Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette
Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette

Industrial Colour Pigments

Isamaya Industrial Colour Pigments Eyeshadow Palette ($115.00 for 0.61 oz.) has a lot of different finishes and textures, whether intentionally or not, and it was not the most user-friendly palette as a result. To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn’t there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

On the other hand, some of the effects were interesting, so perhaps someone who approaches it from a more artistry-like perspective, doesn’t mind using fingertips for application, and is looking for something that they can play around with may find it worthwhile. Part of me sees its potential for artistry, the other part of me just feels like there are issues in quality that can’t be overcome.

Ingredients

Industrial Colour Pigments

PPermanent. $115.00.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Isamaya Leather Eyeshadow
Isamaya Leather Eyeshadow
Isamaya Leather Eyeshadow
Isamaya Leather Eyeshadow
Isamaya Leather Eyeshadow
Isamaya Leather Eyeshadow

Leather

Leather is a deep black with cooler undertones and a satin finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Denser, firmer feel but emollient
  • Applied like a cream-powder hybrid
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Talc, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, C10-18 Triglycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cire De Carnauba), Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol +/-May Contain Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) Grip - Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol +/- May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide)

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.

Leather

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Sweat Eyeshadow

Sweat

Sweat is an iridescent mix of bluish-violet pearl that had a wet-like shine.

  • Medium coverage
  • Thin, lightly emollient
  • Applied evenly with a fingertip
  • Hard to pick up with a brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polybutene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite +/- May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides)

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.

Sweat

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B-
B-
8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Isamaya Brass Eyeshadow
Isamaya Brass Eyeshadow
Isamaya Brass Eyeshadow
Isamaya Brass Eyeshadow
Isamaya Brass Eyeshadow
Isamaya Brass Eyeshadow

Brass

Brass is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish.

  • Mostly opaque coverage
  • Stiff, firmer texture
  • Hard to pick up evenly, best with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polybutene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides)

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.

Brass

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C+
C+
6.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
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Isamaya Grip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Grip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Grip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Grip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Grip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Grip Eyeshadow

Grip

Grip has a light-medium, reddish-brown base with green-to-gold shifting pearl throughout.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Drier, firmer texture
  • Hard to pick up evenly with a brush
  • Did not blend out as well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol +/- May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide)

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.

Grip

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C
C
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
73%
Total
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Isamaya Motor Eyeshadow
Isamaya Motor Eyeshadow
Isamaya Motor Eyeshadow
Isamaya Motor Eyeshadow
Isamaya Motor Eyeshadow
Isamaya Motor Eyeshadow

Motor

Motor is a deep, olive gold with warm undertones and flecks of antique gold sparkle.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Firmer, stiffer texture, slightly dry
  • Hard to pick up evenly
  • Best patted on with a fingertip
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol , Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides)

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.

Motor

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Isamaya Machine Eyeshadow
Isamaya Machine Eyeshadow
Isamaya Machine Eyeshadow
Isamaya Machine Eyeshadow
Isamaya Machine Eyeshadow
Isamaya Machine Eyeshadow

Machine

Machine is a light, purplish-silver with a metallic finish.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • More loosely-pressed, more prone to fallout
  • Slightly chunky, best pressed onto lid with fingertip
  • Moderate wear (7 hours with fallout)

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

-

The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Polybutene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Hexylene Glycol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cire De Carnauba), Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid +/-May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides)

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.

Machine

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C+
C+
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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Isamaya Cuprum Eyeshadow
Isamaya Cuprum Eyeshadow
Isamaya Cuprum Eyeshadow
Isamaya Cuprum Eyeshadow
Isamaya Cuprum Eyeshadow
Isamaya Cuprum Eyeshadow

Cuprum

Cuprum is a richer, medium-dark brown base with flecks of larger gold sparkle through a more pearlescent finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, creamy, thicker than other shimmers
  • Picked up well with dry brush, applied evenly
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol , Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides)

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.

Cuprum

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Isamaya Fetish Eyeshadow
Isamaya Fetish Eyeshadow
Isamaya Fetish Eyeshadow
Isamaya Fetish Eyeshadow
Isamaya Fetish Eyeshadow
Isamaya Fetish Eyeshadow

Fetish

Fetish is a medium-dark antique gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy to touch
  • Moderately dense but picked up with a dry brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polybutene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides)

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.

Fetish

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Isamaya Belt Eyeshadow
Isamaya Belt Eyeshadow
Isamaya Belt Eyeshadow
Isamaya Belt Eyeshadow
Isamaya Belt Eyeshadow
Isamaya Belt Eyeshadow

Belt

Belt has a soft, golden brown base with green-to-gold shifting sparkle over a more satin-like sheen.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth but slightly firm in the pan, stiffer to pick up
  • Applied best with a fingertip or a dampened brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

-

The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol , Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides)

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.

