FrontCover Cosmetics Rainbow Eyes Palette Review and Swatches
Heads up UK’ers, the new Frontcover Cosmetics Rainbow Eyes Palette is back and available for a limited time at Boots for £15 ($22) which contains 25 Eyeshadows plus a few extras.
The Muse sure does like super sized palettes and this my dears is HUGE!
Check it after the jump!
The Frontcover Cosmetics Rainbow Eyes Palette was available last Holiday season but was recently re-introduced into the British market with a new lower price tag for a limited time. So if you’re wantin’ it, best get on it because it won’t be around for long.
The palette is a little bigger than 8.5 by 11 inches (bigger than standard piece of paper). It flips open to reveal 25 extra large shadows in a range of shadows, formulas, and finishes plus some nice tutorials for application techniques and looks located on the back and inside flap of the palette. You don’t only get the shadows with the palette though! They also include two dual ended applicators plus Frontcover Shadowline which is a clear liquid liner that allows you to turn any of the shadow shades into an eyeliner, pretty nifty right?
The shadow shades vary to include both neutral and bolder, more vibrant shades. Although entitled “Rainbow Eyes”, you’ll still get your fair shade of beautiful browns to create a more natural, neutral, work friendly look as well as more vibrant shades to create a funkier, edgier look if you so desire. FrontCover places each of the shadows in five groups which they deemed Nude, Cool, Warm, Jewels, and Wow. The Nude group contains various shades of gold, bronze, and browns. The Cool group features shades that are more suitable for a smokey eye such as a shimmering shade of black and silver. The Warm group showcases shades of pink, cranberry, and purple. The Jewel group contains shades of green, aqua, and watery color. And finally the Wow group contains a few matte shades that aren’t as shimmery as many of the other shades in the palette.
The formula varies from shadow to shadow. About half the palette is made up of baked eye shadow and the other half are standard. Most have a pearl, velvet, or shimmer finish but a matte can be found as well which is the shade Buttercup (yellow). Color payoff and pigmentation also varies from shade to shade. Some colors are more pigmented than others and in most cases I’d suggest a sponge application for application as this packs on color better than any brush you have in your stash. In most cases I noticed either a sponge or a wet sponge got the best color pay off where as using a MAC brush or the brushes included with the palette didn’t pick up color nearly as well.
Overall, for the price, it’s a rather great little palette particularly for those who do not have alot of color in their eyeshadow wardrobe already. It contains basically every color you’d want to create some vibrant looks or more friendly, natural ones. The shadows are easy to work with and blend well when applied with a sponge but I’d avoid brushes to get the best results. The included Frontcover Shadow line is a fun extra for changing shadows into liner in a flash. The tutorials included are easy to follow as well and a nice little touch if you aren’t exactly sure which shades would look good together. The palette could prove cumbersome to travel with as it is extra large and probably the biggest palette I own (this bad boy is about the size of two Urban Decay Book of Shadow Palettes) however I do think that’s part of it’s novelty and appeal. It’s extra large size also allows you to take advantage of having 25 full size shades of shadow in one place.
I’m digging this in all honestly. It’s unique, different, and quite fun.
Some looks created using the palette:
Frontcover Cosmetics Rainbow Eyes Palette is available within the UK at the moment at Boots but I’ve heard it should be available for retail in the US shortly, I’ll update with information shortly. If you’re lemming it after this review and you are within the US, I’d suggest heading to E-bay or E-bay UK and seeing if you can score a deal or check out your local Brits on MUA or your favorite makeup forum to maybe arrange for a swap.
UPDATE: The palette can be purchased from www.bodycare2000.com for those within the US.
Learn more about FrontCover Cosmetics by visiting www.frontcovercosmetics.com
Anyone Brits out there who tried this palette?
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