NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

 

Soul Blooming

NABLA Cosmetics Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.39 oz.) is the newest palette from the brand, which contains an assortment of warmer corals and pops of purple/lavender. The color combination worked well, and the majority of the shades were easy to work with–some were more buildable in coverage while some of the shimmers would do better with a primer or a dampened brush to maximum coverage and adhesion.

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Honey Drip

Honey Drip is a bright, white gold with a glittery finish. It shifted from a silvery-gold to a warmer, yellow gold depending on the angle. The texture was more cream-like with some slip, but it was more like a ton of glitter packed into the pan than something with a strong base color. It applied better with a dampened brush, patted on with a fingertip, or with an adhesive base or spray to minimize fallout, which wasn’t a surprised as the brand advisd to apply it “with your fingers” or using it wet. The color on its own lasted for seven hours with some fallout.

Ingredients

calcium aluminum borosilicate, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, silica, polybutene, zinc stearate, dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, tin oxide. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide).

B-

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Gea

Gea is a soft, light-medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, velvety texture that easy to apply and to blend out. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading 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!

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.

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.

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 Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Gea
Gea
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Chamomile

Chamomile is a soft, yellowed beigew with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, velvety texture that was finely-milled and just a smidgen powdery in the pan, but it blended out easily. It lasted 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!

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.

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.

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 Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Chamomile
Chamomile
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Bolero

Bolero is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, silky texture that was smooth and blendable. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours.

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!

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.

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.

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 Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, aluminum hydroxide, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Bolero
Bolero
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Middle Karma

Middle Karma is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly on my lid. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety–dense but not heavy or “over” pigmented–so it retained its intensity but still blended out with ease. It wore well for eigh thours 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!

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.

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.

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 Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, aluminum hydroxide, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Garden Gate

Garden Gate is a light, pinky lavender base with a blue-to-teal shifting sheen that also had some larger, copper sparkles. The base color seemed smooth and soft, but the sparkles could have binded better with the base. It had opaque coverage, slight fallout during application, but the base color blended out well. It lasted for eight hours (with slight fallout) before fading on me.

Ingredients

mica, silica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, synthetic fluorphlogopite, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium myristate, tin oxide, hexylene glycol. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

B+

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Climbing Rose

Climbing Rose is a medium-dark pink with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The eyeshadow was dense, slightly creamy, and blendable on my lid. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium myristate, hexylene glycol, tin oxide. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Garcon

Garcon is a medium brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with enough slip to feel creamy but not too much so it was easy to work with and adhered with opaque coverage on the lid. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium myristate, hexylene glycol, tin oxide. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Garcon
Garcon
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Anemone

Anemone is a deep purple with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had opaque color coverage with a smooth, dense texture that had enough slip to avoid being too stiff or thick in the pan, but it wasn’t quite as easy to get it to adhere to my lid with a brush as I would have wanted–a dampened brush or fingertip really amped up the intensity. It lasted well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, talc, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, silica, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, magnesium myristate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Anemone
Anemone
B+

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Flowery

Flowery is a medium lavender with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that blended out nicely. I was surprised that it actually adhered well to bare skin and built up as it is hard to find a good, matte lavender. It stayed on well for seven and a half 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!

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.

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.

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 Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

Flowery
Flowery
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Philosophy

Philosophy is a bright, very light pink with a metallic sheen paired with a pink-to-green shift. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, slightly loosely-pressed texture that remained blendable but worked a bit better over primer or with a dampened brush than alone and with a dry brush. This shade started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, talc, synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, tin oxide, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium myristate, hexylene glycol. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Caravaggio

Caravaggio is a deep, red-toned brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with half of a layer on top. The consistency was slightly drier and thinner compared to the other mattes in the palette, but I didn’t have any issues blending it out. It wore 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!

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.

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.

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 Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, zinc stearate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 15850 (red 7 lake).

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows (“Purple Haze” Look) Reviews, Photos, Swatches

 

Pegasus

NABLA Cosmetics Pegasus Satin Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, pale lavender base with strong, warm golden shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It tended to appear yellower and less mauve/lavender on me in person, regardless of the angle, but perhaps it will lean more mauve/lavender on certain skin tones. The texture was soft, a smidgen dusty in the pan, but it blended out well and had good adhesion and full opacity on its own. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me 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!

