Sunday, June 29th, 2014

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is one of three new (and permanent!) shades available in the updated Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo range. (I will review the other two new duos soon!) The Mineralize Eyeshadow formula is supposed to be sheer when used dry, more intense when used with a dampened brush, as it is a wet/dry formula. Both halves of the duo had soft, slightly powdery, textures that felt finely-milled and were easy to blend on the lid. Using either shade with a dampened brush helped to minimize the powderiness of the formula.

Ever Amethyst #1 is described as a “soft violet.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy brown with a soft, golden shimmer and sheen. Applied dry, it had semi-sheer coverage and felt a bit more powdery, and then applied with a dampened brush, it applied more smoothly and looked slightly more shimmery. The color wore well for seven hours before starting to fade. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Great Beyond #1 (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. NARS China Seas #2 (P, $24.00) is darker, more plum. MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker, more plum. Chanel Quadrille #1 (LE) is more plum, less shimmery. Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $5.99) is lighter. theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is similar. MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is less brown. MAC Shale (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ever Amethyst #2 is described as a “deep violet.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned reddish plum with a soft, pearly sheen. It was semi-opaque applied dry, and it was fully opaque and smoother when applied with a dampened brush. On me, this shade started to fade after seven hours of wear. NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is less red. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE) is darker. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is more shimmery. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Lancome Colour du Jour (P, $19.00) is darker, browner. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

YSL Avant Garde (8) Couture Palette
YSL Avant Garde (8) Couture Palette

YSL Avant Garde (8) Couture Palette ($60.00 for 0.18 oz.) is an earthy, green-themed set of five eyeshadows with mostly shimmery finishes. The texture of the eyeshadows is soft and feels almost like a cream product, but a couple of shades can be a little powdery, so the color payoff isn’t always as intense or as true-to-pan as marketed. The wear is also short of the 12-hour wear time claimed; I find this formula wears a bit shorter on me than many other powder eyeshadows, though not significantly shorter–wear time varies between seven and eight hours, but I get noticeable fading and occasional creasing (this depends on the shade). The texture is really compelling, but I would recommend wearing an eyeshadow base/primer if this is something you’ve been considering; if you’re a no primer kind of person, I would skip.

Avant Garde #1 is a medium-dark, muted olive green with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff that applied smoothly and evenly, as the texture was very blendable and soft to the touch. Applied, the color stayed on well for eight hours before starting to fade. theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is darker, more matte. Sephora Collection Planet Earth (99) (P, $13.00) is warmer. theBalm D4 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. NARS Delphes #3 (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. NARS Taiga #2 (P, $24.00) is a touch darker. MAC Greensmoke (DC, $15.00) is brighter. MAC Fiction (DC, $15.00) is warmer. Dior Khaki Design #3 (P) is warmer. Make Up For Ever #84 (P, $20.00) is cooler-toned. Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Avant Garde #2 is a light, warm-toned beige with a hint of peach and yellow with a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage but was noticeably under-pigmented. The texture was soft, though on the powdery side, which might have contributed to the color not adhering well to the skin. This shade wore well for seven hours before fading on me. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is less shimmery, a touch darker. Too Faced All American Girl (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is darker. Chanel Quadrille #2 (LE) is similar. bareMinerals Celebrate (LE) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Broken (LE, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Dew (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Sweet Eyes (LE, $15.00) is less yellow. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Avant Garde #3 is a dark, neutral-to-cool-toned gray with a soft, satin finish. it had fairly good color payoff, while the texture was soft and smooth without being powdery. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before starting to fade. Kat Von D Graphic Nature (P) is warmer, lighter. MAC A Waft of Grey #3 (P, $21.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Panorama (LE) is less shimmery. Dior Golden Snow #5 (LE) is cooler-toned, lighter. Urban Decay Poison (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Siouxsie-sioux (P) is darker, less shimmery. Urban Decay Desperation (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Nighttrain (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Avant Garde #4 is a muted, medium-dark yellow gold with hints of brown and a frosted finish. It had nice pigmentation, and the texture was quite soft but was just a little bit powdery, though easy to blend. On the eye, it wore well for eight hours before slightly creasing. bareMinerals Stay Golden (LE, $14.00) is darker. Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Strike (LE, $18.00) is similar. Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is brighter, yellower. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P) is lighter. Urban Decay Blitz (LE, $18.00) is similar. NARS Paramaribo #1 (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. NARS Etrusque (LE, $24.00) is warmer. Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is more frosted. L’Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is lighter. Illamasqua Ore (P, $25.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Avant Garde #5 is a light-medium, muted green with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and the texture was soft and smooth, but it could have been more pigmented. This shade had signs of fading after seven hours of wear. MAC Silver Sun (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler-toned. Sephora Collection Planet Earth (99) (P, $13.00) is warmer, darker. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Evergreen (P, $9.99) is brighter. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is slightly darker. MAC In the Meadow #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (P) is lighter. Fyrinnae Electric Stardust (P, $6.80) is lighter, brighter. NARS Delphes #3 (LE, $24.00) is similar. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

