MAC Smoky Black Friday Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio

MAC Smoky Black Friday Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is the brand’s online-only, limited edition offering for Black Friday. It’s a mix of warm white, medium silver, and shimmery black for a smoky, monochromatic eye. It uses MAC’s Veluxe Pearlfusion formula, which is designed to give “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when used dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when used wet. Some of the Veluxe Pearlfusion offerings are quite nice, but others are misses. This one was a miss for me, due to just so-so quality.

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MAC Smoky Black Friday Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Smoky Black Friday
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Chanel Rêve d’Orient Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Rêve d’Orient Eyeshadow Quad ($70.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition Quad that will be available on chanel.com on December 1st. As a bonus, any orders with the Quad will get complimentary overnight shipping (and therein is the Cyber Monday deal for ya!). The formula of the quad seemed similar to the recent Tisse series quads that Chanel released a few months ago, but these do have a raised star pattern on each shade (otherwise, it doesn’t seem different). All four shades performed well with nice pigmentation, soft, blendable textures, and long-wear (eight to nine hours). They can be used wet or dry, though I don’t think it’s necessary to use them damp to get good performance out of them, but applying the shades with a dampened brush gives a slightly more intense look and a smoother, less frosted (more metallic) finish. You may find that you can easily dupe this with shades you already own, though, as there was no shortage of dupe options for the shades in this quad.

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Chanel Rêve d'Orient Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Rêve d'Orient
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that uses a different formula than her other palettes. It is a wet/dry formula that’s supposed to have a “rich and buildable layer of color” when applied dry with “three times the color intensity and … [a] metal reflective finish” when applied damp. The palette is really easy to work with, and the four shades performed well consistently with good color payoff, soft, blendable textures, and long-wear (eight hours). It is true that the color is more buildable (or sheer-able) if you use it dry, whereas a damp brush will yield very opaque results with (seemingly) less product, though both application methods yielded richer color payoff without fuss. Ultimately, applying the shades with a dampened brush does seem to give slightly richer color with more depth and a stronger sheen, but it is a subtle difference–not three times the intensity (I think the third shade had the “biggest” difference, while the first had the least) and not all were metallic when damp. It’s a really lovely palette if you like your warmer, smokier neutrals with a lot of shimmer, but you may want to check your stash for dupes first as these were more dupable shades.

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Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette Fallen Angel
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl (214) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl (214) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette ($59.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes seven shades ranging from matte beige to green-teal to eggplant. It’s a new(er) and permanent addition to the palette range that released in the fall. Overall, it’s a nice palette with six of the seven shades performing well with good color payoff, long-wear, and softer, easier-to-use textures. The one that was the major miss was drier with a stiffer consistency that made it harder to blend and use on the eyelid. It seemed like a more unique mix of shades to me, which is nice to see.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl (214) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 The Night Owl (214)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette

Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette ($44.00 for 0.64 oz.) includes twelve matte eyeshadows ranging from yellowed beige to deep black. The majority of the palette is closer to neutral in tone than really cool- or warm-toned, though some shades lean cooler/warmer. The majority of the shades felt soft and silky with a few being a smidgen powdery, but I found these less powdery on the whole compared to other Tarte matte eyeshadows. Some wore for eight hours, while a few were faster to fade. I only had major issues with one shade (Best Friend), but the other shades were fairly easy to work with.

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Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette
Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Palette Tartelette
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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MAC Satin Ochre Eyeshadow Duo (Prabal Gurung)

MAC Satin Ochre Eyeshadow Duo ($40.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a mix of beige and coral. It’s part of the collaboration with Prabal Gurung, which will launch online on November 20th (in select stores on the 26th). One shade was really nice to work with, while the other needed improvement. At this price point, both shades should hit it out of the park. I also wish these were the equivalent of two full-sized eyeshadows.

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MAC Satin Ochre Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Eyeshadow Duo (Prabal Gurung) Satin Ochre
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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