Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack Review, Photos, Swatches

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Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive & Love Sick Stacks | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive & Love Sick Stacks | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4)

Radioactive

Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Eyeshadow Stack (x4) ($48.00 for 0.36 oz.) contains two eyeshadows and two pressed pigments. Per the brand, “Radon and Radioactive pressed pigments contain ingredients that are not approved for the eyes.” The problems I experienced with three of the four shades were the same that often plague more matte, bright-hued shades–more powdery/drier textures and the pigmentation could have been a bit better.

Radioactive

PPermanent. $48.00.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radioactive Pressed Pigment

Radioactive

Radioactive is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was a smidgen drier and dustier compared to most of Melt’s matte eyeshadows. It blended out just fine in practice, though, and had minor fallout during application. The color stayed on well for eight hours and did not seem to stain.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Talc, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Isopropyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PTFE, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polypropylene, Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrin. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Carmine (CI 75470), Black 2 (CI 77266)

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Radioactive

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Xenon Eyeshadow

Xenon

Xenon is a bright, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin. It was the easiest shade to use in the set, as it blended well and didn’t have major issues with fallout. The consistency was soft, more loosely pressed, but thankfully, that didn’t seem to cause any problems. It wore well for eight hours on me and stained slightly.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Talc, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Isopropyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PTFE, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polypropylene, Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrin. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Carmine (CI 75470), Black 2 (CI 77266)

Xenon

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Neon Eyeshadow

Neon

Neon is a bright pop of lemon yellow with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were faint gold flecks in the pan, but I didn’t find that they translated in a meaningful way onto the lid. The texture was somewhat powdery, and the eyeshadow had a tendency to sheer out a bit when I blended out the edges. I had to pat and pack on the color a few times to maintain the vibrancy level on the lid that appeared in the pan. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Talc, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Isopropyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PTFE, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polypropylene, Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrin. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Carmine (CI 75470), Black 2 (CI 77266)

Neon

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Radon Pressed Pigment

Radon

Radon is a vibrant, medium-dark coral-orange with faint, pinkish pearl over a more matte finish. The consistenccy was moderately powdery but very finely-milled that it seemed a touch drier by touch. It had good color coverage but was hard to apply to bare skin, as it went on a bit patchy and had some fallout (even when I was careful) to contend with, so I’d make sure to do eye makeup first with this shade. I noticed signs of wear after eight hours on my lids.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Talc, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Isopropyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PTFE, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polypropylene, Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrin. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Carmine (CI 75470), Black 2 (CI 77266)

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Radon

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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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Wow, I cannot stop looking at these pictures of your eye look…It’s just so beautiful and unique!!!

It’s making me want to get these 1980s neon shades, but I know I could never pull it off.

Aw, thank you again! Sometimes using some more muted shades can help ground brighter/more neon colors if you aren’t going for an electric eye. Like instead of being a typical, bright rainbow eye, it ended up looking much grungier, almost like a dirty rainbow eye…..

This rated beautifully. It’s a skip for me b/c I have dupes for everything, plus I don’t reach for these shades regularly enough to justify the cost.

Totally makes sense. Melt shadows are huge, so while it might “justify” the price, they are more product than most will need!

Not a stack I need, BUT; this eye look you did is literally a piece of artwork! Like if you had this commissioned over to a fab artist to be recreated as a painting, it would make for one awesome insignia for the Temptalia site!

You are always so kind, Nancy 🙂 Thank you! The look didn’t turn out quite as I wanted… but I’ll say it photographed better than I felt it looked in person so I guess that was a win!

This is only one of two stacks I don’t own and I can’t really say why I haven’t bought it. Maybe because neons are my thing, although these are rated decently.

They’re not the worst, but they’re not particularly impressive. But if you aren’t using neons, it definitely seems like an easy pass.

I love that green shade. If anyone’s considering this palette but is put off by the price, I’d recommend the BH Cosmetics Modern Mattes palette. It’s got similar shades for everything here except for the yellow and I can vouch for the pigmentation!

In my head I use colors like this all the time,lol. But in reality my Viseart Bright Editorial and Urban Decay Electric palettes rarely get the love they deserve. Now if I could work it like Christine, ha ha . I’d wear the heck out of these shadows. Still haven’t found a Melt eye shadow shack or palette to buy yet.

I don’t know that any of the Melt Stacks are shaping out to be must-haves. I think, at least, Gemini, was more interesting and a much better value proposition, but the Stacks haven’t wowed me overall.

Christine, I believe you could make any group of colors look beautiful. Amazing talent. I could never work with these colors yet I really love most colors overall.

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