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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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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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NABLA Eyeshadows (Golds & Soft Greens)

01/05

NABLA Cosmetics Cleo Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Cleo Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Cleo Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Cleo Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Cleo Just Pearl Eyeshadow

Cleo

NABLA Cosmetics Cleo Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth consistency, but it was a little thinner and I found it harder to pickup evenly with a brush and really had to press and push it on for even application on bare skin. It was somewhat easier over an eyeshadow primer but was easiest to use with a dampened brush, and while the formula is touted as wet/dry, there’s no indication that it has to be used one way or the other for good results. It lasted for seven and a half hours 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!

Just 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.

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.

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.

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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Just Pearl Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

mica, talc, diisopropyl sebacate, squalane, zinc stearate, tocopherol, prunus armeniaca kernel oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid. [+/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77510, ci 77007, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 77742, ci 15850, ci 19140, ci 74260].

Cleo
Cleo
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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NABLA Eyeshadows (“Green Envy” Look)

01/07

NABLA Cosmetics Dreamer Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Dreamer Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Dreamer Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Dreamer Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Dreamer Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

Dreamer

NABLA Cosmetics Dreamer Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pewter with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation, but the texture was a bit firmer and thinner, which I felt made it a little harder to pick up evenly with a brush. It blended out just fine, so I’d recommend using a heavier hand with it or an eyeshadow primer underneath to ensure opacity and good adhesion. It wore well for seven and a half hours 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!

Just 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.

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.

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.

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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Just Pearl Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

mica, talc, diisopropyl sebacate, squalane, zinc stearate, tocopherol, prunus armeniaca kernel oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid. [+/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77510, ci 77007, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 77742, ci 15850, ci 19140, ci 74260].

Dreamer
Dreamer
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack

01/05

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal & Dark Matter Stacks | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal & Dark Matter Stacks | Look Details

Dark Matter

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4) ($48.00 for 0.36 oz.) contains a medium peach, soft brown, rich plum, and deep black. Two shades–Blurr and Unseen–had sheerer coverage, while two shades–Enigma and Dark Matter–were fairly pigmented. I think whether the sheerer coverage of the first two shades is a deal-breaker depends more on one’s skin tone and how one expects to use the set of shades; I could see where some may prefer the softer coverage given the color scheme.

A-

Permanent

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

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Melt Cosmetics Haze Eyeshadow Stack

01/05

Melt Cosmetics Haze Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Haze Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Haze Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Melt Cosmetics Haze / Rust Stacks | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Haze / Rust Stacks | Look Details

Haze

Melt Cosmetics Haze Eyeshadow Stack (x4) ($48.00 for 0.36 oz.) contains a rich red, copper, gold, and pale silver. All four shades contained some shimmer (ranged from pearl to metallic), so I expect that it’ll work better as a complementary “palette” for those who prefer to have a mix of mattes and shimmers in a look. This set of shades was easy to work with, pigmented, and long-wearing.

Haze
Haze
A

Permanent

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

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