So this is the first palette I ever bought. (^0^)/ Since I want to learn more about eyeshadow, about how I need to apply it on my monolid eyes, I decided to buy this palette.
This palette is unbranded though. I bought it at Gmarket (you can check it here). I ended up buying this, not CS or BH one, because I read many reviews that say actually all of these palettes are manufactured in China, what makes them difference is just the brand. I don’t know if it’s true or not but for me, myself, it sounds logical. It’s hard to find ready stock CS palettes with reasonable price and I’ve missed CS palettes sale few times so finally I decided to just buy this one from Gmarket. The shipping is really fast. I never expected that it would arrive at my place before two weeks, but surprisingly it only took 1 week to arrive safely at my home. Â xD And I choose one that similar to CS 88 Original Palette 🙂
This is the list of ingredients in case you wanna know.
It’s safely wrapped with bubble wrap. But still the mirror inside is broken 🙁
The packaging is not matte but glossy.
When it’s opened, you can see that there is a thin plastic to cover the eyeshadows.
Taraaaa.. All of the colours are so prettyÂ (â‰§âˆ‡â‰¦) Some of them are matte, some of them are shimmery. It’s pigmented too! But for pale colour like white or beige colour, it’s not that pigmented. I have to apply it more than one time.
Below are the swatches on my hand. Left – right is the colour in the palette from up to down. 🙂
I swatch it on my hand without using any primer. But some of them are too powdery. So you must be careful when applying it to eyes. Maybe you can place tissue below your eyes to not let the eyeshadow fall down to your cheek or maybe swipe away the powder with Qtip covered with foundation. 🙂
Overall, I’m satisfied with this palette. Although it contains so many colours that makes me confused of what colour should I choose :p, I think it’s a great investment. Â You can create so many looks with it, either natural or colourful, all in one palette. Besides the quality is not bad either for unbranded and made-in-china palette.Â (^O^)/
So I will try to create more looks that suitable for my monolid eyes using this palette. This is my mission from now on *finger-crossed*. Â Hope you all find this review useful ^^