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Tom Ford Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo

01/03

Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo

Solaris

Tom Ford Beauty Solaris Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo ($44.00 for 0.05 oz.) contains a chocolate brown and rosy bronze. The shading side worked better than the illuminating side, as the latter was drier and firmer, which made it less comfortable to use. I didn’t find the quality of either side, or the formula generally, to be remarkable in any way, though.

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Tom Ford Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo

01/03

Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo

Aurora

Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo ($44.00 for 0.05 oz.) contains a deep purple and deep gold. The formula is supposed to have “rich color pigments” that have a “creamy feel for ultra-fluid application” and can be used on the “lashline and waterline.” It’s a firmer, stiffer consistency used in these dual-ended pencils, which makes them less comfortable to use and more to tugging/dragging on my lash line. The pigmentation ranged from shade to shade, and some were more or less buildable than others. They had decent wear but I could not get these to apply well to my waterline–they just didn’t seem to transfer onto the waterline much.

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Aurora (Shade)

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C-

ColourPop Brown Sugar Crème Gel Colours

01/05

Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour
Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour

Nut

Colour Pop Nut Crème Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, reddish undertones and a bright, golden sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly. I found it applied most evenly when I used a synthetic, angled liner brush or a thin, brush-style liner brush but seemed to have a bit more slip in its consistency that it tended to sheer out more readily if I used a larger brush (like a flat, synthetic brush). The latter is more of a note than anything to do with the rating, as it is marketed as an eyeliner to be used with an angled brush, though I’ve found most ColourPop’s cream eyeliners work well as eyeshadow bases, too. The color stayed on well for nine hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.11 oz. - $54.55 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "long-wearing" with "high-intensity pigment" and a "smooth application." When the shades are nearly opaque, they are often long-wearing and fluid, making them easy to apply and to use as eyeliner or as an eyeshadow base. Sometimes, they can be a little too emollient, where they sheer out more readily when applied in a fluid stroke and are not as easily built up. Most shades wore between eight and 10 hours on me.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Crème Gel Colour swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Synthetic Beeswax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Alumina, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Nut
Nut
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Rum

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Stew

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MAC Shiny Pretty Things Dazzleliners

01/03

MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner
MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner

A Little Moonlight

MAC A Little Moonlight Dazzleliner ($22.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a semi-sheer black base with larger silver sparkle and larger glitter. It had some larger particles to it, though they seemed to adhere well when applied on my lower lash line with the only fallout occurring if I attempted to blend/diffuse it after it had dried down. This worked best layered over other, deeper, more blackened eyeliners (like a true black) as the base color was still prominent enough that it made other shades look uneven if applied over light and mid-tone bases. It lasted well for nine hours on me (I tested it alone for wear).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.06 oz. - $366.67 Per Ounce

The formula is a "top coat" that can be layered over your liquid liner or can be built up for "full drama" if desired. I think "top coat" is quite apt for these, as they absolutely work well for layering on top of other products, like liquid eyeliner, or to add a dose of sparkle with less base coverage. They have a shinier finish at dry down with moderate to heavy amounts of sparkle and glitter (depends on the shade). The consistency was quite thin and watery, and I found it difficult to pull the thin brush-style applicator in a fluid stroke and get even coverage out of it. The formula dried down quickly, so it wasn't prone to drying into my fine lines, and once it dried down, it locked into place well for nine to ten hour wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleliner swatches.

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Statuesque

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Holiday Time

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Midnight Toast

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Urban Decay Love Drug & Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

01/04

Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Love Drug

Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a pearl finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly to my lash line without dragging or tugging on it. The texture was waxy, so it felt velvety and smooth but not wet or truly cream-like. The eyeliner stayed on well for nine hours before thinning slightly.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Polyurethane-11, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

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Urban Decay Hex Remedy 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

01/03

Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Hex Remedy

Urban Decay Hex Remedy Holiday 2018 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($29.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-piece eyeliner set. I’m a fan of Urban Decay’s pencil formula (I keep all shades out on my vanity!), and Perversion has a go-to whenever I’m looking for a black eyeliner for years. I’d love to see a shade like Space Dust added to their permanent offerings as it’s not the most common shade. I wish Voodoo performed better, but the other four were fairly good.

The set includes $78.75 worth of eyeliner as the full-sized eye pencils retail for $21.00 and include 0.04 oz., which makes this set a great value if more than two shades appeal to you!

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Space Dust

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Goddess

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Voodoo

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Starfire

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