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Giorgio Armani #09, 16, 01 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows

Giorgio Armani #09 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #09 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.053 / 0.061 oz.) is the newest eyeshadow formula from the brand. It’s supposed to be a soft, highly pigmented, and long-lasting formula. The three below have good color payoff, soft, silky textures, and all wore well for eight hours, with the matte shade lasting just shy of eight hours before creasing slightly. The matte shades contain 0.053 oz., while the shimmery shades contain 0.061 oz.

Giorgio Armani #09 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.061 oz.) is a golden taupe with a frosted, almost metallic, finish. The color payoff was excellent, and the texture was soft, smooth, and buttery. Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is a cream product. Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $5.99) is a touch darker. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is darker, less shimmery. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned/ Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Magnetism (P) is lighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani #16 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.061 oz.) is a smoky, muted purple with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation, and the texture was incredibly soft and buttery. MAC Pearled Earth (P, $15.00) is a touch grayer. Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is more sparkly. Makeup Geek Drama Queen (P, $5.99) is darker, brighter. Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $18.00) is brighter. MAC Winterized (LE, $21.00) is similar. Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $33.00) is darker, brighter, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani #01 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.053 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a matte finish and neutral undertones. It has a very soft, silky texture that doesn’t get powdery but is thin, so it applies better in practice than merely swatched. It had fairly good color payoff, and it was very blendable on the skin. It lasted just shy of eight hours before slightly creasing. It’s a basic black, so there are lots of similar shades — see comparison swatches / view dupes.

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#09
9.5
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10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
#16
#16
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
#01
#01
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Copper Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

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Amber Lights is described as a “peachy brown with shimmer [with a Frost finish].” It’s a rich, gold-shimmered, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Antiqued is described as a “ash brown with bronze [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a medium-dark, red-toned brown with a soft, frosted finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Coppering is described as a “orange copper.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange-red copper with warm undertones and a gold, frosted finish.See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Expensive Pink is described as a “pink with duochrome [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a pinky-coral with a strong, golden orange frosted sheen. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Mythology is described as a “copper [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with flecks of copper sparkle. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

What’s Swatch Saturday? I can’t always review products with full, in-depth reviews, but sometimes, I can at least give you photos and swatches, and then also provide a link to dupes and comparisons for those interested! This also helps us to build up our Swatch Gallery and add even more entries to The Dupe List, which can be helpful to readers at any point.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) & Mari(gold) Highliner Gel Eye Crayons

Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) (62) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) (62) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) (62) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “teal green.” It’s a medium-dark teal that leans just slightly green with a pearly sheen. It had so-so color payoff in a single stroke, but it was buildable to mostly opaque color in two to three passes. The consistency was lightly creamy and didn’t tug on the lash line. It wore well for nine hours on my lower lash line before starting to fade.
You might think it’s similar to Intro(vert), but Intro(vert) is much greener. Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy (P, $15.00) is darker. Sephora Collection Fairytale (P, $9.00) is also darker. Make Up For Ever #52L (LE, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Mari(gold) (70) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “golden peach.” It’s a medium, yellow gold with warm, orange undertones and a pearly, almost metallic, sheen. It had good pigmentation in one pass, and it was able to build to fully opaque color in two passes. The consistency was creamy and glided on without pulling on the skin. This shade lasted for nine hours before starting to thin. Chanel Ambre Dore (911) (P, $30.00) is lighter, less yellow. Urban Decay Goldmine (P, $19.00) is lighter. Chanel Vegas Gold (LE, $28.00) is similar–slightly yellower. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($61.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new and limited edition, cool-toned palette that features three blue-hued eyeshadows, a shimmery silver, and a medium brown (that is very warm-toned, so it seems out of place). The good news is this wasn’t as bad as Rivage, which made any blue eyeshadow lover instantly tear up. It’s still not a hit, and it’s hard to forgive major errors at this price point. The darkest blue is incredibly powdery, dusty, and sheer. The silver shade is mostly silver shimmer, and the light blue is so-so. The best performer was the medium blue, followed by the brown, which was still a little powdery. On the lid, wear time varied dramatically depending on shade, so if that’s a deal-breaker, I’ve noted the wear times with each shade below.

