bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette ($39.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes six eyeshadows and three cheek products. If you’re a long-time bareMinerals Ready palette collector, you’ll probably find this has too many repeats in it to justify, but if you haven’t tried the Ready line and like warmer neutrals, it’s well worth some consideration. Ready eyeshadow is one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas, and it shines in this palette. The formula is supposed to have twelve-hour wear, be pigmented, and have “seamless blendability.” The Ready blush and bronzer formula is supposed to have an eight-hour wear time with “stay-true, buildable color.”

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bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals Spring 2015 Eye & Cheek Palette The Color Compatibles
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
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Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette ($36.00 for 0.39 oz.) includes nine neutral-hued eyeshadows that are all matte in finish. The lightest and darkest shades seem to have some issues; the lightest ones were on the powdery/chalky side, while the darker shades were powdery enough that they had poorer color payoff or were more difficult to blend. They wore a little longer than the ones in the Sugar Pop palette, on average, which was nice. There are a few shades in the palette that are really silky and smooth and apply well, but then the duds bring down the palette’s overall rating.

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Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette
Too Faced Eye Shadow Collection Natural Matte
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Too Faced Sugar Pop Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Sugar Pop Eye Palette ($36.00 for 0.39 oz.) includes nine shades from pops of color to a few neutrals. It’s an okay palette, but it’s not a formula that performs well without a primer or base underneath–it’s too soft, powdery, and thin, which can result in more uneven application, difficulty blending (it just sticks where it lands without wanting to move much more), and underwhelming wear.

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Too Faced Sugar Pop Eye Palette
Too Faced Eye Shadow Collection Sugar Pop
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Round-up: Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads Overview & Thoughts

It only took a year, but I finally reviewed all of the Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads in the permanent range. After receiving two as press samples, I loved the texture of the formula so much that I bought the other six, which I wouldn’t repeat again. I still really like the texture, generally, across all of the quads, but the colors are more dupable in far too many of the quads, and there are a lot more neutrals that run together across the variations that inspire me less after trying. They’re also just not as impressive relative to their price point (which doesn’t leave a lot of room for error).  The ones I reach for most are Stardust (302) (A-) and Stellar Gaze (307) (A-).

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Cle de Peau Satin Moon (305) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Satin Moon (305) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a smokier, medium to dark set of neutral shades, which still leans warm-toned, though it isn’t as overtly warm-toned as a few of the other quads. Unfortunately, this quad had one of the more disappointing eyeshadows that I’ve tried from the entire quad range, as it was drier, a little powdery, and harder to blend on the skin. The color combination comes together particularly well, and there’s enough contrast to create a few layered, neutral looks with a smoky edge, so it’s a shame that it didn’t perform better.

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Cle de Peau Satin Moon (305) Eye Color Quad
Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Satin Moon (305)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova (304) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova (304) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is an interesting mix of lighter, spring-y shades that aren’t quite pastel, but they’re not brights either. This quad seemed very shimmery, almost metallic, at times, and I would have loved to see one darker, more contrasting shade instead of one of the lighter shades (perhaps the gold). I had minor, but noticeable, fall out with two of the four shades, which was disappointing. I think a primer would help kick this one up a notch more so than some of the other variations I’ve tried.

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Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova (304) Eye Color Quad
Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Champagne Supernova (304)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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