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Viseart Paris Nude (06) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Paris Nude (06) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Paris Nude (06) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Paris Nude (06) Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a set of twelve shades, and if you’ve ever longed for a palette of shimmery, mid-tones, this might be the one for you. Viseart’s philosophy is that the palettes are supposed to be mixed (and their roots are as a professional artistry brand that is gaining attention with its availability at Sephora), though you can certainly achieve looks with this palette alone, but if you like a variety in finish, you’ll need to add in your favorite mattes. The palette leans warm overall with a few shades more neutral-to-warm. The texture is soft and blendable with some shades feeling a little dry, dusty, and/or powdery, but these things didn’t translate into application, as they still adhered well to bare skin (no primer) and wore for eight hours or longer. I think they perform better in practice than just swatched, in general. I wish the pans were removable so you could create your own palette of finishes, as I do think that for travel, a set of twelve is a good number, but most will want a few darker and/or matte shades in their look.

Pont des Arts is a soft, light-medium peach with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that adhered well to the skin and lasted for ten hours without fading or creasing. Urban Decay Sin (P, $18.00) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is lighter. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is cooler. bareMinerals Future (P, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $36.00) is cooler. Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is cooler. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is cooler. NARS Valhalla (P, $24.00) is lighter. Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P, ) is darker. Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Champs-Elysees is a brightened, light gold with warm, undertones and a pearly sheen. It had decent pigmentation, but it was somewhat powdery to work with, so while it blended nicely, it was messier to work with. On me, it started to fade after eight and a half hours of wear. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Pearl River #2 (LE, ) is darker. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is darker. LORAC Unlocked (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is darker. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Rapunzel (P, $5.99) is darker. Viseart Champagne (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Beaux-Arts is a muted, medium orange-copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The color payoff was good, while the texture was soft and blendable with light powderiness. It wore well for ten hours before fading. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Exquisite Ego #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter, more pigmented. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #3 (P, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Amberluxe #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Luscious (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE, ) is warmer. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Platonic (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Bon Bon #2 (P, $16.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Alexandre Trois is a light golden beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly, while wearing for ten hours with no degradation. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Dazzlelight (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE, ) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is lighter. LORAC Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery. LORAC Unlocked (P, ) is lighter, cooler. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. Viseart Champagne (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Saint-Honore is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm, coppery undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with, and it had excellent color payoff that adhered well to the skin and stayed in place for ten hours. CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is lighter. Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler. LORAC Mocha (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Tarte Silk Robe (LE, ) is darker, cooler. LORAC Maroon (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Guerlain Petrouchka #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P, ) is lighter. Viseart Copper (P, ) is darker. Cle de Peau Baby Universe #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Viseart Marais (P, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes shown, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Orangerie is a muted, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had nice pigmentation, though the texture was a little dusty in the pan, where it kicked up excess powder. Applied, I didn’t notice the texture as much, and it blended without issue and wore for nine hours. Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. LORAC Undiscovered (P, ) is lighter, warmer. MAC Her Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Rocket Girl (LE, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marais is a medium-dark, copper-brown with warm undertones and a gold, frosted finish. The color coverage was mostly opaque, but this shade also had that slightly dusty, thinner consistency compared to some of the best shades in the palette. In general, even when the shades seem to have a dustier or more powdery consistency, they still performed pretty highly applied to the lid (which is where it really counts!). This shade wore well for nine hours before fading. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer. MAC Star Myth (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Anastasia Rum Cake (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau #121 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Glamorous (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, brighter, warmer. theBalm #6 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery. LORAC Nude #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever I702 Mahogany (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Stila Affection (P, ) is lighter. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. MAC Mortal #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. First 15 dupes shown, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Montaigne is a muted, light-medium golden brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had intense pigmentation with a soft, buttery consistency that was a cinch to apply to the skin as it blended easily and went on evenly and smoothly. This shade wore for ten hours before fading. bareMinerals Kudos (LE, ) is lighter. Dior Trafalgar #4 (P, ) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is lighter, warmer. Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. MAC Vicuna (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Viseart Ceska (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Vendome is a subdued, medium-dark mauvy purple with warm undertones and gold and purple micro-shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. It had so-so pigmentation, while the texture was a little thinner and dustier. I found it to be more buildable in nature when working with it on the lid, and it lasted for eight and a half hours on me (which is shorter-wearing relative to the rest of the shades). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer. bareMinerals Violet Spell (LE, $14.00) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Chanel Tisse Camelia #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. bareMinerals Catch Me If (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted. Ardency Inn Disco (P, $21.00) is cooler. Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #4 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (P, ) is cooler. MAC Plum Grand (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Jeu de Paume is a light-medium, golden khaki with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that ran a little dusty. Applied, it went on smoothly and evenly and didn’t start to fade until after nine hours of wear. MAC Greenluxe #3 (P, ) is cooler. Kat Von D Delaney (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler. Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. Burberry Gold #3 (LE, ) is warmer. Burberry Gold #3 (LE, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Grand-Palais is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. This shade had semi-opaque color payoff, which could have been much more intense and true-to-pan, as it ran lighter swatched. The consistency was slightly dry and dusty, but at least it still wore for eight and a half hours. Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is darker. MAC Havana (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Havana (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Radar (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. bareMinerals Schmooze (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter. YSL Saharienne #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Sleek MakeUP Aladdin’s Lamp (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (P, $21.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Trusted Instinct #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Reign (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. First 15 dupes shown, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Saint Germain is a smoked, purple-taupe with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was a little drier and dusty to work with, so it is best applied by patting it on the lid with a firmer brush to get better color payoff and the least amount of fall out. On the eye, the color wore well for eight and a half hours. MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter, cooler. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. Urban Decay Darkside (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Laura Mercier Violet Steel (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Pearled Earth (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Fathoms Deep (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Giorgio Armani #16 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. Chanel Tisse Camelia #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Ardency Inn Disco (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Winterized (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Moth Brown (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is darker. First 15 dupes shown, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Viseart Eyeshadow Palette Paris Nude (06)
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Pigmentation
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Texture
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Longevity
5
Application
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Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of warm-toned neutrals that ranges from frosted peach to deepened bronzy brown. The colors are dupable, and you can certainly find better-performing neutral palettes on the market given how many are available, but at least this did better than most of Dior’s palettes have in the last couple of years. The trouble showed up primarily during application, as the drier texture proved more difficult to work with for blending and getting color to adhere evenly and smoothly to bare skin. This one should work well enough over a primer if you typically wear one.

