Deadly Cosmetics Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette Assessment & Swatches

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After Dark

Lethal Cosmetics Afterdark Pressed Powder Palette ($47.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a brighter, more colorful set of shades that includes eight matte shades and four shimmer shades. You can also purchase the shades individually if only one or two catch your eye.
For as many brighter, more colorful mattes included, it was a good palette, though those who normally use eyeshadow primer will see improvement of the more minor issues I had with a few of the mattes (only one was a real dud!).

  • Sydney Grace Snow Queen (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Viseart Liaison (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Intense (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Anastasia C1 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Sephora Hologram (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sephora Porcelain (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Scammin’ (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Kat Von D Por Vida (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Flowerboy (P, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).

Ingredients

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Frequency

Frequency is a soft white with neutral undertones and a matte finish. The texture was substantial enough to apply with mostly opaque coverage, but it did sheer out a touch due to being lightly powdery overall. There were signs of fading present after eight hours of wear.

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

  • Anastasia C1 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Sephora Porcelain (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Kat Von D Por Vida (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Sephora Starlight (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop No Spots (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Bright White (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Young Love (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Snow Queen (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Glitch (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Bump (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Lethal Cosmetics Arcade Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Arcade Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Arcade Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Arcade Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Arcade Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Arcade Pressed Powder Shadow

Arcade

Arcade is a brighter, light pink with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of almost greenish-gold sparkle and shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, moderately dense texture that picked up well with a brush and deposited even coverage. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Colour Pop Northern Lights (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Barb (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Green #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Arcana (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Nectar (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar).
  • JD Glow Opal (P, $7.50) is cooler (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Philosophy (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Sunbeam (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Sugarpill Dream State (PiP, $13.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

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Replica

Replica is a bright, light-medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and velvety with good substance, so it yielded rich coverage without being prone to sheering out while I had no issues diffusing the edges. It wore nicely for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • Sydney Grace Mantis (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia A2 (Norvina Mini Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Viseart Pistachio (20) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Honeydew (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sugarpill Twitch (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Void (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Calmeria (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Outrun

Outrun is a bright, light-medium blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation paired with a smooth, more velvety texture that was lightly powdery but not prone to fallout nor sheering out too quickly. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Bad Habit Dreamland (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Anastasia C2 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Oasis (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D Doom (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D Synth (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Laguna (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Surge (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Les Portes Bleus (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Triennial Wave (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Drip Drop (DC, $6.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

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Sequence

Sequence is a darker, cooler lavender with almost a bluish tone to it paired with a matte finish. The texture was soft, lightly powdery, and thinner compared to most of the matte shades in the palette, so it wasn’t as easy to build up or to blend out. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable best over an eyeshadow primer. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • MAC Cobalt (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Own Ur Power (LE, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop The Aquarius (P, $4.50) is darker (85% similar).
  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Serenity (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Kat Von D Dope (LE, ) is darker (80% similar).
  • Sugarpill Baby Doll (PiP, $13.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Proxy

Proxy is a darker, bluish-aqua with cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin as the color deposited evenly and blended out well along the edges. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to sheering out. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Huda Beauty Mint #9 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Helen P (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Fluorescent (LE, $19.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Powerful Performance (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Seltzer (PiP, $4.50) is brighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • MAC Pale Pipa (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Cascade (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • NYX The Next Morning (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Muscle Beach (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Proxy

PPermanent. $6.00.

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Quicksave

Quicksave is a medium-dark coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, more substantial texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan but blended out beautifully on bare skin without losing its opacity. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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

  • Melt Cosmetics Scammin’ (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Flowerboy (P, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Woke (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • Viseart Liaison (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Intense (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Crushin’ (PiP, $6.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Melon (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia A1 (Norvina Mini Vol. 1) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Nothing Personal (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Granita (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Lethal Cosmetics Mainframe Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Mainframe Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Mainframe Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Mainframe Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Mainframe Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Mainframe Pressed Powder Shadow

Mainframe

Mainframe is a brighter, medium pinky-red with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler, more fuchsia-hued sparkle that yielded a metallic finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely. The consistency was moderately dense, smooth, and easy to work with using a dry brush. The eyeshadow stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Huda Beauty Neon Orange #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever D850 Nitro Pink (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Explosive Chemistry (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop No Rest for the Vivid (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia B3 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Big Experience (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Givenchy Inattendue #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Amulet (P, $5.25) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar).
  • Stila Tulip Twinkle (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Big Sugar (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Overdrive

Overdrive is a soft, silvery white with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered well to my lid and diffused nicely along the edges. The texture was smooth, moderately dense but not thick or stiff, so it picked up well with a dry brush. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Velvet (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Sephora Hologram (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • YSL Eau d’Argent (02) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Icy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC White Frost (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Sugar High (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Snow Globetrotter (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • LORAC Gluten Free (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Lethal Cosmetics Synth Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Synth Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Synth Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Synth Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Synth Pressed Powder Shadow
Lethal Cosmetics Synth Pressed Powder Shadow

Synth

Synth is a light-medium lavender with warmer, pinker undertones and flecks of blue and gold pearl that gave it a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well without being prone to fallout. The consistency was moderately dense, smooth, and easy to work with. There were signs of fading present after eight hours of wear.

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

  • Pat McGrath Lavender Blue (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Lilac #2 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Buxom La-La-Lavish (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Plumpy (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Mind’s Eye (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • JD Glow Plum (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Ignition (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Totally Worth It (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Fluff (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Synth

PPermanent. $6.00.

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Capslock

Capslock is a bright, neon fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to fallout or sheering out too readily, so it blended out with ease. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Sephora Myiesha (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Anastasia A3 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Miracle Romance (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Pink #6 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Electric #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Sugarpill Rage Quit (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia C2 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia B1 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar).
  • Viseart Popsicle (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Sincerely (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

Nightcall

Nightcall is a muted, medium-dark purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation but benefitted greatly from using with a primer, which also helped the color apply more evenly and blend with less effort. The texture seemed thinner and more powdery, which likely contributed to the coverage and application issues I had. It wore decently for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Surratt Beauty Violaceous (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Eresia (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Tropical Express #4 (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Viseart Bougainvillea (Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #20) (P, ) (80% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Outrageously (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Anastasia C2 (Norvina Mini Vol. 1) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Ace Beaute Honeyberry (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Try Me (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Blackened Plum (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “extreme pigmentation” and “effortless blendability” … “that [will] last all day.” There are two primary finishes: mattes and metallics, and the latter can also be used wet.

The matte finish has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with moderate powderiness; it’s a formula that is best used with a lighter hand. There was light fallout with some shades, though not at all, and they were blendable for the most part. Even with a light hand, there was still a bit of powderiness present–the brand did warn about using less with their formula–in the pan.

There were a few darker shades that had a tendency to sheer out when applied or did not apply as evenly, especially when layered over a lighter shade but most of the mid-tone and lighter shades were easy to apply and blend out. As a result, I found myself having better results by going dark to light rather than light to dark (which is more in line with how I typically work).

The metallic finish ranged from creamier, denser, and a bit thicker to softer, dense but still a little powdery (usually the lighter, more white-based shades). They were mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single layer, so they didn’t need to be applied with a wet brush to achieve coverage or adhesion. I found that some of the more powdery, shimmery shades were more flattering on the lid when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though.

The matte eyeshadows tended to wear around eight hours on me before fading, while the shimmer shades lasted eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]

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