Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Spectral Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Spectral

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Spectral 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.72 oz.) is a visually stunning palette with a mix of almost richer pastel hues paired with some deeper grounding shades (like the plum and blue). It’s just too bad that so many of the shades were disappointing–from issues with pigmentation to difficult in application, it was just a rough palette to work with. After I tried using it twice with abysmal results, I backed away from it out of frustration, and when I returned, it was still poor, even when I tried it over eyeshadow primer.

There were some shades that were decent to good, which kept the palette in the C range, but the spectacular failures were all I could remember–especially as Occult is the deepest shade and needed to add contrast when working with the other shades. With eight shades, there’s just no room for two Fs.

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Dim Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Dim Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Dim EyeshadowLinda Hallberg Cosmetics Dim Eyeshadow

Dim

Dim is a medium coral with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin. The texture was smooth, almost cream-like as it was so finely-milled, and blendable. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Too Faced Jardin (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Sydney Grace Secret (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Fenty Beauty Mamacita (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Make Up For Ever S814 Light Rosewood (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Light Up (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).NARS Supernova (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Snowberry (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Bare (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Darling (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Grenadine (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Squalane, Tri- ethylhexanoin, Silica, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyisoprene, BHT, Tin Oxide, May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Cl 77400 (Bronze Powder), Cl 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Dim

A-

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Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Faint Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Faint Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Faint EyeshadowLinda Hallberg Cosmetics Faint Eyeshadow

Faint

Faint is a light, lime green with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler, fine shimmer. It had good pigmentation in one layer, while the texture felt soft, lightly dusty to the touch but blended out well on my skin. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Urban Decay Freak (DC, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Secret Keeper (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #27 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).LORAC Sea Haze (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Atmosphere (P, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar).Kat Von D Pink Flamingos (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Viseart Coy #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Viseart Coy #10 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Coloured Raine Bay Breeze (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Squalane, Tri- ethylhexanoin, Silica, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyisoprene, BHT, Tin Oxide, May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Cl 77400 (Bronze Powder), Cl 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Faint

B+

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Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Eerie Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Eerie Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Eerie EyeshadowLinda Hallberg Cosmetics Eerie Eyeshadow

Eerie

Eerie is a medium-dark lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a drier, thinner texture that made it difficult to work with, as it did not build up well, applied unevenly, and was pretty difficult to work with, even over primer. It showed signs of fading after six hours on me, though I’ll admit it was hard to judge since it was so patchy to begin with.

Viseart Haze (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Zoeva Daydream (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Kat Von D Meow (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Makeup Geek Wisteria (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Makeup Geek Carnival (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).MAC Pout (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Colour Pop Kittenfish (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar).Natasha Denona Zena (LE, ) is brighter, cooler (85% similar).Bad Habit Invincible (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Lotus (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspo- lymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Alumina, Glycerin, May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 42090 (Blue L Lake), Cl 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Eerie

F

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Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Abstract Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Abstract Eyeshadow

Abstract

Abstract is a bright, light blue with strong, cool undertones and a sparkling fiish. It had a drier consistency that resulted in semi-opaque pigmentation and some fallout during application. I’d recommend using this with a wet brush to ensure smoother application and greater intensity (with less fallout). This shade stayed on well for seven hours on me and had some fallout over time.

MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar).Too Faced Ice Queen (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar).Colour Pop Bassline (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Billie Jean (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Hopper Blue (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Moon’s Reflection (DC, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop REM (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).MAC Dream Scene (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Dimethicone, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Behenyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, C20-24 Olefin, Cl 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Cl 77007 (Ultramarines).

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Illusion Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Illusion Eyeshadow

Illusion

Illusion is a bright silver with micro-glitter over a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied to bare skin, as the color seemed to move and sheer out a bit due to the more emollient texture. It was denser, almost thick, in the pan, but it felt a little drier when applied and blended out on my lid. It had a touch of fallout during application, and then there was a touch more during the eight hours it lasted but it was quite minor relative to how much sparkle was in it.

Sephora Cassette (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).Melt Cosmetics Indica (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Unfazed (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC High Concept (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Juvia’s Place Yemoja (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Boheme Dream #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #16 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).NARS Silver Screen #3 (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).

Ingredients

Polyethylene Terephthalate, Mica, Squalane, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate , Polyurethane-11, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glass Beads, Tris-BHT Mesitylene, Tin Oxide, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder).

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Occult Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Occult Eyeshadow

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Occult

Occult is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It felt smooth to the touch but was drier, thin, and almost chalky, which resulted in fallout and a tendency to sheer out. It had semi-opaque pigmentation at best, which was uneven and patchy, and the more I fussed with it, the worst it looked. There was noticeable fading after six hours of wear.

Urban Decay Delirious (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).NARS Eyeshadow #1 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Tarte Getty Up & Go (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Kat Von D Plum (Define) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar).Tarte Plums Up (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).MAC Fig. 1 (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (DC, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).LORAC Black Currant (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Ciate Flirt (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).LORAC Plum (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspo- lymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Alumina, Glycerin, May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 42090 (Blue L Lake), Cl 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Phantom Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Phantom Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Phantom EyeshadowLinda Hallberg Cosmetics Phantom Eyeshadow

Phantom

Phantom is a rich, aqua-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. The texture was smooth, drier to the touch, but it didn’t impede the application. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly, but this shade stained my lid into the next day.

Colour Pop Muscle Beach (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).Sephora Helen P (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Sephora + Pantone Universe Cascade (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Snapdragon (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar).NYX The Next Morning (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Juvia’s Place Zulu #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).Zoeva Childhood Adaption (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).Morphe Art (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).MAC Oldie but Goodie (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).LORAC Avocado Toast (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspo- lymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Alumina, Glycerin, May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 42090 (Blue L Lake), Cl 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Unknown Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Unknown Eyeshadow

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Unknown EyeshadowLinda Hallberg Cosmetics Unknown Eyeshadow

Unknown

Unknown is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color coverage in one pass, which adhered well to my lid and blended out without difficulty. The texture was soft, silky, and smooth to the touch but wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading visibly, though it left a stain into the next day.

Make Up For Ever S854 Candy Pink (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Fan Fiction (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).Huda Beauty Flamingo (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Too Faced Young and Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar).Huda Beauty Amethyst #7 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar).Morphe Heart (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Make Up For Ever M856 Fresh Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Make Up For Ever M856 Fresh Pink (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspo- lymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Alumina, Glycerin, May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 42090 (Blue L Lake), Cl 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

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