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Glaminatrix Nearly Natural Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Nearly Natural

Glaminatrix Nearly Natural 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($48.50 for 0.8 oz.) is a new, muted neutral color story that included 15 eyeshadows with eight shimmery shades and seven matte shades. The shimmers were really smooth, emollient without being too looseyl-pressed, and pigmented with good adhesion and wear. The mattes were incredibly velvety and dense, not quite as powdery as Glaminatrix’s formula, but still beautifully blendable and very pigmented.

Naked Eye

Naked Eye is a bright, medium-dark peach with moderate, warm undertones–slightly rosy–paired with a sparkling, high-shine metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy texture
  • Not too dense, not too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)
  • Urban Decay Turn On (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Rose Quartz (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • LORAC Iced Rose (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Gleam Girl (82) (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Rose Gold (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Rose Rocked (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Beam Time (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Malted (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar).
  • LORAC Aurora (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Naked Eye

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.04.

Naturally

Naturally is a rich, darker burgundy with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with light powderiness (in pan only)
  • 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).

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  • Charlotte Tilbury The Queen of Glow #4 (PiP, ).
  • Anastasia Credit (LE, $12.00).
  • ColourPop Throw Shade (LE, $4.50).
  • Dior Riviera #5 (LE, ).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Trespass (P, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Sith Lord (LE, $4.50).
  • Chanel Rouge Contraste (132) (LE, $32.00).
  • Dior Romantic Voyage #5 (PiP, ).
  • Anastasia Rich Velvet (P, $12.00).
  • Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady (LE, ).

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

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Naturally

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

Glaminatrix Untouched Matte Eyeshadow
Glaminatrix Untouched Matte Eyeshadow

Untouched

Untouched is a darker, rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with light powderiness (in pan only)
  • 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).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Trophies (LE, $4.50).
  • MAC Ripened (P, $20.00).
  • Danessa Myricks Crème Brule (P, $18.00).
  • Sephora Stone (PiP, ).
  • Huda Beauty Tease (PiP, ).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Imago (P, $6.00).
  • NYX Skinny Dip (P, $4.50).
  • MAC Rose Before Bros (P, $17.00).
  • Natasha Denona Raisin (182CM) (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Beamin’ (LE, $4.50).

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

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Untouched

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

Unveiled

Unveiled is a light orange with warmer undertones and flecks of aqua and peach sparkle throughout a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy texture
  • Not too dense, not too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Side2Side (PiP, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Don’t Leaf (LE, $6.00).
  • ColourPop To Be Young and Beautiful Again (LE, $6.00).
  • Natasha Denona Helena (275K) (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Alcove (LE, $4.50).
  • Kaja Peach Sorbet (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Palo Santo (LE, $4.50).
  • BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #6 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Mango Tango (LE, $4.50).

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Unveiled

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.04.

Barely There

Barely There is a subdued, darker peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with light powderiness (in pan only)
  • 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).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Zing (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Chai (LE, $4.50).
  • Too Faced Spiked Cider (LE, $16.00).
  • Tarte Latte (PiP, ).
  • KKW Beauty Baby (PiP, ).
  • Too Faced Peach Tea (PiP, $16.00).
  • ColourPop Two Peas (PiP, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Daydream (LE, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Mo Problems (LE, $4.50).
  • Sephora Saddle (LE, ).

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

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Nearly Natural

Nearly Natural is a medium-dark coral with moderate, warm undertones and lighter, peachy-gold shimmer paired with a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy texture
  • Not too dense, not too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Fenty Beauty La’Bronze (LE, ).
  • Dior Coral Canvas #1 (LE, ).
  • Natasha Denona Gloaming (315DC) (PiP, $29.00).
  • Huda Beauty Coral #1 (PiP, ).
  • Huda Beauty Khaki Haze #8 (PiP, ).
  • Viseart Sangria (LE, ).
  • Viseart Marmalade (LE, ).
  • Morphe Little Lady (LE, ).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #3 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Saguaro (LE, $8.00).

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

New Nude

New Nude is a light-medium gold with warmer, golden undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy texture
  • Not too dense, not too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • MAC Retrospeck (P, $17.00).
  • Anastasia Primavera (PiP, $12.00).
  • Stila Starlight (P, $24.00).
  • Urban Decay Winterfell (LE, $19.00).
  • Persona Goal Digger (PiP, ).
  • Anastasia Yacht (LE, $12.00).
  • MAC White Haute (Fairy Land) (LE, $20.00).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis (Eye Color) (LE, ).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Lava Lustre #1 (LE, ).
  • Chanel Lame Ivoire (39) (LE, $36.00).

