Video review here:
Ok, I admit this palette has gorgeous colours. The duochromes are a dream. Here’s the swatches:
It’s also really cheap at $11.28. I bought these from the official Focallure store on Aliexpress, which has perpetual sales and sometimes list 2 different prices for the same item, so the price may have changed.
But here’s why I can’t recommend this palette:
- The ingredients lists are sketchy
This shares the same ingredient list as the loose pigment in Blue Brown & the 9 Colors Eyeshadow Palette in 05. Completely identical, down to the colourants. 3 different products with different colour schemes have the same identical list of colourants. One single loose pigment colour supposedly contains ALL the colours that exist in a 14 & 9 colour palette. That’s right.
It does not say “May Contain”, which is the common thing brands do when they don’t want to print different ingredients lists for different shades within the same collection. It listed all of the colourants in, which makes me think that either they don’t understand what ingredient lists are, can’t give a fuck about creating proper ingredient lists, or both.
To be fair, I haven’t had any adverse reactions to this palette yet, but I’m still not sure if I’d like to push my luck.
- The palette’s description at the back is a mess
It says Everchanging at the front of the box, but the back listed the palette as the Tropical Vacation palette. There’s also a glaring typo where “eyeshadow” is spelled as “eyeshaodw”. I know this is a minor thing, but I feel like if the brand can’t give a fuck about checking things like typos, I don’t know what else they don’t give a fuck about.
- Eyeshadows are ABH Subculture level of crumbly
Like the Twilight palette, this is just a mess of kickback and fall out.
- The darker matte shades are terrible
Mystery is especially streaky and it took a lot of praying to the eyeshadow gods to make it work in this tutorial:
Would I buy this again?
Nope. I feel like a 5 year old would put more care into creating this palette.