Inspired by Pantone’s 2013 Plus Series Metallic Book, this season is all about the rich gleam of rose gold, the chilled shine of silver, and the fiery glow of bronze. This expansive palette includes hues in a mix of matte, shimmer, pearlescent, and metallic finishes to create a variety of stunning looks. The unique combination of esters, emollients, and vitamins create a soft and creamy texture that allows color to spread smoothly and evenly across your lids for gorgeous, long-lasting wear.
The Precious Metals Shadow Palette is releasing with Sephora + Pantone Universe’s Holiday 2012 collection. This palette includes 35 eye shadow shades inspired by Pantone’s 2013 Plus Series Metallic Book.
This palette comes in a thin, sleek palette. The material is white and bronzed plastic and the lid has a large, full-sized mirror which allows you to do your makeup anywhere. This is a wonderfully light and sturdy palette to take traveling.
And I am happy to report that, this time around, Sephora has given each shadow a consumer-friendly name, instead of just a color number.
In terms of color variation, this palette includes very wearable, neutral shades in the gold, silver, bronze, purple, and pink families. The purple and pink shades have more grey bases in them, which makes them more universally suitable for a wide range of skin colors and tones.
The palette also contains a solid range of finishes: frosty, shimmery, subtle shimmer, satin, and matte. I give high praise to Sephora and Pantone’s inclusion of a good number of matte shades. Many times, palettes like these contain few, if any, matte colors, which makes it difficult to create a daytime or work-appropriate look without reaching for another palette or single shadow. But you’ll only need this one palette to make a comprehensive eye look.
These shadows also have a good formula. It is soft and transfers well onto the skin in a smooth manner. The consistency is slightly crumbly, but this is due to the softness of the shadow, not due to the consistency being powdery or dusty.
The pigmentation of the shadows ranges from semi-translucent to entirely opaque. I found the matte shades to be the most impressive because almost all of them applied smoothly and opaquely.
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
The soft formula of these shadows makes them apply onto the skin smoothly and blend out easily. I didn’t experience any noticeably fall-out.
For $48.00 you get 35 colors for a total of 1.47 ounces (41.67 grams) of shadow. Strangely, Sephora + Pantone Universe’s Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette, when if first came out, cost $55.00 and contained only 0.84 ounces of shadow.
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.