Beautiful Eye Makeup With An Affordable Palette!

Good Afternoon, Gorgeous!

I have a love/hate relationship with eye shadow palettes.

Some of them are wonderful, beautifully pigmented, blend like a dream, and last all day.

Others…well. We’ve all been there. Others take layers and layers to produce any noticeable pigment, they don’t blend AT ALL, and the fall out is UNREAL.

I have discovered over the years that beautiful eye makeup can be achieved at any budget, so never fear!

All of us frugal gals can achieve a gorgeous look at a minimal price. It just takes some looking and experimenting…which I have done for you in this case ?

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J.cat Take Me Away Majestic Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Majestic Galaxy Palette

I got this palette on a late-night makeup buying binge about a month ago. Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about!

Majestic Galaxy Palette

The 1st thing I noticed is that it has 21 shades. That’s quite a few for the price.

The 2nd is that it actually has enough color diversity to provide for EITHER a NEUTRAL or a VIBRANT look without having to reach for another palette. Um…this is everything.

I have to say, I never have over-the-moon expectations for any palette until I’ve tried it out, simply because I have been both surprised and disappointed with high and low end products.

Eye Makeup Look

I decided to go with the theme of the palette when I finally tried it out, so I focused primarily on the brighter colors in an attempt to achieve a galactic look. Whatever that is, haha. I’ve never seen Star Wars and I doubt I ever will. Is that even applicable here? Lol.

Cheap Palette Eye Look

As far as the quality of the palette here are a couple of the things that stood out to me:

  • There are more shimmer shades in the palette than mattes.
  • The shimmers are definitely more of a pressed pigment, which means that they apply better if you use your fingertip. This worked well for me, except in the outer corner, where I used a combo of Space Time and Night Sky. Because Night Sky is a darker matte, I had to use a blending brush to blend it into Space Time, which meant that I had to use quite a bit more product to get it to be as vibrant as I wanted.
  • The fallout was basically nonexistent. This was WAY SURPRISING because of the price of the product. I did swipe a brush across my face after application just to clean up any stray particles, but it was really not much at all.
  • It is definitely necessary to use a primer, and a white eye shadow is also a huge plus. Using a white eye shadow underneath the shades will give you more vibrancy. These shades aren’t Anastasia quality…but they aren’t Anastasia price either ?
  • The colors in this palette ALL go together very well. You could basically use any of them in combination together and the finished look would be beautiful. This is a great palette for beginners who aren’t familiar with cool/warm and complimentary colors.
  • The look stayed put until I washed it off. Huge plus in my book. I did use a mattifying finishing spray to finish the look, which probably helped.
  • This is a HUGE palette for the price.

Eye Makeup Tutorial

Eye Makeup Tutorial

Now as for the lip look….

Anastasia Lipstick

When I go this bold with an eye shadow look, I want to keep it pretty neutral with the lips.

My lips are really big and if I go crazy with eyes and lips I look like I let my 2 year old daughter do my makeup ?

I did a base coat of Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in “Buff”, and then decided I wanted to add some sparkle and shine (I mean, duh), so I added something I am CRAZY about recently:

Buxom Gloss In “Ariana”. MMM MMM MMMMMM! It’s a lip plumper, so it has that mint-tingly feel to it that lasts THE ENTIRE TIME I have it on. Love it.

If you don’t enjoy the minty feeling, this gloss will drive you nuts, but if you love it this is the best one I have come across.

Anastasia Lipstick

Makeup Look

Here are some other products I used in this look, and you can shop them in the links below if ya want?

Makeup Look

1. bareMinerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Foundation in “Bare Satin 06”

2. OFRA Highlighter in “Star Island”

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio in “Cocktail Party”

4. Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

Thanks for stopping by Lovelies! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Leave me a comment below to let me know what type of look you would like to see next!

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