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

New Nude

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.04.

Exposed

Exposed is a bright, medium-dark gold with moderate, warm undertones and a high-shine, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy texture
  • Not too dense, not too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Fluffy (P, $6.00).
  • Melt Cosmetics Ganja (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop The Force (LE, $4.50).
  • Coloured Raine Lioness (LE, $6.99).
  • ColourPop Blogger (LE, $6.00).
  • Danessa Myricks Nebula (P, $18.00).
  • Pat McGrath Jubilee (PiP, $25.00).
  • ColourPop Corona (LE, $4.50).
  • MAC Miga de Pan (LE, $17.00).
  • Juvia’s Place Wodaabe (P, ).

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Exposed

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.04.

Down to Earth

Down to Earth is a light-medium olive green with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with light powderiness (in pan only)
  • 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).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Sephora Omen (PiP, ).
  • MAC Sour Lemon (DC, $17.00).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Recluse (P, $6.00).
  • Sydney Grace Back Woods (PiP, $5.25).
  • Natasha Denona Lethal (258CP) (LE, ).
  • Dose of Colors Edgy (PiP, ).
  • MAC Madly Sunny (LE, $22.00).
  • Give Me Glow Vodkatini (PiP, $7.00).
  • MAC Per-suede Me (P, $20.00).
  • Smashbox Olive (P, $22.00).

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

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Stripped Back

Stripped Back is a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen.

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  • JD Glow Good Gawd (P, $7.50).
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  • Too Faced Wanna Piece of Me (LE, $16.00).
  • Dior Tutu #4 (PiP, ).
  • MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00).
  • Urban Decay Not a Bot (LE, $19.00).
  • Clionadh Glow (P, $7.75).
  • Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White (P, $26.00).
  • Sydney Grace Winter Garden (P, $6.00).
  • ColourPop On a Wing (LE, $4.50).

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Simplicity

Simplicity is a medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with light powderiness (in pan only)
  • 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).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Nekkid (PiP, $4.50).
  • Morphe Butter (LE, ).
  • Natasha Denona Fake Tan (LE, ).
  • MAC Tete-a-Tint (P, $17.00).
  • ColourPop Spotted (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Subway (LE, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Dreamer (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Magical (PiP, $4.50).
  • BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #3 (LE, ).
  • Viseart Café Crème (PiP, ).

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

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Second Skin

Second Skin is a rich, medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy texture
  • Not too dense, not too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Make Up For Ever Flame (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Fuzzy (PiP, $4.50).
  • NARS Stricken (LE, $28.00).
  • Natasha Denona Mace (255M) (LE, $29.00).
  • Pat McGrath Bronze Desire (PiP, $25.00).
  • Urban Decay Midnight Blast (DC, $20.00).
  • Pat McGrath Naked Bronze (LE, $25.00).
  • ColourPop Revel (PiP, $4.50).
  • LORAC Euphoria (PiP, ).
  • Natasha Denona Star Bronze (139CP) (LE, ).

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Disrobe

Disrobe is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with light powderiness (in pan only)
  • 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).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Give Me Glow Dark as my Soul (P, $7.00).
  • ColourPop Truth Or (PiP, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Sting (PiP, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Whitetail (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Creed (LE, $4.50).
  • Natasha Denona Earth (102CM) (2020) (PiP, ).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 (PiP, ).
  • Anastasia Boie (LE, $12.00).
  • ColourPop Independent (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Sleek Over (LE, $4.50).

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

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Disrobe

PiPPermanent in Palette. $7.30.

Raw

Raw is a rich, deeper bronze with warm, red undertones and flecks of gold and pink micro-sparkle throughout a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy texture
  • Not too dense, not too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #6 (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop West Star (P, $4.50).
  • Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (DC, $6.00).
  • Natasha Denona Sense (384M) (PiP, $29.00).
  • Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #2 (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop You’re Kitten Me (PiP, $4.50).
  • MAC Twinks (P, $17.00).
  • Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (PiP, $29.00).
  • Sephora Espresso (377) (P, $9.00).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O Yeah (P, $29.00).

Ingredients

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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.

Raw

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.04.

Nothing to See

Nothing to See is a light-medium taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, grayish overtone paired with a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, denser/velvety texture with light powderiness (in pan only)
  • 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).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

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

Silk Mica (77019), Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Carnauba Mica (77019), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Dimethicone. May contain: Mica (77019), , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Aluminum (77000), (Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol).

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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