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Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Stellar

01/07

Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar

Midnight (01)

Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with a black base and flecks of lighter blue, navy blue, and silver sparkle. It was one of the more sparkly shades in the range, which helped it twinkle and catch the light prettily. The eyeshadow felt like a cream-powder hybrid in the pot, as it squished as you might expect a cream to do, but it applied thin and dry like a powder would on my lid. It had opaque pigmentation but was harder to diffuse along the edges evenly as it seemed to have a patchiness to it I just couldn’t blend out along the edge. If I used a true powder eyeshadow of a similar or lighter color, I could get the two to mix and create a nice edge. It lasted well for nine hours with a touch of fallout at the end.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.14 oz. - $257.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "ultra-pigmented" and "long-lasting" with a "gel texture and shimmery finish." (Of course, the brand then goes on to say that they have "buildable color with intense shimmer.") The brand recommends applying them with fingertips, which definitely work, but I was also able to use the formula with flat, synthetic brushes and get good (nearly equivalent) results.

The consistency was gel-like, bouncy as they described, and felt like a cream-powder hybrid, though definitely more cream than powder in feel--slight slip and "wetness" to the touch. It had more of a powder-like feel and movement to it once the product is applied to the lid/skin. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, and most were blendable so they could be used as a wash of color if preferred. They lasted between eight and nine hours with little to no fallout.

As a FYI, they are not an actual formula dupe/true replacement for the Eyes to Kill Intense range (which has been discontinued).

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Giorgio Armani Halo & Stellar Eyes to Kill Stellar

01/06

Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar
Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar

Halo (2)

Giorgio Armani Halo (2) Eyes to Kill Stellar ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, golden taupe with more muted, almost olive undertones, paired with a lightly sparkly, shiny finish. It had more shine than overt sparkle, which may or may not appeal more to a particular user. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to apply to bare skin as well as to diffuse and blend out for more of a wash effect. I felt that it worked as a wash as the base distributed easily and didn’t look patchy (an issue with deeper shades). The texture was spongy, thin, and lightly emollient but not truly “wet” to the touch. It wore well for nine hours and didn’t have any fallout that I could see.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.14 oz. - $257.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "ultra-pigmented" and "long-lasting" with a "gel texture and shimmery finish." (Of course, the brand then goes on to say that they have "buildable color with intense shimmer.") The brand recommends applying them with fingertips, which definitely work, but I was also able to use the formula with flat, synthetic brushes and get good (nearly equivalent) results.

The consistency was gel-like, bouncy as they described, and felt like a cream-powder hybrid, though definitely more cream than powder in feel--slight slip and "wetness" to the touch. It had more of a powder-like feel and movement to it once the product is applied to the lid/skin. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, and most were blendable so they could be used as a wash of color if preferred. They lasted between eight and nine hours with little to no fallout.

As a FYI, they are not an actual formula dupe/true replacement for the Eyes to Kill Intense range (which has been discontinued).

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Stellar swatches.

Ingredients

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Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadows (Part 1)

01/06

Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
ColourPop & Stila Look | Look Details
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Spiritual

Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a pale, white gold with flecks of gold sparkle. This was one of the very few shades in the range that seemed to have any “shift” whatsoever, and it shifted from cooler white to warm, yellowish white. It had sheer coverage (sort of buildable to medium coverage), did not build up, applied unevenly, dried down to a chunky, skin texture-emphasizing garbage of an eyeshadow. My eyes were reddened after five hours of wear due to the product flaking away and leaving me with patches of skin appearing.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.15 oz. - $160.00 Per Ounce

Per the brand, it's supposed to be a "magically-transformative liquid eyeshadow" that has "color-flip pigments" that give it a "unique, color-changing, megawatt finish." It is supposed to be "long-wearing" with "minimal fallout." There's no specific callout about coverage level, but the brand's swatches shown fairly pigmented skin swatches and then opaque coverage on their model eye swatches.

A lot of the shades had a translucent, almost sooty black base, which resulted in them not working well to brighten, which often glittery products like these would be used for--and the sheerness of them made them even more likely to be used to pop on top of other shades or used in the inner tearduct to add extra oomph. They were very watery, and some shades require more "mixing" prior to application (which was hard to do on the applicator, so a separate brush would be best) or else they go on unevenly. I did not detect "color-flip" or shift with the majority of shades; they were sparkly, glittery, and/or metallic, so they had some shine and twinkle, but shift? Not so much.

They were very sheer, and they did not build up well, regardless of whether I used the included applicator, separate brush, or fingertips, and I always made to sure to let it dry down fully prior to doing so. The product was wet enough for long enough that it had a tendency to get into creases and fine lines, which yielded a patchier, more uneven application than intended. I don't know what purpose these are serving in Stila's line except to make me question future quality of these types of products, as their Glitter & Glows are very, very similar but tend to be much better performing.

Browse all of our Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alcohol Denat., Silica, Mica (Ci 77019), Glycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polysorbate 60, Hexylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

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ColourPop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad

01/05

Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad

Together Furever

Colour Pop Together Furever Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) is the newest charitable collaboration between ColourPop and NKLA, which benefits the Best Friends Animal Society. All net profits from the purchase of any of the NKLA x ColourPop products (this set or the shades purchased individually) go to Best Friends Animal Society. I think those who tend to use one Super Shock Shadow as a lid or brightening shade will find the more glittery shades workable, but aside from Aristocat, these had room for improvement.

Together Furever
A-

Limited Edition

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

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Puppuccino

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ColourPop Super Shock Vault (Holiday 2018) (Part 5 of 5)

01/06

Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Eyeshadows | Look Details
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Eyeshadows | Look Details
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo

Daze and Faze

Colour Pop Daze and Faze Super Shock Shadow Duo ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) includes a pale blue and a light-medium copper, both are more metallic in finished. When I layered the Daze over Faze, it resulted in a rosy copper hue. Faze performed quite well, but I expected a lot more from Daze.

Daze and Faze
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
86%
Total

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C+

Daze

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Faze

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Voila

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A

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ColourPop Super Shock Vault (Holiday 2018) (Part 4 of 5)

01/04

Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo
Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo

Dawn and Fawn

Colour Pop Dawn and Fawn Super Shock Shadow Duo ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) consists of a bright pop of coral-red and a medium-dark gold. When layered, they create a more dimensional, gold-shimmered copper-red.

Dawn and Fawn
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Dawn

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Fawn

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A-

Shy Guy

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