YSL Indie Jasper Couture Palette

YSL Indie Jaspe Couture Palette ($60.00 for 0.18 oz.) contains five shades in warmer gold, peach, two greens, and then a cooler silver sparkle. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “intense color” that is “long-wearing and crease-proof” — to the tune of “12-hour hold.” This formula runs dusty/powdery, so there’s a dryness that just don’t work well on bare skin as the eyeshadows tended to sheer out and fade quickly.

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YSL Indie Jaspe Couture Palette

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Cheek Palette (2016) ($50.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and contour powder. There is little said about the formula or actual products at all, so I’m rating these as an average product of the type. The highlighter seems to be in the spirit of the brand’s Gelee formula, but the others, while similarly patterned, feel more like traditional powder products. The palette, on the whole, was disappointing and pretty dupable at that.

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette
Estee Lauder Summer Glow Multi-Palette Bronze Goddess
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a new, exclusive eyeshadow palette to Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Gooodman. It is a neutral palette with a mix of mattes and shimmers, slightly cooler-than-average warmer shades. I had trouble with the two darkest shades–they could have been easier to work with when it came to blending, but if you normally wear primer, it may not be so noticeable.

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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 The Social Butterfly (230)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Zoeva Nude Spectrum Blush Palette

Zoeva Nude Spectrum Blush Palette ($20.00 for 0.52 oz.) includes four shades of blush that range from beige to brown. The blush formula is supposed to have a “velvety smooth” texture with “seamless color.” I liked the palette overall, though the formula could be a little smoother and more blendable on a couple of shades. The wear was a bit below average to average at seven to eight hours.

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Zoeva Nude Spectrum Blush Palette
Zoeva Spectrum Blush Palette Nude Spectrum
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
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Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 10

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 10 ($95.00 for 0.80 oz.) contains ten shimmery eyeshadows–there are no mattes in sight, so take heed if you’re a big fan of variety in finish! The top row is a cooler-toned row, while the bottom row is more warm-toned (and all neutral). I liked the palette overall, as the majority of the shades were pigmented and blendable, but I did have similar issues with getting longer-wear out of these as they would crease between seven and eight hours. I’ve used the brand’s eyeshadows with various primers–NARS Smudge Proof, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Wet ‘n Wild Fergie, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots–and something thicker like MAC’s Paint Pots have proved the best for getting all-day wear reliably (longer than 12-hours). At this price point, though, any shortfalls make it harder and harder to justify a premium price.

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Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 10
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 10 Original
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
87%
Permanent
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Makeup Geek x Manny Mua Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Geek x Manny Mua Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.58 oz.) contains nine eyeshadows in a slim, cardboard palette with mirror on the inside. Three of the nine shades are permanent and existing shades (Beaches & Cream, Cosmopolitan, Frappe) in the Makeup Geek range, while one is a pressed version of one of their loose pigments (Insomnia). Two shades appear to be the Foiled eyeshadow type, which is important to note as the Foiled formula is more expensive to purchase individually ($10.00) than their regular powder formula ($6.00). The eyeshadows are labeled on the back but not on the interior (and they seem to be labeled “underneath” so that if you read it left to right, they appear mislabeled, so think about what eyeshadow is placed directly on top of the label to avoid confusion). Each eyeshadow is full-sized; based on that, the palette contains $62.00 worth of product (7 regular eyeshadows, 2 Foiled eyeshadows).

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Makeup Geek x Manny Mua Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette x 9 Manny Mua
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
Limited Edition
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