L’Oreal Endless Pearl, Dive Right In, Infinite Sky Infallible Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Endless Pearl In 24HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.95 for 0.14 oz.) is a pale beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff, but it has the kind of texture that works best dry, as it tends to crumble and stick to itself when applied wet (so it doesn’t apply as smoothly).  Dry, it can be somewhat powdery and may look chalky on darker complexions.  This is a shade you’ll find across brands, but it’s a great basic shade that works well as a highlighter on lighter complexions or as a neutralizing color to sweep over the lid to even out their color. Bobbi Brown Ivory, MAC Shroom (warmer, satiny), Urban Decay Walk of Shame, Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine #5, Urban Decay Anonymous (satiny), theBalm Adagio, and MAC Brule are all rather similar.

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L'Oreal Endless Pearl 24HR Infallible Eyeshadow
L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Endless Pearl
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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Make Up For Ever #25L Aqua Eyes Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever #25L Aqua Eyes Eyeliner ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “dark chocolate brown.” It’s a medium-dark chocolate brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. If it looks familiar, you may be familiar with it when it was launched as a limited edition shade named Gypsy. Now, it’s part of the permanent range of Aqua Eyes. Chanel Brun-Teak is similar but less red-toned. MAC Brownborder is also similar. Urban Decay Corrupt is browner with less red. Tarina Tarantino Locket Book is warmer, more golden, less red. Tarina Tarantino Puppeteer is closer but shimmery and not as dark.

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Make Up For Ever #25L Aqua Eyes Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner #25L
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

AVEDA Petal Essence Eyeshadows (Papyrus, Bare Bellis, Lantana, Cinnamon Bark)

For spring/summer, Aveda Eyeshadow ($14.00 for 0.04 oz.) released several shades, and I’m reviewing four of them in this post. The Petal Essence eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “non-fading,” “flower wax-infused,” “silky,” and “both color-true and crease-resistant.”  Two of the shades I tried were powdery, while the other two were soft and smooth.  The color payoff varied between good and great, but I noticed that these had a tendency to fade after seven hours of wear (without a primer), with Cinnamon Bark being the lone shade that lasted for a full eight hours without fading or creasing.  All four shades were blendable during application.

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Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow
Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color Papyrus
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Dior Lilas Mitzah (176) Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Lilas Mitzah (176) Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a violet purple with pink undertones and a frosted sheen. Urban Decay Vice is darker, less pink-toned. Urban Decay Freakshow is much darker. Make Up For Ever #26 is slightly pinker and a cream product. MAC Butterfly Party is more frosted. MAC Violet is similar. Inglot #441 is lighter, brighter.

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Dior Lilas Mitzah (176) Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow Lilas Mitzah (176)
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

Urban Decay Snatch Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Snatch Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale peach shimmer with gold glitter.” It’s a warm-toned, peachy-pink with gold glitter and a frosted finish. Flower Beauty Foxy Browns #1 is lighter and less frosted. Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle is slightly less pink and has no glitter. Urban Decay Scratch is a touch warmer, slightly darker.

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Urban Decay Snatch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Snatch
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
93%

Urban Decay Peace Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Peace Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright turquoise shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium sky blue with a pearly sheen. This kind of blue makes me think of a “warm” blue but it’s still not warm-toned–but it’s almost as if this is the closest blue can be to being warm. Sugarpill Afterparty is darker and less shimmery. UIrban Decay Unhinged is darker, cooler-toned. Make Up For Ever #25 is lighter, more silver-ish. Maybelline Tenacious Teal is slightly darker. MAC Blue Candy is bluer and more matte. Urban Decay Clash is brighter and has slight sparkle. theBalm Great Gonzo is very similar.

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Urban Decay Peace Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Peace
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%