Just like with Brunch Date from Colourpop that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago I feel like this is one of those palettes that was released and then everyone forgot about it. Some Colourpop releases get a lot of attention, like the Uh-Huh Honey palette that I saw reviews of everywhere or the more recent So Jaded palette. To be fair, all Kathleen Lights collab palettes seem to get a whole bunch of attention, but then there are palettes like Salvaje. That are released and then you don’t hear anything about it. But it’s still there. It’s still on the website. It’s just so quiet around it.
I can understand the rave about Uh-Huh Honey though. A monochromatic yellow palette brought something new to the market. And it seemed like people had been waiting for it. However, Salvaje is not boring either! Sure, at first glance it looks like another neutral palette with a pop of blue (yaaawn), but if you take a closer look you get a few browns and golds, but also reds, peach as well as blue shades. This is one of the palettes that can be both. You, can get that neutral everyday look just s easy as you can get something fun and colorful.
The packaging is really pretty though, with the black packaging and colorful flowers. You also get a mirror, which is not a given in these 12-pans. I used to think it was not important, but I changed the way I do my makeup lately. Before I used to do my makeup in the bathroom standing up close to the mirror. Now I do have my own vanity where I sit down. Problem is the mirror in front of me is too far away for my aging eyes, and I now always use mirrors in palettes to do my makeup. I can confirm that this mirror is big enough for doing your eye makeup with. The mirror also makes the palette a bit heavy, and it kind of helps it feel a bit more expensive, which I don’t mind.
The quality? Well, it’s Colourpop! Overall their quality is really consistently great. The mattes are pigmented and blend well, and the metallics are so buttery smooth, rich and reflective. From time to time I do find an off shade, or just a shade that needs a little bit of extra help, but this time around I was happy with all the shades. The formula is consistently good! And there are (luckily) none of those mattes with glitter in this palette. One of my pet-peeves about Colourpop is that they seem to enjoy putting these shades into palettes a bit more than I like. Overall just solid quality. I don’t have any cons to point out actually.
Since I happen to like this so much I think it’s a bit sad that it almost seems forgotten about. I haven’t seen any Youtube videos, I haven’t seen any reviews, still this palette is well worth a look if you are that neutral-but-fun-kind of gal/guy. Because this palettes offer plenty of options for that kind of style as well as great quality.
Surely a hit for me at least!