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NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows (Mattes)

01/06

NABLA Cosmetics Fahrenheit Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Fahrenheit Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Fahrenheit Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Fahrenheit Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

Fahrenheit

NABLA Cosmetics Fahrenheit Super Matte Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was still blendable and easy to work with, just didn’t feel the best by touch. The color wore well for eight hours on me before fading on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

mica · talc · squalane · diisopropyl sebacate · zinc stearate · silica · capryloyl glycine · undecylenoyl glycine · tocopherol · tin oxide · cocos nucifera (coconut) oil · gardenia tahitensis flower · hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract · alumina [+/− (may contain): ci77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77891, ci 77742, ci 77007, ci 77510, ci 15850, ci 77400, ci 77000]

A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each & One Mauve Time Enamored Hydrating Lip Glosses

01/07

Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss

Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss

Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss

Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss

Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss

Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss

Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss

P(r)each

Marc Jacobs Beauty P(r)each Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss ($28.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm, orange undertones and a glossy, pearly sheen. It had sheer coverage that applied fairly evenly with minimal settling in my lip lines (but there was some). The texture was lightweight, creamy with a moderate amount of slip, which made it easy to apply, but I could easily over-apply this if I wasn’t paying attention as a result. The lipstick felt like it was melting against my lips almost immediately–just to give an idea of how soft it can feel. It wore well for two and a half hours and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.07 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "the shine of a gloss" with the "nourishing" prowess of a "tinted lip balm" paired with a "mint scent." They have a very soft, creamy texture that has a balm-lipstick feel to it but with a lot of slip, which makes them easy to over-apply as they skate across the lips like melting butter. The coverage ranged from sheer to semi-sheer with fairly even application, but sometimes product gathered in my lip lines. It had a glossy finish that helped minimize the appearance of the product settling in my lip lines from afar. They were hydrating and comfortable to wear, but they only lasted between two and four hours on me. They were mint scented but I didn't notice any taste.

Browse all of our Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate/Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Mica, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Simethicone, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, BHT, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

P(r)each
P(r)each
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

01/07

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Universal (001)

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette ($45.00 for 0.35 oz.) contains two highlighters (first row) and two blushes (bottom row) with all four shades having a shimmery finish that’s supposed to be “easy-t-blend” and “highly-concentrated” that can be “worn alone or blended together.”

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MAC Key Lime Trifle, Wild Berry Frosting, Funfetti Cake Oh Sweetie Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

Key Lime Trifle

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, chartreuse green with warm, golden undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and the very creamy, emollient texture did not bode well for layering as it slid around a lot for the first two hours of wear. Eventually, it “set” and didn’t slide around, but the product had to wear down (whether through talking, drinking, etc.) for that to occur. The color did not appear streaky along the edges of my lips, but the color did not appear evenly dispersed and some product was in my lip lines. It lasted well for four and a half hours but felt a little drying. This shade smelled exactly like key lime pie: sour, creamy, and graham cracker crust; it did not have any discernible taste to me.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lasting colour" for "eight hour" wear that's "hydrating" and "non-feathering" that comes in "frosted opaque hues." There are 15 shades in the range, and each one has its own distinct scent--tied to its name--and most of the scents were pretty dead-on but I could see those with more sophisticated noses finding some scents a little cloying or synthetic. I didn't notice the scents lingering for long after I applied the respective shade, and I didn't notice any tastes. The coverage ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, while the application was inconsistent, and I think it'll come down to how one wants to wear a particular shade (layered or alone) whether the application pitfalls (settling into lip lines, unevenness) of some shades will be deal-breakers.

The finish on most shades was very shiny and metallic with an initial glossiness that took an hour to three to wear down; most shades felt like a lipstick and gloss hybrid but I can see why MAC has it listed as a lipstick. Once the glossiness goes away, the remaining color and finish look a lot more like a lipstick than a gloss, and it felt clingier (some more than others) and seemed to adhere better. The texture is lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-sticky, so there was more slip and creaminess compared to something like Lipglass, and it didn't have the dry down of a Retro Matte Lipcolour.

They definitely did not wear for eight hours--that claim felt really over-the-top to me--and most shades lasted between four and six hours with a few deviating from that range. There's enough product in an application that a good amount of color comes through after drinking a coffee or glass of water (despite transfer). They were lightly hydrating at best but some seemed more non-drying over time. One upside was that getting colors in this finish (metallic/pearl with some shine) and opacity level (even when they weren't opaque) made them less dupable, though I looked for dupes across lipstick and gloss options.

Browse all of our MAC Oh Sweetie Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

Original

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a soft, champagne gold with warm, peachy undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had a luminous, high-shine finish on my skin that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture and was somewhere between radiant and dewy–more sheen than glossiness, though. Per the brand, it’s supposed to have an “extreme Hollywood luminous finish … that imparts high gloss, brightening and highlighting effects,” which I’d completely agree with.

The liquid highlighter pushes through a soft, cushioned applicator (which I did not find particularly ideal for long-term storage/use), which certainly worked for depositing and gently diffusing the product on the skin, but it worked just as well with fingertips or synthetic cheek brushes and I didn’t have to worry about getting base products onto the included applicator. It had a fluid, more gel-like consistency that spread easily across the skin and diffused easily along the edges. It does dry down quickly, though I didn’t feel like I had to work at warp speed to get the product blended out but I wouldn’t dilly-dally either. It wore well for nine hours on me with minimal fading.

Ingredients

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack

01/06

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal & Dark Matter Stacks | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal & Dark Matter Stacks | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal & Dark Matter Stacks | Look Details

Gun Metal

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal Eyeshadow Stack (x4) ($48.00 for 0.36 oz.) contains two glitter-packed shades, one intensely metallic shade, and one matte. It’s a hard set of textures to combine and work together, because the glittery shades are incredibly dry, chunky, and very prone to fallout. Even when I tried using an adhesive base with them, there was still fallout while worn, and I did get some in my eye while I wore the palette for testing.

Gun Metal
Gun Metal
B

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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