NABLA Cosmetics Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Reviews
Jan 27, 2019January 27, 2019

Poison Garden

NABLA Cosmetics Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.39 oz.) was surprisingly unimpressive given past experiences with the brand’s single eyeshadows and palettes. I felt like the shades were hit or miss and not just with the matte shades, which were done in hues that I would expect to be a little under-pigmented or need extra effort to blend out, but they missed on some of the shimmers, too. I think the color scheme comes together well for a variety of looks but wish the performance was better.

NABLA Cosmetics Zodiac Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Zodiac Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Zodiac Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Zodiac Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Zodiac Super Matte Eyeshadow

Zodiac

Zodiac is a blackened blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a drier, more powdery consistency that was prone to fallout. On the upside, it was fairly blendable, though the deeper hue and matte finish did make it a little more difficult to blend out than the average shimmer. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar).Laura Mercier Deep Night (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar).Urban Decay Pseudonym (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Tarte Inked (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar).Estee Lauder Saphir (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).bareMinerals Maven (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).LORAC Dark Navy (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar).Giorgio Armani #02 (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar).Smashbox Harbor (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines).

NABLA Cosmetics Fabric Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Fabric Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Fabric Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Fabric Fluid Metal EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Fabric Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Fabric

Fabric is a light, golden copper with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with just a touch of powderiness in the pan, but it didn’t result in noticeable fallout during application. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on my lid.

Colour Pop Wild Out (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).theBalm Fit (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Dominique Cosmetics Crème Brulee (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).Viseart Minx #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Laura Mercier Intense Rosegold (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Disney by Sephora Wanderin’ Free (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Laura Mercier Rose Quartz (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides)

NABLA Cosmetics Adoration Crystal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Adoration Crystal Eyeshadow

Adoration

Adoration is a cool, sparkling blue-to-violet shifting mix of sparkle and shimmer in a translucent base. The texture was chunky and more difficult to apply with brushes, as it had a tendency to come away in clumps initially while the pan hardened up noticeably after two uses. It had semi-sheer coverage, which seemed as anticipated as this was listed as a “top coat.” It wore well for seven and a half hours but had fallout over time.

Colour Pop Ventura (P, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar).Sephora Moonstone (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).Kat Von D Amethyst (PiP, ) is more pigmented (90% similar).Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Cake Walk (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Make Up For Ever D914 Crystalline Mauve (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Urban Decay Mind Game (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polybutene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

NABLA Cosmetics Berry Bite Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Berry Bite Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Berry Bite Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Berry Bite Super Matte Eyeshadow

Berry Bite

Berry Bite is a rich, medium-dark berry with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in a single layer, while the texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blended out well along the edges. It lasted well for almost nine hours on me before visibly fading.

Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is more muted (95% similar).Ciate Quartz (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Dose of Colors Berry Pop (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Trove (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Rose in the Air #8 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Sephora Orchid (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).Makeup Geek Dedicated (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Urban Decay Hell Ride (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Senorita (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Risque (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77491 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake).

NABLA Cosmetics Adagio Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Adagio Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Adagio Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Adagio Super Matte Eyeshadow

Adagio

Adagio is a deep brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff with a smooth, silky consistency that was thinner, so it was slightly more difficult to diffuse and blend out the edges, though workable. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Urban Decay Delete (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar).Sydney Grace Beyond (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar).Colour Pop Prism (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar).MAC Embark (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar).MAC How You Thrill Me (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).Colour Pop Roundhouse (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Hourglass Dark Cocoa (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).Kat Von D Crucifix (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Tarte Smoked (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Milani Late Date (PiP, $5.99) is cooler (90% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines).

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NABLA Cosmetics Zen Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Zen Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Zen Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Zen Super Matte Eyeshadow

Zen

Zen is a dark peach with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was slightly dusty in the pan, but it felt smooth and finely-milled, which helped it blend out well on my skin. It had good pigmentation that sheered out just a touch over bare skin. It wore nicely for seven and a half hours on me.

NABLA Cosmetics Middle Karma (PiP, $8.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Love Eyes (Smoke) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).Melt Cosmetics Nip Slip (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Zoeva MT070 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Nostalgia (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Huda Beauty Demure (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Siren #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #2 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Just Peachy (Matte) (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Big Spoon (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 16035 (Red 40 Lake).

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NABLA Cosmetics Craving Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Craving Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Craving Fluid Metal EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Craving Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Craving

Craving is a medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was more loosely-pressed, which gave the eyeshadow a drier, almost grainy feel and a fair amount of fallout when applied to my lid. It had good pigmentation but worked best with fingertips or a dampened brush, which helped keep the pigment on my lid instead of underneath my eye. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before it started to fade on me.

Urban Decay Druggie (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Sugarpill Hysteric (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Huda Beauty Electric #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #26 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Coy #8 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).Kat Von D Catherine (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Urban Decay Flash (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar).Sydney Grace Pandora (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Too Faced Wham Bam (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Tarte Amethyst (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake).

