Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.My mom recently handed me down a few makeup products she doesn’t see herself using in this lifetime. One of these is the 18(!!!)-pan Estee Lauder eyeshadow palette included in last year’s Holiday Blockbuster Set. Usually when I see these kinds of palettes, I do a secret side eye. I guess I just have this screwed notion that you should lower your expectations when any palette exceeds 12 shades. I used to think 4 but that’s too snobby so I will go with 12 to be more kind. Haha. I’m kidding. Anyway, my experience with palettes that are usually this huge in quantity — they suffer in terms of quality. But I guess that’s just my experience with those BH Cosmetics/Coastal Scents Mega Eyeshadow Palettes that are sourced from China and printed with the brand logos/names or repackaged altogether to look more appealing. Now those I totally would not recommend – and not because I’m a snob but because of the ingredients the manufacturers mindlessly used which don’t go through proper quality checks. The questions regarding purity of the pigments, grade of talc, levels of trace metals (lead, aluminum), asbestos use — can only be imagined. We have to infer that since these are mass produced and sold for probably only $6 or even less per palette (I would think that because Coastal Scents sells theirs for $12 and profit margin is usually 50%). From manufacturer’s POV, profit margins go up to 100% making cost of each palette to probably be around $0.06. 88 shades for $0.06! Are you still not scared? Anyway, at least I didn’t have to worry about those things with this Estee Lauder palette. Or any other consumer brand product, for that matter, as these companies have proper quality control and are regulated by the FDA. So in case you’re wondering why you’re paying so much for these kinds of palettes when you can get others much cheaper someplace else — there you go. It’s the quality control process, the research and development team, the huge marketing campaigns and the innovative packaging mostly.
FOTDAs for this palette – I expected it to be sheer, dry and chalky, to be honest. But most of the shades are smooth, just a tad dry but still completely workable and blendable. I’d do a full review but I don’t think it’s available anywhere else as it was only a promotional palette for last year’s Blockbuster Set. Of course, the overall quality hugely differs from the Estee Lauder quads that are buttery and creamy — but compared to most mega palettes, this one ain’t bad at all. I haven’t tried all the shades yet on my lids, but I used the purple one, the brown one (bottom row, rightmost) and the shimmery white one (top row, 2nd from left) for this look. I paired it with the Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicata blush and Lancome L’Absolu Nu Lipstick in 391. Other products used include K-Palette Eyeliner, Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation.
And that’s it! Thank you so much for all the greetings and comments on my last entry regarding my blog anniversary. Good gosh, I feel my heart beating faster while reading each of your comments. I appreciate it a lot, you guys!!!
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