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Coloured Raine Silver, Black, & Green Eyeshadows

01/04

Coloured Raine Chameleon Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Chameleon Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Chameleon Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Chameleon Eyeshadow

Chameleon

Coloured Raine Chameleon Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a light lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a pearl finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, thinner texture; it didn’t feel as dense as most of the Coloured Raine shimmery eyeshadows did, but it was softer and more finely-milled compared to their mattes (in general). It was blendable and easy to apply to the lid, but it sheered out a bit without a primer. This shade wore well for seven hours on me before fading.

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-lasting, and blendable.” The more shimmery shades have a very dense, silicone-heavy texture that gives them a creamier, thicker feel, which definitely helps them maintain really high levels of color payoff on bare skin, and they adhere better to bare skin. Some shades take extra work to blend out or need to be buffed out, not just blended, because they are thicker and don’t diffuse as much as traditional eyeshadow.

The mattes have a drier feel with some of the red-based shades feeling almost grainy, but they performed surprisingly well in practice–they were much more blendable and played well on my lids without primer. Overall, the formula has been exceptionally good from the two dozen or so shades I’ve tested so far. The shimmer eyeshadows are similar to formulas like Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (slightly more slip, blend better, crease faster), City Color Shimmer Shadows (denser), and BH Foil Eyeshadows (less dense).

Coloured Raine Eyeshadow Chameleon
Chameleon
Chameleon
B-

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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LORAC Dance ‘Til Dawn Eye & Cheek Palette

01/09

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Dance 'Til Dawn

LORAC Dance ‘Til Dawn Eye & Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.532 oz.) includes two blushes and six eyeshadows housed in a slim, cardboard palette. If you tend to like LORAC’s softer formula and use primer, I think you’ll like the palette overall, but it did run softer and looser in the pan, so there was some fallout during application and reduced longevity (without a primer) for me.

LORAC Holiday 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette Dance 'Til Dawn
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Lancome Audacity in London Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Audacity in London

Lancome Audacity in London Eyeshadow Palette ($69.00 for 0.576 oz.) includes 16 eyeshadows and most of them are terrible. Even when they swatched decently–which is probably being generous–they applied worse on the lid, as the thin, dusty textures did no favors on my lids. The eyeshadows applied unevenly, patchily, and often looked like faded versions of the way they did in the pan, which meant that they tended to muddy and lose contrast as they are more muted colors to begin. If the palette was actually pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, and easy to use, the color scheme would be more unique. Instead, we have a palette that does little well.

The brand describes the eyeshadows are “ultra-creamy” with “high-pigment metallics” that can be used as a top coat or on “the whole lid for a dramatic, glitter effect.” If the eyeshadows were more blendable and less prone to fading, it might work for someone who likes sheer washes of color, but I just think the formula is poorly done across the board. Some of the eyeshadows felt really firm and chalk-like; they were noisy eyeshadows as they felt so dry and were so thin on the skin.

The four shades that are positioned horizontally in the palette are just massive glitterbombs with seemingly little binder, and they did not work alone or patted over one of the other eyeshadows unless applied with a glitter adhesive. I tried them over three primers–MAC Paint Pot, Smashbox 24HR Primer, Too Faced Shadow Insurance–and the performance was still dismal over a primer. It is funny, because a lot of high-end brands use a creamier, almost wet-like formula with their glitter eyeshadows these days, which may not be foolproof or yield fallout-free wear yet, they are usable and function decently without a primer.

Lancome 16 Shadow & Liner Palette Audacity in London
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Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/08

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smoky

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features a smoky take on earth shades of brown, plum, green, and gray. The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. All eight shades had good pigmentation, were fairly blendable, and wore for seven to eight hours. Some shades were a touch dusty, which may have resulted in a bit of fallout during application or shorter-wear, but overall, the palette was easy to use, and the colors chosen make sense within the theme.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Smoky
Smoky
Smoky
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette

01/16

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Afterdark

Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.60 oz.) contains ten shimmery eyeshadows from white gold to deep navy. There are three “cult favorites” and seven “new” shades, and if you have a few palettes and singles from the brand, “new” might very well be “old.” I definitely noticed a few shades shared more than a few similarities to past releases! This palette is limited and edition and exclusive to Sephora with an online release date of December 20th and an in-store release date of January 27th.

The quality of the palette is good, and it is one of the better pre-made palettes from the brand in the last year. This is likely due to that their shimmers are often where they shine, and these are all very shimmery. All ten shades had good pigmentation, longer-wear (seven to eight hours), were easy to blend and apply to bare skin, and worked well with each other. You may find yourself reaching for other palettes or singles in order to get more variety in finishes and for highlighting/transitioning shades. The other downside is that the shift in some shades is quite subtle and definitely not noticeable on the lid. I’d also like to reiterate that Backfire looks completely different in this palette than the single I have from its initial release.

Urban Decay 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Afterdark
Afterdark
Afterdark
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarteist

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette (#23.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes three matte eyeshadows and three shimmer eyeshadows, which all ran warm in undertone. It’s a compact, cardboard palette that is slim and portable. The palette felt compact without feeling tiny, and the pans were a good size and fit my eye brushes without issue. I liked the way the eyeshadows applied, but the mattes would perform better over a primer (better wear and more payoff from the get-go) as is often the case with Tarte’s matte formula. The shimmery eyeshadows worked well over bare skin as well as over primer, but primer did not feel necessary except for really long-wear.

Tarte Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette Tarteist
Tarteist
Tarteist
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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