Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack Review, Photos, Swatches

01/05

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal & Dark Matter Stacks | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal & Dark Matter Stacks | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Dark Matter

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack (x4) ($48.00 for 0.36 oz.) contains a medium peach, soft brown, rich plum, and deep black. Two shades–Blurr and Unseen–had sheerer coverage, while two shades–Enigma and Dark Matter–were fairly pigmented. I think whether the sheerer coverage of the first two shades is a deal-breaker depends more on one’s skin tone and how one expects to use the set of shades; I could see where some may prefer the softer coverage given the color scheme.

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

01/04

Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Blurr Eyeshadow

Blurr

Blurr is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft and finely-milled, but it was moderately powdery, so it had a tendency to sheer out a bit too readily and only had semi-opaque coverage at best. With a primer, it was a little easier to work with as more of it adhered to the lid, but it was hard to get full coverage out of this particular shade. The color stayed on well for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Silica, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), D&C Black 2 (CI 77266), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

Blurr
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

01/04

Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Unseen Eyeshadow

Unseen

Unseen is a soft, light-medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation paired with a soft, velvety texture that wasn’t powdery or dusty in the pan, but it was still easy to blend out and diffuse on bare skin. The color lasted nicely for eight hours before it started to fade on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Silica, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), D&C Black 2 (CI 77266), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

Unseen
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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01/04

Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Enigma Eyeshadow

Enigma

Enigma is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with half of a layer more. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and blendable with minimal dustiness in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Silica, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), D&C Black 2 (CI 77266), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

Enigma
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/04

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow

Dark Matter

Dark Matter is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented and had a smooth, velvety texture that was blendable without being powdery or prone to fallout. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Silica, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), D&C Black 2 (CI 77266), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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About the Reviewer

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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This particular Stack is 1 of 3 that has intrigued (and tempted) me in the past. I’m not sure, but I’m wondering if perhaps Melt was trying to tell us that Blurr and Unseen are meant to be used as transition / blending shades by giving them these names? Just a thought!

The first two shades look pretty similar to each other and perhaps a lighter grey shade would have been a better alternative to two caramels.
Love your eye look Christine.

Loving the Melt and Glossier reviews!!

I ended up buying this stack in bits and pieces during sales and only kind of use the lighter browns sometimes, but Dark Matter is a daily staple. It’s a really easy black to work with – not being the darkest or the lightest – and I even use it in my brows (they are a dark cool, cool. so cool it’s ice cold brown and almost no one makes a cool enough dark gray to really mesh so a light hand with black it is!).

I totally agree! I have also been super excited about the Melt reviews. And! Dark Matter is a daily go to for me as well. I also use it for brow and as tight liner. It made me smile when I saw your comment because it was exactly what I was thinking about Dark Matter!

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