Glaminatrix Violet Umber, Seed, Polar, Marshmallow Matte Eyeshadows Evaluations & Swatches

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Violet Umber

Glaminatrix Violet Umber Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a meidum-dark, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, moderately powdery texture that was finely-milled and smooth to the touch.

The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin and wasn’t prone to fallout or sheering out, despite the powdery consistency. It lasted nicely 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 Keep Smiling (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Eastern Rise (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Dior Toile de Jouy #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • NARS Liberation (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Sephora Maca (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Blackbird Cosmetics Ruca (DC, $8.00) is warmer (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Mom Ride (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Who (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Bad Habit Hades (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Dior Lucky Star #5 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

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

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Seed

Glaminatrix Seed Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with a little more patted on top. The texture was smooth, blendable, and finely-milled, though rather powdery in the pan but had very little fallout during application. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • ColourPop Bullion (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
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  • ColourPop Macchiato (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Groovin’ (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Warmer Daze (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Nude Light #9 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Persona Audacious (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Thick (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Hard (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Bougie Babe (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

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

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Seed

PPermanent. $7.30.

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Polar

Glaminatrix Polar Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a light, bluish-gray with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, very finely-milled texture that felt velvety to the touch but was somewhat powdery.

The powderiness was confined primarily to the pan, so while there was an excess amount of powder kicked up in the pan, there was little fallout during blending. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

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

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Polar

PPermanent. $7.30.

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Marshmallow

Glaminatrix Marshmallow Matte Eyeshadow ($7.30 for 0.064 oz.) is a pale white with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which was buildable over primer but a little less even and powdery when applied directly to bare skin.

The texture was very powdery in the pan, despite feeling creamy and smooth to the touch, and it translated to some degree to the lid (whereas most of the brand’s mattes were powdery in the pan but not on the eye). It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

  • ColourPop Young Love (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Dreamful (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Shy Girl (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Glitch (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Hey-o (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Headliner (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop No Spots (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Sandworm (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Lux (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Sugarpill Tako (P, $13.00) is brighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.30/0.064 oz. – $114.06 Per Ounce

The brand doesn’t have any real specific claims on their eyeshadows, but the swatches they showcase show their line of eyeshadows to be pigmented. The exception would be shades classified as “Duochrome Toppers,” which have a translucent base, though they are packed with shimmer and tend to show up more opaque as a result (both my in experience as well as in their swatches).

The brand has three primary finishes: matte, foiled, and duochrome topper. The matte eyeshadows, which sometimes are classified as matte pressed pigments, are very pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable, but they are incredibly powdery in the pan. I was surprised that I didn’t get much fallout during application, but there was a lot of excess powder kicked up in nearly every matte shade I tested out even when I tried to use a light touch. I found that the ultra finely-milled formula tended to adhere well to bare skin and was more forgiving of dryness than the average matte eyeshadow.

The foiled eyeshadows are high-shine with soft, more loosely-pressed textures (on the whole) that picked up readily with a dry brush, had good adhesion, and had minimal to light fallout, depending on the shade. The shades were higher shimmer seemed more loosely-pressed, while the shades that yielded more of a metallic sheen/pearly sheen were more firmly-pressed (in comparison).

The duochrome toppers are similar to the foiled eyeshadows, but they had higher sparkle/shimmer in them with a translucent base, so the more it was sheered out, the more translucent it appeared. If one picked up and patted it onto the lid, the effect was fairly pigmented. I had a little bit of fallout during application using this finish dry, so I’d recommend using them with a fingertip or a dampened brush for application.

Overall, the formulas are impressive across the board with only a few shades that were under-performing–and they typically were shades that tend to be harder to get perfect (e.g. matte purple). I enjoyed working with the eyeshadows and putting together looks, as they were easy to work with, delivered on pigmentation and blendability, and wore between eight and nine hours on bare skin.

Browse all of our Glaminatrix Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

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

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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

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