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Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette ($169.00 for 1.44 oz.) features 18 eyeshadows, all of them new, with a combination of four finishes. There are two new finishes: Creamy Matte (CM), which is supposed to an improved version of the matte formula, and Crystal (K), which is supposed to have a “sparkling, star-like shimmer.” The brand’s eyeshadows are supposed to be “long-lasting” with “strong color payoff” that “will not crease” and “easily adhere to the eye–without having to use primer.” The Creamy Matte formula is denser than the regular Matte formula, and it seemed to be more pigmented with less sheering out, but they tended to darken on the skin and did not layer as well with each other. Two shades were almost clumpy in texture (Phoenix, Electra) and were messy to use–even over primer, they were extremely difficult to build up or blend out without using lighter shades to help. The Crystal formula has large, chunky sparkle, which didn’t really bind with the base color, so there is a lot of fall out during application and moderate fall out during wear (less than anticipated, actually).

I would recommend using these eyeshadows with a damp brush and/or over a glitter adhesive for better coverage, as they look more like layering shades on their own (regular primer was not enough to combat the issues). Though the Creamy Mattes are denser, they are still rather thin and have a more powdery feel compared to the Metallics, Duo-Chromes, and Crystals that they do not blend and layer as well. I had the best luck using a Metallic shade and really diffusing it and sheering it out well past where I wanted it to be, and then layering a Creamy Matte over it, but if I laid down a Creamy Matte first, the Metallic, Duo-Chrome, and Crystal shades would not stick on top of them.

The staying power without primer was between six and eight hours before creasing/fading, and with regular eyeshadow primer (Smashbox 24HR), six to nine hours–excluding glitter fall out. You will want to apply your eye makeup first, and then wipe away fall out. I had more success removing more of the glitter fall out with an actual wipe rather than a brush (or loose powder, then a brush), as the flecks were hard to brush away for me.

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Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.18 oz.) contains five eyeshadows with a smoky feel to them. It’s an interesting concept for the holiday season, as I think smoky eyes are certainly a go-to, but it’s less your typical red/gold themed launch, so I liked it from that perspective. I was less impressed by the application of the formula, which was dustier and prone to sheering out and had less staying power on the lids.

Architectonic #1 is a dark navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a thin, lightly dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. It lasted for six hours on me before fading. Viseart Dark Matte #10 (P) is brighter (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #10 (LE, $25.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Navy (01V) (P, $29.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Lagoon (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Prank (LE, $19.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue (P, $21.00)(85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #2 is a deep gray with a bluish tone and a soft pearl shimmer. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a drier, thin texture that had quite a bit of kickup in the pan. This shade applied decently to bare skin but turned noticeably patchy when I started to blend it out in the crease. I saw signs of fading after seven hours of wear. MAC Blue Spruce (LE, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Antique Blue (305) (P, $29.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #20 (LE, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Deep Fog (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Do Not Disturb (P) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Ace (LE, $19.00) is cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Gunmetal (LE, $21.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Flotsam (LE) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #3 is a light-medium silver with cool undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was drier and looser in the pan, so some of the powder came away in larger chunks. I highly recommend tapping excess off your brush and applying in thinner, sheerer layers, as it was hard to work with otherwise. It had good pigmentation and wore for seven hours. Sephora Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Sugar Bells (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Deja Vu (P) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Tin Soldier (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Parallax (LE, $25.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). L'Oreal Primped & Precious (LE, $7.99) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Interstellar (P, $25.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (P) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Viseart Chloe (P) is warmer, more muted, lighter (80% similar). Benefit Blingo (P, $20.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals Vapor (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #4 is a deep taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was a bit firmer in the pan, so while it adhered well to bare skin and lasted a bit longer (seven and a half hours), it was a struggle to really get an even diffusion of color on the skin. Smashbox Slayer (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Smokeshow (P) is cooler (95% similar). Lancome Purple Pageantry (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Showstopper (DC, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #5 is a very light, silvery white with a frosted finish. The eyeshadow felt looser in the pan, somewhat dry and dusty, which led to it being prone to sheering out on the lid, despite having good pigmentation initially. I felt like my eyelids just ate the formula up, but it was particularly apparent with this shade–a mere five hours! Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rondelle (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Flashing Lights (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). Inglot #447 (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Collection Libre Eyeshadow Palette Architectonic
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette
Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette ($53.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes 20 eyeshadows with 16 shades that are matte and 4 that are shimmery. The matte eyeshadows felt smoother and a little denser with less powderiness/dustiness compared to the Tartelette palettes, but they are still rather soft and have slight dustiness overall. The shimmery eyeshadows were soft, smooth, and denser, but they did not seel as velvety or as dense compared to the Metallics Shadow range (and the ingredient lists seemed different). I think the palette is pretty good, particularly if you normally use an eyeshadow primer, as the mattes all really benefit from it in minor ways that make them much easier to use and longer-wearing.

