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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.39 oz.) contains nine eyeshadows in a travel-friendly palette. Three of them are larger, while six are smaller. The majority of the palette are warmer neutrals, though there’s that pop of violet for some color. I liked the palette, and it was actually one of the brand’s better-applying ones for me–only one shade was really problematic. The colors are dupable, so I imagine it’s not a must-have for everyone, but it’s worth checking out if you like your warmer neutrals. The palette has a nutty, chocolaty scent that I don’t really notice on, but it is present whenever I have the palette open.

Quick note: normally ingredients are listed on the cardboard packaging, but it looks like it must be in the pamphlet — luckily, Too Faced also lists them online here.

Spread the Love is described as a “medium peach with gold sparkle.” It’s a light-medium, peachy orange with a dusting of gold sparkle over a mostly matte finish. It looks mostly matte on the lid, as the sparkles tended to disappear when blended or get trapped in the brush. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and lightly dusty consistency. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Dunes (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Biscotti (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Shhh... (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Geek (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop I Spy (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Pirates Chest (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Natural Peaches (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Horizon (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Sandcastle (P, $10.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Minx #1 (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). Smashbox Custard (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peanut Butter is described as a “matte medium orange brown.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had great color payoff with a soft, silky consistency that was a little powdery, as it was so soft (but thin). It wore well for eight hours before fading. Urban Decay Sauced (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Castille (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Dormouse (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Note to Self (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sora (LE, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M726 Sienna (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Clay (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Freckles (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Gingerbread (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Side Tracked (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Sea Stars (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Nude #3 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Peach Cobbler (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Prerogative (LE, $6.99) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Sandstorm (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peanut Butter Cup is described as a “metallic golden bronze with gold sparkle.” It’s a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, copper undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth texture that applied well to bare skin and wore for eight hours. Smashbox Nutmeg (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Gold #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Memory (P, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 03 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Tiki (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Desire (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #6 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Morphe Meeks (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #5 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Bronze Cuff (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Persona Goddess (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Girls Bite (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pocket Change (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bananas is described as a “soft peachy gold with fine gold shimmer.” It is a pale, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that blended out well but sheered out somewhat. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me. Ciate Vaycay (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sunset (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Whenever You Call (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Butter Cake (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Ceska (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #7 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Praline (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine St. Germain Cocktail (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Peanut Brittle is described as a “metallic burnt orange.” It’s a medium-dark, orange-copper with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth, and buttery consistency–it had the best texture in the palette–that applied well and wore for eight hours. Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Level Up (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Copper Shimmer (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Downtown (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Isolde #1 (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Palais (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Wine (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #27 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Goddess (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Seine (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Glamorous (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Burnt Sienna (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Belle-Ile (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Starfire (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Illusion (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jammin’ is described as a “dark chocolate with golden sparkle.” It’s a muted, dark plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was slightly dry, and this was the one shade that applied poorly on bare skin–it looked uneven and didn’t adhere well. The color was faded after seven hours of wear. Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dose of Colors Turbosan (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Head Bitch (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S832 Ash Plum (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Garnet (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #4 (LE, ) is more muted (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Plumifique (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Extra Creamy is described as a “matte creamy beige.” It’s a light beige with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a dustier texture that kicked up a lot of excess and could look a little dry on the skin (probably exacerbated by my skin tone). It had semi-opaque color payoff. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. Kat Von D Skull (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Bump (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Lithe Spirit (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Kinky (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Let It Snow (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cream (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Frosty Nog (LE, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ivy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jelly is described as a “vibrant orchid.” It’s a medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly dry, dusty consistency that sheered out easily. This one was difficult to apply with true-to-pan intensity without a primer underneath it. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading. MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Paranoia (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #2 (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Charm (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Asphyxia (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom La-La-Lavish (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nuts About U is described as a “matte brown with red.” It’s a medium-dark copper with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, silky consistency that ran a little powdery but applied well and blended out nicely. The color wore for eight hours. Natasha Denona Terra (129CM) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Sand Storm (90V) (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Cleopatra (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bitter (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Melrose (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay He Devil (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M738 Auburn (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sidekick (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Brique (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta (142CM) (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Spice (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #8 (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M704 Canyon (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Contour) (P, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Natasha Denona Green-Brown Eyeshadow Palette 28

