It's been almost a month and a half since I got this Power of Love eyeshadow palette by Pacifica, and I just love it! I wanted to review each color for you guys, and tell you overall my feelings on the it!
First off let's discuss the texture of the eyeshadows. They're very soft and smooth. You literally tap your brush on the shadow and you get a lot of product on your brush. If you've ever used Lunatick Cosmetics eyeshadow, these shadows are really similar to theirs. I would just be careful with handling the palette because the shadows could crack or break easily. These colors are nicely pigmented and also very fine, which I've found makes it last longer on my eyes. I don't touch up my makeup at all throughout the day, and even when I got home and settled down my eyeshadow was still on, and still looked pretty good.
I applied all of my shadows without an eye shadow base. I used a dab of Luxe Balm on my eyelids, then did a feather light dusting of foundation, then applied my eye shadow. I felt like this provided an even canvas so that I could get the true color of each shadow.
I did my best to get the best pictures eyes every day I used the shadow, but it was so much harder than I thought it would be lol.
On Monday I wore: Bare (2nd color) on my upper lid towards my eyebrows, Crush (8th color) on half my lid and part of my crease, and Luna (10 color) on the other half of my lid and the rest of my crease. Bare is a matte nude and it helped to even out my skin on my lid. It's a touch darker than my skin. Crush is a pink-nude shimmer and it was really pretty. It wasn't too shimmery but it added just enough color and sparkle to catch your eye. Luna is a slightly shimmery navy blue and I liked it so much more than I thought I would. I've never worn blue eye shadow before but the navy really made my brown eyes pop. This was my favorite look of the week. Below is a picture of me wearing these colors:
On Tuesday, I wore: Spirited (4th color) on my outer lid and part of my crease, Devoted (5th color) on my upper lid towards my eyebrows, and Soul (9th color) on my inner lid and part of my crease. Spirited is a slightly shimmer teal, and it is beautiful. It's my second favorite color after Luna, and it made me feel like a mermaid. It really stood out against my dark brown eyes and I loved it. Devoted is a matte cold toned tan color. It wasn't too dark but it was dark enough to stand out on my eyes. Soul is a slightly shimmery golden tan, and it really made Spirited pop. It's a very pretty color on its own as well. Below is a picture of me wearing these colors:
On Wednesday, I wore: Falling Star (3rd color) on my outer lid and part of my crease, Shine On (6th color) on my upper lid towards my eyebrows, and Treasure (7th color) on my inner lid and part of my crease. Falling Star is a slightly shimmery forrest green. Other than when I wear my EAGLES stuff, I don't wear green. This shade in particular is my least favorite. But, because it was so dark it actually didn't look terrible against my eyes. I don't love it, but it looked nicer than anticipate. Shine On is a matte yellow color and I didn't like it. You could barely see it and it didn't do much to my eyelids. It's my second least favorite of the palette. Treasure is a shimmery light brown, and it's really pretty. It's lighter than I anticipated but it's a universally flattering color. Below is a picture of me wearing these colors:
The only color I did not use is the first one, Mysterious, which is the red shade. I just don't wear red often, if ever. I do think that particular shade of red is pretty, and I think it will be very complementary for my dark brown eyes.
So, I've talked about the colors, which is the most important part clearly, but I just wanted to briefly discuss the actual palette itself. I love the presentation of this palette. The colors of it are bold and eye catching. It's a pretty palette that looks nice sitting out on your vanity. It's got the magnetic closure inside, so the flap won't just be opening when you don't want it to. Also, I think the little saying "you are so pretty" on the inside is a beautiful touch. Pacfica is all about inspiration, and feeling good about yourself, and that one little line is a great way to start each day as you do your makeup!
I think this palette is just perfect. There's colors for everyone in it. There's so many color combinations to choose from, and I think pretty much everyone would benefit from having it. And, with a sale price of $5.98, you can't go wrong. I'm not sure if they're still on sale, but check out Target's Pacifica section! You might get lucky!