I am severely in love with these mini palettes–they are about half the size of a cell phone but pack a lot of sparkle! They can be used dry for a more toned-down office appropriate look or wet for some serious shine. Beware when applying the shadows dry you will get some fallout, especially with the Smoky Metallics palette. Do NOT use a “windshield wiper” stroke with your brush or you will end up with disco cheeks! Instead, use a flat brush and “pat” on. I prefer both palettes applied wet for a more intense metallic look. When using wet, I found a flat synthetic brush works best and there is no fallout–BOOM!
Smoky Metallics consists of a cool white silver, a medium gray and a deep charcoal. The silver shade is a true silver that does not turn blue, the medium gray is highly wearable and the deepest shade is perfect for a crease/contour shade and for smokey eyes.
Golden Metallics consists of a golden/peachy champagne, a blackened olive and an emerald teal. These shades are rich, vibrant tones that reek of glamour! Again, I used all of these shadows wet and the result was gorgeous! The golden shade on the lid, the emerald in the crease and the olive to line and in the outer corner gave me a sultry but still classy look. For some reason the Golden Metallics trio performed better than the Smoky trio did (not nearly as much fallout)–maybe there is some variance with the baked formula? This combination of shades in this palette is stunning!! You’ll be sure to be noticed at that holiday party!!
Bottom Line: These petite palettes are a very nice bargain for a festive holiday look.
Click on the thumbnails to see what the other bloggers chose for their metallic looks.