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NABLA Cosmetics Facet by Facet Eyeshadow Palette Evaluate & Swatches

Side by Side

NABLA Cosmetics Side by Side Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a new(ish) 16-pan eyeshadow palette that included a mix of mattes and shimmers, though it had more mattes than shimmers. The first three rows were warmer-toned, while the last row was a bit cooler in tone. The quality was decent–some of the mattes were a little powdery and needed to be built up in coverage but the palette was easy to work with overall.

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Bonjour

Bonjour is a medium peach with warm, more orange undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a silky-smooth consistency that was a little powdery in the pan but blendable on bare skin. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Viseart Crescendo (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Royal Jewels (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • NARS Roleplay (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Desk Eyes (Prime) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Gnarly (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Highway Queen (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Flawless (332) (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Go With the Flow (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, brighter (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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alumina, Glycerin, Silica. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bonjour

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.00.

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Ray of Light

Ray of Light is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The texture was lightly creamy with moderate slip but wasn’t overly thick, though it did apply best by pressing it into place. It had rich color coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

  • Viseart Caramelise (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Morning Star (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Oh So Gilty (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Okay (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • NARS Let It Whip (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Peach Sorbet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Tarte Moonlit (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Lucido (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Kaja Gold Dust (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Butyl Acrylate/Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alumina, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77400 (Copper Powder, Bronze Powder), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Halftime

Halftime is a light brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that adhered well to bare skin but sheered out a bit when blended out due to the more powdery consistency. This shade showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Viseart Brioche (Warm Mattes #5) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Narrative (PiP, $8.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Kat Von D Noble (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • LORAC Warm Ginger (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Warm Mattes #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D Sage (Base) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Blonde (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M647 Speculoos (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Back to Surreality (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Halftime

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.00.

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Magic Moment

Magic Moment is a light-medium, reddish-copper with moderate, warm undertones and faint pink sparkle throughout. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was lightly emollient but felt a bit more firmly pressed into the pan so it needed a heavier hand to pick up product evenly on a brush. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

  • ColourPop Designer Duds (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Fishnets (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • NARS Prowl (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Rose Gold (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Rose Quartz (Daytime) (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Ruby #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • City Color Homecoming Queen (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Zone (Shortcut) (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Jouer Rose Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Butyl Acrylate/Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Talc, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alumina, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77400 (Copper Powder, Bronze Powder), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NABLA Cosmetics Body and Soul Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Body and Soul Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Body and Soul Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Body and Soul Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Body and Soul Celestial Eyeshadow

Body and Soul

Body and Soul had more of a transparent base with flecks of copper and pink sparkle throughout. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably. It was listed as having a transparent base and as a top coat, so the sheerness was as expected. The texture was lightly emollient, thin, and had decent adhesion on its own but I’d recommend using an adhesive spray to minimize fallout over time.

  • Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Huetopia (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Mesmerising Maroon #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Cherish (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Prim-O (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Drop the Robe (PiP, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Peach (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar).
  • Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Silica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Soybean Glycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Citric Acid. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 (Iron Oxides).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Paradiso

Paradiso is a rich, honey gold with strong, warm undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, which adhered well to my lid. The consistency was creamy, smooth, and dense without being too thick. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

  • Pat McGrath Enraptured (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Glory (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Gold Standard (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Gold Fortune (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Pleather Python (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Gravity OG (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Chanel Poudre d’Or (34) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Karat Cake (P, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Toucan (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Queen B (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Mica, Dimethicone, Butyl Acrylate/Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder, Copper Powder), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Beauty Mark

Beauty Mark is a light, golden brown with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out well. The texture was smooth, velvety, and lightly powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Kevyn Aucoin Camel (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Chanel Candeur et Experience #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Persona Loyal (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC That Somebody (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sephora Blonde (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Birch (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Chicana (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Sand Castle (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Burlap (LE, $19.00) is warmer (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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Ptfe, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Clan

Clan is a darker taupe-brown with neutral, almost olive-leaning undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery, which made it more prone to fallout and sheering out during application. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable when layered over a primer only. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • MAC Drama in the Snow (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Baubles (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O Snap (610) (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Influential (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Robert (Deep) (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Robert (Light) (PiP, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Downtown (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Henna Sea (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Bali (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Enjoy the Ride (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, 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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Ptfe, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
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Clan

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.00.