Natasha Denona Green-Brown Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Green-Brown Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Green-Brown Eyeshadow Palette 28 ($239.00 for 2.24 oz.) has a variety of shades ranging from gold to bronze to emerald green. The majority of the eyeshadows are frosted or metallic, while a a handful are more matte. I found some of the mattes in this palette to perform better than the average matte in the brand’s formula, particularly some of the more neutral-hued shades (the more colorful mattes seemed to be the most troublesome). Even the mattes that performed better applied than anticipated were very powdery, though. The more shimmery shades are easy to use, tend to be quite pigmented, and look good on the eye, but they’re not long-wearing as promised–between six and eight hours, I almost always had creasing. With a primer, I was able to extend wear by two hours or so, which is still less than what I average across most powder eyeshadows.

If you’re not overly concerned about wear time or feel confident that your primer/base solution will alleviate any concerns, the shimmer eyeshadows are nice otherwise. The mattes are better, but they’re still disappointing at this price point–there is significant room for improvement. I still recommend picking up a five-pan pre-made palette over splurging on one of these larger palettes, as you can get a good feel for the formula without breaking the bank. I also think that this larger palette isn’t a cohesive or comprehensive palette for travel or building out a variety of looks as it doesn’t have a lot of highlighting, transition, or blending kind of shades. The palette can absolutely be used on its own, but there is just a general lack of mattes that I feel like many will add-in other textures. I would have preferred the palette to be more versatile with removable pans and a smaller, more travel-friendly sized palette. I also think that being able to build your own five-pan palette would be ideal. The brand should consider labeling the shades on the interior of the palette or at least on the back of the palette (the exterior cardboard packaging as the shades labeled).

I have reviewed and worn all the shades in this palette over the last few weeks, so this post is serving more of a general round-up for the palette (so you can see the palette’s score, based on its contents!) while you can find individual reviews by clicking on the shades below:

Green-Brown
Green-Brown
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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01

Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M)

PPermanent. $29.00/0.08 oz.

Bottle Green (15M) is a muted, medium-dark green with warm, olive undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. Read full review.

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Vanity
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

02. Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P)

Smoky Quartz (43P) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a subtle, gray overtone. The color payoff was great with a really smooth, cream-like consistency that applied well to bare skin and lasted for eight hours before creasing. Read full review.

A-

03. Natasha Denona Umber (78M)

Umber (78M) is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, blendable consistency that wasn't too soft or too firm, and it applied with the same intensity on bare skin as seen in the pan. Read full review.

A-

04. Natasha Denona Pinija (85P)

Pinija (85P) is a deep, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a green shift paired with a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A-

05. Natasha Denona Ochre (61P)

Ochre (61P) is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a pearly sheen. This shade had great color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that was almost cream-like and applied well to the lid. Read full review.

A-

06. Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M)

Golden Flesh (68M) is a medium-dark, coppery-bronze with warm undertones and a greenish-gold sheen (not a duochrome, though). Read full review.

A-

07. Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P)

Satin Tan (58P) is a medium-dark, slightly muted, brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was lovely, while the eyeshadow was soft, blendable, and easy to apply to the skin. Read full review.

A-

08. Natasha Denona Industrial (45M)

Industrial (45M) is a dark, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A-

09. Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M)

Moonstone (59M) is a bright, golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth consistency that applied well to bare skin but showed signs of creasing after seven hours. Read full review.

B+

10. Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M)

Cool Bronze (31M) is a medium-dark copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It is by no means cool-toned at all, in case the name made you think it might be! Read full review.

B+

11. Natasha Denona Sienna (50M)

Sienna (50M) is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. Read full review.

B+

12. Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M)

Antique Olive (14M) is a medium-dark, olive green with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was slightly loose in the pan, so it was easy to get too much product on the brush and have fall out during application so use less than you think you'd need with this shade. Read full review.

B+

13. Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M)

Indian Gold (44M) is a muted, light-medium gold with strong brown tones and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to bare skin. Read full review.

B+

14. Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S)

Terracotta (62S) is a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was just a smidgen dusty. Read full review.

B+

15. Natasha Denona Cream (21S)

Cream (21S) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable on the lid. Read full review.

