Lisa Eldridge Sorcery Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Sorcery

Lisa Eldridge Sorcery Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a new, six-pan palette that included one more matte shade with five more shimmery shades across a slightly muted, green and blue color story. It is one of five pre-made options from the recent Lisa Eldridge eyeshadow release, though all six shades can be purchased as pan-only (the best deal, unsurprisingly, is to buy pre-made, and you cannot purchase empty palettes at this time, but I know the brand is considering it in the future after receiving requests).

The brand’s eyeshadow formula has an assortment of finishes, so how they were supposed to perform (and how they performed) did vary from finish to finish, but the important finishes to note are that Luminous has “medium payoff, semi-transparent base” and Top Coat as a “minimal pigment formula,” whereas the other shades are higher coverage with a literally different finish (ranging from soft matte to metallic).

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

Formula Overview

$68.00/0.2 oz. – $340.00 Per Ounce

The brand has seven different finishes to the eyeshadow formula, so performance depended–to some degree–on the finish. Most shades were pigmented as marketed, blendable, and easy enough to work with, but there were a few that had firmer/stiffer textures that worked better with a dampened brush or a fingertip.

How they were supposed to perform (and how they performed) did vary from finish to finish, but the important finishes to note are that Luminous has “medium payoff, semi-transparent base” and Top Coat as a “minimal pigment formula,” whereas the other shades are higher coverage with a literally different finish (ranging from soft matte to metallic).

From the brand:

Seamless Matte – A soft matte texture with a touch of luminosity that practically blends itself. Perfect for adding depth and dimension to the eye. Apply to the socket or lash line for a subtle day look or build for the full smokey effect..

Velvet – A super creamy matte powder paint that grips and adheres beautifully to the skin, with a smoothing finish and even coverage. Can be applied with fingers or a brush.

Luminous – A medium payoff, semi-transparent base that can be applied with a light hand for a wash of luminosity, or with fingertips for an intense, glossy lid top coat effect.

Satin/Metallic – Satin smooth, densely packed soft metallic shine.

Metallic – Full on, glittery molten metallic. Both metallics can be applied with fingers for full opacity, or as a wash with a brush.

Lustre – The densely packed, smooth and extra small pearls gives this texture a soft lustrous, pearly finish.

Top Coat – Multicoloured, sparkling pearls suspended in a transparent base. This minimal pigment formula is great for bringing a touch of light to the inner corner of the eye, or to add subtle extra dimension to the lid as a finishing touch.

In general, the Seamless Matte finish was smooth, velvety, and almost like a lightly cream-based powder formula as the powder seemed to “melt” on my skin and looked more like a soft matte/natural matte finish than true matte. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, blendable, and easy to work with. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

The Velvet formula was slightly more powdery in comparison to the Seamless Matte finish, but they were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

The Luminous formula is designed to be semi-transparent and have medium payoff, which was fairly accurate. They had medium to opaque coverage, with more sparkly but had some base coverage. The sparkles were finer and not as intense as in the Lustre finish, so they had a bit of a “glimmer” effect.

Satin/Metallic seemed to be a bit of a variation on Metallic with a smoother sheen. They were typically mostly opaque to opaque and had a shiny finish that wasn’t as textured as a true metallic. Metallic had semi-opaque coverage with a brush and more opaque coverage with a brush, as marketed, though I did not feel like they were “full on, glittery molten metallic.” They were more of a smooth metallic but not as intense as metallic finishes can be. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Lustre was more sparkly but had good emollience so that it adhered with minimal fallout and spread evenly. It was less sparkly compared to the Luminous and Top Coat finishes and had more base coverage. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Top Coats were sparkly with sheerer/transparent bases, and it was intended to be a sheerer formula, but they seemed a little drier than ideal so there was light fallout and they applied best with a fingertip. They lasted around eight hours but had light fallout over time.

Browse all of our Lisa Eldridge Eyeshadow Palette swatches.