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Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette
Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette ($45.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes four highlighters, one cream contour, and one powder contour housed in a soft, velvety black cardboard palette. The formula of the powder products was denser, particularly for the highlighters, so there was not a lot of excess powder kicked up in the pan, and it made me less concerned about powder getting into the cream contour, but it’s definitely a possibility. The four highlighters were frosted to metallic, and they will be most suitable for someone who likes a shiny, more metallic highlight (rather than a subtle one). The cream contour has a more shadowy look and feel to it, while the powder contour is warmer and more bronze-like. The weakest product was the powder contour, as it was dustier and not as blendable as the other shades. It’s a good palette if you like highlighting and contouring and don’t already have an arsenal of options in your posession already.

Lit is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It was very pigmented with a denser consistency that was fairly smooth but had some looser sparkle to it when I swatched it. When I applied it using a highlighting brush on my cheeks, I didn’t notice any looseness in the pan. I fully expected this to accentuate the look of my pores and my skin’s natural texture, but it was shiny without doing so! It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals The Soiree (LE, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fire is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was fully opaque in a single pass, though the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable that it could easily be sheered out if desired. The finish on this one did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture, but it didn’t hide it either (I felt like Lit was so reflective and fine in pearl that it almost made my skin appear smoother). On my skin tone, this worked as a highlighter as well as a highlighting bronzer, and it wore for eight hours. Tarte Sparkler (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Celestial (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shade is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. The texture was lightly tacky, creamy with moderate slip but did not stay tacky over time. It dried down after a couple of minutes for the most part, but it remained fairly blendable and easy to work with on the skin. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably on me. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P) is warmer (95% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Subconscious (P) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Coffee Walnut (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Heavy Crown (P) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P) is less glossy, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE) is less glossy, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Strobe is a light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky, and smooth texture that was moderately dense but not stiff or difficult to use with a blush/highlighting brush. The powder blended out beautifully on the skin and left behind a high-shine glow that did not emphasize my skin’s texture. On my skin, the highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Gleam (P) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stunner is a light, peachy-pink with a cooler pink tone and warmer gold shimmer. It sometimes looked silvery against my skin tone, but other times, it was a warmer, peachy kind of color. The color was beautiful on, as it was highly reflective and easy to apply, but there was slight emphasis of my skin’s natural texture and my pores as this shade had a much more metallic finish. The highlighter was intensely pigmented, and the color stayed on well for eight hours. Tarte Stunner (P, $28.00)(100% similar). Cover FX Celestial (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is lighter (85% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Pink Beige (P, $24.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Crushed Pearl (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sculpt is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to fully opaque coverage in two layers. The consistency was thinner and more powdery compared to the other shades, though it felt very silky and finely-milled. It blended fairly well on the skin but wasn’t as effortless compared to the highlighters in the palette. I noticed fading with this shade after eight hours of wear. Illamasqua Steal (P) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Paloma Contour (P) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte PRO Glow Palette Tarteist PRO Glow
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
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LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette
LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette ($28.00 for 0.144 oz.) contains eight eyeshadows, seven of which are rather shimmery, of a palette that was released previously, but now it’s in rose gold packaging (it was limited edition the first time around anyway!). I really enjoyed the palette when it was released before (see my original review), and I’m just as pleased with it this time around (I might argue that I like it more now given how disappointing some of the holiday palettes have been this year)! I also like that it’s a compact palette, so it’s travel-friendly, has enough product that you’ll get plenty of uses out of it, but it has a palatable (ha, ha) price tag. The only “downside” is that it is dupable, but I’ll take high quality and dupable over terrible and unique!

