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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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B+

Drive

Permanent
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A-

Stylin

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A-

Boss

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A-

Hype

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B+

Crisp

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A

Dominate

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Tom Ford AW ’16 Eyeshadow Duo

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

AW '16

Tom Ford AW ’16 Eyeshadow Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a neutral duo with a beige and brown, both shimmery shades, housed in small compact. The formula can be used both wet and dry (it is similar to the formula used in Nude Dip, and the colors are reminiscent of the same quad as well, but the texture of these is firmer and a little thinner overall). Both shades were nice, but dupable so I’d say that if they’re shades you don’t have and want, you’d be better off buying a quad, which will run you $82 but contains over double (0.35 oz.) the product.

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Duo AW '16
AW '16
AW '16
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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B

AW '16 (Left)

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AW '16 (Right)

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Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

01/09

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

White

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette ($26.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes 11 eyeshadows in a small, compact case. I had no trouble getting an average-sized eyeshadow brush into each pan, but the quality of the palette was actually surprisingly bad–there was a cheapness to the formula that made colors look lighter and more white-based to the point where half the shades looked alike once on the lid. This was compounded by the fact that the palette itself lacks variety; a lot of light and light-medium shades and the one really dark shade (which ends up making more work for you as it was so difficult to blend and keep to small areas due to how dusty it was).

I have found that Too Faced’s formula tends to require eyeshadow primer to adhere and last awhile, but I can normally apply and get something decent without primer; these looked like utter garbage even over primer (like I just threw and rubbed glitter and pearl on my lid with no differentiation between colors). As I tested the palette, all I could think was, “Did Too Faced even try?” This palette made their holiday palettes–which weren’t so hot–look like winners. The funniest part is that there are several repeated shades from one of the holiday palettes, and they were better in that palette than they were here.

Too Faced Chocolate Chip Palette White
White
White
6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total
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ColourPop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad

01/03

Colour Pop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad

Peachy Keen

ColourPop Peachy Keen Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes four warm-toned neutrals. Three of the shades are ones we’ve seen before; only Kennedy is new (at least, I can’t recall that one). All four performed well, and they coordinated well with enough contrast and variety of finishes to create a few looks out of them.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad Peachy Keen
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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A

Crimper

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Kennedy

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A+

Bandit

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Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Eye Shadow Palette

01/09

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Palette Ors Audacieux

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Eye Shadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday quartet that features four, shimmering shades. The formula is a wet/dry one, where wet application increases the “density and brilliance.” For the most part, I did not notice significant differences between dry and damp application, except with the third one, which had the most glitter. I could see this working best with other shades in one’s stash, like a few matte shades, perhaps a black or deep brown for more contrast, as it could use more contrast for greater versatility.

Givenchy Holiday 2016 Quartet Palette Ors Audacieux
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/08

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Golden Hour

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features a warm, gold and plum-themed color scheme across eight shades. What I liked about this palette was that each well was large enough for regular eyeshadow brushes, and there was enough product across each that nothing felt skimpy. It actually is a more realistic amount of product, where one can finish and work through it, particularly for those of us with less modest stashes!

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. The eyeshadows in this palette had good to great pigmentation, softer, slightly dustier textures that were blendable but a couple shades were more prone to sheering out without a primer underneath. It did seem like a formula that I would not wear without a primer, but it was workable on bare skin. The wear was between seven and eight hours, depending on the shade, which is about average for me. The biggest issue I had when I worked without a primer was just that the formula was more prone to fallout during the application.

The palette should release officially on December 7th.

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

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