We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Clarins15% off with code FIFTEEN, ends 8/23.
  • Lancome20% off with code FRIENDS, ends 8/27.
  • Neiman MarcusGet up to a $300 gift card with your select purchase of $500+ (beauty/fragrance included) with code NMAUG, ends 8/23.

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Get Updates by Email

How often?
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!


Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic. If you have general feedback, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Comments on this post are closed.
Profile photo of manu gmz

The color (‘cos I’m really specific about that, so I struggle to find exactly the same shade I have in my head), then finish and pigmentation.

Quality of the ingredients. No crappy stuff
Blend ability like butter
No flash, stay put during the day without primer

I agree with all three of your answers, Christine. The main one for me is blendability, because I don’t like to spend 15 minutes trying to blend out my shadows.

Pigmentation, staying power and where it is made (preferably US/UK/France/Germany, but anywhere but China).

So true, where it is made. It is a given that it is not made in China for me.
You are the first person that I have read here as to not buying in China is imp to you.
I get attack here almost every time I voice this. Thank you. Thank you.
I don’t want to be poison……

Profile photo of Jane

Now that I’ve gotten my hands on Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar, I’m tempted to say, “does it smell like chocolate?” 😉

Ok I’m scared. I said the exact same thing as you in the same order before opening the link, Christine!

Profile photo of Emmy

For me no fall out is on the top of the priority list, followed by pigmentation and that the colour is more or less true to pan so when I’m deciding what to wear I know what I see is what I get and not have to keep in mind which eyeshadows actually look totally different when applied.
Emmy Recently Posted: [Rezept] Vanille Muffins

Profile photo of Lotus

I agree with you! But I also look for color, lol. Color, Texture, Pigmentation 🙂 Thank you for correcting my previous comment about companies owning various brands 🙂 I was trying to generalize but also be somewhat specific but was way off. I really appreciate your fixing that! 🙂 it would be awesome if you could list each main branch and their offspring! 😀 ( I think Shiseido owns Nars, etc. Channel is sisters with Bourjois etc.) It would help us all have a reference to save money and compare! Please and thank you Christine!

Pigmentation, little to no fall out and blendability. Pigmentation because theres nothing more disappointing than an eyeshadow thats pretty in the pan and it doesn’t translate to the skin, no fall out because it’s a pain to clean up and blendability because I am a busy lady who needs the eyeshadow to do some of the work for me!

If you don't see your comment yet, it's still in our moderation queue. We try our best to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind. Thank you for your patience!

On Instagram