Wet ‘n’ Wild Enter a New Realm Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

Wet ‘n’ Wild Enter a New Realm Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is such a visually striking palette! It’s a very classic color combination (generally speaking), but it looks stunning. It’s silver, black, and red. And I really do mean red–it’s not a red masquerading as fuchsia or pinky-red or coppery-red. It looks candy apple red in the pan.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Enter a New Realm Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
81%

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is actually no longer available, because Urban Decay has slowly but methodically discontinued their matte eyeshadows. I took these photos several months ago (ah, yes, the never-ending backlog!), and while it’s not conventionally available any more, it does still pop-up on retailers like HauteLook.

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Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
90%

Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow

Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “metallic silver,” which is exactly what it is. It’s a bright silver with a high shine finish–very metallic–and decent color payoff, but it coudl have a softer, denser texture.

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Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow

NARS California Eyeshadow

According to NARS, their eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing and crease-resistant. In my experience, they still need to be worn over an eyeshadow base for all-day wear, but alone, they wear seven to eight hours with subtle creasing. They don’t fall apart immediately after application, but an eyeshadow base is recommended for best results.

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NARS California Eyeshadow

NARS Rated R Eyeshadow Duo Swatches, Photos, Review

NARS Rated R Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “shimmering chartreuse” and “electric cobalt blue.” This is the first NARS product I ever looked at–back when I just started getting into makeup–though I did not purchase it at the time. I remember feeling like if you wanted to wear bright eye makeup, you had to have this.

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NARS Rated R Eyeshadow Duo Swatches, Photos, Review

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
86%

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder

This is actually the shade that Nick Lujan patted onto the center of the lid in this look. The texture is very, very finely milled; it practically melts against the skin because of how silky smooth it is. #940 is particularly useful for layering over other eyeshadows to add more dimension to the shade, though it can be used alone just as easily.  It can be applied dry or damp, and the metallic sheen will be more pronounced if it applied damp.

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Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder
Make Up For Ever Star Powder #940 Star Powder
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%