NARS Quantum & Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple

NARS Quantum Illuminating Multiple ($39.00 for 0.50 oz.) is described as a “sheer iridescent magenta.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and subtle silver and pink micro-shimmer. It is sheer, just as described, with a very thin consistency that I found difficult to spread across the skin for even color. The Multiple itself is almost dry with a velvety feel, like a cream eyeshadow that’s on its last legs and has pulled away from the edges of the jar. It seemed more like a blush with a satin finish than a highlighting/illuminating product. On cheeks, it lasted for six hours on me, and on lips, it was a painful two hours before I had to remove it, because my lips were so, so parched. I try really hard to wear things for as long as they’ll wear, drying or not, but I couldn’t make it past two hours – and I suspect it would have lasted around three at most. Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer, powder. Colour Pop Clutch (P, $8.00) is brighter. NARS Adoration (Right) (P) is powder. MAC Bred for Beauty (LE) is cooler-toned, powder. MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is powder. MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is powder. NARS 413 BLKR (P, $29.00) is brighter, powder. YSL Rose Frivole (02) (P, $40.00) is similar. Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, powder. Milani Bella Rosa (11) (P, $7.99) is brighter, powder. Bobbi Brown Summer Pink (LE, $26.00) is similar. NYX Bourgeois Pig (P, $5.00) is powder. NARS Mata Hari (P, $29.00) is darker, powder. MAC Supernova (LE, $27.00) is powder. MAC Weekend Getaway (LE, $22.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Quantum Illuminating Multiple
NARS Illuminating Multiple Quantum
D+
Product
5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
69%
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ColourPop Hello, In a Pickle Super Shock Shadow & Daddy Pressed Pigment

ColourPop Hello Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft pastel yellow in a matte finish.” It’s a brightened, light yellow with a white base and matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and had a drier texture that tended to pill. It didn’t feel dried out per se in the pot, but it just didn’t have the same blendability or slide of the majority of the range. I couldn’t get the color to go on completely smoothly, unfortunately. It started to crease after eight hours of wear. Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is more beige. Makeup Geek Mirage (LE, $5.99) is darker. NARS Misfit #1 (P, $24.00) is darker, more beige. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Hello Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Hello
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
67%
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MAC Pro Longwear Fluidlines (Part 1)

MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is set to add sixteen shades to the existing range of Fluidlines. It seems like this is similar to when MAC redid the Paint Pot range by adding “Pro Longwear” to the name and determined a new set of permanent shades to be available (primarily pulling from long-time favorites and past limited edition releases). I couldn’t really determine too many differences between these and my experience with the regular Fluidline formula; at most, some of these seemed to have more slip and a longer dry-down time (though not long). Once dry, they lasted until I took them off (ten hours) regardless of whether I used them as an eyeliner or as a cream eyeshadow, though they are designed as a gel eyeliner (I just happened to try a few on Wednesday as eyeshadows to pair with Bouffant eyeshadow from the collection!).

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MAC Pro Longwear Fluidlines
MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline Blacktrack
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Maybelline Rebel Bloom Color Tattoo Eyeshadows

For spring, there are five new, limited edition shades of Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows ($6.99 for 0.14 oz. each). They’ve just popped up locally for me, and as far as I know, you’ll probably have to track them down in-store if any of them appeal to you (usually, limited edition collections from drugstore brands aren’t available online).

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Maybelline Petunia Punk (120) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Petunia Punk (120)
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
64%
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Estee Lauder x Courreges Iridescent Ball Highlighter

Estee Lauder x Courreges Iridescent Ball Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a sheer wash of champagne sheen. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $28.00) is less shiny. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is thinner, liquid. NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is more shimmery. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Estee Lauder x Courreges Iridescent Ball Highlighter
Estee Lauder Courreges Highlighter Iridescent Ball
D+
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
68%

Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner

Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner ($32.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a taupe brown with a silvered, metallic sheen. Sephora Collection Flirting Game (P, $9.00) is darker, less metallic. Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. MAC It’s Physical (LE, $16.00) is less metallic. Guerlain Amber Silver (05) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $19.00) is darker. Urban Decay Underground (P, $19.00) is darker, less metallic. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $19.00) is warmer. MAC Catch My Eye (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner Perle de Lune (916)
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
68%