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Urban Decay Afterdark Palette for December 2016

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette for Spring 2017
Urban Decay Afterdark Palette for Spring 2017

When you’re out late at night, anything can happen. Even the straight-laced types shed their inhibitions and cut loose. That’s when things get interesting, a little dangerous and a lot more fun. Urban Decay introduces the Afterdark Palette, the perfect shadow collection for night owls. Created with late-night rendezvous in mind, this jewel-toned collection contains 10 sultry shades of Eyeshadow—seven NEW and three cult favorites no UD junkie should be without. Amp up your look with shade-shifting duotones and metallized shimmers in a range of hues. From iconic UD colors like Lounge (brick red with a green shift) to new shades like Paralyzed (blue with a purple shift) and Off Duty (deep metallic bronze), this palette has it all.

Availability

Online 12/20 at Sephora and 1/14 for UrbanDecay.com, in-stores 1/27

The Details

Afterdark Palette | $49.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

  • Alter Metallic white-gold with gold shift
  • Scene Light metallic pinky-peach with gold shift
  • Supersonic Intense metallic red-copper
  • Sinful Metallic golden amber
  • Off Duty Deep metallic bronze
  • Druggie Metallic purple with violet shift
  • Backfire Burgundy satin with purple shift
  • Lounge Brick red satin with green shift
  • Fringe Bright metallic teal
  • Paralyzed Navy with tonal metallic shift

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/08

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Golden Hour

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features a warm, gold and plum-themed color scheme across eight shades. What I liked about this palette was that each well was large enough for regular eyeshadow brushes, and there was enough product across each that nothing felt skimpy. It actually is a more realistic amount of product, where one can finish and work through it, particularly for those of us with less modest stashes!

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. The eyeshadows in this palette had good to great pigmentation, softer, slightly dustier textures that were blendable but a couple shades were more prone to sheering out without a primer underneath. It did seem like a formula that I would not wear without a primer, but it was workable on bare skin. The wear was between seven and eight hours, depending on the shade, which is about average for me. The biggest issue I had when I worked without a primer was just that the formula was more prone to fallout during the application.

The palette should release officially on December 7th.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Golden Hour
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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The rant? No names!! I need names! I can’t remember numbers at all as product names. Otherwise, I love their more streamlined product ranges (one type of eyeshadow, divided into finishes, for example) that offer lots of shade variety. I also like that their base products are more inclusive than the average brand.

— Christine

NARS Unfiltered I Cheek Palette

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NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

Unfiltered I

NARS Unfiltered I Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes six powder blushes. It’s a new, limited edition palette for spring, which should officially release soon. There is another palette–Unfiltered II–which features cooler, softer shades and leans pinker overall, while this one is bolder, richer, and warmer across the board. I think there’s a good mix of finishes, lights and darks, and like the addition of one cooler shade that still makes sense with the other shades.

NARS Spring 2017 Cheek Palette Unfiltered I
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Tarte Spring 2017 Collection

Tarte Spring 2017 Collection
Tarte Spring 2017 Collection

Tarte’s latest collection features new additions to the permanent range, shade extensions for several base product ranges, along with limited edition palettes and sets.

Availability

Now online at Tarte, coming soon to other retailers

The Details

Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Vol. II | $36.00 | Limited Edition

  • Pearl White shimmer
  • Conch Off white
  • Sunset Yellow gold
  • Marina Caramel
  • Seaside Chestnut
  • Siren Dark brown
  • Breezy Shimmering slate
  • Riptide Steel blue

Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette Vol. II | $42.00 | Limited Edition

Highlighting & strobing palette with four new shades to illuminate all skin tones.

  • Daylight White gold
  • Skylight Pearl
  • Spotlight Champagne
  • Candlelight Rose gold

Don't Quit Your Day Dream Eyeshadow Palette | $29.00 | Limited Edition

  • Rock On Cream
  • Visionary Champagne
  • Loveee Light caramel
  • Boss Lady Bronze gold
  • Strive Golden peach
  • Runway Chestnut
  • Werk Brown
  • Shine On White gold highlighter

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