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ColourPop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/05

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Lo-Key

ColourPop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four eyeshadows (that can be removed) in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadows can also be purchased individually for $5 each. This palette performed quite well, even the mattes, and the eyeshadows coordinated with each other but also would be good shades for a growing collection.

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” For me, the new eyeshadow formula has been hit or miss with the more shimmery shades tending to perform better than the mattes, as their major downside was the lack of pigmentation, but they were buildable, so that made them workable. I felt like, on average, ColourPop’s powder formula wore shorter than most formulas on me with more noticeable fading. Primer definitely helped but still seemed to be shorter than other brands (over the same primer).

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Lo-Key
Lo-Key
Lo-Key
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Cracked Emerald, Holy Holy, Overnight Sensation, Win Paints

01/04

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint

Cracked Emerald

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint ($22.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a vibrant, medium emerald green with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, green-teal pearl. It was smooth, creamy without being too wet, and easy to work with; the coverage was easily opaque but just as easily sheered out for a softer, sheerer look. It dried down and set, so it actually lasted for a solid nine hours on me before creasing faintly.

The Paint formula is supposed to be a cream eyeshadow that dries to a “powdery finish in just ten seconds” that is “long-wearing” and can be applied from “sheer to full.” Many years ago, I remember this formula being one of the must-have primers/bases for making eyeshadows pop, and MAC has discontinued all but two shades at this point, so it was a real surprise (and treat) to see four new, limited edition shades released recently. I highly recommend un-crimping the tube once or twice, which alleviated issues I had with the tube squirting out more products than I wanted.

MAC Paint Cracked Emerald
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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B

Holy, Holy

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A-

Win

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Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Palette Look | Look Breakdown

Zoeva Matte Palette Look | Look Breakdown

Matte

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($26.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes ten warm-toned, matte eyeshadows housed in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and “easy to blend.” Overall, the eyeshadow formula was pigmented, silky, blendable, and long-wearing. It was an easy palette to apply, use, and wear, and the shades coordinated with each other well. It is going to work best for someone who likes richer, warmer shades along with matte finishes; it would also work as a complementary palette to a more shimmer-heavy palette to add more versatile transition and crease shades. There were two shades that could have applied better and been less powdery, though they were workable and if you normally use primer, the shortcomings were even less apparent.

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette Matte
Matte
Matte
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/06

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Look | Look Breakdown

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Look | Look Breakdown

Hi-Maintenance

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four eyeshadows (that can be removed) in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadows can also be purchased individually for $5 each. This palette was a miss for me, as the two matte shades were rather powdery and under-pigmented.

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” For me, the new eyeshadow formula has been hit or miss with the more shimmery shades tending to perform better than the mattes, as their major downside was the lack of pigmentation, but they were buildable, so that made them workable. I felt like, on average, ColourPop’s powder formula wore shorter than most formulas on me with more noticeable fading. Primer definitely helped but still seemed to be shorter than other brands (over the same primer).

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Hi-Maintenance
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Urban Decay Extragalactic & Midnight Blast Moondust Eyeshadows

01/07

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Extragalactic

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark, plummy burgundy with warm, reddish undertones and flecks of pink, copper, and plum sparkle. The Moondust formula is supposed to have “minimal fallout” that “feels like a cream, but goes on like a powder.” They can be used wet for “extra intense color payout.” The eyeshadow had mostly opaque dry and totally opaque coverage applied damp, but the big difference was in how much smoother the powder applied with a damp brush. It had a fairly soft texture, though there was quite a bit of sparkle to it, so I could feel that by touch (not rough… just sparkly). It applied decently to bare skin but is a shade I’d apply over a glitter adhesive or with a damp brush to minimize fallout and improve the overall longevity of the product (six and a half hours dry, eight hours damp with some fallout either way).

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Extragalactic
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Urban Decay Spring 2017 Eyeshadows (Mattes & Satins)

01/08

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Spring 2017 | Look Breakdown

Urban Decay Spring 2017 | Look Breakdown

Relish

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a smooth, velvety consistency that was very blendable and easy to work with. It seemed a touch thinner than some of Urban Decay’s best matte eyeshadows, but it did not sheer out too easily, so it did not cause any problems for me. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Relish
Relish
Relish
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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