Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Product Review ***Sola Look Brand Eyeshadow Palettes***

Price & Purchase Process & Packaging:

My initial interest in the Sola Look came as result of a positive review from Nicole of Young Wild & Polished. I believe I was watching an eyeshadow collection video from her channel and she spoke highly of the brand. I was impressed with the swatches and put the brand on my list of eyeshadow palettes to get my hands on. Every company that I purchase from, whether it’s eyeshadows or eyeliners, I do pretty in-depth research on because my entire eyeshadow palette collection (which is so ridiculous, I am embarrassed to actually tell you how many I own) was purchased with my own money. Since I am purchasing products with my own money and I want to be an informed and conscientious consumer. I like to know about owners, production, and manufacturing of items, whether the company is private label or if they produce their own products, whether a company’s products are handmade, customer relations reputation, customer loyalty and coupon codes, order to shipment turn around and if the company markets to people of color. All these things are important to me as a consumer, as a member of the beauty community, and as a product reviewer.

I was able to pick up three palettes from the Sola Look this month due to a sale. The website was user-friendly and simplistic. Often, brands will make their web interface very trendy and eye-catching, but it can detract from the real purpose, which is to make the online shopping experience easy to navigate while providing useful product information at the same time. I found the Sola Look’s page pleasing, but not overstimulating or confusing. It was easy to navigate and the information was up to date and clearly understood by me, the consumer. The order to shipment turn around was quick & impressive and the first shipment arrived promptly. When I opened my package, there were three items – The Besos Palette, The Gracias Palette, & The Flash Dance Palette. Unfortunately, The Gracias Palette suffered damage during shipment and one of the shadows was severely damaged. I was certain that I would be able to repair, but as many of you know, that can take time and patience to do correctly and I still would lose product in the process. I decided to take pictures of the palette, the box it arrived in and the other palettes that were part of the order. I shot a quick email over to customer service and the next day I received this amazing email.

I was amazed at his timeliness of his response, his sincerity, and his desire to make me whole. I explained to David that I probably could fix the shadow myself, so I didn’t think it was necessary to get the same palette, but I asked him if he would be willing to send me The Dirty Dancing Palette and by the end of the week, I had The Dirty Dancing Palette PLUS a Liquid Lipstick that arrived in perfect condition!

Pigmentation & Color Payoff & Performance:

As if the incredible customer service experience wasn’t enough, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the shadows in each palette, in particular, the matte shadows. The shadows were dense, but not too hard pressed. Each shadow had a remarkably smooth, velvety, rich texture that made application effortless. The matte shadows blend well without evaporating into nothingness. Each shadow blends well and I would say that these shadows are great for both inexperienced makeup user, as well as your seasoned users as well. I know for me, when I first started focusing on my eye makeup, I wanted pigmentation, but not so much that I was unable to diffuse the color appropriately. The Sola Look is the type of shadows that would fall into such a category. I would absolutely recommend this brands shadows, in particular, the palettes I have mentioned. I will also say this, I am NOT a matte shadow woman. Give me shimmer, give me foil, give me glitter! However, this brand really captivated me with the substantial quality of their mattes.

Overall Product Presentation:

My last several reviews have been quite positive. I must say that companies are really upping their game regarding eyeshadow palettes. From the aesthetically pleasing decorative packaging to creative themes and trendy mottos to the quality of the products, many companies are turning out better quality products that consumers want to purchase. The Sola Look brand is among the wave of Indie brands that are stepping their foot in the ring with the big boys, showing that they can go toe to toe with mainstream brands. I am always one for the underdog and it is personally satisfying to see Indie brands be real contenders in “no holds bar” slugfest that is evolving world of beauty.

Rating: 5/5


Sola Look!!

Sola Look - The Gracias Palette
Sola Look - The Besos Palette

Sola Look - The Flash Dance Palette

OMG, it's actually shape like a VHS tape...takes me back!!!

Sola Look - Dirty Dancing Palette

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