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Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Warm Mattes Look | Look Breakdown

Viseart Warm Mattes Look | Look Breakdown

Warm Mattes (10)

Viseart Warm Mattes (10) Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is an unabashedly warm-toned palette filled with a mix of beige, brown, orange, and red. There are a lot of yellow and orange-based shades here. The palette worked well on its own, but it was easy to incorporate with other Viseart palettes as well. Overall, the quality was consistent with my past experience with Viseart’s matte formula–pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable.

Viseart Eyeshadow Palette Warm Mattes (10)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Viseart Petit Pro (01) Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Petit Pro (01)

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Palette ($30.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a miniature-sized, slim palette. This would be a good way to try the Viseart formula without breaking the bank; there is plenty of product in each pan, and each shade is quite pigmented so you’ll be able to get plenty of use out of it. The matte eyeshadows blended and layered well with the denser, more shimmery eyeshadows. The shimmery eyeshadows felt smoother and more cream-like compared to past shimmer finishes from the brand. Overall, it’s a nice palette if you don’t have these types of shades in your arsenal already.

Viseart Petit Pro Palette Petit Pro (01)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box (Palette)

01/12

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay - Nocturnal - Palette

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Nocturnal

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in a slim, cardboard palette with a dual-ended eye brush. The shades include “eight must-haves” from the permanent line along with “four exclusives from past sets.” I liked the palette overall; it was more consistent with the brand’s permanent range with respect to quality, though shades like Fireball (not as pigmented as the permanent version), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (glitter fallout), and Heroine (sheer) could be better. The eyeshadows were, overall, pigmented, long-wearing (seven to eight hours), and blendable. It wasn’t hard to use them together, and I didn’t feel like it was a struggle to apply and blend them out.

If you’ve picked up any Urban Decay palettes in the last couple of years, this palette might be totally redundant. I think that this palette is most suitable for someone looking to try the brand’s formula or likes this specific color combination and would like it for traveling. It’s a smaller palette, though it is thicker than you’d expect as each eyeshadow only contains 0.01 oz. (a full-sized Urban Decay eyeshadow contains 0.05 oz.). It’s still a value-packed palette compared to purchasing individual shades, but it is not quite the deal that some of the larger palettes (like Afterdark, Naked, etc.) are. The palette is exclusive to Ulta and should launch today (if it hasn’t yet!) online, and it will be available in stores on January 22nd.

Urban Decay Shadow Box Nocturnal
Nocturnal
Nocturnal
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

01/08

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

ColourPop Weekend Warrior Look | View Breakdown

ColourPop Weekend Warrior Look | View Breakdown

Weekend Warrior

ColourPop Weekend Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four shades of powder eyeshadow–yes, powder!–the brand’s first release featuring their new formula. The pressed powder formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety” and “silky” texture that is “long-wearing.” It’s a solid formula, so I’m definitely curious to try and see more shades from them in the future but hope we’ll see a little refinement over time. The texture of their formula was soft, a little powdery, but there was substance to it–I wouldn’t say dense, but it wasn’t thin or prone to sheering out, just that there was a lot of excess product kicked up in the pan and some fallout during application. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade, though they were all buildable. I had no trouble blending out any of the four shades, and they lasted between seven and eight hours on me.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Weekend Warrior
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/06

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette

Matte

Smashbox Matte Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features all matte eyeshadows in warmer, neutral hues. The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. The mattes in the palette are decent to good, but they definitely beg for a primer to perform well; without, they had a tendency to sheer out, apply a bit unevenly, and had moderate fallout during wear. The wear time varied from shade to shade–six to seven hours–but all eight had softer textures and none felt firm/stiff in the pan.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Matte
Matte
Matte
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

01/08

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette over Giorgio Armani Shadow Eye Tint

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette over Giorgio Armani Shadow Eye Tint

Alchemist

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) contains four shades that can be used on the eyes, lips, or face and are designed to be used over other products as transformers. The formula is supposed to be pigmented. Three of the four shades have real shifts, so depending on the viewing angle, can appear more like one color or another distinct color. One shade was more iridescent in its effect.

The texture of the formula was dustier, a little drier to the touch, and I found they layered best over still-drying cream products or shimmery eyeshadows but did not work well over a dried, matte cream eyeshadow. The dustier formula made them very blendable as a cheek highlighter, though, and of all the ways I tried the product, they were easiest and had the most noticeable shift applied as highlighters, whether alone or layered over another cheek color. They layered best over matte and satin finish lip products, as they seemed to get absorbed and muted by more emollient formulas.

The pan size is that of a standard eyeshadow (MAC, Urban Decay, Anastasia, etc.), but there is good spacing between each shade to use them as cheek highlighters as well. The palette itself is unusually shaped, and that extra space means that it seems unnecessarily large, though I felt like the whole palette ended up being rather small.

Kat Von D Holographic Palette Alchemist
Alchemist
Alchemist
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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