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Kevyn Aucoin ElectroPop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

01/12

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin ElectroPop Palette | Look Details

Kevyn Aucoin ElectroPop Palette | Look Details

Kevyn Aucoin ElectroPop Palette | Look Details

Kevyn Aucoin ElectroPop Palette | Look Details

Electropop

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette ($57.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition 12-pan palette that featurse 11 very shimmery/metallic shades and one more satin shade (Blackout). The formula is described as having “one swipe payoff” with a “smooth texture [that] glides on effortlessly.” For “maximum color payoff,” the brand advises to use fingertips for application. The texture of most shades was quite dense, more emollient/cream-like, and worked best with flat, firm or dense synthetic brushes. Fingertips worked well for all-over the lid application, but I felt like a fair amount of product stuck to my fingertip and wouldn’t transfer well onto my lid as it was too much pressure to do so (compared to using fingertips and applying swatches on an arm, where that amount of pressure is just fine).

I also found that sometimes the formula skipped a bit over primer, so it may take some experimenting with the type of primer or how thin of a layer to use with this formula. I was able to pickup product the best by pushing at the surface and then going over the loosened powder to get it onto the brush and then patted it onto my lid and used gentle pulling motions to spread the color outward. The majority of the eyeshadows in the palette were pigmented, fairly blendable, and lasted between six and eight hours but most had creased after eight hours of wear. They were a little finicky to use due to just how dense the formula often was, and a few shades were either prone to emphasizing lid texture (like Light) or were tough to spread out without getting a more ragged application (like Laser and Hardwire).

Electropop
Electropop
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
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ColourPop All I See is Magic Eyeshadow Palette

01/12

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette

ColourPop All I See is Magic Palette | Look Details

ColourPop All I See is Magic Palette | Look Details

ColourPop All I See is Magic Palette | Look Details

ColourPop All I See is Magic Palette | Look Details

All I See is Magic

Colour Pop All I See is Magic 15-Pan Shadow Palette ($20.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes 15 shades in varying hues and finishes, though it’s still what I’d consider to be a more neutral palette. There are two shades that act like pops of color–Tinsel Town and Wishful Thinking–so it’ll work for someone who likes their warmer-toned neutrals and has wanted to pair them with some more metallic finishes. It’s another solid palette from ColourPop, though, as most of the eyeshadows were quite pigmented, easy to apply, and long-wearing.

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

01/08

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn + ColourPop Dusk 'Til Dawn | Look Details

Kat Von D Fawn + ColourPop Dusk 'Til Dawn | Look Details

Fawn

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral set of eyeshadows–three matte and one shimmery–housed in a plastic compact. Three of the eyeshadows were more powdery (with one being more “tolerably” powdery) and one felt a little dry. They had fairly good pigmentation, though the lightest shade was powdery to the point where it sheered out easily and did not build up. For me, this palette would only make sense for someone who doesn’t mind powdery eyeshadows and normally uses primer.

Fawn
Fawn
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

01/24

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Distortion Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Distortion

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00 for 0.90 oz.) contains five “duotone shadows” designed to “transform” the remaining 10 (regular) eyeshadows housed in a large, plastic palette with a more chromatic exterior. Each eyeshadow was 0.06 oz., so the palette definitely has plenty of product for the money. I had higher expectations–both based on the concept but also based on the brand’s Heavy Metals palette, which was fabulous–but this just didn’t meet them. It left me a little confused and wanting more.

The five transformative shades had a more powdery, slippery texture; they felt powdery, but the powder clumped up, so there wasn’t a lot of dustiness in the pan, just clumpy, uneven application where product dropped in chunks rather than in a dusting of powder. I think if they had more of the shifting shimmer or were more loosely pressed, they would have worked better and gone further in transforming the other eyeshadows in the palette. In general, I do find that loose or cream-based duochrome products tend to work best for layering, though.

To make matters worse, the regular eyeshadows were under-pigmented, harder to apply and blend out, and were underwhelming. The best shades were First Offense and Territorial, but shades like 5.0 (which Urban Decay has done a few times by other names) and Old Smoke were surprisingly sheer. I also noticed that I really had to pack on the transformative shades to get a noticeable shift, and I have large dips in all five shades already.

Distortion
Distortion
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

Kat Von D Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

01/08

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Metal Crush

Kat Von D Metal Crush Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette ($36.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of powder highlighters. The formula is “loaded with hyper-reflective micro-crystals” (translation: tons of glitter) that can be used “on their own, or blend and layer them together.” They had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that yielded a very shiny, metallic, and glittery sheen on the skin. They shifted noticeably swatched, but the shift on my cheeks wasn’t as noticeable to my eye. There were some sparkles that traveled to parts unknown on my face, which wasn’t unexpected with just how glittery the shades were. I recommend patting the highlighter on and lightly buffing it toward the end, which helped to shed any loose particles and minimize “fallout” during wear.

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Gammaray

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Helix

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Roseshock

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Jouer Citrine/Rose Quartz/Topaz Powder Highlighter Trio

01/03

Jouer Citrine/Rose Quartz/Topaz Powder Highlighter Trio

Jouer Citrine/Rose Quartz/Topaz Powder Highlighter Trio

Jouer Citrine/Rose Quartz/Topaz Powder Highlighter Trio

Citrine/Rose Quartz/Topaz

Jouer Citrine/Rose Quartz/Topaz Powder Highlighter Trio ($39.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains three, miniature-sized powder highlighters. I liked how they each came in their own case, and the compact was large enough for highlighting and blush brushes. Frankly, I think these sizes are more practical for anyone who has more than a handful of highlighters since it takes so long to get through any one highlighter! I do wish the kit itself was priced a bit lower–like $30 or $32–so that the price and value were just more in line with each other.

Value

A full-sized highlighter retails for $24.00 and contains 0.16 oz. or costs $150.00 oz. The set contains $31.50 worth of product.

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Topaz

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