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MAC x Nicopanda Stay Cute Full Face Kit

01/07

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

Stay Cute

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.40 oz.) rounds out the collection’s Face Kits as the final disappointment in the trilogy. The eyeshadows were dismal, and the blush was workable but was barely decent.

Stay Cute
Stay Cute
4
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5
Longevity
2.5
Application
52%
Total

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B

Cheeky Chic

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Snow Panda

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Misfit

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F

Cyber Goth

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F

Supah-Pink

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MAC x Nicopanda Primapanda Full Face Kit

01/07

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

Primapanda

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.40 oz.) makes one wonder if brands even bother to test their own products prior to releasing them to consumers. Every single product in the palette fell below what one would look for in a mid-end product with two shades being absolutely atrocious. Eyeshadow primer did not alleviate the overall application issues and only improved wear by a few hours but by no means long enough to make it through even an eight-hour day.

Primapanda
Primapanda
3
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
3.5
Longevity
2
Application
44%
Total

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Plum Sparkle

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Midas

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Freakshow

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BLK

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Pout

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MAC x Nicopanda Preppy Panda Full Face Kit

01/09

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC x Nicopanda | Look Details

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC x Nicopanda | Look Details

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit
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MAC x Nicopanda | <a href=Look Details">

Preppy Panda

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.40 oz.) is just another example of MAC’s emphasis on packaging without putting much effort into ensuring the quality of the actual product inside that “cool” packaging of theirs. It performed poorly on its own, and it wasn’t salvaged by primer. One shade was a complete miss–one of the brand’s worst eyeshadows ever–and two of the three remaining shades were merely disappointing rather than devastating.

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Harajuku Blu

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Panda Riot

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Atomic Blush

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Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

01/13

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
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Urban Decay Backtalk Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Backtalk

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette ($46.00 for 0.88 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette exclusive to Sephora. It’s a warm-toned palette with a pinker-leaning, but I don’t think that it resulted in quite the berry/mauve (read: cooler-toned) palette that readers expected when it was initially launched. I think that the palette may suffer from a lack of versatility, as I felt like a lot of potential looks looked rather similar, but for someone who is after a certain type of look, the color scheme might work just fine.

The eyeshadow quality was below the brand’s typical one (though I liked the two mattes in the palette quite a bit) from my experience, particularly for shimmery shades like Shade and Attitude (I find the brand shines with these types of finishes, usually), though I didn’t experience as bad of a palette as others, including some readers, have had. I didn’t have any trouble with the cheek colors, though Urban Decay markets their Afterglow blushes/highlighters as buildable in pigmentation and having eight-hour wear.

Reviews seem to be either “worst palette ever” or “it’s decent” (I’m not seeing tons of “best palette ever” kind of remarks). I try to avoid reading too many reviews about products before testing and reviewing them myself (when I know that I plan to review) to avoid any potential to be influenced. Even my best blogging friend, Muse, and I had very different experiences (and we tend to agree most of the time), where hers was one of the worst palettes she had ever used. I saw several customer reviews mention that there was “no pigmentation” even when used over primer or after three layers of product, which was definitely far worse (and different) than my experience – I also compared the press sample I received to one I purchased from Sephora (online) the day it launched but didn’t find any significant differences.

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 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 Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | Look Details

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | Look Details

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | Look Details

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | Look Details

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
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Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty Palette | <a href=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

Tom Ford Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

01/07

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Violet Argente Palette | Look Details

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Violet Argente Palette | Look Details

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette
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Tom Ford Violet Argente Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Violet Argente

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) contains four eyeshadows and two cheek colors. Two of the eyeshadows are nice enough, and the highlighting shade was excellent, but the rest were nowhere the quality level one would expect of a luxury brand or at this price point.

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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