I purchased this palette last week. I haven’t tried much from the Prestige line but I just couldn’t resist this little beauty! When I first saw this I immediately thought of the Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes. This retails for $12.99. I purchased it from our local Kroger affiliate grocery store for $9.99. It contains:
- a mini Primed & Ready Unbudgable Eye Primer .12 fl oz (3.6ml)
- 6 eyeshadows .04 oz (1.2g) each
- a mini eyeliner in black .02 oz (.6g)
- a dual sponge tip applicator
I love the packaging of this palette! The purple is very vibrant and the sparkle in the word INDULGE is fun. This is made from foam padded cardboard and has a magnetic closure. The magnet holds well without making it impossible to open. I like that it has a small mirror.
This tube is pretty tiny, but it seems a little goes a long way. I have really oily lids. Usually I use the Palladio Herbal Eye Primer. This primer goes on a little sticky whereas Palladio is more smooth on the lid. I was concerned that this would mean crazy creasing, but nope! This held my shadows in place beautifully all day!
The color names are: First Class (beige), Majestic (purple), Royalty (teal), Jetsetter (navy), Five Star (silver), V.I.P. (black). ALL of these are glitter-bombs! Don’t get me wrong, I love a little sparkle to the eyes just as much as the next girl; but I have to admit, I was relieved when some of the glitter faded away as I blended the shadows. Buuuut…..the glitter that faded from my eyelids, of course fell to my cheeks so BEWARE of fallout!! (Note to self: do eye makeup first when using this palette!)
Swatched on bare skin with no primer.
Honestly, these shadows do not swatch very well at all. They seemed….splotchy? After taking the above photo, I was thinking this was going to be a “regret” purchase. But to my surprise, the colors applied well and blended nicely when I used my brushes. The colors stayed vibrant all day. Clearly, they are meant to be used with the primer!
Pretty standard pencil liner (swatch above at bottom of photo). This is a very nice rich, opaque black that lasted all day without smudging everywhere. After applying the liner, I used an angled brush to apply V.I.P. over top to set.
Standard sponge tip. One side is more wide and rounded, one side is more narrow and pointed-although not at all a sharp point. I am not a big fan of these as I much prefer to use brushes.
Overall I am pleased with this palette so far. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite makeup purchase of all time, but for the price it’s nice to have some fun colors to try looks with. I don’t own any of the Urban Decay palettes so I can’t compare them side by side. The glittery fallout can be annoying (very) but it’s manageable. The primer works well and I really hope I can find it in a full size. I did not experience any stinging or irritation from these products, which is always nice!
Have you tried this yet? I would love to know your thoughts!