Monday, July 8, 2019


Rating System:

Rating is out 10 out of 10, with a full point given for each of the ten sections listed above. Points per section may be issued in the following denominations: 0, .0 .25, .50, 1.0. For further clarification, the sections listed are worth a total of 1.0 point and are:
1.     Company Profile & Personality: (available information about the company, cruelty-free status information, philanthropic efforts, unnecessary controversy, indie company vs mainstream)
2.     Price: (product cost, availability of product, shipping cost, available coupons)
3.     Purchase Process: (order time vs receipt of product turn around, availability of product, email notifications including shipping & tracking number, email notification for delivery)
4.     Packaging: (was the item securely package, decorative packaging efforts including information card about the product, upcoming sales, or the company itself)
5.     Pigmentation: (via swatches)
6.     Color Payoff: (via application to the area applicable)
7.     Product Application: (ease of application of the product, for example for eyeshadow, is there fall out, creasing, etc.
8.     Performance: (longevity of wear)
9.     Product Value: (price to product amount ratio, i.e. price per gram + product quality + consumer response (popularity of the product and consumer response) + repurchase option)
10. Overall Product Presentation: shade variation (if eyeshadow), women of color friendly, pale people friendly, universally applicable to many skin tones, desire for repeated use, would you repurchase the item again, is this product associated with a particular trend or is does it market the companies individuality, does the product set a new & innovative trend, is the product effective (does it do what it’s designed to do), does the product have potential multiple application opportunities (i.e. can the product be used as a blush & lipstick), is the product limited edition or a permanent product, is the product part of a collection, is the product consistent (from shade to shade, if an eyeshadow palette) from color to color in a part of a collection and does it function and operate the same each time applied.

Product Information, Purchase Process, & Price:

I cannot quite recall exactly how I was introduced to this brand, but I am sure it was through the knowledge and wisdom of a smaller Beauty YouTuber that was promoting the importance of independent brands. However, when I found the brand and I went to check out their website, they had a three palette bundle that was a reduced price and you know, I just couldn't resist. I purchased all three palettes and was super excited upon their arrival. I want to mention the aesthetics of the site are outstanding, with beautiful, ornate, photos featuring magnificent eye looks that are beyond words. Although it took a bit of time for delivery because of the pre-order sale, and the trek from Europe to the States, I still feel as though it arrived in an appropriate amount of time and was packaging very, very well.

Pigmentation & Pay Off, Product Performance:

Off the three palettes I received, this was the one I used first one that I wanted to use for several reasons. Although all the palettes were beautiful, this was perfect for the summer time and gave me some bronze goddess vibe that I wanted to pull off in this hot ass Houston Summertime Heat! I am here for this palette on every level. First, the formulation of the matte, shimmers/metallics, and satin shades is outrageous. When I say outrageous, I mean just absolutely outstanding. The mattes play well together with one another and are just pigmented enough to show true color, but not so pigmented that the blending process is unproductive and frustrating. It was almost a joyful process to apply these shadows. Let me back up. . . First, the color story is so damn beautiful and each shade applies in color as indicated in the pan - absolutely true to color. The color combinations that can be created using this palette are remarkable. Yes, most makeup enthusiasts have a warm-toned palette. That's a given - but I am entirely doubtful that you may own one like this. A palette with rich, deep, vibrant pigmentation, and matte shadows that are essentially beginner friendly, but in turn provide expertise looks.
This palette is one for the books and I cannot wait to dig into the other two palettes in this series.

Overall Rating: 10/10

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