Create an elegant eye makeup look with The Signature Velvet Art Shadow. Each palette is made up of perfectly complementing colors: highlight + base + point + liner colors. Contains Pure Crystal Pearl Powder for shimmering colors, Argan Oil for nourishing, Olive Oil for hydrating, Collagen for elasticity, and Hyaluronan for moisturizing effect. Texture is smooth and soft like velvet.
Missha’s 2013 Winter Holiday collection includes two Signature Velvet Art Shadow Palettes. This review is for the No. 17 Cranberry Combination palette, which is the palette used for the collection’s Mysterious Aura look.
The outside of this very pretty compact is made of berry-toned plastic with a floral design. The compact is light-weight, snaps shut, and contains a full-sized mirror inside. The palette also comes with a double-ended sponge-tip applicator.
This palette contains a total of 6 shades: 3 shades occupy small sections of the pan while the other 3 shades occupy large sections of the pan. The colors include: pale muted gold, pale muted golden pink, golden peach, brunt orange cranberry, berry cranberry, and plum with violet shimmer.
The first three colors (which occupy the small sections) are more metallic compared to the other 3 shades, and also have much softer pigmentation. The 2 cranberry shades have strong pigmentation and a smooth finish. The plum shade also has good pigmentation, and can be built up effectively with layering to get your desired strength.
The formula for Missha’s Signature Velvet Art Shadows is a little stiff on the surface of the pan, but they transfer onto the skin surprisingly well.
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 increased more quickly when I didn’t have primer underneath.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
This formula takes a little more pressure and swipes of the 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 $23.00 you get 7 grams of product. This is a generous amount of shadow given the price-point.