Covergirl Ascension Eyeshadow Palette ($14.98) is one of four new larger eyeshadow palettes that launched on April 8th with the Covergirl Her Majesty Collection just around the time Game of Thrones was ready for their series finale run. I know after reviewing both the Covergirl Revolution Eyeshadow Palette and Reign Eyeshadow Palette from this collection we all got Game of Thrones vibes from this collection. These also happened to launch around the same time Urban Decay’s Game of Thrones Collection launched and offered a cheaper alternative to UD’s offerings.
I can’t say I didn’t love that feeling because I’m a total geek and I love seeing my geeky world collided with my makeup one.
So far, the Reign Eyeshadow Palette, also part of the Her Majesty Collection, gave me Lannister vibes. And the Reign Eyeshadow Palette gave me dragon fever with its assortment of fiery oranges, reds, and coppers.
I’d say the Ascension Eyeshadow Palette is a nod to our Queen of the North in Winterfell, Sansa with it’s pure white cover.
Where to buy
The palette holds 12 eyeshadows each of which has its own name. Unlike the other two palettes I reviewed this contains considerably more matte shades than shimmers. The shades are housed in a sturdy cardboard box featuring a white floral design and will set you back $14.98 exclusively at Walmart or Walmart.com for a total of 0.22 oz. Technically, they contain a smidge less product than Covergirl’s range of TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes which are 0.23 oz in size and around $7 to $11 dollars in price. Although, that palette is the better value you won’t get as much variety in shades from it. The formula however, is the same slurry-like texture that has a creamy powdery texture and feel.
I liked this palette the least of the four release as it contains more cooler toned neutrals and pastels which are best for a more natural look on a fairer skin tone. There are some very nice basic shades here but I think the other palettes have way better jewel tones tones that are considerably more pigmented. At a glance it appears there are more mattes than shimmers but actually after saying that I realized it’s almost an even amount of mattes versus shimmers.
Some of the shades are sheerer and need building but they all apply beautifully with a soft, silky texture. If you enjoyed the TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette formula you’ll get on very well with this palette. If you enjoy Japanese eyeshadows and have used them in the past you’ll also enjoy the texture of the shadows in this palette as they are similar to brands like KATE.
I do feel like some of the shads would work as companions to eyeshadows or palettes you might already own as I struggled a tiny bit combining them into one look as they do seem to blend together and create mud. I used Fantasy and Twirl in my look for this review in a reverse sort of contrast look. Typically I’d go with the darker pink of Fantasy on my outer eye and Twirl on the inner lid. However, I reversed them and did Fantasy on my inner eye and Twirl on the outer lid. I think it came out rather subtle and sweet! Not all of the shades contrast as well though. Truffles and Queen to Be work well together but other shades I felt worked best individually or paired up with some other shades I own in my stash but not together with shades in the palette as they apply a bit sheerer and blend together into one shade or go muddy. Someone with much fairer skin might see more contrast.
Although, the shades in the Covergirl Ascension Eyeshadow Palette are a bit more subtle I still enjoyed them and felt the formula was easy to work with!
Covergirl Ascension Eyeshadow Palette is available now.
Did you pick it up or any of the Her Majesty Palettes?
Did you like them?
Where to buy
Covergirl Ascention Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that’s $14, contains 12 eyeshadows, and is available exclusively at Walmart. This palette is made in Canada. This palette is the sheerer of the four palettes release in this collection. The shades worked better individually or other shades from my collection could be added in but contrasting some of them together produce poor blending results making the shades either go muddy or just run all into one color without any definition. None the less, they were soft, silky, and easy to apply and might be better suited for fairer skin than my own.
- Soft, silky eyeshadows!
- Pretty packaging.
- Shades lack pigment, require building.
- Shades run together when blending due to how light they are.
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