As a beauty junkie, I realize that the last thing I “need” is another more limited edition palette…but does that ever stop anyone worth their weight in duochrome glitter shadow?? HELL NO.
Introducing Deck of Scarlet. They’re a new beauty palette delivery service — yup, you read that correctly. You sign up on their website, pay $29.95, and every other month, they send you a new limited edition palette designed by whomever is their current Artist in Chief (a.k.a popular YouTuber). The palettes are $29.95 each, and shipping is free.
If you’re ever just not into one of the palettes for whatever reason, you can skip that month, and you won’t be charged.
All of the makeup is cruelty-free, paraben-free and made in the USA.
The services only started in November, and their very first palette, Edition 00, is a collaboration with YouTuber Kelly Strack. It comes with three powder eyeshadows, a powder blush, a cream blush, two cream lip colors and two pencils (one eyeliner and one lip liner).
I haven’t worn this yet, but I’m really looking forward to it. The idea of a palette delivery service seems kind of awesome in a wacky way that probably only makeup lovers could fully appreciate.
From swatching the colors, the eyeshadows and powder blush feel softer than kitten paws… They’re so soft that when I went to swatch them, I almost accidentally took out a huge chunk out of the pan with my finger because, FYI, I’m the Hulk Smash of swatching!
The powder products, though, could stand to be a little finer. They remind me of NYX.
I appreciate that the cream lip products on the left have their own separate flap to keep them from corrupting the powder products on the right. That’s a nice touch, but I think it’s a little odd that in the section with the powders, there’s a huge pan of cream blush on the lower right, sooo you’ll still end up with powder in your cream anyway. Hmm…
Eyeshadows in Irresistible, Lucky and Loot
Talc, mica, isononyl isononanoate, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, nylon-12, dimethicone, chlorphenesin, potassium sorbate, tin oxide, tetrasodium edta, trimethylsiloxysilicate, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, carmine.
May also contain:
Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarines, carmine, chromium oxide greens, ferric ferrocyanide.
Lip Colors in Jackpot and Flush
Octyldodecanol, hydrogenated poly (c6-14 olefin), synthetic beeswax, nylon-12, silica dimethyl silylate, hydrogenated styrene/isoprene, copolymer, mica, dicalcium phosphate, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate.
May also contain:
Titanium dioxide, iron oxides, red 7 lake, red 28 lake, red 33 lake, blue 1 lake.
Cream Blush in Playtime
Neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, isononyl, isononanoate, caprylyl methicone, mica, sorbitan triisostearate, talc, lauryl methacrylate/glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymer, polyethylene, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, ethylene/methacrylate copolymer, cetearyl isononanoate, squalane, silica, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, tocopherol, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, dicalcium phosphate, tin oxide, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, red 6, blue 1 lake, yellow 5 lake.
Powder Blush in Bluff
Talc, mica, zea mays (corn) starch, dimethicone, zinc stearate, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarines.
Eyeliner in Lust & Chocolate
Dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, ozokerite, hydrogenated vegetable oil, mica, c30-45 alkyl dimethicone, phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, caprylyl trimethicone, disiloxane, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, lecithin, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, citric acid, iron oxides.
Lipliner in Oh So Nude
Dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, ozokerite, mica, hydrogenated vegetable oil, c30-45 alkyl dimethicone, caprylyl trimethicone, phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, disiloxane, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, lecithin, tin oxide, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, citric acid, bht, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, red 6, yellow 5 lake, red 7 lake, blue 1 lake.
Does this sound like something you’d be into? I haven’t jumped into the subscription beauty box game yet (What can I say? I have weird control issues.), but a palette delivery service seems kinda practical and very innovative in a beauty lover’s gimmicky way.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,