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NABLA Eyeshadows (“Taupes & Purples”) Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Fossil

NABLA Cosmetics Fossil Soft Matte Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was on the drier side but applied fine to bare skin and blended out with only a little bit of sheering out (better over primer). It wore well for seven 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!

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

talc, mica, zea mays kernel extract, squalane, isoamyl laurate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, zinc stearate, glyceryl caprylate, magnesium stearate, lauroyl lysine, sorbic acid, triticum vulgare starch [+/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77742, ci 77007, ci 19140, ci 77288, ci 42090, ci 15850, ci 77510, ci 77861]

Fossil
Fossil
B

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Interference

NABLA Cosmetics Interference Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, purple-leaning taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a pearl finish. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was on the drier side and it did not adhere as evenly to bare skin so it took more blending and effort to get even, opaque coverage on my lid. This shade stayed on 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!

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, diisopropyl sebacate, squalane, zinc stearate, tocopherol, prunus armeniaca kernel oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid. [+/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77510, ci 77007, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 77742, ci 15850, ci 19140, ci 74260].

B-

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Lilac Wonder

NABLA Cosmetics Lilac Wonder Satin Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a light, pinky lavender with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a firmer, thinner consistency that did not apply as evenly onto the lid as it should have. The eyeshadow was somewhat better over primer but was more workable with a dampened brush over primer; on its own, I felt like I was packing it on over and over again. It lasted for just over seven 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!

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]

C+

Permanent

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

Mellow

NABLA Cosmetics Mellow Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, golden brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, slightly dusty texture, but it was easy to apply and blend out on my lid. This shade wore well for just over seven and a half hours on me before I noticed some fading.

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.

Mellow
Mellow
A-

Permanent

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

Moonrise

NABLA Cosmetics Moonrise Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark, purple-leaning taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was good, though not opaque, while the texture was slightly stiff to work with, so the color did not appear as smooth or apply as evenly onto my lid without primer or some good buffing and pressing to get it to even out. The color stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

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 16035, ci 19140, ci 77288, ci 77289]

Moonrise
Moonrise
B

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

NABLA Cosmetics Fossil Soft Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Fossil Soft Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Fossil Soft Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Fossil Soft Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Interference Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Interference Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Interference Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Interference Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Lilac Wonder Satin Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Lilac Wonder Satin Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Lilac Wonder Satin Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Lilac Wonder Satin Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Mellow Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Mellow Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Mellow Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Mellow Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Moonrise Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Moonrise Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Moonrise Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Moonrise Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

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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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Moonrise and Interference are colors I beat the bushes for in mattes. I’ m personally over the shimmer formulas for the crease, especially for my hooded eyes. But, I love those two colors!!! And I wouldn’t personally wear them as heavily opaqued as you have tested them.

Very subtle shades here and a couple that are quite similar to each other Moonface and Interference.
I am not sure that you would buy these fairly common shades as singles, and it would have been much worthy if the shades had stellar ratings.
Gorgeous eye looks Christine, really, really beautiful.

While I do love that smokey purple eye look you did with several of these shades, there are none in this segment that I would purchase. And I *know* that I’ll be watching for a dead-on dupe for MAC Magic Moor, because I’m using it a lot. Ah, if desperation hits; Moonrise. Maybe.

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