YSL Saharienne (4) Couture Palette
YSL Saharienne (4) Couture Palette

YSL Saharienne (4) Couture Palette ($60.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes five shades of eyeshadow with a variety of textures. According to YSL, the formula has “intense color” and is “long-wearing, crease-proof” with “crease-resistant … 12-hour hold.” There was noticeable fading with some shades between seven and eight hours, and a couple had actual creasing after eight hours of wear. The texture of the formula is what sells the palette, I think, as it is incredibly soft, finely-milled, and buttery without being too dense–it feels almost like a cream formula, though it is definitely powder. The palette had fairly good color payoff with some shades being more or less pigmented, but these blend like a dream and have a very flattering shimmer finish on the skin.

Saharienne #1 is a light, yellow-toned beige with a soft, frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a very smooth, soft texture that was a smidgen powdery. This shade showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is similar. bareMinerals Celebrate (LE) is lighter. Clarins The Essentials #1 (LE) is similar. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is yellower. Disney by Sephora Scuttle (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Broken (LE, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Sweet Eyes (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Shroom (P, $15.00) is more beige. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Saharienne #2 is a brightened, light gold with strong, yellow tones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was incredibly soft and smooth. It lasted for just over seven hours on me. It’s a lovely shade, but it is very common. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is lighter. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is similar. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is lighter. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is similar. MAC Vanilla (P, $21.00) is more metallic. MAC Nylon (P, $15.00) is similar. MAC Dazzlelight (P, $15.00) is less yellow. Make Up For Ever #101 (P, $20.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Saharienne #3 is a medium-dark, chocolate brown with subtle, warm yellow and red undertones and a satin sheen. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and fairly smooth with good pigmentation. This shade wore well for eight hours before there was slight creasing. LORAC Cocoa (P) is more matte, darker. theBalm #37 (P, $6.50) is similar. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Bada-Bing (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is reder in tone. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Saharienne #4 is a medium-dark, gold-shimmered brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It is lighter and warmer, plus more shimmery, compared to #3. It had really good pigmentation, and the texture was buttery and soft without being powdery. Applied, the color had very slight creasing after eight hours of wear. theBalm #37 (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery. theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (P) is similar. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $18.00) is similar.Dior Fairy Golds #5 (LE) is darker, less shimmery. bareMinerals A-Ha (P) is cooler-toned. Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is similar. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Saharienne #5 is a light-medium, gray-leaning taupe with a hint of a golden shimmer/sheen. It had a slightly powdery texture, which reduced the color payoff, as the eyeshadow didn’t stick to the skin as well. It is a shade that benefits greatly from using a primer or base first. This wore well for seven hours before there was noticeable fading. I wish it performed better, because it was the most unique shade in the palette. MAC French Clay (P, $15.00) is lighter, warmer. Le Metier de Beaute Oyster (LE, $30.00) is grayer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, June 20th, 2014

LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 16 x 0.02 oz.; 1 x 0.19 oz.) contains sixteen eyeshadows, plus a miniature-sized eye primer. Overall, it’s a nice palette with a mix of colors, neutrals, mattes, and shimmers, so you can do a variety of looks with different finishes and levels of depth. The palette leans somewhat on the warmer side, and it is also heavy on medium-dark to dark shades. I would have loved to see one or two lighter, cooler-toned shades to play off of some of the cooler-mattes. It would have also been nice to have one or two shimmery shades that were cooler-toned, too. In general, the pigmentation was good across the board with one or two misses, and the eyeshadows were blendable, long-wearing, and had softer textures.

Comparing this palette to the original Pro Palette, Taupe seemed quite similar to Lt. Brown, and Black is in both palettes. Rose is a lighter, more metallic version of Gold, so they seem similar at a glance but are less so in practice.

