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MAC Imaginary & Nice Composure Pro Longwear Paint Pots

MAC Imaginary Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Imaginary Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Imaginary Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “deep blue plum shimmer.” It’s a deepened, muted, navy blue with fine navy blue and violet pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency, but it is really dense in the pot. The denser texture made it less blendable on the skin; it was better as a defined area rather than used as a cream eyeshadow (so I preferred it as an eyeliner). The color lasted for twelve hours on me before starting fade (the formula has a stated wear time of 15 hours per MAC’s site). Cle de Peau Serenity (Left) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Night Sky (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Ubangi (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Bleu Soie (4) (P, $23.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora So Demure (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Goddess (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced De La Mer (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Urban (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nice Composure Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool grey.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray with cool, almost purple-like tones, and a satin finish. It had nice color payoff with a creamy enough formula that it applied well and still retained some blendability if you wanted to use it as a base or cream eyeshadow. The texture is still denser than your average cream eyeshadow, so you’ll want to work one eye at a time to maximize the time you have to blend out any edges. This shade lasted for twelve hours on me before fading. Urban Decay Slanted (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Fit (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Text Me Later (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Silver Gull (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Trumpeter Koel (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Granite (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Rose Blend #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a pearly sheen. Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardins Eclatants #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Party Girl (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Enjoy (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Third Eye Blinded (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Stubborn (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Christmas Blend (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I’m happy to say that this is a better product than Fleur de Pierre! The newest iteration of the Illusion d’Ombre family is supposed to be a matte version, though I’m not sure where shimmer and matte became interchangeable; these have a drier, smoother consistency and much less sparkle/glitter compared to the permanent Illusion d’Ombre line-up, but this shade is nowhere near matte. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was blendable and could be sheered out for more of a wash of color (brightening for fair to medium skin tones) or used as a base. The color lasted for nine hours on me before fading.

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ColourPop Intoxicate & Jet Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Intoxicate Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “caramel brown.” It’s a medium-dark, yellowed brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and creamy consistency that blended out nicely on the skin without sheering out. I had no issues applying it with a brush (MAC 242), but you can also use fingertips if you prefer. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals True Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Outre (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Brownluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Desire (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Jet Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “almost black with the slightest hint of warmth.” It’s a blackened purple with warm, brown edges and a mostly matte finish. It had fairly opaque pigmentation with a smooth consistency that wasn’t wet to the touch, but it wasn’t dry or stiff to use. It does have a tendency to sheer out a bit along the edges and looks more maroon than black unless really layered. The color lasted for ten hours before I noticed any fading. theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Shadowy Lady (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Aubergine (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #5 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Totally Trouble (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Bombshell (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 4 #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Spellcaster (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Both of these shades were released a few months ago, and they are limited edition–they fell through the “cracks” so-to-speak when it came to reviewing in a more timely fashion but are still available, so lucky for me 🙂

Intoxicate
Intoxicate
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Jet
Jet
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Laura Mercier Gilded Gold, Orchid, Plum, Seashell Caviar Sticks

Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dirtied, medium yellowed gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage but was more challenging to blend for me. It seemed prone to skipping on the skin, and it was one that applied a lot better with a separate brush (try a flat, synthetic one). It wore well for nine hours before creasing. MAC Unwind (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blitz (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cheap Date (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Goldilux (P, $13.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Thrasher (P, $21.00) is brighter, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). MAC Old Gold (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Gold (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Goldmine (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #11 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 02 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Orchid Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a softened, light-medium lavender with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable consistency that lasted for eight hours before showing signs of creasing. I wish it had been a little creamier in consistency to make for better application. Kylie Cosmetics North Star (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #14 (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Double Date (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #11 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Utopia (96) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lilacked (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Macaroon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Plum Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a blackened plum purple with warm undertones and a soft, sprinkling of plum shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with some creaminess, but it was a challenge to blend due to it drying down very quickly–I didn’t feel like I had much time to work with it before the edges became unmovable. Once it set, it stayed on well for nine hours. MAC Deceit (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #5 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunset (15) (LE, $39.00) is cooler (90% similar). Fyrinnae Alchemist's Curse (P, $6.80) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #1 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Young Punk (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Drama Queen (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #4 (P, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Violet (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Cabernet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #4 (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Smoldering Plum (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Seashell Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, white gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, and this shade was more like I remember the formula being: creamy without being too slippery, so it applied with even, smooth coverage on the lid and then wore all day long (nine hours)–but it was still blendable and easy to use. The others weren’t as foolproof. Makeup Geek Voltage (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is more muted (95% similar). Viseart Champagne (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Yet to Come (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is touted as “long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant” with “rich color payoff.” My experience has been that the more neutral shades (browns, taupes, beiges) tend to out-perform the colored ones.

