Availability: Vasanti Online & Canadian Drugstores
Inspired by the celebrated New York countryside, this five-colour palette embodies the beauty, culture and style of Hampton vacationers. Create a multitude of looks from lunch with the ladies to dancing all night.
Vasanti is a Canadian makeup brand that is sold at Canadian drugstores and can be purchased by US/International customers online. They offer 3 different Eye Colour Palettes, all of which contain 5 colors. This review is for the Hamptons palette, which includes a soft beige, peachy pink, deep brown, periwinkle grey and intense rich navy.
This palette is house in a plastic compact that flips open to reveal a convenient, full-length mirror inside. The packaging isn’t as durable as I’d like it to be, though. One of the hinges connecting the lid to the tray broke after only a few times using this palette. So while the light-weight packaging and mirror inside are great for traveling purposes, this palette may not hold up to being tossed around in luggage.
The first 4 shadows–Peach, Silver, Brown, and Vanilla–have great pigmentation. The formula is buttery-soft, making the shadows glide onto the skin smoothly. The last color–Denim–has a stiff, dry formula and doesn’t apply smoothly. The color payoff is weak and it leaves an uneven finish. The color has very pretty light blue shimmers that don’t show through very well because of the weak pigmentation of the matte part of the shadow. I’d suggest applying this color over a base to increase its opacity and to make the light blue shimmers pop.
The duo-ended brush that comes with this palette has a flat, rounded, concealer-type brush on one end and an angled, flat liner brush on the other. These brushes actually perform quite well, allowing you to apply the shadows in a dense, opaque manner.
Ease of Use: 9/10
The first 4 colors are wonderful to apply. They feel smooth on the skin and apply evenly, giving you good color payoff. The blue color requires more work because it doesn’t apply opaquely and has a drier formula.
For $40.00 you get 5 eye shadows for a total of 11.25 grams of product. For comparison, MAC quads contain 4 colors for a total of only 6.5 grams and cost $38.00 each. You are getting a lot more product for your money with the Vasanti palette.