Dominique Cosmetics Latte 2 Eyeshadow Palette is a new, 10-pan palette that features a mix of neutrals with pops of marigold, coral, and mint green. The weakest performer was Frappe, which had glitter that migrated a little bit during blending, semi-opaque color coverage, and a firmer/stiffer texture. Frothy was a little powdery and prone to sheering out, while Cafecito took more effort to blend out but both were workable. The majority of the remaining shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing.
The brand did reach out and confirmed that Frappe is the shade that contains plastic glitter.
Dominique Cosmetics Cafecito Eyeshadow
Cafecito is a deep brown with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, slightly firmer texture in the pan, so there was no powderiness and was easier to pick up precisely. The eyeshadow applied fairly evenly and blended out without much effort; for someone who prefers to build up coverage, the texture worked well for that but it took extra effort to diffuse from full coverage. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Dominique Cosmetics Coffee Beans Eyeshadow
Coffee Beans is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was slightly brighter and warmer-toned compared to Cafecito, and while they weren’t dupes, they seemed a little too similar to have in a single palette. It would have been more useful if one was two shades lighter or so. The texture was soft, lightly powdery with a smidgen of fallout during application if I wasn’t careful to tap off the excess. It had excellent pigmentation that applied evenly and blended out well. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours showing signs of fading.
Dominique Cosmetics Cafe con Leche Eyeshadow
Cafe con Leche
Cafe con Leche is a light beige with a mostly matte finish and warmer undertones. It had opaque color coverage paired with a soft, lightly powdery texture that felt a bit denser and more substantial, so it wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily nor was fallout a concern. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Dominique Cosmetics Frothy Eyeshadow
Frothy is a pale yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a moderately powdery texture that felt a little thinner compared to other shades in the palette, so it was harder to build up coverage with this shade (even over a primer). The color showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.
Dominique Cosmetics Blonde Roast Eyeshadow
Blonde Roast is a rich, deeper yellow with very strong, orange undertones and a mostly matte finish. There was ultra-fine, barely-there shimmer strewn throughout the powder. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to fallout. It had rich coverage that applied well to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Dominique Cosmetics Drizzle Eyeshadow
Drizzle is a light-medium copper with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was firmer, slightly dense, but it picked up well a slightly heavier-hand and a flat, shader brush and blended out easily on my skin. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
Dominique Cosmetics Iced Coffee Eyeshadow
Iced Coffee is a rich, chocolaty brown with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The eyeshadow was intensely pigmented in a single layer, and the texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too thick. It applied evenly to bare skin and diffused well along the edges. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours with a touch of fallout over time.
Dominique Cosmetics Frappe Glitter Eyeshadow
Frappe has a light-medium peach base with moderate, warm undertones and a glittering, metallic finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer but had to be built up to get to full coverage. The micro-glitter seemed to separate from the base shade a bit, so it didn’t have a uniform distribution when applied to my skin. The consistency was denser, a little too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it needed a heavier hand to jab gently at the surface to dislodge product. It stayed on well for eight hours with light fallout over time.
This shade includes plastic glitter, which the FDA confirmed is not approved for cosmetic use and some brands include a warning that shades containing this ingredient are not intended for the “eye area.” In contrast, EU’s CosIng database allows for the use of plastic glitter in cosmetics without any restrictions that I’ve been able to find.
Dominique Cosmetics Strawberry Milk Eyeshadow
Strawberry Milk is a medium-dark, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied well to bare skin as the color went on evenly and blended out without difficulty along the edges. The texture was smooth to the touch without being overly powdery. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Dominique Cosmetics Matcha Eyeshadow
Matcha is a brighter, mint green with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin but diffused slightly to more semi-opaque coverage that wasn’t quite as bright applied. I’d recommend wearing this over an eyeshadow primer as a result. The consistency was soft, a little powdery but not prone to fallout. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
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