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]

Pegasus
Pegasus
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Mystic

NABLA Cosmetics Mystic Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was dense but not thick, which made it easy to pick up with brushes but still have the adhesion and smoothness of some of the creamier, silicone-heavy formulas out there. This shade lasted 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

talc, mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, caprylyl glycol, argania spinosa kernel oil, tocopheryl acetate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cobalt titanium oxide, ci 77007, ci 77742, ci 77510, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 19140, ci 42090, ci 15850, tin oxide.

Mystic
Mystic
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Calypso

NABLA Cosmetics Calypso Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, warm-toned purple with a sparkling, metallic sheen. The texture was soft, yielding, and lightly creamy, which made it easy to apply and blend out on my lid while retaining its opacity on the lid. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

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 15880, ci 16035, ci 19140, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 77000, ci 77400.

Calypso
Calypso
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Selfish

NABLA Cosmetics Selfish Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark, almost gray-leaning purple with flecks of silver sparkle and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation applied in a single layer, but it did apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush (as the brand recommended) due to the denser texture and the higher amount of sparkle/glitter in it. It was easier to blend when I worked with a dampened brush in particular. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours but had slight fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.09 oz. - $133.33 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!

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.

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 Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

calcium sodium borosilicate, talc, diisostearyl malate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, mica, silica, hydrogenated castor oil hydroxystearate, soybean glycerides, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter unsaponifiables, tin oxide, chlorphenesin, potassium sorbate, tetrasodium edta, ascorbyl palmitate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77007, ci 77742, ci 77510, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 19140, ci 42090.

Selfish
Selfish
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Lotus

NABLA Cosmetics Lotus Super Matte Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a slightly bright, medium lavender with warm, pink undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth and velvety with enough substance that the eyeshadow gripped onto my lid well without aid of a primer. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to opaque coverage less than half of a layer on top of the first one. It blended out with ease and stayed on nicely for eight 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!

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.

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.

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 Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, zinc stearate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, diisostearyl malate, phenoxyethanol. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77007, ci 19140, ci 42090, ci 15850.

Lotus
Lotus
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Eresia

NABLA Cosmetics Eresia Super Matte Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium purple with subtle, warm pink undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and substantial–dense but not heavy or too powdery, but it had enough substance to adhere well to bare skin without sheering out right away. It was easy to apply and blend out, and I was impressed by how pigmented it was–nearly opaque–given that matte purples are often a trouble spot for brands. It wore well for eight 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!

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.

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.

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 Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

talc, mica, polymethyl methacrylate, silica, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, zinc stearate, hexyl laurate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, diisostearyl malate, phenoxyethanol. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77007, ci 19140, ci 42090, ci 15850.

Eresia
Eresia
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Circle

NABLA Cosmetics Circle Soft Matte Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, light-medium mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque, but it was drier and more dusty, which made it harder to apply evenly and build up in layers. The eyeshadow applied better over an eyeshadow primer, which helped the color adhere and build up. This shade stayed on well for six hours 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

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 15850, ci 77400, ci 77000]

Circle
Circle
F

Permanent

5
Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3
Application
54%
Total

Community’s Weekly Favorites | June 10th through June 16th

 

Here’s a look at the most loved and most wanted products from the past week, plus three recently submitted looks! You can check out more looks from community members and myself here, or you can submit your own!

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Givenchy Nude Cachemire, Rose Flanelle, Fuchsia Angora Le Rouge Liquide Reviews, Photos, Swatches

 

Nude Cachemire (101)

Givenchy Nude Cachemire (101) Le Rouge Liquide ($37.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was very emollient with a high amount of slip, which made it harder to apply evenly and keep it inside the lip lines due to the rounded applicator. It had nearly opaque color coverage that sank into my lip lines within an hour of wear, though the color stayed on for about four hours. It took three hours or so for most of the sheen to go away. The formula was lightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.10 oz. - $370.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "velvet matte" finish that "never feels drying" and is "super-vibrant." It is also supposed to "hydrate and smooth like a nourishing lip balm." The applicator is a fluffy foam tip with a light slant and rounded shape where the lip color exudes out when twisted--the actual lip color has the texture of a thick cream than a traditional liquid lipstick. I found the applicator to be tricky to use and certainly worse than a standard bullet or applying using a doe-foot applicator. It was hard to maneuver along the edges of my lips, especially around the cupid's bow. Of the shades I tried, they were semi-opaque to opaque, comfortable to wear (lightly hydrating), and lasted between four and six hours but found that they seemed to fade more unevenly than the average lip product.

Browse all of our Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide swatches.

