It’s hard to find a really awesome aqua eyeshadow, because aqua tends to be a lighter color–almost pastel–that they can be sheer and/or chalky (or just powdery). Sometimes they lean blue, other times they lean green. I wouldn’t call this the best of aqua, because there are many more aqua shades I’ve swatched!
385 is a subtly, cool-toned, medium-dark green with a matte finish.
372 is a medium-dark, blue-teal with a matte finish.
345 is a pale aqua blue with a matte finish. It was a touch sheer.
340 is a deep, dark blackened teal with a matte finish (but I swear, there were very tiny particles of micro-shimmer throughout — I swatched all of Inglot’s mattes first, so there was no residual shimmer from previous swatches).
338 is a darkened cornflower blue with a matte finish.
389 is a blackened blue with a hint of purple with a matte finish. This shade was a little sheer and harder to work with.
321 is a dark, purple-blue with a matte finish. Like #340, it seems like it has a little bit of micro-shimmer.
These are really soft mattes; they have a really buttery feel to them, where you can feel the powder loosening as you swatch. They aren’t particularly powdery, though they’ll kick up a little dust if you are heavy handed with your brush. A little product goes a long way, so there’s no reason to jab at the eyeshadow with a brush (something you might have done with past matte eyeshadows). The softness and give allow these to apply smoothly and evenly; there is no patchiness or drag with these. The only downside to these is if you really pack on the color, you might find that it fades (ever-so-marginally) after eight hours; it’s a very minimal drawback, resulting in 0.5 point reduction in longevity.
#345 and #389 were on the sheerer side, with #345 being more noticeably sheer than #389, but #389 was harder to work with as it had a drier texture and dragged a bit when swatched. I think it would be fine in practice, given it still has good (just not great) color payoff.
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