Becca Champagne Collection Eyeshadow Palette

Becca Champagne Collection Eye Colour Palette ($40.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes five neutral eyeshadows with two shimmery shades and three matte shades. All five were fairly blendable, pigmented, and easy enough to apply; this palette will be best for someone who likes warmer neutrals with semi-opaque, buildable coverage. It’s decent but not particularly impressive overall.

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Becca Champagne Collection Eye Colour Palette
Becca Eye Palette 5-Pan Champagne Collection
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Anastasia Baby Cakes, Buon Fresco, Violet, Denim Smokey, Night Sky Eyeshadows

Anastasia Baby Cakes Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, pale pink with cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was smooth and finely-milled, which made it blendable on the skin but didn’t look dry. On me, it started to fade after seven and a half hours. MAC Flounce (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Lucid (P) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Yogurt (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE)(80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Buon Fresco Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow Baby Cakes
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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MAC Neutral Eyeshadows (Part 1)

MAC Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “highly pigmented powder” that “blends well.” They recently dropped the price of the pan eyeshadows from $10 to $6. In general, MAC’s formula is strongest when it comes to their more shimmery (Frost, Veluxe Pearl) shades–I think they tend to be the most consistent–while they have hits and misses across the rest of the finishes. Their permanent line has less misses than their limited edition releases, though, and I think the majority of their matte shades are very buildable and workable in practice, even if they don’t always swatch well on skin. Lustres are the weakest finish, as they are sheerer, often chunky with glitter, and have little adhesion on their own. Most of their eyeshadows last seven to eight hours on me without primer, some even as long as nine hours, but a few as short as six hours and/or have substantial fall out (Lustres, I’m looking at you).

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MAC Omega Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Omega
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Anastasia Pink Champagne, Labyrinth, Blushing, Cognac Eyeshadows

Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy brown with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was in one of the recent pre-made palettes, and I quite liked it then, so when I needed a fourth shade (to get the discount pricing), I thought it’d be a good one to pick up and just double-check that it’s still good on its own! Luckily, it is, indeed, similar to the palette version. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a very dense, almost cream-like consistency. Most of the sparkle stays on throughout the day, but there was a few bits of fall out after eight hours. Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Flirting Game (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Vintage Selection (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow Pink Champagne
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
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Make Up For Ever I36, M60, ME42, S50, D62 Aqua XL Eye Pencils

Make Up For Ever I36 Iridescent Khaki Aqua XL Eye Pencil ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is medium-dark olive green with warmer undertones and a satiny sheen. There is very slight sparkle, but it doesn’t seem chunky or noticeable. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single stroke, which was buildable to fully opaque coverage in two passes. The texture was lightly creamy, glided on without tugging on the lower lash line, and lasted for eight hours on me before there was noticeable migration. It lasted for four hours on the waterline, though it has sparkle, I’m not sure if I would use this on the waterline (I didn’t see any notes on Sephora on whether any shades weren’t for the waterline). L'Oreal Green Ivy (270) (P, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Snakeskin Dress (17) (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Forever Green (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals 10AM (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever I36 Iridescent Khaki Aqua XL Eye Pencil
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil I36 Iridescent Khaki
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
86%
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MAC Pillars Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Pillars Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that will be available online on May 26th, and in select stores on June 2nd. The quad contains two permanent shades–Mystery and Carbon–and frankly, Sandstone is so close to Cork (permanent) that it might as well be an all-permanent quad (I imagine most readers will have a beige eyeshadow that would function similarly to Mother’s Milk). The colors work well together, and it creates a smoky, more neutral-toned look, so those who prefer pre-made quads and don’t mind that the pans are glued in might still prefer buying it already put together.

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MAC Pillars Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Eyeshadow Quad Pillars
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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