Anastasia Soft Gold, Gleam, RTW, Dark Chocolate Shimmer Eyeshadows

Anastasia Soft Gold Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, white gold with warm, buttery yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had fantastic pigmentation with a smooth, lightly dense texture that was blendable and easy to use. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly. Makeup Geek Artemis (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). YSL Golden Glow #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #2 (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow Soft Gold
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%
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Anastasia Amber, Day Rate, Red Earth Eyeshadows

Anastasia Amber Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, bronzy gold with warm, browner tones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a dense, thicker texture that adhered really well to bare skin and blended out well, but it could “thicken” and look almost clumpy as a little went a long way. I think when it works, it’s amazing, but it can be easy to over-apply and harder to smooth out if over-applied! It wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing faintly. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fool's Gold (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bonjour (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Wish List (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). YSL Golden Glow #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #2 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Peach Sorbet (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Amber Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow Amber
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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Makeup Geek Chit Chat, Pillow Talk, Toxic, Rebel, Hot Pants Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Chit Chat Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium periwinkle with strong, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It seemed really promising, but it was surprisingly hard to work with, especially for a shimmer–it had a dustiness to it that made it hard to apply evenly. I could only get it to apply decently with a damp brush. It lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Blue Orbit (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay UV-B (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Pool Shark (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Moon's Reflection (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Chit Chat Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Chit Chat
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
79%
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Dior Minimalism, Cosmopolite, Front Row Diorshow Eyeshadows

Dior Diorshow Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a new (well, reformulated) powder eyeshadow formula that’s supposed to be “super-saturated” that is “long-lasting.” Since Dior has been pretty hit or miss with their powder eyeshadows lately, I only bought three to try. They are decent to good; not particularly impressive but not misses either. Two of the three shades were on the powdery side, as they were so soft and loosely pressed in the pan, while one was much denser and more cream-like (which, in turn, applied better to bare skin). Two had decent pigmentation but not fully opaque and not buildable either.

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Makeup Geek Fashion Addict, Tuscan Sun, Hopscotch, Sand Dollar, Taboo Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Fashion Addict Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, magenta-purple with warmer undertones and a matte finish. Like a lot of the other mattes from recent spring release, it was powdery and hard to work with–regular primer doesn’t cut it, either–only a white, lightly tacky base is of any help. I found it incredibly disappointing and a utter pain to use as it would sheer out easily (resulting in a lot of fall out) and did not build well. It had noticeably faded within six hours. Buxom VIP (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #11 (P) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Statement (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Fashion Rebel #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Vibrant Grape (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Ooh la Orchid (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #6 (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Fashion Addict Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Fashion Addict
D+
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
68%
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Makeup Geek Anarchy, Casino, Sin City, Venom Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture that ran a little dry but was workable on the lid and only sheered out a little when applied. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Trust Me (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Miss Minnie (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE) is darker, more muted (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #28 (P) is darker (80% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Anarchy
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
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