Ambre Nuit #1 is a light-medium peach with a warm, gold shimmer-sheen finish. It had so-so color payoff with a powdery, somewhat dry texture that didn’t apply well to the skin and tended to emphasize the skin’s texture. It lasted for six hours on me before fading. MAC Hey (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Say, Yeah! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Say, Yeah! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Naked Lunch (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. NARS Nepal (P, $24.00) is darker. LORAC Light Bronze (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer. NARS Valhalla (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ambre Nuit #2 is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It swatched significantly lighter than it appeared in the pan, despite having good coverage. The consistency was slightly dry but adhered decently to the skin and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is darker. Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is cooler. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is cooler. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Unattainable (P, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Golden Touch (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ambre Nuit #3 is a brightened, peachy-white with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It was dusty to work with with semi-opaque pigmentation and seven-hour wear. Hello Kitty Friendship (LE, ) is cooler. Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is darker. theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is darker. Urban Decay Sellout (P, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Sellout (P, $18.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ambre Nuit #4 is a muted, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dry, dusty consistency that tended to sheer out when applied to bare skin, so it would greatly benefit from some sort of base to help it cling better. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Buckwheat (LE, $16.00) is darker. Dior Fairy Golds #5 (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE, ) is warmer. Viseart Copper (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Sable (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is warmer. Dior Golden Flower #5 (LE, ) is cooler. Tarte Silk Robe (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Tarte Fresh Brewed Coffee (LE, ) is warmer. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Factory (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ambre Nuit #5 is a light-medium, muted brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t powdery (!). It did start to fade after seven hours, unfortunately. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Caramel Sundae (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Terre (Right) (LE, ) is darker, warmer. theBalm Epic (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Stila Topaz (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever S610 Almond (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Cle de Peau Baby Universe #1 (P, ) is cooler. Viseart Saint-Honore (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Contraste Horizon (556) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Contraste Horizon (556) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Contraste Horizon (556) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Contraste Horizon (556) Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a brighter, more colorful set of shades for summer. You know me, despite having a fairly consistent negative experience with Dior’s palettes these days, that bluish-teal color drew me in, and shortly after receiving my order, I deeply regretted purchasing. The texture of the eyeshadows is drier overall, and they just performed poorly as far as wear and application went without some sort of helper (base or primer).

