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Viseart Boheme Dream (Ribbons Boheme) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Boheme Dream Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Boheme Dream Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Boheme Dream Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for summer that features a slightly lighter (almost pastel-like but not quite light enough, at least not to me) take on a “brights” palette. All twelve shades are shimmery, and they vary from pearly to metallic (most are somewhere between frost and metallic). The twelve shades do work together to create looks, but you’ll likely want to add-in your favorite mattes/satins to get more dimension and depth out of the palette. The color payoff was good to great with soft, blendable texture that wore well; a few shades were a little looser in press (not quite as dense as the metallic shades in the newer Theory palettes) but were all easy to work with on the lid.

Boheme Dream #1 is a bright, medium yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen–it ran more yellow than it did gold to me. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, blendable texture that applied well and blended out easily. The color lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #26 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Tankini (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #12 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #19 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Lemon Drop (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Ever So Yellow (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME400 Buttercup (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Waking Dawn (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Sun's Out, Buns Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Bright Sunshine (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Sunny Outlook (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #2 is a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with warm, yellowy tones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had good pigmentation paired with a soft, slightly loose consistency that blended easily but wasn’t quite as pigmented as other shades in the palette (not by much less, though). The color wore well for eight and a half hours. BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mean (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sour (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). CoverGirl Lime Light (310) (LE, $4.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Green Clean #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Chartreuse (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). City Color Evergreen (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Lucky Green (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Limelight (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Exu (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Bay Breeze (P, $6.99)(85% similar). Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME338 Acidic Green (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #27 (P, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #12 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Very Merry (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Kat Von D Electric Warrior (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #3 is a medium pink with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was a little looser in the pan, so it was better patted onto the skin than swept on. It started to crease faintly after eight and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Bunny Nose (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #12 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Da Bling (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Swish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Fast-Ball (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Kimber (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Gamine (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Star-Crossed Lovers (103) (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty You Might (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Morphe Sissy (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #4 is a bright, light-medium silver with a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a dense, smooth texture that blended out without losing its intensity. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. MAC Silver Coin (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Flashing Lights (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Cassette (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Pure Platinum (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Static Age (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Mystic (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Too Faced Jailbird (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #5 is a medium-dark, orange-copper with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had fantastic color payoff paired with a creamy, smooth, and dense texture that applied well and blended out easily. The color wore well for nine and a half hours before fading. Too Faced Gingersnap (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Magnolia (143K) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Bronze Casting (LE, )(95% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Illusion (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Save It For Later (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Candlelight (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Wine (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #6 is a bright, medium, grassy green with strong, warm yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. The color wore strongly for nine hours for me. Too Faced Clover (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #19 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #27 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Fyrinnae Dragon's Wing (P, $6.75) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Freak (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Wondergrass (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Apple Squishee (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Coloured Raine Bay Breeze (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #17 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #7 is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It was fully pigmented with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was easy to work with on the lid as it blended out easily. The color started to crease slightly after nine hours of wear. Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #11 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #23 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced I Love TF (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #28 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME910 Electric Magenta (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Noise (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME866 Frosted Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #8 is a bright, medium sky blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was very smooth, but it was denser, and it’s the type of texture that does better with a flat, firmer brush to pat and then diffuse on the skin with a fluffier brush (it’s almost too pigmented otherwise). This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Buxom Schmooze (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I204 Sky Blue (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). NARS Grand Large (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #25 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I210 Light Turquoise (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #11 (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Peace (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #6 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #4 (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #9 is a medium-dark red with warm, coppery-orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented, and the texture was incredibly soft, smooth, and cream-like. It applied beautifully with opaque coverage and blended out well. On me, the color lasted for ten hours. MAC Spicy Smoke (LE, $32.50) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Supersonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Nuance #6 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Turkish Delight (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Sonic (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Miss Minnie (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Brick (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Swoon (Better Together) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Anarchy (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Morphe Cranapple (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Claretluxe #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Pomegranate (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #10 is a muted, medium-dark teal with a warmer, green tint paired with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was a smidgen looser and drier to the touch than other shades in the palette. It wore well for nine hours on me. Natasha Denona Deep Teal (19M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Charred Emerald (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rain Drop (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Road Movie #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hocus Pocus (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Watt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Tonight's the Night (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #11 is a bright, medium-dark pink with cool, bluish undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. The texture was very soft, smooth, and blendable without being too soft or too firm, which made it easy to apply and resulted in no fall out or sheering out. It started to fade after nine and a half hours of wear. Viseart Boheme Dream #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Monaco (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME910 Electric Magenta (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $13.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Noise (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Totally Fetch (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #1 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boheme Dream #12 is a slightly muted, medium-dark blue with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth consistency that applied well to the skin without losing its intensity. The color started to crease after eight and a half hours, just slightly. NARS Wishful Thinking (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Cobalt (25) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Nile (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Freshwater (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Two Piece (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Electrify #4 (P, ) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo ($78.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush duo for summer that uses a wet/dry formula. According to the brand, the blush “can be applied wet for a soft veil of color” or “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy.” Both shades were fairly pigmented applied dry, but both intensified and were much more opaque when applied damp. They were less blendable when applied with a damp brush (the darker shade was less forgiving). The wear dry was eight to eight and a half hours, and the wear damp was eight and a half hours (for both shades). Forgetting that it’s supposed to be sheer when applied damp, it’s a nice blush duo, and I think that for those who don’t want to bother with damp application, the dry application is actually where the blushes shine best.