B

16. Natasha Denona Skin (75S)

Skin (75S) is a light-medium, coppery brown with warm, reddish tones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a smidgen loose and dry to the touch but applied well with minimal fall out. Read full review.

B

17. Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M)

Emerald Green (16M) is a medium-dark emerald green with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

B

18. Natasha Denona True Gold (20M)

True Gold (20M) is a bright, sparkling antique gold with hints of green and a cooler champagne sheen. Read full review.

B

19. Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M)

Aluminum (10M) is a bright silver with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a really dense consistency that applies best with a firm, flat brush patted onto the skin. Read full review.

B

20. Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M)

Glam Green (18M) is a muted, light-medium green-ish gray with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, looser consistency that kicked up excess in the pan and sheered out slightly when blended out. Read full review.

B-

21. Natasha Denona Shell (64V)

Shell (64V) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was blendable but quite powdery, which made it hard to get really true-to-pan coverage over bare skin. Read full review.

B-

22. Natasha Denona Cloudy Blue (17M)

Cloudy Blue (17M) is a muted, medium-dark blue with a golden shift and metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a slightly loose texture in the pan, where the powder dislodged from the pan easily. Read full review.

B-

23. Natasha Denona Flamingo (57V)

Flamingo (57V) is a light-medium, pink-peach with fine gold sparkle over a mostly matte finish. The texture was very soft and silky, but it was very powdery, which resulted in a lot of excess product kicked up in the pan, but it also made it harder to get opaque coverage out of this shade without a slightly tacky base for it to adhere to. Read full review.

B-

24. Natasha Denona Tropic (08V)

Tropic (08V) is a dark green-leaning teal with fine gold pearl. It darkened quite a bit when applied to the skin (several shades compared to how it appeared in the pan!). Read full review.

B-

25. Natasha Denona Golden Aquamarine (86P)

Golden Aquamarine (86P) is a light-medium aqua with a golden sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty consistency that sheered out when blended. Read full review.

C+

Glossover Breakdown

85%

Average Score
A
8
B
16
C
3
D
1
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8
longevity
8
application
4.5
Total
85%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8
longevity
8
application
4.5
Total
85%

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Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette 28

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette 28 ($239.00 for 2.24 oz.) has a variety of shades ranging from violet to bright silver to bronzy taupe. The majority of the eyeshadows are frosted or metallic, while a a handful are more matte. The mattes are, consistently, the losers in the palette, which seems to be due to how soft, thin, and powdery they are, so they sheer out and perform poorly without a solid base or primer for them to adhere to (they look so uneven when blended without primer). The more shimmery shades are easy to use, tend to be quite pigmented, and look good on the eye, but they’re not long-wearing as promised–between six and eight hours, I almost always had creasing. With a primer, I was able to extend wear by two hours or so, which is still less than what I average across most powder eyeshadows.

If you’re not overly concerned about wear time or feel confident that your primer/base solution will alleviate any concerns, the shimmer eyeshadows are nice otherwise. The mattes are better, but they’re still disappointing at this price point–there is significant room for improvement. I still recommend picking up a five-pan pre-made palette over splurging on one of these larger palettes, as you can get a good feel for the formula without breaking the bank. I also think that this larger palette isn’t a cohesive or comprehensive palette for travel or building out a variety of looks as it doesn’t have a lot of highlighting, transition, or blending kind of shades. The palette can absolutely be used on its own, but there is just a general lack of mattes that I feel like many will add-in other textures. I would have preferred the palette to be more versatile with removable pans and a smaller, more travel-friendly sized palette. I also think that being able to build your own five-pan palette would be ideal. The brand should consider labeling the shades on the interior of the palette or at least on the back of the palette (the exterior cardboard packaging as the shades labeled).

I have reviewed and worn all the shades in this palette over the last few weeks, so this post is serving more of a general round-up for the palette (so you can see the palette’s score, based on its contents!) while you can find individual reviews by clicking on the shades below:

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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01

Natasha Denona Vintage (49M)

PPermanent. $29.00/0.08 oz.

Vintage (49M) is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. Read full review.

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Vanity
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

02. Natasha Denona Oxide (63M)

Oxide (63M) is a muted, medium-dark copper brown with warm, red undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, buttery, and smooth texture. Read full review.

