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NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette | <a href=Look Details">
NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette | <a href=Look Details">
NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Soul Blooming

NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.39 oz.) is the newest palette from the brand, which contains an assortment of warmer corals and pops of purple/lavender. The color combination worked well, and the majority of the shades were easy to work with–some were more buildable in coverage while some of the shimmers would do better with a primer or a dampened brush to maximum coverage and adhesion.

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

01/03

NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip Crystal Eyeshadow

Honey Drip

Honey Drip is a bright, white gold with a glittery finish. It shifted from a silvery-gold to a warmer, yellow gold depending on the angle. The texture was more cream-like with some slip, but it was more like a ton of glitter packed into the pan than something with a strong base color. It applied better with a dampened brush, patted on with a fingertip, or with an adhesive base or spray to minimize fallout, which wasn’t a surprised as the brand advisd to apply it “with your fingers” or using it wet. The color on its own lasted for seven hours with some fallout.

Ingredients

calcium aluminum borosilicate, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, silica, polybutene, zinc stearate, dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, tin oxide. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide).

B-

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Gea Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Gea Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Gea Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Gea Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Gea Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Gea Super Matte Eyeshadow

Gea

Gea is a soft, light-medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, velvety texture that easy to apply and to blend out. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading on me.

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, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Gea
Gea
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Chamomile Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Chamomile Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Chamomile Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Chamomile Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Chamomile Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Chamomile Super Matte Eyeshadow

Chamomile

Chamomile is a soft, yellowed beigew with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, velvety texture that was finely-milled and just a smidgen powdery in the pan, but it blended out easily. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

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, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Chamomile
Chamomile
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Bolero Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Bolero Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Bolero Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Bolero Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Bolero Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Bolero Super Matte Eyeshadow

Bolero

Bolero is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, silky texture that was smooth and blendable. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours.

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, aluminum hydroxide, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Bolero
Bolero
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Middle Karma Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Middle Karma Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Middle Karma Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Middle Karma Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Middle Karma Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Middle Karma Super Matte Eyeshadow

Middle Karma

Middle Karma is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly on my lid. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety–dense but not heavy or “over” pigmented–so it retained its intensity but still blended out with ease. It wore well for eigh thours on me.

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, aluminum hydroxide, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/03

NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Garden Gate

Garden Gate is a light, pinky lavender base with a blue-to-teal shifting sheen that also had some larger, copper sparkles. The base color seemed smooth and soft, but the sparkles could have binded better with the base. It had opaque coverage, slight fallout during application, but the base color blended out well. It lasted for eight hours (with slight fallout) before fading on me.

Ingredients

mica, silica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, synthetic fluorphlogopite, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium myristate, tin oxide, hexylene glycol. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

B+

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Climbing Rose Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Climbing Rose Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Climbing Rose Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Climbing Rose Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Climbing Rose Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Climbing Rose Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Climbing Rose

Climbing Rose is a medium-dark pink with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The eyeshadow was dense, slightly creamy, and blendable on my lid. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium myristate, hexylene glycol, tin oxide. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Garcon Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garcon Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garcon Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garcon Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garcon Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Garcon Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Garcon

Garcon is a medium brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with enough slip to feel creamy but not too much so it was easy to work with and adhered with opaque coverage on the lid. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium myristate, hexylene glycol, tin oxide. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Garcon
Garcon
A

Permanent

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

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Anemone Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anemone Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anemone Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anemone Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anemone Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anemone Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Anemone

Anemone is a deep purple with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had opaque color coverage with a smooth, dense texture that had enough slip to avoid being too stiff or thick in the pan, but it wasn’t quite as easy to get it to adhere to my lid with a brush as I would have wanted–a dampened brush or fingertip really amped up the intensity. It lasted well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, talc, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, silica, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, magnesium myristate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Anemone
Anemone
B+

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Flowery Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Flowery Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Flowery Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Flowery Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Flowery Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Flowery Super Matte Eyeshadow

Flowery

Flowery is a medium lavender with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that blended out nicely. I was surprised that it actually adhered well to bare skin and built up as it is hard to find a good, matte lavender. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

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, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Flowery
Flowery
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

01/03

NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Philosophy

Philosophy is a bright, very light pink with a metallic sheen paired with a pink-to-green shift. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, slightly loosely-pressed texture that remained blendable but worked a bit better over primer or with a dampened brush than alone and with a dry brush. This shade started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, tin oxide, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium myristate, hexylene glycol. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

NABLA Cosmetics Caravaggio Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Caravaggio Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Caravaggio Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Caravaggio Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Caravaggio Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Caravaggio Super Matte Eyeshadow

Caravaggio

Caravaggio is a deep, red-toned brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with half of a layer on top. The consistency was slightly drier and thinner compared to the other mattes in the palette, but I didn’t have any issues blending it out. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

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, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette $45.00/0.39 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I haven’t picked up this palette yet simply because I am on a no-buy but feel like I need to get it before
too long as I love the color story. I always use eye shadow primer and frequently a tackier primer so I don’t usually have any trouble making the shadows work for me. I do love the looks of this palette and the IG looks created with it are stunning. Beautiful eye look you did, Christine.

Sorry if it’s obvious and I’m missing it, but is there a spot on the page where it lists what else you’re wearing on your face? I love whatever is on your cheeks!!! What is that?

It’s right under the photo you’re looking at – “Look Details” – click that link 🙂 In a lip/cheek review, it’ll be posted under “Makeup Look” (on the same page, under the last part of the review).

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