NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows (“Purple Haze” Look) Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow

Pegasus

NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, pale lavender base with strong, warm golden shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It tended to appear yellower and less mauve/lavender on me in person, regardless of the angle, but perhaps it will lean more mauve/lavender on certain skin tones. The texture was soft, a smidgen dusty in the pan, but it blended out well and had good adhesion and full opacity on its own. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Satin Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

mica · talc · squalane · diisopropyl sebacate · zinc stearate · silica · capryloyl glycine · undecylenoyl glycine · tocopherol · tin oxide · cocos nucifera (coconut) oil · gardenia tahitensis flower · hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract · alumina [+/− (may contain): ci77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77891, ci 77742, ci 77007, ci 77510, ci 42090, ci 77163, ci 15850, ci 45410, ci 16035, ci 19140, ci 77288, ci 77289]

Pegasus

PPermanent. $8.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow

Mystic

NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was dense but not thick, which made it easy to pick up with brushes but still have the adhesion and smoothness of some of the creamier, silicone-heavy formulas out there. This shade lasted well for seven and a half hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Just Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Just Pearl Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, caprylyl glycol, argania spinosa kernel oil, tocopheryl acetate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cobalt titanium oxide, ci 77007, ci 77742, ci 77510, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 19140, ci 42090, ci 15850, tin oxide.

Mystic

PPermanent. $8.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow

Calypso

NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, warm-toned purple with a sparkling, metallic sheen. The texture was soft, yielding, and lightly creamy, which made it easy to apply and blend out on my lid while retaining its opacity on the lid. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Just Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Just Pearl Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

mica, talc, squalane, diisopropyl sebacate, zinc stearate, silica, capryloyl glycine, undecylenoyl glycine, tocopherol, tin oxide, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, gardenia tahitensis flower, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, alumina. +/− (may contain): ci77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77891 , ci 77742, ci 77007, ci 77510, ci 42090, ci 77163, ci 15850, ci 45410, ci 15880, ci 16035, ci 19140, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 77000, ci 77400.

Calypso

PPermanent. $8.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow

Selfish

NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark, almost gray-leaning purple with flecks of silver sparkle and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation applied in a single layer, but it did apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush (as the brand recommended) due to the denser texture and the higher amount of sparkle/glitter in it. It was easier to blend when I worked with a dampened brush in particular. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours but had slight fallout over time.

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

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.09 oz. - $133.33 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

calcium sodium borosilicate, talc, diisostearyl malate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, mica, silica, hydrogenated castor oil hydroxystearate, soybean glycerides, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter unsaponifiables, tin oxide, chlorphenesin, potassium sorbate, tetrasodium edta, ascorbyl palmitate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77007, ci 77742, ci 77510, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 19140, ci 42090.

Selfish

PPermanent. $12.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow

Lotus

NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a slightly bright, medium lavender with warm, pink undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth and velvety with enough substance that the eyeshadow gripped onto my lid well without aid of a primer. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to opaque coverage less than half of a layer on top of the first one. It blended out with ease and stayed on nicely for eight hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, zinc stearate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, diisostearyl malate, phenoxyethanol. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77007, ci 19140, ci 42090, ci 15850.

Lotus

PPermanent. $8.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow

Eresia

NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium purple with subtle, warm pink undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and substantial–dense but not heavy or too powdery, but it had enough substance to adhere well to bare skin without sheering out right away. It was easy to apply and blend out, and I was impressed by how pigmented it was–nearly opaque–given that matte purples are often a trouble spot for brands. It wore well for eight hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, zinc stearate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, diisostearyl malate, phenoxyethanol. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77007, ci 19140, ci 42090, ci 15850.

Eresia

PPermanent. $8.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow

Circle

NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, light-medium mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque, but it was drier and more dusty, which made it harder to apply evenly and build up in layers. The eyeshadow applied better over an eyeshadow primer, which helped the color adhere and build up. This shade stayed on well for six hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

mica · talc · squalane · diisopropyl sebacate · zinc stearate · silica · capryloyl glycine · undecylenoyl glycine · tocopherol · tin oxide · cocos nucifera (coconut) oil · gardenia tahitensis flower · hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract · alumina [+/− (may contain): ci77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77891, ci 77742, ci 77007, ci 77510, ci 15850, ci 77400, ci 77000]

Circle

PPermanent. $8.00.
F
F
5
Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3
Application
54%
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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Overall the purples did okay. This is generally my favorite color family and I have several of these shades. I don’t have Circle so I guess I am lucky I didn’t order that. Beautiful eye look, Christine.

I love Calypso, Lotus, and Eresia. I don’t think I have any colors like these in my collection. Really beautiful.

These are pretty good shades for the price and I love how the brand is using satin finishes – a far better alternative to glitter I think.
Apart from one dismal fail, the shades are lovely and look beautiful.

My happy place is purple eyeshadow. Y’all know that, right? So…even though I have CP Prowlin’ and MUFE Crystalline Mauve, I must get Pegasus! Also, Selfish, perhaps.
I did notice that Nabla gives a different finish title to Circle that it didn’t to Eresia or Lotus. Those are labeled “Super” Matte, Circle is labeled as “Soft” Matte. Kind of wonder if “Soft” means a sheerer, more buildable finish on purpose? Like one to use as a transition shade or wash?

You can read “Formula Overview,” where I walked through each finish based on what the brand described them as and how they lived up to those claims.

Thanks for the reminder, Christine! The old noggin here had totally forgotten about this tab! So, after reading through, their descriptions fit what I suspected, however, their *own* seem to be somewhat misleading. Makes perfect sense.

So, a near-miraculous purple that most other brands have a problem with, and a weak earth pink that other brands don’t usually have a problem with. But I’m poking fun — really, overall pretty nice. Don’t need any of them.

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