Home Beauty L.A. COLORS 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow Palette in Wildflowers – Review, Photos, Swatches

L.A. COLORS 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow Palette in Wildflowers – Review, Photos, Swatches

by Tavia

Hi Girls!

Yesterday I stumble upon one of my many eyeshadow palettes that’s never been used so I decided to finally test it. I bought L.A. Colors 5 Metallic Eyeshadow Palette this summer while I was in Ibiza, because it seems to have such nice and vibrant colors. This was the first time I’ve bought something from L.A. Colors so I’m new to this brand but if anyone there has already purchased and used products from this brand please share your thoughts with the rest of us. 🙂

I love metallic eye shadows and I don’t have so many shades and when I saw the 5 Metallic Eyeshadow Palette in EP 42 Wildflowers I was excited about the color combination and to tell you the truth, also about the prize. I’ve bought the palette from a regular shop where they had all kind of stuff not makeup related and I’ve paid 4.75 Eur. This is really a cheap price for an eyeshadow palette considering I’m living in a country where makeup products are very expensive.

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There are a lot of these palettes in different colors combination on L.A. Colors official website but at that shop they only had two or three variations.

I was more excited about the last 3 shades to tell you the truth but when you try to combine them the first two shades are also beautiful. They are not so pigmented as I expected, they really look like vibrant shades but once you apply it, you’ll notice it takes a few layers to get that bright color.

I’ve swatched the shades first without using an eyeshadow base just so you can see they are not that pigmented but after I’ve swatched them on top of Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance Primer. Here is the result.

Swatches without eyeshadow base

Swatches on top of Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance Primer

The difference between the two situations is not that big, but the shadow base surely helps the color pop up a little bit more and it doesn’t crease. I don’t see written any names on the palette for these colors so here is my description.

From left to right:

  • metallic yellow with fine gold shimmer
  • metallic ocher with peachy and brown undertones
  • bright coral
  • burgundy mixed with dark red
  • metallic purple with burgundy reflections

The first and the last color are the ones who really seem to have mettalic textures but the other ones look pretty too in combinations.

I don’t like the fact that I had to apply a few layers so I can really see those colors but they are easily blendable. The price was nothing so I’m not used to ask too much for these money. 🙂

The palette contains also a duo ended applicator which I didn’t used. I preferred applying the shades with my MAC brushes but who knows maybe I will test the applicator just in case. 🙂

Enjoy more photos!

I hope you enjoyed this review. Please let me know how do you feel about this colors and if L.A. Colors is new to you. 🙂

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MarciaF November 3, 2010 - 4:02 am

The colors look pretty but extremely bright. I’m glad you can carry them off as well as you do.

Tavia November 3, 2010 - 7:47 am

Hi MarciaF! Indeed they are very bright. I’m thinking now this palette really screams out summer days and fun. Probably that’s why I bought it while I was in Ibiza this summer. 🙂

gio November 3, 2010 - 11:05 am

I love these colors, they are pretty and bright. It’s a shame they aren’t that pigmented though.

Vonvon November 3, 2010 - 1:10 pm

I love those shades…bright and warm!

Anitacska November 3, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Such pretty colours! 😀

Alexandra November 3, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Ah, unfortunately I know what you mean about those layers… The colors look gorgeous in the palette, but without a good base and primer, they are not vibrant and not very long lasting… I just had this conversation with another blogger today and we came to the same conclusion: LA Colors is not Urban Decay =)) :P!


Tavia November 3, 2010 - 5:36 pm

Hi Alexandra! I’ve seen some L.A. Colors palettes on your blog today and I thought, wow finally someone who is been using these products. I was happy. 🙂

Alexandra November 3, 2010 - 7:28 pm

Hehe, yes, I quite like them actually, especially the lipsticks and the jumbo 3 in 1 pencil… They are not the best quality, but they are affordable and pretty good!


Sherri November 3, 2010 - 6:35 pm

I have this palette, I should use it more often 🙂

Tavia November 4, 2010 - 8:56 am

Aha! 🙂 and you kept quite for so long. 🙂 You have the same color combination?

Michelle November 3, 2010 - 7:35 pm

I love the colours, but I’d really prefer them to be more pigmented. I think I’ll pass on this and try to find something similar from Fyrinnae.

Tavia November 4, 2010 - 8:56 am

Hi Michelle! I never heard about Fyrinnae. Where is it available?

Michelle November 4, 2010 - 6:46 pm

It`s online only: http://www.fyrinnae.com but they have amazing eye shadows.

Adina November 3, 2010 - 11:20 pm

I realy love this palette! Pink is my favourite colour and this LA palette has gorgeous colours, especially the pinks.

Tavia November 4, 2010 - 8:57 am

Hey Adina! Seems like pink is loved by so many. I’ve noticed you like pink since I saw your EOTD post. 🙂

Adina November 4, 2010 - 11:14 am

Right 😀 if i have pink i don’t need anything else :)). But i love blue 2 especially for my eyes.

Tavia November 4, 2010 - 1:07 pm

I almost never use blue eyeshadow. Last time when I used blue I did a makeup inspired look by Wanton Woman from Illamasqua The Art of Darkness Fall Winter 2010 🙂 It came up pretty good, but I was looking totally different. 🙂

Adina November 4, 2010 - 6:32 pm

It is very important to use colours that suits you. I think that neutral colours, pink and purple are great for anybody but blue, green or very dark colours aren’t for anyone… But pink will always be my favourite one :))

Beauty addict November 4, 2010 - 10:04 pm

I’ve tried their palettes and they’re highly pigmented and really long lasting! Worth every penny and they do cot only few $ 🙂

Andrasescu-Scrieciu Adriana Camelia November 5, 2010 - 4:05 pm

I never tried LA Colors, it is new for me ,but the colours looks great

Silvia June 4, 2017 - 6:08 am

I found tons at Big Lots for $1.00 three shade ones although I find them powdery and nothing buttery soft I still get them when I see them for the pretty bright colors. I just apply with clean pinky finger! Also at Dollar Tree find them at times. I’m not complaining for the price! 🙂


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