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Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence | Look Details
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence | Look Details
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence | Look Details
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence | Look Details
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Quintessence

Chanel Quintessence Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($70.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring a mix of gold, green, neutrals, and blue. It’s a bit of a faded, springtime rainbow of hues. I was impressed by the texture, pigmentation, and wear of the majority of the palette. Deeper shades like #8 (deep blue) and the inky gray (#9) needed more work to blend out along their edges but definitely some of the easiest variations I’ve tried. The shimmery shades in the palette–except #6–were very shiny and easy to work with.

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Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Cream Eyeshadow

01/06

Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Patine Bronze (840)

Chanel Patine Bronze (840) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium golden bronze with warm undertones and a more olive-gold sheen. The texture was lightly creamy, almost a touch tacky, with good slip and excellent hold as the color went on evenly, smoothly, and with full color coverage in a single layer. The eyeshadow was easy to diffuse along the edges without sheering it out too readily (but it could also be worn as more of a bronzy wash–lost some of the greenish cast, though) and didn’t settle into my fine lines/creases as it dried down. Once it set, the eyeshadow stayed on well for 11 hours before creasing very faintly.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.14 oz. - $257.14 Per Ounce

Chanel describes the formula as a “smooth-textured cream shadow [that] glides on effortlessly” and is “long-wearing.” Overall, the consistency has moderate slip–emollient but not greasy or overly wet in feel–and feels more like a traditional cream eyeshadow than Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres. They go on as a thin layer but have fairly good pigmentation. The formula dried down quite quickly leaving little time for blending or diffusing edges, even when working one eye at a time, which was where I struggled. I think some of them tended to work better as lid colors and using something else for a more diffused/blended out crease color. They did, however, wear impeccably for as long as fourteen hours on me–no creasing, fading, or flaking.

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Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Stack

01/18

Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Blueprint

Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Eyeshadow Stack (x4) ($48.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, permanent eight-shade set featuring pops of blue and copper. The blue-hued packaging is limited edition, but the palette joins the permanent Stacks (presumably in black packaging then). Each level of the stack features two shades (each in its own pan but placed right next to each other). Two of the shimmers–but the lighter ones–had a chunkier consistency, while the more mid-tone shimmers were smoother, creamier, and easier to work with. The deepest blue matte blended out decently but did take more effort than the typical matte (though good for this type of shade, in my experience).

Blueprint
Blueprint
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette

01/06

Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Sugar Shade (257)

Dior Sugar Shade (257) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for spring, which features a pop of blue, two pinks, golden beige, and a plummy brown. All five shades had some shimmer in them, though some were more shimmery than others. The blue ends up working primarily as a “pop” of color, most easily incorporated as an inner corner or lower lash line shade as it didn’t flow as well with the other shades. The two pinks had a tendency to lose some of their nuance when applied together. I find Dior tends to put together interesting color schemes, but I didn’t feel like this coordinated as well as others have in the past.

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B-

Sugar Shade #1

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A-

Sugar Shade #2

Limited Edition
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B+

Sugar Shade #3

Limited Edition
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B-

Sugar Shade #4

Limited Edition
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A

Sugar Shade #5

Limited Edition
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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“Signs of Spring Look”)

01/06

Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Signs of Spring Eye | Look Details
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Signs of Spring Eye | Look Details
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow

Sea Breeze

Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light chartreuse green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, and it actually stayed that way when applied; there was enough substance to the consistency that it didn’t immediately sheer out to nothingness. It’s incredibly rare to find this light of a shade that can pack so much pigment without ten layers and a sticky primer under it. The consistency was a smidgen powdery, so there was a bit of fallout if I used a larger, fluffier brush. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

Sea Breeze
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“A Dusty Spring Look”)

01/04

Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow

Turtledoves

Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and diffused well along the edges. The eyeshadow had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was dense without being too thick or too stiff in the pan. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly on me.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol)), aluminum powder

Turtledoves
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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