Bad Habit Artistry Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/13

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry Palette | Look Details

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry Palette | Look Details

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry Palette (Your Left) vs. Anastasia Mario Palette (Your Right)

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry Palette (Your Left) vs. Anastasia Mario Palette (Your Right)

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry Palette |  <a href=Look Details">
Bad Habit Artistry Palette |  <a href=Look Details">
Bad Habit Artistry Palette (Your Left) vs. Anastasia Mario Palette (Your Right)
Bad Habit Artistry Palette (Your Left) vs. Anastasia Mario Palette (Your Right)

Artistry

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($12.00 for 0.42 oz.) contains a mix of soft and warm-toned neutrals with a few deeper, earth-toned/neutral-hued shades as well. There was a mix of mattes and shimmers with the shimmers being more frosted/less metallic. I was impressed by the overall quality of the shades and formulas, as they performed on par with most powder eyeshadow formulas. The formula used in this particular palette was soft, a little dusty, but they applied evenly, blended out well, and had good pigmentation for the most part. They lasted between seven and eight hours on their own and looked good after 12-hour wear over a primer.

Artistry
Artistry
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Is Bad Habit Artistry Palette a dupe for Anastasia’s Mario Palette?

If the palette looks familiar, that’s not a surprise; it appears to have taken heavy inspiration from Anastasia x Mario Eyeshadow Palette, which came out a few years ago. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the two palettes here. (I also re-did swatches of the Mario palette so that they were taken in more similar lighting, as I have changed cameras + lighting in the last year.)

Yes, I would say the Bad Habit Artistry Palette is a solid dupe for Anastasia’s Mario palette in color and performance. The major difference, to me, which may be a big deal to some and completely unnoticeable by others (and largely, if you don’t have the original, I don’t know that you’d spot the difference) was the size of the shimmers used throughout the Bad Habit palette, which were larger and therefore brighter, more shimmery, more frosted. Part of the magic of the Mario palette was how satin and pearl-like the shimmers were on the skin, almost melted in appearance, without appearing dusty or faded. When I applied each shade side-by-side on my eyes, the intensity of the shimmer was apparent in Bad Habit’s shimmer shades. The mattes were very comparable, just a bit dustier, and the shimmers were often the same with a couple having a looser press, which made them feel a little dustier/looser.

Thoughts on Bad Habit Beauty & The Art of Duping

Bad Habit Beauty’s eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations. What I’ve noticed is that Bad Habit’s formulas seem to be similar in the “type” but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn’t consistent between Bad Habit’s palettes–some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia’s mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona’s). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

The quality of Bad Habit’s take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath’s Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit’s shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances–they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the “magic” in the original shade, I felt. I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand’s philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia’s Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Brands that more obviously dupe other brands aren’t new; one of the more recognizable brands would be Makeup Revolution, which has a long history of obvious dupes from packaging to color schemes/concepts. They also seem to have built up a more robust catalog that of other products, too, at this point in time. They are known for their dupes of Too Faced’s palettes, like this peach-inspired one, but at the same time, they have several more palettes with similar designs that are beyond what Too Faced has done. Bad Habit has, thus far, seemed to change their packaging and doesn’t always conform to the same size/palette shape while rearranging the color scheme and giving their shades new names. Two examples that seem to be more “palatable” to a greater number of people are dupes like Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Rose in the Air palette (very similar to Anastasia’s Modern Renaissance palette) and ColourPop’s Yes, Please palette (very similar to Natasha Denona’s Sunset palette). Shades like NARS’ iconic Orgasm have found their way into many, many lines over the years. Dupes have existed for a long time, some intentional and surely others by the nature of a finite number of shades/finishes and the like.

The older I get, the more important I see accessibility to products being as it seems to me that purchasing the “original” is often a position of privilege. I’d rather someone spend $12, and live within their budget, to enjoy a trend or concept than spend $50 on something that they can’t afford. I understand and feel for the creator for all of the creativity and effort that may have went into producing the color concept and scheme, which is why I would prefer to see some tweaks (I like to think of them as improvements–making a palette more versatile by adding another mid-tone or deep shade or making something cooler/warmer) and a standardization in formula. I see a lot of shades of gray and certainly think there can be different positions/opinions to have.

01/02

Bad Habit Pearl Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Pearl Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Pearl Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Pearl Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Pearl Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Pearl Eyeshadow

Pearl

Pearl is a light-medium, orange-gold with a satin finish. It had a slightly dusty texture but good pigmentation that only sheered out a touch over bare skin (but adhered better over primer). It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Pearl
Pearl
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Sofia Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Sofia Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Sofia Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Sofia Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Sofia Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Sofia Eyeshadow

Sofia

Sofia is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was semi-opaque in a single layer, but it built up well, and it applied with nearly opaque coverage when patted on top of a primer. The texture was softer and dustier, as it seemed to be more loosely pressed in the pan, and naturally, it was the type of texture/finish that would work best with a dampened brush. There was a touch of fallout during application but wasn’t too bad given the state of the texture. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed some fading.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Sofia
Sofia
C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Tuscany Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Tuscany Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Tuscany Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Tuscany Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Tuscany Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Tuscany Eyeshadow

