If I can't be the Childlike Empress, at least I can glow like some kind of pastel ethereal goddess.
My trusty Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette is a well-loved gem in my kit and it has aided me in many a colorful LOTW. However, there have been some other super-bright colors that I've wished would have been included in the palette as well, so I was excited to discover two palettes that provided me with more colorful shades to work with.
The Splurge: Viseart Editorial Brights Palette
The Viseart palettes are pricey at $80, and although everyone has raved about their quality I hadn’t really be tempted by them until I saw this one. Initially, I was a little disappointed because I thought the shades weren’t as pigmented as I wanted them to be when I swatched them out; they looked a bit softer than I was expecting despite being super-smooth in texture.
I figured out later that the pigmentation is INSANE when you use a brush and place the shadow on the lid. Where they swatched softly, they pack a powerful punch on the lids.
What I also loved about this palette is that the texture of the powders is so soft that they blend like a dream.
The Bargain: Morphe Picasso Palette
For me, Morphe shadows are kind of hit-or-miss, but this particular palette is definitely closer to a hit. It seems pretty apparent that this is their version of the Viseart palette, but what I like more about this one is that they include a white and a black shadow, so you could feasibly create an entire eye look (liner included) with this single palette. These shadows are also super-pigmented, although the texture is a bit uneven and chalky.
As far as application on the lid goes, I think these perform pretty well. You do have to build the color up a bit as it doesn’t show up evenly with one swipe, and there is some fall-out as well. Overall, though, if you don’t mind spending some extra time building up the color and blending, you can definitely make this work, especially for $14.99.
- Have you tried either of these palettes yet?
- What are your favorite bright shadows or palettes?