Friday, March 29th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


How would you rank these eyeshadow finishes: matte, satin, frost, glitter? One being your favorite, four being your least favorite.

Temptalia's Answer1.) Satin, 2.) Frost, 3.) Matte, 4.) Glitter

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72 thoughts on “How would you rank these eyeshadow finishes: matte, satin, frost, glitter?

  1. 1. Glitter 2. Frost 3. Matte 4. Satin

  2. Hmmmm…I’ll have to go with:

    1. Satin
    2. Frost
    3. Matte
    4. Glitter

    I think 1-3 are versatile and easy to work into any look whether it’s for day or night. I placed glitter last because I think it’s a little tougher to work with and you can’t wear it everywhere.

  3. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I don’t have a particular favorite, and honestly like them all, equally. They each have their own specific purpose, and their own individual charm. If I were to take my Top 20 shadows, I’d more than likely find an equal amount of each within the group. That said, I do wear glitters the least often, but that’s *only* due to having to conform within a certain image. If it were up to me, I’d wear them alot more.

  4. Avatar of Katherine Katherine

    1. Satin
    2. Matte
    3. Frost
    4. Glitter

  5. Avatar of Marina Marina

    1. Frost 2. Matte 3. Satin 4. Glitter

    Great question!

  6. Stacey

    Glitter Glitter Glitter, Satin, Matte, Frost.. What about lustre or veluxe pearl or whatever those names MAC has for them?

    • Miss J

      I think the Lustre’s fall into the category for glitter and Veluxe Pearl into the category for frost. At least that’s where I’d place them.

  7. Avatar of Kristi Kristi

    Matte, Satin, Glitter, Frost

  8. 1) Matte 2) Satin 3) Frost 4) Glitter

    :)

  9. Miss J

    1. Satin 2. Matte 3. Frost 4. Glitter (Matte and Frost sometimes switch places with each other in rank, though.)

  10. Avatar of Terri Terri

    Satin, frost, glitter then matte. I just feel like I have a hard time with mattes……need more practice I guess.

    • Avatar of Mariella Mariella

      Some mattes are more “user friendly” than others, in my experience. MAC has a Matte2 formula that is fabulous but there are very few colours available, no new ones being added and I get the feeling they’re almost being phased out, as they’ve discontinued one or 2 of them already.

  11. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    Satin, Frost, Matte, Glitter – same as you, Christine :) I have trouble working with matte shadows sometimes and I’m just not a huge fan of glitters. Satins and frosts, though, I love.

  12. Avatar of Kali Kali

    1. Satin 2. Matte 3. Glitter 4. Frost

  13. Avatar of Precious Precious

    1) Frost 2) Satin 3) Matte 4) Glitter

    I placed glitter last because they can be hard to work with because of the fallout. It’s really time consuming whenever you have to clean up.

  14. Nikki

    1. Matte
    2. Frosst
    3. Satin
    4. Glitter (Technically if it wasn’t included in the choices, glitter wouldn’t even make my list. I hate it and NEVER use it!)

  15. Avatar of Aida Aida

    1) Satin
    2) Matte
    3) Frost
    4) Glitter

  16. Avatar of Sarah Zara

    1. Satin
    2. Matte
    3. Frost
    4. Glitter

  17. 1. satin
    2. matte
    3. frost
    4. glitter

  18. Avatar of Shade Doris

    Satin, Matte, Frost, Glitter

  19. Avatar of Laura Laura

    1) Matte
    2) Satin
    3) Frost
    4) Glitter

    Hate glitter e/s the fallout and cleanup is just too much to be bothered with. 1&2 are pretty much joint 1st to be honest.

  20. Avatar of Alison Alison

    1.) Satin 2.) Matte 3.) Frost 4.) Glitter

  21. Alexandra

    1.Satin 2.Matte 3.Frost 4.Glitter

  22. Roxana

    1) Matte 2) Satin 3) Frost 4) Glitter

    love love love matte e/s :)

  23. 1. Satin
    2. Matte
    3. Glitter
    4. Frost

  24. Amy

    1. Matte 2. Satin 3. Frost 4. Glitter

  25. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Very hard for me to rank since there can be so much variance in any of those finishes (some mattes are great and others are dreadful to try to blend) and also, my favourite (a finish like Inglot’s Pearl or MAC Veluxe Pearl) isn’t in the list. But I’ll give it a try….

    1. Satin
    2. Frost
    3. Matte
    4. Glitter

  26. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    1. Satin
    2. Matte
    3. Frost
    4. Glitter

    My ideal eyeshadow finish is one that has more sheen than the typical satin, but isn’t full on frosty. Mattes are a true staple, something I couldn’t live without. It’s the only finish I’ll use in the crease. Glitters are a hassle to work with, and they are not daytime appropriate (for me).

