So I bought this pallette after it caught my eye in Superdrug. It cost £9.99 and there are 30 shades. There is a mix of mattes, shimmers and what looks like baked shadows.
I must admit, I was a little disappointed when I first opened it. It came in a cardboard surround with colour samples on the back. The pallette I thought I was getting had a lot more blues/pinks than what is actually in there.
The pan sizes are quite small but it is quite cheap and there is a whack of shades to keep you going so I wouldn’t say this is unexpected!
It also has a nice big mirror and it comes with a brush but I wouldn’t really use this for anything as it’s very rough and doesn’t pick up shadow very well.
Unfortunately I’ve lost the insert for this pallette so I have no idea of the shade names. Who can keep these for longer than a week anyway?
Enough talk – let’s see some
terrible looking swatches!
Top row –
I think the top portion of this pallette is my least used.
1st and 3rd colours barely show up on my super pale skin. The first has a slight shimmer but even using a wet brush, it doesn’t do much.
2nd one in makes a really nice transition shade.
The one I really like from this row is the first blue shade. It has a vein of gold running through it which gives a lovely shimmer to the eye.
Second row –
This 1st shadow on this row is great for the inner corners. It has a beautiful, understated shimmer – perfect for everyday.
The copper is out of this world pigmented! This is one of the baked looking ones. It looks great with a dry or wet brush and really gives a pop of colour!
Third row –
So this is the row I mostly use for my work look if I’m using this pallette.
The palest shade in the middle is the same colour as my skin so use this to set my primer/concealer before putting down my first transition.
I use the browns to build up colour and tend to smoke it out using the darker colours from this row. The colours blend really well and I think this row gives the most consistent colour pay off.
Fourth row –
So this one has some nice inner corner highlights and some darker shades to add depth to a smokey eye.
Again, although not a baked one, the copper on this row has a great depth to the colour and looks really bright.
Final thoughts – I was really apprehensive at first but I have come to really like this pallette. With exception of a few colours, they blend really nicely and are quite pigmented. There’s a wide mix of colours to make it great for every day looks and more intense night time looks.
Some colours are quite patchy and look different on my skin than what they do in the pan but all in all for £9.99 I really think it’s worth it! And because of the use I have gotten from this pallette I would give it 8.5/10!
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