Quartz is a very lite white gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that applied well to bare skin and wore for eight and a half hours. Becca Chardonnay (LE) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Crown (LE, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #2 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #1 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Clash (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Snowflakes (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aura (25M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Pearl Candy (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $28.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Voltage (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Gold is a medium-dark, rosy bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was soft, buttery, and dense without being too firm in the pan, so it was easy to work with on the lid and blended out beautifully. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and it felt like a little went a long way. This shade lasted well for nine hours on me. Sleek MakeUP Scheherazade's Tale (LE, $9.99) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Molasses Chip (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Camille (P) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Bold Bling (P, $12.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Faerie Fayre (LE, $20.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tan (P, $21.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphite is a medium-dark, olive bronze with warm undertones and golden khaki shimmer. It was fully opaque with a soft, smooth consistency that was just a touch loose in the pan, but it didn’t present any issues with respect to application. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Reign (LE, $19.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Onyx is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a touch of sparkle. It performed mostly as a matte black, as a lot of the sparkle got lost during application. The texture was thinner and on the dustier side, so the coverage was semi-opaque but buildable. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Tuxedo (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Oddfellow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Heraklion (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gilded is a bright, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good color coverage, though not opaque, with a smooth, denser consistency that was blendable and adhered well to bare skin. It started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. Too Faced Dearest (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Golden Hours #3 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sunset (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dreammaker (LE, $16.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #3 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Blazing Gold (LE, $29.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Pearl (56P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Captivating #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Brass Knuckles (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amber is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, golden metallic shimmer. It was intense pigmented with a very smooth, moderately dense texture that was blendable and applied well to the lid. This shade showoed signs of fading after nine hours of wear. Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Bonjour (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 12 Copper (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Ambient (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Chopper (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) (P, $29.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is warmer, brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Twinkle Lights (LE) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). City Color Cleo (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clover is a soft, medium olive green with warm, golden undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, soft, and blendable consistency. This shade started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Left) (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sleigh (LE, $5.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $39.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Crowbar (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Flicker (P) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Spruce (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Vortex (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). NARS Pygar (LE, $25.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cobalt is a rich, deep navy blue with cool undertones and a purplish base color. The color coverage was completely opaque, but the texture was a bit firmer in the pan and took a little more effort to diffuse and blend out compared to the other shades in the palette. It wore well for nine hours on me. bareMinerals Nightfall (LE) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (P) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #3 (LE) is more muted, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay 501 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #8 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Royally Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Denim (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Tonight's Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Love Cycle #2 (LE, $21.00) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Natasha Denona Blue Spruce (02M) (P, $29.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop School Bus (LE, $5.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

LORAC Pro Palette (8-Pan) PRO Metal (Rose Gold)
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Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette ($69.00 for oz.) includes three cheek colors and six eyeshadows. They are in a gold, zippered case with a large, black tassel. As far as traveling goes, the upside is that it is rather cushioned and shouldn’t break easily, but it is thicker than most palettes. Some of the shades were decent, others were below average; it’s not a palette that seems worthy of splurging on for the holidays as a result. Those with several neutral palettes may find that this palette is rather repetitive. I did like that the cheek colors coordinated with the eye products, at least.

Tantric is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and on the thinner side, but it wasn’t dusty or hard to blend out on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Natural / Brunettes (03) (P, $53.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (P) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibitionist is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was incredibly soft and silky, but as a result, it was also more powdery and prone to sheering out on the skin. It was more buildable than I anticipated, so I think it applied well and unless you wanted intense coverage in one pass, I don’t think most would notice the sheerness in practice. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). Zoeva CR020 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pop (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Santa Baby (LE) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make a Sheen is a light gold with warm undertones and a chunky, frosted shimmer. The texture was drier and looser with a real noticeable grit from the shimmer/sparkle in it. The color applied decently to the skin, but it was hard to even out and looked patchy up-close. It lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lights On is a light, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, silky texture that felt finely-milled and was just a touch powdery. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mellow Yellow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candlelight is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. The consistency felt soft and smooth, but it was looser and thin, which made it dustier to work with and prone to sheering out on the lid. The color wore for just over seven hours on me. Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Iris (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gates of Eden (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rubenesque (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 03 (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Luscious (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (P, $29.00) is cooler, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dimmer is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a smooth, silky texture but ran thin and was better over a primer. It wore well for seven hours. Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Raw Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Puree (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Titania (108CM) (P) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Terracotta (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Hour is a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the dustier texture made it darken on the skin, which made it harder to blend out as it would stick strongly to some areas but less to others. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. IT Cosmetics Romance (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Lancome Rich History (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Enchanting (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twilight is a muted, dark plum with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had a firmer consistency in the pan, which led to difficulty blending and diffusing the color on the lid as it would look patchy. It had decent, buildable coverage, and the color itself started to fade after seven hours of wear. Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Stereo (LE, $5.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00)(90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #5 (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pink Union #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

In the Dark is a dark black with warm, brown undertones and flecks of copper and bronze sparkle. It had good color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that was a little powdery but dense enough that it didn’t sheer out immediately on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me, but the sparkles did not bind with the base color, so there was some fall out over time (a lot of it didn’t even make it to the lid to begin with). MAC Beyond Gorgeous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Black Diamond (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Night Whisper (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette Object of Desire
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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