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Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

01/08

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Palette | Look Breakdown

Viseart Nuance Palette | Look Breakdown

Nuance

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six eyeshadows in warm, shimmery variations. Five of the six eyeshadows were decent to nice, but one was a real miss–firmer but drier, where the eyeshadow flaked off and was a total mess to use on the lid, even with primer. I wish all six eyeshadows had performed exceptionally well, but the palette left me a little disappointed, given how stellar Viseart eyeshadows usually are.

Viseart Theory Palette Nuance
Nuance
Nuance
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

01/08

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette

Viseart Amethyst Palette | Look Breakdown

Viseart Amethyst Palette | Look Breakdown

Amethyst

Viseart Amethyst Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six eyeshadows–three matte, three shimmer–in a mix of pink, mauve, and purple. I was surprised that the mattes were less pigmented than past palettes, though they were fairly buildable. The texture of the first two matte eyeshadows was looser and dustier, while the third shade was better and more buildable/blendable (than it looked). The shimmery shades were better but still not quite as good as past Viseart eyeshadows have been in my experience.

Viseart Theory Palette Amethyst
Amethyst
Amethyst
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo

01/03

Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo (Refill)

106 Balance

Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo ($55.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains medium-dark, sparkling gray and a lighter, bluish gray. The two shades created a soft, faded smoky eye, which may be a good option for someone who finds other smoky eye palettes too contrasting or deep.

The formula is supposed to have a “silky” feel, be moisturizing on the lids (though it is a powder formula), long-wearing, and have true-to-pan color. I like the effect of Cle de Peau’s eyeshadows on the lid; I think that “moisturizing” aspect of them makes them sit well on the lid as time passes, where they meld well to bare skin. I find that they can be semi-opaque to opaque, more buildable and very easy to wear as a wash of color, if desired. The eyeshadows are rose-scented, though I only just noticed the scent with the compact open but not applied.

As a FYI, Cle de Peau sells the duos as a pan-only, which is not magnetized but you could stick a magnet to it so it would adhere to most freestyle palettes, or purchase their case for $25.

Cle de Peau Eye Color Duo (Refill) 106 Balance
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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NARS Cours du Soir, Nuit d’Encre, Zinc Kohliners

01/05

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

Cours du Soir

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner ($26.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a dark, mossy green with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage with two to three passes. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too wet, and comfortable to use on the lower lash line and waterline.

The Kohliner formula is supposed to be a “creamy eyeliner that is “buildable” and “blendable” that can be used on the lash line as well as on the waterline. The description seemed rather apt, and I like that they described it as buildable. It was definitely an eyeliner that could be smudged if done so shortly after applying (I would apply it to one eye at a time, if you wanted to smudge or diffuse the edges). On me, the color wore well for six hours on my waterline and eight hours on my lower lash line.

NARS Kohliner Cours du Soir

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B+

Nuit d'Encre

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B+

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NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow

01/07

NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow

Old Church Street

NARS Old Church Street Velvet Duo Eyehadow ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo (and formula) that launches April 15th online. The compact is the same size as other NARS’ eyeshadow duos, but the actual quantity is slightly less at 0.10 oz. (compared to 0.14 oz.). The formula felt less powdery and thin compared to most of NARS’ eyeshadows, which I found to be an upgrade overall. This particular duo featured a light, golden copper and blackened teal. The darker shade could have been better, though it was workable.

NARS Velvet Duo Eyehadow Old Church Street

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Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo

01/03

Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo (Refill)

105 Serenity

Cle de Peau 105 Serenity Eye Color Duo ($55.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains a deep, navy blue paired with a soft platinum. I loved the color combination, but the navy blue could have performed better–it was a little drier and more prone to sheering out, which could be somewhat uneven in appearance without a good primer underneath it.

The formula is supposed to have a “silky” feel, be moisturizing on the lids (though it is a powder formula), long-wearing, and have true-to-pan color. I like the effect of Cle de Peau’s eyeshadows on the lid; I think that “moisturizing” aspect of them makes them sit well on the lid as time passes, where they meld well to bare skin. I find that they can be semi-opaque to opaque, more buildable and very easy to wear as a wash of color, if desired. The eyeshadows are rose-scented, though I only just noticed the scent with the compact open but not applied.

As a FYI, Cle de Peau sells the duos as a pan-only, which is not magnetized but you could stick a magnet to it so it would adhere to most freestyle palettes, or purchase their case for $25.

Cle de Peau Eye Color Duo (Refill) 105 Serenity
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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