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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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!
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.
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.
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.
Now as for the lip look….
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.
Here are some other products I used in this look, and you can shop them in the links below if ya want?
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