The Em Holiday Life Palette New Year’s Countdown Palette ($29) is one of two limited edition Em Cosmetics launched for Holiday 2013. I love cranberry shades of eyeshadow so this palette was very appealing which is one reason I purchased it.
Take a look!
The Em Holiday Life Palette New Year’s Countdown Palette comes housed in a chic white case with a generous sized mirror, blush, six eyeshadows, one lip color, and one gloss.
It’s visually a very beautiful palette however, as much as I love cranberry I really should avoid it because it’s the type of shade that accentuates my dark circles but I’m glad I picked this up none the less.
I must say it is at first inexpensive but I realized if I indulged in one of the larger Em Life Palettes it would technically be cheaper. That palette is $75 (ouch) but has four times the amount of product and would basically cost $18 and change per shade selection in the palette. This single palette is nearly $10 more so I might as well take the near $30 for it and put it towards the larger palette and get a ton more product. The other thing I disliked was they give you a brush that’s somewhat useless for application. It’s a double ended brush with a slanted liner brush and a really tiny shadow brush. The palette allows you to pop shades in and out so I’d rather they leave out the brush and just give me a tiny pick to remove the eyeshadows (the large Life Palettes include one but not the smaller).
Overall, the Em Cosmetics Holiday Life Palette New Year’s Countdown Palette offers a fairly good quality shadow formula however, the shades are a touch mismatched here and some might find it challenging to create looks with this color scheme. The powders and cream lipstick in the same palette are also a touch messy and the formula leaves a little to be desired on both lip palettes but on a whole, Em Cosmetics did a fairly good job with the eyeshadows here!
I’m not sure I’d advise a purchase of this particular palette but should they introduce a color scheme I like more I have a feeling I’d be inclined to purchase one of these Life Palettes again. I wish they were a touch cheaper, perhaps $22?
If you’ve been curious about Em’s Palettes I can honestly say the shadows are impressive thus far!
Anyone try anything from the line?
Available now at www.emcosmetics.com.