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ColourPop x Summer 2017 Pressed Powder Shadows (Part 1)

01/04

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Blow Fish

ColourPop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a soft, pale yellow with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and just a smidgen dusty in the pan, but it applied well to bare skin with rich pigmentation and blended out effortlessly. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Blow Fish
Blow Fish
Blow Fish
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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B+

Ready or Yacht

Limited Edition
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A-

Salt Water

Limited Edition
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A-

Beach Blanket

Limited Edition
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A

Sea Stars

Limited Edition
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A

Cannonball

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Palette | Look Details

Makeup Geek In the Nude Palette | Look Details

In the Nude

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($50.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes nine eyeshadows with four new, palette-exclusive shades (So Pale, Buffed, Creased, Dark Roast) and five shades from the permanent range (two–In the Spotlight and Grandstand–are Foiled Eyeshadows). It’s a warm, neutral eyeshadow palette that is good quality: pigmented, blendable, and wore between seven and eight hours. I didn’t have any major issues applying or using the eyeshadows in practice, and I suspect it would be a workhorse palette for some (that don’t already have neutral eyeshadows coming out of their ears).

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows retail for $6.00, while the Foiled Eyeshadows retail for $10.00, which makes the palette a value of $62 ($42 worth of regular eyeshadows, $20 worth of Foiled eyeshadows).

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette x 9 In the Nude
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

L’Oreal 24HR Infallible Eyeshadows (Part 3)

01/05

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

Always Pearly Pink (756)

L’Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation applied dry, which went on the lid evenly and smoothly and required little effort to blend out. It was able to get full coverage when I used a dampened brush, though. The eyeshadow stayed on well for 11 hours before it started to crease faintly, which led to definite, obvious creasing after 14 hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour” wear with “intense, maximized color” and a “powder-cream texture.” They are absolutely long-wearing, but testing for 24 hours is more than I’m happy to do more than very, very occasionally, though most showed some sign of wear between 12 and 14 hours of wear, so I used that to help determine an approximate wear time. The majority of the shades in the range are semi-opaque to opaque, buildable when not fully opaque, and soft, blendable, and easy to work with. The more shimmery shades tended to be the best and easiest to use while more matte and satin finish shades were not as consistent. You can view swatches of all shades here. I have applied them dry (left) and damp (right) as well.

P.S. — I have reviewed most of these in the past, but it was years ago, and I felt like as one of the better drugstore powder eyeshadows on the market, it was time to repurchase them (to get the latest and greatest versions), re-photograph and swatch, retest, and re-review.

L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Always Pearly Pink (756)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

01/16

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Look | Look Details

Urban Decay Naked Heat Look | Look Details

Urban Decay Naked Heat Look | Look Details

Urban Decay Naked Heat Look | Look Details

Naked Heat

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette ($54.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows with a mixture of shimmers and mattes in an array of warmer, more orange and red-based hues. The palette was good overall–not perfect–but a solid addition to the Naked range, and I suspect that for those who normally use primer, some of the issues I experienced would be resolved. The shimmers felt a little drier but thinner than the average shimmer eyeshadow from Urban Decay, while the mattes were dry but fairly pigmented, buildable, and blendable. It did not have the same luxurious, creamy consistency of the brand’s best mattes (I’m recalling something like Spike) but much more pigmented with more substantial texture (and therefore better application, even without primer) than the mattes in the Naked Smoky palette.

From a personal view, I did struggle to use this palette cohesively; I felt like I needed stronger shimmers or maybe a stronger yellow or lighter, brighter orange to add more contrast. The deeper browns ran together to the point where they could get lost next to each other in practice. The overall look and feel of the palette is a deeper, almost sultry warm smoky eye with more orange-brown and red-brown shades. It’s a lot less yellow and orange based compared to palettes like Viseart Warm Mattes and Natasha Denona Sunset, and it’s much darker and warmer than Anastasia Modern Renaissance. It actually reminded me of Too Faced Sweet Peach more than the aforementioned palettes.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette Naked Heat
Naked Heat
Naked Heat
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Urban Decay Torch & Alkaline 24/7 Eyeliners

01/03

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Torch

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and was opaque in a single stroke. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too waxy or too emollient, so it glided on with ease but did not slide around on the lash line. This shade wore well for ten hours on me with very minimal thinning/fading.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Torch
Torch
Torch
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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B+

Alkaline

Permanent
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Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer ’17 Eye Tint

01/05

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 Eye Tint

Spring-Summer '17

Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer ’17 Eye Tint ($42.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and fine, lighter and darker blue pearl. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation with two layers but a third layer did not go as well, as it seemed to cause the whole thing to appear uneven, thicker, and made it the product more prone to flaking off.

The Eye Tint formula is supposed to have “16 hour wear” in a “buildable liquid eyeshadow” format. (The “buildable” part is new to me compared to the description I have from 2015–Sephora still shows the description I remember from before.) With just one or two layers, it lasted for 14 hours before creasing slightly. The consistency was thin, watery initially, but it dried down and felt more like a powder product that was still a bit blendable along the edges.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Spring-Summer '17
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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