  27. ☯ Matte
    ☯ Satin
    ☯ Frost
    ☯ Glitter

    Matte and Satin are for all intents a tie and the two finishes I go to most often. At the same point, every once in awhile, I need something more than my same old same old and enjoy creating a more reflective look. I rarely wear glitter.

  28. Avatar of Littlehell Daniela

    1-Satin
    2-Matte
    3-Frost
    4-Glitter

    Frost and matte can easily switch places, it depends on the quality. I absolutely hate glitter, though.

  29. jeanie

    1. matte 2. satin 3. frost 4.glitter

  30. Liz

    satin, matte, frost, glitter

  31. Same order as you:

    1. Satin
    2. Frost
    3. Matte
    4. Glitter

    I’d say that the order reflects my experience in how easy/ difficult each finish is to work with.

  32. Leenie

    1. Satin
    2. Matte
    3. Frost
    4. Glitter

  33. .F. K. S.

    In the same order as the question: (1) Matte (2) Satin (3) Frost (4) Glitter.

  34. Avatar of Kathryn KEG

    matte
    glitter
    satin
    frost

  35. Avatar of Kathryn KEG

    matte
    glitter
    satin
    frost

  36. Avatar of Alisha Alisha

    Satin, glitter, matte, frost

  37. Glitter, Frost, Satin, and Matte. Though Frost and Satin switch places sometimes, though.

  38. Tani

    1st: Frost
    2nd: Glitter
    3rd Matte
    4th: Satin

  39. Emma

    1. satin
    2. frost
    3. matte
    4. glitter

  40. Petra

    Satin, Matte, Frost, Glitter

  41. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    1. Satin 2. Matte 3. Frost 4. Glitter

  42. 1.Matte
    2.Satin
    3.Frost
    4.Glitter

  43. my first would be
    1,matt
    2.satin
    3.frost
    4.glitter
    i love using all these i use them wet dry or with glitter glue for eyes and yes alittle fallout but its okay when it comes to party time:-)

  44. Avatar of Amanda Amanda

    Satin, Matte, Frost, Glitter c:

  45. tyler

    Satin, matte, glitter, frost

  46. Geneva

    Matte, satin, glitter, frost

  47. Avatar of Tuva Tuva

    1. Satin
    2. Matte
    3. Frost
    4. Glitter (because of the crazy fallout, very little glitter actually ends up on my eyelid)

  48. Kathleen C

    1. Matte
    2. Satin
    3. Glitter
    4. Frost

    I hate frost. I love glitter but don’t use it every day.

  49. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    1.) Satin, 2.) Matte, 3.) Frost, 4.) Glitter.

    I generally find satins and mattes are the most flattering on my hooded eyes. :)

  50. Avatar of Amanda amanda

    1) satin
    2) matte
    3) frost

    …there’s no 4 because I despise glitter haha :P

  51. Avatar of Amber amber shriner

    1. Glitter
    2. Matte
    3. Satin
    4. Frost

  52. 1 Satin
    2 Matte
    3 Frost
    4 Glitter

  53. Jody

    Satin, matte, frost, glitter! I do like frosts but only on special ocasions and i hardly ever wear proper glitter.

  54. Kristina

    1.) Satin, 2.) Frost, 3.) Matte, 4.) Glitter

  55. Avatar of Emma Emma

    satin, matte, frost, glitter. I probably gravitate towards satin more than matte but I think matte is way more useful

  56. Avatar of Xero Xero

    1. Frost
    2. Satin
    3. Matte
    4. Glitter

  57. renu

    1. Satin
    2. Glitter or Matte (depending on the look)

    I don’t like Frost, colours don’t seem very different as they appear to reflect light too much.

  58. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    Frost satin matte glitter

  59. Avatar of An An

    1. Satin, 2. Matte, 3. Frost, 4. Glitter

  60. Martha

    1. matte
    2. satin
    3. frost
    4. no glitter for me, thanks

  61. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Satin, Frost, Matte, Glitter.

    I HATE GLITTERY EYESHADOWS!!

  62. same as Christine. and I love glitter, but OMG I can’t stand how it migrates all over my face…I find glitter in my lashes days later. rawr.

  63. Avatar of Adriana Adriana RP

    1 satin 2 frost 3 matte 4 glitter

  64. Avatar of SandraJT Sandra JT

    1) satin
    2) matte
    3) frost
    4) glitter – can’t stand glitter shadows, actually

  65. Avatar of Sam Sam

    1. Satin
    2. Matte
    3. Frost
    4. Glitter

    Frost and glitter are pretty much tied though, I’m not overly keen on either. It would have to be a gorgeous shade for me to put up with glitter :P