Ingredients

Troubadour

Troubadour (Seamless Matte) is a blackened forest green with subtle, warm olive undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Velvety, almost lightly cream-like feel
  • Applied evenly and blended out effortlessly
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

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

  • About Face Smoke Signal (P, $16.00).
  • Natasha Denona Mantra (378CP) (PiP, ).
  • Coloured Raine Gumby (DC, $6.99).
  • Coloured Raine Jungle (LE, $6.99).
  • Sydney Grace Evergreen (P, $5.25).
  • ColourPop Act Natural (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Emerald City (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop On the Prowl (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Moody (PiP, $4.50).
  • KVD Beauty Moss (LE, ).

Formula Overview

The brand has seven different finishes to the eyeshadow formula, so performance depended–to some degree–on the finish. Most shades were pigmented as marketed, blendable, and easy enough to work with, but there were a few that had firmer/stiffer textures that worked better with a dampened brush or a fingertip.

How they were supposed to perform (and how they performed) did vary from finish to finish, but the important finishes to note are that Luminous has “medium payoff, semi-transparent base” and Top Coat as a “minimal pigment formula,” whereas the other shades are higher coverage with a literally different finish (ranging from soft matte to metallic).

In general, the Seamless Matte finish was smooth, velvety, and almost like a lightly cream-based powder formula as the powder seemed to “melt” on my skin and looked more like a soft matte/natural matte finish than true matte. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, blendable, and easy to work with. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Lisa Eldridge Seamless Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · MICA · LAURYL DIMETHICONE · C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · STEARYL DIMETHICONE · POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE · POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE · POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE · DIMETHICONE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · SILICA · POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · TOCOPHEROL · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) · BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090).

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.

Grotto

Grotto (Metallic) is a darker, olive green with soft, warm undertones and a sparkling, lightly metallic finish.

  • Mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Smooth to the touch, firm but picked up evenly with a dry brush
  • Applied evenly and blended out well, looked “melted” on lid
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

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

  • NARS Hellcat (P, $22.00).
  • NARS Hooked (LE, $19.00).
  • Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor (PiP, $6.25).
  • Makeup Geek Venom (DC, $6.00).
  • Huda Beauty Emerald #8 (LE, ).
  • Dose of Colors Rule Breaker (PiP, ).
  • Fyrinnae Elf Owl (P, $7.00).
  • Coloured Raine Side of Olives (DC, $6.99).
  • Sydney Grace Eye Candy (PiP, $6.25).
  • UOMA Beauty Trinidad (LE, ).

Formula Overview

The brand has seven different finishes to the eyeshadow formula, so performance depended–to some degree–on the finish. Most shades were pigmented as marketed, blendable, and easy enough to work with, but there were a few that had firmer/stiffer textures that worked better with a dampened brush or a fingertip.

How they were supposed to perform (and how they performed) did vary from finish to finish, but the important finishes to note are that Luminous has “medium payoff, semi-transparent base” and Top Coat as a “minimal pigment formula,” whereas the other shades are higher coverage with a literally different finish (ranging from soft matte to metallic).

Satin/Metallic seemed to be a bit of a variation on Metallic with a smoother sheen. They were typically mostly opaque to opaque and had a shiny finish that wasn’t as textured as a true metallic. Metallic had semi-opaque coverage with a brush and more opaque coverage with a brush, as marketed, though I did not feel like they were “full on, glittery molten metallic.” They were more of a smooth metallic but not as intense as metallic finishes can be. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Lisa Eldridge Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · MICA · SQUALANE · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · SILICA · SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE · POLYSORBATE 60 · HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · HYDROGENATED RAPESEED OIL · LAUROYL LYSINE · TOCOPHERYL ACETATE · TIN OXIDE · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · TOCOPHEROL · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) · 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.

Madrigal

Madrigal(Metallic) is a medium, olive green with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth to the touch, firm but picked up evenly with a dry brush
  • Applied evenly and blended out well, looked “melted” on lid
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

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

  • ColourPop Sing Ho (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Grunge (LE, $19.00).
  • Dior Night Bird #1 (LE, ).
  • MAC What a Pear (LE, $25.00).
  • Give Me Glow Shaken Not Stirred (PiP, $7.00).
  • Sydney Grace Fallen (DC, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Scandal (LE, $8.00).
  • ColourPop Olive U (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop EBB (LE, $4.50).
  • Coloured Raine Green Valley (LE, $6.99).

