This eye palette by Violet Voss is one I have had for a while and surprisingly, I haven’t ever spoken about it on here, so I thought I would do a post today on it for you.
I bought this around a year ago from Beauty Bay and at the time there were a couple of other palettes by Violet Voss doing the rounds and everyone was raving about them.
They were quite expensive so I never bought any of them because I had no way of seeing them in person so I couldn’t say what the quality etc. of them was like.
This palette however was reduced to around €20 at one point so I decided to order it and hope for the best. At the time I was looking to pick up an all matte palette so this particular palette fitted the bill perfectly.
On the outside it is holographic and inside there is a nice big mirror which is very handy.
The packaging is nice and sturdy, albeit bulky. It’s a very thick cardboard and although it is sturdy, it’s very big to bring travelling, on a night away etc. Unless you have a very large makeup bag or a case, this would need to be put in separately.
There are twenty eyeshadows in this palette. There is a mixture of light, warm and cool tones in this palette. The shadows in the palette are (shade description is from Beauty Bay)
- Sweetheart – Pale base shade
- Infatuation – Light beige
- Sweet Talk – Beige
- Mesmerized – Deep orange
- Mi Amor – Black
- Mad Love – Tan
- Crush – Orange toned brown.
- Smitten – Light brown
- Heavenly – Burnt orange/red
- Tender – Deep, dark red
- Beloved – Beige with purple undertones
- Adorbs – Pale purple
- Yearning – Medium brown
- Desire – An orange brown
- Passion – Deep red
- Crazy Love – Light brown
- Romantical -Beige
- Thirsty – Grey toned brown
- Darling – Deep brown
- Sweet – Plum
Beauty Bay also have the following listed in the description for this palette.
“With 20 highly pigmented shades, Matte About You Palette combines a variety of colours in a mirrored, holographic case. Formulated with a selection of high-quality ingredients, blend seamlessly over the eyelids to create bold, long-lasting eye looks.”
I quite like all the colours in the palette and I’ve gotten a lot of use from it, however, the pigmentation of the black is frankly awful.
Out of all the shades, the Mi Amor is the one with the poorest pigmentation. At best, it’s a grayish brown, I wouldn’t call or describe it as black at all, this was a big let-down for me.
The other shades have okay pigmentation, but they do take a bit of work to build up to get good intensity.
The shade descriptions on Beauty Bay aren’t correct for every shade. In the pan they may look like the descriptions but when swatched or used on the eye, they are quite a bit different in my opinion.
First & second row. Swatches are completely unedited. Photo taken inside on a dull day. Third & fourth rows. Swatches are completely unedited. Photo taken inside on a dull day.
In the swatches above I used my fingers and had to layer them 2-3 times to get that level of pigmentation so you can imagine what the pigmentation is like with a fluffy brush when blending through the crease of my eye.
The black shadow is the least pigmented out of all the colours. At best, it’s more of a greyish brown, but I wouldn’t call it black at all. I do wish the pigmentation was better in every colour but especially the black.
One thing to note is that because you need to build up the pigmentation it does take slightly longer getting ready when I use this purely because I do need to spend a little bit of time building up the colour and then blending it to ensure I have a seamless blend with no harshness.
There is quite a bit of kickback from these shadows when I dip my brush into them so the palette can get quite messy. I’ve found it’s one palette I have to wipe down after I use it, otherwise it’s very messy and my drawer would end up covered in shadow dust from it.
It’s £43 pounds on Beauty Bay which is quite expensive to be honest given the quality etc. I’d wait until there is a discount code or sale if you were thinking of getting this, it’s definitely not worth £43.
I have to say this palette would not at all encourage or entice me to buy another Violet Voss palette, especially if I can’t see it in person. I have no experience with their other palettes, but if they are anything like this, I would skip on them.
Morphe have similar palettes that have similar colours and are also quite a bit cheaper. Morphe palettes are around €25 I believe whereas Violet Voss are around €50, so I’d check out Morphe as they are bound to have something that takes your fancy.
Have you tried anything by Violet Voss? What was your experience? I’d love to hear.Thank you for reading, until next time, take care xx