affordable and good, yet still has its flaws
This is quite affordable for an eyeshadow palette because it already holds 15 shades. The price is good, which is why I decided to buy it. And yes, the colors here make it a dupe for the Modern Renaissance palette of ABH. The colors are very beautiful and some shades are pigmented, especially the matte ones. I also love its large mirror, and the palette's size, because it is quite small (not very small), and it's almost as large as my hand (but bigger). It's very convenient.
For the cons, it may seem pigmented with finger swatches, but when you use it with a brush and put it on your eye, it doesn't really show its full potential. The mattes still look great, but this happens specifically with the shimmer shades, and there is also the plum colored matte shade that doesn't show up immediately, and i really have to put a LOT of layers just to make it show up, which is quite a hassle. Another thing is that all of the shades are powdery and there is a lot of kickback, which means the palette immediately gets quite messy even in your first use.
Basically, the colors are nice, MOST of them (not all of them) are pigmented, they are very powdery, and it has a nice mirror & convenient size.
over 1 year ago