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.
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. 🙂
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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. 🙂