Glaminatrix Burlesque, Nectar, Sitting Pretty, Periwinkle, Portello Matte Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow

Burlesque

Glaminatrix Burlesque Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a deep, muted purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and almost cream-like with how silky-smooth it was, but there was a fair amount of excess product that kicked up in the pan, even with a gentle touch.

The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage with very little fallout when blended out on my skin. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. - $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn't have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as "Duochrome Toppers," which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn't get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I'd recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing--and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Burlesque

PPermanent. $7.30.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow

Nectar

Glaminatrix Nectar Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a brighter, medium purple with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that was moderately powdery but that seemed confined to the pan, as it applied evenly and wasn’t prone to sheering out nor having fallout during application. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. - $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn't have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as "Duochrome Toppers," which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn't get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I'd recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing--and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Nectar

PPermanent. $7.30.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment
Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment

Sitting Pretty

Glaminatrix Sitting Pretty Matte Pressed Pigment ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, light purple with strong, blue undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was incredibly finely-milled and smooth to the touch, but there was quite a lot of pwoder that kicked up as soon as I put my brush against the surface.

It had full color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin, blended out well but wasn’t prone to sheering out, and despite the powderiness in the pan, I didn’t have issues with fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop T9 (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.06 oz. - $121.67 Per Ounce

The brand doesn't have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as "Duochrome Toppers," which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn't get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I'd recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing--and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Pressed Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Sitting Pretty

PPermanent. $7.30.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow

Periwinkle

Glaminatrix Periwinkle Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a very light lavender with strong, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The eyeshadow felt incredibly smooth and finely-milled to the touch, though there was a lot of excess powder that got kicked up in the pan.

Thankfully, the powderiness didn’t translate to application as it was pigmented, blendable, and not prone to fallout. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. - $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn't have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as "Duochrome Toppers," which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn't get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I'd recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing--and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Periwinkle

PPermanent. $7.30.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow

Portello

Glaminatrix Portello Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that didn’t build up as well as other shades in the range, and I also had some trouble with getting this to apply evenly and blend out, depending on what it was paired with. The texture was moderately powdery, though it had only minimal fallout during application. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. - $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn't have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as "Duochrome Toppers," which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn't get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I'd recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing--and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Portello

PPermanent. $7.30.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total

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Hayley Avatar

I really wanted to love this brand, and I had ordered earlier in the year some of these same shades but they were loosely pressed, one cracked and I lost half of the eyeshadow due to just moving it into a new magnetic palette. Wonder if she changed things a little by the time you ordered yours. The colours are most definitely spectacular though.

Christine Avatar

Oh no! That is too fragile for sure. What magnetic palette did you use? I know the ABH ones have a stronger magnet than average, lol, so I have heard some people had issues with those palettes (in general), though they’ve been fine for me thus far–fingers crossed.

Hayley Avatar

I do have the ABH palettes you’re talking about their magnets are definitely strong, but I had it stored in one of the 24pan colourpop ones and moved it to the sydney grace 48(?) so around the same magnet strength. I also tried to reswatch my Portello and I can’t get anywhere near the pigment like yours. Ive heard stories of varying quality as well. I dont want to rag on the brand completely, because a fair amount of the shadows I ordered are gorgeous and swatch/perform like yours have. So maybe I just happened to get a dud or two.

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