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Tom Ford Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

01/12

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Cool (01)

Tom Ford Cool (01) Winter Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) is one of two limited edition, holiday palettes from the brand, and it is the “cooler” of the two, though some shades are still warm-toned overall. The packaging is the signature white of the Soleil collections, and it comes with a large, interior mirror; it felt substantial to hold and clicked together nicely.

The eyeshadow colors applied well, lasted seven to eight hours, and despite having two glittery shades, had minimal fall out over time. The cheek colors were high-quality, pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, though the more matte shade did not feel dense or as buttery as the more shimmery shade (not really unexpected, as that’s how it usually works out between textures). While pricey, it performed well, and you’d think that would be the norm for luxury products, but it isn’t, so I’m glad it did. I think that both the eyeshadow and blush formulas were comparable to their permanent formulas (though the eyeshadows are not the kind found in Nude Dip or Honeymoon, rather the brand’s other quads).

I wish the brand broke out how much eyeshadow/cheek color was in the palette (oh, and names), because then I could give you a more accurate assessment of total value. Typically, the Eye Color Quads retail for $82.00 and contain 0.35 oz., while the Cheek Colors retail for $60.00 and contain 0.28 oz. Based on that, even if you were getting a full-sized quad and two, half-sized blushes, it would only come to $142, and we know it is less than that, given the total weight is 0.45 oz. of the palette and a full-sized quad and two half-sized blushes would come to 0.63 oz. If you’re someone who likes using all-in-one palettes or would easily reach for and use it as a cohesive palette, it might still have more subjective value to you, but otherwise, you would be better off choosing a full-sized, permanent quad and one full-sized blush (or even the Skin Illuminating Powder Duo), as you’d get more for your money and have the ability to choose the coordinating shades.

Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette Cool (01)
Cool (01)
Cool (01)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

01/15

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Ombres Lamées de Chanel

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette ($105.00 for 0.49 oz.) is undeniably more intricate and stunning upon arrival than most powders, but the question is whether the product–once the overspray is removed–actually lives up to the three digit price tag. There are six narrow strips with different designs, but there are actually only three unique shades. I wish the colors were contained with two strips in a row, rather than alternating, because it would make each area about a third of the pan and totally usable with a brush. It doesn’t work as well as average-sized eye brushes and is one better suited for detail brushes or if you don’t mind mixing shades.

The good news is that it was wearable and resulted in a decent look, but I don’t think the eyeshadows are particularly amazing (and they are, at least, dupable). They could be more pigmented and less dusty. The upside is that the palette itself contained a massive amount of product, so at least they didn’t skimp on that! The included brushes are decent, though I think they are still too large (especially the rounded crease brush) for using the shades individually. (They are better quality than the normal applicators that come in Chanel’s palettes, so that is likely part of the “justification” of the price tag.)

It’s supposed to launch exclusively on the 28th, but there is early access through Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Eyeshadow Palettethis link.

Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette Ombres Lamées de Chanel
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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LORAC Tails & Top Hats Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Tails & Top Hats

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Eyeshadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.41 oz.) contains seven eyeshadows housed in a slim, cardboard palette with a mirror under the lid. While it seemed compact, it contained quite a bit of product! I was more impressed by this palette than I anticipated, as the eyeshadows were pigmented with soft, blendable textures and lasted a decent length of time. The formula runs thinner and soft enough that it can be dusty, so it will wear longer over a primer for sure, but I didn’t have any trouble getting pigmentation or applying them without primer.

This palette is exclusive to Ulta as a Black Friday doorbuster, which means that it will be available today (November 24th) at 5PM CT.

LORAC Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette Tails & Top Hats
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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LORAC Black Tie Attire Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Black Tie Attire

LORAC Black Tie Attire Eyeshadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.41 oz.) contains seven eyeshadows housed in a slim, cardboard palette with a mirror under the lid. While it seemed compact, it contained quite a bit of product! I was more impressed by this palette than I anticipated, as the eyeshadows were pigmented with soft, blendable textures and lasted a decent length of time. The formula runs thinner and soft enough that it can be dusty, so it will wear longer over a primer for sure, but I didn’t have any trouble getting pigmentation or applying them without primer.

This palette is exclusive to Ulta as a Black Friday doorbuster, which means that it will be available today (November 24th) at 5PM CT.

LORAC Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette Black Tie Attire
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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MAC x Mariah Carey It’s Everything Eyeshadow Quad

01/07

MAC It's Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC It's Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC It's Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC It's Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC It's Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC It's Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC It's Everything Eyeshadow Quad

It's Everything

MAC It’s Everything Eyeshadow Quad ($41.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a cooler-toned set of neutral shades that leans more shimmery. It is housed in a “glitter” trimmed compact, where the glitter looks and seems like glitter, but it is completely smooth to the touch. The color combination worked really well together, but the first two shades weren’t consistent with the listed finish (both on the press release as well as on the palette’s label) and seemed misprinted. The rating is based on what the brand described, to be consistent, but I’ll be double-checking on that and making any updates to the rating if it is determined to actually be flipped!

MAC Eyeshadow Quad It's Everything
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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D

Diamond Butterfly

Limited Edition
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B

I'd Give My All

Limited Edition
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B+

Twinks

Permanent
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A-

Images of Rapture

Limited Edition
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MAC x Mariah Carey I’m That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

01/07

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

I'm That Chick You Like

MAC I’m That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad ($41.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a warm-toned set of neutral shades that leans more shimmery. It is housed in a “glitter” trimmed compact, where the glitter looks and seems like glitter, but it is completely smooth to the touch. The shades are more dupable than not, and while it’s not the worst we’ve seen from MAC, it isn’t the greatest either!

MAC Eyeshadow Quad I'm That Chick You Like
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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A-

Whenever You Call

Limited Edition
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B-

Can't Escape Me

Limited Edition
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B+

How You Thrill Me

Limited Edition
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