City Color Shimmer Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 3)

City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow
City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow

City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, light-medium green with cooler undertones and warmer, green shimmer paired with a metallic finish. It was very, very pigmented with a creamy, dense texture that worked best with a flat, synthetic brush (rather than natural hair brushes). It applied well, blended out easily, and wore for eight hours. Milk Makeup Mermaid Parade (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #28 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Keytar (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Isla (LE, $12.00) is more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a dark black with a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied well and blended out surprisingly easily. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly. Viseart Chroma #3 (P, )(100% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Define) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Obscur (816) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Deadline (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium, sky blue with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a really thick, almost cream-like texture, but it was harder to work with than some of the other shades as it was thick without the slip of other shades, so it tended to separate a little when applied to the skin (you can see it in the swatch). It lasted for eight hours before creasing. Buxom Schmooze (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Grand Large (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Denim Genes (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #18 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Divine Blue (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Haight (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Unhinged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Fancy (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I210 Light Turquoise (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Shattered (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium green with warm, golden shimmer and a metallic finish. The texture was slightly thicker and denser, which resulted in it easily adding texture to the lid. It applies best with a flat, synthetic brush and in one layer (more layers can add thickness and make it appear uneven in texture). It had great color payoff and wore for eight hours before creasing. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Jealous Girl (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Fyrinnae Electric Stardust (P, $6.80) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had really good color payoff with a creamy, dense consistency that spread across the skin well and wore for eight hours before creasing. Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Cobalt (25) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Two Piece (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Nile (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #25 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is an inky, deep black with charcoal shimmer. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth texture that applied on the skin like a cream eyeshadow but didn’t lose any intensity. The edges were easily blended out, while the color wore well for eight hours. Buxom Black Tie (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Black Myrrh (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Lancome The New Black (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Black (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP 1001 Nights (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Burnt Anise (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | City Color Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “heavy metallic finish” that also has “long-wear.” There are 16 shades in the range, and this post features six of them. The majority of the shades in the formula have a very dense, thick, and cream-like consistency–I have best results using a firmer, flatter and synthetic brush than I do with a really soft, natural hair brush, though natural brushes offer a little more control over how metallic the finish gets and my MAC 239s were just fine with it (and those are natural hair). They are intensely pigmented, and they blend out and apply well to bare skin. The formula wore for around eight to eight and a half hours on me with very slight creasing. A few of the very frosted, metallic shades seemed to emphasize the natural texture of parts of my lid and need a little extra blending to smooth out. These reminded me of Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (but City Color’s are much denser) as well as Sleek’s more metallic eyeshadows.

A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Breezy
Breezy
B

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
B+

Permanent

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

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow
City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow

City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow
City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow

City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow
City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow

City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow
City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow

City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow
City Color Beach Cottage Shimmer Shadow

City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow
City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow

City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow
City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow

City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow
City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow

City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow
City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow

City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow
City Color Black Widow Shimmer Shadow

City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow
City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow

City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow
City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow

City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow
City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow

City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow
City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow

City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow
City Color Breezy Shimmer Shadow

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow
City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow
City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow
City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow
City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow
City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow

City Color It's a Boy Shimmer Shadow
City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow

City Color It's a Boy Shimmer Shadow
City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow

City Color It's a Boy Shimmer Shadow
City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow

City Color It's a Boy Shimmer Shadow
City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow

City Color It's a Boy Shimmer Shadow
City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow

City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow
City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow

City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow
City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow

City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow
City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow

City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow
City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow

City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow
City Color Oh So Naughty Shimmer Shadow

City Color It's a Boy Shimmer Shadow
City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow

City Color It's a Boy Shimmer Shadow
City Color It’s a Boy Shimmer Shadow