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Linda Hallberg Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

01/10

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Enchanted Secrets

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Secrets Eyeshadow Quad ($59.00 for 0.88 oz.) is designed to offer a slew of effects depending on application method–sheer when used dry, maximum impact when used with a dampened brush, and “true magic” is achieved when they’re layered on top of the brand’s crayons (like pencil eyeliners). If you love metallic, sparkling shifting eyeshadows and don’t mind using a dampened brush, I could see the palette being a good go-to. The formula was particularly soft and blendable with good wear on its own–they were easy to use, which I think is something that only comes through when a formula is well-done from the start.

A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Moonwake

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Ethereal

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Zephyr

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Orphic

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Linda Hallberg Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

01/09

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Linda Hallberg Eyeshadows | Look Details

Metallic Mysteries

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Metallic Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad ($59.00 for 0.88 oz.) contains a wet/dry formula that are designed to be “highly pigmented” and the finish seems to be what intensifies when used with a damp brush. The pigmentation of two shades was fairly pigmented either way, but two shades were less pigmented when used dry. Otherwise, the textures were great–smooth, blendable, dense without being too firmly pressed–and easy to use with good, eight-hour wear across the board.

A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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Bang

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Gamma

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B

KKW Beauty x Mario Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

KKW Beauty x Mario | Look Details

KKW Beauty x Mario | Look Details

Mario

KKW Beauty Mario 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features 10 eyeshadows across shimmery and matte shades. Nine of the ten are in the neutral family and then there’s the pop of blue. The eyeshadows are supposed to be formulated for “easy layering and blending.” Per the brand, the metallic eyeshadows can also be used “wet or dry” and with “brushes or fingers” for a “saturated pearlized color finish.”

I really liked the matte formula, as it was denser but pigmented and very easy to use–I can see exactly what the brand meant by “easy layering and blending.” I also recall Mario mentioning in an Instagram story about these working better on the eye than just swatched (and I’ve found instances where how something swatches on the arm is inconsistent with actual performance on the lid!). They had the type of pigmentation and overall texture that I didn’t notice any shortcomings in pigmentation in practice as they applied and built up or blended out as I wanted them to. Glam was beyond fantastic–one of the best textures I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing!–but 2008 was a bit of a let-down.

The brand has set a restock date for the KKW x Mario collection for 4/20 at noon PST.

Mario
Mario
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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NARS Night Garden Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

NARS Night Garden Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Night Garden Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Night Garden Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Night Garden Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Night Garden Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Night Garden | Look Details

NARS Night Garden | Look Details

Night Garden

NARS Night Garden Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition six-pan eyeshadow palette with a smoky set of shades. It was decent, but it definitely need a good eyeshadow primer underneath to maximize pigmentation, blendability, and help extend wear. The color combination definitely gives me “night garden” vibes, though I wish the deep brown (Fauna) wasn’t quite as dark (it was too close to Matira from a functional perspective).

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B

Oleander

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B+

Indio

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A-

Reborn

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B

Fauna

Limited Edition
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B+

Sprung

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A-

Matira

Limited Edition
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NARS Fleur Fatale Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

NARS Fleur Fatale Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Fleur Fatale Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Fleur Fatale Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Fleur Fatale Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Fleur Fatale Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Fleur Fatale | Look Details

NARS Fleur Fatale | Look Details

Fleur Fatale

NARS Fleur Fatale Erdem Strange Flowers Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.42 oz.) is new, limited edition six-pan palette that includes three taupe-ish shades along with a deep gray, warm plum, and pale gold. All six shades were easy to work with, pigmented, and long-wearing, which made this a breeze to test.

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A-

Mythos

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A

Thistle

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B+

Flourish

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B

Belladonna

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A

Daydream

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A

Holly Hock

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ColourPop It’s All Wild Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/08

Colour Pop It's All Wild 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop It's All Wild 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop It's All Wild 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop It's All Wild 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop It's All Wild 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop It's All Wild 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop It's All Wild | Look Details

ColourPop It's All Wild | Look Details

It's All Wild

Colour Pop It’s All Wild Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a very warm, fiery set of neutrals that comes together to create a deep, rich look. The mattes were quite pigmented and easy enough to work with, while the shimmer had a bit more slip than ideal for usage dry, so it was best applied with a dampened brush or fingertips to maximize coverage and evenness.

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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B+

Passport

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A

Tan Line

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A-

Bonfire

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A-

Malibu

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