Happy Thursday and first day of the month!
It’s freaking MARCH! How?!
Today I have a review that is WAY overdue. This should have been one of the first products I reviewed here on my blog, but for some reason, I kept delaying it as time went.
I’ve had this palette since 2012 when I bought it at Fuego at the mall. It was $10 which is the reason I decided to grab it because it was cheap and I felt as though it had a decent shade range. Many years later, I finally get to review it! LOL. I hope you guys don’t mind, as it is a discontinued palette but it can still be found on Amazon, I believe.
Product Description from Amazon:
Become your own makeup artist with our amazing professional eye shadow palette from the luxurious studio line of cosmetics. In this complete makeup artist eye shadow set, you’ll find everything to go from dark and smoky eyes to fresh and bright, to totally funky looks, thanks to the 100 eye shadow colors in every set.
Price: Discontinued but Amazon still sells them
Formula & Application
The formula isn’t the best, but it’s not the worst. Also, my palette is pretty old, so over time the shades have dried up a bit too.
Anyway, the formula isn’t the same across the entire palette. Some shades are chalky while others feel smoother, some were more pigmented than others as well. What I do like about this palette is that you can use a wet brush to intensify the shades, and I did do that a few times, especially for my 4th palette BINGO challenge look last year.
I think this palette would be good for beginners because it has a great range of neutral as well as colors. And since some shades aren’t as pigmented, it’s good for practicing how to blend.
A few things I noticed is that the marbled shades aren’t any different than if they weren’t “marbled”. As far as I’m concerned it’s for looks and serve no function. The total amount of marbled shades is 10 which isn’t a lot. You can easily spot which are “marbled” on the photo above.
The shades do perform okay, but sometimes the brushes don’t pick up anything at all, so you have to keep dipping into the pan. While others, they’re pigmented enough and you don’t need to keep dipping in.
One thing I noticed was that some shades are repeated; there’s no real difference between a few, as you’ll see in a bit.
Let’s start with the neutrals:
All the neutral and warm shades are on the left side of the palette, 50 of them. I swatched them according to column from left to right:
As you can see, the neutral/warm side of the palette has a pretty good range of shades from peachy ones, to browns, pinks, oranges and even a few yellows. The brown ones (third column) seem to be the most pigmented and I got a lot of use from those shades when I first got this palette. A lot of these are matte shades and can be used as transition shades for every day looks. The shimmery shades aren’t as pigmented but they’re subtle enough for everyday wear too.
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And lastly the colors:
All the colors and cooler shades are on the right side of the palette, the other 50. I swatched them according to column from left to right.
I don’t know if you can tell, but a few of the green shades resemble one another, same with a few pinks (especially the lighter ones) and the silver ones on the right side don’t seem to have any difference.. And it’s obvious that they’re not all pigmented as some bolder colors that stand out more. I think the colors were the chalkiest in the entire palette.
Pros & Cons:
- Can be used with wet brush
- Great for beginners
- Good shade range
- Some shades seem to be repeated
- Marbled shades are regular shades
- Some shades aren’t as pigmented
That’s it loves! I tried to make this review short, sweet and to the point since it’s a pretty old palette, and probably not one that many would like to try. I’m sure that by now, e.l.f. Cosmetics has changed their eyeshadow formula and is far better than this. But like I said, it’s a good color palette for beginners, especially if you’re just getting started, and it’s pretty inexpensive.
Are you familiar with this palette?
Do you know other palettes just like this?
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Disclosure: this review is a personal opinion and is honest. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. Product(s) was/were purchased by me, unless noted otherwise.