(And as a heads up, Nordstrom is doing price-matching, so all Dior eyeshadow palettes are 10% off at the moment.)

Contraste Horizon #1 is a light-medium, meadow green with warm undertones and gold, frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dry, powdery texture that kicked up a lot of excess powder in the pan and performed poorly applied, as it sheered out and was difficult to get it to “stick” in places. This shade had faded within six hours of wear. Giorgio Armani Gold Hercule (32) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker. Tarina Tarantino Secret Pond (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. MAC In the Meadow #3 (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Charmed (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. Clarins Garden Escape #3 (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Contraste Horizon #2 is a medium, yellow gold with a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff paired with a drier texture that gave the lid a more textured appearance when applied. I had some fall out over time, and the color started to fade after seven hours. theBalm Iron Maid-in (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Milani Drenched in Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Nutmeg (LE, $16.00) is darker. Stila Vitality (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is darker. Dior Golden Shock #5 (LE, ) is more pigmented. Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented. YSL Dewy Gold (08) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is lighter. Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is lighter. Dior Sundeck #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery. theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Contraste Horizon #3 is a lavender-tinged white with a matte finish. It was somewhat powdery and had semi-opaque coverage, but it was prone to sheering out on the skin. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear.
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Contraste Horizon #4 is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff and was one of the best shades in the palette, as it blended well and adhered to the lid. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading. It is extremely dupable, though. MAC Divine Decadence (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Fez (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. Benefit Dandy Brandy (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. Inglot #421 (P, $6.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Axiom (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery. MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. LORAC Mocha (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted. Kat Von D Papilio (P, ) is darker. Clarins The Essentials #7 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. Guerlain Petrouchka #4 (LE, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Contraste Horizon #5 is a medium-dark blue with a hint of green and a frosted sheen (it’s more blue than teal to me). It had good pigmentation with a drier texture, so the color translated poorly onto bare skin, but it worked a lot better over primer (for reference). On bare skin, it lost vibrancy and tended to dust away to more semi-sheer coverage and lasted a mere six hours on me. Sugarpill Starling (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler. theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Guerlain Les Aquas #3 (P, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Diamond Sky (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #3 (LE, ) is warmer, better quality. Makeup Geek Mermaid (P, $5.99) is lighter. Kat Von D Bukowski (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Urban Decay Madness (LE, $18.00) is cooler. Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted. Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is cooler. Colour Pop Coconut (P, $5.00) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Ozma (LE, ) is warmer. Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) contains twelve matte (well, mostly) neutral eyeshadows. When it comes to their eyeshadow palettes, the Neutral Matte palette is considered the “base” where this is the one you start with, and the other palettes build on this one, particularly the shimmery ones like Bridal Satin, Sultry Muse, and Paris Nude (though you can get looks out of them as is, but you have to love your shimmer). According to the brand, the formula is supposed to be pigmented, smooth, blendable, and long-wearing, and the palettes/eyeshadows are made in small batches (which is what is said to be the reason for why restocking can take awhile). All of the shades in the palette were very soft and silky to the touch, finely-milled, and fairly pigmented, though some shades were more semi-opaque and buildable, while others were quite pigmented from the get-go. A few of the shades are more semi-matte to satin-matte, where they lack the flatness of a truly matte eyeshadow but look like a “natural matte” finish applied, so even some of the lighter shades are less prone to looking dry or chalky on the skin. They all wore well for nine hours on me before fading (no primer). Its greatest strength to me is really that they adhere and apply to bare skin without the necessity of primer, and they tended to blend easily without turning patchy or uneven. It’s worth taking a look at if you’re in need of more matte, warm-toned neutrals in your stash, but if you’ve already stocked up on many a neutral palette in the last few years, these are dupable (182 dupes across the twelve shades).

