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Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas yesterday, if you celebrate. Or just a fantastic day. I took the day off from blogging as I needed a little break especially after seven looks using the James Charles x Morphe palette. But that’s not what we’re focusing on today, we’re discussing the The Pigment Palace’s Modern Royalty Palette. Which is from a new Indie brand, that I’m in love with at the moment. When they announced their brand on Twitter and Instagram, they choose to send the palette to influencers regardless of followers. Now I wasn’t one of those but I think that’s so incredible!
The Modern Royalty palette comes in a sturdy light pink cardboard packaging with a large mirror on the inside. The pan size also is large similar to a Juvia’s Place palette. In total the weight of the shadows is 40 grams (1410 oz) or roughly 3.33 grams (117.5 oz). This palette costs $25 before shipping and taxes. As for the artwork, they have ten lovely ladies of all skin tones and body types. So inclusive as hell! Which I love! The outer sleeve of the palette includes the list of ingredients and from looking at it they have a vegan formula though not using any of the lake dyes that cause staining. So that’s always nice. It’s also formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodiumlauryl sulfate, or gluten. They do recommend that you store in a cool and dry place.
Here is how the brand describes the palette on their website:
The Modern Royalty Palette is enchanting! This fun and beautiful palette showcases 12 ultra rich pigments. 5 luxurious shimmers and 7 vivid HD matte shades. This palette is perfect for everyone from professional makeup artists to makeup enthusiasts and collectors. The Modern Royalty Palette is lightweight and also has a large mirror so that you can create beautiful looks on the go.
The Pigment Palace
Our highly-pigmented eyeshadows are vivid and blend-able for all skin tones. Representation matters to our brand that is why we showcase all shades of colors with our shade range and our Modern Royalty Palette cover art! “Everyone Is Welcomed At The Pigment Palace”
Talc, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica, Diisostearyl, Malate, Squalane Magnesium Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin,
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxide (CI 77491/ CI 77492/ CI 77499)
Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007) Chromium Oxide Green ( CI 77288) Hydrated Chromium Oxide Green (CI 177289) Manganese Violet (CI 77742) FD&C Yellow 5AL Lake (CI19140) FD&C Blue 1 AL Lake (CI 42090
Shade Description and Swatches
- Majestic: Metallic purple
- Crown: Metallic gold
- Diamond: Metallic white
- Fairy: Metallic green
- Green With Envy: Matte Irish green
- CoCo: Matte Maroon
- Canary: Matte Yellow
- Cashmere: Matte Orange
- Extravaganza: Matte hot pink
- Heiress: Metallic rose gold
- Fame: Matte light blue
- Velvet: Matte chocolate brown
Several Looks Using the Palette
This first look was created using the shade Coco throughout my crease then I added cashmere on the middle section of the crease. And ended with canary on the inner section of the crease. Next I look a bit of velvet to the outer corner then cut the crease. Then layered crown on top. To add a bit of a pop to the look I took ColourPop Supernova Shadow in From the Valley. Next I used ColourPop Gel Liner in Piggy Bank to my water line then smoked out the lower lash line with majestic. And I have heiress in my inner corner. I’m also wearing Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Berries on Ice.
This is the second look I created to play more with the cool tone colors in the palette. I ended up doing this look as part of a video over on my YouTube channel where I got a bunch of mystery products to use. For this look I started out with the shade fame then mixed that shade with velvet for the outer corner. Next I cut the crease before I remembered to put a shade in the inner portion of the crease. After cutting the crease, I was careful to place the shade Fairy to that area. Next, I used the shade diamond across my entire lid. In my lower lash line I used a mixture of majestic and extravaganza. I used a bit of ColourPop Supershock shadow in Mothership then used some NYX Epic Ink Liner underneath that and gave myself a massive wing. On my lips I’m wearing ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Femme.
Thoughts on Modern Royalty Palette
This palette is a lot of fun, I do think it’s missing a lighter matte shade for a neutral look, but you can still get a fairly neutral look using this palette not that either of the looks I shared on this post were neutral. The mattes are easy to work with as they apply evenly, blend, and layer without problems. As for the metallics or shimmer shades. I do find them a little more on the chunky side and sometimes had issues getting the pigment onto my brush especially with the shade Diamond. Not that I couldn’t get it to apply like butter on my lids once I got the shade. I just had to work at it a little bit more.
For a first palette from a new brand, I think it’s great. There is some room for improvement but ultimately I still enjoyed it and will reach for it again in the future. You can make a variety of looks using this palette and I can’t wait to see what comes out next from this brand as I see good things for their future.
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