I came across this palette while I was browsing through Ulta.com shadow inventory. From there I started seeing it more and more on youtube. From various reviews online I thought I could give it a shot and put it through my personal day of testing. It far exceeded any expectations that I had. For 24$ I did not expect such vibrant colors or such gorgeous selection. The amount of looks that can be created are endless! From full blown glam to soft natural and anything in between, this palette caters to all.
The colors are named after zodiac signs and for every name there is a metallic and a matte. Center shade is actually a highly pigmented highlighter that can be used to highlight the brow bone or anywhere else to add an intense glow. Pigment is something I have not come across in eyeshadows. The color payoff is as high as it is in loose shadows. It feels very smooth when swatched and applies with almost the same intensity when used with a brush. Of course, a dampened brush REALLY packs on the metallic shadows.
The shadows can be applied with a brush or a little unconventionally, with a finger tip. Most of the time I just use a brush since I love to use more than one color. Unlike other shadows I used to use, these do not mix color when blended; they create a gorgeous gradient. Once a look is nice, blended and ready to go it will stay put all day; even through most intense activity it will not move.
So let’s get to the overview
- Price: 24$
- Formula: smooth, powdery to the touch, non chalky, minimum fallout
- Longevity: 12hr+
- Blendability: easily blends with any shadows combination on the palette or outside of the palette, smooth gradient when blended
- Pigment: intense, 24 eyeshadow shades (12 metallic, 12 matte) 1 highlighter shade.
- Bonus: 24 total shades PLUS a highlighter shade
- Cons: n/a
If I could choose only one palette to do all my eyeshadow for the rest of my life this would hands down be it. So far I have not come across anything that packs so much quality in their product and slaps such an affordable price on it. It is definitely one of my holy grails.