Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette ($46.50 for 0.20 oz.) includes four shades of warmer, shimmery colors that include copper, berry, purple, and taupe. The color scheme really works well together, and there are various combinations one can create with just the four shades included. There’s a good mix of shades that can contrast against each other. For those who prefer more satin or matte finishes, this palette may feel like frost-overload. It’s a good palette, but two shades could have been more pigmented.

Bronx is described as a “bronzed gold.” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned coppery ornage with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff, and the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. It wore well for eight hours before fading. This is a shade that we’ve seen a lot, so there’s no shortage of dupes, but it’s a nice color to have in your arsenal if you don’t have it already. Makeup Geek Glamorous (P, $5.99) is darker, less shimery. Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE) is more metallic, yellower. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is more metallic. LORAC Gold (P) is very similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P) is slightly darker. MAC Amber Lights (P, $15.00) is brighter. Guerlain Calligraphy #2 (LE) is similar. bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Ensnare is described as a “sultry berry shimmer.” It’s a brightened, pinky-berry with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, but it was a little dry and didn’t apply as smoothly as Bronx. This shade started to show signs of fading just after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Pink Pepper (LE, $21.00) is glittery, lighter. MAC Caribbean (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Daydreaming (LE, $15.00) is warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches.

Charm is described as a “seductive violet shimmer.” It’s a cool-toned, light-medium pink-violet with a soft, frosted sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it wasn’t quite as pigmented as you’d expect from Illamasqua’s formula. It wore well though and lasted a full eight hours. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #2 (P) is darker. NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is darker. Kat Von D Babe (LE) is darker, cooler-toned. theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Urban Decay Flash (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Mystify is described as a “chestnut brown.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned taupe brown with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff, and the texture was incredibly soft and silky-smooth. This shade wore well for eight hours before starting to show signs of fading. Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is a cream product. Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is lighter. Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $18.00) is very similar. Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $18.00) is darker. Giorgio Armani Fatal #1 (P) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches.

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Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Bronx Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Bronx Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Ensnare Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Ensnare Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Charm Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Charm Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Mystify Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Mystify Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Eyeshadows: Bronx (inner lid), Ensnare (middle of lid), Charm (outer lid), Mystify (crease)

Illamasqua Fatale Eyeshadow Palette
Illamasqua Eyeshadows: Bronx (inner lid), Ensnare (middle of lid), Charm (outer lid), Mystify (crease)

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Very pretty. It looks more fall than spring to me. But I guess I just love so many other new releases now getting me to bite isn’t easy.
So pretty on you with your brown eyes. Really lovely.

All the colors are nice, but I don’t feel I could create a complete eye look without needing to add one or two other eyeshadows. All the colors are midtone. They all look like good stand alone color though.

They’re so different though that I think they work well together, even if they aren’t super light or super dark – though Mystify is quite dark and is perfect for darkening any shade in the palette!

Love the shimmery purple ( of course, heh) and the overall colour combo is great – very autumnal, somehow, which is nice, cos that’s where we’re headed at the moment! πŸ˜€

Where can this be purchased at?

I actually squealed when I saw the review was up. After I saw the eye look in post on the lipsticks, I’ve been compulsively finding every review on the internet for this quad. This is kind of spendy for a quad but I love the color combo so I’m gong for it.

I totally adore this colour combo and picked this up this morning and can see myself getting a ton of use from this palette in the form of simple eye washes . Thanks for the review πŸ˜€

I love Ensnare, i just swipe it all across the lid and dab a smal amount of Bronx, in the inner 1/3 of the lid or in the middle part of the eye. I use Mystify in the crease. Sometimes I use Charm instead of Ensnare, but I really prefere Ensnare. I really thought, when I ordered it that Charm would be my favourite, as a vibrant redish pink wasn’t something I generally liked.
I find that they can be applied quite sheer and are buildable so I can get real impact, if and when I want to.
All the shadows wear well on my lids, They start fading a little after some 8 hours, they are quite noticable after 12-14 hours, though.
Of all the eyeshadows I’ve bought the last 4 months or so, this is my absolute favourite one, the one I keep getting back to.
Oh, this got on a bit long, sorry πŸ™‚

omgeesy! I love this and must have it!! It is hard for me to buy Illamasqua though as about 6 years ago I was able to buy one of their quads at Walgreens for $9.99. I have no idea why they were in Walgreens, but I remember at the time thinking what a wonderful formula it was at such a kick butt price.

I feel ridiculous asking this but, I am in love with the eye look you did. The thing is, I am a blue-eyed, cool skinned blonde. I mean, I know makeup rules are made to be broken but I don’t want to look ridiculous either. Thanks for any help anyone can give me!!!

DO IT! Why not try it? I think you could rock it. Maybe try just two of the colors at once and mix with one you know works for you.

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