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Becca Ocean Jewels Cheek Palette

01/08

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette

Ocean Jewels

Becca Ocean Jewels Spring 2018 Cheek Palette ($46.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes five shades of powder highlighter. It’s a limited edition palette for spring. I’d say that the palette is large enough not to be too tedious to use each shade as an individual highlighter, but if you use larger brushes, the pans may be too narrow. The texture throughout the palette was good, but in general, they did not feel as cream-like as the permanent line does to me–there’s just no real impact on performance or application, which is really what matters the most!

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Coral Crystal

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Citrine

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Aquamarine

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Pink Pyrite

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Sunstone

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Viseart Tryst Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

Viseart Tryst 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Tryst 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Tryst 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Tryst 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Tryst 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Tryst 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Tryst 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Tryst Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Viseart Tryst Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Viseart Tryst Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Tryst

Viseart Tryst 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that is exclusive to Beautylish. Overall, it’s a nice palette that I expect will make a good “everyday” palette for some. Darling could have been more pigmented and had a creamier consistency, while Dangereuse and Illicit had room for minor improvement.

I’m happy to see Viseart release another 9-pan palette, too, as I think the packaging is an upgrade from their standard palette packaging and the price point is more attractive.

Tryst
Tryst
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

Star Lit

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette ($45.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features six glittery eyeshadows. The formula is different from other finishes from the brand within the Artist Color Shadow range (and its previous Artist Shadow range as well), but it’s one that other brands have used in some capacity (Urban Decay Moondusts, Tom Ford/Charlotte Tilbury both have similar formulations in various palettes, MAC Dazzleshadow, etc.), though I’d argue the Star Lit formula’s strength is pigmentation with moderate glitter/sparkle rather than lots of glitter/sparkle and less base color. This makes them workable as layering shades as well as standalone eyeshadows. There were two shades that were sheerer, while four were quite pigmented, and that was where the palette lost points (as the brand states these have “intense color payoff”).

The texture has a smoother, almost wet feel with some slip and enough substance that the glitter and base color adhere together onto the lid without lots of fallout during blending or application. These types of sparkles tend to lay flat and stick well to the skin, but they can be harder to remove at the end of the day, and there was some migration over time, though certainly not tons and still impressive for something as glittery as this formula without using an adhesive base or spray. I swatched all the shades dry and damp, and I found dampened application to be largely unnecessary.

One thing note is that each shade doesn’t contain as much product as you’d think, given the size of the palette. It has that bulky, oversized feel, which may be a deal-breaker for some and a non-issue for others!

Star Lit
Star Lit
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Reflection

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Prism

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C-

Spark

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Flame

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Flicker

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B+

Beam

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Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

01/07

Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Punked

Smashbox Punked Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) contains a bright silver, dark taupe, and dark black housed in a circular, plastic compact. The three shades were definitely a good color scheme together, but again, the quality of the formula used in the trio had room for improvement.

Punked
Punked
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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B+
C+

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B

Blackout

Permanent
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Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette

01/11

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat 6-Pan Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat 6-Pan Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat 6-Pan Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat 6-Pan Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat 6-Pan Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat 6-Pan Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat 6-Pan Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay x Make Up For Ever Palettes | Look Details

Urban Decay x Make Up For Ever Palettes | Look Details

Urban Decay x Make Up For Ever Palettes | Look Details

Urban Decay x Make Up For Ever Palettes | Look Details

Naked Petite Heat

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat 6-Pan Naked Eyeshadow Palette ($29.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, travel-friendly warm-toned palette with five mattes and one shimmer. It launches on February 22nd on urbandecay.com and will be in-stores the first week of March.

I liked the palette, but I didn’t love it; the shades didn’t come together as distinctively on the lid as I thought they would. It was less the quality and more the ability to create more than one or two looks out of it (that didn’t look too same-same).

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Inhale

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Vibrate

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B+

Heist

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Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

01/12

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | Look Details

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | Look Details

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | Look Details

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | Look Details

Cheers to the Beauty

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette ($50.00 for 0.71 oz.) is a large palette that contains 12 eyeshadows and one highlighter. Almost every shade had rich color payoff, while most were blendable and easy to use with good wear (without primer). I think the palette worked best when I incorporated some softer, lighter and more mid-tone shades, particularly when working with some of the cooler-toned shimmery shades in the palette, but it could definitely be used together for a cohesive look if one enjoys dramatic and more contrasting color combinations.

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total