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MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadows (2015)

MAC Black Sands Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Black Sands Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC Black Sands Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “black with green pearl.” It’s a medium-dark black with light blue and green pearl paired with neutral-to-cool undertones. It had semi-sheer coverage, and it was really patchy/difficult to blend as it never looked even. It lasted for seven hours before creasing. Viseart Diane (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, better quality (90% similar). Sephora Ilde (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Black Lab (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (DC, $5.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Black Tie (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Emerald Power Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “emerald green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark emerald green with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly sheen. There was a lot of slip to the texture, which resulted in more uneven, patchy coverage. The color wore for eight hours at least! MAC Neoprene Green (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Pre-nup (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Saint Bernard (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Grasshopper (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Indo (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cracked Emerald (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Donna (DC, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Walk on the Wild Side (08) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Extreme Emerald (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Milani Green Safari (P, $6.49) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Ever Evergreen (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sugarpill Midori (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Iggy (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Central Perk (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Fins (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Graffiti (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC In Orbit Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light warm neutral.” It’s a sparkling, golden copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen paired with copper sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was somewhat buildable. This was the better-applyling shade out of the four, but it added a noticeable texture to the lid due to the chunkier consistency. I had some fall out over the eight hours it lasted. Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Natural Vigor #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gilded Thrill (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Vision (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Creative Copper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC I Like 2 Watch (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Electric Illumination Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright silver.” It’s a bright, very light silver with lighter white and silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and the texture was noticeably chunky, so it didn’t apply evenly and the glittery bits often clumped together. I had some fall out over time, though the “color” didn’t seem to crease for eight hours. Too Faced String of Lights (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Tinsel (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #2 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Ice (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Lancome Tower Bridge (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Silver Dollar (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Filament (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #2 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tattle-Tale (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) has a sponge-like texture with some spring, so they are a cream eyeshadow but dry down and set to more of a powder finish. If you’ve tried Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres, ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, Dior Diorshow Fusion Ombres, or Buxom Stay There Eyeshadows, these are similar in regards to texture. The performance of these really ranges from shade to shade, and the major weakness is really in the application/texture as some shades sheer out easily or apply unevenly (usually the darker shades). I recommend MAC’s 242 for application, as it lays down color well and you can use it to blend out the edges. They wear well without creasing or fading, but there is some fall out with the more sparkly shades. For summer, MAC is re-releasing the formula with a lot of repromotes that I’ve reviewed previously here as well as seven new shades.

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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 2)

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool grey.” It’s a medium, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and applied very true-to-pan. The wear was fantastic–there was no fading or creasing after ten hours of wear. Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Espresso (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve grey.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple-taupe with a sprinkling of very, very fine shimmer over a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture had the drier (but smooth) consistency of a lot of the ColourPop’s mattes, but it wasn’t too dry; the eyeshadow still spread out without losing intensity and was easy to apply on the lid. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. Too Faced Mulberry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Plum Smoke (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Charade #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte I Think I Cannes (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Zoeva Old Master (P, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Straight Trippin’ Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep black with a slight hint of a violet hue.” It’s a purpled burgundy with warm, plummy undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, but it ran a little drier, so it needed extra blending to ensure it didn’t look uneven or patchy when applied. The color lasted for ten hours without any fading or creasing that I could see. Too Faced Meow! (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Glamorous (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Jet (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #5 (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Shana (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Beverly Hills #4 (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Huckleberry (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened olive.” It’s a deepened olive green with subtle, warm khaki undertones and fine khaki and green shimmer. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, blendable texture that still applied with full intensity to the lid. At this point, I sound like a broken record, but after ten hours of wear, it still looked as good as it did initially applied. Clarins Forest #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shade V (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cobra (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #4 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). LORAC Menace (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

All of these eyeshadows are limited edition and will be available on August 27th.

Mixed Tape
Mixed Tape
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Party Time
Party Time
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
Plaid
Plaid
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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