Bicoastal (Top) is a light-medium pink with a hint of warm, peach and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was mostly opaque with a very frosted sheen that was just shy of emphasizing pores. Applied damp, it was fully opaque (not a “soft veil of color”) with a smoother sheen–it was actually less noticeably shimmery/luminous when applied damp. On me, it wore well for eight hours dry, eight and a half hours damp. The texture was soft, lightly firm in the pan but not stiff, and blendable overall, but it was easiest to blend out when used dry. Coloured Raine Cutie Pie (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Blonde (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Adoration (Left) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Berry Rays #1 (P, ) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Full Service (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Milani Pink Play #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $33.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Top) (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Rio (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Ciate Moondust (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bicoastal (Bottom) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. Applied dry, it had good pigmentation (but it appeared faded in overall appearance compared to damp application) with a soft, smooth consistency that was easily blended on the skin and wore for eight and a half hours. Applied damp, it was less shimmery and appeared warmer in tone, while the color lasted for nine and a half hours; it wasn’t as blendable when applied with a damp brush (I would use fingers to blend out). Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Foxglove (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Weekend Getaway (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Stila Pink Rose Blush (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Adoration (Right) (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Becca Hibiscus Bloom (LE, $34.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bicoastal
Bicoastal
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Viseart Chroma Theory Palette

Viseart Chroma Theory Palette
Viseart Chroma Theory Palette

Viseart Chroma Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. It’s a slightly warmer take on a smoky eye with more taupe-like grays than silver-like grays, but you have the very cool-toned white shade that can be used to lighten and give a cooler cast when mixed or layered with other shades.

Chroma #1 is a bright white with strong, cool, blue undertones paired with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage and was very soft and finely-milled but ran a touch on the powdery side. It blended out easily, though. On me, the color lasted for eight hours. Sephora Daisy's My BFF (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Peppermint Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Linen (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #1 (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Porcelain (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Milk (P, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Flat White (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chroma #2 is a dark brown with warm undertones and a hint of gray on top paired with a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the consistency was soft, smooth, not too firm or too powdery, and easy to work with on the skin. It wore well for nine hours before fading noticeably. Viseart Cashmere #3 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Collective Chic #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (P, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Zagreb (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clarins Brown #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dash of Mocha (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bewitchin' (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chroma #3 is a deep black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented, and a little went a long way, but luckily, the texture was blendable and forgiving. The eyeshadow had a good balance so that it wasn’t so soft that it became powdery, but it was so firm that it was hard to blend or apply. The color lasted for eight and a half hours. L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99)(100% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49)(100% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00)(100% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99)(100% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Devotion (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Sabbath (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Deadline (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chroma #4 is a light-medium, golden beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nice color payoff with a very soft, smooth, and blendable texture that ran a little loose but didn’t have fall out or lack pigment when applied (sometimes looser powders instantly sheer out). It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Time Keeper (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Air (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Be on the A-List (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mushroom (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Put Me to Shame (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Light Pewter (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Iced Latte (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Cashmere (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Highness (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Burberry Nude (No. 002) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chroma #5 is a medium-dark taupe with soft, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a cream-like texture that was smooth, dense, and very blendable. It applied well to bare skin and wore well for eight and a half hours. MAC Bossa Blue (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Stellar (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Slate Gray (32P) (P, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Armor (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Twilight Falls (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chroma #6 is a dark, charcoal black with warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, blendable consistency that felt soft to the touch. The color showed signs of fading after nine hours of wear. MAC Cinderfella (P, $21.00)(95% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Look Closer IV (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Dark Matter (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #21 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP 1001 Nights (LE, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chroma
Chroma
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
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Viseart Minx Theory Palette

Viseart Minx Theory Palette
Viseart Minx Theory Palette

Viseart Minx Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. Viseart manages to continue to impress with a formula that applies exceptionally well–long-wearing, pigmented, blendable, and just next to effortless to use.

