Happy Friday dolls!
I got an exciting (to me) palette review for you guys today! I am so stoked to finally be sharing my thoughts on this one and I’m so so sorry it has taken me a while! I had so much fun creating with this palette as you might have seen in my lookbook yesterday. If you guys want to see all six looks, make sure you check out that lookbook because I’m only sharing three looks on this post.
Okay let’s get to the fun part!
Product Description from Violet Voss Cosmetics:
Violet Voss Cosmetics is proud to present 20 highly pigmented eye shadows in a variety of must have finishes. Our PRO eye shadows are made with the highest quality ingredients and formulated to allow for smooth blending. The perfect go-to for any occasion to create your flawless sexy look.Details
- 20 colors
- Full sized pans (1.8 grams each)
- Cruelty Free
- Infused with Jojoba Oil
Net Wt.: 36g/1.26oz
Price: $45.00 USD
Packaging / Formula & Application
The palette itself is holographic on the outside and I think it looks pretty freaking cool. This palette comes in cardboard packaging with magnetic closure and is quite sturdy. It’s thin so although it’s a large palette, I still think it would be great for travel because it would fit in between your clothes and* it comes with a large mirror. I like that the names are included right underneath each shade.
The shades are highly pigmented, they blend like a dream and they’re also buildable which is nice for beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike. Beginners wanting to do subtle looks can make this palette for work them and enthusiasts wanting more pigmentation can also try applying these shades on a wet base.
There was little to no kickback or fallout and I was pleasantly surprised and impressed that the satin and mattes didn’t apply patchy. One thing I want to mention is that Wine n Dine did NOT stain the skin, which is a common thing with burgundy and reddish shades. It will EASILY come off with soap and water. Yaasss!
Real quick I would like to include the cost breakdown for this palette. I’ve never done this before but thought it was worth mentioning..
The price of this palette is $45.00 USD, it contains 20 shades, and has a net weight of 36 grams. That means that cost per pan comes to $2.25 USD and cost per gram comes to $1.25 USD which in my opinion is FANTASTIC!
If I may compare this to another palette—the Tarte Tarteist PRO Palette is $53.00 USD for 20 shades and net weight of 20.6 grams, which comes to $2.65 USD per pan and $2.57 per gram.
As you can see, you’re getting more product in the Violet Voss palette at a lower price! This kind of breakdown shouldn’t deviate you from certain palettes of course, as quality of shadows matters greatly, not just the price. That being said, I think the quality reflects the price.
Shade Breakdown & Swatches
Now we can get into the fun stuff, the shades and swatches.
Crystal: A white satin shimmer shade. It’s perfect for highlighting the brow bone and inner corner, and I love how reflective it is and the fact that it’s actually just white.
Ploof: Same as Crystal but is a light pink.
Thanks A Latte: A white satin shade, feels creamy and it’s perfect for setting eye primer. I like using this shade to diffuse transition shades as well as it kind of seems to have either a slight peachy or pinky undertone, it’s hard to tell.
Transition: A warm light brown satin that’s perfect as a transition shade.
Hashtag: An orange matte shade, also perfect for transition. This is pretty pigmented but it wears well for everyday looks. Probably one of my favorite shades in general.
Close up of the first three because they’re hard to see:
Awesome Sauce: A coppery metallic shade, super gorgeous!
Bestie: A cool toned light brown satin shade that is also perfect for transition. I do feel like this one and Transition look a bit similar on the eyes, but you can see the difference when swatched.
Toffee: A gold metallic shade. I would say this is a TRUE gold. It actually has yellow undertones unlike other gold shades which tend to have strong copper or bronze undertones.
Chill: A bronzy metallic shade. I feel like this one resembles Awesome Sauce but this one looks more brown, and Awesome Sauce leans more towards an orange/copper.
How U Doin: I am having a hard time describing this one because it almost looks like a dark version of a rose gold, but it also looks a bit pinky orange to me but with more prominent pink undertones? Almost duochrome.. Does that make sense to anyone?? Whatever this shade looks like to you, I still think it’s such a gorgeous metallic shade.
Bat My Eyes: A cool toned dark metallic brown with what looks like slight gold undertones. It’s really pretty.
Cool Beans: A cool toned metallic light brown? When I swatched it again on my arm it almost looked rose gold to me? I don’t know, this shade is gorgeous either way and it so happens to be one of my favorites and is so unique!
R U Kitten Me: Another warm light satin brown, but darker than Transition.
So Jelly: A metallic bright pink, super reflective and gorgeous! I loved using this one in my inner corner. Not as pigmented as the other metallics but I can work with it.
On Fleek: This one resembles How U Doin but is darker. And same as with How U Doin, I still see a slight orange undertone? They almost seem like duochrome shades but I can’t be sure.
Brownie Points: A warm satin dark brown. I liked that this shade is buildable, I was able to create a very light, everyday look as well as a smokier eye look with this shade.
Teddy Bear: A cool toned satin dark brown.
Glamping: I’m having a hard time describing this shade too.. It’s darker than How U Doin and On Fleek, but it doesn’t look pink nor does it look like it has orange undertone like the other two. It looks like it leans more light brown with possibly some* pinky undertones. I don’t know!! Either way, it’s such a super reflective, metallic shade.
Cranberry Splash: A beautiful metallic cranberry shade that is super reflective. I definitely see some pink undertones on this one.
Wine n Dine: A deep matte burgundy shade, this one felt a bit dryer than Hashtag but it applied nicely and is buildable. I only got the chance to try this on a wet base, but it blends really well.
I only felt like two were mattes, Hashtag and Wine n Dine which were dryer than the rest of the satins. They still blended really well into the other shades. I really enjoyed the variety of metallics despite the fact that a lot of them seemed to be in the same family. The metallics are pretty much consistent throughout as are the satin shades. Being a warm toned palette, I was pleased to see a few cooler toned shades.
Pros & Cons:
- 20 shades in total
- HUGE mirror
- Contains mattes, satins, and metals
- Full sized pans (1.8 grams each)
- Blends like a dream
- Highly pigmented
- Formula is consistent throughout
- Works on dry and wet bases
- Perfect for day to night looks
- Price reflects quality
- Cruelty free and Vegan!
- Would love to see a better range in mattes (some transition shades look a bit similar) — *my own preference!
- Warm palette — I know people are sick of these!
- Some shades may look similar and/or are from the same family.
I have actually created six looks in total but only chose three for this post, as these are my favorite. If you’d like to see more looks, make sure you check out my lookbook.
#1: Brunch & Chill
I have a tutorial for this look on my channel if you’d like to see how I created this look.
Shades Used: Thanks A Latte, Hashtag, Transition, Chill(?), Crystal, So Jelly
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#2: Burgundy Splash
Shades Used: Wine n Dine, Teddy Bear, R U Kitten Me, So Jelly, Ploof, Crystal
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#3: Holy Grail
Shades Used: Brownie Points, Hashtag, Transition, Toffee, Teddy Bear, Crystal
I’m sorry this post is so lengthy! I try my best to make it short, but I really like to be as thorough as I can possibly be with these reviews. It’s such a great palette and if you don’t already have one like it, I highly recommend you add this to your collection. I genuinely love this palette, and I hope to create a few more looks with it in the future.
I hope you guys have an amazing rest of your day and a great weekend!
I will see you guys again on Monday for my Summer Bucket List! 🙂
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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.