Belt

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow
Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow
Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow
Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow
Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow
Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow
Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow
Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow
Isamaya Flesh Eyeshadow

Flesh

Flesh seemed to have a near-transparent base with flecks of silver and beige sparkle throughout.

  • Semi-sheer pigmentation
  • Drier, firmer, thinner
  • Hard to pick up evenly
  • Fingertip was best but tended to create hard pan
  • Moderate wear (7 hours with fallout)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Silica , Zinc Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77891(Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides)

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.

Flesh

PiPPermanent in Palette.
F
F
4
Product
4
Pigmentation
5
Texture
7
Longevity
2.5
Application
50%
Total
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Isamaya Whip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Whip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Whip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Whip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Whip Eyeshadow
Isamaya Whip Eyeshadow

Whip

Whip has a deep, warmer black base with multi-colored sparkle throughout.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Slightly thicker, denser feel, light slip
  • Applied most evenly with a fingertip
  • Brush application had some fallout
  • Moderate wear (7 hours with fallout)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cire De Carnauba), Tocopherol +/- May Contain Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

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.

Whip

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Isamaya Diesel Eyeshadow
Isamaya Diesel Eyeshadow
Isamaya Diesel Eyeshadow
Isamaya Diesel Eyeshadow
Isamaya Diesel Eyeshadow
Isamaya Diesel Eyeshadow

Diesel

Diesel is an inky black base with lighter navy blue pearl throughout.

  • Opaque color payoff
  • Dense without being thick, more cream-like
  • Best with a stiffer, synthetic brush for initial laydown of color
  • Blended best with fluffy brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Talc, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, C10-18 Triglycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cire De Carnauba), Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol +/-May Contain Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) Grip - Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol +/- May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide)

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.

Diesel

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Isamaya Heat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Heat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Heat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Heat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Heat Eyeshadow
Isamaya Heat Eyeshadow

Heat

Heat is a light, peachy-gold base with green-to-gold shifting sparkle.

  • Sheer coverage
  • Drier, stiffer feel, hard to pick up
  • Applied unevenly
  • Moderate wear (7 hours with fallout)

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides) Brass & Fetish Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polybutene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides) Leather & Diesel Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Talc, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, C10-18 Triglycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cire De Carnauba), Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol +/-May Contain Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

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.

Heat

PiPPermanent in Palette.
F
F
4
Product
4
Pigmentation
4
Texture
5
Longevity
3
Application
44%
Total
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Isamaya Initiator Eyeshadow
Isamaya Initiator Eyeshadow
Isamaya Initiator Eyeshadow
Isamaya Initiator Eyeshadow
Isamaya Initiator Eyeshadow
Isamaya Initiator Eyeshadow

Initiator

Initiator is a bright, medium green with subtle, warm undertones and lighter, greenish-gold sparkle throughout.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Lightly creamy, dense without being thick
  • Picked up well with a dry brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

-

The formula is described as "richly pigmented" that are "supremely blendable." I would best describe the eyeshadow formula as being for those who love makeup artistry because there wasn't a lot of consistency between shades--some applied better with fingertips, some were sheere (and at least with a few, that seemed more likely intentional, but there's no actual statement of such), and just gives me "play" vibes--which means better for someone who wants to play, enjoys different textures and effects, and/or doesn't mind taking more time to "learn" the application methods for the palette.

To some degree, I felt like the quality wasn't there for all shades, though, and the lack of consistency between finishes did make it a palette that was harder to use, especially together. The majority of the more intense shimmers worked best with a fingertip or a dampened, flat synthetic brush and blended out with a fluffy brush afterward.

Browse all of our Isamaya Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Tin Oxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol +/-May Contain Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

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.

Initiator

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Jane Avatar

You’re right on the age part, as I find it harder to enjoy deeper, darker smoky eyes. And since I just duped out Midnight Sun, I thank you for mentioning it as you’re right it’s in the vein of this scheme.

Genevieve Avatar

This is a very tricky kind of palette – on the one hand I like the colour story with all of the green shades in it. On the other hand there are far too many black shades, but most importantly is the quality, or lack thereof, of the eyeshadows themselves. If the brand had stuck to soft shimmers and satins and improved the formulas, this palette would have been a delight and a welcome departure from all of the pink and orange themed palettes we have seen of late, I feel that the brand has tried too hard to be innovative with their formulas, without testing to see if they are user-friendly and it has been detrimental to what could have been a great eye palette.

