Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.25 oz.) is one of two, limited edition holiday quints available this year. The formula looked like it might be comparable to my beloved Bonne Etoile, but alas, it was not so. I think it ended up being better than some of the recent Dior palettes, but it isn’t without its issues. It seemed like a wet/dry formula when I was trying it, but I couldn’t find anything on Dior’s site about wearing it damp/wet, so the ratings reflect dry application only.

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Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior State of Gold Eyeshadow Palette (Holiday 2015) Blazing Gold (886)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Too Faced La Petite Maison Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced La Petite Maison Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.47 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in mostly neutral shades, but there is a pop of lavender and purple. It’s exclusive to Ulta, and of course, limited edition. I think it’s one of the better offerings from Too Faced this year, but it’s not my favorite that they’ve done.

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Too Faced La Petite Maison Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Holiday 2015 La Petite Maison Palette La Petite Maison
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette ($45.00 for 0.87 oz.) includes two highlighters, a yellow correcting powder (which could be used as a highlighter, depending on your skin tone), two contour powders, and one blush. The quality is disappointing, depending on the shade, but the biggest downside is that it’s one-size-fits-all mentality. Obviously, this will flatter some and not work at all for others. I think the powders are a little on the chalky side, so I don’t know if they would work well on drier skin (I am normal right now, so I didn’t notice it overly much on my skin). The powders also seemed to have a little sweet smell, which was unusual.

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Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette
Tarte Contour Palette Tarteist
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Stila A Whole Lot of Love Gift Set

Stila A Whole Lot of Love Gift Set ($59.00 for 1.44 oz.) includes four blushes and 20 eyeshadows. It’s a palette with hits and misses, but a lot of the eyeshadows ran on the dusty or powdery side, even if they felt soft or smooth in their respective pans.

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Stila A Whole Lot of Love Gift Set
Stila Holiday 2015 A Whole Lot of Love Gift Set A Whole Lot of Love
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Holiday 2015 Highliner Eyeliner Set (Update)

UPDATE:  Marc Jacobs Beauty has fixed packaging issues that resulted in the eyeliner formula drying out.  I found the following posted as a “review” on the product listing for the Highliner Eyeliner Set. I also purchased another set after I noticed Sephora restocked, and I can personally confirm that the eyeliners are much improved!  They feel and apply consistently with the better Marc Jacobs Highliners I have used in the past, not dry at all.  All seven shades were creamy and glided-on without tugging. Here’s hoping the full-sized eyeliners make it back soon as well.  Of course, I would have preferred to have seen MJB make the same overture as Bite Beauty did earlier this year and resend the non-defective set to customers who purchased a defective set. The review below has NOT been updated to reflect the update at this time.

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Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Holiday 2015 Highliner Eyeliner Set
Marc Jacobs Beauty Petite Highliner Collection Holiday 2015
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Tarte In Bloom Tartelette 2 Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte In Bloom Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.63 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in a warmer, neutral-hued theme. I liked it overall, and I think if you normally use primer or have good luck with Tarte’s eyeshadow formula, you’ll likely enjoy the formula as well. I think it is, undoubtedly, dupable, and I think if they had opted for less warm-tones, it might have been more unique among the slew of neutral palettes previously released.

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Tarte In Bloom Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette In Bloom
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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