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Anastasia Pops of Color Eyeshadows

01/05

Anastasia Fresh Peach Eyeshadow

Anastasia Fresh Peach Eyeshadow

Anastasia Fresh Peach Eyeshadow

Anastasia Fresh Peach Eyeshadow

Anastasia Fresh Peach Eyeshadow

Fresh Peach

Anastasia Fresh Peach Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium-dark peachy-orange with warm undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. It had medium, pigmentation, which was buildable to semi-opaque (at best), even with a primer. The texture was dustier and thinner, so it was prone to sheering out. I found this shade most useful for blending out other shades in the crease as a transition shade than for all-over application on the lid. It wore well for seven hours before fading on me.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Fresh Peach
Fresh Peach
Fresh Peach
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total

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Moss

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Aqua

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Noir

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Dior Electrify High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Dior Electrify High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Electrify High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Electrify High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Electrify High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Electrify High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Electrify High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Electrify | Look Details

Dior Electrify | Look Details

Electrify

Dior Electrify High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, permanent eyeshadow palette that features a mix of coral, gold, aqua, and blue. It features a new formula that’s supposed to have “highly pigmented” color with “spectacular staying power.” The formula was better than some of the past iterations from Dior, though it was still more semi-opaque to opaque in coverage but had seven to eight-hour wear. The big difference that I noticed was in the texture; it was firmer (but not stiff) in the pan and had less dustiness than some of the past formulations. Electrify had one shade that was rather sheer, though it would not surprise me if it was deliberately sheer as it was also more sparkly, and one shade that was a little drier and took slightly more effort to blend.

Dior High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette Electrify
Electrify

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Anastasia Matte Brown Eyeshadows

01/07

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

A Neutral Eye | Look Details

A Neutral Eye | Look Details

Warm Taupe

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that appeared slightly lighter swatched than it did in the pan. The consistency was slightly dusty but did not sheer out instantly, so it was workable and would perform best over primer. This shade lasted for seven hours on me before fading.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Warm Taupe
Warm Taupe
Warm Taupe
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Bengal

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Morocco

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Sienna

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B+
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Smashbox Baller, Bubbly, Moody, Nymph Always On Gel Eyeliners

01/05

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Baller

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Liner ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, blue-teal with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage that was somewhat even. I expected this shade to apply better than it did, and to help the color even out, I used a synthetic smudger brush to smudge and blend out the edges a bit. It was comfortable to apply and never tugged, even on the waterline. It wore well for eleven hours well on my lower lash line and nine hours on my lower waterline; after sixteen hours, there was still visible liner on my lower lash line but seemed like 40% had worn away (give or take!).

The Always On Gel Liner formula is supposed to have “super-saturated color” that wears for “over 24 hours” (because 24 hours aren’t enough!). I have four shades, and while they are long-wearing, they definitely look thinner and a little faded after ten hours of wear (and even thinner after sixteen hours of wear). They have a really creamy, almost slippery, consistency initially but dry down and remain resistant to transferring and smudging during the day. I found them harder to sharpen because the pencil was so creamy that sometimes it clogged up my sharpener.

Smashbox Always On Gel Eyeliner Baller
Baller
Baller
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

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Bubbly

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Moody

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Nymph

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Dior Expose High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Dior Expose High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Expose High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Expose High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Expose High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Expose High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Expose High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Expose | Look Details

Dior Expose | Look Details

Expose

Dior Expose High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, permanent eyeshadow palette that features earth-toned neutrals. I spotted in on Selfridges last week and purchased mine there, but it’s now available through Dior’s website and some of the accompanying new palettes are at Sephora (but not all). It features a new formula that’s supposed to have “highly pigmented” color with “spectacular staying power.” The formula was better than some of the past iterations from Dior, though it was still more semi-opaque to opaque in coverage but had seven to eight-hour wear. The big difference that I noticed was in the texture; it was firmer (but not stiff) in the pan and had less dustiness than some of the past formulations.

Dior High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette Expose
Expose

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Anastasia Beige & Gold Eyeshadows

01/05

Anastasia Vanilla Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vanilla Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vanilla Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vanilla Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vanilla Eyeshadow

Vanilla

Anastasia Vanilla Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a very light beige with a hint of warmth paired with a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin, and it was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, a little dusty, but blendable and did not appear dry or powdery on my lids. It did have a tendency to sheer out a bit, so a primer would help improve opacity if one wanted to wear it as a lid shade. It wore well for seven hours on me before starting to fade.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Vanilla
Vanilla
Vanilla
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Cream

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Gold Bar

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