The moment I saw this palette I knew I needed to add it to my collection, but since the price-tag was just a bit too high and I would have to pay taxes on it nearly doubling the price I waited patiently for it to go on sale.
Months went buy and I still wanted the palette. The reviews and YouTube-fuzz about it was long gone but I kept thinking about it from time to time. Some palettes you just decide that you won’t need after a certain time, but this one hung on to the top of my wish list. I mean, these are just my kind of shades after all!
During a black friday haul I finally got lucky and found it for a price below the tax limit, so I finally got my hands on it. I have been playing a lot around with it since and created a bunch of looks. This palette inspires me, and all the colors helps so much with getting creative. I’ve spent hours and hours just creating different looks with it and I feel I know it pretty well by now.
Frosting – Pale, shimmery gold. It is medium in opacity and works better as an inner corner or brow bone highlight in my opinion. It does not show up that well on the lid, but gives a beautiful effect as an inner-corner highlight. It looks very pretty as a highlighter on your cheekbones as well.
Safe Word – This is the perfect crease shade. Not too warm or too cool-toned and it blends like butter. A bit dusty in the pan but performs very nicely on the lid.
Charm – Bright orange that looks matte on the lids but have few specs of gold glitter in the pan. Very pigmented but still easy to work with. Really really pretty shade!
Déjà Vu – Intense coppery metallic goodness in a pan. It is so rich and smooth to swatch, and it performs to perfection on the lid. Very opaque in one swipe. No need for damp brushes here!
Dominatrix – Matte rich brown. Also this is very opaque, and it blends nicely but maybe not as great as some of the other shades in the palette. A bit off fallout from this shade.
Androgyny – This shade does really live up to its name. Its not really purple, not really brown and not really red, but still it is a bit of everything at once. Pairs really nicely as a crease shade with many of the other colors in the palette. Matte, rich pigment and very blendable.
Fetish – Bold, shimmery brownish red. Not as intimidating as a true red would be. This is actually a very wearable red. It is not as opaque as the other non-mattes in this palette but it is build-able.
Military – Matte military light-green. I was so happy when I saw this shade because I don’t think I have anything like this at all in my collection. It is always nice to get something a bit more unique, and this is a very wearable green. It is a more muted green. Medium opacity that needed some buildup, but it blended with ease.
Poison – Muted dark teal blue with a matte finish. This is very pigmented, but was actually quite easy to work with. Dark matte blues are often a bit hard to blend, and even though it required a bit more effort than the rest of the shades in the palette I was quite impressed by its performance considering the shade.
Swallow – True matte blue. Also this one performed nicely considering the shade. It does have quite a bit of fallout though. It did swatch awfully, but I found the performance on the lid to be much more intense than the swatch. The swatch appeared very patchy as well. One of the rare cases when the swatch is a lot worse than the actual performance on the eyes.
I am absolutely thrilled about the overall quality of this palette. The Beauty Killer had some shades that I found a bit troublesome so I expected to find a few misses in this palette as well, but I had no trouble making every shade work for me.
I feel like the shades overall have improved from the original quality of the Beauty Killer, so yay for that!
I think if you like these kinds of shades this palette is really worth picking up. I’ve used mine so so much and I bet I will get a lot of use out of it in the future too!
Thanks for reading all the way through! Did you try this palette yourself? I would love to hear what you think of it!