Missha’s 2012 Spring/Summer collection includes two Signature Velvet Art Shadow Palettes. This review is for the No. 10 palette, which includes four (4) neutral shades: white, pink, gold, and brown.
The outside of this compact has a special-edition Designer Kim Jeehee image. The compact is made of light-weight gold plastic, snaps shut, and contains a full-sized mirror inside. The palette also comes with a double-ended sponge-tip applicator.
All four shades give off a frosty finish, so you end up getting a frosty creamy white, a frosty peach-pink, a frosty yellow-gold, and a shimmery brown. The pigmentation for these colors is on the sheer side. You can build up the finish via layers or by really pressing your brush into the shadow. The formula is also a bit stiff.
These aren’t bad quality shadows, but they don’t have the intensity you might expect. They can be layered to get a more intense finish, though.
Whether I applied these shades over a primer or not, I got the same color intensity and crease-free wear for the first five (5) hours. After five hours, the creasing was more noticeable and became worse more quickly when I didn’t have primer underneath.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
The formula took more pressure and swipes of my brush to get a sufficient amount of product to transfer, but the shadows otherwise apply and blend easily. The sheerer quality of the shadows also makes them more forgiving in application.
For $22.99 you get 7 grams of product. This is a generous amount of shadow given the price-point.