MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “taupe.” It’s a light-medium pewter with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. Stila Warm Silver (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Palladium (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Lunar Eclipse (98) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Foiled Eyeshadow Fly by Twilight
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

NARS Summer 2016 Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering teal-green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark teal with subtle, cooler undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage dry, while damp application yielded mostly opaque coverage that had a stronger, smoother sheen. The texture was fairly smooth but slightly firm in the pan, and I had trouble getting true-to-pan, opaque coverage out of this (even when used with a damp brush) as it kept fading down and didn’t blend out evenly. It lasted for six hours before creasing on me. NARS Bavaria (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Steamy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Flower Shop (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #11 (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Deep End
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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Viseart Chroma Theory Palette

Viseart Chroma Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. It’s a slightly warmer take on a smoky eye with more taupe-like grays than silver-like grays, but you have the very cool-toned white shade that can be used to lighten and give a cooler cast when mixed or layered with other shades.

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Viseart Chroma Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette Chroma
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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Viseart Minx Theory Palette

Viseart Minx Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. Viseart manages to continue to impress with a formula that applies exceptionally well–long-wearing, pigmented, blendable, and just next to effortless to use.

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Viseart Minx Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette Minx
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette

Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. I quite enjoyed this palette, as it had good color payoff, long-wear, and was easy to apply and blend on bare skin. Worth noting, I think the mattes used in the Theory palettes are more semi-matte, so while they work and look mostly like mattes, they blend more readily and bind better (resulting in truer-to-pan payoff).

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Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette Cashmere
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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NARS Liberation Dual Intensity Blush

NARS Liberation Dual Intensity Blush Duo ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo for summer. Both shades had sheerer, softer color and shimmer applied dry and richer, deeper, and more metallic color when applied damp. The shades work well together, if one wants to layer or use the lighter shade as more of a highlighter and the darker shade to define the cheek. It was very similar to Fervor, which is just a little darker across the board and doesn’t seem quite as warm-toned (but it’s still warm-toned).

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NARS Liberation Dual Intensity Blush Duo
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Duo Liberation
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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