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By Beauty Bay Age of Opulence Palette Review & Swatches

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Age of Opulence

By Beauty Bay Age of Opulence 20-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($15.00 for 1 oz.) is a cooler-toned, jewel-toned color story with a lot of teal, blue-purple, and pops of gold throughout. It contained 12 matte shades and eight shimmer shades. For the types of colors included, it performed better than anticipated, but some of the matte shades were not as blendable as ideal, so this palette is something that would really have to be used over an eyeshadow primer and is better suited for someone who doesn’t mind spending a little longer blending out their eyeshadow.

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RSVP

RSVP is a light yellow with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, somewhat powdery consistency, but it managed to hang onto its opacity when applied and blended out on bare skin. There were signs of fading present after seven and a half hours of wear.

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

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  • ColourPop Herbivore (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
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  • Urban Decay Drizzle (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Bronco (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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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RSVP

LELimited Edition.

Prohibition

Prohibition is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but not too thin or prone to fallout. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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

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  • Tarte Camelflauge (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Sous Le Sable #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Beach Days (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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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Gold Digger

Gold Digger is a medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was softly-pressed into the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout, so it picked up readily with a dry brush and had good adhesion to bare skin. It had opaque color payoff that lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

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Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Stearate, Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Tin Oxide, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).

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.

Hope

Hope is a bright, medium blue-leaning teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable on bare skin. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but blendable and not prone to sheering out too readily. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

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  • Sydney Grace Scuba Diver (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
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Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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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Hope

LELimited Edition.

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Noir

Noir is a deep black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was soft, smooth, and a little powdery but not prone to fallout. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Melt Cosmetics Char Man (LE, ) (100% similar).
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  • Sephora Obsidian (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Persona Limitless (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Santa’s Stilettos (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Anastasia E5 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
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  • Anastasia D5 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
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Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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.

Noir

LELimited Edition.

Dandy

Dandy is a bright, pinky-purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation paired with a smooth, blendable texture that was slightly thin but not difficult to work with. It lasted well for eight and a half hours and left a stain behind.

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

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  • Kaja Major Grape (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • By Beauty Bay Flapper (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
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  • NABLA Cosmetics Venom (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar).
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Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment swatches.

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the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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.

Dandy

LELimited Edition.

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Champagne

Champagne is a light-medium, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, while the texture was moderately dense, more cream-like, and a little thick, so it worked better with a denser brush in order to pick up product and transfer it to the lid. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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

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  • ColourPop Golden Hour (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • NARS Bayadere #3 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Early Birdie (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).

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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Rich

Rich is a muted, darker green-leaning teal with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a thinner, drier texture that wasn’t as blendable, so it really needed to be layered over a smoothing primer to go on evenly. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that stayed on decently for eight hours on me.

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

  • Urban Decay Tex (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Fur Black as Black (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Pacific (8) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Zoeva MT130 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Symbol (272CP) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop PNW (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Stormwatch (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Bring It (LE, $4.50) is cooler (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Electric #7 (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Addiction (PiP, $8.00) is cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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

Rich

LELimited Edition.

Vintage

Vintage is a deep gold with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. The texture was smooth, moderately dense, and almost cream-like, but it wasn’t overly thick. It wore well for eight hours before creasing a bit.

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

  • Glaminatrix Truffle (P, $8.04) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Clionadh Caribou (P, $6.25) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Dior Ruby #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled (Seduce Glow Smoke) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Palladium (316M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Chanel Patine Bronze (840) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • MAC Monaco-co (Enchanted Forest) (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Incognito #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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.

Curfew

Curfew is a deep purple with strong, cool blue undertones and a matte finish. It had a slightly drier, thinner texture with light powderiness in the pan, which made it a shade better applied in thinner, sheerer layers and built up as it wasn’t as blendable, especially if applied at higher coverage initially. I’d recommend using it over an eyeshadow primer for better blendability, too. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment swatches.

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

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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.

Jazz

Jazz is a rich, molten gold with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented, while the texture felt smooth, almost cream-like, but picked up and transferred well with a dry brush (though fingertips yielded a smoother layer overall). This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

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

  • UOMA Beauty Axum (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Gold Stacks (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • JD Glow 365 (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Chanel Lumieres et Vibrations #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop The Good Life (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Viseart Buillion (GPV2 #12) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).

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

Jazz

LELimited Edition.

Flapper

Flapper is a bright, magenta purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was slightly drier with light powderiness in the pan, and while it was fairly blendable, it could have been easier to work with overall. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable on bare skin. It lasted well for eight and a half hours and left a stain behind.

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

  • ColourPop Gummy Bears (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Digital Bean (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Seeing Stars (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Gazania (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia A2 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Little Stinker (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar).
  • By Beauty Bay Dandy (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Abyssinia (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Filtered (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Sugarpill Undone (PiP, ) is more muted, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment swatches.

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

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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.