The brand has been around for awhile as a more artistry/professional brand, but Sephora recently started to carry some of their products (four of their eyeshadow palettes specifically, but there are additional ones; I have personally shopped through Muse Beauty and bought three more through them, shipping was $10, but they shipped from SF so I got mine to what amounted as overnight delivery). I hope Sephora will start carrying the other palettes, though, to make it more and more accessible.

Cannelle is a muted, mediuum peachy-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, blendable, and easy to work with, as it yielded mostly opaque color payoff and lasted for nine and a half hours on me. MAC Layin’ Low (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, lighter. Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M664 Fawn (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Ludwin (P, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Selfie (P, $5.00) is brighter. Colour Pop Just a Sip (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter. Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter. Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: Viseart Beige (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Beige is a light-medium, muted peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff that was buildable to opaque, but it wasn’t fully pigmented. The texture was soft and a little powdery, but it remained blendable and applied well to the lid in practice. On me, the color lasted for nine hours before fading. Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is lighter. Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker. Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is darker. Kat Von D Ludwin (P, ) is darker. Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler. bareMinerals Shhh… (P, ) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Just a Sip (LE, $5.00) is darker. Kat Von D Geek (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Bamboo (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Samoa Silk (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sable is a light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that blended well on the skin without looking powdery or dry. It started to fade after nine hours of wear. Urban Decay Skimp (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Countess (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is . MAC Her Mistress (LE, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Damned (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Just Malt Away (LE, ) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $5.99) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter. Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Dior Sundeck #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Laetus (P, ) is darker. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ivoire is a lightly, brightened white with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a silky texture that was surprisingly soft without turning powdery. It lasted for nine hours before fading. Sugarpill Tako (P, $12.00) is cooler. Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is cooler. Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is brighter, cooler. MAC Chill (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #10 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. LORAC White (P, ) is cooler. Hello Kitty Milk (LE, ) is brighter. Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $5.99) is darker. Kat Von D Banshee (LE, ) is brighter. Kat Von D Liberatus (P, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chocolat is a muted, dark brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a satin finish. It had decent to good color payoff, but the texture was a little firmer compared to the other shades and wasn’t as easily blended in comparison. The color still wore well for nine hours, though. Inglot #327 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Wolf (P, ) is cooler. Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Two Spicy #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Farah (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Hourglass Obscura #4 (P, ) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Fairfax (P, $5.00) is cooler. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is less shimmery. Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is less shimmery. Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Brique is a medium-dark, copper-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable on the lid and lasted for almost ten hours on me. MAC Body Conscious (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Cleopatra (P, ) is darker. Inglot #122R Middle (P, $6.00) is brighter. Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Zoeva Substitute for Love (P, ) is more muted. Sephora + Pantone Universe Chutney (LE, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter. Anastasia Morocco (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (P, $21.00) is cooler. Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. Make Up For Ever M704 Canyon (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, ) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Taupe is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, caramel undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to work with on bare skin. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Texture (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $5.99) is warmer. Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter. LORAC Unspoken (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Truffled (P, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cafe is a medium, taupe brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin. On me, the color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Primal (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Stila Being (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Tarte Taupe of the World (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Dare (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Fix (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Too Faced Puddin’ (P, $16.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charbon is a medium-dark black with a satin finish. This shade had the most sheen out of the entire palette, but it seemed to make it more blendable than some matte black eyeshadows are, so perhaps that’s the reason for that slight sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and had a slightly firmer press compared to other shades. I started to see fading after nine hours of wear. MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Anastasia Coal (LE, $12.00) is . Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #4 (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Caviar (LE, ) is less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker. Viseart Tuxedo (P, ) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Souris is a muted, dark gray with a “warmer” leaning though it still seemed cool-toned overall with a matte finish. I thought this was the worst performer of the palette, as it was prone to sheering out and didn’t adhere as evenly as other shades. The texture felt soft but somewhat powdery. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC All Woman (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Graphic Nature (P, ) is darker. LORAC Charcoal (P, ) is darker. MAC Smoked Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cendre is a softened, medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good color payoff but wasn’t as pigmented as other shades. The eyeshadow had a slightly firmer press, and it wasn’t as blendable as the other shades. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Urban Decay Rewind (LE, $18.00) is warmer. MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer. bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE, ) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Undone (LE, $18.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Risque (P, $16.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is warmer. Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is warmer. theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Tabac is a medium-dark brown with warmer undertones and a subtle gray tint paired with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly to the skin, and it was easily blended and diffused. On me, the color wore well for nine hours. NARS Bali (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Brun (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Rewind (LE, $18.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Noble Spirit (LE, $16.00) is less pigmented, lower quality. MAC Lofty (LE, $16.00) is darker. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Undone (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler. MAC Aromatic (P, $16.00) is warmer. Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch (P, $19.00) is more shimmery. Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer. Tarte Espresso Yourself (LE, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Viseart Eyeshadow Palette Neutral Matte (01)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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LORAC Dream Girl Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Dream Girl Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Dream Girl Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Dream Girl Eyeshadow Palette ($24.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes ten eyeshadows, with two of those being oversized (the “highlighters”) in a range of neutrals and pops of color with the palette leaning warm in undertone. Some of the shades were easy to use, while others were prone to sheering out when applied to bare skin and really needed an eyeshadow primer or slightly tacky white base to pop/look their best.

