I love a good sunset moment on the eyes or red eyeshadow. It reminds me of my favorite color plus the deeper shades just call to me. I miss my Merlot hair on a frequent basis (remind me not to start that up again, I’m extremely tempted at the moment) and this palette has shades that remind me so much of this. Specifically the shades Bahamas and Sangria, especially Sangria. Anyways, I’ve been using this palette for the better part of the last week since reds are more “work-appropriate” than blue and green, so next up in reviewing of Ace Beaute palettes is Scarlet Dusk.
Honestly, I wasn’t going to get this limited edition palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills as from the looks of it it’s a mixture of several palettes: Alyssa Edwards, Modern Renaissance, and Norvina. But since I got my sister the Riviera palette, she repaid me (her words, not mine) by getting me the Jackie Aina palette. But since I have the palette, I thought I would start out with doing a 3 looks 1 palette, and then update my rankings of the ABH palettes with my review once I’ve gotten more use out of this palette.
Alright final post of the week on the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Palette. If you missed it I also did a 3-Looks-1-Palette, Compared the Difference Between Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigments, and Every Swatch Imaginable of the palette in my previous posts from this week. So to wrap this Blood Sugar week up, we’re going to dig into the pros and cons of the palette to determine if it is truly worth it. Along with all the hype since this palette is selling out every time it gets restocked and many have called it “Palette of the Year.”
This is a topic that has been discussed a lot recently with the release of the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette… which I do have and just haven’t gotten around to playing with. Since it contains some shadows that are pressed pigments and a user on Twitter ranted for two minutes about getting hives and stained skin due to one of the pink shades in the palette. As I have not played with that palette, I cannot speak to the formula. However, I have been playing with the Jeffree Star Blood Sugar palette, which also includes pressed pigments and has a vegan formula. Plus I’ve been researching this topic as I wanted to attempt making a palette myself from scratch. So what are the main differences between eyeshadows and pressed pigments?