There are a lot of things which I just pick up on a whim. Well, being an impulsive buyer does that to you. If you are in Pune then you must have heard of a shop called Much More. Its actually not a branded store but the shoes, bags and other items are quite good and I shop a lot from them. When roaming around the shop, I spotted a huge eyeshadow palette. Now my lack of credit card means I cannot shop for those lovely palettes available abroad. So I just picked this up without swatching or even giving it a second glance.
Price: I am guessing it was for INR 550. I do not remember although I did see it on FashionandYou for around INR 750 recently.
Packaging: I am a sucker for cute or classy packaging and to tell you the truth I just loved the packaging so much that I picked this up. The white case with the small bubble clear tops is just adorable. The palette itself is huge with 98 eyeshadows and four “chotu” applicators and a small mirror. The colors in it are just mind blowing. From different shades of blues, greens, pinks and a whole lot of neutral colors, this eyeshadow palette has it all. It even has a blood red eyeshadow :P
Pigmentation and Texture: The texture is smooth and very soft. All the eyeshadows have golden shimmer which by the way is not very apparent when used on the lids. I use my groundwork paint pot as a base so the eyeshadows do stay on for a reasonable five to six hours which is pretty good considering what I paid for it.
The pigmentation varies. While some colors are just amazingly well pigmented others just do not show up and are very, very chalky. Here are some random swatches of the eyeshadows.
What Do I Not Like
- Well, some eyeshadows are a real pain to use
- It is not a problem actually but I just cannot use these huge pallets. I prefer small quads
- NO matte eyeshadows L
- Not easily available. I guess some local beauty shops might stock this.
I cannot really advise you to get this palette but if you are just starting off and want to play with a lot of colors without emptying your bank account then this is a good bet.