City Color Marsala is a moderately warm-toned, medium burgundy with a pearl finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $6.99 and contains 0.13 oz.
City Color Marsala Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, orange-brown undertones and a pearly sheen. This was one of the shades that was much thinner and slightly powdery--it felt noticeably different in the pan as well as when applied to the lid compared to the other shades in this review. It felt more like a traditional powder eyeshadow. It had good pigmentation and blended out well but sheered out slightly. This one wore for eight hours. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (DC, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Plummed (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Queen (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Heritage Rouge (PiP, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Forever Enough (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
City Color Shimmer Shadows offer seriously intense color payoff and a heavy metallic finish. Formulated with an ultra-dense texture, this revolutionary product feels more like a cream-powder hybrid. Easy to blend and packed with pigments, these long-wear shadows apply smoothly and blend together effortlessly. Available in 16 rocking shades.
Talc, Mica, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Polybutene, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
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