Being an eye shadow junkie it is very difficult to decide on a palette from such a large range on offer from new cosmetics brand Freedom Makeup. Looking at the many palettes, I decided that I only wanted to buy from the Pro 12 range, labelled as a high definition eye shadow. I finally decided on a matte palette and the one I am showing you today, "Romance and Jewels".
Similar packaging to sister brand Makeup Revolution, however there is a pattern in the shadows, very similar to the much more expensive NARS.
When I saw that they were jewel-toned, I thought rich metallics, my favourite kind!
Apart from 5 shades, I was blown away by the rest. The first 2 and pink in the 2nd row were on the sheer side, and the last 2 were pigmented, but somewhat chalky. Just look at the shimmery goodness of most of the shadows just swatching on bare skin with my finger.
I did discover that the less impressive shades I could still work with. The sheer shades worked better on my lids and the last 2 could be used as crease colours. Although on the patchy side, they did blend out well.
Similar to L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows, I had to be careful not to load the brush with too much product because application could look a little chunky with some fallout (these are soft like Infallibles, but much easier to work with). Once I was not greedy with the eye shadow, I didn't experience any fall out.
The first time I created an eye look, I did so with a wet brush. What surprised me was when I used a dry brush, I had the exact same insanely pigmented finish. Impressive indeed!
Another huge plus was that from the moment I applied to the moment I removed my makeup (usually around 6ish hours) my eye shadow remained the same, no creasing, no fading.
I would highly recommend this beautiful palette.
Do you like jewel-toned eye shadows?