Make Up For Ever Eye Prime

Make Up For Ever Eye Prime ($22.00 for 0.18 oz.) is described as a “light nude” primer that “reinforces eyeshadow hold and intensifies its color.” It’s supposed to help your eyeshadows look more true-to-color and prevent them from creasing and fading. While it appears to be a pale beige if you swatch it on your skin, once blended onto the skin as a thin layer, it’s invisible against my skin tone. I would only imagine seeing the slightest lightness on darker complexions, because it pretty much blends to an invisible layer of product. For the purpose of this review, I used “pigmentation” as the metric to measure whether the primer made colors look true-to-pan or not.

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Make Up For Ever Eye Prime
Make Up For Ever   Eye Prime
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

MAC Office Hours Pro Longwear Eyeshadow (Part 2)

This review focuses on three new shades of MAC Pro Longwear Eyeshadows ($21.00 for 0.11 oz.) from the latest launch, Office Hours: Bloom On (light burnt rose), Endless Passion (mid-tone rose), and More Amour (mid-tone red).

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MAC Bloom On Pro Longwear Eyeshadow

MAC Office Hours Pro Longwear Eyeshadow (Part 2)

F
Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
3
Total
53%

MAC Office Hours Pro Longwear Eyeshadows (Part 1)

This review focuses on four new shades of MAC Pro Longwear Eyeshadows ($21.00 for 0.11 oz.) from the latest launch, Office Hours: Always Sunny (light yellow brown), Ever Ivory (pale ivory), Fashion Fix (dark cool slate grey), and Linger Softly (light frosted grey blue).

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MAC Always Sunny Pro Longwear Eyeshadow

MAC Office Hours Pro Longwear Eyeshadows (Part 1)

F
Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
3
Total
51%

Illamasqua Obsidian Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Obsidian Eyeshadow (£15.50 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rich black.” It’s a medium-dark black with brown undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Dark Dare is comparable. theBalm Serious is a smidgen lighter. MAC Carbon has a similar intensity though it tends to be sheerer.

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Illamasqua Obsidian Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Obsidian Eyeshadow

A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
98%

NARS Self Portrait 3 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Self Portrait 3 Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0.42 oz.) features a variation on Warhol’s Self Portrait (1967) painting. This palette is described as “dark brown with shimmer overspray, rose pink, and heather blue.” It is the second of three palettes, and it will be available at department and specialty stores, NARS’ boutiques, and narscosmetics.com on November 1st (so you have some time to think about it, to the say least!).

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NARS Self Portrait 3 Eyeshadow Palette

C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
79%