Friday, May 4th, 2012

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “yellow green.” It’s a medium chartreuse green with strong yellow undertones and a matte finish. There are a lot of chartreuse shades on the market, but this shade is less dupeable because it has a fair amount of green in it–it is more green than yellow. MAC Swimming is darker, greener. MAC Lucky Green is a little yellower and has a shimmery finish. Make Up For Ever #171 is the closest shade, though it’s more vibrant, lighter, and has a frosted finish.

The texture is the perfect balance of softness and density.  It’s rich in color, soft like silk, but not at all powdery.  With mattes, the more pigmented formulas tend to be softer but slightly powdery as a result–you’ll kick up a fair amount of excess powder when you disturb the top layer with your brush–but with Pivot, it’s soft enough to apply smoothly, evenly, and not skip or drag, but it never turns powdery.  When worn alone, it wore for a full eight hours without creasing or fading.  It was easier to blend the shade over a primer, though it was not overly difficult over bare lids (just marginally easier over a primer!).

It’s listed at Sephora but looks like it hasn’t been added to stock yet, but I expect it to show up officially soon. It is available at Illamasqua’s website, though, for international readers.

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For those who love matte eyeshadows, Illamasqua's formula is worth checking out. Pivot is a great shade for a pop of color this summer! If you have cooler undertones but have always found chartreuse-like shades too yellow, this might work better for you.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dupes
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Ingredients

Talc, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Mica, Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-150, Phenoxyethanol, Ricinus Communis Oil (Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Quaternium-26, Silica, Methylparaben, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Ethylparaben, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Propylparaben, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Parfum (Fragrance) And May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Bismuth Oxychloride Ci 77163, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ci 77510, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Chromium Hydroxide Green Ci 77289] (Eu Exclusive Shades May Contain: Ci 12085, Ci 15850, Ci 45380, Ci 15985, Ci 73015, Ci 45410, Ci 77266). May contain Carmine as a colour additive.

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Eyeshadows: Hype on inner half of lid, Fledgling on outer half of lid, Burst in crease, Pivot on inner tear duct/crease

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $20.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Swimming is darker, greener. MAC Lucky Green is a little yellower and has a shimmery finish. Make Up For Ever #171 is the closest shade, though it's more vibrant, lighter, and has a frosted finish.

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20 thoughts on “Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Emma Kennedy

    Christine – almost every post I see from you has a 4/5 or less rating for packaging. What would qualify for a 5/5?

    •  @Emma Kennedy There are a ton of factors that go into packaging – functionality, how travel-friendly it is, material type (plastic vs. paper vs. metal), how dirty does it get, does it show fingerprints, etc.  Illamasqua’s packaging is a bit bulky!
       
      There are some set factors I look at, but then there are product-specific ones – e.g. sharpening won’t apply to all products but for a product it does apply to, it’s important!

  2. That’s so pretty but I wonder is there is something close in inglot.

    • Indu

      I own AMC 59 and think it is quite similar, but a little ‘dirtier’, you know..less striking? And not as smooth and pigmented.

      • GloriaKate

        I own it too and I’ve never got stellar color payoff with it. It’s too powdery and doesn’t pack on well for me. This looks like a much better option.

    •  @Ani_BEE Good thinking…. if you find one let me know – I’m heading back to Inglot soon and would totally pick it up.

  3. helen

    I’ll be very curious to see you create an interesting eye with this colour.  I KNOW that it will be amazing.

  4. MartinaVarkatzas

    Hey, do you think MAC Bitter is a dupe for this shade? :P
    Love your blog, Christine :)))

  5. Melody

    Very nice.  I have to wait until the new Sugarpill palette comes out to compare the green shade in that with this Illamasqua shadow. 

  6. jeneyg

    I think this color would only work for me during halloween.

  7. KelleyK04

    How does it compare to MAC’s bitter eyeshadow?

  8. Claudia Jewell

    Beautiful lime green! Wow!

  9. Ana Stewart

    I can’t wait till Canadia gets this brand (or at least the Sephora in my city). I hear Illamasqua is more pigmented than MUFE?

  10. I love this color! I always like it when it’s paired up with a teal. It would be fabulous with Illamasqua Intense.

  11. This colour isn’t at all me, but it’s amazing! Something I would only use for costume parties probably! x

  12. Whoa what a bright shade!  All I keep thinking about when I look at this is Kermit the frog, lol!

  13. I’m very impressed with the quality of the swatch.  You can actually see the quality.  I don’t think I could pull off this particular shade, but the product looks impressive.