I’ve been trying to focus on this palette’s awesome $5 price (regularly $10, but it’s on sale now online for $5) and 18 fallout-free, easy-to-blend powder eyeshadows today, but instead I keep thinking of frickin’ cyclohexane…
Can you see it? Those two shapes on both sides of the middle? C6H12.
What do you mean, “That’s so weird, Karen”?
Is it? I don’t know… I guess those chemistry classes scarred my psyche worse than I thought.
Duuuuude, it’s like one those posters that looks like a bunch of random dots, but if you stare at it long enough a picture appears. Everyone and their brother had one of those in their room when I lived in the dorms. It was usually hanging next to a Bob Marley or Pulp Fiction poster…or a print of something by Monet.
I hated those things (the dot posters). No matter how long I stared, I could never see the pictures. My friend would be all, “Do you see it, Karen? It’s the Statue of Liberty,” and I’d say, “Uh…yeah! There it is! I see it now!” When in reality all I saw were the dots.
The Studio 18-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette is a little like those dot posters because it has some crazy shapes, but it’s way cooler than that. It also has a lot of high quality makeup and a fantastic price. I can wear the rich, pigmented shadows either alone or atop pencils or cream shadows, and with the help of a primer, they last all day long.
I don’t think these swatches truly convey just how bad-@ss these are. I know they look kind of weak, but that’s more the fault of the packaging than the shadows themselves.
Hear me out…
Truth be told, the palette’s geometric design is a big pain in the you-know-what. To get good swatches, the pans are a smidgen too small, even for my tiny fingers and many brushes, and you can pretty much forget about using the double-sided sponge applicator it comes with, because that barely fits into the pans at all.
Hopefully you have some brushes with small brush heads around, like these from Too Faced. I ended up using all three of those brushes to do this smokey purple look, and despite the inconveniently small pans, I like how it turned out.
I can’t wait to try more looks with this palette!
Even though the packaging is a pain, the palette’s still only $10 (or $5 on sale now)!
Stocking stuffers, anyone? It also comes in a different version filled with brights. Either one, both are winners, winners, chicken dinners.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,