Urban Decay Paranoia is a very warm-toned, medium-dark lavender with a sparkle finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
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Paranoia is a light-medium pinky-lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, lightly dusty texture that applied better over a primer than bare skin, but it was, at least, workable on bare skin. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Coax (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jelly (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Moonrise (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Punch Fuchsia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Sea Siren (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Stila Sunset Cove (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Blooming Mad (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Wake Me (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Trixie (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Lilac Wonder (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Switch (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). CoverGirl Blazing Purple (340) (P, $4.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Fishnet (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Asphyxia (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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