Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

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Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Glamour Eyes
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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ColourPop Where the Night Is Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Midnight Super Shock Shadow ($20.00 for 0.28 oz. or $5.00 for each 0.07 oz. shade) is a collection of four Super Shock Shadows that can be purchased a “set,” but you can also purchase each shade alone. There’s no monetary advantage to purchasing the set; the only difference is you would get the packaging that reflects the collaboration and collection’s name. It’s a nice selection of shades, and all four shades performed well for me and were consistent with the formula I’ve come to know and love. If you’re unfamiliar with the Super Shock Shadow formula, it is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

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ColourPop Midnight Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Quad Where the Night Is
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
Permanent
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ColourPop Aquarius, Taurus, Rayezor Lippie Stix

ColourPop Aquarius Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0357 oz.) is described as a “soft pink nude in a creme finish.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a soft shine. The color was muted enough without being dark that it surprised me in its versatility–I felt like it could tone down a look or brighten a look. It had mostly opaque coverage with a very creamy, emollient texture with more slip than your average shade in the Lippie Stix range. It was very lightly hydrating over the four hours it lasted, but I did notice some of the color slipped into lip lines after two to three hours of wear. The thicker, creamier texture made it easier to press my lips together to smooth the color back out while wearing it, but it was worth noting. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Choker (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Aquarius Lippie Stix
Colour Pop Lippie Stix Aquarius
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
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Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette ($56.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes twenty eyeshadows that celebrate the brand’s 20-year history; some shades are from many years ago (and have been discontinued for awhile), others are part of the current range, and a few are new to the palette. I think it’s a solid palette overall, but it’s one that begs for primer. I have discovered that over the last year or two that more often than not, Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes need primer to function well, whereas in the past, I did not have that much trouble using them without primer, but a lot of the more recent iterations have been thinner, dustier, or looser as a whole, which makes them prone to sheering out without a smooth base to adhere to.

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Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette XX Vice LTD Reloaded
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Chanel Indemodable (166) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Indemodable (166) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, subtly warm-toned fuchsia pink with a satin finish. MAC Diva-ish (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Indemodable (166) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Indemodable (166)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is aptly named, as it is a pale white with an iridescent sheen that flashes pink, lavender, and blue paired with a soft, frosted finish. bareMinerals Skinny Dip (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Left) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Iridescent (112)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
92%