Formula Overview

The brand has seven different finishes to the eyeshadow formula, so performance depended–to some degree–on the finish. Most shades were pigmented as marketed, blendable, and easy enough to work with, but there were a few that had firmer/stiffer textures that worked better with a dampened brush or a fingertip.

How they were supposed to perform (and how they performed) did vary from finish to finish, but the important finishes to note are that Luminous has “medium payoff, semi-transparent base” and Top Coat as a “minimal pigment formula,” whereas the other shades are higher coverage with a literally different finish (ranging from soft matte to metallic).

Satin/Metallic seemed to be a bit of a variation on Metallic with a smoother sheen. They were typically mostly opaque to opaque and had a shiny finish that wasn’t as textured as a true metallic. Metallic had semi-opaque coverage with a brush and more opaque coverage with a brush, as marketed, though I did not feel like they were “full on, glittery molten metallic.” They were more of a smooth metallic but not as intense as metallic finishes can be. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Lisa Eldridge Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · MICA · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · SQUALANE · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE · SILICA · POLYSORBATE 60 · HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · HYDROGENATED RAPESEED OIL · TIN OXIDE · TOCOPHERYL ACETATE · LAUROYL LYSINE · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · TOCOPHEROL · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499).

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.

Lisa Eldridge Mercurial Luminous Eyeshadow
Lisa Eldridge Mercurial Luminous Eyeshadow
Lisa Eldridge Mercurial Luminous Eyeshadow
Lisa Eldridge Mercurial Luminous Eyeshadow
Lisa Eldridge Mercurial Luminous Eyeshadow
Lisa Eldridge Mercurial Luminous Eyeshadow

Mercurial

Mercurial (Luminous Duo) is a bright, rosy mauve base with green-to-gold shifting sparkle and finer pearl throughout. This had quite an intense duochrome shift on the eye.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth to the touch, firm but picked up evenly with a dry brush
  • Applied evenly and blended out well, looked “melted” on lid
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

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

  • ColourPop Northern Lights (LE, $4.50).
  • Sydney Grace The Mielke Way (P, $6.25).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Green #9 (LE, ).
  • Anastasia Barb (LE, $12.00).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Play Hard (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Ray Day (LE, $6.00).
  • Clionadh Opulent (P, $10.00).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Arcade (P, $6.00).
  • Clionadh Enchantment (P, $12.50).
  • Sugarpill Dream State (PiP, $13.00).

Formula Overview

The brand has seven different finishes to the eyeshadow formula, so performance depended–to some degree–on the finish. Most shades were pigmented as marketed, blendable, and easy enough to work with, but there were a few that had firmer/stiffer textures that worked better with a dampened brush or a fingertip.

How they were supposed to perform (and how they performed) did vary from finish to finish, but the important finishes to note are that Luminous has “medium payoff, semi-transparent base” and Top Coat as a “minimal pigment formula,” whereas the other shades are higher coverage with a literally different finish (ranging from soft matte to metallic).

The Luminous formula is designed to be semi-transparent and have medium payoff, which was fairly accurate. They had medium to opaque coverage, with more sparkly but had some base coverage. The sparkles were finer and not as intense as in the Lustre finish, so they had a bit of a “glimmer” effect.

Browse all of our Lisa Eldridge Luminous Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · CELLULOSE ACETATE · C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · STEARYL DIMETHICONE · LAURYL DIMETHICONE · SILICA · MICA · SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE · TRIACETIN · POLYSORBATE 60 · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · CAESALPINIA SAPPAN BARK EXTRACT · TIN OXIDE · ZINC STEARATE · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · TOCOPHEROL · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000).

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.

