The first thing I'll note about these palettes is they were both sealed. One of the reasons I dislike buying drug store makeup (particularly from my local Superdrug) is that a lot of it has been opened and played with. No worries with that here, the boxes were wrapped in plastic, the cardboard boxes taped closed, and then the palettes within the cardboard were wrapped in plastic too!
The palettes look nice, sleek black plastic with simple gold lettering. They're weighty, making them feel more expensive. The plastic does show finger prints really easily though.
They had so many eyeshadow palettes, but in the end I opted for Eyes Like Angels, a 32 pan palette. The eyeshadows are on the smaller size, but I have so many eyeshadows that I rarely finish a pan. There's a good mix of colours and neutrals .
The palette is a mix of frosts and satins, with some nearly matte shades. As with most shadows, the frosts have better colour pay off than the matte shadows. They're nicely pigmented, soft, and easy to blend. I am blown away by the quality for the price! I'm sure I'll be picking up more of the palettes soon.
Black Stars, Green Dream, Peach Cream, Orchid
Sophisticated Pink, Dream, Pink Glow, Peacock Dream
Silver Star, Emerald Night, Lilac Shimmer, Purpled!
Cream, Pink!, Lilac Frost, Award
Pearl Necklace, Night Stars, Blue Sheen, Pink Frosted
Moss, Molton Chocolate, Choc!, Green Stars
Green Envy, Copper Dream, Bold Purple, White Light
Orange!, Aqua Dream, Truffle, Silver Dream
I also picked up the Sugar and Spice blush and contour palette. This palette is pink shades, and despite it's name, doesn't really have any contour shades. There are 6 satin finish blushes, one frosted highlighter, and one frosted blush.
Like the eyeshadows, the blushes are soft, pigmented, and easy to blend out. I'm in love with the highlighter. I've been after a pink powder highlighter for quite some time (think powder version of Benefit's High Beam). I'm tempted to pink up their baked highlighter in Pink Lights soon.
I'll be putting up swatches of the lip cream and nail polishes tomorrow.