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Byredo Metal Boots in the Snow Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Metal Boots in the Snow Byredo Metal Boots in the Snow 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette ($70.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition murky, earth-toned color story for the holiday season. The pigmentation of all five shades lived up to the marketing–which was opaque for the regular eyeshadows as one shade was a glitter top coat–and were blendable with decent wear. I found the eyeshadow formula to feel a little firmer in the pan than is...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Saks, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Byredo, Eyeshadow Palette, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Clarins Jade, Natasha Denona Blind, Holiday 2021


ColourPop Peach Please Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Peach Please ColourPop Peach Please Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, coral-themed color-story with two shimmery shades and two matte shades. All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, so they performed consistently with the brand’s formula from the last year or two. This quad is one of six in a holiday vault, though ColourPop said they would be available individually when I asked, but they ha...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Natasha Denona Lyria, Cindy LE, Holiday 2021


ColourPop Social Butterfly Palette Review & Swatches

Social Butterfly ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes three matte eyeshadows and two shimmer eyeshadows in a peach-and-blue color story. There was a good amount of contrast offered between the five shades, which was nice to see. The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing with slight fallout being present in a couple of shades. This palette is one of five in a holiday ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Gamma Ray, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, MAC Contemplative State, Holiday 2021


Makeup by Mario The Nudes 2 Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

The Nudes 2 Makeup by Mario The Nudes 2 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad ($25.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad featuring four neutral-toned shades split across two shimmers and two mattes with one shimmer being called out as a topper shade (read: sheerer and more sparkly!). Ingredients The Nudes 2 LE Limited Edition . $25.00. ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Makeup by Mario, MAC Gold Metalist LE, Holiday 2021, Natasha Denona Penny


AURIC Entice Smoke Reflect Duo Review & Swatches

Entice Auric Entice Smoke Reflect Eye Shadow Duo ($39.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a new, limited edition powder and cream eyeshadow duo that included a sparkling, white gold powder eyeshadow paired with a rich, olive green cream eyeshadow. The two products performed well and lived up to the brand’s claims; they coordinated together particularly nicely but worked as well alone as they did layered. Ingredients ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Stila, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Chanel Blurry Green, Auric, Trinidad LE, Holiday 2021, AURIC Entice Smoke Reflect Duo Review Swatches


ColourPop Plum & Get It Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Plum and Get It ColourPop Plum and Get It Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a plummy color story that featured two shimmer shades and two matte shades. All four shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation paired with soft, blendable textures that were fairly easy to work with; one shimmer was too emollient, so it did not go on as evenly as it could have. This quad is one of six in a holiday vault, though ColourPop s...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Smashbox Save, Holiday 2021, Urban Decay Horizon DC


AURIC Disrupt Smoke Reflect Duo Review & Swatches

Disrupt Auric Disrupt Smoke Reflect Eye Shadow Duo ($39.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo featuring a sparkling, peach-to-pink duochrome powder topper with a deeper, reddish-plum cream eyeshadow. The two performed in line with how the brand described them, though the texture of the powder seemed overly firm, which made it a little less versatile with respect to best application methods than past powders released in the du...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, MAC Heritage Rouge, Temptalia, Linda Hallberg, Auric, Holiday 2021, AURIC Disrupt Smoke Reflect Duo Review Swatches, Estee Lauder Bordeaux LE


Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

The Nudes 1 Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad ($25.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral-leaning color story that included two shimmery shades and two matte shades. The shimmers were pigmented and blendable, while the mattes were more semi-opaque and buildable–but still more pigmented than marketed–but very easy to work with so as long as more coverage isn’t a deal-breaker, there were no real is...
Tags: Beauty, Nudes, Pattaya, Christine, Laura Mercier, Makeup Palettes, Smashbox, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Vega, LE Limited Edition, Makeup by Mario


ColourPop Couple of Misfits Lux Gloss Trio Review & Swatches

Couple of Misfits ColourPop Couple of Misfits Lux Gloss Kit ($24.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes three sheer and sparkly glosses that range from clear in their base to red-tinted. They were marketed as sheer (or clear, as they case may be), which was nice to see, and they have a plusher, more gel-cream feel that made them a comfortable, smoothing gloss that was very hydrating to wear. Ingredients ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Dolly Dolly, Lip Palette/Set, Laura Mercier Vivien, LE Limited Edition


Makeup by Mario The Nudes 3 Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

The Nudes 3 Makeup by Mario The Nudes 3 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad ($25.00 for 0.2 oz.) includes one shimmery eyeshadow, one eyeshadow topper, and two matte eyeshadows. I think the performance wasn’t as consistent with the brand’s formulas, such that the shimmery and matte shades were more pigmented (which may be a happy thing for some) and less buildable compared to the permanent releases I’ve tried in the past. The topper sha...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Nudes, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Stila, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Natasha Denona Bronzage, LE Limited Edition, Makeup by Mario