Minx #1 is a light, peachy orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a very soft, silky, and finely-milled texture that wasn’t powdery at all. The color applied well to bare skin with even, true-to-pan coverage. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Relaxed (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Cream (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Dope (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Here to Stay (P, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Empress (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Flower Child (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Famous Flirt (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Walking in the Sand (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Fringe (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Minx #2 is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-yellow tones and a semi-matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a very soft, silky texture that was a little dusty to work with. I was happy to discover that it didn’t turn patchy or apply unevenly in practice, which is something that can happen with shades are dusty. The color wore exceptionally well at nine hours. Viseart Taupe (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #11 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Mocha (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Duchess (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Russet (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte One Too Manet (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Fur Smoke (21) (P, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Look Closer III (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Sippy Sippy (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Terre (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Crenshaw (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Edgy (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Minx #3 is a deep, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was very intense and richly pigmented, while the texture was smooth but denser and seemed to “melt” when applied to the lid. On me, it showed slight signs of fading after nine hours of wear. MAC Bitter Clove (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Take on Bordeaux (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Clarins Brown #4 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Wolf (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #5 (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Divergent Bold Espresso (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Chocolat (P, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Minx #4 is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was cream-like with a very smooth, buttery feel that glided on the lids easily and blended out beautifully. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Fit (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #12 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Café au Lait (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Golden Copper (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Amber (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #1 (P, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Save It For Later (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Molasses Chip (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Ethereal (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Minx #5 is a medium-dark, deep orange-copper with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a very dense, but loosely packed, consistency–a little went a long way. I would use less, which gives you a much smoother finish, as it is so soft and pigmented that it can lead excess product on the brush otherwise. It blended out well and lasted for nine hours. bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Illusion (LE, $19.00)(95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #27 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brash (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Copper Sparkle (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit Swerve (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Burnt Sienna (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Your Majesty (LE, $6.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit Ray (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Clueless (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Minx #6 is a muted, dark burgundy-brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, slightly looser texture that was blendable and didn’t really have fall out, but it kicks up a little excess in the pan itself. The color wore well for eight and a half hours. Anastasia Muse (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Soleil (P, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #3 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #4 (P, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #28 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Violet Underground #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Milk Makeup Gig (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cherrywood (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Raw Power (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Boy Band (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Coloured Raine Who Me (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Minx
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette

Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette
Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette

Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a subdued set of neutral tones with three matte and three metallic eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are housed in smooth cardboard that open up with a ribbon-esque pull-tab and reveal the six pans held in a plastic container. Each pan is 0.07 oz., which is the same size as the larger 12-pan Viseart palettes; the Theory palettes are slightly more expensive at $45 (compared to $80) , which works out to be $107.14/oz. for the Theory palette eyeshadows vs. $95.24/oz. for the 12-pan palette eyeshadows. The Theory palettes are more cohesive as all-in-one palettes as the finishes and tone vary more than the larger palettes (which were designed to be used with other palettes). The pans are removable and seem held in by magnet, but there are no labels on the bottom, so you might want to DIY labels. I quite enjoyed this palette, as it had good color payoff, long-wear, and was easy to apply and blend on bare skin. Worth noting, I think the mattes used in the Theory palettes are more semi-matte, so while they work and look mostly like mattes, they blend more readily and bind better (resulting in truer-to-pan payoff).