Ingredients

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Rose Flanelle (202)

Givenchy Rose Flanelle (202) Le Rouge Liquide ($37.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. The pigmentation was nearly opaque with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that had enough slip to glide across my lips well but didn’t feel overly slippery to wear. The color lasted well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.10 oz. - $370.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "velvet matte" finish that "never feels drying" and is "super-vibrant." It is also supposed to "hydrate and smooth like a nourishing lip balm." The applicator is a fluffy foam tip with a light slant and rounded shape where the lip color exudes out when twisted--the actual lip color has the texture of a thick cream than a traditional liquid lipstick. I found the applicator to be tricky to use and certainly worse than a standard bullet or applying using a doe-foot applicator. It was hard to maneuver along the edges of my lips, especially around the cupid's bow. Of the shades I tried, they were semi-opaque to opaque, comfortable to wear (lightly hydrating), and lasted between four and six hours but found that they seemed to fade more unevenly than the average lip product.

Browse all of our Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide swatches.

Ingredients

Fuchsia Angora (204)

Givenchy Fuchsia Angora (204) Le Rouge Liquide ($37.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, deep fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color coverage, though it wasn’t opaque, with a smooth, creamy texture that had moderate slip that “dried” down to a soft sheen that felt less emollient within a minute or so. It wore well for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.10 oz. - $370.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "velvet matte" finish that "never feels drying" and is "super-vibrant." It is also supposed to "hydrate and smooth like a nourishing lip balm." The applicator is a fluffy foam tip with a light slant and rounded shape where the lip color exudes out when twisted--the actual lip color has the texture of a thick cream than a traditional liquid lipstick. I found the applicator to be tricky to use and certainly worse than a standard bullet or applying using a doe-foot applicator. It was hard to maneuver along the edges of my lips, especially around the cupid's bow. Of the shades I tried, they were semi-opaque to opaque, comfortable to wear (lightly hydrating), and lasted between four and six hours but found that they seemed to fade more unevenly than the average lip product.

Browse all of our Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide swatches.

Ingredients

Morphe Mirage High Impact Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

 

Mirage

Morphe Mirage High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. The highlighter had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly on my skin. The consistency was soft, lightly creamy, and dense without being too firm or too thick in the pan. It blended out easily on my skin, and it didn’t accentuate my natural skin texture but was on the edge (to my eye) that it might be a concern for those with more textured skin. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.28 oz. - $50.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "creamy" finish that is "weightless" that have an "explosive, prismatic effect." A few shades (like Extra, Spark, and Stardust) had a softer sheen--more shine than shimmer--that I think might appeal to some, while other shades are intensely metallic and much more shimmery on the skin (like Mirage and Boom). The texture of the ones that weren't quite as shimmery felt smooth, firmer and denser, but not stiff to work with, and I didn't have any trouble applying or blending them out. The more shimmery shades felt creamier and denser but less firmly pressed in the pan, so it was even easier to pickup product with a typical, tapered highlighter brush. They wore well for eight to nine hours on me before fading. One thing to note, I don't think the term "prismatic" is a good descriptor of these, a only one shade had true shift (Stardust was a duochrome), and I'm wondering if the brand understood the term before using it (as it's not a case where I can see an attempt at a duochrome--the range includes very standard highlighting shades).

Browse all of our Morphe High Impact Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Polypropylene, Nylon-12, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. +/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

Mirage
Mirage
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Do you think social media is effective for increasing brand visibility?

 

Yes, absolutely. I think many people find out about new releases far more quickly due to social media, especially as more brands give sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes looks at what the brand does. I do think that it can result in some brand or release fatigue, but I see that happen more to those who have been involved in the community for years – and there are always new people coming in.

— Christine

Best & Worst of Dose of Colors Block Party Eyeshadows

 

Dose of Colors Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a new formula that’s “packed with tons of reflects” for an “ultra-dazzling finish.” It is recommended that they be applied with fingertips for maximum intensity (and the swatches thus use fingertips), but they can be used “using your preferred brush” for softer coverage. Some shades are softer and more cream-like than others, as there were a few that were drier and stiffer, which made them harder to apply with anything other than a fingertip. The product is definitely most pigmented and typically opaque when applied with fingertips, and I think if that’s not something you’re keen on, I’d skip the formula and look for a more traditional powder product in a similar hue or try patting on something more glittery over an existing shade you own.

There was slight to moderate fallout, depending on the shade, during application, and this was intensified whenever I used a brush. I didn’t experience tons of fallout during wear, though. They tended to wear around eight hours before fading or creasing. They have a slightly thicker consistency that made them harder to diffuse and blend into other textures (like Dose of Colors’ matte eyeshadows). I can see these working well for someone who likes to have a spotlight of glitter and shimmer on the center of the lid or who does more cut creases. Overall, some of them are lovely and easy enough to work with, but there were definitely some misses that take patience and effort/additional bases or tools.

