Lethal Cosmetics Hive Collection Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 2)

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Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow

Nymph

Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, golden beige with moderate, warm undertones and an intense, metallic finish. It had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan that yielded full coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "extreme pigmentation" and "effortless blendability" ... "that [will] last all day." There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it's a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present--the brand did warn about using less with their formula--in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn't need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Nymph

PPermanent. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow

Ephemeral

Lethal Cosmetics Ephemeral Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a darker, yellowy beige with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation but was more powdery, so it sheered out a bit when applied.

I’d recommend using a primer underneath it if building up coverage was desired, though the eyeshadow blended out well and had more of a dispersion of product into the air than visible fallout underneath my eye area. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "extreme pigmentation" and "effortless blendability" ... "that [will] last all day." There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it's a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present--the brand did warn about using less with their formula--in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn't need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Ephemeral

PPermanent. $6.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow

Cycle

Lethal Cosmetics Cycle Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, lightly powdery texture that was silky-smooth and very finely-milled, so while it kicked up excess in the pan, it didn’t seem to result in fallout (just diffused into the air–I could see a bit of dust in the air as I initially placed it). It had opaque coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "extreme pigmentation" and "effortless blendability" ... "that [will] last all day." There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it's a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present--the brand did warn about using less with their formula--in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn't need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Cycle

PPermanent. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow

Equilibrium

Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark blue with subtle, cool undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was almost a “warm” blue.

The texture was moderately dense, slightly firmer but not too thick, so it picked up well with a dry brush and had good adhesion when pressed and patted into place. It had full pigmentation in a single layer, which stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of wear.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "extreme pigmentation" and "effortless blendability" ... "that [will] last all day." There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it's a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present--the brand did warn about using less with their formula--in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn't need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Equilibrium

PPermanent. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow

Imago

Lethal Cosmetics Imago Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer, but there was light fallout as I built it up.

The consistency was soft, velvety but moderately powdery and was best used with a lighter hand and a denser brush (which made it easier to control where it was applied). I’d also suggest blending it a bit less as I noticed it was prone to sheering out if over-blended. The color lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "extreme pigmentation" and "effortless blendability" ... "that [will] last all day." There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it's a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present--the brand did warn about using less with their formula--in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn't need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Imago

PPermanent. $6.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow

Symbiosis

Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, golden copper with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy and moderately dense texture that was easy to work with.

I had no trouble picking up product with a dry brush nor applying it and blending it out on bare skin. The eyeshadow wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "extreme pigmentation" and "effortless blendability" ... "that [will] last all day." There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it's a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present--the brand did warn about using less with their formula--in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn't need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Symbiosis

PPermanent. $6.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
The Overview

90%

Average

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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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It’s a rare thing that I would love every single shade reviewed in a post, but I do for this one. These look really good! Especially; Symbiosis, Imago, Ephemeral and Equilibrium. I know that Ephemeral only garnered a B, but I would actually like the fact that it’s more buildable, as I would be using it on my browbone. One would think that this would be an easy shade to formulate, but I noticed that most of its dupes ranged from C through B+. Very odd!
As for the other shades reviewed above, I have dupes galore. It’s crazy!

Equilibruim and Symbiosis are my favourite shades from this collection. Fortunately, I have the perfect dupe with Madness from Vice 2 for the blue shade – and many for the gold shade.
Blue is such a tricky shade to wear for many and this one here offers the subtle shade of a summer sky and can be paired with so many other shades (peach, mint, gold and forest green) for that pop of colour.

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