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Glaminatrix Nocturnal Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Nocturnal

Glaminatrix Nocturnal 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0 oz.) was originally available as an pre-made eyeshadow palette but is now only available by purchasing the shades individually. Worth noting, a lot of folks had issues with the shimmery shades breaking (part of why the palette was discontinued in its original form), even though the brand seemed to be trying to take care of everyone who had issues (refunds, replacements, and so on).

Go figure that mine, which was part of the early batches, arrived intact! I feel like I’m more often the recipient of broken powders, LOL! The shimmers are not yet available as singles but are coming soon, and the brand has made adjustments to the press/formulas of the shimmers to try to prevent breakage during shipping.

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The shimmers have a really intense, shiny finish that I know some will love them, but they take more effort and perform best with a tacky base. The mattes are lovely and consistent with the brand’s past matte formula.

Glaminatrix Milky Way Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Milky Way Duochrome Eyeshadow

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Glaminatrix Milky Way Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Milky Way Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Milky Way Duochrome Eyeshadow

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Milky Way

Milky Way has more of a transparent base with shifting micro-sparkle that went from pink to green to aqua with a shiny, metallic finish.

  • Sheer coverage
  • More loosely-pressed, not as emollient as it needed to be
  • Had some fallout, best applied over a tacky base
  • Moderate wear (8 hours with fallout)

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

Formula Overview

$8.77 –

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The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

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The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Milky Way

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.77.

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Glaminatrix Night Vision Duochrome Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Night Vision Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Night Vision Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Night Vision Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Night Vision Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Night Vision Duochrome Eyeshadow

Night Vision

Night Vision has a warmer, reddish-brown base with duochrome shifting sparkle that went from green to gold. It had a very shiny, metallic finish.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • More loosely-pressed, a little dry to the touch
  • Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, dampened brush
  • Light fallout during application
  • Long-wearing (8 hours before creasing)

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

Formula Overview

$8.77 –

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Witching Hour

Witching Hour is a deep plum with cooler undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with powderiness in pan
  • Wasn’t prone to sheering out, very blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Glaminatrix Luna Duochrome Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Luna Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Luna Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Luna Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Luna Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Luna Duochrome Eyeshadow

Luna

Luna has a plummy-brown base with duochrome sparkle that shifted from blue-to-purple and have a very high-shine, metallic finish.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation
  • More loosely-pressed, emollient to touch
  • Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, dampened brush
  • Light fallout during application
  • Long-wearing (8 hours before creasing)

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

  • ColourPop Late Bloomer (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Lucid (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Ritzy (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Starry Night (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Noble (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Reality (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Wormwood (P, $5.25) is darker, cooler (80% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$8.77 –

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

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Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Luna

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.77.

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Fog

Fog is a dark mustard yellow with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with powderiness in pan
  • Wasn’t prone to sheering out, very blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Fog

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

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Gloom

Gloom is a dark olive brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with powderiness in pan
  • Wasn’t prone to sheering out, very blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Gloom

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

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Obscurity

Obscurity is a rich periwinkle with strong, cool purple undertones and a matte finish. It had surprising density (in a good way!) for a more pastel hue.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with powderiness in pan
  • Wasn’t prone to sheering out, very blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Obscurity

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

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Murky

Murky is a light-medium chartreuse with warmer, yellow undertones and a matte finish.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with powderiness in pan
  • Wasn’t prone to sheering out, very blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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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Murky

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

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Glaminatrix Dusk Duochrome Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Dusk Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Dusk Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Dusk Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Dusk Duochrome Eyeshadow

Glaminatrix Dusk Duochrome Eyeshadow

Dusk

Dusk is a darker, plummy-brown base with shimmer and fine sparkle that shifted from pink to purple, which had the effect of glossy shine.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • More loosely-pressed, emollient to touch
  • Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, dampened brush
  • Light fallout during application
  • Long-wearing (8 hours before creasing)

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

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$8.77 –

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Dusk

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.77.

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Nightfall

Nightfall is a faded, light-medium blue-teal with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with powderiness in pan
  • Wasn’t prone to sheering out, very blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Nightfall

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

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Constellation

Constellation is a rich, deeper gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation
  • More loosely-pressed, emollient to touch
  • Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, dampened brush
  • Light fallout during application
  • Long-wearing (8 hours before creasing)

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

  • ColourPop Brew Potion (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Rue de Tournon (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Liquid Sun (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath After Glow (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Golden Honey (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Eyes of a Star (Prime) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Chanel No 5 #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Bask (Light) (PiP, $6.25) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Incandescent Gold 003 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.77 –

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Shadow

Shadow is a rich black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It was thinner/firmer compared to most of the brand’s matte shades.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Slightly firmer, slightly thinner
  • Could have been a bit more blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, ALLANTOIN, KAOLIN, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TALC, STARCH, OCTENYLSUCCINATE,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, L-LYSINE, NYLON 12, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLHEXYL, FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE,CERA ALBA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN. Iron Oxide Black(CI 77499),Chrome Oxide Green(CI 77288),Iron Oxide Yellow(CI 77492),FD & C Yellow 5 Al Lake(CI 19140),FD & C Blue 1 Al Lake(CI 42090),D&C Black 2(CI 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide(CI 77510), D & C Red 27 Al Lake(CI 45410), FD & C TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), D & C Red 7 Ca Lake(CI 15850), Iron Oxide Red(CI 77491), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake(CI 15985), D & C Red 6 Ba Lake(CI 15850).

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.

Shadow

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

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