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Terra Moons Metallic Eyeshadows Critiques & Swatches (Half Four of 4)

Nightfall

Terra Moons Nightfall Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium blue with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was thicker and almost chunky, which made it harder to apply in an even layer on my skin. I’d recommend using a dampened brush or a fingertip when working with this shade, which also helped to minimize fallout. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

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

  • ColourPop Kimono (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Vega (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Clionadh Ursa (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Star Cobalt (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Quantum Sleep (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • Viseart Neptune (GPV2 #19) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Aja (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • JD Glow Sapphire (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Chill Out (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% 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 Shimmer 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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Grapetini

Terra Moons Grapetini Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium purple with subtle, cool undertones and an intense, metallic finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which had good adhesion to bare skin and blended out well along the edges without losing its intensity. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Lethal Cosmetics Spirit (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Flannel (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Ardency Inn Royal (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Sky Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Fyrinnae Queen (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Hazmat (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Masquerade Ball (LE, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Chick Lit (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Nocturnal (P, $5.25) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Gemstone #9 (PiP, ) is lighter, 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 Shimmer 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.

Take Me to Terra

Terra Moons Take Me to Terra Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium lavender with warm, pink undertones and cooler, blue-to-violet shifting shimmer. The texture felt soft, smooth, and lightly emollient without being too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin and wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Clionadh Lofty (P, $5.25) (100% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Blacklight (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Lavender Blue (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Tonic (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Purple Horseshoe (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Daydreamer (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Synth (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Viseart Coy #11 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Terra Moons Zero Gravity (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, 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 Shimmer 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!

Cinnamon Sugar

Terra Moons Cinnamon Sugar Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a medium-dark pink base that seemed barely warm-toned while the shimmer was green-gold in its shift, which made it appear warmer-toned overall. The finish was metallic but didn’t emphasize lid texture. The consistency was soft, smooth, and a smidgen powdery in the pan, but it adhered evenly and lasted nicely for eight hours on me.

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

  • Huda Beauty Neon Green #9 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Winged (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Pink Lemonade (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace The Mielke Way (PiP, $6.00) is more muted (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Strawberry (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Astral Rose Orchid (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Outfit Rememberer (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace The Greatest Gift (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Barb (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Melrose (P, $22.00) is lighter (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 Shimmer 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.

Crushed Velvet

Terra Moons Crushed Velvet Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep plum with a blackened base and a soft, pearly sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage but had a tendency to lose its intensity when blended as the black base came through more noticeably.

The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly powdery with a thinner feel, which I found worked better over an eyeshadow primer (whereas most shades in the range were nice over bare skin). There was fading visible after seven and a half hours of wear.

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

  • Tom Ford Beauty Insolent Rose #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar).
  • MAC Mumtaz (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Candygram (UR A QT) (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled (Dream Glow Smoke) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Love Letter (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Private Jet (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Wittle (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, 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 Shimmer 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!

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