Makeup Geek x Manny Mua Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Geek x Manny Mua Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.58 oz.) contains nine eyeshadows in a slim, cardboard palette with mirror on the inside. Three of the nine shades are permanent and existing shades (Beaches & Cream, Cosmopolitan, Frappe) in the Makeup Geek range, while one is a pressed version of one of their loose pigments (Insomnia). Two shades appear to be the Foiled eyeshadow type, which is important to note as the Foiled formula is more expensive to purchase individually ($10.00) than their regular powder formula ($6.00). The eyeshadows are labeled on the back but not on the interior (and they seem to be labeled “underneath” so that if you read it left to right, they appear mislabeled, so think about what eyeshadow is placed directly on top of the label to avoid confusion). Each eyeshadow is full-sized; based on that, the palette contains $62.00 worth of product (7 regular eyeshadows, 2 Foiled eyeshadows).

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Makeup Geek x Manny Mua Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette x 9 Manny Mua
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
Limited Edition
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Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette

Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette ($20.83 for 0.36 oz.) includes a contouring powder, highlighter, and blush. It comes in a slim, “rose gold” cardboard palette where each shade is a good-size for travel but still large enough to accommodate many different-sized face brushes. The quality of the palette is nice, and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a more aptly named highlighter, though this isn’t going to be the most universally-applicable palette, so I would have loved to have seen iterations of “rose gold” for darker skin tones, too.

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Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette
Zoeva Blush Palette Rose Golden
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.39 oz.) contains nine eyeshadows in a travel-friendly palette. Three of them are larger, while six are smaller. The majority of the palette are warmer neutrals, though there’s that pop of violet for some color. I liked the palette, and it was actually one of the brand’s better-applying ones for me–only one shade was really problematic. The colors are dupable, so I imagine it’s not a must-have for everyone, but it’s worth checking out if you like your warmer neutrals. The palette has a nutty, chocolaty scent that I don’t really notice on, but it is present whenever I have the palette open.

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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Eye Shadow Collection Peanut Butter & Jelly
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Natasha Denona Green-Brown Eyeshadow Palette 28

Natasha Denona Green-Brown Eyeshadow Palette 28 ($239.00 for 2.24 oz.) has a variety of shades ranging from gold to bronze to emerald green. The majority of the eyeshadows are frosted or metallic, while a a handful are more matte. I found some of the mattes in this palette to perform better than the average matte in the brand’s formula, particularly some of the more neutral-hued shades (the more colorful mattes seemed to be the most troublesome). Even the mattes that performed better applied than anticipated were very powdery, though. The more shimmery shades are easy to use, tend to be quite pigmented, and look good on the eye, but they’re not long-wearing as promised–between six and eight hours, I almost always had creasing. With a primer, I was able to extend wear by two hours or so, which is still less than what I average across most powder eyeshadows.

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Natasha Denona Green-Brown Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28 Green-Brown
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Permanent
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Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette 28

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette 28 ($239.00 for 2.24 oz.) has a variety of shades ranging from violet to bright silver to bronzy taupe. The majority of the eyeshadows are frosted or metallic, while a a handful are more matte. The mattes are, consistently, the losers in the palette, which seems to be due to how soft, thin, and powdery they are, so they sheer out and perform poorly without a solid base or primer for them to adhere to (they look so uneven when blended without primer). The more shimmery shades are easy to use, tend to be quite pigmented, and look good on the eye, but they’re not long-wearing as promised–between six and eight hours, I almost always had creasing. With a primer, I was able to extend wear by two hours or so, which is still less than what I average across most powder eyeshadows.

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Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28 Purple-Blue
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
Permanent
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Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune (258) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune (258) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new palette released with the Les Sautoirs de Coco collection. I tested this set of shades twice, because I was so confused by how quickly they creased/faded on me (I normally get seven to eight hours with some fading with this formula), but both times, three of the four shades couldn’t make it past six hours.

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Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune (258) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Tisse Ombre de Lune (258)
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
76%
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