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MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/07

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess Palette | Look Details

MAC Prissy Princess Palette | Look Details

Prissy Princess

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a set lighter neutrals with one darker neutral that runs more neutral-to-warm than very-warm-toned. For someone who prefers lighter neutrals that are buildable and likely uses primer regularly, it might be worth considering, but with a sea of neutral palettes to choose from, there are many others of higher quality.

The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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MAC Power Hungry MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/05

MAC Power Hungry MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Power Hungry MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Power Hungry MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Power Hungry MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Power Hungry MAC Girls Personality Palette

Power Hungry

MAC Power Hungry MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a set warm, light and mid-tone neutrals–there’s nothing particularly new or groundbreaking here, but it’s a solid neutral palette for someone with fair to medium skin and likes a softer, shimmery look (could easily have used another matte or two!). The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver Star Lit Powder

01/05

Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver Star Lit Powder

1 Frozen Silver

Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a light, bright silver with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. I’m not entirely sure why they went with the “Frozen” label here, as all of the other “Frozen” shades were duochromes but this one wasn’t. It does, though, brighten well as it was lighter and brighter in hue. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, and then opaque coverage when applied with a dampened brush (just using water). The consistency was soft, blendable, and easy to work with on the skin and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.03 oz. - $700.00 Per Ounce

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder swatches.

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Chanel City Lights Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Quad | Look Details

Chanel City Lights Quad | Look Details

City Lights

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for fall that features three neutrals and a soft, pale pink. As much as I liked the idea of this, the shades did not mesh as well together as I expected based on past experience with Chanel’s quads. I can see it working well for someone who tends to use one or two shades but found the undertones to be a little competing instead of harmonious when using three or four shades together, personally (this subjective observations had no impact on rating). The quality of three shades was quite nice–pigmented, easy to use, long-wearing–while the light pink was rather sheer.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder

6 Frozen Turquoise

Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a cool, white base with icy lavender to teal shifting shimmer. It had a strong, nearly metallic sheen but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture as the particle size was so fine. It worked beautifully as a cheek highlighter, as it reflected light well and maintained its shift, and it also worked well along the inner tearduct to brighten the eyes. The consistency was soft, velvety, and finely-milled, which made it easy to blend out. It had sheerer, buildable coverage applied dry and more opaque coverage when applied with a dampened brush. It wore well for eight hours on me.

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.05 oz. - $420.00 Per Ounce

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder swatches.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Chanel Road Movie Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

Chanel Road Movie Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Road Movie Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Road Movie Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Road Movie Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Road Movie Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Road Movie Eyeshadow Quad | Look Details

Chanel Road Movie Eyeshadow Quad | Look Details

Road Movie

Chanel Road Movie Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, permanent palette featuring a beige, golden copper, bluish teal, and a blackened blue. It had a murky, smoky vibe with pops of color. It was decent but for someone who wants really rich, intense pigmentation, I think they would be happier with another brand, while those who prefer more buildable, softer, and more muted smoky hues, this might appeal.

Road Movie
Road Movie
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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