Terra Moons Spring 2021 Eyeshadows Critiques & Swatches

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Hydra

Terra Moons Hydra Duochrome Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a warmer, brownishb ase with flecks of purple to violet shifting sparkle. It was more emollient but loosely-pressed, which resulted in a chunkier consistency that was prone to fallout. It was harder to apply it with a dry brush, and I found the best method to apply it was fingertips or a dampened brush. It lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • ColourPop Mr. Sandman (P, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Abalone (246DC) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Green #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar).
  • Tarte Create (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Intergalactic (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Fairfax (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Starry Night (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Warrior (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Down Time (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Glass Bull (P, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.05 oz. – $160.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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.

Hydra

PPermanent. $8.00.

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Purple Clouds

Terra Moons Purple Clouds Duochrome Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light-medium purple base with subtle, warm undertones and brighter, cooler blue-to-violet shifting pearl that gave it a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and moderately dense but not thick or stiff. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Clionadh Crystalline (P, $5.25) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Descent (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Clionadh Royalty (P, $12.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Wish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Totally Worth It (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • JD Glow Lavender (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Terra Moons Moon Tide (P, $13.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • JD Glow Viola (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Mind’s Eye (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Euphoric (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.05 oz. – $160.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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.

Celestial

Terra Moons Celestial Duochrome Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, cobalt blue base with lighter, violet to blue shifting shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. The eyeshadow yielded opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy without being too thick or too thin. This shade showed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.

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

  • Fyrinnae Midnight Dreary (P, $7.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • MAC Blue Envy (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Dior Party in Colours #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Opulence (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace JB (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics King Stud (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Blue Magic (DC, $6.99) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Sapphire #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Bad Habit Euphoria (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.05 oz. – $160.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Comet

Terra Moons Comet Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light, sky blue with strong, cool undertones and warmer golden shimmer throughout. The texture felt smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan. It yielded full color payoff in a single layer, which lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Terra Moons Skyfall (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #22 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Yemoja (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (DC, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Dior Blue Beat #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Bassline (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Snow Cone (362M) (LE, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Hot Copic (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Clionadh Fluoresce (P, $14.25) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Water (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Shimmer Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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.

Comet

PPermanent. $6.00.

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Starlet

Terra Moons Starlet Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark, grayish-lavender base with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, peach to gold shifting shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, more loosely-pressed consistency, but it wasn’t so loose that it was prone to fallout. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Clionadh Hex (P, $5.25) is lighter (95% similar).
  • NARS Lunar (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Princess Pink (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Cloud (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Viseart Lunar Eclipse (GPV2 #5) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Lilac #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Sunphoria (Feminine Wiles) (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Sunbeam (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Inglot J401 Silver Dollar (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Softie (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Shimmer Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Moon Kissed

Terra Moons Moon Kissed Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium silver with subtle, cool undertones and a bright, shiny metallic finish. The texture was smooth to the touch, not too firmly nor too softly-pressed into the pan, so it picked up well with a dry brush but had even, opaque color payoff in a single layer. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • ColourPop Star Struck (DC, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Sterling (PiP, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Jingle Bells (DC, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Ice Crystals (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Thingamabob (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Liberty (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Viseart Mercury (GPV2 #14) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Makeup by Mario Party Glam #2 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Thickems (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Char (P, $5.50) is darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. – $120.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable” and “pigmented” with “a bit of kick up” when used due to being “pressed by hand.” Some shades come with “additional information” such as being sheerer on the brand’s website (for that particular shade) or to use a “glitter primer” due to the finish.

I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was just a little bit of powderiness or more noticeable powderiness really depended on a shade. The neon shades were the most powdery and hardest to work with on their own; some had more specific tips/guidance on how to work with them, which I felt was great for disclosure, but it could get hard to remember what shade needs to be applied in such and such fashion since it really did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tended to perform the best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, and were easier to work with and were more consistent.

Most shades–matte and more shimmery–were pigmented, easy to blend, and applied well to bare skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours with most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some of the more intense metallics).

Browse all of our Terra Moons Shimmer Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Allantoin, Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Lakes, Dyes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfide.

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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