COLOR ICON™ EYESHADOW PALETTE
Glamour-eyes from day to night! Each complementary shade can be mixed-and-matched for a variety of day-to-night looks. These palettes of 3 matte and 3 highly-pigmented effect shades are sure to please the shade sassy minimalist and enthusiast alike!
246 Greed 247 Pride 248 Lust
So I went to Harmon's yesterday to grab a new Wet 'n' Wild Gel Eyeliner and noticed their ColorIcon Palettes and I was intrigued. I picked up two of them (Greed and Vanity) because of the simple neutral colors. Afterall you can never go wrong with having neutral staple colors in your eyeshadow arsenal.
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These retail for around $4.99 at many drugstores, beauty supply store and even supermarkets (Pathmark). That's quite a steal for a palette of 6 eyeshadows - less than $1 each. Plus you may be lucky to snatch these up at a 'buy one, get one free' sale. Even if you use only one of these eyeshadows it still works out cheaper than all the high end brands plus it's still on the cheaper end of the drugstore brands. Thumbs up for price.
This is a simple clear lid black palette with six eyeshadows and with two included applicators. The package is drugstore quality so don't expect great quality here. It is functional but not flimsy and should be able to endure normal handling. The snap tab that is used to close the palette is not the strongest but it holds it closed well enough for light travel. I would be careful not to drop it though because I can see it breaking with that kind of impact.
249 Vanity 246 Greed
The palette comes with six shades as stated before - 3 matte and 3 shimmery shades. The colors are well coordinated and can be mixed and matched for a variety of looks. This color combinations are great because they include darker crease shades and great highlight shades in addition to the central colors.
What surprised me was the creamy consistency of the mattes shades. WOW! These are so soft and creamy and pigmented! These rival ANY of the top brands out there for sure. Dare I say these are similar to or even better than the MAC Matte2 finish. The shimmery shades are great as well but I would say they are not as pigmented as the mattes.
I already used some of the eyeshadows in a look today and I was just happy as a clam working with the eyeshadows. They applied beautifully, held up in pigmentation and rocked my socks! The two lighter shimmery shades from the Greed palette are so-so and come off as a golden sheen rather than the color you see. Other than than that all is well. The mattes are perfection and I think I will be using these a lot. May need to check out the single when I get a chance.
All around great palettes especially for the cheap price. I love these and highly recommend them.
Dark red-based Brown / Creamy Camel / Light Beige
Frosty Bronze / Yellow Gold / Icy Champagne
Black / Creamy Coral Pink / Light Beige
Black with Silver Shimmer / Icy Gold Pink / Icy Golden Lavender