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Burnt Sienna

Burnt Sienna is a medium brown with warmer, slightly orange-leaning undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt smooth, velvety, and was blendable, while the eyeshadow yielded opaque color coverage in a single layer. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled (Happy Glow Enhance) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Zoeva Eerily Empty (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Gingerbread Glam (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Peach Cobbler (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Foxy (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Coffee First (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Tan Line (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Heist (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Abu (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Brown Script (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% 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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Ptfe, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

NABLA Cosmetics Better Society Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Better Society Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Better Society Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Better Society Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Better Society Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Better Society Celestial Eyeshadow

Better Society

Better Society is a medium, coppery-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. The consistency felt more loosely-pressed together with some dryness, so I’d recommend applying it with a fingertip or a dampened brush with the latter helping the most to apply the color more evenly and with less fallout. It had mostly opaque coverage but sheered out a bit when applied dry. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading visibly but had fallout over time.

  • Hourglass Ray (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Nude Rich #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • NARS Riding High (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Kaja Baked Cinnamon (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Splendor (LE, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC To Boldly Go (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia D3 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente (LE, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Cinder (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • NARS Orgasm IV (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Cedar Wood

Cedar Wood is a medium,, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, slightly thinner but blendable and easy to pick up with a dry brush. It had opaque color payoff that wore decently for eight hours before fading a bit.

  • Huda Beauty Smokey #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Guerlain Electric Look #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Inferno (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Sand Tropez (Faerie Fayre) (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Smash or Pass (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Cinder (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia B2 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Pop the Cork (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Cherish (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Glass Beads, Zinc Stearate. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Tempera

Tempera is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was somewhat powdery, so there was light fallout as I applied and blended out the eyeshadow, though it was blendable and easy to work with otherwise. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was better applied over a primer. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Lethal Cosmetics Loom (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze (Smoke) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Zoeva Freshly Toasted (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Confidential (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Sepia (Dark Matte #4) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Becca Ombre Rouge #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Viseart Cider (5) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Viseart Sienna (Dark Matte #3) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Milani Spice It Up (PiP, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (80% 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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Ptfe, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Tempera

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.00.

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Rarity

Rarity is a light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a moderately powdery consistency that had some fallout. It stayed on well for seven hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • NYX Lap Dance (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • NARS Look Closer I (DC, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever Pure (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Full Expose (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Tarte Mixed Media (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Hourglass Obscura #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Rowdy (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Paper Tiger (LE, ) is darker (95% 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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Rarity

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.00.

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Love Ritual

Love Ritual is a light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, silvery sheen that gave it a more metallic finish. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin as the texture was lightly creamy, dense but not overly thick or too firmly pressed into the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

  • Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Who Has Time (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Libra (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Dior Soft Cashmere #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Viseart Velvet (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Zoeva Outline (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Lancome Tenacity (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Silent Night (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Glass Beads, Zinc Stearate. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Cubism

Cubism is a light-medium gray with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was lightly powdery but wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout. There were signs of fading present after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Rumor Mill (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • Sephora Hurricane Wave (346) (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Shisha Smoke (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Thunderbird (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Secret (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Zoeva MT110 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Wayne Goss Pearl Moonstone #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Kat Von D Yours (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Dynam-O (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Slate (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted (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.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alumina, Glycerin, Silica. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Cubism

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.00.

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Untitled

Untitled is a deep black with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly-pressed into the pan, so it applied evenly and blended out well but wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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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

Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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