There did seem to be similarity to the formula Dose of Colors used in the Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Quad, though it seemed like a lot of the Block Party shades also had dimethicone in them (about mid-way through the ingredient list).

01

Dose of Colors Hot Mesh

PPermanent. $20.00/0.08 oz.

Dose of Colors Hot Mesh Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. Dose of Colors Teal Me More

Dose of Colors Teal Me More Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

03. Dose of Colors Olive You

Dose of Colors Olive You Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

04. Dose of Colors X-Ray

Dose of Colors X-Ray Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and flecks of silver sparkle over a satin finish. Read full review.

A

05. Dose of Colors Encore

Dose of Colors Encore Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark brown with warm, copper undertones and flecks of gold sparkle over a more satin finish. Read full review.

A

06. Dose of Colors Shell We Dance

Dose of Colors Shell We Dance Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark peach with a hint of pink and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

07. Dose of Colors Reflection

Dose of Colors Reflection Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium, olive green with strong, warm brown undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

08. Dose of Colors Slinky

Dose of Colors Slinky Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark pewter with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A-

09. Dose of Colors Nightsky

Dose of Colors Nightsky Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a blackened teal with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Dose of Colors Sizzle

Dose of Colors Sizzle Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of pink and silver glitter. Read full review.

B+

11. Dose of Colors Lock and Key

Dose of Colors Lock and Key Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep, chocolatly brown with warm, yellow undertones and flecks of gold and bronze sparkle. Read full review.

B+

12. Dose of Colors Heart of Gold

Dose of Colors Heart of Gold Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep, medium-dark gold with warm, brown undertones and flecks of gold sparkle. Read full review.

B+

13. Dose of Colors Double Take

Dose of Colors Double Take Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, plumm brown with sivler sparkle. Read full review.

B+

14. Dose of Colors Jackpot

Dose of Colors Jackpot Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive green with warm undertones and a sparkling finish. Read full review.

B+

15. Dose of Colors Leaf Me Alone

Dose of Colors Leaf Me Alone Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a blackened green with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling finish. Read full review.

B

16. Dose of Colors Caffeine Queen

Dose of Colors Caffeine Queen Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a meduim-dark brown with warm undertones and a cooler overtone and silver sparkle. Read full review.

B

17. Dose of Colors I Need Space

Dose of Colors I Need Space Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and lots of silver sparkle. Read full review.

C-

18. Dose of Colors Wild and Free

Dose of Colors Wild and Free Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of silver sparkle. Read full review.

D-

19. Dose of Colors My Jam

Dose of Colors My Jam Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium plum with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. Read full review.

D-

20. Dose of Colors Sky's the Limit

Dose of Colors Sky's the Limit Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and flecks of silver sparkle. Read full review.

F

Glossover Breakdown

86%

Average Score
A
9
B
7
C
1
D
2
F
1
Glossover Averages
product
8
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8
application
4
Total
86%
product
8
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8
application
4
Total
86%

Best & Worst of ColourPop Matte Lux Lipsticks

 

ColourPop Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is an expansion of the Lux Lipstick range with a matte version. There are 14 shades with a range of neutrals and some pops of color. I prefer the original Lux formula overall, which I found more consistent in application and quality, but there were some winners in the Matte Lux range!

01

Colour Pop Hi Striker

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

Colour Pop Hi Striker Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

02. Colour Pop Mind Trick

Colour Pop Mind Trick Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

03. Colour Pop Check, Please

Colour Pop Check, Please Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

04. Colour Pop Little League

Colour Pop Little League Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

05. Colour Pop Money Moves

Colour Pop Money Moves Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

06. Colour Pop Maxed Out

Colour Pop Maxed Out Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A-

07. Colour Pop Paparazzi

Colour Pop Paparazzi Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A-

08. Colour Pop Third Eye

Colour Pop Third Eye Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark peach with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

B+

09. Colour Pop Trapeze

Colour Pop Trapeze Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

10. Colour Pop Sashay

Colour Pop Sashay Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

11. Colour Pop Name Drop

Colour Pop Name Drop Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

12. Colour Pop Big Break

Colour Pop Big Break Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B

13. Colour Pop Confetti Cake

Colour Pop Confetti Cake Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, green-leaning teal with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

B

14. Colour Pop Trill Seeker

Colour Pop Trill Seeker Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, cornflower blue with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

C

Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
7
B
6
C
1
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
10
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
89%
product
8.5
pigmentation
10
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
89%

 
   
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