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Urban Decay Torch & Alkaline 24/7 Eyeliners

01/03

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Torch

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and was opaque in a single stroke. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too waxy or too emollient, so it glided on with ease but did not slide around on the lash line. This shade wore well for ten hours on me with very minimal thinning/fading.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Torch
Torch
Torch
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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B+

Alkaline

Permanent
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Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer ’17 Eye Tint

01/05

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Spring-Summer '17

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer ’17 Eye Tint ($42.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and fine, lighter and darker blue pearl. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation with two layers but a third layer did not go as well, as it seemed to cause the whole thing to appear uneven, thicker, and made it the product more prone to flaking off.

The Eye Tint formula is supposed to have “16 hour wear” in a “buildable liquid eyeshadow” format. (The “buildable” part is new to me compared to the description I have from 2015–Sephora still shows the description I remember from before.) With just one or two layers, it lasted for 14 hours before creasing slightly. The consistency was thin, watery initially, but it dried down and felt more like a powder product that was still a bit blendable along the edges.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Spring-Summer '17
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

A Gold & Plum Eye | Look Details

A Gold & Plum Eye | Look Details

A Gold & Bronze Eye | Look Details

A Gold & Bronze Eye | Look Details

A Green & Purple Eye | Look Details

A Green & Purple Eye | Look Details

Foil Eyes 2

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($12.50 for 1.60 oz.) includes 28 eyeshadows that are supposed to be “ultra-shimmer” in an array of “vivid jewel tones, richer neutrals, and more icy options” [compared to the original Foil Eyes palette]. The formula is described as having “intense pigmentation, buttery feel [with a] molten metal finish.”

Some of shades were incredibly pigmented with a creamier, dense consistency that adhered well to bare skin, blended along the edges easily, and lasted anywhere from seven and a half to nine hours on me (no primer). There were more than a few that were sheerer, less shimmery (not as in line with “Foil” as you’d expect), or felt a bit drier in the pan. For some, the lack of mattes will make this a complementary palette rather than an all-in-one, but I think it is obvious going in that this is all about the shimmer. One thing to note is that due to the high shimmer content in each shade, many look lighter applied compared to how they appear in the pan.

I liked this palette, and at $12.50, I’d purchase it again in a heartbeat, but it was not quite as impressive as the original Foil Eyes. Foil Eyes 2 had too many sheerer shades, and the texture was not consistent throughout. The wear was still good, and the majority of the eyeshadows were blendable and easy to use, so some of the deficiencies weren’t as noticeable in practice. I also felt like there were a surprising number of shades that were more satin-to-pearl than genuinely metallic or foil-like in finish.

BH Cosmetics 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette Foil Eyes 2
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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L’Oreal 24HR Infallible Eyeshadows (Part 2)

01/05

L'Oreal Eternal Black Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Eternal Black Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Eternal Black Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Eternal Black Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Eternal Black Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

Eternal Black

L’Oreal Eternal Black Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark black with neutral undertones and a silver sparkle strewn throughout. The consistency was smooth, not too powdery nor too firmly packed into the pot, but it had a tendency to work best built up rather than packed on. It had semi-opaque coverage, which was buildable to nearly opaque coverage, but I was only able to achieve a really rich, opaque lid color with a dampened brush or over an eyeshadow primer. This shade wore well for 12.5 hours before there was slight fading.

The formula is supposed to have “24 hour” wear with “intense, maximized color” and a “powder-cream texture.” They are absolutely long-wearing, but testing for 24 hours is more than I’m happy to do more than very, very occasionally, though most showed some sign of wear between 12 and 14 hours of wear, so I used that to help determine an approximate wear time. The majority of the shades in the range are semi-opaque to opaque, buildable when not fully opaque, and soft, blendable, and easy to work with. The more shimmery shades tended to be the best and easiest to use while more matte and satin finish shades were not as consistent. You can view swatches of all shades here. I have applied them dry (left) and damp (right) as well.

P.S. — I have reviewed most of these in the past, but it was years ago, and I felt like as one of the better drugstore powder eyeshadows on the market, it was time to repurchase them (to get the latest and greatest versions), re-photograph and swatch, retest, and re-review.

L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Eternal Black
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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L’Oreal 24HR Infallible Eyeshadows (Part 1)

01/05

L'Oreal Amber Rush Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Amber Rush Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Amber Rush Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Amber Rush Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Amber Rush Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

Amber Rush

L’Oreal Amber Rush Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry and more opaque coverage damp. The consistency was soft, loosely packed in the jar but more like a pressed eyeshadow than a loose one overall. It applied evenly to bare skin, blended easily along the edges, and stayed in place for 10.5 hours on me before starting to fade, though there was minimal fading from that point to 16 hours (when I removed it).

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour” wear with “intense, maximized color” and a “powder-cream texture.” They are absolutely long-wearing, but testing for 24 hours is more than I’m happy to do more than very, very occasionally, though most showed some sign of wear between 12 and 14 hours of wear, so I used that to help determine an approximate wear time. The majority of the shades in the range are semi-opaque to opaque, buildable when not fully opaque, and soft, blendable, and easy to work with. The more shimmery shades tended to be the best and easiest to use while more matte and satin finish shades were not as consistent. You can view swatches of all shades here. I have applied them dry (left) and damp (right) as well.

P.S. — I have reviewed most of these in the past, but it was years ago, and I felt like as one of the better drugstore powder eyeshadows on the market, it was time to repurchase them (to get the latest and greatest versions), re-photograph and swatch, retest, and re-review.

L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Amber Rush
Amber Rush
Amber Rush
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Early Bird

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.55 oz.) contains 12 eyeshadows in an arrangement of soft, neutral shades with a peach/pink leaning. The palette is made out of sturdy cardboard and has a large mirror underneath the lid. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “ultra-smooth, color-rich, blendable” that is “long-wearing” and “supremely creamy.” I was less impressed with this palette compared to the Prettie Birdie palette. This one had several shades that had more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation with only a handful that were truly pigmented. Many of the eyeshadows in this palette were powdery or dusty, which led to shorter wear and more difficult application.

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Palette Early Bird
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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