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MAC Silver Sun Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Silver Sun Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Silver Sun Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Silver Sun Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dirty sea foam green.” It’s a medium-dark, subtly yellow-toned green with a golden, frosted sheen. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is darker, less metallic. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #2 (P) is darker, matte. NARS Delphes #3 (LE, $24.00) is less metallic. MAC Sweet & Sour #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was fully opaque. The texture was soft, buttery, and smooth, so it was easy to apply and blend out on the skin. It wore well for seven hours before starting to fade just slightly–and MAC touts the wear of the formula at six hours. If you missed this when it launched on MAC’s website, the collection will still launch at other retailers next week and in-stores/at counters on the 22nd. You can see the reviews of the other shades here.

Silver Sun
Silver Sun
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Stila Mint Julep, Cobalt, Ultramarine Smudge Stick Eyeliners

Stila Mint Julep Smudge Stick Eyeliner
Stila Mint Julep Smudge Stick Eyeliner

Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is touted as a richly pigmented, long-wearing, waterproof eyeliner. It’s a formula I really like for its creamy, glide-on consistency that doesn’t tug or pull at the lash line, diverse shade range, and generally good wear. Some shades are more pigmented than others, though, as you’ll note below. I actually bought several more shades during their most recent sale after trying some of their recently released shades, so you’ll see more reviews over the next couple of months as I work my way through them (I went overboard).

Stila Mint Julep Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “mint green.” It’s a light, pastel green with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque color in a few layers. It wore well for eight hours before thinning. NARS Barrow Street (P, $24.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stila Cobalt Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep teal blue.” It’s a medium blue with a matte finish (I really don’t see the teal in this at all). It had good color payoff in one pass, and it was buildable to full opacity in two passes. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief (P, $15.00) is very shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Radium (P, $19.00) is more shimmery. MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. bareMinerals 4AM (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stila Ultra Marine Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “shimmering navy blue.” It’s a sparkling, medium-dark blue; it still has some brightness to it, so it doesn’t look black on the lash line. It was quite sheer in one pass, and it really didn’t layer well so I could never achieve full opaque color. It started to fade and thin after seven and a half hours. NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Buxom Pick Me Up (P, $17.00) is darker. Laura Mercier Cobalt (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. Sephora Collection My Boyfriend’s Jeans (P, $9.00) is brighter. MAC Blue Stripe (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #3L (P, $19.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Giorgio Armani #17, 18, 02 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows

Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow

Here are the other three shades of Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.053 / 0.061 oz.) that I have to review. The newest release is supposed to have a formula that’s soft, highly pigmented, and long-lasting formula. Next time Giorgio Armani has a friends and family sale, I’ll probably pick up a few more shades to test out, but for now, this wraps up our coverage on the new formula! 🙂 The matte shades contain 0.053 oz., while the shimmery shades contain 0.061 oz. The matte shades have a very soft, silky texture that’s thinner and almost “dry” in a way, but it’s not truly dry (and not in a bad way), so there is good color payoff, blendability, but they don’t get everywhere. The shimmery shades are incredibly soft, buttery, and smooth–they’re so easy to use and apply. Across these three shades, they wore eight hours, but the navy blue shade was in worse shape (slightly creased) after nine hours, while the other two were just slightly faded.

Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.061 oz.) is a brightened, lime green with warm, yellow shimmer and undertones. The texture was soft and blendable, so it was easy to work with, and it was incredibly pigmented. I was really impressed that the brand didn’t shy away from the true intensity of lime green here. Fyrinnae Bitey Tyrannosaur (P, $8.25) is a touch darker. Illamasqua Possession (LE) is a crea product, darker, cooler-toned. MAC Swimming (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Lucky Green (P, $15.00) is slightly yellower (less “lime”). Make Up For Ever #171 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani #18 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.061 oz.) is a muted, smoky bluish-teal-shimmered navy blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff, and the texture was soft, silky, and easy to blend on the lid. theBalm #17 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Sephora Collection Across the Universe (100) (P, $13.00) is sheerer. Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $5.99) is similar. L’Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) (P, $7.99) is bluer, lighter. Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) (LE, $33.00) is lighter, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #4 (LE) is darker. Sugarpill Magpie (P, $12.00) is brighter, less blue. bareMinerals Controversy (LE) is less iridescent. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani #02 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.053 oz.) is a purpled, navy blue with a matte finish. It had a soft, silky, and finely-milled texture that was thin but not powdery. It blended easily on the lid, and it had good pigmentation. Laura Mercier Deep Night (P, $23.00) is more muted. bareMinerals Maven (LE) is similar. MAC Naval (LE, $15.00) is brighter. Inglot #389 (P, $6.00) is darker. Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is lighter, bluer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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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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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.

8.5
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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