Atlantique #1 is a sheer, sparkly silver with cool undertones. There’s no real colored base, just silver shimmer and larger silver sparkle. It’s better patted over another shade than used on its own. There was some fall out over time, and it seemed to last about five hours before most of the sparkle had moved onto bigger and better things (namely, my cheeks). Divergent Transform (LE) is less sparkly. Dior Dulcinee #3 (LE) is a cream product, more pigmented. MAC Platinum Love (LE, $19.50) is less sparkly, more metallic. bareMinerals Steam (LE, $14.00) is more metallic. MAC Bleuluxe #1 (P) is more pigmented. Chanel Infini (P, $28.50) is more pigmented. Bobbi Brown Tinsel (LE) is more pigmented. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Atlantique #2 is a light-medium, sky blue with a subtle sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and the texture was a little powdery to work with, so it was prone to disappearing when blended on the lid. It’s best to pat this shade in place and only finesse the edges. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Dior Dulcinee #5 (LE) is greener. MAC Clearwater (P, $18.50) is a cream product, more muted. Disney by Sephora Blue Oasis (LE) is greener. MAC Sky Blue (P, $15.00) is slightly greener. Giorgio Armani Swimming Pool Turquoise (LE) is darker. Dior Swimming Pool #3 (LE) is a touch cooler-toned. Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Atlantique #3 is a navy blue with fine, navy blue shimmer. The texture was soft but quite powdery, and the resulting color payoff was dismal–semi-sheer at best. It applied unevenly, and it was difficult to blend out on the lid. It managed to stay on for almost seven hours, though, but getting it to look half-decent was a challenge. MAC Indigo Blend #2 (LE) is darker. Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $5.99) is more shimmery. Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE) is darker, brighter. MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $15.00) is darker. bareMinerals Climax (P) is brighter, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Atlantique #4 is a medium, muted periwinkle blue with a soft, pearly sheen. It had really good pigmentation, and the texture was balanced between soft and smooth without being powdery. This color wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading. Wet ‘n’ Wild I Don’t Do Camouflage #3 (LE, $2.29) is darker. NARS Rated R #2 (P, $24.00) is more matte, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Atlantique #5 is a medium brown with very fine golden shimmer, yellow-y undertones, and a satin finish. It had fairly good color coverage, and the texture was just slightly powdery. The color lasted well for eight hours. MAC Butterfudge (P, $15.00) is lighter, cream product. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #5 (P, $2.29) is darker. Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $5.99) is more muted, less warm-toned. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Brown Sugar (P, $5.99) is similar. Anastasia Truffle (LE) is warmer. theBalm C4 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Disney by Sephora Bazaar (LE) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Ambre Dore (911) Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner

Chanel Ambre Dore Chanel Ambre Dore (11) Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner
Chanel Ambre Dore Chanel Ambre Dore (11) Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner

Chanel Ambre Dore Chanel Ambre Dore (11) Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner ($32.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a golden copper with a metallic sheen. Giorgio Armani Copper (05) (LE, $28.00) is darker. Chanel Or Rose (LE, $30.00) is darker, less metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is one of the more pigmented shades of Chanel’s Stylo Yeux I’ve tried–it was totally opaque in a single stroke! The consistency was a little stiff, though, so it wasn’t the most comfortable eyeliner to use on the lash line. It doesn’t tug much, but it seems to skip slightly. Once applied, the color lasted for eight hours before starting to gradually thin and fade.

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Dior Sundeck (564) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Sundeck (564) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sundeck (564) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Sundeck (564) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($61.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new and limited edition, warm-toned set of five eyeshadows. Overall, the palette was nicely pigmented, wore well (about eight hours across the board), and blended easily. The darkest brown was the only troublesome shade, and it was on the drier side, but if you use a soft, fluffy brush, you won’t notice the deficiencies much.

Sundeck #1 is a light, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture was soft, velvety, and not powdery. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Kat Von D Entomology (P) and Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE) are yellower. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is more shimmery. Kat Von D Countess (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is similar. Urban Decay Broken (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Foxy (P, $18.00) is similar. Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sundeck #2 is a light-medium, orange-gold with a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was soft and blendable. This shade wore well for eight hours before starting to fade. Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) (LE, $6.99) is a cream product. MAC Vanilla Extract (P, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #10 #2 (P) is similar. Urban Decay Blunt (P, $18.00) is similar. Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is slightly lighter but very similar. bareMinerals Surreal (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sundeck #3 is a brightened, medium orange with fine gold shimmer and a soft, pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture was blendable, soft, and velvety without being powdery. This color lasted for eight hours without fading on me. Tarina Tarantino Trumpette (LE) is lighter. Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica (P, $6.80) is similar. Disney by Sephora Rajah (LE) Maybelline Fierce & Tangy (P, $6.99) is a cream product. Dior Aurora #5 (LE) is darker. Chanel Tigerlily (P, $28.50) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mimosa (P, $14.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sundeck #4 is a golden, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was rich, while the texture was soft and buttery. This shade wore for just over eight hours before I saw signs of fading. Chanel Mirage (95) (P, $36.00) is a cream product. bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is darker. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE) is very similar. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is also similar. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is a touch less golden. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sundeck #5 is a medium-dark, red-toned brown with a satin finish. It had decent color payoff, but the texture was drier and somewhat stiff to work with, so it was more difficult to blend and apply on the eye. MAC Espresso Blend #3 (LE) is warmer. Divergent Burnt Mahogany (LE) is lighter. Chanel Quadrille #4 (LE) is darker. LORAC Sable (P) is similar. NARS Flowers 3 #4 (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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