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Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo

01/03

Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

105 Serenity

Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo ($55.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains a deep, navy blue paired with a soft platinum. I loved the color combination, but the navy blue could have performed better–it was a little drier and more prone to sheering out, which could be somewhat uneven in appearance without a good primer underneath it.

The formula is supposed to have a “silky” feel, be moisturizing on the lids (though it is a powder formula), long-wearing, and have true-to-pan color. I like the effect of Cle de Peau’s eyeshadows on the lid; I think that “moisturizing” aspect of them makes them sit well on the lid as time passes, where they meld well to bare skin. I find that they can be semi-opaque to opaque, more buildable and very easy to wear as a wash of color, if desired. The eyeshadows are rose-scented, though I only just noticed the scent with the compact open but not applied.

As a FYI, Cle de Peau sells the duos as a pan-only, which is not magnetized but you could stick a magnet to it so it would adhere to most freestyle palettes, or purchase their case for $25.

Cle de Peau Eye Color Duo (Refill) 105 Serenity
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

01/09

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

Rue Allent

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo (and formula) that launches April 15th online. The compact is the same size as other NARS’ eyeshadow duos, but the actual quantity is slightly less at 0.10 oz. (compared to 0.14 oz.). The formula felt less powdery and thin compared to most of NARS’ eyeshadows, which I found to be an upgrade overall. This particular duo featured a soft, warm white and a smoldering, smoky green-tinged brown.

NARS Velvet Duo Eyehadow Rue Allent

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B+

Rue Allent (Left)

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A-

Cle de Peau 104 Purity Eye Color Duo

01/03

Cle de Peau 104 Purity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 104 Purity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 104 Purity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

104 Purity

Cle de Peau 104 Purity Eye Color Duo ($55.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains a muted, medium-dark mauvey purple paired with a very light pink. The two worked well together for a soft eye look, and there was enough contrast between the two that they could be used as a standalone look. I

The formula is supposed to have a “silky” feel, be moisturizing on the lids (though it is a powder formula), long-wearing, and have true-to-pan color. I like the effect of Cle de Peau’s eyeshadows on the lid; I think that “moisturizing” aspect of them makes them sit well on the lid as time passes, where they meld well to bare skin. I find that they can be semi-opaque to opaque, more buildable and very easy to wear as a wash of color, if desired. The eyeshadows are rose-scented, though I only just noticed the scent with the compact open but not applied.

As a FYI, Cle de Peau sells the duos as a pan-only, which is not magnetized but you could stick a magnet to it so it would adhere to most freestyle palettes, or purchase their case for $25.

Cle de Peau Eye Color Duo (Refill) 104 Purity
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo

01/06

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

Fortune

MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo ($29.50 for 0.08 oz.) contains a light pewter and a matte medium pink housed in a slim compact. It’s a more unique color combination, but it was harder to work with the two shades alone as the matte was thinner and the pewter was more sparkly and had less base color.

MAC Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo Fortune
Fortune
Fortune
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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B

Platinum Shadow

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Lotus Pink

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ColourPop Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/04

Colour Pop Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Belle of the Ball

ColourPop Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a pink-themed set of shades with two warmer, pinky-coral shades and then a deep, cooler pink and a light, frosty pink. The four shades worked well together–even the more shimmery shade layered well with the more matte shades in the palette–and performed nicely.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Belle of the Ball
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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B

Secrets

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Soft Core

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B+

Fair Play

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On the Fence

Limited Edition
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ColourPop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/09

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Blow Me Away

ColourPop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a mix of warm peaches, corals, and oranges. Two of the four shades (Centerfold, Slim Fit) are not actually eyeshadows, they are “Pressed Pigments,” which are listed as “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” (in the same way that we have seen for some Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows, Urban Decay’s Electric Palette, and so forth). I did not make that connection when I initially used and tested the palette, which is why you’ll find some shades are applied to my eye.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Blow Me Away
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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B+

Take a Break

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B+

Issues

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A-

Centerfold

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A

Slim Fit

Limited Edition
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