Viseart Boheme Dream (Ribbons Boheme) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Boheme Dream Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Boheme Dream Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for summer that features a slightly lighter (almost pastel-like but not quite light enough, at least not to me) take on a “brights” palette. All twelve shades are shimmery, and they vary from pearly to metallic (most are somewhere between frost and metallic). The twelve shades do work together to create looks, but you’ll likely want to add-in your favorite mattes/satins to get more dimension and depth out of the palette. The color payoff was good to great with soft, blendable texture that wore well; a few shades were a little looser in press (not quite as dense as the metallic shades in the newer Theory palettes) but were all easy to work with on the lid.

Boheme Dream #1 is a bright, medium yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen–it ran more yellow than it did gold to me. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, blendable texture that applied well and blended out easily. The color lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #26 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ever So Yellow (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Waking Dawn (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Lemon Drop (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME400 Buttercup (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Bright Sunshine (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Sunny Outlook (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #2 is a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with warm, yellowy tones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had good pigmentation paired with a soft, slightly loose consistency that blended easily but wasn’t quite as pigmented as other shades in the palette (not by much less, though). The color wore well for eight and a half hours. MAC Green Clean #2 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). CoverGirl Lime Light (310) (LE, $4.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME338 Acidic Green (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Sour (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lucky Green (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Electric Warrior (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Very Merry (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #3 is a medium pink with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was a little looser in the pan, so it was better patted onto the skin than swept on. It started to crease faintly after eight and a half hours of wear. MAC Swish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Da Bling (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #12 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fast-Ball (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Kimber (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Star-Crossed Lovers (103) (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Gamine (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Viseart Eyeshadow Palette Boheme Dream (Ribbons Boheme)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
Limited Edition
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ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “translucent peachy tone.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, glittery finish. It has a “Glitter Sheer” finish, which is nice to read, because it explains the coverage level of this particular shade well–it’s semi-sheer. It was somewhat buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but it is a shade that could be patted over another eyeshadow for a glittery finish or worn all-over the lid as a sparkling wash. I liked it near the inner tear duct for its brightening effect. It wore well for nine and a half hours before creasing slightly, and there was minimal fall out over time (but still, there was a bit). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Pop (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Starry Eyed (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Knight Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft, silky black.” It’s a medium-dark black with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had a thin, lightly velvety texture that glided across the skin well without losing its intensity/opacity. On me, it was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Black Sands (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Vanity Fair Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned silvery taupe.” It’s a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth texture that blended beautifully on the skin without losing its initial intensity. The color was still fade- and crease-free after ten hours of wear. MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Earthly (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Mystify (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #3 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) 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).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Alchemy
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Knight
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Vanity Fair
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
Limited Edition

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MAC Good Luck Trolls Collection for Summer 2016

 

MAC Good Luck Trolls Collection
MAC Good Luck Trolls Collection


Hair we go! The wild-haired dolls of your youth bring their rainbow tufts, bejeweled bellies and lucky charms to M·A·C Good Luck Trolls — a crazy-hued collection as silly as the characters themselves. Being a troll has never been so glamorous!

Availability

Online July 28th, in-stores August 4th

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The Details

Lipstick | $18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Can’t Be TamedSheer lime yellow (Cremesheen)
  • Sushi Kiss Mid-tone coral cream (Satin) (Repromote)
  • Dance Off Pants Off Frosted hot pink (Frost)
  • Midnight Troll Rich blue (Matte)

Lipglass | $16.00 U.S. / $19.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Bubble Butt Magenta with fine pink and blue glitter
  • Twerkquoise Transparent sky blue with fine pink reflect
  • Saint Germain Light cool pink (Repromote)
  • Glitter Grunge Sheer berry with extra fine silver sparkle

Eyeshadow | $17.00 U.S. / $20.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Paradisco Bright pinky-coral with pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Black Tied Black with silver sparkle (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Silly Vanilly White with very fine silver glitter (Satin)
  • Suns Out, Buns Out Mustard yellow with pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Atlantic Blue Cobalt blue (Matte) (Permanent)

Pigment | Limited Edition

  • Chartreuse Frosted chartreuse green (Permanent)

Glitter/Reflects Glitter | $23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Fuchsia Fine fuchsia glitter (Permanent)
  • Reflects Transparent Teal Very fine reflective teal glitter (Permanent)
  • Reflects Purple Duo Very fine reflective violet glitter (Permanent)

Beauty Powder | $27.00 U.S. / $32.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Glow Rida Iridescent powder matched in Beauty Powder, Beige
  • Play It Proper Pastel soft pink with sparkles (Repromote)

Chroma Craze | $20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Tease and Thank You Bright cobalt blue
  • Good Luck Locks Bubblegum pink

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Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush

Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is brighter (85% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This formula is supposed to have “just the right balance of color and light” that can be worn alone or “as a blush topper.” It seemed like it is supposed to be somewhere between sheerer like a highlighter and more pigmented like a blush (hence why it can also be layered), which is the best I can surmise from their marketing (there’s a lot of use of subtle as well, which at least indicates, to me, that they’re not saying it’s ultra pigmented). I noticed that layering is best with a very, very light hand and a feathery brush or else the original blush can get overshadowed, as the formula runs semi-opaque. Much like the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, a little can go a long way. Dahlia was richly pigmented, where a little went a long way, and it would be incredibly hard to layer this over another product without it overwhelming whatever was under it. The texture was soft in the pan, but there was a dryness present that seemed to make it harder to blend out on the skin for me. Luckily, the finish didn’t emphasize pores that I could tell. All in all, the blush lasted for nine hours before breaking down.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush Dahlia
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%