Clidre Avatar

This is the best palette of 2022 for me!
I love the color story: unique and sophisticated, and I find the quality amazing! I get a smoothing effect on my lids, that I don’t achieve with other shimmer formulas, like Sidney Grace, for example.
I get refined looks that look fresh and youthful with this palette and I can decide to go more editorial, if I feel it! It has the experimental quality that has been lacking in recent Pat McGrath releases. It made me enthusiastic again after months of the same things everywhere!

Jane Avatar

Sad, as the color scheme fit the name and those who like grungy colors would really like this palette. I feel like a purple (some other blue-purple color) is missing and that having Diesel (which I really like though I have this color a few places in my collection) and Leather seems like over kill (though I can see they are not the same. In the end, at this price point, too many dupes and this rating, no way would I consider it. But, it’s color scheme I haven’t seen much and like. I think I try to dupe it all and then I’ll be happy for not considering it!

Tigerlaf Avatar

Motor and Whip look like amazingly complex one and done smoky eye options, which I don’t have exact dupes for, but so much of the rest is such garbage! Also there are essentially three black shades. Why? The shade with blue black undertone is not needed, but there is not a single matte taupe or medium brown shade to make a cohesive look. I don’t understand the thought behind these choices. It’s a fun looking novelty palette, but once you try wearing it a few times the novelty feeling will wear off quickly and will be replaced with annoyance and regret of the money poorly spent.

Cameron Avatar

This is one of the palettes I’ve used multiple days in a row. I like that the textures are different, they are dry and that is one of the few shimmers I can wear alone without creasing quickly.

I use my fingers to apply shimmers so I can see how this isn’t appealing to those that only use brushes. It’s really an oily lid friendly palette.

Margina Dennis Avatar

I did a review of this palette on my Instagram. It is definitely a complex palette. I don’t necessarily agree with the ratings after playing with them for a week. If you use a natural fiber brush, you will have much better results and also your fingers. This palette IMO wasn’t designed or intended to have an immediate 0 to 100 color payoff but instead designed as pro artists have worked for years and that is to BUILD Up a look. It is easy to build up a look and there are a lot of complexities to these colors. for example, you can use either of the blacks OVER a shadow to deepen them with it overpowering it or you losing the color that is underneath. This palette with its textures and finishes is where I wish Pat McGrath had gone, but she didn’t. My only criticism is that so many colors in the same color family. It made me more of a fan and made me understand how she was tapped as Creative Director for Byredo and Burberry and consultant with YSL and Tom Ford Beauty. I’m looking forward to seeing what she does next.

Jane Avatar

I just spent the afternoon trying to dupe this palette and it was HARD! What a shame on the quality or difficulty of using the shadows plus the price! This would have been one worth purchasing for the unique color scheme. I’ve only four left to dupe, colors that I would have thought easy to dupe, but yet I’m close , but not close enough (meaning 80% or more away from what I see on the swatches and your description): Sweat, Flesh, Fetish and Belt. If anyone finds other dupes for these than what’s here, pleeeease update the database with your suggestion or share here. Thanks!

Helene Avatar

It’s interesting, and I love two out of three blacks, Whip and Diesel, I also love the look and colour of Machine.
I’d not buy the palette though as I really don’t enjoy using my fingertips to apply eyeshadow, and I seem to prefer no brainer palettes so I don’t have to think of how to apply each and every shade, just use the brushes. Me being lazy, perhaps.
All that said, It is refreshing to see a palette with no pinks much as I do love to use pink eyeshadow, I’m personally tired of copper and gold though I guess this can be because I rarely use these colours as they often lean too warm.

Stephanie Avatar

A $100+ palette that can’t get pale skin-toned shimmers right is a big, hard no from me. If you have the audacity to price your products in the luxury tier, especially for a first release, the quality has to be there. When Pat McGrath launched the first three Motherships, there was no question that the products performed as advertised. The stan-y nature of some comments I have seen are also a big turnoff. All in all, I am not at all interested in seeing what’s next from this brand since it sounds more like a cult of personality thing rather than performance of the products.

Jess Avatar

An F rating on a shade in a 100+ USD palette is inexcusable. That being said, thank you for reviewing this. The packaging is so gaudy and blase, but I love the color story. I now know I can safely pass.

Denise S. Avatar

I’m enjoying using this palette a lot! I don’t mind using my fingers and do so frequently when applying eye shadows. I was able to do quick sexy smokey eye looks and cute neutral leaning looks. Will be rocking this palette for the holidays!

Stacy Avatar

The most expensive eyeshadow pallets I owned are from PMG and they are consistently one-swipe pigmented. I do understand the sentiment of wanting a more natural low-key look from lighter colors, but cannot really wish for a pallet full of not really pigmented dark colors with a high price tag. PMG might has too many gold and pink, but the price tags at least are mostly for the quality, not her namr alone. So I will stick to PMG with no doubt.

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