A

03. Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M)

Gray-Brown (38M) is a medium-dark, taupe brown with cooler gray leanings but still had a warmer base paired with a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A-

04. Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P)

Satin Skin (75P) is a medium, bronzy brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn't too firm or too soft in the pan. Read full review.

A-

05. Natasha Denona Piggy (80M)

Piggy (80M) is a bright, light pinky-peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It is very shimmery and can emphasize the texture of the lid slightly, if I'm not careful. Read full review.

A-

06. Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P)

Smoky Plum (23P) is a medium-dark purple with warm, bronzy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn't too loose or too firmly packed in the pan, so it was easy to work with both applying and for blending out on the skin. Read full review.

A-

07. Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M)

Rosewood (51M) is a medium-dark, reddish bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was nicely pigmented with opaque color coverage and a soft, blendable consistency that applied well and was easy to use. Read full review.

B+

08. Natasha Denona Maroon (22M)

Maroon (22M) is a medium-dark plum with warm,b rown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, almost cream-like, consistency that blended out well and adhered nicely to bare skin. Read full review.

B+

09. Natasha Denona Petroleum Blue (92M)

Petroleum Blue (92M) is a muted, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, blendable texture that wasn't too loose or too soft in the pan. Read full review.

B+

10. Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M)

Lavender Gray (40M) is a medium-dark, bronzy taupe with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was very soft, lightly powdery (a bit loose in the pan), but it blended out well and still had really good color payoff that didn't sheer out easily. Read full review.

B+

11. Natasha Denona Metallic Steel Blue (11M)

Metallic Steel Blue (11M) is a muted, smoky blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, though consistency was a little drier and looser, so it really had to be patted onto the skin and slowly buffed in to minimize ragged/uneven edges. Read full review.

B+

12. Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M)

Quick Silver (09M) is a medium-dark, silvery gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

B+

13. Natasha Denona Glaze (12M)

Glaze (12M) is a light-medium champagne with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended well and stayed on for seven hours before creasing slightly. Read full review.

B+

14. Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M)

Calypso Blue (05M) is a medium-dark, coppery brown base with strong, red undertones and a blue-purple shift paired with a metallic sheen. Read full review.

B

15. Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M)

Golden Rose (60M) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a strong, metallic gold sheen. It had good pigmentation with a blendable texture that was a little soft and prone to fall out during application, but it did apply well to bare skin. Read full review.

B

16. Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M)

Golden Beige (52M) is a bright, gold-shimmered peach with a metallic sheen. The texture was very soft, but a little loose in the pan, so it is an eyeshadow that applies best by patting and packing it on than sweeping it on. Read full review.

B

17. Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M)

Chromatic (04M) is a bright silver with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen with slight sparkle. It had good color payoff with a really soft, slightly loose consistency that applies best with a firm, flat brush and then really packed on rather than blended (you may get a lot of fall out otherwise). Read full review.

B

18. Natasha Denona Deep Slate Gray (32P)

Deep Slate Gray (32P) is a dark taupe with subtle, warmer undertones but a cooler overtone. If you blend it out a lot, especially if you diffuse the edges, the warmer tone comes through more prominently. Read full review.

B

19. Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P)

Cool Plum (70P) is a medium-dark red-toned brown with a satin sheen. I'm not sure how this is a cool plum, because it doesn't even look cool-toned in the pan. Read full review.

B

20. Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V)

Deep Pacific (03V) is a blackened, bluish-teal with a soft, pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had decent color payoff, but it was one of the drier, looser, and less pigmented shimmery shades I've come across in the brand's range. Read full review.

B-

21. Natasha Denona Smoke (65V)

Smoke (65V) is a muted, dark bluish-gray with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had decent color payoff, but the more powdery consistency made it hard to apply and blend on the skin without it becoming patchy (another one that needs a primer to be usable). Read full review.

C+

22. Natasha Denona Nina's Orchid (82V)

Nina's Orchid (82V) is a medium-dark, violet purple with strong pink tones and a semi-matte finish. There is a fine dusting of shimmer, but it doesn't really translate applied. Read full review.

