City Color Shimmer Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium peachy-beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a cream-like, dense, and smooth consistency that adhered well to bare skin. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Brighten) (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Piggy (80M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Café Crème (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stila Kitten (P) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is warmer (80% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, light yellowed white gold with warm undertones paired with a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, dense texture that applied with opaque coverage to the lid, but it was easy to over-apply and emphasize the texture of the lid itself. This shade started to crease after eight hours on me. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #5 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dusty, drier consistency that sheered out easily and had some fall out while applying. The color started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Getaway (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Grape Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Rockstar (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #2 (LE, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Garden Roses #3 (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark tuape brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, dense consistency that applied well to bare skin, but it is pretty thick and firm in the pan (not in a stiff way) that I highly recommend using a flat, synthetic brush. It blended out well, which was a surprise, since it was a thicker/denser product. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Acute (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Don't Get Me Wrong (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | City Color Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “heavy metallic finish” that also has “long-wear.” There are 16 shades in the range, and this post features six of them. The majority of the shades in the formula have a very dense, thick, and cream-like consistency–I have best results using a firmer, flatter and synthetic brush than I do with a really soft, natural hair brush, though natural brushes offer a little more control over how metallic the finish gets and my MAC 239s were just fine with it (and those are natural hair). They are intensely pigmented, and they blend out and apply well to bare skin. The formula wore for around eight to eight and a half hours on me with very slight creasing. A few of the very frosted, metallic shades seemed to emphasize the natural texture of parts of my lid and need a little extra blending to smooth out. These reminded me of Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (but City Color’s are much denser) as well as Sleek’s more metallic eyeshadows.

City Color Shimmer Shadow Bubble Bath
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
City Color Shimmer Shadow New Year, New Me
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
City Color Shimmer Shadow Spring Fling
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
76%
City Color Shimmer Shadow All Eyes On Me
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%

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City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow
City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow

City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow
City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow

City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow
City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow

City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow
City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow

City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow
City Color Bubble Bath Shimmer Shadow

City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color New Year, New Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow
City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow

City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow
City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow

City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow
City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow

City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow
City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow

City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow
City Color Spring Fling Shimmer Shadow

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow
City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow

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