Colourpop Element of Surprise Palette

Colourpop Element of Surprise contains 12 shadows for $16. Shade and finishes includes:

Feels: metallic soft opalescent pink
Late Night: metallic copper with gold duochrome
Silk Street: matte purple-fuchsia
Rayon: metallic dark coral with blue-green duochrome
Go With the Flow: matte true peach
Subdue: metallic lavender with blue-green duochrome
Opulent: metallic bright true fuchsia
Labyrinth: matte dusty pink
Blank Canvas: matte deep maroon
Sea Stars: matte medium yellow brown
Details: matte smoky burgundy sprinkled with hot pink glitter
Peace of Mind: metallic bright burgundy

Extra Details:

  • the pans are smaller than their individual shadows.
  • the packaging is more compact, cardboard, and no mirror.
  • the pans can be easily depotted.
  • Labyrinth and Sea Stars are sold individually ($5).

Since I don’t go through palettes, the size of the pans is just fine for me. As I was swatching, I did notice the wiggle room for easy depotting; and the pans are magentic but do not have info on the back. The only downside is the color scheme. The scheme should have been arranged from light to dark with the coordinating.

Element of Surprise is a great way to play with color. As with most palettes, I find myself having a hard time using all the colors. I feel Silk Street, Blank Canvas, Opulent, and Peace of Mind might look weird on me, but I think I can work with it.

 

The finger swatches without a base or primer. Blank Canvas, Details, and Silk Street are uneven but the rest swatched smoothly.

 

Element of Surpise is going to be a match for those who don’t mind the color scheme or selection.

Milk Makeup After Party and Gig Eye Pigments

Milk Makeup Eye Pgiments ($24 ec) Gig and After Party 

Brand’s Description

Long-Wearing Crease-free and long-wearing cream shadows stay out as late as you do.
Intense Payoff Each shade is packed with pearlescent pigments for full payoff in a single swipe.
Multi-Use Swipe ‘em all over your lids for a bold shadow look, or use an angled brush to create a long-wear liner.

My Description

They surprisingly live up to their description. Cream products are not for everyone. I hated using creams because of creasing, cracking, and fading. As I was playing with them, they stayed in place for up to 12hrs with very minimal creasing. I love how they can be worn alone or with a complete eye look. Alone, they seriously pop. During application, I had to apply a little at a time to build intensity. I accidently applied too much, and the shadow started bunching up. To avoid buildup, a small amount is needed. Even though it is in a tube, the tube pushes out just enough product without being excessive.

The white tubes are easy to clean off excess makeup.

The tube is designed so well. It pinches out the right amount. For product sanitation, I like that I don’t need to stick my finger in a tube.

I was impressed at the size of the tubes for $24. Pigments are a product I won’t have to worry about getting backups.

 The pigments will work for people who are seeking to start out with cream products and won’t mind the price.

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Truffle Glitter Single Shadow

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles Truffle Glitter 0.059 oz/ 1.7 g $12 is a metallic warm brown and permanent.

Brand’s Description

A finely-milled, full pigment, eyeshadow formula in eight finishes: titanium, duo-chrome, ultra-matte, metallic, satin, shimmer, sparkle, and velvet.

My Description

  • the metallic formula is very easy to blend. I use a brush or my finger.
  • micro silver and gold flecks contributing to the texture.
  • minimal fallout and flaking. I was impressed because most textured shadows will flake off after a few moments, but after two hours of wear, it was still in place. The texture is so easy to work with.
  • can easily be worn dry. I don’t wet textured shadows since I often wear a tacky base or shadow glitter glue. The shade is enough on its own without taking extra steps.

 

 

Urban Decay Moondust Palette😍

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette $49 with 8 exclusive shades. The shadows are pressed glitters with multi facets of shifty goodness. The shadows have so much shift they almost change color in different lighting.

The shade that stood out to me the most was Element. Under direct light the shade looks red, and under florescent light it looks burnt orange. Specter has more pigment in person. I thought it was going to be a weak color and more as a highlight, but it had good color payoff. Specter, Vega, and Lithium are my faves. I still have yet to try Element, Granite, and Magnetic.

The swatches are dry without a base. They can be applied with a finger or brush depending on preference. In order to make the shadows hooded eye friendly, it is best to apply glitter glue (for mostly glitter eyeshadow to adhere to the lid). If you want to wear them alone or with crease colors, is up to you.

Moondust palette isn’t going to be for everyone. I normally do not wear pigments because they don’t always work. The pressed pigments like the Moondust does work for me.

Urban Decay did a great job putting this palette together. I hope they make these shades individual.

Buxom Single Shadow Mink Magnet

Buxom Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow Mink Magnet 0.05 oz

The Buxom Single Eyeshadow Bars ($12 ec or $40 for 6 to build a custom palette) is one of my faves for single shadows. Mink Magnet (permanent) is a warm metallic taupe. However, I did notice the shadow was faintly chunky during application but did not have a problem with fallout.

Mink Magent is on my recommendations list for anyone interested in starting off with neutral shadows.