C+

23. Natasha Denona Navy (01V)

Navy (01V) is a muted, dark navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the powdery consistency makes it harder to work with unless you have naturally dry skin or a smoothing primer underneath it as it tends to latch onto areas more strongly than others (think of how the skin naturally has some oil on it, so it darkens and adheres better to those areas, but this makes it really obvious). Read full review.

C

24. Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V)

Aubergine (24V) is a muted, dark plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a dusty, thin consistency that was best applied in thin, sheer layers (four to five) to get decent coverage out of it. Read full review.

D-

25. Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V)

Powder Blue (84V) is a muted, medium-dark blue-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was very, very powdery, even though it seemed pigmented--you just can't blend or disturb it once it is on. Read full review.

D-

Glossover Breakdown

81%

Average Score
A
6
B
14
C
3
D
2
F
3
Glossover Averages
product
7.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8
longevity
7.5
application
4.5
Total
81%
product
7.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8
longevity
7.5
application
4.5
Total
81%

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Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune (258) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune (258) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune (258) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune (258) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new palette released with the Les Sautoirs de Coco collection. I tested this set of shades twice, because I was so confused by how quickly they creased/faded on me (I normally get seven to eight hours with some fading with this formula), but both times, three of the four shades couldn’t make it past six hours.

Tisse Ombre de Lune #1 is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly, shimmer finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty, consistency that blended well and didn’t sheer out too much. It had faded after seven hours of wear. Natasha Denona Cream (21S) (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Morphe Beam (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila White Sparkle (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Morphe Enlight (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dream It (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Wipe Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Pillow Fight (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pearl Earring (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Girly (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Chamomile (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Fabulous (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Throttle (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 is a bright, light-medium silver with neutrla-to-cool undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a texture sheered out noticeably on the skin to more like semi-sheer coverage (it ended up looking warmer on me, as so much of my skin tone came through), and it was hard to build up the color to true-to-pan intensity unless I used a dampened brush. On me, the color wore well for six hours before creasing. Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt (P, ) is darker (95% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Silver Coin (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Sterling (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Glacier (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Extra Silver (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Silver Sky (757) (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Flask (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Silver (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Flashing Lights (P, $6.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Firefly (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 is a light-medium, muted peach with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it was also powdery, so it was prone to sheering out and looked a little dry applied to the lid (I have normal-to-dry lids). Despite that, my lids seemed to just eat this eyeshadow up–it was creased and faded after six hours. City Color Bubble Bath (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Desert Rose (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Blue Garden #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 is a muted, medium black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a dusting of silver micro-sparkle over a mostly matte finish. It was dry, dusty, and sheered out easily, even though if you don’t touch it and just pat it on, it had more semi-opaque coverage. It had creased on me after six hours. LORAC Raven (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Blackout (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Spirit Rock (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows in neutral tones with some warmer, some cooler-toned shades. It features a new eyeshadow formula, which Tarte describes as a “cream powder” that is “pigmented” and “blendable.” It’s a much denser, richer formula that is smooth but firmer in the pan (but not in a stiff way) that goes on better–it is similar to formulas like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow and Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow. I am all for this new formula, because it performs well without primer, which has always been an area where Tarte’s powder eyeshadows have been more hit or miss. These are pigmented, blendable, and adhere to bare skin without primer–and I still get good wear (8 hours across the board), which you can obviously extend or insure if you wear primer normally. The biggest thing is really this formula is far easier to blend out and nothing turned patchy or uneven.

Worth noting, the palette is smaller in overall footprint than the last two circular palettes, and the previous palettes also contained 0.67 oz. and and retail for $40 (or $59.70/oz.). This palette contains less at 0.40 oz. but is also less expensive at $34, though that works out to be more expensive by the ounce ($85.00/oz.), which also works out to be 0.05 oz. per shade.

