is exclusive to Ulta and should launch today (if it hasn’t yet!) online, and it will be available in stores on January 22nd.

Urban Decay Shadow Box Nocturnal
Nocturnal
Nocturnal
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Eyeshadows

01/09

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Look | View Breakdown

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Look | View Breakdown

Glowing Gold

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had rich color payoff with opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on bare skin. The powder had a soft, smooth, dense but not firm texture that blended out easily without losing its intensity on my lid. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

MAC Eyeshadow Glowing Gold
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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ColourPop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

01/08

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

ColourPop Weekend Warrior Look | View Breakdown

ColourPop Weekend Warrior Look | View Breakdown

Weekend Warrior

ColourPop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four shades of powder eyeshadow–yes, powder!–the brand’s first release featuring their new formula. The pressed powder formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety” and “silky” texture that is “long-wearing.” It’s a solid formula, so I’m definitely curious to try and see more shades from them in the future but hope we’ll see a little refinement over time. The texture of their formula was soft, a little powdery, but there was substance to it–I wouldn’t say dense, but it wasn’t thin or prone to sheering out, just that there was a lot of excess product kicked up in the pan and some fallout during application. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade, though they were all buildable. I had no trouble blending out any of the four shades, and they lasted between seven and eight hours on me.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Weekend Warrior
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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