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Terra Moons Matte Eyeshadows & Pressed Pigments Evaluations & Swatches (Half Four of 5)

Arabian Nights

Terra Moons Arabian Nights Matte Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, navy blue with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The texture was a little drier and thinner, which I found tended to stick too strongly to my skin in places, so blending was harder to get right. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Natasha Denona Navy (01V) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Noche Eterna (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace itsaboy (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Viseart Defiance (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop True Blue (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Sapphire #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • LORAC Navy (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Dim-out (PiP, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Ice Fishing (DC, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Acrobat (361CP) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade.

The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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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Day Dreamer

Terra Moons Day Dreamer Matte Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a very light, bluish-lavender with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, smooth and blendable texture that was somewhat powdery but had minimal fallout. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade.

The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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.

Royal

Terra Moons Royal Matte Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep purple with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied a little better in practice than it appeared swatched on my arm.

The texture was slightly drier, but it blended out without too much effort but a really diffused edge needed a primer and a lighter shade to cheat the edge. It lasted decently for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • Makeup Geek Duchess (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Purple (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Soul (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Indestructible (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Amethyst (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Motown (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • MAC Queen Patrick (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Sephora Very Bad (318) (P, $9.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Dope (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Anastasia Violet (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade.

The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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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Lunar Haze

Terra Moons Lunar Haze Neon Matte Pressed Pigment ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was fairly powdery, which resulted in sheerer coverage that was hard to build up without a lightly tacky base underneath it. The product was also thinner and a little on the drier side, so it did not sit as evenly on my skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

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

  • ColourPop Own Ur Power (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Wanted (PiP, $4.50) is darker (85% similar).
  • MAC Otaku (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Flowery (PiP, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Selfie (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Dope (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Sequence (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Sugarpill Baby Doll (PiP, $13.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Neon Matte Pressed Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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.

Orchid

Terra Moons Orchid Matte Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that was blendable and substantial, so it went on evenly and wasn’t prone to sheering out too easily. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • ColourPop Little Stinker (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Seeing Stars (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Fashion Addict (DC, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Sugarpill Undone (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Dior Pink Vibration #4 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Gazania (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Smashbox No Shame (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Abyssinia (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Sista (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Kaja Major Grape (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade.

The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Space Bound

Terra Moons Space Bound Neon Matte Pressed Pigment ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, light fuchsia pink with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was quite powdery and thin, which resulted in a sheer, airy layer of product that had to have a tacky base to even have a hope of adhering to my eye area. With the right base, I did find it buildable and blendable, but unlike a lot of shades by the brand, it wasn’t workable on its own. There were signs of fading present after eight and a half hours of wear, though it left a light stain behind.

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

  • ColourPop Miracle Romance (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Capslock (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop 2AM (PiP, $4.50) is darker (85% similar).
  • Anastasia A3 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Electric #1 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar).
  • Sugarpill Rage Quit (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Bossed Up (PiP, $6.99) is darker (80% similar).
  • Sephora Myiesha (LE, ) is darker (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Sincerely (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Party Drip (PiP, $6.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Neon Matte Pressed Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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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