NABLA Cosmetics Honey Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Honey Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Honey Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Honey Super Matte Eyeshadow

Honey

Honey is a rich orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin without sheering out too readily. The texture was silky-smooth but slightly dusty in the pan. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

Anastasia New Wave (DC, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar).Makeup Geek Early Bird (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).MAC Rule (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).Juvia’s Place Nubian #2 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).Sephora Sandstone (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Natasha Denona Desert Date (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).LORAC Tangerine (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).Make Up For Ever M726 Sienna (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar).Dominique Cosmetics Sweet Tea (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Not a Basic Peach #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 16035 (Red 40 Lake).

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NABLA Cosmetics Subliminal Crystal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Subliminal Crystal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Subliminal Crystal EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Subliminal Crystal Eyeshadow

Subliminal

Subliminal is a light-medium copper with warm undertones and a chunky, glittery finish. It had a drier, more loosely-pressed consistency that felt chunky to the touch. There was a ton of fallout during application, and it took a lot of effort to get a fairly even layer of product on. I would recommend using this shade with a dampened brush to minimize fallout and help it apply better. It wore well for seven hours with fallout.

Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (PiP, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar).Sephora Sandcastle (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).LORAC Honey (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Bad Habit Cosmos (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Huda Beauty Blessed (Remastered) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polybutene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides).

NABLA Cosmetics Archetype Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Archetype Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Archetype Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Archetype Super Matte Eyeshadow

Archetype

Archetype is a medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and flecks of gold, green, and plum shimmer. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that applied nicely and blended out with ease. It lasted well for eight hours before fading on me.

Tarte Venus (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Stila Wanderlust (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Chanel Initiation (827) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Giorgio Armani Avant-Premiere #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).Bobbi Brown Taupe (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Too Faced Crisp Apple Strudel (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Deep Dive (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides).

NABLA Cosmetics Rosita Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Rosita Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Rosita Fluid Metal EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Rosita Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Rosita

Rosita is a soft, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The color coverage was nearly opaque, but the consistency was slightly dusty, which made it more prone to sheering out. If I patted and pressed it on, the payoff stayed more opaque than if I swept it on. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Colour Pop Liar, Liar (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).LORAC Champagne (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Most (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).MAC Jest (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar).Ciate Blaze (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Colour Pop Extravaganza (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar).Tom Ford Beauty White Suede #1 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Tarte Seashell (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Tarte Posse (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 16035 (Red 40 Lake).

NABLA Cosmetics Majorelle Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Majorelle Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Majorelle Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Majorelle Super Matte Eyeshadow

Majorelle

Majorelle is a bright, cobalt blue with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer color coverage, which was difficult to apply and blend out, as it was so, so powdery and gave me more fallout than actual coverage. With a primer, it was at least buildable to medium coverage. I was surprised that it was such a spectacular fail, as it is obviously a huge POP! in the palette at a glance. It lasted for six and a half hours on me before it started to fade visibly.

Kylie Cosmetics Royal (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Power Platforms (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).Huda Beauty Sapphire #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).Makeup Geek Neptune (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).Coloured Raine Neo Blue (PiP, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar).MAC Dynamic Duo 2 #2 (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Atlantic Blue (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).NARS Stage Dive (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).Sephora Chris (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Illamasqua Sadist (P, ) is darker (90% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines).

NABLA Cosmetics Narrative Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Narrative Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Narrative Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Narrative Super Matte Eyeshadow

Narrative

Narrative is a light brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff that adhered well to bare skin and blended out without issues. The consistency was soft, a smidgen dusty in the pan but nothing concerning. It lasted nicely for eight hours before showing some signs of wear.

Too Faced Honey Butter (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar).Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).Estee Lauder Nude (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Mythicool Creatures #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).Sephora Blonde (PiP, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar).NARS Undressed (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).Dose of Colors Necessary (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #7 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 16035 (Red 40 Lake).

NABLA Cosmetics Opera Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Opera Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Opera Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Opera Super Matte Eyeshadow

Opera

Opera is a rich burgundy with subtle, cool undetones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable, but the texture was unforgiving–it was firmer and thinner, which made it prone to darkening unevenly on my skin. It needed to be applied over a powdered or drier base, though it was still a struggle to blend out the edges. It stayed on well for nine hours before showing some fading, and it left a faint stain behind after I removed it.

Tarte Stained Glass (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Dose of Colors Mixed Berries (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Anastasia All Star (DC, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar).MAC 300 Game (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).MAC I’m Into It (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar).Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Mauve #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).Too Faced I Can’t Even (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar).Tarte Drama (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77491 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake).

Opera

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NABLA Cosmetics Canvas Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Canvas Super Matte Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Canvas Super Matte EyeshadowNABLA Cosmetics Canvas Super Matte Eyeshadow

Canvas

Canvas is a light yellow with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a moderately powdery consistency, which made it more prone to fallout and sheering out when applied to bare skin. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer but tended to sheer out to more semi-sheer coverage in practice. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

Guerlain Enjoy (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).Pretty Vulgar Lay (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar).Melt Cosmetics Classic (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Dominique Cosmetics Vanilla Crème (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).Smashbox Instinct (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Sephora Buttercup (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Hello (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar).Viseart Warm Mattes #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Too Faced Yum-Yum (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexyl Laurate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.+/− (May Contain):Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines).

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