Dream Girl #1 is a buttery, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had a soft, denser texture that was smooth and blendable on the skin while adhering well. It wore well for eight hours. bareMinerals Standing O (P, ) is less shimmery. Hourglass Color Field #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Brass Knuckles (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Golden Hours #3 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. MAC Captivating #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer. bareMinerals Rising Star (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #2 is a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. The texture was somewhat powdery, so it had sheerer color coverage on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Viseart Marais (P, ) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Viseart Brique (P, ) is darker, brighter. Colour Pop Desert (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Dior Atlantique #5 (LE, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Bazaar (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC One to Watch (P, $21.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #3 is a light-medium coral-orange with a pearly, golden sheen. It had so-so pigmentation with a dusty consistency that made it prone to sheering out when applied. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Paradisco (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. MAC Paradisco (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Freelove (P, $18.00) is cooler. Makeup Geek Cosmopolitan (P, $5.99) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #4 is a muted, medium-dark bluish-teal with a mostly matte finish. The texture was powdery and thin, which made this apply poorly on bare skin. It was better patted over another shade or else applied over an eyeshadow primer or white base. It showed signs of fading after six and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Shark Bait (P, $5.99) is darker. theBalm C2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Inglot #338 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #5 is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had a really soft consistency that made it prone to thickening on the skin if you over-applied, so I highly recommend using less than you think you need, as it is quite pigmented with little product. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours. Makeup Geek Untamed (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter. Colour Pop KathleenLights (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Unleashed (P, ) is darker, warmer. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is darker. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Exquisite Ego #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Brownluxe #3 (P, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #6 is a brightened, medium lavender purple with warm, pink undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. There was micro-glitter in this shade, so there was some fall out over time, though the underlying color lasted for eight hours.
Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Parallel Universe (Right) (LE, $24.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Dasher (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Live It Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. L’Oreal With a Twist (LE, $7.99) is darker. MAC Tropica (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Light Violet (LE, $32.50) is lighter. MAC Butterfly Party (LE, $32.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #7 is a softened, light-medium olive green with warm, golden pearl. It had decent color payoff, though it had a drier, thinner consistency that made it easily sheered out on the skin without a base. Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Poison Ivy (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker. MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (P, ) is darker. theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is darker. Make Up For Ever I324 Bronze Khaki (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE, ) is darker. Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is darker. Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is lighter. Hourglass Color Field #4 (P, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #8 is a dark bronzy brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, slightly dense texture that really needs to be pressed into the skin and must be laid down prior to any other shades. When I tried to blend it over a more satiny shade (from the palette), it applied as a crumbly brown and was harder to blend. The color wore well for eight hours. Zoeva Subtle Blend (P, ) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Aladdin’s Lamp (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Reign (LE, $18.00) is darker. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Snakebite (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Radar (P, $18.00) is cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00) is darker. Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #4 (P, $30.00) is warmer. MAC Woodwinked (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Haute Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is darker. bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #9 is a brightened, subtly warm-toned white with a frosted sheen. It was very pigmented with a dense, buttery consistency that adhered well to bare skin and lasted for eight hours. Buxom Diamond Darling (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Dreamy #1 (P, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Famous in a Small Town (P, $16.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced La Croisette (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Viseart Yves (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dream Girl #10 is a light peach with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had a softer, blendable texture that was a little dusty on the skin and faded after seven and a half hours of wear. theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer. theBalm #18 (P, $6.50) is warmer. theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Precious (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Venitien #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Beige (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE, ) is darker. Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #1 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. NARS Valhalla (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer. Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