Ace

Ace is a bright, medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and a shiny, sparkling finish. The texture was more emollient than the typical metallic eyeshadow, so it was almost cream-like in that respect, but it did require fingertips or a denser brush to apply it onto the lid. It had opaque color payoff that stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

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

  • Sydney Grace Masquerade Ball (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Fyrinnae Queen (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #24 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Sky Lights (P, $6.25) is lighter (85% similar).
  • MAC Vio-lit (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Chameleon #7 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Spirit (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Danessa Myricks Wild Orchid (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Royalty (P, $12.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Flannel (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment swatches.

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

Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

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

Ace

LELimited Edition.

Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings is a soft, medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it was fairly powdery and more prone to fallout as well as sheering out too readily, so I would recommend pairing it with a primer. It wore decently for seven hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Fenty Beauty Honey Splash (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Viseart Ciambella (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze (Prime) (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Fringe (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Hustler (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Fighter (LE, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Sweet (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Milani My Daily Latte (PiP, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Soft Chill (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild VI Purple #5 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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.

Revival

Revival is a bright, medium blue with cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a more emollient, almost cream-like texture, which applied best with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush really pressed/pushed on. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer and lasted nicely for eight hours before creasing faintly.

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

  • ColourPop Hydroplane (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Frozen North (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #26 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar).
  • Glaminatrix High Seas (P, $8.04) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar).
  • NARS Break It Up (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Tarte Party Animal (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar).
  • Rare Beauty Elevate (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME232 Turquoise Blue (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop LOL I’m Crying (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410).

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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Speakeasy

Speakeasy is a rich burgundy with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation paired with a slightly drier, thinner texture, which wasn’t as blendable as some of the other matte eyeshadows in the palette. It was easier to use over an eyeshadow primer, which helped it go on more evenly and diffuse with less effort. There were signs of fading apparent after eight and a half hours of wear, and it left a stain behind.

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

  • ColourPop Spindrift (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • Viseart Chestnut (4) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop No Drama (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop No Egrets (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Vengeful Spirit (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Opera (PiP, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Surreal (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Tarte Stained Glass (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Groove (397CM) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Reckless (LE, $4.50) is warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment swatches.

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

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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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Crush

Crush is a light, peachy-pink with tons of gold sparkle/shimmer. It had a denser, thicker consistency that was harder to work with, as it applied unevenly and bunched up on itself. The best way to apply it was by pressing it onto the lid and blending it minimally. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage, but I’d use it to layer on top of other shades. This shade lasted decently for eight hours with light fallout over time.

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

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).

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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Crush

LELimited Edition.

Velvet

Velvet is a medium-dark purple with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It was very powdery, yet thin, and this resulted in sheer to semi-sheer coverage, which wasn’t buildable and blended away to almost nothing. I tried it over a primer, and it wasn’t much better; it would need to go over a tackier base to improve at all. What little translated seemed to last for six to seven hours on me.

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

  • Lethal Cosmetics Nightcall (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia B4 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Ace Beaute Honeyberry (DC, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Eresia (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Undone (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Tropical Express #4 (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Try Me (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Outrageously (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Dream (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Smashbox Mongal (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment swatches.

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

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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

Decadent

Decadent is a vivid, medium violet with strong, blue undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was dense without being too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

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

  • Huda Beauty Electric #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Chi (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Rest More (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Plot Twist (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Celestial Bloom (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty TFX6 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment swatches.

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

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410).

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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Lavish

Lavish is a bright, cobalt blue with strong, blue undertones and a matte finish. The texture was thinner, slightly stiff compared to most of the other shades, but it had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation that remained fairly blendable. I’d advise using thinner, sheerer layers to spend less time blending out in the end. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Anastasia Dream It (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • NARS Outremer (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Matmata (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Stage Dive (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Sugarpill Slow Dive (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Sapphire #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Majorelle (PiP, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “packed full of pigment” and “super blendable” while being able to “[last] all day without fading.” There seem to be two distinctive finishes: matte and metallic, so I’ve broken down the overview between them.

The matte eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque and long-wearing (eight to nine hours for most shades), while the blendability depended on the shade. The consistency offered light to medium powderiness, so it was usually better to using a lighter hand, then build up, or tap off excess and gently press the matte product to the skin before blending. I found that the majority of fallout potential was in the initial laydown of color, but I didn’t have issues with fallout as I blended out the product (even if a few shades sheered out a bit).

A lot of the matte shades that I’ve tried are colors that are less often seen by brands, and these are often shades that seem harder for brands to do right, so Beauty Bay ended up performing rather well (even if some shades took a little more effort to blend than ideal) compared to other attempts by brands at those shades. I think the matte formula will pair well with a primer, which definitely helped make blending a little easier (though not always foolproof!).

The metallic formula was more interesting as it was very emollient and more cream-like than powder-like, even with more silicone-heavy shimmers being quite popular. Beauty Bay’s metallics are creamier to the point where there’s often an indent or dip left behind after using with fingertips.

Most of the shimmer shades picked up well enough with a brush, but a flatter, firmer brush was better than something fluffier, and I had to be careful not to pick-up too much product or else fallout was an issue. A few shimmers picked up fine with a brush but had moderate fallout when attempting to transfer the color from brush to lid. The shimmers did apply better with fingertips overall, particularly as it seemed to minimize fallout.

Browse all of our By Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment swatches.

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

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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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