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Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Palette | Look Details
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Palette | Look Details
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Palette | Look Details
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
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Huda Beauty Emerald Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Huda Beauty Emerald Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Emerald

Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) has a mix of warmer and cooler-toned greens across three matte shades and six shimmers. With the undertones in the palette, the bottom row doesn’t quite jive with the top six shades as cohesively as it could, and I think they could have put in a deeper, matte green for greater contrast (what I felt I was missing when I was trying to use the palette) instead of shade #9 at the very least. The texture of the shimmery shades is denser and thicker, more silicone-heavy, whereas the mattes were thin and drier (not as velvety as past mattes in their Obsessions palettes), so it’s key to apply the mattes earlier on as they don’t layer as well on top of the shimmery shades.

Emerald
Emerald
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Viseart Libertine Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine Palette | Look Details
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine Palette | Look Details
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
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Viseart Libertine Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Libertine

Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that’s exclusive to Beautylish. It contains five matte shades and four shimmer shades. Three of the five mattes are “sheer matte pigments,” which are marketed as a wet/dry formula. If you’re someone who wants to be able to use every shade easily in a palette and wants them to perform similarly to each other, I’d look at a different Viseart palette. If you’re into using your eyeshadows as eyeliners, you may appreciate the new finish/formula found in this particular palette. I highly recommend reading through the way the palette is supposed to be used before purchasing it to ensure that it will work for your application style.

I would expect that the brand and its creator would be the best to describe the formula of this palette, which is what I’m deferring to, but I do find that this palette is less consumer-friendly and more pro-friendly. Within the Libertine palette, one will find two new formulas, which are labeled as pigments and are specifically “not” creamy in texture (and they are, in fact, a little drier and a touch grainy). For example, Empowered is described as usable for “all over” as a “wash of color” or “wet as an eyeliner.” Defiance is described as a “hard pressed tattoo pigment” that can be “used as an eyeliner” but for “all over color” one is to “blend carefully.” Debauched can be used “all over” but is listed as a “hard pressed sheer matte fuchsia pigment.”

I reached out to Viseart/Anastasia on the new formula, and from that conversation, these were my takeaways: they have a similar ingredient list but they are pressed significantly harder in order to be able take more water (as they are designed to be used wet or dry as liner) but that they are packed with extra pigment to balance.

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

Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Eye Colour Palette

01/09

Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
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Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Palette | Look Details
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
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Hidden Gems

Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette ($55.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition 12-pan palette for the holidays with an array of jewel-toned hues. There were only two mattes in the palette, which was a surprise as usually the brand’s pre-made palettes are more of a mix. The pigmentation was typically semi-opaque to opaque, while the eyeshadows had a slightly drier, dustier consistency across the board that. That texture made them better suited for someone who likes to use their eyeshadows with a dampened brush as that will help them apply more smoothly and have less fallout during application. I’m happy to see the brand playing with texture and color, but I wish the formula was better.

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ColourPop Good Sport Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/12

Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Good Sport Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Good Sport Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Good Sport Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Good Sport Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Good Sport Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop In Retrograde | Look Details
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop In Retrograde | Look Details
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
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ColourPop Good Sport Palette | <a href=Look Details">
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Good Sport

Colour Pop Good Sport 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for fall that features a mix of neutrals with pops of purple, yellow, and green. The colors came together cohesively, and there seemed to be a good mix of finishes and depths. Note: the press samples sent out of this palette have Trophies and Flow reversed; Trophies is intended to be a purple and Flow is intended to be a deep brown/taupe.

Good Sport
Good Sport
A-

Limited Edition

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

Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette

01/23

Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes Palette | Look Details
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes Palette | Look Details
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes Palette | Look Details
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes Palette | Look Details
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
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Sephora New Nudes Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Sephora New Nudes Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Sephora New Nudes Palette | <a href=Look Details">

New Nudes

Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 1.12 oz.) contains 28 eyeshadows with mostly matte shades with a few shimmers (satin to metallic). I wish I enjoyed the formula used in the PRO palettes, but I find it particularly dry, which can result in powderiness, fallout, shades that sheer out as soon as one tries to blend them out, and poorer wear. They are somewhat better over eyeshadow primer, but I still found that it fell short of what I’d expect when there are many other eyeshadows that perform better.

New Nudes
New Nudes
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Natasha Denona Safari Eyeshadow Palette

01/19

Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
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Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Safari Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Safari

Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 1.20 oz.) is a new, limited edition all-matte eyeshadow palette with a mix of neutrals and earthy pops of color (like blue and green). The performance of the eyeshadows was quite good, particularly for mattes and without requiring the use of primer to get even/opaque coverage. I found that most shades applied better in practice than they swatched (and part of that is likely due to my forearm being much drier than my eyelids). I can see this palette pairing well numerous shimmer-dominated palettes we’ve seen over the years, including the brand’s own 28-shade palettes.

Also: It would be great if brands spent a little more time ensuring that their product names were respectful to any themes or places that they are inspired by. A palette inspired by a safari could have easily stayed within a flora/fauna realm of names instead of extending into using the names of ethnic groups (Amhara and Maasai) that are used without context (just seems like exoticizing the theme).

Safari
Safari
A-

Limited Edition

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