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Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer, Shy Girl, Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eye Paints Reviews & Swatches

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Daydreamer

Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a darker, reddish-brown base with flecks of lighter gold and bronze sparkle and shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage–far more than most shades in the range–with a chunkier, thicker consistency that was less watery and thin.

It was easier to work with the included-applicator, as the thicker consistency wasn’t as prone to streaking and enabled me to get a more even layer of shimmer and color. I still found a separate brush was easier to work with, but I was able to use a fingertip gently diffuse and soften the layer of product if I used the included doe-foot applicator. I wouldn’t apply a second layer as it created a very thick, texture emphasizing level of product that cracked and flaked over time–so no, not buildable. You get one layer and you work with it! With one layer on, it lasted well for 10 hours with very slight flaking after eight or so hours.

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

  • Dose of Colors Lock and Key (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Utopia (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Stila Fairy Tail (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics CEO (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Too Faced Haute Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Thirsty Girl (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Spectrum (101K) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Blitz Brown (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Tweet Tweet (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.27 oz. – $74.07 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable, buildable, [and] fool-proof” and is available in three finishes. The formula varied wildly from shade to shade with respect to consistency, pigmentation, application, and longevity… It’s extremely inconsistent to the point where I’m not sure why the brand released these together and/or didn’t provide more accurate breakdown of each shade.

Most shades dried down fairly quickly and set in place for a transfer-resistant and long-wearing finish, but the struggle came in when they were layered–built up in coverage as marketed–and became thicker, more uneven, and then I experienced a bit of flaking. The sheerer shades tended to apply more unevenly, so it took some effort to apply and diffuse while retaining coverage (a fingertip often absorbed half the product applied!). I found a fluffy, synthetic brush tended to work best to diffuse and soften the layer of product without creating more unevenness or patchiness.

The formula was more watery than not, though one shade, Shy Girl, was very much the outlier as it was opaque in a single layer, thicker, and applied quite evenly. The other shades were varying degrees of sheer, harder to build up, uneven application, and were generally fussier to work with.

Browse all of our Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua, Eau), Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Acrylates/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Silica, Diglycerin, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis- Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Trideceth-6, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)

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Shy Girl

Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a muted, darker mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was the real outlier in the range, as it was opaque in coverage in a single layer (when the formula was supposed to be buildable!) and had a flat, matte finish (the others are shimmery).

The consistency was less watery and thin, but it wasn’t too thick so it didn’t take long to dry down. The product applied evenly with the included applicator as well as with fingertips and with synthetic brushes. You’ll want to work one eye at a time and diffuse after giving it a few seconds to “soft set” to avoid potentially lifting the product off the skin by attempting to blend it after it sets. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

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

  • Colour Pop Mariposa (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Ribbon Realness (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Jouer Aubergine (PiP, ) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar).
  • Viseart Fleur (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sephora Heather Grey (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Big Fig (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Blackbird Cosmetics Vintage (DC, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Kat Von D Silk (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Chic Happens (P, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Viseart Amethyst #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.27 oz. – $74.07 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable, buildable, [and] fool-proof” and is available in three finishes. The formula varied wildly from shade to shade with respect to consistency, pigmentation, application, and longevity… It’s extremely inconsistent to the point where I’m not sure why the brand released these together and/or didn’t provide more accurate breakdown of each shade.

Most shades dried down fairly quickly and set in place for a transfer-resistant and long-wearing finish, but the struggle came in when they were layered–built up in coverage as marketed–and became thicker, more uneven, and then I experienced a bit of flaking. The sheerer shades tended to apply more unevenly, so it took some effort to apply and diffuse while retaining coverage (a fingertip often absorbed half the product applied!). I found a fluffy, synthetic brush tended to work best to diffuse and soften the layer of product without creating more unevenness or patchiness.

The formula was more watery than not, though one shade, Shy Girl, was very much the outlier as it was opaque in a single layer, thicker, and applied quite evenly. The other shades were varying degrees of sheer, harder to build up, uneven application, and were generally fussier to work with.

Browse all of our Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Silica, Polyethylene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, May Contain (+/-); Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

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Vibey Vixen

Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff in a single layer, so it wasn’t quite what I’d expect from a formula touted as buildable.

On the upside, because the formula wasn’t particularly user-friendly, higher coverage meant less layers, which resulted in better application and longevity than if it had been sheer. The texture as thin, more watery but dried down fast enough that it didn’t settle into fine lines or crack. The included applicator did a decent job of laying down the product, but I would recommend a fluffy, synthetic brush–not fingertips!–to diffuse the product for a more even layer of product and to soften the edges. Fingertips picked up product and created uneven, bald patches, unfortunately. Once on, it lasted well for 10 hours without fading or creasing, but a second layer resulted in flaking after seven hours of wear.

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

  • Colour Pop Chick Lit (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, more pigmented (95% similar).
  • Morphe Royalty (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Ardency Inn Royal (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Gravity (Wired) (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace The Drive (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Kauai II (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Sketch (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Amethyst #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Fyrinnae Queen (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Fierce (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.27 oz. – $74.07 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “blendable, buildable, [and] fool-proof” and is available in three finishes. The formula varied wildly from shade to shade with respect to consistency, pigmentation, application, and longevity… It’s extremely inconsistent to the point where I’m not sure why the brand released these together and/or didn’t provide more accurate breakdown of each shade.

Most shades dried down fairly quickly and set in place for a transfer-resistant and long-wearing finish, but the struggle came in when they were layered–built up in coverage as marketed–and became thicker, more uneven, and then I experienced a bit of flaking. The sheerer shades tended to apply more unevenly, so it took some effort to apply and diffuse while retaining coverage (a fingertip often absorbed half the product applied!). I found a fluffy, synthetic brush tended to work best to diffuse and soften the layer of product without creating more unevenness or patchiness.

The formula was more watery than not, though one shade, Shy Girl, was very much the outlier as it was opaque in a single layer, thicker, and applied quite evenly. The other shades were varying degrees of sheer, harder to build up, uneven application, and were generally fussier to work with.

Browse all of our Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Synthetic Beeswax, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Tocopheryl Acetate, May Contain (+/-), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

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Source: Temptalia, Author: Christine

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