NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as “frosted ginger” and “shimmering copper.” This is one of the best NARS duos I’ve tried when it comes to quality, but I will readily admit that as far as the shades themselves go, they’re not unique, so you may already own similar shades. It’s a great basic duo for someone who hasn’t already added a few coppers to their stash, though! This is part of the brand’s permanent range, so I think it’s a nice core product to have.

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NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo

A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

bareMinerals The Playlist Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes eight shades: Pumped (cocoa sparkle), Chart Topper (pewter silk), Max Volume (smoky jade), Louder (burnished copper), One Hit Wonder (butter chiffon), Most Requested (burgundy sparkle), Remix (burnished gold), and Speaker Box (shimmering gunmetal).

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bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Eyeshadow Palette

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
94%

Dolce & Gabbana Jewels (142) Eyeshadow Quad

Dolce & Gabbana Jewels (142) Eyeshadow Quad ($59.00 for 0.16 oz.) is part of the Precious Stones collection, just in time for the holidays. Everything is inspired by the “sumptuous shades and textures” of precious stones and gem colors. It’s not exactly the interpretation I would expect when one is looking at jewels and gems–I always think turquoise, sapphire, ruby, but there are certainly lighter, less dramatic stones, too.

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Dolce & Gabbana Jewels (142) Eyeshadow Quad

Dolce & Gabbana Jewels (142) Eyeshadow Quad

C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
3.5
Total
77%

Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep, dark blackened-brown olive green with forest green and olive green micro-shimmer. It’s blacker and sootier when it’s applied dry, and it takes on a more metallic finish with a stronger green tone when it is applied wet. The pigmentation is good dry but great wet. I couldn’t think of a dupe for it–it’s really, really dark but not quite black. Milani Melange is the closest, but it is is more like a blackened-brown with gold shimmer, rather than green. Always a bonus when I can’t think of a dupe!

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Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow Cyber Green
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%

NARS Taiga Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Taiga Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00) is described as a “pale gold frost” and “gold-infused pewter.” The left side is a pale white gold with a frosted finish; it’s a bit sheer, and this kind of color is found in a lot of brands. The right side is an olive green with a dirty gold shimmer-sheen. It has good color payoff and a really smooth feel. I was half-hoping it was similar to Giorgio Armani #14, but it’s much greener. It’s a touch cooler-toned compared to theBalm Wocka, Wocka. Lancome Designer has a softer golden sheen, so it appears almost darker, but they’re very similar. Inglot #419 is also really close in color.

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NARS Taiga Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Taiga Eyeshadow Duo

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

Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyper Liners: Rockstar Love, Puppeteer, Cute Robot

I reviewed several of Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliners ($15.00 for 0.04 oz.) here, and I was extremely impressed with the formula. I have three more shades to share with you: Rockstar Love (black with iridescent shimmer), Puppeteer (dark brown with bronze shimmer), and Cute Robot (metallic deep blue violet). Can you tell I’m kind of on a quest to collect ’em all? (For reference, maybe more for me than you, I’m missing Spark of Envy and Tommy Jet.)

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Tarina Tarantino Dream Hyper Liners

Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyper Liners: Rockstar Love, Puppeteer, Cute Robot

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%