Cashmere #1 is a very light beige with subtle,w arm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firm. It started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. Viseart Petit Pro #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Give In Take IV (LE, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M530 Eggshell (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Paris Beach (P, $5.99) is brighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frosty Nog (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Cashmere (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 (LE, ) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere #2 is a medium-dark, caramel brown with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had fantastic color payoff with a rich, cream-like, and smooth consistency that was very finely-milled and easy to use on the skin. This shade lasted for nine hours on me. Urban Decay Faint (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Oak (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Undress #5 (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Heartbreaker (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Night Fever (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Stila Warm Taupe (LE, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Bengali (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Victory (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere #3 is a dark taupe brown with a hint of gray in its overtone and subtle, warmer undertones paired with a semi-matte finish. Of the three “mattes,” this one had the more noticeable sheen, but I didn’t notice it much applied to the lid and blended out. It had good color coverage with a soft, medium-weight texture that wasn’t super dense or thin, and it applied easily to the skin and diffused without issue. On me, it lasted for nine hours before fading. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Vox (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Truffle (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Dolly (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Benefit Quick, Look Busy (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Charcoal Sketch (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00)(90% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Stone (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere #4 is a bright, light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, lightly loose but didn’t fall apart when applied or blended out–it retained its rich color payoff and almost “melted” against the lid. It was easy to apply and lasted for nine hours before fading. Buxom Satin Seduction (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Nude Shimmer (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Morning Freshness (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #3 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Lancome My French #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Escape (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Piggy (80M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Vermeer (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Flow (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere #5 is a medium, taupe-brown with warm, golden undertones and a metallic sheen. It was nicely pigmented with a really soft, smoooth texture that was also a little loose–this one was better pressed into the lid, and I would tap of excess or be more conscious of applying less than you think as it is quite pigmented and easy to over-apply. It wore well for nine hours before creasing very slightly. MAC French Clay (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Rocker (P, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Light Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Put Me to Shame (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Cashmere (P, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Uncommon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Spotlight (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Be on the A-List (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Mink Magnet (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Highness (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Rum Raisin (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Time Keeper (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Talpa (14) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere #6 is a dark taupe-brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was moderately dense. It applied well and lasted for nine hours on me. Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is warmer (95% similar). City Color All Eyes On Me (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Univers (655) (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Outline (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Don't Get Me Wrong (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Vanity Fair (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Jouer Magic Hour (LE, )(85% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Custom (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere
Cashmere
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Kat Von D Smoke Shade + Light Quad

Kat Von D Smoke Shadow + Light Quad
Kat Von D Smoke Shadow + Light Quad

Kat Von D Smoke Shadow + Light Quad ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains four shades designed to work together and are named to help guide application–Base, Define, Contour, and Highlight–though you can obviously go wherever your creativity takes you. If you couldn’t guess from the title, this is your traditional “smoky eye” pairing, though I think the more taupe-y gray gives it something more interesting than standard silver.

Smoke (Base) is a medium, taupe-gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was lightly powdery, but it didn’t seem to impact application, as it applied with good color coverage and blended out easily. The color started to fade after eight hours. MAC Copperplate (P, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Hard Currency (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Energetic (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Gallery (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Haze (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Harley (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Guilt-Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoke (Define) is a dark, gray-black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture wasn’t powdery–it was actually a little firm and thin. It wasn’t a total surprise that it was harder to blend out and diffuse the edges when used on the eye. I still managed to get eight hours of wear out of this shade.
Kat Von D Stone (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Claudia (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Russian Blue (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Misfits (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cast Iron (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome It list (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoke (Contour) is a muted, light-medium gray with cool, bluish undertones and a matte finish. It was very blendable on the skin, but it was also moderately powdery, so getting the color to stay opaque was difficult (even though it was quite pigmented!). The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cloud (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Dagger (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #387 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00)(85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty For Less (P, ) is cooler (80% similar). LORAC Our Guest (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoke (Highlight) is a bright white with a semi-matte finish and neutral-leaning-warm undertones. It had good color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that sheered out slightly applied. It had light fall out (even after tapping excess off), and the strong white base does seem to lighten anything in its path so take care if you apply it above the crease or brow bone so it doesn’t mess up your lid shades! It wore well for eight hours on me. L'Oreal Paris Beach (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC White (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $10.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Bump (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (P, ) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Starlight (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Frosty Nog (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sugarpill Tako (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Matte-y (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Me Me Me (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | The quads contain the Shade + Light Eyeshadow formula, which is supposed to have “high pigment” with a “silky and blendable” consistency and long-wearing. I think if you enjoyed Kat Von D’s recent eyeshadow palettes, I think you’ll like these; they are very soft and smooth with a finely-milled, velvety texture that can kick up an excess amount of powder any time something touches the pan’s surface. I notice an abundance of fall out (surprisingly!) when working with the eyeshadows, but a very smooth base is critical to maximize adhesion to the skin without getting unevenness/darkening due to the looser nature of the powder paired with the more matte finishes. The lighter shades seem chalky on my skin tone and have strong white bases. The darkest shades blend better when mixed with one of the lighter shades rather than alone, and I actually tried blending them over primer to see if that helped, but it was marginally better–patience and multiple tools (clean brushes are key for blending these out), while the light and mid-tone shades were easy to blend out. The wear varied between seven and a half and eight hours for me, which is consistent with my past experiences using this formula.

Smoke
Smoke
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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