Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde, FRB, Nebula Multichrome Shadows Reviews & Swatches

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Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow

Retrograde

Lethal Cosmetics Retrograde Pressed Multichrome Shadow ($16.50 for 0.056 oz.) is a pearly multichrome that shifted from bluish-aqua to blue to lavender to pinky-lavender. The texture was on the thinner, more emollient side, which worked well for sitting on drier lids but had a tendency to look more “faded” and less shimmery in practice. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a moderately visible multichrome shift. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

$16.50/0.056 oz. - $294.64 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "amazing pigmentation and easy blendability" that won't crease or fade. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade as some were intentionally designed with translucent bases, so those were often sheerer initially and tended to use larger, more sparkly particles.

In general, the multichrome shifts were weaker and less apparent as many shades were pearl-like in their sheen, rather than ultra-shiny or intensely metallic as is more typical of multichrome eyeshadow releases. I think those who prefer a subtler sheen and aren't locked in to having the most magical of multichrome shifting formulas will find this a nice option. On the flip side, anyone who already has multichrome eyeshadows from other brands and prefers intensity will likely find these to miss the mark.

Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with fairly blendable formulas that weren't too powdery or too firmly-pressed into their pans, though they were sometimes a little too emollient or too thin. They wore around eight hours on average.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Multichrome Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silica, CI 77019 (Mica), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77861 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77000 (Aluminium)]

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.

Retrograde

PPermanent. $16.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow

FRB

Lethal Cosmetics FRB Pressed Multichrome Shadow ($16.50 for 0.056 oz.) seemed to have a more translucent base, as it more medium in coverage, with shimmer that shifted from bronzy gold to greenish-gold to lime green to bluish-aqua. In general, the shift was noticeable but was subtler than most multichrome shades I’ve experienced in the past.

The bluish-aqua part of the shift was the hardest for me to detect in person, even contorting myself a bit. The texture was smooth to the touch, firm without being too thick or too dense, but it didn’t pick up as evenly with a brush as I expected, so it was better applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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

Formula Overview

$16.50/0.056 oz. - $294.64 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "amazing pigmentation and easy blendability" that won't crease or fade. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade as some were intentionally designed with translucent bases, so those were often sheerer initially and tended to use larger, more sparkly particles.

In general, the multichrome shifts were weaker and less apparent as many shades were pearl-like in their sheen, rather than ultra-shiny or intensely metallic as is more typical of multichrome eyeshadow releases. I think those who prefer a subtler sheen and aren't locked in to having the most magical of multichrome shifting formulas will find this a nice option. On the flip side, anyone who already has multichrome eyeshadows from other brands and prefers intensity will likely find these to miss the mark.

Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with fairly blendable formulas that weren't too powdery or too firmly-pressed into their pans, though they were sometimes a little too emollient or too thin. They wore around eight hours on average.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Multichrome Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silica, CI 77019 (Mica), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77861 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77000 (Aluminium)]

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.

FRB

PPermanent. $16.50.
B
B
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow

Nebula

Lethal Cosmetics Nebula Pressed Multichrome Shadow ($16.50 for 0.056 oz.) is a black-based multichrome with metallic shimmer that shifted from rich, emerald green to teal to bluish-teal. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, moderately dense consistency that was blendable and easy to work with. This was one of the better-textured shades in the range and had a stronger shift (which was expected given its black base). It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

$16.50/0.056 oz. - $294.64 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "amazing pigmentation and easy blendability" that won't crease or fade. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade as some were intentionally designed with translucent bases, so those were often sheerer initially and tended to use larger, more sparkly particles.

In general, the multichrome shifts were weaker and less apparent as many shades were pearl-like in their sheen, rather than ultra-shiny or intensely metallic as is more typical of multichrome eyeshadow releases. I think those who prefer a subtler sheen and aren't locked in to having the most magical of multichrome shifting formulas will find this a nice option. On the flip side, anyone who already has multichrome eyeshadows from other brands and prefers intensity will likely find these to miss the mark.

Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with fairly blendable formulas that weren't too powdery or too firmly-pressed into their pans, though they were sometimes a little too emollient or too thin. They wore around eight hours on average.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Multichrome Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silica, CI 77019 (Mica), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77861 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77000 (Aluminium)]

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.

Nebula

PPermanent. $16.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Mariah Osmundson Avatar

I LOVE Lethal Cosmetics, but Retrograde is the perfect name for that color. Retrograde is when a planet appears to reverse it’s path across the sky because we (Earth) passes it by, like a car on the freeway. Of course, the planet overtakes us and eventually has normal motion. And with these blue/brown shadows, I love me a duochrome, but it’s like the first the makeup world made, and it’s dated. We’ve overtaken it with better duochromes, it itself is in retrograde.
Will it ever regain it’s place as a favorite? Who knows.
Sorry, my science educator is showing. It just seemed such an apt name!

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