NARS Bouthan Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Bouthan Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as “soft pink tulle” and “bright pink with gold shimmer.”  It’s new for spring, but it is being added to the permanent shade range. This duo was also the normal 0.14 oz. in size.

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NARS Bouthan Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Bouthan Eyeshadow Duo

C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
79%

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as “cyan” and “parakeet green.” It’s new for spring but will be added to the permanent shade range. Worth noting, most NARS eyeshadow duos are 0.14 oz., but this one was labeled as 0.11 oz.

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NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%

NARS Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

NARS Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “24-karat gold.” It’s a bright, sunshine-yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish. Cinderella Gus Gus is a bit darker, more orange (and a powder eyeshadow). OCC Triptych is darker, more honey-hued (and a powder). NARS Goldfinger is a paler yellow (and a powder). Inglot #403 is not quite as yellow/intense (and a powder). MAC Bright Sunshine is comparable, slightly yellower, but is also a powder.

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NARS Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil Corcovado
F
Product
2
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6
Longevity
2
Application
2.5
Total
50%

Maybelline Gold Rush Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

Maybelline Gold Rush Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow
Maybelline Gold Rush Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

A Very Sparkling Rush of Gold

Maybelline Gold Rush Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a sparkling gold with strong yellow tones and a metallic finish. Chanel Vision has a similar texture but it is a browner gold, less yellowed. Cinderella Gus Gus is less metallic and a powder product. OCC Triptych is slightly darker, more metallic, and a powder. MAC Goldmine is also similar in color but a powder eyeshadow.

This shade sets itself a part in finish from pretty much every other Color Tattoo I’ve come across, because it has a heavy sparkle effect that changes the texture of the product as a whole. There’s a slight grittiness to the touch, and it doesn’t blend smoothly or look even on the lid. It tended to make my eyelid look a bit crepe-like and wrinkled. Because of the sparkle, it seemed to bunch up in places, no matter if I used a fingertip, sponge-tipped applicator, or brush to blend and/or apply the product. I did get some fall out during the twelve hours I wore Gold Rush for, though it did not seem to really fade or crease.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Eyeshadow Gold Rush
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
Total
80%

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Maybelline Electric Blue Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

Maybelline Electric Blue Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a navy blue with a fine, frosted finish. When sheered out, it has a darker, truer navy blue coloring, while when layered more heavily, it appears bluer. Urban Decay Evidence is less blue. MAC Naval Blue is similar but a powder product. Chanel’s Apparition is darker and less blue.

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Maybelline Electric Blue Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Eyeshadow Electric Blue
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
3.5
Total
81%

Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow

Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “shimmering gold.” It’s a medium yellowed gold, muted by a hint of brown, with a frosted, metallic finish. L’Oreal Gold Imperial is nearly identical. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine is very similar–perhaps a touch warmer.

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Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow