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High by the Beach

Give Me Glow High by the Beach Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that applied fairly evenly and blended out with some effort but was workable. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery with a touch of fallout during application. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Melt Cosmetics Noche Eterna (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Viseart Defiance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace itsaboy (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Sapphire #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Navy (01V) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Ice Fishing (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Chanel Architectonic #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar).
  • LORAC Navy (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • LORAC Beast Mode (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Indiana Love (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.105 oz. – $66.67 Per Ounce

The brand offers matte and foiled finish eyeshadows, though the descriptions are largely the same: “highly pigmented,” “blendable,” and “finely milled.” The difference is with the foiled finish eyeshadows, the brand cautions to use less because they’re that pigmented and going in with a heavier hand could cause flaking.

The matte eyeshadows are very pigmented with textures that ranged from soft, velvety, and blendable to soft, more substantial but not as silky or as finely-milled that had true-to-pan pigmentation but were not as blendable. The deeper shades tended to be a little harder to diffuse, especially along the edges, for a seamless blend. Ideally, one would use a mid-tone and lighter shade to soften the edge of a darker matte shade rather than counting on the matte to diffuse perfectly on its own.

The upside is that the deepest mattes are really intense–they’re rich with lots of depth and have opaque, even coverage; it’s just that edge can be harder to navigate. I preferred using smaller, more precise brushes, especially for areas like the deeper crease, to darken and then build up as necessary, and I’d use a lighter hand with shades that were harder to work with. They are also harder to dupe as many brands lack the intensity and depth, so some might be willing to trade-of blendability for intensity and uniqueness.

Some of the matte eyeshadows–often lighter and more mid-tone–were very blendable on their own along with having full coverage. There were a few of the darker and richer mattes that were slightly more effort to soften along the edges but not truly difficult. There was just some inconsistency in the ease of application with the matte finish. They tended to wear between eight and nine hours before fading noticeably.

They come in oversized pans (relative to average size) at 37mm, and they contain double the product (0.10 oz.) the average eyeshadow does (0.05 oz.).

Browse all of our Give Me Glow Matte Pressed Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Kaolin Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Microspheres, Zinc Stearate, May +/- Iron Oxides, Red 7, 27, 33, 40, Yellow Lake, 5, 6, Blue Lake 1, Chromium Oxide Ultramarine, Mica, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Copolymer, Silica, Nylon -12, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide/ Oxides 77499, Tin Oxide

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.

Starboy

Give Me Glow Starboy Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark blue with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer.

The texture was slightly thinner than other mattes in the range, but it wasn’t powdery, which made it easier to apply and blend out on my lid as I was less concerned about fallout. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours and left a faint stain behind.

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

  • Urban Decay Untitled (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Velour (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Brunch Club (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia D4 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Monsoon (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Romance (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Chad (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Yacht Life (PiP, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Chaos (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.105 oz. – $66.67 Per Ounce

The brand offers matte and foiled finish eyeshadows, though the descriptions are largely the same: “highly pigmented,” “blendable,” and “finely milled.” The difference is with the foiled finish eyeshadows, the brand cautions to use less because they’re that pigmented and going in with a heavier hand could cause flaking.

The matte eyeshadows are very pigmented with textures that ranged from soft, velvety, and blendable to soft, more substantial but not as silky or as finely-milled that had true-to-pan pigmentation but were not as blendable. The deeper shades tended to be a little harder to diffuse, especially along the edges, for a seamless blend. Ideally, one would use a mid-tone and lighter shade to soften the edge of a darker matte shade rather than counting on the matte to diffuse perfectly on its own.

The upside is that the deepest mattes are really intense–they’re rich with lots of depth and have opaque, even coverage; it’s just that edge can be harder to navigate. I preferred using smaller, more precise brushes, especially for areas like the deeper crease, to darken and then build up as necessary, and I’d use a lighter hand with shades that were harder to work with. They are also harder to dupe as many brands lack the intensity and depth, so some might be willing to trade-of blendability for intensity and uniqueness.

Some of the matte eyeshadows–often lighter and more mid-tone–were very blendable on their own along with having full coverage. There were a few of the darker and richer mattes that were slightly more effort to soften along the edges but not truly difficult. There was just some inconsistency in the ease of application with the matte finish. They tended to wear between eight and nine hours before fading noticeably.

They come in oversized pans (relative to average size) at 37mm, and they contain double the product (0.10 oz.) the average eyeshadow does (0.05 oz.).

Browse all of our Give Me Glow Matte Pressed Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Kaolin Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Microspheres, Zinc Stearate, May +/- Iron Oxides, Red 7, 27, 33, 40, Yellow Lake, 5, 6, Blue Lake 1, Chromium Oxide Ultramarine, Mica, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Copolymer, Silica, Nylon -12, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide/ Oxides 77499, Tin Oxide

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.

Wink

Give Me Glow Wink Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a light-medium, cornflower blue with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and substantial without being too powdery or too loosely-pressed into the pan. It had rich color coverage that lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • Buxom Luxe Life (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Atlantic Blue (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Sapphire #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Neptune (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop On Paper (PiP, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Piece of Cake (P, $4.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Da Ba Dee (PiP, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar).
  • Hello Kitty Dear Daniel (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Jet Set (DC, $6.99) is darker (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Computer Blue (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.105 oz. – $66.67 Per Ounce

The brand offers matte and foiled finish eyeshadows, though the descriptions are largely the same: “highly pigmented,” “blendable,” and “finely milled.” The difference is with the foiled finish eyeshadows, the brand cautions to use less because they’re that pigmented and going in with a heavier hand could cause flaking.

The matte eyeshadows are very pigmented with textures that ranged from soft, velvety, and blendable to soft, more substantial but not as silky or as finely-milled that had true-to-pan pigmentation but were not as blendable. The deeper shades tended to be a little harder to diffuse, especially along the edges, for a seamless blend. Ideally, one would use a mid-tone and lighter shade to soften the edge of a darker matte shade rather than counting on the matte to diffuse perfectly on its own.

The upside is that the deepest mattes are really intense–they’re rich with lots of depth and have opaque, even coverage; it’s just that edge can be harder to navigate. I preferred using smaller, more precise brushes, especially for areas like the deeper crease, to darken and then build up as necessary, and I’d use a lighter hand with shades that were harder to work with. They are also harder to dupe as many brands lack the intensity and depth, so some might be willing to trade-of blendability for intensity and uniqueness.

Some of the matte eyeshadows–often lighter and more mid-tone–were very blendable on their own along with having full coverage. There were a few of the darker and richer mattes that were slightly more effort to soften along the edges but not truly difficult. There was just some inconsistency in the ease of application with the matte finish. They tended to wear between eight and nine hours before fading noticeably.

They come in oversized pans (relative to average size) at 37mm, and they contain double the product (0.10 oz.) the average eyeshadow does (0.05 oz.).

Browse all of our Give Me Glow Matte Pressed Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Kaolin Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Microspheres, Zinc Stearate, May +/- Iron Oxides, Red 7, 27, 33, 40, Yellow Lake, 5, 6, Blue Lake 1, Chromium Oxide Ultramarine, Mica, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Copolymer, Silica, Nylon -12, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide/ Oxides 77499, Tin Oxide

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.

Look Using this Product

Wink

PPermanent. $7.00.

Grapeness

Give Me Glow Grapeness Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark bluish-purple with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had more semi-opaque pigmentation that could be built up, but it had to be applied over an eyeshadow primer to go on evenly.

The texture was slightly drier and more powdery with a tendency to sheer out and yield some fallout during application (even when I was careful). It blended out decently but I’d recommend using another shade (like a lighter lavender) to soften the edge instead. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading and did leave a bit of a stain behind.

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

  • Ace Beaute Eve (DC, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Unicorn (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sephora Whoopee Party (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M924 Purple (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Predator (LE, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar).
  • Anastasia B2 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Iffy (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Madison (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.105 oz. – $66.67 Per Ounce

The brand offers matte and foiled finish eyeshadows, though the descriptions are largely the same: “highly pigmented,” “blendable,” and “finely milled.” The difference is with the foiled finish eyeshadows, the brand cautions to use less because they’re that pigmented and going in with a heavier hand could cause flaking.

The matte eyeshadows are very pigmented with textures that ranged from soft, velvety, and blendable to soft, more substantial but not as silky or as finely-milled that had true-to-pan pigmentation but were not as blendable. The deeper shades tended to be a little harder to diffuse, especially along the edges, for a seamless blend. Ideally, one would use a mid-tone and lighter shade to soften the edge of a darker matte shade rather than counting on the matte to diffuse perfectly on its own.

The upside is that the deepest mattes are really intense–they’re rich with lots of depth and have opaque, even coverage; it’s just that edge can be harder to navigate. I preferred using smaller, more precise brushes, especially for areas like the deeper crease, to darken and then build up as necessary, and I’d use a lighter hand with shades that were harder to work with. They are also harder to dupe as many brands lack the intensity and depth, so some might be willing to trade-of blendability for intensity and uniqueness.

Some of the matte eyeshadows–often lighter and more mid-tone–were very blendable on their own along with having full coverage. There were a few of the darker and richer mattes that were slightly more effort to soften along the edges but not truly difficult. There was just some inconsistency in the ease of application with the matte finish. They tended to wear between eight and nine hours before fading noticeably.

They come in oversized pans (relative to average size) at 37mm, and they contain double the product (0.10 oz.) the average eyeshadow does (0.05 oz.).

Browse all of our Give Me Glow Matte Pressed Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Kaolin Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Microspheres, Zinc Stearate, May +/- Iron Oxides, Red 7, 27, 33, 40, Yellow Lake, 5, 6, Blue Lake 1, Chromium Oxide Ultramarine, Mica, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Copolymer, Silica, Nylon -12, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide/ Oxides 77499, Tin Oxide

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.