Tuscany

Tuscany is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It was somewhat powdery in the pan, so there was a bit of fallout during application if I swept it on with a fluffy brush and forgot to tap off the excess. The pigmentation was medium but buildable with two to three layers. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Tuscany
Tuscany
C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Daphne Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Daphne Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Daphne Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Daphne Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Daphne Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Daphne Eyeshadow

Daphne

Daphne is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that was blendable and adhered well to bare skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Daphne
Daphne
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Laurel Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Laurel Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Laurel Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Laurel Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Laurel Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Laurel Eyeshadow

Laurel

Laurel is a smoky, medium-dark olive green with warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish. The color coverage was opaque, while the eyeshadow had a soft, blendable texture with a smidgen of dustiness that did not translate onto the lid nor was there fallout during application. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Laurel
Laurel
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Siren Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Siren Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Siren Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Siren Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Siren Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Siren Eyeshadow

Siren

Siren is a faded, deep bluish-gray with cool undertones and a satin sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic and covered my skin evenly and smoothly in a single layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and not at all dusty or powdery, but it was still soft and yielding that it was easy to apply and blend out on my lid. It stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Siren
Siren
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Mona Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Mona Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Mona Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Mona Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Mona Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Mona Eyeshadow

Mona

Mona is a medium taupe-brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was a touch powdery in the pan but adhered well to bare skin without sheering out too readily. It wore well for eight hours before starting to fade a bit on me.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Mona
Mona
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Aria Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Aria Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Aria Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Aria Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Aria Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Aria Eyeshadow

Aria

Aria is a medium, orange-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. The color lasted for just over eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Aria
Aria
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit D'Orsay Eyeshadow

Bad Habit D'Orsay Eyeshadow

Bad Habit D'Orsay Eyeshadow

Bad Habit D'Orsay Eyeshadow

Bad Habit D'Orsay Eyeshadow
Bad Habit D'Orsay Eyeshadow

D'Orsay

D’Orsay is a medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was almost cream-like, which helped it adhere well to bare skin and blend out easily along the edges without losing its intensity. It stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

D'Orsay
D'Orsay
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Klimt Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Klimt Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Klimt Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Klimt Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Klimt Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Klimt Eyeshadow

Klimt

Klimt is a soft, orange-brown with warm undertones and a pearl finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was slightly dusty in the pan but did not have any fallout issues during application. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Klimt
Klimt
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Primavera Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Primavera Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Primavera Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Primavera Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Primavera Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Primavera Eyeshadow

Primavera

Primaverais a medium, plummy-brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was nearly opaque in a single layer, and it applied evenly to bare skin without fallout nor did it sheer out too readily on my skin. The texture was soft, slightly dusty in the pan, but it blended out with little effort and stayed on well for eight hours before I noticed signs of wear.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Primavera
Primavera
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Bad Habit Frida Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Frida Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Frida Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Frida Eyeshadow

Bad Habit Frida Eyeshadow
Bad Habit Frida Eyeshadow

Frida

Frida is a deep, plummy brown with warm undertones and a pearl sheen. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied well and stayed on nicely for eight hours.

Formula Overview

-

Bad Habit Beauty's eyeshadow palettes typically appear to be heavily inspired by other popular palettes, and I wanted to test several different palettes (that appear to dupe different brands) to see if the similarities are more with respect to colors, finishes, and/or formulations.

What I've noticed is that Bad Habit's formulas seem to be similar in the "type" but the ingredient lists often differ significantly, but what I mean by that is the formula isn't consistent between Bad Habit's palettes--some are much softer and more powdery, other times denser and more substantial, and it seems more linked to the original version of the palette (e.g. Anastasia's mattes are more powdery than Natasha Denona's). I think it would be more differentiating if the brand came up formulations that worked well and stuck with them throughout their palettes, as it would make the brand more reliable and consistent.

As it stands, the formulas vary wildly -- some mattes are pigmented and substantial, others are extremely powdery and sheerer; some shimmers are creamy and intense while others are softer and dustier. Same with the pigmentation; most shades have been pigmented but there has been variance. The wear has been between six and eight hours.

The quality of Bad Habit's take on a particular color scheme has varied for me from palette to palette; I think that the Artistry palette compared to the Mario palette was the brand at its highest, whereas Mystic (which appears most similar to Pat McGrath's Subliminal palette) missed the mark. Something I noticed across the palettes was that Bad Habit's shimmer particle size has been larger in almost all instances--they were less refined, less pearly, which sometimes was the "magic" in the original shade, I felt.

I have noticed that some of their inspired palettes have varied in undertone or depth slightly, but noticeable tweaks depend on the particular palette rather than seem to be embedded in the brand's philosophy. I think it would be interesting if the brand took some of the feedback that was out when the original palette was released and used that to improve upon it in certain ways. I did feel like this was reflected in their Arabesque palette (very similar to Soft Glam in color scheme) with En Pointe (which is most similar to Anastasia's Glistening), but it is much more orange-based and less golden (a complaint for Soft Glam was that Glistening was too close to Fairy, both golds).

Browse all of our Bad Habit Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035).

Frida
Frida
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total