Hello to my lovely readers!
When I first saw the promo images for the new Violet Voss Flamingo eyeshadow palette I knew it had to be mine. I have heard really great things about the brand and the colours really grabbed my attention. Plus, it is flamingo themed and I LOVE flamingos – I even have a tattoo of one!
I pre-ordered the palette from Discount Beauty Boutique on a Sunday, a few days prior to its release. I received a shipping notification the very next day. It turns out the stock had arrived early and the wonderful Samantha at DBB hustled to get all of the orders out ahead of schedule! I could hardly believe when my order arrived on the Tuesday. A huge shout out to DBB for the amazing customer service. They are a woman-owned small online business operating from the Gold Coast, and I just love supporting local and of course supporting women! Definitely check out the site if you haven’t already as they stock a bunch of awesome brands.
The palette retails for $69AUD, and contains 36 grams of product in total. Violet Voss are a cruelty free brand. The palette contains 10 matte shades (Flamingos, Oceanfront, Beach Ball, Watermelon, Lemonade, Popsicle, Sunbathe, Sand, Sandals and Sunnies), seven foil shades (Donut, Bikini, Tidal Wave, Pineapple, Surf, Island and Pinwheel), two topper shades (Flip Flops and Seashell) and one satin shade (Coral).
My first impressions upon swatching the shadow are extremely positive. The colours are very vibrant and the formula is super buttery and smooth, especially the foiled shades. As always, swatch photos are taken in natural light on my Samsung Galaxy S8 with zero editing other than adding the shade names.
I have only had the chance to use the palette on my eyes once so far but I am really impressed with how it performed. I used a brush for the mattes and a combo of a brush and my fingers for the shimmers with great results. The shadows blended brilliantly and still looked great after 12 hours of wear.
If you are like me and love experimenting with colour and bright eye looks, this palette is definitely one I would recommend. It has a great mix of mattes and shimmers and I can see myself being able to create lots of different looks with it in the future. Make sure you are following me on Instagram, where I post makeup looks and mini reviews, because I can tell this palette will feature a lot!
Have you tried any Violet Voss palettes or any other super bright shadows? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
I will be back in the next week or so with a long-overdue update on my Project Pan. Hope to see you then!