Mage

Mage (Metallic) is a medium pewter with subtle, warm undertones and a sparklnig, metallic finish.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth to the touch, firm but picked up evenly with a dry brush
  • Applied evenly and blended out well, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

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

  • Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #11 (LE, ).
  • Terra Moons Caesium (P, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Hustle Hard (LE, $4.50).
  • NARS Oleander (DC, $25.00).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Hustle Hard (P, $4.50).
  • Auric Ego (Powder) (PiP, ).
  • Tarte Flow (LE, ).
  • KVD Beauty Hairspray (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace John (PiP, $6.25).

Formula Overview

The brand has seven different finishes to the eyeshadow formula, so performance depended–to some degree–on the finish. Most shades were pigmented as marketed, blendable, and easy enough to work with, but there were a few that had firmer/stiffer textures that worked better with a dampened brush or a fingertip.

How they were supposed to perform (and how they performed) did vary from finish to finish, but the important finishes to note are that Luminous has “medium payoff, semi-transparent base” and Top Coat as a “minimal pigment formula,” whereas the other shades are higher coverage with a literally different finish (ranging from soft matte to metallic).

Satin/Metallic seemed to be a bit of a variation on Metallic with a smoother sheen. They were typically mostly opaque to opaque and had a shiny finish that wasn’t as textured as a true metallic. Metallic had semi-opaque coverage with a brush and more opaque coverage with a brush, as marketed, though I did not feel like they were “full on, glittery molten metallic.” They were more of a smooth metallic but not as intense as metallic finishes can be. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Lisa Eldridge Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · LAURYL DIMETHICONE · BUTYLENE GLYCOL · POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE · C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · STEARYL DIMETHICONE · POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE · CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · SILICA · ISODODECANE · PENTYLENE GLYCOL · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE · GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE · TIN OXIDE · CELLULOSE GUM · HYDROGENATED LECITHIN · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · TOCOPHEROL · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499).

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.

Swansong

Swansong (Metallic) is a sooty, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It was significantly less metallic compared to other shades in its finish, and it almost blended away to more of a soft satin effect.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth to the touch, firm but picked up evenly with a dry brush
  • Applied evenly and blended out well, looked “melted” on lid
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

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

  • Sydney Grace Let’s Cuddle (LE, $6.25).
  • Urban Decay Frostbite (LE, $19.00).
  • Sephora Astral Blue (383) (P, $9.00).
  • LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00).
  • Victoria Beckham Beauty Midnight (P, $36.00).
  • Sydney Grace Rendezvous (DC, $8.00).
  • ColourPop To the Sky (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Illusional (LE, $6.00).
  • KVD Beauty Ministry (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Rendezvous (P, $8.00).

Formula Overview

The brand has seven different finishes to the eyeshadow formula, so performance depended–to some degree–on the finish. Most shades were pigmented as marketed, blendable, and easy enough to work with, but there were a few that had firmer/stiffer textures that worked better with a dampened brush or a fingertip.

How they were supposed to perform (and how they performed) did vary from finish to finish, but the important finishes to note are that Luminous has “medium payoff, semi-transparent base” and Top Coat as a “minimal pigment formula,” whereas the other shades are higher coverage with a literally different finish (ranging from soft matte to metallic).

Satin/Metallic seemed to be a bit of a variation on Metallic with a smoother sheen. They were typically mostly opaque to opaque and had a shiny finish that wasn’t as textured as a true metallic. Metallic had semi-opaque coverage with a brush and more opaque coverage with a brush, as marketed, though I did not feel like they were “full on, glittery molten metallic.” They were more of a smooth metallic but not as intense as metallic finishes can be. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Lisa Eldridge Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · LAURYL DIMETHICONE · BUTYLENE GLYCOL · INDIGOFERA TINCTORIA EXTRACT · POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE · C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · STEARYL DIMETHICONE · POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE · CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · ISODODECANE · PENTYLENE GLYCOL · MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE · GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE · TIN OXIDE · CELLULOSE GUM · SILICA · HYDROGENATED LECITHIN · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · TOCOPHEROL · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288) · FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510).

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.