Look Using this Product

Electric Purple

Give Me Glow Electric Purple Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a brighter, light purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than a second layer.

The texture was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to sheering out or having fallout, and remained blendable on my skin. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

  • ColourPop Majestic (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Outrageously (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Iffy (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Eclipse (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia C2 (Norvina Mini Vol. 1) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Madison (PiP, $4.50) is darker (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M924 Purple (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Anastasia B4 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.105 oz. – $66.67 Per Ounce

The brand offers matte and foiled finish eyeshadows, though the descriptions are largely the same: “highly pigmented,” “blendable,” and “finely milled.” The difference is with the foiled finish eyeshadows, the brand cautions to use less because they’re that pigmented and going in with a heavier hand could cause flaking.

The matte eyeshadows are very pigmented with textures that ranged from soft, velvety, and blendable to soft, more substantial but not as silky or as finely-milled that had true-to-pan pigmentation but were not as blendable. The deeper shades tended to be a little harder to diffuse, especially along the edges, for a seamless blend. Ideally, one would use a mid-tone and lighter shade to soften the edge of a darker matte shade rather than counting on the matte to diffuse perfectly on its own.

The upside is that the deepest mattes are really intense–they’re rich with lots of depth and have opaque, even coverage; it’s just that edge can be harder to navigate. I preferred using smaller, more precise brushes, especially for areas like the deeper crease, to darken and then build up as necessary, and I’d use a lighter hand with shades that were harder to work with. They are also harder to dupe as many brands lack the intensity and depth, so some might be willing to trade-of blendability for intensity and uniqueness.

Some of the matte eyeshadows–often lighter and more mid-tone–were very blendable on their own along with having full coverage. There were a few of the darker and richer mattes that were slightly more effort to soften along the edges but not truly difficult. There was just some inconsistency in the ease of application with the matte finish. They tended to wear between eight and nine hours before fading noticeably.

They come in oversized pans (relative to average size) at 37mm, and they contain double the product (0.10 oz.) the average eyeshadow does (0.05 oz.).

Browse all of our Give Me Glow Matte Pressed Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Kaolin Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Microspheres, Zinc Stearate, May +/- Iron Oxides, Red 7, 27, 33, 40, Yellow Lake, 5, 6, Blue Lake 1, Chromium Oxide Ultramarine, Mica, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Copolymer, Silica, Nylon -12, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide/ Oxides 77499, Tin Oxide

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.

Blackened Plum

Give Me Glow Blackened Plum Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a muted, deep purple with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, more substantial consistency that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without too much work, though it wasn’t the most blendable matte I’ve come across (but this type of color is hard to find at all, so I imagine it is “worth” the effort for some). It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Glaminatrix Burlesque (P, $7.30) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Ribbon (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Autumn Breeze (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Echoes (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Spice of Life (Pumpkin Spice) (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Punk (PiP, $7.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Lover In Me (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 04 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Nunavut (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Bon Nuit (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.105 oz. – $66.67 Per Ounce

The brand offers matte and foiled finish eyeshadows, though the descriptions are largely the same: “highly pigmented,” “blendable,” and “finely milled.” The difference is with the foiled finish eyeshadows, the brand cautions to use less because they’re that pigmented and going in with a heavier hand could cause flaking.

The matte eyeshadows are very pigmented with textures that ranged from soft, velvety, and blendable to soft, more substantial but not as silky or as finely-milled that had true-to-pan pigmentation but were not as blendable. The deeper shades tended to be a little harder to diffuse, especially along the edges, for a seamless blend. Ideally, one would use a mid-tone and lighter shade to soften the edge of a darker matte shade rather than counting on the matte to diffuse perfectly on its own.

The upside is that the deepest mattes are really intense–they’re rich with lots of depth and have opaque, even coverage; it’s just that edge can be harder to navigate. I preferred using smaller, more precise brushes, especially for areas like the deeper crease, to darken and then build up as necessary, and I’d use a lighter hand with shades that were harder to work with. They are also harder to dupe as many brands lack the intensity and depth, so some might be willing to trade-of blendability for intensity and uniqueness.

Some of the matte eyeshadows–often lighter and more mid-tone–were very blendable on their own along with having full coverage. There were a few of the darker and richer mattes that were slightly more effort to soften along the edges but not truly difficult. There was just some inconsistency in the ease of application with the matte finish. They tended to wear between eight and nine hours before fading noticeably.

They come in oversized pans (relative to average size) at 37mm, and they contain double the product (0.10 oz.) the average eyeshadow does (0.05 oz.).

Browse all of our Give Me Glow Matte Pressed Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Kaolin Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Microspheres, Zinc Stearate, May +/- Iron Oxides, Red 7, 27, 33, 40, Yellow Lake, 5, 6, Blue Lake 1, Chromium Oxide Ultramarine, Mica, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Copolymer, Silica, Nylon -12, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide/ Oxides 77499, Tin Oxide

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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