Seashell is a light-medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and frosted finish. It had very good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that applied well to bare skin and wore for eight hours before fading slightly. NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Nuance #4 (P, )(95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Glitz (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Scandal #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tulle (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lion's Share (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Parfait (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wave is a medium-dark taupe with subtle, cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. It was richly p igmented with a smooth, blendable texture that was a little looser in the pan compared to some of the other shades. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading. Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Clarins Silver Plum (07) (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Stellar (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Heaven (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #1 (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Shimmer Greige (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Chroma #5 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Outline (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Who Has Time (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Abyss is a muted, dark brown with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly smooth, blendable consistency that was a bit firmer in the pan compared to the more shimmery shades. It wore well for eight hours. Tarte Chestnuts Roasting (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte One Too Manet (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Truffled (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Russet (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Umber (78M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Antique Bronze (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S632 Hazelnut (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Silver Pink (814) (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S616 Chocolate (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Benefit Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bandit (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Dark Brew (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Sippy Sippy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Reef is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It’s not quite rich enough to be a true bronze, but there was something about the warmth and sheen that still made me want to call it bronze. It was intesely pigmented with a buttery, dense, and smooth consistency that wore for eight hours. Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Brown Sugar (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Ruby #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Hell Ya (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Good Girl & U Know It (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Stare (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Quiet Type (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cold Brew (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Winsome Lose Some (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dangerously Elegant (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Merci (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starfish is a light-medium, golden brown with warm undertones and slight olive tones paired with a frosted finish. It had great color payoff with a soft, cream-like texture that blended out well without losing intensity. This shade wore well for eight hours. Estee Lauder Metal Saffron (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC A Harvest of Greens #2 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Penny (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Elitist (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Smokin' (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Hourglass Color Field #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cove is a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a slightly thinner texture compared to the more shimmery shades, but it still had a denser, more cream-like feel overall. The color lasted for eight hours. Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Smarty Pants (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Kid (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Stark (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Camel (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Cork (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Fab Accent (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Anaheim (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sand is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that was easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Full-Zip (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Crème (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cool Taupe (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Make It Last (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Porcelain (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Crepe (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek So Pale (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Chamomile (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mermaid is a light-medium, muted gold with warm, browner undertones and a frosted sheen. It was nicely pigmented with a smooth, dense, and buttery texture that blended out beautifully and lasted for eight hours. Dior Trafalgar #4 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Studly (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Anastasia 10K (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Beaded (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bleached Blonde (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Montaigne (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Vicuna (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette ($42.00 for 0.49 oz.) features two shimmery highlighters and one setting powder (center shade). According to Tarte, that setting powder is a “universal matte sand that brightens and corrects any darkness under the eyes.” I doubt that it is universally workable, as it is a pretty light shade. As I mentioned in the sneak peek, I had tremendous issues with the consistency of the center shade to the point where even I–a skeptic–think that there’s a manufacturing error in its creation, because when I try swatching it, it sounds like sandpaper as it is so dry. It just seems like someone forgot an ingredient or double-salted the batch; I don’t know if I’ve ever had a powder feel like this one does. Short of jabbing at it with a metal spatula, not much product comes off the surface. At $42, a center shade that is faulty at best, horrible at worst is just difficult to justify.

I would also have liked to see Tarte releasing two or three versions of this, because I don’t think they’re truly considering all skin tones with this palette at all. I like the highlighters, though they aren’t out-of-this-world.

Sunlight is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a lightly frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage with a lightly dusty, but blendable, consistency that didn’t look dry or powdery on the skin — there was just a slight dryness to the texture where the powder came off the surface easily but seemed to have less binder. The color lasted for seven hours before fading on me. Dior Precious Rocks (001) (LE, $57.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Now's the Time (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Let It Rock (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Flexitarian (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Daylight (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Filtered Light is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It’s incredibly dry, stiff, and chalky in the pan. The only way I was able to get enough product out of the pan to show up in a swatch was by scraping the surface with a metal spatula. It doesn’t sit well on the skin and can make areas look caky; I tried it as an under eye setting powder as well as all over. It did not seem to improve the wear of my base products, but that could very well be that it’s so difficult to actually apply and get enough product to stick to the skin. Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Lyric (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Light Cocoa (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moonlight is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It is more shimmery than Sunlight, and it has more color to it. I think it looks almost rosy-beige at times, particularly in more shadowy lighting, but filtered sunlight (not direct sunlight) makes it appear peachy. The consistency was fairly soft and smooth, and it blendd out easily on the skin without emphasizing pores. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Precious Rocks (001) (LE, $57.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Faintly Fabulous (LE, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Nectar (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Absolute Strobe Light (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion Twinkle (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC She's a Rainbow (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Show Gold (P, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
64%
Total
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