Buff is a light, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, a soft, silky texture that wasn’t powdery, and lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE) is lighter. Kat Von D Entomology (P) is yellower. Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE) is similar. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Ali Ababwa (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Foxy (P, $18.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Daydream (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Lt. Brown is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation, which applied evenly and smoothly. This shade was easy to use, as it was so blendable, due to the soft, silky consistency. Worn, the color stayed true for almost nine hours before fading. LORAC Unspoken (P) is darker, warmer. MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $15.00) is similar. Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is lighter, yellower. Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Latte (P, $5.99) is warmer. Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is similar. Chanel Charming #2 (LE) is a touch yellower. LORAC Taupe (P) is slightly warmer. Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Gray is a cool-toned, gray-leaning taupe with a matte finish. The texture of this one wasn’t as silky as nearly every other matte finish I’ve tried from LORAC; I wouldn’t describe it as stiff, but it just wasn’t as soft. The color payoff was decent to good, but again, that lack of silkiness to the texture seemed to make it less intensely pigmented. It still blended fairly well, though, and stayed on for eight hours before it started to degrade. theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is grayer, lighter. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE) is lighter. Chanel Charming #5 (LE) is darker. MAC Fashion Fix (P, $21.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Exhale (P) is similar. bareMinerals Rowdy (P) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Nectar is a light-medium, muted peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft texture that leaned a little powdery, but it was blendable during application. It had good color payoff, and it wore well for eight hours on me. Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Plum is a dark, plummy purple with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though the texture was a little thinner and drier. Applied, the color didn’t start to fade for eight and a half hours. MAC Fig. 1 (P, $15.00) is similar. Make Up For Ever #160 (P, $20.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Navy is a dark, lightly brightened, navy blue with a semi-matte finish. It appears mostly matte applied, but there are very fine shimmers spread throughout. The texture of this shade was incredibly soft and silky, though a bit powdery. It’s actually intensely pigmented and a little goes a very long way, but it doesn’t adhere as well to skin, so some of the pigmentation gets lost as it is blended against the skin. When used with LORAC’s eyeshadow primer, this wasn’t an issue. Applied, the color lasted for nine hours, but it did stain slightly (both with and without primer). MAC Prussian (P, $15.00) is greener. Make Up For Ever #6E (P, $20.00) is a cream product. Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is more of a violet blue. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Charcoal is a medium-dark gray with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was somewhat powdery, so the color payoff was noticeably sheerer as a result. When I tested it, the color didn’t show signs of fading until after eight hours of wear. bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is lighter. MAC Gravel (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Typographic (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Soot (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Tempest (P) is lighter, less matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Black is a medium-dark black with a matte finish. The texture was very soft and silky, but it was noticeably powdery, so you’ll want to pat it on and build-up color to minimize fall out. The color payoff was semi-opaque. It does wear well for eight and a half hours before fading. There is no shortage in matte blacks on the market: See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Snow is a brightened white with subtly warm undertones and a frosted, almost metallic, finish. The texture felt soft and buttery, and the pigmentation was mostly opaque. It was easy to apply and blend on the lid, and it lasted well for nine hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE) is similar. Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P) is a touch darker. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is cooler-toned. Tarina Tarantino Dreamy #1 (P) is warmer. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE) is cooler-toned. theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Flawless Figure (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Chillproof (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Beige is a light peachy beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The powder’s consistency was soft, buttery, and smooth, though it was just a smidgen powdery. The color payoff was excellent, and it stayed on well for nine hours. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is similar. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is darker. NARS Jezebel (P) is darker, more orange. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker. Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Rose is a brightened, highly metallic copper with warm undertones. It had good color payoff, and the texture was very smooth and soft. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading. LORAC Unbelievable (P) is more muted, less metallic. bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE) is less metallic. Divergent Peaceful Shimmer (LE) is darker. theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is less metallic. Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE) is more sparkly. Urban Decay Chopper (P, $18.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Mocha is a muted, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft, buttery, and smooth, while it had excellent pigmentation that applied beautifully and lasted for nine hours. Too Faced Cote d’Azur (P, $16.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is lighter. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Too Faced Amaretto (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Liar (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $15.00) is darker. CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is warmer. Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) darker. MAC Sable (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chrome is a medium taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture felt soft and buttery to the touch, but it was a little powdery. The color blended nicely when applied, though, and it wore well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading. Divergent Abnegation Stone (LE) is warmer. Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is a cream product. Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $5.99) is warmer. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is warmer. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is similar. Anastasia Antique (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is more glittery. Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Pastelluxe #5 (P) is similar. theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Cumulus (P, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Silver is a light-medium, metallic silver that leans slightly warm-toned. It had decent color payoff, but it didn’t apply as smoothly out of the pan, though the texture felt soft. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Eggplant Blend #3 (LE) is less metallic. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is darker. Urban Decay S&M (P, $18.00) is darker, less metallic. MAC Extra Silver (LE, $19.50) is similar. Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Jade is a medium-dark, forest green with warm, olive undertones and a soft, satiny shimmer. It had excellent pigmentation, and the texture was incredibly soft and silky. It wore well for eight and a half hours before I saw some fading. theBalm #30 (P, $6.50) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P) is a cream product. Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $6.99) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE) is similar. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is similar. MAC Fiction (DC, $15.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Eureka (P) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Speaker Box (LE) is a touch warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cocoa is a rich, medium-dark red-brown with a soft shimmer over a semi-matte finish. It had fantastic color payoff, though the texture was on the powdery side, despite its silkiness. The color didn’t start to fade until after nine hours, and it was easy to blend on the lid. NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Dior Sundeck #5 (LE) is less shimmery. theBalm #1 (P, $6.50) is similar. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is lighter. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. Urban Decay West (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. MAC Carbonized (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Inglot #423 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014

LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Here’s a quick sneak peek of the new LORAC Pro Palette 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00). I’m still in the process of testing (that’s a lot of eyeshadows!), so stay tuned for my full review featuring more photos, swatches, dupes, etc. Thanks for your patience!

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Monday, June 16th, 2014

LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.58 oz.) is described as a “universally flattering nude eyeshadow palette.” It includes ten eyeshadows (0.39 oz. in total, or 0.039 oz. each) and a miniature-sized Behind the Scenes Eye Primer (0.19 oz.). Overall, it’s a good palette with ten shades and no major issues. Most of the eyeshadows had good color payoff, soft, blendable textures, and the formula wears quite consistency–almost every shade lasted for eight hours on me (no primer). With LORAC’s primer, results are closer to ten to eleven hours. The palette is very warm-toned, so I wouldn’t describe it was “universally flattering” (which, in general, is a difficult task for any shade, let alone multiple shades!), but otherwise, it’s a nice neutral palette to consider if you haven’t yet had your fill.

When Urban Decay Naked3 came out, a lot of readers asked how this compared. There is definitely overlap, but I don’t think the palettes are that similar. The shades that are “most similar” (but they vary in degree) would be Undercover vs. Strange, Unbelievable vs. Trick, Unconditional vs. Limit/Nooner. Shades like Dust, Buzz, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, and Blackheart don’t seem to have anything that’s really similar that’s in the Unzipped palette.

Undercover is a light, pink-tinged beige with a satin finish. It had good color payoff and a soft, silky texture that applied well. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unbelievable is a medium-dark, coppered brown with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture felt soft and almost buttery, though it was just slightly powdery. The color stayed on well for just over eight hours when I tested it. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unattainable is a medium-dark, gold-shimmered bronze brown with a frosted, metallic sheen. The texture was a little powdery, but it had decent pigmentation and blended well. When worn, this shade wore well for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unconditional is a muted, dusty pink-mauve with a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but the texture was soft and silky, just a bit powdery. I noticed the color had faded slightly after eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unbridled is a warm-toned, burgundy-brown with a satin-matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was a bit thinner and drier compared to other shades in the palette, so it didn’t apply as smoothly or as intensely. Applied to the eye, the color stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Undiscovered is a brightened, orange-toned gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was pretty smooth without being powdery. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unreal is a golden peach with a frosted sheen and warm undertones. The texture was incredibly soft and smooth, while the pigmentation was mostly opaque. When I tested it, the color didn’t fade for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Uncensored is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm, yellow and red undertones and a smooth, pearly sheen. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, buttery texture that applied beautifully. I didn’t see any fading until after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unspoken is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-y undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft and silky without being powdery. The wear topped in at eight hours before there was noticeable fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Untamed is a dark, red-toned brown with burgundy shimmer and a satin finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth. It stayed on well for eight hours before starting to fade. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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