LORAC Summer 2015 Eyeshadow Palette Dream Girl
Dream Girl
Dream Girl
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Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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LORAC PRO Contour Palette

LORAC Pro Contour Palette
LORAC Pro Contour Palette

LORAC Pro Contour Palette ($45.00 for 0.74 oz.) includes three highlighters and three contouring powders. Five of the powders are matte, while one of the highlighters is frosted. The shimmery highlighter and medium contour powder are larger than the other four shades. It comes in a slim, cardboard packaging like the rest of the Pro palette range, plus a contouring brush, which is a nice, synthetic brush that doesn’t feel scratchy and blends fairly well. It seems to pick up a lot of product, even with a light hand, so those who prefer a subtler contour may want to choose another brush, while it doesn’t work as well for highlight placement. The powders are supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “blendable.” The texture of all of the powders is comparable to LORAC’s spring blush palette as well as their eyeshadows: very silky, finely-milled, and smooth but kicks up excess powder easily, so it can seem powdery.

It’s extremely similar to Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Contour PalettE, though these were even more matte (in general) and LORAC’s palette contains an overtly shimmery highlighter. Kat Von D’s palette doesn’t include a brush (though she has one designed for the palette) and is $45/0.72 oz., so they’re similarly sized, but you’ll find the six shades in Shade + Light are the same size.

Beige Highlight is a light beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was smooth but prone to kicking up excess powder, though it never looked powdery on the skin. From what I could tell (it doesn’t show up well on my skin tone), it lasted for eight hours. Too Faced Light Cocoa (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Kat Von D Lucid (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Dolce and Gabbana Eva (P, $51.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Light Contour is a light-medium brown with rosy, subtly warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a really soft, smooth texture that was blendable on the skin and lasted for nine hours. Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Kat Von D Sombre (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Inglot #504 (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Yellow Highlight is a muted, light yellow with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was blendable on the skin, but it did kick up a lot of excess powder in the pan, so use a very light touch to minimize waste. It wore well for eight hours on me. Dolce and Gabbana Eva (P, $51.00) is lighter, more muted. Kat Von D Levitation (P, ) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highlight (P, ) is darker, more pigmented, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Deep Contour is a subdued, dark brown with slight warm, reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was soft to the touch with a silky, finely-milled feel that was slightly powdery if you weren’t careful, but it didn’t look powdery on the skin. I had a little trouble blending out this shade, which may have been the result of this one not adhering as well to bare skin as the other powders. I tried three different times, and I had to use a different brush (something more feathery) than the included brush in order to get a more blended out look. It wore well for nine hours on me. Kat Von D Subconscious (P, ) is warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Medium (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Coffee Walnut (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P, ) is lighter, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Shimmer Highlight is a pale, pink-tinged white with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that wasn’t too powdery to work with. It didn’t emphasize pores, though this one doesn’t smooth them out either. It’s more than just luminous, as you can see the shimmer particles. You can also mute the shimmer by dusting one of the more matte highlight powders on top. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is less shimmery. MAC Too Chic (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Luminous (P, $29.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Medium Contour is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had nice pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly, while the texture was silky and blendable. Like the other shades, the consistency is so soft that it is easy to kick up powder in the pan, but it didn’t look powdery or cakey applied to the skin. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is cooler. Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Shadowplay (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Medium (P, $44.00) is darker, cooler. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P, ) is more shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P, ) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

LORAC PRO Contour Palette

A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
LORAC Highlight Powder Beige Highlight
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
LORAC Contour Powder Light Contour
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
LORAC Highlight Powder Yellow Highlight
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
LORAC Contour Powder Deep Contour
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
LORAC Highlight Powder Shimmer Highlight
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
LORAC Contour Powder Medium Contour
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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