Annabelle Cosmetics - Skinny Eyeshadow Palette - Summer Purple Shades

Annabelle Cosmetics - Skinny Eyeshadow Palette - Summer Purple Shades

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6 COLOUR HARMONIES FROM NUDE TO BOLD WITH A SMOOTH TEXTURE

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ANNABELLE - Skinny Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Purple Shades

$9.95 CAD

- Smooth and silky texture that glides on effortlessly
- Intense colour with ultra-blendable pigments
 
BENEFITS
 
- Intense colours with ultra-blendable pigments
- Smooth and silky texture that glides on effortlessly
- 6 colour harmonies from nude to bold
- 1 double-ended applicator for a precise look
 

ANNABELLE - Skinny Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Purple Shades

Ingredients (click to enlarge)

Skinny Eyeshadow Palette Summer Purple Shades INGREDIENTS:  

TALC, MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL,
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
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IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ULTRAMARINES, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, MANGANESE VIOLET, BLACK NO.2, CARMINE
 

ANNABELLE - Skinny Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Purple Shades

 

     This is one palette in an entire collection that was released by Annabelle Cosmetics for Spring 2017.  There are six Skinny Eyeshadow Palettes in total, among many other products, that were introduced this year from Annabelle.  I picked this palette out of the selection, as I was most drawn to these colours, and I wanted to purchase just one palette to see how the shadows perform and if they were worth the moolah.

     Each palette retails for approximately $9.95 CAD each, depending on where you purchase them.  The palette contains five shades of shadows, and comes with a total weight of 7.65 g / 0.296 oz.  That makes each shadow a total weight of 1.53 g / 0.0592 oz. each.  

     If the price tag were $9.95 CAD, that would make each pan of shadow $1.30 CAD/gram = $1.99 CAD/shadow.  So, the price isn't high, by any means.  For reference, a single (potted) MAC eyeshadow contains 1.3 g of product and currently retails for $19.00 CAD/ea.  Strictly for price reference, though, as the ingredients/formula of either companies don't remotely compare.

 

ANNABELLE - Skinny Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Purple Shades

Swatched on foundation, in between an NC15-NC20 skin tone

Photo taken under 5000K fluorescent lighting

 

     I haven't fully gotten in to really playing around with these shadows, as of yet.  Just somewhat poked around with how they apply.  They definitely benefit from the use of a primer or a base of sorts, but most shadows do.

     They're soft/creamy to the touch and have a slight amount of kick-up when dipping fluffier brushes in to the pans, but they're definitely not the powder-iest shadows I've ever encountered.  Kat Von D wins that award from me.  You'll get the most colour payoff by applying with a sponge applicator and using a base.  They blend well, so no complaints there.  They're really very pretty shades, in all honesty.

 
 
 

     However, the shades aren't exactly what you would expect, just by looking at the pans of shadows.  They do apply almost 1/2 to maybe 3/4 of a shade darker on the skin.  The name of this palette is also slightly deceiving, in my opinion.  "Summer Purple Shades" says...well...purple to me...  These aren't remotely purple.  These shades, somewhat, land more in the UD Naked 3 land, I would say.  Which I'm okay with, as that is my favourite Naked palette...however, if you were looking for actual purple shadows, you won't find them in this palette.  It also looks nothing like the picture shown on the Annabelle website, either.  

     So far, I'm liking this palette, once getting past all of the deception, it's pretty.  I do wish there were at least one or maybe two proper matte shades in the bunch, however.  All five shades have either a sheen or glitter or near metallic finish to them, meaning you'll most likely have to bring in an additional palette to get a much needed balance of finishes on the eyelid.  Unless zero matte shadows is your jam, then, by all means...whatever blows your hair back!  If there were a matte highlight, it would have made it an extremely handy palette, all on it's own.

     And, on a very minor note, and this will just make me sound all nit-picky...the hinges of the palette are on the right side, making the palette open from left to right.  It's such a tiny detail, but it bugs me.  Just thought I'd toss that in there, for what it's worth.

     Is it a palette worth picking up?  Absolutely, I'd say so.  I don't regret buying it, by any means.  If you see one that has colours that speak to you, I'd give it a whirl.  Just keep in mind, if purchasing online, that the pictures shown on their website are most likely not an entirely accurate representation.  But, again, I can only speak to this particular palette.

 

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