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A brand I’ve been curious about for ages is Melt Cosmetics. I never ended up trying them as their palettes are $58 for 5 shades in their magnetic stack palettes or 10 in their rectangular packaging. Not to mention it was always sold out. Now I do have some expensive palettes like from Anastasia Beverly Hills ($60 for Norvina Pro Palette, 25 shades) or Jeffree Star Cosmetics ($58 for Jawbreaker Palette, 24 shades). So, around the same price but double the number of shades. But for my birthday since I can’t go out this year, I decided to treat myself and got three of Melt Cosmetics Palettes: Gemini, Rust, and Twenty Seven. The last also just happens to be what age I am turning on the 15th.
About the Palettes
Each of these three palettes are vegan, expect for one shade in the Gemini palette called Bonnie. The weight also varies by palette though they all cost the same amount at $58 (two were on sale at the time I got them for $40) with ten shades in total:
- Gemini Palette: 18.80g / 0.66oz
- Luna (matte honey beige)
- Gemini (metallic vermilion with a gold shift)
- Lorelei (matte classic mustard)
- Polkadot (matte warm tawny brown)
- Cupcake (matte true brown)
- Mochi (matte olive mustard)
- Fire OG (matte olive-green)
- Goalz (metallic golden lime)
- Leo (matte army green)
- Bonnie (matte pitch black)
- Rust Palette: 19.40g / 0.68oz
- Antique (matte peach)
- Classic (matte soft vanilla)
- Erode (matte apricot)
- Mar (matte mahogany)
- Ravage (metallic deep bronze)
- Redox (metallic burnt copper)
- Rubbish (matte dijon mustard)
- Rott² (matte dark chocolate)
- Rust (matte deep terracotta)
- Tarnish (metallic vintage warm gold)
- Twenty Seven Palette: 20.70g / 0.73oz
- Naked Sleep (hot apricot-nude matte)
- Downtown (baked clay-hue matte)
- Nip Slip (provocative peach matte)
- Moxie (burnt-orange matte)
- Crime Fighter (dimensional copper metallic)
- 1 More Thing (warm taupe matte)
- Thick (rosy mauve matte)
- Vegas Past (bronze with green and rose-gold reflects)
- Whiskey Neat (barrel-aged brown matte)
- Moon Child (deep maroon matte)
Gemini Palette Ingredients
Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Talc, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Isopropyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PTFE, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polypropylene, Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrin
May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Carmine (CI 75470)*, Black 2 (CI 77266)
*Only Bonnie has Carmine as it is the only non-vegan shade in the palette
Rust Palette Ingredients
Mica, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyethylene, Nylon-12, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tin Oxide, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
Twenty Seven Palette Ingredients
Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate
May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)
Thoughts on the Formula
Now I have been playing with all three palettes, and I find the formula between them to be consistent which is always a major plus in my book. The mattes are easy to work with as far as pigmentation and blending.
However, they are softer so you may have more kick back in the pan or fall out on the cheeks. As I usually do my eyeshadow first, this is not a problem for me. The metallics are also softer, so don’t drop the palette by accident or you will risk them shattering. But that can honestly be said about any eyeshadow palette. I’m more noting that as I have heard in the past that others have gotten broken shades before in the mail due to this.
Overall, I’m loving the three palettes so far. I have only worn each of them twice, but never experienced any issues with them and they looked great on my eyes all day long. I’m going to be curious what happens in the future as I have heard there is a possibility for mold after you’ve had the palettes for a while. But I’ve also heard from other people that they don’t have this issue. I don’t know for sure one way or the other, but if it was a wide spread issue it would hard to imagine them keeping a 5 star rating on their website and 4.5 star rating on Sephora.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE EYESHADOWS/PALETTES BY MELT COSMETICS?
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