Hello, hello! I wanted to start this blog by saying Happy Valentines Day! Even when single, I never understood the hatred that some have for the day. To each their own I guess. I understand that love should be shown all days of the year, but I still like the idea of Valentines Day. 🙂 Maybe I just like holidays in general.
Anyways, I also wanted to say sorry for the lack of posts. In all honesty I’ve just been a combination of busy/lazy (more of the latter). I haven’t been able to read any blogs either! Hope to catch up on my bloglovin’ blog roll eventually as well.
In this post, I will be doing an overview of my Z- palette and a review of 5 Inglot shadows I picked up. If you didn’t see it, I had to return the Tartelette palette (which can be read about here) and decided to build my own palette.
For those that don’t know what a Z palette is, it’s a cardboard palette where you can hold individual shadows, blushes, etc. It has magnetic properties in the palette which allow the shadows to stick. I researched a lot before buying this one. You can buy many different types of z-palettes online, or other palettes like the MAC and Make Up For Ever ones. I bought this one from Sephora, as seen by the design. The one thing I can comment on is that it was pretty expensive. This was the biggest size that Sephora sells and it was $35 dollars. You can get Z palettes online for cheaper, but I had a gift card for Sephora so it was worth it for me. The kit also comes with de-potting supplies to help you remove products that are already in a palette. I haven’t used them yet so I can’t comment.
In my palette right now, I have my 5 Inglot shadows and a Benefit Coralista blush. My boyfriend got me the Benefit Advent Calendar 2 Christmases ago and it came with sample products like this blush. I didn’t need to de-pot the blush because it came in a cheap plastic cover which I was able to rip (hulk power!).
- Great way to cut down on clutter
- Easy to see all your shadows in one area
- I like that it has a clear cover to see in
- Has more than enough room for my makeup needs
- A bit on the pricey side compared to online, MAC or MUFE palettes
Now on to the review of a couple of shadows I bought. I’m gonna just make these quick bullet points, cause I know you wanna move on with your life and such.
- A matte beige colour
- A good lid colour
- Could be used as a highlight on brow bone or even maybe on cheeks?
- A bit of fallout noticed
- A taupey brown colour
- My least favourite colour
- Not as opaque as expected
- Takes a lot to build up
- Noticed some fallout when swishing my brush around
- A peachy gold shimmery colour
- Looks awesome as an overall lid colour
- Very very pretty on the eye and my favourite shadow of the bunch
- A purpley taupey brown
- I like this for a crease colour
- Could also be used as a very subtle outer corner shadow
- VERY pigmented
- I’ve been using this for outer corner
- A bit hard to blend. If too much shadow is used it can look patchy when blended
In general, after using these shadows for about a month, I think I’ve gotten a good grasp on which ones I like and which ones I don’t. My favourite is #397 and my least favourite is #337. I would say that overall I am happy with these shadows, but they were a bit over-hyped for me. I think it depends the colour you get as I found that different colours had a different formulation. I would also say that my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is more blendable than these ones in general. With that said though, I would be interested in trying more of these out!
Thanks so much for reading! Hope you have a wonderful day!