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Milani Soft & Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft & Sultry Palette | Look Details

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Soft & Sultry Palette | Look Details

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft & Sultry Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Milani Soft & Sultry Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Soft and Sultry

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($20.00 for 0.48 oz.) contains a mix of neutrals, taupes, and deep gray/black hues. It has “smoky eye” written all over it. For someone who regularly uses eyeshadow primer and prefers to build up some of their mid-tone shades, I think it would work just fine, but my experience was that several of the matte shades were a little too powdery to remain pigmented in practice, had some fallout, and overall, the formula used in the palette was shorter-wearing than average. Used over primer, they lasted longer (12 hours), but they did show fading/creasing sooner than better formulas, even over primer.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion Palette | Look Details

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion Palette | Look Details

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
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Milani Pure Passion Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Pure Passion

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($20.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a warm-toned neutral palette that leans plum/copper with a mix of shimmers and mattes. The shimmers performed quite well–nicely pigmented, blendable, and easy to use–while the mattes were blendable, some were powdery and sheered out or needed a primer underneath to work well. I did find that most shades wore a bit shorter than average on their own, and even over primer, they showed noticeable fading/creasing after 12-14 hours of wear (I don’t normally see significantly signs of wear with primer).

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Bad Habit Cult Mystics Luxe Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Cult Mystics Palette | Look Details

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Cult Mystics Palette | Look Details

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection

Bad Habit Cult Mystics (Your Left) vs. Pat McGrath Subliminal (Your Right) | Look Details

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection
Bad Habit Cult Mystics Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Bad Habit Cult Mystics Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Bad Habit Cult Mystics (Your Left) vs. Pat McGrath Subliminal (Your Right) | <a href=Look Details">

Mystics

Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection ($24.00 for 0.63 oz.) includes 10 eyeshadows with six shades designed to be wet or dry with a brush and four shades designed to be used with fingertips. The latter four weren’t described to be used wet/dry, but it is the type of formula I’d expect to use either way, so for reference, I swatched those dry/wet. I don’t recommend using the matte shades wet as it seemed to make them harder to use–more prone to patchiness and difficult to blend out.

The matte eyeshadows were extremely powdery and felt thin, which made them have a ton of fallout when applied, have poor adhesion to the lid, and skip when blended as the color adhered unevenly and often disappeared when I tried to blend the color out. They had poor wear and lasted six to seven hours at best.

The Baked Powder shades were the easier shades to work with in the palette, but they had a drier, more loosely-pressed texture that made them more prone to fallout both during application and later on during wear, but they were pigmented, adhered evenly overall, and stayed on for seven to eight hours before creasing. The more shimmery Pressed Powders were dry, almost gritty in texture, which resulted in uneven application applied dry and they had to be used with a dampened brush just to be workable. These were harder to blend out and had some fallout as they dried down. They wore for six to seven hours on me.

I would say that the quality of the Bad Habit palette in general was disappointing — not worth the upcharge (worst palette I’ve tried from them) for their “Luxe” formula, which were some of the worst eyeshadows I’ve worked with this year.

Mystics
Mystics
C-

Permanent

6.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
72%
Total

Is Bad Habit Mystics a Dupe for Pat McGrath Subliminal Palette?

This palette looks extremely similar to Pat McGrath’s Subliminal Palette at a glance, but Bad Habit’s version performed significantly below the Pat McGrath palette. The Bad Habit matte eyeshadows were incredibly powdery and more prone to sheering out with some lifting or being challenging to blend out. The shimmery shades in the Mystics palette were chunkier with larger particles, so a shade like Illuminate ended up being brighter than the Pat McGrath version, but then a shade like Karma looked faded and lacked the vibrancy of Pat McGrath’s Blitz Blue. Bad Habit’s Essence wasn’t similar to Pat McGrath’s Lilac Dust in finish nor undertone. Bad Habit’s Altered State was significantly more shimmery than Pat McGrath’s Substance. You can view a side-by-side comparison between Pat McGrath Subliminal Palette vs. Bad Habit Mystics Palette. The shades more complex in Pat McGrath’s Subliminal palette are: Pale Gold 002, VR Violet, and Astral White; about half the palette are more basic neutrals. They are duochrome shades, and you could likely find more dupe possibilities with indie brands (like Fyrinnae) if you’re looking to replicate some of the effect of the Subliminal palette at a lower price point.

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Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Camel Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5
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Natasha Denona Camel Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Camel

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a new, neutral palette that features three matte finishes and two shimmery shades. It’s a warmer-toned palette, though it had more muted, yellow undertones across the mattes that made it less typical. Frankly, the tones seemed exactly like what I’d expect to see from palette called “camel!” The five shades worked well together, and I felt like it was easy to get a very diffused and blended crease/transition area with the gradient of mattes. The two shimmers are quite different, so they can create their own gradient by blending the two together. The only “downside” to the palette was that Dune was described as sheer and wasn’t, so that was why the rating dropped.

Camel
Camel
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Bad Habit Artistry Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry Palette | Look Details

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry Palette | Look Details

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry Palette (Your Left) vs. Anastasia Mario Palette (Your Right)

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Bad Habit Artistry Palette (Your Left) vs. Anastasia Mario Palette (Your Right)

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Bad Habit Artistry Palette |  <a href=Look Details">
Bad Habit Artistry Palette |  <a href=Look Details">
Bad Habit Artistry Palette (Your Left) vs. Anastasia Mario Palette (Your Right)
Bad Habit Artistry Palette (Your Left) vs. Anastasia Mario Palette (Your Right)

Artistry

Bad Habit Artistry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($12.00 for 0.42 oz.) contains a mix of soft and warm-toned neutrals with a few deeper, earth-toned/neutral-hued shades as well. There was a mix of mattes and shimmers with the shimmers being more frosted/less metallic. I was impressed by the overall quality of the shades and formulas, as they performed on par with most powder eyeshadow formulas. The formula used in this particular palette was soft, a little dusty, but they applied evenly, blended out well, and had good pigmentation for the most part. They lasted between seven and eight hours on their own and looked good after 12-hour wear over a primer.

Artistry
Artistry
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Too Faced Then and Now Eyeshadow Palette

01/15

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then & Now Palette | Look Details

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then & Now Palette | Look Details

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then & Now Palette | Look Details

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Then & Now Palette | Look Details

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette
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Too Faced Then & Now Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Too Faced Then & Now Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Too Faced Then & Now Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Then and Now

Too Faced Then and Now Cheers to 20 Years Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.80 oz.) is exactly what I’d expect from the brand to celebrate their 20th anniversary. From the types of colors to the finishes to the color scheme and to the packaging, it’s so on-brand that it really seemed fitting for this particular milestone. I thought the concept was interesting–taking their original 10 eyeshadows and then updating them–but what I’ll say about that is I think I’d rather have seen them update the original shades (better formulations, slight tweaks for a modern interpretation) and then pairing them with 10 shades worked with them. Instead, the palette offers a distorted mirror image of the original 10, and I felt like it made the palette a little less cohesive than it should be for having 22 shades (I was definitely longing for some more satin/matte, deeper shades).

Overall, the quality was better than expected; better than the average for Too Faced and their limited edition palettes compared to the last few years (though I’ve seen some improvement over the last year here). There are several glittery shades, which suffer from your typical glitter eyeshadow problems, like glitter not binding with the base, fallout (during and after application), and so on. If you’re someone who often users fingertips or dampened brushes (or a glitter adhesive), I suspect you’ll be just fine working with this palette. Also, the palette is rather over-sized, so keep that in mind for organization and traveling purposes, but it certainly contains a ton of product for your money.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total