Sydney Grace Red (Light) Mystery Bag (2022) Review & Swatches


Red (Light) Sydney Grace Red (Light) Mystery Bag (2022) ($30.00) includes three eyeshadows, one powder highlighter, one cream eyeshadow, one lipgloss, one face brush, and a metallic red makeup bag. The products performed consistently with Sydney Grace’s formulas in the past, so if you’ve enjoyed those, I imagine you’ll find the products to your liking. […]

Sydney Grace California Coast (Deep) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


California Coast (Deep) Sydney Grace California Coast (Deep) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($33.00 for 0.54 oz.) is a new, rosy-neutral palette that included five matte shades and four shimmer shades. Three of the shades have Light and Deep versions, which I’ve notated below with (“Deep”) and have included side-by-side comparisons. The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and […]

Terra Moons Aurora Australis, Martian Dust, Flare Star Multichrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches


Aurora Australis Terra Moons Aurora Australis Cosmic Chameleon Shadow ($13.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a soft black base with multichrome shimmer that shifted from dark, slightly warm-toned red to reddish-copper to golden copper to green-gold to mid-tone green paired with a finely-sparkled, metallic finish. Opaque coverage Smooth, lightly creamy, more loosely-pressed Picked up well with […]

Sydney Grace Mountain Trail Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches (2022)


Mountain Trail Sydney Grace Mountain Trail 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($33.00 for 0.54 oz.) was originally released as a bundle of single pan eyeshadows, and it’s back in palette-form! I found that eight of the nine shades were as good or slightly improved, while one shade (Escape) seemed to have more shimmer and less of an […]

Give Me Glow Deep Waters, Jade, Blue Jeans, Bubbles, Satellite, Icicle Foiled Pressed Shadows Reviews & Swatches


Give Me Glow Deep Waters Foiled Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a brighter, medium blue with slightly warmer, green-gold shimmer that gave it a shiny, metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with good adhesion to bare skin while blending out well along the edges. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and moderately dense but picked up well with a dry brush. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before creasing faintly. Give Me Glow Jade Foiled Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a darker aqua with subtle, cool undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The texture Continue Reading…

Give Me Glow Matte Pressed Shadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 2 of 4)


Give Me Glow High by the Beach Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that applied fairly evenly and blended out with some effort but was workable. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery with a touch of fallout during application. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly. Give Me Glow Starboy Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark blue with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff Continue Reading…

Glaminatrix Rosewood, Desire, Bauxite, Watermelon, Sweet Peach Matte Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches


Glaminatrix Rosewood Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a deep red with strong, warm brown undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way, so when combined with the more powdery texture, it was imperative to use a very light hand when picking up the product. The texture was finely-milled and smooth, which kept fallout to a minimal during application despite the powdery texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly. Glaminatrix Desire Matte Pressed Pigment ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a brighter, plummy red with warm Continue Reading…

Give Me Glow Cupcake, Nude Rose, Anastasia, Cream Lace Pressed Shadow Reviews & Swatches


Give Me Glow Cupcake Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and substantial, which resulted in full color coverage in a single layer that was blendable but didn’t sheer out too easily. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly. Give Me Glow Nude Rose Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without Continue Reading…

ColourPop What the Shell Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


ColourPop What the Shell 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic) ($12.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan palette that included a mix of powder and cream-to-powder eyeshadows across matte and shimmer finishes. I felt like the quality was lower than is typical for ColourPop, as the mattes were a little more powdery and prone to fallout and the shimmers were harder to use with a dry brush. I Sea U has a sheer base (as intended by the brand) with champagne gold and warmer gold shimmer and sparkle throughout. Sheer pigmentation Smooth but firmly packed into pan Best applied Continue Reading…

Give Me Glow You’re Cheesy, Going Bananas, Lucky Charm, My Sunshine Foiled Pressed Shadows Reviews & Swatches


Give Me Glow You’re Cheesy Foiled Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warmer undertones and lighter, peachy-gold shimmer. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The texture was soft, smooth, and not too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. There were signs of wear present after eight hours. Give Me Glow Going Bananas Foiled Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a bright, medium yellow with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation Continue Reading…