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ColourPop x Shayla Perception Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

Perception

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($23.00 for 0.62 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that contains 16 shades from warm beige to deep burgundy and a mix of finishes from matte to metallic. The quality was good across the board with most shades applying better on the lid than merely swatched (particularly true with the metallics, which I found applied better on the lid as the area was smaller and my natural inclination toward technique was to press and pat on). It’s a versatile palette with some pops of color that integrated well with the other shades in different ways.

Perception
Perception
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/10

Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Hourglass Ravine | Look Details

Hourglass Ravine | Look Details

Hourglass Ravine | Look Details

Ravine

Hourglass Ravine Graphik Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.25 oz.) contains five shades of warm neutrals with a mix in finishes. Per the brand, the formula is supposed to have a “velvety-smooth texture” and a “high concentration of pure pigment powder for the truest color payoff.” They’re an update to the brand’s previous Modernist eyeshadow palettes (which I didn’t like at all), and it’s a definite improvement! The colors are very true-to-brand, though it may feel redundant for those who have already indulged in their fair share of neutral palettes over the last few years.

Ravine
Ravine
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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Linda Hallberg Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

01/10

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Enchanted Secrets

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad ($59.00 for 0.88 oz.) is designed to offer a slew of effects depending on application method–sheer when used dry, maximum impact when used with a dampened brush, and “true magic” is achieved when they’re layered on top of the brand’s crayons (like pencil eyeliners). If you love metallic, sparkling shifting eyeshadows and don’t mind using a dampened brush, I could see the palette being a good go-to. The formula was particularly soft and blendable with good wear on its own–they were easy to use, which I think is something that only comes through when a formula is well-done from the start.

A

Permanent

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

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Moonwake

Permanent
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Ethereal

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A-

Zephyr

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B+

Orphic

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Linda Hallberg Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

01/09

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Metallic Mysteries

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad ($59.00 for 0.88 oz.) contains a wet/dry formula that are designed to be “highly pigmented” and the finish seems to be what intensifies when used with a damp brush. The pigmentation of two shades was fairly pigmented either way, but two shades were less pigmented when used dry. Otherwise, the textures were great–smooth, blendable, dense without being too firmly pressed–and easy to use with good, eight-hour wear across the board.

A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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A-

Bang

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Gamma

Permanent
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B

KKW Beauty x Mario Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty x Mario | Look Details

KKW Beauty x Mario | Look Details

Mario

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features 10 eyeshadows across shimmery and matte shades. Nine of the ten are in the neutral family and then there’s the pop of blue. The eyeshadows are supposed to be formulated for “easy layering and blending.” Per the brand, the metallic eyeshadows can also be used “wet or dry” and with “brushes or fingers” for a “saturated pearlized color finish.”

I really liked the matte formula, as it was denser but pigmented and very easy to use–I can see exactly what the brand meant by “easy layering and blending.” I also recall Mario mentioning in an Instagram story about these working better on the eye than just swatched (and I’ve found instances where how something swatches on the arm is inconsistent with actual performance on the lid!). They had the type of pigmentation and overall texture that I didn’t notice any shortcomings in pigmentation in practice as they applied and built up or blended out as I wanted them to. Glam was beyond fantastic–one of the best textures I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing!–but 2008 was a bit of a let-down.

The brand has set a restock date for the KKW x Mario collection for 4/20 at noon PST.

Mario
Mario
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Giorgio Armani Spring 2018 Eye Tints Reviews & Swatches

01/05

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Day (31)

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a pale white with silver and white sparkle and flecks of glitter. It had sheer coverage and seemed to have less chunky glitter compared to other shades, so it wasn’t as unforgiving on the lid when layered, though I wouldn’t want to layer it as it did still have a clumpier, more textured finish to it. It had a more watery texture, which I expected based on past experience with the formula, that dried down quickly enough that I could diffuse it as a sheer wash and have it set before settling into my creases and fine lines. On its own, it wore well for nine hours before there was noticeable fallout.

It’s one of six new shades that was made to be “ultra-sheer” and “shimmering” that can be “layered repeatedly.” I liked the concept–effectively a shimmery top coat in liquid format–but I found that the formula was far from being able to layer it “repeatedly” as it would clump up, apply unevenly, and was just exceptionally difficult to apply whether I used the included doe-foot applicator, fingertips, or a separate brush. I had the best luck patting the product on top of another powder eyeshadow but only in a sheer, single layer, and it looked prettier in person, at a normal viewing distance, and less-so close-up.

Ingredients

Water, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zea Mays Starch, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan, Isotearate Phenoxyethanol, Stearath-20, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Magnesium Silicate, PEG-75 Stearate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica[Nano}/Silica,Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Alumina, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, May Contain CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77400/Bronze Powder, CI77400 Copper Powder, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/ Manganese Violet, CI77120/Barium Sulfate, CI19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI42090/ Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

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