Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Colors

Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a “richly pigmented,” “high shine, crease-proof” formula that can be used “wet or dry.” I initially thought it was a cream eyeshadow when I bought it, but it is actually a loosely packed powder–not unlike Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows or L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows. The feel and performance was similar across the four shades. The formula was richly pigmented, smooth, blendable, and easy to apply on the lid, but the one area that was less impressive was wear–I did get noticeable creasing after six hours. I tried it over an eyeshadow primer (Smashbox 24-Hour), and it seemed to solve longevity issues, as it lasted until I took it off (12 hours later). They can be used wet or dry, but I did not really find the two methods to differ in terms of results or ease of application.

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Chantecaille Seashell Mermaid Eye Color
Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color Seashell
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick

Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep, chocolaty brown with subtle, warmer yellow undertones and a natural sheen. MAC Film Noir (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Earthshine (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Grunge (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Anise (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Cocoa
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night (240) Style Eye-Con. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night (240) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Palette ($99.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a very large, product-packed palette housed in a bronze-hued plastic compact. Overall, the majority of the eyeshadows were soft, blendable, pigmented, and long-wearing. For a palette with this many shades (and several of them matte!), its performance was impressive. I’m not, personally, sold on the color combination and didn’t feel like it was as versatile as last year’s The Free Spirit palette. If you’re unfamiliar with the way this palette is arranged, look at the shades as columns, as each column creates a “look.”

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Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night (240) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette About Last Night (240)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick

Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Mascarpone
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
91%

MAC Cherry Topped & Nice Energy Eyeshadows

MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkly, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation that applied fairly well, but the glittery bits felt grainy and loosened from the base color both in the pan as well as when I blended out the color on the lid. It wore well for eight hours with some fallout. Guerlain Crazy Paris #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Decora (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Cake (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Bright Eyes (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Totally Fetch (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Monaco (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Cherry Topped
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Chanel Rose Temptation (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Thistle (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Trap (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Girls Do Blush (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Really Me (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Multistick Gelato
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
87%