LORAC Frosted Sequoia Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Frosted Sequoia LORAC Frosted Sequoia Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($15.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, warm-toned neutral palette that included three matte eyeshadows and three shimmery shades. All six eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing with the lightest matte being more powdery and being the “weak” shade of the bunch.IngredientsLook Ingredients Look Using this Product ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Natasha Denona Gray Brown, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Chantecaille Triton, Meadow Meadow


Clarins Flame Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Flame (03) Clarins Flame (03) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($43.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades that included two mattes and two shimmers. Three of the four shades were really lovely–the better-performing from all of the brand’s quads–with opaque coverage, blendable textures, and solid wear (even if they didn’t last the 12-hours marketed). The most shimmery shade was sheerer but usable. Ingredients ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, US, Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Clarins, Pat McGrath, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Wayne Goss, Flame


LORAC Winter Rose Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Winter Rose LORAC Winter Rose Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($15.00 for 0.16 oz.) includes three matte shades paired with three more shimmery shades (though one was a satin). I wish the first two shimmers had more differentiation, for a six-pan palette, but all of the eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and easy to use with good longevity without aid of a primer.IngredientsLook Ingredients Look Using this Product ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Rosewood, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Chanel Warm Memories


LORAC Mystic Oak Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Mystic Oak LORAC Mystic Oak Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($15.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a warm-toned, slightly desaturated neutral color story that included two matte eyeshadows and four shimmery eyeshadows. Two of the shimmers were thicker/chunkier, so they would be better suited for someone who uses fingertips or a dampened brush to apply their shimmers, while the other four eyeshadows were easy to work with. Top DupesIngredientsLook ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Mario, Christine, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Hiver, Eyeshadows, Natasha Denona Gray Brown, Temptalia, Luna Luna, LE Limited Edition


ColourPop Locket Down Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Locket Down ColourPop Locket Down 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition taupe-and-berry themed color story. It included five matte eyeshadows, three shimmery eyeshadows, and one pressed glitter shade. The matte eyeshadows performed well overall with a couple of shades being a little powdery, while the shimmers were on the drier side overall. The glitter was sheerer and drier, so it was hard to wo...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Stila, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes


ColourPop The Mandalorian Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

The Mandalorian ColourPop The Mandalorian 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the brand’s newest Star Wars tie-in collaboration. The palette included five matte eyeshadows with four shimmery shades, and it ran slightly cooler-toned overall–relative to the plethora of very warm-toned palettes that exist. One of the matte shades–Nevarro Sand–was too powdery, while one shimmer–Beskar Steel–was a little drier to work wit...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Lune, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, LE Limited Edition


Melt Cosmetics Monarca Blush Palette Review & Swatches

Monarca Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette ($58.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush palette that was warmer-toned and more coral/orange leaning overall. There was more overlap within the palette than seems necessary for a color grouping, so I wish they had differentiated by finish more, though greater variety of actual color/depth likely would have made it a more versatile palette. The blushes were very pigmented ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Laura Mercier, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Flor Flor, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Natasha Denona Alba, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, Holiday 2021


ColourPop Fancy Feathers Super Shock Shadow Duo Review & Swatches

Fancy Feathers ColourPop Fancy Feathers Super Shock Shadow Duo ($12.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a double dose of gold–lighter, peachy gold paired with darker, traditional gold–with sparkly, holiday-driven finishes. Both shades were pigmented, creamy, and blendable with excellent wear, exactly as I’d expect from the Super Shock Shadow formula. Ingredients Fancy Feathers ...
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ColourPop Roaring Hearts Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Roaring Hearts ColourPop Roaring Hearts 10-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($16.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new warm-toned neutral palette for the holiday season. It included six matte eyeshadows and four shimmer eyeshadows. The matte eyeshadows performed better compared to the shimmers, as two of the four shimmers were drier and more prone to fallout. Ingredients Roaring Hearts ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Lindy Hop, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Cafe Society Cafe Society, LE Limited Edition


ColourPop Oh That Jazz Super Shock Shadow Duo Review & Swatches

Oh That Jazz ColourPop Oh That Jazz Super Shock Shadow Duo ($12.00 for 0.07 oz.) includes cream eyeshadows in light, golden bronze and a sparkling black. I wish ColourPop would utilize the Super Shock Shadow for more “sparkle over matte” kind of formulas, because it works well for them. Both eyeshadows were smooth, emollient, blendable, and long-wearing with full color coverage. Ingredients ...
Tags: ColourPop, Cream Eyeshadow, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Makeup Palettes, Holiday 2021, Christine


