Welcome back to another installment of One Week One Palette. This is a series where I focus on one palette per week and tell you my thoughts. I’ve gone a little palette crazy lately, so both of the palettes featured today are brand new purchases. ‘Tis the season for eyeshadow palettes?
Here are my thoughts on weeks 43 and 44 of the project:
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This palette is an oldie, but I only recently picked it up for myself. I happened to be placing an Ulta order (for the second palette in this post and some other things), when I saw this in the sale section. It was only $20! I had heard a lot of good reviews about this in the past, so I decided to go for it.
Of course, this palette does have a fun peanut butter scent to it. It’s not overwhelming and once you apply it, the smell isn’t noticeable. One criticism I have for this palette is that there isn’t a great variety of shades, and I would like a few more light shimmery shades in here. While there are the three “highlight” shades on the left, they are not as vibrant as I would want for the lid. The mattes are extremely pigmented and beautiful. It would be very easy to create a dramatic smoky eye with the dark shades that are available here.
When I’m dedicating a full week to a palette, the majority of the time I’m creating looks for work. I found that this palette didn’t have quite enough wearable shades for my everyday routine. For special occasions, however, I can see this being an excellent choice.
Week 44: Urban Decay Heavy Metals
The first time I saw a picture of the Heavy Metals palette, I knew I wanted it. Metallic shimmers are my thing, and this one has them in abundance. In fact, every single shade in this palette is metallic (hence the name). I’m also completely in love with the shiny, purple packaging. Yes, it’s bulky and slightly impractical, but it’s a collector’s piece if I ever saw one.
Let’s talk about what’s going on inside the palette: pure beauty. I love that this palette has two distinct sections: neutral everyday shades on the right and fun, party colors on the left. The metallic shimmers here are a little on the chunky side, but they are vibrant and beautiful on the eye. There is fallout, so you may want to do your eyes first when using this palette, but I don’t mind a little fallout when the end result is so impressive.
Could the layout and packaging be a little more condensed? Absolutely. But do I love this palette? Without a doubt. I’m very happy I picked this one up to add to my collection, and I know I will be pulling for it time and again.
What was your most recent makeup purchase?