Since NaBloPoMo is currently underway I thought I’d bring back my Palette Spotlight series. These posts are a quick glimpse at one of the palettes in my collection along with swatches. My intention has always been to work my way through my palette collection but I always struggle to choose which one to write about next. I like picking the brands at random to keep it interesting so it isn’t all one for any particular period of time…
Anyways, today we are looking at the Violet Voss the Rainbow Palette. I’ve had this palette since the spring and although I’m quite enamoured with it I can tell you right now it does not get enough use. I absolutely LOVE the colour selection in this palette, it is so bright and colourful!
The packaging itself is very reminiscent of what is inside the palette – a rainbow delight for the eyes. The packaging is sleek and small enough to take along for travel (if you’re into travelling with bolder colours that is!).
The one thing this palette is missing is some matte shades, but I can live with that (I don’t mind mixing and matching if the eye shadows are good). Each eyeshadow is actually quite large compared to your standard palette sized shadow. The pans are 3.2 g of product vs. Urban Decay’s Naked Palette that are 1.3 g.
There is some fallout when using the Violet Voss the Rainbow Palette, I suggest using them BEFORE applying the rest of your makeup. However, the colour payoff is amazing. I found it best to apply them with my finger to get the most true-to-pan payoff. Look at those purples! They just take my breath away.
I posted a look using the Violet Voss the Rainbow Palette in the spring: Colourful Easter Makeup Look if you are interested in seeing it in action. I believe I used a brush when I did this particular look but I did it in a hurry as I was headed out the door to an Easter event.
Do you have a favourite bold eye shadow palette? Let me know in the comments below!
PS: I have a giveaway going on for a Body Shop Advent Calendar open to Canadian residents! More details are here!