AURIC Temper Smoke Reflect Eyeshadow Duo Review & Swatches

by Joseph K. Clark


Auric Temper Smoke Reflect Eye Shadow Duo ($39.00 for 0.23 oz.) includes sparkling powder and cream eyeshadow. The cream eyeshadow was the better performer between the two, as the texture of the sparkly eyeshadow was on the drier side and felt a little too compacted in the pan, so it wasn’t as easy to work with. FYI, the powder product contains plastic (PET) glitter.


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Temper (Powder)

Temper (Powder) is a light, rosy copper with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of glitter and sparkle. This shade contained plastic (PET) glitter and flash (the other shades in this formula did not contain plastic glitter). It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation but was best applied with a dampened brush due to the drier, firmer texture. Unfortunately, the texture seemed to get more compacted over time rather than loosening or getting more forgiving.

It felt too firmly pressed into the pan, resulting in a product that was harder to pick up with a dry brush and seemed more reactive to natural oils on the fingertips, so a dampened brush appeared to be the best course of action. The surface hardened a bit after a few uses, particularly the fingertips. It applied pretty evenly to bare skin but was more prone to fallout than other shades in the line, especially when I went to diffuse/blend out the edges. It lasted for eight hours but had light fallout over time.

AURIC Temper Smoke Reflect Eyeshadow

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

  • Fenty Beauty Mirage (PiP) is darker and warmer (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury’s Walk of No Shame #3 (PiP) is darker and warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop 11:11 (LE, $4.50) is darker and cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Cutie Patootie (LE, $16.00) is shimmery and more excellent (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (Prime) (LE) is darker (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Reflect (P, $29.00) is shimmery and darker (90% identical).
  • MAC Wisecrack (PiP) is shimmery and cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Designer Duds (PiP, $4.50) are darker and warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Faze (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Turn On (PiP, $19.00) is shimmery and darker (90% similar).

Temper (Cream) is a light-medium, rosy bronzer with warmer undertones and a smooth, pearly sheen. It had opaque color coverage that could be sheered out (or used with less product) evenly. The consistency was lightweight, mand mousse-y in the pot, but had good glide and adhesion without losing intensity.

It had more playtime than some cream eyeshadows, so it did seem to pull into my lines along the inner lid area (though not so much my crease) as it was dying down, and I had to smooth it back out as it was drying down. Once I did that, though, I didn’t get additional creasing/settling until after eight and a half hours of wear.

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

  • Bad Habit Enyo (PiP) is less shimmery, darker, and warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Clarins Rosewood #2 (PiP, is less shimmery and arker (90% similar).
  • NARS Orgasm IV (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery and warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Rose Cashmere #3 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, wand armer (90% similar).
  • Stila Grace (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop DTR (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery and darker (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Soleil et Lune #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Infinity #3 (PiP) is less shimmery and darker (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Inferno (PiP, $25.00) is darker and warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

They had a moderate dry downtime; they did dry down to a more powder-like finish that wasn’t budge-proof–I could still soften the edges a bit–but had a tendency to settle into my fine lines on the inner lid area as it was drying down, so I had to buff the product back out to even the product out. Once I did this, it didn’t keep creasing after the dry-down. If I applied and buffed out the product as a sheerer layer of development, this wasn’t an issue, as less product was more apt to dry down relatively quickly than a more opaque product layer.

The consistency dried down but wasn’t thick, heavy, or inflexible, so it paired well with other powder eyeshadows (not just the one included. It could be used as an eyeshadow base or eyeliner as well. Aside from the initial creasing (which I could blend/buff out) as it was drying down, once it dried down, I didn’t get creasing until the eight to nthe ine-hour mark.

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