Chanel No. 5 Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

No 5 Chanel No 5 Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday quad that included three varying shades of gold paired with a warmer satin-finished black. The first shade was more sparkly and likely better used as a “top coat” or with a dampened brush and/or an adhesive primer/spray to minimize fallout and improve coverage/application. Ingredients CALCIUM SODIUM...
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Fenty Beauty Resting Peach Face Cheek & Lip Duo Review & Swatches

Resting Peach Face Fenty Beauty Resting Peach Face Cream Blus & Mini Gloss Bomb Duo ($25.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes a full-sized cream blush and a miniature-sized cream lipgloss; both shades are new. Both products performed consistently with their respective formulas, which meant that the lipgloss was just so-so, while the blush was lovely. I hope we see the blush added to the permanent range in the future! Ingredients ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Fenty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Lake CI, Makeup Palette/Set, Polyethylene Silica Silylate Nylon


Fenty Beauty Fantasy 4Sum Gloss Bomb Set Review & Swatches

Fantasy 4Sum Fenty Beauty Fantasy 4Sum 4-Piece Gloss Bomb Set ($38.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of four glosses to the holiday season. They’re all new shades, though three shades are holographic takes on existing shades; these are also the miniature-sized glosses in the set. The full-sized shade has a cream finish in comparison, and it was also high coverage (more than marketed). I love the original Gloss Bomb Lumini...
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ColourPop Charm School Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Charm School ColourPop Charm School 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a mix of warmer tones with three cooler, grayish shades. There was a good mix of depth and finish, as the palette contained two mattes, three sparkle mattes, and four shimmer shades. One of the sparkle mattes had enough sparkles to result in noticeable fallout, but the other three were the kind of sparkles that you could see in the pan but...
Tags: Beauty, Morocco, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Smashbox, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Wayne Goss, BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes


ColourPop Bling Time Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Bling Time ColourPop Bling Time 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a very warm-toned, neutral color story that included five matte eyeshadows, three shimmery eyeshadows, and one pressed glitter. As one might suspect, the pressed glitter was harder to use and seemed sheerer/drier than some of the better pressed glitters by the brand. Otherwise, the remaining eight shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing–ve...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Graham, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Milani, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes, LE Limited Edition


NARS Dolce Vita Unwrapped Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Dolce Vita NARS Dolce Vita Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) included four shimmery eyeshadows and two mattes housed in an ultra-compact palette (some might be surprised at just how mini this palette really is). The top row of shimmers was excellent–pigmented, blendable, and luxuriously smooth–while the bottom row was drier with the mattes being particularly thin, sheerer, and dustier. Ingredients ...
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Huda Beauty Light Glow Obsessions Mini Face Palette Review & Swatches

Light Huda Beauty Light Mini Glow Obsessions Face Palette ($29.00 for 0.22 oz.) includes two gold highlighters, a pale pink highlighting blush, and a light copper highlighter. The texture of the formula was where the palette fell short; it was firmer, denser, and thicker overall, which made it harder to pick up product evenly with a brush. In order to do so, I typically had to use my brush to push upward or jab a little to get produc...
Tags: US, Beauty, Sydney, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Huda Beauty, Pigmentation, Becca Moonstone, Becca Opal, Wayne Goss, Cheek/Face Palette


NARS Laguna Unwrapped Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Laguna NARS Laguna Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pocket-sized palette that includes six eyeshadows–four shimmers and two mattes–in a very warm-toned neutral color story. Most of the shades have been released in the past (across various limited edition palettes or within the permanent range) as Sunkiss was the only new shade. If you’re into packaging, you may find that it’s lacking at $25 as it is quite small and l...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, US, Beauty, Sydney, NARS, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Bismuth, Christine, Laguna, Carmine, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation


ColourPop Glam Right Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Glam Right ColourPop Glam Right 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, warmer pink color story with a few neutral shades to ground it. The palette included five matte shades and four shimmer shades with only one shimmer that was more so-so, while the mattes were quite nice to work with. Ingredients Glam Right LE Limited Edition ....
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Max, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, MAC Ready to Party, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


ColourPop x NBA Dallas Mavericks Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Dallas Mavericks ColourPop Dallas Mavericks 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette in collaboration with the Dallas Mavericks based on the team’s colorways. The quality was decent, but the matte eyeshadows were on the powdery side, so I found an eyeshadow primer was necessary overall and that doing eyes first would be preferable due to some fallout. Ingredients ...
Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Beauty, Paris, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Wayne Goss, Natasha Denona Chromatic