Terra Moons Nightfall Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium blue with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was thicker and almost chunky, making it harder to apply in an even layer on my skin. I’d recommend using a dampened brush or a fingertip when working with this shade, which also helped to minimize fallout. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).
- ColourPop Kimono (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Urban Decay Vega (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- Clionadh Ursa (P, $5.00) is shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Anastasia Star Cobalt (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- ColourPop Quantum Sleep (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
- Visit Neptune (GPV2 #19) (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Sephora Aja (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- JD Glow Sapphire (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Too Faced Chill Out (LE, $16.00) is shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
$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 using 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 depended on a phantom. The neon shades were the most granular and most complex 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 did vary a lot of 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 matte and shimmery shades 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 more intense metallics).