The Snow Sprite palette was the one I was most iffy about... Light greens and blues, colors I have a really hard time pulling off because they make my face look so red. Though, after wearing the blue side, I'm really happy I decided to get this. It's so nice.
The packaging. So pretty. Taking a picture at a weird angle helps keep the glare off the plastic and for some reason picks up more of the shimmer in the shadows.
Inside the palette. A dirty creme pearl color with slight green tinge, a surprisingly awesome spring green with duochrome, a black with green shimmer, a blue-toned silver, a light metallic blue and a black with blue shimmer. Comes with a silver eyeliner pencil.
Check out the shimmer in the dark shades. You might be able to see some of the weird color mix in that light green color if you enlarge the photo.
Slightly different lights and angles. See how the second color seems to shift from a funky yellow to green to a slight orange sheen? Did not expect that. Thought it would just be a yellowy-mint color. The eyeliner applies as more of a metallic grey than a true silver and it wasn't as smooth as the black shade from Night Elf.
I haven't worn the green side on my eyes yet, but here's a look I did using the blue side:
The blurry one is the only one that shows the glitter I added. It was more sparkly in person. Still haven't quite mastered the art of photographing eyeshadow with glitter. At least this time I still had a little daylight so I didn't have to use flash on all of the pictures.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Silver shade on inner corner
Light silvery blue on lid
Black with blue shimmer on outer lid, smudged as liner and on and lower lash line
MAC Reflects Blue glitter on top of everything
Urban Decay 24/7 in Deviant on upper and lower waterline
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
As you can see, the blues don't really look blue at all. The silvery blue just looks silver with a subtle blue tint that fades away after a while. The black doesn't show much of the blue shimmer. That's why I added the Reflects Blue Glitter on top- to try to bring out some more blue. I love MAC reflects glitters...
But, really, can you tell that there's blue in there?
Other than the blues not looking blue once I applied them and some pretty heavy fallout on the black shadow, everything about the palette was great. All the colors are silky and dense and shockingly pigmented. When did Wet n Wild become so awesome?! What have I been missing? These applied and blended flawlessly, nothing at all like the sheer chalky Wet n Wild shadows of my youth!
Totally love these palettes. Can't believe they're only $5. Blows my mind. I think I'll post the incredible Golden Goddess one next.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 8:00 AM