Monday, May 28, 2012

Swatches + Comparison: Urban Decay Rockstar, MAC Jaunty, Ricepaper + Copperplate

MAC Jaunty, MAC Ricepaper, MAC Copperplate, Urban Decay Rockstar

MAC Jaunty, MAC Ricepaper, MAC Copperplate, Urban Decay Rockstar

MAC Jaunty, MAC Ricepaper, MAC Copperplate, Urban Decay Rockstar

I really do not need anymore eyeshadows, but I decided to get Ricepaper and Copperplate because it was free through the Back2MAC program. Also, Jaunty reminded me of Warming Trend, which is one of my favorite eyeshadows that's no longer available, so I had to get it. As for Rockstar, I got it on a whim while I was browsing at Sephora the other day. I love purple eyeshadows, so it was really hard to resist.

MAC Jaunty

MAC Jaunty

MAC Jaunty ($16 for 1.5g, Limited Edition) is a neutral yellow beige shade with a hint of gold and a shimmery finish. I thought it was going to be similar to many other neutral eyeshadows that I have, such as Jest and Naked Lunch, but they are much pinkier and peachier. Ricepaper is more yellow, lighter and brighter. Warming Trend has a stronger and prettier gold sheen to it. When worn on my eyes, I can definitely see a difference between Jaunty and Warming Trend up close in the mirror; however, from a distance, they look quite similar. (The swatch on my arm doesn't do Jaunty any justice. It actually looks much prettier and pulls more gold when applied on the lids with a dense brush. If you apply it with a fluffy brush and a light hand, then it'll look more brown.)

The pigmentation is great when you use a dense brush, such as the MAC 239, and when worn over a primer. I didn't experience any fallouts during application and it blended easily. Also, it lasted at least 14 hours without fading or creasing.

If you can't find Warming Trend at the CCO or the Estee Lauder Company Store, then Jaunty is the next best thing. It's super wearable on any skin tone and practically mistake proof. 

MAC Ricepaper

MAC Ricepaper

MAC Ricepaper ($15 in pot form or $11.50 in refill pan for 1.5g) is a light yellow beige with a shimmery finish. Jaunty is slightly darker and more gold. I love using both as an all-over-the-lid shade and I don't prefer one over the other. Many people love using Ricepaper as a highlight, but it's too yellow for my brow bone and the inner corner of my eyes. I prefer to use Shroom when I need to brighten my look because it's a true beige shade.

The pigmentation is great when you use a dense brush, such as the MAC 239, and when worn over a primer. I didn't experience any fallouts during application and it blended easily. Also, it lasted at least 14 hours without fading or creasing.

If you want an everyday neutral eyeshadow that has a more brightening effect, then Ricepaper is the perfect choice.

MAC Copperplate

MAC Copperplate

MAC Copperplate ($15 in pot form or $11.50 in refill pan for 1.5g) is a medium grey with a matte finish. I used to fill in my brows with Espresso, which looked fine under artificial lighting, but it looked too brown in natural lighting. So, I decided to get Copperplate because alot of people swear by this. When I swatched it at first, I thought it was going to look too light and grey on my brows, but when I actually applied it with my Royal & Langnickel BC530 brush (mini review), it looked so natural, even in natural lighting. It just blended right into my brows and stayed put all day (without a primer). Copperplate has officially replaced Espresso as a brow filler.

Urban Decay Rockstar

Urban Decay Rockstar

Urban Decay Rockstar ($18 for 1.5g) is a deep eggplant shade with a red undertone and a shimmery finish. It's the only shade that I had trouble working with. It has great pigmentation, but it can look slightly brown and muddy if I over blend it. I end up having to reapply it to bring back the purple tone and the intensity of the color. Also, I did experience some minor fallouts during application.

I think I either got a dud or maybe the color just doesn't work well on my NC30/35 skin tone. Regardless, I will still buy more of their new eyeshadows because all the other ones that I have tried are amazing. The price doesn't turn me off because the quality is well worth it.

The old formulation of the eyeshadows were already so buttery, pigmented and long-lasting, but the new formulation feels slightly more smooth. Also, the new packaging allows you to pop out the eyeshadow and put it into the Urban Decay customizable palette. Other than that, they're pretty much the same. I just wish they sold refill pans because I usually depot all my eyeshadows and put them into my Stars Makeup Haven Empty Eyeshadow Palette.


By the way, I dug through my Crew highlight powder. 
You can click here to check out how it looks without the beige overlay.

Note: 
Jaunty is limited edition, but it's still available at various MAC counters, Macy's and Dillard's. Ricepaper and Copperplate are permanent shades and are available at MAC's online store and MAC counters. Rockstar is a permanent shade and is available at Urban Decay's online store and Sephora*.

*affiliate link

Have you found a dupe for Warming Trend?
What do you use to fill in your eye brows?
Any Urban Decay eyeshadows that you love?

12 comments:

  1. Is it me or is the packaging super cool? I think "Rockstar" is a nice shade.

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  2. I depot all my round eyeshadows, but I love the nautical packaging. I don't want to depot it. =(

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  3. The packaging is really cool :) and I totally love the UD Rockstar, such an amazing color .. :)
    Thnx for the swatches and review
    Keep Smiling
    Ruhie

    http://emoruhi.blogspot.in

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  4. Waah Rockstar!!! I'm a big fan of purple eyeshadows too, and I've been eyeing some of the new ones ever since they came out. Just received an e-mail saying they're 10% off on Beautybay too. I might just have to seize the opportunity!

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  5. Nice! I've never ordered from BeautyBay before, but just checked out the site and it's awesome that they offer free worldwide delivery, but they cost $22USD.

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  6. Tengo la Warming Trend asi que me ahorro la Jaunty! :)

    Un beso,
    Maquillando sueños esta de SORTEO

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  7. I'm loving Rockstar and Warming Trend!

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  8. Yeah the thing is unless I order online I have no access to UD here! We don't have Sephora in Belgium (only in France and the Netherlands. I know it's really close and all that, but since I don't have a car I'm not going to take the train all the way abroad just for some eyeshadows), so I know it's a little more expensive but still. I'm really going to grab Rockstar now!!!

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  9. It's a shame that Urban Decay isn't easily accessible outside of the US, but it's nice to know that you can still order it online. =)

    By the way, I can't wait to see your Urban Decay swatches on your blog! ^_^

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  10. great post and mac make up items are awesome!

    XXX,

    WMBG
    wiebkembg.blogspot.com

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