Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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What’s the Best Matte Eyeshadow Formula…?

What brand/products win this category? What makes it so great?

Thanks to Caroline for today’s topic!

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58 thoughts on “Hit List: Best Matte Eyeshadow Formula

  1. Chelle

    Inglot for sure!

  2. Lils

    I like the MAC matte2 and the Inglot matte eyeshadows! Both are pigmented and have a smooth texture.

  3. I’ve never had a bad experience with Urban Decay matte shades

  4. Karen

    I have to say.. INGLOT. Highly pigmented, buttery, stays for long hours and easy to blend. Hands down.

  5. Diana B

    Mac Matte 2 formula

  6. I love Smashbox matte eyeshadows. They’re easy to blend, silky smooth and not too powdery.

  7. cyndi

    from my experience the best mattes ive seen are from wet n wild matte palette, two faced matte colors, and lorac

  8. Linda

    MUD, hands down!(and thumbs up)

  9. t_zwiggy

    Urban Decay, Le Métier de Beauté and MAC Matte2.

  10. Mariella

    MAC Matte 2. I wish they would expand the colour assortment. I don’t have access to Inglot where I live so can’t compare it to Matte 2 but the latter are so good.

  11. Cat

    Mac matte 2
    Budget brand I’d have to go for Wet & Wild, although I really love the matte colors of Coastal Scents / Bh Cosmetics.

  12. Kristabelle

    Definitely sugarpill.

  13. MAC matte2, Make Up For Ever Matte shades, Inglot Matte and D.S. (matte with shimmer sparkle), and Sugarpill pans.

  14. Miss J

    MAC Matte2 and MUFE. Inglot’s also look great, but I’ve never tried those, so can’t include those until I try for myself.

    I need matte shadows to be smooth, creamy, and pigmented. I hate dry, splotchy, dull mattes!

  15. shortie

    ok i dont know why people love inglot mattes. they are horrible! they are super powdery (i have several shades), blend into nothing so by the time u are done blending, its all disappeared and faded. the best matte formula is mac matte2 and mufe mattes

  16. Kristanna

    wet n wild i <3 Mattes palette!

  17. Marian

    Bobbi Brown

  18. Lasya

    INGLOT! its soft, buttery and pigmented!

  19. Joanne Duarte

    I just discovered Sugar Pill. A_M_A_Z_I_N_G!

  20. Maja

    Makeup for ever!

  21. Nina

    its a tie between MAC’s Matte/Matte2 and Inglot’s Matte formula. MAC has the slight edge because i find Inglot’s matte eyeshadows to be a bit too powdery for my liking.

  22. I think Inglot wins this one hands down – soft, smooth, and blendable!

  23. Nora

    Sugarpill, no contest!!

  24. I haven’t tried several of the lines others have mentioned (like Inglot – no store near me, and I like to see things before I order them), but Stila is on par with Urban Decay – comparing the mattes in Stila’s In The Light with both the Naked palettes, some shades are better than others, but both lines’ mattes range from above average to out of this world.

    And most of NYX’s mattes are spectacular. Unfortunately, they have a few duds (my “White” single is chalky and barely pigmented) that bring down the line overall. But most of them are terrific.

  25. blkrox

    UD and Wet n Wild!

  26. I LOVE MAC’s Matte2 formula. I wish they made a ton of them – They’re SO good :)

  27. Mango the mango

    I thought the Too Faced Matte Eye palette was pretty good.

  28. Sexy Sadie

    Inglot, Artdeco and MACs matte2.

  29. Liz

    Urban Decay all the way!

  30. Anya

    Definitely Inglot- they have so many shades to choose from.

  31. I’m not a big fan of matte eyeshadows, but I do really like Naked and Buck in my Naked Palette. They’re pigmented, buttery soft, and easy to blend instead of dry and chalky.

  32. Erica

    WET N WILD, actually!! They’re inexpensive and buttery-smooth. Also, the’re INCREDIBLY pigmented!

  33. Kris

    I can’t believe theBalm hasn’t gotten a mention; Meet Matt(e) is excellent.

  34. Lisa G

    MAC Matte 2 and MUFE. I’m gonna have to try Inglot soon though.

  35. Veronica

    I’m quite fond of theBalm’s Meet Matt(e) palette. The one let down on the palette was the pink color, which is unfortunately a large part of why I bought it. The search continues on!

  36. I like MAC Matte2, UD, & MUFE. For me, they don’t look chalky and blend easily.

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  39. Mel

    I like MAC’s matte formula, it’s not stiff at all.

  40. Dinitchka

    Digging my matte Rock & Republic shadows.

  41. Steph

    Sugarpill and Inglot… some Inglot mattes do tend to be overly powdery but overall they are quite good and there’s a very wide colour selection. I think Sugarpill’s formula is better but there’s a pretty limited range of colours so far.

  42. Beth Maiorana

    I have nothing but good things to say about Too Faced: the mattes are well-pigmented, blendable, creamy almost, and lasting. I’ve never tried MUFE or Inglot (and will eventually) but Too Faced has been fantastic and I keep coming back for more!!

  43. URBAN DECAYYY, most deff.

  44. Brenda

    Budget: Wet n Wild
    Other: Yaby

  45. ericka

    Another vote for INGLOT! In fact, I was never really a fan of mattes until I tried theirs – very buttery, smooth, intense color and easy to blend. I absolutely LOVE them. MAC’s Matte2 formula runs second. Very good as well.

  46. Coladewe

    I really like the Inglot Matte eyeshadows!

  47. BooBooNinja

    Hi guys, I love mattes so I’ve bookmarked this post.

    I love the Matte2 formula. Do you guys know of better-textured or longer-lasting or better-quality versions (any brand) of:
    1) MAC Wedge (for my crease)
    2) MAC Brule (for my highlight or an all-over lid colour)

    Does anyone have a favourite matte navy?

    Do you think Inglot or MUFE eyeshadows are better than MAC Matte2? Or does it depend on the colour?

    Finally does anyone know if MAC Blanc Type and Inglot #355 are “dupes”? I’ve been looking at the Temptalia Swatch index, but would like your opinion. And, between the two, which do you prefer?

    Thanks so much in advance for your help, my fellow matte-lovers :)

  48. Cait

    I vote Inglot for sure, and they also have an edge over Sugarpill and MAC because their shade range is just so huge. I never liked matte eyeshadows until I started using Inglot. :)