The amount of random, individual eyeshadows I have is ridiculous so I thought I’d get a general more coherent palette. When I looked at this online I liked the mixture of matte and shimmer shades.
Something I dislike about this palette is that Soap & Glory have included a light matte shade, a warmer matte shade and a black matte shade but they’ve left out the medium and/or darker matte shade. So what do I use to create a cut crease and/or add depth then, black?!
Another thing I disliked about this palette is the fall out of the powder, even after I’d tapped the brush. The eyeshadow ended up on my cheeks, on my clothes and on my eyebrows.
Something I actually hate about this palette is the lack of depth in the pigment of each shadow. You know when you use mineral makeup and it becomes almost translucent when you use the flash to take a photo? Well, that’s what these are like normally, without any flash! I wanted to do swatches on my arm but the colours simply didn’t show up – not just on camera but in real life! Through trial and error I learned that wetting the brush really made a difference to the depth of colour but then I couldn’t blend it at all. I ended up just doing a big sweep of one colour on my eyelids, otherwise it looked clumsy and stripy.
I do actually like the packaging as it’s really functional and light-weight. So it seems I have a palette which will give me good pale matte eyeshadows to use under my other shadows to intensify the colour and a few subtle shimmery ones. Does it earn it’s place in my already over crowded makeup bag though – nah!
I would recommend this palette if you have a very light skin tone and want to add some warmth as it might actually show up on you.
Rating Shame I can’t physically give this half a heart
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