Terra Moons Darkside, Carbon, Multiverse, Starburst Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

by Jeremy


Terra Moons Darkside Duochrome Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and flecks of more significant silver sparkle throughout. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which was buildable to the full range when applied with a dampened brush or a fingertip. The texture felt rather emollient and smooth, despite having a lot of larger sparkles in it (which was as marketed).

Terra Moons Darkside, Carbon, Multiverse, Starburst Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

I also found clarity was less noticeable in practice as it was very reflective and sparkling, which camouflaged the areas less opaque. The brand recommended pairing it with glitter glue for best use, which ensures no fallout over time and gets to full coverage. Still, I did not find it critical for wear–I could apply the product evenly with light fallout during application (when blending) and only fair fallout throughout the eeight hours it lasted.

Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

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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 using a “glitter primer” due to the finish. I found that some matte shades were more noticeably powdery than others, but whether there was a little or more noticeable powderiness depended on the 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 a fashion since it did vary a lot shade by shade. The darker and less neon matte shades tperformedthe best for me–more pigmentation, better blendability, wasier to work with, and 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, most closer to eight hours before fading (more of the mattes) or creasing (some more intense metallics).

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