December 5, 2022

Fire

Melt Cosmetics Fire Bad Side Zodaic Eyeshadow Palette ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) released earlier this month as an eight-shade, sunset-hued color story. The matte formula actually seemed less dense/intense compared to Melt’s normal matte formula, but they were easier to control and build up. The shimmers were also less firmly-pressed than I’d typically associate with Melt, which made them improved.

Ingredients

Fire

LELimited Edition. $38.00.

Drama Queen

Drama Queen is a darker yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Kaolin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol. May Contain: Mica, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470 , Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
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Too Much

Too Much is a light-medium orange with warmer, yellower undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Dimethiconol, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Carmine Ci 75470, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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.

Bossy

Bossy is a medium-dark orange with moderate, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Kaolin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol. May Contain: Mica, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470 , Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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.

Bossy

LELimited Edition.

Ego Trip

Ego Trip is a rich, medium-dark red with moderate, warm undertones and warmer, lighter gold shimmer throughout a more metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly emollient, smooth, dense but not thick
  • Picked up evenly with a dry brush
  • Applied evenly, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Kaolin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol. May Contain: Mica, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470 , Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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.

Hot Head

Hot Head is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It managed to be muted yet still more vibrant but still looked like more of a washed out red compared to true reds.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Kaolin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol. May Contain: Mica, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470 , Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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.

1 Upper

1 Upper is a medium-dark rusty-copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Kaolin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol. May Contain: Mica, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470 , Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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.

Arrogant

Arrogant is a rich, very deep copper with hints of reddish-brown undertones and an intense, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly emollient, smooth, dense but not thick
  • Picked up evenly with a dry brush
  • Applied evenly, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Dimethiconol, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Carmine Ci 75470, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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.

Revenge

Revenge is a deep, cool-toned brown with a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Kaolin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol. May Contain: Mica, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470 , Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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.